Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Day 1 Cultural Fusion Quilts Blog Tour and a Giveaway

Day One is here!

I am excited to kick off the blog tour for Cultural Fusion Quilts. After two and half years of working on it, now I get to share all the quilts and explain my point of view on quilting. Each day, I will be posting a quilt from the book or things that inspire me. Don't forget to come visit me while the tour is on. 

I am really fortunate to have such great authors, designers hosting the tour. Honestly, I am quite curious to hear what they will have to say about my book. So I will be hopping from blog to blog along with you all.

Each blogger will accept the comments for five days before picking the winner at random.org   

Please make sure that you are not a no-reply blogger. We need to be able to reach you if you win.The host will contact you for your address so that C&T publishing can mail you a copy of the book. If you live outside the U.S. you will receive an e-book. So do not hesitate to leave a comment.

First stop is C&T Publishing. So head on over there for your chance for today to win the book.

Oh and one more thing!

I made this quilt as a gift to celebrate the blog tour. I will do a bit more of hand stitching on it today and sign it when it's finished. Please leave a comment if you would like to win it. 

In your comment, let me know what is the first thing you noticed when you saw it.

16.5'' x 16.5''
This Giveaway is now closed.

Tuesday December 2 Sujata Shah @ C&T Publishing

Wednesday December 3 LeeAnn Decker @ Nifty Quilts

Thursday December 4 Victoria Gertenbach @ The Silly Boodilly

Friday December 5 Rachaeldaisy @ Blue Mountain Daisy

Saturday December 6 Lori Dejarnett @ Humble Quilts
 
Sunday December 7 Casey York @ The Studiolo

Monday December 8 Malka Dubrawsky @ A Stitch in Dye

Tuesday December 9 Sherri Lynn Wood @ daintytime

Wednesday December10 Bonnie Hunter @ Quiltville's Quips and Snips

Thursday December 11 Jake Finch @ Generation Q

Friday December 12 Jan Burgwinkle @ Be*mused

Saturday December 13 Janet Treen @ Quiltsalott

Sunday December 14 Lindsay Conner @ Lindsay Sews


58 comments:

  1. The first thing I noticed was the color - pink and green! So cheerful, I really did literally smile. Then I noticed the lovely multi-colored, cross hatched fabric in the center square - scrumptious :) I actually have started following you because Exuberant Color is making the quilt that is on the front of your book. It is such a great quilt! Congratulations on your book being published and out in the world! Exciting times! Good luck with it - I know I want to rush out and buy it! Magistra13 at yahoo dot com
    Beth

    ReplyDelete
  2. This is going to be such a fun Blog Tour! Your book is wonderful and deserves some time in the spotlight. Hmm the forst thing I noticed about your quilt was the striking colours you've used, they're strong and bold and yet warm and friendly.

    ReplyDelete
  3. The beautiful pink colour, I love pink !

    ReplyDelete
  4. Apparently mine has been shipped. Looking so forward to it.

    ReplyDelete
  5. The center black fabric and shape set against the woven duller fabric. Love that play of bright agaist dull. Looking forward to getting my hands on a copy of your book. Congrats!

    ReplyDelete
  6. The first thing I noticed was the color ... quickly followed by the free-form hour glass blocks ... love this little beauty!
    Your book is FABULOUS!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Congrats on your new book. The first thing I noticed was pink. The hourglass blocks are a visual delight.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Hi Sujata! I love the book, and am having a lot of fun making blocks. What I first noticed about this one is that you have more than one block and it creates a lovely medallion effect.

    ReplyDelete
  9. The first thing I noticed was the center pinwheel. Love the fabric. Thanks for the giveaway! Having been following your blog a while now, and really enjoy it.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Love the quilt. First thing I noticed was the wonky hourglass blocks. Like!

    ReplyDelete
  11. My eyes jumped to the fabric in the center...and then my mouth began to water. Luscious!

    ReplyDelete
  12. I first noticed a central black "flower" surrounded by a garden in Spring!
    C&T post is still not there for me, just have to wait for a few hours probably!
    Amitiés de France,
    Katell

    ReplyDelete
  13. First I noticed the hot pink of the hourglass blocks, then the dark fabric in the center, and then back to the blocks, noticing how they went "two ways" the color placement of the pink changed. It's beautiful, happy and fun! I would love to win it, and a copy of your book. Thank you so much. sarah@forrussia.org

    ReplyDelete
  14. Pink & green like the Franciscan Desert Rose dishes I inherited from my grandmother. It's my favorite color combination because it reminds me of her.

    ReplyDelete
  15. I'm probably not eligible to win, but I noticed the fun fabric in the center!

    ReplyDelete
  16. I noticed the pink - especially the top left block!

    ReplyDelete
  17. The first thing I noticed was that great print in the center! I already have your book, but I will be following the blog hop cause I love the quilters who are participating!

    ReplyDelete
  18. First things I noticed were the hot pink flowers on black.... then my eyes just went exploring :) ... A joyous piece that made me smile

    ReplyDelete
  19. Your book is on my Christmas list! The first thing I noticed was the lime green blocks. It's such a fun little mini.:)

    ReplyDelete
  20. J'ai remarqué que les pointes des triangles ne se rejoignent pas et pourtant votre quilt est merveilleux avec toutes ces couleurs chatoyantes ! Amitié de la France Sujata ,il y a longtemps que je regarde votre blog avec bonheur et je comprends votre succès à Houston car vous avez du talent .

    ReplyDelete
  21. Hello Sujata !!
    First I saw.......the pink !!! :)
    Lovely mini quilt !!

    ReplyDelete
  22. Beautiful colour, so vibrant and love the small size.

    ReplyDelete
  23. I would love to win this, the first thing I saw was the 4 blocks in the middle, Great JOB!

    ReplyDelete
  24. I first saw that delightful bright pink bowtie in the top left. It really is a happy quilt.

    ReplyDelete
  25. got your book on my Christmas list!! and love the mini!

    ReplyDelete
  26. Delightful wee quilt is my first thought, colour is the first thing I notice. It's going to be a fun tour!

    ReplyDelete
  27. What struck me in the first place was the regular irregularities. The blocks are regularly irregular... Second is the striking combination of colours.

    ReplyDelete
  28. i love the bubble binding - i noticed the hot pink first -

    ReplyDelete
  29. The first thing I noticed is the pleasing combination of the colors you used!
    Myrto

    ReplyDelete
  30. Hi! The first thing I noticed was that it was BRIGHT BRIGHT which I love and then I noticed that the points of the triangles did not exactly meet ...especially the one in the upper left hand corner. Then I could see all the freedom in the quilt which made it seem all relaxed and friendly. Love it!

    ReplyDelete
  31. I noticed the beautiful fabric in the middle first.

    ReplyDelete
  32. Beautiful. The magenta in the top left just POPS before moving around to the centre. Just beautiful.

    ReplyDelete
  33. The first thing I noticed was that wonderful flower fabric in the center - yummy! A bright, happy mini quilt - I'd love to win it as well as your book. If I don't win it, it will definitely be going on my Christmas wish list!

    ReplyDelete
  34. Just discovered your blog through Nifty Quilts, and have added you to my bloglovin list. The bright pink wonky triangle in the top corner caught my eye first. Interesting to see the different answers from others.

    ReplyDelete
  35. My favorite quilt colors :-) Pink and lime, that were my first thoughts :-)
    A wonderful mini.
    thanks for the chance to win :-)

    ReplyDelete
  36. At first look I noticed the color pink, then I noticed the pattern. congrats again on your new book. I wish you much success. I love your blog, your use of color and different fabrics in your creations. I would be happy to own one of your creations.

    tushay3(at)yahoo(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  37. The flowered center jumped out at me first. Congratulations on the book!

    ReplyDelete
  38. PINK! That was the first thing I saw, one of my favorite colors jumping off the screen.

    ReplyDelete
  39. first thing I thought /saw was love the pink and green and then the green binding reminded me of a repro green fabric!
    Love the wonky pinwheel in the center. What an honor it would be to have a little quilt of yours hanging on my wall of little quilts
    a true treasure!
    always admired your work
    Kathie

    ReplyDelete
  40. The pink and purple flowers against the black. thanks for the chance and congrats again on your book!

    ReplyDelete
  41. The pinwheel and onions! I must be hungry!! Your book looks fantastic....glad Silly Boo introduced you!!:)

    ReplyDelete
  42. Love the lime green with rosy pink. I noticed the fabric in the middle, are those plums? I put your book on my Xmas list and got it for my daughter's birthday. Lucky me.

    ReplyDelete
  43. The first thing I noticed was the center pinwheel. The four "arms" pointed outward to the pink-and-lime hourglass units.
    Now I'm off to see the other blogs.

    ReplyDelete
  44. The lovely colours stand out. Thanks for the chance.

    ReplyDelete
  45. I saw the block as a whole! Like a pretty lotus pool in the morning...I love the greens and the pinks of course, but what I like best is how it comes together as an idea.

    ReplyDelete
  46. I noticed how happy the quilt made me. Must be the pink and green combination. Bright and cheerful.

    ReplyDelete
  47. The pink and green outer blocks grabbed me. and then I saw the center block. wow. Doing free form piecing must be SO liberating-- Want to give it a try as soon as I finish grading the final papers this weekend. I NEED to be doing some happy joyful piecing. Your quilts are so inspiring.

    ReplyDelete
  48. I've just discovered your work through Blue Mountain Daisy and I'm in love. Your colors and designs are amazing!

    t_ktl@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  49. I too have just found you and your work through Rachel at Blue Mountain Daisy and I am in love. The colour and freeform style of your work draw me in and I can't wait to get a copy of your book. Thanks for the chance to win the little quilt.

    ReplyDelete
  50. The first thing I noticed was the vibrant colors. They jumped out and grabbed my attention. Congratulations on the book, it looks amazing with all the wonderful patterns. Well Done!

    ReplyDelete
  51. What I noticed is what I thought was a person wearing a kimono was running! So fun how we all see different things first. Congrats on this gorgeous book. I love your work and your dedication to your craft shows through this book! I love to win a copy for sure! carlithequilter@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  52. Felicidades!!!
    descubro tu trabajo a través de
    Lori -Humble Quilts
    saludos

    ReplyDelete
  53. The first thing I noticed was the great print in the center and how everything revolved around it. Terrifically colorful!!

    ReplyDelete
  54. I was drawn immediately to the center of the quilt. What a great explosion of color!

    ReplyDelete
  55. Wow! Those colours really jump out from all directions and work perfectly in harmony!!

    ReplyDelete
  56. Congrats on your publication, I am enjoying the hop & reading about you:-) The first thing I notice with all your quilts is the unique fabric combinations. The mini is a lovely example of your style!

    ReplyDelete
  57. The lovely colours stand out. Thanks ...
    http://www.cinderellamoviehd.com/

    ReplyDelete

I appreciate you taking the time to read my posts. I would love to hear your thoughts. Thank you!