Lines by Design Quilts blog hop – the last day!

ClerestoryFullEHQ250I hope you’ve enjoyed the blog hop!  I’m so grateful to the generous bloggers who took time to participate!  Quilters truly are a wonderful and giving group.

It has been such fun to have my work shared with so many lovely people.

I know someone will ask me which quilt in the book is my favorite.  While that is a bit like picking your favorite child, I have to say that Clerestory certainly ranks pretty high on the list.  (Slats, Classic, Cure-All and Community Isolation are others that I’m especially fond of).  In many ways, Clerestory is a very “me” quilt:  lines, negative space and houses.

But in a couple of other ways, it is a “not me” kind of quilt.  The first is that the fabric choices were inspired by a fabric I fell in love with (Mezzanine by Sarah Watts for Cotton + Steel).  The other fabrics in the quilt were chosen to work with Sarah’s wonderful print.  I rarely choose my fabric that way, but I’m certainly glad I did this time!  I still love the fabric and love how it works in the quilt.  The other way this quilt is a bit unusual for me is that it has quite a few (over 20) pieces in the block.  In general, I like pretty simple blocks, but this is not one of them.  It just goes to show, that it is worth doing things a bit differently sometimes!

So, would you like to win a copy of Lines by Design Quilts?  Leave a comment and tell me whether you like simple blocks or blocks with lots of pieces or both!  I’ll pick a random winner at the end of the day on Wednesday, March 16.  A US winner will receive a hard copy of the book; a non-US winner will receive a digital copy.

If you have the book, I would appreciate it if you could leave a review on Amazon.  Thank you so much!  Good luck!

If you missed any of the posts – check them out here:

Wed, Mar 2     Christa Watson 

Th, Mar 3        Casey York 

Fri, Mar 4        Heather Jones

Mon, Mar 7     Kate Colleran

Tues, Mar 8     Rossie Hutchinson

Wed, Mar 9     Amanda Jean Nyberg

Th, Mar 10      Amy Ellis 

52 Comments
  • Paige
    Posted at 20:59h, 16 March Reply

    I certainly enjoyed the blog hop and Debbie, congratulations your book!! Hmmm, about piecing, I think it depends on the project, but I’m not opposed to detailed piecing.

  • Jayne
    Posted at 10:25h, 16 March Reply

    This blog hop was so fun! You always inspire me! I love simple blocks. I love crazy blocks. Sometimes simple can be harder than crazy!!

  • Joan
    Posted at 07:24h, 16 March Reply

    I like simple blocks. I am looking forward to seeing the entire book. I ordered one from chapters but a second copy would make a great gift for a quilty friend

  • Lisa Marie
    Posted at 22:00h, 15 March Reply

    I like both!

  • duchick
    Posted at 21:05h, 15 March Reply

    I like blocks with several pieces, but not too many or too tiny! I think several pieces to a block increases its interest as you can adjust the colors and fabrics. Would love a copy of the book!

  • Shelley
    Posted at 14:17h, 15 March Reply

    I do a little of both. Sometimes I am in the hurry up and make it mode and sometimes I like the challenge of the complicated.

  • Teressa Pickett
    Posted at 13:36h, 15 March Reply

    I love the look of complex blocks but am only skilled enough to do simple ones. The book looks amazing. Thanks for the chance to win 🙂

  • Summer
    Posted at 12:25h, 15 March Reply

    I like to alternate working with complicated and simple blocks, to give my brain a rest in between the complicated ones!

  • Rebecca H
    Posted at 10:50h, 15 March Reply

    I really like simple blocks so I can see the end to a quilt. I don’t like to work on them too long and then I loose interest. thank you for the chance to own this great looking book.

  • Kathie L
    Posted at 10:01h, 15 March Reply

    I like simple pieces for quilts that I give away. More complex for quilts for myself. Loved the hop.

  • Heather J
    Posted at 04:38h, 15 March Reply

    I guess it depends on my mood! Some days I want to do simpler blocks with a few pieces and others I’m up to the challenge of making a block with many pieces. I enjoyed the bog hop.

  • Jackie C
    Posted at 01:21h, 15 March Reply

    I guess I am a paradox : an impatient quilter who likes loads of leetle pieces!

  • SonJa
    Posted at 00:42h, 15 March Reply

    Just a few or a bunch…either way is good with me! I usually measure my quilt pieces as “pieces in the quilt” not pieces in a block as im not drawn to the quilt that has a bunch of the same block over and over and over…but more to an overall design to the entire quilt….however, i do LOVE Clerestory! I am drawn to lines more than curves.

  • ratty
    Posted at 23:58h, 14 March Reply

    i like both kinds of blocks but i’m pretty sure i lean toward the ‘more pieces’ kind… probably because, in the quilty recesses of my brain, the phrase “you can get rid of more scraps if you put more pieces in…!” seems to be going non-stop 🙂

  • Chris
    Posted at 23:27h, 14 March Reply

    I like both, it depends on my mood. Some days I want complicated some times I want simple.

  • Michelle M
    Posted at 23:14h, 14 March Reply

    I like simple blocks best! And I love, love everything I’ve seen from your book. So beautiful!

  • Lucinda
    Posted at 21:59h, 14 March Reply

    Love the designs and enjoyed the blog hop.

  • Paula
    Posted at 21:06h, 14 March Reply

    Love, love, love your work!

  • amy
    Posted at 18:25h, 14 March Reply

    I’m a beginner so easier, simple blocks are best for me!

  • Heather
    Posted at 18:16h, 14 March Reply

    I like simple blocks. I am not overwhelmed with the thought of finishing them.

  • Claire Ross
    Posted at 18:14h, 14 March Reply

    As a newbie simple works best for me. However, I aspire to bigger and better things in the future x

  • Ann
    Posted at 17:57h, 14 March Reply

    Simple is for me. Love the fabric choice on this as you get some ghost houses and some that read solid.

  • LINDA
    Posted at 17:57h, 14 March Reply

    HI, I like both; sometimes one needs a rest after a complicated block and a simpler is just right! Thanks for sharing!

  • Jana
    Posted at 15:39h, 14 March Reply

    My preference is a simple block for a modern look. However, I do both simple and complex blocks. I love how you use bias tape to add a design to a quilt. I would have never thought to do that. This blog hop has been great and what a wonderful way for us to see the beautiful quilts in your book.

  • Karen
    Posted at 15:33h, 14 March Reply

    Debbie, thanks so much for the Blog Hop–what a great bunch of quilters! I like simple blocks–although I’ve discovered that they aren’t always that simple. I am totally smitten with Slats at the moment, but am intrigued by many, many more. I’d love to win a copy of your book 🙂

  • Bethany
    Posted at 14:52h, 14 March Reply

    I like simple blocks with my all time favorite being a wonky star. But I’ve been branching out recently and am loving new things.

  • Jill B
    Posted at 14:50h, 14 March Reply

    Complex blocks don’t scare me, but I do prefer simplicity of line. I love an overall feeling of simplicity, even if sometimes there are complex components in the block or quilt. “Simple” tends to make a more emphatic statement, I guess. Thank you so much for the chance to win your book!

  • Jen B
    Posted at 14:20h, 14 March Reply

    I like both, lots of piece but simple to put together is a great combination.

  • ElenaB
    Posted at 14:00h, 14 March Reply

    I like looking at more complicated blocks and making simple ones 🙂 I’m sure that will change as I get better! Thank you for sharing your unique and lovely books. I really enjoyed this blog hop!

  • Sarah J.
    Posted at 13:49h, 14 March Reply

    I love the look of complex blocks, but I prefer to use simple blocks (time is an issue for me!). I love the designs in this book- so lovely. Well done!

  • Adrienne B
    Posted at 13:40h, 14 March Reply

    I like the look of simple blocks and quilts, but when I start making the things I create are never simple or basic. I think I like the look of the way others create simple pieces and lines, but cannot do that myself.

  • Sarah Scott
    Posted at 13:30h, 14 March Reply

    It doesn’t matter to me whether a block is simple or has lots of pieces…..what matters most is what it looks like in the end! Of course, simple blocks makes it all easier. I really enjoy modern over tradition repeating blocks. I like picture quilts best. I enjoy your quilt designs very much! The two quilts I’ve made so far are based on your designs and I’m ready to start planning my third…..I am excited to own you’re new book (whether I win it or buy it!

  • Tamie
    Posted at 13:13h, 14 March Reply

    I lean towards simpler blocks but wouldn’t be opposed to those that were more complex if they called to me. Wonderful blog hop. Congratulations!

  • Rosemary
    Posted at 12:05h, 14 March Reply

    I have done simple blocks and complex ones, but of course I would prefer simple ones. What’s more important is who th e quit is for or is the quilt for a special purpose. I like not doing the same thing twice. This book would certainly provide me with lots of ideas for not doing the same thing twice!

  • Tac
    Posted at 11:58h, 14 March Reply

    I like simple blocks to go together quickly but when I have time I like more complex piecing.

  • Lori Smanski
    Posted at 11:44h, 14 March Reply

    right now i am partial to simple blocks. I like the lines and ease of simple blocks.

  • gcotten
    Posted at 11:23h, 14 March Reply

    I precer a simple design as piecing is not my favorite part of making a quilt.

  • Fran
    Posted at 10:58h, 14 March Reply

    Generally I like simple blocks but for me it’s more about where inspiration strikes or if there is a design that really grabs me, I’m happy to commit to complexity & many tiny pieces for a fantastic outcome.. Thanks so much for the chance to win a copy of your book, it looks so incredibly gorgeous & full of such wonderful & unique designs – I’m sure it will be a great success!

  • Kathleen
    Posted at 10:58h, 14 March Reply

    I like both. It continues to amaze me how so many little pieces of fabric and shapes can come together to create an awesome block.

  • Anna Lutz-Brown
    Posted at 10:50h, 14 March Reply

    i like simple blocks but speak volumes to the eyes… happyness04431@yahoo.com

  • Sue
    Posted at 10:48h, 14 March Reply

    I most definitely prefer blocks with less pieces but on occasion a “putzy” block is a fun challenge. Your Clerestory quilt is the basic shape of my house! I love what I’ve seen of the quilts in your book.

  • Paula S, Pike
    Posted at 10:36h, 14 March Reply

    I’ve been so inspired by all of the incredible designs and websites during this hop. I’ve learned a lot and can’t wait to begin my own “Lines by Design” piece soon. Thanks to everyone involved with putting this together. What a treasured community we have.

  • Rosalind Gutierrez
    Posted at 10:20h, 14 March Reply

    Count me in on blocks with fewer pieces. Your quilt book designs & colors are intriguing.

  • Allison
    Posted at 10:09h, 14 March Reply

    I love both types – it depends on the fabric I am using and the mood I am in (and which way the wind is blowing!!!) Sometimes I am inspired to do very complex quilting and other times I love bold simple lines! 🙂

  • G
    Posted at 09:58h, 14 March Reply

    I usually prefer fewer pieces per block. But there’s no harm in trying something new.

  • Tammy
    Posted at 09:57h, 14 March Reply

    I need this book so badly… I love Modern quilting, but I don’t care for all the wonky & improv stuff out there right now. Yours is modern, but orderly- I love it!

  • Norma
    Posted at 09:57h, 14 March Reply

    I definitely prefer simple block designs!
    silverthimble@shaw.ca

  • Leanne
    Posted at 09:52h, 14 March Reply

    You book looks fantastic, I would love to win a copy, thank you for the chance to do that.

  • Marty Mason
    Posted at 09:50h, 14 March Reply

    On a good day, I am usually attracted to blocks and quilts with lots of lines. But, then, on another good day, I am attracted to the simplest of blocks and quilts. I guess that just about covers my personal taste!! Love this book and would be a very thankful winner.

  • Kristyn
    Posted at 09:47h, 14 March Reply

    I much prefer simple blocks with less pieces, and the bigger the better! Large scale piecing for me! I’d love to win this book and use it for a prize at our guild retreat in April! Thanks.

  • Loretta Bedia
    Posted at 09:45h, 14 March Reply

    I like blocks with lots of pieces at the moment. I like to challenge myself.

  • Denise W
    Posted at 09:42h, 14 March Reply

    right now while I am still working full time, I seem to go for blocks with larger pieces. when I hit retirement, (not that far off) I hope to try my hand at some of the more intricate patterns. Have love the blog hop and the book looks like it will be a great addition to my library. Thanks for sharing!

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