Book-A-Round – Inspired by Tradition (win a copy for yourself!)

ibt-4501.jpgHi everyone!

My friend Kay Mackenzie has been hard at work creating her second book, Inspired by Tradition. Like her first book, this one comes with a CD featuring 50 different blocks in not one, not two but FIVE sizes! I don’t know how she comes up with all these blocks but she does!

Because I am both a quilter and scrapbooker/rubber stamper I wanted to pick a block and show how it could be made in both mediums. After perusing all of the blocks I chose one called “bluebell”.

I chose to do it as a 6 inch block…here it is in fabric. Even though this block is inspired by tradition, I’ve made it a bit more contemporary with the color scheme.


Here’s a close up of the detail.block-applique-detail.jpg

Like I said, I’m also a stamper and use a lot of different scrapbook papers. So I wanted to show that you don’t have to be a quilter to enjoy Kay’s book.

Here’s the same 6 inch block done in paper.block-paper.jpg

Pretty cool huh. I printed the block and then cut it apart to use the paper as templates. You may notice that the center is a little different. If you’ve visited my samples blog you’ll know that I love Tim Holtz’s Sizzix Rosette cutting die. I used the large one for the center.

Here it is close up.block-paper-detail.jpg

I also used a little Distress Ink around the edges of the paper and added some pearl drops to the end of each flower.

So guess what! You could win your very own copy of Kay’s book! The publisher, That Patchwork Place is providing the books. All you have to do to be entered is leave a comment on this blog (anytime before midnight)!

Please also visit Kay’s blog, All About Applique to follow along with the rest of her book blog tour. You’ll meet some wonderful people and most certainly be inspired to create!

75 Responses to “Book-A-Round – Inspired by Tradition (win a copy for yourself!)”

  1. Lisa Marie Says:

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    I’ve been following this blog hop and think this book looks great! I’d love to win a copy — thanks for the chance. Also, your version of the block using scrapbook paper is so cute and clever!

  2. DebrafromMD Says:

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    I love your modern spin on this traditional block, and I never would have considered using quilting patterns with paper. I will remember this for the future.

  3. Colleen Says:

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    I really love the applique in this book! Lovely designs and thanks for your review and love your paper templates.

  4. Chris Says:

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    Thanks for the review. I like the paper quilt pieces you did. I would love this book.

  5. Logan Says:

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    I would love to win this book! I’ve been quilting for awile now and have wanted to broaden my quilting techniques.

  6. Kathy h Says:

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    I don’t do scrapbooking myself but admire all the wonderful projects that I see. I didn’t realize the center flower was dimensional until the next picture taken from the side. I loved it. This book with the cd seems great as you can make all different size blocks. Thanks for the chance to win.

  7. Leslie in Maine Says:

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    All these cute applique ideas! I really need this book…and time to do some stitching!

  8. Amanda Says:

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    Your scrapbook paper block is amazing! I would have never thought to use an applique pattern with paper, great idea! This is a neat book and I would love to add it to my library. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  9. Barbara Says:

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    I’m so happy I found your blog! Your creative and innovative ideas are inspiring! I left my card-making and rubber stamping in the dust when I starting sewing and quilting again. I have tons of paper, ink, etc. and this book would open a whole new world of creativity! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful talents with us!

  10. Marcia Kosturock Says:

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    I would love to win a copy of the fabulous book.. it looks wonderful and exciting.. I can only imagine how unlimited it is in the blocks you can create!

  11. Deb G. in VA Says:

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    I love how you used the patterns with paper! I would love to win a copy of the book! Thanks!

  12. Sherri D Says:

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    It has been so much fun, visiting the new to me blogs! I would love to win this book and hope that one of these comments works for that! lol

    I loved your hair clip idea in the previous blog entry too! How clever is that!

    Thanks for being a part of this give a way. As a blogger myself, I really appreciate this type of thing!

  13. Rhonda Says:

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    I love that you did it in paper too. My dd would love that. We could play together. Thank you for sharing.

  14. Donna Pheneger Says:

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    I love what you did with the pattern bluebell and made it your very own – thanks for sharing some very neat ideas! And thank you for sharing Kay’s new book with us!
    Blessings, Donna

  15. Robin Gold Says:

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    Your blocks (both paper and fabric) are lovely!! I love how Kay’s designs can be both traditional and modern. Thank you for sharing!! Robin

  16. Cindy O’Dear Says:

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    That is way cool using this book with paper. I would like to use it with wool in a more primitive quilt design. This book offers so many creative ideas. I too would love to win it!

  17. Robbie Says:

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    Enjoyed seeing your ideas and would love to win the book.

  18. Darlene Says:

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    The more I see of this book the better I like it. Would love to have a copy of it. Tell hubby the chickies give you breakfast, No rooster needed!

  19. Donna barwish Says:

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    what a great design, I am not into scrap booking, but soved the three dimentional center.. also loved your idea about the hair clips for cords, just great!

  20. Lori Ginsberg Says:

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    I am a quilter and avid applique-er, my daughter is just as passionate about using paper as her medium for creating. THANK YOU. I would have never thought about a book for applique used for design ideas in paper art. I can’t wait to share your blog with her!

  21. Sue Says:

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    I love the idea of using paper!! Very pretty block done that way – could use for a greeting card perhaps? Would love to win her book – Sue

  22. Leslie Legros Says:

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    What a great use for this book! I didn’t think about paper crafting.
    I am a die hard appliquer! Please, please, can I win this book?
    Thanks for the giveaway,
    Take care, Leslie

  23. Linda Erickson Says:

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    Oh, that rosette is really GREAT! thanks for sharing that idea.

  24. Hannele Says:

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    Thank you for organizing this giveaway! It would be wonderful to win a copy of the book :)

  25. Janis T Says:

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    I love your design with paper. I have a collection of paper from my card making days, now I have some new inspiration! This book looks fabulous, I can’t wait to see it.

  26. Kathy MacKie Says:

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    Thanks for a great giveaway! I like how you present your ideas in different mediums.

  27. Pattyb Says:

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    Aren’t you the clever one! What a great idea…all in how one looks at things! Thanks for making me take another look! LOVE the fabric and the paper! Thanks for a chance to WIN! Have a GRRREAT day!!!

  28. Patty Says:

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    I am so un-crafty I need all the insprition, and tons of pictures, I can get. Thanks for the chance to learn some more. Never would have thought to use quilt blocks with paper. Thanks.

  29. Cassie Says:

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    I love this book, so far it looks like a great resource for ideas! Thanks for doing the book review and giveaway!

  30. Joanna Says:

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    What you made is amazing. I don’t do scrapbooks but love that you could make the blocks in paper and have such nice results. I love the images in this book and hope to win a copy. Thank you.

  31. VickiT Says:

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    Oh now that’s awesome and something I never would have thought of doing. Thanks for the alternative look at what can be done with this book. VERY cool. You’ve surely just given alot of us one more reason to have this book I’m sure.

  32. Peggy Says:

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    The blocks in this book are so usable. I can see them made up in many different fabrics. I also love the look in paper. First time to your blog, but not my last.

  33. Barb Says:

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    Fun to see your applique in fabric and paper!

  34. JIll Hicks Says:

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    I love the way you have created the fabric and the scrapbooked block. They both look great.

  35. Beth T. Says:

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    What a great idea, to create applique patterns out of scrapbook paper!

    I would love a copy of this book. Thanks for the chance to win.

  36. Sandy A Says:

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    Wow love your paper version! I’m not a scrapbooker, so it amazes me what can be done with paper. Your fabric version is my cup of tea-I love pink!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  37. Sallie Says:

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    Great idea to use paper! I’d love to win this book. Thanks for the chance!

  38. Billie K Says:

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    Thanks for the chance to win. I love the rosette idea as well. That was a great video.

  39. Jen Says:

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    I love what you did with the paper! I never would have thought to do that! There are a lot of great designs in this book. I love how it comes with a CD, takes the hard part out of it!

  40. Mary Kastner Says:

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    I love applique and this book looks awesome. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

  41. kaholly Says:

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    You, my dear, are a genius!! What a wonderful book to find inspiation! ~karen

  42. Dj Says:

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    The paper version would look great framed on the wall. What a neat idea!

  43. Sheila G. Says:

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    I don’t applique, but if I won the book, I would read it thoroughly and then donate it to my quilt guild.

  44. WendyMT Says:

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    What a wonderful idea to do the block in paper too .. very cool! This book would be a treasure … thank you for the opportunity to win a copy :)

  45. Jane Says:

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    I LOVE the paper version of the design in paper! It says Happy Birthday to my scrapbooking friends. I’m sure this book has many uses and I’d love a copy.

  46. Carla Says:

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    I like both your fabric & paper versions… I would love to win a copy of this book! I’d like to try applique. Thanks for a chance to win! :)

  47. Mary Says:

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    I love your paper version of the block. Thanks for the opportunity to a copy of Kay’s book.

  48. Anne Says:

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    Love the fabrics you chose for the applique block, and that 3-D paper design is great! Would so love winning a copy of Kay’s book!

  49. Lisa Whittemore Says:

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    I would love to win a copy of this book. The paper craft idea is great and I’m just starting my journey on learning to quilt so I could use it both ways. Thanks for the great opportunity. I love your examples.

  50. Jocelyn Says:

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    This book looks awesome! Thanks so much for offering a copy as a giveaway :-)

  51. Rosa Robichaud Says:

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    This is the kind of book that you could appliqué and/or use for patterns to make hooked rugs!


    And I LOVE to do both!

    Pls add my name into your virtual hat?
    Rosa Robichaud


  52. Paulette Doyle Says:

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    Love you block…love this book!! Thanks for the chance to win!
    Take care!

  53. Karen M Says:

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    Yes, that IS very cool! I know a lot of ladies who like to quilt and it would be fun to make a card like this for them.

  54. Nancy Says:

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    What a cleaver idea! I am so entwined with fabric that the paper version wouldn’t have even crossed my mind. Thanks for the great ideas, and the chance for the giveaway. I would love to win a copy of Kay’s book!

  55. MarciaW Says:

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    Thank you for the great ideas on how the patterns could look in paper. Excellent ideas for cards and lots of paper/fabric themed items. Very innovative. Please enter me into the drawing as would love to win a copy of Kay’s book. I want to learn to applique and think her method would be a good start.

  56. Debbie St. Germain Says:

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    I love the colors you used and the paper one is so nice with the pleated look.


  57. Kelly Pearson Says:

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    Great blog! I’d love to win Kay’s latest book. I loved the hair clip idea in the previous blog entry.

  58. Daniela Martisovitsova Says:

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    I love applique. Thanks for gining me a chance to win this book. Your modern interpretation is lovely.

  59. Jeanette Brown Says:

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    I love to applique. I never thought of using paper!!
    Love the idea. Thanks for a chance to win such a nice book.

  60. Cynde Says:

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    Would love to win the new book. Love applique and love paper crafts. Love all the colors and combos you were able to put together. Such fun! Thanks for the chance at the drawing.

  61. Kathy B Says:

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    Loved your paper versions of the block- great idea using paper vs fabric. Thanks for a chance to win the book!

  62. Alberta in N GA Says:

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    Love what you did with the paper… it would be a very neat wallhanging with several blocks done that way. Thanks for a chance to win this really neat book.

  63. maryc Says:

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    Awesome photos. What an “inspiring” review. I can’t wait to see Kay’s book.

  64. Vicki H Says:

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    Wow, I can’t believe the talent. Both of you. Wish I had that kind of talent.

  65. Angie Says:

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    What a neat paper rendition. I love how you made it 3-D. Thanks for the chance of winning this great book.

  66. Vicki Boschman Says:

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    This book excites me. Looks like the best I’ve seen for patterns plus 5 sizes is very nice. If I don’t win, I plan on putting it on my must have list.

  67. Sandra Davidson Says:

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    I would love to win Kay’s book ,her design’s are so beautiful.

  68. Linda Barnard Says:

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    This is the first time I have ever left a comment and I hope I am doing this correctly. Love what you did with the fabric applique and am so intrigued by your use of paper to do applique. I never would have thought of that for scrapbooking, but the result is just gorgous! Thanks for the wonderful ideas on your blog.

  69. brenda Says:

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    I love what you did with the paper block. I hope I am in time to be entered for the draw.

  70. maryc Says:

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    Loved your take on Kay’s book. This blog stop was very inspiring.

  71. Helen Says:

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    Love the new book by Kay. I would never have thought of using the pattern for scrap booking. Great, Helen

  72. Alison Says:

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    Thanks for the chance. What a thrill.

  73. Book-A-Round 2 ~ Day 5 : All About Applique Says:

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    [...] I hear Holly plans to show something from the book that she’s appliquéd. Show & Tell, yay! Off to Holly’s blog, Sprinkles of Thought. [...]

  74. Debora Carroll Says:

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    I like your paper application of the applique. Very nice!

  75. Tootsie Says:

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    I have been scrapbooking for …well since i was in 6th grade…I just got into card making…made one quilt and 4 applique which I enjoy the most for I have a need for detailing…good luck to all…hoping myself…Thanks for the chance, Tootsie