Saturday, January 14, 2012

S is for Scraps and More!

Today it's all about Scrappy Books!

I have had the opportunity these past couple of weeks to review a few books. Scrappy books that is!

First on the list is S is for SCRAPPY by Gayle Bong
S is for Scraps

Here's a shot from the book of all the projects in this book. There's a little bit of everything in this book... I especially liked the quilt called "Ahead of the Game" found on page 52.
S for Scraps

Next is Small Blocks Stunning Quilts by Mary Elizabeth Kinch and Biz Storms... Although it doesn't have Scrap or Scrappy in the title, most of the quilts in this book would qualify as "scrappy" in my book!
Stunning Quilts

There are some stunning :) scrappy quilts in this book.. Including the one below.
Stunning Quilts
Although Small Blocks Stunning Quilts will be out of print soon, it is available as an e-Book and the authors have a new book coming out in May!

And one of my favorites... Crazy for Scraps by Sally Schneider
Crazy for Scraps

I am ALWAYS drawn to Star's. There is just something about them. {those and pinwheels are probably my favorite blocks in quilts} ... And I am really liking the pattern below.

I have some fabric stashed away that might end up in this quilt...
Crazy for Scraps

And look at all the scrappy goodness in the quilt below... Scraptacular Scrappy!
Crazy for Scraps

All three books are from Martingdale and Company and are available on Amazon.






Happy Scrappy Sewing! ooxx`jodi

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zarina said...

I am already following your blog.

Kathie said...

I am a follower and I love scrap quilts!!!! YOu have shown one of my all time favorite quilt books , small blocks stunning quilts so many of these quilts I want to make, have started a few :)
Yes this is the year of using my scraps and fat quarter collections and making many more scrap quilts!
Thanks! this bag is just adorable!!!! so nice of Sheri to donate it, My DD would just love the bag so if I am lucky enough to win I will give it to her
kathie

BLONDEDESIGN said...

Thanks for the preview look at the books! I may have to treat myself to one at the end of the month.
I'm already a follower, would just love to enter comp. Kxxx

Pascale said...

I am a follower and love your blog. I am also attracted to scrap quilts, love the range of colours and patterns you see in them, and finding that bit of fabric that reminds you of...
I would love to win, of course.

LisaLisa said...

Just discovered your blog while wide awake at almost 2 AM. Love it!

Pat said...

Enjoy following your blog!

linda said...

i am already a follower of your blog,love the scrap quilt books,the bag is just gorgeous !

mac said...

I am a follower and loving the scrappy quilts. Have just made my first scrap quilt and am very happy with it. Used the triangle corners cut from joining jelly roll strips together and had the perfect hanger for it too. Thanks for the give away.

Judy said...

I am a follower who is terribly addicted to scraps. I piece the backs of my quilts to use my scraps. I use scraps on my tops. I find using scraps so freeing!!

Jackie said...

Cute bag! Thank you for letting me know the one book will be going out of print. It's been on my to buy list - guess I'd better get busy!

I'd love to be entered into your giveaway! I'm a follower. Thank you!

kt said...

I am a follower! I love scrap quilts--thanks for sharing some scrappy books!

annemarie said...

I am a follower - a happy follower.

thatchristine.blogspot.com said...

I have had you in my fav's for a long time and now I'm an official follower.

Christy said...

I'm following!

Jan Quigley said...

I'm already a follower, please enter me in the draw. :-))

Rhondi said...

I love scrappy quilts! I have been a follower for a long time and would love to win the prize. Even just the bag is a great prize to win!!

Michele said...

Scrappy quilts have always been my favorite. I follow your blog.

Larissa said...

Thanks for the heads-up/short reviews of these books!! I'm considering the last one :)
I am a follower and love that little bag -- so cute!!

selfsewn@summerfete said...

Wow it's a beaut!
I am a follower.

I've only just heard of the term scrap quilt, I didnt realise that my summer of love quilt was one, until someone else mentioned it!

I have some scrap books too that I'm going to look at right now!!

Anita in Florida said...

Yup, I'm a follower now...although you've been on my blog list for awhile.

StitchinByTheLake said...

I am a follower and love, love the bag! Blessings, Marlene

Judy said...

I've been following for awhile - love your blog and all the topics. I'm starting my bins of scraps so when I find that right something - I'm ready. Love the peek at the book.

Brenda said...

I am a follower. I get your posts delivered to my email.

Nangymama said...

I am a follower,THANK-YOU for all the inspiration!!

Robin said...

New follower! I found and followed you earlier this week. Those scrap quilts are beautiful and your Grand Prize looks great so far! Thanks for offering this!!

Jess said...

I am a follower.I love your blog. Thanks for the scrappy posts.

jessica.breidinger@yahoo.com

tpott said...

I thought I was a follower, for a long time. I checked and I'm not. I have you on favorites and I just signed up as a follower. I read every new post, I love scrap quilts, who wouldn't? The bag is sew beautiful, someone's going to be very happy. Great giveaway!

teresamnj said...

Thanks for the book review! I've been following your blot for a long time. Love it!

covering said...

I follow you. thanks for all the scrappy goodness :)
-annabelle

Quiltsmiles said...

Jodi, I'm already a follower and appreciate your postings. I already own all the books you posted about today ah humm, plus more. I am planning on using some of my 2-1/2" strip scraps to make some of the Jelly rolls patterns in the different books I also enjoy and are available. Just use all red in one section of each unit, creams in another section, etc..... totally scrappy bits in a uniform manner. Jane

Lee said...

I am a follower and lover of scraps. thanks!

Laurel said...

Hi there Jodie!! You knowI am already following....one of the best blogs around!!
Laurel/NJ
whaeser1@aol.com

Debby said...

I am already a follower and have you linked up on my blog. Love this month of scrappy fun.

B Greene said...

I am a happy, scrappy follower!! Love the book reviews - I am building my scrap stash by all means possible these days!. Thanks for the wonderful ideas.

Tonya said...

Am already follower--count me in!!!

Karen H said...

I am a follower and really enjoy your blog! I am in the process of making a scrappy log cabin quilt. Thanks for the chance to win!

JoyceLM said...

I love quilt books. I love scrappy quilts. And I especially love scrappy quilt books - my favorite. I'm a happy follower. Thanks for the chance to win.

Jeanne Gwin said...

Anyone who is a follower of my blog and/or twitter, knows I am a proclaimed "quilt book ho". I can't get enough of them, can't read/reread them enough. I am a follower of your blog. Thanks for the chance to win a Scrappy Grand Prize!!!

Lani Padilla said...

I've been a follower for quite a while and love your blog! I think I'll have to hunt down these books ... fabulous selections!

b78ayers said...

I'm a follower and love that little bag - can only imagine the scraps inside!

Sheila said...

I am already a follower and love seeing all these scrappy quilts .Really cute bag , I could give that a really good home;-)

blop said...

Wow, that bag that Sheri made is so adorable! Love the colors, of course, but also the design. Nice job!
Love those scrappy quilt books too!

Leslie said...

That looks like a great book! I too and drawn to the stars! I am already a follower!

Gabriella said...

I'm already a follower.
I love your blog!!!!!!

Thanks for the chance ^__^

Amy said...

Oh, love that bag! I'm a follower, love your blog!
Thanks for the chance to enter your contest. :-) Have a happy day!

Sharon said...

Morning...I am already a follower but wanted to say that the bag is very cute....I had to acquire a taste for scrappy and it took a little bit but now I really like doing them and I think I have more of an appreciation for them. Thanks for the insight on the books..

Svetlana said...

I'm a follower

Shebandowan said...

Thanks for the wonderful book review and the chance to win that lovely bag.

Janet

Shebandowan said...

I am a follower via email.

Janet

Linda said...

I am all about the scraps! I adore scrappy. Thanks for the chance to win.

Linda said...

I am already a follower of your wonderful blog.

Cindy said...

I've been a follower for sometime now! :)

Cathy H. said...

Love the bag!! I already follow your blog!

The Thompsons said...

The bag is adorable! I'm already a follower. :)

hennies.pennies said...

This bag is as sweet as can be! I've been a follower for a while now. Have a beauty-filled day!!

Kasey said...

I've been following since the last sew scraps along! Which reminds me, I need to finish that quilt top... :)

Dorothy said...

I just became a follower --I love your scrappy ideas! I have plenty of scraps!
Thanks for the great ideas and I love the bag :)
Dorothy in IL

Diane Wild said...

What a coincidence. I just finished doing the second photo on the "Crazy for Scraps" quilt. It came out wonderful. I'm tackling the scraps this year. Thanks for the giveaway.

Diane Wild said...

And, I am already a follower. Thanks again.

Becky said...

I'm a follower of your blog:) Have a great day!

Ellyn said...

well I can't believe this because I check your blog every day, but I was not yet a follower! Am now....

Michle said...

I am a official follower of your blog.

Lee D said...

I am a follower and love every post. There is always something to inspire me.

sarah said...

I already follow your blog!

KaHolly said...

Golly gee!! I alrady am a follower! If it wasn't for scraps, I probably wouldn't sew!

Audrey said...

I already follow your blog and look forward to the email updates. Love the bag and the scrap quilts!

Diane said...

I am a follower :)

Deanna said...

I am a follower and enjoy my regular reads. The Gayle Bong books is a great one. Her directions are so easy to follow. And the results speak for themselves.

Tina said...

I just signed up although I would always follow your blog. Great stuff! Thanks,
Tina

JCnNC said...

Love the scrap quilts being done today ... each one is a work of art. A devoted follower and this is a wonderful giveaway. Judy C

Amanda said...

I've just become a follower. I seem to spend my life using up scraps, I don't know where they come from as I never seem to buy any new fabric to make a quilt!

Kim said...

I am really enjoying all you have been sharing about scraps! I have found new blogs, new ideas and daily inspiration! I am a follower! I absolutely LOVE that bag! One of my favorite color combos! An awesome prize, for sure!

Cindy said...

I'm a follower and love your blog!! So much inspiration!! Very cute bag and very nice of Sheri- love the colors! Thanks!

Michelle Chitty said...

I'm already a follower of your blog. Thanks for the chance to win!

Hollygrove Carole said...

I have been a follower of your great blog for as long as I can remember!

Deonn @ Quiltscapes said...

So glad I found you and can follow along this scrappy goodness!

Becky said...

Cute. Bag.

How long have I been stalking you? Did I type stalking? I surely meant following right? Right?

grammajudyb said...

I just became a follower. I am new to blogging myself...though I have been a "lurker" for about a year. Love the fact that you use scraps. I save most pieces of fabric, can't bear to throw them out. Now that I am retired, I hope to blog some, and quilt more. Thanks so much for the amazing inspiration.

Oma said...

I follow you using google reader and I follow you on Pinterest.

Kimberly R. said...

I love scrappy quilts and would love to enter for the beautiful bag, I am following your blog!
Thanks :)

pinsandneedles said...

I'm already a happy follower of your blog!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I am already a follower of PH - stars are a favorite scrap block for me, too.

lynaeve said...

I'm already a follower

everinprogress said...

I am already a follower- what a beautiful bag!

elizabeth said...

I enjoy following your blog : )

happy little cottage said...

Hi Jodi! You have been on my blogroll for ages, but I am a new follower! Love that bag :)

gloria g. said...

O M Goodness. I am a follower, always checking in and I sew would love that bag and whatever else is in it. It is adorable......thanks for sharing. And those books, some on my wishlist now!!!!!

gloria g. South Carolina

hafza said...

I'm already a follower. Thanks for the books preview and lovely giveaway too... I love the colors!! Thanks for the chance to win...

Donna said...

I have been following your blog for about a year, but today I became an 'official' follower. I'm trying to use up all of my scraps right now in a baby quilt.

Jen said...

I already follow your wonderful blog!

Jill S. said...

I follow your blog! I am loving your ideas for scrappy quilts...I really need to get some scraps used up!

Farmhouse Blessings said...

I'm your biggest "fan" follower! LOL When I see Pleasant Home in the subject line of my email, my hearts skips a beat because I know I'm going to see something that makes me happy! :0)

Lea

Cecilia said...

I'm already a follower. Thanks for the reviews, I love the stars as well.

Melissa said...

I've been following your blog for about a week and I'm really enjoying it! I just love quilt books and these look like fabulous scrappy ones. And that bag....too cute!

natalie christensen said...

I already follow your blog!

Kimie said...

I'm a follower.

Wendy said...

I'm way ahead of you...been following for a long while. Count me in!

JudyB said...

I have been a follower for awhile and enjoy your posts - great bag and book reviews!

Katherine said...

I've been following you for a couple of years and always enjoy your posts. Thanks for the chance to win. I'm drawn to scrappy quilts so I've especially loved your latest posts. And that is a darling bag!

Marci Girl said...

I am a blog follower! Great book reviews, I haven't seen any of these books before!

Anonymous said...

I'm a follower and have been enjoying your blog for a long time. Scrap quilts have always been a favorite of mine.

Ursula

Kelly O. said...

I'm a follower :)

jlhoeting said...

I'm a follower...I will follow you all the way to the bottom of your darling little scrappy buckets. :)

jlhoeting said...

I'm a follower...I will follow you to the bottom of your darling scrappy buckets. :)

DebrafromMD said...

Such a wonderful collection of scrappy books. I signed up to be a follower.

Darlene said...

I am a follower! I think this year will be the year for my first scrap quilt. I think I have finally accumulated enough fabric to make something of any decent size without having to break in to my fat quarter stash. Or maybe I really should start using up those too...

Country Mom said...

OMG! I love that bag. I am already a follower. I love your site. Please enter me in the contest. Thank you! Dee

Marilee said...

I follow and love your scrappy posts.

Dirt Road Quilter said...

I'm an avid follower too! :) Scrap quilts are my all time favorite and it doesn't get much better than scrappy stars. I have now added 3 more titles to my 'need on my bookshelf' list. :)

Sarah said...

New follower! :D

Linda (Sewfordough) said...

Yes, I am a follower and I just love your blog and this adorable bag!

iluvmybugs said...

I already follow your blog. What an adorable bag...thanks for the chance to win and sharing your review of those great scrap quilt books!

Anne said...

I have been following you 4 ever, everywhere! (But not in a creepy way.)

Heartsdesire said...

I love your blog and have been following for a long time. Also get your emails. Great books on review, especially like the Small Blocks, Stunning Quilts. And what a sweet bag. Would love to win that.

Heidi Staples said...

I'm another happy follower!

Sallie said...

I'm already a follower and I love scrap quilts and books.

Beth said...

I am now a follower. I LOVE your blog! I read it daily & I am inspired by your creativity. The bag is fabulous. Thanks for the chance to win.

Sewcando said...

I'm a follower.

Alisa said...

I've been a follower for quite some time. :-)

Carrie P. said...

I already follow your blog through email but now I am an official follower.
Great looking books.

Kelli said...

I'm a follower and have been for some time. I love the clean look of your blog, your happy attitude and the amazing projects and blogs you show us. :-)

Shelley said...

I'm a recent follower and I love your blog. I've loved scrap quilts for years and the ones you show are really inspiring.

Tamie said...

I'm a happy follower.

Lynda said...

yes I am a follower - you have your scraps way too organized for me - I haven't been sewing that long but already have two bins of leftovers - some are too big to be called scraps.

Vickie said...

Love your blog and am now a follower.

Country Mom said...

omg! i LOVE THAT BAG. i AM A FOLLOWER OF YOU BLOG, WHICH I JUST LOVE, SO PLEASE ENTER ME IN THE CONTEST. THANK YOU! DEE

Jennifer Bontrager said...

That bag is so adorable! I am already a follwer of Pleasant Home.

P. said...

What a sweet bag! I am a follower now, officially, though I've been reading regularly via Google Reader for a long time.

UBee said...

I am a follower and that bag is gorgeous!

Scrappy quilts are my favorite quilts of all and stars are my husbands favorite!

carein said...

I Love all your scrappy goodness. I love your blog too.

carein said...

I Love all your scrappy goodness. I love your blog too.

eamylove said...

That was easy - I'm already a follower!

Julie C. said...

I love your blog and have been a follower for quite a while! I love the cute bag; the colors are sweet. I'd love to know what pattern was used to make it. Thanks for your scrappy recommendations.

SharronR said...

I'm a follower and I love the colors in this bag.

Anonymous said...

I'm a follower! Thanks fot the chance for a wonderful prize!
Michelle
towers5@comcast.net

Linda R. said...

I am a follower and would love a chance to win a "scrappy" prize!!!

RaeLyn said...

that bag is to die for! Wow! I hope she has a pattern for all those who don't win :) I follow.

Gwen said...

I've been a follower for a while , and would love the prize!

Maureen said...

What a fun bag!
I am a follower of your colorful and informative blog.

Dawn W said...

I do follow your blog - love it - and those scrappy quilts are exactly what I love - modern fabrics with scrappy piecing - perfect.

maryc said...

Great post! So glad I already follow!

BJ is Quilting! said...

Love this bag! Thank you for this great give away!

Joan said...

I am a follower. Love the cute bag!

Kim with a K said...

I follow your blog regularly!
Loved the peeks into all those books! Little bag is lovely!

AnnieO said...

Scrappy is best in my book! I liked the "spools" look in that first book page you showed, gorgeous! Stars are a fave of mine too.

I am already following you and enjoying this scrappy season! The bag is really special, love it.

Leah said...

I am already a follower. Your posts are always so wonderful and full of such wonderful photographic inspiration!

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

I'm a happy follower. :-)

I love scrap quilts! Mixing all the different prints and making a gorgeous quilt~ love it! :-)

Have a happy weekend!

pixilatedtoo said...

Sounds divine! I'm already a follower so please count me in!
~ Lynda

ritainalaska said...

i'm a follower :) nice books! thanx for the reviews.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I'm already a follower!

VickiT said...

Those books are awesome. I need to put a few of those on my wish list. Thanks for showing them. And the bag is gorgeous alone as a great prize much less, to fill it with more things. Wow. Such a pretty bag and great job making it.

Thank you.

I am already a follower of your blog.

notes of sincerity said...

What a darling little bag that Sherri made. So sweet of her to share it with all of us. :o)
You know me. I am a happy follower! :o)
Have a great weekend. hugs, Trish

Crystal Ernst said...

I started following your blog a few weeks ago and love all the scrappy ideas!

Diane N said...

I'm a follower! That bag is so cute...and filled with scraps would be awesome!

Sonia B said...

So glad to be a follower. Thanks for all the inspiration.

Lynn said...

i'm a follower! thanks for the inspiration!

Deborah said...

I have been a follower of Pleasant Home for about a month now. I enjoy your posts. The books look wonderful and the bag is so pretty.

Jane S. said...

What a cute bag! And it's not even the whole prize, how fun is that?

I'm a follower through Google Reader/RSS feed. Thank you for the chance to win!

Cindy said...

I love the look of scrap quilts. I love your blog and am a follower.

Michelle said...

I'm already a follower, and have been for quite some time now!

I collect scrap pattern books almost as much as I collect scraps themselves...

Di~ said...

Hi Jodi!
I'm already a follower and that bag is the best! Tell Sherri good job!

Ann said...

I've been a follower for some time and would love to be entered into your giveaway. Thanks for all the inspiration you give us! ~Ann

Pat said...

I've followed your blog for some time now and enjoy your postings. Very cute bag and I'm a big fan of scrappy projects!

KerryQ said...

I'vebeen following for awhile, and I see I'm not alone! :)

Melody - Simple Life in Georgia said...

I have followed for quite a while now. I do so enjoy your blog!

Ann said...

You are in my google reader and I always enjoy reading you posts. Thank you for this lovely giveaway!

barbara woods said...

have been a follower for a while just getting into quilting

Cathy said...

I an already one of your followers, love scrappy quilts. The bag is adorable, to win it filled..awesome!
CathyC in Alberta
cathyc1950@gmail.com

Carol said...

Im lready a follower and lover of scrap quilts. That is the main type of quilt that I make. Thanks for the chance to win. quiltexas@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Just found your blog and have added it to the list of places I check almost every day for new blog entries.

Anonymous said...

Just found your blog and have added it to the list of places I check almost every day for new blog entries.

Renea said...

I am a follower. I love scrap quilts. They are my favorite to make and give as gifts. Thanks for the great giveaway. The bag is wonderful and sew cute. I love reading your blog.

Susan said...

I've been subscribed to Pleasant Home for a long time, but was not a "follower" on Google. So now I'm both a subscriber and a follower! :)

Janice said...

I'm a follower!! Made some mug rugs for Christmas after finding your blog!!

Miss Nancy said...

Just became a follower to your interesting blog. Thank you for the book reviews. What a great giveaway. Love the bag.

Have a super great sewing and stitching day.

Andrea said...

So glad to follow your blog....amazing first visit today. Thanks for the giveaway...I love prize fun!

JustPam said...

I am a follower of your blog. Scrap quilts are my favorite.

Szappanbubi said...

Follower :)
That bag is superlovely love the way of mixing colors and patterns then resulted in miracle *
Szabina

Christine M said...

I've been following you for a while now but I've only just signed up "officially"! I enjoy reading your blog.

kitblu said...

The quilt on the cover of Stunning Quilts is stunning. On my first look I didn't realize that it was made with the log cabin block. I follow you by email but it hasn't been long.

Rosa said...

This bag is lovely .I`m a follower and love scraps quilts.Thanks

Dianne Mitzel said...

Have been a follower for a long time..love the little bag, so cheery and bright! Thanks for the great book review.

Maggie said...

I just became a follower of your blog

Avery's Mama said...

Love the bag! I am a follower!

CaroleM said...

I was already a follower! Very cute little bag... wonder what is inside... hmmmm
carolejm at gmail dot com

Kim said...

I've been a follower for a very long time and I LOVE the scrappy books!

sandra said...

I have been a follower for over a year and love your blog and also like that you are previewing books .

Mary said...

I'm a follower.

suemac said...

I am a follower. I like the small stunning quilt book. It is sweet.

Kathryn said...

I am a follower. I love scrappy quilts also.

epban said...

I've been following you since last year's scrap challenge which was so much fun!

marcella said...

Such a cute bag! I've been a follower of yours for quite a while. Now to burrow into the scraps!

linny said...

I'm already a follower. LOved reading your book reviews. Might have to get at least 1 of them.I would love to win your bag of goodies,thanks for the chance.
lyn.robyn.smith@gmail.com

Mary said...

I have read your blog for a long, long time, and now am on your follower list.
I'm loving this Scrap-along!

Stacey said...

Long time Follower! Thanks for the opportunity

Anonymous said...

I follow your blog.Love the bag.

Rachel said...

Lovely books!

I've been a follower for a looooonnnnggg time! :)

Ellen said...

I'm now a follower.

Jean Burke said...

I'm a follower....and am just loving all the scrappy ideas. Thanks.....

Patty said...

I am already a follower. I love the red and aqua bag!

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