I am giving away a book!

Did my title peek your interest?

Today is my day for The Teacher’s Pet
Strip-Smart Quilts Book Blog Tour
I have known Kathy for many years. She holds a special place in my heart for many reasons.
One is that she is Cajun and talks funnier than I do.
My husband
 thinks he is Cajun
 due to the time he spent with an
X-girlfriend that was Cajun but that is another story.
Every time I talk to Kathy she makes me think of my time spent crabbing, making Gumbo
(minus the okra) and Boudin. Kathy has included her recipe for Grits in the book which is
tame compared to the other things she could
be cooking up?

Yesterday you visited Elizabeth at Late Bloomers.We both chose the same quilt from the book. I would say great minds think alike. Right, Elizabeth?!

Well Kathy has cooked up some delightful patterns in her new book using 2 1/2 strips or
yardages cut into strips.
When Kathy asked me to be included in this Hop, I quickly agreed. I was to pick out my favorite quilt and tell why. Now rremember I am a middle child, so I had a hard time deciding on my “Favorite”.
 I like them all.
I studied and studied.  I couldn’t decide if I liked the quilt design or the fabrics used in the quilt the best.
Each of the fabrics Kathy choose for the quilts were perfect. I tried to choose something different than what she had pictured which was even a tougher task.

Hometown in stores August, Ruby in stores September
I choose a jelly roll from Sweetwater called Hometown. I mixed it with a teeny tiny grey white polka dot from Ruby by Bonnie & Camille for my background. 
I could use an entire bolt of this grey dot. Love it!

This is what I made. I may have to finish it up for perfect Father’s Day gift for my X Cajun man.
Yes the header said I am giving away a book.
 Leave a comment on my blog and Kathy will be using a
random generator to pick a winner each day.
Each winner will be receiving a book and ruler which will
 be shipped at the end of the blog tour.
Tomorrow visit Vickie at Sugar Spun quilts to see her favorite
project and get another chance to win!
A Cajun gal told me there will be a grand prize also drawn for at the end of the book tour. 
If Kathy share more of her recipes, beware! Have you ever had aligator? It tastes like chicken.


  1. Mary says:

    I wouldn't eat alligator and grits arent' a favorite on my menu either, but I like this book and ruler and Thank you for making such a cute example to entice us to want to win!

  2. Brooke says:

    As a mom of two boys who are always begging for quilts, I love to see "boyish" designs and fabric ideas. This is a winner! I want to play with one of those rulers so badly! 🙂 Great book. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Maxwells says:

    I am from baton rouge. Def miss those Cajuns, especially the food 🙂
    Like boudreaux and thibodeaux jokes?
    Love your quilt. I really can't wait for both of those fabric lines.

  4. Beth says:

    I know what you mean about having a hard time picking out a favorite from this book. From what I have seen on the blogs it looks like a fabulous book. The ruler is amazing. Thanks for the chance to win. I hope I'm lucky.

  5. I would love to win a copy of the book. I really like the hourglass quilt. And yes, I've had alligator, and really like it. We have a seafood place near my home in Augusta called "Old McDonald's Fish Camp" and they have alligator on the menu. It's yummy.

  6. quiltmom says:

    This looks like such a fun book and ruler- Your winners will be really happy when their name is chosen. Thanks for the chance to win such a lovely prize.
    Warmest regards,

  7. Cyn says:

    Yes you title caught my interest! Though I was coming over here anyways. 🙂

    The ruler and the book look like a lot of fun. They are both now on my wish list.


  8. Pippa says:

    Great choice of colour and pattern – clean, modern, and graphic. This quilt will age well. Amazing how the different fabric can make the quilt look so different. Fingers crossed. Cheers!

  9. paulette says:

    I think you picked my favourite quilt!! But then I haven't seen all of the quilts in the book so I'm not positive on that!! I do know that I LOVE this quilt! thanks for the chance to win a book and ruler so that I can make this quilt…and maybe some more…:o) Have a great day!

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