Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Strip On by G. E. Designs

**This giveaway is now closed!! Thanks for playing :)**

This has been a busy year for Gudrun Erla -- fabric designing, travelling, teaching, blog hopping -- but today she's with us to talk about her latest book, Strip On. Known especially for her ever-expanding repertoire of G.E. Designs "strip" patterns, Strip On really shows the endless possibilities of 1 1/2" and 2 1/2" strips with gorgeous results! Gudrun has generously given us 2 copies of the book to give away, so read all the way through to see how you can win! Also, she and several other quilt designers are kicking off their Cross Country Christmas Blog Hop today with a darling little game of "guess-who"!


Hi Jolly Jabbers!

It’s great to be back at the Jolly Jabber to blog about my brand new book, Strip On. The book was really inspired from my collection of strips that has been growing for years. Before they sold the fabulous strip collections I used to cut all my leftover fabric from projects into strips of different widths and store them in containers. Now I have some wonderful bundles of strips added to my collection in the form of Jelly Rolls, Honey Buns, Sushi Rolls and so on. I decided to use two common sizes of strips for this book, 2-1/2” strips and 1-1/2” strips.


There are 10 quilts in the book and most of them include various sizes so that you can make a quilt to fit any bed or occasion. Here are some of the quilts in the book.

On the cover (shown at the very top) we have a quilt called Criss Cross Double Toss. This quilt is made from my new fabric line called Olivia that will be in stores early 2010. This is a quilt with lots of visual impact and goes together quickly with the big blocks. It’s a perfect combination with scrappy blocks paired with the perfect large scale print.


On the back cover is a fun and simple quilt called Steamy Windows. I used the Authentic fabric line by Sweetwater for the lap size quilt. Included in the book are instructions on how to create some bonus project with the leftovers, like the table runner.




Rocky Road is a simple vertical row quilt made from 2-1/2” strips. I used a new line by Blackbird Designs called Old Primrose Inn. The smaller quilt is Criss Cross Applesauce and is made from 1-1/2” strips.




Milky Way is a great stash buster. All you need is 46 assorted strips and some contrasting fabric for the stars to make this scrappy lap quilt. It was fun to stay with a color scheme on both quilts and not focusing on fabric lines. I used browns, greens and oranges for the fall colored quilt and pink, rose, aqua and light green for my spring version.


I love the crispness and clean lines of Angler’s Choice. I used a Mint Chip Bali Pop for the lap size shown on the dock and Hushabye by Tula Pink for the crib size quilt pictured by Devil’s Tower with my kids as props :-) This quilt is a must if you have a fishing guru in the family.

There are 3 more quilts in the book. If you want a peak at them, hop on over to my blog and check them out. I hope you enjoyed peeking through the pages of my new book and feel inspired to dance your way into the sewing room and STRIP ON!!:-) Tell us which quilt you would tackle first and you can win your very own copy of the book!!

Gudrun Erla
GE Designs
www.gudrun.typepad.com
www.gequiltdesigns.com

73 comments:

ccweigel said...

Oh I would just love to win this...I cannot wait for the blog hop projects to start. I am really hoping for some projects I can make en masse with no time!

scottylover said...

I love all the quilts pictured but stars are my favorite blocks, so I would say Milky Way is the one I would try first! And the fact that it is scrappy is another plus!

Sandy A in St. Louis

Stacey said...

i like them all, the milky way might be my fave, but that also might be cuz of the colors used. thanks

Becky said...

Milky Way all the way!

Nancy said...

I would have to do Steamy Windows first...I love that quilt...

Thanks for the chance to win your new book....

Karin said...

I do beleive I would try Milky Way as it really is a zinger!
Karin

dianne said...

it's gotta be Milky Way - the stars are too cool AND that's my favorite candy bar AND my favorite galaxy

gina said...

Beautiful book!

I would probably try steamy windows. Its beautiful, but looks the easist. Since I'm a beginning quilter I need easy!

Hugs,
Gina
www.gigglekidsboutique.com

KARSIE GENE said...

I really like the Criss Cross pattern! Plus it doesn't look too difficult for a novice!

Dawn said...

I would like to make Angler's Choice! Thanks for the chance to win one of her books.

Amy said...

The first quilt I would like to make is Strippers on Wheels. Followed by Twirl Me Too. The quilts look great. Would love to have a copy of the book!

Evelyn said...

I'd go for either the Milky Way or the Steamy Windows (great names, by the way!). I need to put that book on my xmas wish list...

Jan said...

I'd jump right on "Steamy Windows", I'd probably us Authentic, too. I love that collection.

bruinbr said...

Fun! I think Milky Way would be the one I'd tackle first!

rderrett said...

I'm going to be really boring and say Steamy Windows. I really love the Authentic fabrics and while I loved the table runner when I saw it, I really, really love the quilt. This book is a must have as there are several other 'must do' projects that are pretty much idiot proof (with me being the idiot!)

Debra said...

I really like Steamy Windows

Fiesta said...

I would make the criss cross double cross. It looks great in those colors.

Darlene said...

This book is a must have and I would jump all over Milky Way - it's speaking loudly to me!

Kathleen said...

I think I would try to make the Milky Way quilt. I just love it. Good luck with the new book.

Dallas Designing-Diva said...

I love the Angler's Choice & Milky Way quilt. Sorry, I just couldn't choose one!! I have quite the strip collection too so could really use this book in my quilting reference shelf ( I promise to love, cherish and use it!! ;-0 )

Love 2 Quilt said...

I love Criss Cross Applesauce! Also love the Authentic fabric line so I'd do that one for sure.
paweis at yahoo dot com

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Great looking book Gudrun! My first quilt out of the book would definitely be Steamy Windows!!

Dianne said...

I love both the steamy windows or that angler quilt! I really hope I win cause I was just thinking that I needed some new jelly roll patterns!

peg.cawley said...

I was immediately drawn to "Crisscross Apple Sauce." There's alot of visual impact and that's what I'm drawn to

call me crazy said...

Milky Way really caught my eye! But I can think of a few guys who would love an Angler's Choice! The patterns are great! :-)

aztel2000 said...

I love the graphic look of Steamy Windows.
Karen in Breezy Point

Sarah said...

Gosh, it is a toss up between Milky Way and Rocky Road for me. I am so glad this book is out--I work mainly with strips and love to have new patterns!

kaiolohiakids said...

I love them all, but I think my favorite is the Criss Cross Double Toss from the cover! The book looks great!

Stitched With Prayer said...

I love them all, but I would definitely choose "Criss Cross Double Toss" to make first. I need a big throw to wrap up in this winter against the heavy toll the cold takes on me. The colors are perfect and I adore the block design.

Gitte said...

The Steamy Windows quilt is my favorite. It is so uncomplicated to look at and the colors are wonderful

Crafty Mama said...

They are all so lovely, but I think I would do Milky Way first.
Yummy quilts and a delicious candy bar to boot! LOL

quiltmamajb said...

Steamy Windows looks terrific - well, they all do really but I think I'd start with this one. Thanks for your generosity and all the best to you....piece.

Jo Anne said...

Looks like a great book! I would make Criss Cross Double Cross.

Becky said...

I love MIlky Way!!!!! Would love to have a copy of the book to start the project right away. Nice looking projects!

Peggy said...

I think your quilts are great. I would probably make the cover quilt first, although Twirl Me is a close second. Looks like a great book and I too have tons of strip rolls all sizes. I'd love to win!

Gretchen said...

I like all the quilts but I thing I would make "Rocky Road" first. I'm thinking this pattern would be perfect in Southwestern colors.

Debbie said...

I look forward to your book! Hard time picking just one quilt to make. Milkyway first and then Angler's Choice.

lisa said...

I really liked Angler’s Choice that would be number one!!!

Cecilia said...

My favorite would be Milky Way. I love the stars. Thanks for the giveaway.

Quilt Hollow said...

Criss Cross Applesauce! Love the name too!

Sandra said...

I'm only new to quilting and just love "Steamy Windows". So modern, perfect design to make for my daughter. I know she would love it. Just browsing through the book would be so inspiring!

Dee said...

I would have to make Milky Way first because I love it's dramatic impact. But I've been cutting my leftover fabric into strips for a while now so I'd probably end up making them all!

Casie said...

I love the Milky Way!

RustyBird said...

My first try would be Steamy Windows.

Jaylene said...

I love Steamy Windows. I also love the table runner.
Jaylene

Carrie P. said...

Great patterns. I would do the Milky Way first. I just love that pattern.

Perry said...

You have put together a wonderful batch of patterns. I think Milky Way is my favorite because it is so different. Hope I win! And thank you for offering this!

heywis said...

Rocky Road is the one that I would start first. All are beautiful quilts.

Ann P.

Kimberly said...

It's a toss up between Milky Way and
Angler's Choice.
Jelly Rolls and Honey Buns are the best thing since sliced bread! I love them!

Carol said...

My first choice would be Criss Cross Double Cross, and I even have some fabrics in mind. This book is on my 'must have' list.

Lotta said...

Hi,
If I win the book the first quilt I'd make would be Milky Way and as soon as that one is finished I'd make Angler's Choice.
Lotta in Sweden

Donna said...

Oh, I'd love to win that book! The first one I'd make would be Milky way, I think, or possibly Criss Cross Applesauce. The quilts are so cleverly named.

Joyful Quilter said...

Congrats on your new book! All the quilts are beautiful, but I think I'd make Rocky Road first. It looks like it would be a great guy quilt and I know a special guy who would love it.

Quilter92 said...

The moment I saw the cover quilt, Criss Cross Double Toss, it was a winner. There is not a bad quilt in the book though, but the cover definitely caught my eye! Thank you for doing patterns with Honey Buns as well!
Thank you for the chance to win the new book, and looking forward to the blog hop.

Sharrieboberry said...

I love the Criss Cross Double Toss. Every time I see another project made up in Authentic, it makes me like the line more and more. Hmmm, may have to buy some more and more.

Carolyn in Kentucky said...

This looks like a great book. I love Milky Way, that would have to be the first one I would make.

Kim D. said...

I love the Steamy Windows quilt, the Authentic by Sweetwater really makes it pop and I would love to make one. Thanks for the chance to win.

Debbie said...

I love the Criss Cross Double Toss. I'd love to win this book.

kwiltmakr said...

I have two that I am having trouble decieding which one I would do first. Steamy windows and Angler's Choice. Looks like an awesome book.

Sharon said...

I absolutely LOVE Steamy Windows...the colours, design and size - It would be perfect for my new 'Theatre Room' (in Australia) - and a lovely weight for our cool Summer nights.

Sharon said...

Oh Gudrun all of the quilts are really nice but I think I would love to make the "Steamy Windows first...It is different and I have someone in mind for it who would love it...Thanks for the chance and good luck with your book.

Sharon
TN

SheilaC said...

I love that Milky Way quilt!! Stars are my favorite!

Thanks for sharing your book!

Sheila

shecarita(at)yahoo (dot)com

Julie in WA said...

No fisherman in my family, but I would make the Angler's Choice anyways! Love it!

Debbie said...

I would love to win this book and I would make the Milky Way first. I love stars and scrappy quilts.
Debbie trscandia@msn.com

CARIBBEAN QUILTERS 'CAROLYN' said...

I love stars! I would make the milky Way first. This quilt looks like great fun and a great way to enjoy fabrics.
Carolyn

Terri said...

I would make Steamy Windows, I have a pile of Authenic fabrics just waiting for the right pattern!
thanks!
Terri

phyllis said...

They all look great but I think Criss Cross Applesauce is the one I'd like to try. Applesauce is a winner in our family any way you fix it!

Michelle said...

Wow, what a tough choice, as the patterns all look great. But I think I'd start with the Milky Way pattern.

Sue said...

I just love the Milky Way pattern. It just comes alive. I can see the kids fighting over it, and yes I mean grown kids.

momid5 said...

Oh it must be Angler's Choice first..I have several "fish" fabrics I've been saving..and this would be perfect for them!

S said...

CRISS CROSS APPLESAUCE!
ROCKY ROAD!
MILKY WAY!
STEAMY WINDOWS!
ah! Which one to choose, which one to choose...
All of the above! I really need more time till Christmas. Maybe 2010..

Amanda said...

I love all the quilts, so it's really hard to choose just one. However, I really like Angler's Choice. It's different looking and so pretty.

Thanks for giving us a chance to win a book!

Stacy Kraft said...

I can't wait to get this book and start Milky Way!!!! And then Twirl Me Too!!! And then Angler's Choice!
Stacy
bdkitty2@hotmail.com