Totally Tubular Stacked Block Quilt & Tula Pink Book Giveaway

Grandma Jane is back again with another wonderful quilt tutorial and a fabulous giveaway…….take it away, Mom………

I had been searching for the perfect quilt to make for my son (men are sew hard to sew for) and finally found my inspiration in the book, Quilts from the House of Tula Pink!

Tula Pink, a talented fabric designer and self-taught modern quilter, shares a peek into her whimsical, creative world in this fun book.

I absolutely love the beautiful, romantic photography style, the hand-sketched illustrations, and her no rules required approach to quilting.

Being someone who really likes a quick and easy project…I enjoyed the simple approach in the book to some quilting basics including Tula’s Totally Tubular Tube Technique, which is the inspiration for my quilt. Her section on “Fearless Fabric selection,” (who doesn’t stress over that process?) and “Quilting is not an afterthought,” all about choosing a quilting design, were both very helpful. She also explains a little about her fabric design process as an artist which was fun to read. The book contains 10 quilt patterns and 10 other smaller projects including pillows, a fun lampshade and even a darling shower curtain pattern.

Tula says in her introduction… “The House of Tula Pink is not a place of rules and regulations but a place where you can pick and choose when to behave. Here we eat our dessert first and sometimes skip dinner altogether. Go ahead and put your feet up and as long as you’re not doing anything, you might as well make some stuff.” Now that is a good philosophy! We don’t always have to follow the rules! The point is to be creative, have fun and actually finish something that is beautiful and makes you proud!

Supplies for generous throw quilt (68” x 70”)

• 10 Fat quarters various prints (Fabric is from Parson Gray’s first line, Curious Nature)
• 1 ¾ yards Background fabric

1. Cut each fat quarter into (8) 4” x 10 ½” pieces for a total of 80 pieces. (Save the end scrap for a pieced backing if you like)

2. Cut background fabric into 8 strips 7 ½”x WOF (width of fabric). Cut each strip in 4” x 7 ½” pieces. Each strip yields 10 pieces for a total of 80 pieces.

The Totally Tubular Technique involves sewing a piece of the background fabric with a fat quarter piece on the short ends to make a little tube. You then cut the background fabric at varying places to make blocks that will be staggered. I marked my background pieces before I sewed my tubes together on the wrong side with a pencil at 1 ½, 2, 2 ½ and 3 inches so when I cut them they would be straight and so that I would be sure to have a good variety of spacing.

Layout your sewn pressed tube pieces in 4 columns of 20 blocks each. I sewed them together in sets of 5 and then into columns.

Straighten up the edges of the columns and sew together matching the seams. This really went together quickly and has very few seams to match—just along the columns. I pieced the back with my fat quarter scraps.

This one is for my son, Ben, who lives in Colorado! I hope that he will feel a hug from his mama every time he curls up to read and snuggles under this totally tubular quilt.

I would love to share a copy of this beautiful book with one of Lindsay’s readers.
Leave a comment about that special person in your world that lives way too far away!
(Maybe they need a special quilt from you to remind them that they are always covered in your love!)
Giveaway open until January 17, 2013 at midnight (CST).
Thanks, Mom (aka Grandma Jane)! It’s always so much fun having you here on the blog and thank you so much for always thinking of the readers. Love you from here to the moon and back again!
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145 Comments

  1. My sister! I live in New York and she in Virginia.

  2. Wow, have enjoyed your blog today and the great giveaway.
    Tula has some wonderful inspirations about quilting and having fun with it!
    Would enjoy having her book to make two quilts for two of my grandson’s in Indiana. Two matching quilts, different colors since they are twins!
    Thank you for the giveaway!

  3. My sister is getting married in June – I would love to be able to present her with a beautiful quilt 🙂

  4. Thank you for the awesome tutorial! My 2 kids have outgrown Grandma’s made quilts, and this gives me a great ideas for their next ones.
    I really miss my 2 nieces, we get to see each other once and if we’re lucky twice a year. They just grow up fast!

  5. My momma, the reason I sew… I live in arkansas she lives in Las Vegas.

  6. What a delightful quilt. Method looks super easy, too. My quilting sister lives too far away – although we sometimes go to a retreat together.
    Love to win a copy of the book!

  7. My special person is my twin sister and best friend, Susan. I’m in Louisiana and she’s in Maryland, and we just don’t get a chance to see each other very much!

  8. I’d like to make a quilt for my husband. He doesn’t live far away, but he could use some extra encouragement right now and I know he’d love his own quilt.

  9. My daughter, who is in college, is too far away for us! Even though she is only one and a half hours away and is home for breaks & summer, the first one to leave the nest always seems very far away! Thanks for the tutorial and giveaway!
    ellen(at)myerly(dot)net

  10. Our grandson lives in Texas and we are in Illinois!! We only get to see him a few times a year! This quilt gives me some great ideas for my little guy 🙂 Thank you for the chance to win a copy of the wonderful Tula Pink’s book!

  11. What an awesome technique for piecing it!!! He’s going to love his quilt.

  12. I would love to make a quilt like that for my brother who lives all the way in California, which for us in Europe is almost on the other side of the world. I have an old greyish dress of our mother thaat would be perfect as a background fabric. That way she will seem to be near him even though she passed away some years ago.
    Also for my grandson who lives quite near and who will be moving to his big boy bed soon and needs a new bog boy quilt of course. Can I also win lots of time to make all those scrumptious quilts, pretty please.
    Thank you for the opportunity,
    Lotte van der Linden
    lottelinden@hotmail.com

  13. My dad.. he lives in the caribbean, I live in TX…it may be warm there but even in a warm area he still says he gets cold sometimes especially in the rainy season.

  14. My grandsons and great grandson- they are in California on the central coast and I am in Tennessee. Thanks for sharing.

  15. I miss both my sisters, both of whom live far away from me and far away from each other.
    I have to tell you that I love everything about that quilt. I am also making a quilt (very different) from the Curious nature line. It’s for my son who only lives about 10 miles from me. It’s a great line of fabric for men.

  16. My brother. He is in the army. And always stationed far away and is forever moving. I am very proud of him and miss him dearly.

  17. Last June our son moved 900 miles away. We’ve been to visit 3 times already but it is a very long trip. He is just starting his career and probably won’t be there forever, so I really hope he will someday be closer! Making a quilt for him (he has several) is on my list, just as soon as he settles on colors.

  18. That would be just about everyone in my family now. I just recently moved to Missouri, and most of my family is in southern Texas.

  19. Just dropped my son off at college last week, many miles away! I miss him so. I totally adore your quilt, so masculine without being drab or boring! Thanks so much for sharing, and the tutorial was terrific!

  20. My daughter lives on the other side of the state and I don’t get to see her as much as I would like. We have so much fun together. She teaches art to first and second graders. She is single and lives alone with her little doggie Chloe’. She bought her first home and her dad is always on call to fix something, so that’s a good excuse to go for a visit.

  21. My friend Angie lives way too far away. She became my second “Mom” when we worked together for ten years and now she live about 1500 miles away and we haven’t seen each other in fifteen years. Yes, making a quilt for her is a great idea. I love this tutorial – thank you for sharing.

  22. My grandmother lives only an hour away but that’s still too far! I wish she was closer so her great grandbabies could come and play with her more often. Little people just make the heart feel young and I wish they could share their joy with with their great-grandmother more than a few times a year. Maybe we’ll make her a quilt!

  23. My husband’s aunt in Florida. My husband’s aunt has taken me in like one of her own daughters. She passed down her mother’s antique sewing box to me and encourages me to continue learning to sew. I would love to make her a quilt for her upcoming birthday. mfrapp_83 [at] yahoo [dot] com

  24. I have a dear college friend who live in Maine. Would love to send a snuggly surprise! http://patchworkposse.com

  25. We live in Florida and our three grandkids live way up in Connecticut. They love to snuggle in a handmade quilt.

  26. There is no easy way to get from Madison, MS to Winston-Salem, NC, to be with my daughter, Bunny. And with a name like Bunny, everyone wants to be with her. Sewing is my therapy and sewing makes her need therapy so she would love for someone (her mom) to deliver the finished product.
    Shirley

  27. I miss my mommy!

  28. We’re in NC – my cousin, who is more like my sister and best friend, lives in MA. We talk every morning. It sucks being so far apart 🙁 I make her stuff all the time though.

  29. My Aunt lives in Philly and I am in Chicago. She could use a nice made with love quilt to keep her warm. This would be a wonderful surprise for her. I would love to find some lovely purple and plum fabrics…she loves purple!

  30. What a great tutorial, thank you for sharing that with us. I am always on the look
    out for the ideal quilt to make for my boys, and this seems to be just the one.
    Though the distance is not overly great, when your son has finally been given
    the news that his cancer has gone into remission, the relief and joy to know of
    all the suffering that he has had to endure, makes me want to make just the right
    quilt, to wrap him in hugs of comfort. And his younger brother will be graduating
    and going away to college this fall. Time for me to get busy.

  31. One of my best friends lives 650 miles away, I wish we lived in the same town.

  32. Most of our family lives at least a four hour drive away so we don’t get to see them as much as we would like. We really wish our children’s grandparents were closer so they can have a closer relationship like I had with my grandparents.

  33. Love your quilt! Love the ease and simplicity of this quilt. My best friend lives in DE and I’m in IL and you know what, we’ve never met in person! How crazy is that? I am working on a quilt for her too!

  34. Wonderful!

    As a German in America, my whole family and all my “old” friends live on the other side of the world.
    I am working on a quilt for my mom.

    Greetings
    Tina

  35. My parents are across the country. Wish they were closer!

  36. My brother lived in Houston, while the rest of us live in Pennsylvania. I’d love to have him closer.

  37. Another amazing Grandma Jane quilt and tutorial!! Thanks, Grandma Jane!

  38. my mother-in-law relatives…
    we live in Italy near Florence and they live in Pennsylvania
    we are the closest ever, nearer ones are not so dear to us 😛

  39. Oh my, I’ve been wanting a copy of this book since it came out… hope to win this copy (or hope the budget allows for a purchase soon!) Great post and review of the book. Thanks!

  40. Special people in my life? My children. We all live in a different time zone and I miss them so much.
    My daughter is in Pacific Time Zone.
    My husband and are are in Mountain Time Zone.
    My youngest son is in Central Time Zone.
    My oldest son is in Eastern Time Zone.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win that fabulous book.

  41. Everyone lives too far away. Both of our families are quite some distance, but for me I REALLY miss seeing my nephews grow up. I only get to see them twice a year for a few days and that is just not enough time. We used to skype every few months, but kids don’t have the greatest attention span and I was lucky to get a minute or two before they ran off. I’m hoping once they get a little older they can fly out by themselves and spend some quality time with us in the summers.

  42. My sister for sure. She’s back home in Texas and we live in Fort Jacson, SC. She finally got to meet her niece (14 months at the time) in October and my daughter just loves her to pieces. I miss her so much. I would love to make one for my dear friend and fellow Army Wife, Jen, she was the first army wife I meet 6 years ago when we were stationed in Fort Riley, KS. Her and her family are currently stationed at Fort Carson, CO. I hope our paths cross again someday. Thank you for the giveaway!

  43. I have four very special people that live far from me… Oh we’ll I guess I live far from them (as I am the one that left) those are my mum, dad, brother and sister…. I definitely need to make them quilts as hugs… Would love to have this book as inspiration!

  44. I am going to make my grandmother a quilt for her 90th birthday this year. I live in Texas and she lives in Minnesota. I am still hunting for the perfect pattern even though she will love anything. Love this tutorial. I’m going to use it for a baby quilt I need to make! Thanks!

  45. What a lovely quilt. This book sounds like a great way to jump into the world of quilting. I live in Northern Central Canada, and all of my family live in England. I would love to make my Mum a quilt from this book to remind her that my son and I are always thinking of her, and to keep her warm in that damp and dreary country I used to call home!

  46. My sister in law lives across the country and I really wish she was closer. I would love to make her a quilt like this but I just need to find the right colors/designs for her.
    Thanks,
    Erin
    emstone28@gmail.com

  47. My sister. We lived far apart. We need to travel 2 hours by car to meet up 😀

  48. I’d make my brother a quilt. He’s the only child out of 7 that lives far away in Wyoming and he’s the youngest, a mama’s boy. He needs a hug made from fabric!

  49. This quilt pattern is great! No flowers, no frills, masculine …. this I will make for my son …. provided I can find fabric that has …. no flowers, no frills, and is totally masculine!
    Thank you,
    Mike’s Mom in AZ

  50. I’d love to make this pattern for my 90-year-old dad. My step-mom passed away and now he lives alone on his ranch in OK. I am an only child, so there’s just him and me now… and I live in CA. So I would love to send him a hug from his daughter every time he wraps up in his quilt. 🙂

  51. Love this quilt! I would make one for my daughter. She is a sophomore in college. We moved to California this past summer, and she goes to school in Maryland. She is too far away from her momma and is at the age where you still need a hug from your mom, sometimes!

  52. Oh I love what you did for the back! My best friend lives about 2000 miles away, and I made them a pillow but they are getting married next year and I am trying to find a nice design for a wedding gift for them. Thank you so much for the giveaway!

  53. My son is off to college – 6 hours away. Oh how I miss having him around. I’d love to make a MANLY quilt for him!

  54. I would love to make a quilt for my dad. His mother made quilts when I was little and I think it would bring back lots of memories for him and let him know even though we are not next door I am always there.

  55. Hi there. Not sure I qualify being in Uk. Would love to make one for my son, grandsons aged 5&7 &lovely DIL. who live some distance away & whom I miss with all my heart. Anne x

  56. I am lucky enough to have all my family in the same state as I do. However my husband’s grandparents are in Tennessee and we are in Nebraska. We would love to have them closer.

  57. As we live overseas everyone is far away! My son’s quilt was lost in our last move. I would make a quilt for him.

  58. My sister lives in Oklahoma and I live in Illinois! And her husband is in the army and deployed right now, while she takes care of my niece and nephew full time! Miss her….

  59. My sron lives in Chicago, loves quilts, and I rarely get to see him. I love this pattern.

  60. My best friend is 1000 miles away. No fair :/

  61. thank you for the tutorial, I just got some Parson’s Gray, Curious Nature and this would make a great quilt for my dad who lives in California and I live in Greece, all of my loved ones live so far away.

  62. My son lives in Colorado also. It is too far away although closer than San Fransisco where he lived previously. I recently made him a quilt out of T-shirts that he loved but didn’t wear anymore. And I just came across the baby quilt I made for him 35 years ago.

  63. My sister is in Iowa. My sister in laws are out of state too. One is in California and the other in Indiana. It would be great to use this book to learn how to quilt!

  64. I don’t know if this is open to people in Canada, but if it is, then my parents and grandparents are my special people. My husband, myself and our daughter emigrated to Calgary in 2006 from the UK and since then I only got to visit them once in 2008 for Christmas. When I had my youngest in 2010, my Mom made it out to stay with me, but my Dad and my Grandparents couldn’t afford the trip and we couldn’t afford to go over, so they have yet to meet our sweet girl who is now 2 1/2. We plan to head over there for our 10th Anniversary in 2014, and I would love nothing more than to pack some special gifts for them, or maybe even (hopefully) mail something lovely out to them for their christmas gifts this year.

  65. My relatives in France are sooooo far away! My cousin and his two sons visited us in Canada this summer and it was fantastic!! We are keeping in touch via email and FB!! One of these days we will travel to visit them… can’t wait!!

  66. My BFF lives about an hour and half away and I know I could make her a beautiful quilt from this book to “wrap her in love” 🙂 Thank You!!!

    vbehymer at gmail

  67. Our son is away at college. He wraps himself in a quilt every night. It’s about time to make him a replacement quilt:)

  68. My brother, who’s in the Navy, is stationed away from us!! We miss having him close by!!

  69. My whole family (parents, siblings, nieces, etc) all live far away from me. I love this tutorial. Thanks so much.

  70. I have a special sister-in-law who lives in Canada – way too far away. We both share a love of quilting, so I’d probably share this book with her if I win it. Thank you so much for the opportunity, and the wonderful tutorial!

  71. One of my most favorite people in the world leaves in Chicago, and I have never met her in person. Sheree and I talk on the computer, email, and text, and we have vowed to meet each other soon. We both love sewing, and are so much alike it is like we are sisters.
    Thanks for a chance to win.

  72. My parents live on the other side of the world from me – I would love to make them a special quilt – just waiting for some good ideas, so thanks for the opportunity to win.

  73. My only son lives in Washington DC. I’d love to share a special quilt with him. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

  74. My son is in college about 950 miles away from me. I plan to make him a quilt in his school colors this year. Love your Parson Gray quilt – amazing!

  75. I would love this book for my granddaughter, Jessica . She is in China on a work/mission assignment for 9 months. She is 19 yrs old and has been quilting since she was 10 yrs old. She has even designed one pattern on her own and worked in a quilt shop before her trip. She would love this book. Thanks for considering her.

  76. My husband…he’s in the Army states away and I have to stay working here.

  77. Our Daughter, lives in North Carolina…..would love to make a “Special Momhug” quilt for her….miss her soooo much! Know it would mean so much to her too.

    Thanks for chance to win your Drawing! 🙂

  78. I love the quilt, thanks for the tutorial. I would make it for my stepson and my 3 grandchildren

  79. My brother who lives in another city:)

  80. My niece, Jenifer, is my special person. We are only 10 years apart and have always been close. She recently asked me to make her a quilt and this would be the perfect one for her. Thanks!

  81. Love the quilt — and the book!
    My sons Tim and Jeff and my daughter Allison all live far away (NH, DC and Brooklyn, NY). But I will see them all in August, thanks to a round trip plane ticket Christmas gift from my brother and sister-in-law. YAY!

  82. Gorgeous quilt! I think my grandma, Ives to far away from me. I wish she lived in the same town every week, so we could pop in for tea or invite her around.

  83. Beautiful quilt! My whole family lives too far away – we haven’t lived within 1000 miles of each other for about fifteen years. Miss them lots!!

  84. I was talking today with a dear friend who lives in NC, which is way too far away from me in OR. As I described my spur-of-the-moment trip to see her brother and his wife over the weekend, she grew very wistful. “Oh, I wish you could drop in on me!”. Me, too. A quilt for her is on my list.

    Thanks for the tutorial. The suggestion to mark the background pieces is especially helpful.

  85. I would love to make this in bright colours for my little Niece who lives in France (I am in Australia). She is just too far away and I wish I could give her a hug everyday but a quilt might let her know that she is loved and missed every day. She is about to become a big sister too so two of these quilts would be a wonderful present for my family in France.

  86. I am grandmother and i live in Israel.
    i would love to win this giveaway that i can make guilts for all my grandchildren (5).

  87. My first (and only, so far) grandchild who lives the other end of the country to where we are, he is nearly 6 months old and I’ve only seen him twice, I already made him the baby quilt from Grandma Jane’s last tutorial, I’m keen to start another!!

  88. My favorite person that lives way too far away is my great neice Chloe. he just turned 3 and is the apple of my eye. She is the sweetest, cutest, smartest little thing you ever did see. And tells her moma “Aunt Tammy and Daisy Dog loves me soo much” “They will be so happy to see me”. Love her little visits.
    conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

  89. well, I live quite far from all of my family, I have been in China and Singapore for the last five years and my family are in Australia. But I would say my extra special people are my mum and dad, that’s who i’d make one for.
    Liz

  90. My best friend and her girls live in a different state, and we just don’t get together enough! We’ve been friends for 30 years, so it would take more than that to split us up, but I wish we were together more.

  91. I’m in North Carolina, and my 92 year old Dad was living in Texas until last summer. But he now lives with my younger sister in central Tennessee, so he’s just a long day’s drive away instead of a 2-day drive. Thanks for the giveaway.

  92. I IS would love the book by Tula, as her designs are so inspirational . I am a new beginner quilter and am looking to make a quilt to comfort my dear brothers who live in Illinois ( I live in south Florida ) we just lost our dearest Mother. Having a quilt to curl up in and feel comfort in their sad days. Tula’s inspiration would be a great help to me.

  93. My prents live in another country and my nearest family is a 400km far away.My adorable niece who is one year lives 500km far away and I miss her and all my family.

  94. I so ♥ the blue colorway in Grandma Jane’s tubular quilt! The back is pretty fetching, too.
    I’ve just the past couple months come to love Tula’s fabric line; would really enjoy her book — especially if her tutes are as understandable as Grandma Jane’s are…
    My sis lives half a world away where she teaches indigenous peoples how to translate the Word into their own language. She has to travel lightly, so most of her treasures stay in her room at our parents’ house 5 miles from me.
    Thank you for the chance to win this book; and for the most excellent tute, as well.

  95. My youngest son! I’m in England and he’s at uni in Belfast!

  96. My youngest son! I’m in England and he’s at uni in Belfast!

  97. Both my children are an 8 hour drive away. Miss them so! Would love to make each of them a quilt from this book.

  98. My daughter is in Korea. I would love to make her a quilt from this book and send it to her while she serves our country so far away from home.

  99. My sister, who is going to have her first baby in a couple of months, lives in Wyoming (and I in South Dacota.) I would love to make a tubular quilt for my soon-to-arrive neace! Thank you for the tutorial!

  100. My dear Mama! She just loves getting things from my sewing room in the mail!

  101. The special person in my life lives right here with me~I don’t have anyone special that lives far away 🙂 ty for the giveaway
    hypersky5athotmail.com

  102. That would be my mom and dad. Only get to see them once a year, but talk on the phone at least ever other day.

  103. My son is away at college. I would love to win Tula Pink’s book. Thanks for the opportunity.

  104. My mom and sisters are farther away than I would like. Close enough for occasional visits but far enough away to prevent spur of the moment get togethers. I would love to make them each a quilt.

  105. My both of my brother in laws live far away. One in Texas and another in Canada, far from the midwest.

  106. Love your quilt! My sister lives too far away – I love to make her handmade items.

  107. My nephew Jonas!

    jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

  108. Do you really have such an adult son? You were 5 years old, when he was born? 😉 Patchwork beautiful, just perfect.

  109. Would love to make one of these for my grandfather.

  110. HELLO! MY SPECIAL FRIEND LIVES ACROSS THE US FROM ME.I AM PLANNING A RED+PINK+WHITE MINI QUILT FOR HER! THANKS FOR SHARING WITH YOU INSPIRATION+A BEAUTIFUL GIVEAWAY!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

  111. What a beautiful quilt! My little sister moved recently and i miss her terribly. Her birthday is coming up and a new quilt would be a perfect gift.

  112. That’s a really fun quilt. Thanks for the tutorial–it will come in handy, I am sure! I have a daughter that lives in TX and I don’t get to see her very often. She always loves a quilt!

  113. Lovely quilt, would like to have something like that to pass on to my girls. Everyone is close by to me, I’m lucky.

  114. This post is an inspiration to me, I have the fabric to make my first quilt ever, and I want to make it for my grandmother. She lives with my mother about 2 hrs away from us, and I don’t get to see them as much as I would like. My grandmother is nearly 90 yrs old and I soooo want to make her this quilt. I need to find the time to do that for her because I know she will cherish it. <3

  115. I would love to make a quilt for my nephew! We live 4 hours away from each other and I feel like I’m missing all of his growing milestones!

    Melissa M.
    melissamoyers6982@yahoo.com

  116. My lovely 11 year old granddaughter – she’s in Washington State, I’m in Michigan. Love you Hannah!

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  118. Most of my family lives in California, including my brother, ans I wish I could see them more often.

  119. Thankfully, most of my family lives nearby and my kids haven’t left the nest yet.
    aliben7 (at) gmail (dot) com

  120. my grandkids live 1/2 hr. away from me ; I know that’s not far , but , I am working on quilts to cover them with my love !! thanks for this easy tute with great pics !!! 😀

  121. my special people also live in the mountains of Colorado, and we’re on the east coast, so we don’t get to see them often enough. Martha is also a quilter, so we trade ideas, and little projects. When we do get to visit in person, we always plan a “pajama day” where we stay in and sew up a storm !!

  122. I was thinking about making one for my brother-in-law as he prepares to move about 12 hours away from us. I would love to make him something to remember us, and a quilt that isn’t ‘girlie’ is hard to come by. This would be special and would motivate me! Thanks for sharing your beautiful piece with us!

  123. My mom! She lives in washington state and i live in oklahoma 🙁 i love this giveaway! 🙂

  124. Beautiful quilt for your son, I’m sure he’ll think of you often when he cuddles up under it. My Mum is two and a half hours drive from me and we don’t get to see her very often, so I love to make a quilt for her so she can think of us as often as we think of her!

  125. My grandkids! A year ago I had to move 1800 miles away from them, and I miss them lots.

  126. That would be my very best friend since age 4 who lives 800 miles away and if I’m lucky I get to see her once a year. It’s like we were never apart though.
    Evin5 at aol dot com

  127. I am thinking of making this quilt for my brother, for a high school graduation present for next year. My grandma always made denim quilts for her grandchildren – but she passed away before she made my brother a quilt. Do you think denim would work to make this quilt (for the blue rectangles), and if so, what type of material would you recommend using for the background on the front of the quilt? I think I would use flannel on the backside of the quilt, because that was what grandma did on my quilt.

  128. My newest grandson is all the way on the other side of the country! Pictures just aren’t the same as in person. This book looks really interesting so I hope I win it!

  129. All my friends and family are close by, but I do have a few computer friends I would love to meet in person.

  130. Neat technique! My littlest nephew is far away. I’d love to see him some more!

  131. While my mom isn’t all that far away – this is the last fabric collection we picked out together before she went into assisted living. To have it matched with this tutorial is a big bonus! My mom will love this! Thanks so much!

  132. My 6 year old grandson Sean…. He loves a blanket in the morning. When I’m visiting I get to snuggle with him then.

  133. My husband is in the military, and we’ve always lived far from friends and family. I would love this book for my SIL in Texas, who is learning how to quilt!

  134. Would love this book! My mama is too far away!

  135. I’m engaged to be married to a great guy, who lives in a different country (England). We’re in the process of getting me permission to move over there so we can be together — and a new project would I’m sure be a great distraction as we play the waiting game!

  136. My sister-in-law lives in North Carolina while I live in Wisconsin. My brother and her husband, Charlie, passed away exactly four years to the very day that my late husband passed away. We always had a special bond and now due to this our bond is even greater. I would love to make a quilt for her so she can feel the love I send her across the miles.

  137. My son is in his first year in college in OH and I miss him TERRIBLY; he’s my only. I’d love to make this for him so that he know that he always “covered in love”! I always struggle with fabric and patterns for a guy and these two are perfect. The book would be awesome! Thanks for the chance and for sharing your post!

  138. My friend Suzy lives in Rhode Island and I live in Iowa. We met online in a genealogy class about 14 years ago. We have been fast friends ever since. She is like a sister to me. Thanks for a chance to win Tula’s book.

  139. My sister, Marge.

  140. Que lastima que llegue tarde para el concurso!!! Yo vivo en BsAs Argentina y mi unica hermana en Barcelona Espa<ña,y cuando viaje el año pasado le lleve un quilt para mi querida sobrina....Trataré de conseguir el libro por Amazon, aunque en mi pais esta bastante ccomplicado Besos Rosa!!!!

  141. I would love to make this quilt for my Dad – lives a couple hours away and is very lonely since Mom passed away a few months ago. I am going to plan this and use some strips I have been cutting from some of her clothing and make a very special quilt for my Dad! This pattern is fantastic and I would love a copy of the book!

  142. Thank you so much for this tutorial! I ave only made 2 baby quilts so far and I was looking for something a little larger that I could tackle. This seems ideal since there’s not a lot of seams to match and also the quilting seems easy – those wavy lines look great! Your quilt turned out amazing!

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