Last year, Jennifer Chiaverini’s The Wedding Quilt became a huge success and New York Times bestseller, thanks in part to quilt-lovers like you! I was hoping you would consider reviewing or hosting a giveaway on your website of her newest novel in the Elm Creek Quilts series, SONOMA ROSE (on-sale 2/21).
Jennifer has always been praised for her ability to write historical and present-day fiction with equal skill. While her last novel was set in modern times, Sonoma Rose tells the story of a young mother's heroic journey in Prohibition-era America.
Rosa Diaz Barclay is touched by the criminality surrounding Prohibition when she discovers that her husband, John, has given over the duties of their Southern California rye farm in favor of bootlegging. Fearing the safety of her four children, Rosa flees, carrying only a case of John’s ill-begotten cash and her mother’s two quilts. Lars Jorgensen, her true love and the father of two of her children, aids in her escape, and together the six travel north to San Francisco. Under assumed names, they are hired to work at a Sonoma vineyard, where Rosa creates a personal and professional identity that she would never have dared imagine at the opening of her tale, and one that brings great honor-and beauty-to all who surround her.
So, to win a copy of Jennifer's New Book,
Check out these great quilt blocks above, that are in the inside of the book.
leave me a comment about:
Have you made a quilt from any of these blocks?
and if you haven't one... Which one might you try?
Please make sure you leave your email address so I can reach you!
I will draw a winner Wednesday Feb 22nd. 9a.m. EST.
I have a log cabin quilt in the works right now - but I really love the pinwheel star. And I'd love to read the book.ReplyDelete
I've made a log cabin quilt before & it's on my bed ... love it! Have been thinking about the sonoma rose pattern for a whiles :) thanks for the chance!ReplyDelete
I used the log cabin block to make my first quilt. I have also made the four patch and double four patch blocks.ReplyDelete
The only block i have done is the 4 patch, But only because i am brand new to quilting! I would like to try the log cabin and progress from there.ReplyDelete
I made a Christmas Log Cabin quilt as my first quilt 4 years ago, I LOVE it and still can't believe that I started something that big AND finished it!! It was 90x90...a huge project for me!! I have read all of Jennifers books, and in fact that is what inspired me to make my first quilt, I have been hooked ever since! Her books should come with a warning...quilting is addictive!!ReplyDelete
Double four patch for my Mom and also a baby quilt. Log Cabin in a several times for my Dad and as a center in a round robin. The school house in the 25th Wedding Aniversary quilt.ReplyDelete
Like the pinwheel star.
I am sure I have used a block or two in sampler quilts, but I couldn't tell you which one.ReplyDelete
If I were going to make a quilt with just one of the blocks it would definitely be Loyal Daughter. Love it!
I made a Log Cabin quilt for my brother and sister-in-law, and a Triple Four Patch for my older brother a couple of years ago. I've got a Schoolhouse quilt on my "Bucket List", but who knows when that's going to happen!ReplyDelete
I'm in! Yes, definitely, double four patch, four patch, Sunflower... gee, I think somebody I know made tons of the Road to Triumph ranch... ;)ReplyDelete
My first quilt was a sampler quilt - I used log cabin, four patch, school house and double four patchReplyDelete
Seems that sampler quilt are a first for a few, I made mine in 1996 for my then 16 year old in greens and purples.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the giveaway would love to win a great book
I've made a log cabin block in muy first and only sampler.ReplyDelete
I've always loved that schoolhouse block.ReplyDelete
I've done samplers with several of these blocks included but Loyal Daughter is calling my name.ReplyDelete
I love all of Jennifer's books! Would love to read this one too. I have made many log cabin quilts. Kind of fits my OCD personality! Would love to make a school house block as my hubby is a retired teacher. Thanks for the chance.ReplyDelete
I've made several log cabin quilts, both traditional and modern, straight and wonky, original and variation. It's such a versatile block!ReplyDelete
I want to try to make the Pinwheel star quilt..ReplyDelete
oh my I have done quilts using the double four patch, happy home, railroad crossing, pinwheel star log cabin, four patch and the schoolhouse. thanks for the great giveaway. I love her books.ReplyDelete
My first quilt was a log cabin, and I've made charity quilts using 4 patch and double 4 patch. The pinwheel star has been in a star sampler I did. I'd like to do a schoolhouse, but haven't yet. Kathie L in AllentownReplyDelete
I've always wanted to do a schoolhouse block. Whenever I see one I think how I should get started on that. One day!ReplyDelete
What a great looking book! I've made 4 patches and log cabins, and sunflower looks like dresden plates. Loyal daughter looks like a variation of swoon (or maybe the're just cousins) I'd love to give that one a go!ReplyDelete
I've made the traditional log cabin and a pineapple log cabin. Way back when I made several small double 4patch wall hangings. I even wrote up a tutorial for my small group.ReplyDelete
I've made the double four patch and log cabin. The Sonoma Rose looks really intriguing. I think I might have to play with that one....ReplyDelete
Hi, Victoria. Fun post and Jennifer's book sounds really interesting. I've done a log cabin (one of my first quilts) and wacky log cabin blocks for other projects. Someday I'd like to do a red and white schoolhouse quilt...someday!ReplyDelete
I haven't made a whole quilt out of any of these, but I have used double four patch, four patch, and log cabin blocks in other quilts.ReplyDelete
I have made log cabin quilt and have used 4 patch in several projects! I love that Road to Triumph Ranch block!ReplyDelete
I have done numerous Log Cabin quilts and am working on a fussy cut SunflowerReplyDelete
Hi Victoria, I've made quilts with a few of these blocks: Double Four-Patch, Happy Home, Pinwheel Star, Log Cabin, Sunflower, Four Patch and Schoolhouse. I'd like to try Loyal Daughter - it looks like it has a lot of potential, and is not too tricky! I've read a few of the Elm Creek books too, and I'd like to read another.ReplyDelete
I have done log cabin, four patch and double four patch. Would like to do Schoolhouse, all in different reds with sky blue background.ReplyDelete
Hi Victoria - I have made a log cabin block quilt but would love to try more! ToniReplyDelete
I have made the log cabin up a couple of times, but would like to give it a go for some of the others...ReplyDelete
I have done a 4 block, but like that school house block. Most of the others are wonderful too.ReplyDelete
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The only one of those I've made of those is a log cabin, but I want to make a schoolhouse, really scrappy and bright. I love the Road to Triumph Ranch, mmmm.ReplyDelete
Wow! Everyone BUT the Sunflower and the Arboles one. Looks like a lovely book. I've read several of her books but not for a while. Thanx for the chance!ReplyDelete
I would like to try scrappy Happy Home , set without sashing.ReplyDelete
My first quilt ever was a log cabin, and I still love it!ReplyDelete
I've never sewn any of those blocks! (GASP!) But I'd love a quilt made entirely of the Loyal Daughter block!ReplyDelete
My very first quilt was a 4 patch, 20+ years ago. Have done a more improvisational quilt as you go log-cabin more recently, last year.ReplyDelete
One of my first quilts was a log cabin quilt, it was a quilt as you go pattern. I made it in blues for my husband many years ago... :)ReplyDelete
If I were going to try a block, I would do Sonoma Rose.
Thank you for the chance to win, I love her books.
I've made a log cabin out of leftover batik scraps and I love it! thanks for the chance!ReplyDelete
I have made the log cabin and the four patch. I love Jennifer's books, they are always so enjoyable. Thanks for doing this giveaway. firstname.lastname@example.orgReplyDelete
after seeing photos of the red/white exhibit in NYC, i made a small quilt of red/white schoolhouses...and i'd love to win the book! i've read all her quilting novels so farReplyDelete
I wold LIKE to try Loyal Daughter but it has so many pieces! If I did it a little at a time, I might could do it.ReplyDelete
I've mastered the 4 patch because it's so simple but I am dying to try a log cabin block! The infinite variety of patterns that can be created with them is amazing!ReplyDelete
When I saw the schoolhouse block I remembered a quilt I made about fifteen years ago. I woman from Åre, Sweden did order a schoolhouse quilt in red and white to put in her bakery. One of my first order...nice memory!ReplyDelete
I will be watching out for jennifer's new book to be available here. We don't have the long quilt history you have in USA, so have found her stories light and informative. I've read them all so far.ReplyDelete
The block Sonama Rose has quite a modern look to it so I may try that at sone stage. I think I can figure out how it is put together.
She is a clever lady!
Goodness! I see three blocks I've made! The double four-patch, the log cabin and The happy home! Now I'd like to do the Sunflower! Thanks for the opportunity to win!ReplyDelete
I have a full collection of Jennifer's books and would love to win this one! Over the years I have made a few of the blocks shown, but never a whole quilt. I love anything hexagonal, so Road to Triumph Ranch has just gone on my to do list. Thanks, Victoria!ReplyDelete
I love all those blocks. My very first quilt was a log cabin. I have a collection of fabrics for one in Fall colors ~ and may get it made one of these years.ReplyDelete
I'm looking forward to another great book from this author.
I have for several years ago made "the scool house" - I love houses.ReplyDelete
Greeting from Kirsten in Denmark.
I've read every book that Jennifer has written. Have made one block in Sylvia's Bridal Quilt........and someday there will be more. :-) Would love to win this book. Love the books's title. Just has a pretty sound to it.ReplyDelete
I have made a double 4 patch, and would like to try a log cabin next! I love reading - this would be a great book to win! Thanks!ReplyDelete
I love Jennifer Chiaverini's books; I have read at least 9 of them.ReplyDelete
For quilt blocks, I have made a quilt with 4 patches and log cabin blocks. The Sonoma Rose seems to be a variation of log cabin and I would like to try it.
I LOVE the Elm Creek Quilt Novels! I've actually tried my hand at a few blocks from from the first book about slavery. I don't have it here and can't remember the title.ReplyDelete
I've made a school house (foundation pieced) and a double four patch before. I love Jennifer's books - first got into them when I travelled the US 8 years ago and haven't looked back!ReplyDelete
I have made a log cabin quilt and it came out great. Thanks for the giveaway!ReplyDelete
Log cabin was my first quilt for my now 21 yr old son when he was born. Also made a school house in an Ohio star for a teacher from there.ReplyDelete
I've made a few of those blocks - the easy ones. I would like to try that pinwheel star.ReplyDelete
lob cabin and 4 patch. What a nice giveaway. Thanks for the chanc!ReplyDelete
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I have used Double 4-Patch, Pinwheel star and Something like Loyal Daughter called Carpenter's Wheel. Thank you for sharing this giveaway.ReplyDelete
I've done the Log Cabin, and the Sunflower block. I like the looks of the Loyal Daughter........ plus it sounds like my life!. They all look nice together, maybe they'd look great done up as a Sampler.ReplyDelete
I have made a log cabin, would love to make a schoolhouse, have made a 4 patch, and double four patch, a happy home quilt too.ReplyDelete
would love to make a sunflower and a railroad crossing quilt ok maybe the road to triumph ranch too!
would love to read her book! thanks ;)
sounds perfect for my style!