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Hello! Well those of you following QuiltSue's blog hop have reached your final destination in Yorkshire, England. We're now just a few miles away from where Sue lives and around 70 miles from Trudi's home in Lincoln. It's appropriate that you've arrived from Lincoln because that's where I lived and where my daughter was born before we moved here! I'm sure Sue will be telling you a few interesting facts about this wonderful county but for now help yourself to a slice of Yorkshire curd tart and a cuppa or 'brew' and let me tell you a little more about how I know Sue.

Sue and I first met at our local quilt group 'Tuesday Quilters'. I find it hard to keep track of dates so can't tell you exactly when that was but I have found one or two photos on my computer which give some clues.

Can you spot her? Although she is trying hard to lurk in the shadows I'm pretty sure it's Sue at the back in the pink jumper. The computer has dated this 2004 when our group was showing off quilts made for Project Linus. Moving forward Sue volunteered for the committee and did a magnificent job organising our exhibition in 2005:

Even then she was designing patterns and had created a mystery quilt which lots of our members made and these were on display. How may fabrics do you think Sue used in this quilt? Here's her quilt in red, gold and cream - only three fabrics!

The mystery quilt was published in a British quilting magazine. Only the other day someone at the group was remembering a quiz which Sue entertained us with too. She really is a multi-talented lady and very generous. She is largely responsible for getting me into blogging and buying an Accuquilt Go so she has a lot to answer for! It's always good to meet up with Sue - she is just as funny in real life as in her blog posts.

Now onto Sue's book 'Pick Four' which shows how to make stunning quilts with a maximum of only 4 fabrics. I was so excited when my copy arrived in the post and like other bloggers on this hop flicked through to see all the projects. There are 12 lovely quilt patterns and all are beautifully photographed.

There really is something for everyone here from complete beginners to more experienced quilters wanting a bit of a challenge. When I read the text I cold hear Sue speaking to me personally with her usual humour shining through. The section on choosing colours is so helpful and the pattern instructions are very clear and logically set out.

One thing I look for in a quilt pattern is illustration. Being a visual learner I think pictures really do speak a thousand words and Sue has used diagrams to show exactly how the patches and blocks go together. She also uses arrows on the diagrams to show which way to press the seams which will make a huge difference to accuracy and ease of sewing seams.

Throughout the book Sue uses up to the minute quick piecing techniques. I've seen many quilts made from the split nine patch method of making a block then cutting it into four and rearranging. Sue has done a similar thing with a churn dash block for this Rickrack quilt - I love it!

For each of the quilt projects Sue also provides alternative colourways and also gives suggestions for quilting. I truthfully can't think of anything Sue has missed out! I will definitely be recommending this book to my students.

I'm sure you would love to own a copy of 'Pick Four' and here is how you can win a copy signed by Sue herself: just leave a comment below to go into the draw - simples!. If you are a follower of this blog or become a follower and mention this in your comment you will get a second chance. I'll draw the winner on Monday morning so you only have the weekend to join in. Remember to visit all the other blog hop venues for more chances to win. If you're unlucky this time 'Pick Four' will be available from quilt stores, online book sellers and Martingale

Good Luck everyone!

**This Giveaway is now closed**

I'd love a copy of this valuable book!

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ReplyDeleteFantastic! I love the red, cream and gold quilt. This has really got me thinking about what colours I would chose!

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This looks such a great book!

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I am already a follower!

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ReplyDeleteI love the red, gold and cream as well as the two other quilts sharing the photo. The blog tour has been lots of fun. Thanks for sharing.

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ReplyDeleteI am a new follower! :-)

ReplyDeleteThank you for the chance to win a copy of this book - and thank you for the pictures of your quilting group.

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Bev.xoxo

This looks like a great book!

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I'm a follower :)

ReplyDeleteFrom the sneak peaks I've seen it looks like Sue has done an amazing job with this book.

That does sound like a great book!!! Much less overwhelming to pick only four colors!

ReplyDeleteLovely quilt! I know I would find it hard to pick four colors only. Thanks for getting the chance to win Sue's wonderful book!

ReplyDeleteLast chance to win....please!!!! Great book!

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It really does look like a great book.

ReplyDeleteI am enjoying all the post and Sue's book is a real winner, I am a beginner and need all the help I can get.

ReplyDeleteThanks for the review, sounds like a great book.

ReplyDeleteGreat pictures. So much to choose from, I'm glad she's narrowed it down to four!

ReplyDeleteLove a quilt with just a few fabrics in it, just as much as one with lots of fabrics in it. Thanks for all the photos.

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ReplyDeleteThe more I read about this book, the more I know I want it. If I don't manage to win one, it's a definite must buy! Thanks for the chance.

ReplyDeleteOops, forgot to say I am a brand-new follower :)

ReplyDeleteOoohhh...so much lovely stuff all in one book. Thanks for the chance

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ReplyDeleteNice review. Looking forward to winning one or purchasing. Thanks for the personal side of Sue.

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Interesting annd informative review! Thanks for the opportunity. I'd love to win this book.

ReplyDeleteI have become a follower through Google. I'll be back to visit. Thank you!

ReplyDeleteThis has been a fun book tour. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

ReplyDeleteI am a new follower. Vicki from Vancouver Island, BC Canada

ReplyDeleteWell....well....well....this is the end of the road. I'm so sad.....

ReplyDeleteI have followed your blog for a little while. Lynn at sew'n wild oaks got me started. I know her from the quilt store where she works. And I also have a place in the mountains near hers. She is a very talented lady.....

Well back to business.... I really enjoyed your review on the Bernina. I have an older one and would love to update, but not today..... so it was interesting to read about the new machines.

Oh you were the perfect pick to end the tour! How fun that you can "hear" Sue telling you the instructions in the book!

ReplyDeleteI am a new follower of your blog, and have enjoyed reading!! Thanks for a great review of the book -- it looks like a must have! Thanks for the opportunity!

ReplyDeleteThis is my last chance, have been blog hopping from the very start! It looks like I'm going to have to buy her great book! One last chance her goes! Thank you for the chance.

ReplyDeletesuch a good book, yes please for the opportunity to own one for myself

ReplyDeleteOne more chance, I'm a new follower!

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ReplyDeleteI am excited about today as I am coming home! I was born in Yorkshire and lived there until we came to live in France 8 years ago.... I am feeling homesick now LOL. Love this book really hope I am lucky. Linda

I am now a follower. Linda

ReplyDeleteI would love to own this book and thank you for the opportunity to win.

ReplyDeleteI am now a follower of your blog and thank you for the opportunity to win.

ReplyDeleteWould love to win this book - I have a nice selection of four fabrics which would be a good start for a project.

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jldouglas@wispwest.net

ISN'T THIS A NEAT BOOK!

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jldouglas@wispwest.net

I think everyone should have a copy of this book on their book shelf. It is such a great resource for new quilters and experienced quilters alike. Sue has done a wonderful job explaining everything and making it look so easy.

ReplyDeleteI'm now following your blog.

ReplyDeleteThanks for sharing a little more about Sue. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

ReplyDeleteI love that the book has color options and quilting suggestions along with the patterns.

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ReplyDeleteThanks for the review.

ReplyDeleteThank you for yet another chance to win Sue's book! I enjoyed hitting all TEN blogs during the hop. Come on lucky number!

ReplyDeleteI am a new follower. I'll be keeping an eye on your Accuquilt tab! I'm just facinated with the GO! baby.

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ReplyDeleteSo, I'm a new follower. The attention to detail in this book would really help me - pressing directions, quilting options, selecting colors and keeping to four.... Thanks for the giveaway. Hope win a copy with Sue's autograph. It's been a fun hop.

I do already follow your blog. Thanks for being a part of this wonderful tour. I think we've all enjoyed it.

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ReplyDeleteWhat a delightful post! Your pictures and of course Sue's quilting is ever wonderful. Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity.

ReplyDeleteThis book looks like it would make some beautiful quilts. I need to reorganize my fabric and I will be looking for some fabrics in groups of 4 to use. I am a follower.

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ReplyDeleteThank you Hazel for participating in the 'Pick Four' book blog hop and sharing your thoughts with us....it has been educational. I've picked the quilt I'm going to make first....the 3D one has caught my attention.

ReplyDeleteI am a follower......have a wonderful weekend!!

Thanks for the opportunity to own this book!

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ReplyDeleteI really like the concept of just using 3 or 4 colours/fabrics to create a beautiful quilt.

Jittina, the Netherlands

love the Rickrack quilt. great review! thanx for the chance

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ReplyDeleteI can't wait to get this book. Thank you for the great review.

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ReplyDeleteHow fun that you know each other. I'd love to win!!

ReplyDeleteI'm a new follower too! How fun to have known Sue all these years. Loved your post! Have a happy weekend~

ReplyDeleteLooks like you have a great group of quilting ladies. Great review. Thank you for sharing and for this giveaway.

ReplyDeleteHave a super great sewing and stitching day.

I am a first time reader of your blog. I saved your link and plan on coming back. Thank you for the additional information regarding the Accuquilt Go and tutorials.

ReplyDeleteThank you for a chance to win this book! Lovely review. :-)

ReplyDeleteyour review was great! thanks for a chance as a copy of Sue's book!

ReplyDeleteThanks for the chance to win a copy of this book. It looks like a wonderful quilting book and would love to add it to my collection.

ReplyDeleteHave done the tour and after reading all the reviews it is clear that this book is one of those that every quilter needs. Will cross my fingers and hope for the best.

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Great review. I'll bet your quilting group is quite lively. I'd love to win this book. Thanks for the chance.

ReplyDeleteWhat a great review! I feel like I know Sur much better. I would love to win a copy of this book!

ReplyDeleteThis is a fab book, and the 3 fabrics quilt you have pictured looks lovely as well! I have followed Sue's blog for a while now.

ReplyDeleteI love seeing pictures of Yorkshire- we watch reruns of Heartbeat here a few times each week, and I believe it was filmed in Yorkshire? Such beautiful countryside. Sandy. :)

HOping this last stop is my lucky one to win a copy! thanks!

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All these reviews have convinced me I really should have this book! Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

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ReplyDeleteThis has been a wonderful journey, and you are right...if I don't win I will buy it. But an autographed copy would be so fun!

ReplyDeleteI have so enjoyed reading all of the blogs about this wonderful book! Now to win one! I have also enjoyed going to new blogs--yours is a new one to me! I have become a new follower! Thank you for the chance to win!

ReplyDeleteThanks for sharing about Sue and your guild. I would love to try some of Sue's patterns for myself (and that mystery quilt is gorgeous, BTW).

ReplyDelete...and I now follow your blog!

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Sorry, I forgot to mention I am a follower of your blog.

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Well l have certainly enjoyed the trip. Will be catching the next plane home with all my new blogs to follow. Thank you for the opportunity.

ReplyDeleteI would love to win an autographed copy of Sue's book, Pick Four.

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ReplyDeleteGood Morning! I loved the fact that you only need to 'pick four' fabrics as I am not good at scrappy quilts...too jumbeled for me. Thanx for the chance to win this great book, L

ReplyDeleteAh, I'm so sad that the hop is over. I have so enjoyed getting to know some new to me blogs and bloggers and getting educated about the places they live. This has been alot of fun. I would love to win a signed copy of Sue's book but if I'm not the lucky one, I'm going to hurry out and buy a copy. Thanks for showing the pics through the years of you and Sue. Have a wonderful weekend and get lots of sewing done. Hugs from Texas.

ReplyDeleteBTW, I'm a new follower too. Now that I found you, I don't want to miss anything.

ReplyDeleteI keep trying to post a comment - but they never appear.

ReplyDeleteFingers crossed this is 3rd time lucky!

Chris x

Hurrah! It worked so I can let you know that I follow your blog!!!

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Would love to win the book....would be great to use up some of my older fabrics....so I can buy more! I'm a follower.

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Naomi

Sue's book, Pick Four, sounds like it's right up my alley cuz I'm a visual learner too. It makes it so much easier when I can read the instructions and then clearly see them as well.

ReplyDeleteBTW, I'm following you via Google Friend Connect. Gotta get every chance to win this book as possible.

Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

cgreenleaf2(at)gmail(dot)com

There is so much great information included in Sue's book - I would love to own it!

ReplyDeleteI'm a follower!

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ReplyDeletethank you for a chance to win the book and as for the Yorkshire curd tart, I had to look that one up... and found it to be a variation on cheesecake.. so I am up for a slice

ReplyDeletethanks for the review....the book does look like one that I might like to add to my collection

ReplyDeleteI am a follower

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ReplyDeleteSo this is my last chance to win :) Good luck to me :)

ReplyDeleteThanks for the chance to win Sue's book. I have enjoyed reading Sue's blog for quite awhile now. Your winner will be thrilled when their name is chosen. Thanks for the chance to win such a nice prize.

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Anna

What a useful, interesting book!

ReplyDeleteI am a regular follower of your blog~!

ReplyDeletehi from France

ReplyDeleteA lot of quilters would like to win and I am one of them.

Thank you for the chance to win.

Happy quilting

I really like that each quilt is shown in several colorways. Thanks for the chance to win this great book.

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Sue is a cheeky gal!

ReplyDeleteI'd love a copy of her book because I know it'll be a great way to learn new techniques and eye candy in general.

Thanks,

Abbe

What a great book! Would love to win it!

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