November 21, 2010

Bloom Creek Quilts

The lovely people at Martingale & Company sent a copy of this book to share with you.  

Photography by Brent Kane
 Bloom Creek Quilts by Vicki Bellino.  You may be familiar with Vicki's work -- she has a successful quilt pattern company, Bloom Creek.  She also hosts a blog by the same name.  And now she has published this charming book!  

The book is full of beautiful projects including quilts, wall hangings, a table runner,
a pillow, and a tote bag.


The projects are all pieced, but many include applique' motifs, just enough to make the quilt visually pleasing, but not so much that it takes forever to finish your project.     

Vicki has provided full-size applique' patterns, along with the instructions for
three different applique' techniques.


  I'm sure you'll find plenty of projects that would look great in your own home. 

Hey! Where did the cat go?

If you'd like to win your very own copy of Bloom Creek Quilts, all you have to do is guess
the number of buttons in the dish.  The first person to correctly guess (or guess the closest)
will be the lucky winner. 
I'll announce the winner Wednesday evening.

Good luck! 

Kim

165 comments:

Carol said...

love those projects. I'll guess 105 buttons.

LaurieC said...

Looks like a fun book!
How about 176 buttons~

Quilt Hollow said...

210....love the comment about the kitty on the bed...because YEAH...where did she go?!

Somebody has a birthday this week doesn't she?

Country Log Cabin Quilter said...

I'm going to guess 245 buttons in dish. The book looks lovely!

Tatkis said...

It should be a wonderful book! Thank you for a chance to win :)
My guess is 73 buttons :)

Best wishes,
Tatyana

Lisa said...

My guess is 175 buttons. Thanks for a chance to win this wonderful book.

ferne said...

I am guessing it to be about 249. That book looks wonderful! Thanks for sharing.

Jan said...

I guess 295 buttons. If I don't win the book, could I have the buttones?1!

Anonymous said...

I think there is definitely 256 buttons! Belinda

LeKaQuilt said...

I guess that there is 200 buttons. Hugs from Lena

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

My guess is 306! I really want this book and will be buying it if I don't win. That cardinal Christmas tree quilt is amazing!

Michelle said...

I'm guessing...263 buttons.

Linda said...

Well I'm going to venture with a guess of 97

Nancy said...

I'd say 123 buttons.

MoeWest said...

Nice looking book! My guess is 124.

Anonymous said...

There has to be 134 buttons.

Nancy E

Darlene said...

I'm guessing a squillion buttons - am I close? LOL

OK, how about 236?

Stina said...

Pheeew... Hmmm.. 50 times 3.. 150.. lol.. no I say 143..:o))
Always fun to guess.. and its hard because its always more than you think so I should be saying 243...lol... but I stay with the first guess!!!
Will check her blog out.. because the book looks great.. have seen the cover before and thought.. hmm.. this can be something for me...:O))

Doodlebug Gail said...

My guess is 187 ..... close? Guessing games are always so difficult - I always under estimate.

Maria said...

It's been a while since I have quilted ... so this looks like a great book to bring the creativity back! My guess is 365 buttons. (One for every day of the year! :) )

maria_m_nestor (at) yahoo.com

Terry said...

Looks like a great book! Thanks for the chance to win it! I'll guess 212 buttons! :0)

laura said...

58 buttons...just a guess!

Heartsdesire said...

My guess would be 97 buttons. Thanks for the chance to win this book. It looks like there are lots of projects that I would like to get going on.

ThayerZoo said...

198 buttons...in a cute glass bowl :)

Lisa Thayer

Irene said...

263
don't know why I chose this number but it seems correct to me :)

Carol said...

How fun guess the buttons. I'm going to guess 162 buttons. I love the quilts in this book. Yeah, where did the cat go?, LOL.

Loris said...

So many wonderful projects in this book! Thanks for sharing it. I'm guessing 217...had to check back. I don't think it has been picked yet.
Beautiful quilt photos!

Sherrill said...

176 would be my guess. Lots of beautiful projects in that book--thanks for the great giveaway!

Sandy said...

I'm gonna say 237 buttons! Thanks!

Chris@Cats On My Quilts said...

Looks like a great book. I'm going to guess 329.

Linda said...

Awesome book. Lots of projects I think I love! Thanks! I'm going to guess 122 buttons! Happy Thanksgiving!!

CarlaSue said...

I`d just love to learn applique! I think there are 162 buttons.

CarlaSue said...

Uh oh, I see Carol already guessed 162. Sorry! I`ll go with 158.

Nancy said...

Hmmm... I'm going to say 152 buttons in that pretty dish. Looks like a great book... hope I'm on target.

Nabiha said...

I'm guessing 120 !

Tucker, Daisy and Leo said...

I will guess 124. Didn't check all the other guesses, so if picked already, sorry.

Heidi

pklaw said...

222? Higher than most but that is my guess!

Vicki ♥ said...

I will have to go with 259....the amount I wanted to say was gone but thats ok. I love that book and I do hope I am right in my guess as I would love to win it :) Thanks.

Deanna said...

227. Buttons don't take up much space.

That is the first Christmas quilt I have looked at in a long time that I really WANTED to make. I also like the patriotic quilt with the stars appliqued in the border. Different and FUN!

Michele said...

My guess is 233. Everyone in my family guessed and I used the average :) Thanks for showing us the book. I love seasonal quilts! I just took some pictures of my fall quilts, before I put them away and get out the Christmas quilts!

beth said...

What an inspiring looking book! 147 buttons?

Anonymous said...

135 buttons beautiful projects

Dawn Heese said...

Beautiful..

Brenda said...

I guess 147 buttons

Lisa A said...

139 maybe

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

Oh I'm terrible at these games, but I always try. LOL Love the cardinals hanging. How about 97? Thanks for the fun!

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

Oh~ my bad! I see someone guessed that already. So 87. ;-)

Stephanie said...

151! Love the buttons and the projects look so pretty too. Thank you AND Martingale for the giveaway.

Karen said...

What a great looking book - my guess is 285.

Kathie said...

oh boy this looks like a book I would love to own! Love the cardinals in the tree quilt and the star one on the door!
hmmm buttons lets go with 224

Lorie said...

I'm going to guess 215, but I'm so bad at these things!

SueC said...

Maybe it'll be my lucky day.... I guess 313 buttons. The books looks wonderful - thanks for the change to win it!

Penny said...

My guess is 126 buttons...and a book! Thanks :)

AnnieO said...

Great looking book! I'd love a chance to win one. My guess is 228 buttons. Thanks for the giveaway chance!

Lottiefla said...

Lottie --- My guess is 162

Happy Scraps said...

Beautiful projects and a beautiful book. I guess 136.

Judy said...

My guess is 237

SheilaC said...

Great book!!

I guess 164 buttons

SheilaC

mareco2 said...

I guess 211.

katie said...

neat book would love to take it home.. I guess my age 57.. hope this works.. Katie

WoolenSails said...

I will guess 121.
What a wonderful book and I really love the cardinals, would love to make that for christmas.

Debbie

Lisa said...

I believe there are 317 buttons in that cute little dish. ~~Lisa

Khris said...

Lovely prize...how about 202...hugs Khris

Turtle said...

great looking book! my guess...98!

Tonya said...

I'm gonna guess 276. Great giveaway!

Maroesja said...

hmm, always hard, I usually way underestimate (or compensate to much and way overestimate :P )
172? No, my guess is 193

Trudi said...

Looks like a great book, my guess is 114 buttons :)

Kim said...

Has 187 buttons be taken yet? Whew! There are already a lot of good guesses here! I'm seeing some very interesting things and really appreciate the applique that isn't completely over the top and very doable. Here kitty kitty...

QuiltSue said...

My guess is 163. I don't think anyone else has said that.

Anonymous said...

Great book. My guess is 132.

Cheers

Kathy

Deb (Two Cheeky Monkeys) said...

I'm guessing 175!

Mamen said...

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Besos desde España
Mamen
Hello !!!!!
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Kisses from Spain
Mamen

Cornfield Quilter said...

What a cute idea for a give-a-way! I will guess 169. BTW thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. Its so nice to hear what others think of what we are doing. :D

Joan said...

Would love the book...looks like great projects. My Guess is 222
Joan

Barbra said...

Love this idea! 163 is my guess.

Mama Pea said...

Looks like a great book! I guess 154 buttons!

kokadoodle3 said...

Love the book!! My guess is 279 buttons!!

SewLindaAnn said...

My guess is 157

Kelly Massman said...
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Kelly Massman said...

235??

Sally Delp said...

155?

Becky said...

I guess 168 buttons.

what a delightful book. Thanks for the chance to win.

Wendy P said...

76 buttons. Those projects do look great, and who wouldn't want a free book?

rosemaryschild said...

111

pippirose said...

I'll guess 137.
Thanks for the chance to win.
:o)
pippirose59 at gmail dot com

Mimi said...

My guess is 133 - this book would be awesome to have!! Thanks for the fun!

James-Linda said...

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
MY GUESS IS 246 BUTTONS!
THANKS FOR SHARING!

jldouglas@wispwest.net

Heather said...

My guess is 239!

heatheranne99 at gmail dot com

annette said...

I would have to say my guess is 188 buttons.
Happy Holidays,
Nettie

Barbara said...

I'm guessing 212. Thanks for the giveaway.

Janet said...

Great Book. I'm guessing 396. Thanks for the giveaway.

Barb said...

Ummmm--81. Love all the wild guesses :) Bloom Creek is awesome.

Michelle Brown said...

311! Looks like a great book

hadacres said...

I am going to guess 196.
I love seeing those buttons, I have my mom's collection & have used some to accent some embroidered napkins that are now a window valance in our family room.
Happy Thanksgiving to you & yours.

Kelly L. said...

my guess is 222

Millie said...

I am going to guess 205. Bloom Creek is awesome...the quilts in the book are so my style. Crisp, clean and simple patterns with lots and lots of white or cream background fabrics.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

katiedidit said...

201 buttons. Looks like a great book. Thanks for the chance to win.

Susie Kerner said...

How about 218

Laurie said...

This book is lovely! Someone already guessed my number of 121, so I am going to pick another number a little lower - how about 62? (I love guessing games!!)

rjk said...

I think that there are 201 buttons

Tania said...

Hi, what a gorgeous book and a lovely giveaway. My guess is 153 buttons. Tania - east17girl@yahoo.com.au

Anonymous said...

I am guessing there are 179 buttons.
I love the book! What enticing pictures!

Karen
lachheron@hotmail.com

Sherry J. said...

oh i would love to have this book. i'm guessing 199 buttons. thanks.

agypsyangel said...
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agypsyangel said...

OK, changed my mind 171.
I love buttons but I would love love love to have the book. Happy Holidays.

Craftstress Kira said...

I'll go with 184 buttons

Jennifer said...

I am going to guess 217. That really looks like a great book!

Butterfly said...

189

Love to win the book.

Leona

Fran said...

The book looks fantastic. My guess would be 114.
Fran

Jewels said...

my guess is 153 buttons... and happy to win the book

Anonymous said...

let's try 127

ebbtide45 at yahoo.com

Barb said...

150...what a fun giveaway!!

Dresden Quilter said...

231! Thanks for the giveaway.

Denise in PA said...

I'll say 122. Looks like a fantstick book - thanks!

Sinta Renee said...

Here kitty kitty kitty! Where is she??? Um, she told me to guess 168 buttons, but you know, she might be giving me bad information:)

Carlie said...

I hope there are 232!!! Please and Thank You!

Julie said...

My quess is 240. Thank You.

Bev C said...

I would guess 217.
Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

PaTcHwOrK jEnN said...

108 what a fun thing. If somebody else already guessed it I guess i am out of luck. First number that popped to my head. I love that christmas quilt.

Anonymous said...

I love that book! My guess is 208.
The Christmas quilt is my favorite.

Marie in Oregon
mariebeers@hotmail.com

Patty said...

I'm guessing 126. The book looks really neat.

Deb said...

Oh I think there must be 132

JayTee said...

178

Darlene B said...

My guess is 229 buttons. This looks like a great book filled with wonderful projects!

Jenniffier said...

215 buttons?

Wendy said...

Thank you for this fun giveaway game!! Wonderful book and if I dont win with my guess of 93 buttons, I'll have to buy the book since your pictures are so nice :)

Lori said...

I'm going to guess 99 buttons. Looks like a great book. Thanks for the chance to win.

Dinah said...

Hi, my guess is 315. The book looks great! Thank you!

Birmos5 said...

Gee... my guess would have to be 191. Looks like an absolutely fantastic book.

The Pink Fawn said...

Hmm, my guess is 182 :)

Barbara said...

My guess is 124. Thanks.

Sue Barreau said...

Hi from Oz! Oh what fun!! Can I play too please?? Hmmm, I guess....152 buttons.
I am a new blogger, and I have a nice Christmas Giveaway on my blog too, just for the fun of it. Thanks for offering this gorgeous book as a prize. Hugs n Blessings from Sue

Bluzbrod said...

I guess 127 buttons -- wish I had them in my stash, I need some! Lovely book.

Penny said...

Hi from Oz also! My guess is 133 buttons. What a lovely assortment of projects in one book, wow. Thanks for a chance to win it.

Pat said...

Love the book! I'm guessing 168 buttons

Cindy said...

Great give away! I'll guess 181.

Renea said...

I am guessing 183 buttons. Love the book. Thanks for the giveaway.

Sewn With Grace said...

A fun giveaway, I'm guessing 93!

Karen said...

The book looks amazing! Thanks for the chance to win it. I'll guess 100.

Beckers said...

211 is what I'm guessing!

Anonymous said...

376 buttons.. I hope!!
suzyq0052

Deb said...

My guess is 258...I'd love to win the book.

jsmom said...

I'll guess 216

Kay said...

The book looks wonderful. Thanks for the pictures of all of the great projects in it. My guess is 156.

sandra said...

200?
Thanks for the great giveaway!

Helen said...

My guess is 347 buttons. Sure is a cute book.

Anonymous said...

My guess is 215 buttons are in the dish. Great book - would love to win.

Wendy T.

carolinehemsley said...

Hi I guess 101 buttons Thank you C
carolinehemsley@btinternet.com

Mary said...

My guess is 253. I don't see it yet!

Kristy said...

I love buttons....I am going with 225. The book looks so inspirational. Here's hoping!

monica said...

Been wanting this book for some time now! I think 160!

Barbara said...

Lovely book......my guess is 88.

Sara said...

The book looks great! My guess is 222.

Linda said...

143 - Thank you for the chance to win.

Claudia said...

my guess is 133

Lee said...

I think there is 162 - Thanks!

Dawn said...

Hello, my guess is 255.

Kim D. said...

Hi, thanks for the chance. My guess is 168.

Karen said...

The quilts in this book are gorgeous. My guess is 131.

Anonymous said...

I will guess 333. That is my lucky number - hope it works. Thanks.

Charlotte S.

The quilting Cat Lady (Kattarkonan) said...

i just love everything in this book.
My guess is 122 buttons.
Alda, Fl

anne said...

Oooh this book looks amazing......My guess is 196 buttons....Thank you for sharing...

gill said...

My guess is 110 buttons!
Gill

stampmeup said...

my guess is 325... Thanks for the chance to win.
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luckymom said...

I would have to guess about 72. Thanks for the chance.