Springtime in the Rockies Blog Tour

Thanks for visiting all of us on the Springtime in the Rockies! Most of the blogs are still open for comments. Check them out right away for a chance to win:
This book has been a long time in the making. I love how Kansas City Star put it together. Just opening it feels like a breath of spring! The pages are full of pictures of the rocky mountains that are gorgeous! Take a quilt vacation in it’s pages!
This is a picture I took that I was hoping would be in the book, but I didn’t even submit it when I saw the pictures they already had. This is up the road from my house where I go walking and running. I love the juxtaposition of the blossoms and the snow!

What I love most about this book is the variety of fun spring projects! Each of the designers uses different techniques reflecting their different personalities. There’s something for every type of quilter!
Here are my projects:
My first project is called True North. It is made with charm packs – my first true love! However, it’s applique – yes, the A-word! I love how it turned out, but it was very difficult for me.

My second quilt is a queen size quilt made with fat quarters. This one looks tricky, but it was easier than the smaller applique quilt!

For my third project, I tried a new technique. I designed the quilt pattern a long time ago, and it didn’t work out for what I had intended. It was perfect for this book! I tried a new technique. First, I made thewall hanging and quilted the flowers and the basket. (The quilt design is in the book.) Then, colored it with watercolor pencils. I was surprised how easy it was! You could color it with fabric markers or crayons or paint. I loved the watercolor pencils! I even washed it, and the colors were still vibrant.

We are giving away 17 copies of this beautiful book. One copy on each blog.
To win a copy of the book here, leave a comment and tell me if you have been to the rocky mountains. I will randomly pick a winner on Friday.


  1. Beulah
    September 27, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    I’ve never been to the Rockies…There are so many places in America that one day I hope to visit them all!

    sowingstitches [at] gmail [dot] com

  2. Maryjo
    September 27, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    I have been to the Rockies many times..love it! Our USA has so much to offer…but I always love to go back home to Iowa. I would love to win a book and learn about your watercolor technique on the flowers:)

  3. Gwen
    September 27, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    I have never been to the Rocky Mountains, but would so love to see them some day! I am a “mountain” kind of girl! 🙂 I live near the beach– about 30 miles from the Gulf of Mexico–and I do like it, but the mountains are where my heart is! I think that waterfalls are one of my most favorite things in the world!!

    You should have entered your photo– it is so beautiful!! Wow! Just gorgeous!!!

    Thank you for the chance to win this book!! My fingers are crossed! 🙂

  4. Sandra
    September 27, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    My dad took us on a vacation to the Rocky Mountains a long time ago. He has since passed away. This book would sure be a momento on his behalf. You have put a lot of thought and work into this book and I would be honored to win this awesome book.

    Sandi T.

  5. Kathy H
    September 27, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    Love all your quilts, especially the spring bouquet. I have never been to the rockies but after seeing such beautiful pictures, I would love to visit one day.

  6. Judith
    September 27, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    I have never been to the rockies, but hope to one day. It is on my bucket list of things to see when my WDH retires. Enjoying the hop. Thanks for sharing…Judith, Texas

  7. Gill
    September 27, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    I’ve never visited the Rockies but I would love to!!

  8. Mimi
    September 27, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    I’ve been close… we got as far as Banff and Jasper (it was a long enough trip from Ontario) but one of these days we will head back west all the way! Thanks for the chance – the book looks awesome!

  9. Lisa Marie
    September 27, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    I’ve been to several locations in the Rocky Mountains. I’m much more familiar with mountains in the eastern US and the Rockies seem huge by comparison. Lots of gorgeous scenery there.

  10. Sally
    September 27, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    Lived in Denver (and Aurora) in the early 1970s and twin sister lives in Woodland Park so I go often!

  11. Judy1522
    September 27, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    Yes we have been through the Rocky Mountains and they are truly beautiful. It always makes me want to live near them.

  12. Miss Jean
    September 27, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    We just moved to Colorado so I see “this side” of the Rockies every day! Just beautiful!!!

  13. Anonymous
    September 27, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    Hi Konda! I live near the Rockies too on the prairies in Alberta, Canada. I see the mountains everyday and always marvel at their beauty. I have three of your books and would love to add this one to my collection! Thank you! Tammy (morrowrj@telus.net)

  14. Linda
    September 27, 2012 at 8:22 pm



  15. Barbie Mills
    September 27, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    I live in Utah, but I have to say the Canadian Rockies are SO IMPRESSIVE. We went up there with my husband’s family four years ago, and it was amazing. Looking forward to seeing your book!

  16. ritainalaska
    September 27, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    woot woot! i’ve been to the salt lake city airport to switch planes … and saw the mountains on the way in and out, and checked out the scenary from the windows.
    saw them late summer and loved the winter view! love the patterns in this book; thanx for the chance to win a copy.

  17. Marcia W.
    September 27, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    I’ve flown over the Rockies, and have visited the Wasatch range.

  18. jmniffer
    September 28, 2012 at 12:18 am

    I’ve been to the Rockies…I lived in Boulder, Colorado many years ago and went into the mountains many times. It is a beautiful area. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of this book.

  19. A.J. Dub. (Amy)
    September 28, 2012 at 1:36 am

    I grew up in Utah so I have been to part of the Rockies. 🙂
    The book looks great!

  20. Carolyn Bahl
    September 28, 2012 at 2:49 am

    I live in Utah and have traveled to Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, and Colorado and the Rocky Mountains are amazing in all seasons. Really like your quilts, I enjoy wall hanging the best.

  21. Nancy
    September 28, 2012 at 3:19 am

    No, I have never been to the Rockies; but hope to one day in my future. It looks like such beautiful country to see!
    Your book sounds wonderful, and thanks for the opportunity to win a copy. Happy quilting!!

  22. Barb N
    September 28, 2012 at 10:58 am

    I live in the Rockies and can’t imagine living any place else. Fresh air is definitely not overrated!

  23. Joyce
    September 28, 2012 at 11:42 am

    I just did! I visited my daughter in Colorado 3 weeks ago…absolutely stunning! Would be thrilled to win, I am a big fan of quilting and applique combined.

  24. Lori
    September 28, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    We took a family trip there when the kids where young. It was early summer and it was gorgous. Thanks for a great give a way.

  25. Sherry
    September 28, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    I have driven through the Rockies several times when driving to Wisconsin from Seattle, my favorite trip was when we traveled through the Rockies in Colorado when we lived in California several years ago, it was so beautiful.

  26. BizyStitches
    September 28, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    I’ve never had the option to spend any time in the Rockies, but have crossed over them many time while driving either to or from Oregon. Thanks for a chance to win the fun book.

  27. Lee
    September 28, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    How lovely! I have been in the Rockies – in Colorado – they are beautiful!

  28. Barbara Woods
    September 28, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    never been but would love to go thanks for the giveaway

  29. Quilt n Queen
    September 29, 2012 at 1:24 am

    A beautiful book Konda. I once had the opportunity to see the Rockies in Alberta Canada about 40 years ago…beautiful country. Thanks for the chance Konda. Great projects in the book. Happy stitching! Pauline

  30. Happy Cottage Quilter
    September 29, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    I have never been to the Rockies. The only mountains I’ve been to is the Smokies. One time in the spring but mostly in the Fall 🙂

  31. Rosa
    October 1, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    I have never been to the Rockies but I`d love to go.

  32. Rosa
    October 1, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    I have never been to the Rockies but I`d love to go.

  33. NancyinSTL
    October 3, 2012 at 3:18 am

    Now that my husband is retired, maybe we will have an opportunity to travel to the Rocky Mountains. I have traveled a lot, but unfortunately not to this part of the country.