Little reproduction quilts, distinctly quirky style (+ big giveaway!)

Get ready for delightful little quilts from the past. Perfectly imperfect.

Temecula Quilt Company Quirky Little Quilts

Mismatched blocks, make-do colors, planned mistakes, and happy surprises—it’s all good in Temecula Quilt Company—Quirky Little Quilts!

From Temecula Quilt Company Quirky Little Quilts

Inspired by quiltmakers of the 1800s, author Sheryl Johnson shares 15 petite patchwork quilts and invites you to play with reproduction fabrics in quirky ways. Try asymmetrical layouts:

Special Scraps quilt
Special Scraps

Unexpected block pairings:

Joyful Jumble quilt
Joyful Jumble

And blends of color where anything goes.

Patchwork Potpourri quilt
Patchwork Potpourri

The results are instantly endearing—just like the quilts of yesteryear.

With Sheryl’s “make-do” philosophy, you can use your scraps to create charming, stress-free quilts that celebrate one-of-a-kind choices. Designs are small, cute, and quick to stitch, each with a unique personality all its own.

We’re thrilled to have Sheryl as a guest writer at Stitch This! today, here to share more about her quirky outlook on life (and quilts). Welcome, Sheryl—and HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! 🎈 🎈 🎈


Sheryl JohnsonI’m so excited to connect with Stitch This! readers. When Martingale’s editors approached me about writing a book, I was totally overwhelmed and honored. I’m not a writer, I’m a quilter and a quilt-shop owner. But I thought writing a book sounded like a fun new experience that would provide another great way to interact with the quilting community. I decided to give writing a try, and I’m excited to share with you the unconventional small gems found in Temecula Quilt Company—Quirky Little Quilts.

I opened Temecula Quilt Co. in 2007, inspired by a love of historical reproduction fabrics and patchwork from the past. I’ve been re-creating quilts with a feel of yesteryear ever since. Somewhere along the line I became enamored with making small quilts and petite projects for the present. My shop’s Monthly Mini program is one of our most popular, so I knew I was on to something: many of you love little quilts too!

T is for Temecula quilt
T is for Temecula

What is a quirky little quilt? According to the dictionary, quirky means characterized by peculiar or unexpected traits. I think this definition fits the projects in my book to a T. I love little quilts with a make-do spirit and unexpected twists. Your basket of scraps will be put to good use as you search for perfect and not-so-perfect pairings.

Dainty Dishes quilt
Dainty Dishes

The quilts in the book are not to be taken too seriously. The simple designs are easy to stitch and don’t take much time. And if you enjoy handwork, hand quilting is the perfect finishing touch to give your projects a vintage look. Whether you keep your creations or spread joy by giving them away, I hope you’ll treasure your copy of Temecula Quilt Company—Quirky Little Quilts as much as I have enjoyed producing it for you.

Visit Sheryl online:

Website Blog


Thank you for sharing your quirky little book with us, Sheryl!

Look—Sheryl sent along a beautiful collection of goodies to get you started on your quirky little quilts!

The collection includes a few of Sheryl’s favorite things (and a copy of her book, of course—the products have a retail value of $175.00!):

  • 3 Original Temecula Quilt Co. Ruler Boxes (Small, Medium, and Large)
  • 1 Full Temecula Quilt Co. Bobbin Box
  • 2 Scrappy Mini Bundles (light and dark)
  • Jillily Studios Poke-A-Dots
  • Clover Appliqué Pins
  • Clover Silk Pins
  • Elan 5″ Embroidery Scissors
  • 3 Balls Valdani Pearl Cotton
  • 2 Jenna Kimball’s Needle Samplers
  • Dritz Hummingbird Needle Threader
  • Temecula Quilt Co. Project Bag

See something you love above? All of these goodies are available on Sheryl’s website!

Temecula Quilt Company Quirky Little QuiltsTo enter to win Sheryl’s generous prize plus a copy of Temecula Quilt Company—Quirky Little Quilts, tell us:

What’s your favorite kind of quirk to add to your quilts: an upside-down block? A fabric sewn wrong-side out? A unit in a block that’s been turned this way and that? A “zinger” color?

Tell us in the comments! We’ll choose a random winner one week from today and let you know by email if you win. And if you’re feeling inspired to start a quirky quilt today, you can order Temecula Quilt Company—Quirky Little Quilts at our website and instantly download the eBook for free.

Comments are closed for this post.

Thanks to all who entered the drawing! The winner is Nyla, who says:

“I like to piece small fabric scraps to make it large enough for the unit I need, I also like to add fabrics with surprises on them, a little animal or something fun to spy. Quirky Little Quilts looks inspiring and fun!”

We’ll email you about your prize, Nyla—congratulations!


1,682 Comments

  • I like to add a pop of color.

    —Pam Marshall on August 15, 2018
  • I’ve never made a quirky quilt, I think adding an upside-down block would be fun!

    —Deb G. in VA on August 15, 2018
  • I have sewn in a wrong side fabric sometimes on purpose and sometimes by accident and leave it in! I consider that quirky. I made part of one of Sherly’s blog minis.

    Karen on August 15, 2018
  • Not sure if it is quirky but I like to put a strawberry somewhere in the quilt. Strawberries are my thing.

    —Dotti Hossler on August 15, 2018
  • My favorite way to add "quirk" is on the back – I like to make an extra block with a different color way to add into the backing. Plus, my backings usually have nothing to do with the front – total randomness!

    —Martha Charles on August 15, 2018
  • I always change 1 block in each of my quilts, and my family loves finding that block. And I use 2 colors in my bindings, that’s my signature.

    —Elizabeth Evans on August 15, 2018
  • A sudden pop with appliqué

    —Betsy Lewis on August 15, 2018
  • So many quirky old quilts have a row or column that doesn’t quite line up with the others. Whether it’s a sashing strip that’s wider or narrower, or a block that didn’t quite end up the right size, the result often adds interest to the quilt.

    —Susan on August 15, 2018
  • I usually like making my favorite small block using a very random color combination that doesn’t ‘match’ but adds a little bit of quirky interest. Love all the quirky little quilts!

    —Sandy Evenson-Hagen on August 15, 2018
  • Gosh–I’m realizing I am way too much of a tightly buttoned-up quilt maker. I need some quirkiness! I love the suggestions you offered and must work on becoming more experimental. Love little quilts. In my travels, I’ve been to the Temecula Quilt company–it is one of my top 5 favorite quilt stores that I’ve visited. Wonderful experience!

    —Lynn S on August 15, 2018
  • What an interesting book. I love repro fabric! I have begun to make small quilts and enjoy the process. I like to add a "zinger" color. Thanks for the giveaway!

    —Gloria on August 15, 2018
  • Always try to make one "intentional" mistake in every quilt I make. They are all different!! I have this awesome book and I’m a follower of Sheryl. She is such an inspiration!

    jayne cartier on August 15, 2018
  • I LOVE TO ADD BUTTONS OR TRINKETS AS MY LITTLE QUIRK.
    hjrogers@sympatico.ca

    Judy Rogers on August 15, 2018
  • I always like to quilt a kitty somewhere on my quilt. I guess it is kind of my signature!

    —Beth on August 15, 2018
  • I like to substitute a similar print, similar color in just a block or two to add a little surprise at all the repetition. Love the inspiration in this new book!

    —Micki Van Donselaar on August 15, 2018
  • I like to add a scrap of fabric that might evoke the response “why did she use that fabric?” !

    —Linda simons on August 15, 2018
  • Small quilts, that just means room for so many more than large quilts.

    —Enid Chapman on August 15, 2018
  • TINY PIECE OF MY GRANDMOTHER’S QUILT

    —jackie norwood on August 15, 2018
  • I like to add a signature animal, somewhere in the quilt will be a giraffe of some kind. Everybody knows to look for it! Thanks for the opportunity to enjoy all of the great things Martingale!

    —Marla Brown on August 15, 2018
  • I don’t do anything specifically but I will usually have a block that is a little "off." I don’t find it until the top is finished and I always tell myself "looks good to me" and go on with the quilting.

    —Lisa Bots on August 15, 2018
  • I guess my quirk is every quilt needs a little wool applique somewhere, even if it’s on the label. I love to piece quilts and I love precision in piecing, but man, I love wool applique! Mini quilts are my favorite and I love the scrappy nature of this book! Must head over to Sheri’s site!!!

    —Judy on August 15, 2018
  • To be honest, I really don’t do quirky very well. I tend to be very rigid and like things symmetrical, even, and very well structured! This is why this book intrigues me!

    —Lorin Wilson on August 15, 2018
  • I’ve turned blocks upside down and also added a random out of place fabric scrap.

    —Denise Laverriere on August 15, 2018
  • I am new to quilting and so I have followed along like a good little sheep but now after reading this look out! I love the idea of being quirky fits me to a t. Will go along with my personality.
    Thanks for planting this idea in my mind.

    —Pat Urbeck on August 15, 2018
  • To be honest, I don’t do quirky very well. I like things nice and structured, symmetrical, balanced. That’s why this book intrigues me!

    —Lorin Wilson on August 15, 2018
  • My favorite quirky thing to do is to use that punchy, quirky zinger fabric that just adds the right sparkle to a little quilt! And sometimes, we’ll, most of the time, I add a few of my own block ideas different from the pattern! Just doing my own thing! Love your blog! And all that you do!

    —Sharon Ernst on August 15, 2018
  • I love to use striped fabric for the binding.

    —Linda on August 15, 2018
  • I think an upside down block would be quirky! Another idea would be one block in a totally different color scheme so it gives the quilt a little pop! A fun idea!

    —Erin E on August 15, 2018
  • I like to do miniature quilts especially with scraps or cut-off triangles from larger projects. I try to add a “zinger “ fabric to my projects to really add that “pop”. Would love to win the collection provided by Sheryl. Love her collection of little quilts.

    —Vicki on August 15, 2018
  • A splash of "zinger" color always makes me happy!

    —Robin M. on August 15, 2018
  • A unit in a block that’s been turned this way and that.

    —Kaye Walker on August 15, 2018
  • Have bags of fabric & clothing collected over the years. Always try to include a piece of fabric with memories

    —Donna on August 15, 2018
  • Definitely an upside down block. After all no one is perfect.

    —Rose on August 15, 2018
  • LOVE these little quilts!! I’m an accountant and the numbers must be correct. So, I’ve always thought the same about my quilting. BUT, no more! I love this little idea! So, I think it’s time I become more unique!!

    Jan on August 15, 2018
  • I make scrap quilts and I think some ugly fabric will give it more character. I told this to my children and now they try to pick out the ugly fabric. Everyone chooses a different piece. The fabrics have to fit with the feel of the quilt but they don’t have to be something you would be drawn to. I love the look of old quilts, but I want them to smell good so I make new ones like that. Old quilts made use of what was available and that could be ugly fabric. I would love to win her book. Good luck to her with her book! 🙂

    —Phyllis K Menefee on August 15, 2018
  • To add interest I like to use one fabric that gives the quilt a little hit.

    —Diane H on August 15, 2018
  • I don’t have a favorite quirky thing to do, I have used the wrong side of a fabric, I have changed the orientation of block and some times I piece several small pieces of fabric together to make a "new" fabric and then recut for the blocks…

    —Tamara Isaacs-Smith on August 15, 2018
  • Apparently I’m not very quirky! Maybe I need this book to expand my horizons and learn to be spontaneous 😉

    —Darlene B on August 15, 2018
  • When I first started quilting my quirky mistakes were corrected. Now I am fine with leaving one in and let it go!

    —Mindy on August 15, 2018
  • I love making those small quilts and when I quilt them I always add a little heart in the corner of my quilts. just adds a little loved you or love this little quilt or I made it especially for you. I know most people don’t even notice it or see it but I do!!!

    Mary Jean Brungardt on August 15, 2018
  • I always purposely make a little mistake in my quilt. Or choose a fabric that is just a little different. It’s the fun of creating.

    —barb on August 15, 2018
  • Have many pieces of cloth and clothing collected over the years. Like to add apiece with memories

    —Donna Kaemingk on August 15, 2018
  • I am a pretty traditional quilter and not too quirky so this is why I need this book!

    —Ann West on August 15, 2018
  • I like to add to add a small piece of zinger fabric that is unexpected.

    —Bev on August 15, 2018
  • I don’t purposely add a “mistake “
    But I do think that a ‘touch of Yellow ‘ makes a Quilt ‘come alive ‘

    —Bridget Fletcher on August 15, 2018
  • I have made many quirky quilts quite by accident but to make one on purpose, I like to add a pop of color or an unexpected print fabric tucked away in a couple of blocks. I also like to add personalized quilting on my longarm to add a quilted surprise for that special recipient. Thanks for offering a chance to win this fabulous book!

    —Sara Byman on August 15, 2018
  • Unfortunately, I don’t have to plan to leave a "quirky" piece in my quilts – they just seem to happen all their own! My usual boo-boo is a block placed incorrectly and surprisingly it usually works! I try to use the axiom that "only God does things perfectly". This book is just wonderful and I can’t wait to make some of these little beauties!

    —Celene Thelen on August 15, 2018
  • I put one piece of fabric that is the same in every quilt, sorta like a signature that it was made by me!

    —Tammy Penley on August 15, 2018
  • My quirk is to add most of the left over parts and pieces to the back. That includes those part or imperfect blocks and little scraps of material.
    I made a modern quilt and with lots of negative space and used up all the left over fat quarters on the back. Some in my family like the back more than the front as the back has a more traditional scrappy look to it.

    —Vicky on August 15, 2018
  • Apparently I am not very quirky! I think I need this book to learn to be more spontaneous! 🙂

    —Darlene B on August 15, 2018
  • I love to add a zinger or pop of color to my quilts, it is something just a little bit unexpected!

    Carolyn Sweetman on August 15, 2018
  • I like to add an unexpected color. The natural world includes all sorts of surprises!

    —Pat on August 15, 2018
  • I try to include at least one fabric from my mother’s stash in each of my quilts. She passed 15 years ago.

    —Virginia Beecher on August 15, 2018
  • I find I don’t have to add anything to my quilts to make them quirky, something odd usually finds its way in them without my noticing! I do love to add an odd piece of fabric though…maybe one with a strange color or a novelty print with a cute animal or a heart. I recently made a baby quilt for my first grandchild and I used a small piece of a fabric with cacti and roadrunners on it because it was pink (it’s a granddaughter, she was born on the 11th!) and adorable!

    —carolyn on August 15, 2018
  • I like to put one piece of a "stranger" color in once in a while, just for grins.

    —Donna Belisle on August 15, 2018
  • I love to add a little bit of unexpected color to my quilts. A pop of orange in a neutral or mostly blue quilt really adds some zing!

    —Kathleen Maki on August 15, 2018
  • I wouldn’t say I really have a quirky thing that I do. I do think it’s important to add a color that attracts you, but doesn’t distract the beauty of the quilt itself.

    —Carol Wilkie on August 15, 2018
  • I like to use the reverse side of some prints to give a bit more variety to my blocks.

    —Helen Storer on August 15, 2018
  • I love these little quilts! I don’t have to try to for quirkiness as it often happens all by itself! I love seeing unexp cited blocks or colors. Seeking them out is lots of fun!

    —Ellie Lively on August 15, 2018
  • I sometimes add words to a quilt — pieced, appliqued, embroidered.

    —Molly S. on August 15, 2018
  • Quirky? I guess sometimes things just turn out that way. Since I do a lot of charity quilts for NIC Units, my motto is "The babies don’t care". I have been known to take what others consider "ugly" fabric and turn it into a nice looking baby quilt.

    —Kathy A on August 15, 2018
  • My favorite quirky touch is unexpected color/fabric combinations. It is amazing how nice fabrics blend even though you would never picture them together in your wildest dreams.

    —Leigh on August 15, 2018
  • I don’t try to do a quirk thing, but mistakes happen sometimes.

    —AS on August 15, 2018
  • I have not tried anything quirky YET. After reading this, I might give it a go. Book looks very interesting.

    —LoAnn on August 15, 2018
  • I don’t do quirky well in my quilts- at least not on purpose! However, I love quirkiness when I see it in old quilts so maybe I need to try it! This book might just let me "break out" and get quirky!

    —Dottie MACOMBER on August 15, 2018
  • It’s hard for me to make a quirky quilt. I need to start thinking out of the box and mix my fabrics up to make them more scrappy.

    —Carol W. on August 15, 2018
  • I like to add something wild on the backing fabric or pick a fun thread color to quilt it with.

    —Nicole on August 15, 2018
  • I usually don’t have to plan a "quirky" addition to my quilts – try as I might, I always seem to make a boo-boo of some type, normally placing a block incorrectly. But, generally, it always seems to work! I try to practice the old axiom that "only God does things perfectly!" I love, love, love this book and these little jewels.

    —Celene on August 15, 2018
  • I kind of do my own thing, which I guess you can call that quirky.

    Mary Arntson on August 15, 2018
  • I like to put a bit of Christmas somewhere in the pattern .

    Diane Allyn on August 15, 2018
  • Apparently I’m way too stilted in my quilting. (That would make a great name for a quilt – Stilted Quilt!) I NEED this book to help me loosen up at bit. Love some of the ideas in the comments.

    —Marilyn Goehl on August 15, 2018
  • I like to add a bright pop of color.

    —Carol on August 15, 2018
  • I love this book! I have made a few small quilts, but love the idea of a little quirkiness place in a small quilt! I hope I win! Thank you, for the great giveaway!

    —Suzanne Hicks on August 15, 2018
  • I love small quilts! I have made a few, but have plans to make several to add to my collection! I like to use an unexpected fabric or color! I would love to own this book, how fun!

    —Judy Manuel on August 15, 2018
  • I am a hand quilter and I quilt my initials somewhere in the quilt. I always label
    my quilts but there is a bb too.

    —Barbara on August 15, 2018
  • I made a wall hanging last year with different star blocks! One of them turned out upside down and I had it all sewn and quilted when I noticed it! Wow was I bummmmmed! Lol! But now everyone has fun finding it! I have a basket of scraps and larger ish pieces just waiting to make one of these quilts!

    —Judy Magnus on August 15, 2018
  • Sometimes I make a block with a piece going in the wrong direction and leave it in. It’s fun to tell my family and have them look to see if they can find the mistake.

    I would love to win!

    —Barbara on August 15, 2018
  • I enjoy adding a "snappy" color to my quilts. Of course, there have been times when a "quirk" pops into my quilt unintentionally…

    —Janet on August 15, 2018
  • I love little quilts and these are adorable. I sometimes manage to get a piece of fabric in a quilt that is the wrong side up. Sometimes I fix it, sometimes it stays. Thanks for a chance to win such a fun giveaway!

    —Marsha B on August 15, 2018
  • My quirk usually comes in at quilting time. I get bored with repetitive patterns so I will quilt a name, a quote or a fun pattern that goes with one of the fabrics or something special to the recipient when I make a quilt for someone.

    —Ferne on August 15, 2018
  • No quirky thing , try to add interest with color and design. Love this book ! Thanks for a chance to win.

    —Marsha on August 15, 2018
  • I love placing a block upside down or backwards!

    —Susan Torrington on August 15, 2018
  • I like to add an odd color to the mix. I think it just gets people thinking!

    —Bonney on August 15, 2018
  • It is no so much the planned quirk it is more like the "happy accident"! No matter how carefully I plan my quilts there is always something not quite right – similar colors too close together, a planned layout that goes haywire, stripes in the wrong direction, etc. I decided a long time ago that if the women of older times can do it and not stress over it then so can I. They are all special quilts no matter their design!

    —Liz VAnSickle on August 15, 2018
  • I don’t think I have to try to add something quirky, it just happens, lol! But I am trying to learn to add a pop of unexpected color somewhere.

    —Laura B on August 15, 2018
  • I like to add an unexpected conversational hit of color that jumps out from everything else in the quilt.

    —Pauline Simpson on August 15, 2018
  • Help! I too need to work on my quirkiness! The most adventurous I’ve been so far are with scrambled type of layouts.

    —Cathy B. on August 15, 2018
  • I anm interest of a upside-down block.

    —Louise Sicard on August 15, 2018
  • An unlikely splash of color

    —Diana on August 15, 2018
  • I love being able to pull out my scrap box and know I have enough fabric to make a quilt. I can’t always afford to buy meterage of fabric for a large quilt but Sheryls book has so many great ideas. Just love it. 😌💞

    —Janine Thomas on August 15, 2018
  • My favorite kind of quirk to add to my quilts is a fabric sewn wrong-side out. I’ve used this method many times in my mini and wall quilts. Thanks for this chance to win these awesome prizes.

    —Virgi on August 15, 2018
  • I like to use a fabric with the wrong side facing up. It can add interest.

    Sabrina Van Ginkel on August 15, 2018
  • I don’t have a favorite quirky thing to do. Quirky things happen naturally as I am really a newbie to quilting. I guess one could say my most quirky thing would be uneven stitches (especially when hand quilting).

    —Susan on August 15, 2018
  • I like the zinger color.

    —carol on August 15, 2018
  • I love placing one piece of a block in a different way than the pattern intended, it just gives a little bit of a twist to the entire piece, as if it were a mistake, but not! I love little quilts, gives me more time to make different things! Would absolutely love to win this book!! It looks like it would be such fun to create these!

    —Louise Wagner on August 15, 2018
  • I love scrappy quilts and to pair them with a bit of applique. Sometimes it’s a necessity. My son’s dog loves to bite things with fluff in it and to cover up the tear it will get an applique of some kind.

    Bonnie Crooker on August 15, 2018
  • I like to add a fabric that is not quite as pretty as the others. This “supporting” fabric helps the “stars” to shine brighter! Thanks for the awesome giveaway and fabulous designs Sheryl.

    —Michelle F. on August 15, 2018
  • For me it is about adding a quirky fabric or colour for some zing and interest to the quilt – everything can’t be too matchy-matchy. Great giveaway – thanks for the chance!

    —Joanne on August 15, 2018
  • What a fun collection of quilts. Like many others here, I don’t do a lot of quirky things in my quilts–intentionally. I’m pushing myself to be more adventurous and this looks like a perfect books to just that.

    —Marla Harrison on August 15, 2018
  • I like to add an extra unusual or out of the normal color scheme fabric patch/ block. I like reproduction fabrics, and it just reminds me of the old way of using fabric—use what you have, and make d. It is special because I made it for someone, or just because I made it for me! My Grandmother would often make a "little something" using what old scraps she had on hand. And it always turned out beautiful. I could see the artistic aspect and the LOVE show in the finished project.

    —jo graff on August 15, 2018
  • I have NEVER thought about adding a quirk! You’ve opened a whole new world for me! Love the idea of having a signature animal.

    —BETSY LANG on August 15, 2018
  • I don’t intend to do quirky in my quilts but it usually happens. I don’t even notice it until I’m quilting it. I might have constructed a block incorrectly or put a directional fabric in the wrong direction or made a mistake quilting my quilt. I once made an Irish chain quilt and sewed the entire middle row incorrectly. The new mom I gave it to said it was perfect! My friend says that shows my personality and that works for me! Quilting is fun!

    —Sandy N on August 15, 2018
  • I like to throw in the odd color block.

    —jo on August 15, 2018
  • I add just one extra block on the back and use it as a label. How I love little quilts. Fingers crossed I will finally win something. This would truly be a Prize!

    —Sharon Lowy on August 15, 2018
  • All of the above……love the look of random. Great book!

    —Sheri Bennett on August 15, 2018
  • I have to admit I have not been inspired to put quirk in my quilts. I confess, for years, my quilts have had to be very uniform, having no freedom to be surprising or exciting, but following strict rules of conformity and likeness. I am ready for a change, now realizing a surprise can be enjoyable and heartwarming and freeing! For my quirk in a quilt, I would like to put in a similar, but slightly different background color that is not noticeable right away until you look closer.(I’m starting small and safe, gradually sticking in my big toe to try something new.) I may put it in one place in a block or maybe a few, because it may become my favorite piece in the quilt. I am hoping this challenge will actually free my creative inner person to become more quirky and fun, and less "rule-ridden" and predictable.

    —Pamela Zajicek on August 15, 2018
  • The quirky thing on my quilts is actually on the back of the quilt. It is the label. I like to make a customized label specific to either the recipient or the quilt theme.

    —Becky Hooper on August 15, 2018
  • Sometimes I will sew in a zinger fabric. I like to put in a piece of a gold metallic in part of a block.

    —Sandy C on August 15, 2018
  • My favorite blocks are the ones I buy already made ( sometimes with a bag of block pieces ready to be sewn together ) from flea markets, garage or estate sales, or re-sale stores. Since I have always liked a challenge, these are perfect. I get to finish the blocks and figure out the best way to put them together for a quilt.

    —KAREN E HAWKINS on August 15, 2018
  • I don’t often try to do quirky things in my quilts, but sometimes when I am using reproduction fabrics, I will intentionally change a fabric that has been the same throughout – a make-do block. Thanks for the giveaway!

    —Debby on August 15, 2018
  • I am pretty structured. The quirkiest I have gotten is a zinger fabric. But I reaaly like some of the quirks others include in their quilts which has gotten me thinking….

    —Kalen on August 15, 2018
  • My favorite thing to add to my quilts is a piece of the red shawl fabric from "A Quiltmaker’s Gift" line from 2002. It became a lucky piece of fabric when I was selected to send in my quilt and received an honorable mention. It has become a beak on a chicken, a berry or grape in a cluster, it has framed the label on the back, and on my last quilt it is a blossom on one of the spikey cactus stems. It’s fun for my kids and grand kids to receive a quilt and search to find where I have used this fabric in their quilt. Thanks for the chance to win this fabulous giveaway. So fun!

    —Robin Booth on August 15, 2018
  • I don’t do the quirky thing on purpose but rather it’s repeatedly discovered at the most un-opportune time. Often it is a piece of fabric sewn on the wrong side. Once discovered, do I leave it? OH YEAH!!!!

    Jan Winkel on August 15, 2018
  • My little quirk/zinger fabric is RED color.

    —Lanetta Oxford on August 15, 2018
  • I Love miniature quilts! The smaller the better….my friends think I’m crazy. The excitement for me is using a new block, technique or color combination. Miniature quilts are a great way to experiment without getting caught up in a huge project or expense. Scrappy looks are also a favorite too!

    —Diane G. on August 15, 2018
  • My favorite type of quirk is a quirky fabric, particular one I have used in another quilt. I probably have right side down fabrics too, since I tend to work when it is darker and it isn’t always easy to tell which way is right side up.

    Shasta Matova on August 15, 2018
  • It seems there is always some little mistake that turns into something quirky!

    —Helen on August 15, 2018
  • I like to use a different color or a pieced unit with in a block that would normally be one piece of fabric in other blocks in the quilt.

    —Judy Schimmel on August 15, 2018
  • I always add a wrong side out piece with my signature and date. I am a little disorganized and the gifts would help organize me.

    —Brenda Steele on August 15, 2018
  • I love to use reproduction prints and for an intentional zinger I will use a cheddar. I usually have an unintentional "variation" too, maybe an upside down block or something!

    —Louanne Knauff on August 15, 2018
  • I love to make a pieced backing for my quilts, and like to include at least one leftover block from the front of the quilt if possible. That way, all my quilts are interesting from the front and the back!
    Thanks for such a fun and generous giveaway!

    Quilter Kathy on August 15, 2018
  • I will sometimes sew a fabric wrong side out

    —Rebecca Stipe on August 15, 2018
  • I have purposely used that zinger color. The other choices have happened but I have corrected them. Now I will try to leave them in the quilt and celebrate serendipity.

    —Cathy Cavagnaro on August 15, 2018
  • I’ve never done anything quirky to a quilt…on purpose! I’ve guess I’ve been too wrapped up in trying to do this just right. “Quirky” could be the new let it go for me,

    —Carolyn Sefkow on August 15, 2018
  • It started accidentally with a boo-boo but now I incorporate something "Amish" in every quilt. It’s fun watching my friends look for it.

    —Audrey on August 15, 2018
  • An unexpected color really brings a quilt to life. What great quilts and what a wonderful giveaway!

    —Alice on August 15, 2018
  • Never even thought about adding a little quirk to my quilt…..but it’s what would make it truly unique. Thanks so much for the idea!

    —LInda Policarpio on August 15, 2018
  • I like to add a piece of fabric from my Dad’s shirts, so I’ll have a little piece to remember him by in my quilts, quirky addition. Thanks for the giveaway!

    —Barbara on August 15, 2018
  • I usually sign my name on the label and put a small Christian fish drawing under my name…and if there is room I like to inched an uplifting bible verse.

    —Tiffanee Noack on August 15, 2018
  • I recently discovered adding orange to a quilt. It seems to add a bit of spark and dynamism. Some other quirks were just mistakes that I made and did not discover until the quilt was finished.

    —Sharon E on August 15, 2018
  • What darling quilts! Very seldom do I get quirky. But the most I can do with quirky is have a standout color to peek out at rest. This is a very nice giveaway!! Love the little boxes of goodies!

    —VFitzpatrick on August 15, 2018
  • I especially like to pop in an odd colored fabric to shake things up 🙂 I’d love to win the prize bundle, thanks!

    Jeanne on August 15, 2018
  • I love, love the “Little Quilts” pictured in your book. They inspire me to make more little quilts instead of large bed quilts. Maybe the unexpected fabric combinations is what I like best.

    —Jean Greene on August 15, 2018
  • On a recent wallhanging, I intentionally cut nine patches off square and called the quilt “I’m a little bit off”. Not only quirky, but self describing. LOL!

    —Lin McQuiston on August 15, 2018
  • I love dots- polka dots, swiss dots, aspirin dots…and try to get a dotted fabric into every project that I do. This book looks like a must have, and those ruler boxes are way too cute!

    —Jean on August 15, 2018
  • I like sticking a small piece of unexpected color somewhere and also quilting a design like a dragonfly or butterfly separate from the rest of the quilting pattern.

    —Eileen on August 15, 2018
  • My biggest quirk is taking a pattern and usually changing something such as the way the blocks are set or adding different borders and colors that catch the eye.

    —Jody on August 15, 2018
  • Love these small quilts! I guess I’m known for always adding a bit of black in my quilts. Since that’s my normal it may only seem quirky to everybody else!
    Thanks for the work you’re doing for quilters everywhere, quirks and all!

    —sharon on August 15, 2018
  • I’d probably say a zinger color but I have been known to end up with a block upside down too! Would love to use some of my antique fabrics in one of the quilts in this book!
    Judi

    —Judi Rizzo on August 15, 2018
  • I like to quilt an “Easter egg” into mine. On a block with a busy pattern, I quilt a name or a saying and then dare the recipient of the quilt to find it.

    —Jean on August 15, 2018
  • My quirky "must have" is to make a quilt that is "color-consistent," but in one block, I put an entirely different color. Example: red/black/white quilt…one block has a piece of yellow fabric (or another color that stands out).
    Example 2: blue and yellow quilt blocks, with a bright red piece of fabric tossed into one block.

    —Donna K Dickey-Tomenga on August 15, 2018
  • I like to add an unexpected color to my quilts for quirkiness, but more often than not, its a block turned the wrong way around!

    —Karen Cyr on August 15, 2018
  • I tend to use the decorative stitches to attach binding to my quilts (no not hand sewn). My newer machines have pictorial stitches, if there is one (or several that I can string together) I use them and a binding foot to attach my binding.

    —Karen on August 15, 2018
  • Your book looks wonderful. Glad to have info about your website. I like using a small piece of unexpected fabric somewhere and enjoy quilting a small design that is outside the rest of the quilting pattern … a dragonfly or a butterfly.

    —Eileen on August 15, 2018
  • My favorite quirky thing to do is to insert an unexpectedly bright fabric, usually yellow or purple in my quilts.

    —Diane on August 15, 2018
  • On a recent wallhanging, I purposely cut little nine patches off square. I named the quilt “I’m a little bit off”. Not only quirky but somewhat self describing. LOL!

    —Lin McQuiston on August 15, 2018
  • I try to work in an ark in my quilts. My signsture.

    —Sandi McKell on August 15, 2018
  • Love all the little quilts! I would be so happy to win your book and goodies!!

    —Pat Kaiser on August 15, 2018
  • I usually like to a a zing of color ! Thanks for the opportunity to win this great giveaway.

    —Nancy Johnson on August 15, 2018
  • My quilts always contain one slight imperfection (usually unintentional!) that I leave in – all others I redo the correct way. I read somewhere that the Amish always stitch an imperfection in (as nothing is truly perfect!!!) – I like that 🙂

    —Fran on August 15, 2018
  • Cute idea, unfortunately to date my quirks have been unintentional. Maybe it is time to change that. I have recently become interested in small quilts, because let’s face how many big quilts can you store.

    —Kae on August 15, 2018
  • Quirky sometimes is an accident! I like to add a bit of quirky fabric. Love poison green, chrome yellow and both of those can add a little interest. I would love to win this book as I admire Sheryl. I have made several nice little quilts from her store and blog. She is a generous quilter to share her talent with all.

    —Linda on August 15, 2018
  • With scrap quilts I always try to use either a gold or purple somewhere to brighten up. I’ve also used a fabric wrong side – was by accident and was upset but in the end it worked out just fine.

    —Jody Randall on August 15, 2018
  • I was always told, when I first started quilting, that you kept your fabrics within the same style when pulling fabrics for a project. Well I like to mix them up, even seasonal fabrics. I love scrap quilts and string piecing. I try to incorporate string blocks somewhere in my projects. I have accumulated ‘orphan’ blocks and want to put them together into a quilt. This book has given me the inspiration to do just that. Those ‘quilt police’ can get to you every now and again !

    —Janice Park on August 15, 2018
  • I have never thought of doing something quirky. I’ve made plenty of mistakes, but not on purpose. I will have to give this some thought!

    —Kris on August 15, 2018
  • I haven’t been quilting long enough to have established a quirky detail to use in my quilt projects, but now my mind is racing to determine one and use it! Thanks!

    —KAY Dammast on August 15, 2018
  • I save my quirkiness for the quilt label.

    —Marg on August 15, 2018
  • I love having fun with a zinger color!
    Thanks, Sheryl, for such a lovely giveaway!

    —Jetta on August 15, 2018
  • I love antique looking quilts. I try and add some fabric that my mother had saved from her childhood. That way my Mom is apart of my quilts.

    Cathy A. Buel on August 15, 2018
  • I have never done a “quirky thing” in my quilts…well, on purpose anyway! But after seeing the quilts in this book I will definitely be doing some quirky things!!

    —Lisa S on August 15, 2018
  • I love the idea, but I’ve never done anything like this.

    —Doris P on August 15, 2018
  • I don’t have a favorite quirky thing to do. I am too bound by rules.

    —Chris Zofkie on August 15, 2018
  • I haven’t purposely made a quirky quilt but have turned a block by accident…lol.

    —Tammy on August 15, 2018
  • I have a severe case of perfectionism when making quilts so this is a book that I would probably benefit from–learning to let go some and be quirky with my quilting.

    —April Lopez on August 15, 2018
  • I usually include a color that is slightly off from the rest of the block. I want people to ask…what was she thinking?

    —Judy Maggio on August 15, 2018
  • Each quilt calls for its own quirk! It may be a block turned the wrong way or maybe a fabric that is not quite the same style as the others. I let my quilts speak to me as I create, they tell me how they should look. This book looks fabulous!

    —Jill Auxer on August 15, 2018
  • My favorite "quirk" is an unusual color for the binding or inner border.

    Cathy on August 15, 2018
  • I have never thought about intentionally adding a quirk. It usually just happens.

    —Deborah on August 15, 2018
  • Hi!! My favorite quirky thing is my label– I always add a hand drawn smiley face to my label. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

    —Shelia Nelson on August 15, 2018
  • I love to add a zing of color. I made a small Halloween quilt with a black background. One of the fabrics I wanted to use was black, so I made that block with a lime green background. Even the designer loved it!

    —Carmen on August 15, 2018
  • I like to add a bright color (usually red or yellow) to make things pop

    —Janice on August 15, 2018
  • I don’t purposely use the wrong of fabric even though I have. I would like to make the T block quilt. Color would be the thing I would add to make a quirky block.

    —Peggy Marine on August 15, 2018
  • I was told by an art teacher to add a little yellow to make my watercolors sparkle. I do the same with my miniature scrappy quilts as well as when I’m arranging flowers.

    —Pamela Kuczora on August 15, 2018
  • Wow that is hard for me to do any of those things but would like to break out of the box I am in and do something different so would love to try her ideas. I love that kit Sheryl has put together and it is very inspiring!

    —Tanya on August 15, 2018
  • I read somewhere a long time ago to add a little of a white fabric to scrappy quilts for an added sparkle.

    —Janice Mc Laren on August 15, 2018
  • I love making mini quilts and try to use a gold or a purple to add a bit of sparkle. I’ve also used a fabric wrong side by accident but after I finished and realized what I’d done saw that it worked just fine. I also turned a maple leaf block the wrong was as all the others so I called the quilt Windy Day.

    —Jody Randall on August 15, 2018
  • I’m not sure I’ve ever “intentionally” made a quirky quilt! There have been a few when I’ve sewn the backside of the fabric as if it were the front (sometimes intentionally). I’ve made a quilt top only to find, after it’s been quilted, that a block was oriented in the wrong direction. And I’ve had to “make” some fabric, to finish a quilt, after I’d run out of said fabric. It’s always an adventure!! I’ve always admired the Temecula brand and I’ve participated in several of their sew-alongs. I even participated in their birthday party by providing a birthday cake block. That was a BLAST!! Thank you for the opportunity to win such a generous gift!!

    —Whitney Hiener on August 15, 2018
  • how about old quilts into something new – like teddy bears!

    —Joyce Finch on August 15, 2018
  • Most of the quirks in my quilts are accidents – a turned block or something I didn’t notice until later 🙂 I also like tossing in a weird fabric that doesn’t go – seems to add a little sparkle to projects.

    —Marcella on August 15, 2018
  • I do scrappy quilts, so they’re all a little quirky. I did notice on one I did several years ago that one print is pretty consistently wrong side out. Thanks for the giveaway.

    —Ann Duncan on August 15, 2018
  • I’ve not intentionally done anything quirky, but Sheryl’s little gems would be a good way to give it a try. What a wonderful box of goodies!

    —Mona on August 15, 2018
  • Love to add a bit of appliqué to a pieced quilt.

    —Billie Shannon on August 15, 2018
  • I usually use a pop color, but setting tiny blocks on point really adds another whole dimension to their look.

    Sharon Vrooman on August 15, 2018
  • A pop of color does it for me…and right now that color is cheddar yellow…find it where you least expect it!

    —Debbie on August 15, 2018
  • Most of the quirky parts of my quilts are accidental – a turned block or something that I discover later 🙂 I do also like to add a weird fabric that doesn’t go to my quilt. It adds a little sparkle to the project

    —Marcella on August 15, 2018
  • LOL! A "quirk" in my quilt usually isn’t intentional! But some "odd" or unique colors, like chrome yellow or poison green, make them pop! And I use reproduction fabric more times than not, so have these colors handy to add my own special twist.

    —Jennifer C on August 15, 2018
  • I’ve never done anything quirky on purpose to any of my quilts, but I’m sure I could find lots of "quirky" learning opportunities that were just fine as is!

    —Susan Stanton on August 15, 2018
  • I seem to often have quirkiness in my quilts. UNINTENDED quirkiness!

    —Jane on August 15, 2018
  • I have used the wrong side of the fabric.
    Wow, fantastic giveaway!!

    —laura mitchell on August 15, 2018
  • If making a reproduction quilt, I try to use a “pop” of something different like cheddar or bubblegum pink. I also have a tiny stash of 100 year old fabric so I try to put a tiny piece in! Thanks for the fabulous giveaway!

    —Kerry on August 15, 2018
  • Purple is my favorite quirk. Just have to add a bit of purple fabric in every scrap quilt I stitch.

    —Jan davis on August 15, 2018
  • I like to add fussy cut pieces to my quilt blocks. So fun when you can make it work out. Your quilts are so beautiful. My favorite is the ‘T’ quilt. I want to try it!

    Annette Scott on August 15, 2018
  • I love taking an interesting block and making Maverick blocks to mix in with the traditional blocks. A Maverick block is the same block but with the colors/values in a different position. It can really make you look!! And that’s the fun of it. doni @ Oregon coast

    Doni Boyd on August 15, 2018
  • I like adding as little bling to the quilts…

    —melinda wolfe on August 15, 2018
  • I have never done anything quirky but I would love to try this wonderful book . I love reproduction fabrics too!

    —Lois on August 15, 2018
  • I don’t do anything quirky on purpose because I naturally find some way to make it imperfect enough!

    —Fae Holin on August 15, 2018
  • I like to add an unexpected color choice to add some pop to the quilt.

    —Priscilla S on August 15, 2018
  • I like to hide little surprises in one or more blocks – like embroidered cat face in only one of the flowered blocks.

    —pat winne on August 15, 2018
  • I NEVER use one fabric for the back. It’s a place that has no rules, no limits, no restrictions- it’s where I color OUTSIDE the lines. It’s a collection of orphan bits from the front, scraps that ‘might’ go together or improv. I’ve only made one quilt in 28 years, my first, that had a one fabric back, a beautiful print…it just looked so expected!

    —Melody Lutz on August 15, 2018
  • Mistakes are simply design elements in my book! If I see a block turned incorrectly, after I’ve already got the quilt quilted, it instantly becomes a design element. Nobody’s the wiser!

    Barb N on August 15, 2018
  • Quirk-ness just seems to happen in my quilts and I usually don’t find the quirk until after they are quilted!! It is always fun to make the discovery!!

    —Janet Leigh North on August 15, 2018
  • I’ve made a block with the material being upside down, also have used the back side. I have used the same fabric pattern in another color and I have put my initial in one block.

    —Barb on August 15, 2018
  • I have plenty of mishaps, I can’t afford to add them on purpose.

    —Lori on August 15, 2018
  • I like to add a small piece of a zinger fabric to my quilts keeps viewers wondering why she used that.

    —Bev on August 15, 2018
  • I love using a color that doesn’t quite match but is close like my grandma had in the quilts made by her aunts I also love using pieced pieces as they did. No matter how small, every scrap was used. Thanks for the give away, Sheryl, I’ve been a fan since we lived in Southern California eight years ago and have made many of your little quilts. My favorite is the tiny baskets. Mine favorite is the Twelve days of Christmas which I have made several times. I know your book will be as successful as you on line patterns have been.

    —Marilyn Holley-Stupka on August 15, 2018
  • I enjoy making scrap quilts with as many different fabrics as possible. I always include picture prints which have a connection to the recipient. It is great fun finding the right pieces and then waiting for them to be noticed.

    —Hazelmay Duncan on August 15, 2018
  • I like to throw some interest into a quilt with a unexpected color. But I just love scrap quilts where anything goes.

    —Pat Terry on August 15, 2018
  • As some others have stated, quirky is difficult for me too. I don’t dislike it in quilts by others, I just find it hard to let go and do it myself. I have on occasion used the wrong side of fabric when I think it gives a more mellow or subdued look than the right side. Also I have stitched small pieces of fabric together to create a piece that’s big enough to cut the size patch I need. Didn’t our foremothers do that? I’m making my quilts look more ‘antique’ 🙂

    Victoria on August 15, 2018
  • i frequently sew blocks with the wrong side of some of the fabrics showing. thanks for the great giveaway.

    —carolyn montgomery on August 15, 2018
  • Love, love, love little quilts. Fun to mix it up with an unexpected color placement or a small unit turned the wrong way. It makes the viewer take a second look or pause a little longer to wonder why it was made "that way". Looks like a great book with lovely projects.

    —Juanice O on August 15, 2018
  • I use unexpected color to add interest, especially a pop of yellow.

    —Lynnette Kleinau on August 15, 2018
  • I like to use the wrong side as my Quirk in a quilt. Sometimes I like the "wrong" side better!

    —cathy Morrison on August 15, 2018
  • Gorgeous little quilts!
    I think every one of my quilts is somewhat quirky – not really intentionally, but they almost always turn out that way! I let the fabric or the pattern inspire me. In my last baby quilt the animals “talked” to each other using little comic-style conversation bubbles that I had sewn on 😊 …. it’s the quirkiness that makes the quilt interesting!! Thank you for sharing this lovely book with us.

    —Dee on August 15, 2018
  • I have a quirky thing in some of my quilts where I have come up short in the fabric I want to use…I will sew two smaller pieces of it together to make a piece large enough for the piece I need in the block. I love Sheryl’s style!

    Loris Mills on August 15, 2018
  • Still a newbie but I work hard to follow the directions and piece the blocks just as they should be. I have purposefully changed a block’s direction to fit my inspiration. And then I find my mistakes! Am I going back to correct them? Probably not!

    —Lynn Knowles on August 15, 2018
  • I really like to add zinger colors in odd places, but a make-do pieced area is so much fun! So many ways to make a quirky quilt!

    —Leslie Hoff on August 15, 2018
  • Cute quilts. I don’t have any quirky things. Although there have been a few times I’ve put a block in the wrong place 🙁 And I did not want to tear it all out 😉

    Jocelyn on August 15, 2018
  • I am a bit of a perfectionist, so I have never intentionally done anything quirky….

    —Kristin on August 15, 2018
  • I enjoy making scrap quilts with as many different fabrics as possible. I always include picture prints which have significance for the recipient. It is great fun finding the right pieces and then waiting for them to be seen.

    —Hazelmay Duncan on August 15, 2018
  • I have made piecing mistakes and don’t notice until much later.. usually just leave them in and see if anyone else notices..:-)

    —Barbara on August 15, 2018
  • I’ve never thought of making a quirky quilt before seeing this book. It is an interesting idea and I would probably start with a zinger color.

    —Sylvia Rainey on August 15, 2018
  • I like to add a quirky fabric to my small quilts. It can be a zinger color or a large print that doesn’t look like a large print once it’s cut into smaller pieces. Sometimes it’s more of a modern fabric of the right color that still adds the perfect touch to my small quilt. I guess you could say a little of anything works in small pieces for small quilts!

    —Sharon on August 15, 2018
  • Oh I’m definitely a zinger color…which is not to say that I have not sewn a HST block upside down and just left it because I was not in the mood to rip!!!

    —Geri on August 15, 2018
  • Have inadvertently used upside down patterns and knowingly used the wrong side of a fabric.
    Didn’t know that ‘quirky’ was allowed, but now that it’s in the open…..

    —Hedda on August 15, 2018
  • Usually my quirk is an oops that I just work into the design. Most times it’s not obvious.

    —Donna on August 15, 2018
  • I usually do something. I always change the pattern somehow, usually sizing.I do like to change the colors and will add a zinger or just a surprise of so sort. I like to use a fun fabric cut, something unexpected.

    —Cinda on August 15, 2018
  • I love adding a zinger colour. But then I’m all about the colour.

    —Joy Dickson on August 15, 2018
  • Using a different color would be my usual quirkiness, but I sometimes get a block in wrong, unintentionally, to make it quirky.

    —Chris on August 15, 2018
  • I like to quilt my name in the quilt somewhere …..

    —Rose Lamers on August 15, 2018
  • I’m not sure it’s a quirk but whenever I give a baby quilt I quilt the baby’s name and birthday somewhere on the quilt.

    —Diane Haun on August 15, 2018
  • Love to use a favorite fq that is a novelty print. All those fq with cats on them

    —Deborah on August 15, 2018
  • I like putting in a block in a different direction

    —Kathy Luehrs on August 15, 2018
  • I like to add an unexpected motif in the quilting . " There’s a mouse ! " caused quite the reaction when one of the ladies in my hand-quilting group discovered the tiny mouse motif in the quite proper quilt of mine we were working on .

    —Shelley P on August 15, 2018
  • I like to add a bit of an unexpected color.

    —Kathie L on August 15, 2018
  • For a child’s quilt, I like to add a ‘folded’ triangle (mimicking a half square triangle) with a ‘surprise’ novelty print underneath… like a cute little BUG! Most of my quilts also have a fun label on the back … and envelope, a vintage doily, a pieced block, etc.

    —Gina Milano on August 15, 2018
  • My quirk is that I thought you HAD to follow the instructions. You have now given me an open door to try things on my own!!! Thanks.

    —Dottie Alexander on August 15, 2018
  • I usually don’t have to try very hard to add a quirk to my quilts! Without even trying there will be something unplanned for gracing my finished project! But I have to say that the most common quirk for me is a unit in a block that has been turned the wrong way.
    Thanks so much, Sheryl and Martingale, for this very special give-away!

    —Linda B. on August 15, 2018
  • I don’t really do quirky. I don’t make mistakes on purpose but I have left them in the quilt sometimes.I sometimes use the back side of a fabric. Batiks are great for this. Maybe I need to think of my own quirky something to add.

    —MoeWest on August 15, 2018
  • I like to add a bit of conversational print – maybe a cat , dog, bicycle, something that will make me smile when I look at my finished product

    —Carol hammock on August 15, 2018
  • I don’t do anything intentionally but often it happens by accident. This book looks very interesting.

    —Peggy on August 15, 2018
  • I add a tiny piece of 100 year old fabric into my reproduction quilts!
    Thanks for the fabulous giveaway!

    —Kerry on August 15, 2018
  • I haven’t done quirky, unless it was to turn a batik over for muted colors. I do have the stash of small pieces, though, to try this kind of quilting.

    Judy Garling on August 15, 2018
  • I have accidentally made a few "quirky" quilts by turning a block or part of a block the wrong way and not realizing it until it was too late. So I guess that is my trademark at the moment. I love to study antique quilts and realize that one of the features I love is an unexpected fabric used to break up predictability or symmetry. I am very inspired by this book and the ideas and look forward to making some of these fun quilts.

    —Maria L Zook on August 15, 2018
  • My favorite twist is to make a block using several different background fabrics for a very scrappy look.

    —Bonnie Bowman on August 15, 2018
  • I’d go for a zinger color.

    —Carol W on August 15, 2018
  • Haha! Most often my quirks are totally unintentional but from now on I will call them a design choice. Sounds better than mistake.

    —Donna M on August 15, 2018
  • I just love the exchange of ideas …turning to fabric inside out is so simple an idea, yet many don’t ever want to deviate from what "should" be done…a bit of a rebel in me doing things my way (as many do), but that makes the quilt mine …..an original
    Thanks for sharing your book with us

    —Doris on August 15, 2018
  • Love your new book – I am a fan of your blog and "collect" a lot of your patterns. I don’t usually see my "quirks" until after my quilt is done. I am a little OCD and trying to overcome that!!

    —Lois Oberg on August 15, 2018
  • A splash of zinger color to grab your attention ! What a wonderful
    giveaway! All those goodies make me want to get to work !! Thanks for the opportunity.

    —Nancy C on August 15, 2018
  • Most of my quilts have accidental quirks, such as a block turned the wrong way. I like to put the recipient’s name or a message in the quilting.

    —Verna A. on August 15, 2018
  • my "quirk" is a stripe of contrasting fabric inserted into the backing fabric…usually centered or just slightly off to one side. It makes it look like I ran out of fabric, but it’s just a design element…a racing stripe hidden away for the quilt’s user to enjoy.

    —Teri N on August 15, 2018
  • I guess it would be in my fabric or color scheme that I add something a little out of the box. Absolutely love the book and all the goodies in the give away. Would be thrilled to win!

    —Beth on August 15, 2018
  • I like to turn a block or part of a block upside-down or give it a quarter-turn and also piece together tiny bits of fabrics to make a part of the block when not having enough of the needed fabric.
    Beautiful book with beautiful quilts!! Thank you!

    —helen on August 15, 2018
  • After completing a 90″ x 90″ quilt middle row of flying geese had changed directions it’s one of my favorite quilts.

    —Joan on August 15, 2018
  • My favorite quirks to leave in a quilt are usually accidental and not noticed until the quilt is quilted and bound!

    Christine Cole on August 15, 2018
  • I like to use one piece of fabric inside out. Hunting for the "mistake" hopefully gives the viewer more appreciation for the quilt. Thanks for the chance to win the goodies!

    —Mary C on August 15, 2018
  • I ove making small/mini quilts. My quirks are usually mistakes that get featured!

    —Mary on August 15, 2018
  • I usually end up with at least one piece of fabric wrong side out on my quilts.

    —Caroline Martin on August 15, 2018
  • I like to make small reproduction quilts and sometimes I will turn a fabric inside out because the inside is more the colour that I need. I also like to use a very small piece of yellow in my quilts. It really makes them pop without being overwhelming.

    —Judith Hogan on August 15, 2018
  • Somehow wether I plan it or not, something usually gets put In wrong or upside down or put of order. Rather than try to fix it I will leave in place. Quirky I guess. Love the goodies displayed.

    —Linda Brennan on August 15, 2018
  • I absolutely love color, so a zinger fabric would be my quirky move!

    —kathy moore on August 15, 2018
  • this book is going on my Wish List! My favorite ‘quirks’ in a large quilt are to reverse a block and also to fussy cut some unexpected animals and piece them into a "traditional" design.

    —Martha on August 15, 2018
  • I guess it would be in my use of fabric or color, I have mistakenly put a piece wrong side out but had to rip and fix, couldn’t let it go, lol. Love the book, thanks for the giveaway.

    —Beth on August 15, 2018
  • When my daughter married I make a Lovers Knot quilt for them. One on the blocks went unnoticed that it was turned wrong. Of course I left it and wrote on the label that it just like real life that not everything is perfect. It was the perfect thing to write that of how life really is.

    —Rita S on August 15, 2018
  • I don’t do too many quirky things in my quilt making. I have used the wrong side of fabric and once in a while some different color combinations. I love reproduction fabrics and love to do scrappy quilts in "small" size.

    Charlotte S in CA

    —Charlotte Schindler on August 15, 2018
  • I like to change up the background fabric, making it scrappy, but not so scrappy to be obvious. Something you really have to look for to notice.

    —Carla on August 15, 2018
  • I like to put one piece of fabric the wrong way round! I make mini quilts so it takes some searching! But that’s the fun for others!!

    —Shelly cook on August 15, 2018
  • My quirk: an unexpected color or print–something that breaks some sort of "rule".

    —Marcia Pusey on August 15, 2018
  • Sometimes I feel my quilts are just one big quirk! I like adding an unexpected block or change up the colors for one. I love this giveaway, I will be oderering this book if I don’t win. Thanks for the chance..

    —Debra White on August 15, 2018
  • I have only made a few quilt tops. None of them had a quirk but it does sound like an interesting idea,

    —Rita Lusk on August 15, 2018
  • I enjoy visiting Temecula Quilt Co whenever I visit my daughters in California! My favorite little tweak
    to utilize would be a spot of unexpected color. 43 years of quiltmaking later, that’s lots of tweaks!

    —Louise on August 15, 2018
  • Birds…I try to incorporate birds into all of my quilts.

    —Lin on August 15, 2018
  • I usually get a quirky guilt without even trying. This book looks like so much fun, and I have bunches of scraps. It would be great to find out if my little quilts would look as cute as hers. I do like to include an unexpected bit of fabric. Thanks much.

    —Mary on August 15, 2018
  • I love to add the ZINGER of color.

    —SUE GOODIN on August 15, 2018
  • My quirks are usually not planned,they just happen! Some I fix and others don’t show up until after they are quilted! Love this book!

    —Sharon on August 15, 2018
  • I like to piece together tiny bits of fabric to add a little texture.

    —Deb G on August 15, 2018
  • I usually add a piece of cheddar to my little quilts.

    —Jean Nolting on August 15, 2018
  • Color! Love to add lots of color to my quilts.

    —Lisa Alt on August 15, 2018
  • My favorite is zinger colors but I’ve turned blocks this way and that. I made one for my granddaughter with a block of a bear that was on it’s side instead of sitting up. (It was an error that I chose to include instead of ripping it out. It made the anticipation of completion much more exciting). I asked my daughter if she could see anything odd in the quilt. Unfortunately she found it right away. I was hoping I’d have to point it out. Next time I’ll make it less noticeable. 🙂

    —Laura Dykstra on August 15, 2018
  • Just one small pie e gone awry in random blocks. So regimes a mistake, sometimes not.

    —Linda Stumbaugh on August 15, 2018
  • I Love your quilts and have made several.I mostly make small quilts,most of my quirks are mistakes,but make the quilt more interesting.would love to win.

    —Nancy Ross on August 15, 2018
  • I haven’t made any quilt quirks on purpose. I do want to start putting hidden blessings in my machine quilting. One day someone will look down and see something like "smile, kiss someone,…" written on their quilt and wonder why they never saw that. Thank you for the giveaway.

    —Terry on August 15, 2018
  • My favorite quirk is to purposefully substitute some of the fabric in a block… as if I ran out. So at first you think that doesn’t go there but then you like it!

    —Sherrie Retzinger on August 15, 2018
  • I’m a polka dot girl. I love putting a polka dot fabric somewhere in
    My quilt. I collect polka for fabrics when I travel
    So I have many color and size choices to select
    Looking forward to incorporating the dots into
    This mini collection! So sorry. So fun! …………………….
    ::::::::::::::::………….😊

    —Onita on August 15, 2018
  • Small quilts are so much fun, but I usually end up with a block turned in the wrong direction–of course, on purpose!

    —Sharon S on August 15, 2018
  • Hi,I make a lot of baby charity quilts and adding ric rac in differing blocks and edges is one of my favorite quirks! Thank You for Your Blog, Books and this Neat Giveaway!

    —LINDA Douglas on August 15, 2018
  • I like to use an unexpected color.

    —Sherrill L Ash on August 15, 2018
  • I like to throw in one small piece of a conversational kitty print into my quilts. If possible, I make it a small hard to find "where’s waldo" kind of thing.

    —Libby on August 15, 2018
  • I usually do one block in reverse – or one fabric wrong side out, if the blocks are non-directional. This is a fun giveaway. Thanks for letting us enter – hope I win!

    —Kresti Lyddon on August 15, 2018
  • I love to add that zing fabric to all my quilts. That is what makes them special and the little quilts are adorable.

    —YVONNE BAMLETT on August 15, 2018
  • I love making all size quilts. I just love quilting!!
    I make mistakes and notice them later … I tell myself that like God, he made none of "us" perfect.
    It just gives me piece of mind and I keep quilting 🙂

    —Roberta Ward on August 15, 2018
  • I like to add bubble gum pink and red to my quirky quilts.

    —Sharon Meek on August 15, 2018
  • This is the book for me. I guess I am a perfectionist, as I had never considered a quirky quilt before. I think it is time for me to "color outside the lines" with this great book! And on that note, it would be adding that pop of color that would provide that "zing".

    —Kathy on August 15, 2018
  • My quirks are usually accidental. Sometimes it’s geese flying the wrong way and sometimes it’s the wrong color in a block. There is always something that is not perfect–lots of times it’s those darn corners.

    —Judy Purcell on August 15, 2018
  • I wish I could I have a cute little quirk. But I really don’t. But I do have a lot of mistakes. Some I will leave in there just to see if somebody will notice. Last quilt was a white tone on tone. It wasn’t until it was pinned together for quilting time that I noticed. Remains to be seen if my sister will say something about her new bed runner. I’m going to say it’s a cute little imperfection just like her cute imperfect little sister😁.

    —Therese Haas on August 15, 2018
  • Whatever I can make fit!

    —Pat Braun on August 15, 2018
  • I like mixing up colors… something that you don’t expect.

    —Emily Gail Wyett on August 15, 2018
  • I guess I am not to quirky but I do love the little Temecula quilts. Probably the most unusual thing I have done is sew some of my moms old doilies onto the "blank" spaces in a quilt I made.

    —Wendy on August 15, 2018
  • I usually pop a little color in my projects but I sure like some of the other ideas I’m reading!

    —Janis T on August 15, 2018
  • So, I don’t do this all the time (I’ve probably done it three times) but sometimes I will sew a pocket block into a quilt, basically a regular block but with an extra piece of fabric forming a pocket and then include a stuffed heart using extra matching fabric.

    —Annette J. on August 15, 2018
  • My "quirks" are any of the above that I usually don’t find until halfway finished with the quilting!

    —Sylvia Schmidt on August 15, 2018
  • I have never intentionally added a "quirk" to a quilt but now this had me thinking that I should start! I think it would have to be a block placed in a different direction! I am such a perfectionist this will be a good challenge!

    —Pam Kosirog on August 15, 2018
  • Hi, I like to stitch in, or label my quilts with excerpts from poems or music. For example, my churn dash quilt was labelled, "Don’t forget the butter for the Royal slice of bread", an excerpt from A. A. Milne’s "Now We Are Six" poetry book.

    Gail on August 15, 2018
  • Upside down block.

    —Carolyn on August 15, 2018
  • Turning a block in a different direction. Though I must admit, sometimes it just happens and I go with "I did it on purpose!" Great giveaway, thank you!

    —Ana Clark on August 15, 2018
  • The book looks to be so much fun. I love making small quilts. My favorite thing to do with them is to put a "make do" into the quilt. Looks as if I ran out of fabric and had to substitute.

    —mary cummings on August 15, 2018
  • I like a little pop of a bright color that stands out from the rest of the quilt.

    —Jenny G. on August 15, 2018
  • Never made a quirky quilt, this is new to me.

    —Linda on August 15, 2018
  • I have been known to add a muddled block (with fabrics that blend instead of contrast) in scrappy quilts.

    —Sophie on August 15, 2018
  • I usually do have a fabric turned wrong side up and I leave. Only a couple of times have I not made a mistake and then purposefully changed it to have a small quirk. Fun stuff!

    —Shellie Purcell on August 15, 2018
  • I don’t usually put anything quirky into my quilts. I guess I am just not very adventurous! This is a wonderful giveaway. Thank you!!

    —Linda Hulen on August 15, 2018
  • Sometimes I will run out of my original fabric so I pop in a close (or not so close) substitute.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

    —Catherine Denney on August 15, 2018
  • What fun! I always like to add a little bit of hand embroidery to one of my quilt blocks in every quilt! Quirky-yes!

    —Susan Spiers on August 15, 2018
  • Color zinger! Learned that term from another California quilt book author years ago and it works every time to quirk-up a quilt. I also like to incorporate odd blocks, to the backing often as a label. I have followed Temecula Quilt blog for a couple years and anxious to see all her quirkies published. THANK YOU!

    —Marianne from Tennessee on August 15, 2018
  • I dont think I have ever done a quirky thing other then using the "wrong" side of a fabric, now I want to try all the others. I Know I will like quirky because I am quirky!!

    —Cathy on August 15, 2018
  • Great giveaway, thanks for this opportunity to win this fabulous prize. My favourite thing to do is put in a zinger colour!!

    —Janet Meldrum on August 15, 2018
  • Haven’t made any quirks quilts but have found quirks mistakes and left them there. I will now try to make a quirky quilts, Like the samples shown.

    —Dianna Willstaedt on August 15, 2018
  • I like to make my quilts with a small tribute to my Mother who instilled the appreciation of sewing/quilting in me at a young age. I add a small piece of fabric from a favorite skirt that she loved….it doesn’t always "go with" the fabrics of the quilt but I think that is what makes it not only quirky but special! I will always remember the love my Mother put into all the items she made to make our home a special place.

    —Lee Anne Crowton on August 15, 2018
  • I don’t know if what I do is quirky, but I can’t seem to ever entirely follow a pattern. I always change something to make it my own!

    —Jill Majers on August 15, 2018
  • I like to add some words in the quilting.

    —Karen on August 15, 2018
  • I accidentally turned part of a block backwards, but usually I follow a pattern and try not to add too many quirks.

    Cheryl on August 15, 2018
  • I made a quilt with many many stars. The stars used a hourglass block for the points. I turned one 90 degrees ( by accident) and didn’t discover it until I was binding the quilt. Boo Hoo! I decided it was too late! Alas a Quirky Quilt.

    —Karen on August 15, 2018
  • I like hidden surprises so will add fabrics that have a chicken or baseball or something else meaningful to me. From a distance you don’t notice anything… but when you look up close you can discover little surprises.

    —Kathy on August 15, 2018
  • I don’t worry about adding a quirk – they usually turn up in my quilts on their own!
    I love these quirky little quilts! The book looks like it’s full of fun!

    —gayle m on August 15, 2018
  • So exciting!! I’ve been following Sheryl for years and I’ve learned so much from her quilts. I like to use a zinger color in my quilts, something unexpected on the back, piece a quirky binding – it’s all good! Thank you Sheryl and Martingale for the beautiful book!

    —Pam P on August 15, 2018
  • Most of my quirks are accidents.My first paper piecing ended up with fabrics reversed, unintentionally. But I like adding a wild color that is a lot of fun.

    —Heather Miles on August 15, 2018
  • Mine is usually the mistake found and not corrected. It gives me joy to see it and remember I’m not perfect and enjoy the process.

    —Pat Mosley on August 15, 2018
  • I love mini-quilts, especially reproduction quilts. My favorites are the ones with unexpected, modern fabric or colors!

    Jody M on August 15, 2018
  • A color zinger or, and sometimes both, wool appliqué marks them as mine. I love small quilts! You can hang so many in the same space you can only hang one large quilt!

    —Lena Truitt on August 15, 2018
  • I sometimes use a fabric that absolutely looks like it would not "play nicely". Sometimes it works, but sometimes it doesn’t. Little quilts are the best for this.

    —Sharon K on August 15, 2018
  • I leave a mistake. It is my “humility” block. Someone told me that people used to do that because only God is perfect. I thought that was pretty cool, not to mention it takes pressure off! I love old reproduction quilts and all the quirks and stories behind them!

    —Christine E. on August 15, 2018
  • I love quilts that use quirky colors or unexpected fabrics such as modern fabrics made up in vintage styles. Special hidden figures in prints such as a certain type of animal also make for a fun signature style.

    —Diane on August 15, 2018
  • I LOVE making small quilts and using up my scraps. I tend to fall in love with my fabrics and have so many scraps that don’t belong together, but somehow I make them work in a quirky way! Mistakes, I have yet to make anything without at least several!

    —Beth Morrow Chiu on August 15, 2018
  • Years ago someone told me that every quilt needs to have just a little bit of red in it. Although I have used that advice many times, I now prefer to choose another "zinger" color to add instead!

    —Kathy on August 15, 2018
  • I usually don’t intentionally add "quirky" but it almost always happens and we always get a laugh when someone finds it! It’s like the game of "Where’s Waldo"? I have followed Temecula’s blog for years and love the little quilts!

    —Debbie Miller on August 15, 2018
  • I add a bit of color or maybe even a lot of color to offset the pattern. I have come up with some real surprises doing that.

    —Louise Hooyer on August 15, 2018
  • OOPS! Never tried.✂️

    —Connie on August 15, 2018
  • I never thought of them as quirks – more like things I didn’t see when piecing or assembling. Her book looks like a lot of fun!

    —Laure Trimmer on August 15, 2018
  • Like the idea of "quirky" and love the mini-quilts in this book. I have been trying to use up my scraps lately, so could that be called "quirky"? 🙂

    —Rose on August 15, 2018
  • I have reverse a block without realizing it, but the quilt is already nearing completion, so I just leave it in. The majority of people don’t notice it, unless it’s pointed out. So I just say that’s my meant to be part of the quilt.

    —Nancy Harvey on August 15, 2018
  • Most of my "quirks" are actually accidents. Sometimes i hide a little message, date or name in my stippling. The book looks great!

    —Kathleen Barton on August 15, 2018
  • I love a stripe binding!! I cut on the diagonal, if I have enough fabric. I buy stripes to just keep on hand for the opportunity to use!

    —Nancy Searcy on August 15, 2018
  • Well, for me…. I couldn’t pick which one…. I LOVE

    —Nancy A Emery on August 15, 2018
  • Zinger color or several colors. I have people say, I would never think to put those colors together, but really like it! Also, have had to sew pieces together to make a piece big enough for a spot in a block! Oh, and you know when you place things on floor or design wall, so can be sewn in correct order, then that doesn’t happen!?! Yep, an you only noticed after it is quilted, yep! 😊

    —Marilynn D-R on August 15, 2018
  • Like Kathleen, I don’t add anything "quirky" to my quilts on purpose, but sometimes after they are quilted and waiting to be bound I’ll see something I did-usually a block turned. At that point it just stays in.

    —Vickie Keith on August 15, 2018
  • Well for me… I couldn’t pick which one…. I LOVE then all, and would love to make each one… thanks so much …

    Nancy Emery

    —Nancy A Emery on August 15, 2018
  • Love using the backside of fabrics.

    —Sharon on August 15, 2018
  • I like to add parts of panels to the backing of some of my quilts! Just adds a bit of color and interest.
    Annette Crain

    Annette Crain on August 15, 2018
  • Mine are often a mistake that missed during the creation of the quilt. Sometimes I use a funky color or print in the mix to quirk things up. :o)

    —Cheryl R. on August 15, 2018
  • I almost always "turn" a quilt block when I’m sewing them in rows. I never notice it until I’m well into putting it together. Depending on who it’s for, I sometimes leave it, and sometimes don’t. It’s fun to see if anyone notices my oops (quirk!).

    —Connie Morgan on August 15, 2018
  • Love to use a bit of cheddar in all my tiny quilts.

    —Jayette Robb on August 15, 2018
  • Purple. I read many years ago that every quilt needs a bit of purple, so I have incorporated this philosophy!

    —Joani Kinney on August 15, 2018
  • I have never been one to leave quirks in my quilts…too particular; but that is all changing. My best friend of 40 yrs. always told me that I needed to put a fabric that "Pops" in each of my quilts. Well, she passed away after fighting cancer for 3 years and that is my goal….to always have 1 fun fabric that stands out. I really love these quilts in the book, so I would love to win and make some in memory of her. RIP Mary Ann

    We’re so sorry to hear of the loss of your friend, Nancy. What a wonderful way to honor her memory. –Jenny

    —Nancy on August 15, 2018
  • I put a little piece of "button fabric" in every quilt I make. Most of the time, nobody will notice 🙂

    —Evy on August 15, 2018
  • My husband and I were married in 1976, during the Bicentennial and the $2 bill was also printed and very popular that year so I happened to save a lot of them. My "quirk" is to make a little fabric envelope and fold up a crisp $2 bill and sew it in behind my quilt label on the back. As a collector of antique quilts I know my "quilt children" will live on way past the time I am gone and someday it will end up in the hands of someone who will wonder what is behind that label. They will find a fabulous bill from the past that hopefully will be worth more than $2 at that time! And as another little special quirk, if my quilt is small I might put a 1976 Bicentennial quarter behind the label instead!

    —Nancy O'Keefe on August 15, 2018
  • I’m a rule follower that would love to be a little quirky.

    —Cindy Turner on August 15, 2018
  • For me, including a little unexpected animal in the quilting or having the back side of fabric show is always a fun add!

    —Jane Makuch on August 15, 2018
  • I love the idea of quirkyness. I do like a pop of color and if a block is set in wrong, it is really an accident but now I know what it is really called! Just a quirk. Keep on creating

    —Debbie Evans on August 15, 2018
  • I guess I have been calling my "little problems" in a quilt "mistakes". Now I have a new word to call these "quirks". Like that better!! Would love to have this small quilt book.

    —BONITA M HARMS on August 15, 2018
  • What a wonderful giveaway. The rooster quilt is a must do. Congrats on the book

    —Sue on August 15, 2018
  • I try not to have quirks to tell the truth. I really like the little quilts and enjoy reading the Temecula Quilt Co. Blog! Thanks for the chance to win such great prizes!

    —Lisa on August 15, 2018
  • I love to add a slight matching but different fabric to my quilts. Also do the wrong side out on at least one block.

    —Silvia Grover on August 15, 2018
  • I love to put a tiny memory message in each quilt I make-sometimes by using a fabric or buttons of grandma’s or a little special applique or a quirk on my label.I love these quilts and this book!

    —Becky Bynum on August 15, 2018
  • I don’t usually do quirky on purpose but it could be fun to hide a little something to be discover in future projects. My quirks are usually a “mistake” that is only discovered well after the project is completed and in use.

    —Nancy Stevens on August 15, 2018
  • I LOVE this book . . . and everything about Temecula Quilt Company. I love to add a "zinger" color to my quilts! I think it adds interest and something that one can never go wrong! 🙂

    —Karla Malesker on August 15, 2018
  • I have unintentional quirks! Usually a turned block or cut off points! I love to quilt, so I keep sewing.

    —Allison Gougeon on August 15, 2018
  • I love a zinger of a color though at least three of my quilts have included an accidental upside down block that I left in (because they were quilted before I noticed!).

    —Jacqui Kirk on August 15, 2018
  • I like to piece small fabric scraps to make it large enough for the unit I need, I also like to add fabrics with surprises on them, a little animal or something fun to spy. Quirky Little Quilts looks inspiring and fun!

    —Nyla Dominguez on August 15, 2018
  • I like to make a few extra blocks to add to the backing. I usually use all the scraps from the blocks.

    —Irene Plato on August 15, 2018
  • I’m not sure it is quirky, but I usually try to add a little bubble gum pink to any reproduction quilts I make. Sometime I will use the wrong side of the fabric or turn a block backwards/upside down. Thanks for the opportunity to win. Would love to have the book in my collection.

    —Jill on August 15, 2018
  • I love a pop of pink or cheddar.

    —Lou Ann Schrimsher on August 15, 2018
  • I love scrappy, and that includes zingers and those little bits that somehow end up inside out. There is an old Amish saying that every quilt should have at least one imperfection and I think of it every time I create mine. 🙂

    Marie Cheesman on August 15, 2018
  • I tend to have one piece of material or one block not quite the right color or not quite like the rest-but it works. Love the quirky idea-

    —Ann Parazin on August 15, 2018
  • I love to use an unexpected color for a zinger. Also try to make double sided quilts.

    —Charlotte Divers on August 15, 2018
  • I usually try to add a little bubble gum pink to any reproduction quilt I make. Also I will sometime use the wrong side of the fabric or turn a block sideways. Thanks for the opportunity to win. I would love to add this book to my collection.

    —Jill on August 15, 2018
  • Most of my quilts are somewhat quirky – the entire design or, perhaps, a zinger color for focus.

    —Jane on August 15, 2018
  • I don’t intentionally set out to make my quilts "quirky" but they have a way of doing that themselves!!! Otherwise called mistakes

    —Pam on August 15, 2018
  • I love quirky fabrics, and even small pieces can perk up any project.

    —Sally Howard on August 15, 2018
  • One of the comments suggested using a piece of an ancestor quilt in all her quilts. I like that and will start making this part of my future Quilts! I always like a bit of yellow or red in the quilt for zing!

    —Rose on August 15, 2018
  • I have not ever added a quirk, but this idea has inspired me to try it! I like the idea of turning a block a different way. I cant wait to get the book to see more ideas.

    —Barbara Reifsnider on August 15, 2018
  • As a perfectionist, it’s hard to put an intentional mistake in a quilt. I used to call those "design decisions" but now instead I can call them quirks. What a great idea and wonderful give-a-way.

    —Gale W.S. on August 15, 2018
  • I sign the binding somewhere so that if the label is removed my name is still there.

    —Christi on August 15, 2018
  • My favorite quilts include hundreds of different fabrics. I like to squeeze in as many scrappy fabrics in the colorway I’m working with. I love to see all of the variety in print and scale. Little scrappy quilts are my favorite thing to make!

    —Katie Kennedy on August 15, 2018
  • I like to add something unexpected, a piece of fabric in another category, a small piece of batik with civil war for example. A color used maybe once from an odd scrap. Maybe an unusual border treatment.

    —Ann Cummings on August 15, 2018
  • I’d have to say a pop of color. Although sometimes something else happens on it’s own!!

    —Karla Salomonsky on August 15, 2018
  • I don’t intentionally set out to make a quilt "quirky" but they have a way of doing that themselves!!! Otherwise known as mistakes…

    —Pam on August 15, 2018
  • It seems I don’t have to plan a Little Quirk…I always end up with one anyway.

    —Pauline on August 15, 2018
  • For me, it’s a zinger color- usually unintended!

    —Jennifer on August 15, 2018
  • I’m just getting started in the quilt world and I’m wanting to make the little quilts. Some day I’ll do a large one but it’s the small ones that have me quilting now. I’ve only made 2 so far but I do try to add something to make them mine. The 2 I’ve made have bits of fabric from my mothers clothes and they do stand out…like she did, from the rest of the quilt. They made my sisters cry…with joy and are cherished by them. I follow your blog and you are so inspiring. I’m guessing this book is would keep me busy for a long time. Every quilt in it is so fun. And supplies would be the best as I don’t have many. Thank you for sharing your talent with us all.

    —Krissy Butorac on August 15, 2018
  • I have been quilting for many years. Made my first quilts at age 11. I started at twin and moved to California King. I am ready to downsize to mini quilts (a first) for my walls. Eager to learn. I always start with a red block in the upper left corner. I love to flip one block upside down. Thank you.

    —Linda B. on August 15, 2018
  • I love to add that unexpected pop of color and use lots of tiny pieces. A huge fan of Temecula Quilt Co. Thanks for the chance to win this great prize.

    Barbara Black on August 15, 2018
  • I add a small heart in the quilting to share the love and warmth.

    Jane Tucker on August 15, 2018
  • I never added something to make a quirky quilt, but I would love to make one now!!

    —Cindi on August 15, 2018
  • I don’t intentionally leave quirks in my quilts, but every once in a while you might just find a quirky little mistake! I love Temecula Quilts and can see i would just love Quirky Little Quilts!! Thanks for a chance to win.
    Carmen

    —Carmen Montmarquet on August 15, 2018
  • What fun little projects this book has! I guess the only quirky thing I do, is possibly add an additional fabric to a block, of the same color or close to the same. It gives it the look that you ran out of one fabric and had to substitute with a different print.

    —Pam Huggins on August 15, 2018
  • I love a pop of color!

    —Barb Emig on August 15, 2018
  • I have not done one of these little quilts yet – but I have saved all of my scraps some organized and some not lol. So I’m thinking this book would be greatly appreciated in the near future. Thanks for all the ideas now rolling around in my head lol. Have a great day!

    —Jane Kelley on August 15, 2018
  • I don’t do anything on purpose. Usually find my "quirks" when the quilt is all done!

    —nancybraun on August 15, 2018
  • I like substituting similar, but different, fabrics in blocks. The more different fabrics, the better!

    —Terry Nixon on August 15, 2018
  • I’m a beginner quilter and I know I have made some mistakes on several quilts. I haven’t done anything quirky but probably will do something like that next quilt I do. Never thought about it until I read this blog. What a grand idea!!!

    —Debbie Daugherty on August 15, 2018
  • When the quilt is quilted, a small Star is incorporated into the quilting design. That identifies that quilt ie one I have put together

    —Nancy Bertagnoli on August 15, 2018
  • Love every single one of these quickly little quilts! I want to make them all…

    —Angela on August 15, 2018
  • I’m inclined to use cheddar in nearly everything I piece. Baby quilts are nearly the only exception to this obsession. Cheddar really does go with everything!

    —Jay on August 15, 2018
  • I like to add a block that has a change of color.

    —Elizabeth Olson on August 15, 2018
  • Especially in scrappy quilts, I think a well-chosen zinger colour adds sparkle – a bit of yellow with blues and greens, a bit of green with corals and beiges and browns. So many wonderful ideas in today’s offering. I think I’m going to "borrow" the idea of quilting something unexpected into a corner or a border. I do a lot of quilts for the Cancer Agency, so hearts or flowers come to mind. Thanks, all, for your inspirations!

    —Carol on August 15, 2018
  • I love the addition of the cheddar color. It adds such an pop of quirkiness and is unexpected.

    Margaret K on August 15, 2018
  • I’ve been known to use the wrong side of fabric to get the exact color I’m looking for!

    —Carol Vickers on August 15, 2018
  • I always include a heart somewhere in the machine quilting.

    —Judy hutchens on August 15, 2018
  • Great giveaway! Thank you. Would love it

    Jane Kloosterman on August 15, 2018
  • I have at least one purple patch in every quilt…in honor of my grandmother Pansy…

    Kelley Belfast on August 15, 2018
  • I frequently appliqué a small black cat with red bowtie on my smaller quilts, especially BOM quilts.

    —Barbara McKeever on August 15, 2018
  • color is my favorite quirk – either cheddar or bubble gum pink.

    —jane waletzko on August 15, 2018
  • I don’t really try to add anything quirky to my projects, but it often happens by accident! A block or color will get misplaced and it’s just meant to be there to show my imperfections! I’m definitely a quirky one.

    —Kathy E. on August 15, 2018
  • Seeing the name of Temecula just makes fond memories of visiting it year ago. Love the little quilt ideas, reminds me of my mom’s quilting in late 70’s-80’s era. Been a long time since I did some serious bigger quilts, will have to remember the quirky block idea when I do. Thx for the random book offer.

    —Betty Paschal on August 15, 2018
  • I le to make mini quilt , so I adapte my blocks. I Like on holiday without machine at the seaside make a mini quilt that gives me a memory of this period to hang in memory, glue others hang postcards … often I take a block not yet realized, I ‘ adapt the measure for mini and I multiply the blocks in different colors’ I love the declensions of temecula and I have great pleasure to take this book of references and all these gifts to continue my minis on holidays me petite francaise.

    —Dufour Nadine on August 15, 2018
  • I like to throw a zinger color in my quilts. I think it adds class!!

    —Nancy Lewis on August 15, 2018
  • Everything I make is naturally quirky, I don’t even have to try. I love the cover quilt with the blue setting fabric. I’m visiting San Diego next week and hope to make another trip to Temecula Quilt Company, maybe for fabric for a Quirky Little Quilts project this time.

    —Dorothy Bendick on August 15, 2018
  • I love to add a zinger fabric to my quilts. Then I pull from that for the rest of the fabrics I use. And, sometimes I turn a fabric to the “wrong” side because that is the way I need it to be for that quilt.

    —Marie Blash on August 15, 2018
  • Oh I love Temecula Quilts. I have done a few of the patterns she sells and offer for free as a sew along on her blog. I am currently doing the 1800 Quirky quilt…so definitely doing quirky. Also a lot of times I try to incorporate a dog in my quilts.

    —Kristie Michalowski on August 15, 2018
  • I’ve used a fabric’s wrong side because it was the color I needed in my blocks. This trick was told to me by Billie Mahoney in a class @Pine Needle Shop years ago. I’m a longtime customer of Temecula Quilt Co. and an admirer of Sheryl’s quirky quilts.

    —Clara Chandler on August 15, 2018
  • I love to add a little bit of lace or ruffle to give it a fun look.

    —Sharon Lynn Cirillo on August 15, 2018
  • I like to add a pop of color

    —Marguerite Sundstrom on August 15, 2018
  • My quirky quilts tend to be by accident. A block in the wrong place or facing the wrong direction or needing to add a different fabric when I run out of what I had planned on using are my most common quirks.

    —Renee Stapleton on August 15, 2018
  • My quirks just happen!

    —nancybraun on August 15, 2018
  • A heart appliqued on the back, on the label. Because when you create something for someone, you put so much of your heart and love into it. ❤️

    —Colleen on August 15, 2018
  • For me quirky would be a directional fabric not going the right way in one place. It drives me slightly nutty but also makes me chuckle.

    —Kimberly Burke on August 15, 2018
  • I don’t try to make an ‘error’ in my quilts, but do consider leaving the mistake when it happens! Sometimes i do enjoy using the back sde of a fabric to attain the more muted shade which I desire! Love all the ‘tools’!

    —Jane Schwan on August 15, 2018
  • I love to leave a piece in one of the blocks turned around or in the wrong spot.

    —Tina plohetski on August 15, 2018
  • A zinger color or off beat fabric just to make a block different

    —Karen Keeler on August 15, 2018
  • I like to blend modern and reproduction fabrics, and a bit of plaid.

    —BRYNNE WYATT on August 15, 2018
  • I’m not a zinger or quirky person but I don’t mind trying anything. I do love miniatures. Anything small. Quilts are no exception. I love making them as wall hangings. Would love to win the items you are posting.

    —Cecile Emond on August 15, 2018
  • My grandmother would often flip a block upside down or reverse it, so that’s my quirk—it’s always on purpose too, right? 😉. The book looks delightful—my fingers are crossed from the lovely give away!

    —Joana on August 15, 2018
  • A zinger color or off beat fabric to make a block different

    —Karen Keeler on August 15, 2018
  • I made a quirky quilt from your 3 inch blocks a few years ago. One of my favorites. You would 😍

    —Sandy Raphael on August 15, 2018
  • I like to add a zinger fabric.. often after I’ve chosen the fabrics for a quilt, it needs a little zing. Thanks for the opportunity to win. I’ve been following Temecula for about a year and love their stuff!

    —Linda P on August 15, 2018
  • My little quirky thing is to stitch my initials in some part of the quilt – most of the time you don’t know they are there but its a way of signing my quilt!!

    —Karen H on August 15, 2018
  • I love to add at least one piece if a blick in an odd color

    —Brigitte Baierl on August 15, 2018
  • I like to put a block on the back of the quilt. I love Temecula and her patterns.

    —Pat McPherson on August 15, 2018
  • One backward block always makes them guess…love it!!

    —Arnette Jasperson on August 15, 2018
  • I like add a make do fabric in a couple of blocks.

    —Donna Kelley on August 15, 2018
  • I usually do something in the quilting portion to give it my special touch to make it quirky.

    —Denice Dirks on August 15, 2018
  • I sometimes add a piece of color of fabric that is totally different from the colors I’m using in my project that may take a little time to see.

    —Cindy Goode on August 15, 2018
  • I like to add hidden name somewhere for the person I am making the quilt for.

    —Sheila on August 15, 2018
  • I like to use plaids and cut some of them off grain so they are wonky. I also like to put in a mismatched color.

    —Cathy W. on August 15, 2018
  • I’m not too good at adding a quirk on purpose in my quilts. But I love the idea of a pop of color!

    —Md White on August 15, 2018
  • I must give quirky a try! I love Sheryl’s quilt designs and have made several of them. I am a regular follower. Count me in!

    —Karen in Ohio on August 15, 2018
  • I make a lot of scrap quilts, and when I find that I have run out of a certain piece of fabric, I am more than willing to "make do" with some alternate color and print for a substitute. I like to think that this is exactly why my grandmothers and great-grandmothers did out of necessity.

    Jayne Honnold on August 15, 2018
  • I like to use the back of fabric sometimes for an antique look.

    —Karen G Wood on August 15, 2018
  • I’ve started quilting a "message" in the quilt: a name a heart etc.

    —Cindi on August 15, 2018
  • Years ago I read that the Amish always plan a "mistake" in their quilts, because only God is perfect. Of course, without planning many of my quilts have a mistake that makes them quirky and mine. A block turned the wrong way, a piecing error, running out of a certain fabric to finish, etc.

    —Donna on August 15, 2018
  • Love to turn a quilt block!

    —Lorraine on August 15, 2018
  • I like to add a little pop of color to one of the block in the quilt!

    —Julie Liedahl on August 15, 2018
  • I love to add a little quote in my stitching. It’s a charming addition and surprise to my giftee!

    What a wonderful giveaway. Of course, I’m excited at the thought of winning but I wish good luck to all participants. Be especially blessed!! <3

    —Katherine Hawkes on August 15, 2018
  • I have followed temecula blog for a very long time I wish we had a store just like theirs in Ontario Canada my quirks are few I am just starting to relax with my quilting after 30 years

    —Deb on August 15, 2018
  • It really depends on the quilt. If it is a repeating pattern I like to turn a block. And I really like to add a contrasting color or a bright color to break up a dull color scheme.

    —Joy Meetis on August 15, 2018
  • I like to use a color that "pops" in the quilt. I guess that is called a zinger fabric. I also have used the "wrong" side of the fabric if needed.

    —Joanne L Wilson on August 15, 2018
  • I love a pop of color for quirky quilts. What a great giveaway! Someone is going to be really lucky.

    Rose Hoffa on August 15, 2018
  • Quirky blocks? What are those? It seems all my quilts (almost always minis) have quirky blocks. It adds interest for me and gives my fellow quilters something to point out that is a mistake in my quilts. No such thing as a mistake – its a quirky block!

    —Linda Reid on August 15, 2018
  • I have the pleasure of living close to the Temecula Quilt Company, and have done several of Sheryl’s minis. I like to turn one block, or even a piece of a block, a different direction. I also add a fabric that represents something personal to me in each quilt, now that I am a little experienced in quilting. Thank you, Sheryl, for your book.

    —Sandra Rosier on August 15, 2018
  • I love Sheryl’s style of quilting and mini quilts. Her monthly minis are prefect because they don’t require a lot of time to complete. My favorite quirk is an "oops" block with points that are cut off or an "ugly" fabric that is totally unexpected. I also like Sheryl’s "Living with Little Quilts" style! I’m thrilled that she’s been added to the Martingale family and would absolutely love to win this Martingale/Temecula Quilt Company giveaway!

    —Billie Ann on August 15, 2018
  • When I can’t find the perfect plain color in my scraps, I’ll start looking at the back of the fabrics for something a little different to make the small quilt unique.

    —Susan C on August 15, 2018
  • I am lucky enough to live one mile from Temecula Quilt Company. Sheryl’s shop is an inspirational and dreamy atelier for me. When I first walked into her shop I knew I wanted to be a quilter. I love quirky quilts. Sometimes I begin a traditional quilt and oops, I made a mistake, now it becomes a quirky little quilt and I love it.

    —Myra Katz on August 15, 2018
  • I’ve yet to quilt a perfect quilt. So, the quirk for me is leaving that imperfection there. No one is perfect and this is just a reminder.

    —Cathy Morris on August 15, 2018
  • I am not sure if I plan a way to make my little quilts quirky, but they always seem to get there on their own. I am a big fan of Sheryl ‘s quilts and can’t wait to start making some from her book!

    —Karen McMahon on August 15, 2018
  • I love a little zinger of color and sometimes a missed placed block.

    —Coleen Beutler on August 15, 2018
  • I love to sew together tiny pieces of fabric to make a big enough piece to cut out a a square or other shape to use in a quilt block. Some of my grandmother’s quilts have these make do “pieces” in them & I love the spirit of using what you have. Love Temecula’s products & her quirky little quilts!

    —Peggy on August 15, 2018
  • I am pretty new to quilting having only completed a few projects. Like the idea of adding something "quirky" – will have to try it soon.

    —Susan Bostaph on August 15, 2018
  • I like a little pop of color either in the quilt or as the binding as well as a cool backing.

    —Casey on August 15, 2018
  • Often to make a small quilt quirky, I will change one fabric in a block to " make do".
    I also add the word "love" when quilting the quilt. That way there is always a little love in each quilt.

    —Cheryl Barkdoll on August 15, 2018
  • My quirks are usually not intentional, but I can often find one after the quilt is finished. No one notices and it makes it "mine".

    —Teresa Cozadd on August 15, 2018
  • Holy crap – a lot of people have commented so far!! Seems everyone loves Temecula quilt co!my way of adding a little ‘quirk’ to my quilts is I do not stress over perfection anymore. I do not want my quilts to look manufactured. So…no perfect circles, no perfect stems, etc.

    —Shannon Miller on August 15, 2018
  • Love the little quilts. I love to frame them and hang them everywhere😀 I also love to embellish with wool. Thanks for creating patterns for us to keep us going Lois

    —Lois Christiansen on August 15, 2018
  • I’ve never thought about being quirky with a quilt. I usually just follow the pattern! But now that you bring it up, it seems like a fun thing to do. Keeping this in mind for the next quilt. 🙂 Lovely giveaway Here’s hoping…

    —Anne L. Rightler on August 15, 2018
  • I love adding cheddar prints to my little repro quilts. I think that color just SCREAMS reproduction quilt. And there are times when a mismatched block or two adds a fun element.

    Amy E. Armstrong on August 15, 2018
  • I like to include an “ugly” fabric or one that doesn’t blend with the rest. Gives more interest to the quilt I think.

    —Dawn on August 15, 2018
  • I have never left a quirk but now I want to… What a unique way to leave part of you in the quilt!

    —Gerri on August 15, 2018
  • I like to get creative with color. A bit of a punch here and there to draw the eye around the quilt. This looks like a wonderful package to inspire all our quirkiness.

    —Sherry Jurykovsky on August 15, 2018
  • I love to add an unexpected color combination or unexpected twist to a block!

    —Barbara on August 15, 2018
  • I like to include an unexpected fabric somewhere in my quilts.

    —Teri on August 15, 2018
  • I am finding that my favorite quirk is all different colors and blocks in one quilt. In a planned quilt a zing color or a block upside down would drive me nuts. So I guess I need planned quirky!

    —Chris Day on August 15, 2018
  • It wasn’t on purpose, but I did have a quilt a couple years ago that had not one, but five blocks turned wrong — I noticed after I got it back from my sister, who happens to be my long-arm quilter. Needless to say its still ‘quirky’ and my Marine grandson won’t notice (he took the quilt overseas with him)!!

    —Sharon Henson on August 15, 2018
  • Mine is usually an unintended quirk. As long as I have been quilting (1977) I always manage to sew something incorrectly. But, as others have said I look for a zinger fabric, perhaps poison green.

    —Caren Cooke Ryan on August 15, 2018
  • I like zinger fabric in my quilts to add some interest. If my quilts turn out quirky, it’s definitely unintentional. I love Temecula Quilt Company, used to love to visit Sheryl’s store when I lived in So Cal.

    —KC Mitchell on August 15, 2018
  • I really don’t add anything quirky intentionally. They sort of just happen. I’ll find the back of a fabric somewhere, multiple times. LOL. Or turned the wrong way. Or just flat out made wrong. They all stay. That way I can say, ‘ohhh look at that!’.
    Thank you for the chance to win.

    —Tracy Robinson on August 15, 2018
  • I like playing around with colors. My mom (who sews quilts with me) shakes her head at the things I put together but when all is said and done, agrees I’ve made some good choices! Thank you for the opportunity to win this prize.

    —Jessica Woods on August 15, 2018
  • My favorite zinger to add is a color that "pops!". Orange or cheddar yellow , for instance. 😉

    —Yvonne Hamilton on August 15, 2018
  • A zinger color is too eye-catching. It is hard to pull your eye away from it. I prefer a more subtle quirk. At first glance you just see the beautiful colors and movement of the prints and pieces. Then if you take time to study the quilt more closely you find the little surprise of a unit or block turned around the wrong way or a piece of fabric that is wrong-side-out.

    —Jean H. on August 15, 2018
  • I like to add a spider web in the quilting. I love the book. I’m going to make the quilt with the red rooster as soon as I finish my current project.

    —Yolanda Aliberti on August 15, 2018
  • I always, always add a button or two or three to my quilts! I love buttons!

    —Laura Shriver on August 15, 2018
  • I love a pop of color in an unexpected place Love the Temecula Quilt books.

    —Donna Gauch on August 15, 2018
  • I like to add a pop of color, it could be quirky. Sometimes it’s an inner border. Sheryl has a fun style that I love too? Her quilt shop is a perfect place to find 1800’s era reproduction fabrics.

    —Carrie on August 15, 2018
  • I like to find and use fabrics that looks similar in shade and scale, but aren’t the same. To purposefully mismatch fabrics. Sort of a I Spy type of situation where you have to really look for the Fabrics that don’t match. I also like to throw in stripes.

    —Kristin Pritchett on August 15, 2018
  • I intentionally add my favorite color yellow somewhere in my projects, not to mention the occasional patched pieced wrong or fabric pieced wrong side out. Of course, a shop owner once told me that I purchased both sides of the fabric and can use either!

    —EllenB on August 15, 2018
  • If/when I make a minor mistake (like a half square turned wrong) I leave it. If it’s not going to interfere with construction, it stays and later after all the quilting & binding is done, I don’t notice it.

    —Crystal on August 15, 2018
  • This isn’t exactly quirky but I love to make a label with a picture of a grandchild and me, whomever I’m making the quilt for.

    —Penny Huck on August 15, 2018
  • I try to use up all the fabric from a quilt. Sometimes I sew them all together to make "fabric" large enough for the back. Or sew strips of leftover fabric for the binding, or sometimes I use leftovers to make the accent border. I’ve even been known to make all the accent borders a different width or color!

    —Jean Arden on August 15, 2018
  • my Quirks are most often unintentionally done… usually surprising me while the piece is basted or Quilted!
    I would love to win the collection of tools!

    —Carolyn on August 15, 2018
  • I like to add a bit of applique with something I love for a zinger and see how long it takes for someone to notice. I love Temecula Quilts, they do such fun "Quirky Little Quilts"

    —Loretta Swan on August 15, 2018
  • I love adding a cheddar print to my reproduction quilts!!

    Amy E. Armstrong on August 15, 2018
  • If there is a quirk in any of my quilts, it is usually because it is an "oops!". I do, however, often change the size of a quilt and maybe change the borders to suit my taste or what I am making the quilt for!

    Diane H. on August 15, 2018
  • A super fun unexpected backing, hidden messages in my hand stitching, and using one batik in a otherwise “vanilla” quilt!

    —Vanessa on August 15, 2018
  • If I get them all right it seems to be a miracle

    —barbara woods on August 15, 2018
  • I love reproduction fabrics! A pop of cheddar always goes great.

    —Nancy White on August 15, 2018
  • It’s not quirky but I love adding applique. Here lately it has been wool applique. What a wonderful give away! Thanks for a chance.

    —Regina Herbster on August 15, 2018
  • I’m one of those who wants my quilts to be as perfect as possible. However, it sounds interesting to make a quirky quilt. I’ll probably add a zinger fabric, probably purple.

    —Virginia in AK on August 15, 2018
  • I added tassels to 2 different Mardi Gras themed quilts. My regular quirkiness is sadly bad piecing or a few points cut off!

    —Janet Carver on August 15, 2018
  • Using a print/color completely out of sync with the rest fabrics gets attention. Fun to see if who notices. Have loved making your scrap minis.

    —Joanne Stevenson on August 15, 2018
  • I wish I could say I do it on purpose but I always seem to have something quirky on my quilts. Lots of wrong side fabric or the block is all sewn on the wrong side to throw the block of. I can go on…

    —Karin Baliani on August 15, 2018
  • I like to use the back side of a fabric to add a little quirk. It’s a hidden secret unless you know your fabrics.

    —Lily Kamikihara on August 15, 2018
  • A unit or block turned the wrong way around is more subtle. You might only notice it if you really study the quilt and then it is like a little surprise. This looks like a great book.

    —Jean H. on August 15, 2018
  • I love miniature quilts! My quirks are usually unintentional like a wrong side out backing.

    —Lori B on August 15, 2018
  • A bright pink fabric that doesn’t match anything!

    —Linda Danielson on August 15, 2018
  • I have never thought about adding a little quirky something to my quilts until now! If the quilts in this book are quirky then I am definitely doing something wrong because they are gorgeous!

    —Angelia L. on August 15, 2018
  • I like to use a narrow stripe some where in one ofthe borders or the binding.

    —Elaine Carney on August 15, 2018
  • We always referred to it as our "Amish mistake," or deliberate imperfection in one block, be it a color change or turned block!

    —Pat B. on August 15, 2018
  • I don’t really know how to do quirky, but it sometimes happens by accident! Would like to learn how to do quirky on purpose!

    —Jan Pittenger on August 15, 2018
  • I’m not too quirky a person…need to learn to be a bit more free! I do like to add a cross however in some block to my quilts.

    —Christine Schiesswohl on August 15, 2018
  • I have never intentionally added a quirk to my quilts, but since I am going to make my granddaughter a quilt with all the fabrics my sister and I have made her “birth – 3 rd grade”, I think I might add a quirk or two to see if she can find them. Should be fun!

    —Debby Stefanini on August 15, 2018
  • I don’t know if I really have a zinger or quirky thing to my quilts. I love her new book & all her goodies!
    Maybe I should think about adding one in the future!!

    —Katy L on August 15, 2018
  • I love to see a design that is sort of kinky and doesn’t match exactly with the rest of the block. I also enjoy a pop of color.

    —Jean Berry on August 15, 2018
  • I’ve made one small quilt and loved it! I need to be more quirky, so next one, my goal will be “quirky”.

    —Paula Brewster on August 15, 2018
  • I love a backing that may have a random block on it or pieced together with left over fabrics

    —Carmen Sutton on August 15, 2018
  • I haven’t made a quirky quilt before but I bought the book and I love them all!

    —Melissa Raddetz on August 15, 2018
  • Fun to do a bit of on purpose mistake, like a fabric wrong side out, just to say I am not perfect at this quilty fun!. Luv your use of old looking fibers to inspire our imagination, sew thanks for chance to very lucky!

    —Joane on August 15, 2018
  • I have used a pop of colour or the wrong side of the fabric

    —Pat on August 15, 2018
  • Not sure i’ve done quirky but I have made a few mistakes!

    —Mary on August 15, 2018
  • I like to use colors next to each other that come from opposite sides of the color wheel. Both colors then seem to pop & accentuate each other.

    Marilyn Mowry on August 15, 2018
  • I try to get every seam to match at thee corners but I’ll leave a few as long as all the rest match up!

    —Denise Cabral on August 15, 2018
  • I’ve made piecing errors in blocks and not fixed them, but in general I have a difficult time doing quirky. That’s why I love Sheryl’s patterns and her new book! Looking at her little quilts makes me smile and gives me the courage to go for it!

    —Paula Harden on August 15, 2018
  • I love Temecula Quilts and so happy to see this book! I love the quirky vintage colors that make up some of these beautiful minis. I add fabric that others might consider quirky to my quilts on a regular basis. 🙂

    —Sarah on August 15, 2018
  • The quirky thing I do when making scrap quilts is using make do fabric. If I need a certain size of fabric for a blog and I don’t have enough. I sew something similar together to get the size I need.

    —Bonnie Tucker on August 15, 2018
  • I’m going to work on being quirkier with my quilts.

    —Juel Hughes on August 15, 2018
  • Wow ! a Zinger ? Thank you for giving me the authorization to do this to my quilts ! I have never thought of that. I am usually so focused, straight and narrow ! My sister in laws used to call me Pammie Perfect ! I am now going to put my creative cap on and think of a real hidden treat that will give me my own stamp ! Thank you ! And I would love to start it on these pretty little quilts from this lovely book !!

    —Pamela Tasker on August 15, 2018
  • I donn’t see my entry, but I love adding applique. Don’t want to miss my chance on great give away! Thank you!

    —Regina Herbster on August 15, 2018
  • Love to add an insect charm on quilts for wall hanging. Even if it isn’t part of the theme. Larger quilts have a strip of the fabrics used for the top running down the length and sometimes I add a narrow strip across.

    —Paula Tripp on August 15, 2018
  • I haven’t consciously made a quirk. But I have learned that my less than perfect quilts is what makes them so wonderful!!!

    —Suzanne Tomkinson on August 15, 2018
  • I hadn’t thought about what I do as quirky until I read today’s blog post. It’s just something I enjoy doing. When I make applique blocks, I often replace one of the applique pieces of fabric with dozens of tiny French knots to fill the space. I will use the same colors so observers often have to search for the French knots.

    —Bertha Mallard on August 15, 2018
  • My quirks are accidents.

    —Sharon on August 15, 2018
  • Put fabric in the wrong place recently, just did 2 more block’s similar so it would like it was meant to be that way.
    It looked great.

    —Jenny Huntly on August 15, 2018
  • I like to add a unexpected color and lots of scale variations.

    —Melinhen on August 15, 2018
  • I’ve been told by many friends and teachers that I am a "safe" quilter when it comes to pattern and fabric collection. I am trying to bust out of this mode and add bold color and perhaps some different design moment. More comments are coming my way. It is a slow process but a promising venture. Wish me luck…quilting is my passion and good for my soul…!

    —sharon henderson on August 15, 2018
  • I have a favorite fabric of S’mores and I try to add a piece of this fabric to many of my scrap quilts. Somehow S’mores bring back happy memories. I also add a cheddar scrap here and there to brighten an otherwise darker quilt.I enjoy your emails,photos,blog info. Always inspiring!!🌺

    —Susie Lenz on August 15, 2018
  • I love to add one small applique piece to my quilts. So if the main fabric in the blocks has flowers, I’ll fussy cut one and hand stitch it onto the quilt in an unexpected spot. Recently it was a little butterfly that seemed to "escape" from the center panel.

    I just love your patterns, have made several of them, and can’t wait to get your new book!!

    —Lori Doyle on August 15, 2018
  • Unfortunately, my quirkiest quirk is usually some big-time mistake I’ve made: the wrong color somewhere, a patch in the wrong place, a block sewn wrong, etc. And it’s ALWAYS after I’ve put the whole top together that I find the mistake and I’m too tired to take it apart and fix it!!

    —Barbara McDonald on August 15, 2018
  • I love to include error quilt blocks in my work, as it shows that not all work is perfect. Many antique quilters also did this. It is what I find so charming about them.

    —Liselotte on August 15, 2018
  • In an antique/reproduction quilt along I often change out a block with something that says me.
    EX: On a wedding quilt I took out the men’s woodworking tools block and exchanged it for one with a goose because I keep geese for pets.

    Lynda on August 15, 2018
  • I love Temecula Quilt Co.!! Looks like an awesome book! I’ve never added a quirk, on purpose st least, hehe, but now I will definitely add an upside down block or do something similar.

    Thanks for a chance to win!

    —usairdoll on August 15, 2018
  • I love to add a little pewter charm to some of my projects. It’s just a specil treat for the eyes.

    —Terry Morris on August 15, 2018
  • I’m mostly scrappy, but try to include a piece or two of quirky fabric.

    —JJ on August 15, 2018
  • Since my husband passed away in Feb. of 2017, I have been adding a bit of purple to my quilts in some way. Purple was his favorite color and he was my best support system in my quilting world. He always helped me arrange blocks on my design wall. I miss him still every single day. The last quilt he helped me with was a mystery quilt that I made from Temecula Quilt Company. It hangs in my living room as a reminder of his support. It has purple baskets in it.

    —Debbie G on August 15, 2018
  • I’ve not been quilting long so I’m slow and careful with my blocks on the front. The back however, I like to play with. I like to make them scrappy. Use up the fabric I already have to match the front and piece them together. ✂️

    —Marlene Clark on August 15, 2018
  • I like to add a "make do" fabric. I feel that truly makes it "my quilt"!

    —Starla on August 15, 2018
  • Whatever quirk happens to land in my quilts often stays there (as in times past). For the most part, I’m not willing to actually tear back and redo a ton of work to correct a fabric that was sewn in upside down, or a misturned block. I love scrappy quilts, so everything gets included and often mistakes are difficult to spot.

    —Heather G on August 15, 2018
  • My "quirks" are usually unintentional, like a piece or a block turned the wrong direction.

    —Julie in GA on August 15, 2018
  • I’ve done a number of quirky things on my quilts. Sometimes on purpose on front or back. Sometimes it’s just a mistake and I like it so I leave it. Makes it mine!

    —Rilla Burnham on August 15, 2018
  • To keep my quilts "quirky" I like to use more than one fabric for the background, two or more of similar color and value. Keep it subtle and unexpected.

    —Joanne Skudder on August 15, 2018
  • I haven’t deliberately made anything quirky. I tend to concentrate heavily on making sure all parts of blocks go according to the pattern, and do remember a time or two that I unsewed to correct. I am trying to do better about letting it go.

    —Deborah DeBerry on August 15, 2018
  • A zinger color!

    —Carmel Hines on August 15, 2018
  • I make a strip of all the left over material and use it for my binding
    Do not know if that is quirky! But I like it

    —janet maly on August 15, 2018
  • I’ve never added a quirk to a quilt on purpose. However, there is usually some mistake that I’ve made to add a quirk to all of the quilts that I make.

    —Judy W on August 15, 2018
  • I laughed when I saw the list of ‘favorite’ quirky touches. I have done every one of them at least once – unintentionally! I usually call them mistakes, but I think that I will call them quirky touches from now on!

    Barbara Johnson on August 15, 2018
  • I do like to twist a block once in a while especially in a big quilt. Thanks for the chance in a really fun giveaway!
    Mary

    —Mary Kastner on August 15, 2018
  • I usually have a “mistake” in my quilt, a backwards block, which makes it my quilt. This started unintentionally several years ago when I sewed a row of pinwheels backwards from what the pattern called for. I decided to leave it and my quilt was different from anyone else who made that pattern. Since then, you might say that this is my “quirky” trademark. Visiting California in October and hope to get to Temecula Quilt Shop. I have enjoyed following their blog and Facebook page. I love reproduction fabrics!

    —Betty Andriano on August 15, 2018
  • I don’t add much quirkyness to my quilts. I prefer them to be more formal in style and generally take out anything I put together wrong. While I love scrappy quilts, I generally still make them with some order to them.

    Dawn Cowart on August 15, 2018
  • I like to incorporate a piece of unmatched fabric in a couple of the blocks. I love quilts that are not totally matched and perfect!

    —Maria Dickerson on August 15, 2018
  • Zinger color! I’m fortunate to have a good stash so I can just pull fabrics and start cutting on small pieces! And I love to give my small quilts as gifts to friends & family. This book looks like it has sme great pieces I could make as gifts!

    —Tamara Williams on August 15, 2018
  • Once in a while I place a fabric up side down in a block.

    Mary Kolb on August 15, 2018
  • I never add something quirky! I will have to give it a try. I like scrappy with a lot of different colors.

    —Patricia R on August 15, 2018
  • My quirks are just the random color combinations in some of my scrappy quilts. Color is my nemesis but sometimes using seemingly unmatching fabrics shows me new possibilities. They more often are quirky combos but either way I like the results. What a great promo for Sheryl’s book!

    —Elaine Euler on August 15, 2018
  • All my friends know I love hedgehogs. I almost always have a piece of hedgehog fabric, an appliquéd hedgehog or a hedgehog button somewhere on my quilt.

    —Trudi on August 15, 2018
  • I generally just make a mistake with no effort. I like to play with color. Thank You for this offer, I have moved to Nevada and miss your shop. Best to you as an Author. Blessings, Brook

    —Brook Sellers on August 15, 2018
  • I am too much of a perfectionist to do much of anything quirky, but I have learned that sometimes my misunderstanding of directions sometimes makes for serendipity surprises that I like better than the original pattern! I do love vintage quilts and their use of "what they had" endear them to me also.

    —Laurel Lee Pedersen on August 15, 2018
  • Oh my goodness…the quirks in my quilts don’t need to be placed deliberately. They seem to happen all on their own!

    —Jo McAllister Richards on August 15, 2018
  • I like to sneak in an unexpected fabric or make a "deliberate" mistake. Although, sometimes the mistakes aren’t so deliberate!

    Taryn Faulkner on August 15, 2018
  • I often plan to run out of fabric so that I have to add a similar but different fabric. It adds depth, richness and visual interest plus it’s a great way to use precious scraps! Thanks for the fabulous giveaway and the opportunity to win!

    —Karen Howes on August 15, 2018
  • Love to add that quirky zinger fabric.Thanks for the chance

    —laurie jackson on August 15, 2018
  • My quirky quilts have fabric sewn wrong side out. Sometimes on purpose sometimes not. Love the quirky quilts!!

    —Cathy on August 15, 2018
  • I have never really thought about anything "quirky" with my quilts. I do longarm my initials into the larger quilts when stitching them, it is hidden within the quilting. I would love to be quirky and add a zinger of color….purple, to all my quilts!

    —Tonya Reichard on August 15, 2018
  • I’m starting to try and use a black and white stripe fabric for bindings. There’s a few quilts it just won’t work with, but I’m enjoying it in the rest of the quilts.

    —Jill on August 15, 2018
  • I sew a quirky heart on all my quilts. Thanks for the chance for the book.

    —LC CALDWELL on August 15, 2018
  • The kind of quirk I like to add to quilts is a bold color.
    If I’ve been using mainly one or two colorways I like to add a little
    black here and there. It gives the quilt a punch and creates more depth!

    —Suzanne Caflisch on August 15, 2018
  • I love to make small quilts pieced with one or two fabrics cut from one of my Mom’s old blouses. She passed away in 2004 and I make a small table top quilts for the kids, grandkids and relatives who remember her. It was so much fun giving these to family and having them respond, "Oh, this was the blouse she wore to our afternoon tea in June, or, my gosh, she wore this the day we went shopping in the new mall." Warms my heart!

    Christine Schlager on August 15, 2018
  • Love scrap quilts and I have definitely made quirky – sometimes on purpose but generally it’s something that I have done by accident that just makes it mine. It’s easier to remember that one thing when I look at the quilt later and admire it for it’s quirkiness.

    —Caryn Schipper on August 15, 2018
  • My quirky quilts consist of using a variety of orphan blocks I have left over from various projects. Some blocks may be 6″, some may be 8″ or 9″ and some my be 2″-3″, etc. I consider it a fun challenge to fit these different size blocks together kind of like a puzzle to come up with something new and different every time!

    —Jo Ann Martin on August 15, 2018
  • I love to add unexpected fabrics in every quilt, such as novelties and fun prints or batiks. For small quilt pieces it can be difficult to notice the quirky fabric, unless you look closely.

    —Pat N on August 15, 2018
  • My favorite thing is when I have to use a make do in my quilt. I think it just adds a sweet element to the quilt that women did years ago.

    —Karen Schultz on August 15, 2018
  • I have used the wrong side of the fabric in a block before and it changes the personality of the block. I will probably do it again.

    —beth d. on August 15, 2018
  • Colors in reverse spots!

    Karen on August 15, 2018
  • I recently started ejoying doing art quilts. I’m adding all sorts of yarns, ribbons, buttons and anything that grabs my attention.

    —Sandy Dahlgren on August 15, 2018
  • I have turned a block quite by accident and only found it after being quilted! Otherwise I like to add a pop of color to add interest….Thanks for the chance to win!!

    —Patti Levine on August 15, 2018
  • My quirk is to not worry about placement. I pick up 2 blocks and sew them together without caring how they match or don’t match. And like others I’ve put blocks in upside down by mistake, but left them.

    —Jeanne Vaughan on August 15, 2018
  • Can’t wait to get my hands on the book. I’m way too uptight with symmetry, however, a "quirky" block always manages to slip into my quilt, no matter how hard I try to avoid it. It’s usually the wrong color or fabric in the wrong place!

    —Carol Bejtlich on August 15, 2018
  • I love this quilt shop. Congratulation Sheryl! This will indeed be on my wish list. I always like to add a two sided binding with zing to finish my quilts.

    —Emma P on August 15, 2018
  • What a fabulous giveaway. Thanks for a chance. I like to add a pop of unexpected color.

    —Jacque Leibfried on August 15, 2018
  • I have never made anything quirky, however when I received your new book I thought how clever are those little quilts! Can’t wait to experiment my first quirky quilt!!

    —Karen on August 15, 2018
  • My quirk in a quilt is usually a mistake. It’s left in because I realized too late. It’s a surprise to me too

    —Susan Robbins on August 15, 2018
  • I love to put one block in my quilts that has a “zinger” set of colors in it! I also use blocks that did not quite come out right for the backing!

    —Sandy Willmott on August 15, 2018
  • My quirky thing is my love of the color orange, right now my favorite orange is Robert Kaufman’s Tiger Lily.
    I add orange to almost all my projects.

    Janie on August 15, 2018
  • I think all of my quilts are quirky whether I intend them to be or not! I would love this prize package!

    —Susan Stein on August 15, 2018
  • I also appear to be not so "quirky" after reading this article, but those fabulous photographs are indeed an inspiration! Can’t wait to add some "quirkiness" to my next quilt project!

    —Glenda Nations on August 15, 2018
  • My quirks are usually mis-pieced fabrics. But it’s ok with me to show my imperfections to the world!

    —Claire Gregory on August 15, 2018
  • I usually don’t need to add an intentional quirk to my quilts. They seem to just pop up automatically!!

    —Marilyn Lewis on August 15, 2018
  • I would love to win !!!

    —Trish on August 15, 2018
  • I don’t know if it’s quirky, but if I need to piece the back due to insufficient fabric, I will make some kind of design for the back.

    —Sharon Browne on August 15, 2018
  • I like to do something that is almost "hidden". Those looking close at the quilt will most surely spot it right away. It may be either a block piece turned or a fabric wrong side out. But something NOT too visible right off the bat and that will make them keep looking. And once in a while they will find another.

    —Jan Copeland on August 15, 2018
  • I often add a little piece of fabric with a tiny rooster on it…I love chickens!

    —She Harris on August 15, 2018
  • To tell the truth, most of my quilts have quirky additions without planning. LOL

    Sandra Pardue on August 15, 2018
  • I think adding a quirky thing to a quilt is a great idea. I never have done it on purpose. My quilts usually have a quirk by mistake.

    Love the quilts in this book.

    —Barb Walsh on August 15, 2018
  • I Like to add an interesting color sometimes. I find I don’t need to think about it…. my quilts usually end up with a “humility” square all on their own. I do try to quilt a heart somewhere in my freemotion quilting.

    —Nancy Bart on August 15, 2018
  • I love to reduce the standard size of block pieces and make them fit with other blocks that are not standard. Throw some color in the mix and see how it come out.

    Gail Chandler on August 15, 2018
  • A “zinger” color. I like to have yellow or a lime green in my quilts. I know I will have to get this book if I don’t win. I’m ready to make some small quilts. After quilting for over 25 years it’s time to make some fun quirky quilts. Nancy Pleimann

    —Nancy Pleimann on August 15, 2018
  • I like to put at least one piece of the backing fabric somewhere in the front of the quilt as my quirkiness. Thanks for the chance to win a great giveaway.

    —Susan Shaw on August 15, 2018
  • My quirky detail is to add some applause detail.One quilt I made from scraps they tore off the bolt to use to reorder. I call it my trash can quilt because they usually throw these scraps away. Some of them i had to piece together to make them wide enough.

    —Mamie Watson on August 15, 2018
  • I always add a "quirky" label to the back of my quilts. My most recent quilt was patriotic and I added a "quirky" pieced flag to the back and embroidered "I Stand" on the label along with my initials and year. This helps me remember where, when and why I made a quilt.

    —Maggie Connor on August 15, 2018
  • I like adding an unexpected pop of Color.

    —Stacia Walsh on August 15, 2018
  • I love cheddar colored fabrics. I often “sneak” a mini piece in my quilt even if the color isn’t in my design plan. I know it isn’t there but very often I manage to include it so it’s not very noticeable. When all else fails, my label is always “cheddar” dominated fabric. 💜

    Cheryl Bell on August 15, 2018
  • I have not done quirky because I tend to need to have everything coordinate. But I am very, very attracted to the quilt combinations that Sheryl does. And her shop gives me a lot of joy when I go there. I will definitely be going quirky soon!

    —KarenQ on August 15, 2018
  • Any quirks in my quilts are not intentional but most have them and I grow to love them!

    —Gail Noll on August 15, 2018
  • Recently I’ve been making baby quilts for the grandchildren of my good friend. I’ve been incorporating into the design small (1-inch square) pieces of her late father’s shirts. Initially I thought the colors would clash, but the spots of unexpected color made the design more interesting.

    Grace Lombardo on August 15, 2018
  • I love these small quilts especially with reproduction fabrics! I have turned blocks upside down (by accident), and used the wrong side of a fabric. I am learning that it’s ok to do these things and love the individuality it gives.

    —Kristen on August 15, 2018
  • I ALWAYS have a Flannel back to my quilts……the only exception would be a "mini" project.

    —Vicky DeCheck on August 15, 2018
  • I love to add a poison green block whenever I can
    ❤️ Some green

    —Sarah W on August 15, 2018
  • I like to use unexpected fabric combinations– sometimes using low contrast options and sometimes a zinger pop of color. I love the quirky look!

    —Robin McGuire on August 15, 2018
  • I like to add a few zinger fabrics to my quilts. I do enjoy smaller quilts. Thanks for the chance to win.

    —Karen Weidler on August 15, 2018
  • I love to add a poison green block whenever I c

    —Sarah W on August 15, 2018
  • I love little quilts and reproduction fabrics. I sometimes use the wrong side of a fabric or throw in one or two that are unexpected, but always lots and lots of different fabrics. I am working on the Temecula Sampler Sew Along this summer and it’s been lots of fun. Can hardly wait to make the last block and put them all together.

    —Pam Winberg on August 15, 2018
  • I enjoy collecting hedgehogs, so I try to add a hedgehog button to some of my quilts or I always add a label on the back of my Quilts with a hedgehog drawn on the label. I guess my love of hedgehogs carries over into my Quilts which gives them a bit of quirkiness.

    —Barbara Hiemstra on August 15, 2018
  • A zinger color like A pink and brown quilt with an Apple green someplace happy. I also like the Susan McCord quilts where her appliquéd leaves are made of different width strips. My quirky quilting is often unintentional but in hindsight it is good to see. And there will definitely be more to come. Your blog always has good ideas on color placement and is great fun to read.

    —Barbara on August 15, 2018
  • I like to add that good old cheddar color. I’m not fond of the color but, I think it really makes it authentic looking and a little "quirky

    —Gayle Barka on August 15, 2018
  • My quirk is usually a mistake I don’t always catch in time. I love your books please keep them coming to us. Thank you for this generous chance!

    —Dotti Wahlers on August 15, 2018
  • I love to add an unexpected pop of color color along the way!

    —Louise on August 15, 2018
  • I don’t know if this is quirky but I like to add my initials to every quilt when I am quilting it.

    —Marcia Elliott on August 15, 2018
  • I love everything in this giveaway but I am especially drawn to those adorable ruler boxes. Love them! Scrappy quilts are my favorite and I love to add surprise fabrics. A bit of bright homespun or a scrap of Button Button by Cheri fabric from years ago.

    —Sue Schultz on August 15, 2018
  • I love these quirky little quilts, my little quirk would be to insert a favorite bright color

    —Joanna on August 15, 2018
  • I like to use the “other right side” of a fabric in a block. It adds interest, and provides another tone of a color.

    K Johnstone on August 15, 2018
  • My intentional quirks are usually unexpected settings or colour combinations. My unintentional quirks often involve the same things (blocks turned the wrong way, or fabric with wrong side showing).

    This looks like a wonderful book, and store to visit. Thanks for the awesome giveaway and I really hope I win!

    —susan on August 15, 2018
  • By nature, I tend toward following directions exactly, leaving no opportunity for quirks or quirkiness. But as I grow older, I care less about perfection and symmetry and more about letting my quilts speak for themselves. So my "quirks" include adding or leaving out a prescribed block and playing with color more, especially in small quilts.

    Mary McG on August 15, 2018
  • I don’t try to make a quilt quirky but sometimes things just happen. I might left it in or sometimes it is past quirky and just wrong and needs to be corrected.

    —Patty Archuleta on August 15, 2018
  • I don’t do anything intentionally quirky in the piecing but in the quilting-I free motion stitch the name or names of the person to be gifted with my quilt in the quilting and then challenge the recipient to find it!

    —Karen Muth-Borsheim on August 15, 2018
  • I add a pocket/envelope to the back of the quilt. I write washing instructions and what was my inspiration, story about the quilt, or who gave me the fabric or something special about it.This gives the receives some little bit of information and make s it special to them!

    —Kathleen Sheffield on August 15, 2018
  • I love to add a zinger color or an upside-down block! Just a little signature from me! =) Thank you for the giveaway!!! Fingers crossed!

    —Jude Jones on August 15, 2018
  • I started to learn to quilt nearly 50 years ago. Everyone of my efforts turn out quirky! A mistake here or there that I always leave in for fun 😛

    —Suzanne Drummond on August 15, 2018
  • I always add an American flag. It could be printed on a piece of fabric or appliquéd by me or printed on the backing. I also add a bee skep to my label. I love your book and I hope it will not be your last!

    —Mary Brown on August 15, 2018
  • I DON’T THINK I HAVE EVER MADE A DELIBERATE QUIRKY IN MY QUILTS I HAVE
    HEARD THE AMISH ALWAYS DID THIS SOUNDS INTERESTING

    —JUNE WAGGONER on August 15, 2018
  • I make enough mistakes and I’m a bit too anal to do it on purpose on the front, but always add something fun to the back or in the label, and I love the quirk mentioned of adding our initials in the quilting part! I currently quilt with plastic, so my embroidery is added after it comes back from my long arm friend!

    I’ve started scrappy doll size quilts (a mini quilt by any other name?) Sheryl’s book is adorable inspiration

    —Sharon S on August 15, 2018
  • I always seem to end up adding something quirky without trying, that’s why I love the Amish sentiment that only God is perfect so don’t worry about our own imperfections.

    —Sue Cahill on August 15, 2018
  • I used to include a block sewn wrong but now I include a block with a pencil on it in it to honor the journalists that were murdered.

    —Megan Williams on August 15, 2018
  • A bit of zinger color.

    —Dixie on August 15, 2018
  • I’m 69 yrs old & have a hard time comprehending thing due to a car accident. My quilts r made with lots of love & mistakes come naturally. Then I learned that my great grandmother was Amish & they always put in something to make their quilts "not perfect" since none of us r. And I was making Amish quilts before I knew all this. I have made miniature quilts in the past to hang on my walls or just give away. I enjoy hand quilting also because it’s I find it very relaxing & very special when it comes to my quilts. More from the heart then having a long arm machine or sewing machine do the work.

    —Kris Ferguson on August 15, 2018
  • I love adding zingy colors in my quilts, no boring quilts for me!

    —JoniBug on August 15, 2018
  • I love making quirky little quilts, but not the kind that are in the book. My little quilts are made of the fabric scraps that other quilters throw out, the tiny pieces that are 1″ and smaller. When I get a Godiva candy boxful, I lay them out on the cutting board and hand sew them together because they are too small for the sewing machine. Tiny wedges left over from cutting diamonds are sewn together to make little rectangles which are then sewn into strips or blocks, depending on my mood. So far I have 2 little quilt tops finished and several more in progress. One is a Split Rail Fence made with 1/2″ x 2″ strips, another is sewing together the wedges left over from cutting an 1 1/2″ equilateral triangle from a 2″ square. Making these quilts using up my scraps keeps them from going into the landfill, and for some reason I enjoy making them more than I do regular quilts.

    —Doris Marie on August 15, 2018
  • I love scrappy quilts. I would like to add a zinger color or an applique somewhere.

    —Barbara Pavlas on August 15, 2018
  • I love the Temecula Quilt blog and have enjoyed trying my hand at making a few of the fun projects posted. I am so happy I kept up with this summer’s 1880’s Sampler, I can hardly wait for the finishing instructions. My favorite little quirk to add to a quilt is putting a couple of colors together that sort of go "twang." Colors that ordinarily one would not think to match up, but by putting the little bits together they get cozy and make new friends. My first Temecula project was the Anniversary Quilt posted a couple of years ago. That little quilt was my first attempt at "weird" color combinations and I loved the results so much I have made that pattern in two different settings. Thanks Sheryl for the encouragement to step out and take a few quilting risks.

    —audrey Bell on August 15, 2018
  • I love to change a pattern just a little to make mine I usually add some small like a basket or embroidery . That why love your quilts they show you so well

    —Kathy on August 15, 2018
  • I like to add a burst of color.

    —Stephanie on August 15, 2018
  • I like to add some stitching or use different thread for quilting. Sometimes this hides a little mistake or two!

    —Sandy Hansen on August 15, 2018
  • Hah! I don’t really have to add a quirk they just naturally develop in my less than perfect sewing. Lots of times things end up askew such as a flying geese unit turned the wrong way.

    —Marianne on August 15, 2018
  • Love your book!

    Tammy Penley on August 15, 2018
  • I have been known to leave a fabric reversed in a project.

    —Donna Faris on August 15, 2018
  • A "Zinger" color makes a fun addition 😊

    —Lois Capper on August 15, 2018
  • I don’t intentionally add quirks, but it seems there is always one block that didn’t follow the pattern.

    Kristin on August 15, 2018
  • I like to make quirky labels. I’m pretty structured and follow quilt directions pretty completely. I need to make some quirky little quilts and go wild!

    —Joan Richards on August 15, 2018
  • I like to write a little poem to go on the back in the label. If I can’t come up with something for the person the quilt is made for I have a little saying that I put on every label.

    —Donna Nix on August 15, 2018
  • My little quirk is to piece different pieces of fabric to make my backing.

    —Maria Salagi on August 15, 2018
  • I don’t mean to be quirky…it just happens! All the time.
    Thank goodness I have an eagle-eye friend who catches my “quiets”
    before the top is quilted! I am hoping I win your book so
    I can be quirky on purpose!
    Thanks so much,

    Mary in Texas

    —Mary T Salmon on August 15, 2018
  • I don’t try to add quirky to my quilts but they just sometimes end up that way. But all of your thoughts about upside-down blocks, different colors, etc., are new ideas for me to try. Sometimes different is a very good thing. 🙂

    —Brenda on August 15, 2018
  • I like to use a fabric from the wrong side when the color is less saturated and seems to blend better with the other fabrics. Like Barbara Heimstra (comment above)who puts a little hedgehog on her quilts, I try to incorporate a dragonfly on mine, even if it is just in the quilt label.

    —Gail Dughi on August 15, 2018
  • I always change something in the pattern. I make mostly applique quilts so I usually will draw a different element to change things up. I also love pieced backs and usually make them hem from what I have on hand.

    —Heather Harteneck on August 15, 2018
  • I love Temecula’s quilts, and am delighted that Sheryl has put some of them in a book. A little quirk I like to include is to tilt one HST the wrong way in a block. It’s fun to see who finds it and who doesn’t.

    —Amy L on August 15, 2018
  • My quirk usually happens by mistake, I have been known to leave the piece of fabric that was sewn in on the wrong side of the fabric. I do love making these tiny quilts. I have made a few so far.

    —debbie garrison on August 15, 2018
  • I am very boring, I don’t add anything extra, but thank you for the idea!

    —Julie on August 15, 2018
  • The top of my quilts are pretty normal…. but my wild and crazy will usually be on the back…like a fun surprise…especially on kids quilts..make life fun..

    —Helen Davis on August 15, 2018
  • I like to make extra blocks with the leftover fabric to add to the backing fabric.

    —Kim Lennon on August 15, 2018
  • I don’t think I put anything quirky in my quilts. I am pretty traditional quilter. May have to step out of my box!

    —Laura Van Slyke on August 15, 2018
  • My new focus lately has been miniature quilts (I call them mini’s). This book looks intriguing!!

    —Arlene Adams on August 15, 2018
  • Nice book! I like adding a quirky color to make my little quilts pop. Thanks for the giveaway.

    —Marsha on August 15, 2018
  • Love to add a polka dot block to my little quilts

    Ruthann Adams on August 15, 2018
  • A splash of color…just to pop!

    Barb Reininger on August 15, 2018
  • I sewed a king-size log cabin scrap quilt and many times sewed the wrong side of a medium color fabric because it worked well with my light color fabrics.

    —Katie on August 15, 2018
  • It’s in the colors that I get quirky!

    —Kathy on August 15, 2018
  • I can hardly wait to get my copy of your new book. I always like to include cheddar in my reproduction quilts.

    —Debbie Lothspeich on August 15, 2018
  • I like to put binding on my quilts that look like I ran out of binding fabric. Usually, I add a piece of of cheddar yellow to make it more obvious😊 I love to back my quilts in cheddar too, when I can find it!

    —Bonney on August 15, 2018
  • I like to add a “bee” fabric to my projects!

    —Sharon Morton on August 15, 2018
  • I have been known to use the wrong side of the fabric to achieve a more muted color. And the white fabric with painted on designs I usually turn them over not to have the shiny design staring up at me! Love Temecula Quilt Company and follow them on Bloglovin!

    —Pam Losely on August 15, 2018
  • I always add yellow for a pop of color if I can. Also thought you would like to know that I entered my Mini MOnday in the County Fair and received a blue ribbon! Though the judge said the use of the all the different colors in the mini blocks was distracting–must notbe into the scrappy look.

    —Peg Miller on August 15, 2018
  • not sure that I would qualify this as a ‘quirk’ because mine are more accidents that are noticed after my project, whether small or large, is completed. Maybe my quirk is that I don’t take it apart and fix my mistake.

    —aurora on August 15, 2018
  • Using my scraps results in automatic quirky!
    I love little scrappy quilts!

    —Danielle on August 15, 2018
  • I found a mistake in a quilt, years after I had finished it. When I saw it, was So disappointed. But I asked my family to find the mistake and they couldn’t see it. I guess we are a lot more critical because we know every inch of a quilt.

    —Shannon on August 15, 2018
  • My quirk is usually doing a block as a mirror image. Sometimes my quirkiness is making a mistake but not noticing! I recently made a pillow top that ended up being a small quilt because of miss-cutting the total top, I love it even more than I would have had it been a pillow! 🙂

    —Dorice Vidger on August 15, 2018
  • I’ve always made something I guess you’d call quirky into a quilt .

    —Brenda on August 15, 2018
  • I use a “ trademark “ pale yellow-beige color for binding in many
    Of my little quilts. I find it compliments most all the fabrics I use and friends have come to recognize it!

    —Mona Snowden on August 15, 2018
  • I love to put an upside down block in a quilt or “make do” by piecing a part with something different.

    —Julie Porter on August 15, 2018
  • Add a block that doesnt belong.

    —Sheila Plock on August 15, 2018
  • I like to vary between an offset block and a pop of a different fabric somewhere.

    —Lynette W on August 15, 2018
  • I put in a color that clashes with the others, in a slight muted color but still stands out, this to me is the zinger.

    —Denice Bee on August 15, 2018
  • I like to add all kinds of quirky pieces to my quilts. I especially love to get out my scrap boxes and make broken dishes blocks out of every reproduction fabric I own. If I make enough I can use one set for the front of the quilt and one set of totally different color combinations for the back.

    —Terry on August 15, 2018
  • I love to add a touch of cheddar.

    —Judy McNeel on August 15, 2018
  • I am a big fan of Temecula Quilts and love your description of perfectly imperfect. Absolutely correct! The sewalong are fun- I have made some cute imperfect little quilts! My quirk is to add that pop of unexpected or unmatched color. Sometimes, it just gives the quilt a character that it wouldn’t have otherwise. Awesome giveaway!

    —Susan Gray on August 15, 2018
  • I don’t intentionally add anything to make my quilts quirky, but most of them end up with a little quirk somewhere in them. I love making little quilts!

    —Nancy A on August 15, 2018
  • I find I’m a traditional quilter, but I do add a bit of zinger color for my"quirky"! I’m intrigued to use this book

    —Fran Noyes on August 15, 2018
  • I’ve never put something quirky in my Quilts. I’m so inspired you can bet I will now!

    —Lorrie Runnals on August 15, 2018
  • Unless the quilt is strictly a two-color quilt, you’ll find a splash of yellow on my quilts.

    —Lynn Bankowski on August 15, 2018
  • I love to add a unique color to one block of the quilt.

    —Sherry Sartin on August 15, 2018
  • Unless the quilt is strictly a two-color quilt, you’ll find a splash of yellow on my quilts.

    —Lynn on August 15, 2018
  • I love to add a unique color to one block of the quilt.

    —Sherry Sartin on August 15, 2018
  • I love to add a surprise color, one that makes you say, “why did she use that color?” I like to think color is the most important aspect of whether you love a quilt or not.

    —Cathy Callan on August 15, 2018
  • My first love is scrappy quilts and my second is quirky. I like to add some random color or orientation or maybe orange binding on a blue and white quilt. My hope is that years from now someone will wonder why I did what I did–lol! Love Sharyn’s adorable designs!

    —Karen D Martin on August 15, 2018
  • I love Temecula Quilt Co. I’m glad Martingale is partnering with them.

    —Diana Hess on August 15, 2018
  • A unique color to one of the blocks of the quilt.

    —Sherry Sartin on August 15, 2018
  • I use a lot of black in my quilts and make sure I add at least a bit of black reproduction fabric in every one whether it should be there or not! I love Temecula Quilt Company and it’s on my bucket list to visit whenever I get to CA.

    —Cindy Carlson on August 15, 2018
  • A little quirk usually happens naturally for me. 🙂🙂

    —Linda on August 15, 2018
  • I guess I am too much of a traditional quilter! I don’t think I have ever intentionally made any block quirky! I do, however, make my labels to fit the individual I’m giving the quilt to. Guess that would be a little bit quirky. Would love to win! Have had a rough year, could use a little cheering up! Thank you!

    —Daune on August 15, 2018
  • As for the little quirk, I must admit that is something I don’t usually do. I have always tried to have my quilts come out as perfect as possible. Guess I will need this Quirky Little Quilt book!

    —Barbara Melotto on August 15, 2018
  • Well, to date, I haven’t knowingly thrown in any little quirk. I think I’m too OCD. I have noticed an error on occasion and I am the first one to point it out to anyone who might be looking at mt work. I think it would have to be the right quilt for the right person for me to intentionally put in an upside-down block or something similar. Then it would belots of fun waiting for them to find it!

    —Janelle Bucher on August 15, 2018
  • I love to use novelty fabrics here and there…nothing like a little cat’s face or jelly beans to brighten up a block!

    —TAMMI YARBER on August 15, 2018
  • I like to add a piece of yellow gold to my teproduction Quilts, it adds sparkle!

    —Marylin on August 15, 2018
  • A hexagon flower somewhere.

    —Patty on August 15, 2018
  • I have never intentionally done something quirky with the making of a quilt, but mistakes seem to always happen. I need to learn to loosen up and quit grabbing the seam ripper. Thank you for the opportunity to win this lovely gift.

    —Shannon on August 15, 2018
  • I have done both of these. Set blocks and when quilting noticed that one block was wrong side up. Just left it. Another time also when quilting noticed that several blocks were put in going the wrong way. Again also so left it and named the quilt Crazy 4 Patch. I think it is fun to see if anyone will notice it. Love doing small quilts so feel that when something is different it makes the quilt interesting.

    —Karleen Miller on August 15, 2018
  • I would put in an upside down block

    —Martine Van de Putte on August 15, 2018
  • I like to tweek the pattern in some way. This makes the quilt feel ,ore like it is mine and not a copy of someone else.

    —Cindy Rux on August 15, 2018
  • I love to play with colors and give my quilts the little something with the colors I use.

    —Hildy on August 15, 2018
  • I like to add two or three odd blocks that are different from the other blocks in the quilt.

    —Jill on August 15, 2018
  • I add a piece from the scraps from my first quilt to each of my quilts to make them quirky.

    —Joanne esper on August 15, 2018
  • My quirky is usually an unexpected color combination or a sparkle fabric. What a lovely gift with the book.

    —Rita Nichols on August 15, 2018
  • It seems my quirkiness may be I love piecing little quilts but am stumped at quilters them. I want the quilting as cool as the quilts and am afraid of ruining them at that stage of the game.

    —Denice K on August 15, 2018
  • a zinger color

    —drinda shelby on August 15, 2018
  • My favourite quirky thing to do is substitute something unexpected when I run out of a particular fabric, that way I’m never stressed about trying to be too ‘matchy’. I’ve even been known to piece two smaller scraps together to make up enough fabric to cut out a shape for a block. I love QUIRKY quilts!!!

    Carol on August 15, 2018
  • I like to add a hidden pocket, large enough for a chapstick, or a hankie, or in some cases, a tv remote control

    —JENNIE STORCH on August 15, 2018
  • My “quirk” is usually unintentional but a mistake that I have made and fail to notice until too late.

    —Mary Bauer on August 15, 2018
  • Once I accidentally sewed some patchwork with the wrong-side of the fabric out. I left it in not because I was feeling quirky but because it was so late in the making that I refused to redo it! My usual on-purpose quirky would be a fabric that’s a little off from the rest. Fun!

    —Sue H on August 15, 2018
  • An upside-down block? Well, that’s entirely my fault. Playing with striped fabrics is my kind of quirky!

    —Peggy on August 15, 2018
  • I love little quilts. In a short time you can use up scraps, make something beautiful and feel not with it!

    —Susan Denardo on August 15, 2018
  • I like to add a small red block. Maybe just a one inch square. Red is a neutral for me. Just like Freddy Moran.
    Thanks. Ac

    —Amber on August 15, 2018
  • I like to put an unexpected color or print in quilts. For example, in a floral fabric quilt, I like to add a dot, stripe, plaid or batik.

    —Judy Stamm on August 15, 2018
  • I like to piece an interesting surprise into the back of my quilts, large and small!

    —Marcia Rocheleau on August 15, 2018
  • Quirky? A surprise fussy cut piece in a block. Delightful!

    —Jerriann Massey on August 15, 2018
  • The quirky thing I always add to my quilts are polka dots. Most if not have some polka dot fabric. I just love polka dots!!

    —Mary Lou Woody on August 15, 2018
  • Like to add a zinger color. Usually mustard yellow.

    Susan on August 15, 2018
  • I like to add a bright color.

    Diane Offerman on August 15, 2018
  • Like to add a pop of color. Mustard yellow or a bright turquoise.

    Susan on August 15, 2018
  • When using reproduction fabrics i like to use ate least 1 purple in the quilt. My friend who told me this has since passed away. She is the one who taught me much about quilting and introduced me to reproduction fabrics. Forever grateful to her!!!!!!

    —Tammy Miller on August 15, 2018
  • My favorite little quirky thing, was to include a small piece of a favorite fabric (unfortunately, I eventually ran out of said fabric, I just "quilted" on anyway!). It’s in all of my old quilts, 35 years plus, and I love it when I spy that particular piece!

    —Beverly Flowers on August 15, 2018
  • I haven’t experimented much with quirkiness yet and would love to give it a try. Thanks for the giveaway.

    —Becky on August 15, 2018
  • When I think of quirky reproduction quilts, I think of some element of color surprise. Like our ancestors had to make do with the fabrics they had on hand! Studying quilts I love, I’ve learned that sometimes, it’s fun to add that surprise on purpose.

    —Debbie on August 15, 2018
  • I like to use the same colors but different prints. I always use fabrics more than just once. I like to make a few blocks that one can rest your eyes on. Golds, yellows,help move the eyes around. If something draws my eye, and speaks to me that it shouldn’t be there, out it goes. I like using left over blocks on the backs of quilts. Love your shops, the patterns and everything about your business, I have been inspired and my heart touched through the years. Best wishers on your book!

    Donna H

    —Donna H on August 15, 2018
  • I love to make traditional quilts, but need to go outside the box and make a quirky one. You inspire me!

    —Diane Moore on August 15, 2018
  • I guess my "quirky" would be I like to add a bit of cheddar or red to make my quilts pop somewhat. Thanks for the chance to win.

    —Kay U McAllister on August 15, 2018
  • Love these little quilts. They seem to fill up the perfect little wall space in my sewing room.

    —Jean Rosene on August 15, 2018
  • Most of my quilts have some kind of little quirk — mostly unintentional, but sometimes I include a private joke/memory/smile trigger that I recognize and react to every time I see it.

    I’ve spent the last two days playing with my Temecula monthly mini for August, piecing the quilt as intended first and then spending a day playing with the remaining fabric scraps and making a second mini, even piecing those scraps to make a piece of fabric an eighth of an inch wider. That whole quilt is a quirk, and lots of people evidently like quirkiness, based on the reaction to my Instagram posts!

    —Brenda on August 15, 2018
  • it wasn’t my intention but did not notice that a block was upside down until

    it was quilted.

    —Eiko Subera on August 15, 2018
  • I love to add something to the back of the quilt. Thanks for sharing a wonderful draw.

    —Bonnie larson on August 15, 2018
  • My quilting quirk is that I almost always use multiple fabrics in my bindings.

    —Barbara Poe on August 15, 2018
  • My favorite quirky touch to a quilt is an unexpected color added to a block.It just makes the block look like I ran out of the right color.

    —Judy Knorr on August 15, 2018
  • Sometime the back of the fabric works better than the front.
    I have “still” some fabric from my first quilt in 1974. I sneak a piece in my scrappy quilts!
    Thanks Mary

    Mary Johnston on August 15, 2018
  • My quirky feature would be adding a pop of color to my quilt. Not brave enough yet to try some of the other techniques! (Guess I need more practice — ha! ha!) bfiresheets@bellsouth.net

    —Barbara F. on August 15, 2018
  • I’ve sewn along with Sheryl many times online and like her small scrappy quilts so I don’t waste spare triangles and odd ball squares from past projects and will recut to use where needed. Would love to win.

    —LAUNA PETERS on August 15, 2018
  • I handquilt which is rather quirky these days of long arming!

    —Penny on August 15, 2018
  • I have been known to turn a block the wrong way but don’t usually do something quirky on purpose. I would love to win your giveaway. Sharon

    —Sharon Smith on August 15, 2018
  • I have so many color and design options when I use a fabric back side. It’s like 2 pieces of fabric for the price of 1.

    —Melinda Moore on August 15, 2018
  • I haven’t been quilting that long, but those quirky quilt errors just pop up unexpectedly. I hate taking out stitches after the quilt is finished, so they are there for everyone to exclaim about. Getting more interested in making small quilts, so maybe this will make it easier to deal with.

    —Patricia Jones on August 15, 2018
  • I like adding a piece of novelty fabric that you don’t realize what it is until you look closely. I also like to add a quirky backing fabric. Quilting it with a bright color is also fun.

    —Rene Clumpner on August 15, 2018
  • I love to make scrappy quilts with only 1 or 2 squares with the same fabric. I also use the back side of a fabric. And, I love to incorporate a small heart in the quilting pattern. So I LOVE quirky!

    —Judy on August 15, 2018
  • I’ve never thought about putting a block in upside down to make a quilt quirky but I love the idea. If I am doing free motion quilting somewhere on the quilt I do a heart, just one, then see if the recipient can find it ! Thanks for the giveaway.

    —Sunnybec on August 15, 2018
  • Put lots of different colors or blocked.

    —Shirley Berryhill on August 15, 2018
  • I like to always include a small amount of a zinger colour – usually yellow or red depending on the quilt. It often brings the quilt alive. Thank you so much for the giveaway. And the new book is gorgeous!

    —Joanne on August 15, 2018
  • I´m mot sure if it is quirky but I like to put heart and quilting my name in one of the border.I handquilting and enjoy make it.

    rosa on August 15, 2018
  • My quirky add on is always accidental! Usually an upside down block, or a block pieced together wrong!

    —Lenora on August 15, 2018
  • I’ve never added an intentional quirk, but maybe I need to start.

    —Cathy on August 15, 2018
  • I haven’t knowingly put any “quirks” in my quilts but have accidently turned a piece or two upside down. I am sure I have made some mistakes that one might see as a quirk but no plans to do on purpose.

    —Jackie Wisherd on August 15, 2018
  • I´m mot sure if it is quirky but I like to put heart and quilting my name in one of the border.I handquilting and enjoy make it

    rosa on August 15, 2018
  • Love to add a "quirky" splash of color to my quilts to add intrigue and interest.

    —Cindy Prusa on August 15, 2018
  • I always add a zinger of color to add a little pop to my quilts. I also like to get creative on the back for a surprise on my quilts.

    —Sherry J. on August 15, 2018
  • Sometimes I use the back side of fabrics.

    —Judy Bowers on August 15, 2018
  • I love using the wrong side of fabrics, it’s like having free fabric to use. I’ve never used a block upside down, I think it would bother me too much.

    —marie Beers on August 15, 2018
  • I love quirky quilts! My favorite thing is substituting one fabric in a block with something else or picking scraps to make a large enough piece in a block. It reminds me of the make do attitude of quilters from the past. And cheddar! A little cheddar in unexpected places makes a quilt sing. I am so excited to try the Quilts in this book – the T quilt will have to be first. Thanks!!

    —Sue Heisler on August 15, 2018
  • A Scottie Dog!!!! I have many fabrics with "Scotties" on them and I try to use at least one when I make a quilt. And yes, I have Scotties.

    —Janet Sue on August 15, 2018
  • Zinger color and using the wrong side of the fabric

    —Sherry on August 15, 2018
  • Temecula Quilt Co. is one of my top two quilt shops. It offers me inspiration every time I visit.
    I like “quirky”when it comes to my quilts. Sometimes it is something as simple as a switch in color
    in one block, sometimes it is a change in a pattern piece. Any thing to add interest…

    —Louise on August 15, 2018
  • I think the best kind of quirky element is one that is hidden— something that you don’t notice at first glance but pops out when you look longer. A secret surprise!

    —Nell on August 15, 2018
  • If I sip a little wine while I sew, the "quirk" usually appears on its own. 🙂

    —Patricia on August 15, 2018
  • I usually end up with a quirk in my quilts without really trying. More times than not a block is turned or the same colors end up too close to each other, but it makes each quilt unique and I love every one of them. When I give a quilt to someone I feel like I am giving them a piece of my heart. I cannot imagine not having quilting as a part of my life.

    —Mary on August 15, 2018
  • I love to put stripes in my quilts and other projects. Striped borders, bindings or trim. It brings a nice spark and a little fun.

    —Jamie Slater on August 15, 2018
  • I don’t need to add any quirks to my quilts because I always have something that isn’t right that I always find later.

    —Mary Ann Lohuis on August 15, 2018
  • What a wonderful giveaway! Sometimes my quirks happen on their own, but at times I turn a block sideways or use an unexpected color for part of the block. If I run out of a fabric, I substitute without guilt.

    —Maureen on August 15, 2018
  • I like to make scrappy binding and sometimes to challenge myself to use all the leftover fabric from the front in a pieced back. There have been times the back ended up more interesting than the front.

    —Sonya on August 15, 2018
  • I would love to own this book , I always love all her projects and have some of her mini kits. I am not sure what I do is quirky but love to put a little something in the quilt that reflect whom I am making it for. Thanks for the giveaway.

    —Dotty on August 15, 2018
  • Thank you for the chance to win. I like to add a bit of quirk by adding an unexpected color!

    —Barbara Kantola on August 15, 2018
  • I usually add a color that pops in my quilts- it is quite often cheddar. I do not like symmetrical so if the quilt is symmetrical, I have to change it up. I, like so many of the others, also have a block or two that is sideways or upside down. I also love Little quilts and quite often shrink the block sizes down.

    —Pam on August 15, 2018
  • I have some Elvis fabric with a very small head shot.
    I always try to put a 1″ square of this in every small quilt that I make.

    —coleen on August 15, 2018
  • I like to use up alot of scraps, and my ‘quirk’ is to pull the fabric out of the bag and be as random as possible.

    —Maggie on August 15, 2018
  • I like to have a a piece of blue in my quilts.

    —Liz on August 15, 2018
  • I add something in the label personal to the person I am gifting it to Like for my great granddaughter I put I loved your cute curls. I will not be around when she has a baby but put on label “for your baby someday too !”

    —Debbie Rhodes on August 15, 2018
  • My quirk is never being able to follow directions. My quilts rarely look like the pattern in the end.

    —Janna on August 15, 2018
  • An upside down or turned block OR a color out of the blue

    Love these ‘lil bits

    —Barbara Wiggins on August 15, 2018
  • I like to use a zinger color and a scrappy binding. Beautiful give away 😀

    —Caryn Bravos on August 15, 2018
  • As a mother of five I never had to intentionally sew in a quirk they happened on their own. A wonky block always adds personality.

    —Karen Wendel on August 15, 2018
  • I love a little change of color to make someone think. But then I also have quirks when I get done that were also a surprise to me. :0

    Cynthia Wood on August 15, 2018
  • I love all of Cheryl’s small projects. Especially her choice of fabrics. Her small projects let you make beautiful little quilts in half the time of large projects so you can finish more.

    —Eileen Latuperissa on August 15, 2018
  • I love to add zinger colors such as cheddar or purple. In addition I like to use similar, not exact colored fabrics in the backgrounds. The new book looks to be a winner!

    —Maribeth on August 15, 2018
  • My quirks are usually unintentional, putting blocks together backward or upside down. I hate ripping seams so the blocks go in as they are!

    —Kay on August 15, 2018
  • I haven’t before thought about adding a quirky thing (on purpose) to my quilts. What a wonderful idea! I have inadvertently made mistakes that could be considered quirks, especially since I left them. I have added splashes of color to liven things up, I think that counts. I would love to win this book and goodies to figure out how to do it on purpose in the future.

    —Sue Hilton on August 15, 2018
  • Not sure I really have a favorite quirk but accidental ones are always fun to discover after the quilt is stitched and bound.

    —Katherine S on August 15, 2018
  • I add an unexpected or unusual color as my "quirk". I’m a little bit of a perfectionist so if a block is in upside down it would really bug me. The book looks like a wonderful addition to any quilters library.

    —Carmen on August 15, 2018
  • My quirks are usually a mistake or opportunity to learn, I do not enjoy using a seam ripper.
    Love the book and thanks for the opportunity.

    —Marilyn Verburgh on August 15, 2018
  • I seem to make "quirky" quilts without really meaning to. I do love quilts with random colors.

    —Linda Vargas on August 15, 2018
  • I have never added anything quirky to my quilts but it actually seems like a fun thing to do.

    —Judy on August 15, 2018
  • Since most of the fabric I use are scraps inherited from 5 or 6 people, I usually try to include at least one, sometimes more fabrics that are those oddball fabrics that I don’t instantly gravitate to, ones the original owners probably didn’t frequently use either.

    —Kathleen on August 15, 2018
  • I like playing with the back

    —betty on August 15, 2018
  • Some times if I want a little more color or different shade, I will use inks and paint on the fabric. It’s fun!

    —Marsha on August 15, 2018
  • My favorite quirk to add to a quilt is a zinger color.

    —Janet Wiener on August 15, 2018
  • Oh I make enough mistakes on my own and my OCD would have me crying to do something quirky on purpose. I tend to be my own worst "Quilt Police".

    —Diana Allen on August 15, 2018
  • I like tho add a crumb block or replace one piece a crumb pieced section.

    —Penny DeMora on August 15, 2018
  • I still had an extra block left over from the quilt I made for my new grandson many years ago and decided to work it into the quilt I recently made for his new baby girl. They were delighted with the surprise quirk.

    —Joan H. on August 15, 2018
  • My quirky little things in my quilts are always unintentional but everyone quilt seems to have at least one. That makes them mine that’s for sure! 😍. Thank you for this great giveaway opportunity!

    —Terri Downie on August 15, 2018
  • In addition to a label, I add my information inside the binding of each quilt with permanent marker to identify it as my quilt. Easy to unsew that section of the binding to reveal the info. Sad to have to do that, but I have had several quilts go missing.

    —Pamela Grant on August 15, 2018
  • An embroidered block with either my initials, name, or relationship (e.g. Nana). The date, and occasion.

    —Sharon L Dvorak on August 15, 2018
  • I don’t intentionally add anything quirky to my quitts but I am sure there is a block that maybe a little wonky. To
    His is probably why I love doing Temecula BOW quilts.

    —Mary Jean Price on August 15, 2018
  • I always have an Amish mistake in all quilts.

    —Ann Dawe on August 15, 2018
  • I often will turn a fabric to the wrong side and piece that in. I follow Sheryl’s blog and have made some mini quilts as I love small quilts and Civil War fabrics. Love the quilts in your Quirky book! Thanks for the chance!0

    —Marie Eddins on August 15, 2018
  • I will admit I tend to be more of a control freak, but I have been trying to break the mold and this book would help me on my journey.

    —Suzanne Matula on August 15, 2018
  • If I run out of a fabric and have something very similar I’ll put that in my quilt instead of buying more fabric. I’m a big believer of making do and using what you have. I also will put any leftover blocks in the back. Love pieced backs.

    Beth

    —Beth on August 15, 2018
  • Would love to try a quirky quilt, they all look very nice!

    —Marjan Veen on August 15, 2018
  • I like to turn one block in a different way. Seems to get a lot easier too as I get older.

    —Debra Somogyi on August 15, 2018
  • I like to do quirky on the backing… But now will try some n the front.
    This is a great giveaway, thank for the chance.
    Sheryl and Temecula quilt store are the best!!

    —T. Johnson on August 15, 2018
  • After reading these comments, I realize that I need to "loosen up." I tend to follow the rules, strive for perfection, and try my hardest to make those seams match up. Read my name backwards and you’ll recognize my trait when it comes to my quilt making!

    —Lana Dougherty on August 15, 2018
  • where oh where to display all the mini’s I have..Pondered long -lost sleep….BINGO!!!!!!!!!!I dont put backs on them I make lap quilts of them…

    —Sundance on August 15, 2018
  • I have never made a mini quilt. I recently started doing a primitive applique project. I love quirky and till now I have never followed the pattern completely. I have turned fabric the wrong side and added a "zing " color. Never thought of turning a block upside down. Thank you for the opportunity to win this awesome package.

    —Guiliana Di Masi on August 15, 2018
  • I add a block on the back of the quilt and use it as a label..I also love to enhance with button or beads. Love your little quilts and a bit of wool appliqué adds a cute pop

    —Sharon Lowy on August 15, 2018
  • I would say definitely color, a zinger for sure!

    —Cynthia Fedak on August 15, 2018
  • I love the small unexpected designs. I love to make a mistake in my quilts, sometimes they are intentional and sometimes not. A wonderful way to use all your scraps! Thanks Sheryl for all your inspiration.

    —Connie cunningham on August 15, 2018
  • I love to add a pop of lime green somewhere in the quilt.

    —Linda James on August 15, 2018
  • Quirky color additions are my favorite tweaks

    —Jennifer on August 15, 2018
  • I guess my quirk is that I love reproduction fabrics and quilts -especially civil war quilts. Love Temecula Quilt Company and hope to get a chance to visit the shop one day!

    —Maryann Olsaver on August 15, 2018
  • I love to turn one block the wrong way to crest the “quirky” look. Always remembering the quilters that went before us likely did it unintentionally!

    —Martha Campbell on August 15, 2018
  • I love to turn one block the wrong way to create the look of a real vintage quilt.

    —Martha Campbell on August 15, 2018
  • I’ve never intentionally sewn a quirky quilt (LOL!) but I love the idea, and will definitely do it now!

    —NancyB from Many LA on August 15, 2018
  • I think I add my own quirk with fabric, sometimes with an odd piece or inside out. If I finish something without a quirk and then discover one done accidentally, I leave it rather than fixing it. This shop is a lovely one to visit.

    —Mary on August 15, 2018
  • For me it is probably a zinger color. Love the quilts in this book and of course the reproduction fabrics. My cup of tea.

    —Patricia on August 15, 2018
  • I like to add color. I usually don’t have to make it quirky on purpose, it usually happens by accident.

    —Debbie Gallett on August 15, 2018
  • I love to add just a little surprise element of embroidery that can only be seen by the keenest eye. It adds such fun to piece.

    —Delinda Blakney on August 15, 2018
  • I like to add different length strips for borders & bindings. I love all of the Temecula quilts.

    —cindy on August 15, 2018
  • I love adding a piece of fabric from an item of clothing that someone I love had worn when on this earth. He was always so interested in this craft and helped buy fabric and plan some of my quilts. I miss him dearly!

    —Anita Johnson on August 15, 2018
  • If I have a piece of fabric I like thats not quite the right size, I sew something to it to make it the right size and add it to my quilt. Fellow quilters are often surprised to see a piece is “pieced”!

    —Joyce on August 15, 2018
  • I like to randomly use the same color but a different print fabric in a block to make do. Fun book!

    —B Christensen on August 15, 2018
  • Well, it really isn’t too quirky, but I usually am changing the pattern by making it bigger or adding a pieced border. My brain gets real quirky when I try to visualize what these changes mean to how much and what kind of fabric I need to make it happen. I would love to win these prizes! Thank you for the opportunity!

    —Linda Cejnar on August 15, 2018
  • I have done a couple of quirky things while piecing my quilts. I have used the back ("wrong") side of fabrics, intentionally, of course! And almost every time I piece a block with HSTs, I inevitably turn at least 1 or 2. Sometimes I miss them & sometimes a friend will catch it for me. If I see, I can’t leave it unless it’s totally too late to fix — like AFTER it’s be quilted by a longarmer. LOL!

    I love the cute quirky little quilts in this new book! And I have TONS of scraps!

    —Jan B. on August 15, 2018
  • I have your book and love.I like to put a star in my quilt some where.I like stars little or big any color.⭐️

    Jean Ziessler on August 15, 2018
  • It would have to be color. I just can’t turn a block to be quirky. I am just not made that way.

    —Cindy on August 15, 2018
  • I love to make little quilts – my trademark is to use some little wool appliques or some unexpected embroidery touches. I love to search in my stash for fabrics to use because their time has come! What a wonderful giveaway from a great shop – Temecula Quilting – Love it!

    —sonja banister on August 15, 2018
  • I try not to be too "matchy-matchy" with my color choices. I love to make scrap quilts and my motto is "anything goes."

    —Cindy Kujawa on August 15, 2018
  • I would definitely say a zinger of color.

    —Amy Holt on August 15, 2018
  • I like adding a little color, I have also started piecing the backing….thanks for the chance…….

    —Linda Berwaldt on August 15, 2018
  • My quirky parts of my quilts are usually unintended but I love to really try something different in the borders as well as a pop of color for added interest!

    —Julie Lacek on August 15, 2018
  • Never intentional, just used to cut the points off most of my triangles on little quilts, until I learned about the importance of thread thickness…it made all the difference to my quarter inch seam allowance! Great prize pack, hoping the Santa might bring me one if I am not lucky here.

    —Sue Ahern on August 15, 2018
  • I love to put in a piece of chrome yellow in unexpected places! Thank you for offering this great give away!!!

    —Leslie Rozum on August 15, 2018
  • I’ve mostly just played it safe. I want to break out of my box especially when it comes to using color.

    —Kay Pungitore on August 15, 2018
  • My style, described,as a 1950 blue pick up, sturdy and reliable….. I like to make quilts beautiful but ready to use well. Ticking stripe is one of my go to fabrics.

    —cherie s. on August 15, 2018
  • I put a ladybug in all my quilts. Sometimes they are very hard to find.

    —Lisa Corneilson on August 15, 2018
  • I don’t leave a wonky block on purpose but when it happens,I leave it! Hugs,

    —Sandi on August 15, 2018
  • That zinger color can definitely make a difference in a quilt. And I find that when I’m looking for a particular color, the back side of a fabric can be exactly the one that I was looking for!!

    —Marilyn Rose on August 15, 2018
  • I love to use the back of fabrics especially just one in a block with the others showing the right side.

    —THERESA WESTRUP on August 15, 2018
  • I haven’t done very many quilts but I would most enjoy throwing in a zinger.

    —Judith Campo on August 15, 2018
  • Love to include an “odd” color i.e.mustard yellow, poison green, chrome yellow as an eye-catcher.

    —Mona Redlich on August 15, 2018
  • I like a zinger of color! Usually a gold or purple.
    Great giveaway!

    —Rebecca on August 15, 2018
  • Sometimes my seams are quirky 😂

    —Jeanette Gilbes on August 15, 2018
  • I like to either sew a patch the wrong way or add a completely different block.

    Vicki Hodge on August 15, 2018
  • I add my initials, abbreviated date and a button (usually from my grandmother’s button), to the bottom right front corner. I made a wall a quilt for my husband and put a button from my wedding dress. Some quilters do sew buttons

    —Nancy on August 15, 2018
  • I don’t know if it is quirky but I like seeing how small I can make a design. I have made several bed size quilts and then from the left over fabric, made a teeny tiny quilt.

    —Ellen Flaherty on August 15, 2018
  • I like to either sew a patch incorrectly or add a completely different block.

    Vicki Hodge on August 15, 2018
  • Now that I have your book, I will try a quirky quilt. Novice quilter so I’m intent on getting things right side out and right side up. Love your book

    —Carolyn Johnson on August 15, 2018
  • “Quirky” to me is when any left over fabric is used to take up when there is no more of another.

    —Virginia on August 15, 2018
  • I will add a pop of color if I do anything
    To add quirk.

    —Malinda Stricker on August 15, 2018
  • I usually make a quirky label to attach to my finished quilt.

    —Joan Kniffen on August 15, 2018
  • Wow – after reading all these comments – I need to get a quirkier outlook on my scrappy minis. Think I need this book!

    —sonja banister on August 15, 2018
  • I like to add a needle turn appliqué to my quilts. Also a little zinger is nice too. 😊…

    —Dona Wagner on August 15, 2018
  • I don’t purposefully add quirk to my quilts, but if I make a mistake, not a huge one mind you, I won’t necessarily take it out. I love Sheryl’s patterns and style!
    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

    Rori Jensen on August 15, 2018
  • I have never added a " quirk" to a quilt but after reading these comments I intend to in the future.

    —Mary on August 15, 2018
  • I love hand quilting. I always quilt the life out of my fabric, so to speak. This makes my needleturn applique stand out

    —Vicki Williams on August 15, 2018
  • Like to add my signature animal a bunny on the label. Love the little quilts. So many ideas. Thank you.

    —Alice Johnson on August 15, 2018
  • What a great book! I’ve never made a quirky quilt, but I will definitely give it a try now.

    —Susan L. on August 15, 2018
  • A zinger color (or several) and some unique prints. I like to have prints that surprise those looking at the quilt. There might be a funny animal, or some kind of food, or who knows what.

    —Lisa Marie on August 15, 2018
  • Sometimes I like to throw in a little zinger of a color but never anything too terribly different.
    This is really a great prize pack. Thanks for a chance to win!

    —Mary Durham on August 15, 2018
  • I love to add unexpected colors, esp. in pairings of fabrics.
    Sheryl is a master at this and I love her style.

    —Sally Hurst on August 15, 2018
  • My favourite quirks are zinger colours and fabric wrong side out

    —Kerry Grose on August 15, 2018
  • Must of time they are quirky but not always intended to be that why. Last Quilt I made I flipped a piece over and wrong side was showing on top. But it was too late to correct it it was being quilt d then. Love to get your new book.

    —Angela Brady on August 15, 2018
  • I like to do a quilting design that might pair up with the pattern such at T for Temperance with the Baptist Fan quilting design.
    What a fun giveaway. Thank you

    —Debbie on August 15, 2018
  • I have recently made a few quilts with a hidden label. It’s a kind of pocket. When you turn it inside out, you can see the label. This way, the back of the quilt isn’t disturbed by a label. Weird?

    —Rita on August 15, 2018
  • I like to do a quilting design that goes with a pattern. Such as T fir temperance and quilted with the Baptist fan. I wonder how many notice.
    Thanks for a fun giveaway.

    —Debbie on August 15, 2018
  • I like to turn a block on its side…just a little something that catches your eye…not something that screams "I’m a huge mistake"

    —Laurie Sanders on August 15, 2018
  • I just love to look at your web site it get me inspires to keep quilting and doing thing I having never tried .

    Jo Anna Collins August 16 2018

    Jo Anna Collins on August 15, 2018
  • Unexpected color, like a red, chrome yellow or reproduction green.

    —Erica H on August 15, 2018
  • I have used the back side of fabrics, but I must admit, if I see something
    "quirky", I go back and fix it. It is time I learned to embrace this wonderful addition to my quilting experience.

    —Brenda C on August 15, 2018
  • I love adding a surprise color. I have also done an extra block for the back.
    Thanks!

    —April Lahoda on August 15, 2018
  • First, I have the book and L O V E it !!!!
    I stamp a fairy on the back corner n now I also color it in
    Done it for years…

    —Theresa Morgan on August 15, 2018
  • I love quirky quilts and would most often turn a block the wrong way or put in an unexpected fabric in a block to make it look like I ran out of fabric.

    —Kathleen King on August 15, 2018
  • I am so blessed to live within an hour drive to the Temecula Co. Sheryl introduced me to mini quilts with her Little Women’s Club many years ago. She has perfected the mini quilt!!!

    —ANITA TAYLOR on August 15, 2018
  • I don’t think I’ve ever done anything particularly quirky in my quilts. I’m going to have to remedy that.

    I do like to use scrappy binding when I can. I have also used decorative stitches on my sewing machine when I machine quilt wallhangings.

    Stacy Christopherson on August 15, 2018
  • The quirks in my quilts aren’t intentional, but are often nice surprises. It sounds like fun to add quirks. I have made Temecula mini quilts before and will enjoy making more.

    —CYNTHIA M. on August 15, 2018
  • I have never done anything quirky, but there is always a first time.

    —Carol M on August 15, 2018
  • I guess it’s a piece sewn in upside down, my lighting is not so great. So it happens fairly often.

    —Cate Callard on August 15, 2018
  • I always quilt my initials in or near to a corner of my quilts for everyone to see. Often integrated into the overall quiltpattern.

    —Birthe Sander on August 15, 2018
  • I have started to use the flange binding on my quilts. My little ‘quirk’ is to add a really different fabric for the flange. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.

    —Mary Ellen Honan on August 15, 2018
  • I always piece the back of my quilt with leftover material that I used in the quilt./. I also add a trianglar corner label. Love the blog. Thanks for the giveaway.

    —Diana K. Carofano on August 15, 2018
  • I like to add a zinger color. Blocks turned the wrong way are usually an unintentional addition!

    —Jean Blythe on August 15, 2018
  • Love to add a zinger fabric with lots of texture for my quirky thing. Quirky is my middle name.

    —Kim Hazlett on August 15, 2018
  • Like putting in a fun color or some extra stitching.

    —Pam on August 15, 2018
  • I enjoy hand quilting and sometimes add some unexpected shapes

    —Sue f on August 15, 2018
  • So exciting, I got to visit your shop in May and you were waiting for your new book to arrive💕. My quirk is turning a block upside down⁉️

    Linda Farr on August 15, 2018
  • Not sure if this is quirky or not, but I think every quilt can benefit from a bit of black! Thanks for the opportunity to win!!

    —Gina on August 15, 2018
  • I love to quilt something, usually a word, into the quilting.

    —Barbara Beernink on August 15, 2018
  • I like piecing the back of quilts in a quirky way. I use most any fabrics I have that remotely match the front and piece them along with orphaned blocks.

    —Elizabeth Snead on August 15, 2018
  • It’s always fun to turn one or two squares to the wrong side — then wait for viewers to notice. We are making quilts to delight and surprise — not necessarily make a Master Grade quilt. Life is too short to take things seriously all the time. Have fun, and laugh at your mistakes.

    —Lerlene Nevaril on August 15, 2018
  • A pop of color!

    —Christine on August 15, 2018
  • Just like the Amish belief, no quilt is usually perfect and a subtle piece within a block I like to turn a bit;) nothing hugely obvious but a little reminder that not being perfect is totally ok! ~hugs~ Jenn

    —Jennifer Martinez on August 15, 2018
  • I love to use bright colors in my quilts. Love the reproduction fabrics also.

    —Debbie on August 15, 2018
  • Occasionally I have left a piece of fabric upside down instead of picking it out. One of the last quilts I was quilting, I quilted my name and date into one of the blocks. Thanks for the draw. Love the book.

    —Edith Gorzo on August 15, 2018
  • I have accidentally sewed a fabric upside down. I liked hiw it looked, bso I left it.

    —Linda Cartwright on August 15, 2018
  • Sometimes I make a perceptual mistake in the way a block is positioned or a piecing mistake. I usually notice it when I am crawling around on the floor to baste the quilt. I usually decide to leave it in. I have heard that some of the Amish deliberately make a mistake (the humility block) because only God is perfect. I’ve decided to do the same.

    —Christine on August 15, 2018
  • My quilt quirk is always with a funky color that makes you look twice!! Thank you for the awesome and generous giveaway! Your books ROCK!

    —Polly Monica on August 15, 2018
  • I usually add a small token (button, applique,fancy stitch,jingle,charm )
    Depending on subject 🙂 🙂

    —Libby Ratliff on August 15, 2018
  • An unexpected color choice

    —Joan on August 15, 2018
  • I love to add just a little cheddar color to most of my little scrappy quilts. It makes them so much more interesting!

    —Phyllis Stewart on August 15, 2018
  • I like to add "disappeared" blocks. They are blocks that carry on the same way as most of the other blocks but at first glance you can’t tell. I think this makes people look at my quilt longer so they can make sense of it.

    —Susan Mormile on August 15, 2018
  • I like to add a special message for the recipient somewhere within the design, whether it is signified by the fabric print, embroidery, etc.

    —Daphne Greaves on August 15, 2018
  • I usually follow each pattern to the letter but I’ll have to start adding something as a surprise! I do often use the back side of the fabric, not calling it the wrong side. Reproduction fabric is my very favorite fabric and the "Quirky Little Quilts" book looks like I’ll be able to use lots of the repros.

    Marge Reeder on August 15, 2018
  • I like to include an unexpected (some might call ugly) piece of fabric somewhere in my quilts.

    —Leslie on August 15, 2018
  • I’m very conscious of following a pattern to a "T". My "quirks" happen naturally, fabric flipped, applique goof, square slightly off, color "oops" in wrong place just off a little. No matter, when the binding goes on my quilt and I stand back and look at it, it’s beautiful and perfect (in my eyes) and I love it.

    —Dale on August 15, 2018
  • I always add a bit of a zinger color.
    Love your quilts and posts.

    —Kathy on August 15, 2018
  • I don’t think I have ever really added a quirk, although I tend to do something fun on the backing. I like the idea, however.

    —Heather on August 15, 2018
  • I can never do anything the way it is supposed to be done. I think my favorite quirk is a pop of unexpected color. There is a particular shade of poison apple green that works its way into many of my quilts. I love quilts that make me take a second look ("Wait — I didn’t see that before.")

    —Melissa Gerber on August 15, 2018
  • My quirk is to make the quilt joyful, happy and
    colorful…making the quilt a work of art
    to share peace, comfort and joy.
    Thanks for asking.

    —Colleen on August 15, 2018
  • For those of us who love working with repro fabrics, it’s always a thrill to see the latest quilt-along, new project kit or seasonal sampler being showcased on the Temecula Quilt Co. blog! Their 12 Days of Christmas mini is still high on my mini quilt wishlist (time to get that one done!) Favorite quirky for me are those zinger colors – particularly if they happen because you run out of a planned fabric or color. Just adds to the quilt’s unique story! Visiting their shop is also on my quilty destinations wish list!

    Vivian on August 15, 2018
  • I like to add an unexpected backing. Maybe a completely scrappy back, or a patterned fabric totally unrelated to the front. If I make a Halloween runner, I’ll back it with Christmas fabric just to have a little extra surprise.

    —Kelly Dale on August 15, 2018
  • I like to sew tiny pieces together to make a larger piece of fabric to use in a block.

    —Nancy on August 15, 2018
  • I love to do custom labels. But my most quirky thing is that I have learned not to Tell where the mistakes are.
    When my friends compliment me on a quilt I smile a nd say thank you. Also when I making a store block of the month,
    I try to find some way to change it so it doesn’t look like everyone else’s.

    —Elizabeth Roth on August 15, 2018
  • I like to add shades of purple in quilts for an unexpected visual pop.

    —Char S. on August 15, 2018
  • I try to add a fun label to the backs of my quilts, a fun nam, a hand drawn picture, whatever reminds me of the person it is going to or why I made it.

    —Jennifer Tihomirov on August 15, 2018
  • I like to add something interesting to the back of my quilts – for instance some extra blocks set in a strip or a unique fabric.

    —Barbara on August 15, 2018
  • the idea of a special twist is very appealing; my thoughts go to color , so I’ll say "There is always room for yellow !" Thanks for the chance to win this delicious prize !

    —carol Denning on August 15, 2018
  • I like to turn one block in a different direction, can’t always notice unless I point out but it adds some "krirkyness" to the quilt.

    —Valjean Sanford on August 15, 2018
  • I’m still fairly new to quilting but I love the idea of an upside down block.

    —nancy neal on August 15, 2018
  • I am usually very picky and too "matchy matchy" with my colors. Sometimes I will try to add a zinger fabric! This book and these small quilts look like so much fun! I need something like this to help me break out of my predictable quilting!!!

    —Patty Fallon on August 15, 2018
  • I like to search through my antique button collection and choose one or two as an accent.

    —Judy on August 15, 2018
  • I like to add a little piece of lace here and there.

    —Susan on August 15, 2018
  • I like to add an unexpected fabric. I love scrappy quilts so just one or two pieces.

    —Shirley L on August 15, 2018
  • I have never Selena quirky quilt but my mistakes always show up after my quilt is quilted. LOL

    —Betty Gracie on August 15, 2018
  • My quilts might be quirky, but I love these.

    —Margaret Dalmer on August 15, 2018
  • Almost always, I don’t have to PLAN to add a quirk–one happens behind my back! Must be the "patchwork elves" who play in my sewing room during the night.

    —Ruth on August 15, 2018
  • My little quirk is to add a touch of gold or mustard color to my quilts, especially when using my civil war fabrics. I would love, love, love to win this giveaway. I follow Temecula quilts all the time. I hope some day to visit her shop. So glad she is putting out a book. Would love to own Quirky Little Quilts.

    —Carol G on August 15, 2018
  • I like to use unusual colors together. I don’t follow the color wheel. I just use what I like together

    —Barbara A knappenberger on August 15, 2018
  • I live to have one block slightly different from the others.

    —Jackie Roe on August 15, 2018
  • Fabric sewn wrong side outward is my favorite.

    —Rita Long on August 15, 2018
  • I like to add my own quirky free motion quilting.

    —Robin on August 15, 2018
  • I like to change things up when I make a mistake and like it. Turning half square triangles is fun to do. No one every seems to notice.

    kathy on August 15, 2018
  • No matter how careful I am about laying out the blocks, something always seems to end up in the wrong place. Often, I don’t realize I blew it until it’s all sewn together and ready for quilting. At this point, I’ve come to accept these variations, as well as whatever quirk in me prompts these changes. Maybe they’re not quirky little quilts as much as "quirked" quilts.

    —sue shores on August 15, 2018
  • I had never thought about doing that, but its sounds like a fun idea! Make it yours you know.

    —Sunnie Iacovetta on August 15, 2018
  • I love this book! I use both sides of fabrics and always try to have a zinger. I love color and I am not afraid to use it!

    —Kathy Timmons on August 15, 2018
  • It seems I don’t have to plan the quirkiness since I have a natural knack for a silly happenstance often enough. I do love adding buttons and charms. What a treasure!

    —Rosemary on August 15, 2018
  • I love to add a little bubblegum pink. It pops

    —Bronwyn Chong on August 15, 2018
  • I’m making a stag quilt for my niece for her wedding and I’m using different reproduction 1880’s fabric. There are two birds in the antlers so I’m making them blue birds of happiness they are the only blue in the stag so I’m going to say I love a zinger color to my quilts.

    —Valerie on August 15, 2018
  • Ha, I don’t have to add anything quirky, I have plenty of "happy accidents" (well, mostly happy) when I sew as it is.

    I love these little quilts!

    —JennyH on August 15, 2018
  • I love a splash of my favorite color – blue! tks!

    —lee on August 15, 2018
  • I love putting in an unexpected color! I don’t like matchy matchy! I think a little off makes for a more interesting quilt and adds excitement!😉

    —Karen Capellman on August 15, 2018
  • I’ve been doing some scrappy bindings by joining together bits of leftover binding or strips of fabric.

    —Marnie A. on August 15, 2018
  • Oh my goodness! An extra splash of color to a few quilt blocks, make my quilts quirky. 🙂

    —Julie A. Boster on August 15, 2018
  • I wish I could say that I add quirky things to my quilts but I don’t. If something quirky happens it would be totally by accident.

    —Nancy Chappelle on August 15, 2018
  • I’ve never made a quirky quilt, not that they’re all perfect. I do try for perfection but, it hasn’t happened yet. The idea of purposely turning a block or something like that, would send my OCD over the edge. Temecula Quilt Company is fantastic, they got me started with an English paper piecing kit. I haven’t looked back since. ;-> Toni Anne

    —ToniAnne Potter on August 15, 2018
  • A color zinger is a way to add a surprise to any quilt. But the other items would add interest to!

    elr on August 15, 2018
  • Quirky? I need to try that, sounds like fun! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

    —Patty on August 15, 2018
  • I use to embroider something special like the olympics rings, as I did every 4 years!!!!!

    —Trelly on August 15, 2018
  • I always change something on one of the blocks. Such as changing one of the fabrics or pattern. It all started when I was short fabric and unable to find any so I just started adding a little change to each quilt I make.

    —Susan Duchene on August 15, 2018
  • I add some hand embroidery on a quilt.
    I can’t wait to be more "quirky" after reading this article.

    —Lynne on August 15, 2018
  • I love to add a quirky whimsical twist on quilts by taking the old vintage quilts and use the brightest colors I can find and them turn the a little wonky. Its even more fun to applique on the quilt. Its then my very own quilt.

    —Charlotte Dunn on August 15, 2018
  • I like putting a small mistake in a quilt on purpose that way they are individual quilts!

    —Ciska Muller on August 15, 2018
  • Lots of my quirks happen without my permission. But when I choose to add one, I usually opt for an unexpected color. Thanks so much for a chance to win. Sooo generous!

    —Monica Natwig on August 15, 2018
  • I don’t have to throw a quirky block in on purpose, one happens regardless. I usually don’t see it till it is all put together. Interesting looking book.

    —Dortha on August 15, 2018
  • I have a few ‘ugly’ fabrics. I try to throw a bit in each quilt to get rid of them. Strangely enough they always seem to work. Having said that, I make enough unintentional deviations from patterns without trying too hard.

    —Cheryl Noakes on August 15, 2018
  • I’m all about the scrappy quilts and love to add zinger fabrics. Gives the eye something to look for.

    sarah did it! on August 15, 2018
  • I like to make scrappy bindings and also to piece my quilt backs – not sure if this qualifies as quirky anymore but I have been doing it for quite a while – love the look of the quilts shown in the book and am trying to be more liberated in my approach to my quilting. Doing a lot of quilting lately with floss and perle cotton and loving the look of it.

    —Pat on August 15, 2018
  • Plaids cut askew are more interesting and zinger color too.

    —Pam Petersen on August 15, 2018
  • I like to use the backside of a fabric to give it that quirkiness!

    —Donna K on August 15, 2018
  • I seem to add a quirky block in several quilts that I have made. One Hour Glass block turned the wrong way. Recently I was making HST’s and needed to make a few more to a design I had come up with and evidently grabbed an odd piece of white fabric instead of the snow I had been using. It looks okay to me! Love your shop, designs, EPP – summer circles may be a fall winter finish. Thank you for all you do for our quilting community.

    —Sarah Daniell on August 15, 2018
  • I like to construct one block in an opposing color way and then it’s interesting to see how many people, if any, notice it. Love the new book and can’t wait to make my first project. Temecula Quilt Co. is awesome!

    —Teresa on August 15, 2018
  • I don’t do anything “quirky”.. I am very controlled in my quilting

    —Sue singer on August 15, 2018
  • I love to misplaced a color that is not in the pattern as the design calls for 🐞

    —Jutta Pinegar on August 15, 2018
  • Not on purpose. Lol

    —Janie Steele on August 15, 2018
  • Not on purpose. Lol I try to do the pattern as written

    —Janie Steele on August 15, 2018
  • I like to use a striped binding.

    —Becky C on August 15, 2018
  • My favorite kind of quirk is a zinger color! Thank you for the giveaway opportunity!

    —Lana on August 15, 2018
  • Pick me, pick me

    —Janie Steele on August 15, 2018
  • I like to make pieced backings, using orphan blocks and fabrics I love but know i’ll never use in pieced blocks. The finished backing looks cute and I’m happy to use some of my stash and leftover blocks!

    —Janice on August 15, 2018
  • I usually do not need to ADD a quirk, it just happens! Seriously, I like to add a little pop of color or a "make do" piece of fabric if it starts to look too "matchy, matchy".

    —Cheri Bergeron on August 15, 2018
  • A zinger color.
    Thanks so much for the chance to win such an awesome prize.

    —Joyce Carter on August 15, 2018
  • Both a zinger color or putting the wrong fabric side up to mute a color

    —Leslie Wittenberg on August 15, 2018
  • My quirky quilt was a Halloween quilt using hour glass pattern. I was going along and somehow put the colors out of whack. this was my second quilt and did not notice until it was all finished.
    Love small quirky quilts.
    Carolyn b

    —Carolyn Boutilier on August 15, 2018
  • Depending on the recipient of the quilt, I will stitch words or pictures into the quilting. I then will print a clue on the label. My nephew said he and his bride had great fun searching their wedding quilt for all the old marriage adages I had sewn into it.

    —Carol Miller on August 15, 2018
  • I like to add a checked or strippes fabric to all my quilts

    Deb on August 15, 2018
  • A zinger color adds the best quirk!! I made one with an upside down block— it was my pure accident! Who knew it was a thing 5 years ago! I left it even though a person told me I should fix it, I said it just makes it mine.

    —Lana on August 15, 2018
  • I like to add a little hand embroidery or a small applique somewhere totally unexpected in the quilt. Thanks for this great giveaway.

    —Elizabeth Dyer on August 15, 2018
  • I always try to attach a distinctive label. For my son’s wedding I scanned their wedding invitation, removed their information, and inserted the label information. When printed onto fabric, the result was my label surrounded by the wedding invitation graphics.

    —Nancy McFall on August 15, 2018
  • I stitch words, sayings, jokes, proverbs etc. depending on the recipient. I also print a clue or a prompt on the label. My nephew and his bride said they had a great laugh searching for and reading all the old marriage adages I had sewn into their wedding quilt.

    —Carol Miller on August 15, 2018
  • In a quilt where all the blocks have the same background color, I will change up a few of them to make them stand out and add some interest. Thanks for the great giveaway opportunity!

    —Karen Seitz on August 15, 2018
  • I’m not sure I’ve done anything quirky but I make my quilt label to match the quilt and personalize them. I like to piece my bindings with the leftover fabric used in the quilt. I also like black and white striped bindings.

    —Jan on August 15, 2018
  • I have always been drawn to civil war quilts. I love the quirky names, bubble gum pink, cheddar, soldier blue etc etc.

    —Kristi Marymee on August 15, 2018
  • Although I don’t do it on all my quilts, I occasionally use the back side of the fabric. I’ve also used a "zinger" color – sometimes with unexpected ugly results. Wonderful give-away.

    —SandyMay on August 15, 2018
  • I don’t think I have to TRY to add something quirky, it just happens! I think I would like to stitch my initials in the quilting in the future. Very cute designs and I love scrappy quilts.

    —Donna Harry on August 15, 2018
  • I like to play with colors. I’ve been piecing my quilt backs for quite a long time. Love the store and all the little quilts.

    —Stephanie Tabares on August 15, 2018
  • Such a cute book. Would love to win.

    —Sharon on August 15, 2018
  • I like to peice my backs and use scrap bindings,

    —Louise Haddon on August 15, 2018
  • I didn’t know I was making "quirky" quilts! How fun! Having lived in Ohio, near Amish country, I learned "That only God is perfect. " Therefore one had to "make" an imperfection in their quilt. So mine have a piece turned in a different direction or a piece of a different fabric. Sometimes it is a block turned, or containing different, but similar fabrics. Sometimes it is fabrics pieced together to form part of a block. So fun to get a bit creative, especially when one runs out of the project fabric!
    Even though I live in Arizona, I have been to your shop many times and I am like a kid in a candy store! So much eye candy! Of course I shop your store online too! Thank you for so many wonderful projects and fabrics!

    —Nicole Hanson on August 15, 2018
  • I always try to add a little pink,it’s my favorite color

    —Jonelle on August 15, 2018
  • I always add a totally different color in each area to keep the eye moving.

    —Debbie Chenoweth on August 15, 2018
  • I will add a fabric piece that appears only one time in the quilt.
    Wonderful giveaway!

    —Karen on August 15, 2018
  • I’m usually try to do it just right, so it is matching. I would like to try and let go !

    —Jan Scherbinski on August 15, 2018
  • I like to us an unusual fabric – sometimes the back of one of my fabric is unusual enough.

    —Helen on August 15, 2018
  • Sometimes mine is the wrong side of a fabric, usually intentionally. But I love colorful quilts so I sometimes use a fabric that is not so bright and happy to see if it is noticed. I also love stripes for binding. May have to try dots.

    —Judy C on August 15, 2018
  • I am intrigued by this. I have never purposely added quirkiness to my quilts. I think it may be time to start!

    —Sue Marshall on August 15, 2018
  • I like to piece multiple fabrics for the binding. Would love to try some of the adorable quirky quilts from Sheryl’s book.

    —Karen H on August 15, 2018
  • Usually it is a block that is sewn wrong

    —Brenda on August 15, 2018
  • I’ve made hourglass blocks heading in a different direction from their neighboring blocks (usually by accident!), but I really enjoy placing a colorful small block/square in an unexpected corner.

    LJ Burns

    —Lj Burns on August 15, 2018
  • I don’t intentionally throw things in but I’m a little ADD so sometimes when I cut a block out and start sewing it turns out totally different than it should-lol. Would love to win one of the giveaways and try your technique.

    —Bambi Pearson on August 15, 2018
  • I like to add at least a touch of yellow to each quilt I make.

    —Stephanie Woodward on August 15, 2018
  • I don’t intentionally do anything quirky, although, sometimes things happen! I would love to win this giveaway and maybe become a little more quirky!

    —Connie Makl on August 15, 2018
  • I like to include interesting fabrics! For example, the reds in a recent quilt include prints with old fashioned telephones, seagulls, dog bones and more! Neutrals – which I define pretty broadly – have even more fun things to look for. Many are not "in your face" prints, and as pieces are quite small, you might have to look pretty carefully to find them.

    —Robin Harvey on August 15, 2018
  • Either an interesting color, or a conversation print for a little surprise!

    —Kristal Shepherd on August 15, 2018
  • I think a zinger color is what I do because mostly because I like scrappy quilts. I don’t like matchy matchy colors in my quilts. I like to use every color under the sun in my quilts.

    —Angela Bowling on August 15, 2018
  • I don’t intentionally add a "quirky" block or color to my quilts but when I am finished and looking at the completed quilt, there are times when one "just shows up." Thanks for the opportunity to win this fabulous new book.

    —Bette on August 15, 2018
  • I love to make mini, scrappy quilts out of whatever fabrics i have leftover. It’s even more fun when I run out of a fabric and make do with something from my scraps! Adding an odd shade seems to make quilts more exciting to lookat!

    —Connee DeWolfe on August 15, 2018
  • I think for me it would be the unexpected zinger color and mismatched blocks.
    Following Sheryl and doing her projects has taught me if
    You love reproduction fabrics it will all work.
    Love her book and projects!

    —Lauren on August 15, 2018
  • I usually add a different fabric in a block that doesn’t match anything else.

    —Jeanne Giebe on August 15, 2018
  • I will put q quirky color in my quilts. In fact, I use a lot of quirky colors because I make scrappy quilts and I don’t like to use matchy matchy colors in my quilts.

    —Angela Bowling on August 15, 2018
  • My favorite quirky thing is to add what Patricia Belyea calls "the unexpected visitor". A block or patch that is different enough to stand out but still harmonize with the whole. It’s fun!

    —Martha Wacker on August 15, 2018
  • I like to quilt a little bird somewhere in the body of my quilts, in memory of my brother. 🙂

    —Colleen McLaughlin on August 15, 2018
  • I like to change the arrangement of colors in one or two blocks… put light where the dark color is and put dark where the light is.

    —CAROL A YOUNG on August 15, 2018
  • Zinger color often, and occasionally a reverse fabric. What a great prize package.

    —Amy F on August 15, 2018
  • Zinger fabric

    —Harriett Murray on August 15, 2018
  • Adding a random color in one of the blocks is always fun.

    —Donna Bacon on August 15, 2018
  • I like to add a little zinger color.

    —Donna on August 15, 2018
  • Lol, I’ve actually reproduced some of these quilts on my own! Love your blog!

    —Jeanine on August 15, 2018
  • When I’m making a scrappy quilt, I like to have any animal faces peeking out from the edges of the patch.

    —Jenifer on August 15, 2018
  • I don’t add quirky on purpose, they are just happy accidents! ❤️

    —Janene on August 15, 2018
  • Most of my "quirky little blocks" are usually not on purpose!But I do like to add a pop of color that isn’t called for.

    —Brenda Sanders on August 15, 2018
  • The only quirky thing I’ve been brave enough to do is a red zinger block on a black and white quilt

    —Angie Terry on August 15, 2018
  • I like a small pop of red or an unexpected backing fabric.

    —Sue Glorch on August 15, 2018
  • My mother made crochet rugs and always used a gold wool which never matched. So now when making a scrappy quilt I always add an odd block of gold to remember Mum. Recently I made a red and cream quilt with one orphan block in bright gold ( not a favourite colour of mine. Thanks for the chance to win this lovely book. Lesley

    —Lesley Purdon on August 15, 2018
  • Received my book this week. I am sorting through my scraps now – first project is potpourri!

    —Karen peterson on August 15, 2018
  • I have loved making quilts from Temecula Quilt Company. Using ‘quirky’ was an important and necessary thing to do back in the Civil War era as they lived by the adage "Use Up, Make Do, or Do Without’. So, I try to do that when making TQC’s quilts. Therefore, I do different quirky things depending on the quilt I’m making. Thanks for the chance to win.

    —Brenda on August 15, 2018
  • I do a lot of reproduction quilts, and I like to include a cheddar fabric in my quilts!

    —Mary Neitzel on August 15, 2018
  • I like to add free- pieced letters somewhere on the quilt- front or back.

    —karen kopp on August 15, 2018
  • I always use silk tie or ties cut into pieces and they become an unexpected texture in my piecing.
    I love adding an accent of shine. I’m just that kind of girl. I do stabilize the silk pieces. Thank you for sharing!!!

    —Linda Burke. on August 15, 2018
  • I have a cute little house stamp that I use on all my quilts. It’s my signature 😉

    —Nelda Brown on August 15, 2018
  • The new book from Temecula is great. Can’t wait to make some of these quilts.

    —Becki on August 15, 2018
  • I love to randomly turn a block unit the wrong way or piece a piece to make it look as though I have run out of fabric.

    Jennie Adcock on August 15, 2018
  • If I have something quirky in my quilts, it was unintended. I believe I should start doing so intentionally.

    —Vicki H on August 15, 2018
  • I always have something “quirky “in my quilts, often not intentional, but there for sure. Intentionally, I like to use a “pop of color” even in a very traditional quilt. I love your shop, a highlight of my trip to California!

    —Marianne Stana on August 15, 2018
  • I machine quilt a hidden message 💖!!!

    —Joyce McCloskey on August 15, 2018
  • Wow I never thought of some of the things I do (mostly boo boos) as "quirky" but I like the idea of turning a boo boo into a quirky lil trait… Reading thru some of the comments I found it interesting how some quilters intentionally hide items in their quilts or purposely turn fabric to the wrong side. Thank you for the opportunity to win such a fun prize

    —Liz Schraeder on August 15, 2018
  • I had finished a small scrappy rail fence quilt. It hung on our wall for a number of months before I noticed one square had it’s rails turned the wrong way. 😂. Zingy just happens!

    —Nyla-Jean de Boer on August 15, 2018
  • I like to add a small rose to the quilt , since my name is Rosemarie 🌹

    —Rosemarie on August 15, 2018
  • I like to throw in a zinger color to make my quilt a little quirky.

    —Christine Prager on August 15, 2018
  • I don’t have to intentionally add anything quirky to my quilts; it just happens! Love something unexpected that ends up making the quilt look better!

    —Sandy Milo on August 15, 2018
  • I haven’t purposely put a quirk in my quilts, plenty of mistakes though! I do name or title my quilts and make a patch with the quilt name,my name and date then stitch it to the back. I always imagine someone in the future finding my quilt and wondering about the maker.

    —Deb C on August 15, 2018
  • Add on purpose? They just are quirky–like me, I guess. As the kindly officer said, giving me the ticket, "Not many people have a "Q" in their license plate."

    —Patricia Hersl on August 15, 2018
  • If I purposely add a quirky element, it would be to add an unexpected color.

    —Beth on August 15, 2018
  • I’ll put a block , part of a block or a row of blocks on the back. I made a quilt with two rows in the middle of the back of the quilt. When one turns it over they are surprised!

    —Kim Haggerty on August 15, 2018
  • I don’t know that it qualifies as "quirky," but I like to piece the recipients name as part of the backing…a quilt I had made for my SIL was stolen after she passed and I wished I would have done that for her quilt. A label is so easily removed. Love your giveaway!

    —Pat Anderson on August 15, 2018
  • My favorite quirky thing to do is to switch up the light fabric and the dark fabrics in unexpected ways – fabric switching is the best.

    —Patricia J Mevis on August 15, 2018
  • I love several of the little quilts in the slide show! I use some of the blocks from the front on the back.

    —judy knapp on August 15, 2018
  • Depending on my mood there are days when I add my name near a seam, place a pop of bright color or add a wonky corner to a block. Other days I fussy cut a tiny animal square and add it to a part of a pieced
    block.

    —Kim on August 15, 2018
  • Reading through the comments is such fun. Quilters are so creative! I never thought of it as quirky, but on every label the last thing I embroider is "MWL&I", which means Made with Love and Imperfections."

    —Ellen on August 15, 2018
  • I like to add an unexpected color in my quilts.

    —Cynthia Corredine on August 15, 2018
  • My favorite kind of quirk to add is a zinger color that pops, that looks good. The unexpected.

    —Karen Calloway on August 15, 2018
  • I guess my quirks happen all on there own and i find them when i am done. Either way they are my own and that is fine with me. Love the book and hope to visit the shop one day.

    —Theresa Kennedy on August 15, 2018
  • A zinger color or print!

    —MS Barb on August 15, 2018
  • They are not planned – just somehow show up!!!

    —Gale on August 15, 2018
  • Most of my quilts have their own quirky things happen . Each one has something different.I also like to use unusual fabric together for design look. Thank you for the give away. God Bless

    —Lorri Schuller on August 15, 2018
  • I like to add a mismatched color. Oops! 🙂

    —Janie McCombs on August 15, 2018
  • I like to add a’Zinger’ color

    —Theresa on August 15, 2018
  • I’m not very quirky, but maybe it’s time to experiment a little. Who knows, I might like it.

    —Alice on August 15, 2018
  • I love to add one or two of the"poisons"
    to my quilts. Thanks!

    —Sharon Cervenka on August 15, 2018
  • I like to add an eye-catching color or motif, perhaps an eclectic design.

    —jean howard on August 15, 2018
  • I seem to have a way of putting unexpected “Quirks” in each quilt! Lol. I love quirks and quilting!

    Tammy Harrison on August 15, 2018
  • I love using colour to make my quilts to zingy but often by accident I put some small part of the block the wrong way and magic happens

    —Kasia Shegedin on August 15, 2018
  • Love the book!! Can hardly wait to make one of the quilts – really like Indiana Indigo. I have some antique indigo fabric.

    —Sharon Green on August 15, 2018
  • Awesome quilts!!! I would like to add a pop of color. Thanks for the chance to win this great giveaway!!!

    —Karen Hootman on August 15, 2018
  • I like to piece my quilt backs using some fabrics from the front and leftover fabrics for the rest. I like to use a retro red in one of my blocks no matter the quilt colors. This is a very generous give away! I love the book.

    —LeAnn Anderson on August 15, 2018
  • When I first started quilting everything had a pop of yellow somewhere in the quilt. Now my friends would say my quirk is making quilts with a bazillion half square blocks..the smaller the better.

    Joy on August 15, 2018
  • I love my quilts to have a pop of colour to bring them to life.

    —Sue Howell on August 15, 2018
  • I like to add a hand drawn and hand embroidered design on the back of the quilt as part of my label. If possible, it matches the same theme as the quilt design in miniature, or an element that I especially like from one of the fabrics on the front side — for instance, possibly a bird or a tea cup or a tree. Then I also like to either stencil or embroider the details of the quilt on the label as well, using colors from the quilt blocks just to tie it all together. And if the quilt is intended as a gift for a child, I like to fill the stencil embroidered designs with crayons that I heat set with an iron. Boy, kids really like that element! It always tickles me when they come back years later and mention the crayon colored labels on a quilt that I gave them when they were little. It’s so sweet to be remembered. 🙂

    —Kelly Pilkinton on August 15, 2018
  • I like to include one fabric im NOT in love with. It tends to be the ‘ugly one’ that adds the charm to the whiole quilt

    —Gidgit on August 15, 2018
  • I dont do anything quirky. Never thought of it.

    —Diane W on August 15, 2018
  • Awesome quilts!!! I would add a pop of color!!! Thank you for this wonderful giveaway!!!

    —Karen Hootman on August 15, 2018
  • I like to add a totally different fabric, such as a wild print or a batik fabric in a reproduction fabric quilt.

    —Carole D on August 15, 2018
  • I like to quilt my name somewhere in the border of the quilt. Other quirky “misshaps” are unintentional.

    —Diann on August 15, 2018
  • I love mixing colors and making scrappy, small projects with four or nine patches throughout. I’m wanting to try hexi’s and fussy cutting and incorporating them into my mug rugs and table runners.

    —Lisa C on August 15, 2018
  • I love a pieced back using the extra fabric plus an additional fabric if needed!

    —Cheri Schorr on August 15, 2018
  • These make do little quilts are my favourite. These quirky little quilts are like chips, you can’t just have one. I love to mix as many prints as possible.

    —Wendy Margerm on August 15, 2018
  • I have not thought of adding a little "quirk" to my quilts. It’s a new idea for me, and it really, really like it. I’m going to try it! Thanks for the idea . . .

    —Karen S. on August 15, 2018
  • I like to add a cute button or charm.

    —Margie D on August 15, 2018
  • I have done the fabric wrong side out a few times…only by accident. I think I would like to do a block this way or that.

    —Cindy on August 15, 2018
  • I like to use striped fabric when binding the quilt.

    —Gail Bronner on August 15, 2018
  • I like to add an unusual color with a carefully planned color scheme. Purple is my go to pop of color. What a great give away you’ll offering!

    —Barb Mapes on August 15, 2018
  • I love to add fun colors to my Civil War prints – cheddar, acid green, bubble gum pink…

    —Christie Stevens on August 15, 2018
  • Yikes! What a great response on day one.🌺 Congratulations Sheryl on you new book.
    I think it is fun to turn the orientation of one element in a block like a half square triangle turned the opposite direct of the other ones. Good luck everyone!!

    —Cindy on August 15, 2018
  • I really haven’t developed any style as of yet, because I am fairly new. However, I am doing what you have asked…. here it comes!

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    I am throwing my hat into the ring!

    —Dee Joyce on August 15, 2018
  • I’m not yet skilled enough to have a quirky trademark. Finishing is about as quirky as I get. That and replacing a light background with a dark one to pop colors off.

    —Stephanie on August 15, 2018
  • I often piece matching fabric scraps together in order to have a large enough swatch from which to cut a “ real” piece for the block or design.

    —Gayla on August 15, 2018
  • Inside out! I confess it wasn’t intentional but I’m not fond of the seam ripper. Oh this book has me excited! I just told the hubby today that I need something to work on when I’m not in the mood for big stuff. And wala- I opened my email to see this book. Now the quilting bug has got me!

    —Stella Stroble on August 15, 2018
  • I like to add a pop of color. I love making small quilts because they can usually be done in a weekend. Thanks so much for the chance to win! Happy Sewing!

    —Kimberly Anne Brandt on August 15, 2018
  • I always put one small piece of fabric that is unrelated to any of the other fabrics I’m using in one block.

    —Judy Dahlstrom on August 15, 2018
  • I like to add an odd color or two and if I make a mistake it usually stays.

    —Diane Quale on August 15, 2018
  • The quirkiness in my work is usually just me being me. I can’t follow directions, never could. Have to make it my own and sometimes that’s good but sometimes it’s a disaster. Disasters can be good once in a while, too.

    —Jan on August 15, 2018
  • I like to add an unexpected color to what i piece.

    —Sieg Leland on August 15, 2018
  • I like to add in a couple bits of an “ugly” fabric to add interest

    —Vicky Ferguson on August 15, 2018
  • I always thought I was a little quirky, but apparently I need yo work on that area. I guess I’m too busy trying to be a “straight sew-er” that I’ve left the fun out of my quilts. Thanks for “ squaring me up”. 🙂

    —Patricia Rosenbaum on August 15, 2018
  • I love to make little quilts, and I love to use a lot of plaids. Each time I work with plaids, I try to include one block of polka dots instead of plaids. I find it humorous, a happy addition, and always wonder if anyone notices.

    —J. on August 15, 2018
  • An upside down block….as I’ve done it before in a full size quilt…quilted and not noticed until it was too late lol Quirky!!

    —Jacqui Delchau on August 15, 2018
  • I don’t plan on any quirks, but I often end up with one. For example, when using directional fabric I’m usually very careful to make sure all the blocks are going the same way. To no avail, when I’m done I’ll find one that is going the wrong way. The book looks so interesting and I would enjoy making some small quilts. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity.

    —Deborah B. on August 15, 2018
  • I love that odd zing of color or that bold print. I add ugly fabrics, and they normally add interest. Love that cheddar orange, poison green. I use many, many differently fabrics in one top.

    Thank you for sponsoring history giveaway!

    —Elisa Richardson on August 15, 2018
  • I like to quilt a cursive L someplace along the edge or in a border. It sort of puts my “stamp” on the quilt.

    —Louise K. on August 15, 2018
  • I guess I haven’t really discovered a quirk I like to put into my quilts but more and more I’m into patching the backing together from all of the leftover fabric from the front. Years ago, leftover fabric was great for building my stash but anymore I just don’t want the scraps.

    Cheree on August 15, 2018
  • Ive never thought about quirky quilts. But now I will. Kinda like the idea of an upside down block. Fun and Rememerable too.

    —Cathy Hansen on August 15, 2018
  • I like to add a zinger color. Love the new book, thank you.

    —Catherine King on August 15, 2018
  • I don’t have a quirk that I add to my quilts. I surely need to find one, though!!

    —TeresaB on August 15, 2018
  • At one time or another,
    each one has happened accidentally!! 😂
    Thanks for providing the chance to win!

    —Julie Trinklein on August 15, 2018
  • I have not purposely put anything quirky in every quilt I make. I have purposely used the wrong side of a fabric in a quilt because of fabric color choices. but your inquiry to us about quirky things makes me want to decide to add quirky things to all of my next quilts. something only I would know that’s in the quilt.

    —Bonnie Thomas on August 15, 2018
  • I haven’t added any quirks to my quilts, at least not intentionally! I am working on quilts for my nieces and nephews now so I may add something special to them. Just not sure what yet!

    —Sandy Allen on August 15, 2018
  • I guess my thought is …expect the unexpected….sometimes I don’t know my "quirky" addition is there til I hang my little quilt 😉 I do like to do an intentional little something in my quilt labels. Thank you for the very generous giveaway.
    Janet. Jecagain@gmail.com

    —Janet on August 15, 2018
  • I have one piece of fabric (my favorite) that goes into all my quilts, no matter how small!

    —Linda Lee Peck on August 15, 2018
  • I like mismatched blocks or an assortment of blocks.

    —Betty on August 15, 2018
  • I love to add a fun, unexpected pop of color. It always adds a lot to my quilts!

    —Callie A on August 15, 2018
  • I like a zinger fabric in a quilt

    —Kathy Yedica on August 15, 2018
  • I add a bit of black to add some zing.

    —Judy Allen on August 15, 2018
  • I haven’t really thought of what I did a few times; I guess it is a bit quirky…when quilting my quilts, somewhere in there are my initials. That’s it. Thanks, Hope I win. Love your new book by the way. bjm

    —BONITA MACHEMER on August 15, 2018
  • A mistake block or one that I don’t like usually ends up as a label for the of the quilt. I also like to add yellow somewhere as a little ray of sunshine. Thank you for this opportunity!

    Carole on August 15, 2018
  • I like to add at least one fabric from my last quilt in my new quilt. It’s sort of gives a quilt “memory.” Also, if the quilts are gifts to particular people, it connects the people who receive them.

    —Sandy Endicott on August 15, 2018
  • Quirky quilts – I have used the back of a fabric or a zinger fabric. I have found blocks with pieces turned wrong but I didn’t do that on purpose. Now I will just say – it’s my quirky block. 🙂 I would love to win. Thank you.

    —Sheila Fernkopf on August 15, 2018
  • I buy black and white checks, plaids and stripes, and like to add a little bit or a border… everything’s better with black!

    —Carol on August 15, 2018
  • I like adding a small amount of a color that is a total contrast from the test. I have left blocks that were turned wrong. I also like to take a repeated block and change colors so it reads differently but is the same block, ie.. churn dash.

    —Lola Mayberry on August 15, 2018
  • I like to add a pieced block to the back of my quilt that is an extra from the front.

    —Corey Tibbs on August 15, 2018
  • I love zinger colors! And I love miniature quilts. Thanks for the opportunity to win your new book.

    —Veronica Dibble on August 15, 2018
  • I’ve never added anything quirky on purpose but there are usually mistakes in my quilts.

    —Judith Martinez on August 15, 2018
  • I like to use unusual fabric combinations . . .like mixing reproduction/batik. In the scrappyblocks that I make I like to replace a piece or two w/a zippy little fabric. I’ve also begun adding embellishments in unexpected places that the view needs to get in close to the quilt to see 😀

    —Paula R in GA on August 15, 2018
  • Favorite kind of quirk: a piece of material cut from a vintage textile – maybe cross stitch or a hand embroidered flower; a dyed lace doily; a corner cutwork from a linen napkin.

    —kris dohm on August 15, 2018
  • I love the color purple and teal. Thats my quirky thing that you will find in my quilts.

    —Ruth Bridges on August 15, 2018
  • A pop of color, or a fussy cut is my favorite quirk.
    Nice Giveaway!!!

    —Mary Crowther on August 15, 2018
  • Quirky? I call it design revision! I have used the wrong side on purpose and not so on purpose it all works out in the end. I always put a heart of some type on my quilts.

    —nina on August 15, 2018
  • I recently made Sheryl’s schoolhouse pillow pattern. The houses all face the same direction, however, my first house came out facing the opposite direction and I decided to keep it and really, that’s my favorite part. I love waiting to see who notices. I like to add an oddball block of some sort but this one was unplanned but fun!

    —Denise Keyes on August 15, 2018
  • I am still a novice and my quilts become quirky without any special effort.

    —Tina L. on August 15, 2018
  • I love to add in unexpected fabrics that might make you want to laugh right out loud! Maybe a surfing ninja in amongst more traditional fabrics.

    —Mary Burnett on August 15, 2018
  • I love the quirky little quilts, you can use them every where in your home to cover a table, hang on the wall or throw in a basket. I would love to have any of Sheryl’s cute little tools and the book.

    —Althea Klosterman on August 15, 2018
  • Wow, I usually always make some kind of mistake, but never thought of making a mistake on purpose. This sounds interesting. I think I will start leaving a special mark of my own. Thank you for this opportunity and certainly would like to win. Thanks also for the opportunity to learn from all the comments, what others do.

    —Linda Heckathorn on August 15, 2018
  • I’ve never really thought about doing something quirky, but now I want to! I was able to visit this store last January it’s amazing!

    —Kim Hamilton on August 15, 2018
  • Tiny blocks! They drive quilters crazy.

    —Cathy Brandhagen on August 15, 2018
  • I can’t say I have made a quirky quilt on purpose, but I’m sure several of mine could qualify!! Love your shop and your classes.

    —Mary Ellen Mayer on August 15, 2018
  • I haven’t made a quirky quilt on purpose, but I suppose some of my creations could qualify!! Love your shop and your classes.

    —Mary Ellen Mayer on August 15, 2018
  • I like to add an unexpected & unusual background fabric to some of my quilts. I love to make little quilts, so can"t wait to get this book.

    —Kay McCaffery on August 15, 2018
  • My little quirk is always have at least one bird in each of my quilt. It is especially hard to find a 1860 reproduction fabric that has a bird. Did find two fabrics on the quilters run in San Diego last month. I always like to visit the Temecula Quilt Company when I am in town for the retreat. Loved their bundles.

    —Kathleen Quinn on August 15, 2018
  • Mixing up colors.

    —Rebecca Keltner on August 15, 2018
  • My favorite quirky block is a shocking color combo like a lime and orange block to create interest

    —Lori Neisler on August 15, 2018
  • I like an unexpected color combination, but wrong side up fabric happens from time to time -oops!

    Pamela on August 15, 2018
  • I like to add quirky things to my quilts , but not always the same thing I have turned units, replaced a unit with a totally different one, added a block with a different fabric, added a signature to the front of the quilt. Most of the time, you have to really inspect the quilt to find the quirk!. Thank you for the chance to win this wonderful prize!!

    —Lona on August 15, 2018
  • I like to stitch a message in my binding to add that unexpected touch to my quilt. Love several of the ideas in this book to add a little quirkiness. And the quilts themselves are inspiring.

    —Sam on August 15, 2018
  • I’ve never though about intentionally doing something quirky in a quilt, but an inside out or upside down block would be kind of cool! 😎

    —Suzanne on August 15, 2018
  • I’m not sure it’s quirky, but I do try to quilt a heart in the design somewhere. If it’s for a baby, I’ll often quilt his or her name, too.

    —Maryellen McAuliffe on August 15, 2018
  • I like to leave a woopsie…upside-down patch usually!

    —Debi on August 15, 2018
  • I guess it would have to be a pop of color that is added to my quilts.

    —Donna W on August 15, 2018
  • I’m usually trying to improve my skills enough to get the quirkiness out! I hadn’t thought of adding an unexpected twist. I did add random bursts of turquoise to one group of black and white patches.

    —Rebecca on August 15, 2018
  • I use a color that does not belong until it does!

    —Jeanmarie K on August 15, 2018
  • Love the idea, will have to try it!

    —Mary Ellen Mayer on August 15, 2018
  • I like to throw in a dragonfly from me or something specific representing the recipient that is special to them. Love the quirky ideas.

    —Leslie Rommann on August 15, 2018
  • Being a fairly new quilter I usually find a mistake so that becomes my quirky feature

    —Sarah Gray on August 15, 2018
  • I try to add as many different fabrics in the same color family to my quilt to add movement. Not sure that is quirky, but that’s what I do.

    —Wendy P on August 15, 2018
  • When I make a gift quilt, I’ll include a small square with a flap over it(using a fabric swatch from the quilt so it blends in unobtrusively. Underneath the flap, I’ll write a special note to the recipient (congratulating them, thanking them, wishing them the best, etc).

    —Debbie Y. on August 15, 2018
  • My favorite thing to do is to use a different fabric not just color but fabric maybe a wool or wool blend, a corduroy that can be wail less, mini wale up to wide wale or combination, what about a seersucker. They all give texture as well as color. I love to think out side the box and my beginnings with sewing were in garment construction. My mother said if you want new clothes for school then here is the fabric and there are the patterns. So I had a lot of fun making new clothes that night to wear the next day to school. My first quilt was of corduroy all different wales, colors and prints. I tied it just like my grandmother did her quilts. My art teacher thought that quilt was the greatest thing ever! I just used what I had to make it.

    —Elayne Novotny on August 15, 2018
  • I haven’t made many quilts yet so this idea of creating a quirky "signature" sounds fun! I’m going to come up with something and thinking it will have something to do with a typography element. We’ll see! 😉

    —Robin on August 15, 2018
  • I add in a loving word (eg happy, free, joyful)in my free-motion quilting.

    —Mimi on August 15, 2018
  • I love to add a color or pattern I wouldn’t normally think to put together. I’m still learning to be quirky 😀

    —Mindy S on August 15, 2018
  • Sometimes I like a colour that pops but other than that I’m not very quirky, but i would love to try more.

    —A. Bouwman on August 15, 2018
  • I’ve not yet gone quirky with a quilt, but I like the concept. I love little quilts, so this would be a fun book to own. Thanks for the chance to win!

    —Mary Jo on August 15, 2018
  • I add a seahorse on all my quilts… I’ll be very happy to win this giveaway ❤️ I love the quilts of Temecula. Thank you

    —Anne on August 15, 2018
  • I like to add accent pieces, like yo-yo’s, buttons, flowers, just a little pop or surprise.

    —Carolyn Bahl on August 15, 2018
  • I Love to add strange or little bits of fussy cut fabrics similar to an,I spy quilt, or a joke or funny little something that the person I made it for
    Likes.

    —Barbara Thomas on August 15, 2018
  • I like to make one block different by using a similar fabric and see if people notice.

    Sandy on August 16, 2018
  • I really need to step out of the box and do this!!!

    —Rho on August 16, 2018
  • Turning one block upside-down is the one I often use❤️

    —Helle S on August 16, 2018
  • I like to add a binding fx with stripes, that really frames the quilt.

    —Anne on August 16, 2018
  • My quilting is quirky all by itself, usually due to distractions … kids, cats etc.

    —Julia Durdin on August 16, 2018
  • I always put a bird on it.

    —Stephanie Hanson on August 16, 2018
  • I like to embroider small discrete initials somewhere on the quilt and then wait to see who can spot them first if at all ❤️

    —Diane May on August 16, 2018
  • I like to add a nice button or a bit of applique to make it quirky.

    —Jacqueline on August 16, 2018
  • a piece of unexpected fabric, either color or print.

    —Marina on August 16, 2018
  • Je quilte depuis mon premier voyage aux USA et c’est chaque fois un modeste hommage à toutes les courageuses femmes qui ont bâtie votre beau pays. Et je glisse toujours une fausse note dans mes quilts. La première fois il me manquait du tissu, alors j’ai dû glisser quelques pièces d’une autre couleur. Une autre fois je me suis tout simplement trompée en inversant une partie du motif et j’ai laissé faire. Je quilte et matellasse à la main et je trouve que ça ajoute une touche authenticité. Comme une petite maison dans la prairie ! …
    Une "soeur de quilt" qui vit à Paris en France …

    Translation: I quilt since my first trip to the USA and each time a modest tribute to all the brave women who built your beautiful country. And I always slip a wrong note in my quilts. The first time I was missing fabric, so I had to slip some pieces of another color. Another time I was simply wrong inverting part of the pattern and let it go. I quilt by hand and I think it adds a touch of authenticity. Like a little house in the meadow! …
    A "quilt sister" who lives in Paris, France …

    —Catherine LIMEUL on August 16, 2018
  • I like to add a zinger fabric to make the quilt pop.

    —Jenny on August 16, 2018
  • I like to combine non traditional color combinations and I have combined different eras of fabrics for unusual effects.

    —LM Newman on August 16, 2018
  • I like to add buttons to give put a little stuffing in circles to give depth and I like to use doilies when I can.

    —Bobbie on August 16, 2018
  • Hello. I bought some of your quilt cards when we were over there 2 years ago. The Dellbrook tour group is coming to your shop next month {Only 2 weeks to wait} on our tour again, Can’t ait to fill my bag with more goodies from your shop like last time. Glennis

    —Glennis on August 16, 2018
  • My mistakes are usually unintentional

    —Janie Steele on August 16, 2018
  • I have never deliberately made a quirky quilt – but if I were going to, I would add a zinger color. Thanks!

    —Delaine on August 16, 2018
  • Pop of color and theme fabric like Christmas print.

    —Tammy on August 16, 2018
  • I like to add a fabric with the wrong side up.

    —Chris on August 16, 2018
  • My signature is round quilt corners, not square…

    —Jamie on August 16, 2018
  • It depends on the quilt. I’ve placed directional fabric upside down, upside down block, wrong side up (usually an accident but I leave it).

    —Angela Schultz on August 16, 2018
  • I like to add an unexpected color or pattern to one of the blocks.

    —Kyra Franz on August 16, 2018
  • Such a nice give away

    —Jane Steele on August 16, 2018
  • I like to add a miniature version of the main blocks in the border or I add some additional/leftover blocks on the back of the quilt. A little unexpected extra.

    —Jacinta Graham on August 16, 2018
  • I think my quirks would be an unusual design in the quilting, or an unexpected section of piecing in the borders.

    —Sue on August 16, 2018
  • I am still new at quilting, so not done anythig like that. But I think I would choose a block with a tiny chicken, or three, in it.Because of the name of my website and I just love chickens,and cats.
    Thank you for making i possible to win this awesome book, from witch I surely would make a lot.

    —Rita on August 16, 2018
  • This looks like such a fun book! I will be honest and say I never really have to work at leaving quirkynthings in my quilts…when I make a mistake it usually stays right there! I will add sometimes an “off”color or fabric that doesn’t quite match just to know I can!

    Jenny in Florida

    —Jenny Brooks on August 16, 2018
  • I like to add a pop of colour. I love Temecula quilt company and would be thrilled to win .

    Sheila on August 16, 2018
  • I try for a zinger color, a fabric that has meaning or me.

    —Debby T on August 16, 2018
  • I think sometimes my fabric choices are a bit quirky! I like the thought of intentionally adding some "quirk" to my quilts, I’m going to try i!

    —Lisa Munoz on August 16, 2018
  • I haven’t done this but plan to leave a hidden cotton bole in quilts in the future, since I am from Mississippi. Would love to add these goodies to my Civil War Repro collection.

    —Becky DuBose on August 16, 2018
  • I love seeing a scrap pieced together to make a piece large enough to cut and put into a block. I also love seeing a bit of a bright fabric added to a quilt

    Carla Therrien on August 16, 2018
  • I don’t try too hard to make my quilts quirky, it just happens.

    —Dorthy Clendenning on August 16, 2018
  • Iike to use a zinger of color.

    —Jane Larke on August 16, 2018
  • I try to work from my stash, so there’s usually a substitute fabric when one runs out.

    —Donna P Thomas on August 16, 2018
  • I sew a quirky little button on the back with my label – just for fun.

    —Natalie on August 16, 2018
  • I usually like to add a color that pops a bit. I call it the sparkle. It keeps my eye moving across the quilt.

    —Tammy Jewkes on August 16, 2018
  • Wow, have I got the scraps to match your patterns! There’s most always an odd/ miss-matched fabric in my scrappy quilts which I first think “ that’s bad” but then I LOVE it! Nothing more beautiful than a scrappy quilt 💕

    —Mona Benson on August 16, 2018
  • I’m have a way too organized to plan a quirkiness to my quilts. But is something happens by accident, I usually go with it.

    —John Scibran on August 16, 2018
  • I like to add some applique on top. Especially for a children’s quilts. A cute little animal peeking out someplace. It’s really good for hiding those little mistakes that only you can see but it still bothers you.

    —Sarah on August 16, 2018
  • I like to turn one block or row a different direction from the others, knowing that humanity cannot create perfection! (actually, this is usually a rationalization for the one mistake that I find in everything I make!)

    —Erika B. on August 16, 2018
  • Usually the quirkyness shows up on it’s own without any intention from me. Often it is a fabric that makes me laugh

    —Lori on August 16, 2018
  • I love little reproduction quilts. My favorite thing to do is turn a block sideways for added interest.

    —Pat B on August 16, 2018
  • I’m new to the concept of quirky quilts. I never thought of making the blocks somewhat different from each other, just for fun and to make it interesting. I have used the backside of fabrics from time to time, just to get the right color I needed. The projects in this book are so cute, i’d Really like to try some of them!

    —Sandie Mixa on August 16, 2018
  • I have sew in blocks wrong and have left them that way. So I’m a qirky quilter and didn’t realize it.

    —pattye kent on August 16, 2018
  • Usually it’s a fabric used wrong side out. Not always on purpose:-)

    —Renie on August 16, 2018
  • I like to use my scraps, and connect fabrics that "don’t belong together ", – the result can surprise me.

    —Susan koefod on August 16, 2018
  • I have üst gotten into little quilts in the last year and love, love, love them. Your book is another inspiration to keep doing them !! Your colors are great too by the way !!!!

    —Julie K. Green on August 16, 2018
  • My quirk is a bit of something different in eac quilt. Paint, a fairy, who knows?

    —Bunny Hand on August 16, 2018
  • I like to add an unexpected pop of color to a block’s fabric or even hand quilt a block with a special thread.

    —Miriam on August 16, 2018
  • I love the odd mixture of colors and patterns giving each little quilt an endearing quality of love.

    —Chris on August 16, 2018
  • Have only made a few quilts, but I like the idea of hiding a secret written message in the quilting.

    —Sharon on August 16, 2018
  • I like to do several different things including using both sides of the fabric, inking in a drawn element to find and a zinger color. Just keep the eyes moving. Love Temecula Quilt Co,,!

    —LM Henry on August 16, 2018
  • I have to confess that I don’t add quirky touches to my quilts. All the quirks would be purely accidental on my quilts. I do like the idea of a surprise color.

    —Nancy Norris on August 16, 2018
  • My quilt quirk is that I embroider on my quilt labels which I then piece into the quilt back before quilting. I love adding a little color or something to the text of the label. It can never be removed and will live through the life of the quilt. I don’t leave any blocks turned or twisted. My seam ripper may be red hot after a project but it is the best I was able to finish.

    —Stephanie L. on August 16, 2018
  • I like to use a fabric that has a quirky detail. Then, I will fussy cut so you can find little surprises when looking closely at the quilt.

    —Jana on August 16, 2018
  • I’m addicted to mustard colored fabric. I love it with black, browns, and navy. I have enjoyed adding a bit of pink is a sweet little zinger

    —Linda Smith on August 16, 2018
  • I have found I am addicted to mustard and red colored fabric. I love them with black, brown, and navy. I have found that a bit of pink fabric is a nice zinger addition. It happened by accident because I would not considered it intentionally.

    —Linda Smith on August 16, 2018
  • Sometimes the "quirky" just happens. Rather call it quirky than a mistake😂

    —A Bartus on August 16, 2018
  • I like to piece a square or part of a piece of a block, in true make-do style. I just finished a 9 patch scrap quilt, and a few of the squares were made from half square triangles. I love little quilts, and this book looks like so much fun!!

    —Carol Collier on August 16, 2018
  • Often the quirky little part is done by mistake rather than intentional but then I look and see that i love it. My latest project it is wrong side of fabric.

    —Ann Schissler on August 16, 2018
  • I enjoy using unexpected colors together…things that used to be considered ‘no no’.

    —Diann Smith on August 16, 2018
  • I love little quilts! I like to add a pop of colour in one block that is totally different from all other blocks in the quilt. It adds extra interest!

    —Lisa on August 16, 2018
  • I love quirky! For my quilting or sewing projects I love to add in a quirky color, turn a stripe on it’s side, or fussy cut some particular fabric in one block or part of the quilt. Thanks for this quirky little give away!

    —Barbara Esposito, @The Quilted B on August 16, 2018
  • Sometimes mistakes happen but don’t really mess anything up, but add a little interest. I have uses the wrong side of the fabric because I liked the way it looked. I am usually a rule follower but sometimes rules are broken just for fun!

    —Sue Cone on August 16, 2018
  • I love when a unit is facing the wrong way in a block. It always catches my eye and I ponder whether it was a mistake or intentional.

    —Sarah V on August 16, 2018
  • I don’t think of myself as a quirky quilter but I love the quilts in this book and had to have it because I follower her blog and have made several of her patterns. I may be more quirky than I think in my fabric choice and placement because I get the comment often of “I would never thought of using those fabrics together, but I like it”.

    —Judy Balek on August 16, 2018
  • I like to use a theme print and hand stitch something in a purple thread somewhere in the middle of the project.

    —Karen Stephens on August 16, 2018
  • My quirk is a pop of BRIGHT color (such as lime green)! It’s unexpected….and FUN!

    —Marcia Burt on August 16, 2018
  • I love to add a bit of yellow or red to my quilts.

    —Dee Johnson on August 16, 2018
  • I love to use a zinger of color. It definitely adds interest!

    —Patti Poe on August 16, 2018
  • I either do a zinger color or hand quilt in a special motif, like the outline of my son’s hand when he was about 3 or 4 years old.

    —Joann N on August 16, 2018
  • Each quilt has its own quirk!

    —Shirley VanderWerff’ on August 16, 2018
  • I love the little quilts and I enjoy the classic colors with a pop of colr.

    —Rachel Johnson on August 16, 2018
  • I have never tried anything quirky YET. After reading this, I might give it a go. The book looks very interesting and fun..

    —Deb Silva on August 16, 2018
  • I like to make a block that is totally not the same color as the rest of the quilt as to make it look as if I ran out of fabrics. for example…. I made a yellow pineapple quilt but put one pineapple in the quilt that was dark bright pink. I always get asked Why????

    —Anita Jackson on August 16, 2018
  • I love to add a zinger! A color that no one would expect to be in the quilt. It’s stepping outside the box for me, but I’m going for it!

    —Sydney on August 16, 2018
  • Any of my quirks are usually unintentional!

    Tanya Fredrick on August 16, 2018
  • I like to leave a quirky color to spotlight something!

    Martha Mumaw on August 16, 2018
  • I never thought to add a quirky element to my quilts. This is a great idea, especially since my kids take great delight in telling me what I did wrong on their quilts. The stinkers. Now I can tell them that it is a quirk that I did deliberately. I am on a look out for this book, my next trip to the city.

    —Diane Russell on August 16, 2018
  • I saw some other people do it in their quilts too, as I read some comments. I also always quilt a heart in my quilting. Always shows it is made with love. Sometimes blood and tears too but try to not put them in my design lol.

    —Angie H on August 16, 2018
  • I like to add a zing of color.

    —Cathy on August 16, 2018
  • The most daring I have every gotten is an unexpected color. I have, however, turned a block by mistake and just left it. No one has ever noticed.

    —Nancy Parrott on August 16, 2018
  • I never done anything quirky with my quilts but would love to give it a try

    —Sherry Hommel on August 16, 2018
  • I like add a fun, unexpected border.

    —Beth on August 16, 2018
  • Never added anything quirky but sounds interesting.

    —Sherry Hommel on August 16, 2018
  • My favorite kind of quirk to add to my quilts is a random piece of fabric that hasn’t been used in the rest of the quilt.
    Sometimes people look at the quilt and say – oops!

    —Diane on August 16, 2018
  • Im pretty sure all my quilts would be considered quirky because they are always scrappy and patterns are my own – samplers often.Dawn

    —Dawn Brumfield on August 16, 2018
  • I like adding a little holiday print here or there.

    —Anira on August 16, 2018
  • Quirky Little Quilts is a must for any quilter’s library. The petite treasures within make perfect gifts for birthdays, hostesses or impromptu celebrations, so you’ll want to keep an ample stash on hand. The only problem will be parting with your creations. Why not make duplicates? One for them and one for you! The quilt selections are inspired and the directions easy to follow. Be sure to share this find with your quilting friends.

    —Kathy Heckathorn on August 16, 2018
  • I have never added a zinger fabric but sounds fun.

    —Janet T on August 16, 2018
  • Thank you for a chance at a great giveaway! Beautiful items and I love the quilts!! I like to add a singer fabric.

    —Dianne bondaroff on August 16, 2018
  • I leave the "zinger color" for the back of the quilt. I often piece my backs with colors that coordinate with the frontside but are usually brighter. This is a dream give away!

    Barbara on August 16, 2018
  • Love making little quilts with a difficult block so that I can finish it rather than having another ufo. Good way to try odd combination s of colors

    —Kathy buteau on August 16, 2018
  • I haven’t added anything quirky to my quilts on purpose, but sometimes I get something upside down, wrong side up, or the wrong fabric and I leave it that way, I have always looked at it as it’s different and mine.

    —Linda Foust on August 16, 2018
  • I love to add color where it is not expected

    —Karin Pavlovsky on August 16, 2018
  • I don’t actually add quirkiness on purpose, but somehow something quirky shows up… it is just the nature of handmade quilts. You have to keep a sense of humor and enjoy the process!

    —Bobbie Weidner on August 16, 2018
  • I love to add a fabric that I have to piece together to have enough fabric for a section of the block. If I need a two inch square I would piece the same fabric together having a seam to make it two inches. The fabric pattern would not match either! LOVE your giveaway!

    —Alice Tignor on August 16, 2018
  • I let the quilt speak to me. Could be ribbons ,buttons Rick rack.
    Sometimes beads.

    —Ellen on August 16, 2018
  • My thing is turning fabrics wrong side out. I frequently find I like the color tone better and bonus – I get twice the mileage out of my yardage!!

    —Denise on August 16, 2018
  • I would like to make the quilts in this book. I have never done anything quirky on purpose, it just happens sometimes.

    —Rita Wilson on August 16, 2018
  • I sometimes put an oddball square in my little quilts that I have taken from my scrap basket!

    —Sally Dowie on August 16, 2018
  • I love to pop in a zinger fabric.
    I love miniatures!!!

    —Rhonda on August 16, 2018
  • As I pay for both sides of the fabric sometimes I use the "wrong" side!

    —Janet Fedor on August 16, 2018
  • An unexpected block unit change in direction.

    krislovesfabric on August 16, 2018
  • One of the ways I add quirk to my little quilts is to add a block or square that has a bug or an animal or a saying that I like!

    —Karen Price on August 16, 2018
  • Often my "quirks" are little mistakes in colour or layout that send me in a different direction.

    —Gloria Fradsham on August 16, 2018
  • My intentional quirk is adding a zinger color, often bright yellow or orange. Often my quilts have unintentional quirks such as blocks piece together incorrectly or the fabric sewn wrong side facing out.

    —Nancy N on August 16, 2018
  • Even though I always buy fabrics and patterns separately instead of buying kits, when I decide on the design and fabric then I just don’t deviate!
    After reading all of these wonderful comments with such fantastic ideas I now have the license to let loose! Thanks everyone!

    —Bernadine on August 16, 2018
  • A little bit of embroidery can add a nice accent to a work of art.

    —Susan petroski on August 16, 2018
  • I can say, I haven’t tried leaving a quirky little block. I tend to be a perfectionist, so making a block wrong on purpose would probably drive me crazy! LOL! But, I have seen some cute labels that I might start incorporating into my quilts.

    —Pam Jensen on August 16, 2018
  • Love all these quirky little quilts.i have used fabric from clothing, the wrong side of fabric, and pieced fabrics together when I didn’t have a big enough piece to fit the pattern.
    Thank you for the chance to win all these great items from Temecula Quilt Co. My girl friends and I do a road trip every winter to Temecula Quilt shop. We love it!

    —Judy kromer on August 16, 2018
  • All my projects are made with whatever I have on hand or find in my local thrift shop AKA (not its real name) The House of Joy, so the pleasure is in seeing how unexpected combinations–and what can seem, at first, as uncongenial ones–work out so beautifully in the completed piece.

    —Sarah Crysl Akhtar on August 16, 2018
  • My quilts end up quirky but not on purpose. There always seems to be one unique “mistake” in them. Once I made a star quilt for my daughter burn my colors were not different enough in shade. She came home and I sai I got you right quilt done and she said but it’s pinwheels not stars. Who knew my color
    Choices would make a whole new pattern. Now I may try some of your quirky ideas too. They sound fun.

    —Cami Russell on August 16, 2018
  • I adore mini quilts. I like to add some random mini embroidering or apply some piece of wool. Thant’s for the giveaway opportunity

    —Mercedes on August 16, 2018
  • I didn’t know not to mark a quilt as mine by adding the surprise of an unexpected colour, a different style of fabric or an unexpected shape flip in a block . I suppose quirky is part of my creative pattern. Love quilting along with Temecula’s quilt alongs.

    —Dorothy Snow on August 16, 2018
  • I like to add a block that is turned just a little to add some spice to it.

    —Darlene Major on August 16, 2018
  • I Like to turn a block just for a surprise. I did this by mistake on one of my quilts and like it so I just left it. Darlene Major August 16,2018

    —Darlene Major on August 16, 2018
  • I always like to add something special to the back of my quilt to make it fun and/or interesting. It always seems to surprise people when I turn a quilt over and they see that it’s decorated in some small way to match the front.

    —Jackie Clauson on August 16, 2018
  • I sometimes use the fabric wrong side out if the color is more what I’m looking for. You’d have to really look to see that it’s wrong side out, though.

    —Allison Evrard on August 16, 2018
  • I’ve always had trouble with the quirky and unconventional, but that doesn’t mean I don’t want to try. Maybe some new mini’s are in my future to try this out.

    —Janet D on August 16, 2018
  • Usually a block with one of the half-square triangles happens without me doing it on purpose. But I love it because it’s quirky and fun for people to find!

    —Tina W on August 16, 2018
  • I love to be quirky as much as possible. Print in wrong direction, color out of place, or just plain unexpected piece.

    —Rosemary on August 16, 2018
  • I love all the little quirks that seem to appear in my quilts. Sometimes I add a different fabric to 1 piece of a block (usually because I run out of the fabric I am using.) It used to upset me that a quilt was not perfect but have come to love the little "make do" quirks. Love following you weekly blocks. Thanks for your hard work.

    —Beverly Varner on August 16, 2018
  • I’m big on symmetry. However, when I find mistakes in my projects I often choose to leave them. My favourite mistake is when one piece of fabric in a block is wrong side out. I also like the unexpected pop of a different colour fabric thrown in.

    —Kris D on August 16, 2018
  • I add buttons and/or embroidery to the quilts.

    —Donna McDade on August 16, 2018
  • Sometimes turn a half-square triangle the wrong direction (usually by mistake!) and leave it that way! It’s fun for people to find it later!

    —Tina W from Oregon on August 16, 2018
  • I love this lil quilt shop – every time I travel to Temecula I make a point to stop by to shop and browse! I tend to do a pop of color- or modified a blog close.

    —Jo Miller on August 16, 2018
  • I like to use a hodgepodge of stuff from crazy quilting, like lace, buttons, applique, ribbons, etc. as an original signature on my quilts. I do like to copy the patterns exactly sometimes, but add these things to make them a little more me. Also, doing something different on the backing, like striping or using scraps is good too.

    —Stacy Cox on August 16, 2018
  • I really like symmetry in my quilts…but a love an unexpected color.

    —Samantha Ewers on August 16, 2018
  • I get a kick out of adding an animal face or two to my quilts. Pig faces are delightfully fun! If I accidently piece the wrong side of fabric into a block, I leave it be. I agree with the others who wrote that more quirkiness is needed in our quilts.

    —Karen C. on August 16, 2018
  • Love to add quirky blocks with colors that pop!

    —Elizabeth on August 16, 2018
  • Love to strip piece a piece in a block. Adds visual interest. Thanks for the give away.

    —Cheryl S. on August 16, 2018
  • My version of being quirky with quilts is to throw one unexpected block in among blocks that are all the same! I love the effect and the comments after it’s complete! And I absolutely LOVE this new book! Small quilts are so satisfying in that they can be completed in such a short time, and immediate gratification is wonderful!

    —Teri D. Gailey on August 16, 2018
  • I don’re think I do anything quirky, but it’s a great idea!

    —Judy Juhl on August 16, 2018
  • My quirky quilting thing–I like to work on several projects at once, I seem to accomplice more that way.

    —caroline Rohrer on August 16, 2018
  • I hadn’t thought of using a quirking element yet. Time to give it a try, though. What a fantastic gift to offer! Thank you.

    —Karen on August 16, 2018
  • I like to insert a small piece of fabric with recipient’s initial sewn in

    —Dorothy Rankin on August 16, 2018
  • I have always been too much of a traditionalist to try quirky things. I am trying to loosen up a bit and be more flexible. Turning a block the wrong way sounds like fun.

    —D.Paynter on August 16, 2018
  • I like to add fussy cut motifs to a block or two.

    —Suzanne Bingley on August 16, 2018
  • I have never thought of giving my quilts some type of quirkyness, but now I think I may start doing it. I do put my own spin on patterns and not quiet follow the pattern. These quirky quilts are so cute.

    —Jill Meador on August 16, 2018
  • Love to include a pop of unexpected color!

    —Carol Woerlen on August 16, 2018
  • I’ve never thought of doing something quirky but I can assure you my next quilt will have something fun hidden in the top. What a fun idea!

    —Julie Hartness on August 16, 2018
  • I like to add a touch of gold/yellow to a quilt. It adds a little “pop” to a quilt.

    Paula Abay on August 16, 2018
  • I like to piece the backs of my quilts for added interest using some of my quirky fabrics I have in my stash.

    Jeanette Jensen on August 16, 2018
  • When I mix things up a little, it is usually a bit of purple somewhere in the quilt. This book looks like it will be fun to look through and I love the inspiration. Thanks for showing it to us!

    —Kathy S on August 16, 2018
  • My husband says, "They are just scraps, throw them away.’ I can’t! This book would be a great help to making quirky scrap quilts. I’m always looking for something new to try. Oh yes!

    —Nancy Pontious on August 16, 2018
  • I love doing a little fussy cutting in a block or two. Adding something you really need to stop to look at.

    —Sheri G on August 16, 2018
  • Always an unexpected color.

    —Lill on August 16, 2018
  • Early in my quilting I had a lousy machine and no quarter inch guide and sometimes my seams were not deep enough. I also didn’t always check them first so would find out when hand quilting. I co reed my mistakes by adding appliqués over the area. Flowers, insects, butterflies…sewn by hand.

    Nancy on August 16, 2018
  • Learned the trick about wrong side fabric form my sweet sister – always fun to add a bit

    —Katherine on August 16, 2018
  • I love to work on scrappy quilts because it provides freedom that is organized. The one quirky thing I do if I hand quilt is to put a message or at least words in the quilting. I made a quilt for a band director who has since lost some of his sight but can still feel the names I quilted into the gift.

    —Sue on August 16, 2018
  • Quirky! Works very well with me…each quilt, maybe it’s attention deficit for me…The end isn’t always what the pattern reads! Love the Quirky Book…Small Quilts have always been an attraction to me! Thank you for your useful giveaway. Great way to carry along quilting!
    Linda H ~ 🙂

    —Linda Holden on August 16, 2018
  • I’ve mistakenly turned quilt blocks and purposely turned them. Fun either way!

    —janet heinle on August 16, 2018
  • I’ve mistakenly turned a quilt block and purposely done it. Fun either way!

    —Janet heinle on August 16, 2018
  • I don’t like wasting fabric left from my quilts! So for me these quilts that come from gathering scraps brings me joy. What a exciting new book.

    —Beverly Southall on August 16, 2018
  • My favorite Quirk is the one that shows itself along the way. Then I need to decide if I will keep it in or correct it. I usually leave it in!

    —Sheri on August 16, 2018
  • I usually have everything too coordinated. I think this book would help me to be more playful with my little quilts.

    —Donna on August 16, 2018
  • A touch of black to make it pop!

    —Wanda Brothers on August 16, 2018
  • I ADORE quirky!! I owe that love to my Mom. She was the most talented woman I knew! She was an artist, sewer, decorator and cook! And very quirky! Always adding her touch! For me, I rarely sew a quilt according to the pattern, adding an odd color, a pieced border, a random flange, always looking for inspiration! I have been deeply blessed by my Mom, her art and love of all thing quirky!

    —Kimberly Larsok Boswell on August 16, 2018
  • I like to add a pop of colour, or place a block in a different way, I like to improvise and make the quilt interesting to the eye!

    —Gisella Zapata on August 16, 2018
  • A half square triangle sewn in the wrong direction from all the others! 😉

    —Emily Demick on August 16, 2018
  • I don’t plan anything quirky in any top; don’t need to, it always just happens anyway!

    —Judys on August 16, 2018
  • I may do fussy cutting so I have a little "I spy" going on or do one square going the opposite direction of the other squares.

    Bonnie on August 16, 2018
  • Having spent many years in Thimbleberries and Jo’s Little Women clubs I have a lot of fabrics from unfinished projects. Because I love these fabrics, I will try to incorporate at least one of each designer in my quilts.

    —April C on August 16, 2018
  • What a great book of little quilts! I like to add a zinger color to my quilts. Thanks for the fantastic giveaway.

    —Bonnie on August 16, 2018
  • I like to add a pop of color

    Sue O’Quinn on August 16, 2018
  • My quirky thing is using the wrong side of a fabric, though often times it is planned but seems to happen every scrap quilt I make. I love it!

    Eileen on August 16, 2018
  • An "ugly fabric" that doesn’t quite match the rest.

    —Sheila O'Callaghan on August 16, 2018
  • I don’t usually put something quirky on a quilt top. I have changed patterns at times to make the quilt to my liking. I might add another border, or enlarge or reduce a pattern. When my twin grandsons arrived months early, I adjusted the quilts I was making to fit their very little bodies.

    —Joanne on August 16, 2018
  • I love to add a red ❤️ on my quilt label….

    —Jean W on August 16, 2018
  • I love paisley fabric and try to incorporate a fabric or piece in most quilts I make.

    —Diane on August 16, 2018
  • I like to have an unusual color in a quilt to add interest and to make the viewer ask, What was she thinking?"

    —Jane Scupham on August 16, 2018
  • The quirkiest I have gotten is using the wrong side for the right side in a quilt…. and no one even noticed!!

    —Shirley Jobson on August 16, 2018
  • My "quirk" developed because when a cousin held up the quilt I made for her baby shower, I noticed for the first time (!) I had reversed two colors in one block. Thinking quickly, I pointed it out, noting that Amish quilts always had a deliberate mistake because only God can make something perfect.
    From then on, I make some observable mistake on every baby quilt that will wrap up on of God’s perfect creations

    —pal on August 16, 2018
  • I love to include a piece of metallic or glitter fabric in each quilt. I’m known for it in our guild now.

    —Kim Brownell on August 16, 2018
  • I like to do something quirky on the backs of my quilts; one block somewhere off center or 3, a strip of contrasting fabric across the top. something to make the backing scrappy too

    —Phyllis Pike on August 16, 2018
  • I am too new at quilting to consider adding something quirky. I certainly enjoy finding them in other people’s quilts though.
    I sure do love your website and this new book looks wonderful!

    —Jan on August 16, 2018
  • My quirky things are usually unintentionally there and my philosophy is- it will quilt out. However I need have a couple of nicknames and even a favorite zip code quilted into quilts for special people! Live your book, can’t wait to get a copy.

    —Stacy on August 16, 2018
  • I have only finished 3 quilts so far and haven’t thought about adding something quirky. I love the idea and will have to decide what will make i think personal to me. I like how thomas Kinkaid hid his wife and daughter’s initials in his paintings. I may start embroidering a hidden initial in mine from now on.

    —Cheryl on August 16, 2018
  • My quirky favorite is that as I do a random meander of quilting all over the quilt, I will quilt in some words such as "Love," "Peace," "Hope," "Thankful," and the recipient’s name. I don’t point out the words until a couple of months later and then the quilt recipient can’t beli
    eve they have looked at the quilt again and again without noticing the words.

    —Ellen Gald on August 16, 2018
  • My quirky thing is a sub of a similar but different fabric. Or turning a block. I can’t wait to own thus book. Thank you!

    —Debbie on August 16, 2018
  • I love scrappy little quilts and love to use "make do" fabrics.

    —Jan Horn on August 16, 2018
  • My quirky addition to my quilts are usually mistakes that I don’t catch till the quilt is quilted. Never have intentionally made a quirky addition to a quilt. Maybe that is something I need to start!

    —Judyk on August 16, 2018
  • I don’t usually do anything quirky purposefully. However, sometimes when I am working with directional fabric I’ll end up with one block going the wrong way. The quilts in the book look lovely and I’m sure I would enjoy making them. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity.

    —Deborah B. on August 16, 2018
  • I like to have a color or two that adds interest.

    —Aimee Anderson on August 16, 2018
  • I try to have a black cat in most of my quilts, or a little flash of colour – orange is my favourite! Thank you for the giveaway!

    —Paula on August 16, 2018
  • I like the pop of color idea, but maybe not a block but the binding, an additional border, or a flash.

    —SBrewer on August 16, 2018
  • I will sew or embroider a black crow somewhere one the quilt

    —cheryl nichols on August 16, 2018
  • My favorite quirk to add to a quilt is a zinger color, usually a cheddar. Love the new book.

    —Patti on August 16, 2018
  • I love to use one consistent color in every quilt I make.

    —Carol on August 16, 2018
  • I like to add unexpected color, and try to incorporate “ugly” fabrics.

    —Valerie on August 16, 2018
  • I used to be really bugged by a mistake in a quilt. But after realizing that a turned block is not a mistake, it just makes my quilt unique and my own!! Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

    —Geri on August 16, 2018
  • Quirky is what I was doing before I knew that it had a name ha ha. Looking forward to making some from the book.

    —Bevie on August 16, 2018
  • I think a little change in a block pattern humanizes handwork. Add an extra star point, or change the angle as if I ran out of that fabric and tried to splice it. Even a slightly different tint or shade will stop our eyes and make us wonder.

    —Sheila Frey on August 16, 2018
  • I like to use a border of stripe fabric at various angles to the edge of the quilt and stitch it so it appears to be tiny pieced strips. I also put a second label hidden in the quilt so if there is ever a conflict about the quilt maker/owner, there is secret proof. LOL Sue

    —Sue Hiland on August 16, 2018
  • A-m-a-z-i-n-g ideas! I need to learn how to add some "quirky" to my quilts…maybe my life! Looks like this new book will be a learning experience! Many thanks!

    —Ann Rennier on August 16, 2018
  • I like to add yellow pops if possible,especially in scrap quilts

    —Darlene on August 16, 2018
  • I always turn one block ,,,,sometimes two!!!

    —Stacey on August 16, 2018
  • I like to make an intentional error such as an applique creature looking the wrong way or a block not the right way up. Just to make you look twice at the all the hard work I have done!

    —Bronwyn Glubb on August 16, 2018
  • I just started quilting and have completed 3 quilts, and now almost done with a quilt for my first grandbaby. I am really loving using quirky patterned/colored fabric for the binding and adding a personal label on the back!

    —Cheryl A Norwood on August 16, 2018
  • I love using a quirky funky color/patterned fabric for the binding, and a special, personal label on the back if giving quilt as a gift.

    —Cheryl Norwood on August 16, 2018
  • On most of my projects I get carried away and make a small error. I guess that would count as a quirk!! No one ever knows unless I point it out.

    —Debra on August 16, 2018
  • i like to add a little something to personalise the quilt. my last quilt was a seascape & I added a glass miniture bottle with a message in it with a little wax seal. i made a memory quilt for my parents & added a bat as my mum is nicknamed batty barbara… just a bit of fun. thanks for the chance to win.

    —suzanne keal on August 17, 2018
  • I made a Dresden plate cushion and for the center of the block I used the wrong side of 1 of the fabrics absolutely lovely give away stunning

    —Diana Cox on August 17, 2018
  • I wouldn’t say I’m quirky with my patchwork but I’m prepared to be lead astray absolutely lovely give away stunning

    —Diana Cox on August 17, 2018
  • I love quirky little quilts, they are fun to make and beautiful when you are finished. I always enjoy all the patterns and love to show them off on my walls, chairs etc ! I also love reproduction quilt fabrics !

    Arloene Morgan on August 17, 2018
  • I usually use a pop of color or a darling striped fabric in my quilts. I am very excited about this new book from the Temecula Quilt Company. I have been a customer of the shop for many years. I can’t wait to get a copy!

    —Donna Harris on August 17, 2018
  • I often use the "wrong" side of the fabric, not always on purpose! We paid for both sides of the fabric, why not use them?

    —Ginger Marshall on August 17, 2018
  • When I first started quilt making, I tried to be as precise as possible — perfection was my goal. It took me years to appreciate the whimsy of a few flipped triangles and the energy they brought to a quilt. It’s still hard for me to include "intentional errors" in my work, but the quilts are often better for it!

    Diane Burdin on August 17, 2018
  • I do like a color that adds a little zip but I usually just want the quilt to turn out the way it should.

    —J S on August 17, 2018
  • I haven’t jumped on the small quilt bandwagon yet. But am giving it a thought after seeing so many cute quilts.

    —Virginia on August 17, 2018
  • I Like scrappy binding that includes many different colors.

    —gigi dann on August 17, 2018
  • I like to add a splash of red or purple to my mini quilts. It often blends in so only I know where my favorite fabrics are hidden.

    —Linda L Booth on August 17, 2018
  • Wow – this book looks like so much fun! I like to add a few zinger prints that "don’t go" with most of the quilt. Thanks for the chance to win!

    —Pam S on August 17, 2018
  • I just finished a ‘broken dishes’ quilt when I noticed one of the dishes was pointed the wrong way. I decided to leave the ‘deliberate’ mistake. Now it’s fun to ask people if they can spot the mistake (very few can!)

    Sjoukje on August 17, 2018
  • I leave mistakes. It is all quirky!

    —Karen Chaudoin on August 17, 2018
  • For my quilts, I like a less obvious quirk, usually an added surprise element like a bug or flower. This takes the form of an added fabric that matches quite well but has the hidden surprise!

    —Kathryn in Ontario on August 17, 2018
  • I use bright colors and some embellishments

    —Susan MacLeod on August 17, 2018
  • I have trouble with quirky as I want to fix. Others can do and I enjoy, but it is very hard for me. Colors are the quirkiest I can get.
    Love yours

    —nancy seitz on August 17, 2018
  • I think most of my quirks are unintended. But I do like alittle hand embroidery.

    —Sandra Boff on August 17, 2018
  • I feel it’s a quirky move to reverse a fabric, sometimes error but most often to achieve that certain colour tone. But my favourite act is to add an appliqué somewhere that the owner can discover!

    —Alfreda on August 17, 2018
  • I like to add a “zinger” color.

    —Pam Crecelius on August 17, 2018
  • I like to sew a fabric wrong side out or leave a mistake in the quilt. I also will sew my initials in the quilting.

    —Sally Christiansen on August 17, 2018
  • I love changing up the backing somehow….make it fun! Often I like the back more than the front.

    Thanks for the chance

    —Mary on August 17, 2018
  • Since yellow is my favorite color, I put some somewhere in my projects. Sometimes big, sometimes small, sometimes front, sometimes back.
    Thanks for the AWESOME giveaway!! Crossing my fingers!

    —Dawn Hollingsworth on August 17, 2018
  • I like to add just a touch of fabric that doesn’t "match". Putting several pieces scattered around the quilt surface makes it work and I think much more interesting. Love the Temecula Quilt Co.

    —Elaine Swatniki on August 17, 2018
  • Some of the ideas shared in the comments are fabulous- I never thought about a signature fabric or motif in my quilts but I love the idea. Thanks to those who shared. I don’t think I’m very quirky but I do love to play with color.

    —Kathleen T on August 17, 2018
  • I love to use cotton fabrics with era-relevant pattern designs (40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, etc) from vintage clothing: dresses, shirts, blouses, aprons, etc. They display the historical interest of the period. I have actually used fabrics I found at estate sales whose designs dated back to the early 1900s. The fabrics do, of course, have to be in very good condition, and must be of a sturdy cotton. I love the "T is for Temecula" quilt. Just love it.

    —Kathleen Adams on August 17, 2018
  • I like to have a quilt with eye appeal so a zinger fabric does the trick.

    —Rosalind Gutierrez on August 17, 2018
  • My not-so-perfect quilting skills usually add more than enough "quirk"!

    —S. Lynn Young on August 17, 2018
  • I like to turn a unit this way & that, it’s fun!

    —Linda on August 17, 2018
  • I would love the book for inspiration! I usually don’t do quirky but follow the directions in my pattern.

    —Sylvia on August 17, 2018
  • I usually leave a small mistake or turn one block a half turn. I have also used a zinger color on one block to add that "quirky" touch. I think all quilts should have a fun mistake to make them unique. Sometimes this is done on purpose, sometimes not!

    —Janna Lee on August 17, 2018
  • Any “oops” left in is my little quirk!

    —Judy on August 17, 2018
  • I haven’t set out to make something quirky in my quilts, but a few have ended up that way!

    —Mary on August 17, 2018
  • I have made many mistakes – block upside down, used wrong side of fabric and others. Now I will call my mistakes "quirks". Great book!

    —Mildred Plaskett on August 17, 2018
  • A splash of color and a rotated block

    —Nancy Clark on August 17, 2018
  • A unit in a block that’s been turned this way and that?
    and a "zinger color"

    —Teresa Knittingdancer on August 17, 2018
  • I have not made a small quilt yet, but it looks like so much fun. I’ve only made bed size quilts and throw quilts. I’ve also made some t-shirt quilts.
    But i love a lot of color too.

    —Janet on August 17, 2018
  • I like to add a "zinger" color.

    —Sheila on August 17, 2018
  • I’m trying to let go of the "perfection" and add a little Quirky to my quilts, looks like just the book to give it a go.

    —Monica on August 17, 2018
  • I like to add a zinger color.

    —Sheila on August 17, 2018
  • I have never included a quirky block or element ( at least that I know of ) but now I am inspired to do so!

    —Karen on August 17, 2018
  • I have been rushing before and turned one of the half square triangles the wrong way, but I left it to be my own little nitch which I picked up year’s ago from one of my elders; she ended up changing her’s.

    —Bonnie Leazer on August 17, 2018
  • I am currently working on quilts for my grandaughters, and plan to add a small heart hidden on the quilt and always a pop of color.

    —Marge Grove on August 17, 2018
  • My quirky would be 1 or 2 blocks came out the wrong size. So i add to it or cut off the extra to make it work.

    —Gina Schroeder on August 17, 2018
  • I like to add an unexpected pop of color, but I’ve been known to put something in upside down too. Love the book.

    —debby on August 17, 2018
  • I like to add a zinger color

    —Cindy Kahrs on August 17, 2018
  • My quirky idea is to add a tiny unexpected print that matches a trait of the recipient. It recently meant looking everywhere for gummy bear candy.

    —Charlie on August 17, 2018
  • Sometimes my quilts turn our quirky because I’ve made a mistake like turning s block or running out of s particular fanric thats used in the design. So i make due by either changing the block or substituting a different fanric. In one case I accidentally made a hole in the quilt top so I added a raw edge appliqué of s flower. In another instance, I’ve embellished a block with a decorative stitch. Thanks for the opportunity to win your book.

    —Lydia on August 17, 2018
  • I try to use one embroidered block, either newly done or one from a vintage hankie.

    —Barbara A. Fein on August 17, 2018
  • I usually include one embroidered block, either newly done or one from a vintage hankie.

    —Barbara A. Fein on August 17, 2018
  • I have not done a quirky quilt on purpose but I have by accident and just left them as is….fabric wrong side out and triangle turned wrong direction. No one else seemed to notice.

    —Michelle Eacret on August 17, 2018
  • I am very type A and while I would like all my quilts to be perfect, they are not. Unfortunately, I don’t really have any quirkiness that I add to my quilts currently. I will have to work on that.

    —ColleenM on August 17, 2018
  • Quirky "love notes" written in the seam line before adding binding is my gift to the receiver.

    Becky Pike on August 17, 2018
  • I’ve never added a quirky feature : too busy aiming for – but not achieving – perfection…!

    —Rob on August 17, 2018
  • I don’t usually add anything quirky to my quilts but I like adding a fun label on the back….but it is something I need to consider in the future. Thanks

    —Cindy Berry on August 17, 2018
  • I like an unexpected fabric/color. Love this prize! Thanks.

    —Joye Cox on August 17, 2018
  • Wrong side of fabric

    —Linda on August 17, 2018
  • Love the quirks! I see possibilities for using scraps, too!

    —Carolyn Kitterer on August 17, 2018
  • I usually add a heart somewhere in all of my projects. I’ve also started to add a small strip of ribbon somewhere (sometimes on the hem of a garment, maybe on a border or binding)on which I’ve embroidered or written a word or phrase, like "always loved" or "so special." I read about someone else doing it in a book and I’ve co-opted it as my own!

    —Sharon on August 17, 2018
  • I like to change up borders….and colors. I do like to have it say it’s “mine”. Borders are easy as you can add or subtract the width or use a column design fabric cut along the design. Colors. There are some colors that don’t talk to me so I change out until it does. I don’t need cookie cutter quilts. Sometimes I don’t have anything like what’s in the designer quilt. I have learned to plunge in and use what I have. I can always make another one if it doesn’t zing or sing?!!

    Looks like a very fun book. I would enjoy have a copy of my very own.

    Jane Modjeski

    —Jane Modjeski on August 17, 2018
  • Hi there,
    I like to add a zinger…like mustard yellow, lime green, real red & etc.
    Thanks & Quilty Huggs!

    —Jacqueline on August 17, 2018
  • When I do my quilting I like to add a small hidden heart. Love the new book.

    —carol shannon on August 17, 2018
  • Turning a block on point with a splash of color usually catches the eye!

    —Judy Wilson on August 17, 2018
  • Some of my quirks are unplanned ( like the times I’ve used the backs of fabric!) but I try to put that unusual color in many of my quilts.

    —Patricia Ludwiczak on August 17, 2018
  • I don’t add one intentionally, but one seems to always be there.

    —Judy B on August 17, 2018
  • I like to add a zinger and occasionally an inside out fabric. Ms. Maryellen Hopkins shared this with me.

    —Susan Traynor on August 17, 2018
  • My "Quirks" sometimes happen without me deciding for them to be there. Usually, I put a stripe in my quilts somewhere. I have an antique doll bed that my Grandfather made for my Mother to display my small quilts on.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win.

    —Mary L Dahlberg on August 17, 2018
  • I like to audition both sides of the fabric to see which works best. I might even use an onion skin or tea dye to make it work. Quirky? Colors and contrast are what makes a quilt pop no matter what the size.

    —Ellen Elmore on August 17, 2018
  • I’ve never made a quirky quilt, but adding a pop of color would be fun!

    —Gina Snyder on August 17, 2018
  • Adding a zinger color, like cheddar or funky green, pops the piece.

    —Janet Gluesenkamp on August 17, 2018
  • I like to put an upside-down block in my quilt

    —Rommy on August 17, 2018
  • my not so original trick is to flip the fabric – use the wrong side!

    —Louise on August 17, 2018
  • I like to add a yo-yo, button, or bead.

    —Beverly Burkman on August 17, 2018
  • I like to add some color. Although, not on purpose, I have occasionally used the wrong side of fabric!

    —Diantha Howard on August 17, 2018
  • My favorite quirky thing for my log cabin blocks is to have the center be black instead of the traditional red.

    —Regina on August 17, 2018
  • I like to add orange whenever I can I love orange!

    Vickie Eapen on August 17, 2018
  • Sometimes I get quirky parts in my quilts without even trying!

    —Shari Flinn on August 17, 2018
  • I haven’t added anything quirky to my quilts, but my Mom has embroidered a spider and web on some of her quilts for good luck!

    —Linda on August 17, 2018
  • I love to add the quirkiness of an unexpected color to my quilts! Sometimes I also have an inadvertent upside down fabric piece and I’m ok with leaving it 😊

    Debra Rammelsberg on August 17, 2018
  • I haven’t added anything quirky to my quilts, but my Mom has embroidered a spider and its web on some of her quilts for good luck!

    —Linda on August 17, 2018
  • Oh I would love to win! My favorite kind of quirk when one section of a block – like 1/2 square triangle – is turned the wrong way. It must be my favorite because I do it all the time!

    —Teresa E Whisson on August 17, 2018
  • I sometimes use the wrong side of the fabric. But sometimes I can’t even do that.

    —Donna B on August 17, 2018
  • I haven’t added anything quirky to my quilts, but my Mom has embroidered a spider and its web on some of her quilts for good luck!

    —Linda on August 17, 2018
  • I usually try to do something on the back. Add a lone block or mismatched fabric. I love orange and try to somehow work in a little piece of color.
    After seeing all the little quirky quilts yes, I am inspired to try to make one.

    —April Hansen on August 17, 2018
  • My mom embroiders a spider and its web on some of her quilts for good luck.

    —Linda S. on August 17, 2018
  • Love Temecula Quilt designs!

    —Lesa M on August 17, 2018
  • Scraps. Lots of scraps and unusual blocks. Love quirky.

    —Priscilla Frappier on August 17, 2018
  • My on purpose quirk is that I quilt my initials in the corner of my quilts. Any other quirks are just personal design elements.

    —Sonja Worley on August 17, 2018
  • I love to use odd colors, those have turned out to be my favorite quilts!

    —Joyce Spaulding on August 17, 2018
  • I’m to much of a perfectionist to do anything but make pattern as it should be. LOL

    —Karen Bergt on August 17, 2018
  • I like to add just a small piece of fabric from my grandmothers apron. The apron was in poor condition and I couldn’t part with it since it was polka dots and I love polka dots. So I just cut it up and add a piece or two into my quilts. ❤️

    —Jen Mathewson on August 17, 2018
  • I often do a scrappy binding on my quilts for a fun surprise.

    —Bunny on August 17, 2018
  • A little gold metallic hand quilting adds a bit of zing to my quilts!

    —Karan on August 17, 2018
  • Love the look of your book was just looking at it today on this website. The projects look like a lot of fun and a good way to use up a lot of scraps.

    —Beth on August 17, 2018
  • I love to use a bit of “surprise “ fabric such as cheddar in an otherwise subtle quilt.

    —Jane Newberry on August 17, 2018
  • Quirky colors sometimes. I love to use my scraps even though they may not be the exact match.

    —Sue on August 17, 2018
  • I add a tiny, appliquéd or drawn, ladybug hidden in my quilts. I love doing this. 🐞

    —Mary Andra Holmes on August 17, 2018
  • My quirky little quilts are always symmetrical!

    —Barbara Myrick on August 17, 2018
  • I’ve combined lots of scraps of all kinds in quilts and they seem to get along better than a lot of people do.
    I’m adding in some vintage trims for texture.

    —Susanne Zientarski on August 17, 2018
  • Ha! I don’t have to "plan" anything; it just seems to happen no matter what my project is. I call it "serendipity."

    —judy olmsted on August 17, 2018
  • A fabric sewn wrong-side out. That is me. Sometimes it is on purpose, sometimes not!

    —Rebecca on August 17, 2018
  • Fabric wrong side out. That is me. Sometimes it is on purpose sometimes not!

    —Rebecca on August 17, 2018
  • My favorite quirk is to always leave part of the final block unquilted to signify that my love is unending!

    —Marlyne Clarke on August 17, 2018
  • My favorite quirk is to always leave part of the final block unquilted to signify that my love is unending! Another quirk is rouse 1 off the wall fabric for a surprise!

    —Marlyne Clarke on August 17, 2018
  • I like to add a little zing with unexpected color or by turning a block.

    —Kris B on August 17, 2018
  • I like to add a color that “clashes” with others. If there’s too much perfect color coordination, it can get boring!

    —Vicki on August 17, 2018
  • I have never made a quirky quilt yet, but I have added rick rack to a quilt. This book of quirky, little quilts look right up my alley. So fun! Thank you for the give away.

    —annette ellis on August 17, 2018
  • My quirk is to always add red, even if it’s just a pop of red in the corner with my name or date.

    —Rachel Pappas on August 17, 2018
  • Something quirky always happens in my quilts! I just don’t know what it will be until I’m all done!

    —Katy L on August 17, 2018
  • From time to time have by accident made a "quirky quilt" by rotating a block an unintended way and using the wrong side of a print. When do this, leave in place as think it adds to the charm and makes the quilt unique. It is rewarding to make a small or mini quilt as can complete in a relatively short amount of time.

    —Nan Hobbs on August 17, 2018
  • I’ve never intentionally done anything quirky to my finished quilts, now and then i notice that a block is turned and i always tear it out and correct. But you know what?!, from now on i’m not going to definately add something quirky. Thanks for the idea

    —Teresa E Brown on August 17, 2018
  • My favorite quirk is a block with unusual colors, although all my color choices tend to be on the quirky side!

    —Julie Fitzpatrick on August 17, 2018
  • I’d like to hide writing in the quilting: names, dates, words with special meaning or encouragement 😊

    —Kelley on August 17, 2018
  • I like to add either a zinger color or a fun fabric.

    —Margaret DiCarlo on August 17, 2018
  • Love everything!

    —Brenda Brown on August 17, 2018
  • Everything about my quilts are quirky just because I’m not that good of a quilter but I do have a love of everything Quilty!

    —Joy Arnett on August 17, 2018
  • I like to add a pop of color. When I’m quilting I often quilt a different design in a corner just because. Thanks.

    —Mom C on August 17, 2018
  • I try not to do anything quirky on the front but I love to go wild on the back with a combination of fabrics/patches left over from the front and my labels are fun and funky originals .

    —Cheryl Hence on August 17, 2018
  • My favorite thing to add to a quilt is on the back. I make
    extra blocks or elements of the block to add
    To the back of the quilt. IM not sure if that qualifies as
    Quirky but it’s what I do. 😂. ✂️📍✂️📍✂️📍✂️
    Thanks for the chance to win this awesome giveaway!

    —Michelle on August 17, 2018
  • All of the above! The Amish believe that only God can make a perfect thing and so intentionally include an error in each quilt. When I find an error in any type of needlework, I prefer to leave it and work around it, keeping this Amish tradition in mind. Thank you for the chance to enter this generous giveaway!

    Blessings, Patti

    Patti Gagliardi on August 17, 2018
  • Love to add some orange! 🍊

    —Robin Love Lehr on August 17, 2018
  • I like to put a brighter color than the other fabrics to keep the quilt from being too boring. It’s always easier when I use the color wheel.

    —Phyllis Poparad on August 17, 2018
  • I don’t usually sew a label on my quilts. Instead I write on them directly usually in a lower corner on the back. It seems more permanent and personal. This is an extremely nice giveaway. Thank you. I am hoping…

    —Margaret Mead on August 17, 2018
  • WORDS! I love to quilt special words into the quilts that i make for my family and friends. And they LOVE finding the words as they are snuggled up under their quilts <3

    —Sheila on August 17, 2018
  • What a bunch of lovelies!

    —Mary on August 17, 2018
  • Adding purple! I get teased a lot in my guild for liking purple… well, maybe a bit TOO much?! I will often add a piece of purple (even if it’s only a tiny corner) And even if it doesn’t particularly match the other colours. Just to make it MINE!

    —Janet Gervin on August 17, 2018
  • I always add some gold in different shades. I feel that it adds a little sparkle. I love your new book!

    —Robin Boggan on August 17, 2018
  • I like to add pops of color, but also all to often end up with the back side of fabrics on the right side of the block. =)

    Moira McSpadden on August 17, 2018
  • I tend to be conservative with my quilting and like to turn the wrong side out for subtle effects. Once I sewed an entire shirtdress with the wrong side of the fabric on the outside.

    —Barbaraben on August 17, 2018
  • The patch to the back is my unique touch to each quilt so that it will stand out. I love small quilts and put them on display seasonally. Thanks for the giveaway!😊

    —Frances on August 17, 2018
  • Love TQC. Had a chance to visit the shop last year.

    Barbara on August 17, 2018
  • I like to handquilt my initials and the year in a different spot with every quilt.

    —Janet olmstead on August 17, 2018
  • I like to put in one or two blocks of a different color or a different block

    —Becky on August 17, 2018
  • No quirks for me so far. Like order but maybe I’ll start.

    Lorie McAnelly on August 17, 2018
  • Definitely love your book and will do something quirky to add interest to my quilts. Thanks for all the good ideas.

    Mary Jean Brophy on August 17, 2018
  • Does an “Uh Oh!”count towards a quirky quilt? What a fun give away! ❤️

    —Kathy Keen on August 17, 2018
  • I always have a piece of white fabic with a cow spot. my nickname is MOO!

    —Terry Chandler on August 17, 2018
  • I love the richness of reproduction fabrics and the scrappy look that Sheryl’s many patterns provide. I fuss less if there are a few seams that are not perfect!

    —Sue Schlitter on August 17, 2018
  • I usually don’t do quirky but I like the upside down block. What a fantastic giveaway.

    —Ann Post on August 17, 2018
  • I like to mix applique and piecing in my quirky quilts.

    —Rita S on August 17, 2018
  • I don’t necessarily “plan” a mistake, I decide I won’t fix my “mistake”.

    —Lola Z on August 17, 2018
  • An upside down block would be fun and add interest.

    Joyce on August 17, 2018
  • I like to add a small piece of a novelty fabric to my
    quilts.

    —Pauline McCauley on August 17, 2018
  • Backing is sooo not related to front of quilt

    —jean on August 17, 2018
  • Backing fabric unrelated to front

    —Jean on August 17, 2018
  • The little quirky thing that I love to add to any quilt is the color pink. Pink just makes me happy and as my sweet granddaughter says – "everything is better with pink".
    Thanks for the chance to win such a fabulous prize – I love love love Temecula Quilt Co.
    Hugs

    —Amy Lawrence on August 17, 2018
  • Making little quilts is new to me. I can start off on the right foot by adding something quirky, probably a zinger color. Purposely turning a block wrong-I’m not sure I could stomach that lol.

    —Cheryl Wright on August 17, 2018
  • I enjoy putting in atypical "zinger" fabrics in mine. Of course there is always the chance of one or more of the other "happy accidents" happening all on there own, LOL.

    Helen Snell on August 17, 2018
  • I like to add a mismatched fabric–one in the same color family but not the same print that has appeared in the individual blocks. I always try to do something quirky, so that my quilts seem real and not hoity-toity.

    —Kirsten Parris on August 17, 2018
  • I don’t have to intentionally put something quirky in my quilts it happens all on its own and I don’t see it until I have the quilt all done. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

    —Renea Yarolim on August 17, 2018
  • Even when I know something isn’t going to look perfect I leave it – too much fabric, too little time – that’s my quirk. Love the new book and the store.

    —linda reid on August 17, 2018
  • I have a bit of leftover fabric left over from a 1859 style dress for the Manassas Museum System for their Living History programs. It is a gorgeous turkey red & black print. I try to add at least one piece in each quilt I make.

    —Lynne Marsh on August 17, 2018
  • I love the unexpected, different width for borders is a favorite.

    —mcm on August 17, 2018
  • I’ve never thought oif adding something quirky to a quilt, but that sounds. ijnteresting
    I’ll have to start doing that 🙂

    —Jennifer Uppencamp on August 17, 2018
  • Love each and every quilt in the book!!

    —Debbie Ballard on August 17, 2018
  • A zinger Color. It sure would be great if all my left over blocks were the same size and theme. So I may try the zinger color to get them to all work together for another lap quilt for charity.

    —Linda Christianson on August 17, 2018
  • my favorite quirk to add is that block that I somehow messed up on, a mistake. I hate to "unsew", so I try to use it somewhere if I can. I am too imperfect to have to make a mistake deliberately.

    —Carole Holmberg on August 17, 2018
  • Everything’s better with yellow! I always add a little pop of yellow …

    Thanks for the opportunity!

    —JanetF on August 17, 2018
  • I usually don’t put in a special quirk, a quirk usually finds me in a mistake I didn’t catch but decide to leave. Your quilts are lovely and always teach me something new about scrap quilts using design or color. Thanks.

    —margaret ballinger on August 17, 2018
  • I don’t usually plan for quirks! They just happen! If easy to fix, I do. If not, that’s okay. I want my quilts to look hand made, not mass produced!

    —Sandy Trachsel on August 17, 2018
  • I have never done anything quirky… what a great idea to add character!

    —Lois Walker on August 17, 2018
  • I have not made an intentional quirky quilt, only by accident. Love the concept.

    Barb H. on August 17, 2018
  • I’ve never intentionally done something quirky to a quilt, but when it happens I just figure it makes it unique…no one is perfect! Very intrigued with Sheryls book! May have to pick one up!!

    —Cheryl Fleming on August 17, 2018
  • What a fun book! I’ve “sewed along” with lots of Temecula patterns…love them al! What an awesome prize…any quilter would be lucky to win!

    —Jennifer Black on August 17, 2018
  • I don’t have a special quirk. Maybe I need one.

    —Ola K Norman on August 17, 2018
  • I use a surprise fabric that looks like it wouldn’t fit in and see if anyone comments on it

    —Sandra on August 17, 2018
  • I think a color "zinger" is my favorite!

    —Barb K. on August 17, 2018
  • I always like to piece together the binding with whatever scraps I have left. It gives them a little pizzazz.

    —Alison on August 17, 2018
  • I like to use an unexpected color or print to add some zip to my quilts.

    —Rebecca on August 17, 2018
  • I will add a pop of colour, but more often, if I make a mistake I will just leave it (eg block turned around etc).

    —Laura M on August 17, 2018
  • I have turned blocks the wrong way or added a different fabric in s 9 patch. No quilt is perfect and I sometimes intentionally sew a block wrong.

    —Linda Baker on August 17, 2018
  • I haven’t been adding any quirks to my quilted things but I’d love to win the giveaway and give it a try!

    —Carol Bakaj on August 17, 2018
  • Well I don’t know if this counts as a quirk, but I have had to add borders to a block to bring it up to the required size so they fit with the rest of the blocks.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win!
    kakingsbury at verizon dot net

    —Kathleen on August 17, 2018
  • I like to add a zing of colour. It might be lime green, yellow or bright purple.

    —Linda Webster on August 17, 2018
  • My “quirks” are usually accidental, like putting in a directional square upside down or placing a pieced block upside down.

    —Bridget on August 17, 2018
  • There’s always something “wrong” in my quilt, and I never see it until it’s all done, quilted and bound. Now I can tell people it’s my “quirk” in it!

    —Leslie Guyton on August 17, 2018
  • My first quilt looks a little quirky to me now, but not for any intentional reasons such as in your book… I’m hoping the quilts I make now won’t seem too too quirky years from now! 😁

    Daisy on August 17, 2018
  • I love to make wonky flying geese or off kilter squares or a wonky churn dash just to remind myself that the unexpected can be fun!!

    —Jeannette on August 17, 2018
  • I don’t do quirky quilts because I am too conservative for that; but my best friend told me to be brave and add some fabric that pops to my quilts. These cute patterns would be a great way for me to start.

    —Nancy on August 17, 2018
  • A pop of color is what I like to add.

    —Peggy S. on August 17, 2018
  • In my tiny quilts, I love to turn one block in the oppsite direction or use a shade of purple in one block. Using either technique seems to make a stament in my piece.

    —Maryn Smith on August 17, 2018
  • Since I tend to be right, or left challenged at times, sometimes my blocks are mirror images of the pattern examples,which leads to interesting quirky assemblies.

    —Barbara Ann on August 17, 2018
  • What a fabulous prize! Thank you for a chance to win. I really like everything I’ve ever seen from Temecula Quilt Company, so this book would be a great addition to my learning library. One of the reasons I like these little quilts so much is the fabrics. I simply adore reproduction designs and colors. I don’t usually need to ADD a quirk because something always happens! A piece gets sewn in backwards, or I flip a block the wrong way. There’s usually something quirky about every quilt. =) I call them design inspirations and figure it makes my work unique!

    Susan on August 17, 2018
  • A bold big print in a border. My favorite quirk

    —Tina on August 17, 2018
  • I’ve always tried to piece everything just right! I’m just learning to not be so serious. It’s a whole lot less stressful and lots more fun! Dana

    —Dana on August 17, 2018
  • I like to have one patch that doesn’t follow the color scheme, so the color stands out.

    Heather Bringetto on August 17, 2018
  • I like to make sure there is a pop of color only used once in the quilt.

    —Terri on August 17, 2018
  • After reading many comments, I find I also have spent way too much time obsessing about block placement! I have tried to use a pop of color for visual interest though. Can’t wait to check out this gorgeous book and think a little quirkier.😀

    —Dianne Harris on August 17, 2018
  • A zipper, metal, nylon or embrodery, somewhere in a block, or edge … I live this unusual thing in a quilting top! 🙂

    —Nataly Héroux on August 17, 2018
  • I’ve accidentally sewn fabric in wrong-side-out, and assembled a block into the quilt upside-down, thinking all along these were mistakes. Now I’m going to call them quirky! 😉

    —YvonneJ on August 17, 2018
  • I’ve done all three of these things, but most often I add a pop of unexpected color. It has been great fun to read what everyone else does–you have such great contributors!

    I’m working on a Temecula Quilt Company quilt pattern right now and I am loving it.

    —Beth T. on August 18, 2018
  • I do not plan on any quirks but they show up in my quilts.

    —Jo Barr on August 18, 2018
  • I love a zinger color. I like to add buttons. Little buttons , snowflakes buttons. Thx.

    —Patricia on August 18, 2018
  • Like to add buttons, a zinger color.

    —Patricia on August 18, 2018
  • I like a zinger color and buttons.

    —Patricia Lewis on August 18, 2018
  • I like buttons, and a zinger color.

    —Patricia Lewis on August 18, 2018
  • The closest to quirky I’ve been is to embellish with buttons, haven’t strayed too far off the beaten path. Hmm, made a few mystery quilts with colors I wouldn’t have otherwise used. Thanks!

    —Lisa Timmer on August 18, 2018
  • I love every pattern in Sheryl’s new book. It is beautiful!

    —Cyndi on August 18, 2018
  • I’ve never actually made a quirky quilt either but I’m trying to break out of my shell. I always follow patterns to the letter. I think that putting blocks upside down or sideways is the place to start! Your book looks amazing!

    —Susan Leslie on August 18, 2018
  • I will sometimes do fun pieced backings on my quilts

    Jane Kloosterman on August 18, 2018
  • My quirkiness is usually an accident. A turned block or the backside of a fabric. On the intentional side, I enjoy adding an unexpected color. Thanks for giving what I do a name!

    —Pam on August 18, 2018
  • I love the quilts and made a lot for the dolls for the grandchildren.

    —Marijke Kluiters on August 18, 2018
  • I’d never made a quirky quilt, but I think it would be fun to add a different block in a different color.

    —Deb McCalicher on August 18, 2018
  • If I add a quirk it’s usually a distinct color that I put in. Great giveaway!

    —Judy L. on August 18, 2018
  • When I add a label, I like to include a small vintage button wherever there is an "O" in the copy.
    jam

    —judy matlock on August 18, 2018
  • Truthfully I guess I am not quirky unless you count my mistakes than I am . 🙂

    —Martha Cook on August 18, 2018
  • I love an unusual color, always makes things interesting!

    —Sharon Kriesel on August 18, 2018
  • Not big into doing quirky things to the top, I normally do something fun with the label on the back… Love Sheryl’s quilts, have followed her for years!

    —Barb Park on August 18, 2018
  • A subtle change in fabric or a unit piece turned on it’s side will add both ‘quirkiness’ and ‘scrapiness’ to a little quilt!

    —cindy megginson on August 18, 2018
  • As hard as I try to make my quilt perfect it never happens. So all of my quilts have a quirk in them somewhere. It just makes them special to the recipient.

    —Patricia Phaiah on August 18, 2018
  • I’m So excited to see this book! My favorite thing is to add a stripe fabric or polka dot into the mix for a little "attitude".

    Sinta Borland on August 18, 2018
  • Usually I am unaware of the quirks that show up in my quilts. They just happen, lol. Ive been making a lot of little quilts lately so I may have to grab this book. Thanks for doing a giveaway!

    —Brenda Pigott on August 18, 2018
  • I’ve used fabric wrong-side-out (sometimes even accidentally!). I like the quirky-ness of tiny blocks inside tiny blocks and would love to win this book. Thank you for the opportunity.

    —Judy W. on August 18, 2018
  • Add a colour my friends say It doesn´t match haha

    —Louise Dückhow on August 18, 2018
  • I’ve never intentionally put anything quirky in my quilts. That’s not to say that nothing quirky has ever ended up in them. ;-). This could open up a whole new world for me.

    —The Lisa Marie on August 18, 2018
  • I haven’t done this yet but I’m planning a quilt and want include my name or initials with a period at the end. Taryn.

    —Taryn F. on August 18, 2018
  • I am new to quilting, just squares and rectangles with straight sewing. OMG you just opened up a whole new world for me with this book. I never even considered some of the quirky patterns that you are suggesting. Thanks for the giveaway and thanks for taking the time to put this book together. I gather by the number of comments so far, this is a very popular book. Congrats!

    —Virginia Bronner on August 18, 2018
  • I am a new quilter, just squares and rectangles with straight sewing. OMG you just opened up a whole new world to me. I never considered any of the quirky suggestions in your book. Congrats and thanks for taking the time and effort to put together this book for us. You can tell by the number of comments that is is going to be a very popular book.

    —Virginia Bronner on August 18, 2018
  • I love to add an unexpected pop of color!

    —Sally on August 18, 2018
  • I love to an an unexpected pop of color! It makes your eye move around the quilt.

    —Sally on August 18, 2018
  • It’s the fabrics, it’s the fabrics. I love those vintage reproductions – they’re training my eye to their beauty.

    —Helen Kulas on August 18, 2018
  • I often put a fabric back side out in a quilt. I think it looks fun.
    I would love to win this fantastic prize. I love Martingale and your blog. Thank you so much for the opportunity

    —Rosemary Bolton on August 18, 2018
  • Make it your own, quirky or quaint littles are great!

    —Linda Westley on August 18, 2018
  • Using an ugly (some would think) fabric in the quilt looks cool & gives it a quirky look. Thanks.

    —Jeanene French on August 18, 2018
  • I’d like to think i can make quirky quilts large or tiny by adding something a little off. Be it a zinger of a color or one block a tad different. I love all the QAL that Temecula quilt shop does and the quality of Martingale books! Good luck everyone. IF I don’t win, I know I’ll be purchasing this One!

    —Jane on August 18, 2018
  • I love to add an unexpected pop of color- it really makes my quilts have zing!

    —Ellen Peters on August 18, 2018
  • Color would be it for me!

    —Jeanne Pope on August 18, 2018
  • Love to add an unusual color. People think I’m off my rocker when I do this

    —Myrna Burleigh on August 18, 2018
  • I add a heart to almost all of my quilts. Sometimes it’s heard to find as it’s hidden in the quilting. I do this because I love quilting, but also if it’s a gift…it is truly from the heart. I like looking for the heart on quilts I’ve made years ago.

    —Dawn on August 18, 2018
  • I like to put “hidden” or “secret” writing somewhere in my quilt.

    Beth on August 18, 2018
  • I think my quirks aren’t done on purpose! I think our quirks done deliberately or not make us human! If we wanted a perfect quilt, a machine could do it!

    —Gale Clement on August 18, 2018
  • I use a special color or fabric wrong-side-out but mostly I make a quirky label .

    —Anna on August 18, 2018
  • Love to change up one block, turn it sideways or flip a color on one piece.

    —Susan on August 18, 2018
  • Most of my quilts, large or small, use many fabrics in the desired color so that I never run out of a featured fabric. If some don’t match perfectly, it adds more interest to the quilt. I never considered this quirky, but I guess it really is.

    —Linda Towers on August 18, 2018
  • Quirky is so much fun. I add a quirky color block, and I usually plan something fun for the back. Often I put orphan blocks in the backing. Thanks for this delightful quirky giveaway.

    —Donna Cutting on August 18, 2018
  • I love adding a zing colour to quilts! Have been following this blog since th the beginning….LOVe it!

    —Cathy on August 18, 2018
  • A special fabric that I’ve been saving for the perfect project. It’s a way to spread my favorites around.

    —Julie Zaloudek on August 18, 2018
  • I don’t think I have done anything quirky but I do sometimes add more blocks to a sampler. I usually find some interesting blocks from different sources and make one and add it to the collection of blocks. That way my sampler is bigger and different from anyone else’s.

    —Rosalie on August 18, 2018
  • I like to add a block that is unrelated to the project but in the same color family.

    —Rosalie on August 18, 2018
  • I always add a small piece of turkey red to the binding. It makes people say “what!”

    —Lucia Garza on August 18, 2018
  • I have been know on several occasions to include one or two upside down blocks. Always interesting to see who notices.

    —Lillian K on August 18, 2018
  • Love the weekly blocks. I always use silk ties that are pieces into my quilts.
    Silk adds a litle shine and texture to the quilt. Thank you

    —Linda Burke on August 18, 2018
  • I’ve only done a handful of quilts. But I like this quirky idea, sounds like fun! Will have to include something in my next project.

    —Roxanne on August 18, 2018
  • I always try to add a piece of fabric with a cat in it!

    —Meredith on August 18, 2018
  • I like to put in a fabric with special meaning or design somewhere in the quilt

    —June on August 18, 2018
  • I like to change the position of a piece!

    —Inger on August 18, 2018
  • Color would have to be my choice and seeing that I make mostly scrappy quilts, the more color the better.

    —Cindy on August 19, 2018
  • I have used the reverse side of a fabric in a quilt. but usually because I couldn’t find something in my stash. I never thought of making something quirky, I must try it (I certainly need some inspiration?_

    —ELIZABETH CROSS on August 19, 2018
  • I’ve never been able to do it! Maybe this book would help? 🙂

    —Megan on August 19, 2018
  • I love adding purple to my quilts! I also love mini quilts. I can’t wait to be inspired by this book!

    —Renae Williams on August 19, 2018
  • I was a bird watcher long before I became a quilter. Each of my quilts has a bird on it somewhere. It may be a design element of the quilt, a part of a fabric design, or a small embroidered bird, but it will be there. Everyone knows to look for it.

    —Nancy Lyman on August 19, 2018
  • Sometimes I like to add a hint of an unusual color in my block, sometimes I do use the wrong side of a fabric (not always intentionally). I have also turned part of a block a different way, again not always intentionally, sometimes noticing it after it is quilted. Then I say “I did that on purpose”, lol.

    —Nancy on August 19, 2018
  • My quilts usually get quirky all on their own. I’ve had them quilted and then notice something is turned the wrong way.
    Sometimes fixable sometimes not. Just have to love the process.

    —Rose on August 19, 2018
  • The book looks great! Lots of inspiration there! After all, a pattern is just a guideline…I don’t want to make your quilt, you already did. I’ll start with your idea then see where it takes me, using reproduction fabrics, of course.

    —Lynn C on August 19, 2018
  • I never purposefully do something quirky. I usually find a quirky little mistake when the quilt is done. i use thrift shop embroidery for quirky quilt labels though.

    —Lynda on August 19, 2018
  • I’ve never made a quirky quilt on purpose but have made a mistake that made it quirky!

    —Sharon Crum on August 19, 2018
  • I always try to put yellow somewhere in my quilt for a pop of color…

    —Denise Gerdon on August 19, 2018
  • Usually a block with one of the half-square triangles turned the wrong way happens without me doing it on purpose. But I love it because it’s quirky and fun for people to find!

    —Tina W on August 19, 2018
  • After being diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and undergoing numerous joint replacements, including 12 hand surgeries, I considered giving up quilting altogether. Making miniature quilts opened up a whole new world and I have been eagerly awaiting this book from my favorite quilt shop, the Temecula Quilt Company. Thank you for years of quirky inspiration.

    —Mary M. on August 19, 2018
  • My favorite quirk is to include a zinger fabric, but I sometimes keep a turned or flipped piece that was an error. If I like the surprise, it stays.

    —Ruth Sears on August 19, 2018
  • I have thrown in an upside down block– accidental or on purpose — I’ll never tell.

    —Renee G on August 19, 2018
  • I always like to make a mistake in my quilts to remind myself that nothing is perfect. It could be a wrong color, a reverse block or a split fabric pieced together

    —Karyl Brabbit on August 19, 2018
  • I intentionally left a mistake in a dutchmans puzzle block, & it still bugs the heck out of me. So now, I leave the fabric that doesn’t match perfectly. I’ll even use both sides- I paid for them both, may as well use them. But I just can’t leave a screw up!

    —Sara on August 19, 2018
  • I’m afraid I’m too structured in my quilt making. The closest I’ve gotten to anything quirky was a scrap quilt. Hoping this book can help me loosen up some.

    —Carla on August 19, 2018
  • I don’t know if it could be considered a quirk, but I like to have some black (often as background) in all my quilts.

    —Mimi F. on August 19, 2018
  • My favourite quirk in a quilt is when a unit within a block is patched together with two similar fabrics; ‘making do’ with the fabrics on hand, especially suited to working with reproduction fabrics. Quirk adds so much interest…love it all! Many thanks for the fabulous giveaway!

    —Teresa mk on August 20, 2018
  • My favourite quirk in a quilt is a pieced or “patched” unit within a block; “making-do” with the fabrics on-hand, especially suited to reproduction fabrics. I love quirk…it adds so much interest. Thanks for such a fabulous giveaway!

    —Teresa mk on August 20, 2018
  • Many of my quilts end up with at least one piece of fabric that is close, but just a little off color wise from the other fabrics. While it bothers me when I initially see it, when the quilt is all done it doesn’t seem to matter. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to participate in this awesome giveaway!

    —Linda Wilkinson on August 20, 2018
  • I wouldn’t necessarily call this quirky, but I like to include some kind of plaid fabric in every quilt I make. I like to think of this as my signature. I have also resigned to use both sides of fabrics. It really is a liberating, waste not, want not feeling. Thanks for such a generous giveaway.

    —Annette F. on August 20, 2018
  • I have accidentally sewn a block with the wrong side up and decided to leave it because it seemed to add something to the quilt. I think that it might have been quirkiness! I also occasionally add pops of color to add a fun element.

    —Linda in PA on August 20, 2018
  • I love little quirks in quilts, especially fabrics in blocks that are similar, but not the same. It reminds me of frugal quilters trying to use up every scrap.

    —Lisa on August 20, 2018
  • I love to turn a block in the wrong direction for my quirkiness.

    —Judy M on August 20, 2018
  • I have never done it(intentionally … cough cough) but I think an upside down block would be fun!

    —Nancy on August 20, 2018
  • I like to add a scrap of a favorite fabric that isn’t elsewhere in the quilt. I have had some fabrics that I liked so much that I hated to finally use them up but adding a little bit to a quilt I’m working on lets me enjoy the fabric longer.

    —Linda K. Smith on August 20, 2018
  • More often than not I will change one block drastically to make my quilt quirky. Also I usually add a bit of a zinger color to my quilts as well, usually that color is red, lime or turquoise. Another favorite style I employ is non-traditional bindings. I pieced my bindings long before it was trendly.

    —Kathy Upton on August 20, 2018
  • ….trendy…not trendly….I hate typos…. 🙂

    —Kathy on August 20, 2018
  • I think it’s fun to add a spot of an unusual color to a small quilt. But I am interested in trying the ideas in this fun new book.

    —Glenna Denman on August 20, 2018
  • A quirky color is my favorite!
    Would love to win this prize

    —Mary Kauffman on August 20, 2018
  • as a mixed nedia crafter I like to mix it up so add rope or anoter similar whimsy.

    —BEATRICE on August 20, 2018
  • My quirky trait is to use up one last scrap of fabric by adding it to the border or the sashing of my charity quilt. It’s fun to see the photos of my quilts and finding that little bit of Christmas fabric, for example, and remembering that was my way of putting my own individual signature to it.

    —Carmen Rowan on August 20, 2018
  • I’ve never made a quirky quilt but maybe the next I make will be!

    —Christine M on August 20, 2018
  • My little quirk is to sew in a lot of love and a bit of a “special” color!
    Thanks for the opportunity.

    —GrammaStitcher on August 20, 2018
  • I don’t try to add a quirk to my quilts, but if and when they happen they sometimes get left in. This usually ends up adding interest to the quilt.

    —Maureen Haynes on August 20, 2018
  • I have done a variety of things but each quilt has a signature attached to it from my sons first quilt with an envelope with his own special message to a changed block. I love finding ways to make quilts reflect my love.

    —Teri Thompson on August 20, 2018
  • Love to add just a small piece of modern fabric to add an interesting dimension! Crosses over generations!
    Love your patterns!
    Jan

    —Jan on August 20, 2018
  • I always have seams that don’t quite match up, so everything I make is quirky! Love the new book, so many quilts to make, don’t know which one to do first!

    —Christine Zarnsy on August 21, 2018
  • I’m pretty traditional, but I often will use both sides of fabrics and I like to use a little poison green or mustard yellow in my quilts. Scrappy is better, I get bored piecing a controlled color quilt. What fun!

    —Lyn Kruss on August 21, 2018
  • I don’t have a particular quirky thing that I add, but if seams or points are a little wonky, I just go with it and have a little chuckle. This book looks inspirational, as I love "little" and "repro."

    —Kristy on August 21, 2018
  • I am new to quilting and I didn’t realize you could or should leave in any “quirky “ happenings to my quilts. Now that I know I will either just let it happen or think of something. Thank you for your wonderful web site and all the happenings that are and have been offered.

    —Sara Ching on August 21, 2018
  • I’m not sure it’s quirky but I sew an "I Love You" tag when I sew my binding on.

    —Patricia Edens on August 21, 2018
  • I enjoy adding a small patch that has some meaning to me. I’m always on the lookout for those patches.

    —Sieg Leland on August 21, 2018
  • What a beautiful book. My scrappy little quilts use as many varieties of fabric as possible.

    San on August 21, 2018
  • I’ve made some mini quilts, but not cute and quirky like these! Would love this book and goodies

    —Diane Kostecki on August 21, 2018
  • I love to add random little paper pieced hexies to borders or here and there within the sashing. Some fussy cut with a little flower in the center. Quirky Little Quilts looks like such an inspiring book.

    —Dorian Stanley on August 21, 2018
  • What a wonderful book. I am pretty traditional, but I always put a heart somewhere. It could be on the front, or the back, or in the quilting. Fantastic giveaway. Thank you.💖

    —Karen F. on August 21, 2018
  • I love to add a zinger color-quite often it’s cheddar, just a little gives a quilt some spark. LOVE to win this book. Thanks!

    —Louise Mease on August 21, 2018

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