Monday, February 6, 2012

How do you spell success? P.U.Z.Z.L.E.

If a marker of penultimate success is having one of your designs made into a puzzle then I'm inviting you all to my retirement party because, folks, that day has come.
In all honesty, I knew it was coming, but my publisher, Interweave Press, mentioned the puzzle thing last November, so I kind of forgot. So much so that when the UPS guy delivered the box of 10 (yes 10) puzzles that are mine as the designer, I thought the rattle in the box was coming from jelly beans. Why I thought the good folks of Interweave Press would have nothing better to do than send me jelly beans is a mystery, but that's what came to my mind.
My youngest daughter is super excited about the prospect of putting together this 759 piece puzzle and I too am a little excited to see how my quilt looks as a puzzle. I'm also thinking that the next 8 friends with birthdays should be expecting a puzzle.
What to do with the other two? Well, as I just said, one is set to be put together by my girl and the other? Well, I think I'll give that away to one of you. So, leave a comment and I'll draw a winner. Maybe I'll even include a few jelly beans in my package.
For those of you who want the puzzle NOW without having to play my little game here's the link to the item in the Interweave store.

149 comments:

Alisa said...

I love puzzling! And a quilt puzzle - even better! Very nice.

Lula Dahl said...

I'd love a chance to win! Thank you! I hope you'll post pictures when your puzzle is complete. :) rebeccajoypowers@gmail.com

Megan said...

Oh how fun! I love puzzles -- this is a great combination of two fun things! :)

Johanna said...

Love it! I really enjoy puzzles. Funny how we can't figure out what is in a package sometimes! Congrats!

Lucy said...

Congrats! Looks lovely. I haven't done a puzzle in years, I think this would be the ideal one to jump back in with! And who could resist the possibility of jelly beans??

Serena Dennis said...

Sounds like fun, I'd love a chance to win a quilt puzzle. Never done one before.

Gail Baar said...

A puzzle sounds like fun!

Caitlin T. said...

How exciting to see your work in puzzle form! I haven't done a puzzle since traveling to CO with family a few years ago, when every day was overcast and drizzly. I'd love to do one again---especially of such a lovely quilt!

bookwormbethie said...

Fingers crossed, I love a good puzzle and so does my hubby ;)

Shayla Sharp said...

How cool is that?! I would totally love a quilt puzzle!

Ella said...

Oooo...I love puzzles! Thanks for a chance to win one that's so special!

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

patchwork já é um quebra-cabeça,bom quebra-cabeça de verdade,melhor ainda.obrigado.

Keri said...

My DD and I LOVE puzzles. Even though she is only 6, she is a puzzler (she came up with that when she was 3, so cute!) She loves puzzles and is amazing at them! We just finished a 550 piece this weekend & then after opened a new one! Please pick us!

Amy said...

Malka, this is so much fun! Even if this wasn't the goal you had in mind when you created this quilt or the book, it's still really cool! And kind of strangely, I've been itching to do a jigsaw puzzle lately. This would be perfect.
Congrats!

Quiltjane said...

What a wonderful idea. Thanks for the chance to immortalise a quilt as a puzzle.

John said...

How fun is that?! I'd LOVE to win your puzzle! It would be a nice distraction from the quilt I'm making with your fabric!! : )

Nicole G said...

Sweet! A puzzle with your work on it. It doesn't get any better than that.

MARIA CRISTINA said...

Muy buena idea!!!
Me gustaría poder armar el rompe cabezas!!
Abrazos!

Amy Friend said...

Isn't that fun! My daughter loves puzzles. I prefer jelly beans but I will put the puzzle together with her just the same ;)

Amy Gunson said...

This is excellent. I've just ordered the puzzle online, so don't count this as an entry. I really liked it and wanted to let you know that it's already selling like hotcakes. =)

trudys_person said...

I love quilts and puzzles and jelly beans! Congratulations on this career milestone!

Amy said...

A quilting puzzle?? Be still my dorky little heart! I LOVE puzzles!! Congrats on the achievement! :D

Sue said...

I do love a great puzzle!!!

lindaroo said...

Yep, I'd agree that spells success! Puzzles and quilts, I love! Jellybeans, only the licorice ones....

Shruti said...

Though I ordered mine, I'll enter this giveaway too... And I can give away one puzzle to one of the members of India MQG at our meet! The girls will be delighted...

Peggy said...

Gah! That is so awesome Malka! My 6 year old loves to do puzzles.

Rachael Rabbit said...

I'm knee deep (literally) in a paper pieced quilt at the moment - are your puzzles paper pieced or machine done? The book looks yummy - I hope I win!

Audrey said...

What fun! How clever! I'd love to puzzle out that one!

Leanne said...

What fun, we do puzzles as a family activity so I would love to win, thank you for the give away.

beth said...

I'd love to win your puzzle. yes. You've arrived! ;)

Naomi said...

What a beautiful puzzle! I totally want to put it together!

mek said...

My grandma always had a puzzle going on her card table and I loved putting them together with her - it has been years since I worked a puzzle!

Jennyroo said...

My dad gave me my love for puzzles, and his mother gave me my love for quilting! The love I have for jellybeans? Well that one's all mine! Thanks for the chance to win. Super fun giveaway!

karen said...

I love puzzles and I love your quilts. Seems like a perfect match for me!

Richard Healey said...

Yea Jelly Beans, Ops I mean puzzle. Would love it.

http://richardquilts.blogspot.com
Stop by for my quilt givaway to guess my babys b-day and weight.

Nicole said...

That is so awesome! Congratulations on this marker of success. I would love to do that puzzle with my little girl. She loves puzzles and I love quilts. Win-win!

Kristy said...

Congrats! That's sooo cool!

Rossie said...

i love puzzles! I hope i win!

Barbara said...

My birthday is Thursday. Does that count...hehe. I love puzzles.

mjb said...

I think your work here is done.

Jill said...

Oooooh I LOVE puzzles!

Greenstylemom said...

What fun! Quilts must make the best puzzles. I'm going to be in your neck of the woods in a couple weeks running the Austin Half.

Barbara said...

LOL - we are all just hell-bent on making little pieces into one big piece !

thanks for the chance, malka !

Sara said...

Yes, yes, a quilt puzzle! I would certainly enjoy it.

carol said...

Please send me the puzzle. I will treasure it!

Suzanne said...

A quilt puzzle is a fantastic idea! I'd love to have one - especially one of your designs!

Craftysquirrel said...

What a beautiful puzzle, we love puzzles for cold winter days.

DianeY said...

What fun that is!

Karin said...

What a cool idea! A quilt puzzle would be awesome put together and decoupaged/framed and hung in my sewing room :) Thanks for the chance to win! karinvail@yahoo.com

tudorc said...

Puzzle lover here, too....I am always thrilled when I see a quilt puzzle - so fun to look at all the fabrics, etc. as you search for that "missing" piece! This would make a great gift for my quilty Sister's March Birthday....

Kirsten W. said...

What a fun puzzle! I'd love to give it a try. Thanks for the giveaway!

ARTwendy ... said...

j'adore ... ooh oh! truly wonderful ... Well done you! Sensational idea! Thankyou for sharing!

Kelly O. said...

A.MAZ.ING!!!!
CONGRATULATIONS!

Holly said...

Awesome! I have a secret love of puzzles!

Terri said...

I already got mine. LOVE it. It's a hard puzzle!

Debbie said...

How cool! We love puzzles here. Congratulations, Malka.

Terri said...

I already got mine. LOVE it. It's a hard puzzle!

Cathy Tomm said...

I love puzzles. Thanks for the chance to win. What a neat surprise to get your quilt in a puzzle.

Claire - Matching Pegs said...

What a fantastic definition of success.

I would love to win one, thanks for the opportunity to be in the draw.

claire(at)matchingpegs(dot)com

Daydream Retreat said...

Too cool, congrats!

Cara S said...

So fun. My family does a puzzle every year together at Christmas. I would love to bring this one for our family challenge!

Patchwork and Play said...

Ooooh! I LOVE puzzles! Thanks for the chance!

diane said...

Pick me, I love puzzles and so does my 86 year old mom. She could say she 'quilts".

Jane S. said...

How exciting to have a puzzle made from one of your quilts! My whole family loves jigsaw puzzles and usually have one on a card table in the family room. I'd love a chance to win, thank you for the giveaway. :)

Bronwyn Beazley said...

What a great idea! It looks fantastic - might have to go get one. ;)

Mary said...

I always loved this quilt, so I'm glad they turned it into a puzzle. A way to bring younger people to textile? Let's hope! Congratulations!

Christiane said...

I love puzzling and i love your fabric and your Quilts!!!
Liebe Grüße aus Hamburg, Christiane

Janny said...

I love puzzles! And this is a beautiful one.

zarina said...

Congratulations on the new 'published quilt'. I was called the queen of puzzle when I was in school.

Lizzie Haines said...

We mostly do puzzles at Christmas, what better than a cosy puzzle to make us feel all warm and Christmassy?!

JaneBean said...

I've know about this for a while from Interweave, such fun! Please include me in your draw :)

Kathleen said...

Congratulations on your future retirement! How exciting for you.
Puzzles - a quilter's dream, the two "seam" to go together. Right? It's nice when you forget something and then it turns up again, like a surprise all over again. How fun is that?

Jenny said...

oh my yes! a puzzle!
and we are just hitting our puzzle stride here during the winter months! would love yours!
congratulations!!

Kathie said...

I love doing puzzles and quilt puzzles makes it even more fun! thanks for a chance to win.

Congrats this is just must be so fun to see your quilt as a puzzle
Kathie

House of Pinheiro said...

this is so exciting. xx

JenP said...

Fantastic puzzle! I'd love to win this for my mom. She loves puzzles and has recently rekindled her love of quilting!

Sardaana said...

I love puzzles :) And patching! And quilting! :)

tropicslady said...

WOW, a quilt puzzle! How cool is that? (off to buy some jelly beans because I'm drooling.)

gill said...

What a great idea! I would love to win one! Luckily I'm not really a fan of jelly beans!

Sheryll said...

tCute puzzle. The word puzzle itself is cute. So your puzzle passes the cuteness test! Thanks for your fresh take on quilts.
Sheryll

Patricia said...

What a great idea! Put me in the bucket for drawing---if I win and finish putting it together, I am going to glue it together----it would make a neat picture!

Hilda said...

Me, me! I love puzzles, and today is my birday!! (2/7)

Esch House Quilts said...

What a fun thing to do! I love puzzles almost as much as quilting so what could be better than a quilting puzzle :) Thanks for the giveaway.

Pam said...

I'd love to win the puzzle - thanks for the giveaway.

Sarah N. said...

COngratulations! The puzzle is beautiful!

Thanks for the great giveaway!

Mermaid's Purse said...

That's wonderful! I'd love a chance to win your jigsaw.

janae king designs said...

That is so AWSOME...congratulations! I would LOVE that puzzle...i would glue it together and hang it as art on my wall. :)

dianne anderson said...

What a great gift idea! I would love to win your quilt design puzzle, thank you for the chance

Laura said...

We love puzzles! Thanks!

jenny said...

Oh! My MIL would love this- she's a puzzle fiend (family tradition is to put a puzzle together as a family on Christmas), and she is the one who taught me to quilt. And next week is her birthday- I'll have to look for it. Congrats!

mcregan said...

A perfect birthday gift for my art/fabric/puzzle almost 9 year old niece - what fun! Thanks for the giveaway!!!

Marilee said...

Oh, that is the highest honor.. Everyone can own your quilt. lucky you.

Jessica said...

You've finally hit the big time- congratulations!!

sallgood said...

How exciting to see your work in puzzle form!! (I'd love to win!!)

hollymade said...

Love puzzles, this would be so fun!

Kelly Nordwall said...

Congratuations, Malka! What a fun way to honor a quilt.

Anonymous said...

what a great idea!! I love puzzles. Thanks for the chance at your beautiful puzzle!

Kat [wtrstone @ aol.com]

Victoria said...

Malka, you have reached the BIG TIME! A puzzle is great idea! And I want one.
vlsaustin (at) hotmail (dot) com

sugarcreekstuff said...

I love quilts. I love puzzles. Yours is amazing!

Svetlana said...

Fantastic idea, I'd love this puzzle. Thanks for the chance to win.

Molly said...

I love this puzzle! I love the word puzzle too. Puzzle, puzzle, puzzle. Funny how a common word can be so strange when you say it over and over ...

Michele Pacey said...

that's way cool. i'd love a puzzle of your quilt. sounds like fun!

folksmith said...

Sounds like fun! Putting a puzzle together and eating jelly beans! Got to love it!

Michelle C said...

I've always been really bad at guessing the contents of wrapped packages, too. I'm feeling your pain regarding the lack of jelly beans. However, a quilt is a quilt is still art! I wonder how much puzzle glue it would take before this is strong enough to hang on my wall?

brzeski said...

Jigsaw puzzle + quilting = AWESOME. Like a collision of my two favorite things. If only there were frozen custard involved somehow...

jane said...

What could be better than a quilt puzzle! Thanks for the chance to win.

Kate said...

So great!

Amanda said...

Oh man, how cool! I'd love to win, because puzzles are great.

Margaret said...

I would love to win, I love putting puzzles together.

Yvon Nieuwenburg said...

I'm very curious. I wish you success with your new book.

Jacey said...

So cool! Your quilts are the perfect subject matter for puzzles!

Anonymous said...

Wow! That sounds like great fun.
Judith.
judithlynes(at)btinternet(dot)com

Mariel said...

How fun to have forgotten and get that happy mail. Love puzzles.

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous colorful quilt and a challenging puzzle both together! Two of my favorite hobbies. Hope I win.
Thanks for the offer.

nanann said...

Oh, I love myself some puzzles, and that one is of course great!

angela said...

A puzzle! I can hardly stand it - that wold be it for me :) I love puzzles, and it looks like they picked a fun one for yours.

Menelker said...

You know, this quilt and the hexagon quilt were what I bought your book for. The colors in this quilt -- ah! Fantastic! I also need to get your book on working with dyes. Congrats on the fabric line, too, it's fabulous! --Courtney

Melissa Kirk said...

ACK! I love puzzles! I actually haven't done one since I started quilting.

Rita said...

As if making a quilt wasn't a puzzle enough! I love the idea. Actually, I would send it off to my 92 year old grandma (Oma) who does puzzles because she can't do much in the way of crafting these days. I know she would love it.

MG said...

I love puzzles. I was just thinking the other day about finding a fun one to do with my daughter. This fits the bill, I think.

Steph said...

Neat surprise for you in the mail and a neat surprise for me as a reader of your blog. Great to see your patterns in a new place!

jeanne e. said...

that is a fabulous looking puzzle! what a neat idea. congratulations. :)

betsy said...

Wow!!

Margie said...

How cool is that! We love doing puzzles, especially during the quieter summer months. This is such a great idea. I love your quilts and your fabrics. Thanks for the opportunity.

mjnauert said...

Malka, just bought some yummy 'stitch in color' moda with your name all over it. Awesome color! (but now I have to hoard it until I have a plan...) Oh, and yes the puzzle looks awesome, as well ;)

Generic Clarinex said...

hey its been a very long time not done puzzling. I had many puzzle games when I was a child.. I loved puzzling and stil love puzzles.... :)


Thanks



Generic Clarinex

Meghan said...

That's awesome! How wonderful to see a quilt puzzle!!

Mina said...

Oh I LOVE puzzles!!!!!

Thanks for the opportunity to win a quilt puzzle.

Paula said...

How exciting to have your quilt as a puzzle! What a neat idea for a quilter's gift! Love to be a winner.
Thanks for sharing your designer's stock.

Katie said...

Oh, how exciting! Congrats!!

Jeannette said...

I love puzzles! But this would be awesome since I actually made this quilt for my friends!! I hope I win!!

lilysmudge said...

Thanks for the chance to win!! I made that quilt for my grandson who was born Feb 28th 2011.Turned out beautifully!

PrairiePeasant said...

That's awesome! The ultimate for me would be to then give the puzzle of my work to my dad, who loves puzzles just a tiny bit more than I do!

Lorraine said...

The price to purchase is good if you are not lucky enough to win. Congratulations on your puzzle

Andrea said...

Puzzles are so much fun. They are kind of like quilting, trying to figure out where every piece goes. Congrats on your Sucess!!

Marci Girl said...

I haven't done a puzzle in years, and what a great puzzle this one is! Love the idea of a quilt puzzle!

Waterwheelhouse said...

Love your line from Moda! We have it in the shop!

meli B said...

Jigsaw puzzles are my ultimate relaxation. What a clever idea to make one from all the gorgeous fabric colours and your design. I think you should be very excited about how everything is coming together after so long. Books, fabric and now puzzles!

Julie said...

Hooray, puzzles! Congratulations!

Deb said...

Oooh, how very, very FUN!! I'd love to be included! I just found your blog via Film in the Fridge's giveaway of your Stitch in Color layer cake. Thanks for the chance..we're a puzzle and quilting family. Nothing like the two of them together!

susanj said...

love doing puzzles, and then framing them and hanging them. Hope I win. It must be gorgeous put
together.

Syd said...

I love a good puzzle, much more than I would jelly beans!! A quilt puzzle would be fun! Thanks!

Shammickite said...

I haven't done a jigsaw puzzle for such a long time other than floor puzzles with huge pieces with my little grandboys.... so this is the opportunity I need to get started again, while I'm not quilting!

Teresa said...

Pick me please!! My mother in law loves puzzles and she used to quilt. This is the perfect number of pieces also. I love it!!

Unknown said...

Looks fantastic! I love your books and designs!

Andrea said...

Would love to have this new puzzle! Is the contest still open? I just found the link to this post. I love quilting and puzzles...this would be fun.

Amy said...

Not sure if this contest is still open... would love to win this! I could use it on my next vacation!

Jenny said...

Never thought I would say this but i can't think of anything nicer than a quilt puzzle. Except maybe 10 quilt puzzles.

heatherfeather said...

Oh My! My three favorite things....puzzles and quilts and jelly beans! Thanks for the giveaway!