Tuesday, June 21, 2011

block party blog tour

I'm really excited to be the next stop on the Block Party blog tour for a couple reasons.  First, because I think the book is a good one, and second, because I was lucky enough to be involved with each quilt in the book--and I think they are all great.

Block Party--The Modern Quilting Bee was written by Alissa Haight Carlton and Kristen Lejnieks, but the quilts were a collaboration of 12 quilters--the book followed our virtual quilting bee.   I love actually seeing bee quilts finished...don't you?

Here are a few of my favorite quilts:

 and here's my quilt:
my kids even made it into the book, and now they think they are famous. :)

My favorite thing about this book is there isn't really a pattern for each quilt, there are guidelines and suggestions, which leaves lots of room for your own creativity!
****giveaway closed*****


The folks at Stash Books are offering a copy of the book to one of my readers.  To enter, leave a comment, one per person (make sure I can reach you via email).  I will choose a winner on Thursday (june 23) morning.  Good luck.

You can also follow the tour as it makes it's way around blogland:

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**nicke... said...

such a great book. if i don't win one i am going to buy it... be assured!

wintunancy said...

I would love to have a copy, thanks for sharing.

Melissa @ Love Affair With My Brother said...

Awesome book, would love to win a copy :) Thank you for the review!

Katie R said...

looks awesome!

Sharyn said...

This book has been teasing me in my blog reader for a couple days now. I would definitely love to snuggle on the couch with it and ooh and aaah closely at the pages! stormanen [at] gmail [dot] com

gill said...

This looks a great book!
I would love to win a copy!

sewkatiedid said...

Such an exciting tour. Can't wait to see this book. Buying it if not winning.

cakegirl said...

Great book, great giveaway. Can not wait to flip thru to see all the wonderful designs.

Jacey said...

Yep, I, too, will get a copy of this, whether by winning or buying. It looks like such a neat recap of a quilting bee. Plus, there are some fun quilting ideas as well!

Wendy said...

Congratulations on the book - it is such a great idea! I'd love to win a copy :)

caribousmom (at) gmail (dot) com

cygnetsmall said...

This is really great. I'm just finishing my first big quilt every and feel so proud, what pride there must be in a whole book of collaborative quilts!

Sally said...

How fun that your kids are in it!!! Love this book! Can't wait to see it in person.

Jodi-JoJoMia's Place said...

Love it! I really want this book. Cute pics of your kids too!

twelfthzodiac said...

Aw! Your kids are famous! :P
That is pretty cool!
And the book looks great, of course!

Sallie said...

I'd love to win this book. Love your quilt. Thanks for the giveaway!

prairiewhisper said...

What a great book, I'm looking forward to seeing it.

littlebluebirdie said...

Been loving all the peeks at this book around blogland...thanks for the giveaway!

liz said...

I can't wait to get a copy of this book!

Anonymous said...

what a great book. i've always wanted to know more about a quilting bee and see how the quilt all comes together. thanks for sharing.

Dianne
dbienick@comcast.net

Bethany said...

Gorgeous quilts - I'd love to get my hands on a copy! I've only sewn a handful of quilts so far, but I'm working my way up to maybe a hex quilt, or the log cabin style! Great giveaway! bethany0728 at gmail dot com

Paula said...

i have my eyes on this new book...have to have it as a prize or buying it, whatever. tks fr the chance!

paulaheredec(at)gmail(dot)com

Kelli said...

me me me!

kmarks said...

Would love q copy of the new book. Thanks for the review.

Flying Blind... said...

Yay! Famous kids, every parent's dream!!

Joelle said...

Great book. I would love to give it to my niece.

Mama Mel said...

I would love to win a copy! Thanks for the giveaway! :)
mamamel78 at hotmail dot com

leigh said...

I am so excited about this book! It looks great!

Brenda said...

It looks like a great book. thanks for the chance to win it!

Robyn said...

I would love to win a copy of this book. I am definitely a “suggestions and guidelines” kind of quilter. Thanks for hosting the giveaway!
Robyn(dot)Geddes(at)gmail(dot)com

Deb said...

Wow - great giveaway. I would LOVE this book. The quilts are so modern and fresh...thanks for the chance!

Anita said...

This book looks like it is full of inspiring projects, I can't wait to check it out.

bellashea said...

That book looks wonderful. Thanks for sharing.
Bellashea3

Ruth said...

Looks like a great book, count me in!

jac. said...

I'm gushing over this book!

Sylvia said...

The book looks great, thanks for the giveaway.

Ricki said...

I have been seeing this book everywhere and would love to win a copy!

Addie said...

This book looks so fun and inspiring! I would love to win a copy:)

addiesand@gmail.com

Jennie said...

Awesome party, congrats on being a part of something great! Thanks for doing this giveaway!

→lisa said...

This book looks great! Thanks to you and Stash Books for hosting this giveaway.

(my email is in my Blogger profile)

k.morrison said...

What a beautiful picture of your kids (and a lovely book). Thank you for the give-away.

ecuakim said...

Saw the book in person at Barnes and Noble. It's gorgeous!

LB3K said...

wow! those are amazing quilts. thanks for the opportunity!

leiselp at gmail dot com

Ashley said...

the more i see of this book, the more I love it!

Thanks for the chance to win!

smartash03 at hotmail dot com

Alexis said...

I love this book! This is one of the few book blog tours that I have followed because I REALLY want this one :)

Midnight Amy said...

Wow - How neat that you helped in making every quilt. You should be proud!

Patricia said...

The book looks amazing! Thanks for the chance to win!

JoyceM said...

I watched the short video on the book & now I have to have it. Thanks for the giveaway.

Helen said...

Such an inspirational book!

kait. said...

The more I see pieces of this book the more I realize I need to have it! Beautiful work, ladies.

chrissy said...

I'd love to win a copy!

Lisa Marie said...

I love a book that encourages creativity! This one looks great. Thanks for the chance to win.

Bobbi said...

What a cool book... Can't wait to get it! :)

Laurie said...

Oh boy! I love the projects in this book! I'm keeping my fingers crossed!!

Megan said...

I love the party of 12 block, too! I made a confetti-style block for a bee a few months back. It was a lot of work, but totally worth it after I saw the finished quilt top!

Katie said...

I so want this book!
katie.muirhead (at) gmail (dot) com

Patti said...

Loving this block party! What a great looking book.

Jolene said...

I'd love to win this book!

Summer :) said...

Thank you for being so generous!! :) Would love to have a copy, I've learned having books is a beauitful way to stay inspired and a great reference tool.

Lee said...

Thank you for the review of the book. It looks wonderful! Thanks again!

Nichole said...

Looks like a fun book - would love to check it out. Thanks for the chance to win!

drmithome said...

Looks like an awesome book. Thanks for the chance to win.

Erika said...

what a nice idea. I love the quilts. they surely look interesting

Josée said...

I really need this book!

hope said...

I would love to have a copy of this book. Thanks for the give away. Hope (hopemitch@yahoo.com)

Linda said...

Glad to have found your blog! I'd love to win.

BaileyGirl5 said...

I'd love a copy of this book! Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

Paige said...

I'll definitely be buying this book (unless I'm lucky enough to win it!) I love virtual bees! starfishlover615 (at) hotmail (dot) com

Anonymous said...

What great quilts! And cute kids!
thank you for sharing.
katrina
blueberryblues5(at)gmail

Shannon said...

I pre-ordered the book on amazon and I love it! I'm hoping to win so I can give a copy to a quilty friend!

Kelly Irene said...

Congrats on the book finally being out! It's already very high up on my wish list :) I've just finished my first bee (so.much.fun!) and would love to read this book and make a few of the quilts. Thanks for the chance to win!

Gidget said...

Beautiful kids!
The book looks like a lot of fun too....I would love to win a copy!

Sonia B said...

Looks awesome. Thanks for the chance!

Clyda and John said...

This book looks like so much fun. Thanks for the chance to win.

Auntie Fafa said...

This book looks like a must-have! Thank you for the generous giveaway!

Kenton and Marianne Ogg said...

I'm loving those quilts you pointed out and would love to see what else I could make from the book!

Pam said...

What a fun idea. Hope I win a copy of this cute book.

MG said...

Love that 'Party of 12' quilt!

Nettie said...

wow, that looks like an awesome book full of amazing quilts!

Brenis said...

ooh ooh pick me! pick me! I am dyin to get my hands on this awesome new book! LOL congrats on your kids (and you) being famous! LOL!!

Jennadesigns said...

I am loving all the glimpses of this book - it's going to be a "to-buy" item on my list!

Karen said...

I would love a copy of this book. The quilts are so cool!

Sharon said...

They all look so great! Where to start....where to start...

Julie M. Forster said...

I really want to start a collaborative sewing project. This book would be just the thing to get me started!

Kristen said...

I'm very excited about this book! It looks wonderful!

Elle said...

Fantastic picture of your kids...and now they are famous (at least in the quilting world!)! Thanks for a chance to win!

Becky said...

The book looks amazing! It would be nice to win a copy!


massaglia @ gmail . com

Trisha said...

What a great book! I love that you said it has guidelines and not exact patterns. Your kids are adorable!

thecosytea said...

The book looks brilliant!

Stormy Days said...

Your kids are adorable, they deserve to be famous. Thanks.

GloJoeSews said...

What a really nice book. I'd love to win a copy!

zarina said...

I love this kind of book. It will not constrict oneself but to further develop our own 'designing' skills.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

This book looks like great fun!

dearmrsreese said...

I am starting a sewing class with some ladies at church and we talked about doing a quilt at some point. This book looks like it is full of ideas to get us started.

Little Island Quilting said...

This looks like a wonderful book

Alison in AK said...

What a great way to meet friends of quilt blog friends. Expanding community one quilt at a time!

Little Bluebell (Adrianne) said...

That is so cool that your kids made it in the book with your quilt!

Beth said...

I've been wishing for this book--oh, I'd love to win it.

*Great photo of your kids, btw. So cute!

wordygirl at earthlink dot net

Ellen said...

Great book! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

janeylulu said...

This book looks wonderful!

janehummer (at) gmail (dot) com

Dinah said...

Looks like a great book with lovely quilts! Thanks for the chance to win!

Blue Is Bleu said...

Love all the projects in the book!

Krystina said...

I would love to win a copy of this book, thanks for the chance.

Lindsay said...

I'd love to win a copy of this book!

epban said...

Thanks for a chance at the book - looks like some great collaborative quilts in there!

hollymade said...

Looks like a lovely book!

Lauren said...

Count me in, and thanks for the opportunity!

natasha | sohobutterfly said...

I am *so* excited about this book. Huzzah!

jeanettesquiltin said...

I would love to have this book, pick me!!!

construction_julie said...

I so enjoy the book blog tours... good insight from different reviewers! Guidelines vs. patterns = good for me. I love the inspiration. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy.

Poppyprint said...

How cute that your adorable kids made the book (and your awesome quilt, too of course). Thanks for hosting!

Mimi said...

From what you shared, this book looks awesome!! Thanks!

Wendy said...

That looks like a wonderful book! I'd love to win a copy :)

ellesquare said...

the more I see of this book, the more awesome it looks. congrats! and thanks for hosting the giveaway.

Alaina Beth said...

Thanks so much for the giveaway. I can't get over how fabulous this book looks!

Kristin said...

Looks great!

Florence said...

Thank you for the chance to win this book !

Zazzy said...

The book looks fun! Thanks for the chance to win.

valancy(at)gmail(dot)com

Thorson's said...

This book sounds fascinating- I'm partway through my first bee, and it's been so fun!

Caroline said...

The more I see of the book the more and more I would love to buy it! Fingers crossed mr.random likes my number ! Haha, :-)

Caroline

mariarrosa said...

I want this book!!! Thank you.

nancy said...

sew many blocks, sew little time...
nanmarnold at gmail dot com

sewfrench.com said...

So excited for you *all*!!! I can't wait to see it in person!

Vivian said...

I've been trying to figure out how to get more of the modern freedom and freshness into my projects and was planning on buying this book to gain some insight. But if I win one even better!

Scenic Pit Stops said...

Oh I keep seeing this and each time I want it more! Fingers crossed, and thank you!

Elizabeth said...

I like the color palette of that quartered log cabin. Cute kids too!

commonthreads said...

Thanks for the giveaway and the previews. I'd love to get my hands on a copy!

commonthreads at me dot com

Alli said...

How awesome that your kids are in the book!

Kate said...

This book looks absolutely fabulous...I love that it is about technique and creativity rather than itemized steps to follow.

Kristal said...

Ahh I like these blog tours, and not just for the chance to win prizes. I am introduced to new to me blogs and bloggers. Thank you.

Tara said...

This looks like a great book, and I love your quilt! tarapage22(at)gmail(dot)com

Cecilia said...

great book

Heather said...

Quilting books are always so wonderful to have!! This looks like it would be full of inspiration!
h_freund@hotmail.com

One Shabby Chick said...

Looks fantastic - and I follow you all anyway so a book with all of you in it has to be amazing!

Heather S. said...

This looks like such a great book... I would love to win!

leaandlars said...

Looks like a great book!

Anonymous said...

fun! Thanks for the chance to win.
szolondek@cox.net

Inger said...

I'd love to be entered in the drawing. Thanks!

Inger said...

Sorry, I tried to leave my email address in the last comment and it didn't work.

webmailaddress2 said...

I'm so excited I caught the very beginning of this blog tour! Thanks for the giveaway!

Jessica Manuel said...

I would love to have a copy of this book!

Sylvia said...

I would love to win the book ... fingers crossed!

bruinbr said...

Congrats on being in the book and so cute to have your kids featured too!

bruinbr at gmail dot com

petiteblogger said...

Looks like a wonderful book!

Kristy said...

Congrats on the book and thanks for the opportunity.

Valerie said...

What a sweet picture of your kids! They will always be able to tell their friends they are in a book :). Congrats on your contribution - the whole book looks great!

tropicslady said...

How cool that your kids are in the book! Looks like a great book....

VickiT said...

Looks like a great book to own so I'm hoping to win or I'll have to buy one.

charlotte said...

Looks like a great book. I like the idea that it is suggestions and not specific patterns. I sometimes need to be pushed into my own creativity.

BFromM said...

This book is very cool. I will defintely buy it if I don't win it somewhere along the way on the blog tour.

GIO said...

Thanks for the chance!

Manda said...

Looks like a fantastic book!

Chelsea said...

The book looks so cool, I can't wait to get my hands on a copy!

At first glance I thought the teapot in your photo was a Nettie pot. Kind of random, I thought, but whatever!

Laura Beech said...

This book sounds so awesome. I've been watching bees from afar for a while now but not brave enough to join.

Lauren P said...

This book looks so neat! Thanks for the giveaway!

Deb C. said...

I love the free form wonkiness of the quilts.

Rachel D said...

I will definitely buy this if I don't win!

Anne said...

This book looks really great!

Anja said...

Such a nice book to keep my nose stuck in it! I would love to win!

Tong said...

Congratulations!! Love your quilt and your kids are adorable, it's such a great picture! The book looks amazing too! Thanks so much for the chance.

tingtongandthings(at)gmail(dot)com

Jenniffier said...

this book is on my wishlist. Thanks for the giveaway.

Laura said...

Congrats on the book! I'd love to win one!

Megan said...

I'd love to win a copy! So far, all of the pictures I've seen are ideas that I would love to try myself.

carmen said...

Great book -- thanks for the giveaway!!

Pat said...

Totally awesome! I would love to win copy of this book!

Angela N. said...

this book is amazing. thanks for the giveaway!!

nikki said...

As much as I love improvisational quilting, sometimes I need a push or a direction. This book looks great for that.

Jenny said...

i also love that this book is full of guidelines and not patterns...i think i enjoy my sewing time more when im not meant to stick to a pattern

Rachel said...

What a great book! I'd love to win it!

MBMeadows said...

Love this giveaway! Thanks for hosting!!!

Kerry said...

It looks like a great book! Inspiring

felicity said...

Oh my goodness how adorable are your kids?!? Nice quilts, too! :)

DTD Designs said...

Looks like such an awesome book, I hope I win!

The Stivender Family said...

would love to win this book!

Shelley said...

This book looks amazing! I'd love the chance to win a copy!

Jody said...

I would absolutely love to receive a copy of this book....thanks for a great giveaway!!!
jodym7@yahoo.com

Carol said...

FUN FUN FUN. love this book!
Thanks, Carol M

Jo said...

I am really enjoying seeing what is in this book! I would love to win a copy!

texheks said...

Love that book! Hope to win...of course...

justind said...

I'm so so excited to have recently discovered this whole modern quilt thing. I'd love to win Block Party! Anne

Kathie said...

As much as i would love a copy of the book, it's fab to find the person who did the summer blocks quilt in Sew Hip. It's the second of all their quilts that i want to do and only second because the first had applique and i had never tried that before. So thank you for that!

Allison said...

This looks like a great book! Can't wait to see it in person. Congratulations to you and your kids :)

alioop said...

I loved the book so much I bought a copy and ahve started to make the circle quilt pattern.

Kelsey said...

Thanks for the chance to win! :)

Erin said...

I would love to get my hands on this book! Thanks for the giveaway :)

Kristal K said...

Love the patterns I've seen in this book, would love to make a few of them.

Marianne said...

Looks like a super book. Thanks for the chance!

Jessica said...

what beautiful quilts! i would love this book. :)

Chris said...

Cute Kids!! I hope I win the book.

Ramona Burke said...

so cool! congrats on the book!

Chancy said...

I'm really hoping I win a copy of the book. But if I don't, I have no doubt I'll end up buying it. Such great quilty inspiration!

chancyf (at) gmail (d0t) com

Melanie said...

I would love to win a copy of this book...love the sneaks you gave!

The Rx quilter said...

I almost bought this book this weekend..hopefully I can win...if I don't I know I will buy one! Lisa in Texas

kclily said...

Great book. I hope I win it

Marg M said...

Such a lovely book, I would love to win a copy

Tammy said...

This book looks so interesting. So many different ideas.
Would love to win a copy.
Tammy in Arizona
ps......Love seeing your famous kids!

cpurl17 said...

What a fun book! Congrats!!

Wendy said...

Marvelous! I'd love to win this book. :)

troy and christina said...

It looks like a great book!
-christina
christinacreating AT yahoo DOT com

Bea said...

Loving the glimpses of this book so far.

Mary Jo said...

This book sounds so interesting, especially for quilters like me who have never been in a quilting bee. Am anxious to see it in person.

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