Hand Quilted With Love blog tour

Today is my stop on the blog tour for Sarah Fielke‘s latest book, Hand Quilted with Love!


Before I get to the content, let me first mention that the book is a beautiful heavy hard cover. You know how a hard cover will just sit solidly open? Such things are important in a sewing book! There is really such a nice feel to the book itself.


And the quilts! Sarah’s lovely vivid style is all over the book in the 16 quilts included. So many great ones!

I was instantly drawn to her Bangles pattern.


You know that I’m all about the solids so of course they are what I turned to.


With templates and Y seams, this pattern isn’t in my wheelhouse but I so enjoyed working on it! It’s really fun to occasionally work on something that’s very different from my usual piecing.


And guess what? Cico Books have been generous enough to donate a book for a giveaway! Leave a comment and I’ll pick a winner in a week.


Good luck!


100 Responses to “Hand Quilted With Love blog tour”

  1. Jess May 13, 2013 at 12:27 am #

    I would love a copy of this book – I love Sarah’s work and how she uses colour. I also like your solids version of bangles :)

  2. Tami May 13, 2013 at 12:30 am #

    Looks like a fun book. You are braver then I to try Y seams. I admire your quilts. They are beautiful.

  3. Leigh May 13, 2013 at 1:13 am #

    I was looking at this in a book shop on Saturday – really lovely!

  4. Elisabet May 13, 2013 at 1:20 am #

    Oh! Winning Sarah’s book would just make my day! I am a huge fan of here work and this little book would completely make me forget my current hay fever even!

  5. Helen May 13, 2013 at 2:13 am #

    Oh yes please!

  6. kim May 13, 2013 at 2:34 am #

    I am on a quilt book diet but a freebie is like eating celery. I avoid y seams but maybe its time to let go.

  7. Lisa May 13, 2013 at 2:52 am #

    Love your version of Sarah’s design! Her book looks fabulous!

  8. Kim May 13, 2013 at 3:14 am #

    I love Sarah’s work! Good luck with your bangles quilt, it looks challenging!

  9. Tanya May 13, 2013 at 3:14 am #

    I’d love a copy of the book. That star quilt looks fantastic, but you turned me off bangles when you mentioned y-seams!!!

  10. Munaiba May 13, 2013 at 3:25 am #

    An interesting looking pattern. Good luck with it.

  11. Molly May 13, 2013 at 3:31 am #

    I love to hand quilt. So relaxing and it gives the quilt such a personal finish. I’d love to read this book and get some new techniques! Thanks for the chance.

  12. Bev Longford May 13, 2013 at 4:22 am #

    I have been enjoying the tour, the book is a must have.

  13. Becky Greene May 13, 2013 at 4:49 am #

    This looks like a great book – I agree wholeheartedly about the feel of a hardback book; nothing compares. Thanks for the chance to win!

  14. Verena May 13, 2013 at 5:15 am #

    The book looks great. Thanks for the giveaway!

  15. Deborah Gunthorpe May 13, 2013 at 5:26 am #

    I would love a copy of this book – I love hand quilting and Sarah is the queen of this in my opinion :-) Good luck with the bangles quilt.

  16. Allison C May 13, 2013 at 5:27 am #

    This looks like a great book!

  17. Emmers May 13, 2013 at 5:31 am #

    It looks like she has the perfect blend of vintage and modern feel – I love what I’ve seen of this book!

  18. Alice R. May 13, 2013 at 6:19 am #

    This looks fun! I’d love to get into it. Thank you for the demo.

  19. L May 13, 2013 at 6:21 am #

    Great book!

  20. julie soden May 13, 2013 at 6:24 am #

    love the look of Sarah’s book. I have her other books so this is on my wish list. great solids in your quilt!

  21. Cathleen Savage May 13, 2013 at 6:31 am #

    I would love to own a copy of Sarah’s new book! It looks great, with gorgeous pics!

  22. Kris May 13, 2013 at 6:36 am #

    I am so terrified of Y Seams!! This particular block with solid fabrics…seems approachable for me to try. The star quilt in the book is amazing!

  23. Heather in Montreal May 13, 2013 at 6:39 am #

    Love the looks of this book. And what a great “Bangles” version, so perfect for my “Manic Monday”!

  24. Peggy May 13, 2013 at 6:42 am #

    I love Sarah’s style – so lovely. I need to do more hand quilting! Maybe this year, I will manage to do one.

  25. Lynne May 13, 2013 at 6:53 am #

    OOH. Love your solids take on this! Thanks for the chance to participate.

  26. Annette A. May 13, 2013 at 7:16 am #

    Lovely quilts! This book would make a great addition to my slowly growing collection of quilting books.

  27. katybee May 13, 2013 at 7:21 am #

    Oooh, I like the bangles one as well. Thank you for the giveaway. I’d love to win. Can’t wait to see your final solid take on it.

  28. Melissa E May 13, 2013 at 7:36 am #

    Y-seams are definitely out of my repertoire too. Good luck and can’t wait to see the finished quilt!

  29. lisa May 13, 2013 at 7:47 am #

    Looks like a fabulous book. I like your bangles blocks. Looks good and always good to try new things.

  30. Tina Short May 13, 2013 at 8:20 am #

    Love the book….not keen on y seams but would give them another go.

  31. Alison May 13, 2013 at 8:38 am #

    If you are shipping internationally, I would love to be considered for the giveaway. Thank you!

  32. Jess May 13, 2013 at 8:52 am #

    What a great book. Thanks!

  33. Tracey P May 13, 2013 at 10:37 am #

    I have this book on loan from the library, but I would love to have it on my shelf permanently! Thanks for the giveaway.

  34. Tamie May 13, 2013 at 10:52 am #

    This book would be a wonderful addition to my library. Thanks for participating in the tour.

  35. Gill May 13, 2013 at 11:22 am #

    This looks such a great book! So far I have successfully avoided Y seams!

  36. Beth T. May 13, 2013 at 11:24 am #

    This book has so much going for it. I cannot possibly resist its charms! I’m trying to hold out long enough
    To see if I might win a copy. :)

  37. Erica May 13, 2013 at 11:29 am #

    I would love to win this beautiful book. I have a finished quilt top and quilt back that I have been waiting to gain the courage to hand quilt.

  38. Susan Evans May 13, 2013 at 11:46 am #

    I love your take on the Bangles. I have yet to try Y seams, so I think you are brave to try them! I

  39. Kim May 13, 2013 at 11:49 am #

    This would be such an awesome book to win!

  40. Melissa Vink May 13, 2013 at 12:01 pm #

    Oh my gosh I would LOVE this book! I love Sarah’s designs and really want to learn how to hand quilt!! Thank you for the opportunity to win such a fantastic book!!

  41. Erica May 13, 2013 at 12:23 pm #

    I’ve been seeing that book on various blogs. Looks awesome!

  42. Lisabeth May 13, 2013 at 12:46 pm #

    The book looks great. Thanks for the opportunity to win it

  43. Heather May 13, 2013 at 12:51 pm #

    Oh man, this book! THIS BOOK! Now there are THREE patterns I see that I am in love with in it. That makes it a must have.

  44. Emily T May 13, 2013 at 1:21 pm #

    This looks like such a lovely book! The giant star would be perfect for my new bed quilt. Thanks for the chance to win :)

  45. Jenny May 13, 2013 at 1:22 pm #

    I’d love a copy. Everything I’ve seen makes it look wonderful. Thanks!

  46. Heather May 13, 2013 at 1:30 pm #

    Another delightful book by Sarah – I’d love to win a copy. Thanks for showing us the start of your version of Bangles.

  47. Patti May 13, 2013 at 1:59 pm #

    This book looks so amazing! Thanks for the review and the giveaway.

  48. Michele T May 13, 2013 at 2:43 pm #

    I love your colours for Bangles – looks amazing!!!

  49. Kim May 13, 2013 at 3:46 pm #

    I like the Bangles pattern as well, and love your color choices. I could be enticed into tying Y seams. I would love to give the book a good home!

  50. Luz2Quilt May 14, 2013 at 2:41 am #

    I love your solid colour version of the Bangles pattern.


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