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. CJ May 14, 2013 at 2:45 am #

    This book looks amazing. So many things I would like to try. Thank you for the giveaway.

  2. Erin C May 14, 2013 at 4:19 am #

    Looks like a fun book!

  3. Lori Hudson May 14, 2013 at 5:52 am #

    Fussy cut Bangles are dancing in my head :) This looks like a great book.
    Thank you for the opportunity to win it.

  4. Kat May 14, 2013 at 6:53 am #

    OMG, this would be a wonderful start to my quiltbook collection! Love it.

  5. Megan May 14, 2013 at 9:28 am #

    Looks like a great book!

  6. SewLindaAnn May 14, 2013 at 10:03 am #

    Oh yeah, I’m in on this one. Love Sarah’s work.

  7. Sharon SM May 14, 2013 at 11:17 am #

    Looks like a wonderful book. I love your idea of using solids with the patterns. Hope I win, but more important I enjoy your blog.

  8. Melissa May 14, 2013 at 1:35 pm #

    This looks like a great book!

  9. Nicole May 14, 2013 at 3:09 pm #

    Have fun making your quilt. Thanks for the giveaway.

  10. KayD May 14, 2013 at 4:29 pm #

    This pattern in solids will be beautiful!

  11. Sarah May 14, 2013 at 4:45 pm #

    Thank you for the giveaway! I am love what I see of this book.

  12. Jo Ann May 14, 2013 at 5:39 pm #

    What a beautiful book!

  13. Sarah N May 14, 2013 at 6:35 pm #

    This looks like such a lovely book!

  14. Teena May 14, 2013 at 6:38 pm #

    Your fabric/colour choices for the bangles quilt are amazing and I sure would love the chance to win this awesome book. Thanks.

  15. Linda H. May 14, 2013 at 6:45 pm #

    What a nice giveaway, Alissa! Having been in Australia on four different occasions, I truly appreciate the skills of Aussie designers, and Sarah is a real talent. I am fortunate to have had Sarah choose one of my tutorials, for machine-sewn mitered corner binding, to appear on her website. Thank you so much for this great giveaway, and a chance to win.

  16. kate C. May 14, 2013 at 7:13 pm #

    Looks like a neat book! I like the colors you chose to work with!

  17. Pat Anderson May 14, 2013 at 8:50 pm #

    I took Sarah’s Craftsy class and loved it! Would recommend to anyone. She has a great teaching style. Can’t wait to see her new book. Thanks for the chance!

  18. Rhonda May 15, 2013 at 6:37 am #

    I love her style and would love to win a copy o her book. Thanks!

  19. Savannagal May 15, 2013 at 6:52 am #

    I’m new to quilting and trying to learn as much as I can. Thanks for the opportunity to win this book.

  20. Connie May 15, 2013 at 7:02 am #

    What a great looking book…..thanks for this giveaway.

  21. Wendy May 15, 2013 at 7:20 am #

    I love her quilts and would love this new book.

  22. Amy May 15, 2013 at 7:24 am #

    What a beautiful book! I am trying to gather the courage to start my very first quilt! Thanks for the giveaway! Amy @ gasudimack(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

  23. Melanie May 15, 2013 at 8:40 am #

    I’m too cheap to ever buy hardcover books – but would love to add another quilting book to my tiny collection

  24. carriem May 15, 2013 at 11:47 am #

    I love hand quilting! Thanks!

  25. Lisa McGriff May 15, 2013 at 1:05 pm #

    Such beautiful quilts in this book! I hope I win!

  26. Yvonne May 15, 2013 at 1:54 pm #

    This book is on my birthday gift list. I would love to celebrate early by winning your fabulous giveaway.

  27. Sharmond May 15, 2013 at 1:57 pm #

    I have been reading all about this book and really want it now! I am wanting to try a quilt like the one on the book’s cover. Thanks for giveaway opportunity!

  28. Jan Sutter May 15, 2013 at 1:57 pm #

    cute quilts, love the colors!

  29. JaneE May 15, 2013 at 3:54 pm #

    I love the Material Obsession books and am thoroughly looking forward to this one! Can’t wait to see the finished product of your take on the bracelets quilt. FUN!

  30. JaneE May 15, 2013 at 3:59 pm #

    I love the Material Obsession books! This would be a great addition to my collection.
    Your Bangles are fabulous!

  31. Barbara May 15, 2013 at 4:02 pm #

    Inspiring – just need to clean up the craft room!

  32. Ann Dunn May 15, 2013 at 4:59 pm #

    That book looks interesting. Thanks for having the giveaway.

  33. Kathy May 15, 2013 at 6:41 pm #

    I could really learn some new things with this book-looks great!

  34. Anne J May 16, 2013 at 3:47 am #

    Lovely patterns! Teaching myself how to hand quilt, so this book would be great. Thanks for the chance to win.

  35. karen May 16, 2013 at 9:36 am #

    sarah is so inspiring! i have started to handquilt a baby blanket after watching her online tutorial about five times. love your site! best wishes!

  36. MarciaW May 16, 2013 at 5:33 pm #

    I love Sarah’s work and would enjoy using a copy of her book. All those quilts are so beautiful — and I hand quilt. Thanks for the chance. alternate email mlwright29(at)hotmail(dot)com

  37. CindyM May 17, 2013 at 9:48 am #

    I love the simplicity of In a Sea of Blue. Was it hard?

  38. rubynab May 17, 2013 at 11:44 am #

    Thanks for the change to win this beautiful looking book!

  39. Jessica K. May 17, 2013 at 12:16 pm #

    WOW that book looks really fun. Thanks for the giveaway.

  40. Paula May 17, 2013 at 6:53 pm #

    I love the Bangles pattern too, and your colours are great! Thank you for the giveaway!

  41. Alison Gurganus May 18, 2013 at 6:26 am #

    I have had this book on my Amazon wish list for a little while it looks like a lot of fun. I love trying new techniques, you bangles are looking great!

  42. Heather Braun May 18, 2013 at 1:09 pm #

    I love the Bangles pattern too! Would love to have this book in my hands! Thanks for the chance to win!

  43. Erin May 18, 2013 at 7:04 pm #

    This looks like such a lovely book. Thanks to you and Cico for the giveaway!

  44. Melissa May 19, 2013 at 7:38 am #

    I love Sarah Fielke’s work! Thank you for posting some pix of the book.

  45. Crystal smith May 19, 2013 at 6:21 pm #

    I hope I win. I love dreaming over a cup of tea and a quilting book.

  46. Crystal May 19, 2013 at 6:24 pm #

    Love to drink a cup of tea and dream about the quilts I will make from books.

  47. diane May 20, 2013 at 10:26 am #

    Looks like a great book – would love to win!

  48. Leigh May 20, 2013 at 7:01 pm #

    I love the choice of of solids! The book looks great, thanks for the opportunity to win a copy!

  49. Aish S May 21, 2013 at 7:28 am #

    The book loves lovely. Thankyou for the giveaway.
    Aish S.

  50. Melissia May 21, 2013 at 4:19 pm #

    I cannot wait to see your finished quilt! This book looks like it it is full of great ideas, I have really enjoyed seeing the reviews on your blog and others and would love to have a copy. Thanks for the give away!


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