It’s Fat Quarterly’s Book! Shape Workshop for Quilters

Today’s the day that is my stop on the book tour for this fun new book from the people over at Fat Quarterly!

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When I get a new book to check out, I always try to think about what sets it apart from other books… For me, that’s clear with this one.  More than a group of quilt patterns, this book teaches you a variety of different quilt blocks made with all different shapes.

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From there, it’s up to you to decide how you turn those blocks into a quilt top.  I love this idea of combining teaching with the reader’s personal creativity.  It’s so much fun to learn something and then put your own spin on it.  It leads to such a variety of interesting quilts, rather than a lot of exact duplicates!

But need a bit more guidance? There’s also lots of cute finished projects included. The book is really just full of lots of ideas, inspiration and guidance.

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And I’ll admit it, I was pretty thrilled to see myself quoted on the back of the book!

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Who would like to win a copy? Lark Books was generous enough to donate a copy to a reader so leave a comment here and I’ll pick a random winner early next week.

Follow along with the rest of the tour:

5/29 In Color Order
5/31 Comfort Stitching
6/4 Generation Q
6/7 Sew Mama Sew
6/12 Pat Sloan
6/14 WhipUp
6/18 Sarah Fielke’s The Last Piece
6/22 Fat Quarter Shop
6/26 Diary of a Quilter
6/28 Amy’s Creative Side
7/3 A La Mode Fabric
7/6 It’s Sew Kiki!
7/10 Craft Buds!
7/12 Craft Foxes
7/16 {sew} Allegorical
7/18 Wrap-up Party at FatQuarterly.com!

218 Responses to “It’s Fat Quarterly’s Book! Shape Workshop for Quilters”

  1. Shirley May 24, 2012 at 4:32 pm #

    Looks like an amazing book! Would love to win :)

  2. Jenni May 24, 2012 at 5:12 pm #

    Looks like a great book with lots of potential! Thanks so much for sharing!

  3. SewLindaAnn May 24, 2012 at 5:25 pm #

    I’m sure everything in the book is fresh and exciting, just like the Ezine!

  4. MarciaW May 24, 2012 at 5:57 pm #

    This book would give me some guidance to stretch and release my quilty preconceptions about blocks. It’s written by blogland people that I like and respect. Please enter me into the drawing.

  5. Tricia L May 24, 2012 at 6:01 pm #

    I love that quilt on the back of the book! Can’t wait to pick up a copy.

  6. Sue May 24, 2012 at 6:28 pm #

    This looks like a really great fun and interesting book.

  7. Megan May 24, 2012 at 6:33 pm #

    It looks FABULOUS but you modern quilters are putting them out so FAST!!! I just got YOURS, and Jackie and Katie’s, and the new Stitch! I NEED to win one until I get at least a couple quilts done!

  8. Lindsay May 24, 2012 at 7:11 pm #

    I’d love to win this book, it looks like it would be a great resource.

  9. susana May 24, 2012 at 7:11 pm #

    Seguramente su sorteo no es internacional,pero no importa ,me alegro por su alegria… es que es usted increíblemente talentosa.Aprendo de a poco con su blog.

  10. Ashley Urban May 24, 2012 at 7:27 pm #

    Looks like such a fun book! Good luck to all!

  11. CitricSugar May 24, 2012 at 7:42 pm #

    Oooh, thanks for the chance!! I’ve been wanting to get my hands on a copy…

  12. Ellen Fontaine May 24, 2012 at 7:43 pm #

    Looks very interesting! I like the quilt on the back cover.

  13. Alison Teitelbaum May 24, 2012 at 7:44 pm #

    Even though I never win these things, I still keep hoping. Looks like an awesome book!

  14. Judith May 24, 2012 at 7:46 pm #

    Thanks for the great giveaway. And for the great review.

  15. ritainalaska May 24, 2012 at 8:31 pm #

    a book to inspire … would love to win it! thanx for the opportunity to do so.

  16. janie May 24, 2012 at 8:33 pm #

    this book looks fun! thanks for the chance to win !

  17. MelodyJ May 24, 2012 at 9:29 pm #

    The pictures from the book look great.

    melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

  18. melissa May 24, 2012 at 9:32 pm #

    Thanks so much for doing this giveaway! :)

  19. Ginger May 24, 2012 at 9:43 pm #

    Hope you are hanging in there with the end of your baby-growing… Thanks for taking the time to offer a giveaway!

  20. Jessica May 24, 2012 at 10:20 pm #

    Thaks for the giveaway. I would love a copy!

  21. Yzo May 24, 2012 at 10:28 pm #

    Awesome! I would love to win this book! Thanks :)

  22. Diana May 24, 2012 at 10:52 pm #

    Oh, I love Fat Quarterly! Thanks for the chance!

  23. Beth T. May 24, 2012 at 11:17 pm #

    I’ve been curious about this book, and I’m glad to hear it’s as great as I imagined it would be. Thanks for the giveaway!

  24. Ann May 25, 2012 at 2:50 am #

    Thanks for the giveaway. Looks like I could learn some new techniques with this book.

  25. Jo Ann May 25, 2012 at 6:55 am #

    That looks like a great book, a quilting tool if you will. I love that it is not a “how to make exactly the quilt on the cover” kind of book.

  26. Michele May 25, 2012 at 7:03 am #

    Book looks fabulous. Hope I win.

  27. Karen May 25, 2012 at 7:13 am #

    Looks like a great book. Include me in the drawing please.

  28. Flavia M.-W. May 25, 2012 at 8:32 am #

    how nice! The book looks fantastic! Please pick me!

  29. Monique May 25, 2012 at 10:33 am #

    Love this book already! Hope I win! :)

  30. Sharon M. May 25, 2012 at 10:52 am #

    What a great giveaway. Thank you. Hope I win.

  31. Margaret May 25, 2012 at 11:06 am #

    Looks like a must-have book. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

  32. MollyP May 25, 2012 at 11:33 am #

    I adore Fat Quarterly! This book is a great collection of the group itself. So glad it’s doing a tour. Thanks for the chance to win.

  33. marci May 25, 2012 at 2:45 pm #

    Id love to have acopy of the book!
    thanks

  34. Lynnette May 25, 2012 at 3:12 pm #

    Thanks for the opportunity to win the book – it looks like a lot of fun and some inspiring projects!

  35. Kate May 25, 2012 at 4:35 pm #

    Would love to win this–thanks for the chance!

  36. lisa m May 25, 2012 at 4:44 pm #

    As you said, I love how the book seems to challenge one to be creative. I’d love to win it!

  37. becky derry May 25, 2012 at 5:13 pm #

    I feel the need to own this book already saw the preview earlier. thank-you for the give-away offer. good-luck all. Becky

  38. gisele May 25, 2012 at 5:49 pm #

    Wonderful!

  39. Beth Ferenc May 25, 2012 at 6:16 pm #

    This book looks fabulous! I can’t wait to see the entire book. Thanks for the chance to win it.

  40. Alli May 25, 2012 at 6:17 pm #

    This book looks so fun! Thanks for the chance to win! :)

  41. diane May 25, 2012 at 7:03 pm #

    I’d love to win that book!

  42. Tamie May 25, 2012 at 8:47 pm #

    I would love to add this book to my library. Thanks for participating in the book tour.

  43. Page May 25, 2012 at 11:19 pm #

    Wow! I would love to win this. Congratulations on your pending arrival. I used to knit with my babies on my lap!

  44. QuiltNut Creations May 26, 2012 at 12:00 am #

    Such a great book. Thanx for the chance.

  45. Heather Mentzer May 26, 2012 at 12:51 am #

    That looks like a great book to have, thanks for the giveaway!

  46. Suz May 26, 2012 at 3:44 am #

    Definitely on my ‘wish list’! Thanks for the giveaway!

  47. Amy Eileen Koester May 26, 2012 at 6:19 am #

    I’ve been quilting a long while and modern quilting is fabulous. I need a whole new library of books.

  48. Sue Bone May 26, 2012 at 6:51 am #

    I love the look of the quilt photographed above your quote.

  49. colleen May 26, 2012 at 7:04 am #

    Thank you for the review and giveaway.

  50. Chris May 26, 2012 at 7:05 am #

    This is on my wish list! thanks for the giveaway.

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