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. Debbie-Esch House Quilts May 26, 2012 at 8:30 am #

    It looks like a fantastic book! Thanks for the giveaway.

  2. Amy May 26, 2012 at 12:36 pm #

    The book looks very interesting! Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. Leigh May 26, 2012 at 3:23 pm #

    Looks like a great book! Thanks for the opportunity!

  4. Lisa Estrada May 26, 2012 at 3:53 pm #

    This book looks intriguing and the layout looks very pleasing. Thanks for the chance to win.

  5. Jacqueline May 26, 2012 at 4:15 pm #

    I’ve been anxiously awaiting this book, it looks fantastic!

  6. Holly Flynn May 26, 2012 at 7:10 pm #

    Can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of this book. Or two. Or three. I know several avid sewers who would love to receive this as much as I would.

  7. Cassie May 26, 2012 at 7:27 pm #

    This looks like sucha fun book!

  8. Donna Joy May 26, 2012 at 8:02 pm #

    This looks like an amazing book for my quilting resource , looks like I would have lots of fun projects.

  9. Jette May 26, 2012 at 10:21 pm #

    This book has been on my wish list for a long time and now it has been released.
    Regards from sunny Copenhagen

  10. Sally Dutton May 27, 2012 at 12:53 am #

    Great looking book . THanks for the chance!

  11. Carla May 27, 2012 at 6:34 am #

    I would love a copy for my library. What a great resource. Thank-you!

  12. Nancy A. May 27, 2012 at 7:23 am #

    Oh what fun I would have playing with the ideas in that book. Thank you for the chance to win!

  13. Lindy S. May 27, 2012 at 7:46 am #

    Very Cool Stuff. Thanks for the giveaway!

  14. Denise May 27, 2012 at 9:09 am #

    It looks like a fun book.

  15. Judith May 27, 2012 at 9:18 am #

    I would love to win that book. It looks really interesting.

  16. Rachel May 27, 2012 at 5:01 pm #

    Would absolutely love to have this book. Thanks for the giveaway.

  17. Anita T. May 27, 2012 at 6:44 pm #

    Pick me, pick me!

  18. Carmen May 27, 2012 at 6:46 pm #

    I would love to win a copy – thanks for the chance!

  19. shawn May 27, 2012 at 8:29 pm #

    What a neat concept! I’d love to win a copy!

  20. Belinda May 27, 2012 at 9:20 pm #

    I’m learning to quilt so this book looks like a fantastic resource! Thanks for the opportunity! the7thsphere@gmail.com

  21. Rhonda H. May 27, 2012 at 9:23 pm #

    Yes, would love to win; thanks for the chance!

  22. Jodi G. May 27, 2012 at 10:43 pm #

    Great looking book full of wonderful quilts and info. Looking forward to the hop and finding out more.

    Thank you and Lark Books for a great giveaway and a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

  23. Stacie May 27, 2012 at 11:30 pm #

    This looks like an awesome book! Thanks for the chance to win!

  24. cinzia allocca May 28, 2012 at 4:05 am #

    looks like there’s some interesting stuff in there! Thanks.

  25. Pam May 28, 2012 at 4:06 am #

    Ohh, how did I miss this, I didn’t know that they had a book coming out. And now I do, I want it…of course!! Winning it would keep me out of trouble with the Finance Department at our place!!

  26. Teri Fritch May 28, 2012 at 4:12 am #

    What a great book. I have leafed through the pages and there are a few things I have my eyes on.

  27. Pattij May 28, 2012 at 5:50 am #

    This looks like such a fun book!

  28. Kyndra May 28, 2012 at 6:45 am #

    It looks like a great book! I would love to have a copy!

  29. Karrie Smith May 28, 2012 at 1:21 pm #

    I REALLY want this book! This book looks so awesome. It’s definitely #1 right now on my Books I NEED list :) THanks for the chance to win! I think it’s cool that also that your quote is on the back!!

  30. Corie May 28, 2012 at 2:51 pm #

    I’ve never made a quilt but I’d love to try!! This book looks awesome! Thank you
    for the book giveaway! I’m wishing myself good luck. (fingers crossed)

  31. KerryQ May 28, 2012 at 3:21 pm #

    I love all the techniques that this book teaches. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

  32. justsewaudrey May 28, 2012 at 5:39 pm #

    This books sounds great! Def gonna get me a copy!

  33. Keri P May 28, 2012 at 6:09 pm #

    This looks like my kind of book! modern, fun & fantastic color &fabric combos! THanks for the chance!

  34. Paula May 28, 2012 at 6:48 pm #

    I would love to win a copy of this book – the Fat Quarterly gang are so talented! Thank you!

  35. Angela Stevens May 28, 2012 at 7:12 pm #

    This book looks awesome :)

  36. Carla G May 29, 2012 at 1:32 am #

    This book looks fantastic! thanks for a chance to win! :)

  37. Kelie May 29, 2012 at 4:50 am #

    Looks like such an amazing book!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

  38. Becky Greene May 29, 2012 at 6:06 am #

    Thanks for a peek insode the book – loads of talent showcased there!!

  39. Renee May 29, 2012 at 6:18 am #

    I would love that book!!

  40. Dana @ Water Penny May 29, 2012 at 7:14 am #

    This book does look great! Congrats on the quote on the back cover! Neat!

  41. Kay May 29, 2012 at 8:55 am #

    This is a fab book, as a new sewer this would make a great resource. Thank you for a thoughtfull giveaway.

  42. YC May 29, 2012 at 10:35 am #

    Some of those blocks look like a great challenge.

  43. lycia naff May 29, 2012 at 10:38 am #

    Would love to win the Fat Quarterly. At the moment, I’ve put my fat quarters on a diet. Gluten free, of course.

    • lycia naff May 29, 2012 at 10:39 am #

      i commented already but it seems it didn’t go through. Here is me wanting to win the book, just in case! Tnx

  44. Lauren May 29, 2012 at 10:42 am #

    Looks awesome, thanks for the opportunity!

  45. Amy DeCesare May 29, 2012 at 1:08 pm #

    Coming from the Fat Quarterly folks, I’m sure this book is a winner! Looks fascinating, and I’d love to see all the blocks.

  46. Lisa McGriff May 29, 2012 at 1:19 pm #

    Count me in to win!
    lisamcgriff@hotmail.com

  47. brenda May 29, 2012 at 2:59 pm #

    what great new quilts!

  48. bee May 29, 2012 at 3:54 pm #

    what a fun looking book!

  49. Kirsten May 29, 2012 at 4:39 pm #

    This looks like such a wonderful book – thanks for the chance to win!

  50. Sallie May 29, 2012 at 4:48 pm #

    Looks like a great book – would love to win! Thanks for the giveaway!

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