Little Bits Quilting Bee blog tour

Today is my stop on the Little Bits Quilting Bee blog tour!


First off, this might seem odd, but I have to just comment on the actual physical feel of this book. It’s hardcover and has a pocket on the inside holding all of the templates you need for the included patterns. it’s just a solid, pretty book. Rare to come across a hardcover quilting book like this and I have to say, I really like it.


The focus of the book is patterns to use precuts with. Now if you read my blog and keep up with my quilting, you’ll know that I simply never use precuts. That said, any and all of these patterns can be used with your stash – either yardage or scraps!


There’s also 20 pattern in the book – a lot! There’s definitely something for everyone considering just how many patterns are included.


The book also contains loads of important info – all you need to know to make a quilt and so many resources and references as well. Along with being super informative, if I had to use one adjective for the book, it would be cozy. There’s just something about the photography and the great hand drawn illustrations that make reading the book a comfy way to spend some time!

Do you want to win a copy? Chronicle Books have been nice enough to donate one! Just leave a comment here and I’ll pick a winner on Thursday. U.S. shipping only (sorry!).

And follow along with the rest of the tour:

Tuesday, November 15 – West Coast Crafty & Foxy Art Studio
Wednesday, November 16 – Patch Andi
Thursday, November 17 – In Color Order
Friday, November 18 – Kristin La Flamme & Camp Follower Bags & Quilts

Monday, November 21 – Quilt Dad
Tuesday, November 22 – Pat Sloan & Pleasant Home

155 Responses to “Little Bits Quilting Bee blog tour”

  1. Valerie November 14, 2011 at 5:17 am #

    I would LOVE to have a copy of Little Bits! Thanks for the give away! Always read your blog for lots of good inspiration!

  2. Michele November 14, 2011 at 5:28 am #

    Looks like an interesting book. Thanks for the chance to win onw.

  3. Sarah M November 14, 2011 at 5:40 am #

    Oh my, I would love a copy. The quilt I am convinced I have to make for my bedroom is in this book! Thanks for giving away a copy!

  4. colleen November 14, 2011 at 5:49 am #

    This book does look cozy! thanks for the overview and giveaway.

  5. Becky M November 14, 2011 at 5:52 am #

    oh wow, looks like a fantastic book!

  6. kelly November 14, 2011 at 5:59 am #

    i saw this last week on aneela’s blog and it looked so cool! i’d love to get my hands on it. :)

  7. jen November 14, 2011 at 6:00 am #

    thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of this book!

  8. Madison November 14, 2011 at 6:13 am #

    It IS a pretty book! I’d love to add it to quilting library :) Thanks for the chance!

  9. SewLindaAnn November 14, 2011 at 6:14 am #

    I too love the more sturdy books with the pattern slot. Seems to be done more and more. For a book that will be used and read over and over it keeps it all together well.

  10. Carol November 14, 2011 at 6:24 am #

    Love your blog… would love this book for ideas on what to do with stashed precuts.

  11. Gwen Windham November 14, 2011 at 6:28 am #

    I’d LOVE to win a copy of this book. After reading all the raving reviews that everyone has been posting all last week, I’m dying to get a look at it!!! Thanks so much for giving us a chance to win! :-)

  12. Alice R. November 14, 2011 at 6:32 am #

    Oh, dear, have I been under a rock? Why didn’t I know about such a beautiful book? Of course, now I must have it – it looks wonderful! Thank you for the opportunity, please drop my name in (in really big letters!).

  13. PJ November 14, 2011 at 6:33 am #

    3 little girls equals lots of dolls. In other words, I would LOVE to win this.

  14. Debbie-Esch House Quilts November 14, 2011 at 6:38 am #

    Thanks for the glimpse inside this book – it looks terrific. I’ve only started using precuts recently (and still only occasionally), but it looks like there are some great ideas here!

  15. Emily November 14, 2011 at 6:42 am #

    I would love to have a copy of this book!

  16. Flaun November 14, 2011 at 6:54 am #

    Looks lovely!

  17. JustPam November 14, 2011 at 7:00 am #

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

  18. Ing November 14, 2011 at 7:14 am #

    What a pretty book and pretty quilts! Thanks for the give away.

  19. Rita November 14, 2011 at 7:14 am #

    I would love a copy of that book, I love the circle quilt, although it looks hard.

  20. Megan L November 14, 2011 at 7:19 am #

    Very interesting! I’d love a chance to get my hands on this one.

  21. Jessica November 14, 2011 at 7:19 am #

    this looks great! i would love to win a copy, thanks for the chance!

  22. Tamie November 14, 2011 at 7:21 am #

    I’d love to add this book to my library.

  23. Nancy November 14, 2011 at 7:23 am #

    I too, seldom use precuts BUT I can go wild using my stash! I love the “Log Cabin” Little bits featured in the picture! Delightful colors and ideas and oh how I would love to win the book!

  24. Spinnergirl November 14, 2011 at 7:29 am #

    Looks like a great book! Am yearning for a jelly roll quilt!

  25. Sylvia November 14, 2011 at 7:37 am #

    I love using precuts, and would love to win a copy of the book. Thanks for the giveaway.

  26. MiChal November 14, 2011 at 7:41 am #

    Here’s hoping mine is the lucky number!

  27. carriegel November 14, 2011 at 7:45 am #

    I would love this book! Thanks for the chance to win.

  28. duff November 14, 2011 at 7:50 am #

    Uh oh! If you’re not a bibliophile yet, I’d say you’re turning into one! Careful! It’s so addictive! Especially in this increasingly digital age, I love a real book. A book about quilting–what could be better?!

  29. Emily November 14, 2011 at 7:52 am #

    Wow, I LOVE the Constructivist quilt! Looks like a fantastic book, thank you!

  30. Alison November 14, 2011 at 8:05 am #

    This looks like a fun and useful book. Yes please!

  31. Morgan November 14, 2011 at 8:06 am #

    That looks like a great book! I love the rainbowy quilt in the 3rd photo. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  32. Anita November 14, 2011 at 8:13 am #

    I would love to add a copy of this book to my quilting/crafting library. Thank you!

  33. Megan November 14, 2011 at 8:16 am #

    That looks like a beautiful book. Count me in!

  34. Sonia B November 14, 2011 at 8:23 am #

    I love quilt books. Thanks for the chance!

  35. pam mcrae November 14, 2011 at 8:29 am #

    i can’t wait to check this little gem out…sounds quite inspirational!!

  36. Sharon B November 14, 2011 at 8:29 am #

    Thanks for the chance. It does look like a cozy book.

  37. Susan E November 14, 2011 at 8:31 am #

    Oh, this looks like the book I have been waiting for!
    Can’t wait to start the rainbow log cabin!

  38. Terri November 14, 2011 at 8:33 am #

    SWEET!!! : )

  39. Katharine November 14, 2011 at 8:34 am #

    Lovely book! Thanks for the give-away.

  40. Ann November 14, 2011 at 8:36 am #

    Looks like fun. Love the triangle quilt on the wall.

  41. Cat November 14, 2011 at 8:36 am #

    Would love to win such a fun book

  42. Lyanna November 14, 2011 at 8:37 am #

    A hardcover? I’m with you on that one, it’s impressive to publish a quilting book that’s hardcover. Would love to win one of course!

  43. Donna November 14, 2011 at 8:38 am #

    Love that pretty circle quilt on the cover! Would love to win a copy and make one! Thanks for the chance!

  44. Emily curf November 14, 2011 at 8:54 am #

    Hi! I have your block party book and love it!! So fun to see ideas for quilts and bees. This book looks really cool and fun too!

  45. krystina November 14, 2011 at 8:56 am #

    THanks for the chance to win, I’d love a copy of this book!

  46. joan s November 14, 2011 at 9:04 am #

    what a lovely little book! amazon has a few more preview pages and they are simply charming. would love to win a copy!

  47. wintu nancy November 14, 2011 at 9:22 am #

    I keep looking at this in people’s blogs and it looks really neat. Thanks for a chance to win a copy.

  48. Nancy November 14, 2011 at 9:24 am #

    That looks like a fun book to have. I have lots of precuts that I need to use up. Thanks for the giveaway!

  49. Holly November 14, 2011 at 9:37 am #

    What a cool book to use up all of my scraps! I love the pocket of templates, especially after spending the weekend photocopying and cutting templates for a different quilt… yay!

  50. Margaret November 14, 2011 at 9:40 am #

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts on the book. Looks like it would be a nice one to have for inspiration.


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