Little Bits Quilting Bee blog tour

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

IMG_3675

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.

IMG_3679

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!

IMG_3683

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

IMG_3697

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. Jamie November 14, 2011 at 9:44 am #

    That Constructivist quilt looks awesome! Beautiful and useful book? I’m in!

  2. Molly November 14, 2011 at 9:55 am #

    Looks great! Gotta love a pretty book filled with quilt-y goodness :)

  3. Linda H. November 14, 2011 at 10:03 am #

    I don’t like precuts either. They lack the fun that comes from mixing up and trying out prints and colors from one’s own ideas. This book looks great! I haven’t seen it before. Thanks very much for the chance to win.

  4. Angie November 14, 2011 at 10:26 am #

    There is just something about the feel of a well-made, hardcover book that I have had a passion for since I learned to read as a child. :)

  5. Mary W. November 14, 2011 at 10:35 am #

    Looks like some great ideas for using “little bits” of fabric collections I fall in love with!

  6. kate C. November 14, 2011 at 10:42 am #

    I love that version of the log cabin quilt – and I’d love to win a copy, of course! Thanks for the chance!

  7. Julia C K November 14, 2011 at 10:49 am #

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

  8. Alli November 14, 2011 at 10:53 am #

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

  9. Judi November 14, 2011 at 11:05 am #

    Looks like an awesome book!

  10. mo November 14, 2011 at 11:33 am #

    This book looks great. I would love to win a copy of it!

  11. Martha November 14, 2011 at 12:00 pm #

    Beautiful book….love all the bright colours!

  12. Joy November 14, 2011 at 12:03 pm #

    I really look forward to reading this book at some point. I’d love a copy!

  13. Lindsay November 14, 2011 at 12:15 pm #

    Looks like a great book, thanks for the giveaway!

  14. Kate November 14, 2011 at 12:15 pm #

    What a gorgeous book! Hardcover makes it even better :)

  15. Leigh November 14, 2011 at 12:28 pm #

    I love the word cozy to describe a book! I love all the curves in the quilts.

  16. Katie November 14, 2011 at 12:46 pm #

    It looks like a beautiful book.

  17. Tammia November 14, 2011 at 12:55 pm #

    Beautiful book–it would definitely help me in my quest to learn more about quilting!

  18. Erin November 14, 2011 at 12:55 pm #

    I love precuts! I’d love to win this book.

  19. ali November 14, 2011 at 1:01 pm #

    This looks so fun! I’d love to use it!

  20. Andrea November 14, 2011 at 1:01 pm #

    This book looks great. I would love to have a copy.

  21. Erin M. November 14, 2011 at 1:18 pm #

    I love the patterns shown. I’ve never ever used precuts either, but I do have some stash I’d like to get through to make some of the things shown. Thanks for the intro and giveaway.

  22. Julie November 14, 2011 at 1:51 pm #

    What a beautiful book! I’d love to try the design with the circles…Thanks for a chance to win!

  23. Fran November 14, 2011 at 1:52 pm #

    Is it that fabric is just so much more expensive in England?? I find precuts can be the only way to enjoy a full range of fabric, at least that way you get a bit of everything!

  24. Lynn November 14, 2011 at 1:56 pm #

    I don’t use precuts but the pattens look great! I’d love to win. Thanks for the chance….

  25. beth lehman November 14, 2011 at 2:16 pm #

    looks like some great ideas!!!

  26. Jasmin November 14, 2011 at 2:17 pm #

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

  27. Munaiba November 14, 2011 at 2:23 pm #

    What an interesting book.

  28. Melissa November 14, 2011 at 2:47 pm #

    This looks like a great book! I have some fat quarters I need to use…

  29. Lisa November 14, 2011 at 2:49 pm #

    I love quilting books and this one looks beautifully made!

  30. Kathy November 14, 2011 at 3:07 pm #

    This book looks fantastic. I’ve never used precut fabric and would like to give it a try!

  31. Carrie November 14, 2011 at 3:13 pm #

    What a beautiful book….I think it would keep me inspired for quite a while:)

  32. Jill November 14, 2011 at 3:23 pm #

    I never use precuts either. They really aren’t saving you money unless you never wanted to have any scraps. That said, this book looks so great that it would totally be worth “translating” the patterns for my yardage stash.

  33. Sharon M. November 14, 2011 at 3:39 pm #

    Great book. Thanks for the giveaway. You have such cool stuff.

  34. Heidi November 14, 2011 at 3:42 pm #

    I am absolutely loving all the quilts from this book! I made my first two mini quilts as Christmas gifts this year, thanks for the chance to win!

  35. Four dogs and one quilter November 14, 2011 at 3:55 pm #

    I do use pre-cuts, not that I don’t have any yardage! This book looks fabulous and would love to win a copy for my library. Thanks for the giveaway.

  36. Angela A November 14, 2011 at 4:00 pm #

    This book looks full of projects that are right up my alley. Thanks.

  37. blue.crab November 14, 2011 at 4:09 pm #

    I love all quilting books. Thanks for the chance to win.

  38. jody November 14, 2011 at 4:10 pm #

    I’d love to win this quilting book…looks really good:)
    Thanks so much!!
    jodym7atyahoo.com

  39. janie ! November 14, 2011 at 4:14 pm #

    Oh i would love to win this book. i have several charm packs and all i ever do is play with them. i could use the help ! thanks !

  40. Habibti at home November 14, 2011 at 4:17 pm #

    Looks like an amazing book! I don’t know what is going on in the modern quilting world and the publishers right now but there are like a million books that are coming out that I’d just LOVE to own! Hard to resist! If I dont’ win this one, I’m off to Amazon because I have a Kona Solids Pastel Rainbow Jelly Roll and nothing to make with it yet… I know it will be for a baby – I just don’t know what the quilt will look like yet and this might be the perfect book to put it to work! Thanks!!

  41. Allison C November 14, 2011 at 4:54 pm #

    This looks like a great book! I would love to win a copy.

  42. Shirley November 14, 2011 at 5:00 pm #

    Thanks for the review. This book looks great! :)

  43. Mindy November 14, 2011 at 5:23 pm #

    This book looks great. I would love to win it. Thanks for the chance!

  44. julie November 14, 2011 at 5:27 pm #

    looks like a really interesting book. i look forward to having a better look at it. thank you for the chance.

  45. Vanesa November 14, 2011 at 5:27 pm #

    Love this concept! I’d like to see more, thanks for the giveaway!

  46. Cheryl November 14, 2011 at 5:37 pm #

    I also don’t use precuts, but could perhaps be persuaded with this book.

  47. Diana November 14, 2011 at 5:55 pm #

    Great book, thank sfor the opportunity to win it.

  48. Juli Ann November 14, 2011 at 6:00 pm #

    Looks like a lovely book. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  49. Sherri I November 14, 2011 at 6:06 pm #

    Oh, yes, I would love to win this book! I really do need to put some scraps to good use. Thanks for the chance.

  50. Samantha November 14, 2011 at 6:09 pm #

    Everywhere I go I pick up Fat Quarters. It’s a challenge to see if I get colors/patterns that will work together. And the individual fabrics remind me of my travels. Love to have a book that enables my collection.

MY BOOKS:

Modern Minimal

Block Party

I’m a member of the MQG!

QuiltCon

I sew on a Janome Horizon Memory Craft 8900 QCP

Archives

Copyright ©2008 - 2014 Alissa Haight Carlton - All Rights Reserved