Modern Mix blog tour

It’s my stop on another book blog tour today. This time around it’s for a fellow Stash Books author, Jessica Levitt and her book Modern Mix.


The mix that the title refers to is solid and patterned fabrics.  If you follow my blog at all, you know I’m a real lover of solids. Jessica’s book proves over and over that solids set off a project and give patterned fabric some room to breath and be appreciated.


The book is chock full of projects that use all different quantities of solid fabrics and each one is beautiful.


The projects range in size and complexity. Everything from big bed quilts to pillows and little pouches.  So many great projects here – you’re certain to be inspired to get to the sewing machine and sew some of them up!

And I’ll bet you seriously want a copy of this book, huh?? Well you get a chance to win one right now! Leave a comment on this post and one lucky winner will get a copy. I’ll pick a winner on Wednesday the 12th.

If you’d like to follow along, the remaining stops on the tour are:

Monday 10/10:  Stop Staring and…Start Sewing
Tuesday 10/11:  Quilting is My Therapy
Wednesday 10/12:  Stitch Magazine Blog
Thursday 10/13:  Oh Fransson
Friday 10/14:  Generation Q Magazine
Saturday 10/15:  Quilt Dad
Sunday 10/16:  Confessions of a Craft Addict
Monday 10/17:  Amy’s Creative Side
Tuesday 10/18:  Pink Chalk Studio
Wednesday 10/19:  Connecting Threads
Thursday 10/20:  Keepsake Quilting
Friday 10/21:  Juicy Bits

Good luck!

193 Responses to “Modern Mix blog tour”

  1. Linda October 10, 2011 at 12:49 pm #


    • Cheri October 11, 2011 at 6:14 am #

      Great book! Can’t wait to see the rest of it…
      Thanks for sharing…

  2. quiltmom anna October 10, 2011 at 1:04 pm #

    This looks like a fun book- the string quilt is very pretty indeed. Thanks for a chance to win such a nice book.
    Regards from Western Canada,

  3. Jocelyn October 10, 2011 at 1:14 pm #

    Wow this book looks amazing! So fun. Thanks for sharing.

  4. krystina October 10, 2011 at 1:21 pm #

    Looks like a great book, I would love to win it. Thanks for the chance!

  5. Sally October 10, 2011 at 1:33 pm #

    This looks like a fun book!

  6. Carla G October 10, 2011 at 2:44 pm #

    This book looks fabulous! I love the string quilts and the circles quilt on the cover! Thanks for a chance to win! :)

  7. Anne October 10, 2011 at 3:06 pm #

    Love the idea of solids with the prints. I’m always taken in by the large scale prints but more recently am adding solids to the mix. Would love to win this book and see her take on pulling it together.

  8. diane hoffman October 10, 2011 at 5:28 pm #

    Love the pics of the solids/pattern mix. Would love to win a new quilt book and thanks for sharing.

  9. Sylvia October 10, 2011 at 5:38 pm #

    Looks awesome–thanks for the chance to win!

  10. Margaret October 10, 2011 at 6:44 pm #

    I’m really getting into using more solids and less patterned fabric. Would love this book! Thanks for the chance.

  11. Penny October 10, 2011 at 6:52 pm #

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway! I am thrilled to see reviews on the book that are so helpful. I live in Canada but have a US shipping address if needed. Thanks!

  12. June October 10, 2011 at 7:30 pm #

    The book just makes me want to go start another project. Love the designs.

  13. Beth T. October 10, 2011 at 7:48 pm #

    I have been wishing for this book–thanks so much for the chance to win a copy. I’ve about worn out my copy of your book and am ready for my next source of inspiration. (That sounds like blatant flattery but it’s true.)

  14. BFromM October 10, 2011 at 8:09 pm #

    This sounds like a book I would love.

  15. Valerie October 10, 2011 at 8:59 pm #

    Great blog! Looks like this book will be a favorite of mine! Thanks for the give away!

  16. Nicole Gendy October 10, 2011 at 9:01 pm #

    Those pillows look like lots of fun. I’m sure there are many lovely projects in this book!

  17. Lynn Pitzer October 10, 2011 at 9:04 pm #

    Love this book! And, I so agree with you on how solids can reveal such a unique depth to the quilt! Woukd love to win this book!

  18. Bree Crocetti October 10, 2011 at 9:46 pm #

    As a new quilter, I need to build up my book selection! I have yours, now I need this one!

  19. Krista - Poppyprint October 10, 2011 at 9:49 pm #

    Having just completed the For the Love of Solids swap, I’m hooked! Sign me up please! What a great idea for a book theme.

  20. Heather October 10, 2011 at 10:36 pm #

    You bet I’d love to get my hands on a copy of this book! I need to make some of these quilts! NEED!

  21. Rachelle October 11, 2011 at 12:39 am #

    Love the looks of those quilts; I think this will have to go on my “to purchase” list

  22. Sam October 11, 2011 at 12:57 am #

    I love the look of this book…sign me up as very interested :-)

  23. Jen B October 11, 2011 at 1:57 am #

    The pictures in this book are just so lovely to look at. I’m really looking forward to seeing the book in real life and sewing something from it!

  24. Helen in Switzerland October 11, 2011 at 2:42 am #

    That looks like a great book – the pillows are just gorgeous! Please throw my name in the hat Alissa!

  25. Mama Spark October 11, 2011 at 4:15 am #

    Looks like a great book. Would love to win a copy!

  26. beth lehman October 11, 2011 at 4:30 am #

    Love some of those solids – colors I wouldn’t necessarily jump at – but the bold is so striking – and those giant string blocks??!! YUM!!!

  27. Tennile Martin October 11, 2011 at 5:42 am #

    This book looks fabulous! Very inspiring I’m sure, fingers crossed

  28. Kim Tamok October 11, 2011 at 5:43 am #

    Looks like a great book with a nice mix of projects!

  29. Ebeth October 11, 2011 at 7:32 am #

    Gorgeous use of color!! Thanks for the chance!

  30. Lisa K October 11, 2011 at 9:05 am #

    I NEED that cover quilt on my bed!! This is a great tour, thanks for sharing!

  31. Mindy October 11, 2011 at 10:43 am #

    This book looks fun…so many awesome patterns. Thanks for the chance to win it!

  32. Keri P October 11, 2011 at 12:09 pm #

    Would LOVE to chance to win & learn how to use solids together. I tend to stick with prints…but I am up for a challenge!!!

  33. Vanesa October 11, 2011 at 12:13 pm #

    This book looks great! I can’t wait to see some of the other projects in it!

  34. Robyn October 11, 2011 at 1:45 pm #

    I would love a copy of this book!

  35. Meg October 11, 2011 at 2:24 pm #

    Looks like there are lots of cool projects and interesting mixes of fabrics–I’d love to win a copy!

  36. Merran October 11, 2011 at 6:31 pm #

    I totally agree, mixing solids and patterns is the way to go!

  37. FHC October 11, 2011 at 7:40 pm #

    so much goodness in this book! thank you for the winning opps!

  38. grace October 12, 2011 at 7:45 am #

    so glad that modern quilting is taking such a hold. lovely!

  39. Amanda October 12, 2011 at 8:11 am #

    This book sounds wonderful! I am new to quilting, in love with the patterns and color variations! Thank you!!

  40. patty October 12, 2011 at 8:20 am #

    This book looks like it would be quite inspirational. Thanks for hosting a giveaway.

  41. Patricia October 12, 2011 at 9:54 am #

    It seems to be a great and inspirational book. I’d love to win a copy.
    Thanks for the giveaway.


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