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. Gill October 9, 2011 at 3:12 am #

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

  2. Alli October 9, 2011 at 3:23 am #

    The projects in the book look really pretty! Thanks for the chance to win! :)

  3. Loullabelle October 9, 2011 at 3:23 am #

    I’ve seen a couple of reviews of this book so far – the projects look so funky but also immensely practical. Love it!

  4. Alison October 9, 2011 at 3:49 am #

    Lovely looking book. Would look even lovelier on my book shelf!

  5. Lisa October 9, 2011 at 3:49 am #

    I love the way Jessica combines colours, both with prints and solids. Gorgeous and rich!

  6. Jess October 9, 2011 at 4:00 am #

    I am sooo loving the images from this book, would love to win a copy!

  7. Sequana October 9, 2011 at 4:00 am #

    If I don’t win this book, I’ll need to buy it, I fear. So help me out and pick my name. :)

  8. Jacque. October 9, 2011 at 4:04 am #

    ohhhhh, I am so excited about this book…and would love to win a copy! Thank you for the opportunity!

  9. Laura October 9, 2011 at 4:11 am #

    This book looks great! Thanks for the opportunity.

    -another solids lover

  10. Jessica October 9, 2011 at 4:20 am #

    This looks like a fabulous book. Thank you for the great giveaway!!

  11. kerry October 9, 2011 at 4:29 am #

    de-lurking for this gorgeous book. lovely!

  12. cynthia October 9, 2011 at 4:45 am #

    Cute pillows would love to get my hands on that book!!!!

  13. charlotte October 9, 2011 at 4:48 am #

    This looks to be another great book on modern designing of quilts. I would love to win a copy. Thanks for the blog tour.

  14. Jenny October 9, 2011 at 4:50 am #

    yes! id love a copy of this book!

  15. Lara October 9, 2011 at 5:05 am #

    This book looks interesting! I love mixing solids and prints too :)

  16. Deanna Brantly October 9, 2011 at 5:07 am #

    I love solids! This book would get a full life in my home ;)

  17. Jodi October 9, 2011 at 5:13 am #

    Sounds like a great book, I would love to win a copy.

  18. Ann October 9, 2011 at 5:15 am #

    Wow! I love Jessica’s fabrics but somehow I was unaware she was writing a book…gotta lift up that rock I live under. What a treat it would be to win a copy, thanks for the chance.

  19. Mary on Lake Pulaski October 9, 2011 at 5:25 am #

    Great Mix and Match peeks into Jessica’s book – I want to see more!

  20. Summer October 9, 2011 at 5:30 am #

    Thanks so much for the chance to win this book! I would love a copy!

  21. Deb October 9, 2011 at 5:32 am #

    I love the modern style quilts and think I’d get much use from this book. I;d love to be included to win! thanks!

  22. Hannah October 9, 2011 at 5:48 am #

    ooh, this book looks really great. Thanks for the giveaway!

  23. Judy C in NC October 9, 2011 at 5:59 am #

    What wonderful reviews of this book. Thank you for yours and for the opportunity to win this book. Judy C

  24. Donna B October 9, 2011 at 6:00 am #

    Love the peeks into this book! Can’t wait to see more!

  25. KellyS October 9, 2011 at 6:05 am #

    This book looks absolutely fabulous! Another one for my library! Thanks for the chance to win it!

  26. Cindy October 9, 2011 at 6:09 am #

    I’m fairly new to quilting and would love to win a copy. Thanks!

  27. Erin October 9, 2011 at 6:33 am #

    I always struggle with combining prints and solids, wondering if the solid is *perfect* for the prints I’m using. This would be an awesome resource as I try to gain confidence with the “mix”!

  28. maria October 9, 2011 at 6:37 am #

    so fun! I love pairing solids with patterns. It helps to tame the project. :-)

  29. Gina.S October 9, 2011 at 6:42 am #

    I really like the newer designs. I didn’t care much for quilting because of all the small pieces. Now i’m loving it! This looks like a great book with fresh designs. :)

  30. CathyC in Alberta October 9, 2011 at 6:46 am #

    Would love to win this book..get me outside of my traditional quilts.

  31. Betty October 9, 2011 at 7:07 am #

    Really enjoy looking at the solid and patterned fabric mixes–simple, yet inspirational.

  32. brenda October 9, 2011 at 7:20 am #

    love the pillows! great give-away!!

  33. katie r October 9, 2011 at 7:21 am #

    Love the mixes- her color and fabric choices are great and the modern lines are so beautiful.

  34. Andrea October 9, 2011 at 7:22 am #

    Oooh, this looks lovely! Thanks for the giveaway!

  35. Andrea October 9, 2011 at 7:35 am #

    I love those scrappy twin quilts. So gorgeous. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

  36. Jenny October 9, 2011 at 7:42 am #

    I really, really, really want this book!

  37. Debbie-Esch House Quilts October 9, 2011 at 7:43 am #

    I’ve been mixing my prints and solids a bit more lately – I’d love to read about Jessica’s thoughts on the subject!

    • Jenniffier October 9, 2011 at 7:56 am #

      You are so right. I really do want this book. :)

  38. blue.crab October 9, 2011 at 7:54 am #

    Oh, those look so inspiring! I’d love to have that.

  39. Mary Ann October 9, 2011 at 7:57 am #

    That cover quilt with the bubble quilting has been catching my eye all week! Thanks for another chance to win this book.

  40. Shayla October 9, 2011 at 7:58 am #

    Her color choices are great! I love the cover quilt!

  41. Heather October 9, 2011 at 8:00 am #

    I’d love to win this book!!!

  42. Sonia B October 9, 2011 at 8:05 am #

    Thanks for the chance!

  43. roccagal October 9, 2011 at 8:14 am #

    I just love your blog and all the helpful creative tips and tutorials you post for the readers!!!Thank so much-you have pushed me to trust my instincts and just have fun and create. I would love to win this great book-thanks for the giveaway!

  44. Phoebe October 9, 2011 at 8:27 am #

    I can’t wait to check out this book!

  45. Tsoniki Crazy Bull October 9, 2011 at 8:28 am #

    I LOVE string quilts! I’ve not made one but I have made pillows using the same technique. My next project is a pin cushion. Great book!

  46. Donna October 9, 2011 at 8:34 am #

    Looks like a wonderful book for seeing quilts in a new light–I’d love to win a copy! Thanks for the opportunity!

  47. adina October 9, 2011 at 8:46 am #

    wow…i had to take a gasp of air when I saw the twin string quilt in blue….must make for my bedroom…
    thanks for this giveaway! also, i usually read you in a reader and just popped over…your blog looks so great!!!

  48. Bea October 9, 2011 at 8:59 am #

    Can I have that bedroom? So much cooler than mine. Thanks for this giveaway!

  49. Rebecka October 9, 2011 at 9:06 am #

    Oo, me! I’d love a copy. It looks like a keeper!

  50. Valerie October 9, 2011 at 9:08 am #

    This book looks like a lot of fun!


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