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. debi October 9, 2011 at 9:12 am #

    This book looks like it has many fun projects! Cant wait to see it!

  2. sharon October 9, 2011 at 9:19 am #

    I love the cover quilt
    and can even see it on my bed with just a change from the pinks and magenta circles to blue print circles

    thanks for the chance to win this great book!

  3. Liane October 9, 2011 at 9:21 am #

    Would LOVE to win this book! Thanks!

  4. Mary Anne October 9, 2011 at 9:27 am #

    Yes, I WOULD seriously love to win a copy of this book! Thanks for the chance!

  5. Megan October 9, 2011 at 9:38 am #

    Sweet! This book looks amazing!

  6. Kris October 9, 2011 at 9:40 am #

    The book looks to have some great projects, thanks for the chance!

  7. Cristin October 9, 2011 at 9:45 am #

    Mmmm delicious book, looks like a must-have!!! I need to learn to use more solids in my quilts – plus its more cost-effective! :-)
    Thanks Alissa!

  8. Lisa October 9, 2011 at 9:49 am #

    I’m working on a challenge quilt using “Habitat” and several Kona solid colors to coordinate – what fun! I’m looking forward to seeing this book.

  9. Caroline Clouse October 9, 2011 at 10:03 am #

    I would love to win this book! It has some beautiful projects in it! Thanks for the chance!

  10. Erin October 9, 2011 at 10:04 am #

    Looks like an awesome book! Can’t wait to see the projects!

  11. Ginny Axtell October 9, 2011 at 10:04 am #

    Just the few images are a real inspiration. Would love to have a copy!

  12. Elizabeth J October 9, 2011 at 10:14 am #

    Those look like exciting projects! I would love a copy of this book!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  13. Deb October 9, 2011 at 10:16 am #

    Lookds like a great book! I’d love to win a copy!

  14. DianeY October 9, 2011 at 10:27 am #

    I absolutely love the quilt on the cover! And I always judge books by their cover despite obvious warnings noy to!

  15. Anya B. October 9, 2011 at 11:04 am #

    I love the cover quilt!!

  16. Morgan October 9, 2011 at 11:25 am #

    Wow, I love those quilts in the second photo! Gooooorgeous!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  17. Lisa Marie October 9, 2011 at 11:37 am #

    For years I didn’t really use solids but the whole modern quilting look has made me appreciate them. This book looks like it has lots of great ideas! Thanks for the chance to win.

  18. kate C. October 9, 2011 at 11:47 am #

    I love this book, too!! Thanks for the chance to win one!

  19. Kate F. October 9, 2011 at 12:29 pm #

    I’ve never seen string blocks on such a large scale. Looks fun!!

  20. Rita Goshorn October 9, 2011 at 12:38 pm #

    am ejoying the reviews on this book! would like to win one; thanx for the opportunity to do so.

  21. amorette October 9, 2011 at 12:45 pm #

    ah, i wish my beds looked so lovely when they were made…and those quilts are lovely!

  22. Paula October 9, 2011 at 12:52 pm #

    I love mixing solids in with prints! I’m working on my Habitat modern quilt challenge right now, with Konas mixed in – fun! Thank you for the giveaway!

  23. Nancy in IN October 9, 2011 at 12:56 pm #

    I love the pillows–so bright and a stash use.

  24. Carol D. October 9, 2011 at 12:58 pm #

    Such a great looking book! Thanks for the chance to win.

  25. VickiT October 9, 2011 at 1:07 pm #

    Thank you for being part of the tour. I absolutely LOVE that cover quilt. The colors are just amazing. I think if I win the book I might have hubby build a little shelf right in front of my sewing machine so that I can stare and drool at the cover all the time. LOL

  26. Tamie October 9, 2011 at 1:09 pm #

    I’d love to add this book to my library. Thanks for participating in the tour.

  27. liveformemories October 9, 2011 at 1:15 pm #

    I’m just starting to build my quilt book library, and this book looks like it will have several projects I’ll adore!

  28. Cheryl October 9, 2011 at 1:36 pm #

    The book looks like it has lots of fun projects. I love the cirle quilt on the cover and the pillows. Thanks for the chance to win!!

  29. Amanda October 9, 2011 at 1:52 pm #

    I’ll be following this tour with great pleasure!

  30. Claudia October 9, 2011 at 2:04 pm #

    It’s pretty easy to leave a comment. Thank you for the generous giveaway.

  31. Tamar October 9, 2011 at 2:11 pm #

    Oh, I love the sneak peak and could use some modern inspiration!

  32. Carol Y October 9, 2011 at 2:11 pm #

    I really, really want this book! I’m so glad there’s a blog hop for it. :)

  33. Debra L October 9, 2011 at 2:27 pm #

    I really want to make the quilt on the cover!

  34. Jan October 9, 2011 at 2:53 pm #

    I want this book! Solids have become my new favorite fabric — and I can’t get enough of this. Book looks incredible. Thanks for a chance to win….


  35. Tammy October 9, 2011 at 2:56 pm #

    Would love to win this book!

  36. N Castle October 9, 2011 at 3:09 pm #

    Looks like a book brimming with great projects! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

  37. Elle October 9, 2011 at 3:21 pm #

    Looks fantastic – so so so want to win a copy! Thanks!

  38. CitricSugar October 9, 2011 at 3:37 pm #

    I’m definitely going to have to get my hands on this book – winning one would be nice! :-) Thanks!

  39. Jessica Beaumont October 9, 2011 at 3:40 pm #

    Very cute! I love the pillows.

  40. Carlie H October 9, 2011 at 3:42 pm #

    Looks like a great book for inspiration!

  41. SewLindaAnn October 9, 2011 at 3:43 pm #

    Yes, you’re right I definitely want to win the book!

  42. lois October 9, 2011 at 3:45 pm #

    I would love to own that book. Thank you so much !

  43. Ranelle October 9, 2011 at 3:51 pm #

    Wow! What an awesome looking book! Fingers, toes, and legs crossed in hopes of winning a copy. : )

  44. Mark Mulder October 9, 2011 at 3:57 pm #

    Your talent is so inspiring and owning your book would allow me to find out more about how talented you are…..Thanks

  45. sue October 9, 2011 at 3:57 pm #

    Looks like some great, new projects with a clean and modern look!

  46. FHC October 9, 2011 at 4:11 pm #

    definitely leaving my comment =) thanks!

  47. Linda October 9, 2011 at 4:12 pm #

    The book looks awesome! Love to win it!

  48. MarciaW October 9, 2011 at 4:43 pm #

    Giving prints breathing room by using solids – something I want to learn to do well in my quilts. The geometry of these quilts appeals to me so please enter me into the drawing. Modern Mix looks like a good book to use. Thanks for this interesting stop on the book blog tour.

  49. Allison October 9, 2011 at 5:17 pm #

    Crossing my fingers…the book looks awesome! Thanks for the chance to win it.

  50. Alycia October 9, 2011 at 5:29 pm #

    Those are cool quilts – I love the quilting on the circle one – what great texture!


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