Fat Quarterly Shape Workshop for Quilters ~ Free Block Pattern

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Katy Jones, Brioni Greenberg, Tacha Brucher and John Q. Adams, the wonders behind the ever-popular Fat Quarterly quilting e-Zine, have a new book for you!

Fat Quarterly Shape Workshop for Quilters includes 60 quilt blocks, 12 quilts and projects and lots of good information for all quilters. If you’re anywhere from a relative beginner to a very experienced quilter you’ll find something to love in Fat Quarterly Shape Workshop for Quilters.

Orange Soda Quilt by Katy Jones

Each section of the book focuses on a shape: triangles, stars, diamonds, squares + rectangles, circles and polygons. We love the consistent use of fabrics throughout the various block visuals, and how each of the four authors contributes something unique to each shape section. We think the book would be the perfect support for traditional or online quilting bees, as well as an all-around great resource to have at your fingertips any time.

Cub Crawl Baby Quilt by John Q. Adams

We have one FREE block pattern from the book for you to download and enjoy today. Get your free copy of the Courtyard Garden Block designed by John Adams! You can also comment to win one of TWO copies of Fat Quarterly Shape Workshop for Quilters. Tell us about you and quilting… Do you love traditional designs? Is modern where it’s at for you? Are you just starting out? Have you quilted since you were little? Are you super-excited about the new Fat Quarterly book?!

There are still tons of tour dates left with lots more information about Fat Quarterly Shape Workshop for Quilters. Several stops will offer up a new, free block pattern and many of the stops also include a new chance to win the book. Take a look!

      6/12 ~

Pat Sloan

      6/14 ~

6/18 ~ Sarah Fielke’s The Last Piece
6/22 ~ Fat Quarter Shop
6/26 ~ Diary of a Quilter
6/28 ~ Amy’s Creative Side
7/3 ~ A La Mode Fabric
7/6 ~ It’s Sew Kiki!
7/10 ~ Craft Buds!
7/12 ~ Craft Foxes
7/16 ~ {sew} Allegorical
7/18 ~ FatQuarterly.com

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189 Responses to Fat Quarterly Shape Workshop for Quilters ~ Free Block Pattern

  1. Diane Higbie says:

    Thanks for the chance to win this book! Love finding new ideas for quilts and such!

  2. Rebecca says:

    I have been sewing for about 1.5 yes. I love modern designs and classic blocks

  3. Carla G says:

    I’m new to quilting so I haven’t found my exact style yet. But I love these quilts that you showed here. And I like exact pieces not abstract. Thanks for a chance to win! πŸ™‚

  4. Marita says:

    I’m an intermediate quilter and do mostly traditional, but I’m trying to break out of my shell and use more brighter colors. The book preview is inspiring!

  5. Jane Bitz says:

    I am becoming a modern quilter after about 15 years as a traditional quilter. I think that I like the no rules, no judgment, do what you want to do and love it approach to modern.

  6. Patty Swatzell says:

    I have been quilting for alot of years and enjoy the people that come with it. What a beautiful day it is! Thanks for the chance to win this great book!

  7. Safiya Alyse says:

    I love traditional blocks done in a modern way. This book looks like it will be an excellent addition to the library!

  8. melissa says:

    I like the fresh colors and prints of modern but some of the traditional block designs, mainly geometric. I’m not a fan of abstract quilt designs.

  9. janita says:

    i love quilts any way they come. i have been quilting for 14 years. quilting blesses the world around me and me too. thanks for a chance to win this book. it looks awesome. janita

  10. Dawn says:

    I have been a sewer/Quilter for a very long time.I LOVE modern fabrics used in traditional blocks.thanks for the chance to win a fabulous book.

  11. Marty Mason says:

    Quilting became a passion several years ago…started out traditional but am now heading straight on into modern. Love the book. Thanks for the opportunity to win it!

  12. Carol says:

    I like symmetry, so I do enjoy a traditional block. However, I love a well-balanced modern look too. I love the bright new patterns. I’m fairly new to quilting. I’ve flipped through the book and it’s beautiful!

  13. Barbara says:

    I have not a clue how you can pick a winner from all this. I have been quilting about 5 years. I love the idea of leaving things to my grandchildren in years to come. I pray it will be pasted down to family to fmmily….Having said that all I can say is I like the book and would love to win a copy…..Thank You!

  14. Pat V. says:

    I tend to prefer traditional blocks. I love the look of modern quilts, but as a relatively new quilter I am still intimidated by some of the shapes and techniques. I think I could learn a lot from this book!

  15. NaomiRuth says:

    I’ve only been quilting 2 years but ilove both traditional and modern quilt patterns, but lean more towards modern fabrics.

  16. Heather K says:

    I’ve been quilting for over 20 years, starting out very traditional, civil war, primitive. Today, I’m president of our local modern quilt guild. What a journey!

  17. mims says:

    i’m into modern quilting, which i think can be done with traditional patterns as well, and i’m very excited about this book!

  18. lm says:

    I like traditional blocks with modern colors and fabrics.

  19. Lynnette says:

    I get inspired by modern quilt designs and colors, but I have a lot of respect for the traditional quilts. I’m just starting out and I think this book looks FABULOUS!

  20. sharon says:

    I took my first quilting class 20 years ago! I love the fresh, clean look of modern quilts. The book looks awesome! Sure hope I win! :0

  21. Christie says:

    I’m enjoying the movement of modern quilting and large square blocks. When I was younger, I thought quilts had to be precisely tiny snippets but now the larger the pieces the more colour and original fabric peeks through. Currently embarking on the Swoon!

  22. eileen says:

    Looks like a great book. I´ve been quilting about 20 years, using some traditional designs spiked up with bright colors. I sew by hand or machine, but for the moment hand quilting everything. My favorite part is mixing colors and designs.

  23. Pat says:

    I love scrappy quilts.

  24. Stacie B. says:

    I’m a brandnew quilter (working on my first quilt now). I’m not sure whether I like traditional or modern styles more, it’s so hard to choose!

  25. Kristin M says:

    I have quilted all types of quilts. What ever happened to catch my eye at the time. Vintage, traditional, modern, reproduction, civil war, I love it all.

  26. Barb says:

    I finally feel as if quilting, although I loved it before, has spoken directly to me with this modern quilt movement. I am humbled by the remarkable talented young and young at heart quilters that share so openly and willingly. Wow!!

  27. Jennyroo says:

    I love combining traditional patterns for quilt blocks with bold, modern fabrics!

  28. Taysha Riggs says:

    Newbie quilter! Would love to win πŸ™‚

  29. Kim McM says:

    I don’t think I’ve ever met a quilt I didn’t like. My favorites tend to be two colors and very graphic, or lots of colors and prints all jumbled together, like a charm quilt, or Log Cabin or Pineapple scrap quilts.

  30. Margaret says:

    I’ve been quilting for about 11 years, since just before my first daughter was born. I wanted her to have a baby quilt and there was no one in my family to do it for me, so I had to learn how. πŸ™‚

  31. Kathleen says:

    I’m just a beginner at quilting, but I find I’m willing to try anything at least once as far as block design, whether it’s machine pieced, hand pieced, paper pieced, I’ll try it! Traditional, modern, doesn’t matter. I only have to make one block to find out if I would like to make multiples. I am really enjoying the process! Thank you for the free block pattern!

  32. Lee says:

    I love traditonal quilting and my daughter loves modern so sometmies we do a mix of it together. thanks!

  33. Jane says:

    I have been quilting since May 2011, so I’m pretty new to all this, but I have already sewn about 20 quilttops so far and noone can stop me πŸ™‚
    It’s not that I am into traditional or modern patterns. It’s always a matter of the fabrics that you choose (at least that’s what I think…) each and every pattern can look tradidtional when using “traditional looking” fabrics, isn’t it?
    I love bright and intense colors – that makes quilts almost always look kinda modern, right?
    I dig into all sorts of literature about quilting that I can get, I loooove all new books that are published – they light up my breaks at work πŸ˜‰ (reading about quilting for 5 minutes gives me the power to work for yet another two exhausting yet boring hours…)
    Thanks for the chance to win this book!

  34. Celia says:

    Modern quilting is more to my taste. I did not grow up within a quilting tradition, but came to love it rather recently, only a few years ago. Love all the wonderful range of fabric patterns available, it is one of the best parts about quilting, the lovely fabric choices.

  35. Laura says:

    I am the daughter of a long-time quilter but g did not take it up until several years ago. I love it but do have a hard time juggling it between kids and work and exercise;) I’m very excited about this book – I’m holding out until after my birthday to buy it (in hopes that I get it as a gift). I love modern quilting but also like the cottage/shabby chic looking quilts too.

  36. Mary Malone says:

    Very fun give away! Thanks for the try. I am both modern and traditional. I love 30’s fabrics and patterns and the new stuff. Send help!

  37. Carmen says:

    I was crazy about modern blocks when I first started sewing three years ago, but now I love the results when I pair modern fabrics with traditional blocks and patterns. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  38. Audrey says:

    I love both traditional and modern quilting, and usually end up making things that are a mixture of both. Thanks!

  39. Martina says:

    I love handpiecing the most. Probalbly I am more a traditional quilter, but I love all those modern ones too.

  40. Cheryl B says:

    I’m a quilter for about 10 years and use traditional block designs but with modern fabrics and lots of color.

  41. Cynthia T. says:

    That looks like a great book! Thanks for the chance.

  42. nicole says:

    beautiful quilts!
    i’m just starting out, so, i’m not sure where my quilting lies. i do like both modern and traditional!

  43. Kathy says:

    My great aunt taught me to quilt when I was 18. My first quilt was made with polyester fabric from the GC Murphy 5 and 10 cent store. We cut the pieces out with scissors using cardboard templates. Mildred would be amazed with rotary cutters and all of the other advances in quilting. I mostly piece my quilts with fabrics I have collected over 30+ years of quilting.

  44. Sara says:

    I’ve been sewing for awhile, but I just started to quilt. And I LOVE it!

  45. Cindy says:

    I love this new book and would enjoy owning a copy.

    I have a few projects in the works, but I am always looking for new ones.

  46. Deanne says:

    I am a transitional quilter – I like many of the traditional patterns but in modern fabrics and usually in a larger scale.

  47. SewLindaAnn says:

    I am actually super excited about the book, they do really fun work. I have been sewing/quilting on and off for about 6 years but I don’t stay doing one type of technique. I also do needlework, crochet, etc. I have all the supplies to learn to paint and inks and stamps for fabric play. I love all styles and go from traditional to art quilt to thread sketch. I keep trying it all and I so LOVE it.

  48. Barbara says:

    I am a contemporary quilter as I love clean simple elegant lines

  49. Kay says:

    I have only recently started doing quilting and so far it has all been handpieced work too. I love hand stitching dresden plates and hexagons. Thank you for a great giveaway.

  50. Sarah McGrath says:

    I like all sorts of quilting, a mix of modern and traditional is great IMO, new twists on classics!

    Great giveaway!

  51. Sally says:

    I love traditional quilts (and fav fabrics are 30s, 1800s and batiks) but I’ve done a few art quilts and some with a very modern twist–guess I just like it all!

  52. Heidi says:

    I’ve been quilting just over half a year, and love the modern quilting movement!

  53. Page says:

    I am new to quilting. I really, really, really want to win this book. I like traditional quilts with either feedsack fabrics or modern fabrics. I like lots of white in quilts with prints for color.

  54. Kristy says:

    I’ve been quilting for what seems like forever and would love to win a copy!

  55. Galatina says:

    So far, I’ve only made little things but am getting increasingly inspired by the modern designs. Would love to win this book to get me started! Thanks for the opportunity.

  56. Janelle says:

    I am new to quilting and love the freedom and improv of modern quilting, so fresh!

  57. CitricSugar says:

    I have been dying to get my hands on a copy!

    I’d say I’m pretty modern in my quilting but I like to dabble with things outside of my style…

  58. Artkat says:

    Although I have sewn for years I have just started quilting this year. Love playing with colours and shapes so would enjoy seeing this book

  59. Kira says:

    I think I’m new to the world of quilting. The longer I am here, the newer I feel. I love simple quilts, contrasting quilts, and oh my, art quilts.

  60. Jennifer says:

    I like quilts with modern fabric. I’ve been into quilting for years, but haven’t made that many quilts. The book looks very good.

  61. Sharon says:

    The book looks awesome — I’ll definitely need a copy. I have been quilting about 4 years. I just dove in head first and haven’t looked back and I love it. Guess I lean more towards modern designs and those with larger pieces. No tiny stuff for my old eyes.

  62. Carole M says:

    I’ve been quilting since 2004, and like more traditional quilting (although I’ve seen some fantastic modern ones, I’ve also seen some questionable ones). However, I don’t like the old fashioned floral fabrics that used to be the norm. I like a lot of the bright colours in modern designs.

  63. Kathleen P says:

    So pretty! I still don’t know what modern and traditional mean, but I’ve been quilting since I was 16. No one seems to care which is which when you send them a quilt.

  64. Brooke says:

    This book looks great! I am a modern quilter with a nod to traditional style.

  65. Barbara York says:

    I think I am going more towards the Moder Blocks but I still love the traditional older blocks. Would love to win a copy of this book, thanks for the opportunity.

  66. Jen says:

    I like traditional quilts with fun, modern, colorful fabric!

  67. Autumn says:

    Im pretty new to quilting. My mom got me into it (I sew clothes) and we are working on a BOM quilt together. I’ve sewn a mini art quilt and am making a full size for my daighter’s birthday.

  68. Lisa E says:

    Been quilting for a while but discovered Modern Quilting about a year ago. Seeing all those beautiful modern quilts really invigorated me. Thanks for the giveaway.

  69. Bia Pinto says:

    How fun! I love Modern Quilting, but I am just beginning πŸ™‚

  70. LeAnne L says:

    I have been quilting quite a while. I am more a traditional quilter. This book looks terrific.

  71. Emma says:

    What a great giveaway, I am a modern quilter with a little experience!

  72. Sabrina says:

    I started sewing in Nov ’10 and still learning. I love all the modern patterns and colors so I like trying new ideas.

    Thanks for an awesome giveaway.

  73. MelodyJ says:

    I really want to learn how to quilt. I like both classic and modern styles. Art Quilts look fun.


  74. I’m relatively new (about 6 months) and loving it. Both as a newbie who likes the freedom of imperfection in some designs and as someone who likes to think outside the box on occasion, I tend to be drawn towards more modern quilting, but sometimes that comes out as wanting to use traditional patterns in a more modern way (modern fabrics, modern colours, adding a flare to the overall design). That said, there are some traditional blocks that make me swoon and I can’t wait to have a chance to learn some of them. I guess I’m still in the honeymoon “everythng-is-amazing” phase, because I love it all.

  75. Hueisei says:

    I love both πŸ™‚
    Thanks for the chance to win .

  76. Robbin says:

    A dear friend introduced me to quilting about 5 years ago. I love all quilts modern, traditional, art quilts. The book looks fantastic!

  77. leah says:

    what a great giveaway…. Love those quilts

  78. Patricia says:

    Great book!

  79. cliodana says:

    wow beautiful book. I’m quiling since 15 years now, love traditionnal and appliqué quilt! love the bright colors. thank’s for the chance to win

  80. Kathy Marsh says:

    I’m always drawn to traditional blocks but I like to do them in bright, modern fabrics, ala Material Obsession.

  81. Kristy says:

    I’ve been mostly a traditional quilter although more and more I am drawn to more modern quilts — something about the clean lines and negative space that is so fun to highlight fantastic fabrics! So I guess as far as quilting goes, I’m a mutt!!

  82. Jennie P. says:

    I’m still a beginner and I love modern designs! Modern all the way for me!!

  83. Tanya says:

    Book looks so beautiful. Can’t wait to take a deeper look inside.

  84. M Evans says:

    Modern is very me, although I do have a soft spot for old paper pieced hexagon patterns.

  85. Margaret says:

    I consider myself more of a modern quilter, but I do like some of the traditional blocks. I’ve been quilting off and on for the last 13 years–the last three of which have been more on than off.

  86. MarciaW says:

    My mother has quilted for more than 65 years and there is a history of quilters on both sides of my family. I started quilting in earnest about 5 years ago. When I taught high school geometry, my mother’s quilts became props for teaching about angles and polygons. The students loved being able to touch the quilts and trace designs with their fingers. I digress. I want this book. I’m both a traditional and modern quilter – good at the geometry though color challenged. Thanks for the chance.

  87. MoeWest says:

    I like both modern and traditional quilts. This looks like an interesting book. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

  88. Sarah says:

    I’m a beginning quilter and so far seem to be attracted to a bit of modern and a bit of traditional. Just depends!

  89. Jodi G. says:

    I’m so excited to hear more about this book. It sounds so informative and inspiring. I’ve been quilting off and on for more than 20 years. My background is more traditional and I love all the history. Last summer I started reading blogs and learning more about the online quilting community. Boy, were my eyes opened! There is so many talented and inspiring people doing amazing things and I’m loving it all. At first I wasn’t too sure about “modern” quilting but there is alot I like.

    Thank you for a super giveaway and a chance to win an amazing book.
    Two copies! So Generous!


  90. Audrey Jaxon says:

    I’ve finally have a crafting space and would love to dive into a quilt making project. These look really interesting. I can’t wait to try one out!

  91. Patsy Booher says:

    I have beening quilting for nearly 20 years now. Although I have been drawn to traditional quilts, the modern ones are now calling to me. I love the designs and the bursts of color.

    This book would be a great addition to my library. Thank you for the pattern!

  92. Andrea churndash says:

    A great book, two great quilts and a darling little girl from the back! Cross fingers1

  93. Tiara says:

    I am a fairly new quilter but I love traditional blocks done with modern fabrics!

  94. Linda says:

    I’ve been quilting for many, many years, modern and improvised is my passion and I am very excited to see the new book…even better if I won it πŸ™‚

  95. Anne says:

    I like modern and traditional quilting. Taught myself how to quilt as a teenager by doing it and reading books.

  96. Michael says:

    Meet John last week at the Fat Quarterly Retreat in London. The only other guy there and we had a great time.

    My mom taught me to Quilt about 8 years ago. Once I started I was hooked. More of a modern quilter but I am open to all types of work. Like working with shapes, colors and prints when planning out my projects.

  97. Jocelyn says:

    I am a traditional quilter, but love the new modern fabrics. This book looks awesome. Thanks for sharing a copy!

  98. Kat says:

    That book looks fantastic! I’m inexplicably drawn to triangles and hexagons; it’d be good to break free of them some time!

  99. GreyCatQuilts says:

    The book looks fabulous!! I’ve migrated to mostly modern designs (and solids), am in love with my HandiQuilter, and need some design ideas to help me whittle my stash down a little :). (so that I can buy more fabric, of course!). Thanks for the contest!

  100. I consider my quilting style to be “modern traditional” πŸ™‚

  101. Kris says:

    I’ve been quilting 12 or so years and love the trad and mod designs! This book looks great from what I’ve seen of it, thanks for the chance!

  102. Jenelle says:

    This looks like a fantastic book. Thanks for the chance! I have been quilting for about a year now and sewed home goods before that. I was drawn to modern quilting because of my love of color and contemporary fabrics.

  103. Christine M says:

    I’m a more traditional quilter and haven’t made anything ‘modern’ yet. But the more I’m seeing modern quilts the more it’s making me want to try one. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  104. Tamie says:

    I have been quilting for a long time but am really wanting to get more into it as my children are much older now. The Modern Quilt Guild was made for me. I’d love to add this book to my library.

  105. Hannah Brown says:

    I am a brand new quilter, just now working on my very first quilt, and I’m LOVING it so far!!! (Not that I’m making anything super-amazing-fantastic, just having fun with it) I would sure love to win that book, to get me started a bit better!! πŸ™‚

  106. Diann Cornell says:

    I’ve been quilting for a long time, but discovered modern quilting in the last few months and it has totally refreshed my interest.

  107. Jacey says:

    I am excited about the book, definitely! The FQ gang are just so much fun. I like a mix of modern and traditional, but am lately just drawn to improv. I like to make it up as I go. I love trying new-to-me techniques, too! And I’ve only considered myself a quilter for about a year. I learned to sew when I was a kid, though.

  108. Wendy says:

    I’ve only made a few baby patchwork quilts, but I’m gathering up the courage to make something larger with “real” blocks. I much prefer modern quilts, but there are a few great traditional styles that I like, such as windowpane quilts.

  109. Jennifer says:

    I do love traditional quilt patterns!

  110. Pam Bricher says:

    Great contest, would love to have this new book. Love the blog!

  111. Kate says:

    I’m just starting out, so I don’t have a ton of exposure to different quilt blocks. But I will say that so far I like traditional blocks or when people take modern twists with them. Thanks for a chance to win though, this book looks awesome!

  112. Angela says:

    I’m new to quilting. I made my nephew a quilt. It was so much fun. I love the look of the traditional patterns but love the modern for my home.

  113. Jodie says:

    I am a thirty something who started quilting 4 years ago and immediately became addicted. My mother and I just started a longarm quilting business in March. My style is non traditional. I like fun bright and fresh fabric patterns. I just signed up for two block swaps on line so this book would be perfect!!

  114. Heather says:

    I’d say that my style is somewhat traditional but I do enjoy using the modern fabrics. Thanks for the giveaway!

  115. I want to win this book, it looks great.

    Costa Rica

  116. Kristine says:

    I’ve been quilting for about 10 years, and I love traditional and modern quilting. I still feel somewhat like a beginner, since I’ve only actually finished 3 quilts. Many more to come, but right now they’re mostly in my head.

  117. rebecca says:

    I like the traditional patterns with new fabric.

  118. Robin Lemke says:

    I’m just starting out with quilts for my girls’ beds and would love to learn some new things! That block looks fabulous!

  119. Miranda says:

    I’ve only made 3 quilts. I’d like to learn to do something other than squares or rectangles. This looks like a great book.

  120. Carmen says:

    I am just starting out but much prefer the traditional quilts. I am very excited about this book – I think I could learn a lot from it.

  121. Franziska says:

    I think I just started quilting as I didn’t make many quilts by now. But I learned so much by reading blogs and of course making quilts. My style is – I think – something between traditional and modern.

  122. Allison C says:

    I’m somewhat new to quilting and like to try out different patterns. I think this book will be a lot of fun…especially the orange soda quilt pattern.

  123. Sarah K says:

    I’m a big fan of modern quilting and am just starting out. This book looks like a wonderful resource!

  124. YC says:

    I’m starting to find my own style in quilting (and up my game in harder to piece blocks), which means looking up all kinds of blocks for inspiration. This looks like a fun book to go through!

  125. LeRoy says:

    Just finished my first quilt and I love seeing such inspirational projects! They totally motivate me to get started on my next project.

  126. Mike Pearson says:

    I love doing traditional work with modern prints or modern flair πŸ™‚

  127. Rhonda says:

    It does look like a great book; thanks for chance to win! I’ve been quilting about 5 years, some traditional patterns, some a little improvised, but lots of “modern” fabrics used. I love to make baby quilts as gifts and there are so many fun fabrics for that!

  128. ritainalaska says:

    i lean towards modern blocks and shapes and love applique, but i try to pick quilts that have a new-to-me technique. i’m still learning and have been quilting 3 of the last five years or so. i’ve a few books, each about something different in quilting. this book would fit my criteria! thanx for the opportunity to win it.

  129. Meghan says:

    I’ve only been quilting for about a year now, but I’m drawn to modern patterns. I still need lots of practice making them come out right though!

  130. Laura says:

    I love the modern quilts – particularly those made with all solids. I just haven’t really made many myself yet! Thanks for the giveaway!

  131. Brigit says:

    I am relatively new to quilting but I really love it. I do a blend of modern and traditional. Traditional patterns adapted to have a modern feel through color choice or paring down a design. I am very excited about this because I have started working with shapes and am super excited about triangles at the moment!

  132. AnnieDee says:

    Just getting back into sewing. This is a wonderful site! And giveaways too! Thanks

  133. I enjoy quilting and I always have a variety of projects in various steps along the way to becoming a quilt. I enjoy modern and traditional and I have a special fondness for applique.

  134. Molly says:

    I’m just learning to quilt, I’ve finished a very basic baby quilt and am at the point where I need to bind my second slightly less basic baby quilt. I love the traditional patterns but am a big fan of bright modern colors so I am drawn to incorporating both.

  135. Debbie H says:

    I just started quilting again after about 3 years. I just got a new sewing machine and am now in the process of making a quilt for my nephew’s wedding. I live bright bold modern designs. thanks!

  136. Linda says:

    Hi! I’ve quilted for decades, but if I have to say how many, you’ll know I’m OLD! But I can change my ways. I’ve gone from thoroughly traditional quilting with dull, muddy fabrics, to slightly liberated quilting with clear, bright and solid fabrics. Thank you for the chance to win that book so I can continue to change my ways.

  137. bruinbr says:

    I’ve only been quilting for a little over a year now, so I’m still pretty green πŸ™‚ I love more modern quilts and prints usually. Thanks for the giveaway!

  138. Karen Gail says:

    What a colorful, charming book! My favorite quilt was the story quilt I made while taking classes at Hiram Weekend College in Hiram, Ohio. With the encouragement of my instructors, my story quilt told of my life-long desire to pursue my forever dream of attending college there & graduating at the age of 58!!

  139. carriem says:

    I love traditional quilt shapes, but I am eager to branch out. I love to hand quilt.

  140. Corrie says:

    Would love a copy of this book! Getting a bit bored of trying to modernise just the basic courtyard steps and stars. I just started quilting this year and I’m amazed by how satisfying it is, particularly compared to garment sewing which is an exercise in despair half the time for me.

  141. VickiT says:

    I know this has to be a great book. I was a subscriber to Fat Quarterly until it ran out and I haven’t renewed again yet. They had such a great variety of quilts and other things so I know that book must be awesome.

    Thank you for the block.

  142. Brie says:

    Just starting to quilt! On my second quilt!

  143. Jenni says:

    What a great giveaway!
    I’m still new to quilting, but I love the look of modern quilts.

  144. Ellen M. says:

    I’m a “old” sewer but a new quilter. I was never interested in quilting until I recently started seeing modern quilting. Now I’m giving it a try! Thanks for the chance to win!

  145. mary jane yoder says:

    I am just starting my first quilt out of fat quarters..I am excited go see how it turns out. Sounds like a fun book.I would be pleased to have book with different ideas.

  146. Kadybug says:

    This book looks fun! I want to try everything so, I tend to do both modern and traditional. I haven’t really settled on a style yet. I learned to quilt about 15 years ago. I only really got into the craft a few years ago when I began reteaching/remembering how to quilt.

  147. Hilary says:

    I like clean design, so I lean toward modern quilting but like both. I’ve been sewing for years but only in last two years started quilting in part because of all the wonderful fabrics, great inspiration, and tutorials on sites like yours.

  148. would love to win this book, i’ve made a couple of simple checkerboard style quilts, but would love to branch out and make some funky modern blocks and put them all together for a quilt

  149. Laura says:

    I’m fairly new to quilting. I have a few quilts under my belt, and am looking to expand my knowledge on different shapes and blocks. I love modern quilting with a touch of traditional!

  150. Crystal says:

    I’m new to quilting and tend to like more modern designs. I have no experience with sewing curved pieces – but I love seeing them on other people’s work. I’m always inspired by what others do! Thanks for sharing the book.

  151. MC says:

    I love modern quilting and bright colours. That Orange Soda quilt is right up my alley!

  152. Jenny says:

    I aspirationally quilt more than I do in real life these days, with two young kids and a work schedule. I hadn’t been so into this book because the glimpses I’d seen made it look fairly traditional (complex pieced blocks) but I love the baby quilt pictured here, that mixes blocks with strips — that looks like such a clean-lined, elegant and modern design which also (helpfully!) cuts down on the time to make a hand-made item. Saved for the file…and it makes me hope to win the book! Thanks for the giveaway!

  153. Anya says:

    What a great book! I’ve been quilting since I was a kid and now I’m trying to push myself into a more modern style. We’ll see how it goes!

  154. Sara says:

    looks like a great book! i aim more towards modern fabrics but i like both mod and traditional piecing.

  155. Theresa says:

    I am just learning, but I really like modern quilts.

  156. Fawn says:

    In terms of quilting I’m a newbie. I learned how to quilt in fall 2010 and I’ve made a few small projects since then and am working on my first full sized quilt currently. I have multiple projects lined up after that. I’m definitely more intrigued by modern quilting designs over the more traditional ones though.

  157. Tashina says:

    This is so awesome! I am a beginning quilter, and I would love to do some of this stuff!

  158. Theresa says:

    I’m just learning, but I really like modern ones.

  159. DianeY says:

    I like somewhat traditional blocks with a modern twist & bright fabrics. What I don’t care for is making the same block in the same fabrics over & over again. To me it gets a bit boring & tedious

  160. Lynn says:

    I’m on year 12 of being a beginner. I’ve broken free of traditional quilting. Well sort of, because I still love a pinwheel quilt other patterns if they are a little unique.
    Fun book, thanks for the giveaway!

  161. mamawass says:

    I’m just starting out quilting. I have my first baby on the way and am planning on making a quilt for him or her!!

  162. Mary says:

    I love modern quilting, I am so excited about this book I was at the FQ Retreat last weekend and they had books in the raffle but I didn’t win πŸ™ So I would love to have a copy from you! thanks for the giveaway

  163. Gill says:

    Thanks for the free pattern!
    I love modern and improv!
    This looks such a great book!

  164. Melody says:

    The book looks fabulous. I am finding more and more that traditional patterns look, just that…traditional, and am being very attracted to more modern designs. I learned to sew, patchwork, crochet and quilt when I was little, but have had little time to pursue much as I worked and raised a child. Now I have more time, and I do many creative things. Most of the quilted things I make now are small…fabric postcards, mugrugs, and other small quilts.

  165. Chaleen says:


  166. Catherine says:

    I am just starting out, but I tend toward traditional patterns made with colorful fabrics.

    Thanks for the chance!

  167. Karen says:

    I just purchased the book – but my daughter would love a copy!

  168. Carole Lee says:

    Hi, I am a quilter of about 5 years now but I am also a caregiver and time to quilt is not as easy to find anymore. In the past I have kept busy with traditional patterns and blocks but have a new love interest in the modern quilts–I love how fresh and energetic they are. Thank you for allowing me to see many of the beautiful fabrics available and to read what is happening in the modern quilting world.

  169. Jo Robertson says:

    I’ve only made one quilt – and that was a simple strip quilt. I think I like the more modern designs, I’m on the look out for some ideas for my next project

  170. Samina says:

    Love that riot of color on the Orange Soda quilt! Seeing that on my bed would make me smile every time I saw it.

  171. Jess says:

    I’ve made a few quilts – one for each of my sons, one for my dad and one for my sister. Mostly just straight lines or patchwork. I’d like to branch out, but I do prefer basic, clean designs over the really complicated ones. I’m really loving that baby quilt in the photo above!!!


  172. I would love to start quilting but it looks so time consuming and my girls barely let me sew as it is.

  173. Judith says:

    I’m new to quilting, but have been sewing since I was in middle school. At this point, I lean more towards the traditional designs. The book looks like a great resource!

  174. Jen T says:

    I have been quilting for 5 years, and am currently balancing several “mommy, I wants” with guilt over not doing anything for the one kid who can’t yet talk. I tend towards the more traditional designs. And I love the Fat Quarterly e-zine and am very excited about the book!

  175. Stephanie says:

    I would love to win a copy of the book!

    I just started working on my first full size (twin) quilt. I love the more modern style, and modern fabric lines.

  176. Katie says:

    I usually do traditional designs but SO want to start trying modern!

  177. mjb says:

    I love modern quilting, but the longer I quilt the more I’m fascinated by traditional designs and quilt history, too.

  178. Sharon T says:

    Wow! Thanks gor the great give away! I quilt using bright clear colors and would say Modern is my style. Though I love solids, I tend to sew scrappy using mainly Kaffe, Amy, and such. Stitching quilts has been my main focus for about thirty years, and my stash is ever evolving.

  179. Chelsea says:

    That block is so fun!

    I’ve been quilting for 2o years, getting my start as a teenager with some quilts my mum started before I was born! While I live traditional stuff I’m definitely a modern quilter.

  180. Kelly C. says:

    I’m pretty new to quilting. I’ve read a ton of books but I’m just finishing my first quilt. I’m in love! Quilting is amazing!

  181. Mary P says:

    I have quilted since I was 10 years old but I feel like I am always learning something new.

  182. trillium says:

    I’m a novice quilter and I like the modern designs. I like asymmetrical designs the best. I’d love to win this book.

  183. Meg says:

    I’m a new quilter, and I’m all about modern and straightforward. I quilt to relieve stress from work and grad school!

  184. Michala Thake says:

    I’m new to quilting so would love to win this book. It looks fantastic! Thanks for the chance and the block!

  185. Charlene says:

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

  186. jen says:

    I like easy desings that look like work lol. I’m BRAND new to quilting and still scared to piece and finish

  187. Ruth says:

    What an awesome beautiful book!

  188. Irenoski88 says:

    I am just a beginner and I love reading your blog, so inspiring! I love traditional quilting and blocks such as FWs ones but I don’t use vintage fabrics, I prefer Lecien florals instead. Thank you very much for sharing so many tutorials, I really appreciate that as a beginner!

  189. Jody says:

    Oh, what a great giveaway. Promising myself extra quilting time this summer, and these would be great!

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