more book reviews and more giveaways

Enjoy a few more of the newest books available on book shelves now.
Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts has got  to be one of the most talented, hardest working women in our industry. She is so creative and gracious at sharing her techniques
 and talent with us all.
Her quilts and projects always take my breath away. The combination of batiks and prints is amazing. I had a big lone star scrappy quilt started, then I saw her book and calendar. It stopped me dead in my tracks trying to decide if I should do borders like hers. Love it!!
I have one of her books for a Giveaway. Use Scrappy Fireworks in your comments if you want to be entered in the drawing for a book.
 She also has a  calendar to match
Applique with Attitude is the latest creation from Becky Goldsmith and Linda Jenkins.
Again, two very talented ladies. I love the title because neither of these two ladies have an attitude at all. What they do have is a creative way with fabrics, color and combination of the two.
I have an Applique with Attitude book for a giveaway. List the title in your comments in you want it/NEED it.
Look at their great you tube video they are sharing from their book.

Alissa Haight Carlton’s book is Modern Minimal. Alissa creates quilt with a great use of negative space that makes each piece a work of art. With great photography and room settings you can easily put any of these quilts on your bed or see them hanging on a wall in a gallery. Do you want this one? Leave a comment including Modern Minimal.
Free Motion Quilting with Angela Walters features step by step designs for machine quilting. Designs such as pulleys, Wonky Diamonds, Sun rays and Figure 8’s are just a few of the quilting designs that are showcased throwout.
 I also have one of these books for a giveaway.
Use FREE MOTION in your comment.
Shape Workshop for Quilters published by Lark Crafts
I have finally gotten my hands on this book and I love it as much as I knew I would. The book is a collaboration from the talented crew of the e-magazine Fat Quarterly. Katy Jones, Brioni Greenberg, Tacha Bruecher and John Q. Adams  have brought together 60 different blocks designs along with several quilt layouts using these blocks.
Gwen Marston  has a wonderful way of encouraging traditional quilters to  feel liberated by braking some of the rules in traditional quilting methods. Enjoy the variety of quilts and quilt makers that she showcases in Liberated Medallion Quilts. These quilts could nave been made by our ancestors or possibly by the current modern movement of quilt makers.

I have 4 of the above books for giveaways. I will announce the winners on Thursday morning, so leave your comment before then. Also make sure I have an email address to let you know that you were a winner.


  1. Cille says:

    Applique with Attitude is a must have. Thank you so much for posting the video. I think I may have finally gathered enough courage to do a turnover appliqué.

  2. Ramona says:

    Edyta always pulls in so many fabric colors and they alway look great. Her Scrappy Fireworks book looks like a must have just to figure out how she made that border!

  3. kay says:

    I kid you not, Scrappy Fireworks AND Applique with Attitude AND Modern Minimal AND Free Motion are all already on my "gotta have it" list. Oh, I hope I'm a winner of one of these!

  4. scottylover says:

    I am organizing my stash and realize I have a ton of scraps. The Scrappy Fireworks book would be perfect for me to use some of them on!

    Thanks for the great give away!
    Sandy A

  5. Marcia W. says:

    I would love to win any of these wonderful books Modern Minimal, Scrappy Fireworks, Applique With Attitude, or Free Motion! Thanks so much for this giveaway. These books look wonderful too: Shape Workshop for Quilters published by Lark Crafts and (the new to me) Liberated Medallion Quilts. Thanks for taking the time to give these reviews. alternate email mlwright29(at)hotmail(dot)com

  6. Gill says:

    I would be thrilled to win any of these books!! Scrappy fireworks, applique with attitude, modern minimal and free motion! I think my favourite would be modern minimal

  7. Linda says:

    What a great giveaway. Thanks! I would love own each of these amazing books but I think Becky and Linda's Applique with Attitude would be such fun.

  8. mamabug says:

    OMG!!! I can't tell you how much I would love Aplique with an Attitude!! If those cute, CUTE birds are in the book I would make my daughter extremely happy if I would do a few of them for her newly decorated nursery (my grandchild #1) She has decorated in birds and this would go so nicely. Thank You

  9. Quiltjane says:

    Wow, There are so many wonderful books to chose from. So much talent our there. I would love to have any of these books grace my quilting bookshelf. Thank you for the giveaway.

  10. hueisei says:

    I loved to have a chance to win the books 🙂
    I would to win this book in order- Shape Workshop for Quilters , FMQ, Scrappy Fireworks and Applique with Attitude.
    Thank you^^

  11. Helen says:

    I would love either the Fat Quarterly Shape Workshop for Quilters (recommended by Aneela Hoy!) or the Gwen Marston Liberated Medallion book. Thanks!

  12. jqluo says:

    I would love to win any of these great books – Modern Minimal, Scrappy Fireworks, Applique With Attitude or Free Motion Quilting.
    Thanks for the chance 🙂