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. Abbybeth says:

    wow – the lone star on the front of Scrappy Fireworks is incredible – I can't stop looking at it! And a lone star quilt is on my bucket list of quilts to make 🙂 Shape Workshop looks awesome too though

    abbybeth (@) hotmail (.) com

  2. jomaj says:

    I've never seen anything like the "Scrappy Firework Quilts" cover – it's fantastic!!!! I WANT THAT BORDER!!!! Yikes, it looks difficult but I'd love to see & learn more. Thanks!!!

  3. Kay says:

    Thank you for such an amazing giveaway. I particularly love the Applique with Attitude and Modern Minimal most.

  4. Annabanana says:

    Ahhhh ! I put the Scrappy Fireworks book on my wish list for Amazon and the next day it became unavailable for whatever reason ! I'd so love to win a copy…thanks for the giveaway !

  5. What a great giveaway! All of these books are on my wish list! I have a special piece of fabric that I have been wanting to do a medallion quilt with and Gwen's book looks like just the ticket!

  6. Anonymous says:

    APPLIQUE WITH ATTITUDE OR LIBERATED MEDALION QUILTS either one would be a great win! Thanks for the chance. Linda C

  7. Amy says:

    I've been practicing different design patterns for machine quilting. I would love to have a copy of Angela Walters book. FREE MOTION

  8. Edie says:

    I would be over the moon to win either Applique with Attitude or freemotion quilting – both fit into my need-to-learn-this-summer! Thanks for the opportunity to put my name in the hat!

  9. Anonymous says:

    I am addicted to scrappy quillts, so I would love to win the Scrappy Fireworks. But I need to learn more about applique, perhaps the
    Applique with Attitude will be better!!
    Thank you for the gveaway,
    Lotte van der Linden

  10. Emma says:

    Wow, Applique with Attitude looks so colourful…and Modern Minimal looks very doable… I'd love to be in with a chance for one of these 😉 Thank you for offering them!

  11. Sande says:

    All four books are fantastic and it's hard to pick one. But would love Applique with Attitude, it's something I've wanted to try my hands at for a while now.

    Thanks for the chance to win.

  12. says:

    I had the opportunity to meet Edyta Sitar and what a lady she is. I would love to add Scrappy Fireworks to my collection.
    Would also enjoy Applique with Attitude and Free Motion. I have done a little of both. Thanks for the giveaways!