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. Anonymous says:

    Applique With Attitude looks like a really good book. Sure would like to win it.
    Other books look great too.

  2. Mary Lee says:

    Simply looking at the cover of Applique with Attitude tells me I must have that book! Her color combos are so cheerful… not to mention that I have bird accessories all over my house. Choose me!

  3. Dee Ann says:

    I have just started to applique
    and the Applique with Attitude
    Book looks like it would be a
    great help to my new addiction.

  4. Diya says:

    Sixty projects looks a blast of quilting ideas!! Shape Workshop for Quilters is my wish list..Have always admired quilted projects and wanted to start quilting myself.

  5. nettie says:

    This book looks like just the resource book I need for my stitchin library! I love to applique and can always use new tips to make it easier.
    Thanks for the giveaway!!

  6. I want to pull the bike away from the Scrappy Fireworks book so I can see the whole quilt. Awesome border. I love the way the four blocks coordinate on the Applique with Attitude book. Charming idea. A little less daunting than a Fireworks border. I want to eat up the Modern Minimal Quilt. Gorgeous. Yes, I'd like to hang it on a wall and stare at it all day. Please don't throw out the Free Motion quilting book, I need those ideas. If I have to pick a favorite, it would be the Modern Minimal, but they all look interesting.

  7. Trudi says:

    I would love to receive a copy of APPLIQUE WITH ATTITUDE! I've been following the work of these two creative ladies for years, and I'm glad to see that they are still finding new inspiration! Such a fun use of color!

  8. Hetty says:

    Wow, I would love to win any of the following books Modern Minimal, Scrappy Fireworks, Applique With Attitude or Free Motion! Thanks a million!

  9. says:

    WOW! What an honor it would be to win any of these books. I would love to learn Applique with Attitude as mine are peaky and spike when I try with that "h" word. However I would LOVE Shape Workshop for Quilters.

  10. Clairecomp says:

    With the choice of all the following books,
    Applique with Attitude
    Modern Minimal
    Scrappy Firework Quilts
    Shape Workshop for Quilters
    I am finding it so hard to pick just one. I really wouldn't mind either, but if I really had to I think I would go for – Applique with Attitude. Thanks for the chance to win.

  11. sandyb says:

    Hmmmmm – Shape Workshop for Quilters is my heart's desire but if it is not to be I would be happy with Applique with Attitude or Scrappy Fireworks!!!!

    Thank you

    sandyb720 at gmail dot com