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. Karen says:

    I would love to win Applique with an Attitude! I am learning to applique and I think it would be a great help Thank you for this opportunity.

  2. Bllebby says:

    The "free motion" of the "liberated medallion" makes my "modern minimal" hands want to "appliqué with attitude"…and then set off some "scrappy fireworks"! Haha! I would love to have any one of the books! Thanks for the reviews and giveaway! 🙂

  3. Ann in NC says:

    I would be thrllled to win any of the books! I have been eagerly awaiting a couple of them! It would be terrific to win the free motion book! Just think then I could quilt my applique with attitude or scrappy fireworks quilts! agholland at triad dot rr dot com

  4. L. Long says:

    I hate to admit I have never heard of Edyta Sitar, but now that Ive seen the Scrappy Fireworks, I am going to google her. That quilt is amazing!!!

  5. says:

    As my collection of fat quarters keep growing, so does my desire to do a wonderful scrappy quilt. Scrappy Fireworks certainly meets the mark in helping me accomplish this goal. I love the other books being featured. Thanks for the opportunity and to follow a new quilting blog.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Scrappy Fireworks is beautiful. This is on my bucket list!

    Thanks for the give away.

    teresa_carstens at

  7. Eileen says:

    I would love to win Scrappy Fireworks, I so admire Edyta Sitar's designs; but would be equally pleased to win Applique with Attitude or Modern Minimal, thanks!

  8. Sallie says:

    I would love to win any of these books – Scrappy Fireworks (love the name!), Applique with Attitude, Modern Minimal or Free Motion. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  9. nztracy says:

    Applique with attitude and Scrappy fireworks quilts are from two of my favorite authors and I would love to win either of these books.

  10. nztracy says:

    Applique with attitude and Scrappy fireworks quilts are from two of my favorite authors and I would love to win either of these books.

  11. Robyn in Oz says:

    Wow what a choice. I'd be happy with Scrappy Firework Quilts or Applique with Attitude or Modern Minimal or Free-Motion Quilting or Liberated Medallion Quilts. Hope i win one, the others I'll just have to buy!
    Thanks for the chance!

  12. SewLindaAnn says:

    I've been looking for their Treasures & Tidbits fabrics as I missed it when it first came out. They make such fun designs in all they do. Love to have Applique with Attitude to play with.

    (I left separate comments for the 3 books I'm interested in, not sure if you were asking for one comment or individual)