Fat Quarterly Shape Workshop Book + Giveaway

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Hello Everyone! Welcome to my stop on the Fat Quarterly Shape Workshop for Quilters Blog Tour! If you aren't familiar with Fat Quarterly, it's a popular e-magazine for  modern sewists! The e-zine and now this new book are put out by the talented Katy Jones, Brioni Greenberg, Tacha Bruecher, and John Q. AdamsLynne Goldsworthy has also recently joined the FQ team!

Now, on to the book!
 
Flat out, I love this book. In my mind, most quilting books can be put into two categories: books with quilt blocks, and books with quilt patterns.  Lucky for us, this book has both! The book is divided into six sections, each focusing on a different shape: squares & rectangles, circles, triangles, stars, polygons, and diamonds.

In each section, you'll find quilt blocks from the four authors featuring that shape, all done in the same combination of fabrics. Makes it easy to visualize the similarities between the blocks, and great sampler ideas too! Then, each section has quilts and projects as well! I love the idea of having 60 modern blocks at my fingertips as well as full project patterns! :)

I combed through the book and narrowed down my favorite project from each author! Let's take a look!

John Q. Adams - Cub Crawl Baby Quilt - I am always on the lookout for quilts that have large blocks or leave large sections of fabric intact. Perfect for showcasing those extra special prints!

Katy Jones - Orange Soda Quilt - I generally shy away from applique, but this quilt has me wanting to give it a try! The patchwork is so fun, it's just such a cheerful quilt!

Tacha Bruecher - Fast Forward/Rewind Quilt - Who can resist a good flying geese quilt? I sure can't! The different sized geese in this quilt did me in right away!

Brioni Greenberg - Starry Hanging Storage - I'll be making room for one of these for sure! So much patchworky goodness, I love the star piecework especially!

There is a little something for everyone in this book, whether you're a seasoned quilter or you're just beginning.  I think this is a must-have book for any modern quilter! You can find the book for sale here! I encourage you to check out the Fat Quarterly blog and e-zine issues as well!

Lark Crafts has kindly offered up a copy of the book for one lucky reader! To enter, just leave a comment! One entry per person, I'll choose a winner randomly. Giveaway ends Friday, June 1st at 5pm CST.

Giveaway is now closed, thanks!

Don't forget to check out the rest of the tour!

5/18 Kickoff at FatQuarterly.com and LarkCrafts.com!
5/21 Lily Quilts
5/24 Handmade by Alissa
5/29 In Color Order << you're here! :)
5/31 Comfort Stitching
6/4 Generation Q
6/7 Sew Mama Sew
6/12 Pat Sloan
6/14 WhipUp
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 Wrap-up Party at FatQuarterly.com!

Good Luck!

412 comments :

  1. Great review of the book - it looks wonderful!
    mysteryrobin @ gmail. com

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  2. That book looks so fun! Thanks for the chance to win! :)

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  3. Oooooo this book sounds great! Awesome giveaway!

    amandameagan@gmail.com

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  4. What a wonderful book of inspiration! Thanks for a chance to win. I enjoy your blog very much and check in every other day.

    Beth in AL

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  5. I'd love to add this book to my library. You are right- blocks and quilts in the same book make for a good addition.

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  6. I haven't had a chance to check out this book in person, but I have heard only good things about it. Thanks for the chance!

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  7. Looks like an amazing 'must have' book! Thanks for the chance :o)

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  8. Thanks for the chance to win. It would be a great addition to my collection.

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  9. That is a great book! I need this in my library for inspiration! Thank you for showing this!

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  10. I just got this book from the library - it's fantastic! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  11. I have a serious addiction to quilting books. Thanks for the chance to win one!

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  12. I've been really excited about that Orange Soda quilt since first I saw it last month - thank you for the giveaway!

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  13. What a great prize! I would love to win! Thanks for the chance :-)

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  14. The book looks like a terrific source of inspiration and many projects!! I hope this is a lucky day for me!

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  15. This book would make it fun to "get in shape"! Looks like a good one!

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  16. Thanks for previewing this book! It looks great!

    Jen L
    Jen at toddleita dot com

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  17. Lots of fantastic stuff! Thanks for a chance to win.

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  18. Count me in on the chance to win!!!
    lisamcgriff@hotmail.com

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  19. This book needs me! I think we would do well together :) Projects. Look amazing!

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  20. I'm excited to check out the cub crawl quilt in more detail; it looks adorable!
    jj1031@mac.com
    Jennifer

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  21. Oh I would love to win this book, as a beginner quilter I think I can learn so much from this book! Thank you for the chance to win.

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  22. Love it! Love it! The orange soda quilt is great. I would love a chance to win the book.

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  23. This would be awesome, thanks!!

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  24. This book would be a great addition to my librairy!

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  25. This book looks fabulous and just what I need.

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  26. What a fantastic looking book! Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy!

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  27. I am so excited for this book!

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  28. That book looks great, I've never sewn a quilt block and this would be a great place to start! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  29. I love the book, all the quilts are beautiful!! The book seems to be a must have. Hope I win. Thanks for the giveaway

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  31. I'd love to win a copy. Obviously I'm not the only one. lol Fingers are crossed. Thanks for sharing so many great peaks into the book.

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  32. Oh I'd to have this! My skills would be improved so much!! Got my fingers crossed!! ;D

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  33. Oh I sooo could use this!! I need to work on my skillz!! Got my fingers crossed!!!

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  34. I love that flying geese quilt!

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  35. Wow! What a great book! I would love to see more!

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  36. It's nice to see a variety of projects from this book. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  37. This is going to be a "must have" book! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  38. Those quilts are so amazing, I would love to win a copy!

    chancyf (at) gmail (d0t) com

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  39. ooo! I was drooling over this in the bookstore the other day!

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  40. Looks great-there are great projects.

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  41. this book looks amazing! would love to win. :)

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  42. Looks like a book full of inspiration - thanks for the give-away!
    Deb
    dr392809@gmail.com

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  43. wow, those are some lovely quilts. what a cool book!

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  44. It looks so fabulous. I'd love to win it xxx

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  45. I'd love to be entered in to the draw! I've just started to learn how to quilt/do patchwork so this book would be a really big help!

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  46. PLEASE pick me Random Drawer!!!!! That's such an awesome book!! lubna_2112@hotmail.com

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  47. Wow, there are so many amazing projects in this book!

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  48. Would love to win - looks like a great book! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  49. So far those first two you listed are my favorites. Thanks for sharing.

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  50. Ooh, this looks like such a fun book! I love the flying geese quilt!

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  51. Awesome book! Crossing my fingers!

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  52. That looks really awesome! i will check out the blog!

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  53. I can't get over the great use of colors in these quilts! So fun. Thanks for the chance!


    Please use lwghosts at yahoo dot com to communicate.

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  54. Looks like an interesting book and we always love a new quilt book. Thanks for the review and the chance to win one.

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  55. Looks like some really great quilts in the book. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  56. I so want a copy... Thanks for a chance!

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  57. this book does look like a must-have. Thanks for the giveaway

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  58. This book would really help me with the modern twist for the basic shapes. Thanks for the chance. alternate email mlwright29(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  59. this book looks awesome. my fingers are crossed.

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  60. Those are some fantastic looking projects. I'm definitely going to check this book out.

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  61. the book looks great. I love the projects youv'e picked as your faves!

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  62. Looks like a fantastic book that I could put o great use!

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  63. Looking forward to this book!! Thank you!!

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  64. the book looks yummy.
    thanks jeni

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  65. Oh man, I love that fast forward/rewind quilt. So much.
    expectfaith at yahoo dot com

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  66. Thanks for the opportunity to win this. I would be thrilled!

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  67. This book looks so interesting. I'm loving that Fast Forward/Rewind quilt. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  68. I love how creative people are with colors. Some bold, some subtle. All confident.

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  69. The book looks great...Thanks for the chance!

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  70. Looks like a wonderful book. Thanks for the chance.

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  71. I want to win that book! (Quilts with circles scare me, though!)

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  72. I love the pictures that you shared from the book, I bet it is full of great inspiration! Thank-you!

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  73. It looks like a fun book, very inspirational!

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  74. I'd love to own this book. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  76. What an awesome book! I especially love the scrappy stars!

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  77. Looks like a very nice book. Would love to give the scrappy circle a try.

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  78. What a great sounding book! Great authors and great quilts and projects. Can't wait to see more.

    Thank you and Lark Books for a super giveaway and a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  79. This looks brilliant, thanks for the lovely giveaway.

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  80. I would love to win this book. I love all the patterns. Thanks for the chance.

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  81. Oh, this book looks great! THanks for the rewiew ant the giveaway!

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  82. Looks like a great book, would love to be in to win it.

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  83. Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  84. I love the Cub quilt. Thanks for sharing some of the pictures from this book, it looks great.

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  85. You are one tough-looking cookie, Jeni! Too bad that George couldn't get in on the action...lol. I love Fat Quarterly, and this book is very cool. The Orange Soda quilt grabbed me right away. Orange is my favorite color, and I'd love to look at the picture and drool...lol. Thanks for the chance!

    xo Linda

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  86. Some girls dream of diamons, some dream of shoes ... me ... QUILT BOOKS!! mmm maybe i need to get out some more!!

    cleo
    cleo (AT) techgear.co.za

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  87. I really like the pictures in this book.


    melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

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  88. the book looks great! love the starry hanging storage!!

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  89. Thank you for the chance to bring home this book I've been loving from afar.

    wordygirl at earthlink dot net

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  90. Looks like another one to add to my wish list!

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  91. The photography makes me want to sit down and start planning my next quilt. It's gorgeous and oh, so inspirational!

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  92. Wow, what a wonderful book. Some great projects...no all great projects!

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  93. I would love to bring home this book I've been admiring from afar.

    wordygirl at earthlink dot net

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  94. I am a teacher and this is the last week of school! I would love to work through some of these blocks and try out some new ideas this summer! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  95. I love the flying geese quilt. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  96. magnifique et tellement moderne

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  97. Have been dreaming about owning this book... Looks better every time I see it! Thanks for sharing your favourites

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  98. Would love to win this book. There are some patterns I find interesting. Can't wait to see what you come up with now that you are part of the fat quarter gang.

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  99. Looks like a juicy book - the kind that makes your mouth water! Thanks for sharing, hopefully i can get my paws on a copy soon :)

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  100. I love books - this looks great fun. Thanks for the chance to win

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  101. Great book and interesting review !
    Thank you for the chance to win !

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  102. This looks like an awesome book, and you can never have too many of them. I'd love to add this one to my collection. Thank you for the giveaway!!!

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  103. Looks like great summer reading! Wonderful!

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  104. Wonderful book - thanks for the chance to win.

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  105. As a new quilter, I NEED this book in my quilt library.

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  106. Wow those quilts look fabulous. Just when you think you have seen every quilt imaginable, someone comes up with some wonderful and fresh ideas! Thanks for sharing Jeni

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  107. Oh, I'm just a beginner in quilting but I think I just fell in love with a blanket on the pic nr.4...

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  108. Great book, thx for the chance to win!

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  109. I would love to add a copy of this awesome looking book to my collection

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  110. The book looks great! Can't wait to see it!

    Thanks!

    Kari dot stewart at me dot com

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  111. Hello. I would love to win a copy of this book. Thanks for the chance.

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  112. What a fun book! I like all of the different colors used :)

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    Ellen

    ehystead (at) gmail (dot) com

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  113. This is on my "need it, want it, please let me have it" list LOL

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  114. Just started quilting...would absolutely love this book!

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  115. What a beautiful book! Love that flying geese pattern! It looks amazing!

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  116. Wow! I need to get in shape ;) The book looks very interesting!

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  117. It look really informative, thank you for advising us.

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  118. This would be perfect for a new quilter...I'm thinking me!

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  119. This book looks awesome! Thanks for the chance to win it!

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  120. I love the idea of the book having both quilt blocks and quilt patterns. Would love to have this in my quilt library!

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  121. I would love a copy of this book! I love that Orange Soda quilt!

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  122. Thanks for the giveaway - looks like a great book!!

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  123. Looks like an awesome, inspiring book!

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  124. I have had my eye on this book for awhile now, I would love to win it! And looking forward to what you all come up with in the Art Gallery Fabrics Fat Quarter Gang too-looks like so much fun. And you all look pretty "tuff" too.

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  125. The book looks great. I have already seen some projects from the book on some other blogs and can't wait to dig in. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  126. hi Jeni
    looks like a great book!! thanks for opportunity

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  127. I'm such a Fat Quarterly Fan! I would LOVE to win this book - thanks for the giveaway!

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  128. I want, I want I want this so bad. I'll have to fit this book into my budget if I can't win it.

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  129. I've been admiring this book--- have seen it discussed on several blogs! Thank you for the chance to win a copy! :-)

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  130. I must have a copy of this book for my library...and will have one way or another. Thanks for the chance!

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  131. This does look like a great book! Your blog is moving the book from my want-to-have-it list to my gotta-have-it list. Thanks for the great info and the opportunity to win!

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  132. Wow this book looks awesome. Thanks for the opportunity.

    Amanda Bushong
    Gladwin MI

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  133. Amanda Bushong
    amandawyskiel@yahoo.com

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  134. I'll throw my name in the very large hat. :)
    That Fast Forward/Rewind quilt is awesome!

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  135. What a great giveaway. Looks like a fun book!

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  136. The book looks amazing, a great range of quilts.

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  137. What a great give away. I'm particularly drawn to "launchpad" type books--those that give you the building blocks --as well as specific patterns, that help guarantee success. Sometimes you need one and sometimes the other.

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  138. Wow, what a fun book! I love it when people use the same fabrics in different ways to show you all the possibilities...that is awesome!

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  139. this looks like a great book! love your blog...keep it coming! (and also love George)

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  140. The book looks wonderful. Thanks for the chance!

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  141. I love love this book!! Thank you for the giveaway!

    amyd14_1999@yahoo.com

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  142. Looks like a bunch of great quilts.

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  143. This looks like a great book!

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  144. This book is exactly what I have been looking for! If I don't win it, I will buy it!

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  145. I just love this book!!! Thank you for sharing!

    sandyb720 at gmail dot com

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  146. I have been looking forward to this book coming out!

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  147. I'm not a quilt book kind-of person, what with the internet and all. But this book? I would really like this one on my shelf!! Thanks for this chance!

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  148. This book looks awesome! This would be so fun to win!
    Patti
    Olthoff6@comcast.net

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  149. Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  150. The book looks like it'd be fun to pick projects out of - I've been itching to start quilting for months but haven't found "the pattern" that will be my first quilt. Maybe it's in this book :)

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  151. I would LOVE to win! I love your banner and I love your thankfulness quips too. I'm going to adopt that!

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  152. What a fabulous book. I'm sure there is something in this book for everyone, a great addition to anyone's collection, including mine!

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  153. I would LOVE to win this! I'm a beginner and this looks like the perfect book for me!

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  154. This book sounds awesome. Thanks for the review & giveaway.

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  155. I hope some of the quilts will be at show & tell at the Fat Quarterly retreat this weekend.

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  156. Looks like a fantastic book! Thanks for the giveaway! Finlinica(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  157. Looks like I would love this book! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  158. Looove the geese in all different sizes! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  159. alexzandra.broyles@gmail.com

    Would love to win. I need help quilting.

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  160. Looks like a great new book! Hope to add it to my book shelf.
    Thanks,
    Joanna

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  161. Ohh, this book looks devine! So many projects. Thanks for the chance to win.
    therese.aiken@gmail.com

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  162. I'm brand new to quilting and that book looks like such fun and inspiration! Thanks for the chance.
    shel704 at aol dot com

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  163. Thanks for your review. I also love the Fast Forward/Rewind quilt. I'm doing a block swap with me chapter of the Modern Quilt Guild right now, and I asked for blocks featuring flying geese. akmajor (at) gmail (dot) com

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  164. Looks like a great book to have. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  165. Love the Starry Hanging Storage what a great way to bring changeable color into a room or just coverup some unsightly cabinet doors.
    Thanks for a chance to win what seems to be a book of wonderful new ideas.
    leslie@nationalsign.com

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  166. This book sounds wonderful! I would love to win it! The quilts look so inviting to make!! My fingers are crossed.

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  167. Looks like a great book - I'd love to win it! thanks for the chance.

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  168. This is an awesome book. So on my wish list. Thank you for the chance!

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  169. I'd love to get this book. I need to expand my quilting horizons!

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  170. Looks like a GREAT book! Would love to win it! Thanks for the chance!

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  171. I'd love that book! it looks inspiring.

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  172. Looks like a great and useful book. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

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  173. Megan (meghoep@gmail.com)May 31, 2012 at 12:03 PM

    I love the Fast Forward/Rewind Quilt!

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  174. What an inspiring book! I've been a bit anxious about attempting circles and curves and this looks like it would be a great introduction. Thanks!

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  175. Awesome giveaway! I especially like fast forward/rewind.

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  176. Amazing book! Please pick me! I would love to have this book in my small collection!

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  177. I would love to win this book! Greetings from Germany, Inka
    inka(dot)mangels(at)elaborate-consult(dot)de

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  178. Thank you so much for the giveaway Jeni!

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  179. That Orange Soda quilt looks really pretty! I'd love to add this book to my little library.

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  180. Looks like a great book. Thanks for a chance to win!!

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  181. At first I wasn't sure what this book was all about, but now I really want to get my hands on it! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  182. Looks wonderful, I would love to add a copy to my shelves.

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  183. i have my eye on this book for sure!, it really looks great and is the top of my wishlist. thanks for the chance.

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  184. Looks like a fantastic book! Thanks for the giveaway! Always learn a lot from your blog.

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