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!


  1. A little behind on my blog roll, so coming in late here, but would love this book!!

  2. What a great idea having a book divided into different shapes. I think I'd dive straight into the chapter on stars. Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. Ooooo...please, draw me.~


  4. good looking book - thanks for showing me more - I think I love fast forward / rewind as well !

  5. This looks like a great book. I always love it when they have tons of pictures.

  6. Just found your blog and WOW! So exciting to see all of your projects. I am a new sewer and have so much to learn! Thanks for all your posts!!
    Kelsey Kohler

  7. I'm a huge fan of the ezine, and I'm so thrilled for them with the release of their book! I'd love to get my hands on a copy!

  8. Love the variety of blocks to get creative with...

  9. It looks like an awesome book - thanks for the give away!

  10. This looks like a great book. So many beautiful and colorful projects!

  11. This book looks amazing!
    Lots of fresh ideas, it would fit right into my quilt bookshelf ...
    Thanks for the chance to win!