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!

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shannon said...

this looks like such a great book that will inspire and provide great projects! :) would love to add this to my library! thanks for the giveaway oppotunity! :)

Susan said...

This one is on my 'must have' list! So even if I don't win, I'll be buying one, sometime anyway!

Sandra said...

I need this book. Will get it one way or another!

Kristy said...

This book looks so yummy!

Carla G said...

I see some awesome quilts in this book! Thanks for a chance to win! :)

Catskill Quilter said...

This book is definitely an interesting one! Thanks for the review!

Irina said...

I'd love to have a closer look to this book! thanks for the chance!

Gabriella said...

Wonderful book!!!!
I want it .... the last month I have subscribed for the Fat Quarterly Magazine and I'm very satisfied of it .... so the book will be a must have ... thanks Jeni ^__^

Scenic Pit Stops said...

Oh my gosh, that flying geese quilt is awesome!!

Anonymous said...

This book looks fab, it would be great to win! x

Quilting In The Cold said...

Looks like a fab book, thanks for the recommendation and the chance to win a copy!

KellyBlackwelly said...

I love this book, there seems to lots of great projects!

teacupfaery said...

I would love to have this book, it looks fantastic :) Thanks for the chance to win!

bnh123 said...

I live a good quilting book and this one looks great!

Deb said...

I have been hankering after this book. It looks fabulous.

Kara said...

This book looks wonderful!

Lisa H said...

I'm with you - I too love patterns that allow you to showcase the fabric. Looks like a great book. Thanks for the chance to win.

Amy's Crafty Shenanigans said...

Oh please enter me into the draw for this book!! I would love to win this fabulous book!! Thank you very much for the chance.

Karen M said...

You have convinced me that I absolutely must have this book. Thanks for the chance to win it.

Sheila said...

It looks like a great book , thanks for the chance to win.

Hrönnsa said...

oooh a new quilt book, always a joy, I´d love to win :)

Xandi said...

I love that flying geese quilt!

Rosa said...

I would love to have this book in my library:-)

Hannlib said...

Hoping this is an international giveaway ... this book looks fab!

hannah dot kitching at hotmail dot co dot uk

Anonymous said...

This book looks amazing! Can't wait to see it in person!

Jody said...

Wow...I'd love to win a copy of this book...looks really good. Thanks for a great giveaway!
jodym7atyahoo.com

Grandmasewnsew said...

Would love the chance for a little inspiration! It looks like a great book.

Gemma said...

Fab book.

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Cheryl said...

What a great book! Thanks for the giveaway!

Katrin said...

I would love to win! Thanks!

jmj said...

Looks like a great book, thanks so much for the giveaway,

jmj said...

looks like a great book, thanks for the giveaway

Laura said...

Looks like a fun book!

trillium said...

I'm a novice quilter and this book would be invaluable for me.

trilliumcreates AT gmail DOT com

Lain said...

This really looks like an interesting book:) I'm still new to quilting, really like it, but there is just not enough time for it.

sarah said...

Awesome book!

~Kelie~ said...

Sounds like a great book!!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

kbzelazny said...

This book looks fabulous-I'd love to win! Thanks for the chance!

Ellyn said...

what a beautiful book! I'd love a chance to win

Habibti at Home said...

Oh awesome! Thanks for the opportunity. I am looking for a "complicated looking" pattern for a quilt for my husband. I like simple and he likes visually complicated so maybe this book will have a nice balance for a new idea. Thanks!

SG and the ducks said...

That book looks great. Thanks for the opportunity to win!!!

aandw6294 said...

This book looks like it has a nice variety of different patterns to pick from for a beginning quilter! Awesome book! :-)

Maria said...

The book looks great...would love to win it : )

Ramona said...

Love the cub crawl baby quilt and fast forward rewind. Thanks for the chance to win.

Unknown said...

Ooh, I have had my eye on this for a while. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

andreak said...

I love the ones you featured. Would be beautiful fun projects.
Andrea@joyindeed.com

Michele said...

Wow. That looks like one great book that ever quilter needs to have. Thanks for the sneek peak.

JLG said...

Wow! Would love to make that cub crawl baby quilt! Mthanks for the chance!

Shannon Gillman Orr said...

So many ideas!!

Pippa Parsons said...

I have this book and it is fab....but if I win I'm sending it to my friend :) awwww

Hitch and Thread said...

That starry wall hanging looks great! Thanks.

Kelly O. said...

thank you for highlighting your faves in this book--it makes me want it all the more!

Poppy Seed Arts said...

Great giveaway! I love making quilts with geometric designs. Please enter me in the giveaway. Thanks!
freshman(dot)quilter(at)gmail(dot)com

Pile O Fabric said...

This book is on my Amazon wish list! Thanks for sharing

Lettyb said...

The book does look fun - thanks for the serious temptation ;)

krislovesfabric said...

I am tempted to add this to my library! Would love to win!

Julie said...

It looks like a brilliant book.

Jeana said...

Oh I love that orange peel quilt! Thanks for the chance

wobblybobbin said...

The book looks like it's overflowing with inspiration! Thanks for the chance to win it!

Marisa said...

Looks like a great book! Thanks for the peek!

B Greene said...

Thanks for the peek inside the book - loads of talent showcased there for sure!

Tina Short said...

I want one!! Yet another book to add to my (very long) list of "must have" books.
Thanks for a chance to win a copy.

myrth mcdonald said...

Ohhhh! I'd love a new quilt book.

Gill said...

This is on my amazon wishlist!
It looks such a great book!
Thanks!

RSHudson said...

Looks like a great book; thanks for chance to win! (EMAIL: marshudson at comcast dot net)

Karen P. said...

I sure am in need of a new & fresh quilt book! This one looks fabulous!!!!

Susan said...

Great review of this book! I love that star organizer also.

Heather said...

That looks so cool! Thanks for the chance!

City Krafters said...

Give away TREAT would love to win this little baby.

Tennjenny said...

I want this book! I'm going to go put it on my wish list in case I don't win it!

Renee said...

What a great book! I would love to win!

kellisquilts said...

What a beautiful book!!!! As a beginning quilter I would love to have a lovely book to inspire!! Thanks for the fantastic giveaway :)
Kelli

Meg said...

Thank you so much for the giveaway!

Heidi [Banks of Frog Creek] said...

Looks like there are some great projects in that book! I love that baby quilt too! Perfect for large, cute prints!

Bethany (Make Me A Quilt) said...

Those look like awesome projects - I'd love a copy of the book! :)
Bethany
makemeaquilt at gmail dot com

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Que ótimo sorteio.Obrigada.tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

Wendy Wiesen said...

Love the looks of this book! Would love to learn that circle block and flying geese! Pick me! :) Thanks for the giveaway.

Alexis said...

That book looks like a lot of fun! I'm going to have to keep an eye out for it.

enigmatic_15 at yahoo dot com

Unknown said...

oooo, that looks great!
<3 alyssahickman28@gmail.com

carrie said...

I also love the orange soda quilt!

Kendra from missknittas studio said...

This book has been on my wish list for awhile! Thanks for the great peek inside :)

Anonymous said...

this book looks lovely! i'd love to have it as my first quilting book...

my email is supersharmie at gmail dot com

Jo Ann said...

That does look like a fantastic book! Thanks so much for sharing.

LSS said...

I'd love to win a copy! Thanks for the chance

RWL said...

looks awesome! thanks for the chance to win!

Sarah said...

What a great book! lowry.sarahm{at}gmail{dot}com

Anonymous said...

I would love to add this book to my collection ! Thanks for the giveaway :)

knottygnome said...

looks like a great book! love that flying geese quilt.

Natalie said...

This book looks awesome! Thanks for the chance to win!

Jennadesigns said...

This looks like such a great book - always looking for new inspiration. Thank you for the giveaway!

SewLindaAnn said...

Good Morning Tuesday! Looks like fun. I enjoy most everything those authors do.

Jennie @ Porch Swing Quilts said...

The flying geese quilt got me too! What a great book.

Fran said...

That book looks great! Thanks for the giveaway!

Lisbeth said...

I've been excited about this book ever since it was announced, but still haven't managed to order it! Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

jan said...

Looks like a great resource!

Debbie said...

I would love to win the book. Thanks for the giveaway and thanks for providing us with the pleasure of reading your blog.

jabeybaby said...

Love the orange soda quilt! Looks like an awesome book!

Leila said...

Looks like a great book! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

This book looks like a great resource- I'd really love to win it!

GrammaJ said...

Would love to add this to my book collection. patience (at) wightman dot com

Heather D. said...

Would love it! Thanks for the chance.

Taryn V. said...

This book looks great! Thanks for the giveaway!

Diane said...

Looks like a fun book! Thanks for the giveaway!

Sewcando said...

Wow. Looks like a wonderful book. Thanks for sharing.

Liz Horton said...

Thanks for the chance to win!!

holly | bijou lovely said...

This looks like such a great book! Thanks for the chance to win! :)

Paula said...

Would love to own this book! tks fr the chance!

Elsa said...

Great review and wonderful giveaway! thanks for the chance!

works4me said...

Thanks for the chance to win this book. I'm hoping to participate in the quilt-along with it starting June 10.

Bonnie58 said...

Great giveaway. The book looks very promising. Here's hoping...

pippablue said...

That bool looks soooo good! Fingers crossed :)

Anonymous said...

Oh this book looks amazing! Thanks for the chance to win!

Anonymous said...

Great looking book! I think I'll check put the ezine too! Thanks for the give-away too! Dawn dberksh1 @hotmail.com

Lisa said...

Another awesome review of the book... It makes me want the book even more now :-) Fingers crossed!

leftcoaster at gmail dot com

Margaret said...

This book looks awesome- I tend to approach quilts from a block first point of view and then figure out the layout- looks there would be some great starters here.
Margaret
curetons5@verizon.net

Laurel09 said...

Well, after that review I can't help but feel that I *need* this book! Thank you for the chance to win it!

Linda said...

Oh my goodness I just love what you have shown of the book! How I would LOVE to win it. Crossing my fingers!!! Thanks for the opportunity.
lindapawlak@verizon.net

marilyn said...

Great book. Thanks for the chance to win it.

Anonymous said...

What a great book!!

Amanda Jane said...

oooh! looks like a good one! thanks for the chance :)
ajlamanna at gmail dot com

mianmom said...

this looks like a fantastic book, I would love to recieve it!

Anonymous said...

This looks like a really good book. Lots of neat ideas.

SD and EJ said...

This looks like such a great book!

stephydinger at yahoo dot com

BBB said...

Can't wait to get my hands on this book!

Gnomemade said...

The book looks great! Thanks for the peek inside! I'd love to win a copy - thanks for the chance.

sewfunbymonique said...

Great projects in there! Hope I win!!

Stephanie Granite said...

I'd love to have a copy of this book! It's been on my wishlist since it came out

kathy said...

I also love the fast forward rewind quilt. A fresh take on flying geese!
Kathy

Janny said...

The book looks great. Thanks for the giveaway!

VickiT said...

This book really looks great. I love the Flying Geese "Fast Forward/Rewind" quilt alot myself.

Margaret said...

This book looks awesome and I think you are right it is another must have for me. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

Allison C said...

This is on my wish-list so I would love to snag a copy. I really like the scrappy circle pattern.

Jennifer said...

I'd love to win a copy!

Gina said...

Looks like a fun book! Thanks for a chance to win it!

wanda said...

I love this book, I have been wanting to buy it. I love all the patterns that I have seen in it. Thanks for the chance to win.

Brooke Crook said...

I've been wanting to get my hands on a copy of this!

Kay said...

As a beginner quilter I would love this as a resource. Thank you for the giveaway.
ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

Anna V said...

Neat book. Would love to add to the collection!

Charlotte said...

The book looks great! Thanks for a chance to win it. Good luck, everyone!

Margaret said...

Thanks for showing us your favorites. They all look great, and I'm sure the others do as well.

Anita said...

I love the projects you highlighted...they look fun! Thanks for the chance to win a copy for myself :)

Patti said...

All of these projects look so fantastic. Thanks for the giveaway

Michele T said...

This book looks awesome!!! Thanks for the chance!

Dotvining@yahoo.com said...

Love your fabrics. Beautiful colors. I nedto get my needle and thread out and get moving!

Оксана said...

I would like to have this book. It look very interesting and usefull! Thank you for chance to win!
Oksana

jemfl said...

Wow, looks like a great variety of blocks!
Thanks for the review,Putting on my wish list.

Maria Cuenca said...

bueno con la suerte que tengo ami no me toca pero tiene muy buena pinta amino y sigue con ello , maria, leganes madrid y españa

Shelly said...

Thanks so much for sharing!

Nicole Maki said...

I completely agree about how quilt books divide into those two categories. It's absolutely wonderful to hear that this book has both.

Thanks for the very informative review.

Unknown said...

this book looks like it could teach me a thing or too!

able to sleep said...

I am just starting to quilt and this book would be great! Thanks for the giveaway.

a dot balter at gmail dot com

Angie said...

This book looks awesome.

DianeY said...

Thanks for the peek! Looks like a book I'd love to own!

JuliePickles said...

I've been desperately trying to win a copy of this book. I've won a book from you before, maybe I'll get lucky and win another! Thanks for the giveaway Jeni!

Liz Jimenez said...

Count me in! Dang, so many great modern quilt books out now... my wish list is long!

Claire Jain said...

Eep! This book is so on my wish list! I'd love to win a copy :-D

linda f said...

Jeni,

Hi, i would love to win the book. It looks great.

Thanks,

Linda

Joanna said...

I want this book so badly! I love the Orange Soda quilt :)

Eva said...

This book looks brilliant! I love the three quilts and the hanging storage is really cool! This is definitely going on my wish list!

popote.la.porte said...

Bonjour, je viens du Québec et j'adore votre blog, il est si inspirant et remplis de belles couleurs. Merci de nous faire connaître ce livre. Le "quilt block" Quarter Twist est vraiment original! :)

Anonymous said...

HELLO! BOOK LOOKS GREAT!
THANK YOU!

msstitcher1214@yahoo.com

Gramma Kitty said...

Gotta have it! Looks full of great ideas and new approaches. It looks like a "go to" book that will always be at my fingertips. Here's hoping I win it!! Quiltnkate@yahoo.com

JaideyBug said...

Love this! So many new projects I could get started on! Thanks for the chance to win!
jacy468 at aim dot com

Jamie Marie said...

I must have this book. Pick me...pretty please!
Thanks for the giveaway.
jamesburd7399(at)yahoo(dot)com

Heidi Staples said...

Fantastic book...can't wait to read it!!

Allison said...

oh, i love that orange soda quilt! this book is on my 'must have' list :) tahnks for the giveaway!

Kristen Sanderson said...

Wow, this looks like an amazing book to add to my collection. Thanks for the great giveaway! ksanderson@hotmail.ca

Laura said...

Great book, thanks for the chance :)

CarolT said...

I love all the pictures I have seen in this book. I think the book would be a great addition to anyone's quilt library.

Kathrynn said...

That looks like a neat book, thanks for the chance to win it.

Meredith Kaur said...

I saw this book on Quilt Dad's blog and loved it! Thanks for sharing more of the pictures. If I won I would give it to my mom for her birthday. I know she'd love it. Thanks!!

Dana said...

New quilter here- I really need this book!!

Jenn said...

Would love to add this book to my collection.

Cheryl said...

this e zine is also great.

stephmabry said...

What a great book! I'm super intimidated by curves and this looks like a solid way to help me conquer that fear! Thanks for the chance to win. :)

Anonymous said...

this book inspires me to step out of my comfort zone. love the book. love your blog. maryjotruax@gmail.com

YC @ glass snail crawling said...

That looks like so much fun!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for a great review and thanks for the chance to win! The book looks fantastic! :)

Helen @vintageglorybox on Insta and FB said...

The book looks amazing, would love some new ideas! Thank you!

Carolyn J. said...

wow, lots of great ideas in that book!

Nancy said...

What a cool book! Thanks for the chance to win!
:)

VirGinny83 said...

I hope I Win.

Ashley said...

really want to try some of these

Kristy said...

I love that Flying Geese as well -- here's hoping!

Debbie said...

I would love to win this wonderful book! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the chance to win this wonderful book!

Sydnie said...

Oh, this looks like a fun book!! I'm pretty new to quilting, but I think I could have loads of fun with this!

annecat said...

I just downloaded my first issues of Fat Quarterly, and I would LOVE to win this book. Thanks!

M-R Charbonneau said...

Ooh, I'd love to win this book. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

The Nicholas Family said...

This book does look pretty awesome! Thanks for the review. :) Kris Nicholas

Erin M. said...

Looks like a great book. I too like the flying geese quilt. Thanks for the review and giveaway.

Anonymous said...

Oooooo... The colors are making me drool!

Joelle said...

I would love a new book to add to my collection. Looks like a good one!

Live a Colorful Life said...

This is a great book! I love all the variety of ideas.

Andrea said...

this book looks so great!!

ritainalaska said...

this looks like a great book for me! love circles, and flying geese!

cpup40 said...

This looks like such a great book that will inspire and provide great projects! I would love to add this to my library! Thank you for the giveaway oppotunity!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Looks like an amazing book with some top looking quilts. Please count me in :-)

Christine said...

Looks like a very fun book.

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