Geared For Guys Blog Tour + Giveaway

Friday, May 25, 2012

Happy Friday everyone! Today I have a fun book to share with you! Do you all know Emily Herrick of Crazy Old Ladies? We met briefly at Sewing Summit last October and again this past weekend! Among other things she designs fabrics for Michael Miller and just completed her first book, Geared for Guys! As the title implies, the book focuses on quilting for the guys in your life and includes 8 original quilt designs!

When I think about sewing for others, I immediately turn to color and fabric selection to suit the recipient.  The quilts in this book not only use more masculine color combinations but the actual quilt designs are "geared for guys", which is really cool! For me, it's a totally different way of thinking! Even though the quilts were designed with guys in mind, I'd like many of the quilts for myself too! :)

My favorite quilt in the book is called Helix! It looks like it would be a great stash buster, and the construction is really clever!

On top of the quilts designed by Emily, there is a quilt pattern designed by John Adams of Quilt Dad! It's called Urban Decay! This quilt is ultra-guy in that the pattern was designed by a guy, for guys, using fabric designed by a guy, David Butler! How cool is that!? Now say that five times fast! ;)

You can find the book in paper and PDF format in Emily's shop here.  You might also be interested in  Emily's fabric lines for good guy sewing material: Hall of Fame, Going Coastal, and her newest line, Shore Thing!

Emily 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 Tuesday, May 29th at 5pm CST.

Giveaway is now closed, thanks!

Don't forget to stop by and see Shannon of It's Sew Shannon tomorrow for the next stop on the tour!

Good Luck!

250 comments :

  1. Here's my entry! And my email: nissus@yahoo.com Hope you guys are having a great weekend!

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  2. oh I want to do a quilt for my brother and this book would be an awesome starting point.

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  3. very cool quilts- and I woulod like one too!
    thanks
    Holly
    silverilex@gfmail.com

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  4. I would love to add this book to my library. Thanks for participating in the tour.

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  5. I love the quilts in this book! I would love to win a copy! Thanks! emilybgale@hotmail.com

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  6. Thanks for a chance to win this!

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  7. I am really enjoying seein these quilts with guys in mind. I've been wanting to make one for my 14 year old son and I can see so many that would be very appropriate- he's not really in to stars, flowers and traditional blocks..

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  8. Would love to make one of these for a son-in-law perhaps. thanks for this opportunity.
    Wendy

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  9. Love it! My hubby wants me to make him a quilt & this would be so helpful. emilyloupe at gmail.com

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  10. This looks just what I need, what with 2 grown sons, husband and grandson, hmmmm - thanks for the opportunity to win this book.

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  11. This looks just what I need, what with 2 grown sons, husband and grandson, hmmmm - thanks for the opportunity to win this book.

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  12. It is great to see quilts designed and colored for guys. So can't wait to see if I win so I can start sewing.

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  13. I am surrounded by boys, so this book would be especially welcomed in my home!!! I hope I win! Thanks!!

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  14. This looks like a great book and I'd love to win it!

    chancyf (at) gmail (d0t) com

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  15. This book is brilliant, such a great idea to design masculine-friendly quilts. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

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  16. This looks like such a great book!

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  17. Love the helix quilt. What a great idea. Kmcassie@gmail.com

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  18. Looks like a great book, I would totally love to have it especially as I am the only girl in a house full of guys :) Thanks for the chance to win it!

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  19. The Helix quilt looks great! And Urban Decay as well! I really like the idea of making quilts with guys in mind, it's fun to try to think in a bit different aesthetic to one's own.

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  20. I would love to get my hands on this book!!!!!!!!!! I have so many boys (including hubby) in my life this would be perfect for me!!! Thans for the chance to win it!

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  21. I do love that helix pattern!

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  22. I would love to make a quilt geared for my husband. Love the book. Thanks. After all he is a "gear head"

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  23. I would love to make a quilt geared for my husband. Love the book. Thanks. After all he is a "gear head"

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  24. I love what I've seen of this book so far! Thanks so much for the giveaway chance!

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  25. Love the masculine look of the patterns and the colors. Would love to win this book!!

    patsyjensen@q.com

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  26. This book is awesome - with so many modern guy quilts, wow! Thanks for a chance!

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  27. I'd like to win this. I'm following your blog now.

    trilliumcreates AT gmail DOT com

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  28. My husband is so hard to make things for (being picky doesn't help). What a fun book. I love the quilts you shared.

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  29. these would be fun quilts to make!

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  30. I have heard so much about this book lately and would love to have myself a copy! Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  31. I'd love to add this book to my library.

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  32. I need this book for my quilt-less guys in the family!!!!!

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  33. I think Helix is my favorite too. It helps that it is made with my favorite color...green.
    paweis at yahoo dot com

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  34. Hey! I'm a guy who'd love a book of quilts for guys designed by guys! Thanks!

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  35. Thanks for the change at a giveaway!I would love to have this book in my clutches! ;) By the way, the "Helix" looks so freaking cool!

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  36. Love the book! (And love your blog!) - have a great night!

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  37. Great idea with quilts for guys, love the Helix one as well.

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  38. I think this book is great idea! I recently struggled picking out fabric for a quilt for my husband and I's bed that wasn't too girly for him.
    Jennifer
    justsayno2spam@mac.com

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  39. I have lots of guys in my life to make quilts for--I'd love to win!
    Pugs and kisses,
    Nancy

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  40. My favorite pattern in the book is Helix too!

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  41. I'm always looking for guy worthy things to make. Would love to have this book.

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  42. There needs to be more patterns for the men in our lives so this book is great! I am partial to the Helix too, great look and doesnt look too difficult. Thanks for the chance!

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  43. I'd love to check this book out! My husband is due for a guy quilt!!!

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  44. Wow, great idea for a book. After the little boy baby quilt stage, I find it really difficult to sew for males.

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  45. I would love to win this book! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  46. I LOVE the Helix quilt! I haven't made my son a quilt for his graduation gift yet, because he hasn't found one that he likes, but I think that might be the one. Thanks for the opportunity to win the book!

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  47. We're mostly girls around here but I'm always looking for cute ideas for baby boys and these look awesome!!

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  48. I need this book! I have so many guys to sew for!

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