Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Modern Quilts from the Blogging Universe blog tour and giveaway


Today myself and the other designers from Modern Quilts from the Blogging Universe are having a little blog tour and giveaway! You can find out where to go for 1 of 19 chances to win an e-copy of the book by visiting the Martingale site (and be sure to leave a comment on my blog before you do that, so I can enter you too!)

Being part of this book was a great honour for me, especially as I don't see myself as a Modern Quilter - I love traditional quilts far too much and I'm all a little bit too crazy for pattern to be using a lot of solids, which is sort of how I tend to envisage a more modern quilt aesthetic....but let's face it, a quilt is a quilt is a quilt - whatever camp you're in, whatever you think you make be it modern or traditional or something in between, it's because you love the process and you love the result, am I right?  I am firmly of the belief that the more prints you can add in a quilt the better. That's my downfall a lot of the time. 3 prints? Nah, let's make it 30. So what I do tends to be busy.
Consequently, you might be surprised to learn that my absolute favourite of all the quilts in the book is Audrie's Lanterns in the City (below). Where's the prints? It's all solids! It's the quilt I can't make because my brain doesn't work that way. It's so beautiful, and so perfect and I'm going to force myself out of the print obsessed safety zone and give this a go later this year.


Another favourite of mine is Kate's quilt. Diamond Crosses. It's a gorgeous traditional looking block in such subtle colours. Again, I'm not comfortable working in a more muted palette, so I was immediately drawn to this quilt. It was made with a layer cake and some extra bits. Cool, huh?


So, onto my contribution. I'm going to admit something now that I haven't before. I was positive they'd turn down my submission for the book, because it's a traditional looking dresden plate with a border and sashing. I was really surprised when I got the email back saying they'd love to include it. I did a big happy dance.

I really do love the book, and I have a lot of quilts from it noted as must makes. Pretty much all of them to be honest. 

So, leave a comment on this post and then head on over to the Martingale blog for another 18 chances to win a copy. 

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Reader Owl said...

so many inspiring quilts in this book! I would love to have a copy

Allison said...

I love the quilt you submitted for this book! thanks for a chance to win a fun looking quilt book :)

heart of charnwood said...

It is a fab book, well done, and you're right, it has a lot of fantastic quilts in it. I got my copy last week, but if i did win, i have a quilty friend i think would really love it, if that was ok. : )

Scenic Pit Stops said...

This book looks like it is page after page of inspiration and I can't wait to check it out! Thank you!

Suz said...

I'm just in the middle of my first dresden fan block... may it be the first of many - and I'm with you, there can never be too many prints. Although I have started admitting a few solids into the mix now and then. Thanks for the giveaway :0)

Ella said...

I'm seeing a LOT of eye candy that makes me want to succumb and start a ton of new projects!

LoBo333 said...

Your book looks great and it's already on my "must get" list. I love your quilt. The color choices and the diversity and multitude of prints make it modern to me. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Colleen said...

love to read this!

mtnquiltr said...

I love your quilt, and I'm all in favour of scrappy with lots of bright colour!
looks like a great book, well done all the designers!

barbara woods said...

i would love to win that thanks for the chance

donna from canada said...

Thanks fir the chance

giddy99 said...

Loved your contribution; congratulations on your quilt being published! Thanks for the chance.

Barbie Mills said...

What a great book. I really like how your quilt turned out!

Liz DandeliondD said...

I would really love to win.
Thanks for the chance Katy and congratulations on being included in it.

Jyllybean said...

What a great book - and giveaway!

Amys Crafty Shenanigans said...

Your quilt is lovely and wow - you are in print again!! Woohoo for you!

memmens said...

Congrats Katy - have more faith in yourself next time!

Emily K. said...

Thanks for the chance to win!! I'd love to have this amazing book!! :)

Emily

Jen said...

Looks like some awesome inspiration in this book. I can't wait to take a look at it.

ItsNurseJessi said...

OOO! I need this!
Beautiful!

ItsNurseJessi said...

OOO! I need this!
Beautiful!

Pam said...

It is on my "must have soon" list. I am a fan of Dresden Blocks and have them scattered round the house, ok so they live closely with the HST and Log Cabin, but they are in the majority.

Gwen said...

Thank you for sharing such inspiration!!!

Cathy H said...

I love the modern quilts.....they are bright and funky......thanks for having this giveaway.....and congrats for having one of your quilts included....

Stitched Together said...

Congratulations on the pattern, it's great. Thanks for offering the giveaway.

snophiejo said...

Gorgeous! Encouraging the start of too many new projects, genius!

Gill said...

Congratulations Katy!
This looks such a great book!

Doris said...

I love the look of that first quilt, too (actually all three of these) and I like you have a problem not adding prints to a quilt! Looks like a great read...

Beth said...

I love all the quilts in this book. Thanks for the chance!

Bonny said...

I love your modern use of fabrics in your dresden plate pattern! So very pretty! I tend to do the same - love all the modern fabric lines and love the traditional patterns.
Thank you for sharing! I would love to win your book!
Bonny

Francis Paul said...

great give away! I love the modern quilts and I love Ebooks :-)

Andrea said...

What a lovely book! Thanks for the giveaway!

Sonia said...

This looks like an amazing book - thanks for the chance to win one! x

CJ said...

I haven't made a dresden plate but hope to some day--maybe just one block for now! Looking forward to seeing the book.

L said...

Saw this in my local quilt shop recently--we were all excitedly pouring over it!

Archie the wonder dog said...

I don't buy many quilt books but this is on my list of 'must own'!!

~Michelle~ said...

Book looks awesome Katy!

Jennifer said...

This looks like an awesome book!

Annabelle said...

I would love to have this book to drool over - no chance of ever making anything so gorgeous but I love to dream. Congratulations to you for being so wonderful.

Robin (noteverstill/noteversewing) said...

I love those lanterns, too :)

Katherine McNeese said...

looking forward to this book

Meredith said...

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

Heather D. said...

Thanks for the chance. This looks like a great book - I flipped through it at a LQS last week.

Korfela said...

Ola ola ... the book looks great ... you have very nice pattern ... Lenka

java diva said...

I have a weakness for dresden, so I am so happy they included yours, I love the colors!!

Trudi said...

I'm just addicted to fabric and quilts - period! But you know that already :) lol. Congrats on the book, it looks fabulous! And as always your quilt is amazing!

Martine said...

Great change to win à great book. Thanks!

God's Girl said...

I love the contrast of the gray and the bright fun fabrics. Congratulations on being published!

Vicki H said...

Looks like a great book. Thanks for the chance to win.
vlhill3459(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

Susan Griffith said...

I love all the quilts in this book. Thanks for the giveaway.

barb said...

Katy, I love your quilts!

katie said...

This book looks amazing! Would love to win.

ritainalaska said...

what a great pattern book ... lots of very interesting patterns! your dresden is a new look, a great way to show off the plates. thanx for the chance to win a copy of this ebook.

Angela Gibson said...

Congratulations :)

Indianna said...

I like the diamond crosses, looks like a good way to eke out a layer cake. Congrats on being in print..can you say that about an ebook?

starquilter said...

Your quilt is very nice. Thanks for sharing.

Katy Cameron said...

Not surprised at all they included it!

Barb Krause said...

SO glad I saw this contest. Sure, would like to win, but I have already. How can I not love a blog that talks about "scrap vomit." Will be following you now...

CJ said...

I love your quilt and I'm glad they included it in the book. I'd love to win!

Margaret said...

Like you, I am drawn to patterns and colours and although I admire the solid colour quilts, I am leery of making one. It would be a treat to look through a new book for some inspiration, so count me in for the giveaway!

Bari B said...

Gorgeous book! Thanks for the chance!

Cindi said...

I love the Dresden Plate, It's on my to do list. Your's is lovely, great colors.

jackie said...

Would love to own this beautiful book!

Jane said...

This book has been on my wish-list since I heard about it. SO many beautiful quilts!

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Por sua conta eu tenho um trilhão de placas de todos os tamanhos e cores que pude arranjar,vício....Parabéns pelo livro e outras cositas mais.
tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

Allison C said...

Looks like a great book!

jeanne e. said...

i love your dresden plate quilt. :) i am also finishing my first scrap vomit! (thanks to you). this book looks great. thanks for the chance to win a copy.

Barbara said...

Would love to win!

trillium said...

Congratulations upon the inclusion of your quilt into the book! I'd love to win the ebook.

Kathy said...

Oh, I wonder how ties would work in this one?!

Sweet Dreams Quilting said...

I have done this in neckties and Love the way it looks. Great job bloggers!

Leo said...

well I wouldn't say no to a copy.

Deb said...

Congrats...it is a lovely quilt. It deserves to be in there.

Kathy H said...

They are all so pretty. Congratulations for having your quilt in the book.

Marilyn Snow said...

Congrats on being published!! This looks like a really fun book to have.

Adrianne said...

I am not surprised your quilt is included - and I think modern is an attitude as much as a style!

lindav said...

Nice quilt - great book :).

Linda E in AZ said...

thanks for giving us a chance to win this great looking book!

Melanie said...

I would love to win!!! The book looks great!

Flying Blind... said...

Bravo! Solids scare the sh*t out of me!
Congratulations on a terrific week - tomorrow, Prime Minister?

Terri Hauge said...

Would love to get my hands on this book!

babiesdoc said...

I have borrowed this from the library and would love a copy to call my own

Vio said...

Thanks for the chance!

Rebecca said...

Congrats on being published! This book looks great!

CarolT said...

I love your quilt and want to make it. Congratulations on being in another book. How about a book all your own?

Fran said...

Fabulous! Would love a better look at the book.

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

Congratulations on being included in such a great looking book!

Sarah said...

Congratulations on being included in another book. Love your quilt!

Cheryl said...

I love the modern traditional dresden quilt!

Laura said...

This book looks like so much fun! Congratulations of being included! I would love to make some of these quilts!

liniecat said...

Now I would say your dresden has a smashing modern twist so inclusion is totally well deserved!!

Nana Jo said...

This looks like a great book to add to any quilter's library. Thanks for the chance.

Krista @ Sewwhatscooking.com said...

Your quilt is really pretty. Great colors! Thanks for the chance!
Krista

Ali said...

I love your quilt, a Dresden of some sort is on my to do list, so I can't wait to see bigger pictures of it when I either win (fingers crossed) or buy this book!

Lisa Marie said...

A book with quilts from so many great designers -- it doesn't get any better than that! Thanks for the chance to win.

Kristy said...

so any wonderful quilts, congrats on the inclusion of yours!

Kelli said...

Congrats on the book! Looks like a good one.

Laura said...

Fabulous quilt, as I'm sure all of them are!

Jen Walshaw said...

I love all the grey backings

Baye said...

I love your Dresden. I've been meaning to make one--got the tools and everything. I'll have to give your pattern a try.

Denise Bevard said...

I see many quilts out of this book..would love to own it!

aiah23 said...

I LOVE your dresden quilt! I'm hoping to make a dresden, or at least start one, toward the end of this year (I don't want a ton of WIPs to do). Sure would love the chance to win this book!

Fawn

Sallie said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

Sue said...

I love modern quilting and this book looks absolutely awesome...I would love to have it!

Farm Quilter said...

Great Dresden quilt! Love this book!

Kenna said...

This book looks amazing. I have found at least five quilts I want to make!! Thank you for the opportunity to win!

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

A Dresden is on my 'must make' list and I just love yours!! Thanks for the chance to win this great book :)

Di said...

Congrats Katy on the book. Yesterday Sissex, today a book....what will you do tomorrow! ;) Di x

Nita said...

This looks like a great book - congrats on haveing a quilt in it!

Poppyprint said...

I just read through the entire book this morning and I think it is an amazing collection of patterns. I would love to make Jolene's forest quilt! Congratulations on being part of a great book!

Carmen said...

It's so amazing to me that this book couldn't have happened 10, or possibly even five years ago. Thanks so much for the giveaway and congrats on yet another publication!

Angela said...

You must be so proud to have your quilt in print! Congratulations. Thanks for the chance of winning.

debby said...

Would love to have a copy of this book. Your quilt is lovely.

Swedish Scrapper said...

Congrats! Yes, yours is traditnional, but all those prints, and the ones you used, and the funky sashing print-- somehow those things makenit edgy and anything but staid! But it's funny you are drawn to the ones least like what you yourself would make. I'm i the print camp myself. I even considered following a BOM, and copying the solids choices, just to feel how it feels to go all solid....

Sue said...

The book looks awesome! I would love to have a copy.

Debi said...

Very wonderful patterns, would love to win this book.

Hannah said...

Looks like a fab book, would love a copy

Anita said...

I just love the colors in your quilt! The dresdens look great in those bright colors and gray background :)

Carol said...

Would love this book!

Amanda said...

I have had this book on my wish list!!

jules said...

Oooooooooo!! Want! Need! Must have!

Lynn F said...

A great collection from some of my favourite quilting bloggers

StarofMoonDancer said...

Shazam..These are amazing quilts...So many of my favorite quilters....What a great book.Thanks for the chance to win....

Celtic Thistle said...

What a lovely variety of quilts, great advert for the book!

Jess said...

Looks fantastic! Love Kate's quilt too, it's a stunner!

Ramona said...

I really like your quilt! I love Dresdens. This book looks so fun, lots of variety.

Marta said...

Thanks so much to you and the other bloggers for hosting this giant giveaway!

tina* said...

Love the quilt....i'm still too new to quilting to try Dresdens but that is FANTASTIC

cakegirl said...

Love and want the book. Thanks for a great giveaway.

Jitka Oherová, Czech Repubic said...

This book looks amazing.

Jeannie Gan said...

I love to make another Dresdens quilt using your pattern as the first Dresdens block I made was a disaster.
jchiagan at yahoo dot com

jenni said...

Well, I think you can do no wrong, so I'm not shocked your Dresden is included! :)

vexa said...

I'm taking my chance. Thanks!

txjackson5 said...

These quilts look amazing - thanks for the chance to win!!

Karen said...

The fabric choices are really what turns it into a stunner. Thanks for the giveaway.

Andres said...

Very cool!

Barb said...

A Dresden quilt is on my list of must makes! A traditional block using modern fabrics--fun, fun, fun! Congratulations on being included in this book!!

Diane said...

THe book looks great! I want to win it as I am currently lacking inspiration.

Karen said...

I like the quilts that make the combination of the traditional patterns with the great modern prints. Well done!

Tanya said...

The book looks great, just need to decide which one to make first.....

Fran said...

I would love to win! Looks like a great book!

Kim said...

Congrats on the inclusion of your design. I'd love a copy, all the quilts looks so great!

sbsudbury said...

Thanks for the chance to win this beautiful book. sharon.bourque@sympatico.ca

lag123 said...

I love the variety in this book!

lag110 at mchsi dot com

AmandaA said...

Looks great -- I like the idea of modern quilts, but I've got so many prints in my stash I feel I ought to use them up!

AmandaA said...

Looks great -- I like the idea of modern quilts, but I've got so many prints in my stash I feel I ought to use them up!

Philippa Gelinas said...

What a great book! Loving a chance to win it

Caitlin T. said...

Congrats on your inclusion in the book---so exciting!

Gayle said...

I'm like you and really enjoy scrappy quilts using lots of different prints, but those solids sure can make effective quilts!

marjay said...

The quilts in this book look beautiful. Thank you for a chance to win an EBook.

kbzelazny said...

I want to make so many of the quilts in this book!! And, congratulations!

Judith, Belfast said...

Well done on your contribution. Like you, I'm an ecclectic mix of trad and modern, not yet ready for full on solids, but always admire what modern quilters are producing. There's so much wonderful and inspiring creativity out there! Jxo

Gene Black said...

Modern is so widely defined, I would love to win

Alyce @ Blossom Heart Quilts said...

I'd say it's the fabric choices that makes you more modern than traditional :) Congrats on the book!

Montseta said...

Congrats for being on the book!!! Terrific quilt.
Thanks for the chance to win!

Jean said...

Beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win

Debbie said...

I would love a copy! Thanks!

Renee said...

Lovely book!

hueisei said...

Great post! I love your giveaway...
Thanks for the chance to win.

hueisei said...

Great book! I love your giveaway...
Thanks for the chance to win.

Angie said...

I can not wait to get my hands on the book! Thanks for a chance to win.

k8tbug5280 said...

Thanks for the giveaway, would love to win the book!

Jen said...

Looks like a great book, thanks for the chance to win!

Ullhärvan said...

I would love to win the book and get some new inspiration!

Alison said...

Would love to win a copy of this great looking book. pick me, pick me, pick me....

Crissa said...

I feel you with the print thing. My quilty obsession of the moment is done in all Kaffe Fasset prints in blues. Busy, but beautiful!

Heather said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I really like how you featured other quilters in addition to your own gorgeous contribution.

Anonymous said...

I'd love a chance to win a copy of this book.Love the work that you and the other quilters in the book have contributed. I really need to push myself in a new direction. Thanks for the chance. aschaefer24 at yahoo dot com

Geri geri_barnes@comcast.net said...

I seem to gravitate to the same colors so I'd love to win this book for more inspiration. Also, I agree with you - the solid colors quilt is awesome - it would just be so hard for me to not add a really cool print to the quilt!

Alli said...

This book looks super fun! Thanks for the chance to win! :)

Gloria said...

The book looks great. thanks for the chance to win one.

Lyn said...

Congrats on Indian Summer...love traditional blocks, and this is a very attractive and do-able project!

Margo Piikkila said...

Anything! ha ha! I would love to have a copy of this inspirational book! I promise to love it and feed it and... wait! Read it and be inspired by it! thanks/margo

Cecilia said...

Congratulations on being included in the book. I love Dresden Plates and will definitely have to make yours. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

Tiara said...

you can't beat a classic dresden, congrats!

aerialkabuki said...

Congrats, and thank you.

Laura said...

What a wonderful book! So inspirational!

Jessica said...

Thanks for the chance! Love the quilt!

Jeanne in Ohio said...

Thanks for the giveaway; I'd love to win this book. I especially like your quilt because a dresden is on my bucket list.

Ginny said...

Great quilts and color! Thanks for the chance to win!

Anita said...

Great lookin quilt, and I would love to win a copy of the book!

Wendy Hausauer said...

Beautiful quilt, I love the use of grey for backgrounds.

Shishypat said...

Hip Hip Hooray!!! for this book. Would love to win.

Blue Llama said...

I love this book on modern quilting! I like the bold colours and the use of negative space! Just "WOW!"

Trudie said...

Looks like a great book from some awesome quilters. Good job all!

darlene said...

I like your quilts. They look like fun to make. Would really like a copy of that book. Congratulations on being included in it.

LisaT said...

Looks like a great book, thanks for the chance to win one! PS - my very first full sized quilt was a dresden plate, very nice.

barefootT said...

Dresdens are wonderful, would love to win one of these books ♥♥♥

Camila said...

Congratulations! I'd love to win this book! Thanks for the chance!

Kali said...

Thanks for the chance to win, I need to get my hands on a copy of this!

Kate said...

Looks like a great book thanks!

carol said...

Book looks very good. Good blog.

Jacklynn said...

Thanks for a chance to win this awesome book! Congrats on your quilt!

Jessica said...

Fingers crossed!

Laurel said...

Loved your quilt! Thanks for the opportunity to enter the giveaway!

Logan O'Bier said...

Saw it at market! Love!!!!!

Logan O'Bier said...

Saw it at market! Love!!!!!

Mom on the Move! said...

Love your Dresden Plate! Thanks for the give away chance.

Angela said...

What a fantastic book!! Thanks for the opportunity!

Scrap Happy Quilting said...

Love your pattern, I need to make a similar quilt out of ties. Thanks for the giveaway!

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