Monday, October 21, 2013

Book giveaway: 1,2,3 Quilt


1, 2, 3 Quilt 

I have a book to give away this week! 1, 2, 3 Quilt: Shape Up Your Skills with 24 Stylish Projects (Chronicle Books, $24.95) is the latest book by Ellen Luckett Baker (author of 1, 2, 3 Sew, fabric designer for the Japanese company Kokka, and blogger behind TheLongThread.com).



The book is organized by quilting shapes – squares, triangles, hexagons, circles, flowers, stars and diamonds – and includes 24 projects that help you build your own quilt design skills as you sew. I think it would be ideal for beginner quilters ,or for intermediate quilters who want to polish their skills. 

It definitely has a modern quilt feel, as the fabrics and color schemes are very contemporary and clean. There are lots of diagrams to make each project simple to follow. 

The spiral-bound format makes it easy to use, since it lies nice and flat, and 12 of the patterns are included in a pocket in the book.  

GIVE-AWAY!  I’m giving away my copy of this book. Leave a comment after this post and tell me why you want it. I’ll pull one name at random at noon, Wednesday, Oct. 23.
Note: If your comment does not show up right away, please don’t freak out. Please post only one comment. I now have to moderate/approve all comments, because I was getting a ton of Japanese porn spammers leaving comments on my blog! I’m a busy person, so it might now show up for a while, but I’ll approve it as soon as I can. I promise. 

We have a winner! Jill Schlageter has won the book. 

22 comments:

  1. I like to keep up with color and style trends and I think this book will help with that! Thanks.

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  2. This looks a great book - and it's spiral bound too!!

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  3. What a lovely way to organize patterns - by shape. Looks like a good one to have in one's library.

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  4. Love the idea of using shapes to organise ideas -I love dresdens and hexis

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  5. Me me me! I want to do everything in this book!

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    1. Jill, you are the winner! Please contact me at susan@bluemoonriver.com, and send me your address so I can mail you the book.

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  6. Me me me, pick me! I really really want this book!

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  7. Would love to add this book to my quilting library. I struggled with the design of my last charity quilt and would really appreciate some design tips.

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  8. i love quilt books, always looking for a new tip or block

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  9. This looks like a terrific book. I am always interested in new ideas. Even if they are not for me, it is fascinating to see what others do, especially your beautiful pieces!

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  10. I would love to win because although I can sew, I've never tackled quilting.

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  11. I would like this book to share with a granddaugherter to get her interested in quilting and creating things. Maureen B.

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  12. Really like the fresh look of these basic shapes. I have been looking for a cute project to make with some English paper pieced hexagons I've been making without a particular project in mind.

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  13. I would love to win because I like the look of these fresh designs made from traditional shapes. I might help me find a project to do with the English paper pieced hexagons I have been making without a design in mind, just to have handwork to do.

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  14. I would love to win! I am just a beginner, so any reading material is much appreciated.

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  15. What a wonderful giveaway!! Would help to build quilt design skills !!

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  16. I would love to win this beautiful book, because I am a beginner to intermediate quilter and want to learn more.

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  17. Wow A nice giveaway indeed. I love the geometry in quilting and to have a book that is organised about it!

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  18. I love Amish style quilts and I think many of those have that same thought about shapes. Timeless but fresh too! I appreciate the comparisons with the stages of your sheep works!

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