Fat Quarterly Blog Tour + Giveaway!

Welcome to my stop on the Fat Quarterly Blog Tour!

We’re nearing the end of the tour here and I’m so glad to have a stop on it!

For those of you that haven’t been following the tour along, Fat Quarterly Shape Workshop for Quilters is a book written by four members of the Fat Quarterly Gang (Katy Jones, Brioni Greenberg, Tacha Bruecher and John Q Adams).

There’s a whole lot of love for this book on my blog.

I fell in love with the entire book when I spotted this quilt on the back cover: 

Orange Soda Quilt by Katy Jones.
And I’ve been thrilled to run the Soda Pop Quilt-along because there needs to be more of that quilt in the world. 

The fabulous Katy is even joining us and making another. 
Stop by the Flickr group if you get a chance to see all the lovely that is being made. There’s still enough time to join in if you’d like an Orange Soda of your own! 
Lucky for me (and everyone really) there’s more than just one fabulous quilt in this book. There’s 60 blocks and 12 full project instructions
I had a really hard time picking just one block from the book that I liked so I’ve started my own personal Fat Quarterly Sampler Project: 


FQly Sampler
Eight-pointed Star and Four Flies. 
I’m going to be picking four blocks from every shape chapter. So I’ve still got a bit to go. Really I’m waiting on Bella by Lotta Jansdotter to come out so I can pair it with Echo. 

Having worked in a bookstore in the past, I’ve become super picky of quilting/sewing books. More often than not I’ll check them out from the library.

I’ve bought four copies of this book so far. One for myself and the others as gifts because I really think this book needs to be on everyone’s shelves. 

Don’t have a copy of your own yet?

Lark Crafts is graciously offering a copy to be given away to one of my readers. 
All you need to do is leave me a comment, any comment to be entered.
I’ll accept entries until noon eastern standard time on Friday July 20th.

Not sure what to write in your comment? How about telling me your favorite shape? 

Thank you so much for visiting on my stop of the tour!
Don’t forget to head over to Fat Quarterly on 7/18 for the Wrap-Up Party! 


52 Responses to Fat Quarterly Blog Tour + Giveaway!

  1. mjb July 16, 2012 at 3:58 pm #

    I’m wanting to try 60 degree triangles recently – hopefully I get to them soon!

  2. Kelli July 16, 2012 at 4:00 pm #

    Oh Great! Another book I NEED to buy. :o) Or win.. fingers crossed. Love your blocks, Allegory! Also in love with that Orange Soda quilt. Favorite shape.. circle, I guess. Hard to pick just one. Thanks for the chance to win! xo

  3. Julie July 16, 2012 at 4:05 pm #

    My current favorite shape is anything with CURVES, lol. I STILL don’t have this book, so just send this one my way, k?

  4. Katie July 16, 2012 at 4:17 pm #

    I do declare, I love the triangle!

  5. Lisa E July 16, 2012 at 5:38 pm #

    I love the fact that there are quilt blocks in this book along with the quilt patterns. I’m really intrigued. Thanks for the chance to win.

  6. Gill July 16, 2012 at 6:10 pm #

    This book is on my wishlist!
    I’d love to try something with curves – maybe Drunkard’s Path!

  7. Carmen Nuland July 16, 2012 at 6:20 pm #

    Are flowers a shape? If not, I have to say I love circles and things with curves

  8. Jodi July 16, 2012 at 7:03 pm #

    I love the zig-zags and log cabins (not really a shape, but a block) Thanks for the chance!

  9. Beth July 16, 2012 at 7:37 pm #

    I love your review of this book, because I think I would have a hard time choosing a project from the many, many great ones in this collection. What a fun dilemma, though.

    A favorite shape? How about pear-shaped. ;)

  10. Carla G July 16, 2012 at 8:40 pm #

    I love your review of the book! And your blocks are awesome! I like zig zag (if that’s a shape…). Thanks for a chance to win this fabulous book! :)

  11. Lucy @ Charm About You July 16, 2012 at 8:46 pm #

    Ohhhh exciting! I need this book! My favourite shape is hexies! :)

  12. Cherie July 16, 2012 at 9:01 pm #

    I keep seeing this book popping up and seeing the great projects that have been made from it. It’s been added to my list of books to buy so winning it would be awesome =D

    Also I’ve added some new fabrics into my swap shop, as well as a new one via Flickr. If you’re interested feel free to check them out =D

  13. sewfroufrouquilter July 16, 2012 at 9:03 pm #

    I like triangles, they are always whar I doodle. I would love this book.

  14. Katy Cameron July 16, 2012 at 9:41 pm #

    Circles, I love circles! I know, bloody awkward, right? ;o) Thanks for the chance to win, and can’t wait to see your block amalgamation quilt

  15. Jenelle July 16, 2012 at 9:54 pm #

    I love HSTs. Every time I sit down to make a quilt design, those little guys end up popping up somewhere. ;) Thanks for the chance!

  16. ritainalaska July 16, 2012 at 10:01 pm #

    great reviews on this hop! love the glimpses of shapes and quilts. circles are my fav of shapes to work with; i saw one in the book i’d like to work with. thanx for the opportunity to win a copy.

  17. quilt happy July 16, 2012 at 10:43 pm #

    i wont to try a tumbler quilt

  18. B Greene July 16, 2012 at 11:14 pm #

    I love the star section of this book – thanks for the chance to win!

  19. Marcia W. July 16, 2012 at 11:41 pm #

    I want to learn how to make better HSTs and a whole HST quilt. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of this book!

  20. Allison C July 17, 2012 at 12:06 am #

    I’m a big fan of circles! Thanks for the chance.

  21. Marcia W. July 17, 2012 at 12:36 am #

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  22. Ramona July 17, 2012 at 1:51 am #

    I’m loving the 8 pointed star in Echo that you’re showing. Thanks for the review and the chance to win.

  23. robin July 17, 2012 at 3:24 am #

    I like squares. :)

  24. mahoo July 17, 2012 at 4:39 am #

    I’m loving stars these days. Thanks for the chance to win this wonderful book that I’ve been coveting!

  25. Julie July 17, 2012 at 4:40 am #

    There are so many great blocks in this book. I really like the polygon section. Thanks for the chance.

  26. works4me July 17, 2012 at 1:50 pm #

    Thanks for the chance to win. There are a lot of great blocks and quilts in the book. I seem to gravitate to stars.

  27. Debbie July 17, 2012 at 3:46 pm #

    I like squares. I’m still a newbie, so squares are easy! thanks!

  28. Binks July 17, 2012 at 5:20 pm #

    Oh, stars for sure. They’re just so fun and beautiful.

  29. SewHappyGeek July 17, 2012 at 8:03 pm #

    Love that quilt! I’m trying so hard to resist your QAL. Maybe I could join and make a wee quilt ….

  30. Kimberly Cassie July 17, 2012 at 8:24 pm #

    60 blocks??? I didn’t realize there were s many blocks in the book. Wow! Now I really need that book. Thanks for sharing you view on the book and the giveaway!

  31. Jennie P. July 17, 2012 at 9:35 pm #

    My favorite shape? A clover!! Or diamond!

  32. hueisei July 18, 2012 at 4:11 am #

    I love star! Thanks for the chance to win.

  33. Melody July 18, 2012 at 4:57 am #

    I like Diamonds.


  34. Gina July 18, 2012 at 11:47 am #

    I tend to like squares and rectangles, but am determined to work with circles as soon as I find a block or pattern that suits me. This book would be a super resource for my quilting/sewing library.

  35. schwip July 18, 2012 at 12:42 pm #

    Looks like a wonderfully fun book. I am up for trying anything.

  36. Lynn July 18, 2012 at 12:43 pm #

    I like triangles!! Thanks for a great giveaway!

  37. Jessica July 18, 2012 at 1:22 pm #

    i am hogging the library copy of this, so would love to have my own. i adore that orange crush quilt!

  38. Cheryl July 18, 2012 at 3:52 pm #

    I can’t wait to get a copy of this book so I can piece an Orange Soda quilt of my very own!

  39. Harrysmum July 18, 2012 at 6:11 pm #

    I’ve never thought about my favourite shape before – I have thing for tesselation, but love stars and hears, neither of which are conducive to being nicely tesselated!
    Great giveaway – I love the look of this book!

  40. MoeWest July 18, 2012 at 6:17 pm #

    I like hexagons. Thanks for a chance to win this book.

  41. Karrie S July 19, 2012 at 5:35 am #

    I like squares. A shape that is even on both sides ;) Thanks for the chance to win.

  42. Mandalin July 19, 2012 at 3:52 pm #

    I love the Katy’s orange soda shape, I’ve even bought the template, so i just need the book now!!!

  43. Gwen July 19, 2012 at 10:57 pm #

    I like basic– simple… squares and triangles! :-) But, oh the endless possible designs that you can make from those simple, basic shapes! :-) Thank you for the chance to win!!! :-)

  44. VickiT July 20, 2012 at 1:34 am #

    My favorite shape has always been the hexagon. I’ve become very interested however in buying a 60 degree ruler and trying to use that to make some blocks lately. Some of the quilts I’ve seen made using that are awesome.

  45. Amy Loudenback July 20, 2012 at 1:56 am #

    Loving the stars! Would really like this book!

  46. leanne July 20, 2012 at 2:59 am #

    wow – a final chance to win this fab book – yay – thanks so much – my favourite shape is the half square triangle :0 now I’m off to check out the soda pop flickr group !

  47. Kirsten July 20, 2012 at 4:18 am #

    This books looks awesome – I am loving stars at the moment!

  48. tusen July 20, 2012 at 5:48 am #

    I just discovered hexagons so they are my current favourites.

  49. verykerryberry July 20, 2012 at 6:36 am #

    I am starting to love hexagons after a long aversion. sometimes it takes me a while to like something and then I will get obsessed!

  50. joanne July 20, 2012 at 7:42 am #

    Triangles are my favourite shape at the minute. Great giveaway!!

  51. SewLittleToSay July 20, 2012 at 7:51 am #

    I’m still a beginner, so I’m exploring squares and rectangles at the moment and trying to get the courage to try triangles.

  52. Sharon Tender July 20, 2012 at 1:28 pm #

    Circles Circles Circles… That’s my very favorite shape, but I have not had the guts to try them yet. I’m still new to the quilting world. I never wanted to get into it because I associated it with old people. But now that I see the bright colorful fabrics used in creative ways, I am HOOKED!! I would LOVE to have that book. It looks like a whole bunch of eye candy. :-)

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