Thursday, March 3, 2011

Modern Basics Book Blog Tour & Giveaway

Modern Basics cover
Welcome to the blog tour of Amy Ellis' new pattern book Modern Basics.  I feel honored to be part of the official blog tour and I'm so excited to share this book!  As a long time blog (Amy's Creative Side) reader, I've known Amy was working hard on this book and I couldn't wait to get a look at it. I can honestly say that it met, if not exceeded, all of my expectations.  I think it's sometimes difficult for me to find a quilt pattern book with more than one or two patterns that I want to try. Not the case with this book. 
Amy has done a fantastic job creating patterns that are visually challenging, but shows how they can easily be assembled.  All 14 projects are beautiful. These are three of my favorites.
This is a perfect book for beginners too.  Many very simple projects with a lot of visual impact. The instructions are very clear and there are different sizing options.
The thing I love most about Amy though, is her encouragement of anyone who: 
  • wants to start quilting but doesn't know how
  •  anyone who stresses about picking fabric and colors
  •  anyone with  a handful of small "helpers" around or
  • anyone who feels they have too little time and space to take on a quilting hobby.

Modern Basics is available at Amazon or at your favorite local fabric store, but Amy is giving away a signed copy to one of you!  For your chance to win a copy leave a comment. Please be sure to leave an email address so I can give you the good news if your name is randomly selected.
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And just to increase your chances of winning you can visit these other stops on the book tour:
AmyLouWho (3/5)

GIVEAWAY CLOSED. Thanks to all who entered. The winner is:

Blogger Stacy said...

I inherited a stack of traditional quilt block books from my great aunt who was a high school home-ec teacher for over 40 years. They've been my staple for ideas and techniques as I learn to sew and quilt.

Today I bought a new Bernina, and learned a few new modern methods. Amy's book Modern Basics would make a great companion as I gain new skills.

thanks for the opportunity!

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Sarah Craig said...

I absolutely love this book! Come on, little Miss Random!!

Chancy said...

Pick me please. There are some great quilts in this book that I want to try.

chancyf at gmail dot com

Deb said...

I'd enjoy winning this book. Love the front cover quilt with the flowers in the lower right corner.

Pondering said...

I love the colors. Quilts are so fun! I am a beginner with a brand new sewing machine I can't wait to see the book, I hope I win;)

Elizabeth S. said...

Oooh! Great book! Hope I'm the lucky winner!

A.S.K.-P. said...

This book is DEFINITELY on my Wish List! I have wanted it since Amy first showed previews of it.

Donna said...

Those quilts look so lovely. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy!

AKing said...

ooooh! I really want to make the quilts you pictured. i especially like that they look easy enough for me to do. thanks for the chance.

WandaFish said...

Amy's really come up trumps with Modern Basics; I'd absolutely love to win a copy! Thanks for the opportunity :)

angelasmart(at)hotmail(dot)com

Nancy said...

I would so love to have this book. The patterns look so pretty and easy to do. A perfect combination.

Heather said...

I am putting this book at the top of my birthday list in case I don't win one! I can't wait to see it in person!

Ashley said...

This looks like such a great book! I can't wait to get my hands on a copy!

Cassie said...

Thanks for hosting the giveaway, I love these quilts, or at least all the ones I have seen featured on this blog hop. Thanks so much!
cmdoduck(at)gmail(dot)com

Patty said...

I'd love to have a copy of this book. Her quilts are all so pretty and look like they wouldn't take me forever to make. Thanks for the giveaway.

Andrea said...

I am always on the lookout for a new book for my little library. Thanks for the review, looks fun.

Andrea
andreag.erekson@gmail.com

Mary Jo said...

It'd be so great to win this book!
maryjowyse@yahoo.com

Nancy D. said...

I'd love to win the book too.

Megan said...

Beautiful! I would LOVE to own this book! I have done a couple of quilts but I think I lack a lot of "basic" knowhow that would make my quilting that much better- I have been looking for recommendations for good books! Thank you!

Gidget said...

Being a beginner I am excited to see this book and of course would love to win it!

Dianna F said...
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Dianna F said...

I would love to win! Thanks for the opportunity.
dwfillmore@gmail.comst

Trudi said...

Now wouldn't this book allow me to be far mor prolific than I am now! lol Amy's done a fantastic job with this book! I'd love to win a copy!

Joan and Kevin said...

Love this book, would love to win.

Katie said...

Would love to win this book--looks like just what this new quilter needs! Thanks for the chance!
ktyoung1(at)gmail(dot)com

Colleen said...

I would love to make the quilts in this book!

StrawberryBlond said...

I agree with you, it's rare to find a book with more than one or two patterns that I like, but I've liked every single one you've shown! This is a keeper for sure. Here's hoping it comes to me!

Miss Nancy said...

Love the cover quilt on this book. And another great review. It is on my list of must gets. Thank you for the giveaway.

Have a super great sewing day.

2miracles/Tove said...

You took such nice photos of the book for the blog, Amy's book is so exciting .

9patchnurse said...

I know I'm going to love this book! Each of the quilts pictured is GORGEOUS!

annemarie said...

As a beginner, this is something I definitely need and would love to own.

Linda said...

Oh I would love to win. The quilts are all so fun.

buchananclan said...

Looks like I book I would love to have.....maybe I'll win

Janice said...

Now that I have time to sew, I'm thoroughly enjoying quilting. I would LOVE to be the one chosen to receive this book.
Thank you.

Carol in E TN said...

Great book! Thanks for the giveaway.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I'm enjoying the blog tour...hope I win.

Billie in TX

Gailanne said...

I am a pretty new quilter, and this book looks right up my alley! Thanks for the chance to win, stay blessed!

Jodie B-C said...

I can't wait to get my hands on this book!

Mrs. K. said...

I just bought my first sewing machine. It would be awesome to get this book!

mrsk [at] mrskandco [dot] com

Little Lucy Goosey said...

I just bought a couple of books to give me some inspiration -- I didn't see this one, and it looks great! Hope I win!!!

scottylover said...

Would love to win this book! Please count me in!

Sandy A
scotty4me39 @ yahoo. com

Amy said...

This sounds PERFECT for me since I am new to quilting. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

kempfyre21{at}yahoo{dot}com

Allison said...

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

maryc said...

Gorgeous Book! Gorgeous Quilts!

sunflowerlin said...

This book looks wonderful! If I don't win it a definite buy :)

Chelsea said...

WOW Id love to win this. she's speaking my style language.

Nadilah Sungkar Magee said...

I hope I will this book..

Suzanne said...

Thanks for the peek into the book and the giveaway.

Sheena Richmond said...

This book looks fabulous....just my style. You're right, it is hard to find a quilt book with more than a couple that I'd really try...but not this one!

Shannon said...

I could really use a book on quilting since I am a beginner and I don't have a book on quilting! But if I don't win I shall eventually buy this great looking read! Thanks!!

Donna said...

Love the book. There are several of quilts I would enjoy making and displaying. Happy quilting.

lemmie said...

Ohhh! Would love this - have just started quilting :)

Anna said...

Wow. I would love to have this book on my shelf - I am lacking some quilting/patchwork books so this one would be GREAT!! There looks to be my kind of projects in there too!!
Anna
anna@ourinfo.biz

Lindsey said...

I'd love to win a copy of this book! One of the next projects on my list is a queen sized quilt for our bed. I think the knotted pattern just might be perfect. Thanks for the chance!

Treasa said...

Looks like a great book. Thanks for the chance.

c said...

i adore what you showed o fthis new book by Amy Ellis. Every charity I sew for could use these great ideas. thank you carol c aka kingcooper0001@aol.com

Phoebe said...

I love the colors in these quilts. I can't wait to add it to my collection.

Stephany said...

OH BOY! LOVE this BOOK! Here's hoping! :)

Kelly said...

This books looks great! Pick me Mr. RNG!

Deanna said...

I've been helping some beginners and could use some tips from this book. Not to mention the patterns. Thanks for the chance.

Amelia Quilter said...

I love the quilts in this book and hope it can come home to me!

Thanks for hosting this tour.

Island Quilter

Kristy said...

Love this blog and all I learn from it! Haven't attempted my first quilt yet....have had the fabric for it for awhile, just not the courage. Maybe this book would provide the latter! :) Thanks for the chance to win!

JoAnn said...

Would love to have a copy of this book - the patterns look great! Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy.
JoAnn (info7miner@gmail.com)

MaMa said...

I love the quilts in this book - true awesomeness! They're all so pretty...Thanks for hosting!
Lisa
mistyfuji *at* yahoo *dot* com

Anonymous said...

I would love to win this book. I am just starting to pick out fabric for my first quilt and yes I have anxiety. Thinking how am I going to quilt all the layers together seems to be my biggest concern. This book sounds like it would be a big help.

Laura
sewingmom42@yahoo.com

Tricia C. said...

This book looks wonderful. I really appreciate it when patterns are accessible even for those of us who might need a easier pattern. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

awamom at yahoo dot com

Meri said...

Love it! I'd love to win a copy...thanks for the chance!
meri_drake@yahoo.com

Karen said...

I would love to win this book - it looks amazing! Thanks for the chance!

Shauna said...

Love the patterns shown in this book - what a pick me up! Would love to win.

creativedawn said...

Wow! I certainly love the quilts over here on your blog!!! Amy's book has some great quilts in it.

hugz
Pam

Becky S. said...

It looks like a great book! Thanks for the chance to win.
onlybas@aol.com

Shannon said...

I love the bottom quilt. Very nice. Thank you for the chance to win her book!

Kendra said...

I love this book.
gokrazy31 at hotmail dot com

Tracy said...

Great minds think alike because these are my favorites too! Pick me! Love your blog! I've been reading it for a couple of months and it's terrific!

Lee said...

The book looks so great! thanks!
butler83ataoldotcom

Momma Twitch said...

I would LOOOOOOOOOOOVE to win this book!!

runmommatwitchrun at gmail dot com

Bernie said...

Those quilts are beautiful. I would love to learn how to quilt!
Berniefrisby@yahoo.com

Christie said...

Yay! I would love some fresh new patterns! Christie - varinasgarden@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Thanks for a chance to win this book. I see a pattern I'd love to make! spearscarol@yahoo.com

Beth said...

I can't wait to get started on some quilts from this book...well, I can wait, am waiting, and hoping I'll win a copy. Thanks for the chance.

wordygirl at earthlink dot net

MoeWest said...

I would really love to have this book. I've seen so many quilts that I would like to make. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

Amanda said...

I would love to have a new book for my "new" house...and is it Sat March 5th or Sun March 6th that you will close it?

qkrinabx@ hotmail. com

Elizabeth said...

I've been hopping around this blog tour trying to win this! The book looks wonderful. Thanks for showing some of your favorite pages, as I saw a new quilt that hasn't been showcased on any other blogs.

VickiT said...

This is a great book I'm sure. Amy's blog is an awesome one to follow for help and this book has got to be the same. Thanks for taking part.

vburr at charter dot net

Amanda Murphy said...

What beautiful colors and designs. Great book!

grandmarockton said...

please pick me I W A N T IT!

Tamar said...

It looks like there are a lot of great patterns to choose from in this book!

Caitlin T. said...

i love the quilt with the hope valley fabrics. such a simple but lovely pattern! thanks for the chance!

maeve315@msn.com said...

I'd love to win this book! Your Pinwheels quilt is gorgeous, by the way!!! Looks like summer . . .

Jenniffier said...

I would like to add this book to my collection :)

Painting 4 Him said...

Oh, I would love to win this book, thank you so much for the opportunity.

Jill said...

Beautiful quilts. Looove it!

ManglerofSushi said...

This book looks awesome!! Thanks!

spoonbaboon@yahoo.com

Mary Jo said...

Lovely book! So anxious to see more of it. MJ

Saundra said...

Would LOVE to win this book. The photos you have shown of the quilts in this book are great. I love fresh new ideas!

Shayla Sharp said...

The possibilities with these patterns are endless--wouldn't mind getting to check it out in person. ;)

Liz Schaffner said...

The books looks great!
Now I just have to cross my fingers & hope I win ..LOL

Ducks and Rabbits said...

I'd love to win a copy of this book!

tusen said...

There are certainly more than two patterns I'd love to try :)

Hannah said...

These projects look great and "sew" good for a beginning quilter! Thanks for sharing!

lag123 said...

This book is on my wishlist. Thanks for the giveaway!

lag110 at mchsi dot com

Clothed in Scarlet said...

Wow! looks like a cool book. There are some really interesting patterns. Thank you for a chance to win a copy. Sarah

Patsy said...

Love your post featuring the book. There are some lovely quilts in it. Thanks for giving us the chance to win it. I love your blog! Have a blessed day!

Laurel said...

I love this blog world - jumped here from your gorgeous pattern at Moda bake shop and am so impressed, I'll be a daily visitor. Love the book - would love to win!

Happyme said...

The book looks fantastic, I would love a chance to win!
sraymer1@cox.net

Catswhiskers said...

I'd love to have some help when choosing colours.
This book is perfect
Gina
http://gina-catswhiskers.blogspot.com/

Stormy Days said...

I feel the same way you do about finding patterns in books. I'm happy if there are two that I want to make. The more I see of Amy's book, the more I want to make. Thanks for the chance.

Helle said...

Looks like a nice book! Thanks for the chance! hesabella(at)gmail(dot)com

Chris {frecklemama} said...

Oh the book looks delicious!

Peach Rainbow said...

I'd love this book :)
Thanks for the chance!

Danielle said...

Count me in!

Alicia said...

Every "blog tour" showcase makes me more interested in this book, I am excited to see it in person! Thanks for sharing!

Dianne said...

I'd love to win a copy of this book ... I'm a beginner who needs all the help she can get! Thanks for the giveaway! (dmlash04@msn.com)

Tiffani said...

I'd love an opportunity to win this book.

smittyznak@yahoo.com

neubiewaters said...

I'd love to win. Been trying to get started making my girls a quilt for their bed for a while now. They want one made from Parisville :)
Thanks!
erin(dot)n(dot)waters(at)gmail(dot)com

ashley said...

This book looks great! Thanks for the giveaway!

Jennifer said...

How is it I am just now finding you!?!??! Can't wait to delve a little deeper and thanks for the wonderful giveaway...the book looks wonderful :0)

Lisa said...

very interesting patterns! i will definitely buy if i don't win.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I would love to win a copy of Amy's book!

Nanbon44 said...

I would love to win a copy

Melanie@Crafty Cupboard said...

I want this! These are my types of quilts, easy, fast, and geometric. I might have to put this on my birthday wish-list if I don't win!

melcollette at gmail dot com

Amanda Shih said...

Pick me! Love all of those quilts in there!!

Jeanne said...

Thanks for sharing the great pictures of the book! Please add my name to the list of hopefuls.

domestiCass said...

I would love to win this book! It looks like there are some really great patterns in the book.

Bonnie said...

What a wonderful book. I would love to win it. Thanks for the chance.
browne426@hotmail.com

K8 said...

I love the previews of this book - thanks for the chance to win!

Molly said...

These projects look really great! The pictures are inspiring and make me want to start cutting fabric to make the quilts pictured! Thanks for the giveaway!

Kristal said...

Looks like a really great book. Just those three photos gave me all kinds of ideas!

Jamie said...

I love the bold simplicity of these patterns! Thanks for sharing!

EverSewClever@hotmail.com

CherrySprinkle said...

Thanks for the chance to win Amy!!! It looks like a beautiful book!

Janet said...

I think this book is just what I need to work on my stash. I would love to win it.

quiltzyx said...

Wow, what a wonderful book!
Thanks for the chance to win it.
;^)

Judi said...

Beautiful quilts! Throw my name into the hat :)tjboyce@juno.com

jjd05c said...
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jjd05c said...

I'd love to win this :)

jjd05c (at) gmail (dot) com

mikeandnat said...

I would love this book! So cute!

Dnowhat said...

As a newborn quilter, this book looks like it would be a great learning tool. (dnowhat@gmail.com)

Naomi said...

I have been loving this blog tour. I am so looking forward to getting this book - thanks for the chance to win a free copy (either way it will be on my bookshelf shortly!). fionabhair@gmail.com

meplus3 said...

Looks like a great book with beautiful projects
Amendelblatt at tampabay dot rr dot com

Mariel said...

Oh my goodness, this is my kind of quilting book! I love that first one on the bed.I've been wanting to make one for my bed and that is perfect. Love the colors too!

Carol said...

I would love to win this book. I have been wanting to get into some more modern quilts. This would be a good place to start. Thanks for the giveaway.

Karyli said...

Wow! Thanks for sharing a great book. I'd love to try some of those beautiful quilts!

Cindy said...

Love what you showed us from this book. Would love to win. Thanks for the opportunity!
Cindy
ckrut at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I would love a copy of this book. I am new to quilting and am just building my library :-)

heather.prescott@mclaneco.com

Teresa Felgueiras said...

The book looks great and the quilts are amazing. Count me in!

Anonymous said...

These quilts are gorgeous! So colourful! I would love to win this book. Making quilts is so addicting, if you make one, you have to make another and another.
Cynthia
rockyroad@sasktel.net

okiedokie said...

I would find that book very very helpful. Please enter me in the drawing.

Melody said...

This book looks so fun! Love the sweetwater fabric quilt on the front!!

Virtudes said...

Beautiful book. I would like to participate in the lottery. Thanks. Greetings.

Kathleen C. said...

The quilts and colors in the book look lovely, and I always need help with color selection. I like the simple, contemporary lines of the blocks in the quilts. Thanks very much.

Eileen said...

a great opportunity! thanks and have a great day.

Mark said...

I've only made 2 projects so far (am a complete beginner) so thus would be really helpful!

MachelleH said...

I would love to have a copy. Thank you for the giveaway!

Marcie said...

Love the sneek peeks I've seen of this book! marciejohnson@shaw.ca

Lana said...

What a wonderful book!!! I would love it! Just what I have seen is amazing and looks like lots of fun!
Thank you for such a neat giveaway!

The Rx quilter said...

I have been checking this book out on so many blogs, what a great book for any quilter. I would love to win a copy to give my friend who is new to the quilting world! Lisa in Texas

Cherrybug said...

What a great book! It makes quilting look like something I could do. I would love to try it out. Thank you for showing it on your blog.

charityv@msn.com

quiltma said...

Looks like a great book. Congrats to the lucky winner. And thanks for the giveaway

Diane said...

I want to win -please pick me!!

Cherrybug said...

What a great new book! It makes me think I would be able to quilt! Just maybe I will be lucky enough to try it out! Thank you.

Deb said...

I'm loving all of the quilts I see from this book - hope I win! Deb

Barb said...

Knotted Squares is one of my favorites, too. Something tells me that there will be lots of versions seen in blogland soon :D

Ramona said...

The quilt on the front of the book is so cute and I like all the ones you showed. Hope I get lucky!

Joy said...

This book looks wonderful!

Gwen said...

What a wonderful book!!! How exciting it would be to win an autographed copy!!!! I'll be keeping my fingers crossed! :-)

Layton Mom said...

I would love to have a copy of this book. arinlayton at gmail dot com

Jerusha Beckstead said...

I just added this book to my wish list at Amazon so in the off case I don't win I will remember it as a book I need to look into.

Sandra said...

Looks like this book is full of great ideas. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Alyssa said...

Oooo, lovely. I'll have to see about this one!

JanetK said...

Wouldn't it be great if more comments before you actually increased your odds of winning? Just a random thought - I'm enjoying this book tour and will have to buy a copy if I don't win one!

Stacy said...

I inherited a stack of traditional quilt block books from my great aunt who was a high school home-ec teacher for over 40 years. They've been my staple for ideas and techniques as I learn to sew and quilt.

Today I bought a new Bernina, and learned a few new modern methods. Amy's book Modern Basics would make a great companion as I gain new skills.

thanks for the opportunity!
miscstadra at hotmail dot com

Mitchgreen said...

That picture with the green, brown and red quilt is stunning!!

Would love to have a chance to win this book - looks fabulous!

Eli said...

I'd love to win this book. It sounds perfect for me as I'm trying to pluck up the courage to make my first big quilt.

Carla said...

Beautiful Quilts! I would love to win a copy of this book. I think it would be perfect for me as I'm a beginner quilter. Thanks for a chance to win!

Brenda said...

These quilts look amazing. See a couple "have to do" in future. Jobrdah@hotmail.com

Quilter in the Gap said...

Love this book...thank you for the chance

Janice said...

I am a beginner quilter and would love to win this book - looks like lots of not-so complicated patterns! Thanks for the chance to win.

Marianne said...

Thanks for the sneak peaks, love the quilts, so simple!

deserae said...

This book looks awesome!

Bev said...

I'm so excited for this book! I would love to make several of the patterns in this book.

J said...

Looks like I NEED this book! Hope I win.

Terry said...

Thanks for the opportunity to share this book! Now if i can just hold off ordering from amazon BEFORE the contest ends!

Jenna said...

This book looks like a ton of fun, thanks for the chance to win!

jennalynnsews @ yahoo.com

Simone said...

Wonderful!
I would love to win this book.
Simone
blendenull(at)web(dot)de

Karen P. said...

I can't wait to read this!

ikkinlala said...

I'd love a chance to win this book!

ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

marian said...

Gorgeous book & gorgeous quilts to inspire!!
what a fabulous giveaway..thank you Amy!!

mab said...

GORGEOUS patterns! Thanks for the chance to enter. :)
mab(at)onepost(dot)net

Hi! My name is erica. Would you be my friend? said...

Thanks for the chance! :)

Kari said...

Those are some nice projects, and totally doable.

Evelene Sterling said...

Love your blog and also a chance to win this book. Thanks for the contest.

jack said...

Cool book!! Thanks for the chance to win one.
maxthebull@hotmail.com

Brie Henri said...

I finally found a way to look at your site WHOO!

So this book is like totally amazing right?

Crys said...

Ohhh love the pictures of the book and the quilts. Me and my little helpers would love to win. :)

Anonymous said...

Thankyou for introducing me to Amy, I love the freshness of her designs.

trudyseca@yahoo.com

Kirsten N said...

This book looks wonderful - so mnay lovely quilts!

jessica said...

Hooray! I need a book like this....I'm probably at the end of my online guess work ability. :)

DEAN FAMILY said...

Oh what a fun new book, I would love to win it and get some quilting started again. Thanks!

rhianneholmes@hotmail(dot)com

Pam said...

This looks like the perfect book for me! I'm new to your blog and a beginner quilter. I would love to have this book!

Jen O said...

I can always use a good quilt book, especially one that has more than 1 or 2 projects that I would actually make (like you said in your post). Thanks!

Andy said...

I love when my favorite blog-authors become book-authors as well! Thanks for the giveaway Amy & Amy.

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