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.
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!


  1. I have been dying to check out her book!! Winning a signed copy would be even better!!!

    Thanks ladies.

  2. I would love to win. This projects look doable for a newbie quilter like me.

  3. The book looks terrific thanks for the opportunity to win

  4. Beautiful book and quilts. I can't wait to see a copy! Thanks for the chane to win one!

  5. I can't believe I almost missed this giveaway just by not taking the time to not sign up for it! I absolutely LOVE the first pattern you showed, and then the second pattern, and then the third pattern ... Looks wonderful!

  6. I hope I'm not too late! I adore Amy's quilts and your blog too! heehee, thanks!

  7. yes!! I would LOVE to win this book. That first pattern you showed it beautiful and I want to try it!

  8. What a beautiful new quilt book! I want it!

  9. I am reasonably new to quilting, and this book looks absolutley perfect.

  10. This book looks fantastic, I can't wait to check it out. Thank you for the giveaway!

  11. This is my first time here and I'm so glad the blog hop brought me here! I LOVE your work! I am new to quilting, I just bought a new sewing machine yesterday and can't wait to get to work on it. I can tell I'll be back here in the near future for inspiration and ideas! Thanks!

  12. What a fun book. Thanks for the giveaway!


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