I was so excited when publishers at Lark Crafts asked if I would like to review the new book Fat Quarterly Shape Workshop for Quiltersby the talented Fat Quarterly team. Just looking at the cover, I knew this would be an inspiring book.

And guess what? I was totally right.

(I love when that happens.)

And yet, this book is different than any other quilt-book I have. It's not only a collection of quilt patterns, but a huge selection of quilt blocks - 60! - to get your own creative juices flowing. The book is divided into different sections by shape/motif and then includes a bunch of new blocks, plus a couple of patterns using that motif.

Many of the blocks are so unique too - which I think is really hard to do in quilting. Most quilt blocks are variations on variations of things we've seen and used before. This time there is such an amazing assortment of new and different looks.The other thing I liked is that this book has something for everyone. For beginners, it really is a workshop - teaching basics of piecing, applique, and so on, but there is so much room for growth and there are some fabulous projects and blocks using new techniques and designs. These projects will definitely help your skills improve and push your skills further, even if you are an experienced quilter.

I have a few offerings for you today. One is a free download of a very cool block designed by Brioni Greenberg. (I got the chance to meet Brioni at Market and she was such a lovely person. Plus, she has that wonderful Yorkshire accent - I could have listened to her talk for hours.) CLICK HERE to get the free download pattern and CLICK HERE to get the corresponding Template.

Also, Lark Crafts is giving away a copy of Fat Quarterly Shape Workshop for Quilters to one of you lucky readers. All you need to do is leave one comment on this post.

Winner: bruinbrJune 26, 2012 11:41 AM

I totally thought it was a book of patterns! Nice to know it's actually blocks! Fun! Thanks for the giveaway!

For other reviews and chances to win, you can stop at these blogs as well.

6/28 Amy’s Creative Side: amyscreativeside.com/blog/

7/3 A La Mode Fabric: alamodefabric.blogspot.com/

7/6 It’s Sew Kiki!: kiki-itssewkiki.blogspot.com/

7/10 Craft Buds!: www.craftbuds.com/

7/12 Craft Foxes: www.craftfoxes.com/

7/16 {sew} Allegorical: www.sewallegorical.com/ <http://www.sewallegorical.

7/18 Wrap-up Party at FatQuarterly.com!

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Linda

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