Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Shape Workshop for Quilters Review and Giveaway

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. Giveaway open until Saturday, June 30 at midnight MST.  I will randomly select a winner.  


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


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Melissa said...

Looks like a great book!

Jen said...

Ohh, would love to win! I haven't bought any quilt books yet so would love some new inspiration.

Weezy said...

This book looks wonderful - thanks for the chance to win it!

odysseeloyer said...

I am really looking forward opening this book and learning all its secrets. I am a newly self discovered quilter who is amazed by the creativity of this art. Fingers crossed and thank you for the chance to win! Cécile (odysseeloyer@gmail.com)

Leah said...

That book looks great!

teachme2sew said...

This book looks like it's full of great information. Thanks for offering this giveaway.

Erin said...

When is this book available for the public? I'd love to get my hands on it!

Thanks for the chance to win it!

ME said...

I was looking at this on Amazon the other day, it looks like a wonderful book! Thanks for the chance to win!

motherbuzzard said...

Looks like a fun book!
motherbuzzardquilts(at)gmail(dot)com

Katie.Herzog said...

I have been itching for a good block book, this looks like a good one!

Katie.Herzog said...

Looks like a really cute, modern block book! Sorta itching to get my hands on it!

Katie.Herzog said...

I love me some blocks!

Jo said...

What a lovely giveaway...i would love to play with this book!
Boppiesgirl@gmail.com

quilt happy said...

would love to win thanks for the chance

EmilyC said...

Just used your tutorial to sash my first quilt (and now it's 2/3 quilted!). Would love a book like this for future ideas.

LeAnne said...

I can't wait to get my hands on a copy of this book. Thank you for the block pattern.

Jennifer said...

Looks like a great book!

Jenni said...

What a great book! I'd love to win, and if I don't I'll definitely have to get my mitts on this. :D

birdWatcher said...

As a beginner quilter, this would be fabulous to win.

Lstegall@hotmail.com

Linda

Jodi - usairdoll said...

What a great looking book! I love the sawblade looking block. Thank you for the download.

Thank you for a great giveaway and a chance to win.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

Heather said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

Jo said...

I,d love to play with this book...thank you!
Boppiesgirl@gmail.com

Sallie said...

Great review! Thanks for the giveaway!

Lindsey said...

Looks like a book I would love!

The Woolen Cellar said...

This looks like a great book! Thanks for sharing and a chance to win.

Krista said...

Thanks for the tutorials you've shared! I'm about to start my first quilt (well, since that Laurel project I did eons ago). I've been looking at your tutorials to prepare. And thanks for the giveaway!

Ashley said...

would love to try stuff from this book!

Becca Hartzer said...

I am a new quilter and can use all of the help I can get! Would love to win the book. Thanks!

Becca713 at hotmail dot com

Cindy said...

Oh, I hope I win this wonderful book! I'm a year old quilter, and there are so many things I want to learn, but have a hard time finding books that will grow with me as I learn. Thanks! Cindy

Alicia said...

Love this book! Great work, Fat Quarterly!

Jackie P said...

I am excited about this book. I need something to get me doing instead of dreaming. Inning2@comcast.net

Jennyroo said...

Oooh! Love the saw tooth block quilt. Gorgeous, would love to win this book!

CubanQuilter said...

The photos look beautiful. I would love to own a copy of this book.

Abigail Cashelle said...

I love, love, love your review & you've made this book sound so interesting, I may have to go and get it myself!!

Elizabeth said...

I think I'd love this book!

Unknown said...

Thank you for a chance to win this wonderful book!
I appreciate all the time you put into your blog and am an avid reader! Cant wait to see what you create from this book!
Shelley
shellcantrell at gmail dot com

jude said...

The book looks like something I would really enjoy! hanks for the giveaway!

Jayme said...

The book looks like a fantastic read!! Thx for the giveaway!!

Mila@Rimbun said...

love to have the book

Two said...

Nice book! Thanks for sharing good news!

Rie said...

Oh wow, that book is everything that I dream to be!!

Helen said...

Looks like an awesome book!!

Kristy said...

What a wonderful concept to have new blocks and then show patterns using them. The colors look bright and bold. Thanks for sharing about this book. K-

cllcraft said...

Looks like an interesting book - would love to win this one! Thanks for sharing the quilt block also!

Jennie P. said...

I totally want a copy of that book and thank you for the free pattern!

The Görnandts said...

Wow. This book just got added to my wish list, if I don't win it that is. Thanks for the giveaway!

Helen said...

Being a beginner quilter this book would be just what I need. Thank you for the opportunity to win it!

Lyn said...

Thank you for the review..it looks like an interesting and inspiring book..

Karrie S said...

This book is so awesome! I would love a copy ;) Thanks for the chance to win

Nini said...

What a fun looking book....guess I need to look for it around here, and I hope to find it soon! Nini, reachable at: vicenza74 at gmail dot com

Paula said...

The book looks amazin!

Katie said...

As a newbie, I would love a copy! Thanks, kathrynsmithking at yahoo.

robin said...

I am excited just being given the chance to win such an awesome book!

Kchabr55 said...

Thanks so much for the chance!

stacke1 said...

Love this book.

Beth !

Artsy-Craftsy Ivy said...

The book looks beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Laura said...

Thank you for sharing this new quilting book. Your pictures are always so clear and that is greatly appreciated!

Thanks for always having such an interesting blog. Yours is the first one I check everyday!

sadler.laura@gmail.com

Sue said...

That book looks so inspiring! I've been looking for a book to quilt my way through and this may be it. Thanks for giveaway!

Julie said...

Amy,

What a great giveaway! I would love to add this to my book stash!! You have my email. Crossing my fingers!!!

Julie said...

Put one comment on already, but for some reason it's not showing up. So here's my second attempt. This looks like a great book for my stash Amy and I would love to entered into the draw. Thanks for all your inspiration!

Diane aka cameldiva said...

Thanks for bringing such a lovely book to our attention. I must look for it on Amazon (if I don't win ;) )

Diane
cameldivaatyahoodotca

Jeanne said...

Thanks for the chance to win this great book.

Julie Grimes said...

I'm just getting starting in quilting and would love a new resource. Thanks for your ideas.

Kerri S said...

as a beginner...i am trying to get my hands on all the resources possible! i love anything with colour and great tutorials...this book looks like it has both! thanks for the giveaway and a chance to win!

kerri (dot) mommy4him (at) gmail (dot) com

Sallove said...

This looks like a cool book, thanks for sharing your thoughts and for the chance to win.
Best.
sallove619(at)hotmail(dot)com

Maggie Hauer said...

That book looks beautiful! Thanks for the giveaway!

lamse said...

Crossing my fingers and toes!

Bonnie said...

How nice! I have my squares cut out for my first quilt--a simple nine patch. I've already found myself thinking about future projects!

Christy said...

Thanks for the chance to win. The book looks interesting!

Christi said...

I love your blog!! Thanks for the chance to win the book!!

materialgirlquilts said...

This looks like a great book! Thanks for the chance to win.
Amanda

Larry said...

Thanks for another wonderful review/give away. -Nancy (blackie_85@hotmail.com)

Amys Crafty Shenanigans said...

Awesome book - so colourful and so many great blocks!!! Would love to win :)

Amber @ fromtheseeds said...

I am a quilting enthusiast. Would love to add this book to my repertoire!

Beth said...

Looks like a wonderful book! I love the fat quarterly bunch!
beth(dot)sebastian(at)gmail(dot)com

Lori said...

Oh how wonderful. I love books on quilting. And this looks so very cool. Thanks for the chance to win.
quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

WendyC said...

Thank you for sharing this book and the Pentagon Flower pattern!

Sharon said...

Love the one that look like circular saws!

Jen B said...

The books wonderful. I can't wait to see it in person!

Diann said...

Thanks for the review. The book looks good.

LisaT said...

The book looks great and Im intrigued. Thanks so much!

AnnF said...

Would love to win! Thanks for your fun blog and the chance to win.

Cheryl said...

That saw blade quilt looks really fun! Hope to win.

ultraorganized said...

I want to do the colors on the bottom quilt -- looks like it would be inspirational - thanks for the giveaway - Terry !)

Gail said...

Thank you for the opportunity to win this great book!

alioop said...

I do hope you ship the book to Australia as I would love to have the opportunity to make some quilts out of what looks like a wonderful quilting boook.
Thanks for the chance of winning

Rachel said...

Thanks for the post, the pictures already look like there are some great ideas. rachel dot hudgens at gmail dot com

Donna F said...

Thanks so much for the pattern. I would love to have this book.

Gunilla said...

Thanks for this great giveaway and for sharing the block!

hueisei said...

Looks like a wonderful book! Thanks for the chance to win.

Lisa E said...

I love the fact that the book has 60 blocks in it. Thanks for the chance to win.

prsd4tim2 said...

Thanks for the book review. I love how colorful the photos are. It sounds like it would be an interesting addition to my quilting library.

Cindy said...

Thank you for sharing the book, it looks wonderful!

Michele said...

That book looks like one that I definitely need to add to my collection. I refer to my books all the time for inspiration and I'm sure this one would get a lot of use.

mtaylor944 said...

Ohhhhh, I like that sampler block! Cant wait to see the rest.
mtaylor (at) att (dot) blackberry (dot) net

Mhairi said...

This looks like a great book and I really enjoyed the review you have written. Thanks very much.

Sara said...

Thanks for the chance to win!

Amy said...

I've got some fabric I'm not quite sure what to do with. This book would be an inspiration! Thanks for the review and chance to win!

Linda said...

Thanks for the chance to win!
jlmismas(at)gmail(dot)com

Annabanana said...

Oh...love that saw blade block ! Thanks for the giveaway!

Beth said...

I found your blog several months ago and have been trying to get the courage to step into the quilting world. This would be a great motivator for me! Thanks for the giveaway.
bethfouche at hotmail dot com

Allison said...

I've been wanting to try my hand at quilting and this would be a great help!

Sarah said...

That book looks amazing. I am new to modern quilting and would love this as a tutorial! Thank you for the chance and for the review!

Dandelion Quilts said...

Love the block, thanks!

Beth said...

I've been following you for a couple of months now, trying to get up the courage to dive into the quilting world. This is just the kind of motivation I need!
bethfouche at hotmail dot com

paige said...

Looks like a great book. I love the pale blue and orange string-like block.

Cliodana said...

wow what a wonderful book. thank's for the chance to win

Andrea said...

Great review of this wonderful new book! I'm already inspired. Thanks for the opportunity to be blessed if I win.

Jen said...

pick me, pick me!

jencrutch at gmail dot com

LM said...

I love the FQ magazine so I think this book would be marvellous.

ljridge4511 (at) gmail (dot) com

Carmen Nuland said...

Beautiful patterns - Thanks for the chance to win!

Amanda Angert said...

I would LOVE to win this book!! Thanks for the chance :)

amandaj(at)cinci(dot)rr(dot)com

Kristy said...

I am so ready for a new book. It has been too long. Here's hoping. soardkg@fuse.net

SewLindaAnn said...

Totally excited about downloading the template for that design, thanks!

Cathy K said...

I have heard nothing but wonderful things about this book, and it's on my wish list. Thanks for the opportunity!

Meg said...

What a neat concept for a book! It would definitely help me get more creative with quilting.

Janet said...

What a fun book! So many new things to try. Thanks for the chance to win!

Emily said...

Love your blog! This book looks awesome! emilybgale@hotmail.com

Pat said...

This looks like a wonderful book. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win.

Kerry said...

I would LOVE to win this book, it looks like so much fun! Love your blog too, thanks for all the inspiration. :)

Jan said...

Thank you for this review and the give away.

Tina said...

I have been going to school for the last 6 years and just finished getting my Associates and now I finally get to sit and sew for awhile. It is amazing how much I have forgotten and how much I want to learn that book is something I need to put on my list. Great thing to blog about.

Tina said...

I have been going to school for the last 6 years and just finished getting my Associates and now I finally get to sit and sew for awhile. It is amazing how much I have forgotten and how much I want to learn that book is something I need to put on my list. Great thing to blog about.

nhager said...

Thanks for sharing the book. It does look inspiring. I am not familiar with the publisher. Thanks for the information and the chance to win.

Ange said...

This looks like a great book for someone staring our like me :0)
Thanks for giving us a sneak peek!

Mirella Prado said...

Yay!!! I loooove giveaways! Even tough i never won one... LOL! ;)
Thank you!

Kirsten N said...

This books looks wonderful - love the idea of all of the blocks!!

Heather said...

What a beautiful book, it looks like wonderful inspiration.
heather.mentzer at gmail dot com

Mariel said...

This book looks fantastic! I've been trying to find some inspiration and this book looks like it's full of it. mdv112(gmail)

jenmsmitty said...

Thanks for the block and the giveaway!!

Stephanie said...

Can always use a book of inspiration!

DeAnna said...

I need this book!!! Love it!!!

Anne-Marie said...

I would love to win this book! Thanks for the giveaway!

Unknown said...

I would love this book...I am currently working on my first "real" quilt and this looks like such fun :)

Brittany said...

pick me, pick me! Please. :)
As always, thanks for sharing.

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