Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Modern Holiday - new book of Christmas quilts and projects


Modern Holiday
It's hard to believe that it's already time to start talking about Christmas, but if you're anything like me, than starting the sooner, the better is a good idea. And today I have some pretty inspiration to share. It's my turn to review a new book from Stash Books, Modern Holidayby Amanda Murphy.
Modern Holiday
This book has 18 projects - 9 quilts + multiple other projects such as a tree skirt, stockings, pillows, stuffed trees and a cute advent calendar with pockets. Each project is gorgeous and full of beautiful details. 
Modern Holiday
All of the projects in the book have a beautiful, contemporary take on traditional blocks, patterns and motifs.
Modern Holiday
I especially love this quilt called Snowfall. Truly, every quilt in the book is stunning. The patterns are also well written and beautifully diagrammed. If you'd like to see more pictures of projects from the book, visit these other stops on the blog tour:
And to make things even more exciting - I have a copy of Modern Holiday to giveaway! Just leave a comment on this post and I'll randomly draw a winner on Saturday, July 20! Thanks Amanda and Stash Books!

Winner: Misty said...
I have heard so much about this book! Christmas is my very favorite holiday. I love the colors this book is showing. I would love to win it. Thanks for the chance.

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anyadahab said...

The projects looks really fun. Thanks for posting this.

Kate said...
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usagypsy said...

I love the projects in this book! So pretty!

Kate said...

Those stockings look sooo cool.

(knittngirl@gmail.com)

Lynne Tilley said...

I love Christmas themed projects! Lovely book!

Aideen said...

Great projects, love the Christmas stockings!

Amy's Crafty Shenanigans said...

OOO gorgeous book - and those stockings are yummy!!!

MaddyMaze Studio said...

My fingers are crossed! I love this new book!

Cille said...

I love the pillows and the quilt :) looks like an exciting book....

Jodi - usairdoll said...

I'm enjoying seeing all thebeautiful projects in Amanda's book. So many things I want to make. Isn't the cover quilt gorgeous? WoW!
I'd love to get a start on my Christmas gift making and fingers crossed that I'll be using Amanda's book, hehe.

Thank you and Amanda for a super giveaway and a chance to win.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

Terri in BC said...

Wow, this looks like a really fun book! Thanks for the opportunity!

*Cornelia* said...

Totally in love with the stockings, never made my own before, but they are too cute to resist

Miggsie said...

Looks like a great book! Thanks for the giveaway!

DeborahGun said...

This looks like an amazing book. Thanks for the chance to win.

Cherie said...

oh of course I am in Love! July 20 is my 29th birthday, so I will keep my fingers crossed! Thanks for a chance to win!!!

Allison said...

This book looks cute! If (when haha) I don't win I think I'll have to buy this for myself or even for a gift.

SheilaN8 said...

I need this book!!! Can't wait!!!

Lesley said...

The pillows and the quilt are my favorites! Well done!

Tinkuzza Тинкуца said...

What a beautiful book! So shiny and full of festive mood! I am also absolutely enchanted of that Snowfall quilt and other projects are awesome!
I would like to take part in the giveaway if it possible as I live abroad. Anyway many thanks for the great announcement of great project!

Gill said...

This looks a great book - I love the 'Snowfall' quilt.

Paula said...

The Snowfall quilt is indeed lovley. Thanks so much for the chance to win this beautiful book.

Jane said...

The pictures in this book are just so gorgeous, aren't they?

Helen J. said...

Waaau, it´s perfect book! I like it! Have a nice day :-)
(Waaau, perfektná kniha! Páči sa mi! Krásny dník
Helen

Melody said...

Love these projects! So cute!!

Maria Harrits said...

Pick me please!!!

hueisei said...

Love the book! Thanks for the chance to win.

littlemissd said...

I love the 3D Christmas trees on the front cover. I so hope there is a pattern for them inside! The tree skirt is one of the loveliest ones I've seen too. Louise xx

Deb said...

I don't have a Christmas quilt....but would love to make one from this book. Thanks for the giveaway!

Thim3 said...

This looks like a really great book...I love to make Christmas crafts and quilts. I also try to start early on them. Thank you for this chance to try to win this lovely book.
thim3@hotmail.com

Carolyn said...

Oh this looks a wonderful book! It's never too early to think about Christmas. Thank you for the opportunity to win this book.

Mary said...

Love the ornament pillow! Thanks for the give-away!

kt said...

Looks like a great book--love those pillows! Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

Lisa Marie said...

I'm really enjoying all the posts about this book. The projects are ones I would love to make. Thanks for the chance to win the book!

Joan and Kevin said...

The book looks awesome!
Thanks for the giveaway!

Dana K. said...

Good day. I'm from Czech Republic and the power of love and frequently visit your blog and I always enjoy your sewing projects. I love patchwork and sewing for a beautiful home. Good luck to you! Dana
http://danak-mojetvorenicko.blogspot.cz/

Quiltbirdie said...

Thanks for hosting this giveaway! There's never enough Christmas for me!

May Britt said...

Love Christmas and this looks like a book I need to have. So many beautiful christmas projects :) Love the stockings and the tree quilt in the background on the book cover.

Crafty Tokyo Mama said...

This looks like a really great book. The first quilt book I bought was by Amanda. I love her patterns!

Suzanne T said...

Looks so fun! Thanks

Fiesta said...

Thank you for the chance to win a book that has become very popular indeed

Michele said...

I'm a huge Amanda Murphy fan and I'd love to have my own copy of this book. Thanks for the chance to win.

Beverly said...

This book is on my want/need list.
Thank you Bev

Francis said...

Looks like a beautiful book. I would love to own it. fmoore11589@comcast.net

Teresa said...

Looks like a book full of fun-count me in!

Linda said...

Love how that book looks! Thanks for the chance to win.

Margaret said...

This looks like a beautiful book! Lots of inspiration.

Erica Toole said...

What a great giveaway. This looks like it has some amazing and cute projects in it for the holidays. I see possibilities of a sew-a-long for this book. I just love all the bright beautiful colors. Thanks for the chance to win.

Fran said...

Lovely looking book!

Jeanie said...

I love the Snowfall quilt too. I can see it in so many colors, not just Christmas. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Michelle said...

I've been eyeing this book for a while now, it would be wonderful to win it!

Tessa said...

What a beautiful book; I'd love to win it! Thanks for the chance.

SHARON ZISOS said...

Thanks for the chance to win!

Lee said...

would love to win the book....signed up for your blog. Saw you have FitBit for a sponser...love my fitbit!!

Mhairi said...

I would love a copy of this book, everyone on this blog hop is saying how good it is and I love the bauble cushions and decorations.

Marisa said...

What beautiful projects! Thanks for the opportunity.
mmckee at wi dot rr dot com

Karen Leigh Wills said...

Squeals I'm crushing over this book and crossing fingers and toes hoping I win. I use a Christmas Sweets theme when decorating for the holidays and crafting some coordinating home decor would be so fun. Thank you for the opportunity.

Lee said...

Such lovely designs. i would love to make the Forrest quilt for my dad. thank you for the review and giveaway!

georgiagirlquilts said...

Christmas is starting to knock quietly on the door of my to-do list too. I love the looks of that quilt and those stockings. Thanks for the chance!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Great projects and I really like the non-traditional color choices.

Jaime P said...

Love the snowflake quilt. Looks like a fun project.

Jaime P said...

Love the snowflake quilt. Looks like a fun project.

luckymom said...

I'm really enjoying seeing all the projects that's been shown. Can't wait to get my hands on this book.

Johanna said...

Looks like an awesome book!

Paula @ Sewy Stuff said...

Wonderful projects! I want to make some of those stockings! Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

Joyce said...

Just lovely...hard to believe it's time to start on Christmas projects.......would be thrilled to win!

Kathy C said...

I am in love with the tree quilt on the cover of the book. Now if it would cool off a little so I can get some sewing done. Thanks! kcannon@anwsu.org

Kathy@KayakQuilting said...

Looks like a wonderful book! I need inspiration to cut into the beautiful pile of Christmas fabric I have collected!

Claire said...

Pick me! I want to make that quilt, it is just stunning. Thanks for the chance to win.

Michèle-Renée Charbonneau said...

Ooh, those projects look fun! Thanks for the giveaway!

Amanda K said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I saw the book the other day at Fabric Shack!

cherylrf said...

Just found your blog with thanks to Amanda. Now I have one more blog to keep track of!

Pam said...

I thought that I had more than enough books, now I know that I need another one.

Sylvia Anderson said...

As each day passes, and I continue to see the beautiful creations Amanda has put before us, using her gorgeous fabrics, I get more and more hopeful that I could possibly be the recipient of one of her books. Thanks for the opportunity.

dolores said...

Ack! You are right...I really should be working on Christmas presents...but it's sooooo hot!:)

Patti said...

So many wonderful and colourful projects in Amanda's book! Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

Lorna said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win this book. The tree quilt is top of my list of Christmas quilts to make.

hogarthc16 said...

Christmas is my favorite time of the year, and this looks like a beautiful book! Thanks for hosting such a fun giveaway!

laurie said...

The Snowfall quilt is pretty cool looking. Thanks for the preview of the book.

Laurie said...

Looks gorgeous! I am especially curious about the advent calendar.

Mary Walker said...

Love the preview! I think the stockings are just too cute! Thanks for the give away!

Susan said...

This book looks beautiful - I would love to win a copy!

Ellyn said...

this looks like a great book! Christmas will be here before we know it

Carol said...

What a lovely book! Thanks for the giveaway!

Carol said...

What a lovely book! Thanks for the giveaway!

Cindi said...

What a fun book! Love the stockings.

Quilter in the Gap said...

A modern Christmas book is long overdue. So glad to see it! Thanks for the giveaway!

Sonja Simmons said...

Love her fabric lines and love the fact we get acquainted we new bloggers.

RockinHairBabe said...

So many ideas! Love it!

Susan said...

Looks like a lovely book, thanks for the chance to win!

Kara {me and elna} said...

Looks like a great book! Thanks so much for the opportunity! :)

9peasMom said...

I would love a chance to win this book, it looks to be filled with great projects!

Autumn said...

Thanks for the chance to win!! Love Christmas!!!

elletaylor said...

Those 2 pillows are darling!! Thanks so much!

Katie said...

what a great book

B Greene said...

I love that Snowfall quilt, too! Just gorgeous! Thanks for sharing a sneak peek and for the chance to win!

Tanyia said...

thanks so much for the chance to win! I love the peek of the products, I am already thinking of Christmas lol I am working on a table topper!

Katelyn said...

What a fabulous giveaway!! I just started my first Christmas quilt. I hope to finish it (along with the Christmas gifts I am making) by the holidays!! Thanks for the chance to win.

Nortiness said...

totally adore the stuffed xmas trees on the front cover! Gorgeous!

Cossebooms said...

I love Christmas projects. Made stockings a couple years ago, I'd love to make something else.

Meri said...

Love this book! Thanks for a chance to win!

Katherine McNeese said...

LOOKS LIKE A GREAT BOOK; THANKS FOR THE GIVEAWAY!

CynthiaT59 said...

The projects look great! Amanda did such a nice job on the book. I want to start a quilt for Christmas but keep getting sidetracked with other projects.

melcauble said...

Pretty pics and great projects!

Wanda said...

I love the fabric colors Amanda used in the book. These colors would work really well in Florida. The projects are just lovely.

Debbie Collins said...

Love this book!!!

AuntieCrafty said...

How refreshing to think about Christmas on a 95-degree day in July! Thanks for the opportunity to win the book.

apple blossom said...

this looks like a fun holiday book to have thanks for the chance to win a copy

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

Mischelle said...

This looks like a very fun book to own. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

venita said...

I love all the patterns in the book and the combination of colors. It would be a wonderful and fun book to own.

Isabella Elias said...

I like the idea of modern patterns for Christmas. It will be nice to find some ideas for Christmas presents!

LeAnne said...

Ohh...this looks amazing! Thanks for the giveaway!

DeAnna Julie Dodson said...

Oh, so cute and so fresh. Yum!

Cecilia said...

I love those stockings! All of the projects look great. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the book.

Martina said...

I'd have to start now to get a quilt done by Christmas - the book looks great :)

LeAnne said...

I really like the tree quilt. Thanks for the giveaway.

BConky said...

Adorable projects. Thanks for the chance to win your lovely book.

Emily and Frank said...

Love the tree quilt!

Jolene said...

The Snowfall quilt is simply stunning! Im rather smitten over the pillows too.

Amber said...

I love this book, the colors are so fresh!

Granny Maud's Girl said...

Thank goodness for this post. I thought I was the only person weird enough to start writing a list of handmade Christmas presents in July. If I don't start soon, the family will all end up with shop-bought gifts!

Carla said...

Those stockings look like too much fun! Thanks

bairdmtn said...

Amanda's book is probably the most inspirational Christmas book I have seen in a long time! Everyone needs a copy of this wonderful book!

Yan Hong Lowson said...

What a lovely Christmas in July it would be to win this book!
lowson@swbell.net

Abby said...

What a great giveaway - thanks!!

Lynn said...

What a terrific book this looks like! Thanks for the giveaway!

Heidi [Grizz-n-Dove] said...

The circle stocking looks so cute!

CountryBelle said...

I love Christmas! And I have big aspirations on creating stockings and a tree skirt this year! Love the inspiration pictures, beautiful colors!

Linda V said...

Modern Holiday looks like it has some great ideas! Thanks for the chance to win.

Sharon Hughson said...

Hope I win!

Krista said...

I am loving the photos of the projects from the book! Thanks for the contest! :o)
Krista

Dedra C said...

Thanks for doing the giveaway!

L said...

Looks great!

{ HeatherK @ AReformedHeath'n } said...

Thanks for the preview and the chance to win! I love her fabrics and designs.

Beth Beal @ Old Cedar Knoll Farm said...

What a beautiful book and the blog hop is such a great way to get all of us in the spirit to start working on those holiday projects! Thanks for being a part of the sharing!

lauraquilts said...

I appreciate the chance to preview this book. Her quilts and projects are truly amazing. Thank you for hosting this event.

VirGinny83 said...

I love the holidays. and i love this book.

Denise in PA said...

This book looks like so much fun! Thanks so much for the chance to win! o:)

Buffalo Gal said...

I was looking at this book the other day - awesome projects!

Jess said...

Christmas is always so special, even more so when it's handmade!

Jennifer said...

I love Christmas! I would love to win this book, thanks for the chance.

Heather said...

Yay for Christmas! Thanks for the opportunity to win. You've inspired me to start the "list" of what to make everyone this year :)

Donna said...

I love the fresh colors for the projects in this book. Thanks for the chance to win it!

Whit said...

I LOVE the modern Christmas look!! Would love to win! Thanks for sharing!!

Kathy H said...

There are some great projects in this new book. I like to start planning my Christmas projects in advance because I am always adding a lot of ideas right before the holidays and then they don't get finished. Thanks for the chance to win the book.

Ginny Worden said...

Love the projects, with their fresh colors and ideas.

Suzanne said...

I am so excited for this book! Thanks for the chance to win it!
Suzanne

AshleySaxon said...

OOh soo pretty! This would definitely inspire me to make us some new stockings this year!

Stacy Hadwin said...

Oooh, I love this! I have been browsing online for Christmas fabric already.

Denise said...

What a fun book! I love Christmas projects! Thank you for the giveway.

Beverly said...

I love the quilt. Gorgeous!

Sherryl said...

Love it! I used to have a sewing pattern for trees something like those on the cover... both these have a bit more personality. I'd love to make some! Thanks for the giveaway.
- sunshdws at yahoo dot com

Sandy D said...

There are so many patterns in this book I want to make especially the Advent calendar Quilt. Thanks for a chance to win the book.

Tamie said...

Thanks for participating in the tour. This book looks like fun.

Barbie Mills said...

I love that quilt too! I've been looking for a Christmas quilt to make, and that just might be the one.

Jennifer Walker Morehead said...

Wonderful! I can't wait to get a copy!

KMSC said...

I love the ornament pillows. These would make great Christmas gifts. Thanks for the book giveaway.
k.castanette@hotmail.com

Lisa said...

Some beautiful projects in this book, would love to win it!

Lou said...

Looks like a great book! Love the snowflake pillow the bestest!

Susan said...

I adore those pillows! So cute!

bnh123 said...

I love the quilt on the cover!

Kim said...

I would love to make some fun stockings for my family! I have a 7 year old 5 year old and 2 year old and we've never had Christmas stockings! Shocking!! We just get a new pair of socks filled with goodies every year!

Nicole said...

love that snowfall quilt!

Vicki H said...

I would like to make Countdown to Christmas for the grandkids. Thanks for the chance.

Maria said...

I was just thinking about holiday projects this morning ... this would be a great resource! Thanks for the chance.

RaeLyn said...

Love Christmas, too fun!

Barb Price said...

love those Stockings, so cute with the pompoms.
barbepriceatgmaildotcom

wonderlandbyalyce said...

Thanks for the giveaway! Would love to win this book.

Krista Hansen said...

That looks like a really fun book! I would love to make some of those stuffed trees. My mom has some really old ones, and I'd love to make some for my house too!

karaj said...

Thanks for the chance. The stockings are perfect!

Zoe said...

Those stockings are so cute! I'd love to make those for my family members.

Linda said...

HI! BOOK LOOKS SO NEAT; AS ARE THE STOCKINGS!
THANKS FOR A WINNING CHANCE!
HAPPY STITCHING!

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

Steven and Ginger said...

I love to start my Christmas sewing early! This book is way cute!

Steven and Ginger said...

I love to start my Christmas sewing early! This book is way cute!

sewbon.com said...

This book looks fantastic!!! I would LOVE to make those adorable pillows!

Fingers crossed!

hello (at) sewbon (dot) com

Heather said...

Great projects in this book so far. It's been a great blog hop.

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

I love that quilt too! and the pillows, and.... Thanks so much for the chance!

Ginger said...

Adorable projects!

Anna said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I really want to do some decorating this year since I didn't really last year :) this book looks amazing!

Elaine said...

Oh, how I would love that book!!
satterfieldfamily at sbcglobal dot net

reneseltzer said...

I would love that book! Thanks--

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

I love to decorate the whole house for Christmas and would love to add projects from this book...thanks for the sweet giveaway!

Erica said...

Thank you for the giveaway! The book looks lovely.

ericanimri at gmail dot com

Judith said...

I would love to make some of these beautiful items to become a part of our Christmas traditions. Thanks for the chance to win.

Deb C. said...

I love the pillows Amy. Thank you for a chance to win a copy of the book.

Julie Thompson said...

Thank you for the giveaway!

Kelly said...

Wow! I love that Snowfall quilt.

Rebeka Self said...

Love the idea of some modern Holiday quilts and projects!
Thanks for the give away opportunity!
Rebeka

Tina Short said...

I love Christmas - anytime. It looks like a really good book.

Pontos da Flávia said...

It is never too early to start thinking about X-Mas.... Thanks for the giveaway!

Brooke @ little b quilts said...

Those pillows are awesome! I would love to win :-D

brookeali(at)Hotmail.com

Sewing In CT said...

Look like a lot of fun!

Kayla Yapuncich said...

Love that quilt too! Thanks so much for the chance!

quiltlassi said...

I love Christmas themed projects. Love your book! And thank you for the give-away.
rwms_1713@sbcglobal.net

Logan Marriott said...

Looks like a fun book. I'd love a chance to win a copy!

Pinspot said...

What a bright, cheery holiday scene!

M.W. said...

Looks like a fun book.
Thanks for the chance to win.
shawn

mycreativecorner3 said...

I love the stockings. Such a pretty looking book!

Lisa E said...

I love that all the projects look like Christmas but don't use the standard Christmas colors. Very modern!

sarahquilts.com said...

Love the colors!

sarahschraw@gmail.com

Tammy said...

I have really beeni enjoying seeing all the projects in this book. Very pretty I love all the modern Holiday fabric colors. My Christmas colors for the past 2 years are aqua and lime. I would love to on this book. Hope you are doing well today. Thank you for the chance to enter

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