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 Holidayto 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.


  1. says

    I&#39;m enjoying seeing all thebeautiful projects in Amanda&#39;s book. So many things I want to make. Isn&#39;t the cover quilt gorgeous? WoW!<br />I&#39;d love to get a start on my Christmas gift making and fingers crossed that I&#39;ll be using Amanda&#39;s book, hehe.<br /><br />Thank you and Amanda for a super giveaway and a chance to win.<br /><br />usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

  2. says

    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!<br />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!

  3. says

    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&#39;ve seen too. Louise xx

  4. says

    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.<br />

  5. says

    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.

  6. says

    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.

  7. says

    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.

  8. says

    Squeals I&#39;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.

  9. says

    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.

  10. says

    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!

  11. says

    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.

  12. says

    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.

  13. says

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

  14. says

    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&#39;t start soon, the family will all end up with shop-bought gifts!

  15. says

    Amanda&#39;s book is probably the most inspirational Christmas book I have seen in a long time! Everyone needs a copy of this wonderful book!

  16. says

    Yay for Christmas! Thanks for the opportunity to win. You&#39;ve inspired me to start the &quot;list&quot; of what to make everyone this year :)

  17. says

    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&#39;t get finished. Thanks for the chance to win the book.

  18. says

    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&#39;d love to make some! Thanks for the giveaway.<br /> – sunshdws at yahoo dot com

  19. says

    I love the ornament pillows. These would make great Christmas gifts. Thanks for the book giveaway.<br />

  20. says

    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&#39;ve never had Christmas stockings! Shocking!! We just get a new pair of socks filled with goodies every year!

  21. says

    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&#39;d love to make some for my house too!

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  23. says

    Thanks for the giveaway! I really want to do some decorating this year since I didn&#39;t really last year :) this book looks amazing!

  24. says

    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

    • says

      Christmas is my favorite holiday and I&#39;ve been looking for the perfect tree skirt for my daughter! Thanks for the chance to win!

  25. says

    The projects look gorgeous! I just adore these colours – so fresh, clean and modern looking. Amanda&#39;s designs are so lovely and inspiring. Thanks for a chance to win a copy!

  26. says

    Thanks so much for the sneak peek, if you ask me, it&#39;s the perfect Christmas gift, that book is! Lucky you for getting your hands on it! and for the chance to win..wishin&#39;, hopin&#39; and prayin&#39;!

  27. says

    I am so ready to start dreaming (and making!) some holiday projects to take my mind off the endless heat of summer. Thanks for the inspiration this book will provide!

  28. says

    Eek! I can&#39;t believe it&#39;s July already and the holidays are officially back on the radar! Looks like a lovely book :-) Thanks for the giveaway

  29. says

    This has been a great blog hop! Love all the projects in Amanda&#39;s book. Love the colors she has put together. Add a new fun side to the Holiday season. Thank you for this great giveaway.<br /><br />Have a super great sewing and stitching day!

  30. says

    The christmas stockings look so cute…and I know a 5 year old who was asking about making one. Would love the chance to make one for him. Cheers!

  31. says

    It&#39;s hard to think about Christmas when it&#39;s 90 degrees outside, but now is definitely the time to start working on the projects! Thanks for the chance!<br />ellen(at)myerly(dot)net

  32. says

    I saw this book up for pre-order at Amazon a short while back and loved the look and projects in it. Now even more excited after seeing a review! the fresh take on Christmas projects is inspiring!

  33. says

    Such beautiful projects! Once July 4th is over, I&#39;m finished with summer, so I love thinking about Christmas projects now!<br /><br />Thanks for the chance!

  34. says

    Thanks for showing us all those gorgeous pictures. I don&#39;t remember seeing those super cute ornament pillows before. Those are perfect for the Grandkids.

  35. says

    Holy I am just in love with this book! I love everything about it! The colours, the patterns, the designs, the fabric….well everything lol. Thank you for the chance!! :-)

  36. says

    Who knew aqua could be such a great colour for Christmas? Perfect for the hot Australian weather we have in December. Love the Snowfall quilt.

  37. says

    Can&#39;t believe that it is already time to start sewing for Christmas!!! But it is too punishing to wait until the Fall. Thanks for the chance!

  38. says

    As a quilter, I realize that it is never too soon to prepare for Christmas and I look for projects year-round.Amanda&#39;s book looks like such fun. I just love those stockings.

  39. says

    Hi what a cute book. I just love Christmas projects. I really liked the creative chimney the stockings were hung from. Thanks for your cute blog I really enjoy it

  40. says

    This is what I&#39;ve been looking for; especially the stockings! I&#39;ve been wanting to make stockings for Christmas since my husband and I were married 19 years ago. Hoping I win, but regardless, NEED this book!

  41. says

    I love the fresh, new look for Christmas! Thanks for giving me the chance to win this book and to get started on my Christmas sewing!!!

  42. says

    Oh boy thanks for the chance to win, how fun to put a new spin on Christmas decorating…….I still love red but think it looks great with teal and turquoise!<br /><br />Happy Sewing

  43. says

    Books seems to have a lot of fun projects – what fun to have good guidance for the holidays! Thank you for putting my name in the hat for this drawing.

  44. says

    &quot;Ooo&quot; &amp; more &quot;ooooo&quot; as I look at your post pictures of the amazing book projects. It would be so fun to win the book to make some of the projects fro myself!

  45. says

    I love the colors they used. I am usually a traditional red and green girl for Christmas. May have to step out of my comfort zone and try some lighter brighter colors. :) Thank you for the opportunity to win this awesome book. Love your blog!

  46. says

    Well done you on this new book!!!! I love the fresh colours. I live in New Zealand and it&#39;s summer here for Christmas so I always struggle with all the dark colours for Christmas decorations! <br />

  47. says

    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.<br /><br />

  48. says

    Looks like there is a lot of great projects to make for Christmas gifts. Fun colors.<br />cheers<br />maggie<br /><br />

  49. says

    I would love to win Amanda&#39;s book. First thing on my list of things to make is a stocking for me. I have made stockings for everyone else in my family (and they are all made using different techniques) but have yet to make one up for me. The next thing is the beautiful quilt. But…. I have to win the book first!<br /><br />Siena

  50. says

    I would love to win Amanda&#39;s book. The first thing I would like to make is the stocking for me. I have made stockings for everyone else using different techniques, but have yet to make one up for me. The next thing to make is the beautiful tree quilt. I love it! Thank you for the opportunity to win.<br /><br />Siena

  51. says

    Wow! It has been a long time! I have finally gotten out of my &quot;funk&quot; from breaking my leg and am looking forward to sewing more again. This book looks like so much fun! Although, I am not ready to admit that Christmas is right around the corner. Thanks for the chance, Amy. Smiles~Beth

  52. says

    This book looks like it is fabulous! I can&#39;t wait to sit &amp; browse through it. Thanks for the chance to win one.<br />

  53. says

    I do so love Christmas and what a fun and wonderful book this is. Thanks for the opportunity to win!<br /><br />

  54. says

    I think it&#39;s great to think about Christmas projects when it&#39;s very hot! It makes me hopeful that someday it won&#39;t be over 90 degrees…

  55. says

    Such fresh, bright colors! Wondering if machine embroidery snowflakes would work instead of appliqué—love the clean look of the displayed projects. Thanks for the opportunity to win a book!

  56. says

    I love the snowfall quilt too- I have been to Amanda&#39;s website before and admired her patterns. I did not realize she had written a book. Thanks for the chance to win a book. <br />Regards from Alberta, Canada,<br />Anna

  57. says

    I love the projects in this book! I have some material sitting here waiting to be made into a quilt for our living room. We love to snuggle up under quilts through the winter months. Oooh! it would be so awesome to win this MODERN quilting book! I do love modern quilting and enjoying learning about the style and freedom more and more. Thank you for a chance to win!

  58. says

    You are so right! It&#39;s hard to believe it&#39;s time to think about Christmas in this 100+ degree heat wave we are having. Thanks for the chance to win. The book looks amazing!

  59. says

    I came to this blog hop a little late, but I am enjoying reading everyone&#39;s take on this new book. I like the relatively quick projects that add to the Christmas spirit, without calling for big quilts.

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