Fat Quarter Style Book of patterns

The Fat Quarter Shop has released a new book of quilt patterns called Fat Quarter Style

I was excited to be asked to be part of the Fat Quarter Style Blog tour and get to play with one of the patterns. 

I really liked the patterns in this Fat Quarter Style – they were all really fresh, new takes on traditional quilt designs – which is hard to do.

This book has 12 patterns and each design comes with instructions for the quilt in four sizes: crib, lap, twin, and queen. So nice when you can get some bang for your buck with multiple sizes. (I really liked this Primrose pattern.) 

 I was asked to play with the Blossom block – which was a really fun one to make. 

I’m trying to push myself out of my primary-colors-with-white comfort zone when it comes to color scheme. So I got some of the new prints from the Cotton+Steel collections in this palette and pulled a few other prints from my stash that would coordinate. I used Kona Ash for my background color. And I like how it’s looking! 
After being without my sewing machine for a lot of the summer, it’s been fun to sit down and sew again – especially to have a little more time to do it now that my kids are back in school. I’m excited to finish it up and will share the finished result soon!
Be sure to check out the other stops on the tour to see how other designers have put their own color-spin on the blocks and patterns in the book. Lots of great inspiration.

August 2: Fat Quarter Shop Kick off
August 4: The Sassy Quilter 
August 11: Sew Can She 
August 13: Jana Machado 
August 18: Freshly Pieced 
August 20: Bijou Lovely 
August 22: Film in The Fridge 
August 25: Why Not Sew? 
August 27: Pretty By Hand 
August 30: Fat Quarter Shop closing of tour

Fat Quarter Style is available only from the Fat Quarter Shop. I think it’s a really fun one for fresh ideas and inspiration. And thanks to the Fat Quarter Shop, I have an extra to share with one of you. Leave a comment and you’ll be entered into the giveaway. Giveaway closes Thursday, Sept 4 at Midnight MST. GIVEAWAY CLOSED

WINNER: Tanya Simmons WeissAugust 30, 2014 at 8:26 AM
What a beautiful book. Love the Emblem pattern. Thanks for sponsoring the giveaway!


  1. says

    I love seeing quilts done in different colours, it really helps to get an feel for possibilities. I love the strong colours you have used for your block, it will be beautiful all finished. Thanks for a great giveaway. x

  2. says

    Really love your fabric choices for your blocks. I'm not a fan of the fabric choices in the book's picture, but your fabric really made me look again at the block and think "Okay, that looks like fun!"

  3. says

    I love how your blossom looks in those fabrics! I, too, need to branch out a bit with my color choices! I think my favorite quilt from the book is Emblem. I'd love to make that one. They all look great though and I'd love to win a copy of the book.

  4. says

    Love that pattern in Cotton+Steel with the grey background! I'd only glanced at that pattern because it didn't appeal to me. I need to stop looking at fabrics/colors in the quilt photos and start just looking at the patterns!

  5. says

    I love your choice of fabrics, they are so pretty! Thank you for the chance to win a copy…I would love to make some gifts using those patterns!

  6. says

    Wow – love how your block just makes a totally new look with the different background and print fabric. Love this! The blossom quilt has been my utmost favorite when perusing this book for the first time. Mostly I think because I felt it would be the only one easy enough for me, but after this tour – the whole book is a favorite of mine!! Thank you for another giveaway chance!!

  7. says

    I am always amazed how the look of a quilt can change depending on the quilter's fabric choice. Thank you Amy for sharing your talent & inspirations with us! Looks like a great book to add to my quilting library!

  8. says

    I have enjoyed seeing all the different quilts in this book and I love them all. I am keeping my fingers crossed that I win.<br />thim3@hotmail.com

  9. says

    I love fat quarters and there is a lot of inspiration with this fat quarter book. This would be a book that would be used over and over again. You would definitely keep this book by your stash of fat quarters. Thank you for your intake on this book and giving all of us the chance to win.<br /><br />Sandi TImmons<br />sandit1@sbcglobal.net

  10. says

    I love the colors you are using in your quilt. I&#39;m trying to get away from only using white as a background, too. I just finished a quilt using Kona Silver with Sherbet Pips. It turned out great. The book looks like a great collection of quilts and I would love to win it. Thanks for the giveaway.

  11. says

    Amy – seriously?? As if your book isn&#39;t depleting my pocketbook fast enough? Now you dangle this one in front of me!!! Delicious! And thanks for the chance!

  12. says

    The book looks really interesting and I&#39;m loving all the blocks on the blog hop. Haven&#39;t commented on your England trip but from what you&#39;ve written and the photos, it sure looks like it was a trip of a lifetime. What great memories for you and your family. Thanks.

  13. says

    I also find it fun to step out of my normal color palette. Even when I&#39;m sure I won&#39;t like a new combination, it somehow comes out better than I can imagine (usually).

  14. says

    I don&#39;t know if my comment went through or not, so I am trying again. I love your quilt; I have been a little intimidated by some of the colors in the Cotton &amp; Steel lines but here they shine. I also have a problem with only using white or off-white for my backgrounds. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  15. says

    Looks like a great book! I&#39;m in the mood to quilt now that kids are back to school :) And I&#39;m with you on the primary color/white scheme!! My favorite, too.

  16. says

    Those blossom blocks look like the ideal way to use my leftover strips from a postage stamp quilt. Thanks for the giveaway. Love your blog. Keep inspiring us.

  17. says

    Such fun quilts! Love the gray you used for the background in your quilt! Would love to win the book; lots of quilts I&#39;d love to make!!<br />alnaloge(at)gmail(dot)com

  18. says

    Looks like a fun block! I also share your love of primary with white and I really like the color scheme you&#39;ve chosen – I&#39;m definitely trying to push myself to try other color combos as well!

  19. says

    This book seems to have so many amazing quilts in it and the fact that they come in more than one size is great! Really lie how your blocks came out!

  20. says

    I&#39;m sorry you were without your sewing machine most of the summer! On the flip side, your blocks are looking lovely. I should probably break out of my color palette too. You make it look so easy!

  21. says

    This looks like a fun book and I like your choice of colors especially your gray background. I have been wanting to try gray instead of my usual white.

  22. says

    What a great resource! I especially appreciate the multiple sizes given for each quilt. The primrose and the blossom blocks both look wonderful! I am usually partial to star blocks! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  23. says

    I love that you&#39;re using different background fabrics. The Ash really makes the focus fabrics pop! During your fast tiles class at fat quarterly I just sat and listened because I was unhappy with my white background. I am not working on it with Mormor and Kona Shadow. I am so much happier with the outcome!!! mommajaehn at gmail dot com

  24. says

    I love reading your blog! You are always so down to earth and real. Thanks for sharing yourself with all of us. I have been looking forward to this book being released. I would love to have a copy. :)

  25. says

    I too love white with colors, but I do like that Kona Ash you are using. Gonna have to look for that to try Would love to win that book. And … I love your blog!

  26. says

    I love how your quilt is looking! This new book looks like a winner. Thanks for the giveaway.<br />k(dot)castanette(at)Hotmail(dot)com

  27. says

    The Blossom Block is now my fave pattern n the FQ Style book. The Kona Ash background is awesome.<br />Thank you Amy for sharing the opportunity to win this awesome book. I love that each pattern has the 4 size quilts. Gotta be something in there for everyone on my list whom needs a quilt!

  28. says

    The more of this book I see the more I like it. I really like all the different sizes. It has been so interesting to see so many other designers use of their take on the different blocks in the book.<br />Thank you.

  29. says

    Amy, I am in that same rut, too, with white as my go-to background color. I like the ash, wonder what the really pale versions of pink, blue, purple or yellow would look like?? Thanks for the chance to win this awesome book! jacklynnsteven at netzero dot com

  30. says

    Thanks to this book tour, I&#39;m getting lots of ideas on which quilts to make – now I just need the book. Thanks for being a part of the book tour &amp; offering the giveaway.

  31. says

    The book looks like a winner, and your block is beautiful as always. I wish some of your color inspiration would drift my way! Thanks for the giveaway.

  32. says

    A couple things;<br />Thank you for always inspiring me!!!<br />I love all your pictures from London, it looks like a beautiful place to visit. I can&#39;t wait to see what you make with your fabric purchase. It&#39;s lovely!<br />I cannot imagine being without my machine all summer! How did you survive !! :)<br />Love this new book! I really like that primrose pattern and the blossom one. <

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