Modern Designs for Classic Quilts + Giveaway!

Today, we are continuing the fun of Craft Book Month with a Q&A from two authors of a modern quilting book that you are going to love! Kelly Biscopink and Andrea Johnson are co-authors of the new release Modern Designs for Classic Quilts: 12 Traditionally Inspired Patterns Made New (F+W Media). We are thrilled to help them kick of the blog tour of their book, which begins today.

Ladies, congratulations on the release of your new quilting book! How did you both meet, and can you tell me a little bit about your blogging and how that played a role?

Andie: I work at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital in the Bone Marrow Transplant unit. Kelly works at the College of Charleston’s Sottile Theatre. The two of us met through the Cincinnati Modern Quilt Guild and became fast friends. It was just one of those instant connections!

We both have the same love of traditional quilts but are really excited about the modern scene that’s been booming over the last few years. We do have blogs (AndieJohnsonSews and Stitchy Quilt Stuff) and enjoy them as both a creative outlet and a way to expand our sewing circle of friends. Our blogs have given us a voice in the sewing community, and we love being connected to sewists and quilters all over the world.


Can you tell me a little bit about how you got this book idea off the ground?

We were at a sew-in event one Saturday and started talking about why we love quilting, and realized we both had very traditional quilting backgrounds but love the modern aesthetic. The idea for our book was born out of that conversation. A few weeks later over coffee, the book outline was nailed down and we started putting together a proposal. After a lot of back and forth and some crazy twists of fate, it was acquired through F+W Media.

Were there any surprises along the way when it came to the work that goes into writing a book?

Shockingly, the surprises were few. We worked so well with each other, and our editors and our publishing company staff were great at guiding us through each step.

Andie: As far as the projects go – creating pieces that I thought would be scrutinized by quilters who bought the book introduced a tiny sliver of self-doubt. I’m used to creating what I want when I want to please me, so when going through this, I put a lot of pressure on myself, which kinda sucked some of the joy out of the process. But overall, it was a pretty amazing experience.

Kelly: Coming from an editorial background, it was fascinating being on the “other side” of the writing process. I had no idea how personal this book would be, how much I would agonize over it. I also can’t even tell you how surprisingly emotional it was to see the book for the first time!

Do you have any advice for someone looking to write a craft book? What lessons have you learned along the way?

Concept is everything. We happened to have an idea that was timely and on trend with what’s going on in the quilting community. We both have experience in writing patterns and we’re been quilting and sewing for years, so we felt confident that we could execute the design, patterns and writing of the book. Also, it really helped that we knew people in the industry.  If you have a great concept with lots of project ideas and can provide examples of your work, submit to a publisher! You never know what can happen.

Blog Tour!

Monday, 11/5    Andie & Kelly, AndieJohnsonSews & Stitchy Quilt Stuff
Tuesday, 11/6    Lindsay of CraftBuds
Wednesday, 11/7    Jill of Darling Jill Quilts
Thursday, 11/8    Faith of Fresh Lemons
Friday, 11/9    Tracy of Generation Q
Saturday, 11/10    Angela of Quilting is my Therapy
Sunday, 11/11   Shannon of Stitch Craft Create
Monday, 11/12   Laurie of Scarlet Fig
Tuesday, 11/13   Kaysie of KZJo’s Studio
Wednesday, 11/14   Jessica of A Little Gray
Thursday, 11/15   Mary of The Tulip Patch
Friday, 11/16    Deborah of Whipstitch
Saturday, 11/17   Lindsay of  The Cottage Mama
Sunday, 11/18    Jenny of Sew Kind of Wonderful
Monday, 11/19   Carla of LollyQuiltz
Tuesday, 11/20   Thomas of Thomas Knauer Sews
Wednesday, 11/21   Brenda of Pink Castle Fabrics
Thursday, 11/22   Lindsay & Liz Rea of CraftBuds Inspire Me Grey
Friday, 11/23   Sarah of The Last Piece
Saturday, 11/24    Andie & Kelly, AndieJohnsonSews & Stitchy Quilt Stuff
Cara of Cara Quilts

We’ll be back later this month with a book review and a sneak peek at Elizabeth‘s project from the book. If you haven’t taken a look at this book yet, it is gorgeous and the ideal project book for your next sew along!

Giveaway!

F+W Media is generously giving away a copy of Modern Designs for Classic Quilts to one lucky Craft Buds reader! Leave a comment below for your chance to win. For your comment, you can tell us your favorite “traditional” quilt block or pattern. Also, let us know if you might be interested in a sew along for the book. Sounds fun, right?! ;)

We’ll choose one random winner next Monday, November 12, 2012.

Congrats to our winner, #205 Sherri Noel!

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  212 comments for “Modern Designs for Classic Quilts + Giveaway!

  1. November 6, 2012 at 9:41 am

    I LOVE pinwheels!
    I love the colors used in the quilt for the cover of the book!!

  2. Allison C
    November 6, 2012 at 9:52 am

    I like log cabin, hexies, and that diamond quilt!

  3. Gill
    November 6, 2012 at 9:56 am

    I love flying geese!
    A sew-a-long sounds a great idea!

  4. November 6, 2012 at 9:58 am

    I really like bear paw blocks!

  5. November 6, 2012 at 9:59 am

    I love the log cabin block and have made at least 4 of them over the years.

  6. Marcia Kosturock
    November 6, 2012 at 10:03 am

    Dresden is one quilt pattern that I have always wanted to make!

  7. November 6, 2012 at 10:04 am

    My favorite block is the pinwheel star.

  8. November 6, 2012 at 10:12 am

    I love the history behind log cabin blocks

  9. Joyce Mitchell
    November 6, 2012 at 10:20 am

    Love the log cabin block – so versatile – so many different variations. Thanks for the giveaway.

  10. Barbara
    November 6, 2012 at 10:25 am

    I love the Irish chain.

  11. bee
    November 6, 2012 at 10:34 am

    i love stars of any kind, and would love to make a Dresden sometime too!

  12. November 6, 2012 at 10:38 am

    I like anything with a star – I can’t choose! I love the idea of a sew along for this book.

  13. Margaret R
    November 6, 2012 at 10:42 am

    I really like making almost any quilt block if not too complicated or too many little pieces. I am working with hst right now and you can make tons of different patterns with the same pieces.

  14. Lisa Marie
    November 6, 2012 at 10:46 am

    I love log cabins and recently did my first wonky log cabins. Once I got over my OCD tendencies to worry about things being straight, I had a blast making them. And I am thrilled with the finished quilt which looks very modern.

  15. Beth T.
    November 6, 2012 at 10:47 am

    I’m a fan of log cabins and schoolhouse blocks.

  16. November 6, 2012 at 10:48 am

    I love the versatility of hexies and log cabins! Thanks for the chance.

  17. Marty Askins
    November 6, 2012 at 10:51 am

    I love the log cabin blocks and anything with stars. I would love to do a sew along. Thank you for the chance to win.

  18. November 6, 2012 at 10:51 am

    I love log cabins.

  19. November 6, 2012 at 10:53 am

    I love the log cabin blocks

  20. November 6, 2012 at 10:55 am

    I’ve never quilted but I’ve been really tempted to. I really want to make some cathedral windows.

  21. November 6, 2012 at 10:55 am

    I love the look of Dresden plates. But I’ve never actually made one!

  22. Christy
    November 6, 2012 at 10:57 am

    I love the look of star patterns, but I don’t piecing the ones with the tiny pieces. I also like the King’s Crown block. Makes a nice secondary pattern.

  23. November 6, 2012 at 10:57 am

    I love the look of the Dresden design. I really want to try it out sometime. I also love the double wedding ring.

  24. November 6, 2012 at 11:10 am

    I love the sawtooth star block. Thanks for the giveaway!

  25. Becky Greene
    November 6, 2012 at 11:16 am

    I love any star block, but also really like Churn Dash these days. Thanks for the chance to win!

  26. November 6, 2012 at 11:24 am

    I like the variety of the Log Cabin.

  27. Bridget
    November 6, 2012 at 11:31 am

    My favorite is log cabin, thanks for the chance to win. I would be interested in a quilt along!

  28. November 6, 2012 at 11:38 am

    My favorite traditional block is the Log Cabin. Thanks for the sweet giveaway!

  29. Diana
    November 6, 2012 at 11:45 am

    I really love the dresden plates and pinwheels both!

  30. Kylie C
    November 6, 2012 at 11:48 am

    I love Ohio Star! It feels so cheerful to me.

  31. Bea
    November 6, 2012 at 11:49 am

    I love Log Cabin blocks… I’d love to be able to make Dresden Plates!! Thanks for the chance to win…

  32. Elma Lutman
    November 6, 2012 at 11:52 am

    I love log cabin blocks and flying geese. Thanks for the chance to win.

  33. Jane Ritz
    November 6, 2012 at 11:55 am

    I love the old tradition look quilts.

  34. November 6, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    Love log cabins of all types – another great article :-) Thanks!!

  35. November 6, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    I really want to try a dutch pinwheel! Thanks for the chance :)

  36. November 6, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    my favorite traditional block is the bow tie! thank you for a chance to win

  37. November 6, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    I’ve been loving different variations on stars. I would love to do a sew along!

  38. Sara
    November 6, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    I love log cabins and hexagons. Very classic but with lots of posibilities.
    I would love that sew along!

  39. Lori Smanski
    November 6, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    how wonderful to hear from authors. Thanks.
    I love log cabins. they are so versitle

  40. November 6, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    I quite like a Jaconb’s Ladder though have never made one. We have an heiroom quilt from my dad’s side which is a pink and white (may have been red and white when it was first made?) Jacob’s ladder quilt. Love it!

  41. November 6, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    My favourite traditional block would be a log cabin.
    ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

  42. November 6, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    That log cabin is gorgeous!

  43. November 6, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    I just made a Dresden plate block for my mom and am almost done with quilting it, I loved this block! I am also hand stitching a modern Grandmother’s flower garden which I am really liking, but it is very time consuming. I love the traditional blocks the best and can’t wait to try more, the next one is the Great granny square.

  44. Marjorie Nath
    November 6, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    I like log cabin quilts, they always seem so homey to me. As a returning quilter (it’s been 25+ years) I would enjoy a quilt along to help me regain lost skills.

  45. November 6, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    Hi!!! A quilt along sounds like fun!!! This book sounds like so much fun!!! Thank You

  46. Cheryl B.
    November 6, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    My favorite traditional block is the pinwheel block, but the log cabin is a close second.

  47. Jennie P.
    November 6, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    I love the drunkard’s path.

  48. November 6, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    long cabin wonky

  49. November 6, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    i love the disappearing nine patch thanks

  50. November 6, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    Love the log cabin best.

  51. Joan
    November 6, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    I love pinwheels!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  52. angiesue
    November 6, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    I love a good star! Thanks for the giveaway – the book looks yummy.

  53. November 6, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    I don’t have a favorite, there’s too many untried ones out there to choose! I would be interested in a QAL for sure, I really like what I see so far!

  54. Irene Garcia
    November 6, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    I love hexies! I really like sewing hexies on the sofa when I watch TV at night after a looong day…it helps me relax and I really love how the turn into a quilt! I would also be interested in a QAL! Thank you for the hance to win!

  55. Ella
    November 6, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    I love the sawtooth stars!

  56. Debbie H
    November 6, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    Hexxies! thanks!

  57. Tamie
    November 6, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    I love a good log cabin variation. I’m lucky enough to know Kelly from the Modern Quilt Guild in her new city. I’d love to add this book to my library.

  58. Natalie McDaniel
    November 6, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    I love anything with stars!!!

  59. Shelby
    November 6, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    I love love love the log cabin squares in the bright colours that they used :)

  60. November 6, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    Thanks for the chance to win such a great book. One of my favourite traditional blocks is the double wedding ring. So much history involved with quilting.

    Happy days.
    Bev.xoxo

  61. Dell
    November 6, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    I’m partial to log cabins.

  62. Mary Mac
    November 6, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    I love the tradition of the log cabin

  63. Sarah Norman
    November 6, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    I love pinwheels! I don’t know why, just love the look of them :)

  64. Lisa G
    November 6, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    I love the log cabin pattern.

  65. Gina
    November 6, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    The log cabin is my favorite. The diamond quilt really appealed to me as I read this latest post.

  66. November 6, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    I’m a Dresden Plate fanatic!

  67. Lauren aka Giddy99
    November 6, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    I’m enthralled with log cabins, but in updated/modern fabrics, layouts or colors! :)

  68. Anda
    November 6, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    I love the look of a scrappy log cabin quilt! awolk at rogers dot com

  69. Maria do Carmo
    November 6, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    Gosto e sou viciada em hexágonos e tudo que posso fazer com papel inglês.É fácil ,prático e não tem limites…Obrigada.

    tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

  70. November 7, 2012 at 12:11 am

    i’m addicted to hexies! thanx for the chance to win a copy of this great book!

  71. Judith
    November 7, 2012 at 12:29 am

    I really like the shoo fly block. It can look so different depending on which construction method you use.

  72. November 7, 2012 at 6:50 am

    This books sounds really great. My favorite traditional block is the Log Cabin.

  73. November 7, 2012 at 6:57 am

    I am a new quilter so don’t have a favourite block yet, but would love to try some of the projects in this book. Thanks for the chance to win!

  74. November 7, 2012 at 7:16 am

    Wow, the hexies were nice; the diamonds were nice; the details pictured in the quilts’ settings were nice– I’d love to look closer at this book!

  75. Sharon Joyner
    November 7, 2012 at 7:17 am

    Wow the book sounds wonderful and the designs look like so much fun…My favorite block is the “log cabin” and I would love to be in a modern block exchange…

  76. November 7, 2012 at 7:25 am

    Love the modern look of the traditional blocks. One of my favorite blocks is a bow tie.

  77. Deborah
    November 7, 2012 at 7:45 am

    I love flying geese – would love to try this in some modern colours – maybe solids.

  78. November 7, 2012 at 7:48 am

    The new Modern quilts are really starting to grow on me. My favorite quilt pattern is the Irish Chain.

  79. November 7, 2012 at 7:52 am

    Love half-square triangles, they are so versatile. I would be interested in a sew-a-long, sounds fun!

  80. Mary Kay
    November 7, 2012 at 8:12 am

    I am currently in love with half square triangles. This summer I went on a Quilt Shop Hop and half square triangles were everywhere!

  81. BarbG
    November 7, 2012 at 8:16 am

    I love the diamond quilt! Love the gray against all of the bright colors!

  82. Mary Jo
    November 7, 2012 at 8:22 am

    I like the log cabin look!

  83. November 7, 2012 at 8:32 am

    Wonderful book! My favorite traditional block is the log cabin!

  84. Margaret R
    November 7, 2012 at 8:39 am

    I haven’t been quilting long enough to have a favorite block. I am taking a block of the month class and so far I am enjoying that. We have done about ten blocks so far. I would love To do a sew along from this book. Thanks for the chance to win.

  85. November 7, 2012 at 9:23 am

    My favorite? Log cabin! I’m not just saying that cuz you have a gorgeous one… I’ve just always been drawn to them… Doesnt hurt that i also live in one!!! :0)

  86. November 7, 2012 at 9:42 am

    I love the designs, colors and inspirations of this book1
    I would love to win this!
    Blessings!
    from Debra J Webb
    Facebook.com/debrajwebb

  87. Carla E
    November 7, 2012 at 9:46 am

    I love them all! I can just get lost in the colors and movement in traditional quilts. And yes, a sewalong sounds fun!

  88. Lisa McGriff
    November 7, 2012 at 10:10 am

    I love log cabin blocks. QAL YES!
    lisamcgriff(at)hotmail(dot)com

  89. Sue G
    November 7, 2012 at 10:27 am

    I think my favorite would have to be the pinwheel!

  90. Debbie
    November 7, 2012 at 10:37 am

    Dresden plate and log cabin! Thanks for the chance to win such a lovely book!

  91. Darcy
    November 7, 2012 at 11:14 am

    I love any star block, but also really like Dresden these days. Thanks for the chance to win!

  92. November 7, 2012 at 11:53 am

    I am a 4 patch and HST kind of gal – love all the possibilities you can create when you just move them around a bit.

  93. FarahLin
    November 7, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    I have a few namely, hexagons, log cabin, stars and I would love to try out dresden plates one day!

    Doing a SAL from ths book sounds great!

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  94. kimberlee
    November 7, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    Dresden

  95. Carla G
    November 7, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    I love pinwheels and long cabin blocks! Thanks for a chance to win this fabulous looking book! :)

  96. Hueisei
    November 7, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    I love log cabin :)
    Thanks for the chance to win.

  97. lynaeve
    November 7, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    I love log cabin. thanks for the chance

  98. Kathrynn
    November 7, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    I love nine patch and log cabin.

  99. Susan in AK
    November 7, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    I like log cabins but there are so many out there that I haven’t tried. I LOVE the diamond quilt! Yes, I would be interested in a QAL. Thank you for the chance to win.

  100. November 7, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    I love anything with flying geese in it, but a traditional block than I must make a quilt from one day is Winding Ways. Have always adored it.

  101. usairdoll
    November 7, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    Beaitiful quilts! I can’t wait to see more. I love any kind of star blocks.

    Thank you and F&W Media for an awesome giveaway and a chance to win a super book.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

  102. November 7, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    I just love the quilt on the cover of the book. I never would have thought that I would like gray in a quilt but the more I see it (it must be growing in popularity) the more I love it. Thanks.

  103. November 7, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    The first quilt patterns I saw that drew to me quilting in the first place was an ocean waves pattern and a carpenter’s wheel. Amish quilts were most attractive to me, many of which remind me of the “modern” quilts I see today.

  104. November 7, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    I love log cabins. Thank you for the chance,

  105. Fran
    November 7, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    Log cabins are my favourite traditional quilt pattern. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of this great book.

  106. November 7, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    I love pinwheel blocks. Thanks for the giveaway! Looking forward to seeing this book.

  107. November 7, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    I love the look of dresdens though I’ve not tried one yet.

  108. November 7, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    I have to go with Log Cabin. I love that block!

  109. November 7, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    favourite traditional…i’ve done a bear paw a couple of times…that really intrigues me. Thanks for the giveaway!

  110. Kaitlin M
    November 7, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    I love Dresden plate patterns.

  111. MollyP
    November 7, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    What a great book! I am a sucker for a basic pinwheel block. Thanks!

  112. November 7, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    Log cabin is a great block! I might be interested in a sew a long.

  113. Karrie Smith
    November 8, 2012 at 3:37 am

    I’ve been quilting a hexagon lapquilt and I’m in love with it :)Thanks for the chance to win

  114. Angela Tallman
    November 8, 2012 at 6:49 am

    The book has very pretty attention getting photo’s, and the fact that these two females worked together on it, each with their own background stories and hurdles to clear, contribute s to the overall appeal in a big way.

  115. Nancy Brooks
    November 8, 2012 at 8:31 am

    I heart Log Cabins! Nice to see more photos of the quilts from the book, and to read a little about how it developed. Cheers!

  116. shirley cree
    November 8, 2012 at 9:26 am

    biggest challenge was drunkard’s path to make a ‘road way’ pattern ala wee wonderfuls’ oscar quilt….. love a new take on old patterns…. thanks for the opportunity….

    s cree

  117. November 8, 2012 at 9:59 am

    I’m a sucker for stars and strings! And yes to a QAL!

  118. Beulah
    November 8, 2012 at 10:34 am

    My fall back traditional quilt block is the 9 Patch. The block I run to when I need a quilt-fix. :)

  119. Debbie R.
    November 8, 2012 at 10:57 am

    I love stars and pinwheels. Love the fresh look of the quilts in this book. Thanks for the chance to win.

  120. Heather
    November 8, 2012 at 11:12 am

    I like log cabin blocks. I’ve never done a sew along before, so it could be fun!

  121. November 8, 2012 at 11:23 am

    I love the Ohio Star. a quilt along would be so much fun!!

  122. November 8, 2012 at 11:32 am

    I like just about all the blocks. I really do not have a favorite. I just like to make as many as I can. Thank you for this great giveaway for this wonderful and fun book.

    Have a super great sewing and stitching day!

  123. VickiT
    November 8, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    Wow. The quilts in this book look just amazing.

    My most favorite quilt block is the Dresden but, I like so many others too.

  124. Lynnette
    November 8, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    I love stars – any kind of stars. The book looks great, thanks for the opportunity to win!

  125. November 8, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    Oh my I love the LOG Cabin – it would be great to do a sew along!!

  126. November 8, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    Not sure about my favorite block, but I’d love a QAL of that diamond quilt in the second photo. So awesome!

  127. November 8, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    I love the traditional quilt blocks. The one I use most recently is the Turning Twenties block. I like taking your traditional quilt patterns and making them into t-shirt quilts. It gives an alternate look. Thank you for sharing the book!

  128. jackie
    November 8, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    love log cabins, so many ways to make them!!!!!

  129. Jacklynn Grimm
    November 8, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    I am just getting into hexagons (what took me so long, right?) and I love bold bright fabrics and non-traditional layouts – so this book speaks to me. Thanks for the give away!

  130. November 8, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    Ohh did you say QAL. That’s a yes.

    I like the goose in pond block. . but I’m just learning how wonderful they can all look.

  131. Debra Neiman
    November 8, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    I love Irish Chain and Ohio Star. Sew along sounds fyn

  132. Jennifer
    November 8, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    I love traditional patterns with modern fabrics, this book looks great. I love log cabins, I think it’s such a versatile block!

  133. November 8, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    I have many favorite quilt blocks, but right now I’m thinking the pineapple block. And a sew along is always fun!

  134. Linda Hungerford
    November 8, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    I like all quilt blocks but Log Cabin and Sunbonnet Sue. Churn Dash and Drunkards Path are favorites. I don’t think I’d be up for a quilt-along, but I bet a lot of others would be. Thanks for the chance to win!

  135. November 8, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    I’m a big pinwheel fan – they are just so timeless. But log cabins were an early favorite and lately Dresdens are my go-to block.

  136. Mom C
    November 8, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    I love log cabin and disappearing 9 patch. Thanks.

  137. Karrie Smith
    November 9, 2012 at 12:27 am

    I like the star blocks, and dresdens, and pretty much any of them. And the pineapple one!! Thanks for the chance to win

  138. Katia B
    November 9, 2012 at 7:38 am

    I like star blocks, and triangles ! the book seems interesting !

  139. sharon
    November 9, 2012 at 8:55 am

    I like half square triangles
    I can make 2 or 4 from 2 squares of fabric and put them together in
    soo many different ways

    thanks for the chance to win

  140. Olubunmi
    November 9, 2012 at 8:55 am

    I just started quilting, so this book could give me some inspiration and knowledge. I don’t know if it is a block but I love the look of the friendship braid. It is my favorite so far.

  141. Tiffany
    November 9, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    I think pinwheels are my favorite at the moment.

  142. Terry Kessinger
    November 9, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    I still love the log cabin but the Double Wedding Ring is a stunner, too.

  143. November 9, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    I love bear paw blocks and other similar types…sister’s choice, crown of thorns etc. They are a bit over my head, but I’m working up to them.

  144. Lisa E
    November 9, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    I like the Storm At Sea block. Log Cabins are another good one!

  145. Cheryl
    November 9, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    Drunkards Path would be one of my favorite traditional designs.

  146. November 9, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    The log cabin blocks on the cover are captivating! One of my favorite traditional blocks is a Snail’s Trail. Thanks for an awesome giveaway!

  147. Emma
    November 9, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    I love stars and log cabins and hexagons and and…I love em all!

  148. Suz
    November 9, 2012 at 11:51 pm

    Bear Paw is a traditional block I really love! Thanks for the giveaway!

  149. MelodyJ
    November 10, 2012 at 3:25 am

    Log Cabin and Pinwheels.

    melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

  150. November 10, 2012 at 7:41 am

    My all time favorite quilt pattern is the mariner compass. I have not been brave enough to make one yet, but I love the way they look. Especially the New York Beauty variation.

    I would love to participate in a quilt-a-long. I have finished my christmas presents and I am chomping at the bit to start something new.

  151. Dana
    November 10, 2012 at 8:02 am

    I love flying geese pattern :) Thanks for the great givaway!

  152. LeAnne L
    November 10, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    My favorite block is a feathered star, but I love anything with flying geese too.

  153. Susan Stitch
    November 10, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    I’m definitely interested in this book. It’s a great way to link tradition and today’s modern feel. So excited that it’s been published. I like a lot of traditional blocks, but have been stymied about how to put them in modern quilts. I really like the Dresden plate. A quilt along would be fun!

  154. November 10, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    Sew along sounds great! I really love the diamonds to showcase big & beautiful fabrics. Thank you!

  155. Susan
    November 10, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    A sew-along sounds like fun!!! I love stars and log cabin mixed with pinwheels to give movement to the quilt. Thank you for the giveaway!!!

  156. Kate
    November 10, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    Love this book! The Flying Geese are great, such impact without having to make 100′s! Thanks for the chance!

  157. MarciaW
    November 10, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    My favorite block is the versatile 9-patch yet like those log cabin blocks on the book’s cover. Thanks for the author interview and giveaway too.

  158. Cathy Kizerian
    November 10, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    I really love the basic Rail Fence pattern and Card Trick. This book looks like a Must Have!

  159. Carmen
    November 10, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    A quilt-along sounds awesome! As for favourites, it’s pretty hard to choose…I’m enjoying making thrift blocks these days, though!

  160. sarah hanson
    November 11, 2012 at 1:42 am

    I like Cobblestone designs….I enjoy eclectic designs

  161. mary rok
    November 11, 2012 at 3:15 am

    I love pinwheels.

  162. November 11, 2012 at 4:06 am

    I don’t think I’m up to a quilt-a-long, but I do love anything with hexies! :)

  163. Galatina
    November 11, 2012 at 5:18 am

    I’m a quilt novice so no idea what I’d like to do most, but love the quilts in this book – so modern and fresh. Thanks for the introduction. I’d probably be way too slow for a quilt-a-long.

  164. Jaan L of Tx
    November 11, 2012 at 5:38 am

    Always loved the Double Wedding Ring?…My Aunty had one that she had made, it was so beautiful. As for a quilt along, its do-able after the holidays. Thanks for asking.

  165. Connie
    November 11, 2012 at 5:41 am

    I need a quilt along! Log cabin is my favorite. Thanks for the chance to win!

  166. Joanne
    November 11, 2012 at 6:13 am

    I love the colors of the log cabin quilt on the cover.

  167. November 11, 2012 at 6:17 am

    I love the flying geese traditional block pattern

  168. Barb
    November 11, 2012 at 6:20 am

    Trip around the world is one of my all time favorites.

  169. Audrey
    November 11, 2012 at 6:30 am

    My first ever quilt was grandmothers garden and I have ever since had a love of hexagons. The book looks brilliant and right up my street. Thank you for the chance of winning.

  170. Kim
    November 11, 2012 at 7:01 am

    I love the log cabin quilt! I have always wanted to make it with modern flair.

  171. November 11, 2012 at 7:10 am

    I am new at quilting. So I like making the simple quilts with large blocks

  172. b morris
    November 11, 2012 at 8:07 am

    Like the log cabins. Sorry not able to work quilt-a-long in schedule

  173. Christine Burtch
    November 11, 2012 at 8:40 am

    I love flying gees and stars, but I enjoy anything I can rotary cut and sew on a machine. I would love to participate in a sew-along!

  174. lyn lewis
    November 11, 2012 at 8:48 am

    This book looks innovative and fun!
    I adore skew whiff log cabins and dresdens of all designs but especially made with scrappy mix fabrics.

  175. Alabama Teresa
    November 11, 2012 at 9:48 am

    I love the Double Wedding Ring quilt pattern.

  176. DeeAnn S
    November 11, 2012 at 9:49 am

    Double wedding ring is one of my favorites. I think QAL would be great! Thanks.

  177. Jan Farrell
    November 11, 2012 at 9:56 am

    I love pinwheels, and using half square triangles. I also adore the photos on here from the book, gorgeous!

  178. DeAnn Oliekan
    November 11, 2012 at 10:11 am

    I love star blocks.

  179. Linda G
    November 11, 2012 at 10:15 am

    I loce the cover quilt – the colors are so bright and cheery!

  180. Brooke
    November 11, 2012 at 10:19 am

    I love the modern twist to the classic quilt design. I didn’t appreciate quilting until I as exposed to the new way. I am excited to see the new book!

  181. Tammy Hempel
    November 11, 2012 at 10:36 am

    My favorite blocks are the star blocks. Thank you for the giveaway.

  182. linda
    November 11, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    I like stars but wanting to do more appliques

  183. Jane S.
    November 11, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    Log Cabin, hexies, and flying geese! I love them all. Thank you for the chance to win. :)

  184. Nancy A
    November 11, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    LeMoyne stars are my favorite block. A quilt-a-long from this book sounds like fun. Hope I win!!!!!

  185. OHSue
    November 11, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    Oh I love Log Cabin, something about it just makes me smile every time I see one.

  186. Marlene
    November 11, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    I love dresden patterns.

  187. Dena
    November 11, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    Stars, all sorts of stars

  188. Casey
    November 11, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    I have fallen in love with hexagons

  189. November 11, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    I think I like the log cabin quilt best but I also have a love of the appliqued quilt as well.

  190. smfsprout
    November 11, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    I have been saving the Dresden pattern for years. When I get the chance, it will be the first project on my to-do list.

  191. Carmen
    November 11, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    I love anything with stars or flowers

  192. Ellen L
    November 11, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    been a fan of Log Cabin quilts forever. Yours seems to have a modern touch to it. Love to win. Thanks

  193. Zan
    November 11, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    I would love to win this book for a friend! She loves quilting but has been down in the dumps lately and I think this book would bring her out of the dumps.

    Thank you for the opportunity to win this wonderful book and congratulations on being published!

  194. Turtle
    November 11, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    log cabin, it was the first one i made and still a fav with how much you can change it up!

  195. Sandra Bowman
    November 11, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    Wow, Scrappy Classics – my kind of quilts, a must have book for sure. I love the looks of the quilts you have showm and the scrappy log cabin is super great!!!! Thanks….Sandra B

  196. Lou Ann
    November 11, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    I love quilts with squares. 9 patch is still a favorite

  197. Dennis
    November 11, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    Hi, I would love to own that book, it’s just the book I need to learn more about quilting. Thanks for the giveaway and the chance ti win.

  198. barbara n
    November 11, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    My favorite quilt block is flying geese. I would be very interested in a sew along for the book.

  199. Secret Burkheiser
    November 11, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    Dresden are my favorite! This book looks great!

  200. November 11, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    I love log cabin blocks and flying geese!!!

  201. Lindsay
    November 11, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    I like the log cabin block because I think it’s so versatile. I probably wouldn’t participate in a sew along because I have a newborn and no time to sew lately, but I’d like to watch and see what others do.

  202. November 11, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    I love to do string piecing blocks. I love the fact that I can use all my scraps and I don’t have to precisely cut the pieces to sew them together. I would love to participate in a sew along, it would be my very first one. Thanks for the giveaway.

  203. L. Gerald
    November 11, 2012 at 11:48 pm

    I attended a class last week and made my first quilt block “churn dash”. I’ll say it’s my favorite for now, it makes me smile when I look at it.

  204. Sharon
    November 12, 2012 at 6:57 am

    The cover quilt is so pretty. I probably wouldn’t participate in a sew along right now but would enjoy seeing what others are doing.

  205. Kimberly
    November 12, 2012 at 7:25 am

    I love the traditional blocks. Attic windows and log cabin are two of my favorites. I would love to do the sew along!

  206. natalie mckay
    November 12, 2012 at 11:54 am

    log cabin is definitely my all time favourite!

  207. November 12, 2012 at 11:56 am

    I love 9 patches!

  208. jjrhinehart1@verizon.net
    November 12, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    My favorite traditional block is the Churn Dash. It just looks so classically quilty to me, and it’s one of the first blocks I ever made. I would love to participate in a sew-along — I’ve never done one before!

  209. Sharon
    November 12, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    Just finishing a flower diamond quilt, but love the one in your book would love to have a stab at a modern log cabin quilt. Making a corset at the mo, then a new quilt.

  210. November 12, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    I love the log cabin quilt block. I would not mind participating in a sew along as long as it is at a leisurely pace.

  211. Isabella
    November 12, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    I like Log Cabin and the one on the cover is lovely.

  212. November 22, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    One of my favorite is log cabin.I`d love a QAL. I’m finishing a QAL, tomorrow is the last block.

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