Friday, June 21, 2013

Modern Quilts!

I posted about this awesome book I got to be involved earlier this year.

Martingale - Modern Quilts from the Blogging Universe (Print version + eBook bun

It was an amazing experience!  Collaborating on a quilting book with designers I look up to was a pinch me moment!

For my quilt I focused on a Stash Buster-type quilt.  I love those and I think most quilters do!  Opportunities to use up small pieces of my favorite prints?  Yes please!  This was my design contribution:

Rainbow Stash Buster quilt

Rainbow too?  Say no more :)

Here are some more of my favorites from the book:

Tree quilt

Jigsaw quilt

Mini Claw Throw quilt


Martingale was amazing to work with....THANK YOU!

GIVEAWAY
Finally if you'd like to win a copy of the book for yourself please leave a comment! Tell me your favorite style of quilt, or your favorite block! 
*US Only

I have a copy waiting for a new home!  Here's the catch, those of you who've been paying attention on instagram know that I AM STUCK.  You may not receive the book for a month or so but I'll get it to you!

Giveaway winner announced Tuesday.
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88 comments:

AuntieCrafty said...

I really like the Dutch Pinwheel and the Churn Dash. Thank you for the giveaway!

Lori said...

I love modern quilts. I'm a fan of Swoon by Camille and Kaleidoscope by V and Co. Blue Elephant Stitches looks really fun!

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Angie said...

I love Modern Quilting. I like to take traditional blocks and make them Modern with bold color choices. Thank you for a chance to win!

Tiffany said...

I love star blocks - wonky, traditional, modern, paper pieced, etc. Stars stars stars! :D

Sarah said...

I'm still working through what my absolute favorite style is... But I know I love love love modern fabrics...

Courtneysews said...

My fave is log cabin. Thanks!

CathyK said...

One of my favorite blocks is Kansas Troubles. Thank you for the chance!

Laura said...

I like anything scrappy.

Melissa said...

I love quilts with improv curves - I haven't been brave enough to make one yet!

Lisa Marie said...

I like so many kinds of quilts! Wonky Log Cabins are a particular favorite lately. And anything scrappy is always fun.

Hilary Smith said...

I've been looking at getting this book for a while now! I love the pattern you came up with :)

robin said...

I recently saw a puzzle piece block - thought that would be so cute in a quilt!

knitnut said...

I love the modern quilt book and from all the people in the blogs I follow. It is great to see pics of the beautiful quilts. I sure hope I win. :) Thanks for the giveaway!

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

I love a wide range of quilts as long as they have great color and fabrics. The rolling stone block is my favorite all time block. Thanks for the chance!

Flowerstar said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I'm a sucker for anything star-shaped - a classic favourite block is the Ohio star, but really, anything star is always a hit with me :).

Shauna said...

I love all kinds of quilts, but lately I've been drawn to the low volume quilts

Pamela said...

Churn Dash is always a fun block and I love it in scrappy prints! Thanks for the giveaway!

B Greene said...

I love scrappy quilts most of all and my fave block is probably Churn Dash. Thanks for the chance to win - the book looks amazing!!

Becky said...

I like simple but traditional designs. I like how the patterns in the book have simple contemporary lines but don't get too crazy modern or abstract.

Afton Warrick said...

It's so hard to decide. I'm a big fan of art quilts, but lately have be turing into a modern quilt appreciator.

Brenna said...

I love star blocks - so many different kinds, so much variety, and they can look so radically different with different types of fabric!

jan said...

My favorite quilt is probaly a scrappy quilt. I love a basic churn dash block! I ahve been really loving all the modern quilts and variations on older blocks.

Lauren Deel said...

Oh, I'd love to win! My favorite block is probably just a simple HST... so versatile! So naturally, I love your contribution to the book :)

BedTime Quilting said...

I love the lone star pattern.

Linda said...

HI! LOVE THE LOG CABIN BLOCK!
THANKS FOR SHARING A GREAT GIVEAWAY!

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

Mina said...

I would love to win a copy of this book. Its so hard to pick a favorite block. I am loving rainbow quilts right now, it doesnt matter the design - wonky log cabins, flying geese, scrappy bars, curvy waves.

Stephanie @ Quarter Incher said...

I love anything modern. I'm really into scrappy rainbow stuff right now.

ChristaQuilts said...

I just ordered this book so you don't need to include me in the giveaway. :-) Now I can't wait to get it!

Polly @ Helping Little Hands said...

I love modern takes on traditional patterns with some improv thrown in.

CJ said...

I'm a big fan of the HST - so many pretty quilts done with that in all different layouts.

Laura Mattick said...

I have really gotten into the solid fabric modern quilts.

Melissa at My Fabric Relish said...

I love love your quilt...the colors and style! I would say that was more my style. Thanks for the giveaway!

pcflamingo said...

My new favorite block is Sister's Choice - scrappy in green and purple with black star points. Some of the black has sheep or skeletons. It's for my guest bedroom and it's pretty crazy.

Denise said...

The Rainbow quilt is beautiful! I'm pretty new to quilting so everytime I see a new block and/or quilt it's my "new favorite!"
Thanks for the giveaway!

laurelar said...

Hi! Thank you for the opportunity. I love all the quilts shown. It is hard to choose a favorite block. I am working on polaroids right now and probably doing a trip or chevron next. :)

laurelar at gmail d o t com

claudia said...

I like any block that incorporates circles of any kind!

Rachel Booth said...

I can't pick a favorite BUT i really love scrappy quilts!! I'm dreaming up a Christmas scrappy trip around the world.... :)

mrsrachelsbooth at gmail dot com

Lori said...

I like traditional blocks with bright more modern fabrics. Thanks for a chance to win, looks like a great book!

Katrina said...

Favorite block right now is St. Louis 16...but my favorites change frequently so who knows what project will be around the corner!!

LynneP said...

I like quilts with lots of color and I love stash busters...rainbow, tree...there are many fun quilts in this book. Thanks for the chance to win it!

Barbara said...

I love Amish-inspired quilts, i.e. classic simple shapes with modern fabrics (often solids but sometimes prints). Thank you very much for the chance to win a book with so many beautiful quilts.

supersara20 said...

I love very scrappy scrap busters and my favorite block today is the Churn Dash. Tomorrow it may change!

JLG said...

Not too sure I have a specific style! I just love quilting anything!

Leslie said...

I love the puzzle piece quilt!

Jen said...

I like traditional quilts with modern fabric and scrappy quilts!

RobotMomSews said...

I love triangle blocks, any kind!! And stars...ohhh stars. ;)

Jodi said...

I like blocks like the Swoon block. I like lots of color in my quilts.

Cheryl said...

I like the traditional blocks but with modern fabrics.

Dawn said...

Looks like a great book! I like some modern quilts, some traditional. My favorite block is the log cabin. Modern or traditional log cabins are so awesome!

QuiltLaughLove said...

Right now I'm loving quilts with curves. Probably because I tried piecing curves and it didn't go well. At all. But I'm going to try again!

Karrie Smith said...

I love modern quilts!

Vicky P said...

I love scrappy quilts and the new moderns really impress me. Thanks for the giveaway.

creativedawn said...

The Modern Quilt is my favorite and I'll tell you why. Ten years ago, the patchwork quilts and appliqued quilts were very nice, but I just loved the geometrical designs using solids, batiks, and hand dyed fabrics and I made these quilts. Not many of my contemporaries particularly liked my quilts. I did, so the rest didn't matter. They labeled them Amish-like and called it a day. Now these quilts are in "style"! I guess I was ahead of my time, eh. My favorite block is the churn dash...love it!
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Rosemary said...

I tend to go for scrappy looking quilts but I love them all. I especially like your rainbow one and the blue elephant. My favorite blocks involve pinwheels. Love the book. Great giveaway

Beth said...

A favorite block? That's a tough one. I am making a sampler quilt and last night made a list of my "favorites" that "have to go in"...and the list came out to be 27 blocks long, for starters. So maybe I'll close my eyes and pick a random block from the list. How about "Best Friends"? Love the name, love the block.

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Sofia L said...

I love using traditional blocks but using modern fabrics. This book looks amazing!

qwilltr said...

I like the dresdan plate. I love the new ways modern quilters are using them. I haven't tried one yet, myself.

robin said...

I'm a pretty novice quilter still so trying lots of things. I love the scrappy quilts the most. The Amish quilts are striking, too. Also, have lately been thinking I'd like to try some applique.

Helen said...

My best block description is like comparing furniture. Love Ikea's scandinavian clean, crisp lines look verses traditional, overstuffed designs.

JoyceLM said...

Log cabins are my favorite blocks - so many variations to try. Thanks.

Sharyn Hutchinson said...

Some people might not consider my favorite block much of a block but I still love the HST. It is so versatile. Just by twisting and turning you can combine it with other blocks to make an infinite number of designs.

Mary Menzer said...

I actually have been admiring the HST quilt you contributed - I am going to attempt that one - soon. And a copy of the book as a gift would help tremendously! Good luck getting to VA! (that's where I am)

Sonya said...

I love your quilt the most! I need to build up my stash of rainbow colors first, but I am definitely making this quilt!!! Thanks for the giveaway :)

patti said...

I'm loving scrappy quilts right now but I do intend to do Swoon sometime this year! Thanks for a chance to win this book!

Laura Pendley said...

Half square triangles are so basic, but can be so modern with the use of fabric and placement. Thank you for the giveaway

Jody Polen said...

I love Jacob's Ladder. It was the first quilt I ever pieced. I guess I am more of a traditional pattern person. But I have to say that ones which use scraps as yours in the bold are wonderful because they give us a reason to buy more fabric, do more quilts, and have more scraps so we can do it all over again!

Amy DeCesare said...

I love so many quilt blocks, but especially Dresden Plate. This book looks like it's packed with inspiration, and I really adore your contribution!

Pinspot said...

I love Katy Jones' Spring Carnival block. Some day I'll be skilled enough to give fussy cut EPP a try.

Melissa said...

I love anything scrappy!

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

This is not a tough question...like a lot of people log cabin is my all time favorite. Stars are a second.
Thanks for the chance!

Vicki H said...

I love scrappy. I am trying to move toward the modern style quilts.

Madeleine said...

I like star blocks and improv quilts!

Angela said...

I like quilts using larger pieces of fabric.

Deb said...

I love most blocks - though I often go back to a sawtooth star or a winding ways block.

Heather said...

I love modern quilts with traditional roots. And I'm a sucker for a shoo fly or churn dash!

barb said...

i love hsts. you can make so many different designs just by their position babscorbitt@gmail.com

Julianne said...

Ohhhhh...I want this book so badly, have wanted it for months and months! I love all scrappy type quilts where you use it all up, the brighter the better! Hst's and flying geese and herringbone patterns are favorites!

Julie said...

Fun book! I love anything with HST lately. They are so crazy versatile!

Allison C said...

I love a modern minimalist block. And lately I'm obsessed with equilateral triangles

apple blossom said...

would love to win this giveaway thanks

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

Susan said...

Fingers crossed. If I win, the book gets shared all over Iowa (I'm a librarian). Favorite pattern Burgoyne Surrounded!

Portia said...

Fun quilts! I like the one with the triangles/trees. Hoping you and yours get settled in your new home soon!

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Laura said...

I like improv star quilts.

Mom C said...

I've made several quilts like your rainbow stash quilt but mine weren't organized in colors like yours. Beautiful! I used to make everything log cabin but lately I've been into star blocks. Love the quilts in the book. Thanks.

Heather B said...

My favorite block is the X Plus block! I can't wait to make one of those quilts!!

Deere Driver said...

Always loved Shoo Fly block being a Lancaster, PA Gal!