Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Reviewing Quilting with a Modern Slant

[Photo credit: Storey Publishing]

Welcome to the last stop of the blog tour for this new book, Quilting with a Modern Slant by Rachel May put out by Storey Publishing. I am excited to share with you about this very inspiring book today.

[Photo credit: Storey Publishing, Quilt credit: Alexis Deise]

It is a comprehensive encyclopedia about everything you want to know about making all sorts of quilts, finding inspiration, learning techniques, the modern quilt movement. Whether you are a confident quilter or a completely newbie to quilting, I am sure you can learn a lot from and feel very inspired by this book.  This book is great in that it encourages you to take freedom and follow your heart to discover your own style. I truly think that real fun of sewing/quilting comes from discovering what pleases you and what makes you most comfortable and follow your heart to work on projects.

[Photo credit: Storey Publishing, Quilt credit: Katie Pedersen]

There are more than 70 quilters introduced in the book, who have developed their own style. There are many of them that I have admired for a long time, like Rashida Coleman-Hale, Elizabeth Hartman, Tacha Bruecher just to name a few, but I also discovered a lot of new people that I am very much excited about reading in detail. My copy of this book is still on its way to my door, so I haven't read through it, but I am pretty excited to, because I know reading about how those creative people found their own style will inspire me.

My favorite part of the book is that along with interviewing people, there are step-by-step instructions for various sewing/quilting techniques such as curved seams, machine quilting, and needle down applique. I am a very visual person, so this is very helpful. There is even a section on sewing with kids and on creating your own fabric etc! It sure is a great source of inspiration and resources!

Here is a sneak peek of the book, and be sure to read what these inspiring people said about the book :)

Jan 29th - Patchwork Posse
Jan 30th - Inside Storey
Feb 3rd - Craft Buds
Feb 6th - a cuppa and a catch up
Feb 11th - In Color Order

Would you like to win a copy of this book? If so, leave one comment by Sunday, February 16th. I will announce a lucky winner next week!

136 comments:

  1. Eeep! I LOVE that little triangle star!!

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  2. Thank so much for the chance to win, it looks like a great book.

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  3. I would love to win this book! Love the quilts!

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  4. This book looks wonderful! I would love a copy!

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  5. Looks like a awesome book with amazing quilts thanks

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  6. This book is on my list. Looks like a good one.

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  7. Looks like a awesome book with amazing quilts thanks

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  8. I would love a copy. I need some modern in my quilting. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  9. I would love to have this book! It looks so interesting, and there is so much to learn from all the featured quilters. thanks so much for the wonderful giveaway!

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  10. This book looks great, would love a copy.

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  11. Thanks for a chance to win the book. Looks fun!

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  12. I'd love to win, it looks so good! thanks!

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  13. HI!!!! This book would be wonderful to have!!!! Thanks for the chance!!!

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  15. Thank you for this opportunity to win!

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  16. would love to win a copy - thanks for the chance :-)

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  17. I would love to win the book too. Tq for the chance. Crossing my fingers and pray hard now. :))

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  18. I adore books like this; thanks for the chance to win it!

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  19. I'm inspired already by your review so would love the chance to win a copy. Thanks so much, and now I'm going back to read more...
    Jo x

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  20. I can't believe I am in my forty this year and that there is about 22 year I do patchwork and quilting! I loved country style in the begin of k2y, but I have to said that Modern style is intriguing me so much! I would love to win this book and eventually making a new quilt for my 4 yo boy, did you know I haven't made any than a crib quilt since his birth? Xoxo Giusy

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  21. Just did the sneak peek! Looks delightful. Thank you for the opportunity to win the book.

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  22. Wishing and hoping. Thanks for the peek and a chance to win a book.

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  23. Boy this book is sounding really terrific and I'd love to win a copy!

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  24. This looks like a must have for the quilting library! It's so great that all of these inspiring people and their work has been documented in one place! I'd love to win a copy, thanks Ayumi!

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  25. This looks like such an inspiring book, I love the minimalist look of modern quilts and the use of color.

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  26. Love learning about new techniques

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  27. Really curious about this book, would love to read it!

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  28. I would love a copy of this book, it looks very interesting!

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  29. This book is awesome! Would love to win it, Thanks.

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  30. Hi Ayumill! Thank you for a great give away! I would love to see and read that book. It looks beautiful and sounds insipiring and teaching. Have a lovely day! x Teje
    nerospost(at)gmail(dot)com

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  31. This book looks like it is filled with inspiration!

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  32. I would love to win this book! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  33. Love the use of negative space on the gray half-square triangle quilt. Fabulous!

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  34. Great looking book, thank you for the giveaway.

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  35. Ooohhhh fingers crossed! This looks like a great book. xx

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  36. I have enjoyed hearing about this book... Sounds wonderful!

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  37. I love the triangle star quilt. As I haven't been quilting for very long, I think that this book would be a great first to add to my collection!

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  38. Sounds like a book to own... I have lots of books but rarely make something straight from the books. I more use them as inspiration and love hearing more about how the author gas developed their style.

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  39. This looks like such a fab book! I would love to win a copy...fingers crossed :)

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  40. That looks awesome! I'd love to win, as a quilting beginner it would surely help me a lot :).

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  41. I want to do more patchwork and quilting this year. I want to do more sewing at all this year! I love Modern.

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  42. I'd love to win a copy of the book! Thanks for the chance :)

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  43. Looks like a wonderful book filled with inspiration from some of my favorite designers and others I'd love to learn about. Thank you for a chance to win a copy!

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  44. This looks like an inspirational book, would love to win, thanks for the chance!

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  45. The book looks awesome!
    Thanks for the giveaway!


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  46. The grey star quilt is gorgeous¡¡¡

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  47. I agree with the previous commenter, that grey star quilt is stunning! Thanks for the chance to win the book.

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  48. This book looks so inspiring!

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  49. I love the clean, minimalist designs of the modern quilts -- this book is so inspiring. Thanks for the chance.

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  50. Love the look of this book... its hard to find interesting quilting books with a modern take. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  51. Looks like an awesome book - love what you shared! Thanks for the chance!

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  52. Can't wait to see more from this book! Some of my favorites (from Flickr) are in there.

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  53. Oh, yes, I WOULD LOVE a copy! Thanks for the chance!

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  54. It sounds like sooo many contributors and so many ideas are in this book. I'd love to win a copy, Ayumi! Thanks!

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  55. Oooh, all of those triangles are calling to me!

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  56. I would love to check this book out!

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  57. Hi, the book looks lovely! Thanks for the chance to participate.

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  58. looks like a fun book. can't wait to see it

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  59. Amazing and enticing book! Would love to get my mitts on a copy!

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  60. Ooo. I've had this one on my future book purchases list. Thanks for a chance to win!

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  61. This book is on my Wish List! Thanks for the chance xxx

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  62. I am in love with this book. I just spent some time on the book's website, and know that I'm going to keep track of its author from now on--she has a great writing "voice" and a curious mind, which is a great combination.

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  63. There are a lot of nice looking quilts and ideas in this book. Would love to get a closer look at it. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  64. This looks like such a fabulous book!

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  65. I would love to win! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  66. When I first started quilting I was all about traditional patterns and fabrics, and I still love those...but modern makes my heart skip a beat! This looks like such a fantastic book. Thank you for the chance to win a copy! :)

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  67. This book looks so awesome! I can't wait to get a copy and read all about quilters lives and insight behind quilts they've made! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  68. Hope I am lucky! Thanks for highlighting your favorite parts.

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  71. Yes I would love to win a copy of this book!

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  72. I've been intrigued by this book but haven't gotten my hands on a copy yet. Maybe I'll get lucky here! It sounds very interesting.

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  73. This book sounds really amazing, and I can always use some inspiration! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  74. This book looks great ... added to my wish list. Thanks for the review and chance to win.

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  75. Newbies like me...love love all the books to help us learn. Thanks for this great chance to win.

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  76. I love the black HST star quilt. It looks like there are a lot of great quilt patterns in the book.

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  77. I can't wait to see all the inspirations in this book - looks like some of my favourite quilters are included! Thank you for the giveaway!

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  78. Looks like a great book... Thanks for the chance!

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  79. This book offers so much! What a great resource! Thanks for a chance to win!

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  80. This book sounds like a great resource

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  81. This book looks like an awesome resource. Thanks for participating in the blog hop.

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  82. Thank you for such of a nice giveaway!

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  83. This book looks so interesting! Thank you! Love to win!

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  84. I can't wait to actually see the book. It looks wonderful. Congratulations.

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  85. Thanks for the giveaway! Looks like a great reference book.

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  86. Would love to win! I just put it on my Amazon Wish List about an hour ago.

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  87. Looks like a must have book! Thanks for the giveaway

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  88. The star quilt is great. Thanks for the chance

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  89. I would love to explore this book. Looks like the ideas are great!

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    I'd love to read this book! It looks great.

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  91. I would love to win this book ~ looks so inspirational!

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  92. yes, yes, yes, I would love to win the book. thanks for a chance.

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  93. Hi Ayumi!
    Please enter me in the book give-away!
    Thanks,
    Jacqueline in Pitt Meadows

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  94. Yes I agree - this does look like a fab book :) Fingers crossed!! amycav at hotmail dot com

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  95. I really enjoy your blog, thanks for this opportunity!

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  96. What a great resource for my quilting "library"! Thanks for a chance to win a copy!

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  97. This looks like it would be a fab book to simply sit and read, let alone make something out of it!!

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  98. Oh this book is on my wish list, but how nice would it be to win a copy! Thankyou for the chance to win :)

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  99. Thanks for the chance to win this book. I love reading about creative people, along with seeing what they've done and how they did it.

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  100. A new book would be perfect to get through this winter with! thanks for the review and giveaway.

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  102. Looks interesting! I'd like to apply for the book.
    Kisses,
    Julia.

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  103. This looks like such a great book! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  104. Yes I would love to win a copy of this book!!! Thanks, Kathy
    kdavis1@centurytel.net

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  105. I don't remember how I found your blog, but I sure am glad I did. You have some wonderful things on it. I think this modern quilting book is just the thing to get me out of the normal quilting rut I am in and look at quilts with al new perspective. Would be happy to win a copy rather than buy one. Thank you for the opportunity.

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  106. I am really beginning to enjoy modern quilting so would love the book.

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  107. This looks like such an inspiring book! I'd love a chance to win it.

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  108. 70 quilters?! Awesome! Sounds like fun to read and to drool over.

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  109. I want to fall love into this book. Really nice looking and gorgeous. I have enjoyed to read this book. I want to win this book easily.
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  110. Looks wonderful and inspiring. Would love a copy!

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  111. Looks wonderful and inspiring. Would love a copy!

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  112. This book looks great, thanks for the review.

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  113. I would love to win this!

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  114. Super cute! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  115. I would LOVE to win this book, it looks so inspiring.

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  116. Thanks for the chance to win this wonderful book!

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