Block Party!

I am so thrilled to be the first stop on the blog tour for this fabulous new book, Block Party: The Modern Quilting Bee, written by Alissa Haight Carlton and Kristen Lejnieks and published by Stash Books.

What a wonderful book! Not only is it filled with gorgeous improvisational quilts, but you also get a unique look inside a virtual quilting bee with each chapter representing one month of a year long quilting bee. You’ll see the fabrics selected for that month, the block design and then the finished quilt along with a few thoughts from that month’s quilter. Also included in each chapter is detailed information on how to construct each block, including fabric requirements, layout and finishing information. I’m especially excited about this book because I had the opportunity to contribute to it, as one of the quilters in this virtual quilting bee.

(photos courtesy of Stash Books)

You’ll find my quilt, Falling to Pieces, in Chapter 4, April. The block for that month is wonky triangles, which are quick and fun to make. And of course this is just one of the many great types of blocks in this book – you’ll also find dresdens, roman stripes, hexagons, and of course (my favorite!) log cabins (among others). I already have my eye on several quilts that I’d like to recreate for myself!

So how would you like to win a copy? The kind people at Stash Books have donated a copy of this wonderful book and it will go to one lucky commenter. Just leave a comment here to be entered to win. I’ll select and announce a winner on Wednesday.

Be sure to check out the rest of the Block Party blog tour at these fabulous sites!

6/21/2011 A Quilt Is Nice
6/22/2011 I Heart Linen
6/23/2011 Tallgrass Prairie Studio
6/24/2011 Oh, Fransson!
6/25/2011 All Buttoned Up
6/26/2011 West Coast Crafty
6/27/2011 Connecting Threads
6/28/2011 Crafty Girls Workshop
6/29/2011 Whip Up
6/30/2011 Pink Chalk Studio
7/1/2011 True Up
7/5/2011 Block Party Bee Blog
7/6/2011 Anna Maria Horner

Update: Comments are now closed, and #248, Alaina, is the winner! Thanks for all the comments! Be sure to follow the rest of the blog tour for more opportunities to win a copy of this great book!

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