We are very pleased to be one of the stops on Amy Ellis’ blog tour for her wonderful new book "Modern Basics".

Amy for those of you who have not come across her before is a quilter extraordinaire! Not only does she write the great blog Amy’s Creative Side, which is packed with great tutorials, advice and of course, quilts, but she is also responsible for bringing us the Bloggers Quilt Festival. If that wasn’t enough Amy is also one of the forces behind the Sewing Summit which will take place in October 2011 – quick go and grab your place while you can!

So when I heard that Amy was also writing a book I couldn’t wait to see what she would come up with and it certainly doesn’t disappoint.

Amy’s book is aimed at beginner quilters and quilters that don’t have a lot of time to quilt! I am sure that resonates with a lot of us.

All the quilts in the book are based on a repetition of a single block, making them quick and easy to put together for both the beginner and more experienced quilter with not a lot of time on their hands! But don’t get me wrong – the quilts in this book are not simple looking.

Tumbling Cubes is possibly my favourite in the book. But only possibly! There are a lot of contenders.

I love the splashes of colour and the quilting on this so much. And to think it is made from just one block being rotated. Love it!

You will find there are lots of projects in this book that make you want to reach for your rotary cutter and dive into your stash.

Amy has very kindly offered to give one of you a chance to ooh and ahh over the book yourself. Just leave a comment on this post to be entered in the draw for a copy of the book. We will choose a winner on 8th March. Good luck!

For another chance to win a copy of the book hop over to AmyLouWho tomorrow (5th March)

Thanks for the giveaway!

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ReplyDeleteMary

iammaryburke@gmail.com

http://www.ourhoppyplace.com

You stated, "All the quilts in the book are based on a repetition of a single block..." These types of designs are my favorite because I adore quilt patterns with symmetry and balance. Good luck, everyone (including me!

ReplyDeleteI am so excited about Amy's book!! All the pictures just look amazing!!

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I've been ohh and ahhing all through this tour. I love these designs. Thanks for the chance.

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ReplyDeletecount me in please - even though I am not a beginning quilter I can see from the photos that there are quilts in there I would like to make.

ReplyDeleteKaren

http://karensquilting.com/blog/

I'd love to enter the contest. I can never get enough quilting books. My stash is just being built.

ReplyDeleteThe book looks fabulous!

ReplyDeleteThis is the first book in years that has really excited me about making a new quilt. I would love to add it too my library!

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ReplyDeleteThese quilts are all beautimous! I can't decide which I want to make first!

ReplyDeleteI have definitely been oooing and ahhhing over this book. It looks great! Thanks!

ReplyDeletewow! love that tumbling cubes quilt! i would love to win this book. :)

ReplyDeleteThis has been a blast. Going to all these different blogs, learning about different quilters and seeing more and more of Amy's book. Thanks for the chance to win the book. Hugs

ReplyDeleteThis book looks beautiful!

ReplyDeleteThanks for the brief intro to the book and thanks for a chance to win!

ReplyDeleteI am a new quilter, and this beautiful book looks right up my alley! Thanks for the chance, and stay blessed!

ReplyDeleteI'd love to win a copy of this book! Thanks for the chance! ;)

ReplyDeleteI love it when you can use a simple pattern to make something spectacular! This book seems full of patterns like that. Thanks for the chance to win.

ReplyDeleteAfter seeing the book on the different blogs, it's amazing how many wonderful ideas this small book can contain. I'm in love with “Modern Maze.” (this quilt is made with just five fabrics), and I want to have this addition in my library. Please let me win it! If not, I know I'll be ordering it. And fabric. And notions. And FQs. And VISA will be so happy. But hubby won't. dmj53(at)hotmail(dot)com

ReplyDeleteGreat book! Thanks for being part of the blog tour! Your site is lovely!

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ReplyDeleteLove your site! Would love to get a copy of this book...need to get off the computer and get to sewing...lol

ReplyDeleteThanks for the chance to win! I'd love a copy.

ReplyDeleteThe Tumbling Cubes is possibly my favorite also - but don't have the book in my hands to look thru all of the quilts she has there. I sure hope I will - thanks for the opportunity to win this. KatheGTN at aol dot com

ReplyDeleteEnjoy reading everybody's take on the book. Hopefully I can make the SEwing Summit and meet up with Amy. All the quilts looks really cool.

ReplyDeleteBetty

bgk44 @ msn.com

I want to make pretty much every quilt from this book I've seen so far.

ReplyDeleteGOOD DAY TO ALL!

ReplyDeleteTHANKS FOR SHARING!

jldouglas@wispwest.net

I would love to win this book !!

ReplyDeletethanks for the chance !! :))

greetings

Kat

I love the tumbling cubes also! Thanks for the giveaway!

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ReplyDeleteGreats from Luxembourg/Europe

I am a new quilter!!! I also just bought a new machine. I can't wait to quilt on it:) I hope I win.

ReplyDeleteThis book looks so great--I love that Tumbling Blocks quilt, too.

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ReplyDeleteI love the patterns in this book & am longing to try them! Please enter me & thanks for hosting!

ReplyDeleteLisa

mistyfuji (at) yahoo (dot) com

Thanks for the giveaway! Looks like a great book!

ReplyDeleteI would love to win a copy of Amy's book! :-)

ReplyDeleteThanks for the giveaway, I've enjoyed following along on the blog tour!

ReplyDeleteI cant wait to see this book! Looks great!

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Mary

maryandruss@wi.rr.com

Thanks for a chance to win this wonderful book.

ReplyDeleteI think from what I've seen the tumbling cube is one of my favorites also. Would love to win this book! Thanks for the chance.

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I have been following all the blogs, and I just have to tell you....I have GOT to win this book! OH PLEASE???

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I'd love to win a copy! Thanks!

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Looks like a fantastic book - can't wait to try it out!

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Another book to add to my wishlist. Thanks for the chance to win! :)

ReplyDeleteI would love to win this book, and I think I've stopped at every blog on the tour so far! Lovely pictures you've chosen to feature. :)

ReplyDeleteI would love to have a copy of this book. All the quilts look so great.

ReplyDeletethanks for a chance at this book, would love to own it! love her hope valley quilt.

ReplyDeleteI would love to win Amy's book. Thanks for the chance!

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ReplyDeleteWhat is it about those tumbling cubes??? Love them! Thanks for the chance to win!

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Thanks for the chance towin this awesome book! Have a blessed weekend! :o)

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ReplyDeleteThis looks like just what I need! if I don't win, I'll be purchasing it very soon.

ReplyDeleteI would love to win this book! Thanks for hosting the blog tour today.

ReplyDeleteThat looks like a great book to have on your quilting bookshelf. Added it to my amazon wishlist in case I don't win today :)

ReplyDeleteAnother great review. Thank you for such a great giveaway. Would love to win this book.

ReplyDeleteHave a super great sewing and stitching day.

Thanks for the book review and a chance to win a copy of this winning book!

ReplyDeleteI love the idea that these quilt aren't time consuming and that you'll see them come together quickly!

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Pam

Love to win that book!

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I'm loving this book!! Thanks for the chance to win!

ReplyDeletePick me! Pick me! What a great book. I love, love, love the patterns that I've seen so far. Congratulations Amy on a great book! Bethany

ReplyDeletecopperlavecrafts@hotmail.com

Great Giveaway, I would of cause love to win it ☺

ReplyDeleteI am loving this book! I am a beginning quilter (haven't quite finished a whole quilt yet..but soon). This book looks so inspiring. Thanks for the chance to win {fingers crossed}.

ReplyDeleteGreat looking book! Knotted Squares in your photo is one of the quilts that I really like. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

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Thank you for this opportunity of getting this book as a gift. I feel in love with the knotted squares quilt as soon as I saw it and would love to make it soon.

ReplyDeleteWanda

http://wandas-quilts-crafts.blogspot.com/

Thanks for giving us another chance to win Amy's book. From what I've seen, I think I'll be having to make every single quilt in it - just what I need!

ReplyDeleteI would so love to win this quilt but if I don't it will definitely be anputcjase I have to make!

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I love the Tumbling Cubes quilt too- it's right up my alley. Thanks for the chance.

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Great book. Would love to win!

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Looks like a great book, lots of fun patterns!

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What a great book!! Thanks for the give away!

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ReplyDeleteThe colors and fabrics in the book really interest me because selection is always difficult. I'd love to branch out from my darker colors to those in Amy's book. Thanks very much.

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ReplyDeleteThe more I look at the pictures from the book the more I like Tumbling Cubes and Knotted Squares :)

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quiltnsrep(at)yahoo(dot)com

I'd love to win a copy of this book! It looks terrific! Thanks for the great review :)

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ReplyDeletemistyolsen79@gmail.com

I would love to win this book it looks awesome.

ReplyDeleteI would love to make Tumbling Cubes! Thanks for the chance to win Amy's book.

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ReplyDeletePlease count me in on the give away! These quilts are wonderful!

ReplyDeleteSandy A

Lovin' the look of that book, fingers crossed!

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ReplyDeletemrsk [at] mrskandco [dot] com

I would love to ooh and aah over my very own copy. Thanks

ReplyDeleteThank you for being part of this book blog hop. I love the book. Can't wait to get it.

ReplyDeleteAlready a big fan of Amy's so would love to win this book.

ReplyDeleteI'm looking forward to making "Knotted Squares". I think this would shine with the Chrysalis line of fabrics.

ReplyDeleteOne nice thing about this hop has been the introduction to so many great quilting bloggers /blogging quilters. I can't wait to dive into your site.

wordygirl at earthlink dot net

What a talented woman she is!

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ReplyDeleteI follow Amy's blog and am just amazed at her work. Just beautiful. Thanks

ReplyDeleteJulie

jaaverill@aol.com

Beautiful Quilts! I would love to win a copy of this book as it looks perfect for me as a beginner quilter. Thanks for a chance to win! :)

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I feel like Donkey in Shrek...pick me, pick me! lol

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Oohhhh a quilting book, just what I need. I so love finding inspiration by thumbing through my library of quilting books and you can never have to many.

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What an awesome looking book! That's a must have for sure :)

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I hope I win this! It looks wonderful!

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Thanks for posting this new book. I, too, am a fan of the simple quilts. I look forward to see more of this book.

ReplyDeleteThere are so many quilts in this book that I would like to make. Please enter me into the drawing.

ReplyDeleteI love the statements from these "simple" quilts. I'd love the book!!

ReplyDeleteI love these modern quilts. So pretty and sew glad that they are easy to make. Thanks for the contest.

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ReplyDeleteMGM

great opportunity. the quilts are wonderful. thanks for the chance to win a book. have a great day!

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I am in love with Knotted ?. If I don't win the book I am going to have to run out and buy it so I can at least see the rest of the title!

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ReplyDeleteI've been quilting for about 20 years, and am thinking this book would be a welcome addition to my collection!

ReplyDeleteSusan

sgardner@madras.net

I am getting so impatient on getting a copy. But I am trying to be nice and odered locally but if they dont one in soon, they will be out of luck! Or maybe I'll win one and then wont have to wait!

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ReplyDeletenettecan at hotmail dot com

Amy's designs are so simple but with clever twists. I can see that this book would coninue to inspire for a long time.

ReplyDeleteI love the quilt on the cover with the flowers in the right corner. That would be the first one I'd make.

ReplyDeleteOooh! Oooh! Pick me!!!! I would love to win this book. I like patterns that look complicated but are really simple!

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I'm really looking forward to getting my hands on a copy now after all the blog hopping.

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I'd love a copy of this book!

ReplyDeleteThis book has so many quilts that have gotten me excited to make them, I need to get it one way or another.

ReplyDeleteLeslie S. in MN

esclante at comcast dot net

The book looks like it has some wonderful patterns. Thanks for the giveaway.

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