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It never rains but it pours! Believe it or not I'm on another blog tour this week - this time for my good friends at Fat Quarterly.
Don't know about Fat Quarterly? Wow, you need to find out quick smart. Friends Katy Jones, Brione Greenberg (both from the UK), Tascha Bruecher (a Brit living in Germany) and John Adams (from the US - you might know him as Quiltdad) run an e-zine called (obviously) Fat Quarterly, which is a fresh, modern, fun and beautifully put together mag that is delivered right to your email box every month. Check it out!
Hot on the back of the magazine is their new book, Shape Workshop for Quilters. The book is chock-a-block with 60 blocks and 12 projects for quilts, pillows and even a quilty clock!
I see a lot of new quilt books - and I mean a LOT. The thing that makes this book stand out from the crowd for me is the huges selection of blocks - for any quilter but I think particularly for a new or new-ish quilter, this book is a treasure trove is ideas and inspiration for projects that are achievable and fun.
I think my favourite quilt in the book is this one by my mate Katy - I just love the oranges popping against the Echino fabrics.
Then again, I really like this saw blade block....
Or maybe this starry cushion for my couch...
With all that in mind, you're lucky enough to get a cool freebie block pattern from the book, by John! It's called Pyramid Scheme.
Make sure and send me a pic if you do anything with it and I'll post them all at once so we can see what everyone got up to.
Guess what else!! When Lark sent me a copy of the book to review, it got lost in the mail, so they sent me another one. And last week - a lady up the road turned up on the doorstep. She had been sent the book by mistake and happened to tell someone at her craft group about it. They happened to know me, gave her my address and she dropped it in - so now I have a spare copy to give away!! How totally cool is that. And so, if you're an Aussie or a New Zealander (sorry everyone else) you can leave a comment telling me your favourite quilt block. It doesn't have to be something from the book, just a block you think is really cool or different or effective. The winner will be drawn on Monday June 25, 5pm AEST.
Follow along with the rest of the tour and you'll find some more giveways, some more freebie blocks and loads more.
5/18 Kickoff at FatQuarterly.com and LarkCrafts.com!
5/21 Lily Quilts
5/24 Handmade by Alissa
5/29 In Color Order
5/31 Comfort Stitching
6/4 Generation Q
6/7 Sew Mama Sew
6/12 Pat Sloan
6/18 Sarah Fielke’s The Last Piece
6/22 Fat Quarter Shop
6/26 Diary of a Quilter
6/28 Amy’s Creative Side
7/3 A La Mode Fabric
7/6 It’s Sew Kiki!