Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Modern Basics Blog Tour and Giveaway!!

Hello Everyone,


Welcome to the Modern Basics Blog Tour!! If you have never been to my blog before, welcome and feel free to explore.

I am very happy to be part of Amy's Modern Basics Blog Tour. First I want to tell you a very short story. A long while ago... (not so sure of the time frame), I began to read a blog called Park City Girl. I really loved reading this blog and continue to do so, but now it is called Amy's Creative Side. So I have known Amy, virtually, for quite some time.

She is talented, creative, kind, a very busy mom, and just a plain nice person. I am looking forward to meeting her at Quilt Market this spring for the first time in person!! So when she said I could be part of her blog tour, I said YES!!! I couldn't wait to see her new book....


And it was totally worth the wait!! Not only does it have a beautiful cover, but it is beautiful inside as well.


Amy, also made this beautiful little badge that you can snag too, if you would like to promote her book.

Anyway, I would like to take you on a tour of some of my favorite projects in her book. The first one is...


Graduation! When I first saw this, Kaffe Fassett florals popped into my head. Although, Kona Cotton solids were a close second. How beautiful is this quilt? But wouldn't you love to see Kaffe Fassett florals in the colored rectangles? I would and that is what I will be doing. Possibly using solids in the sashing and borders.


This one, Basic Puzzle, I just love in the solids!! But what about a monochromatic scheme of purple, or pink with a little shot of green? How yummy would that be?


Basic Postage I just love! It is classic and just reminds me of a summer day. Especially the fabrics that she used. To see more photos or to purchase a copy now, just click here.

Amy thought of everything. The instructions are clear and concise. The patterns are appealing to all levels of quilters. But this book is just perfect for someone who is beginning as well.

You know that you have a chance to win a copy of this book by visiting everyone on the tour and leaving a comment at each stop!! Yes, that is right! So make sure that you leave a comment on this post and I will leave the drawing open until Midnight March 6 and announce my winner after that.

Once you are done leaving a comment here, be sure to visit the other blogs for additional chances to win. Here is the list:


I hope that you have fun visiting all of these wonderful blogs!! I am sure that you will as well as enjoying Amy's Modern Basics book!

Oh, while you are here, if you would like to sign up for my newsletter to my online fabric shop, I would be delighted. This will keep you informed about ALL things new in my shop as wells as when we are have special discounts and sales.

Just click here to sign up!

*** This contest is now closed. Thank you to all who entered***

Until Next Time...

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Debbie said...

Thanks for the tour of Amy's book, Jackie. Great photos! Thanks for counting me in.

Lynn said...

What a great book! I can't wait to get my hands on it! Thanks for joining her tour!

Irina said...

It's a lovely book! full of great inspiring projects. Thanks for the chance.
I'm hosting a book giveaway too, if anyone interested ;-) you're more than welcome to take part!

Joan and Kevin said...

I just love this book! Hope to win. Thanks for giveaway.

Teri said...

I like how you highlighted different patterns than the rest. I would love to win the book, thanks for the offering.

Katie B. said...

Thanks! I'd love to win.

GabyLux said...

This book looks fantastic an I hope I´ll have the chance to win the book :-)))
Greats from Luxembourg/Europe

lag123 said...

This book is on my wishlist. Thanks for the chance to win!

lag110 at mchsi dot com

Barb said...

What a fun book....

Sandy said...

Thanks for being a hostess and for a chance to win Amy's book.

Happy Quilting!

Pam said...

I'm loving this book. Thanks for showing it up so well!

Lisa Marie said...

I'm really enjoying this blog tour - both learning about the book and discovering blogs that are new to me. Thanks for the chance to win!

Becky said...

this book looks so great! I'm excited to see it in person.

Happyme said...

I love your creative suggestions for alternative ways to make the quilts in Amy's new book. I would love to have a copy...thanks for the opportunity to win.

Lee said...

Thank you for a review of the book. I think the Kaffe florals would be great in the Graduation rectangles! thanks for entering me to win a copy!

Rumi said...

Thanks for a peek into the book. Looking forward to getting your e-mail updates!

Sheila said...

another chance to win and another great blog to visit and add to my reader, lovely every which way

epban said...

The more I see excerpts from this book, the more I want a copy! Thanks for a chance to win one!

Jessica said...

I love hearing what you think you would do for each quilt. Thanks for the chance to win :)

Mommarock said...

This does look like a lovely book, and the quilts look like the patterns would be easy enough for even a beginner like me to do :) that is fabulous!! I would LOVE to win!

Sharon said...

Hey there Jackie how r you? I have been a follower of Amy's as well as yours for some time now. Thank you somuch for giving us an inside look at this wonderful book. But you always give us the details so Thank you! Please add me to your list of winners.

Cathy said...

You showed some pics of Amy's book I hadn't seen before. Thanks for the chance at winning a copy. Hugs

Melissa @ Happy Quilting said...

I am so very excited about Amy's book!! It looks fabulous!!

Pamela Nees said...

OH! This book looks so great-glad you are giving a chance to own it! Thanks!

pamelanees@gmail.com

Sylvia said...

This book looks really great, hope I win it!

Quilt+Bitch said...

Thanks for sharing - this is a great tour to see other blogs that I would never had found on my own.

Stray Stitches said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of Amy's wonderful book!

Stray Stitches said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of Amy's wonderful book!

Kathryn said...

The Basis Puzzle looks intesting. Thanks for the giveaway and the intro to the book. Kathie L in Allentown

Nancy said...

Some great quilts - thanks for the giveaway!

A.J. Dub. said...

The more I see of this book the more I want it. What talent!

jenashford said...

Thanks for the chance to win!

jenashford at swbell dot net

Linda said...

Those projects look great! Thanks for the chance to win.

Diane said...

What fun patterns! Thanks for the chance to win.

Carrie P. said...

great patterns in the book. thanks for a chance to win one.

karenfae said...

I would love a chance to win this book. Yes that one quilt would look great with the Kona Cotton Solids or white prints - but I think the solids better.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Deb said...

If I won, the first quilt I'd make would be the one on the cover with those cute flowers in the lower right corner. Love those! Thanks for the chance to own the book!

Deb said...

Thank you for the tour of the book. There are many quilts in it that I would like to make.

Jody said...

Thanks Jackie for a great tour of Amy's book! I would absolutely love the chance to win a copy:)
Keeping my fingers crossed!

jodym7@yahoo.com

Tiffany said...

Thanks for the chance to win! I'm sure Amy's book is amazing.

Ladybug said...

What a wonderful book. Thanks for the opportunity to win it.

deborah said...

I enjoyed your comments on this lovely book! I'm thinking of making a few quilts with solids only and this would be a wonderful resource.

marilyn said...

I've been following along the blog tour and hoping for a chance to win.
thanks for the review

Merete said...

From what I have seen, there are some great projects in this book :o) Hoping to win!!

Nedra said...

A great book. count me in!

gill said...

This looks a great book! I especially love the Basic Postage quilt
Thanks!

prairiewhisper said...

Looks like a great book. I like the look of that postage stamp quilt.

Heidi

tmgrable said...

Would love to get that book!

pojeda said...

I have bee followig the tour and would love to win a copy!
pojeda (at)embarqmail (dot) com

Phyllis said...

Thanks for being part in the blog tour. I am looking forward to seeing this book.

Kelly Rachel said...

I want this book even more with every stop on the tour! *Ack* I doubt I'll win so I know I'll just have to go and buy it!

Going now to have a little peek-sies at your shop!

missknitta said...

Thank you for reviewing Amy's book and participating in the blog tour!

Heather H said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of the book! It looks amazing! I loved reading your ideas of how you want to make these quilts.

Deborah in Atlanta said...

After seeing the book on the different blogs, it's amazing how much one small book holds. I'm in love and 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

Lee Ann said...

Thank you for the sneak peek into the book. I'm loving Basic Postage.

And, thank you for a chance to win!

Samantha said...

Looks like a wonderful book!

Cami said...

Graduation looks wonderful!! Thanks for a great give away!

DianeY said...

I especially love that puzzle quilt. I'd love to have a copy of the book

Anonymous said...

Several good patterns to choose from! I'd love to win one - please enter me in the giveaway.
Justine

Charming's Mama said...

I would love to win a copy of Amy's book. Thanks

krisgray said...

I love the blog hop for books as each stop shows different (their favorite) projects.

Dawn said...

Graduation would be perfect in Kaffe florals!! I just got some in the mail yesterday....guess what my next project is going to be? :)

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Amy is such a creative gal. And what a fun hop it has been. Thanks for giving a copy of Amy's book. It looks fabulous.

KatheG said...

Thanks for showing more of the book I hope to win - the Graduation is one of my favorites - and your ideas on what else to do. Also just love your white stripe quilt and the others you have are showing - beautiful work.
KatheGTN at aol dot com

Csigi said...

I love modern quilts. Looks like a great book. Thank you for the chance

Mary Burn said...

Looks like a great book! Thanks for including me in your giveaway.

WoolenSails said...

Love the quilt on the cover.
Great quilts to mix and match into new designs too.

Debbie

Donna~~ said...

Welcome back from AZ! The book likes a great base to use to choose some fabulous fabrics! Thanks for letting us know more about it!

MG said...

Thanks for the review. I love that last quilt you show, too.

Bonnie said...

What a great book. Would love to win it. Thanks for sharing the great ideas you have for the patterns.

marth225 said...

Thanks for the review. I have taken the tour and would love to have this book.

http://averagequilter.blogspot.com/

Sue Bone said...

All of the quilt look so doable for beginners and more experienced quilters alike.

Meg said...

Every stop on this tour has reinforced my need for this book! So cute!!

Rachel said...

What an inspiration. I would love a copy of the book. If I don't win, I guess Ill just have to buy it. ;) Rachel, CA
1ratchet@sbcglobal.net

Katie said...

Love your ideas on how to use her patterns. Need this book! Thanks for the chance to win!
ktyoung1(at)gmail(dot)com

Lindsay Conner said...

Thanks for the sneak peek, Jackie! I can't wait to get this book. :)

Katrina said...

This book looks like it has some really fresh ideas in it! I would love to be entered.

Cassie said...

Thanks for doing the giveaway! I love seeing pictures of the quilts in this book, each time I do I fall in love a little bit more. :) Thanks!

Poppyprint said...

I think i need to make a basic puzzle - how fun!

Amanda said...

it would be great to add a new book to my shelf.

qkrinabx@ hotmail. com

Corel said...

Looks Great! Can't wait to get my hands on it!

Laura said...

Looks like a great book! I would love to win a copy.

Joseph said...

Great ideas to go along with Amy's book. Thanks MJ

MaMa said...

The more I see this book, the more I want it! Thank you so much for the chance to win...
Lisa
mistyfuji *at* yahoo *dot* com

Nanbon44 said...

Love the book, thanks for hosting a giveaway and being part of the tour.

Amy said...

This is such a beautiful book! Thanks for hosting a give-away!

Heather said...

I can't wait to see this book with my own eyes, everything looks beautiful and fun!

JanetK said...

Thanks for hosting the tour - I'd really like to get a copy of this book!

Sallie said...

Thanks for hosting the giveaway! I'd love to win.

robin said...

I'd love, love, love to win a copy! Thanks for the chance! :)

K8 said...

Thanks for the preview, and the chance to win!

Victoria said...

Jackie, I would love to win this book. I have many teacher quilts to make by the end of the year. My son's ed team has been amazing over the years, helping him become more independant and able and I really want to thank them each with a quilt. These simple, modern patterns are just the right way to acheive that goal.

Linda said...

I would love to win a copy of Amy's lovely book! Thanks for giving me a chance. 8-)

VickiT said...

Thank you for showing us a little more about this wonderful looking book. I honestly can't wait to have one of my own.

vburr at charter dot net

Patty said...

Would love to have a copy of that book. All the quilts are wonderful, don't know which one I'd do first.

~Michelle~ said...

Great fabric suggestions for Amy's quilts!

Julie in WA said...

This is such a wonderful book, perfect for both beginner and seasoned quilters!

Kathy H said...

Thanks for showing more of the quilts in Amy's new book. I love the graduation also. Florals would be great for that. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the book.

Nancy D. said...

Love this book. Thanks for the chance to win.

Shannon said...

I can't wait to get the book! Thank you for your post.

Stormy Days said...

I really am enjoying learning about this book. I love Amy's designs, they have such a clean look to them. Thanks for the chance.

Jenny said...

wow...amy is a machine...kids, quilts, patterns and a book! how does she do it all??

Suzanne said...

You highlighted a quilt that I haven't seen yet on the blog tour. Thanks for the peek inside!

Cecilia said...

This book looks very interesting. Thanks for the giveaway.

Diane N said...

Looks like a great book. Thanks for the giveaway

Venus de Hilo said...

Thanks for oppt'y to play with a copy of this book.

audreypawdrey said...

Thank you for the great photos of some of the quilts! I am excited about this book.

JaideyBug said...

I would LOVE to have this booK! It looks fantastic!
jacy468 at aim dot com

Wendy said...

Thanks for chance to win this book -- your review is great & I plan to check out her blog (and yours) to find lots of great ideas & inspiration.

Beth said...

Thanks for sharing some projects from the book! I hope I win!

Naomi said...

I love this! I have been searching for a good book on modern quilting for a few weeks and I have now found it!

valerie boudier said...

Thanks for the chance to win this beautiful book

Marcia W. said...

Thank you for the ideas of alternative fabrics for the patterns. I could make these quilts so would love to win a copy of Modern Basics. I already receive your newsletter and enjoy your blog immensely.

A.S.K.-P. said...

I am dying to get my hands on Amy's book. March 6th happens to be my birthday. What a great present winning this book would be!

smurfy4ever@yahoo.com

James-Linda said...

Hi Jackie!
Such a neat Book!
Thanks for sharing!

jldouglas@wispwest.net

Shannon said...

I'm excited about this book! Thank you for the post and the giveaway! :o)

Joanna said...

I love Basic Postage. I'd love to win this book. Thanks.

Chancy said...

The more I hear about this book, the more I want it! Fingers crossed...

chancyf at gmail dot com

Kimberlee said...

I am so excited to have a chance to win what looks and sounds like a fantastic book!
~Kimberlee
SpunkyDiva@live.com

tusen said...

It's a great tour and I like the book very much.

Little Creatable said...

*crosses fingers* Thanks for the chance! I am excited to see what else you are working on!

Miss Nancy said...

Great review of Amy's book. I have seen so many good reviews I am going to have to put it on my list of quilting needs. Thank you for this great giveaway.

Have a super great sewing and stitching day.

Bente said...

It looks like a great book, of couse I would love to win it ☺

webmailaddress2 said...

Yay! Thanks for the giveaway!

dutch sisters said...

It looks like a lovely book! full of great inspiring projects. Thanks for the chance!

Gretchen said...

Thanks for the views of Amy's book and a chance at the giveaway.

GerryART said...

How did you all know I need a book such as this.
Wonderful - Modern - I love the modern look. The first two you've featured are just right up my alley.
Hugs,
Gerry

Lynn said...

Looks like a great book! I loved your ideas too.

Thank you for a chance to win!

Lynn said...

Looks like a great book! I loved your ideas too.

Thank you for a chance to win!

Linda said...

First time I've been to your blog -and I love it! AZ vacation looks so fun, maybe I'll go this year or next. Please enter my name to win the book. They look like fun.

kim said...

Haven't been by the blog in a while. Would love to have the book.
I have been partial to solids lately.

scottylover said...

Would love to own this book! I love both Amy and your blogs, they are so informative!

Sandy A

Treasa said...

Looks like a great book. Thanks for the chance.

Phoebe said...

So many beautful patterns. Looking forward to sdding this to my library

sandra said...

I would love to have this book. I have been following Amy for over a year and really love all of her work

Mimi said...

I would love a copy of this book - it has so many fresh quilts. Thanks for the tour and sharing.

vickilw said...

Thanks for this great giveaway. What a wonderful idea to visit a whole lot of other wonderful blogs that I may never have come across otherwise. I am gradually working my way through them all. What fun Regards Vicki

Nancy said...

I would so love to win this book. The patterns look wonderful!

Amelia Quilter said...

This looks like a great book!
I would love to win it!

Thank you for posting this tour.

Island Quilter

Tracy said...

This has been a fantastic blog tour! Thanks for the chance to win a copy of Amy's book. Got my fingers crossed!

All8 said...

Can't wait to see this book in person. Thanks for the opportunity.

Sue Faulkner said...

What an inspiring book! I would love to win this!!matal

holley said...

The puzzle quilt is great! I hope I win this book! Thanks for sharing your favorites--I had not seen those before (I'll need to go check the other stops on this tour).

Barb said...

I think Basic Puzzle is great! A wonderful man/boy quilt. Wouldn't it be fun to use some of the fun transportation fabrics that are available now?

Anonymous said...

Looks great. Thanks for having this
chance to win a book.
Cindy W.
cwcavy@hotmail.com

vickilw said...

Wow. What a great tour that was. Well worth the time and effort. Thanks once again for the opportunity to win the Modern Basics book. Inspirational stuff.
Regards Vicki

Tiff Blakey said...

This book looks amazing!

Cheryl said...

What a beautiful book. Love the one on the cover. Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

Allison said...

This looks like a great book. I would love to win it!

Melisa said...

I'd love to win the book, thanks for the chance!

Joy said...

This book looks amazing. Thanks for all the inspiration on your blog and the chance to win this book. I am enjoying the blog tour.

Sylvia said...

Neat! Thanks for the chance to win!

Quilter in the Gap said...

Thank you for sharing this book. I appreciate the chance.

Linda said...

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

Elizabeth said...

I'd REALLY love to win this book. It looks wonderful. I especially love the picture with the stacked quilts.

MoeWest said...

I love the quilts I've seen in this book. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

Mystica said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Lynnette said...

I would love to win this book.
nettecan at hotmail dot com

Beth said...

I've really enjoyed this tour, as it has taken me to so many interesting places. Loved seeing the bright blue sky in your vacation pictures, Jackie! Thanks for the blast of sunshine on a gray Northwestern day.

wordygirl at earthlink dot net

Lydia said...

Came her on Cheryl's blog tour and discovered Amy's book. It looks like a good one that I would be happy to get.

Bec Clarke said...

I am so wanting to get my hands on one of these. My wish list will have to get longer if I don't win one.

Tamar said...

Thanks for the chance to win this great book!

H2Ogirl said...

Wonderful stop on this blog tour. So fun!

Carla said...

This book looks wonderful! I would love to win a copy! Thanks for the chance! :)

Deb said...

Already a big fan of Amy's so I just know this book will be fabulous.

Ducks and Rabbits said...

I'd love a copy of this book!

Helle said...

Looks like a great book! Thanks for the chance! hesabella(at)gmail(dot)com

Clothed in Scarlet said...

Thanks Jackie,
I appreciate the chance to win a copy of Amy's book. The more I read from the blog tour the more I'm sure I want a copy as well. Hopefully I'll win a copy if not I going to be on a mission :0) Sarah

Sarah Craig said...

This book has been on my short list since I found out about it - and you've just highlighted three quilts I'm going to have to make!!

Ashley @ Life Is Beautiful said...

Oh I soo need this book!
Thanks for the chance to win!

ashley_c_014@hotmail dot com

Kathlene said...

Thanks for the review. Looks like some very fast quilt making and can use up some scraps and stash. If I don't win, I'll have to return to buy ... huh?

jennifer said...

Love the postage stamp pattern. Thanks for the chance

Kat said...

it would be great to win this book !!
thanks for the chance !! :))

greetings from germany
Kat

diane said...

Love this book and would really like a copy. Please add me to your list of contestants

Anne said...

There is no friend like an old friend, it is neat that you have been following Amy so long

SteffiD said...

Thank you for being in the tour and listing a few of your favorite gems from the book. I love the puzzle one, and the graduation quilt as well. Very visually stunning :) And of course, I'd love a copy of the book, haha.

DeAnna said...

I love that "summer" quilt! Would love to win this book!

Anonymous said...

Looks like a fun book! I'd love to win it. Thanks for the opportunity.
nkadenver@yahoo.com

Sharon@Sharon at Home said...

all the patterns look wonderful

Scrapycandy said...

This is a terrific book! and I love this blog by the way...stopping by every day! Thanks!

missavene said...

This looks like a fantastic book, I would love to win! missavene at gmail dot com

Melissa said...

I adore Amy's style, and would be thrilled to win a copy of this book.

Kimberly R. said...

I'd love a chance to enter your wonderful giveaway!
Thanks :)

Denny1600 said...

I'd LOVE to win this book! Thanks for doing this.

Leigh said...

I've had this book on my Amazon list since way before it was released! It looks awesome!

Shelley said...

I have a complete & total girl-crush on this book. Thanks for the opportunity to win it!
(shelan928 at yahoo)

apple blossom said...

love the chance to win thanks

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

Anne said...

Would love to win "Modern Basics!" Thanks.

WandaFish said...

Modern Basics is at the very top of my wish list - thanks for the chance to win a copy!
Basic Puzzle is the first quilt from the book that I'd like to make.

Colleen said...

Great book!

Chris said...

The book looks terrific. I hope I win.

Micki said...

The book looks awessome. I never made a modern quilt, but they look so incredible!
Micki

2miracles/Tove said...

I'm so excited about h Amy's book, I will definately making a quilt this spring but which one is the trouble.

Becky said...

Thanks for a wonderful view of Amy's book!

Mary Lou said...

Looks like a really neat book.

Carol in E TN said...

Great book, and thanks for the idea to use Kaffe's fabrics on the quilt you mentioned.

Gailanne said...

I am a pretty new quilter, and this book looks right up my alley! Thanks for the chance to win, stay blessed!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Would love to win this book!

Billie in TX

Mrs. K. said...

I just bought my first sewing machine. It would be awesome to get this book!

mrsk [at] mrskandco [dot] com

sunflowerlin said...

This book looks wonderful!!! If I don't win it, a definite buy :)

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