Monday, November 12, 2012

Modern Designs for Classic Quilts Book AND a Giveaway

When I was in Houston at Quilt Market a few weeks ago, I was tickled to get to meet Kelly Biscopink and Andrea Johnson. These two adorably sweet and funny ladies are the amazingly talented duo behind the new book, Modern Designs for Classic Quilts


Not only did I get to meet Kelly and Andie, I got to meet a few of the quilts from the book. :) There's a Dresden Plate quilt that I was especially excited to see since its made from my Tufted Tweets collection. And Oh. My. Goodness. Gorgeous simply doesn't do this quilt justice. Kelly's piecing is impeccable, I love the incredibly unique layout she came up with and the quilting (by the amazingly talented Angela Walters)  is superb. 

One of my favorite things about Kelly and Andrea's book is how they have taken traditional quilt patterns and infused a really modern sensibility to them. There's something uniquely special about the projects in the book too. I can almost always find one or two projects in any book that I'd love to make, but there's so many in their book that are now on my 'must make someday' list.  The quilt on the cover is one that I think will be my next big project. And in reading through the pattern, its beautifully written, clear and easy to follow. Can't wait to start pulling fabric for it!

And how about this amazing Flying Geese lovely by Andie? I know, amazing, right? The simplicity of the pattern is just so sophisticated isn't it? (Also now on my must make list!)



And here's the best part...Kelly and Andrea were nice enough to give me an extra copy of Modern Designs for Classic Quilts to give away to one of you! To be entered to win, just leave me a comment here and I'd love to hear about a project on your 'must make someday' list! I'll draw a winner  on Friday 11/16/12. 

Good luck!

143 comments:

giddy99 said...

One of the quilts on my "must make" list is that lovely log cabin on the cover!

Pat said...

I've always loved the classic quilt patterns but I tend to buy contemporary, bright fabric - this book looks like a winner! thanks for the chance to win...

Laurie said...

I can't wait to make a Jacob's Ladder quilt out of modern fabrics as well as a giant 9 patch lattice quilt... the list is very long!

Allison C said...

I really want to make a dresden and a hexie quilt

Johanna said...

Looks like a great book! My must make someday project is a postage stamp quilt for my bed. I'd like to make it with 1 inch finished squares. I don't want to strip piece it, I want it super scrappy. So for me, that would be a big project. I am not exactly a fast sewer.

linda said...

i think the log cabin on the book cover is wonderful !!

B Greene said...

Thanks for the sneak peek inside this wonderful book! There are many of their designs that I would love to make also. Thanks for the chance to win!

Lee said...

I love that log cabin quilt on the cover! thanks for the giveaway! On my must make list for "someday" is a dresden block quilt! thank you!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Great book. I would love to make a double wedding ring quilt one day.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Thanks for a great giveaway...

Kay said...

I would love to make a hexagon quilt using EPP. I have made quite afew smaller projects this way but need to be bold and start my heirloom. Thanks for the giveaway.
ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

Pam said...

love the dresden quilt thanks for sharing looks like a book i will need to get

Kathryn said...

I bought some lovely Dutch chintz while living in the Netherlands, and I must use them before I die!!

beautifulshell said...

Ooh, lovely! Someday, I want to make both a massive Lone Star quilt and a Mariner's Compass.

DanaK ~ WaterPenny said...

Loving Dresdens lately !

Jacklynn said...

My 'must make somedady' project would be a quilt top made with hexagons, but not a traditional grandma's garden, something modern.

Svetlana said...

it looks like such a wonderful book, thanks for the chance to win. Cogwheel by DS is my will make one day quilt.

Anonymous said...

I'd like to make that new/old dresden plate. Thanks for the opportunity,
Phyllis O'Connor

Cheryl said...

Someday I'll make a double wedding ring quilt. I've loved them since I was a little girl.

Lisa Marie said...

I have a pattern I've admired for ages and it is on my "someday" list. The background is pieced pineapple blocks and it has lots of gorgeous applique which is needle-turned. I'm sure it will take ages!

Anonymous said...

My "must make" is a dresden plate done with silk from old ties. I'm building my tie collection now, but that quilt is probably a long way into my future. In the meantime, the quilts in this amazing new book look pretty tempting.
Debbie R.

Leila said...

I'm pretty scared to make an actual quilt as I'm mostly a garment maker. The skills are kinda different. I love the images from this book- seems like a great way to learn new techniques and make a modern quilt.

DianeY said...

A dresjden plate quilt is on my must-make list. One of these days!!!

Meredith said...

This looks like my kind of book! I want to make a scrappy log cabin quilt!

Mary W Quilts said...

My must make is a scrappy log cabin, but modern like the quilt on the cover! Thanks, Mary

Anna said...

my 'must make' list grows almost daily! I am currently collecting fabric for 6 different quilts as I see what I want, the planning can be almost as exciting as the making! thanks for the give away!

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Sempre que compro ou ganho uma revista faço todos os projetos,acho desperdício não fazer,afinal os projetistas querem isso.Mas começaria pela capa linda.Só trabalho com sucatas então este seria adorável em minha casa...Você não acha???Obrigada.

tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

Brittany said...

Looks like you had a fantastic time at market. What a great book, that dresden quilt made with your tufted tweets is beautiful, as well as the great log cabin on the front ... I can't wait to see what other treasures that book holds. Thanks for the chance and the great giveaway!

Jan said...

I have a list, of course. I think my next quilt will be a modern log cabin, with medium and dark fabric.

Helen said...

Would love to one day make a quilt all on my own... any type of quilt. I have a mother-in-law and a few friends at church who are great at making them, and I'm always so jealous... maybe one day!

Diane said...

I'm hoping to learn some improvisational piecing to make a less structured quilt. Thanks for the give away.

Anya said...

That dresden plate is amazing!!

Gill said...

You've showcased my 2 favourite blocks!! dresden plates and flying geese!

Gabriela said...

I saw this book at market too and I LOVED it! Thanks for the chance to win it.
Xoxo
Gabrielanla

VickiT said...

This book looks just amazing. I already put this on my Christmas list.

My must make project is a King Sized Quilt for our bed using the Dresden pattern. I'm nowhere near ready to tackle that large a quilt yet.

moonsword said...

My must-make is a Mom's Day quilt with keepsakes from all of the kids and grandkids worked into it. She'd love it!

Bea García said...

This is a fabulous book. My must make item is a mexican inspired Tree of Life (Arbol de la Vida) Quilt. Thanks for the chance to win!!

Katherine said...

can't wait to see this book, free would be even better

Sonia B said...

I have so many must-make-somedays that I have trouble finishing the ones I've already started. ;) Thanks for the chance.

Anna said...

I LOVE that Dresden plate quilt! :) I'm sure all the designs in the book will be absolutely gorgeous!

Doris said...

So cool, that Flying Geese quilt is right up my alley!

Little Island Quilting said...

I'd love to make a quilt using the Jack's Chain quilt block so it looks half as fab as this quilt: http://www.flickr.com/photos/annebrumley/2292710007/
Thanks for the giveaway.

Courtneysews said...

I must make my first ever full sized quilt! Thanks for the chance to win this great book!

Anne said...

Besides getting a sneak peek into a great book, one of the things I love about this hop is finding out about blogs I haven't seen before. So nice to have found you Laurie. Now I know who's behind the cool tufted tweets collection. Looking forward to following you and your latest collections.

Caro said...

The log cabin is definitely on my to do list. I love to take a traditional pattern and put a modern spin on it using more vibrant/solid fabrics.

Joelle said...

This looks incredible! I love the flying geese quilt...so many wonderful options.

Thanks for the giveaway :)

jednoiglec said...

Since Tufted Tweets are my favorite collections designed by you, I love also Dresden Plate quilt! It's so fresh and modern!

SewCalGal said...

Of course, I'd love to win a copy. Those flying geese just look like fun.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Cori said...

I would love to do a modern double wedding ring, maybe with neutral solids or even linens.

Pattie Crum said...

The dresden pattern looks fabulous.

Flying Blind... said...

I would love to make a quilt that I had the nerve to hand quilt! One day.

Sallie said...

I love the Flying Geese quilt by Andie! Thanks for the giveaway!

Chiska said...

I'd really like to make a mariner's compass quilt one day.

JuneBug said...

I'd love to make a whole cathedral window quilt (like, twin size or bigger :).

ritainalaska said...

have been slowly working through a list of must do patterns ... still on that list is a flying geese quilt. love the idea of this book and appreciate the opportunity to win a copy.

jenny said...

Someday I will make a log cabin quilt. Someday....

Michele said...

My list is huge and grows each day. That's why I love this hobby!

Rachelle said...

Someday I want to make a picture quilt, but I need to refine my skills first.

~Kelie~ said...

I would really love to make a 100% improv quilt, I have to learn to let go and just "go with the flow" before I can though!
Thanks for the chance to win!

Jessica PierreAuguste said...

One of these days I am going to make a dresden plate quilt. Thanks for the giveaway Laurie!

Jodi said...

a modern cathedral window quilt is on my horizon!

lynaeve said...

thanks for the chance!

Ali said...

Well, I've had a bowling ball bag for my husband on my list for a year, never could find a pattern but I just made my first actual bag, so I am going to take the plunge and try to get started on it finally soon, so I guess I'll have to start thinking about the other 20 items on my "must do someday list"!
Thank you for the giveaway!

Anna said...

I must make a lone star quilt, but huge patterns still scare me. Baby steps. :)

Amys Crafty Shenanigans said...

Oh there are so many that I want to try. A 'plus' quilt, a dresden quilt, EPP hexagons or lozenges... So much yummy fabric and so many ways to make it into something fun, unique, adored, loved - just not enough time!!

barbara woods said...

i wont to do a sue and sam quilt someday thanks

Marcia W. said...

One of the quilts on my "must make" list is a log cabin quilt. The lovely log cabin on the cover of the book would be a great start!

Susan Stitch said...

I absolutely LOVE the quilts in this book! I like traditional quilts but sometimes they feel so stuffy, and I WANT to create modern quilts, but I'm not ready to design my own yet. This is the perfect solution! Thanks for hosting a drawing.

Susan.stitch(at)sbcglobal.net

Cecilia said...

I want to make a Dresden Plate quilt one day. I really like the way the Dresden Plate looks in this book. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of this book.

kbzelazny said...

I'd love to try that Dresden plate quilt-it's just beautiful!!

Jennifer Scantlebury Vienneau said...

I am just starting to wade into modern quilting waters and would love a copy of this book to help guide me. One of my next projects is going to be a big block quilt using my own hand painted and dyed brights.

heherin said...

A New York Beauty is on my one day list. I'd love to add this book to my library.

Wonderful Whittacres said...

I love the dresden plate but I'm a sucker for circular designs and Mariner's compass quilts are always on my radar!

Alyce @ Blossom Heart Quilts said...

Ooh, a Dresden quilt is on my quilty bucket list, and I love what they've done with it!

supersara20 said...

I would love to make a Dear Jane some day.

Jo Ann said...

I will some day make a Farmers wife quilt. Thanks!

Deborah said...

I love the look of that book - thanks for the chance to win! On my wish list to make is a flying geese quilt. Not quite been brave enough yet!

claudia said...

I also have to make that quilt on the cover of their book. All the quilts that I have seen so far from that book are delicious!

Emily C said...

I must make more quilts.

Mims said...

I need to tackle some flying geese.

Lisa E said...

I really want to make a New York Beauty quilt and a Baltimore style applique quilt. Someday...

Lisa said...

I actually have a one day list on Pinterest and I want to add the dresden Plate quilt yin 2013

elnorac said...

Wow! How can I pick just one "must make" project???? Guess I have to say a table runner of Kumiko Fujita blocks, like maybe kitchen ones or vehicle ones... Thanks for the chance at the giveaway of that great book!

Beth said...

I inherited a Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt from my grandmother (fittingly enough). Making my own is a "must do". I've started making hexies; I have very specific requirements for the type of fabric I'm using and I'm taking my time finding just the right prints.

Thanks much for the giveaway; this looks like a great book.

Deb said...

I love those Dresdens in the Tufted Tweets!! I really want to make a scrappy log cabin quilt. I ma loving the ones I am seeing appear all over blogland at the moment

laurie hausler said...

This book looks wonderful. I love the flying geese! Thanks for a chance to win.

Sharon said...

This book looks wonderful I would love to make a modern dresdan fan quilt. Please enter me in the give a way. I love the modern look just don't know how to get there...ty and Happy Holidays

Beulah said...

I have always wanted to make a Crazy Quilt out of velvets and silks with embroidery decorative stitches ever since I was a little girl. One day....just not sure when...I will!

sowingstitches [at] yahoo [dot] com

Lotte Biondi said...

As with many modern adaptations, I love the use of color and vibrant contrast.

Gooses Bags and Gifts said...

My goal for 2013 is to make more quilts (I did 3 in 2012h!

Ginette said...

This book looks AWESOME!! I love traditional quilts but this would definitely push me to make something a little more modern! I would definitely make the flying geese and the log cabin!!

ELNM said...

I am a new quilter, so simply finishing a quilter is on my "must do someday" list! Hopefully it won't take me forever. Thanks for an inspiring giveaway!
ellen(at)myerly(dot)net

Jill said...

I've been itching to make a quilt as you go scrappy log cabin quilt. now if I could only find the time...

Robin (noteverstill/noteversewing) said...

I want to make the Single Girl one day.

Alycia said...

I am kind of thinking that log cabin on the cover is one of my soonday projects - I just love it!

Kim said...

Thanks for the giveaway! So many quilts so little time and skill and patience. Someday when I have a little more of each I'd like to try the Dresden

Becky (My Fabric Obsession) said...

Very cool book! I just made my double wedding ring. So I need to come up with a new "must make" quilt challenge for myself. :)

Kristin said...

I would LOVE to have this book. It looks like it has many inspiring ideas in it! Thanks for the giveaway!

Anonymous said...

Since Christmas is just around the corner I could see a Dresden quilt made up with Christmas colors. Thanks for the try!

Margaret said...

A quilt on my must do list is a dresden plate. I bought the templates for the cutting and have some fabrics that I am stashing but I am fairly intimidated about the process so I have not started one yet.

frozenMandMs said...

I'm not sure if this is in the book, but I've always loved the clamshell quilts. So beautiful.

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

A dresden quilt is on my 'must do' list. Thanks for the sweet giveaway :)

mayo9191 said...

I love that quilt pattern and of course the fabric used thanks for the chance to win

StudioCherie said...

Looks like several of their projects will be on my to do list.

Erin McSweeney said...

Not only do I want this book..I need this book. And I must make the quilt on the front cover love it.

Lori Saillant said...

On my must do is a happy bargello. I want to use vibrant colors that will make people SMILE big!The bargello is a bit intimidating but I will conquer it!! Thank you

Marilyn said...

This is my kind of book! Thanks for the chance to win it and your wonderful blog

Farm Quilter said...

I want to make a quilt using curved and circular flying geese. Thank you for the opportunity to win!

Nancy said...

I think I must make Kelly's Must Stash quilt. Love love love those colors. Cheers!

Sooz said...

It looks like a terrific book!

LethargicLass said...

On my must make someday list is a modern log cabin type quilt

Joan Ferguson said...

Love the quilts in this book.....Wow!!

Fran said...

The next project on my must make list is a Swoon quilt, pattern by Camille Roskelley - I've loved pretty much every version that I've seen online. Thanks for the lovely giveaway, the book looks incredible! (such a brilliant concept & it looks really well executed).

MoeWest said...

I haven't made a log cabin quilt yet but I would like to one day.

Quadra gal said...

Oh my the flying geese is modern and artsy - would love to win this book!

Judith said...

I think that hexies are at the top of my list--maybe a mosiac quilt. That should take the rest of my life ;-) Thanks for the great giveaway opportunity.

Melody said...

That is a very fresh modern pattern.

melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

José said...

I have recently finished my very first quilt, Kate Conklins Wonky Donkey. There are so many new quilts I would love to make, can't decide which one first! Maybe the book can help me choose ;)
Thank you for this giveaway!

Candy Coated Quilts said...

My must make quilt is the orange peel pattern! I saw one when I first began to quilt and fell in love with it. OF course, that's just one in my long list of must makes.

nicole / Twitter: BTHM1 said...

i want to take my daughters cute baby/preschool tshirts and make a quilt for her!

Deb said...

Thanks for the chance! I would love to make a Double Wedding Ring quilt someday...maybe...

AngieSue said...

I love modern and traditional mixed together -- can't wait to look through this book! Thanks for the chance to win...

Jodi - usairdoll said...

Great pictures and such gorgeous quilts. Looks like an awesome book. The quilt that is on my "to-do" list is the Dear Jane quilt.

Thank you, Kelly and Andrea for a super giveaway and a chance to win.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

Rineke said...

I would like to make a Xand O quiltsomeday! Thank you for this give-away.

Holly said...

Love those modern twists on traditional quilt patterns!

LYNN @ KS Design Girls said...

Oh thank you, love traditional quilts with a modern twist!

Lisa in Port Hope said...

I'd love to make a log cabin quilt, but I don't like the traditional colours, so I'm drooling over the cover quilt!

blondie19012k said...

I'd love to make a scrappy quilt someday, but I haven't been sewing long enough to have enough scraps yet!

LJ said...

Well, I must make The Weekender Bag!!! I even bought the fabric a year ago but still haven't started. I say I've been too busy but maybe I'm just too scared!!

Caitlin said...

Love the patterns that are shown.

NancyinSTL said...

I have a long quilting "to do" list, but one quilt that I must make one day is the Scraparadise as shown here---> http://flic.kr/p/4K6h9h My girlfriend translated the German pattern into English for me.

LightOfTheMoon said...

I love the contrast in the flying geese pattern

Nathalie said...

I must make a quilt someday :) I've been sewing garments for my kids mainly up to now, but I am very tempted to start quilting, and this book looks like a great way to learn !

Alicia said...

love those dresdens on the dark background. I'll have to try that! The only 1 I've made was on a light background!

Adrienne said...

someday I want to make Denyse Schmidt's Single Girl Quilt. Someday.....
Thanks for the giveaway!

Jen B said...

I really want to make a tumbling block quilt someday. Maybe in shades of green, blue, and purple.

Barb in Mi said...

One of these days I will make a NY Beauty quilt. Yep, one day... Thanks for a chance!

Anonymous said...

I want to make that flying geese quilt as a wall hanging. Love the style and colors!

kristin
kamerrigan at hotmail dot com

JaneB said...

This looks like such a cool book! On my "must make" list: a red & white quilt.

Andrea said...

I'm planning to make a flying geese wall hanging one day soon! Great looking book that would be wonderful to win!!!

Patchwork and Play said...

Definitely a red and white house quilt is on my to-do list!

Amy Losordo said...

I must make that spider web quilt! I'm adding this book to my wish list.

Clair said...

Both of the quilts are amazing, but I don't think I'm ready to attempt the first! I really love the quiet simplicity of the flying geese quilt.
(i know I'm too late for the giveaway, just sharing the quilt love!)