Saturday, August 16, 2014

Sew A Modern Home Giveaway


Hello and welcome to the Sew a Modern Home blog tour and giveaway!  One lucky winner will receive an e-copy of this book which is full of projects you definitely want to make.

I’m very happy for and proud of my friend, Melissa Lunden, who has written her first book, Sew a Modern Home for Martingale.  For those who don’t know Melissa, she is a pattern designer who lives in Portland, OR.  Her patterns are innovative and appropriate for novice quilters and experienced quilters alike.  If you’d like your very own hard copy of her book, it is available on both Barnes and Nobel and Amazon.  Melissa's patterns are available in her etsy shop.

In Sew a Modern Home, the projects are organized by room:  living room, dining room, main bedroom, boy’s and girl’s rooms and nursery.  The book also features instructions to make a picnic quilt an fun market tote. 


My favorite projects include the Sharp Turn Quilt for the boy’s room.  It would look great in light blue, gold and white or black, gold and white for both Bruin teams — UCLA and Boston!

The quilt for the girl’s room the Pinky Patch Quilt is scrap-friendly.  A great twist on this quilt would be to replace the 4-squares with fussy cut prints.  

If you are looking for fun plushies to make, Melissa has created the very cute Plushie Penguin and Octoplushie patterns.  There is also the Ribbon Lattice Playmat that is decorated with ribbon.  I really love that idea.  Melissa suggests an option using fabric instead of ribbon.  That could be a good way to use up those leftover binding strips.

The "out and about" projects feature The Bee's Knees Picnic Quilt and the Farmers' Market Tote.  I am a sucker for a bag, so I will definitely be making that!

If you'd like to win an e-copy of Sew A Modern Home:  
  • Leave me a comment on this post here on BostonSewer by Friday, 8/22.
  • Be sure to leave a valid email address.
  • I am starting a new blog, ModGeometry.com.  If you’d like to increase your chances of winning, please leave a comment there as well.  (One entry per person, per blog, please!)
  • The winner will be announced on Saturday, 8/23.

You can also enter the other giveaways by visiting the other blogs on the tour.  Some of them are my favorites and I'm looking forward to discovering some new blogs, too.  Good luck and thanks for visiting!

8/13 – Lunden Designs
8/14 – Very Shannon
8/16  You are here!
8/18 – Cactus Needle
8/19 – Fabricworm
8/21 – Martingale
8/22 – Prudent Baby
8/24 – Fave Quilts – Seams and Scissors


* All photos courtesy of Martingale and Brent Kane

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22 comments:

Carol said...

That is a cool quilt...the blue red and gray one. And you are right about it being a great team quilt.

Amanda J said...

Looks like a brilliant book! Thanks for the chance to win!

Diane said...

Book is on my wish list! Lots of nice looking projects to tackle.

carolee cucinella said...

I love finding ideas for men and boys! Looks like a great book!

Barb said...

Thanks for the give away! I love the Sharp Turn quilt. Great for a grandson!

Deb said...

I would love to win the E-book! I'm most loving the Pinky Patch quilt. I've been saving up purples for just such a quilt!

Swedish Scrapper said...

They all look nice, but the Sharp Turn is particularly appealing! I'm in Sweden, so I'd love an ebook version if my name comes out of the hat!

Regina Harris said...

Thanks for the giveaway. Lots of inspiration but the The Bee's Knees Picnic Quilt appeals to me -- especially for autumn picnics.

Lisa Marie said...

This book looks like it has some great projects! The Pinky Patch Quilt is one that I would love to make from my scraps. Thanks for the chance to win.

BrendaB said...

I am really loving modern quilting. Now I would love to have a good book on it too!

Walter said...

I enjoy what I've seen so far and would like to try a few. pjrcontest@msn.com

KathleenD said...

Thanks for the book review. Sew a Modern Home seems to have lots of projects that appeal to me. I really like the cover quilt.

Debbie said...

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

Nellie Duclos said...

I love the simple lines of modern quilting. I am trying to design a quilt with those principles but that also have a twist/influence of a traditional flavor. We are preparing to move in order to renovate our home which will have one theme rather than many that the previous owners fought about-rather chaotic (Craftsman, Italian, Spanish revival). The house is mostly Spanish revival with rounded windows. Any suggestions for something simple. Since you are starting a new blog around geometric shapes (!) this might be something that would interest you. I'm thinking modern Spanish tiles.

And This Little Pig said...

Love modern, the freshness of it :@

Anonymous said...

I love the pinky quilt and I like your idea to replace the center 4 with 1 fussy-cut. This might be just the pattern I'm looking for for my daughter's quilt! Thanks for the chance to win! Sarah: crjandsbj(at)netzero(dot)com

Jeannine said...

I love this book! So many projects I would like to do!

Carla G said...

This is a great book! I love all the projects! :)
bcgeates at gmail dot com

Bonnie said...

What a wonderful book! There are lovely projects for every room in my home. Thanks for the great giveaway.
bhometchko(at)hotmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

There are so many projects in the book that I love. My favourite is Birds of a Feather.
wlinda_ca at yahoo dot com

Marianne said...

This book really has a lot of neat projects. I'd like to make the Pinky Patch quilt in blues and greys for a nephew of mine.

Ann Christman said...

Looking at the photos I can't find anything I DON'T like. The hard part would be deciding which to make first. My home SOOOOOO needs a makeover.

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