Monday, August 18, 2014

Fat Quarter Style - and a giveaway!

Welcome to my stop on the Fat Quarter Style book tour! Fat Quarter Style from the Fat Quarter Shop features 12 fun patterns that are quick to whip up and perfect for pre-cuts.


Fat Quarter Shop asked me to make the block from the cover quilt, Sparklettes.


I'm a fan of star blocks in any form, so this block was perfect for me. The instructions in the book were so simple, clear, and well-illustrated.

And once I made one block, well, I guess I just couldn't stop! It only took me an afternoon to make enough blocks for this crib-size quilt top. (The background is one of my recent Kona Solid faves, Aloe.)

Want your own copy of Fat Quarter Style? You can buy it right here. You can also comment on this post for a chance to win a copy, since the Fat Quarter Shop was nice enough to give me a copy to give away. I'll draw a winner on Monday, August 25.

And don't forget to visit the other stops on the Fat Quarter Style book tour—some still have open giveaways of their own!

Fat Quarter Style Book Tour

August 4 - Paula of The Sassy Quilter
August 6 - Kelly of My Quilt Infatuation
August 8 - Karin of Leigh Laurel Studios 
August 11  - Caroline of Sew Can She 
August 13 - Jana of Jana Machado
August 15 - Amy of Stitchery Dickory Dock 
August 18 - Lee of Freshly Pieced (you are here!)
August 20  - Holly of Bijou Lovely 
August 22 - Ashley of Film in The Fridge 
August 25 - Erin of Why Not Sew? 
August 27 - Kristyne of Pretty By HandAugust 29 - Amy of Diary of A Quilter

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gigi said...

Cute quilt! Thanks for a chance to win!

Renea said...

I really like the color of the Kona solid you used in your pretty quilt. Thanks for the giveaway.

Sharon Eshlaman said...

Nice giveaway - thanks for a chance.
skeshlaman@comcast.net

Julie V said...

Thanks for the opportunity!

Pat said...

That is a really cute block. Thanks for the chance to win. If I do, I might have to make that block. :D

Anja said...

What a nice block. Love the colours. Thanks for the giveaway.

Jenn said...

I'd love to win-this looks like a fun book!

patw said...

I am a novice quilter and would love to have a go at making some of the designs in the book.

Heather said...

What a sweet block! You chose beautiful colors for your quilt! Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the book...can't wait to see what else is inside!!!!

MoodyCatCrafts said...

Great looking book!

mama dub said...

This book looks great. I like your version of the pattern. Thanks for the chance to win!

Emily Reznechek said...

Looks like a wonderful pattern and pretty simple to do!
emily@reznechek.com

Heather said...

Oooh, I love that! So cute! Thanks for the chance!

Becky S. said...

I love your quilt! That aloe background fabric is so pretty. Thanks for the chance to win.

Cindy Macdonald said...

Darling quilt! Thanks for the chance to win.

Jo said...

Those star blocks are really cool. I love making star quilts too.

kate said...

Love star quilts! Thanks for the chance!

Cathy said...

Lovely star blocks! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Amber Hughes said...

Very pretty!

Sigi G said...

The Blossom Quilt has been my utmost favorite! After seeing you bring the Star Block to life which is featured on the front cover of the book - I feel this one is a very close second. Thank you for this chance of winning this wonderful book.

Lisa Coleman Boutilier said...

Very cute! Your quilts are always so nice. Thanks for the chance to win the book :)

Martha Cook said...

I am trying to behave and have less books but these patterns are begging to be done. I would love to win this book!

Sarah Lahrman said...

I am loving the Aloe solid too. Your version of the quilt is very lovely. I think this would look cute with Cotton + Steel fabrics...but the possibilities are endless!

roseytoessews said...

I love star blocks, and your quilt top looks fantastic! Great colour choice. The book sounds great.

Lee said...

Your quilt top is fabulous! I love those stars!

Patti Wabitsch said...

It's always fun to enter these giveaways. Thanks for the chance to win a fabulous book.

Karin said...

Your version is so fun! I love the cursive writing star!

Mary W Quilts said...

Sew cute! Love stars.

Jenybeth said...

I love your quilt top; thanks for the opportunity to win!

Nancy Lewis said...

Love your fabric choices!! I would love to have this!!

Patricia said...

Love your colors and need this book/
Patricia C

Gill said...

What a great block - I love the colours you chose!!

Paula @ Sewy Stuff said...

I love your version with the "not white" background. Thanks to you and FQS for a chance to win!!

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

Luv the star block. Looks like a fun book. Thnx for the chance to win.

Pamela Neal said...

Very nice block!

Kathleen said...

sounds like a wonderful book.

Michele T said...

I love the pattern you chose from the book - beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing in the hop!!

delaineelliott said...

This book looks awesome! Thanks!

Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

DonnaM said...

Love your quilt top - want to make one myself! Thanks

Staci said...

Darling quilt, love the green background. Very fresh and surprising.

Rhona45 said...

Love the colors in your quilt, the pattern really showcases the fabric, thanks for the chance to win this book!

babiesdoc said...

I like the star quilt. I especially like that you used a color and not white for the backround.
It makes the quilt much more interesting

Linda B said...

Your quilt came out beautifully. I must get a copy of this book!

Shauna said...

So cute, love the background color

DebrafromMD said...

I'm with you. I love any kind of a star design.

Teresa @ Aurea's Kitchen said...

Those stars are really lovely, and your use of colour is gorgeous. Thanks for this giveaway

Beth said...

That quilt look cute!

Lisa said...

Beautiful Quilt and I would love to win

Janet M said...

I love that green background! I always play it safe with Kona white or snow - you inspire me!

Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl said...

Your baby quilt looks fantastic, I'll have to file away Aloe as a color to use in the future. Thanks so much to you and the Fat Quarter Shop for the chance to win!

Ladyquiltsalot said...

cool stars! and thanks for the chance to win

Carrie P. said...

what fun fabrics you used in your quilt. thanks for the giveaway.

Joyce Carter said...

Thank you, Lee, for the giveaway.
Your quilt is so pretty. I especially love the green fabric.

Deb said...

Thanks for the giveaway...I am a huge Fat Quarter quilt fan.
Good luck too all!

DebbieS said...

Cute quilt! Thanks for the chance to win.

Jordan Moore said...

I have already considered buying this book but would love the chance to win!

Claudia said...

Love this take on the star block. Thanks for the giveaway!

luv2quilt said...

Precuts are my favorite choices to work with. Thanks for the chance to win this book.

Heidi said...

Your baby quilt is darling! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

Thim3 said...

Your quilts is very pretty and I would love to have this book....great giveaway
thim3@hotmail.com

Pamela Lynne said...

What a fun quilt top you have created! I love star quilts, have a ton of fat quarters and would love to win a copy of this book! Thanks for the chance.

Keela said...

Love that quit top, would also look great using Christmas fabrics, thanks for the chance to win.

lilysmudge said...

I love your quilt...thank you very much for the giveaway!

Lynda said...

interesting background color - I am obsessed with greys and navys at the moment

klstitches said...

How simple yet effective, love it! Thank you for a chance to win the book!!!

Megan Musselman said...

Love this! Great pattern and colors!!

Kathleen OGrady said...

I love this block! It is my favorite from the book so far. I really like the colors in your quilt, it will be gorgeous when finished. Thanks for the giveaway!

Jennifer said...

Love that darker background!

Anja´s Wunschpunsch said...

This block is so nice. I like stars also.

Greetings
Anja

AnchoredOffshore said...

Thanks for a chance to win! Love that orange Lotus Pond too :) sarahd1781@gmail.com

Georgi said...

I love the background color you chose for this quilt ~ it really adds a huge pop of unexpected color! Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the book ~ fingers crossed!!

Marisa Adams said...

I love the colors you choose for this! What a great giveaway!

Katie said...

Looks great -- I hope to see this book coming my way

Kim @ TiesThatBindQuilting said...

This book looks great! Thanks for the chance to win!

Linda Sparks said...

Darling quilt! Hope I win.

Helen Lew said...

I would like to win this book.

MaryAnn Guappone said...

The book looks great, I would love to give it a try.

Vicki H said...

Great quilt, I love the green background.

Jennyroo said...

Drawing a winner on August 25? Why, that's my birthday! And wouldn't this be an awesome birthday present!! Thanks for the chance to win. Have a great day!

Lisa Marie said...

Looks like a great book, thanks for the chance to win!

Cherie Warren said...

I have long loved FQ's.

rachelle pare said...

the book looks amazing win or not this is one book i have to have

Karen Caves said...

Would love a copy of the book....thanks for the chance!

Amanda Guthrie said...

Would love to win a copy! So many quilts in this book I want to make!

Marie Atkinson said...

The star quilt instantly caught my eye as well. This book looks like sew much fun, I'd love to win a copy!

Elaine said...

Love this book! Your quilt is very cute!
satterfieldfamily at sbcglobal dot net

Lynne said...

I'm also a fan of star blocks.
Thanks for the chance to win this fun book.

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

That block looks so pretty! Love the orange with the aloe :) looks like a fun book!

Linda R. said...

I love working with fat quarters! Thanks for a chance to win!

Wendy said...

I have their first book (Simply Fat Quarters) and love it! Would love a chance to win their new book - thanks!

caribousmom (at) gmail (dot) com

Quiltineering said...

What a gorgeous quilt! I'm especially a fan of your background color! I've seen lots of goodies from that book and I'm anxious to try a few out.

Jenn @ A Quarter Inch from the Edge said...

Fun star block! I wouldn't have thought to pair Aloe with those prints, but it looks fab! Thanks for the opportunity to win what looks like a great book!

Karen said...

Such a cute block. Thank you for this giveaway.

Martha said...

Love this new take on the star block. Love the color you chose.

MizMccrerrand said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the colors you chose for your star blocks! Thank you for the opportunity to win this awesome giveaway.
amccrerrand(at)gmail(dot)com

Anne said...

Girl, you are not afraid of color! This variation of stars is fun and fresh!

Nancy said...

I have not tried Stars yet, but your close ips make them look incredibly easy!! Thanks for the Give Away~

Huggs, Nancy

java diva said...

Those are really fun stars!

jinsnapp said...

Book looks great!

Gayle Fahrion said...

I love stars! Those elongated stars are so fun.

Brooke @ little b quilts said...

I would love a new quilty book. It has been too long since I got to just sit with one and dream of new quilts!

LeeAnn Amm said...

This book would be awesome to have!

Jeanne in Ohio said...

Cute block and I love the "non-white" background! Thanks for the giveaway.

Stephanie said...

I would love a copy!!

OhioLori said...

Loooove your block..Sparklettes is such a coool name,huh? :) Your quilt top is Awesome!

Kristy said...

Oh, pick me, pick me! I would love to have this book!

barbara woods said...

would love to make something from that book, thanks

graysongal said...

Such a dear design and presentation! It's calling me to make it. Thanks for sharing.

wendy said...

Love the Sparklettes! I like stars in any form. Would love to win this book. Thanks!

Carol said...

That is a fun baby quilt. Looks like a fun book too.

bookworm said...

Such a great star pattern! Love your take on it. Yay, giveaway!

Carol said...

I need to make a couple of baby quilts soon. These quilts look good but aren't terribly difficult and right now fast with style is good.

Diane said...

Love this pattern! I just organized my stash & found out I have ALOT of fat quarters :) this book would be great!

suzanprincess said...

With dozens of fat quarters stashed, I could really use this book!

Lily Patch Quilts said...

Love the quilt and beautiful fabrics used in it.

Cindy England said...

Looks lovely; great aqua choice for the background. :)

Vera said...

Looking good! I like your color combo.

Fibercrafter said...

The blocks are so unique and different! Thanks for the chance.

Linda said...

Thanks so much for offering the chance to win. I would love the book!

Linda said...

HI, THIS BOOK LOOK SO NEAT! I'D LOVE TO WIN A COPY!
THANK YOU!

msstitcher1214@gmail.com

My heart is here said...

Sounds like a lovely book!

Lyndalee said...

I love your design. Would love the book.

Heather said...

Thanks for the chance to win this wonderful book. Your crib quilt is so beautiful.

Amy DeCesare said...

That looks like such a sweet crib quilt - some baby had perfect timing, being born in the middle of a book launch!

Cille said...

I agree... I never get tired of stars. Love the stars you made :) it looks like a really cool book. It's on my wish list now :)

Linda said...

Very pretty colours . Thank you for the Giveaway chance.

Kathy's Korner said...

Love your quilt and especially the Kona Aloe - one of my favorite colors. I'd love to win the book and get help with making stars, which I have not attempted yet.

Helen said...

I really like your star block- makes a darling quilt.

Karen said...

Those stars are such a different shape--and cute!

Erin McSweeney said...

I would love to have this modern quilting book...beautiful

erin2470@hotmail.com

M.W. said...

Thanks for the chance to win. I am loving all the quilts in this book
Shawn

Joyfully Stitching in MN said...

Very cute quilt! I would love a chance to win a copy of the book. Thank you.

Trish said...

This book looks like a lot of fun :) Thanks!

lalaluu said...

Getting excited about this book - so many easy and pretty patterns!

Amanda J said...

Love the colour combination of your quilt - looks great! Thanks for the chance to win this book!

Betsy Smith said...

I've been using more orange in my quilts lately. Love your color choice.

Ella and Nesta said...

Those stars are so pretty! This pattern would make a beautiful Christmas quilt too!

Frankie said...

That is just too cool. So simple and yet so perfect!

Loni said...

Very Cute and Fresh,,,,,

Barbara Beyun said...

so cute! Thanks for the chance to win!

linynp said...

Omg cute !!!!!! Totally me!

annieb said...

Would love to win a copy of this book. Thanks for the opportunity. acbeier71@gmail.com

Betsy Muir said...

Sure hoping to win this book!

foofpalmer said...

Looks like that book has some great ideas for putting cherished FQs into fabulous patterns! Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

frommycarolinahome said...

Looks like a wonderful book, thanks for the giveaway chance! craftnut at rocketmail dot com
Carole @ From My Carolina Home

Tracy said...

I love your background color! I'm such a fan of FQ's, one way or another I'm getting this book!

Dawn said...

I have tons of FQ's begging to be used :) Thanks for the chance to win this terrific book :)

Lesley Curry said...

Love the colour of the background too. Thanks for the chance to win.

quiltmania said...

The book looks wonderful, as does your version of the cover quilt!

Helen said...

Thanks for the opportunity!

Alexis Borsboom said...

love the stars!
t_ktl at yahoo.com

Jackie said...

I love the block
doyleajackie at gmail dot com

Barb said...

I really like this book, so fun to see what people are making from it.
Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

Kim said...

I have a terrible addiction to quilting books, yes please!!

Sylvia Anderson said...

Looking forward to possibly winning this fantastic looking book. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

JoyceLM said...

Cute star - thanks for sharing & thinks for the chance to win.

Lorinda said...

I like the colors you used on this one- thanks for sharing!

Chris Matsche said...

Would love to win this fun book. Matsche.christine@yahoo.com

Judy Johnson said...

Love the stars! And such potential for some many things.

Anita said...

I love the fabrics you chose for your quilt. Thank you for the giveaway. I love quick quilts, especially for gifts.

Toohey said...

I love those elongated stars!! So interesting. Thanks for the giveaway!

Jen Barnard said...

Your quilt look wonderful, I love the background colour you chose.
jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

Quilting Momma said...

I love stars as well! I don't know what it is about them! Those elongated stars are great! Thanks for the chance to enter your giveaway!

Janie said...

Love your orange star. Thanks for the tutorials, and giveaway.

Karen said...

Oh, I love this block. How perfect they asked you to make a star! Thanks to you and the Fat Quarter Shop for this chance to win.

Brenda Kowalski said...

Love this block and it looks like it goes together quickly.
Thanks for a chance to win.

Peggy said...

Great block and color combinations! How wonderful it is to have a chance to win this book on what would have been my daddy's 85th birthday. Thanks for the opportunity!

R said...

Beautiful!

Barbara said...

I'm always on the lookout for quilts that are fast to sew up. Thanks for the chance to win.

Laura B said...

Love your fabric choices on that quilt!

Debbie Leschisin said...

Very cute quilt, pretty background fabric. Thanks for a chance to win the book!

Jennifer said...

Love the background color! Can't wait to see the new colors in person!

Farm Road Ramblings said...

LoVe your background color!! I've been wanting to use a retro-y looking solid for the background on a quilt, and I can't wait to get one started. Thanks for the inspiration and giveaway.

crossquilt said...

Love that Aloe background color. So cute!

KMSC said...

Cute baby quilt, Lee. I love the aqua background. Thanks for the giveaway; I would love to win this book!. k(dot)castnette(at)Hotmail(dot)com

Tamie said...

This book looks like fun. I already have lots of fat quarters.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Love you star quilt - great colors!

Suze said...

I love star quilts and this is no exception - thanks for a chance to win.

kshackabq said...

Nice job on Sparklettes. So much fun to see it in another group of fabrics.

Julie said...

I love Lotus Pond and it looks great with this star block. I've really been looking forward to this book!

Stacy said...

Love your fabric choices! Looks like a fun book!

Karen said...

This block is a different type of star. I really like the quilt you made.

Sarah @ mila+cuatro said...

Thanks for the chance to win.

FlourishingPalms said...

Your version of the cover quilt is beautiful, Lee. It's good to see how you get hooked on different solid colors. I have a tendency, because it's easy, to stick with white. Thank you for the chance to win this giveaway!

Kim A. said...

I love star quilts too! Thanks for a great blog. And for this chance to win.

Patti said...

Oh how I would love to win, Thanks for the chance. Patti

Denny1600 said...

Your stars are fun and colorful!

Donna Flanery said...

Thanks for the chance to win this lovely book.

AliceL said...

Love the background color you used. I plan to make this quilt as soon as I buy the book (or win it!)

Kathy Davis said...

I love to purchase fat quarters, and would be interested in reading about some new projects in this book. Thanks, Kathy
kdavis1@centurytel.net

Christina McGowan said...

Star blocks are my favorite too. Thanks for a chance to win! The book looks so fun��

Anita Gambrell said...

I love the stars too. This book looks great!

A Quilter's Mission said...

I would love a copy of this book. Your fabric choices for these stars is perfect.

Crickets Corner said...

Love that it only took an afternoon to make a crib size quilt. Fingers crossed!

Lynne Tilley said...

Love your quilt, but how do you get it done so quickly?? Gorgeous colors and a lucky baby. :)

Jo said...

What a lovely quilt! Looks like a great book.

Needle and Foot said...

You got that fine in an afternoon?!? Wow. ☺️

Needle and Foot said...

Ooops! *got that done......

Sewgirl said...

What a great book. Thanks for sharing!

Hildy said...

Love the colors you've choosen for your quilt!

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