Modern Mix :: Review & Giveaway

I’m excited to share another new book with you today!  Modern Mix  by Jessica Levitt is all about using solid fabrics with your prints – as I love solids, I’m loving Modern Mix!

Jessica has beautifully used solids with prints, and not just white, I might add.  A great variety of Kona cottons have been selected, with stunning results.  In some projects the prints play a major roll, and others the solids are the lead.  Jessica encourages the reader to be fearless in fabric selections, and making the project your own.

There’s 16 projects total in Modern Mix, 7 modern quilts with great bags, and home decor projects interspersed.  Sure to be a source of inspiration for any sewist!

Chalk full of inspiration this book is a great addition to your bookshelf!

If you would like to win a copy of Modern Mix, leave me a comment, telling me what you would like to sew more of.

I’ll select a winner on Friday, October 21, 2011 – Good Luck!

Amy

Check out the other stops on the tour for more chances to win:

October 6, 2011—Sew Mama Sew

October 7, 2011—Jaybird Quilts

October 8, 2011—Blue Nickel Studios

October 9, 2011—Handmade by Alissa

October 10, 2011–Stop Staring and…Start Sewing

October 11, 2011–Quilting is my Therapy

October 12, 2011–Stitch Magazine

October 13, 2011–Oh Fransson 

October 15, 2011—Quilt Dad

October 16, 2011—Confessions of a Craft Addict

October 18, 2011—Pink Chalk Studio 

October 19, 2011—Connecting Threads Blog

October 20, 2011—Keepsake Quilting blog

October 21, 2011—Juicy Bits

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250 Comments

  1. Mary Beth October 17, 2011 at 6:16 am

    Love discovering your blog. I love your kite quilt! Very colorful but I love the pattern too. THank you for a chance to win a book!

  2. Lisa October 17, 2011 at 6:20 am

    I really love making bags…so I’d like to make more of them! I love making quilts as well though – I’m sure I’d find lots of lovely things to make in Jessica’s book.

  3. Mary October 17, 2011 at 6:23 am

    I love the look of this book!
    I’d love to sew more clothes for me, but I’ve not got the patience to make a garment fit properly so I guess more quilts would be great!
    thanks for the chance to win.

  4. Wendy D. P. October 17, 2011 at 6:23 am

    I’d love to make more bags and pouches! Jessica’s book looks lovely!

  5. Mary Smith October 17, 2011 at 6:31 am

    I want to finish things. LOL! I have so many started projects and quilt tops that need attention. I can’t seem to stop starting new ones, though. It’s almost like my brain is afraid that if I don’t start it now, the thought may be lost forever. :)

    Mary
    iammaryburke @ gmail.com

  6. Ayana October 17, 2011 at 6:48 am

    I would like to sew more dresses/skirts for my little one. I LOVE the colors she used.

  7. Munaiba October 17, 2011 at 6:52 am

    I’d like to sew more lap quilts

  8. Gill October 17, 2011 at 6:54 am

    I’d like to try some embroidery in my quilts!
    I’d love to win a copy of this book!

  9. Sew Create It - Jane October 17, 2011 at 6:55 am

    I think I’d be happy just having more sewing hours in the day to finish things I’ve started. Seems life and housework get in the way! :o)

  10. 2hippos October 17, 2011 at 7:00 am

    The book looks fantastic. I want to sew more bags, but those quilts look fab too.

  11. Sharon October 17, 2011 at 7:02 am

    I think I would like to make more bags. I only know how to make 1 type so far. Thanks for the chance.

  12. Connie October 17, 2011 at 7:04 am

    Looks like a fantastic book! I would like to make more bags. Thanks for the giveaway!

  13. Beth October 17, 2011 at 7:09 am

    The cover of that book makes me smile…love those circles and those beautiful red pillows! I would definately like to make more quilts. Seems like I get caught up making little things for people (and my boys) so much that I don’t have nearly as much time to work on quilts. Thank for the chance. Hope you have been able to wind down a bit from the Sewing Summit. Smiles~Beth

  14. Nancy D. October 17, 2011 at 7:11 am

    I’d like to sew more blankets, bags, table runners, etc. Not enough time to get it all done! Thanks for sharing.

  15. Tabatha October 17, 2011 at 7:15 am

    I would like to sew more of anything at the moment, free time is so rare right now! BUT, I was just looking at Keyka Lou’s patterns, something small would be fun!

  16. Lisa October 17, 2011 at 7:18 am

    I would just like more time to sew! I need to practice my FMQ and get more confident in that. Thanks for the giveaway!

  17. Karen October 17, 2011 at 7:19 am

    I’d love to make more table runners and toppers. The book looks fantastic!

  18. Carla V. October 17, 2011 at 7:19 am

    Jessica’s book is so looks so awesome! I would love to make more items for my home; cushion, table runners, curtains… This way I can switch it up when I want a quick change. Thanks for hosting :o)

  19. Sarah October 17, 2011 at 7:20 am

    I would love to sew more bags!

  20. Denise :) October 17, 2011 at 7:21 am

    I’d love to actually have more time to sew some lovely garments for my grandbabies. I just need to be able to sew again–a couple more weeks and hopefully I’ll be cast-free and able to hit the pedal again! Sweet giveaway! :)

  21. S Stitching October 17, 2011 at 7:23 am

    Thanks for the book review and giveaway opportunity! I love making quilts so I’d like to continue to develop my skills with new designs and techniques.

  22. jmniffer October 17, 2011 at 7:23 am

    I’m fairly new to quilting and have yet to use solids as a major player in a quilt. Haven’t even thought of it! It would be wonderful to win the book for furthering my quilting education and inspiration.Thanks for the opportunity.

  23. Patti October 17, 2011 at 7:26 am

    I love having books with so much variety, and I definitely need to make more bags. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  24. LindaW October 17, 2011 at 7:34 am

    I would like to learn to use more solid fabrics in my quilts,…especially colors other than white. This book looks like it has some great ideas for using solids.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

  25. Allison Gougeon October 17, 2011 at 7:36 am

    Oooh that book looks great! Love the circles! I would love to sew more pillows, pillow cases and small gift items!

  26. Lisa K October 17, 2011 at 7:40 am

    I’d like to make more quilts for me! Is that selfish?? Love making goodies for others (camera bags, laptop covers, baby quilts, etc.), but it leaves little time to quilt for myself. Why are the days so short?!

  27. CitricSugar October 17, 2011 at 7:42 am

    I’d love to sew more, period! I’ve tried clothing and could stand to get better at it, especially with fabric that isn’t your standard quilting cotton.

  28. Allison C October 17, 2011 at 7:44 am

    Im a new sewer and have only made one bag so I would love to make some purses, clutches, zipper pouches, and totes.

  29. M-R October 17, 2011 at 7:45 am

    I would love to win a copy of this book. I’d like to make more qui Ty house projects -throws, table runners, wallhangings, etc.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  30. Annaliese October 17, 2011 at 7:47 am

    I’d like to do more pillow covers – seems like an easy way to change things up :)

  31. Tina in Boston October 17, 2011 at 7:47 am

    I love Jessica’s style! I’d like to make some home dec items, so this book is right up my alley. Thanks!

  32. Mimi October 17, 2011 at 7:50 am

    I would love to make more placemats to brighten the kitchen! Thanks for the chance, this book looks absolutely fantastic!!

  33. Newbie Quilter October 17, 2011 at 7:51 am

    I am convinced that this book is busting with great ideas!! I would love to sew more quilts. Thank you for the opportunity.

  34. Jeanne October 17, 2011 at 7:53 am

    I definitely have to say I would like to make more quilts, find those purse cases I have been chasing for months and make some handbags.

  35. Joy October 17, 2011 at 7:53 am

    I’d like to sew more things for me! This year I’ve made 3 quilts as gifts so far (with 2 more to make for Christmas, and a baby quilt to be made by January), but only made an iPad cover and a Nintendo DS cover for myself. I just picked up a cross-stitch project for myself to take with me when I can’t take a quilt, very much on purpose!

  36. Cheryl October 17, 2011 at 7:58 am

    I’d like to sew more throws. Winter is coming and I love to snuggle up with a homemade quilt on the sofa and a good quilt book.

  37. Kendra (missknitta) October 17, 2011 at 8:01 am

    After taking Gretchen’s classes at Sewing Summit, I am eager to sew more clothes, and I think a lot of the ideas in Jessica’s book would translate to garment sewing. Thanks so much for the giveaway :)

  38. Mitzi October 17, 2011 at 8:02 am

    I would like to sew more items like table runners or pot holders. I stick mostly to quilts…I need to branch out!

  39. Erin October 17, 2011 at 8:03 am

    I’d love to sew more quilts. And maybe try some pillows.

  40. Jenny October 17, 2011 at 8:07 am

    i would like to master the zipper…id love to do more pouches and pillows with zipper backs vs. envelope back!
    love the bold colors in this book.

  41. Misty D October 17, 2011 at 8:15 am

    I am just learning so I am trying everything from bags to quilts. I would love to win a copy of this book. Thanks for the giveaway!

  42. Lorri October 17, 2011 at 8:16 am

    I would like to try and stitch more bags. Just starting one this wk. Thanks for the giveaway.

  43. patty October 17, 2011 at 8:19 am

    I would like to and need to make more quilts. I mostly make quilts but I always like to make more. I give a lot of them away and lately I know lots of people having babies.

  44. Angie October 17, 2011 at 8:19 am

    I would love to make a quilt, so far I’ve only made little things like bags and pillows. Thanks for the giveaway!!

  45. Denise in PA October 17, 2011 at 8:22 am

    Jessica’s book looks awesome! I’d love to make bags – I’m a little afraid of them. I love the striped bag in the book!

  46. Lynda October 17, 2011 at 8:26 am

    I would just like to get better at putting together fabrics. I have been doing a lot of cheating lately and just using multiple fabrics in the same line – in otherwords letting the mfg do it for me. I need to step out and put together my own mix. Love working with solids.

  47. meagan October 17, 2011 at 8:30 am

    I would love to sew more of… everything :-) I especially enjoy making quilts and bags. The striped one hanging on the wall is quite lovely!

  48. Melissa October 17, 2011 at 8:35 am

    I feel the pressure to make Christmas gifts, but the desire to make pretty stuff for my house is a little stronger still, so who knows! Thanks for the giveaway!

  49. Jenny Gastler October 17, 2011 at 8:37 am

    I am fairly new to sewing and have mostly done quilts, but I would love to try a bag! Thanks for the giveaway!

  50. Lorna October 17, 2011 at 8:38 am

    I would like to make more home decor items…thanks for the chance at the give away!

  51. Amy Newbold October 17, 2011 at 8:41 am

    I would like to sew more pillows. Can wait to thumb through the book.

  52. Karen Go October 17, 2011 at 8:42 am

    I would love to make a more contemporary quilt! This book will give me the inspiration I need!

  53. Lisa Marie October 17, 2011 at 8:46 am

    A friend and I went to a bunch of quilt shops last week and we saw so many cute bags on display. Now I’m fired up to make bags!

  54. Geraldinee October 17, 2011 at 8:47 am

    I would like to sew more quilts. I have lot of ideas.

  55. sharon October 17, 2011 at 8:48 am

    Christmas presents! my time is running out and I haven’t started!

  56. Kate October 17, 2011 at 8:50 am

    I would love to sew more bags and clothes – I’ve been doing quilts for awhile now and am itching to branch out!

  57. Janet Best October 17, 2011 at 8:51 am

    I would like to sew more modern quilts–maybe design some of my own, too.
    Thanks for your great blog, inspiration and giveaway!

  58. Julie October 17, 2011 at 8:58 am

    i would like to try making pillows. thanks for the chance in the giveaway.

  59. Mims October 17, 2011 at 9:07 am

    i would like to sew more of everything! right now, i’d say especially bags.

  60. Andrea October 17, 2011 at 9:10 am

    I have sewn a few quilts and would love to try a purse or other 3-dimensional project.

  61. Amy Sp October 17, 2011 at 9:16 am

    I would love to start sewing handbags, but I’m sure it would be another expensive addiction for me. :)

  62. Patricia October 17, 2011 at 9:20 am

    In the future I want to sew more quilts so I can practice longarm quilting.

  63. Patricia Bussemeier October 17, 2011 at 9:21 am

    I’d love to sew more quilts.

  64. sarah October 17, 2011 at 9:40 am

    I would love to sew some nice throw pillow cases if I Had unlimited time and resources.

  65. Beth T. October 17, 2011 at 9:46 am

    I’m a quilter, and I’d always like to be making more quilts. To that end, I’ve started making small quilts as wall-hangings. I can try new patterns or fabrics and can also take new skills for a spin.

  66. Linda Hall October 17, 2011 at 9:52 am

    I’d like to do more applique, like the gorgeous quilt on the cover of the book. Thanks for the chance to win!

  67. Charming's Mama October 17, 2011 at 10:07 am

    Looks like a great book! Thanks.

  68. Sonia B October 17, 2011 at 10:13 am

    Between surgery and baby duties, I’d just like to be able to sew MORE of anything. Too many ideas, not enough time!!! Thanks for the chance.

  69. Angie October 17, 2011 at 10:46 am

    I would love to sew more bags and quilts!

  70. Donna Baker October 17, 2011 at 10:49 am

    love this book! hope to win it – if not, I will buy it. I want to make more kitchen decor like baskets, placemats, napkins, potholders, tablerunners!

  71. Meghan October 17, 2011 at 10:54 am

    I would love to make more bags. I’ve got some great fabric that I’m excited to use for them!

  72. artfulife October 17, 2011 at 10:56 am

    I love the blue quilt on the sofa. Great giveaway Amy :)

  73. Roberta October 17, 2011 at 11:02 am

    I would just like to sew more in general! But I have a long lists of Christmas gifts I would like to sew but other than that I would like to sew more home dec stuff!

    Thank you!

  74. Sallie October 17, 2011 at 11:03 am

    I love making quilts, so I’d make more quilts. Thanks for the giveaway!

  75. Carla G October 17, 2011 at 11:13 am

    I’m new to the quilting world so I would say I would like to make more quilts. I’m working on my first, but it keeps getting set aside to do sewing jobs that have to get done… And make some more clothes for my boys! Thanks for a chance to win this book full of very cool patterns! :)

  76. VickiT October 17, 2011 at 11:14 am

    I’d love to sew more clothing for my Grandchildren. In my mind I can create something that would compete with any boutique but in reality I make something that would be sold in the back room at a rummage sale somewhere. LOL Kidding. Things I have made aren’t THAT bad, but I would like to do a lot better.

  77. Carla G October 17, 2011 at 11:15 am

    I’m new to the quilting world, so I would like to finish my first quilt and make more… Also, I want to sew more clothes for my boys! Thanks for a chance to win this book full of awesome quilt patterns! :)

  78. Rita Goshorn October 17, 2011 at 11:27 am

    i♥kona solids! love the cover quilt shown on ‘modern mix’ and woul like to see more quilts like this! great review … would love to win this book! thanx for the opportunity to do so!

  79. Rita Goshorn October 17, 2011 at 11:31 am

    i♥kona solids! i love the quilt on the cover of this book and would love to see more like it! i’d really like to win this book … thanx for the opportunity to do so!

  80. KellyS October 17, 2011 at 11:38 am

    Right now I just wish I had time to sew. Eventually I would love to get back into quilting, but probably not until I can get more sleep. :)

  81. Donna October 17, 2011 at 11:40 am

    I’d like to sew more of smaller, quicker projects (that I could actually finish), but that have visual interest, not just fewer pieces.

  82. Edit Takacs October 17, 2011 at 11:46 am

    I would love to sew bags. Each of the parties.

  83. jan October 17, 2011 at 11:47 am

    I like modern and vintage quilts–right now I’m working on a 1930’s style, but next I’d like to try something off the wall!

  84. bess October 17, 2011 at 11:49 am

    i would love to sew more large quilted projects. right now, my attention span can only handle small ones. :)

  85. Stephanie October 17, 2011 at 11:50 am

    I’m just getting into quilting, and I’d love to get a little inspiration and instruction

  86. dianeY October 17, 2011 at 11:53 am

    I’ve been sewinhg for my granddaughters for several years and I’d love to keep it up but there just aren’t a lot of tween patterns and they are getting to that age. I recently bought a serger and am loving sewing with knits so I’d especially like more hip patterns

  87. lisa October 17, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    I would like to sew more home decor projects and things for my walls/tables and chairs.

  88. Lindsay October 17, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    I’d like to make more clothes for my daughter. I’m not very comfortable with garment construction, so I’ve only made her a few things, but I’d like to try more. I’d also like to make a few more bags for myself.

  89. Jacey October 17, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    I just finished a skirt, and now I’m itching to sew more clothes!

  90. Lydia October 17, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    Hi Amy, I would like to sew more of just about everything. Time for sewing is precious, but I want to make quilts and all the projects I have on hold. I LOVE the modern colorful inspiration that this book gives…it is a have-to-have one!

  91. anne October 17, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    I would like to sew more for my home. Maybe a wallhanging, some pillows, perhaps a quilt for the end of my bed. Thanks for a great review. I love the contrast and colors. Thanks!

  92. anne October 17, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    I would like to sew more for my home – pillows, quilt for the end of my bed and perhaps a wall hanging. Thanks for the info on a fab book!

  93. Tonya October 17, 2011 at 12:38 pm

    I would love to make(complete) a quilt. I started one for myself while in college, but didn’t have time to finish it. The all the little pieces (a double wedding ring pattern has a lot of little pieces) are still in a box at my mother’s. I would love to try some of these quilts (less little pieces, more solids and lovely designs).

  94. Marci Girl October 17, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    I would love to sew more clothing for my son and myself, it just seems like that stuff always gets pushed on the back burner!

  95. Hilary October 17, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    Definitely wall art and bags! Thanks for the ooportunity! I’ll keep my fingers crossed!

  96. Holly October 17, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    I’d love to sew more clothes-I’m always hesitant to start, but once I jump in they usually turn out pretty cute.

  97. Carolyn October 17, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    I am just getting started but I am totally in love with “modern colors and designs” Love it and I think this book would really be great for me!!!

  98. Debi October 17, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    I would live to just be able to sew more! Love this new book. would love to make the bag, looks great! Also really enjoyed viewing your blog. Another one to add to my list to follow! have a great day!

  99. Billie K October 17, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    I think a table topper would be good.

  100. Elle October 17, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    I want to do more with solids and prints combined (mostly lap quilts and baby quilts, but I want to make some bags, too!). Thanks so much for the chance to win a copy of what looks like a great book!

  101. kim mcintosh October 17, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    I would love love love to start quilting. I have only just started sewing and just finished a set of three roman shades. I am dying to learn and start quilting and this book would be SO helpful!
    mcintosh dot kimberley at gmail dot com

  102. Kathy October 17, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    I’d like to sew more baby quilts and start an Etsy shop.

  103. Joyce Mitchell October 17, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    I want to sew more baby quilts and children’s quilts. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  104. Joyce Mitchell October 17, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    I want to sew more baby quilts. Thanks for the giveaway.

  105. Claudia October 17, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    My friends have table runners and wall hangings to celebrate monthly occasions and they always look so cute and like a lot of fun so I’ve started my collection by making a wall hanging and a table runner for Halloween.

  106. Maggie Szasz October 17, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    I love to quilt and am addicted to making bags. I don’t think I can stop ….. my friends and family are lucky indeed. I’m enjoying this blog tour, and am so happy to discover your website. Thanks for a change to win this wonderful book.
    Cheers, Maggie

  107. Mary Jo October 17, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    This looks like a great book. I have just started using more color solid and am really liking it. Would like to make more pillows and table runners with a mix of solids and prints. Thanks

  108. DONNA October 17, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    I know it sounds selfish, but I’d like to get more projects done for my own home. I keep busy sewing items for gifts and benefits and now the holidays are upon us. I have alot of decorator fabric waiting for my touch….pillows, tablerunners and a couple new throws from some of these new patterns. Never enough time!!!

  109. BFromM October 17, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    I love this book. I would like to sew more of everything, since I don’t get enough time to sew.

  110. Carol Y October 17, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    I’d like to sew more of the kits and projects I already have – more hours in the day please! I like to quilt and to embroider. I’d like to try hand quilting with pearl cotton.

  111. Carol Y October 17, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    I need more hours in the day to finish the projects I’ve already started and to sew up the kits I have stored in the closet. I like to embroider and quilt, and I’d like to try hand quilting with pearl cotton.

  112. charlotte maxwell October 17, 2011 at 2:50 pm

    I would love to sew more of…anything. I just wish I had more time to sew. Beautiful book.

  113. Jessica Winters October 17, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    It is too wild that you are reviewing and giving away Jessica Levitt’s book! I found her blog a long time ago and her blog along with your book are the reasons I finally jumped in a started quilting!!! Now your blog and hers are regular stops for me. Right now I am working on my second quilt and I would love to spend more time quilting more as well as trying to sew bags/purses. Thanks for doing another giveaway!

  114. MollyP October 17, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    I would like to sew more organization pieces. They always seem to be on the bottom of my to-do list.

  115. Jay October 17, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    I am eager to get sewing/creating some more wall hangings using many of the fiber art techniques I have learned lately!

  116. Cathy Weitz October 17, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    I am a beginner quilter and looking for ideas and inspiration. I have made a few quilts for charity and a few for gifts. The internet is where I spend a lot of my time searching out quilt ideas that inspire me. I think I am becoming a quilt addict! Thanks for sharing your creations!

  117. robin October 17, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    I’d love to sew more quilts!

  118. Jill B October 17, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    I’d like to sew more bags…not totes, but bags – with pockets and zippers etc.

  119. Rhonda aka Quilter in The Gap October 17, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    I would like to sew more clothes. I am a quilter but don’t do well with clothing but I would love to learn. I also want to start using solids more. Thanks for sharing.

  120. margaret October 17, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    I would love to sew more clothes, but I can’t seem to get the fit right, which is why I stick to quilts and bags.

  121. JudyCinNC October 17, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    I love that this books covers different projects and sewing for the home is as important as making quilts – how to marry the two together. Thank you for a wonderful giveaway and review. Judy C

  122. katy October 17, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    With small kids, I’d love the chance to sew more of ANYTHING right now!! Thanks!

  123. PJ October 17, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    quilts with embroidery

  124. MarciaW October 17, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    I would like to make more quilts and sew more clothing for myself. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of thise great book!

  125. Fran October 17, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    I’ve just made my first bag & I loved the process & the outcome, so for me it’s bags! Thanks for the giveaway, this book looks amazing.

  126. Penny October 17, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    I would like to sew more home dec things like table runners, pillows, etc. I have ideas but don’t always have the time.

  127. Tamie October 17, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    I want to work on more quilts but I’m open to whatever comes along that inspires me.

  128. Tamie October 17, 2011 at 5:39 pm

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  129. Laura October 17, 2011 at 6:04 pm

    I was fascinated when my grandmother made me a doll quilt when I was a little girl. Later she gave my father “his” quilt and that is now in my home. I would like to make quilts for each of my daughters and my granddaughter. One down and three to go.

  130. Cecilia October 17, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    I would like to be able to quilt more. I can’t seem to make time for quilting like I want too. Thanks for the giveaway. This book looks very interesting.

  131. jen October 17, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    Love the concept of using solids. I need to make more table linens. Love your book Modern Basics.

  132. Dianne Giles October 17, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    I would love to sew more things for the home – pillows, table runners/toppers etc. The book looks like it would meet my needs wonderfully!! Thanks for the chance, Dianne

  133. Leigh October 17, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    I would love to sew more quilts and bags.

  134. June October 17, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    I’d like to make more quilts with Kona solids!

  135. Donna Cutting October 17, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    I need to sew more quilts and clothes. Thanks for the giveaway.

  136. Donna Cutting October 17, 2011 at 7:31 pm

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  137. Marilyn October 17, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    I would love to sew more purses! They are such fun to have!

  138. Jan October 17, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    I’d love to sew more market bags and laptop covers!

  139. Patty October 17, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    Thanks for the great giveaway. I love using solids with prints. It gives the eye a resting place. I’d like to learn how to sew some of the bags I’ve seen. So many cute ones.

  140. Chris B October 17, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    What a lovely book. I have been collecting solids and need some inspiration.

  141. Jodi Sellers October 17, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    I love the look of this book, really hope I can win. I just want to get more of all the little projects I have waiting for me to finish – needle cases, pincushions, etc. They won’t take long, I just have so many tutorials saved, etc. So of course I need another book full of great ideas! LOL!

  142. Jennifer October 17, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    I’m still very new to sewing so I’m pretty much looking forward to sewing everything these days. And looking for tips and inspiration everywhere!

  143. Gayle Grier October 17, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    Would love to win this book! I want to sew more handbags…and quilts…and scarves…and on and on.

    Gayle Grier

    aquiltersplayhouse at gmail dot com

  144. Mary October 17, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    Would love to make more placemats, runners, mug rugs, and purses, and bed runners.

  145. Janet October 17, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    I’d like to sew more of everything! Sometimes it feels like there is no time…. But seriously I would like to try sewing clothes again. I haven’t done any for ten years or more.

  146. Kristin M October 17, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    I love the quilts and bags. What a great book.

  147. Jenniffier October 17, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    I would love to make more purses. I have a whole bunch on my to do list, but they make me quite nervous.

  148. Henria O. October 18, 2011 at 12:14 am

    I haven’t really gotten into making handbags but I’d like to! Thanks for the chance to win this awesome book!

  149. Rachelle October 18, 2011 at 12:40 am

    At the moment I’d like to get some more sewing done on my quilt for our bed, but clothes sewing, knitting and tidying is coming first.

  150. Elisabeth October 18, 2011 at 12:41 am

    I love making bags, so that might be one project I would tackle. On the other hand I’ve always wanted to make a quilt.
    Thank you for a lovely giveaway!

  151. Jodi Guerrero October 18, 2011 at 1:15 am

    I love this book and seeing all the eye candy inside I think I might just become a “modern’ quilter also. I have been doing more traditional quilting but I’m loving the colors, patterns and freedom these quilts seem to have. I’d love to make my first modern quilt soon. I’d love to make more tablerunners and wall hangings so I could switch them up with the seasons and/or holidays.

    Thank you, FQS and Fabricworm for the giveaways and a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

  152. Gillian October 18, 2011 at 2:46 am

    I would really love to make more accessories for my home. I’m not much of an accessory girl but I really need to start adding more colour to my environment.

  153. Rubye Parham October 18, 2011 at 3:41 am

    Beautiful book,the pictures are art,and so inspiring! The use of solids is vibrant,yet soothing. My next quilt is truly going to be a “Modern Mix”. Thank You.

  154. Hueisei October 18, 2011 at 4:15 am

    I loves making bags.. Thanks for the giveaway of this great book!

  155. Kate F. October 18, 2011 at 4:55 am

    Hmmmm. I am a fairly new quilter and I have sewn several quilt tops, but gotten very little done in terms of my own quilting. I guess that’s what I’d like to sew more of– FINISHED quilts!

  156. Meredith October 18, 2011 at 5:20 am

    I want to sew more quilts. There are so many gorgeous fabrics and patterns out– it’s hard to pick one and settle on it!

    can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of this book!!

  157. Quiltbirdie Robin October 18, 2011 at 5:44 am

    I’d love to get back into garment sewing – and every other kind of sewing – except mending!

  158. Em October 18, 2011 at 5:54 am

    I’m just getting started quilting, and the only “real” quilt I’ve done so far was a table runner. (I’ve nearly finished the binding a baby quilt) I’d love to have an actual finish.

    I also have two little girls and I absolutely love seeing them wear things I’ve made for them, but they don’t have much. My creations are still pretty rough, but that just means I need more practice!

  159. Em October 18, 2011 at 5:57 am

    I just started quilting and my only finish so far has been a table running. I’m working on the binding of a baby quilt, and I’m excited to see the end of my first “real quilt” in sight. I’d love to do more.

    Also, I have two little girls and I just love seeing them wearing somethings I’ve made for them. They just don’t have many of those somethings. My clothing constructions skills are still pretty rough, but if I did more, they’d be better.

  160. trillium October 18, 2011 at 6:59 am

    I’d like to sew more small useful items–bags, book covers, table runners, etc.

  161. Carrie P. October 18, 2011 at 7:29 am

    I would like to try my hand at making miniature quilts.
    Thanks for a chance to win the book.

  162. Tina October 18, 2011 at 7:31 am

    Sounds like the book has plenty of awesome projects! Thanks!

  163. Kay October 18, 2011 at 7:37 am

    Hi!
    I love that this book has a mix of quilt/bag/home projects, just like how the fabrics are a mix of patterns & solids! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

  164. Nicola Hill October 18, 2011 at 7:52 am

    I would like to sew more quilts. I have just acquired a sewing machine, but I have sewn everything by hand so far. It is a sloooow process, and my stitching could use some finesse. I also need to not be lazy, and whip out that iron.

  165. Michele October 18, 2011 at 8:03 am

    I would just like to sew more of ANYTHING. With 2 young kids, one just getting over having his tonsils and adenoids removed last week, I rarely get time to turn my machine on at all.

  166. Deserae Fiedler October 18, 2011 at 8:09 am

    I would like to sew more kids clothes

  167. Kelly Liddle October 18, 2011 at 8:24 am

    I would love to sew more bags but I seem to be scared of them!

  168. Melissa October 18, 2011 at 9:00 am

    Would love to win this sweet book! I would share it with my daughter too!

  169. toni-anne October 18, 2011 at 9:17 am

    I would very much like to experiment with solids, this book and other things I’ve seen have been stirring my thoughts in this direction lately..I can see a lot of potential in this with simplified clean and well defined designs. It looks to me like a new wave of quilting is emerging.

  170. Brenda October 18, 2011 at 9:19 am

    I’d really like to try my hand at making a bag. Thanks!

  171. karen October 18, 2011 at 9:22 am

    I would love to make more bags but they intimidate me.

  172. Heidi October 18, 2011 at 11:03 am

    I would love to sew some pillows for my sad couch pillows I currently have. I really should be ashamed of them they are that bad, so much inspiration out there! Thanks for sharing the pictures from the book, love it!

  173. Sylvia October 18, 2011 at 11:22 am

    I would LOVE to sew more quilts! I always stick with the small stuff, but I think if I stepped out of the box I could make some bigger things. Just need a little instruction. Thank you!

  174. Jenn October 18, 2011 at 11:45 am

    What I would like to sew more of?! Anything. It would be fun to learn how to sew clothing. Seems practical today. But on a more carefree side, I wouldn’t mind having a quilt for myself for whatever mood I am in – bold and vibrant, quiet and soft, etc. :)

  175. leslie allen October 18, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    Nice book. I’m still trying to find a copy of the camera bag!

  176. Andrea October 18, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    Having just attended a paper piecing workshop I’d like to sew more quilts with this method.

  177. Amy October 18, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    I am trying to get up the courage to start my very first quilt!!

  178. AlessandraLace October 18, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    I would like to sew bags. hugs

  179. Annie C October 18, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    Such a neat book and such a great subject! Aside from just wanting to sew MORE, I’d like to sew more apparel projects that employ a bit of quilting! Then I can show off those beautiful fabrics and designs more places!!!

  180. Chancy October 18, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    This book looks so fabulous! I’d like to work up the courage to sew clothes. Thanks for the opportunity!

  181. Shawna G. October 18, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    I would love to make some more quilts. There are so many amazing patterns and fabric available. I’d love to sew some quilts from the book Modern Mix as well. Right now I’m working on some zippered pouches for Christmas presents. Thanks for the giveaway and a chance to win.

    missmoozie(at)gmail(dot)com

  182. Katrina October 18, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    I would like to sew more items for my home. I’ve made lots of totes, a few quilts, and some home items, but I would like to do some more! especially reupholstering.

  183. Jennifer G October 18, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    I’m just getting into quilting (so I’d like to make MORE!) and am really excited about seeing this book. The projects look fresh and modern and right up my alley. Thanks for putting together such a great review and giveaway!

  184. toni spencer October 18, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    I think I would love this book. I would love more paper peicing pattern.

  185. delia October 18, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    I wish I could sew clothes.

  186. Mariah October 18, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    I sew mostly clothes but I’d love to do more quilts.

  187. Elisa White October 18, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    OH GEE! I would love just more time to sew anything! I could even do mending and be happy at my machine!

  188. hafza zain October 18, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    I would love to try her bag pattern from the book…

  189. Nichol H October 18, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    I really want to start making more decorative items for my home. I want to make some throw pillows and more quilts for gifts. Thank you for the chance to win!

  190. Kirsten N October 18, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    I would love to sew more bags, and some of the cute pouches that I have seen around.

  191. Modern Manson October 18, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    I’d like to sew more pillows, bags and quilts. The book looks awesome!

  192. DianeB October 19, 2011 at 1:38 am

    I would love to sew more quilts – well more considering the fact that I haven’t sewn even ONE!

  193. DianeB October 19, 2011 at 1:41 am

    I would love to sew more quilts – well more considering the fact that I haven’t sewn even ONE! But it’s true . . . I would LOVE to sew a quilt for each one of my grandchildren. Not a kitschy children’s quilt mind you, but a quilt that they will be proud of in their ADULT home. And considering that I now have 11 (yep – you read that correctly – ELEVEN) grandchildren, I think it’s just about time I got started on this project!

  194. KT October 19, 2011 at 4:53 am

    The book looks great–thanks for the review! I would like to sew more bags. Thanks for the chance to win!

  195. karen October 19, 2011 at 6:45 am

    I would just like to sew more. Period. I have a huge commute to my job, a busy farm, and a family, and I haven’t touched my machine in almost a year! But, I’m feeling the itch…

  196. Cathy October 19, 2011 at 7:07 am

    I love your blog! My guilty obsession is that I can’t get enough bag patterns. I really must start making some! ;) Thanks for the chance to win this wonderful nugget of inspiration.

  197. Penny October 19, 2011 at 7:15 am

    I would like to make more table runners. They can set the mood of the dining room without the need for changing dishes, etc. I really need to have more variety. Thank you for a chance to win.

  198. Jocelyn October 19, 2011 at 7:22 am

    I’ve only made one bag, but a few totes. I would love to make more handbags, as its seems fun to make them with all the new fabrics. Thanks for the giveaway.

  199. elizabeth October 19, 2011 at 7:23 am

    Hello, love your blog. As you, I love modern quilts. I’m in love with Kaffe Fassett and Philip Jacobs fabrics. I am just starting my journey on a large quilt from their fabrics called “Ice Cream”, a gift for my daughter.
    Would love to sew some lunch bags for my lovely granddaughter.

    Thanks very much for giving us a chance to win.

    Elizabeth

  200. Dell October 19, 2011 at 7:27 am

    I am new to quilting. For my first project, I made a mini quilt in solids. NI would love to make a large quilt.

  201. Nancy B October 19, 2011 at 7:42 am

    Thanks for the give a way. I love to make quilts and table runners.

  202. kathy harris October 19, 2011 at 7:58 am

    I would like to sew more purses. My girls can’t get enough of them.

  203. karen peachey October 19, 2011 at 8:51 am

    I love table runners & want one for every season!

  204. Deb October 19, 2011 at 9:12 am

    I’d like to make more totebags, I think.

  205. MiChal October 19, 2011 at 9:42 am

    I’ve never made a table runner, so the one pictured above will be my first!

  206. Janelle October 19, 2011 at 10:34 am

    I am making table runners for my family for Christmas. Needless to say, I need to speed things up a bit if I want to get them all done in time!
    Thanks for the chance to win this great book!

  207. Katherine October 19, 2011 at 10:54 am

    Oh, this book looks so inspiring! Thanks for sharing a review with us.

    I love making bags and quilts, so this book would be much appreciated and used, if I win. Thanks for the chance to win!

  208. vicki boschman October 19, 2011 at 11:02 am

    I think this book looks like a winner. I want to make bags and purses but never find the time.

  209. Kalynn October 19, 2011 at 11:17 am

    I love to make just about everything.

  210. Marcia B October 19, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    As for me, I’d like to sew more SMALL projects!!! HA! I have been making lots of queen-size quilts, so if I sewed smaller projects more would get done! lol
    This book has a lot of neat projects in it! Keeping my fingers crossed!

  211. Elaine October 19, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    Like working on small projects. Quick satisfaction after working on larger quilt.

  212. Ceil October 19, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    I would like to sew more lab-sized quilt tops that someone else would quilt! I love the sewing part but the quilting isn’t my favorite part.

  213. Jacque October 19, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    I’d like to do a better job at picking solids to go with my prints! I would really like to do more tablerunners and mats, so that my kitchen table could reflect my joy in quilting. Thanks for the chance to win!

  214. Joan Rodriguez October 19, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    I enjoy sewing lap quilts. Because they end up being a gift the whole family can share. I often find my gifts laid over a chair or couch in the living or family room…jpr

  215. valerie October 19, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    This book looks amazing! I just want to make quilts, quilts, and more quilts. In my mind, I have plans for other projects, but when it actually comes to time to start at the machine, the pull of the quilt gets me every time!

  216. Val Laird October 19, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    What a great giveaway. I want to make more bags – never have enough!!!!

  217. Jo Ann October 19, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    Love place mats,purses and little qulity projects

  218. Elizabeth Grace October 19, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    I want to sew more quilts!!!! If I didn’t work a full time desk job I’d quilt all day long.

  219. Lori-Marie October 19, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    Hello~
    Oh…what a fun giveaway!
    Something I want to sew more of would be…
    quilts! :)
    Thank you for the chance and for a great giveaway!
    Blessings~
    Lori-Marie

  220. Deb October 19, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    Mostly I sew quilts…so I’d love to sew more of my quilt UFOs! I need to get everything finished so I won’t feel so guilty starting a new project!

  221. Tina L. October 19, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    I would love to make one of the handbags. Also some of the home decor items. I really could use some new cushions on the couch.

  222. corina October 19, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    I would like to sew more seasonal projects. By the time I think of the projects, the holiday is over!

  223. Carolsue October 20, 2011 at 12:15 am

    I would like to sew more curtains and pillows for my house
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

  224. Dianne Neale October 20, 2011 at 1:52 am

    I would like to try some bags, and more things for the house. This book looks perfect for that.

  225. Peggy M October 20, 2011 at 6:23 am

    I’d LOVE to make some modern wall hangings to put up in our new home !!

  226. Crystal F October 20, 2011 at 8:32 am

    Right now I would love to sew more of anything! My sewing mojo is missing so I just want to sew. But when I do sew – I want to do some seasonal wall quilts to put on the back of my front door. Currently we only have a Halloween one which is great this time of year but not so great the rest of the year.

    Thanks for the giveaway.

  227. Tsoniki Crazy Bull October 20, 2011 at 9:20 am

    I would love to sew more pillows. I have at least a dozen I am interested in making but haven’t started! I can make a quilt or table runner like nothing, but for some reason I can’t get started on a pillow. LOL

  228. Whitney October 20, 2011 at 9:47 am

    I just made my first baby quilt this past month. I am hooked! Next I would like to sew my first quilt for my bed!

  229. Keri October 20, 2011 at 11:17 am

    I need to make some quilts for my kid’s beds and some clothes for my girl!

  230. Mary Beth O. October 20, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    Bags! I have an addiction to bags, and fabric, so I should probably start combining those more often.

  231. Ally October 20, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    I’d like to sew more sundresses and/or costumes. I love making clothes for myself because they actually fit that way and I love making costumes because I’m always so excited to see them finished!

  232. toni-anne October 20, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    I’d like to make more solid colour quilts, there is a real challenge to get it right and I take my sewing cap off to the Amish quilters, who set the bar so high and did.

  233. Bec Clarke October 20, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    I have just got back into sewing a few clothes, I would love to keep going with that and make heaps more for my children and myself, we have so many quilts now I need to take a break.

  234. Lynne October 20, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    That book looks very interesting and would be a great addition to my almost non-existent quilting library!

  235. Elena @ Breakfast for Dinner October 20, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    I need to make more little bags and pouches for cute gifts.

  236. Pam T. October 20, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    Quilts, quilts and more quilts! Handbags, too! If only there were more hours in a day ….

  237. MoeWest October 20, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    I would like to sew more big quilts. I tend to do smaller projects because of time limitations – my job interferes with my hobbies.

  238. Nancy Sue October 20, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    I would like to use more winter holiday fabrics now. This is the 1st day of really “chillified” weather. Piglet and blustery weather puts in the mood for holiday sewing. This is the same reason I love to start working on Spring prints in February and March during snow storms :) Always the promise of the season yet to come!

  239. Debra L October 21, 2011 at 12:05 am

    I would love to learn to sew more clothing!

  240. Flaun October 21, 2011 at 11:30 am

    How delightful. Hoping to win the drawing.

  241. Flaun October 21, 2011 at 11:31 am

    How delightful! Hoping to win the drawing, of course.

  242. Carmen October 21, 2011 at 11:58 am

    I would love to be able to sew more quilts. I believe you can never have enough!

  243. Wendy Hodge October 21, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    I would like to sew more of these beautiful modern projects

  244. Wendy Hodge October 21, 2011 at 3:31 pm

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  245. lm October 21, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    like many others, I’d like to just sew more…but especially for myself. sometimes even just hemming or mending. and quilting is very satisfying in a creative way.

  246. PrairieWhimsey October 21, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    May have already missed the drawing, but didn’t want to add my comment. I’m so glad that each of these sites has taken its own approach to the interviews and coverage – good job, ya’all!

  247. PrairieWhimsey October 21, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    May%20have%20already%20missed%20the%20drawing%2C%20but%20didn’t%20want%20to%20add%20my%20comment.%20%20I’m%20so%20glad%20that%20each%20of%20these%20sites%20has%20taken%20its%20own%20approach%20to%20the%20interviews%20and%20coverage%20-%20good%20job%2C%20ya’all!

  248. miranda l. October 22, 2011 at 12:35 am

    Hi, I’d like to sew more bags and quilts to give as gifts. Thank you very much for the chance to win this beautiful book! :-)

  249. Marshall October 22, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    Those projects look gorgeous! I would like to sew more bags as I recently discovered how enjoyable they can be to make.

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