Modern Basics: Easy Quilts to Fit Your Budget, Space & Style

Today is the big day!  Modern Basics is officially released!

I thought I would share a few pictures from inside the book, first up is my favorite:

I love big stacks of quilts, and they did such a great job with this pile!  All 14 quilts, in the garden, on an incredible chair!   There are images of all the quilts, if you can’t wait for your copy, here.  Here’s my introduction too:

I have to say that I loved working on this book, and I loved working with the staff at Martingale.  Everyone that I have had contact with or met has been great to work with and enthusiastic about the project!

Stay tuned!  I have pre-orders available in my shop, and will ship as soon as I have books in my hands this week!  Also, in the coming weeks I have a blog tour planned, and look forward to sharing more with you.



By |2018-02-04T16:00:50-06:00February 8th, 2011|Modern Basics|39 Comments


  1. Debbie-Esch House Quilts February 8, 2011 at 6:15 am - Reply

    Congratulations on the book release! It looks wonderful – I love your introduction.

  2. craftytammie February 8, 2011 at 6:21 am - Reply

    congratulations! i can’t wait to read it!!

  3. Kasey February 8, 2011 at 6:24 am - Reply

    Congrats on the book! I love that stack of quilts, too!

  4. Terriaw February 8, 2011 at 6:27 am - Reply

    Congratulations Amy! This is so exciting to hear your book is finally released! I love seeing this sneak peak, and can’t wait to look through it from cover to cover in person.

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  6. amylouwho February 8, 2011 at 6:33 am - Reply

    aaaack!!! You must be dying having it in your hands! It looks so pretty!!! Can’t wait to see it for myself! Congratulations! you so deserve this! (Is that enough excalmation points?!!!!!)

  7. Suzanne February 8, 2011 at 6:36 am - Reply

    I loved your introduction and the idea that you only buy fabric for a project. I had a lot less stash when I did that and as I work through my stash, I’m realizing I like having less rather than more.

  8. Mickey Kelly White February 8, 2011 at 6:41 am - Reply

    Yay for YOU !!! how exciting ; I’m getting ready to order it from !!! (my husband wants some books too !)

  9. Susan Mallery February 8, 2011 at 6:50 am - Reply

    Congratulations, Amy! I posted your big announcement to my Facebook page. I have lots of fans who love to quilt.

  10. Phyllis Wilson February 8, 2011 at 7:05 am - Reply

    I love that stack of quilts too. Congratulations on the book. It looks wonderful.

  11. Mary on Lake Pulaski February 8, 2011 at 7:22 am - Reply

    This day must be SO exciting for you Amy! Congratulations!

  12. randi February 8, 2011 at 7:32 am - Reply

    congratulations, amy! what an exciting day for you. enjoy!

  13. Sandi Colwell February 8, 2011 at 7:41 am - Reply

    Congratulations! The quilts look beautiful!

  14. Amy, a redeemed sheep February 8, 2011 at 7:41 am - Reply

    I can’t wait to get my copy in my hands! I wonder when they will ship out from Amazon?

  15. liveacolorfullife February 8, 2011 at 7:52 am - Reply

    So excited to get this book. Congratulations on such a huge accomplishment!

  16. Charming's Mama February 8, 2011 at 8:00 am - Reply

    Congratulations! It must be so exciting to get to hold your book in your hands.

  17. Cathy A February 8, 2011 at 8:42 am - Reply

    Congratulations!! That’s so exciting for you!

  18. Jill February 8, 2011 at 8:43 am - Reply

    Congrats Amy! Such a well deserved honor for you to be in print! Looking forward to seeing a hard copy in stores.

  19. Vicki February 8, 2011 at 8:47 am - Reply

    Congratulations! The quilts are beautiful and it’s gotta be such a good feeling to be at this point! You did a great job!

  20. Natalia February 8, 2011 at 9:45 am - Reply

    YAY! I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy! :)

  21. Allie February 8, 2011 at 9:53 am - Reply

    It looks so gorgeous Amy – a big congratulations to you!

  22. Amy February 8, 2011 at 10:18 am - Reply

    You’re my hero!!!! I love you!!!! I am SO excited!!!!!!

  23. Heather February 8, 2011 at 11:26 am - Reply

    Awesome, I will definitely have to get myself a copy. Doyou ship to Canada?

  24. Victoria February 8, 2011 at 11:31 am - Reply

    congrats!!!! I can’t wait to flip through the book!!! Looks lovely!

  25. delia February 8, 2011 at 1:04 pm - Reply

    Congrats on the book!

  26. Michelle February 8, 2011 at 1:04 pm - Reply

    Congratulations! That is an amazing accomplishment!

  27. Amanda Herring February 8, 2011 at 1:09 pm - Reply

    Yay! Amy, that is fantastic! It looks amazing. Not that I am surprised!!!

  28. Hollie February 8, 2011 at 1:35 pm - Reply

    Congratulations Amy!

  29. Munaiba February 8, 2011 at 2:27 pm - Reply

    Congratulations Amy.

  30. Natalie February 8, 2011 at 2:31 pm - Reply

    Amazon says that it’s temporarily out of stock… does that mean it already sold out from what they ordered? So awesome!

  31. Carla Louise February 8, 2011 at 2:34 pm - Reply

    Wow! Great job Amy! I love the photo!

  32. Jan | Daisy Janie February 8, 2011 at 7:42 pm - Reply

    Congratulations, Amy!! It looks like a total stunner – full of inspiration!!

  33. manybooks February 8, 2011 at 10:04 pm - Reply

    Congratulations! This book is going on my Amazon Wish list, so hubby can surprise me with it someday soon :)

  34. Robin February 8, 2011 at 11:07 pm - Reply

    Congratulations, Amy! I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy and check out all of the happy goodness. :)

  35. Jackie February 9, 2011 at 4:20 am - Reply

    Congratulations, Amy!! This is sure to be a winner!

  36. Jackie February 9, 2011 at 4:21 am - Reply

    Congratulations, Amy!! I know that this book will be a winner!

  37. WandaFish February 9, 2011 at 8:01 am - Reply

    Many congratulations on the book! It looks just the kind of thing that I need. I look forward to finding out more in your blog hop.

  38. Cheryl Arkison February 10, 2011 at 8:41 am - Reply

    Woot Woot! That is a lovely photo indeed.

  39. kate spain February 11, 2011 at 6:06 am - Reply

    Congratulations Amy! What an accomplishment. You should be so proud of yourself!! Can’t wait to see it in person :) xo, k

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