Sunday Morning Quilts — a book review and giveaway
4.30.2012

This contest is now closed. Thanks to everyone who participated! Find out who won here: WINNERS

I do love a good modern quilt. Thanks to Amanda Jean and Cheryl’s Sunday Morning Quilts, I just might be a convert to “Scrap Modern Quilts!” C&T Publishing has been nice enough to provide us with 3 copies of this wonderful book to giveaway!

At first, I flicked through the book and I loved the Up Up and Away design…

Then after a few more turns of the page I found The Original Ticker Tape quilt, The Missing U, Sunday Morning, Splash, and the Checkerboard, then the Gum drops and on I went falling in love with every new design for twenty minutes. With each turn of the page I would imagine a different combination of my precious fabric scraps in these wonderful designs.

But where to start? I know I have scraps – I am a quilter after all. But they are just shoved in one, well okay, a couple of plastic tubs. Not to fear, these ladies have a great idea for getting all those scraps organized and used! So I started by making a few color specific boxes (I was tempted to use my stash not just scraps, but I figure that’s okay – right?)

Here’s a little peak at the Up Up and Away quilt I’ve begun putting together.

All of us here at Connecting Threads really love following along on Amanda Jean’s Crazy Mom Quilts site.  Over the past few years, she has inspired us with her projects and delighted us with her stories.  If we get so much from her site, you can only imagine how wonderful we think her book is!

To win a copy of this delightful book, just leave a comment telling us whether you have ever tried your hand at a modern quilt, and if so, any tips you want to share about your experience.

We will pick our winners on Monday, May 7th and announce them shortly after.

Rules: One entry per person. No purchase necessary. To be qualified to win, you must have a mailing address in the US or Canada. You must provide us with a valid email address so that we can contact you if you win. Contest ends 11:59 pm on Sunday, May 6th. Check back on Monday, May 7th to see if you’ve won. Good luck!


579 comments

  1. Linda Robinson - April 30, 2012

    I have never done a modern quilt but would love to win this book. It looks like a great book with lots of great quilts in it.

  2. debbie steffan - April 30, 2012

    Have not tried, but would like to and I have a lot of scraps to try with.

  3. chrissie - April 30, 2012

    i have done a couple of modern quilts and i love how fresh they are. simplicity is key, along with great fabric. i used ct’s birchtree lane for one of them and it is lovely!
    thanks for the chance to win! you guys are the best!

  4. Lindsey - April 30, 2012

    I am learning to quilt and am starting with a more modern design. I don’t know if it’s the simplicity or the focus on pattern and fabric, but I’m drawn to them more than traditional blocks. I really like the projects shown in the book, I would love to win a copy!

  5. Ruth Berke - April 30, 2012

    I have never made a modern quilt but I would love to make 3 of them using my scraps and fat quarters!

  6. Char - April 30, 2012

    I have made a few. I love Amanda Jeans blog.

  7. Carol Wadkins - April 30, 2012

    This book sounds awesome. Would love to win it. I have done a couple of quilts that I think is “modern”, but not sure if they truly are…………….
    The book sounds so great. I have several on so many different patterns, choices, freehand, on and on, but when it comes right down to it, most of them make it more difficult than it needs to be, in my opinion.
    Have a wonderful day and good luck to whom ever the winner is!!

  8. Carla - April 30, 2012

    I’ve never made a modern quilt but would like to try.
    Would love to win a book that tells me how.

  9. April - April 30, 2012

    I have loved her for quite a while! This book sounds perfect – a nice book with new ideas!

  10. Kelly - April 30, 2012

    Wow, would I love to have this book!!! Thanks for the great giveaway.

  11. Emily - April 30, 2012

    I have only made a few quilts, and I would say that they were all “modern”. I think there are a lot of things that classify a quilt as modern, but for me, I think it’s the fabric choices that really make it modern. I use a lot of solids, and specifically a lot of solid white in my quilts. I also love bright bold colors.

  12. Kathryn Laposata - April 30, 2012

    I’ve been making more quilts with just solids. The hardest part is finding the right combination that really makes an impact. Kathie L in Allentown

  13. Linda - April 30, 2012

    HELLO! NO,I HAVE NOT DONE A MODERN QUILT.I’M MORE OF A TRADITIONALIST,BUT I’D LIKE TO TRY ONE. THIS BOOK LOOKS LIKE A GREAT STARTING PLACE! THANK YOU FOR SHARING!

  14. Cheryl - April 30, 2012

    I love modern quilting. It makes me feel like I can break “rules” and the “quilting police” won’t show up.

  15. RANCHMOM - April 30, 2012

    I have never made a quilt that I would consider Modern but would love to win the book, I really like the look of the Up, UP and Away quilt you are doing.

  16. Becca - April 30, 2012

    I did one strip quilt that was rather modern. I loved how fast it went. I’d really like this book. Sounds great.

  17. Rhonda Elvin - April 30, 2012

    I have made several quilts just ‘out of my head’ I guess that doesn’t necessarily make ‘em modern though! :)

  18. Reenie - April 30, 2012

    I make baby quilts that are meant to be cuddly wrap-the-baby, then transition into drag-them-around, make-tents-out-of-them quilts, meant to be loved by both mom and child. Consequently, I use simple patterns in bright colors. These patterns sound perfect! I would love to win a book!!

  19. Cherie - April 30, 2012

    I’ve never made a modern quilt. This book looks like it would be very inspiring.

  20. Nicole Meinert - April 30, 2012

    I have not done a modern quilt or many quilts for that matter. I am just a beginner looking for more ideas. Would love this booke to get me going on a modern quilt.

  21. Jenni Jacobsen - April 30, 2012

    Love the Up and Away quilt. Very versatile. I am the Queen of scraps! I have a hard time throwing fabric bits away (lucky I also love to applique!!) A modern quilt is sounding better and better :)

  22. Elishka Jepson - April 30, 2012

    I have not tried any modern quilting (I’ve only managed a few simple quilts), but would love some inspiration! This book looks like it has a lot of good designs in it!

  23. SharonA - April 30, 2012

    I have made some string quilts that had a modern look to them (though string quilting is the ultimate traditional – use everything you have – pattern). I also have some cobblestone quilts in progress that have that modern construction look, though they are in reproduction fabrics. Looks like a great book!

  24. mcglyndar - April 30, 2012

    I am not even sure I know what makes a quilt modern! Very much a beginner quilter, but I am really loving it!

  25. Sarah - April 30, 2012

    I haven’t tried a modern quilt but would like to!

  26. April - April 30, 2012

    I don’t think I’ve made a modern quilt yet, but I would love some inspiration on how to use up my scraps. I love Amanda Jean’s blog, so I’d love to win a copy of her book. Thanks for the giveaway!

  27. robin - April 30, 2012

    I’ve not tried a modern quilt yet. This book looks great! Thanks for the chance!

  28. Kerry Lewis - April 30, 2012

    I have been more of a traditionalist but after working with my 88 year old Mom on her modern quilts I am branching out.

  29. Carrie R Dunn - April 30, 2012

    I have not tried a modern quilt, but if I were to win this book, I would share the modern quilt I will be making! Thanks for such a great giveaway!

  30. SewistaRox - April 30, 2012

    I’d like to use some of my Connecting Threads fabric on one of these ‘modern’ quilts too!

  31. k tharaldson - April 30, 2012

    I would consider using jelly roll strips in making a quilt as modern and I have made several and love them especially if made with autumn or springy colors. They’re somewhat easier and faster than making a traditional quilt with blocks because I don’t have to do much cutting and I’m always short on time snd looking for beauty with ease. Also, colors attract me more than the design.

  32. Susan - April 30, 2012

    No, I have not made a modern quilt, but I’m seeing a lot of new patterns that are tempting me to make one. I would love to win a copy of the book for inspiration!

  33. Lois H - April 30, 2012

    I am just starting a modern quilt and really liking it so far.

  34. Joan H. - April 30, 2012

    I have made a couple modern quilts and love the clean,simple looks. This book has a lot of great ideas I would like to try! Thanks for the opportunity to win it.

  35. Diane C - April 30, 2012

    I have not done a modern quilt, but then again maybe I have. I am not sure what a modern quilt is. I make what I like and I like some of the quilts in the book. I would love to win this book so that maybe I could learn something new.

  36. Rebecka - April 30, 2012

    I’ve made several modern-style quilts, along with many arty-type quilts. In fact, I’ve only ever tried one “traditional” quilt, and actually never finished it! I love modern quilting and would be so happy to add this book to my collection!

  37. Trudy Lindemann - April 30, 2012

    Yes, I have! I made three modern style quilts last year and I love them! My tip would be even though the modern (print) fabrics and solids tend to lend themselves to typical modern style, it has more to do with the design and colors that separate themselves from more traditional patterns; don’t be afraid to experiment!

  38. Heather - April 30, 2012

    I made a paintbox quilt using 10in squares of the candy line fabric.

  39. Carrie Orbeck - April 30, 2012

    I love the look of modern quilts. That book would be wonderful to have, even if all I do is drool over the pictures. :-)

  40. Donna Toback - April 30, 2012

    I have seen this book around. It looks like it should be in my collection. I love scrappy quilts. I would love to win it.

  41. Jessica - April 30, 2012

    Amanda Jean’s blog was the what sparked my original interest in quilting. I have done a few modern quilts, and have plenty of scraps leftover from them!

  42. Arielle - April 30, 2012

    I think the most “modern” quilt I’ve made was a Chinese Coin quilt, which was composed mostly out of scraps. I have tons of scraps (since I hate throwing anything out) and I love finding new ways to use them.

  43. Laurie Wyatt - April 30, 2012

    Can’t wait to get my hands on this book!

  44. Diana - April 30, 2012

    With all the beautiful fabrics available, who wouldn’t try their hand at something new and innovative. I sure hope I win this book, because if I don’t I’ll be buying it!

  45. Anna Fournelle - April 30, 2012

    Not sure if any of the few projects I have completed classify as “modern”, but I do love Amanda Jean’s blog. She makes quilting seem so doable. She was the first quilting blog I came across and truly gave me the courage to think, “Yes, I can quilt.”

  46. Cass - April 30, 2012

    I like to break with the traditional, either by using a modern design, or by using a bold, modern print in an unexpected way. This book looks like it will be right up my alley!

  47. Kiera - April 30, 2012

    Would love to have this addition to my library! Looks like a wonderful book!

  48. Dawn Thrift - April 30, 2012

    I love the two quilts showcased here today! I have a ton of scraps that could be used for these projects. I would love to win the book!

  49. Signe - April 30, 2012

    I have never made a “modern” quilt but would love to try! I have a ton of scraps and would love to make a pattern from this book, Sunday Morning Quilts. I am impressed with the designs and would love to win.

  50. Charity - April 30, 2012

    The book looks like fun!

  51. Loa Whiteley - April 30, 2012

    Haven’t made a modern quilt yet. This is myyear to use my stash as much as possible and maybe some of my scraps.

  52. Kristen - April 30, 2012

    I’ve been looking at modern quilts and at my scraps! what timing! and these look nice to make!

  53. jane - April 30, 2012

    I guess I’ve done modern in that I’ve done traditional blocks with modern fabrics. I love all kinds!

  54. Megan - April 30, 2012

    I have never done any modern quilting but I’d sure like to get into it!

  55. Jan - April 30, 2012

    I think all of my quilts are ‘modern’ — they aren’t the traditional quilt patterns or fabric that I grew up with my mom making! Color is a great way to keep quilts modern too – make them loud and proud! You just have to make sure it’s the right amount of ‘fun’ !

  56. Jane H. - April 30, 2012

    I have done a couple of modern quilts and love making them just as much as making traditional quilts. I would love to have this quilt book.

  57. Cathy Koester - April 30, 2012

    I love new books and this one looks like a keeper!

  58. Karen - April 30, 2012

    Great to know there is a new type book for modern quilts being offered. I lean toward the traditional but my grandchildren prefer the modern. Can’t wait to try these new patterns. Thank you Amanda Jean and Cheryl.

  59. Marti Parsons - April 30, 2012

    I am of the older generation and was suprised when I started quilting a couple of years ago that my eye and interest was drawn to the modern quilt and vibrant colors. In my personal life I am very traditional and subdued. Guess quilting brought out the hidden personality I wasn’t aware lived inside me!

  60. Kim - April 30, 2012

    I’m new to quilting and always love looking at new books for idea’s and to learn new things. This book looks like a great one. Thanks for oppurtunity for a chance to win it.

  61. Deanne - April 30, 2012

    I love modern quilting and have done several!

  62. Pam @ Antique or Not - April 30, 2012

    I’m such a new quilter that I haven’t had the chance to try a modern quilt yet. But I’m game!

  63. Mona Cashman - April 30, 2012

    I just finished a Postage stamp quilt done in the modern way (strips). Loved it – I have three friends who want me to make them one also – I think I will teach them instead…..

  64. Cindy Reilly - April 30, 2012

    Wow, this book looks great and would be a wonderful addition to my quilting library. Thanks for giving all of us an opportunity to win a copy (hope its me ;)

  65. Grapenutrn - April 30, 2012

    I am a modern quilter! I am an Eleanor Burns “stripper” and a machine quilter. I have hand pieced and quilted some small items and machine piecing and quilting is much faster, so modern I am! My tip is if you are using a pattern always read the recommended directions thoroughly before starting and making any adjustments.

  66. Charlotte Amaro - April 30, 2012

    Nope, I haven’t made a modern quilt yet but I would like to. I relatively new to quilting (sewing for years). Thanks for the chance to win the book. It looks great! Good luck, everyone!

  67. Gayle L. - April 30, 2012

    I love all kinds of quilting and would love the chance to add this book to my library. I am not sure that anything I have made really counts as modern, not in most books.

  68. Karen P - April 30, 2012

    I made a modern baby quilt for my grandson, designed by my daughter. She chose the fabrics for it too. Since the fabrics and design were modern, it’s not “babyish” and he still loves it.

  69. Donna Tyson - April 30, 2012

    I like the simplicity of modern quilts. I have been looking at this book and would love to win a copy.

  70. Regina - April 30, 2012

    I think a lot of my quilts could be called Modern – I don’t really think about it and just go for it! I love the scrappy appeal of these – I can’t bear to let any bits go to waste!

  71. LaDonna - April 30, 2012

    I haven’t made a modern quilt, but just seeing the photos here make me want to!

  72. Janice Mc Laren - April 30, 2012

    I love making modern quilts. Using a modern print with a traditional pattern or block makes a really cool quilt.

  73. Joyce Carter - April 30, 2012

    I haven’t made any modern quilts yet, but I have seen a lot that I would like to try to make. Thanks so much for a chance to win this book.

  74. Charlotte H. - April 30, 2012

    I have not made a modern quilt yet. I am new to quilting. I am always looking for new ideas to try.

  75. Linda Christianson - April 30, 2012

    If anyone needs to use up scrapes it is me, too many tubs. Would love to win a book for my Birthday. I like modern quilts. I made one where you stack up 5″ block all different then cut into four parts- off angle. Then mix up the pieces. It was fun and different, but it is only wall size and has to take it turn on the wall with other wall quilts. Modern quilts I often quilt with big flowing movement.

  76. jmniffer - April 30, 2012

    I am fairly new to quilting and don’t have much for scraps…yet. I’m working on it! I haven’t made a Modern Quilt although several are on my wish list. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of this book.

  77. Jamie Lee - April 30, 2012

    I make modern quilts! My favorite tip is to use Clover glass head pins for accurate seams.

  78. Carol - April 30, 2012

    The only modern quilt I have made was by accident. I had put striped borders on a quilt and didn’t like them so I used them on the back, piecing them into the plain fabric as long strips. I love it!

  79. P Ryker - April 30, 2012

    I have purchased fabrics from Connecting Threads that I have been trying to find the right “modern Quilting” pattern. With all the new, easier ways to cut, piece and quilt, how can any quilt not be a modern quilt. I love piecing quilts together. It is a work that leaves even me surprised when finished. Thank you for a peek at the book.

  80. Barb - April 30, 2012

    I have been experimenting with modern quilts, and so far, I’m loving it! The graphic designs are crisp looking, and they are great stash-busters. This book would be great to win. Even the title is perfect. Thank you for the opportunity. Whoever the lucky winners are, this book is going to be a good resource.

  81. Sandy A in St. Louis - April 30, 2012

    I haven’t tried my hand at a modern quilt yet, but I am so wanting to! I did do a wall hanging that was a little on the modern side, so I guess that might count.

  82. Tina D - April 30, 2012

    I actually prefer modern quilt patterns, and have done a few. I would love to see what designs this book has to offer

  83. ginger - April 30, 2012

    Have never tried a modern quilt, but have been drooling over some ‘modern’ fabric lines lately. Would love this book to get myself started on one.

  84. Cindy B - April 30, 2012

    I have been trying some of the modern patterns as my two DDs are not big fans of the classic quilts. Modern quilts seem to catch the eye of the younger generation.

  85. Shannon - April 30, 2012

    Love modern quilts. Maybe not as difficult as traditional but VERY effective.Have 2-3 modern UFO’s at present…need to finish them up in case I could win that book!

  86. Virginia Hendricks - April 30, 2012

    I never have, but I would love to give one a try. I think I could learn a lot from this book!
    Thanks!

  87. Dixie - April 30, 2012

    Hmmm…I’m not so sure what the definition of a modern quilt is, so I won’t claim to have made one.

  88. WyoDi - April 30, 2012

    Wow, did I go out of my comfort zone this year with a creative quilt process I learned from a quilt artist. My tip: let all the rules go and just do it!

  89. Karrie Smith - April 30, 2012

    I haven’t tried to quilt using Modern quilting, but when I started quilting last year (ok, so I haven’t finished one yet, but I’m working on it), I found that I LOVE them. I think the big blocks of color are what I love about them, with the chance to showcase some smaller amounts of fabrics. I would LOVE to win a book for my bday on Thursday! THanks for the chance to win.

  90. Marilyn Lessner - May 1, 2012

    I have just started on my first “modern” quilt. The pattern is called Palace Steps. I have a large floral paisley fabric that needed something to show it off. Now my only problem is that in my haste to get started, I cut a couple of blocks 1//2 inch too small. Heading to the quilt shop for more fabric today. I would love to be a winner of this new quilt book!

  91. Tara - May 1, 2012

    not really but someone id like to make a quilt for I plan on making a more modern style.

  92. Sue - May 1, 2012

    What’s the description of a “modern quilt?” I love trying new ideas for my quilts but sometimes I can’t quite out where to go. I have fabric and ideas but have trouble picturing the final result. This book looks ideal for me.

  93. Traci Owens - May 1, 2012

    What a great book. thank you for the review!

  94. Lou Ann Bucheimer - May 1, 2012

    Oh what a great review, and what neat quilts are shown. Just the thing to help me with my stash!!!

  95. Marsel - May 1, 2012

    Most of my quilting is traditional blocks but I use a lot of modern techniques (strip quilting etc) and tools. I think a blend of the two is good — some traditional things are tried and true but some modern things are great improvements!

  96. Stephanie - May 1, 2012

    I’m a sucker for modern quilts! I particularly love using colourful modern fabrics against a white background.

  97. Kathy Biggs - May 1, 2012

    Yes, I have made a ‘modern’ quilt. My tip is to just go with your ‘creative flow’ thinking outside of the traditional ‘box’. The hardest thing for me is having to do a scrappy quilt of any kind; because my mind wants everything to match.

  98. ellen k - May 1, 2012

    I haven’t made one, but I’ve been studing my bold and solid prints and ready to try. I just love the cover quilt on this book, we should all be able to whip that out in a weekend:)

  99. Jennifer Hope - May 1, 2012

    Saturday afternoon + Sunday Morning = a great weekend!

  100. Stephanie - May 1, 2012

    I would love to have this book. I have plenty of scraps and stash and this will be my “out of the box” challenge should I win the book. Thank you very much!

  101. Beth B - May 1, 2012

    I guess some of my quilts are modern since they are not traditional.

  102. Heather Mentzer - May 1, 2012

    I’ve been making wonky log cabins if that counts. I have been collecting some patterns for quilts considered modern, I do love the clean lines.

  103. Sandy - May 1, 2012

    I haven’t made any modern quilts yet, but I have lots of scraps that I would love to use in making one. I would love to win a copy of this book. Thanks for the opportunity.

  104. Nicola - May 1, 2012

    Wow this would be a great way to get myself “out of the box”. I have lots of scraps that are collecting in a fairly large wicker basket and its pretty full!!!! I would love to win this book to help me break from my normal quilting!!!

  105. Liza - May 1, 2012

    I love the look of modern and would love to make one!

  106. Rhonda H. - May 1, 2012

    I guess “modern” is somewhat subjective so some of mine might be considered modern. Would love to win a copy of this book; thanks for the chance!

  107. Carol Vickers - May 1, 2012

    I’ve made a couple that I consider modern — and I’d love to have this book so that I can compare mine with those in the book. Always interested in something new!

  108. Suzanne - May 1, 2012

    I’m a huge fan of Amanda Jean and have made a ticker tape quilt. One tip I have is that every now and then it’s a good idea for me to scrap my scraps. Sometimes I need to start fresh and passing them along to someone else is both fun and cathartic.

  109. Michelle H - May 1, 2012

    No not yet…I’m new to quilting and just getting my feet wet but I’m planning on many quilts in my future and hoping to branch into something more than just basic blocks.

  110. Leah - May 1, 2012

    That books looks great…. I have lots of scraps, but haven’t used them….

  111. Lisa Marie - May 2, 2012

    Lately I’m doing more and more quilts that I consider modern. I’m always interested in seeing what new ideas and patterns a book has to offer. Thanks for the chance to win!

  112. Sandy Todd - May 2, 2012

    Heck, I don’t even know what a modern quilt is! With that said…I think I NEED this book! Thanks for the chance!

  113. Ellen Ban - May 2, 2012

    I love making modern quilts and not using a pattern. I love to just start piecing and see what evolves. I learned some great techniques from Gwen Marston’s books!

  114. Doris Gould - May 2, 2012

    I’m pretty new to quilting so I’m learning anything I can and trying out what tickles my fancy. Would love to win a copy to stretch my vision for future quilts.

  115. Pat - May 2, 2012

    I have so many scraps – this would be a wonderful start to give me some direction. I need a reason to use up some stash to buy more!

  116. LaNan Eldridge - May 2, 2012

    I haven’t tried one yet but I really like the new ‘mod’ fabrics and have used them in purses. It would be fun to have this book and broaden my horizons!

  117. Amy King - May 2, 2012

    I usually make more traditional quilts, but have made one baby quilt that would probably be considered modern (a Patrick Lose design). I have also made some children’s clothes for my daughter in more modern fabrics. I have quite a large stash of scraps, and could certainly use some help organizing them, and finding ways to use them! I too, love the look of the Up, Up and Away design.

  118. Karen B P - May 2, 2012

    I just started a modern quilt for my daughter with large bright prints and funky shaped appliques all over – definitely taking me out of my comfort zone!! But I find I am enjoying the stretch into bright fabrics and a little clash of colors here and there.

  119. Jane - May 2, 2012

    Hi!
    I really don’t know what consitutes a “modern” quilt – if it is just breaking away from tradition – but I do love non-traditional quilts. It all started with Freddy Moran and if you know her you know what I mean. I would love to have this book in my collection – bright and quick projects. Thanks for the chance.

  120. Terri - May 2, 2012

    I love making all kinds of quilts. Going through my patterns is one of my favorite steps in creating a quilt. This book looks like it is right up my alley! I would love to learn more about sorting my scraps and making them into fun quilts. My helpful hint, which may sound silly, is to have a waste basket on either side of me while I’m at my sewing machine. This way, it doesn’t matter which hand holds the item to be thrown away, you have your receptacle right there! There is actually less clean-up to be done later because there are two targets!

  121. Michele Van Epps - May 2, 2012

    I love making scrap quilts, and I suppose that the fabric choices would make them “modern”. I have made one quilt from wild orange, turquoise, purple and black fabrics, which had a distinctively modern look!
    This looks like a great book — I’ll have to try the Up Up and Away!

  122. Sandy W. - May 2, 2012

    I’m not sure what is considered a “modern” quilt. I’ve seen lots of white space in some, but not others. Sometimes I think it’s the neat color combinations that are being used. Haven’t tried one yet, but am certainly planning to do so in the future.

  123. Myrtle Yopp - May 2, 2012

    I made a “tile” quilt using very modern fabrics. I believe “tile” quilts were one of the first style of quilts made but using modern fabrics really brought it up-to-date. Would love to have the book. Thanks for the chance to win it!

  124. Wendy Bauman - May 2, 2012

    Thirty-five years ago I was looking for a way to use the scraps from sewing clothes for my two oldest daughters-you know the pieces that are not big enough for another garment but are two big to just throw away. I started making small quilted projects using cardboard templates and hand piecing. Needless to say my scrap collection is extensive -I’ve done three bedsized scrap quilts and am always looking for new ideas, especially ones using the brights and batiks that have accumulated-

  125. JoAnn - May 2, 2012

    I keep meaning to try scrap quilts but haven’t tried it as yet. Soon maybe!

  126. Jeanne Poore - May 2, 2012

    I make more scraps quilt than any other kind, miniature, small wall and as big as it grows. The more fabric the better is my motto.

  127. Francine - May 2, 2012

    what anice idea – just started to keep all my scraps -now for sure I know what I will do with them – thanks to you

  128. Lori Morton - May 2, 2012

    Well……bein’ pretty new to quilting, don’t think anything I’ve made would be called “Modern”..tho not really sure. LOL
    Know for sure, I would LOVE to win this book! Thanks for the chance! :)

  129. Idonna - May 2, 2012

    What a wonderful way to use up left over pieces of fabric from other quilts. I was going through a box of scraps a couple of days ago and yes, tiny pieces were thrown out but I have so many that still can be used. I will use them to make more quilts for my grandchildren and maybe my children also.

  130. Joanne A-Y - May 2, 2012

    What a beautiful book, I have tried using some of your great fabrics in charity sewing blocks for cancer awerness. The beautiful bright colors make the pieced blocks pop and add fun and cheer to the projects they are stitched into. We do blocks into totebags .
    Also did black with brights in a paper pieced project too awile but was worth all the efforts. Please keep making brights!

  131. SONJA HANSEN - May 2, 2012

    My efforts in “modern” quilting have been in different clothing/bag items. Am anxious to branch out even further.

  132. Beverly - May 2, 2012

    I think “modern” has amost as much to do with the fabric selection as the design. Almost any traditional quilt pattern can be “modernized” with the fantastic bold colors and prints available to today’s quilters.

  133. Laurie Quinn - May 2, 2012

    Love to read about a way to organize and use the scraps we just can’t part with.

  134. JoAnn Luckman - May 2, 2012

    I have a ton of scraps which I just can’t throw away. Would love to use them using this book.

  135. Judi P - May 2, 2012

    I agree that fabric choice makes a big difference in how modern a quilt looks. I have made a number of Buggy Barn quilts that look modern & have a pattern for a quilt with circles that would definitely fit! I love the idea of organizing & using scraps, too – would love the book – thanks!

  136. Lynda - May 2, 2012

    I’ve tried making modern quilts…but wouldn’t know what hints to share. I do love this book and am excited to try some scrappy quilts. I have lots of left overs!

  137. Sharon - May 2, 2012

    I love scraps and scrap quilts. I finished the “Love Is Patient” quilt for my niece, who is getting married this summer. I used batik scraps and it is beautiful, if I may say so myself! I guess I would consider that a “modern” quilt…

  138. Carol Fraley - May 2, 2012

    It all about the choose of fabric, when it comes to modern quilts. The simpler pattern the better.

  139. Sandy - May 2, 2012

    When I began quilting I was buying florals in soft colors, and I used only traditional patterns. Now that I am making quilts for the Linus Project, I’m using novelty prints and bright colors — perfect to get the attention of a hospitalized child. New design ideas are always welcome!

  140. Sherry J. - May 2, 2012

    I would love to make a modern quilt, my daughter and daughter in laws would love it. Looks like a great book.

  141. Alvera Chvilicek - May 2, 2012

    I like to make scrappy quilts. The next one is neater or prettier then the one before.

  142. Linda Smith - May 2, 2012

    I have made many quilts in the last 5 years, not sure you would call any of the modern quilts, but I would love to win the book thanks :-)

  143. Carol - May 2, 2012

    I’d consider any quilt made with vibrant, fresh colors to be a ‘modern’ quilt, as opposed to using the more traditional colors. I’ve made several quilts with brights, or crazy prints, and love each of them. AND, I too have a huge bin of scraps that are waiting for the next great scrap quilt pattern! Love the look of the book.

  144. Janet Crossman - May 2, 2012

    I would love to have this book as I am always looking for new patterns to make for Victoria Quilts, a service that donates quilts to cancer patients,as they are usually chilly taking treatments.
    Thanks

  145. Jennifer Kinney - May 2, 2012

    I have not tried to do a modern quilt. It would be something new to try, though. I just love anything to do with quilting and am willing to try something new!

  146. Annette Fink - May 2, 2012

    I have made many “modern” quilts, Mom and I have made them for years. She was a young teen during the depression and know the motto! She used up everything, but tied it all together with a perfect color to calm the wildness. I love to work with brights for kids, and for me jewel tones.
    One tip I can offer is to scatter the pieces that you may want to use on the floor and then do a trial run with the main fabric, it will quickly show the pieces to leave out of the mix.

  147. Nikki Moshier - May 2, 2012

    I bought a kit of Kaffe Fassett fabrics at a quilt show. My sister wanted a “garden floral” quilt and what better than Kaffe Florals? It was a bit wild for me and I struggled with the backing fabric. She loves dogs so I used some of my dog fabric, outlined them in my purple fabric stash and made a row of blocks. Put them off centered on the back of the quilt in my solid backing. Quilted it on my DSM in rows, off centered also…for that modern flair. Now she has a reversible quilt…one side a bit calm and the other for her wild moments. I was very pleased with myself….for thinking outside the box…in a modern way. So that is my tip….think outside the box!

  148. Pat Scull - May 2, 2012

    I have finished several baby quilts, and have done 3 quilt tops…they need to be quilted.
    I would love to win this book to use some of the many scraps I have.

  149. Mary - May 2, 2012

    I am a novice quilter, and I don’t think that the lap quilt I am making counts as modern. Log Cabin is pretty traditional, isn’t it? So no tips.

  150. Drue Cochran - May 2, 2012

    Guess I really don’t know what you are considering a “Modern Quilt” pattern. When I look back at older quilts, I really don’t see a lot of difference…maybe not as scrappy as they used to be sometimes. I do a lot of applique’ quilts and pieced quilts. I have never been too much into scrappy quilts, but you never say never and I’m getting quite a large stash building up, so maybe this is another step to take.
    I think I like her patterns because she tends to break up the scrappy with a “solid” fabric, which seems to make it a little less busy.
    I would love to have her book to try my hand at her techniques.

  151. Donna Caldwell - May 2, 2012

    When I started sewing again after years of other crafts, I told friends that I would never cut apart fabric into little pieces and sew it back together. Now, I have a closet stash and my scrap box is bulging – again. I have turned those scraps into blocks for future quilts. My challenge would be to create a more modern quilt from the scraps instead of the traditional patchwork squares. I would love to tackle that challenge.

  152. Suzanne B. - May 2, 2012

    I have recently tried my hand at doing a modern quilt. And when I started with the scraps I thought oh my how is this going to look! Then when I picked out the material for the sashing and borders and backing, my friend said I don’t know how that will look. When it was finished the comments have been – “it looks spectacular.” I would love to have a copy of the book to learn more.

  153. Joelle Lambert - May 2, 2012

    I recently completed a challenge quilt for the Bay Area Modern Quilt Guild using Echo fabrics and I totall made up the blocks- very modern. Since there are no rules, it is hard to give advice except to “go where you want to go, do what you want to do”.

  154. Jo - May 2, 2012

    I made a quilt with a modern-patterned jelly roll. Because of the intricate designs in the fabrics, I called it my “ugly” quilt until I added the border. That made a big difference and it turned out great.

  155. Carol Sawchyn - May 2, 2012

    This looks like a fantastic book to use up some of my many scraps. Thanks for the opportunity…I would love to win it.

  156. Terry Johnson - May 2, 2012

    I just finished what I think might be modern, a baby quilt
    for my new granddaughter to arrive May 28th . Made with circles. Hope to win. Thanks!!!

  157. Helen Petrik - May 2, 2012

    As I make my charity quilts for the Mayo Clinic/St Mary’s Hospital Pediatric Infusion Therapy Unit (kids’ chemo), I find modern quilts are often more appealing to the younger eye. These kids need bright colors but not necessarily intricate designs – focus on fabric instead of a traditional pattern. I would love to have this book to vary my offerings to these courageous kids.

  158. Deborah - May 2, 2012

    I’ve not yet made a modern quilt but would certainly like to try one. Thanks for the opportunity to win an inspiring book!

  159. Amanda Best - May 2, 2012

    I have never made a modern style quilt. I have bought a few fabrics that are modern style because I adored them, but wasn’t sure what to use them in. This book looks very interesting and full of fresh ideas, would love to win it!

  160. Nancy Searcy - May 2, 2012

    I love using the modern design of patterns for traditional fabrics and bold fabrics. Right now I am doing a drunkard’s path using batiks and traditional fabric. I plan to do one all in batiks for a Confirmation quilt next year. I love using scraps from one quilt and do the next one totally different. What a challenge!

  161. Sarah Silk - May 2, 2012

    I recently did a stitch & flip quilt on muslin squares with strips of one color family in each box. Challenge was to use the strips from one box as you picked them up-no matching allowed. A modern look to a very old-fashioned use-it-up quilt depending on fabric in your stash. Some of my fellow quilters found it hard to be this spontaneous! They became addicted and we have a beautiful comfort quilt for an ill quilter.

  162. Liz Ogden - May 2, 2012

    I have not made a full size modern quilt but I have made modern table runners/mats. I have given them away as gifts as they would not fit with my decor.

  163. Leanne Clare - May 2, 2012

    I have made a couple of modern quilts – I love the feeling of doing something totally different and free feeling! Still struggling with some aspects though – I have a hard time doing the asymmetrical thing!

  164. Ann Campbell - May 2, 2012

    I’m a real novice but have discovered that I always gravitate toward “bold &bright” in the quilt shop. It would be so much fun to see these quilts in reds, blues, purples, & greens! Thanks for giving me the chance to win.

  165. C J - May 2, 2012

    Scrapes reflect the quilts that have been made and are an excellent way to create by thinking outside the box. Be it a challenge quilt or just creative it is nat to use leftovers.

  166. Carole Cameron - May 2, 2012

    I have been quilting for many years but am intrigued by the modern quilts and am seriously thinking of using some of my scraps or even my stash to make one !!

  167. Christine Herbkersman - May 2, 2012

    I’ve made a quilt with nuetrals which I think looks more modern than anything else I’ve made. I’ve named it The
    Charge of the Flower Brigade as it looks like modern florals climbing up a fence. My only tip would be to carefully choose the quilting design. You don’t want an old design on your modern quilt. Try something geometric.

  168. Mutti - May 2, 2012

    Not yet, but I am ready! Thanks!

  169. Connie - May 2, 2012

    I have not tried a modern quilt yet… they look like something that would certainly appeal to my grandkids – they really aren’t into the ones that catch my eye! Thanks for the opportunity to win the book.

  170. Michelle - May 2, 2012

    I haven’t tried a modern quilt, but I love the style of these, and I really love the contrast that some of them have!

  171. Erica/beeps! - May 2, 2012

    I love modern and traditional quilting. I like Amanda’s site and have done one of her quilt along in the past.

  172. Julia - May 2, 2012

    I’ve always liked bold graphic quilts and find that I like the modern quilts a lot. I’ve made a couple of wallhangings that can be classified as modern quilts.

  173. Debra Press - May 2, 2012

    I love making quilts, I have made 13 and am in the process of selecting fabrics for number 14. I have seen the modern quilts but haven’t I would love to have an opportunity to win this book and make one from there.

  174. DeLaine - May 2, 2012

    I love bright/bold fabric and have some great scraps and not so scraps that would look beautiful in the quilt on the cover. Would love to win the book.

  175. LauraW - May 2, 2012

    I love modern quilting! The colors, the styles, the randomness is empowering, and Scrap quilts are the best of all. When paper peicing I now find myself cutting things a larger then I need so that I can keep the scraps for later. (Sad but true)

  176. Rebecca McEachern - May 2, 2012

    My second quilt was a modern quilt from a pattern in a magazine. I made it for my granddaughter, who was graduating from high school. Not having a clue what I was doing, I followed the pattern basically, but made a few changes to reflect my granddaughter’s accomplishments. I also changed the colors, which got a little confusing, but the only thing I would change about the experience, is to find a larger, more open space to spray fabric paint.

  177. Shirley Janzen - May 2, 2012

    I have only begun quilting in the last year, since I have retired. I have done table runners and wall hangings. As a tip I suggests some classes to start as there are ideas I wouldn’t have thought of. I am enjoying more time at my sewing machine. thanks for a chance to enter your contest.

  178. Nancy - May 2, 2012

    I have done very little that I would consider modern. I have recently done a few small projects with batiks but not sure if you call that modern. I have seen several that I really like and figure that one will be in my tori pile soon. Thank you for the opportunity to win one of these books.

  179. Melanie Logsdon - May 2, 2012

    I am new to quilting, so I have not made a modern quilt. Sticking to the basics at the beginning seems to be the best way to learn. That said, I am always looking for quilting books to add to my book collection!
    kmrel4@gmail.com

  180. Linda Crandall - May 2, 2012

    Hi Friends,
    I love your website. You’re the only one I’ve placed orders @ yet. Your fabrics are such good quality & so reasonably priced. I’ve only made four or five quilted project so far. But I LOVE quilting: choosing a design, selecting fabrics, planning how to use the fabrics , cutting, and sewing it all together. I even love hand-stitching the binding to finish up the quilt. This is the first time I’ve seen your blog. Hope to check in w/ you again.
    Linda

  181. Joyce - May 2, 2012

    I have done some modern quilts. I love the straight stitching for quilting – so easy and attractive!

  182. Shirley - May 2, 2012

    I love scrappy and from what I see that you showed of the book I will be able to use up alot of my scraps. When the quilts are finished they go to cherity –but the last 3 years I have been sendint them to the soldiers in Afaganastan.

  183. Joan L. Klein - May 2, 2012

    I have not finished one but I find myself picking up more and more of bright prints, modern shapes and prints so I expect one soon. I would love to have a copy of SUNDAY MORNING QUILTS for guidance and inspiration.

  184. Sue McIver - May 2, 2012

    I have a wonderful fabric stash, I would love to put it to great use with this Wonderful Book.

  185. Cathy - May 2, 2012

    I challenged a good friend to a lap-sized quilt challenge. I laid out the rules whcih in cluded it had to be an original design and of course we had to use stash only. It was so much fun and after a month we had a show-n-tell…along with a good glass of wine.

  186. Dixie McAdam - May 2, 2012

    Have lots of scraps that I would like & plan to sew up. This book has some great ideas in the pages I was able to flip through. I’m sure members of the quilt guild I belong to would also love the projects. We’re always looking for new techniques to try.

  187. Kathy Burns - May 2, 2012

    I love the quilts in this book and see several I want to make. I have lots of scraps crying to be used.

  188. Elyse - May 2, 2012

    I have alot of small scraps I really need to make something with. This book would be great for giving me some ideas. I am not big on traditional quilts. But have seen some patterns that was old with a twist for a modern look I might like to try to make.

  189. sandi - May 2, 2012

    I love the modern hot colors of a bali pop quilt that I’am working on, they are the watermelon series. I also have many scraps to put to use with this book. Thanks for the opportunity to enter for the give away.

  190. VIRGINIA LANDRY - May 2, 2012

    I love modern quilts. Most of those I make tend toward that style, although I don’t really think in terms of “What style is this?” when I am planning a quilt. I just look for pleasing lines that create a “different” look, and fabrics that reinforce it. I like to look at the work of others for inspiration, and this book would be right up my alley.

  191. Robin Tuckerman - May 2, 2012

    I love the fresh look of this book, it does seem like a lazy Sunday afternoon. I can’t seem to sew all the quilts I want to make and I have plenty of scraps to tackle this book.

  192. Andrea Dooley - May 2, 2012

    I love modern quilts. I made your Precious Gems quilt with your batik fabric and won 1st place at the Riverside County Fair and Date Festival in 2/1012.

  193. Sue Nelson - May 2, 2012

    I have been waiting for this book. Love, love all the quilts. I have already picked out fabric to start one. Keeping my fingers crossed that you pick me. Thank you for the chance.

  194. Adriana - May 2, 2012

    I am new to quilting and I love it, I need all the help I can get and the book will come in handy. A happy customer of Connecting Threads.

  195. Karen L. - May 2, 2012

    If Amanda Jean is a co-author of this book, you bet I would love to win it. She makes such great quilts and her blog is fantastic. I have not really made a modern quilt yet but I have been getting into geometric quilts such as the bento box design so maybe I am headed in that direction.

  196. Marilyn W. - May 2, 2012

    I have not yet done a modern quilt, but if I win this book, I certainly will!!

  197. Mary Claire Petro - May 2, 2012

    Love, love, LOVE modern quilts. And it’s not so much the patterns as it is THE FABRIC! My advice: just jump in with both feet and embrace the new, modern fabrics. Mix them with some of the stash you have, and enjoy the wonderful results!

  198. Katherine - May 2, 2012

    I have embraced modern quilting. To me, making it modern is all about using fresh colours and having fun – whether I use traditional blocks, improvised ones or whip up something from scraps. Solids or prints – just keep those colours lively!
    Thanks for the chance to win. Scrappy quilts are my favourites!

  199. Judy A - May 2, 2012

    My “modern” quilt was made with 150 squares of watercolor fabric cut into 1/2 square triangles, alternated with blacks. Measure and trim, measure and trim, measure and trim!

  200. Carol Buckner - May 2, 2012

    I haven’t made a modern quilt….yet!
    Have bought some modern style fabric, which I love.
    Would love to win!

  201. Kristy H - May 2, 2012

    Sunday Morning Quilts, what a great name for the book! Everyone loves Sundays and fun quilts. I’d love to have a copy. I’m too new to quilting to give tips but quilts are a work of art filled with love.

  202. Bonnie Larson - May 2, 2012

    I have not done any modern quilts per say, I do machine quilt the tops but tend to do more traditional block style quilts. I would love to check out this book to get out of my rut…….

  203. Vickie Lilly - May 2, 2012

    I have never done a modern quilt and have never wanted to until seeing the preview of this book. I saw several patterns in the book I think I would enjoy making. I love the title (although I’m in church on Sunday mornings) and felt the cover very inviting and warming (as quilts should be). I am a very traditional quilter…hand piecing and hand quilting…although I’ll probably come over to the dark side for piecing to speed the process up. It would be wonderful to win this book to transition me to be more modern

  204. Betty McConnell - May 2, 2012

    I recently made a large Oriental wall hanging and I love the beauty of these fabrics. I think it would be classed as modern – they didn’t have these gorgeous fabrics in the old days!
    My advice would be to choose some fabric that you love and just go with it.

  205. Glynis - May 2, 2012

    Amanda Jean, Bill and Weeks Ringle, Elizabeth Hartman, Jacquie Gehrig, Penny Layman and many other modern quilt bloggers have inspired me to let myself get out of the box in terms of putting together quilts that express style, skill, and simplicity while showcasing the beautiful fabrics that are available. I have learned to get fabrics that I really LOVE and then actually use them, playfully mixing colors, shapes, patterns and even genres without fear! I have also learned that if I love how the fabrics feel together, it’s okay. And I love using big pieces that showcase the larger prints versus avoiding them or cutting them into tiny pieces. Now we are having fun!! Amanda Jean is actually the way I found Connecting Threads!

  206. Georgena Miko - May 2, 2012

    The last fabric and pattern I purchased were for a “modern quilt” Haven’t starte yet but hope to soon. I have sooooooo many scraps I would love to win this book.

  207. MarciaW - May 2, 2012

    I’ve made some modern sampler blocks with regular fabrics just to see if liked it. I did! So, it would be great to have a book full of tips to guide me. Thanks for the chance.

  208. Roberta DesRoches - May 2, 2012

    I haven`t actually made a modern quilt persay but many of my backings have had a modern look because I patch together all the leftover fabrics and end up with a Gee`s Bend look. Is That considered modern/.

  209. Kim McPeake - May 2, 2012

    Love your sample using the brown background fabric. I really want this book. My guild had a monochromatic challenge last summer, which I was determined to try. My quilt was in every value of orange. It really takes you out of your box to try something new. Thanks for a great website and your products.

  210. Margaret Parks - May 2, 2012

    I have never made a Modern quilt, but I have been leaning more and more toward making one.

  211. Michelle Wise - May 2, 2012

    I have never done a modern quilt but I am always trying new techniques. I’d LOVE that book!

  212. Marjorie Hood - May 2, 2012

    I have not made a modern quilt but would like to try. Thank you for the chance to win a quilt that will get me going in that direction.

  213. J Nelson - May 2, 2012

    I haven’t tried a modern quilt. I’m very new to quiltling and can use any new ideas or books that I can find. Yours looked like a fun one.

  214. Deborah Werner - May 2, 2012

    I’m working on the ‘You Zig I’ll Zag’ quilt using Reunion from the Moda Bake Shoppe site. So far, so good! I would love to have a copy of this book. Thanks for the opportunity.

  215. Kay Benedict - May 2, 2012

    I love the clean – sometimes minimalist – look of modern quilts. I’ve been inspired to do more straight line quilting and to use more solid fabrics (as well as some modern prints, like the fabrics from Sweetwater). Amanda Jean’s blog is one of my favorites, so I can’t wait to get my hands on her new book!

  216. Jolene Calvin - May 2, 2012

    I just love making all kinds of quilts. Thank you for an opportunity to win this book as I have just started making scrap quilts!

  217. Helen unterborn - May 2, 2012

    Just finished my first. A baby quilt for my third grandchild. Want to try more. This book looks like a great resource.

  218. Ruth Weippert - May 2, 2012

    No I’ve never done a modern quilt. Living in the northern woods I tend to gravitate towards rustic style. It may be exciting to try something different. Thanks for opportunity,

  219. Erica - May 2, 2012

    A modern quilt … on my list of quilts I definitely want to make.

  220. Su Scott - May 2, 2012

    One cool thing about modern…. it’s an “attitude, not an age” which I read somewhere. I’m embracing the clean and simple lines. It’s the attitude of fresh design and carrying on the ‘tradition’ of quilting. Fresh fabrics, fresh designs, a refresh of quilting. My next quilt will be a ‘modern’ quilt. Graduations are here. love it! Su :-}

  221. Marilyn - May 2, 2012

    I am so happy to get a chance to win this book. I have just started to make more modern type quilts and they are a joy. I really enjoy her site and check it often. I do family and charity quilts and I just think that this book would be a real help. The clean line quilting in modern quilting is what really excites me.

  222. Sherry Laferriere - May 2, 2012

    I have tried a few modern quilts, and enjoy their casual look. But, I want to try more and would love to see some new quilt styles.

  223. Renee Serreze - May 2, 2012

    I have been quilting for quite a few years. I have always tried to purchase just enough fabric to finish a project. I have heard others talk about their stashes and scraps. After seeing this book, I want to make a modern quilt. I will have to start with purchasing fabric, but, no longer will I be so careful about how much I purchase. I can get “a little bit extra” so that I can start my stash/scraps.

  224. Brenda - May 2, 2012

    I had a quilt book from the library with some really modern quilt designs that I thought were cool. I bought fabric to try one but have so many scraps from sewing for my daughters when they were little, plus some of those dresses I want to cut up to use on a quilt. Would appreciate pointers on organizing those scraps, sounds like this book may be a help.

  225. Connie - May 2, 2012

    Each generation of women may consider their quilt a modern one. The beauty of any quilt can hardly be separated from the one who quilts the design. I like modern quilts but will never cease quilting older, lovable patterns.

  226. Jennifer - May 2, 2012

    This book looks amazing! Would love to use up my scraps making a modern quilt.

  227. Shelly S. - May 2, 2012

    I’ve made a few “modern” quilts, which to me are new colorways/fabrics
    on traditional patterns. I’d love to try some more and think this
    book would be a wonderful inspiration!

  228. Bon Fillpot - May 2, 2012

    I love the clean, simple lines of the modern quilts. Right now, I’m in the process of finishing the 3rd quilt top of 3 very traditional pieced twin size, for my 3 grand kids. A new twist, will be a pleasure to work on. And, tips on sorting and then USING all the quilt scraps I’ve acquired from over 25 yrs, of quilting is an added bonus!
    Thanks for the opportunity to have the chance of winning this fabulous book.

  229. Merri Lynn Voss - May 2, 2012

    I’m afraid I haven’t tried any modern quilting. Some of it doesn’t appeal to me, but with the right book I would give it a try.

  230. PJ - May 2, 2012

    I am just learning to quilt. This book looks amazing. Thanks for the chance to win

  231. Leann Williams - May 2, 2012

    I would love to have a book on making scrappy quilts as I have lots and lots of scraps. Just put a bunch of triangles in my give-away bag.

  232. Bethany Nelson - May 2, 2012

    I don’t know what a modern quilt is, but havemade quilts for a few years. Bed quilts, wallhangings, raffle, and charity and gifts.

  233. Bernice - May 2, 2012

    I love the chance to win a quilt book. I have been a quilter for 15 years and have accumulated many scraps. I’d love some suggestions on what to do with them!

  234. Wendy Williams - May 2, 2012

    I have sewed all my life. But in the last 2 years I have begun “quilting”. A long time friend got me interested and she showed me her hand quilting ways. My first quilt was for my grandson in the John Deere theme. He loves John Deere tractors. In my opinion it was very modern, bright yellows, gold, greens and blues. I am anxious to start another quilt. I need guidance and this book just might be what I need. Thanks for the opportunity.

  235. Karen Vail - May 2, 2012

    I have just started quilting and I find my tastes tends more toward modern than traditional. I have been searching for inspiration and would love this book. Thanks for the chance to win it.

  236. Deborah - May 2, 2012

    Scraps,scraps,who’s got the scraps? Me!!! This looks like the perfect, and new, way to use them! Can’t wait to try these patterns (hope,hope)!

  237. Donna Doyle - May 2, 2012

    I have quilted for years and not exactly sure what a modern quilt is. I have made lots of scrappy quilts and love quilt books. Love to win

  238. Rita Goshorn - May 2, 2012

    haven’t made a modern quilt yet, though i do have some on my list. this looks like a good book to help me along. thanx for the opportunity to win it.

  239. Fran McCoy - May 2, 2012

    When it is dark and gloomy outside (most days in Washington), a new book picks me up and brings a smile to my face.
    Then, when the rain stops, I have a smile on my face as I go shopping for fabrics.

  240. Ada Shave - May 2, 2012

    I think some of mine my be mordern, I have purchased kits and they are new patterns.

  241. Ann Boehm - May 2, 2012

    I’m always ready for new ways to use scraps whether it be in a modern way or old fashioned! I would love to win this book and add it to my collection.

  242. Margaret - May 2, 2012

    While my tastes lean toward the traditional quilt, I’m always ready to try something new. My fabric, yes, yardage AND scraps, are threatening to overtake the house. You cannot have too many quilt books though. ;-)

  243. Jane McAllister - May 2, 2012

    I love using my scraps and really like something quick but pretty. Almost all my quilts, wall hangings, bags etc are sold to support the horse rescue and keep the feed and vet bills paid. Always looking for fresh ideas and not sure what is modern, but like to try new things.

  244. Geri Ankiel - May 2, 2012

    I got so excited seeing the color ways and patterns. The one the little girl is wrapped in is like being in a candy store. Yummy! Then along comes the contrast 1/2 squares with a bit more pizazz in the pattern. The browns especially caught my eye. I have some fabric that is sort of African style pattern and this looks like the perfect fit. My, what a bonus to find a book that would inspire such a variety ov styles. It would be great to make one of these and show my excellent quilting friend as she is always many steps ahead of me. She teaches me too. That’s a real friend. Thanks for listening :)

  245. Amanda W. - May 2, 2012

    I absolutely love the look of modern quilts, but have not yet attempted one. This books would be a great place to start. I love the colors she uses.

  246. Susie - May 2, 2012

    I have been quilting for 39 years and although I still enjoy “traditional “patterns, I have been making more contemporary (or modern) quilts the last 5 or 6 years. I especially love to work with batiks. I love all the new ways to use cut and use “scraps”. I always have the right (connecting) thread color!

  247. Tami O - May 2, 2012

    I have never tried a modern quilt but I would try any kind of a quilt!

  248. Renea - May 2, 2012

    I have never made a modern quilt but would love to try. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  249. michelle - May 2, 2012

    I have recently gotten into quilting after many years of looking at quilts and thinking I wonder if I can do that. So, I put it to the test and fell completely in love with craft. Would love to win a copy of a great modern quilt book. Have started to accumilate a great scrap pile especially batiks in bright colors and would love a great book full of ideas to use them up.

  250. Sue Goodin - May 2, 2012

    When making a scrap Modern Quilt, put your scraps into a paper bag and shake, pull out a piece and use it as long as it’s not the same piece or it makes you want to throw-up but have fun.

  251. Shawn Mothershead - May 2, 2012

    I love this book! I don’t do many modern quilts, but I do make kids quilts for the Quilt Dreamers guild and these patterns would be perfect! I would like to do the funky gumdrop pattern (not sure this title is quite right, but you’ll know the quilt). It would be wonderful to have this book for guild members to use and make lots of charity quilts!

  252. Colleen - May 2, 2012

    I would love to learn more about modern quilts. Thanks for the giveaway.

  253. NIKKI NOFFSINGER - May 2, 2012

    Modern quilts are like learning to eat with your left hand–process is the same but the rules are a little different. If you do traditional, old fashioned quilts the modern quilt seems like “cheating”. Fewer rules, more free spirit quilting, but they are fun.

  254. Robin Gustafson - May 2, 2012

    I am just in the process of finishing up my 2nd modern quilt (this one for my 30 year old daughter). That’s kind of amazing in that I have only been quilting since August of 2011 and have designed and finished 6 quilts with this latest. I find the modern quilts more fun/satisfying and they appeal more to my artistic tendencies as I have been forced to design, piece and quilt them from scratch–no traditional blocks and no patterns. Must admit that I agonize significantly more over the modern designs and my next several quilts will most likely be much more traditional following someelse’s patterns. Much quicker that way! After I finish the next several traditional quilts requested by family members, I’ll probably go back to my own modern designs and perhaps some arty wall hangings. We’ll see. By the way….I rotary cut, machine piece and machine quilt my own work on a very cheap and smallish Brother Sewing machine. My last quilt was a largish Queen batik quilt and I taught myself how to free-motion quilt to finish it off. If I can do it; I’m sure anyone else can. I’m a quilt newbie/novice and I love Connecting Threads!

  255. Carol Reese - May 2, 2012

    I like both traditional and modern quilts. Birthday Presents from “Take Two and Add a Few” has become a go-to quilt for me for a quick gift. It looks a lot more complicated than it is, and it goes together quickly and easily. When I made it for my granddaughter, I used 20 different animal print and batik fabrics in mostly purples, blues, hot pinks and blacks. All her friends want me to make them one like it! I need more scrap quilt ideas, because I have a huge stash and would like to use a lot of it up making quilts for Project Linus and other worthy causes.

  256. Cheryl - May 2, 2012

    I love the clean line & look of modern quilting. Often there is less piecing to do so the quilt finishes more quickly. I love also the bold colours used.

  257. Kathy - May 2, 2012

    I haven’t made a modern quilt (yet!) but this book would encourage me to try it!

  258. Sharon Whalen - May 2, 2012

    I have sewn for many years (over 50) and have quilted, too. My quilts have all been traditional. Lately, I have been looking at modern quilting patterns. Winning this book would give me a place to begin exploring what it is like, quilting modern.

  259. Karen Alexander - May 2, 2012

    Modern, Schmodern! What’s in a name?
    A quilt’s is still a quilt! I don’t want to spoil the parade of “new” here, but one of my very first quilts, oh-so-many years ago would probably have gone undercover as “modern”… it was called a “trip around the world”… And didn’t we invent that modern thing back in’68? Just a few years ago, these quilts would have been called “easy” or “simple” or “strip”or “Amish”… etc. I think we are just creating a new name for a very old game! I love the “modern” moniker, but don’t really see much “difference” to it, just more designs to try, with lovely new fabrics!

  260. Barbara - May 2, 2012

    The bright colors of modern quilts is my addiction. I love to design my own, but I always keep them simple until I learn more (hopefully!). Piecing is a great pastime. Some day I hope to even make a quilt for myself! That is, after I complete quilts for all my children and grandchildren, and future great-grandbabies.

  261. Maureen - May 2, 2012

    I love the modern spin on traditional quilt blocks and the beautiful modern color combinations. I’ve made a number of “modern” quilts from patterns I’ve found on blogs!

  262. Kathleen - May 2, 2012

    I would love to win this book because I’ve never made a modern quilt and it looks like this book would give me some great suggestions! Thank you for the opportunity to win.

  263. Tammy Hempel - May 2, 2012

    Most of the quilts that I make are a cross between traditional and modern. I am always on the look out for new ways of doing different things. I would love this book!

  264. Tonia Holm - May 2, 2012

    I have not made a modern quilt yet, but fully intend to do so. I purchased a pattern at the SEW EXPO in Puyallup this spring and can’t wait to try it. I have seen the inside of this book and would love to own it!

  265. Linda - May 2, 2012

    I love what I have seen of this book so far. I follow the writers blog at crazy mom quilts on blogger.
    I would love to win a copy!

  266. Joane - May 2, 2012

    I’m falling in love with all the modern quilts I’ve been seeing…. especially the ones using WHITE in them! Sure would love to win this book to try some of the patterns. Looks like fun!

  267. Cindy Radtke - May 2, 2012

    Have done a little of everything. Last one I did that was “modern” my husband didn’t care for but I liked it. (guess that’s all that matters, huh). Would love to win a copy of this book. I too follow her on “Crazy Mom Quilts”. Have seen a few pages on line that I could “Peek” into, and would love to win the book. Never can have too many.

  268. charlotte henson - May 2, 2012

    I have never tried a modern quilt but I borrowed this book from out library and absolutely love it! Can’t wait to try my hand at one.

  269. Joanne Patrick Lomax - May 2, 2012

    Thank you Connecting Threads, for making this book available through a contest. I was able to look through Sunday Morning Quilts. Some very whimsical quilts in this book. What a great opportunity to try a new style. Good Luck to all of us.

  270. Nila Randles - May 2, 2012

    This book looks like something I would love to use. I love making old styles and modern quilts and pour over my books and magazine,dreaming what I will make next.

  271. Billie Carter - May 3, 2012

    I’m relatively new to quilting and have never made a modern quilt. I pour over patterns and would love to attempt a modern quilt!

  272. Ruth - May 3, 2012

    I have never used a pattern before. I make up the quilt as I go along. Not sure what type of quilt mind would be consisdered. Maybe that is what I do.A book would be nice for some new ideas. Thank you.

  273. Susan - May 3, 2012

    I’m not sure how you are defining a modern quilt. If it means. Since I recently started quilting, I have made a log cabin heart wall hanging and a sampler wall hanging with “tradtional” blocks. I have also begun to do paperpiecing.

  274. KAY - May 3, 2012

    I would love this book on modern quilt patterns. I love to quilt and I do a variety of quilt patterns.

  275. Darlene - May 3, 2012

    I believe I have made a modern quilt and it is still in progress. What quilter can’t use more patterns?

  276. Julia Lussier - May 3, 2012

    I don’t believe I’ve ever made a “modern” quilt,but would love to find out what they are and how to make one.I love making scrap quilts!Thanks for the chance to win this book.

  277. Kathleen MacKinnon - May 3, 2012

    I have 2 quilts in progress at the moment- a rainbow log cabin and a dragonfly paper piece one that I am making up as I go along…. any new pattern to try is exciting and fun!

  278. Joan Amode - May 3, 2012

    Never tried a quilt like this but looks like fun….

  279. Theresa - May 3, 2012

    I have never tried a “modern” quilt, however I am looking forward to making one.

  280. Linda L.Brown - May 3, 2012

    ’tis always fun to find a new idea in quilting.
    AND, a chance to get a free book for my quilting
    library. at present, i’m doing a (c.p.r.)restore
    back to life 1940’s quilt top. i have saved the squares, and backing- now to complete.interesting tho!

  281. Judi - May 3, 2012

    What a great idea. Modern quilts, heirloom quilts, scrap quilts: all keep us happy and creative.

  282. Paula Carruth - May 3, 2012

    I have not made a modern quilt, so to speak. Some are too ‘artsy’ for me. But these look like something I would enjoy putting together.

  283. Nancy - May 3, 2012

    I have never made a modern quilt, but this book should inspire me to make one. But if not the patterns would work for my “primitive scraps” !

  284. madeline - May 3, 2012

    I didnt think scrap quilting was modern, but I have made quilts similar to what these look like.

  285. Patty O - May 3, 2012

    Making scrappy quilts is my favorite. I would love to have a copy of her new book. Just finished a Jewel Box quilt. Lots of fun.

  286. Liz Johnson - May 3, 2012

    I have been a traditional quilter, but the “Sunday Morning Quilts books looks like one that could make me a convert, quickly! My scrap tote is overflowing, and I desperately want to organize and use them all, somehow.

  287. Louise Jordan - May 3, 2012

    I am a pretty traditional quilter but always interested in trying a different approach.

  288. Shauna Bouvier - May 3, 2012

    I have made a few modern baby quilts and would welcome a copy of Sunday Morning Quilts for more ideas, tips and inspiration. One quilt that has been on my list for a long time is the Ticker Tape Quilt.

  289. Shirley Deslatte - May 3, 2012

    I’ve never made a “modern” quilt, but do so admire them. Not being artistic myself, they are a real mystery to me how that much beauty can come from a quilt.
    Quilting for many years (I’m nearly 80) & being so thrifty (cheap?), I sure have more than my share of SCRAPS. So I’m always looking for new ways to use them us. AND a new ‘challenge’ to try to keep my mind a little more sharp ;-)
    I love the Up, Up Away pattern w/the brown main color & would be honored to win a copy of the Sunday Morning Quilts. Thanks for the contest.
    Happy quilting & may all your quilts be filled w/love.

  290. Paula Stanton - May 3, 2012

    I’m new to quilting and love looking at and trying new patterns. Want to have my own “library” to be able to choose patterns to make.

  291. Joan Davis - May 3, 2012

    I use Amy Butler, Kaffee Faucett and other designers’ fabrics in quilts with a modern design. My scraps and stash from these quilts creates very bright and colorful scrap quilts. I sometimes can say the scrap quilt is prettier because it is unstructured which to me is the “modern” or art quilt. It is all about color and a free flowing design.

  292. Christine - May 3, 2012

    I don’t think anything I’ve made counts as “modern” but this book is beautiful.

  293. Mandi Gordon - May 3, 2012

    I adore modern quilts but haven’t been brave enough to make one. This is my year! I’m in love with life and quilts! And this hook would help my dream immensely!

  294. K Hutchings - May 3, 2012

    My mother use to tell me “every thing old is new again”. She was so right!! So making a “Modern Quilt” is every generations quest. I guess even at my age that I too can make “modern quilt”! To be alive at such a time as this with all the new gadgets and fabrics is so much fun! What will it be like in another 10 or 20 years? What new “modern quilts” will they be making then? Any way just some rambling on my part. So yes it would be wonderful to win and make another “modern quilt”!

  295. Leslie J. - May 3, 2012

    I guess I’d say I’m a traditionalist with a modern flair?? I love Amanda Jean’s blog and her style and would LOVE to win this book!

  296. Julie - May 3, 2012

    I’ve never tried a “modern” quilt. This book looks to be full of inspiring ideas. Thanks for the giveaway!

  297. Marlene Hutchins - May 3, 2012

    A Modern quilt not to sure how to answer this, but to me I just made a quilt wall hanging that is colorful and a delight to look at. I love it, I will hang it going up the stairs and be so happy to see it.

  298. Linda - May 3, 2012

    I have just cut out the pieces to what i think is modern. It’s a pluses or crosses quilt, but not a typical layout. They all intermix with each other and are not lined up evenly. Here is the site i found the tutorial for it!
    http://incolororder.blogspot.com/2010/09/plus-quilt-tutorial.html

  299. Dori M - May 3, 2012

    Never tried a “Modern Quilt”, but would be something new to learn. Thanks!

  300. Sandy - May 3, 2012

    I have not made a “modern quilt” but alway love trying new things! Thank you for the chance to win this book, it looks like a lot of fun!

  301. Marie - May 3, 2012

    These quilts look fun & fresh! This book would be a great addition to our guild library.

  302. Kat - May 3, 2012

    I have tried a couple of modern quilts. My experience with them has shown me that exploring different designs and color than I normally am comfortable with has opened up a whole new avenue of quilting!

  303. Sue McGlothlen - May 3, 2012

    Good to know I’m not the only one being overrun by those scrap boxes (do they multiply in the cupboard?). Would love to use some of them up. Maybe this is the book I need.

  304. Jean MacDonald - May 3, 2012

    I have recently moved cross country and joined the Whistler Valley Quild Guild. I have not quilted for quite a few years and am excited to be back at it. The group has openned my eyes to modern quilts and I am looking forward to thinking differently and making my first modern quilt.

  305. Judy Christopher - May 3, 2012

    I do more traditional quilts, but have been looking at more “modern” quilts and thinking I might like to try them…..this may be my chance.

  306. Sharon H. of Tenn - May 3, 2012

    I think I have scrap bunnies , they multiply so fast around here. As of this time I have not tried a modern pattern but have been really thinking about doing one. Would love to be one of the lucky winners. Thanks so much for the chance.

  307. Jean - May 3, 2012

    I would love trying a modern quilt.

  308. Jo Morrisson - May 3, 2012

    I keep thinking the next quilt I make will be a modern quilt every time I see the modern fabrics and new colors. I have been quilting for about 5 years being productive, but they are always considered more traditional even if I have created the pattern myself. This book may give me the push I need to pick a “modern” pattern and love the result.

  309. Tina Remondini - May 3, 2012

    I haven’t tried a modern quilt yet, but they sure do look pretty! I would love to try one! :o)

  310. Linda Rose - May 3, 2012

    This would give me some great ideas for some new quilts for the kids. Everyone loves to wrap in a quilt and just cuddle for the safe of having a quilt around them to protect them

  311. Sara B. - May 3, 2012

    I am drowning in scraps – what a perfect opportunity to use them for a modern art quilt. Of course, I can’t bring myself to throwing them away (or even recycling them). Art quilt here I come!!

  312. Vivian Bernsen - May 3, 2012

    I started making quilts about 6 years ago. At first I saved scraps in a small container, then I purchased a larger container, Now I have a very large container for my scraps for my someday scrap quilt. This book would be wonderful

  313. Frances Potter - May 3, 2012

    I haven’t worked on a full sized modern quilt, but I have played with modern designs on pot holders. I am always looking for inspiration. =)

  314. Marilyn McDonald - May 3, 2012

    Even though I have many projects to do, I would love to do a modern quilt. I’m 80 years old and need to get started soon. Please I want to win!

  315. Kristi Van Os - May 3, 2012

    I’m currently designing a BOM for our Guild. One block is Traditional and the other has a Wonky Twist. It’s been pretty fun sewing!

  316. Beverly - May 3, 2012

    My current project is a paper pieced modern quilt. Something very new for me!

  317. Becky - May 3, 2012

    This looks very interesting — would love to try it out!

  318. Kathy Schermerhorn - May 3, 2012

    I adore modern making modern quilts….the crazier, the better. I started this about 3 years ago and my best advice for a gorgeous modern quilt is to let go of any notions that everything has to be perfect. Just put together all kinds for fabrics and have a ball!

  319. Sandra Montpetit - May 3, 2012

    Never made a ‘modern’ quilt as I’m an ‘old-fashioned’ type of person. Did make, however, my oldest grandson a “Jazzy Cat” quilt as he plays trombone in his h.s. band. Enjoy making 8″ pot holders with quilt patterns, too. This book looks like a dream come true!

  320. Barbara Young - May 3, 2012

    Looks like a great way to use all those trianges I’ve saved for years.

  321. Cathy Cameron - May 3, 2012

    I tend to do more traditional quilts but have seen several modern patterns done scrappy (which I love) lately which has peeked my interest in making one.
    Chance to win this book..much appreciated. Thanks

  322. Cecilia Y. - May 3, 2012

    I would love to try this. I made my first scrap quilt this year and it turned out so great that I would like to make more. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of this book.

  323. Kathy - May 3, 2012

    I enjoy making all kinds of quilts, both by hand and by machine. The thing I like about modern quilts is their bright colors and bold lines

  324. donna - May 3, 2012

    I haven’t tried making any modern quilts yet but they have fantastic graphic appeal, so I’d love to give them a shot.

  325. Sara - May 3, 2012

    What a fun, challenging new project to start! Just when I’m about to retire from my day job! I’ve been looking for a new challenge and this may be IT.

  326. Julie - May 3, 2012

    The quilt I am currently working on is sorta modern for me as I am real tradtional quilter.I am looking to do something really modern for my grandaughter,and I am following Crazy Moms blog for ideas.My tips is think outside the box,forget the rule your mother taught to never mix plaids with stripes or polka dots.

  327. Mary Ellen - May 3, 2012

    I just finished a semi-modern for DD. I used CT’s solid color squares in blues and greens, and sashed each block in black with a turquoise binding.

  328. Sharon Roberts - May 3, 2012

    My first try at quilting was with one-patch quilts. The modern graphic quilts seem to fit right into this catagory and I really enjoy the ease of construction and the beautiful, beautiful fabrics available to work with. It would be fun to try some of Amanda Jeans quilt patterns as well. PS I love the look of “Up, Up and Away” with Sue’s background. Sharon Roberts

  329. JAne - May 3, 2012

    I’ve enjoyed Amanda Jean’s Crazy Mom quilt alongs so I think I’d love this book. Jane

  330. Mary Kletzker - May 3, 2012

    So it seems that every thing old is new again but with a twist. My background is hand quilting and piecing but dabbled in machine piecing when it was new. Now that my first grandchild is due this summer my interst is rekindled. I made a wonderful churndash in bright primary colors and fussy cut centers. My advice to all quilters is to never set aside your interests but even if there seems no time for you make it.

  331. Mary Ann Godso - May 3, 2012

    I love crazy mom quilts. I have made one of her designs from her blog for my nephew and been inspired to make others. I am on a self imposed challenge to use up scraps.

  332. Marsha Dugan - May 3, 2012

    Have not ever tried a modern quilt but have been eying them as a pattern for a new grandbaby. Love to win this book. Thanks.

  333. Laurie Fabrick - May 3, 2012

    I just finished an “over and under” quilt which used up a lot of my scraps and was quite modern and scrappy for me. I’d love to win this book; thanks for the chance. I

  334. Brenda Dunne - May 3, 2012

    I’ve only been quilting a couple of years, and have not yet tried a modern quilt. I’d love to try one!

  335. Nancy I - May 3, 2012

    I always thought I was a traditional-quilt-kind-of-gal (love those cheery thirties quilts) but my kids’, nieces’, and nephews’ taste in colors and designs have made me take a second look at modern quilts. The designs are really energetic and after looking at them, got me inspired to start one for my son to take to college.

  336. Rejeanne Santoro - May 3, 2012

    I’m thrilled to have this opportunity to enter this draw for this book as this is the direction I’ve been heading towards – stash busting and modern quilts! Perfect. I’ve been quilting for a very long time and have made several smaller modern quilts for the fun of it. I love that it gives you the permission to do as you please.

  337. Dorothy Smietana - May 3, 2012

    Our small quilting group is looking for our next project and a modern quilt may be something we should try.

  338. Mary - May 4, 2012

    I have made a few quilts and I guess a couple may be considered modern. I love all designs, but now I can only sew pretty basic blocks. I think the book looks great!

  339. Patricia Newman - May 4, 2012

    Just a few years ago, I would have laughed if someone told me I would enjoy quilting and sewing. I have now made a number of quilts, bags, placemats, aprons….you name it! It’s now like an addiction I just can’t give up!!! Too many projects….too little time; a day without sewing is like a day without my Florida sunshine!

  340. Jo Nell Thomas - May 4, 2012

    I got back into quilting a few years ago when I joined a local quilt guild. I have been challenged with some of the quilting patterns, but I’ve sure learned a lot with each one. I’ve accumulated a sizable stash of scraps and I’m always “open” to finding a way to utilize them. This looks really interesting and I’m ready to try it!

  341. Susan Best - May 4, 2012

    Good morning,
    I love a good quilt book and I have the start of a stash that needs taming and using,so this combination of book and my stash would make my day.
    Have a super day, Everyone
    Susan

  342. Virginia Severson - May 4, 2012

    I love the simplicity of modern quilts, but I have never made one before. Would be delighted to give it a go! Thank you CT.

  343. Carol - May 4, 2012

    Much as I like a cuddly traditional pattern, I’ve enjoyed adding a modern touch to change it up a little. I like to make simple repetitive patterns such as the one shown to turn any quilting project into chain piecing. I always have a pile waiting by my machine so I can sew off the current project onto the repetitive pattern one. That way my thread tails are always neat and I’ve never wasted any sewing. It really is surprising how soon one gets a great number of these blocks finished without even trying.

  344. Alisa Gelderman - May 4, 2012

    I guess that depends on how you define modern. If you mean ‘wonky’ then I’d have to say I don’t love it. But I do love modern quilts that have straight, clean lines.
    I’d love this book, as both of these ladies have wonderful blogs full of great quilts. I am sure I’ll love it!

  345. Carolyn McCord - May 4, 2012

    I haven’t tried a truly modern quilt, but I am in the middle of doing 2 log cabin quilts in very bright jewel tones that appear to be somewhat modern.

  346. Barb S - May 4, 2012

    I used to think that traditional was yhe way to go but recently have been attracted to the bright fun colors of the modern quilts. I am doing a BOM that uses those colors and puts a modern spin on traditional blocks the ‘Wonky’ way.

  347. Jane Callaghan - May 4, 2012

    Yes, I have made what I consider a modern quilt for one of my sons. He is very creative and likes color. It was made by sewing many colored circles on a light background. He loves it.
    I have looked through the Sunday Morning Quilts book. The designs and colors impressed me. I would appreciate a free copy, and know it will be used.

  348. Marlene - May 4, 2012

    I would love to try a ‘modern quilt pattern using some batik fabrics, Marlene

  349. Connie Whtie - May 4, 2012

    I have been attempting to get out of my comfort zone and do some different types of quilts. I have a couple WIP of black & white & brights. Would love to have the book to tempt me with some more scrappy type quilts. Thanks for the opportunity.

  350. Lynn Perron - May 4, 2012

    I love seeing patterns for all kinds of modern quilts. In the last 2 years I have tried some modern patterns and donate them to our church auction. Quilting has become a fun way to spend my spare time in my retirement years!

  351. Sherry B - May 4, 2012

    I think I would love this book, I like to save scraps and I am always looking for new ideas. I have made both modern and traditional quilts. I like to read the Notions Blog by your staff. Keep up the great work !!

  352. Patricia S - May 4, 2012

    I took a class with Sharon Schamber and we piece-liqued a huge sunflower from a design that she provided. It was not my taste, but I admire Sharon so much that I was willing to work outside of my box in order to learn her technique. Her quilts are simply stunning and it was such a pleasure to be in her class!

  353. Nancy Clock - May 4, 2012

    I HAVE tried my hand at making a modern quilt, and here are my tips: keep your cutting mat and rotary cutter, but set aside your ruler and templates. Stack a pile of 6 fabric squares (size can be 6 inches, 4 inches, whatever you wish) and freehand cut a drunkards path type circle through the stack. Then rearrange the large piece and small piece and sew the curved seam on each rearranged block. If you do a larger block size, you can cut a second drunkards path type circle through the resewn stack, rearrange again, and sew the curved seams. This is very liberating to freehand cut fabric, and especially fun with vibrant color or light / dark contrasting shades.
    Also fun to just start pulling scraps out of your scrap basket and sew each to the next, in a random fashion, and see what emerges!

  354. Dianne Jenniges - May 4, 2012

    I enjoy making baby quilts. I am at the stage in my life when the grandchidren are arriving. I really enjoy the paper piecing method. Would love to win this book for more ideas.

  355. Bev Dillingham - May 4, 2012

    I’ve had the pleasure of learning to quilt with Karla Alexander. She has some of the most Modern ideas and designs and I love her hints for your sewing “tool” chest! My fourth grandchild arrives in October and I would love to make him/her a new quilt with a new idea from this wonderful book!! Thank you for the opportunity to win one.
    Bev

  356. michele - May 5, 2012

    I think I’ve probably made a modern quilt and not realized that I was making one at the time :)

  357. Leila - May 5, 2012

    I tend to make more modernish quilts. I like to think of myself as a “vintage modern” quilter. ;)

  358. Patricia Boo of NH - May 5, 2012

    I have not yet tried a modern style quilt but I’m sure the time is coming! Afterall, isn’t there always room for another project/quilt?
    Thanks for my chance at the free book!

  359. Sallie - May 5, 2012

    I’ve never attempted a modern quilt. Thanks for the giveaway!

  360. Jennie P. - May 5, 2012

    I haven’t yet, but I know I will soon.

  361. Kate - May 5, 2012

    I haven’t yet made a modern quilt (though I’m working on a traditional quilt in solids that could easily be seen as modern). I have the new “Quilting Modern” book, and I’d love to add Sunday Morning Quilts to my inspiration for modern quilting!

  362. michelle - May 5, 2012

    nope, haven’t tried a modern quilt.. yet! i would love to though :)

  363. Heather - May 5, 2012

    I have tried my hand at modern quilting and I love it. I’d love to be able to win this book. I follow Amanda Jean’s blog and she is very inspiring.

  364. Christine - May 5, 2012

    I haven’t made a modern quilt but I’m very keen to try. I enjoy Amanda Jean’s blog and would love to win a copy of her lovely new book. Thank you.

  365. rchelle christiansen - May 5, 2012

    I have a New York Beauty started out of batiks that I need to finish!! Love her blog and would love her book! Thanks for the chance!

  366. leanne - May 5, 2012

    I’ve tried modern quilting and I love it! I’d love to win Amanda jean’s book!

  367. LizA. - May 5, 2012

    I have always been a traditional quilter but I keep seeing more and more modern quilts that appeal to me so I’m sure it won’t be long enforce I try one……

  368. Judith - May 5, 2012

    I’m just now working on my first modern quilt, and I love it. There’s something about the graphic lines that make them look so clean and unfussy.

  369. Betsy Lynn - May 5, 2012

    I haven’t yet, but it’s on my list!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  370. Rebecca Mitchell - May 5, 2012

    This book would be right up my alley. I definitely could use a technique to get my scraps in order. The “Up Up and Away” quilt you are making is wonderful. I think I should stop drooling now and get back to dreaming of winning a copy of this awesome book.

  371. Bets - May 5, 2012

    I have made a few tabe runners with batiks…so could call that modern, but would like to try a lap quilt! Fun to sew “outside my box” so would give it a go!

  372. michele michalski - May 5, 2012

    love love love checking out all of amanda’s quilts on line!! would definitely be thrilled to win this book!!

  373. Leslie - May 5, 2012

    I’m just trying a Modern block swap, it will be my first!
    I’m a little intimidated by the whole concept, but I’m thinking I’ll learn a few things!
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Take care, Leslie

  374. Brynn - May 5, 2012

    Modern quilts are my faves :) Thanks for the giveaway!

  375. Nicole - May 5, 2012

    I love making modern quilts. I think the keys to making a modern quilt are to not over think things and to have fun.

  376. Jessica H - May 5, 2012

    I haven’t had much experience with modern quilting, but have started buying fabrics and patterns to get me started. This book would be great.

  377. Vicki - May 5, 2012

    I have really been enjoying looking at all the modern quilts online the last couple months and hope to make some soon! I ran across Amanda’s blog over the winter and have been reading it all the time now. I made one of her freebie patterns into a charity quilt, she is so inspiring.

  378. Emily - May 5, 2012

    I’ve only made a couple quilts and they’re not particularly modern, though I love Crazy Mom Quilts blogs and look forward to trying more of her ideas.

  379. Kathy Christensen - May 5, 2012

    I am not yet a person who can say I have tried modern quilting, but I am ready to start — I am cleaning my sewing area aka the “sweat shop”.

  380. Maggie B. - May 5, 2012

    I LOVE Amanda Jean’s blog! She has such creative ideas. I used her tutorial on the zig zag quilt. It was so easy and turned out awesome! No HST!! I love the look of some of the modern quilts, but still hand quilt everything, a mixture of both I guess.

  381. Debbie - May 5, 2012

    I have done some modern quilting – usually I get inspiration from the creations of others and then take it my own way. But I’m doing better at just going for it on my own.

  382. janice Stockwell - May 5, 2012

    i have not tried a modern quilt yet but the photos I’ve seen of some of them make me want to jump in and get started!

  383. Yzo - May 5, 2012

    I started quilting after seeing some modern quilting blogs, so modern is really the only kind of quilting I’ve done. As for tips, I think my biggest tip is to not fret over little mistakes – they are pretty much invisible to most recipients of my quilts – and even I forget the errors in a quilt after falling in love with the big picture of the finished quilt!

  384. Rhonda Wilkinson - May 5, 2012

    I have made a few modern quilts and I really love them! The patterns shown in this book really make me want to get quilting! I’ve only got about 5 or 6 started in various stages already but these really inspire me! And I LOVE triangles! I would LOVE this book!!! Rhonda

  385. Jocelyn - May 5, 2012

    I have not tried a Modern Quilt yet, but I do love the clean colors and lines. Thanks for the giveaway.

  386. Janet - May 5, 2012

    No quilts but a few quilt blocks for swaps. I find it easy to be creative with modern quilting because the rules are not the same. But I’m not sure that can translate from one block to a whole quilt. Thanks for a chance to win this delightful looking book.

  387. Chris Finnegan - May 5, 2012

    I’d love to be entered to get more great quilt ideas! Modern quilkts can be fast and fun, and I have enjoyed making a few. Freedom reigns there!

  388. Harriett - May 5, 2012

    I have made a couple of crib sized modern quilts. I have been yearning to get my hands on a copy of this book!

  389. sorahart - May 5, 2012

    I’ve never made a modern quilt but I’m itching to try. Sounds like this book would be a great place to start!

  390. Lisa K - May 5, 2012

    I would love to win a book. Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway.

  391. Angela - May 5, 2012

    Go with the flow! I love to start with a plan…but half the fun of modern quilts is letting the fabric take you where it wants mid-project.

  392. Debbie - May 5, 2012

    I have never made a modern quilt. Maybe its time to try.

  393. Gina Snyder - May 5, 2012

    I’m a big fan of both Connecting Threads and Amanda Jean! I have made a few modern quilts and find it a great way to use solid fabrics with simpler patterns. I just finished a baby quilt with a pieced back that looks as nice as the front. Kind of like 2 quilts in one. :-)

  394. Erin Lewis - May 5, 2012

    I love Amanda’s blog, and I would love to read her book! Thank you for this giveaway! I have never tried modern quilting, but I love it…I just need to find the time to try!

  395. Nell Ward - May 5, 2012

    I love Amanda Jean’s work and made a little ticker tape doll’s quilt for my daughter’s dolls bed.
    Can’t wait to get my hands on this book!!!!

  396. Karen - May 5, 2012

    I’ll bet this books is really great and would love to own it. Moving from traditional to modern quilting to me is thinking outside the box with improv and the freedom to go for it.

  397. Lisa Davis - May 5, 2012

    I have tried a few modern quilts. Because there are a lot of solid fabrics used, the quilting stitches show up a lot more, and it’s harder to hide starts and stops.

  398. Debra - May 5, 2012

    I have not tried a modern quilt, but I’d love to. I follow Amanda’s blog and would love to win a copy of her book.

  399. Anna C. - May 5, 2012

    I love Amanda jean, she is the reason I really started quilting! With her GREAT how-tos and pix/videos, I learned how to quilt from just reading her blog. I can’t wait to read her book!!

  400. terry phelps - May 5, 2012

    This book looks so fun.. Would love a copy

  401. Caryn - May 5, 2012

    I am a new quilter and my first attempt is a modern quilt.

  402. Kristen - May 5, 2012

    I’m still trying to figure out a definition of modern quilting. This book looks so fabulous and fun!

  403. Barbi murdock - May 5, 2012

    Love all her ideas! Completing (well, actually starting) a ticker tape quilt has been on my “to list” for a long time!

  404. Laura - May 5, 2012

    Amanda is the first blog that I check each day. Modern quilting is new and relaxing.

  405. Lisa Bluford - May 5, 2012

    I guess most of my quilts are somewhat modern.

  406. Pam Sharpe - May 5, 2012

    I follow Amanda on her blog and have been looking for this book locally! I would love to win a copy. What a treat!

  407. Ashlea Tenner - May 5, 2012

    I would love a copy of this book! Thanks for the give away!!

  408. Suzy - May 5, 2012

    I think most of my quilts have been “modern” love the style!

  409. Delores Wagg - May 5, 2012

    I have never made a modern quilt, but sure would love to try one.
    Would absolutely love to win a copy of this book – thanks for the chance!

  410. Amy - May 5, 2012

    I have made a few modern quilts, and can’t wait to try make some more! Variety is the spice of life!

  411. Ranch Wife - May 5, 2012

    I am a huge fan of Amanda Jean’s and her book is on my Christmas list. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to put my name in the hat. Maybe Christmas will come early this year. :) My first quilt along was a modern quilt from Jaybird Quilts. Her instructions were wonderful and made piecing fun and easy. I love both traditional and modern quilts and scrappy quilts are my favorite.

  412. Becky - May 5, 2012

    Lovely-looking book! I did try a hexagonal quilt, the Castle Stairs quilt on the Moda Bakeshop site, using my first jellyrolls (Mod Tots), and it was so much fun and turned out really cute. Also made a stacked coins quilt to go with it out of the same fabric that was pretty modern for me!

  413. Myra - May 5, 2012

    I haven’t done modern quilting, but it does look intriguing!

  414. Cecillia Xiao - May 5, 2012

    I’m a new quilter and have made only a few from online tutorials for modern quilts. This books looks amazing! Thanks for the chance to win! :)

  415. Kirsten Northfield - May 5, 2012

    I have made a few quilts that I think would be classified as Modern. Thanks for the chance to win!

  416. Nancy - May 5, 2012

    I found the book in the new book section at our library and brought it home. I want to make nearly every one of the quilts, but I began with High Five, then realized that I needed something for leaders and enders so began Sunday Morning. When one of those is finished I’ll begin Checkerboard as a leader/ender. These are my first modern quilts. I’d love to have a copy of the book for my very own. Thank you for offering the chance to win one.

  417. Emily - May 5, 2012

    I’ve been making modern quilts right and left and I love them! I would love a book!

  418. Jill - May 5, 2012

    I don’t know if I make maodern quilts, but I use a lot of the same colors.

  419. Elizabeth - May 5, 2012

    I have just begun my first modern quilt & am teaching myself how to do free-motion quilting from on-line tutorials. So, I was so excited to find these quilt blogs and was pleasantly surprised when I found Crazy Mom Quilts & discovered that Amanda Jean is the author of Sunday Morning Quilts, which I have had on my Amazon Wish List for months! I fell in love with the simplicity of the quilt on the cover. I just now got my sneak peak inside the book & LOVE that she talks about ‘organizing scraps’ as I have lots! Am very happy to see her book is getting GREAT reviews. It is a lovely book!

  420. Jen - May 5, 2012

    I made a wavy curved table runner and a few placemats, but haven’t made a whole quilt, yet..

  421. Nikki - May 5, 2012

    I would consider many of my quilts to be modern, although when I started quilting 10 years ago my tastes were quite different. This is such a great book, I am already dreaming up a project inspired by the one of the quilts!

  422. Janet S. - May 5, 2012

    I’m still quite new to quilting and waiting for the day the kids are old enough to give me time to pursue it. I have made a few small projects from Amanda Jean’s site and have many more bookmarked to do later.

  423. Angie - May 5, 2012

    I am working on some modern quilts- my advice would be add solids, and when you think you have too many, add some more! Thanks for the chance to win a book!

  424. Lori Weigel - May 5, 2012

    I love modern quilts…tweaking a “traditional” pattern by using solids or brights…make an English paper pieced quilt, but make the blocks 10″ with greys, yellows and some orange …be a little more whimsical, or try using fewer florals and give geometrics a whirl! Have fun!

  425. Karen S - May 5, 2012

    I’ve made a couple but I need to remember to go with my instincts when designing.

  426. Doreen B - May 5, 2012

    Thanks for the chance to win this cool book. Looks like some amazing patterns. I am always on the lookout for fun scrap quilt patterns.

  427. mammafairy - May 5, 2012

    Love Amanda Jean’s work, and must try a modern quilt soon!

  428. Gunilla - May 5, 2012

    I fell inlove with modern quilting, and the next one I’ll make a quilt with denyse scmidts fabric Hope Valley! What I also like is the use of negative space in modern quiting. Less is more sometimes!

  429. karen Schulz - May 6, 2012

    I love all her quilts and have been making her double hourglass quilt. My big tip when doing this is to iron the seam to set it before opening up each piece as it is made. This stops the bias seam from getting bumpy or stretching. You get a nice straight seam and square block just with a little extra ironing.

  430. Donna - May 6, 2012

    I love AmandaJean too!! Would love to have her book.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  431. Holly Elder - May 6, 2012

    Yes, with Amanda’s permission I used the Round and Round pattern for a Mystery quilt at our guild!

  432. Fiona - May 6, 2012

    Have made two patchwork cushions….,have been buying fabric but yet to take the plunge and make my first quilt…..would love this book to help get me started!

  433. Evelyn - May 6, 2012

    That book certainly would help me a lot with making my first modern quilt.

  434. rachelmp - May 6, 2012

    I love to make modern quilts. So many lovely and fresh fabrics to choose from. My tip would be to make sure you mix in a few solids too, and a stripe or spot binding really makes the quilt pop.

  435. Gaye Smith - May 6, 2012

    The best advice I can give is “just go for it” I was in love with primitive quilting and when I saw all the modern quilts I was hooked

  436. Missy Benefield - May 6, 2012

    I enjoy several types of quilting and lots of different styles of clothing construction.
    Anyone wanting to try something new should follow one of the many tutorials out there. Amanda has several on her blog.

  437. Mary Shoudis - May 6, 2012

    I haven’t tried a modern quilt , but would love to try. The quilts in this book are gorgeous.

  438. Carrie - May 6, 2012

    I love the look of modern quilts, but have not really made one yet. Would love to get my hands on that book!

  439. Sue - May 6, 2012

    Just getting back into quilting yet again and I’m trying some of the patterns I have found. What fun! Would love to win this book to continue my adventure in quilting.

  440. Lois - May 6, 2012

    I have not made a modern quilt, but love to look at the possibilities. The Up Up and Away quilt looks very interesting.

  441. Tammie Stephens - May 6, 2012

    What a great way to use up all those mini (many) pieces of fabric I’ve got laying around.

  442. Susan Moore - May 6, 2012

    Would love a copy of this book. Have made a few modern quilts for my daughters. For the most part, I think, anything goes!

  443. Diane LeCompte - May 6, 2012

    Would be very excited to a copy the book!

  444. Louanne - May 6, 2012

    I enjoy Amanda Jean’s blog and the modern look of her work. I think everyone’s version of modern is different and suits the creator.

  445. Anya - May 6, 2012

    Thanks for the chance…I think many of us have already made “modern” quilts without realizing it!

  446. Annalisa A - May 6, 2012

    I’ve never made a traditional quilt! I’ve only ever made modern ones. The hardest part is probably choosing the fabric, which is why I like to “cheat” and always use collections.

  447. Loretta - May 6, 2012

    I have made a quilt out of all remnant batiks that were cut into rectangles. It was easy and beautiful. Have to love those modern quilts.

  448. Shirley Gallagher - May 6, 2012

    I would love a copy of Amanda’s book. I haven’t tried a totally modern quilt yet, but have made log cabin quilts out of scraps. Great fun. Shirley, in PA

  449. Jayne - May 6, 2012

    Beautiful book, thanks for the chance to win it!

  450. Jane - May 6, 2012

    I have never made a modern quilt but that depends on the definition of “modern Quilt”

  451. Michele - May 6, 2012

    Just last summer, I started reading blogs like Amanda Jean’s and then stumbled across a modern quilt guild in my area and I am hooked. Even my daughter noticed how my outlook on quilting has shifted – it is truly liberating to be outside the box – or the sampler block, as it were. I love the lack of right and wrong and the freedom of expression. I really, really hope I win the book!

  452. Ann Rose - May 6, 2012

    I’ve tried making exactly one quilt, a Log Cabin with fat quarters, but it was not well-planned and I tossed it. My next idea is to finish a “jelly roll race” quilt with pre-cut 2 1/2 inch strips — surely I can do THAT!

  453. Patricia Jenkins - May 6, 2012

    Thank you for such a nice opportunity. I just started quilting and am on my second quilt. My first quilt was for my new great-grandson. Now all my family would like me to make them one.

  454. Sue - May 6, 2012

    I love modern quilting. I have been collecting the books
    under the subject “Modern” quilting. Some day I will
    complete one! This one was on my wish list. Love that we
    can preview books on your web site.

  455. jackie - May 6, 2012

    A fun place to try out modern quilting is on the backs of your quilts. take the scraps and chunks leftover from the front and play around. I try to use all the pieces up. No pressure, feel free it’s on the back. To be honest often I like the back better than the front. Works great when I get requests for traditional quilts!!!!!

  456. Kathe - May 6, 2012

    I have not tried a modern quilt – although everything I do seems to be a bit modern anyway. Thanks for the giveaway.

  457. Bethany - May 6, 2012

    I love making modern quilts, though I’m somewhat of a beginner (I’m on my eight quilt) so I don’t have many tips! Right now I’m experimenting with new ways to quilt the fabric together – I see a lot of interesting patterns in modern quilts. I would looove to win a copy, thanks for the giveaway!

  458. Kathy D. - May 6, 2012

    I’ve always loved modern quilts–right from the start! And I didn’t start making quilts until I was nearly 60! Would love to have this wonderful book.

  459. Jill B - May 6, 2012

    I have a modern-ish quilt top, does that count?! I am still learning the quilting part :) I love Crazy Mom Quilts, the volume she gets done is inspiring.

  460. Betsy - May 6, 2012

    Thank you for the chance. I have always admired Amanda s work

  461. Katrina - May 6, 2012

    My first quilt was an Amanda Jean Quilt! :) I love quilting modern patterns and trying new skills. I would love a copy of this book!

  462. Kristie - May 6, 2012

    I love to make modern quilts. They are fun, fresh, and can be quite funky. Crazy mom quilts (Amanda) is inspiring to me. Thank you, Amanda!

  463. Dayna - May 6, 2012

    I really enjoyed doing a modern version of the log cabin quilt. With small kids in the house I sometime get distracted and the measurements do not always come out just right. I do what works for me and am almost always happy with the results. (If not, that is what the seam ripper is for…) I think I will try the Up Up and Away design next! thanks

  464. Marla - May 6, 2012

    I made one a few years for my daughter so she could decorate her new Chicago apartment with it. Modern is a little out of my comfort zone but it was such a rewarding experience. You would not believe the compliments she gets from her friends on it and she has told me I could sell them like hotcakes in the city. Hmmm. At the price of fabric, I kind of doubt that but thanks anyway honey! I would love a copy of Amanda’s book!

  465. Lisa - May 6, 2012

    I would love to win this book! Amanda Jean is a real inspiration!! Thanks for this opportunity.

  466. Patti - May 6, 2012

    I have been looking forward to getting a copy of this book, so the chance to win one is most welcome!

  467. barbara - May 6, 2012

    I love the Amanda Jean works. Yhanks for the chance to win.
    b.zanninelli@gmil.com

  468. Jennifer - May 6, 2012

    I have not tried a modern quilt, but I’m a relatively new quilter so I still have many styles to try. I have also thumbed through this book and would love to win!

  469. Camille - May 6, 2012

    Embrace the negative space. Not everything has to be full and busy.

  470. Joann - May 6, 2012

    Up until recently I have been a sewer who made the occasional quilt. My tastes were strictly traditional style but since I have been building my stash (love your kits and fabric btw) with the intention of making a bunch of quilts…I find myself heavily leaning towards modern quilts, and modern sewing projects…this book looks right up my alley!

  471. pam - May 6, 2012

    I have made a few of Amanda’s projects. Read her every day. I have yet to master the art of FMQ but she inspires me to try.
    I don’t do a lot of modern but I am changing in my tastes daily. pam

  472. Denise - May 6, 2012

    I have been quilting 30 some years and I LOVE the modern quilts. They have re-energized my quilting.

  473. Cheryl - May 6, 2012

    I haven’t dabble too much in modern quilting, only a couple of blocks. And since I am fairly traditional in my sewing and quilting, I was surprise how much I enjoy the blocks and how they came out! I am interested in exploring more!

  474. Linda Franklin - May 6, 2012

    I love modern quilts and colors and the fabrics. I love the grey backgrounds instead of white, and follow Amanda’s blog as often as she posts. If the book came to me I would give it to my daughter who wants to make quilts

  475. kelli - May 6, 2012

    I love the modern quilt movement that is reviving our traditional patterns and removing the sashing and borders from our quilts! I deplore sewing on the borders :)

  476. Ginger M - May 6, 2012

    I am a new quilter and love modern quilts, would love a copy of this book to learn more!

  477. Linda - May 6, 2012

    Thanks for the generous giveaway. I would love to have this book!

  478. Jaime McCallum - May 6, 2012

    Umm..I’m a new quilter…and honestly, what’s the definition of a “modern quilt” I am just finishing the “I Spy Ten Little Things” quilt from the moda bake shop…it’s that considered modern??? Anywho, I would love this book! Yippee!

  479. Diane - May 6, 2012

    I have been going to her site for years and love her quilting style. I have yet to make a modern quilt but I sure am planning on it!

  480. Sarah - May 6, 2012

    Thanks for the wonderful chance! I have been following Crazy Mom Quilts for years. I would love to make a modern quilt but have not seen a pattern that I liked enough yet. Maybe if I win . . .

  481. Cheryl B. - May 6, 2012

    I would love a copy of this book. I have not tried a modern quilt yet and am going to try soon.

  482. Brooke - May 6, 2012

    I have made a few quilts…I’m itching to get started on my next granny square quilt!

  483. Elli Molstad - May 6, 2012

    I love the quilt. I like to make modern, traditional, and reproduction quilts. I’m happiest when I sew!

  484. Elena - May 6, 2012

    I’ve made several modern quilt tops. There are so many fabric collections to choose from. A lot the hard color coordination has been done for you when you go with a particular line.

  485. Joanna Guglielmino - May 6, 2012

    I just saw a show of modern quilts and I’m collecting books on modern quilting. What fun it would be to win this book!
    Thanks, Joanna

  486. Dee - May 6, 2012

    I have seen some “Modern” quilts that are very stark and unappealing to me. This book looks like it’s full of warm, fun quilts. I would love to try one.

  487. Jane - May 6, 2012

    I am dying to make a Modern quilt this book looks just perfect to get me started.

  488. Jen B - May 6, 2012

    I have made a modern quilt top. My piece of advice would be to use use plenty of starch if you’re working with fabric on the bias.

  489. Lisa Reynes - May 6, 2012

    AmandaJean has been a gift!! her blog has helped me so much as a beginner, I love modern quilting,it is such fun! I’d love to win a copy of her book.

  490. Megan S. - May 6, 2012

    I have just started learning about modern quilting. I have attempted my first project–which didn’t turn out that well. Need to learn more techniques!

  491. Patty - May 6, 2012

    Modern quilts are still on my list for ‘someday’…but I love the look.

  492. lea - May 6, 2012

    Yes, I have made a few modern quilts, and they are a lot of fun. When quilting horizontal lines, I set the stitch length machine on a long setting (3.5 or so), and try to really take my time (ie., be gentle and do not stretch the fabric). The stitches turn out so much nicer this way. Thanks for the opportunity to win the book, I really enjoy the quilts Amanda makes!!

  493. Susie Greene - May 6, 2012

    I haven’t made one yet but I want to make one this year. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  494. Linda - May 6, 2012

    I haven’t made one yet, but am looking forward to starting one soon.

  495. Janet Ferguson - May 6, 2012

    I haven’t made a modern quilt yet but this book could be the motivation!! Please, please…….

  496. Jane - May 6, 2012

    I would enjoy having and using Amanda Jean’s quilt book.

  497. Sally H - May 6, 2012

    I do make modern quilts – though often with old patterns! It’s fun to shake things up with new color combinations. Thanks for the chance.

  498. Beth - May 6, 2012

    I have not made a modern quilt yet, but checked this book out from the library and am “sew” inspired. I can’t wait to spend some time with my machine and my stash and make something marvelous!

  499. LeAnn - May 6, 2012

    Thanks for the giveaway! I have a modern quilt in progress–a variation on Chinese Coins that I will name Danish Kroner. Contemporary fabrics with a beautiful light aqua solid for the border and vertical stripes.

  500. Karen - May 6, 2012

    I’m not sure if I have made a modern quilt. I’ve made lots of quilts with bright fabrics, non-matching seams – does that qualify?!?

  501. Nancy Ciminello - May 6, 2012

    I am new to quilting but I have been following Amanda Jean’s blog and I am anxious to try some of her quilt patterns. Thanks for this opportunity.

  502. barbara - May 6, 2012

    no but i have been thinking about it

  503. Sherry Vlcej - May 6, 2012

    I love Amanda Jean’s blog. I have done some modern quilt block swaps but haven’t done a full quilt on my own yet.

  504. Bonnie - May 6, 2012

    Im still new at quilting. All my quilts are modern but so far I keep them simple.
    I’ve had a look through ‘Sunday Morning Quilts’ and there are so many I’d like to try!

  505. Sara - May 6, 2012

    Yes I am a quilter aNd have been for about 5 yrs!!! LOVE IT!!

  506. Donna - May 6, 2012

    i am new to quilting so i have never tried a modern quilt… i follow crazy mom quilts blog and adore her, i would love to try one of the patterns from her book

  507. Rawyah Alsunaid - May 6, 2012

    I love modern quilts.. More as wall hangings than bed quilts. Thanks for the chance.

  508. Heather - May 6, 2012

    I love quilts of all kinds, but I enjoy the brighter, happier colors that modern quilters use. So, I guess I’m a modern girl. I used to think that quilting was really, really hard and had a lot of difficult rules that had to be followed. But as I got in to it, I realized that it can be a rather forgiving craft, and that a lot of beautiful quilts have been created all because of a “mistake” that the quiilter decided to just go with. Some of us call them “happy accidents.” So, my advice is: Don’t be afraid of it. Just try it! You’ll like it! :-)

  509. Michele - May 6, 2012

    I love following Amanda Jean’s quilting journey. She provides so much inspiration. I strive to make loads of modern quilts…lots of color, bright and fun.

  510. Tessa Walker - May 6, 2012

    I want this book sooooo bad! I am a big fan of Amanda’s – congrats on the book!!

  511. Marijke Snoei - May 6, 2012

    I love the modern quilt, but I’m still a beginner so I have no real tips or anything. Amanda Jean is such a great quilter/designer. I really love to get the book.
    And altough my blog is in Dutch, I do live in the USA.

  512. aSprinkling - May 6, 2012

    I once made a wonky log cabin quilt top with only solids. I like it, but it never made it to a finished quilt.

  513. Jane - May 6, 2012

    Love the designs in this book. Thanks for the chance to win!

  514. Kathy - May 6, 2012

    I’d love to get my hands on this book! I think my quilting style tends towards the modern, so yes, I have. Mostly just because my color taste tends to skew modern!

  515. Reine Gravier - May 6, 2012

    I like many modern quilt styles – crazy quilts are fun! Thanks for a chance to win this book – looks & sounds great!

  516. Elizabeth Johnson - May 6, 2012

    I have made one small quilt using a modern design and I have a lot to learn before I give advice to anyone. I would love to win this book.

  517. Candias - May 6, 2012

    I have not done a scrappy modern quilt yet. I usually am sick of the material after I have done a quilt and done the unthinkable…toss them. But I must say, I am now wiser and saving everything if it is over 6″ squared. I would love to own this new book and try out some of the patterns. Thanks for hosting this and giving us the opportunity to win one.

  518. Rhonda Desgranges - May 6, 2012

    I am working on a “modern” quilt right now. I would really love to win this book! Thanks for the chance
    to win!!
    wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

  519. shawn - May 6, 2012

    I LOVE this book! I got it at our library and would love to own a copy. I like the look of modern quilts and want to try some. I’ve done wonky blocks and my advice would be- have fun and put your inner critic in the closet while you work :)

  520. Cindy - May 6, 2012

    To date, I only make scrappy modern quilts. I love the freedom & creativity.

  521. lmarchbanks - May 6, 2012

    I LOVE Amanda’s blog—I check it out every day! I hve tried a few modern-ish quilts–my advice is to relax and not think so much, just let it flow. Now if I could work on taking my own advice I’d be all set.

  522. Patrice - May 6, 2012

    I can’t wait to get my hands on this book. Thanks for the chance.

  523. Kelli - May 6, 2012

    I consider myself a modern quilter although I have a strong traditional background. I consider my quilts more modern because of the bright colors and patterns I choose to use. My tip would be go for it! No matter what it looks like you can quilt and bind that baby and call it modern! ;) Seriously, though, Amanda Jean is one of my favorite bloggers and I’d love to win her book. :)

  524. Elaine - May 6, 2012

    I follow Amanda’s blog and love her patterns, so would thoroughly enjoy the book. I’ve not made a modern quilt yet, but it’s next on my list.

  525. Laura M - May 6, 2012

    I adore Amanda and would love to get a copy of her book. I have been a traditional inspired quilter since I begane almost 7 years ago, but I love the modern flair and am looking to get my feet wet.

  526. Dana - May 6, 2012

    I love Amanda Jean’s blog and would love to have this book as even more inspiration!

  527. Norma Frampton - May 6, 2012

    I haven’t made a modern quilt but would love to try one. I would just love, love to win this book.

  528. Honey - May 6, 2012

    LOVE this book! I have made several things from her tutes, love her stuff!!

  529. erin - May 6, 2012

    I love these quilts, and wuld love to try out this book- thanks for the chance!

  530. Hannah - May 6, 2012

    Haven’t made a modern quilt yet, but looking forward to it. Love Amanda Jean’s work!

  531. Allison - May 6, 2012

    thanks for the great giveaway!

  532. Sarah - May 6, 2012

    So, is the slice and dice quilt considered to be a modern pattern? If so then yes I’ve made a modern quilt. Once I got it finished I liked it but for a little while there I was afraid I had made a mess LOL! I think I would really like to make one of the ticker tape quilts!

  533. Pearl - May 6, 2012

    The wonky quilts have caught my attention…haven’t made one yet, though. I’ve been enjoying following Amanda Jean’s blog…she’s inspiring!

  534. Mary Anne - May 6, 2012

    I have made a couple modern quilts and hope to make many more. Thanks for the giveaway!

  535. Kristin - May 6, 2012

    Have just started quilting and LOVE modern quilts! Have been looking for a copy of this book in our local stores to no avail!

  536. Bree - May 6, 2012

    I follow Amanda’s blog as well :) Thank you for the chance to win her book!! Lovely to visit your blog!

  537. patty - May 6, 2012

    I haven’t tried a Modern quilt yet. It is something I would like to try tho.

  538. Kathy Belliveau - May 6, 2012

    Hi, it would be awesome to win one of these books. I keep buying all these beautiful batik materials and want to make something beautiful with all of it. I’ve only made a few quilts in my life,getting my inspiration from my Aunt who has since passed away. She had quilts in shows and has left a legacy of some in museums. I would love to be able to do as well as she did, and I think a book like this would give me that inspiration to get started and hopefully be like her with this beautiful quilts in this book. I love things Modern. Thank you for this chance..

  539. Barbara - May 6, 2012

    I have just completed my first quilt and have been looking for a good book with ideas for my second one.
    Sunday Morning Quilts is exactly what I have been looking for.

  540. Susie at ProsperityStuff - May 6, 2012

    What a fun giveaway! Thanks!

  541. Lisa Estrada - May 6, 2012

    I love modern quilts, but I haven’t seen this book yet. I would love to win, so thanks for the giveaway.

  542. Denise - May 6, 2012

    I have been quilting for alomost 20 years and have done mostly traditional quilts. I am now becoming more interested in the modern designs. I have recently made 2 modern quilts using Moda “Terrain” by Kate Spain. The name of the quilts are “New Wave” and “Summer in the Park”. I am really pleased with how each of them truned out. Amanda Jean’s blog is great! If I do not win this book, I am going to request it for Mother’s Day. So, either way, I win!

  543. Linda - May 6, 2012

    Looks like an awesome book with nifty ideas! I enjoyed looking through your blog entries.

  544. Leslie - May 6, 2012

    I would love this book! mrslesliebrooks(at)gmail(dot)com

  545. Kate Landine - May 6, 2012

    I have definitely tried a modern quilt. I loved it!! And I gave it away :-). I won’t say I’m awesome at it, but I think it’s so much fun :-)

  546. Dana TM - May 6, 2012

    Never tried it. Looks like fun!

  547. Nicole H. - May 6, 2012

    I’m in the middle of one right now. My tip: even though it’s modern, don’t forget the rules! My d&*m dresden block would have been much less….choppy had I remembered in time.

  548. Binks - May 7, 2012

    I think simplicity is best when it comes to modern quilting. I feel like there has to be a prominent focus. But I’m a newbie, what do I know?

  549. Diane Swett - May 7, 2012

    I am new to quilting and just started to follow amanda jean’s blog recently. I am making up some of blocks from her 12 weeks of blocks. I am enjoying the process imenssley and would love to have a copy of her book.

  550. Susanne - May 7, 2012

    I like bold modern designs. I think I sew modern :)
    Susanne

  551. Jessica C - May 7, 2012

    I think of myself as a modern quilter, yes. What I love most, though, is merging traditional blocks with modern fabrics.

  552. dhia - May 7, 2012

    love her blog, would love to have her book!

  553. Michelle - May 7, 2012

    I have always loved modern fabrics and get a kick out of finding or devising ways to update traditional blocks with modern colors and inventive settings. Have yet to try a large sparse background since I still have the tendency to make busy quilts!

  554. Barb - May 7, 2012

    Although I am new to quilting, I love the look of modern quilts! Thanks for the chance to win this book!

  555. Liz - May 7, 2012

    I am a beginner who is trying to soak up as much as I can. Love this book!

  556. hilda Moffett - May 7, 2012

    I am only just learning quilting so haven’t tried modern quilting but would love too. I have so much to learn and so many inspirational people out there – I just can’t wait !!!!!!! Would love to win a copy of Amandas book – it was seeing her blog that got me going in the first place

  557. Alia - May 7, 2012

    Hi! I want this book so bad! I’m not really sure what constitutes modern quilting. I know living overseas in the Middle East has me limited in fabric choices. I hope to buy some fab lines this summer when home for a visit! So, I can’t answer this really!??

  558. Ann Buffery - May 7, 2012

    Wonderful giveaway -it’s time to get modern indeed. And exciting it’s open to Canada as I’ve found giveaways are usually restricted to continental US. Thanks for that.

  559. Jen Johnson - May 7, 2012

    I am a HUGE fan of Amanda Jean!! I have drooled over this book and would love for my first attempt at a modern quilt to be from her book! :)

  560. amye - May 7, 2012

    i love modern quilting and my tip is to try “experimental” fabric combinations – you never know what you will come up with !

  561. Leslie Hassmann - May 7, 2012

    Thanks to Amanda’s blog Crazy Mom Quilts I have been introduced to the wonderful world of Modern Quilting.
    Bright colors and thinking outside the box give me freedom to break away from the traditional quilting I was accustomed to.
    I would love to win Amanda Jeans book and try my hand at some of her quilt patterns!

  562. Sara - May 7, 2012

    i’m a big fan of modern quilting and i love the crazy mom quilts blog. i’ve learned so much–i’d love a copy of the book.

  563. Renae - May 7, 2012

    Always love her stuff–she has the greatest scrappy ideas. Would love to have her book and not just check it out short term from my library.

  564. Sylvia - May 7, 2012

    I have made a few modern quilts, a wonky log cabin, a fun single girl quilt, and many scrappy fun quilts. Would love to win the book!

  565. Rhonda H. - May 7, 2012

    I suppose some of the quilts I’ve made would be considered more modern than traditional. This looks like such a great book, thanks for the chance to win!

  566. Augustsnow - May 7, 2012

    I would say that I have just started modern quilting. I haven’t really down a lot of tradional quilting either though, I have mostly done around the world quilts. But I perfer the designs of modern because they are so unique. Thanks for hosting.

  567. Linda Long - May 7, 2012

    I’ve made a few modern quilt styles. I love using the pre-cut strips and squares. I would love to win the book for new ideas and inspirations.

  568. Heater - May 7, 2012

    HI there! I have been following along daily on Amanda’s blog. She was the first quilt blog I ever stumbled upon and got me hooked!! She is really an inspiration.
    I made a modern baby quilt over the weekend. And it was so fun to quilt it using straight lines every inch apart. It just added a whole new dimension to it.

  569. Margaret - May 7, 2012

    I have learned that there is no wrong way to do something. As long as you are pleased with the end result, it is all good.

  570. Sharmond - May 7, 2012

    I pieced a modern rectangle quilt. I wanted to use some AMH fabrics that were gifted to me. I just let go and used the fabrics as they were, not trying to match anything. Turned out pretty well. Now to quilt it!

  571. Kat - May 7, 2012

    I’m not sure how to classify my quilting style… I’ve tried a little bit of everything, I think. I love Amanda Jean’s blog, she is so creative and inspiring. Thanks for a chance at the book giveaway!

  572. Marsha - May 7, 2012

    I would love this book. Amanda Jean’s blog is where I go to first every AM to check out what she’s been up to. Her directions are so easy to follow.

  573. Bonnie - May 7, 2012

    I would love to win this book. I follow Amanda’s blog and really like the things she does.

  574. Nicole W - May 7, 2012

    Crazy mom’s tutorials have helped me with MANY a project. I’m so excited about the book.

  575. cecilia - May 7, 2012

    I have followed Amanda Jean´s blog for a while and I would love to have her book

  576. Kathryn Evans - May 7, 2012

    I haven’t made a modern quilt as of yet. I had looked at buying this book. Hopefully I can win a copy.

  577. Cokie K - May 7, 2012

    Crazy Mom Quilts was the first blog I ever followed. All others stem from Amanda Jean. I learned how to baste, quilt and bind a quilt from her tutorials. I haven’t missed one of her blog posts since I started quilting in June 2011. I would love to win a copy of her book. She has been a huge influence in my quilting style. Thanks for the giveaway.

  578. Liz - May 7, 2012

    I haven’t tried a modern quilt pattern yet, but I am planning on making one for my son very soon. I have a book that has some great patterns!

  579. Connie H. - May 7, 2012

    Read Amanda’s blog everyday and love all her quilts. Thanks for the chance to win this book.