Today is my stop on the blog tour for Sarah Fielke‘s latest book, Hand Quilted with Love!

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Before I get to the content, let me first mention that the book is a beautiful heavy hard cover. You know how a hard cover will just sit solidly open? Such things are important in a sewing book! There is really such a nice feel to the book itself.

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And the quilts! Sarah’s lovely vivid style is all over the book in the 16 quilts included. So many great ones!

I was instantly drawn to her Bangles pattern.

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You know that I’m all about the solids so of course they are what I turned to.

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With templates and Y seams, this pattern isn’t in my wheelhouse but I so enjoyed working on it! It’s really fun to occasionally work on something that’s very different from my usual piecing.

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And guess what? Cico Books have been generous enough to donate a book for a giveaway! Leave a comment and I’ll pick a winner in a week.

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Good luck!

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  • Jess

    May 13, 2013 at 12:27 am |

    I would love a copy of this book – I love Sarah’s work and how she uses colour. I also like your solids version of bangles :)

  • Tami

    May 13, 2013 at 12:30 am |

    Looks like a fun book. You are braver then I to try Y seams. I admire your quilts. They are beautiful.

  • Leigh

    May 13, 2013 at 1:13 am |

    I was looking at this in a book shop on Saturday – really lovely!

  • Elisabet

    May 13, 2013 at 1:20 am |

    Oh! Winning Sarah’s book would just make my day! I am a huge fan of here work and this little book would completely make me forget my current hay fever even!

  • Helen

    May 13, 2013 at 2:13 am |

    Oh yes please!

  • kim

    May 13, 2013 at 2:34 am |

    I am on a quilt book diet but a freebie is like eating celery. I avoid y seams but maybe its time to let go.

  • Lisa

    May 13, 2013 at 2:52 am |

    Love your version of Sarah’s design! Her book looks fabulous!

  • Kim

    May 13, 2013 at 3:14 am |

    I love Sarah’s work! Good luck with your bangles quilt, it looks challenging!

  • Tanya

    May 13, 2013 at 3:14 am |

    I’d love a copy of the book. That star quilt looks fantastic, but you turned me off bangles when you mentioned y-seams!!!

  • Munaiba

    May 13, 2013 at 3:25 am |

    An interesting looking pattern. Good luck with it.

  • Molly

    May 13, 2013 at 3:31 am |

    I love to hand quilt. So relaxing and it gives the quilt such a personal finish. I’d love to read this book and get some new techniques! Thanks for the chance.

  • Bev Longford

    May 13, 2013 at 4:22 am |

    I have been enjoying the tour, the book is a must have.

  • Becky Greene

    May 13, 2013 at 4:49 am |

    This looks like a great book – I agree wholeheartedly about the feel of a hardback book; nothing compares. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Verena

    May 13, 2013 at 5:15 am |

    The book looks great. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Deborah Gunthorpe

    May 13, 2013 at 5:26 am |

    I would love a copy of this book – I love hand quilting and Sarah is the queen of this in my opinion :-) Good luck with the bangles quilt.

  • Allison C

    May 13, 2013 at 5:27 am |

    This looks like a great book!

  • Emmers

    May 13, 2013 at 5:31 am |

    It looks like she has the perfect blend of vintage and modern feel – I love what I’ve seen of this book!

  • Alice R.

    May 13, 2013 at 6:19 am |

    This looks fun! I’d love to get into it. Thank you for the demo.

  • L

    May 13, 2013 at 6:21 am |

    Great book!

  • julie soden

    May 13, 2013 at 6:24 am |

    love the look of Sarah’s book. I have her other books so this is on my wish list. great solids in your quilt!

  • Cathleen Savage

    May 13, 2013 at 6:31 am |

    I would love to own a copy of Sarah’s new book! It looks great, with gorgeous pics!

  • Kris

    May 13, 2013 at 6:36 am |

    I am so terrified of Y Seams!! This particular block with solid fabrics…seems approachable for me to try. The star quilt in the book is amazing!

  • Heather in Montreal

    May 13, 2013 at 6:39 am |

    Love the looks of this book. And what a great “Bangles” version, so perfect for my “Manic Monday”!

  • Peggy

    May 13, 2013 at 6:42 am |

    I love Sarah’s style – so lovely. I need to do more hand quilting! Maybe this year, I will manage to do one.

  • Lynne

    May 13, 2013 at 6:53 am |

    OOH. Love your solids take on this! Thanks for the chance to participate.

  • Annette A.

    May 13, 2013 at 7:16 am |

    Lovely quilts! This book would make a great addition to my slowly growing collection of quilting books.

  • katybee

    May 13, 2013 at 7:21 am |

    Oooh, I like the bangles one as well. Thank you for the giveaway. I’d love to win. Can’t wait to see your final solid take on it.

  • Melissa E

    May 13, 2013 at 7:36 am |

    Y-seams are definitely out of my repertoire too. Good luck and can’t wait to see the finished quilt!

  • lisa

    May 13, 2013 at 7:47 am |

    Looks like a fabulous book. I like your bangles blocks. Looks good and always good to try new things.

  • Tina Short

    May 13, 2013 at 8:20 am |

    Love the book….not keen on y seams but would give them another go.

  • Alison

    May 13, 2013 at 8:38 am |

    If you are shipping internationally, I would love to be considered for the giveaway. Thank you!

  • Jess

    May 13, 2013 at 8:52 am |

    What a great book. Thanks!

  • Tracey P

    May 13, 2013 at 10:37 am |

    I have this book on loan from the library, but I would love to have it on my shelf permanently! Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Tamie

    May 13, 2013 at 10:52 am |

    This book would be a wonderful addition to my library. Thanks for participating in the tour.

  • Gill

    May 13, 2013 at 11:22 am |

    This looks such a great book! So far I have successfully avoided Y seams!

  • Beth T.

    May 13, 2013 at 11:24 am |

    This book has so much going for it. I cannot possibly resist its charms! I’m trying to hold out long enough
    To see if I might win a copy. :)

  • Erica

    May 13, 2013 at 11:29 am |

    I would love to win this beautiful book. I have a finished quilt top and quilt back that I have been waiting to gain the courage to hand quilt.

  • Susan Evans

    May 13, 2013 at 11:46 am |

    I love your take on the Bangles. I have yet to try Y seams, so I think you are brave to try them! I

  • Kim

    May 13, 2013 at 11:49 am |

    This would be such an awesome book to win!

  • Melissa Vink

    May 13, 2013 at 12:01 pm |

    Oh my gosh I would LOVE this book! I love Sarah’s designs and really want to learn how to hand quilt!! Thank you for the opportunity to win such a fantastic book!!

  • Erica

    May 13, 2013 at 12:23 pm |

    I’ve been seeing that book on various blogs. Looks awesome!

  • Lisabeth

    May 13, 2013 at 12:46 pm |

    The book looks great. Thanks for the opportunity to win it

  • Heather

    May 13, 2013 at 12:51 pm |

    Oh man, this book! THIS BOOK! Now there are THREE patterns I see that I am in love with in it. That makes it a must have.

  • Emily T

    May 13, 2013 at 1:21 pm |

    This looks like such a lovely book! The giant star would be perfect for my new bed quilt. Thanks for the chance to win :)

  • Jenny

    May 13, 2013 at 1:22 pm |

    I’d love a copy. Everything I’ve seen makes it look wonderful. Thanks!

  • Heather

    May 13, 2013 at 1:30 pm |

    Another delightful book by Sarah – I’d love to win a copy. Thanks for showing us the start of your version of Bangles.

  • Patti

    May 13, 2013 at 1:59 pm |

    This book looks so amazing! Thanks for the review and the giveaway.

  • Michele T

    May 13, 2013 at 2:43 pm |

    I love your colours for Bangles – looks amazing!!!

  • Kim

    May 13, 2013 at 3:46 pm |

    I like the Bangles pattern as well, and love your color choices. I could be enticed into tying Y seams. I would love to give the book a good home!

  • Luz2Quilt

    May 14, 2013 at 2:41 am |

    I love your solid colour version of the Bangles pattern.

  • CJ

    May 14, 2013 at 2:45 am |

    This book looks amazing. So many things I would like to try. Thank you for the giveaway.

  • Erin C

    May 14, 2013 at 4:19 am |

    Looks like a fun book!

  • Lori Hudson

    May 14, 2013 at 5:52 am |

    Fussy cut Bangles are dancing in my head :) This looks like a great book.
    Thank you for the opportunity to win it.
    Lori

  • Kat

    May 14, 2013 at 6:53 am |

    OMG, this would be a wonderful start to my quiltbook collection! Love it.

  • Megan

    May 14, 2013 at 9:28 am |

    Looks like a great book!

  • SewLindaAnn

    May 14, 2013 at 10:03 am |

    Oh yeah, I’m in on this one. Love Sarah’s work.

  • Sharon SM

    May 14, 2013 at 11:17 am |

    Looks like a wonderful book. I love your idea of using solids with the patterns. Hope I win, but more important I enjoy your blog.

  • Melissa

    May 14, 2013 at 1:35 pm |

    This looks like a great book!

  • Nicole

    May 14, 2013 at 3:09 pm |

    Have fun making your quilt. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • KayD

    May 14, 2013 at 4:29 pm |

    This pattern in solids will be beautiful!

  • Sarah

    May 14, 2013 at 4:45 pm |

    Thank you for the giveaway! I am love what I see of this book.

  • Jo Ann

    May 14, 2013 at 5:39 pm |

    What a beautiful book!

  • Sarah N

    May 14, 2013 at 6:35 pm |

    This looks like such a lovely book!

  • Teena

    May 14, 2013 at 6:38 pm |

    Your fabric/colour choices for the bangles quilt are amazing and I sure would love the chance to win this awesome book. Thanks.

  • Linda H.

    May 14, 2013 at 6:45 pm |

    What a nice giveaway, Alissa! Having been in Australia on four different occasions, I truly appreciate the skills of Aussie designers, and Sarah is a real talent. I am fortunate to have had Sarah choose one of my tutorials, for machine-sewn mitered corner binding, to appear on her website. Thank you so much for this great giveaway, and a chance to win.

  • kate C.

    May 14, 2013 at 7:13 pm |

    Looks like a neat book! I like the colors you chose to work with!

  • Pat Anderson

    May 14, 2013 at 8:50 pm |

    I took Sarah’s Craftsy class and loved it! Would recommend to anyone. She has a great teaching style. Can’t wait to see her new book. Thanks for the chance!

  • Rhonda

    May 15, 2013 at 6:37 am |

    I love her style and would love to win a copy o her book. Thanks!

  • Savannagal

    May 15, 2013 at 6:52 am |

    I’m new to quilting and trying to learn as much as I can. Thanks for the opportunity to win this book.

  • Connie

    May 15, 2013 at 7:02 am |

    What a great looking book…..thanks for this giveaway.

  • Wendy

    May 15, 2013 at 7:20 am |

    I love her quilts and would love this new book.

  • Amy

    May 15, 2013 at 7:24 am |

    What a beautiful book! I am trying to gather the courage to start my very first quilt! Thanks for the giveaway! Amy @ gasudimack(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

  • Melanie

    May 15, 2013 at 8:40 am |

    I’m too cheap to ever buy hardcover books – but would love to add another quilting book to my tiny collection

  • carriem

    May 15, 2013 at 11:47 am |

    I love hand quilting! Thanks!

  • Lisa McGriff

    May 15, 2013 at 1:05 pm |

    Such beautiful quilts in this book! I hope I win!

  • Yvonne

    May 15, 2013 at 1:54 pm |

    This book is on my birthday gift list. I would love to celebrate early by winning your fabulous giveaway.

  • Sharmond

    May 15, 2013 at 1:57 pm |

    I have been reading all about this book and really want it now! I am wanting to try a quilt like the one on the book’s cover. Thanks for giveaway opportunity!

  • Jan Sutter

    May 15, 2013 at 1:57 pm |

    cute quilts, love the colors!

  • JaneE

    May 15, 2013 at 3:54 pm |

    I love the Material Obsession books and am thoroughly looking forward to this one! Can’t wait to see the finished product of your take on the bracelets quilt. FUN!

  • JaneE

    May 15, 2013 at 3:59 pm |

    I love the Material Obsession books! This would be a great addition to my collection.
    Your Bangles are fabulous!

  • Barbara

    May 15, 2013 at 4:02 pm |

    Inspiring – just need to clean up the craft room!

  • Ann Dunn

    May 15, 2013 at 4:59 pm |

    That book looks interesting. Thanks for having the giveaway.

  • Kathy

    May 15, 2013 at 6:41 pm |

    I could really learn some new things with this book-looks great!

  • Anne J

    May 16, 2013 at 3:47 am |

    Lovely patterns! Teaching myself how to hand quilt, so this book would be great. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • karen

    May 16, 2013 at 9:36 am |

    sarah is so inspiring! i have started to handquilt a baby blanket after watching her online tutorial about five times. love your site! best wishes!

  • MarciaW

    May 16, 2013 at 5:33 pm |

    I love Sarah’s work and would enjoy using a copy of her book. All those quilts are so beautiful — and I hand quilt. Thanks for the chance. alternate email mlwright29(at)hotmail(dot)com

  • CindyM

    May 17, 2013 at 9:48 am |

    I love the simplicity of In a Sea of Blue. Was it hard?

  • rubynab

    May 17, 2013 at 11:44 am |

    Thanks for the change to win this beautiful looking book!

  • Jessica K.

    May 17, 2013 at 12:16 pm |

    WOW that book looks really fun. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Paula

    May 17, 2013 at 6:53 pm |

    I love the Bangles pattern too, and your colours are great! Thank you for the giveaway!

  • Alison Gurganus

    May 18, 2013 at 6:26 am |

    I have had this book on my Amazon wish list for a little while it looks like a lot of fun. I love trying new techniques, you bangles are looking great!

  • Heather Braun

    May 18, 2013 at 1:09 pm |

    I love the Bangles pattern too! Would love to have this book in my hands! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Erin

    May 18, 2013 at 7:04 pm |

    This looks like such a lovely book. Thanks to you and Cico for the giveaway!

  • Melissa

    May 19, 2013 at 7:38 am |

    I love Sarah Fielke’s work! Thank you for posting some pix of the book.

  • Crystal smith

    May 19, 2013 at 6:21 pm |

    I hope I win. I love dreaming over a cup of tea and a quilting book.

  • Crystal

    May 19, 2013 at 6:24 pm |

    Love to drink a cup of tea and dream about the quilts I will make from books.

  • diane

    May 20, 2013 at 10:26 am |

    Looks like a great book – would love to win!

  • Leigh

    May 20, 2013 at 7:01 pm |

    I love the choice of of solids! The book looks great, thanks for the opportunity to win a copy!

  • Aish S

    May 21, 2013 at 7:28 am |

    The book loves lovely. Thankyou for the giveaway.
    Aish S.

  • Melissia

    May 21, 2013 at 4:19 pm |

    I cannot wait to see your finished quilt! This book looks like it it is full of great ideas, I have really enjoyed seeing the reviews on your blog and others and would love to have a copy. Thanks for the give away!