Little Bits Quilting Bee blog tour

Today is my stop on the Little Bits Quilting Bee blog tour!


First off, this might seem odd, but I have to just comment on the actual physical feel of this book. It’s hardcover and has a pocket on the inside holding all of the templates you need for the included patterns. it’s just a solid, pretty book. Rare to come across a hardcover quilting book like this and I have to say, I really like it.


The focus of the book is patterns to use precuts with. Now if you read my blog and keep up with my quilting, you’ll know that I simply never use precuts. That said, any and all of these patterns can be used with your stash – either yardage or scraps!


There’s also 20 pattern in the book – a lot! There’s definitely something for everyone considering just how many patterns are included.


The book also contains loads of important info – all you need to know to make a quilt and so many resources and references as well. Along with being super informative, if I had to use one adjective for the book, it would be cozy. There’s just something about the photography and the great hand drawn illustrations that make reading the book a comfy way to spend some time!

Do you want to win a copy? Chronicle Books have been nice enough to donate one! Just leave a comment here and I’ll pick a winner on Thursday. U.S. shipping only (sorry!).

And follow along with the rest of the tour:

Tuesday, November 15 – West Coast Crafty & Foxy Art Studio
Wednesday, November 16 – Patch Andi
Thursday, November 17 – In Color Order
Friday, November 18 – Kristin La Flamme & Camp Follower Bags & Quilts

Monday, November 21 – Quilt Dad
Tuesday, November 22 – Pat Sloan & Pleasant Home

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  • Valerie

    November 14, 2011 at 5:17 am |

    I would LOVE to have a copy of Little Bits! Thanks for the give away! Always read your blog for lots of good inspiration!

  • Michele

    November 14, 2011 at 5:28 am |

    Looks like an interesting book. Thanks for the chance to win onw.

  • Sarah M

    November 14, 2011 at 5:40 am |

    Oh my, I would love a copy. The quilt I am convinced I have to make for my bedroom is in this book! Thanks for giving away a copy!

  • colleen

    November 14, 2011 at 5:49 am |

    This book does look cozy! thanks for the overview and giveaway.

  • Becky M

    November 14, 2011 at 5:52 am |

    oh wow, looks like a fantastic book!

  • kelly

    November 14, 2011 at 5:59 am |

    i saw this last week on aneela’s blog and it looked so cool! i’d love to get my hands on it. 🙂

  • jen

    November 14, 2011 at 6:00 am |

    thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of this book!

  • Madison

    November 14, 2011 at 6:13 am |

    It IS a pretty book! I’d love to add it to quilting library 🙂 Thanks for the chance!

  • SewLindaAnn

    November 14, 2011 at 6:14 am |

    I too love the more sturdy books with the pattern slot. Seems to be done more and more. For a book that will be used and read over and over it keeps it all together well.

  • Carol

    November 14, 2011 at 6:24 am |

    Love your blog… would love this book for ideas on what to do with stashed precuts.

  • Gwen Windham

    November 14, 2011 at 6:28 am |

    I’d LOVE to win a copy of this book. After reading all the raving reviews that everyone has been posting all last week, I’m dying to get a look at it!!! Thanks so much for giving us a chance to win! 🙂

  • Alice R.

    November 14, 2011 at 6:32 am |

    Oh, dear, have I been under a rock? Why didn’t I know about such a beautiful book? Of course, now I must have it – it looks wonderful! Thank you for the opportunity, please drop my name in (in really big letters!).

  • PJ

    November 14, 2011 at 6:33 am |

    3 little girls equals lots of dolls. In other words, I would LOVE to win this.

  • Debbie-Esch House Quilts

    November 14, 2011 at 6:38 am |

    Thanks for the glimpse inside this book – it looks terrific. I’ve only started using precuts recently (and still only occasionally), but it looks like there are some great ideas here!

  • Emily

    November 14, 2011 at 6:42 am |

    I would love to have a copy of this book!

  • Flaun

    November 14, 2011 at 6:54 am |

    Looks lovely!

  • JustPam

    November 14, 2011 at 7:00 am |

    I would love to win a copy of this book. Thanks for the chance

  • Ing

    November 14, 2011 at 7:14 am |

    What a pretty book and pretty quilts! Thanks for the give away.

  • Rita

    November 14, 2011 at 7:14 am |

    I would love a copy of that book, I love the circle quilt, although it looks hard.

  • Megan L

    November 14, 2011 at 7:19 am |

    Very interesting! I’d love a chance to get my hands on this one.

  • Jessica

    November 14, 2011 at 7:19 am |

    this looks great! i would love to win a copy, thanks for the chance!

  • Tamie

    November 14, 2011 at 7:21 am |

    I’d love to add this book to my library.

  • Nancy

    November 14, 2011 at 7:23 am |

    I too, seldom use precuts BUT I can go wild using my stash! I love the “Log Cabin” Little bits featured in the picture! Delightful colors and ideas and oh how I would love to win the book!

  • Spinnergirl

    November 14, 2011 at 7:29 am |

    Looks like a great book! Am yearning for a jelly roll quilt!

  • Sylvia

    November 14, 2011 at 7:37 am |

    I love using precuts, and would love to win a copy of the book. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • MiChal

    November 14, 2011 at 7:41 am |

    Here’s hoping mine is the lucky number!

  • carriegel

    November 14, 2011 at 7:45 am |

    I would love this book! Thanks for the chance to win.

  • duff

    November 14, 2011 at 7:50 am |

    Uh oh! If you’re not a bibliophile yet, I’d say you’re turning into one! Careful! It’s so addictive! Especially in this increasingly digital age, I love a real book. A book about quilting–what could be better?!

  • Emily

    November 14, 2011 at 7:52 am |

    Wow, I LOVE the Constructivist quilt! Looks like a fantastic book, thank you!

  • Alison

    November 14, 2011 at 8:05 am |

    This looks like a fun and useful book. Yes please!

  • Morgan

    November 14, 2011 at 8:06 am |

    That looks like a great book! I love the rainbowy quilt in the 3rd photo. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  • Anita

    November 14, 2011 at 8:13 am |

    I would love to add a copy of this book to my quilting/crafting library. Thank you!

  • Megan

    November 14, 2011 at 8:16 am |

    That looks like a beautiful book. Count me in!

  • Sonia B

    November 14, 2011 at 8:23 am |

    I love quilt books. Thanks for the chance!

  • pam mcrae

    November 14, 2011 at 8:29 am |

    i can’t wait to check this little gem out…sounds quite inspirational!!

  • Sharon B

    November 14, 2011 at 8:29 am |

    Thanks for the chance. It does look like a cozy book.

  • Susan E

    November 14, 2011 at 8:31 am |

    Oh, this looks like the book I have been waiting for!
    Can’t wait to start the rainbow log cabin!

  • Terri

    November 14, 2011 at 8:33 am |

    SWEET!!! : )

  • Katharine

    November 14, 2011 at 8:34 am |

    Lovely book! Thanks for the give-away.

  • Ann

    November 14, 2011 at 8:36 am |

    Looks like fun. Love the triangle quilt on the wall.

  • Cat

    November 14, 2011 at 8:36 am |

    Would love to win such a fun book

  • Lyanna

    November 14, 2011 at 8:37 am |

    A hardcover? I’m with you on that one, it’s impressive to publish a quilting book that’s hardcover. Would love to win one of course!

  • Donna

    November 14, 2011 at 8:38 am |

    Love that pretty circle quilt on the cover! Would love to win a copy and make one! Thanks for the chance!

  • Emily curf

    November 14, 2011 at 8:54 am |

    Hi! I have your block party book and love it!! So fun to see ideas for quilts and bees. This book looks really cool and fun too!

  • krystina

    November 14, 2011 at 8:56 am |

    THanks for the chance to win, I’d love a copy of this book!

  • joan s

    November 14, 2011 at 9:04 am |

    what a lovely little book! amazon has a few more preview pages and they are simply charming. would love to win a copy!

  • wintu nancy

    November 14, 2011 at 9:22 am |

    I keep looking at this in people’s blogs and it looks really neat. Thanks for a chance to win a copy.

  • Nancy

    November 14, 2011 at 9:24 am |

    That looks like a fun book to have. I have lots of precuts that I need to use up. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Holly

    November 14, 2011 at 9:37 am |

    What a cool book to use up all of my scraps! I love the pocket of templates, especially after spending the weekend photocopying and cutting templates for a different quilt… yay!

  • Margaret

    November 14, 2011 at 9:40 am |

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts on the book. Looks like it would be a nice one to have for inspiration.

  • Jamie

    November 14, 2011 at 9:44 am |

    That Constructivist quilt looks awesome! Beautiful and useful book? I’m in!

  • Molly

    November 14, 2011 at 9:55 am |

    Looks great! Gotta love a pretty book filled with quilt-y goodness 🙂

  • Linda H.

    November 14, 2011 at 10:03 am |

    I don’t like precuts either. They lack the fun that comes from mixing up and trying out prints and colors from one’s own ideas. This book looks great! I haven’t seen it before. Thanks very much for the chance to win.

  • Angie

    November 14, 2011 at 10:26 am |

    There is just something about the feel of a well-made, hardcover book that I have had a passion for since I learned to read as a child. 🙂

  • Mary W.

    November 14, 2011 at 10:35 am |

    Looks like some great ideas for using “little bits” of fabric collections I fall in love with!

  • kate C.

    November 14, 2011 at 10:42 am |

    I love that version of the log cabin quilt – and I’d love to win a copy, of course! Thanks for the chance!

  • Julia C K

    November 14, 2011 at 10:49 am |

    I would love a copy of this book. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Alli

    November 14, 2011 at 10:53 am |

    This book looks so cute! 🙂 Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Judi

    November 14, 2011 at 11:05 am |

    Looks like an awesome book!

  • mo

    November 14, 2011 at 11:33 am |

    This book looks great. I would love to win a copy of it!

  • Martha

    November 14, 2011 at 12:00 pm |

    Beautiful book….love all the bright colours!

  • Joy

    November 14, 2011 at 12:03 pm |

    I really look forward to reading this book at some point. I’d love a copy!

  • Lindsay

    November 14, 2011 at 12:15 pm |

    Looks like a great book, thanks for the giveaway!

  • Kate

    November 14, 2011 at 12:15 pm |

    What a gorgeous book! Hardcover makes it even better 🙂

  • Leigh

    November 14, 2011 at 12:28 pm |

    I love the word cozy to describe a book! I love all the curves in the quilts.

  • Katie

    November 14, 2011 at 12:46 pm |

    It looks like a beautiful book.

  • Tammia

    November 14, 2011 at 12:55 pm |

    Beautiful book–it would definitely help me in my quest to learn more about quilting!

  • Erin

    November 14, 2011 at 12:55 pm |

    I love precuts! I’d love to win this book.

  • ali

    November 14, 2011 at 1:01 pm |

    This looks so fun! I’d love to use it!

  • Andrea

    November 14, 2011 at 1:01 pm |

    This book looks great. I would love to have a copy.

  • Erin M.

    November 14, 2011 at 1:18 pm |

    I love the patterns shown. I’ve never ever used precuts either, but I do have some stash I’d like to get through to make some of the things shown. Thanks for the intro and giveaway.

  • Julie

    November 14, 2011 at 1:51 pm |

    What a beautiful book! I’d love to try the design with the circles…Thanks for a chance to win!

  • Fran

    November 14, 2011 at 1:52 pm |

    Is it that fabric is just so much more expensive in England?? I find precuts can be the only way to enjoy a full range of fabric, at least that way you get a bit of everything!

  • Lynn

    November 14, 2011 at 1:56 pm |

    I don’t use precuts but the pattens look great! I’d love to win. Thanks for the chance….

  • beth lehman

    November 14, 2011 at 2:16 pm |

    looks like some great ideas!!!

  • Jasmin

    November 14, 2011 at 2:17 pm |

    Looks like a must have book.
    Thanks for a chance to win.

  • Munaiba

    November 14, 2011 at 2:23 pm |

    What an interesting book.

  • Melissa

    November 14, 2011 at 2:47 pm |

    This looks like a great book! I have some fat quarters I need to use…

  • Lisa

    November 14, 2011 at 2:49 pm |

    I love quilting books and this one looks beautifully made!

  • Kathy

    November 14, 2011 at 3:07 pm |

    This book looks fantastic. I’ve never used precut fabric and would like to give it a try!

  • Carrie

    November 14, 2011 at 3:13 pm |

    What a beautiful book….I think it would keep me inspired for quite a while:)

  • Jill

    November 14, 2011 at 3:23 pm |

    I never use precuts either. They really aren’t saving you money unless you never wanted to have any scraps. That said, this book looks so great that it would totally be worth “translating” the patterns for my yardage stash.

  • Sharon M.

    November 14, 2011 at 3:39 pm |

    Great book. Thanks for the giveaway. You have such cool stuff.

  • Heidi

    November 14, 2011 at 3:42 pm |

    I am absolutely loving all the quilts from this book! I made my first two mini quilts as Christmas gifts this year, thanks for the chance to win!

  • Four dogs and one quilter

    November 14, 2011 at 3:55 pm |

    I do use pre-cuts, not that I don’t have any yardage! This book looks fabulous and would love to win a copy for my library. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Angela A

    November 14, 2011 at 4:00 pm |

    This book looks full of projects that are right up my alley. Thanks.

  • blue.crab

    November 14, 2011 at 4:09 pm |

    I love all quilting books. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • jody

    November 14, 2011 at 4:10 pm |

    I’d love to win this quilting book…looks really good:)
    Thanks so much!!

  • janie !

    November 14, 2011 at 4:14 pm |

    Oh i would love to win this book. i have several charm packs and all i ever do is play with them. i could use the help ! thanks !

  • Habibti at home

    November 14, 2011 at 4:17 pm |

    Looks like an amazing book! I don’t know what is going on in the modern quilting world and the publishers right now but there are like a million books that are coming out that I’d just LOVE to own! Hard to resist! If I dont’ win this one, I’m off to Amazon because I have a Kona Solids Pastel Rainbow Jelly Roll and nothing to make with it yet… I know it will be for a baby – I just don’t know what the quilt will look like yet and this might be the perfect book to put it to work! Thanks!!

  • Allison C

    November 14, 2011 at 4:54 pm |

    This looks like a great book! I would love to win a copy.

  • Shirley

    November 14, 2011 at 5:00 pm |

    Thanks for the review. This book looks great! 🙂

  • Mindy

    November 14, 2011 at 5:23 pm |

    This book looks great. I would love to win it. Thanks for the chance!

  • julie

    November 14, 2011 at 5:27 pm |

    looks like a really interesting book. i look forward to having a better look at it. thank you for the chance.

  • Vanesa

    November 14, 2011 at 5:27 pm |

    Love this concept! I’d like to see more, thanks for the giveaway!

  • Cheryl

    November 14, 2011 at 5:37 pm |

    I also don’t use precuts, but could perhaps be persuaded with this book.

  • Diana

    November 14, 2011 at 5:55 pm |

    Great book, thank sfor the opportunity to win it.

  • Juli Ann

    November 14, 2011 at 6:00 pm |

    Looks like a lovely book. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  • Sherri I

    November 14, 2011 at 6:06 pm |

    Oh, yes, I would love to win this book! I really do need to put some scraps to good use. Thanks for the chance.

  • Samantha

    November 14, 2011 at 6:09 pm |

    Everywhere I go I pick up Fat Quarters. It’s a challenge to see if I get colors/patterns that will work together. And the individual fabrics remind me of my travels. Love to have a book that enables my collection.

  • patty

    November 14, 2011 at 6:16 pm |

    This sounds like a wonderful book with all the small projects.

  • craftytammie

    November 14, 2011 at 6:18 pm |

    i tend to use scraps in most of my projects, but sometimes i buy charm packs just to see an entire line together. this book looks pretty cool!

  • Chancy

    November 14, 2011 at 6:50 pm |

    This looks great! I have a couple jelly rolls that this book might be perfect for.

  • Mary

    November 14, 2011 at 7:00 pm |

    This looks like a lovely book with many beautiful projects!

  • Linda R.

    November 14, 2011 at 7:09 pm |

    I would LOVE a copy of this beautiful book!

  • sabrina

    November 14, 2011 at 7:15 pm |

    The book looks awesome! What a great way to use up all those jelly rolls and charm packs I’ve been collecting.

  • Karen deFazio

    November 14, 2011 at 7:19 pm |

    Congratulatins to Kathleen… Her work is impeccable … Can’t wait to see this book! I’ve been saving charm squares 🙂

  • melissa q.

    November 14, 2011 at 7:26 pm |

    i’ve loved seeing the blog tour for this book. the quilts look like fantastic fun! it’s so great that you mention the feel of the book itself…there is something so wonderful about how a book feels and smells.

  • Mary

    November 14, 2011 at 7:31 pm |

    Love it. You can never have too many quilting books in your library!

  • Lucie

    November 14, 2011 at 7:37 pm |

    This book looks awesome!

  • MBMeadows

    November 14, 2011 at 7:48 pm |

  • Sherry J.

    November 14, 2011 at 7:58 pm |

    I love this book, looks like great projects.

  • Heidi

    November 14, 2011 at 8:59 pm |

    Looks like a very resourceful book! I would LOVE a copy 🙂

  • Maureen from Ventura

    November 14, 2011 at 9:00 pm |

    The quilts displayed look pretty cool! Love the photography too.

  • Shanon

    November 14, 2011 at 10:04 pm |

    I love precuts and from the pictures you shared these quilts would be right up my alley! Here’s to hoping random picks me!

  • jan

    November 14, 2011 at 10:07 pm |

    Thanks for the opportunity! It looks like it has some great projects!

  • Jodi G.

    November 15, 2011 at 12:37 am |

    Ohhh this book looks like alot of great projects!Great pictures as well.

    Thanks for the giveaway and a chance to win.


  • Shawna

    November 15, 2011 at 12:39 am |

    I’m a new quilter and this book looks like just what I need. Awesome book and lots of eye candy. Thanks for a chance to win.


  • Consuelo

    November 15, 2011 at 12:50 am |

    Love the book! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Summer

    November 15, 2011 at 4:53 am |

    I haven’t ever seen this book! Love ideas for precuts!

  • Carole

    November 15, 2011 at 5:15 am |

    Love the cover! Looks fun!

  • Dana

    November 15, 2011 at 5:48 am |

    This book looks great, I want to make both of the quilts you showed. Thanks.

  • Pattij

    November 15, 2011 at 6:44 am |

    I would LOVE a copy of this beautiful book! Gorgeous!

  • Keri P

    November 15, 2011 at 10:56 am |

    I am new to quilting and this would be SUCH a help! Pick me! ; )
    thanks for the chance!

  • Susan

    November 15, 2011 at 11:54 am |

    The book looks quite interesting. I have lots of pre-cut fabrics & usually have no idea what to do with them.

  • Ellen

    November 15, 2011 at 3:21 pm |

    This would be great! I really want to start patchwork and quilting for 2012 and so many of these quilts are lovely. Thank you.

  • Barb

    November 15, 2011 at 3:46 pm |

    I love using precuts! What a great book.

  • kathy h

    November 15, 2011 at 5:26 pm |

    I love to pick up different lines of precuts and then i don’t know what to do with them. this book looks like it has some great projects.

  • Tricia C

    November 15, 2011 at 6:38 pm |

    What a wonderful looking book! Would love to have to choose between the twenty patterns. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Rachel at Stitched in Color

    November 15, 2011 at 6:39 pm |

    Thanks for the chance!

  • brenda

    November 15, 2011 at 6:44 pm |

    what a fun new book!

  • Mary on Lake Pulaski

    November 15, 2011 at 7:58 pm |

    It would be so fun to own a copy of this book and make EVERYTHING in it!

  • Jen

    November 15, 2011 at 8:10 pm |

    These projects look great!

  • Whitney

    November 15, 2011 at 8:23 pm |

    This book looks great! I would love a copy!

  • Erin

    November 15, 2011 at 8:36 pm |

    I’m not an experienced quilter, so I use precuts a lot. Its a lovely book! Thanks for a chance to win!

  • bruinbr

    November 15, 2011 at 11:45 pm |

    Very cool book design! I have some precuts that need some inspiration! This book looks great! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Binks

    November 16, 2011 at 3:37 am |

    to join a Quilting Bee… it’s on my bucket list.

  • Erin

    November 16, 2011 at 4:45 am |

    This looks like it could be a great resource with some cool new (to me) ideas. Thanks for the chance to win one!

  • Heather

    November 16, 2011 at 7:04 am |

    What a great looking book. Just the thing for the jelly roll I want to use!

  • Beth Paulson

    November 16, 2011 at 9:41 am |

    I love books using precut and using scraps as I have lots of scraps..especially HST, I save and so do others for me!! Looks like a neat book and I definity would love to win it..Beth

  • amy

    November 16, 2011 at 10:29 am |

    Ooh! I’d love to win a copy.

  • Anita

    November 16, 2011 at 10:39 am |

    Sure I’d like to win the book!

  • pinkkrystal

    November 16, 2011 at 1:03 pm |

    what a lovely book! I think it needs to be mine!

  • Aimee

    November 16, 2011 at 1:16 pm |

    The book looks great and I’ll have to check it out at my local quilt store. I love using precuts and am always looking for patterns.

  • Jamsby

    November 16, 2011 at 1:59 pm |

    This book looks amazing. I don’t use pre cuts either but could be talked into it!

  • VickiT

    November 16, 2011 at 5:56 pm |

    Beautiful pictures in this book. I just adore that little boy and his truck reading the book. Too cute. I’d love to learn more about quilting bees also. Being fairly new to quilting, other than what I’ve read on blogs, I have not heard much more about those. Ways to utilize the charms and jelly rolls I have purchased is needed as well.

  • Shannon

    November 16, 2011 at 8:08 pm |

    Can’t wait to see more of what this book has to offer! I’m inspired already 🙂

  • Emily

    November 16, 2011 at 8:38 pm |

    Looks really cute! I love the modern look of the projects.

  • Deb

    November 16, 2011 at 9:19 pm |

    I love the cover of this book and all the sample pages I’ve seen on the blog tour! Thanks for the chance.

  • Henria O.

    November 16, 2011 at 9:57 pm |

    This looks like such an awesome book! There are many projects here that I would love to try! Thanks for the chance!
    sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com

  • pam m

    November 16, 2011 at 10:26 pm |

    this looks so incredibly cute! i can’t wait to flip through it and get started on working my way through the books projects!

  • Joyce Mitchell

    November 17, 2011 at 4:27 am |

    Great book. I’d love to win. Thanks.

  • Abbie

    November 17, 2011 at 6:03 am |

    What a lovely book! I would love to have a copy. Thanks!

  • Lisa

    November 17, 2011 at 8:05 am |

    What a great book! Thank you for the opportunity!

  • Amy DeCesare

    November 17, 2011 at 9:25 am |

    Wow – after reading your post I REALLY want this book! Sounds so inspiring!