Monday, February 25, 2013

Modern Basics II


Amy Ellis is a personal friend of mine.  We started blogging about the same time and chatted back and forth for a few years.  I was lucky enough to meet her and share a few meals and laughs with her at Sewing Summit in 2011.  She has the kind of personality that makes it easy to be her friend . . . when you talk she listens and has a way of making you feel like what you are saying is supremely important to her.  She's awesome.

That being said, I wouldn't sit here and promote her newest book if it wasn't, in my opinion, worth being promoted.  I just don't do that.  I think I've got some credibility in that department over the course of the six plus years I've been running this gig.

So I hope that when I say I love Modern Basics II that you really know that I. Love. Modern. Basics. II.  Amy's first book, Modern Basics I, was good.  A best seller in fact.  But Modern Basics II kicks it up a notch.  I find that I am drawn to every quilt in the book and feel an itch to make each one in fabric that speaks to me.  Cover quilt?  I'm talking to you!


This quilt is called Star Crossed and it has quickly moved to the top of my "to make" list.  As pictured it's got such a 1930s vibe to me.  I can't get it out of my brain.  One minute I think I want to make it with some coveted 1930s repro fabric.  And the next minute I consider making it with neons and black.  Then I scratch both those ideas and think that it might be sheer perfection with nothing but reds and whites.  Or yellow and gray.  I like how it looks like a vintage caned chair seat.  Hmmm . . . maybe I should play up that . . .

Anyway. 

Be sure to see what other quilters are saying about Modern Basics II by visiting these links below.

Emily Herrick http://crazyoldladiesquilts.blogspot.com/
Amy Newbold http://sukiedontyaknow.com/
Dana Bolyard http://oldredbarnco.blogspot.com/
Amy Webb http://www.amylouwhosews.com/
Martingale http://blog.shopmartingale.com/
Victoria Findlay Wolfe http://www.bumblebeansinc.blogspot.com/
Katie Blakesley Www.swimbikequilt.com
Chelsey K www.fatquartershop.blogspot.com
Terri Harlan http://sew-fantastic.blogspot.com/
Mary Kolb http://maryonlakepulaski.blogspot.com/
Pat Sloan http://blog.patsloan.com
Natalia Bonner http://www.pieceandquilt.com/
Candy Glendening http://www.candiedfabrics.com/
Vicki Christensen http://www.sewinspiredblog.com/

You can even visit Amy's shop and buy an autographed copy.

But be sure to click HERE and fill out this form for your chance to win your own e-book of Modern Basics II.

-dana

3 comments:

diane said...

i need to get this

Gill said...

This looks a fabulous book! I love the cover quilt!

Mama Said Sew said...

I love that quilt too! I got a chance to talk with Amy at QuiltCon and get an autographed copy of her book. Now I just have to decide which lovely quilt to make first!