Fat Quarterly Shape Workshop for Quilters

Fat Quarterly Shape Workshop Blog Tour – it’s a wrap!

We’ve had such a great time on the blog tour for our book and we hope you’ve been following along too. You can visit all of the blogs that took part in the tour, they’re listed below. Add them to your readers or blog rolls if they’re not on your lists already – they’re all fabulous blogs and well worth a read!

5/21  Lily’s Quilts: lilysquilts.blogspot.com/
5/24  Handmade by Alissa: www.handmadebyalissa.com/
5/29  In Color Order: incolororder.blogspot.com/
5/31  Comfort Stitching: comfortstitching.typepad.co.uk/
6/4  Generation Q: generationqmagazine.com/
6/7  Sew Mama Sew: sewmamasew.com/blog2/
6/12  Pat Sloan: patsloan.com/
6/14  WhipUp: whipup.net
6/18  Sarah Fielke’s The Last Piece: thelastpiece.typepad.com/
6/22  Fat Quarter Shop: fatquartershop.blogspot.com/
6/26  Diary of a Quilter: www.diaryofaquilter.com/
6/28  Amy’s Creative Side: amyscreativeside.com/blog/
7/3  A La Mode Fabric: alamodefabric.blogspot.com/
7/6  It’s Sew Kiki!: kiki-itssewkiki.blogspot.com/
7/10  Craft Buds!: www.craftbuds.com/
7/12  Craft Foxes: www.craftfoxes.com/
7/16  {sew} Allegorical: www.sewallegorical.com/
7/18 the wrap up – here we are!

What have we got to offer on our final stop? Well, a couple of things actually!

In case you didn’t know already Allegory is hosting a quilt along for the orange soda quilt Katy made for the book. You can jump in at any time and find all of the details by visiting her blog. Katy has also had some templates cut from acrylic so you can cut the petal appliques for orange soda out with a small rotary cutter. You can pick those up from her etsy shop.

possibly orange soda?

And as we are the final stop on the tour it’s only right we give away a copy of the book isn’t it?

Leave a comment on this post and we’ll pick a winner in a week.

GIVEAWAY CLOSED!

Fat Quarterly Shape Workshop :: The Blog Tour!

We’re thrilled to announce the line-up for the blog tour for our book, Fat Quarterly Shape Workshop for Quilters!  The fun kicks off today here and on the Lark Crafts blog, and we’ve lined up 17 fantastic stops where you can learn more about our book and even see some projects sewn from the book’s patterns.  Be sure to visit all of the participating blogs for inspiration, information and — of course — opportunities to win great prizes, including copies of the book.

Mark your calendars!

5/21  Lily’s Quilts: lilysquilts.blogspot.com/
5/24  Handmade by Alissa: www.handmadebyalissa.com/
5/29  In Color Order: incolororder.blogspot.com/
5/31  Comfort Stitching: comfortstitching.typepad.co.uk/
6/4  Generation Q: generationqmagazine.com/
6/7  Sew Mama Sew: sewmamasew.com/blog2/
6/12  Pat Sloan: patsloan.com/
6/14  WhipUp: whipup.net
6/18  Sarah Fielke’s The Last Piece: thelastpiece.typepad.com/
6/22  Fat Quarter Shop: fatquartershop.blogspot.com/
6/26  Diary of a Quilter: www.diaryofaquilter.com/
6/28  Amy’s Creative Side: amyscreativeside.com/blog/
7/3  A La Mode Fabric: alamodefabric.blogspot.com/
7/6  It’s Sew Kiki!: kiki-itssewkiki.blogspot.com/
7/10  Craft Buds!: www.craftbuds.com/
7/12  Craft Foxes: www.craftfoxes.com/
7/16  {sew} Allegorical: www.sewallegorical.com/
7/18 Wrap-up Party back here at FatQuarterly.com!

shipping now!

eeek!

The official release date wasn’t until May 1st, but our book is shipping early – so if you have pre-ordered you should be expecting your copy any day now.

Amazon.com has the book in stock, whereas the UK site is still a little bit behind and showing the book as out of stock, but it should be shipping within the next week or so.

There are 60 blocks and 12 projects in the book, each chapter uses a particular shape as a theme and there are 10 blocks per chapter, and 2 projects – one of which is a large quilt, and the other is a smaller project.

Fat Quarterly Shape Workshop - the BOOK!

We worked so hard on everything, and hope you love it as much as we do. Personally we think there’s a great balance between simple and more advanced blocks and projects – hopefully something for everything and every skill level.

shape workshop collage

This is one of the quilts Katy made – called orange soda. It doesn’t look as big in this picture as it actually is, it’s twin sized so that is a big wall it’s hanging on.

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We really do hope you love it too!

We’ve got BIG news!

Turn your Pointer Sisters record up to full blast, because we’re so excited and we just can’t hide it anymore!  And since we kind of got scooped by Amazon.com anyway, we thought it was time we shared the news …

cover

What you see above is not some example of Photoshop foolery.  That, our friends, is the very first FAT QUARTERLY BOOK!!!  Yes, it’s true — we’ve been collaborating with the amazing team at Lark Crafts to bring our creative vision to life in an entirely new medium.  And it’s already on Amazon!!

shape workshop collage

Fat Quarterly Shape Workshop for Quilters was born out of our shared history as four modern quilters who came together as a team: specifically, a history of collaborating in swaps and virtual quilting bees.  For that reason, we devoted a large portion of our book to quilt blocks — a mix of block patterns and ideas both traditional and modern, classic and original, and all with our own twist.  All are perfect for those participating in quilting bees, or who love making sampler quilts, pillows, or projects featuring a single block design.  And as a nod to our continued evolution, those block patterns are complemented by a selection of larger sewn project ideas, from placemats to pillows to full-sized quilts, all mixed together with a few surprises.

book collage

So why “Shape Workshop”?  We decided to organize our block and project tutorials around basic shapes: squares, triangles, circles, diamonds, stars, and more.  Almost as soon as we began planning the book, we were amazed at the many different ways in which these basic building blocks of quilting could be interpreted and used.  We hope you will be, too.

And, having just recently reviewed the final draft of the book, we can assure you that it’s all brought together in a BEAUTIFUL package.  The exquisite photography and gorgeous style of the book have exceeded all of our wildest expectations.  We think it will be a title that you’ll look to again and again for inspiration.

Fat Quarterly Shape Workshop for Quilters: 60 Blocks plus a Dozen Quilts and Projects will be released in 2012.  The entire Fat Quarterly team will be together (for the first time, EVER) at Quilt Market in Houston next month, armed with even more information about the project.  And you can be sure that we’ll be revealing more and talking about it with all of you in the months to come.

Just do us a favor, please: if we go on and on and on (and on) and you start getting sick of hearing us talk about the book, just let us know, m’kay?   : )