Thursday, January 20, 2011

Mix & Match Quilts with the Accuquilt GO! Tour and Giveaway!

I'm the last to post for the book tour. It was an interesting week for me to be able to see what all the other bloggers had to say about their review of this book. To see a list of them you can go to my post here. We were all assigned a specific quilt from the book to review.

My review is for the quilt called Crossings. I would have loved to try and make my assigned project however fell short on dies that were required to use with the GO! Because I am a seasoned quilter I could figure out details relatively easy but for this particular quilt a beginner may struggle. Each quilt in the book indicates skill level and Crossings was for the advanced.

I hope you did spend some time looking at the other blogger's post and their thoughts of the book and the quilt they were asked to review. (We were not asked to sew the quilt but review the pattern) Each blogger has already pretty much said what needed to be said and a few are giving away a copy.

Would you like to win my copy? Please tell me which quilt from the book you would make first, why and who blogged about it.

Crossings
If your interested in purchasing either hard copy or immediate PDF download you can find that HERE.
I'll announce my winner on Sunday. Good Luck!!
GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED AND WINNER HAS BEEN SENT AND EMAIL TO CONTACT ME.

27 comments:

Mystica said...

Stepping Stones - simply because it is the easiest from the site Crap I have made.

Sherrill said...

I think I'd make the one using the shoo fly blocks (just cause I like em! LOL). Thanks for the review AND the giveaway!!

Carol in E TN said...

I like the rose quilt from Vickie's blog.

Lynnae said...

I'd like to make the Bed of Roses quilt posted by Vickie. It reminds me of my mom's rose garden.

WoolenSails said...

I think I need that book. I used the go today, made small squares and triangles and it is all misaligned, lol.
I never sewed with cut off corners, I always sew in the middle, then cut my triangles, so need to figure out where to sew.

I like the bursting into bloom, that Kelley talked about. My daughter would love that one.

Debbie

Carol said...

I would make the quilt made with Martinique fabric. I like the stars. I dont know the name of the quilt.

cannewa said...

I like the Steppingstones quilt, very simple. Thank you for the review and the giveaway.

AnnieO said...

These are all interesting quilt patterns that are fairly simple looking. I don't have a GO cutter but most reviewers described that measurements were available for those that don't own the cutter. I liked Bed of Roses, reviewed by Vicki of Spun Sugar Quilts. The pattern was simple yet intricate and that appealed to me. I also really liked the Flash of Lightning quilt reviewed by Tonya. Thanks for the chance to win the book.

Laurie in Maine said...

Stepping stones by "Crap I've Made"
blogger...although I might applique something in the biggest stones. (Risking the project taking twice as long and becoming the next dreaded UFO?)
Also enjoyed the scrappy version from "A Quilt is Nice" :)

Lee said...

I like the bed of roses at spun sugar quilts. It looked lovely. Thanks for the chance to win the book

Gene Black said...

Honestly I think I would try Crossings (Quilt Hollow) first. But it depends on the dies needed. If I didn't have all the dies for it AND had all the ones for say Flash of Lightning (Tonya's sewing room) then I would switch.
Those two are my favorites and probably the two I would try first. I like Crossings best because it looks less tradtional and once I go at it with wild color, it will look very modern.

onlymehere said...

I actually like "Crossings" bz it's different than anything I've done but being that its' advanced I wouldn't be up to it for quite some time.

Cindy said...

I have enjoyed this blog hop of critiquing the book, Mary. It's been interesting to me to follow this new path of reviewing a book by bloggers.

I'd be interested in hearing if you think the book is a value if one doesn't own the many dies that it appears might be needed to complete some of the quilts.

I was fortunate enough to win Tonya's copy of the book which I really do look forward to because I have several dies and hopefully will be able to use them in a quilt.

Jo said...

My daughter liked bed of roses from Vickie's post only was thinking of it in white and black. She is just 15 so being able to cut the quilt with a Go! would be a plus.

JCnNC said...

Love Stepping Stones - I am really into simple quilts this year.

Karen said...

I would make Bed of Roses - from Vickie E. - very striking!

Kathy H said...

Flash of Lightning looks really nice that Tonya blogged about. Thanks for the review of the book.

Darlene said...

Great review, Mary.

I've enjoyed the 'tour' but at this point I don't have a preference. I like to look through a book, study pictures and such. I think it would be fun to own this book. :-)

Marcia W. said...

The first quilt that I would make from the mixandmatch book is the Waterfall. I'd pick some wonderful bluewater batiks for the shoofly blocks. Sherri McConnell of a quiltinglife introduced me to this quilt on Monday the 17Jan tour stop. Thanks for the explanation of pattern review vs sewing for the review.

Carrie P. said...

I went and read the reviews which were very enlightening.
I really like the Bed of Roses quilt from Vickie's blog. Something about the red even though I am not a red fan.

QuiltSue said...

I quite like the Bed of Roses that Spun Sugar reviewed, and the Hidden Stars shown on A Quilt Is Nice which is the one I would do first - I could see it in Christmas colours and it would make a great project for my next Christmas Quiltalong.

Patty said...

I would make the one Canton Village reviewed. It's kind of orange or peach depending on my computer monitor. I love the larger pieces.

Dresden Quilter said...

I would make Stepping Stones because it has been on my to do list for a few years. Char Coester featured it. Thanks for the giveaway.

Lisa said...

My favorite was Garden Trellis. I like the way the stars appeared in the sashing. I have a studio cutter, and I'd be interested to see how many of these patterns I have the dies for. Lisa

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

I like Hidden Stars from A Quilt is Nice. I have been drawn to American colors and quilts lately and this one is stunning.

Michele said...

Crossings is what I would make.....I'm attracted to the x kind of a pattern in the quilt. I'm working on a State Fair Schnibble and I think I like the X's right now. Thanks for the chance!

ga447 said...

I would attempt the "quilt Hollow", if you have "Go" it would be simple. TU for the giveaway