Block Party Book Tour: My Turn!

UPDATE: Winner of the book is VickiT. Comments are now CLOSED Thanks for hopping with me!

Yippee! I’m so excited to be on the bloggy book tour for Block Party!! Haven’t heard about this book? I received this book for my shop back in May and I was SO excited to get the book that I wrote a review right away! You can hop over and read that review here. Then come back and watch this awesome video to get an idea of what it’s all about.

Block Party: The Modern Quilting Bee book promo from Alissa Haight Carlton on Vimeo.

THEN you can leave a comment here telling me your FAVORITE quilt from the pictures you just saw and be entered to WIN another copy!!

(US addresses only. Giveaway will close on Saturday, July 2 at midnight and I’ll announce the winner on Tuesday July 5)

Oh, and hop over to the OTHER bloggy book tour sites and see their reviews. I’m so flattered to be included in this list of Sew-lebrities, including several of the quilters from the Block Party book!  I’ve e-mailed with Alissa a few times and with Megan from C&T/Stash Books and they are SO sweet! Quilters are such sweet people.  Here’s the schedule of the other book tour “stops”:


Film in the Fridge Ashely Newcomb


A Quilt Is Nice Nettie Peterson


I Heart Linen Rashida Coleman-Hale


Tallgrass Prairie Studio Jacquie Gering


Oh, Fransson! Elizabeth Hartman


Ali Buttoned Up Melissa Frantz


West Coast Crafty Susan Beal


Connecting Threads Melissa Burt


Crafty Girls Workshop Anna Luna


Whip Up Kathreen Ricketson


Pink Chalk Kathy Mack


True Up Kim
Break for holiday weekend


Block Party Blog


Anna Maria Horner Anna Maria Horner

7/7/2011 Diane Gilleland

Happy Hopping!


P.S. As if one giveaway  of a BOOK isn’t enough, I’m giving away FABRIC too! Hop over to my Facebook page and leave me a comment to enter to win 5 solid fat quarters!



  1. My favorite quilt in the book is Falling to Pieces (April)! Would love to win!

  2. Gosh, it’s so hard to decide which is my favorite…but as of right now, I’d say the hexagons!

  3. I like a lot of the quilts, but I really want to make one of those wonky log cabin quilts.

  4. Oh wow I’m super excited for this book! I can’t wait to get my hands on it. I think my favorite – if I HAD to choose one (and this might change) is the mitered corners quilt. Maybe. 🙂

  5. Square deal is my favorite that I have seen so far.

  6. Awesome book for sure. The white one with all the little squares is my favourite. Thanks

  7. Love all the quilts! My favorite, right now is the dresden quilt (Profit Margins). Love the red & aqua fabrics. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy!

  8. Beth S. says:

    They are all so great. But, definately, the little squares quilt – I love all the white!! Thanks for the giveaway!

  9. momnutCJ says:

    It is hard to pick a favorite. The ones that really stick out for me are the confetti quilt and the circles. What a neat book!

  10. Party of Twelve is my favorite. But they all look amazing. I would love a copy of the book.

  11. My favorite is the confetti one. Thanks for the chance to win! 🙂

  12. I really love them all! But if I had to pick a favorite it would be the confetti one.

  13. My favorite is the one with all of the circles in the squares (sorry, don’t know the name). It is calling my name to make it!! 😎

  14. Oh man… everything. Everything is my favorite, I am so bad at this. Um… Actually, let’s go with the circle one. The grey with all the circles. I’m loving all of these quilts, but that’s the one that keeps making me want it.

    What a great giveaway, thanks for having it!

  15. The twin quilt that is gray with circles sets my heart aflutter. They are all awesome, but that one is just beautiful.

  16. Karen in PA says:

    The quilt that is mostly white. Can’t wait to try it.

  17. The quilt on the bed — white with specks of color — is my favorite. I love how the color pops on the white background, and it looks unplanned but I know it’s definitely not.

  18. Lisa Marie says:

    There was one with a grey background and lots of circles in pinks, oranges, etc. which I loved. Also the Roman Stripe one. This book looks great!

  19. Today my favorite is the confetti one. Tomorrow it could be another!

  20. Hmm, my new favorite is that gray quilt with pink random circles. But I love the cover quilt, the hexagons and the one with dresden-like circles!

  21. Jennyroo says:

    I am loving the hexagon quilt – I think it was Ashley’s? They are all great, though. This is just my aesthetic!

  22. Wow! What a great book!!! I think of all the patterns, my favorite is the one that looks like a stack of books….but then the bubble looking one is great too….I don’t know!! How to pick just one??? 😀

    Thanks for hosting the giveaway! 🙂

  23. Bethany says:

    If I had the time.. I’d make every one! They are all so beautiful. My embarrassing story is that when I went to make my very first quilt ever, I decided that hexagons would be a great idea. LOL, disaster!! I’d like to try again, though – the hex quilt in this book is so cute! Thank you!

  24. Katrina says:

    I’m torn between the circle quilt (the one that looks like pie charts) and the hexagons.
    Thank you for hosting this giveaway!

  25. beth lehman says:

    I love the one with the aqua, yellow, and tan/beige colors. It’s photographed outside like a picnic blanket and half of the large squares are solid and the other half are strips. I absolutely love it – what a fantastic idea. Can’t wait to see who wins this one!!

  26. I’m still in love with those small color “confetti” squares on the creamy background, but I’m beginning to drift toward the bubbles too.
    thx for the chance to win this great book.

  27. kate C. says:

    I love so many of them – but the confetti one sticks in my head right now! Thanks for the chance!!

  28. i love the one with all the circles because it reminds me of blowing bubbles and I love the hexagon one too. Thanks for sharing.

  29. janespeak says:

    I’m so obsessed with this book! My favorite is Confetti Blocks but I’m also increasingly drawn to the wonky roman stripe (I think that’s what I’ve seen it called on other blogs).

  30. I like the confetti quilt and the bubbles, not sure that’s what they’re called, but I still like those best.

  31. Maria Hoekstra says:

    I don’t know how I could possibly pick a favorite but one of my faves is the confetti quilt. 🙂

  32. bruinbr says:

    My favorite is the cover quilt! I love the colors and you can’t go wrong with any print from Lizzy House! 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway!

  33. I love them all but the Dresden plate one is my fave.

  34. It’s hard to pick a favorite! Today, I’m leaning toward the dresden quilt…love the color combination! Thanks for the give away!

  35. Hexagons!! I love the hexagon quilt. I’ve been spending some of my time this summer paper piecing. Thanks for the give away!

  36. I don’t know the name, but the white with the scatter wonky squares is fantastic. I’d love to so a bee with that. Thanks for the chance.

  37. I love the Roman Stripe one with the grays and yellows photographed outside. I would love a copy of this book! Thanks for the giveaway!

  38. Sharon B says:

    Roman Stripe – LOVE the colors AND the pattern. This book is on my birthday wish list – but it would be great to win one

  39. I love them all, but I’m drawn to the Dresden Plate-type quilt, and the one with the circles of different sizes. Thanks for giving a book away!

  40. traceyp. says:

    i love the hexagon quilt, the way they are floating in the quilt makes me smile! thanks for the chance to win this wonderful book!

  41. Love all of them … but the circle one really stands out to me. Would love to try that one! Thanks for the chance to win!

  42. I love the first one that is shown 13 seconds into the movie, the colors are lovely and it looks really good on that bed. Thanks for the generous giveaway!

  43. My fave is the one with lots of stacks of slivers of reds and hot colors. Don’t know the name but I love the color way. Would love to win the book.

  44. LOVE all of the quilts so it’s hard to choose. I think I’d say the Dresden plate one is my favorite right now – I just have a thing about Dresdens lately. Thanks for the chance!

  45. Ellen Banerjee says:

    My favorite is the Confetti quilt but they are all great!

  46. My favorite quilt is the one from Tallgrass Prairie called Profit Margins. I just LOVE that one.

  47. Love them all so much. I think confetti is my fav

  48. dearmrsreese says:

    My favorite is the one with all the white and randomly placed squares of fabric.

  49. Joyce Mitchell says:

    My favorite quilt, from the very fast glimpse available in the video, is the log cabin in blues. Thanks for the giveaway.

  50. I’m really loving Sliding By right now, but my mind changes every few days or so. They’re all so great.

  51. PT in SC says:

    confettii is my favorite and your solid fabrics giveaway would be great made into that block. Thanks for the chance to win.

  52. They are all beautiful but I’ve been toying with the idea of making a Dresden plate quilt and a teal and red quilt so that one jumps out at me right away.

  53. All 12 quilts look great! I can’t pick just one but two favorites: the one with random circles (confettii?) and the February one made from old guy’s shirts. How clever.

  54. wordygirl says:

    Every time I look at the quilts from this book I choose a new favorite, or add another one to my list. Right this minute, my favorite is the hexies, but I have been in love with each of them at least once. I am so hoping to win this book!

  55. I love the one with the circles, but I’m also partial to the one that Elizabeth from Oh Fransson! designed, since I think I could actually make that one.

  56. It’s so hard to pick just one, but I think I’d go with the Confetti Quilt!

  57. I love confetti and would definitely make that one from the book.

  58. I like the one with the blue corner made from mens striped shirts. I am collecting shirts for this. Thanks for the give away.

  59. Allison C says:

    I can’t wait to see this book in person! I really like the circles and the pixel squares quilt.

  60. All the quilts are so inspirational, it’s near impossible to pick one. But the white one with the wonky squares catches my eye.

  61. love the confetti. Thanks for the chance to win!

  62. Marcia W. says:

    The cover quilt and the hexie quilt are faves though honestly like all the quilts that have seen in the photos through the blog book tour.

  63. The white confetti quilt is my favorite by far! Lisa in Texas

  64. fun video! My favorite is the white one on the bed with the varied squares of color!

  65. I love this book more with every blog. The white one with the random color patches is by far my favorite.

  66. Heather K says:

    Can I pick two? The multi colored circles on grey background, and the hexies! Love bees!

  67. Love the Roman Stripes, would love to win a copy of this book.

  68. Looks like great, fun, and lively quilts. Loved the little video. My favorite is the one with the Dresdan Plate blocks and then the one with the circles. They were all great. Thank you for the giveaway.

    Have a super great sewing and stitching day.

  69. Keri Schorah says:

    Holy creativity!!! Whoa! And to pick one is just cruel…you are adking someone who has a dozen projects going to make a decision… 🙂 I love the picnic blanket….no wait the circles…no wait…the hexagons…no I think I will stick with the picnic blanket! Thank you for this chance!!! GREAT BLOG!!! And very sweet to offer a giveaway on facebook…which I don’t belong to….but sweet of you to offer to so many people the different opportunities! KERIHAG at YAHOO dot COM

  70. I truly do love all of them but if I had to chose one it would be the circles. Thank you for such a great giveaway.

  71. Janelle says:

    I love the grey confetti quilt even though they are all lovely! Thanks for the chance to win!I love the grey confetti quilt even though they are all lovely! Thanks for the chance to win!

  72. Ok that was really cool to watch 🙂
    My favorite quilt is the dresden circle quilt. Love all the colors, pattern, and movement.

  73. which one to begin with? they are all so great! i’d love the book!

  74. so hard to pick just one but ok the dresdens, love the pops of red

  75. Love connecting the dots. Actually I love most of them. What a great idea for a book. THANKS!

  76. Tracie M says:

    I love the quilt with the circles! Very cute! I would love to win a copy of this book.

  77. Daniela says:

    seriously, only one???? right now i want to make them all!
    maybe th circles-on-gray quilt, but then again i really love the red-and-aqua-squares quilt a lot. or wait, the one with the stack of books….
    thanks for the giveaway, the book looks wonderful!

  78. Hard to pick just one but i am loving hexagons right now!

  79. Marianne says:

    I like the confetti quilt the best but the others are wonderful too!

  80. I love Profit Margins and Confetti. THanks for the chance top win – this book looks so great!

  81. WhitneyBryce says:

    All the quilts are great! Very creative! I like the dresden plates, the wonky log cabin, and of course the picnic blanket!!

  82. I love the one with the stacked rectangles

  83. Margaret says:

    My favorites are the confetti quilt and the hexagon quilt.
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  84. Lisa Reynes Fifield says:

    My goodness they are all wonderful, I need to choose? Well as a beekeeper, I am drawn to the honeycomb shape… I ‘m sweet on the hexagon quilt, Specks of Hex, love the way they all came together.

  85. I love the quilt with the Triangles and gray background. But it was definitely hard to pick a favorite. Beautiful and fun stuff.

  86. amorette says:

    love that hexie quilt, how they are all spread out!

  87. Im hoping I’m lucky enough to win a copy of this highly anticipated book!! I think the confetti one is my favourite! Thanks for a great giveaway!!

  88. This book looks really nice; especially the roman stripe quilt.

  89. If I have to choose one it would be….no maybe it was… I’m pretty sure it was…..Oh heck, I’ll go with the Confetti for now but note that I love them all. Thanks for hostessing .

  90. Confetti is beautiful!

  91. I love the circles quilt. Really, there isn’t one I don’t like!

  92. I love the grey one with pink dots! But they’re all really great.

  93. I like the quilt that looks like stacked up books! I need this book so that I can make it!

  94. There are so many that I would like to try. The roman stripe, confetti, etc… but I would need the book to get started.

  95. Love the picnic quilt!!!

  96. I love the confetti one, looks like a great way to use up precious little scraps! Thanks for the giveaway 🙂

  97. Nikki Moshier says:

    I like the one with hexies… I have just started making the EPP version of them.

  98. Colleen says:

    I love the dresdens! love the reds. thanks for the giveaway!

  99. They are all so beautiful, but I would have to go with the grey triangles.

  100. Beverley L says:

    How to choose … I an liking the cover quilt and the colours but I also like Dresden Plate blocks. Thank you.

  101. I like the wonky stripes quilt!

  102. They are all great, but I think the circles on the charcoal background is my fav. Probably because I’m terrified of working with circles.

  103. i love the hexagons. : )

  104. I love the quilt with purple and pink circles on a gray background. Very cool!

  105. I love the hexagon quilt.

  106. Marjorie Devlin says:

    I love this book and would love to make the “connect the dots” quilt!!

  107. I love the Confetti quilt — looks like a neighborhood map to me and I love maps!

  108. I love a lot of these quilts but my favorite would be the sprinkling of hexagons!

  109. I like the 9-patch (3rd from left on the top row). Thanks for the giveaway!

  110. Choose one favorite? They are all lovely!
    The red and aqua Dresden? circles are delicious!

  111. I love the quilt featured on the platform bed – is it Confetti? There are so many beautiful quilts I’d love to try! Thanks for the giveaway!

  112. Nancy L says:

    I love the Falling to Pieces quilt. The colours and the triangles are something I’ve wanted to try separately but hey, what a great combo!

  113. I love the Confetti quilt!

  114. I love the white confetti quilt, and the one that looks like stacks of books.

  115. Tricia C. says:

    The book stacks and the Roman strips are my favorites. Thanks for the chance to win!

  116. Oooo…I would have to say the hexagon quilt! 🙂

  117. Jenifer says:

    Wow, that’s a hard one! I think my favorite one is the mitered squares with men’s old shirts quilts … mainly because I’ve been waiting to cut into a bunch of old shirts for some cool quilt! This one might be it! Thanks!


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