February 14, 2015

Paper Pieced Modern Book Tour + Giveaway!


The only way to describe Amy @ 13 Spools is original and cutting edge. Amy works to provide the quilt world with new and refreshing ideas. Following her blog is just inspirational, so when she asked me to be apart of her new book tour I jumped at the opportunity. I just love her style.  ** Disclaimer: I really love her work this much and all these words are mine, no bribes as promised :) **

 - The Bachelor - 
photo by C&T Publishing


Happy Valentine's day! Well, if you are a bachelor, maybe not so much. I got a huge chuckle when Amy asked to share a quilt called "The Bachelor" today.  Oh, the irony! To all the bachelors out there this quilt was designed just for you to give you some cheer on this day :) What I like most about Amy's designs is how universal they are, many quilts have a masculine touch. They are great patterns for guys, something, I find very challenging to find.


So here are some quilt stats ... 

The quilts finishes at 80 inches by 101 inches, that's right, it will go head to toe on even the tallest of bachelors. The block size is 12 inches by 12 inches and are a little time consuming to piece, if you are worried about the narrow design, with paper piecing everything is much more accurate. Don't fret. The rest of the quilt goes together quickly. Doesn't it remind you of a football field? The ticking reminds me of the yard markers. 


"This quilt block took a number of hours for me to design - not that it was terribly difficult, but that it took me quite awhile before I settled on it's angle and the number of rectangles to use. This is a variation on a Courthouse Steps block. I think that Courthouse Step blocks and Log Cabin blocks lend really well to masculine designs, so I decided this would be a manly quilt. I worked it into an Essex linen background, and Emily of Emerson Quilting placed straight lines across the light gray rectangles, and large pebbles in the background. She did some ditch-stitching to accentuate the lines within the block." - Amy Garro


If you would like to see some of the other quilts in this book check out the other posts! I promise they don't disappoint ...
Feb 13th - Amy @ 13 Spools


Today giveaway is a copy of the book Paper Pieced Modern, hard copy for U.S. winners and e-copy for international winners. In order to enter the giveaway tell me who you would make this quilt for in your life! If you cannot stand the thought of not winning, you can head to Amy's Etsy site to pre-order a signed copy! 

** The giveaway is now closed **

Best of luck, 
-Patch & Chels

95 comments:

  1. I would make this quilt for my husband. He's not a batchelor, but he's due die a new quilt.

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  2. I would make this quilt for my husband. He's not a batchelor, but he's due die a new quilt.

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  3. I would make this quilt for my stepson who is always dragging a blanket around with him somewhere! monique.belmer at gmail dot com., Thanks for the chance!

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  4. What a beautiful quilt. I'd make one for ME! It that selfish? Then I'd make one for my sister in her favorite colors

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  5. There are no bachelors in my family, but I could see making a smaller version of this quilt as a baby boy quilt! I'm super excited about learning to paper-piece at Quiltcon next weekend, so it would be great to win this book!

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  6. I'd make it for my husband because it would be too hard to see it leave the house!

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  7. WOW! Beautiful Quilt! I'd like to make my hubby one of these! Thanks for sharing!
    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  8. Now this one may be my favorite! Stunningly beautiful visual impact! I'm loving this book!!

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  9. I'd make this quilt for my godson, using his favorite color--green--in place of the reds.

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  10. I would make this for my wonderful husband. We have been married for 42 years-----and he is the best!!!!

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  11. I'd make it for my Son-in-law, even if he is married!

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  12. I would love to do this quilt for my nephew, but I would replace the reds with purple because that is his favorite color.

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  13. I would love to make this quilt for my son, who is graduating from college this year. I find it difficult to find patterns that are not too feminine for men!

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  14. It looks like a great quilt to make for a man! My FIL, Husband, or Grandson depending on the colors! I would love to win the quilts are so elegant!

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  15. Selfish as it might seem, I think I'd want to make it for myself! Then again... I'm not a bachelor. I don't actually know that many! ☺

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  16. My true love and husband of 35 years

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  17. My true love and husband of 35 years

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  18. This would be perfect for my hubby! :) Love the red!!!!

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  19. I have been considering making quilts for my younger cousins, the oldest of whom is a 15 year old boy. I think this would be perfect for him.
    jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

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  20. This would make a great quilt for my nephew who's away at college. Not to girly and using these colors, it will perfect for those OSU games!

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  21. My nephew would love this quilt, it has his school colors. Thanks for sharing it!

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  22. Oh my, I just love this! I would love to make it for my son in colors to match his decor.

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  23. Beautiful quilt! I would make it for my husband.

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  24. I'd make it for my younger son. The elder got a new quilt for Christmas. Love the graphic design of this one.

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  25. My husband would probably like this!

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  26. I would make this quilt for my brother and his wife in japan....

    Thanks!

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  27. My oldest son who is 14 and 6'4" and in need of a big quilt.

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  28. Such a great design! My husband would love this, this would be a great quilt pattern for my brother too!

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  29. I would make this for my hubby or one of my boys when they get a little bigger.

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  30. I would definitely "keep it in the family" and make this for my hubby or my son.

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  31. At first glance I thought you had found a red car print fabric. It wasn't until I looked closer that I realized you pieced the red blocks! My husband would LOVE this quilt!

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  32. I have a friend who just got married and is buying a house so I was planning on making them a quilt and this is perfect!

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  33. I'd make this for my father-in-law. :)

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  34. I'd make it for my husband of 30+ years.

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  35. I think I would size it down for a baby boy quilt whose parents are huge football fans. Maybe changing the backing to green, white ticking and then the red blocks change to browns.

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  36. I was thinking my husband but then again, this totally looks like something my son and grandsons would love! Thanks for the opportunity to win a book, wonderful quilts in there!!

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  37. Would definitely have to make this for our youngest son, who has just moved into his first flat. His brothers are both married so he is the only remaining bachelor in the family!

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  38. Fabulous - I'd make this for my youngest son who is at university, far from home!!

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  39. Masculine quilt patterns are hard to come by. Amy is really filling in a void here. I would make this quilt for my brother.

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  40. Well, my hubby has a new sofa (I sit in the armchair because he sprawls), and he probably is due his own quilt for sofa naps. I haven't made him any quilts yet. Everyone else in the family has one, except him.

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  41. its a gorgeous quilt - I would definitely make this for my man who is always complaining that I've never made him a quilt !!

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  42. This is a very cool quilt. I'd probably just make it, then decide who it went to. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  43. I would make this one for my oldest son. He is a bachelor. Maybe if he models it on his Facebook page he won't be for long. A mother can hope.

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  44. I would make this one for my oldest son. He is a bachelor. Maybe if he models it on his Facebook page he won't be for long. A mother can hope.

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  45. What a great quilt. I would like to try paper piecing. Thank you for the chance to win the book. Matsche.christine@yahoo.com

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  46. I know my brother would really love this quilt! The book looks amazing, and I'm addicted to paper piecing! Thanks for the chance to win an e-copy!

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  47. I would make this design for my husband for our 25th anniversary this fall!

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  48. I would make this for my hubby or my son. I agree that it reminds me of football and they would both think it was a cool design. I'm loving the masculine side of these quilts and paper piecing is fun - a win, win situation!

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  49. I would make this for my son, but wouldn't tell my DIL the name of it! Lol!

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  50. It's just fabulous! I love that background fabric and those cool skinny lines are totally inspiring. Superb, like everything else I've seen from this book!

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  51. Oh, and I would totally make it for my son who will be going away to college next year - sniff sniff!

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  52. l would definitely make this quilt for my husband. Love the quilt and him too! Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  53. My bachelor son would love this modern quilt.

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  54. This one would be for my older brother. Thanks for the chance to win this great book!

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  55. I would make this for my husband of 39 years...he is the love of my life!!

    cheris46@hotmail.com

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  56. I would make this for my son. It's the first quilt I've seen that I think that he would genuinely appreciate receiving.

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  57. I would definitely make this for my husband. He would love it!

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  58. I would love to make this for my parents! (And then one for me ;) )

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  59. this just might be the perfect quilt for my sister-in-law.

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  60. I've been following your Paper Pieced Modern blog tour and am SO impressed with your design style!!! The Bachelor is another lovely, striking quilt. As for whom I would consider making a quilt like this, it would probably be my 6' 5" nephew who is in the Air Force. His favorite colors are blue & green though, so I'd have to change up the colors...
    Thanks for sharing another inspiring quilt and for the book giveaway opportunity!

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  61. I would make for my son. Love this quilt! It so hard to find good masculine quilt patterns.

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  62. I love this quilt and would love to make it for my son.

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  63. Hmm. I haven't made a quilt for my brother yet...

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  64. I haven't made my husband a quilt yet, and since he keeps stealing the one I like to use, I think it's about time ...

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  65. My sweetheart needs a quilt. He's no longer a bachelor, but I think it's perfect!

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  66. I would love to make this quilt for my son! His favorite colors are red and grey and it would be perfect for him! Thanks so much!

    tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

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  67. I love this quilt and I love following your blog. I'd make is quilt for my dad - it has great man flair and I think he'd love it. Thanks for the lovely giveaway :-)

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  68. I'd make this for my dear husband. It's the closest he'll ever get to being a bachelor again hahahahahahahaha!!!

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  69. I'd make this quilt for my brother. He's always trying to find 'manly' decor.

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  70. I think I would have to make this for my husband, since that way I could continue to enjoy it, too! What a lovely pattern. The complexity of the focus blocks paired with the simplicity of the rest of the quilt is such a perfect melding of styles. This book MUST become part of my home library, stat!

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  71. I have 6 boys (well 5 really, since the youngest has yet to make an appearance...soon! ;) ), so I would make this for them to snuggle under on the couch. Sometime I get the question "Mom, do you have to make another quilt with flowers on it?" LOL

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  72. I think my husband or my dad would love this quilt. I really love the colors that Amy used too.

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  73. I would make this quilt for one of my brothers. Or maybe my husband because then it would stay in our house. The book looks great. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  74. I would make this quilt for one of my brothers. Or maybe my husband because then it would stay in our house. The book looks great. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  75. I'd make this quilt for my grown up son, it would suite him perfectly! Thanks for the giveaway

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  76. I would make this for one of my brothers or maybe my hubby.

    senstrings(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  77. I'd make this quilt for my SIL. He is so very good to me and deserves something special to know how much I appreciate him.

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  78. I think I would have to make it for a nephew. The colors of this are perfect for the Husker fans in our state.

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  79. This is a very cool quilt! I'd make this one for my 29 y/o son in his alma mater's colors. He'd love it. cknapp3626@sbcglobal.net

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  80. This is another great quilt!! Love the block - it looks like she fussy-cut some really awesome fabric until you look closely and see all the seam lines - totally awesome!!! The negative space would be a blast to quilt!!!

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  81. Beautiful quilt, my brother would love the design.

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  82. I like this one well enough for a bit of selfish sewing ;-)

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  83. Beautiful quilt! I would love to make it for myself. I think I'll be adding this book to my wish list to add to my library.

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  84. I gotta say... for me. I'd love to have this for myself.

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  85. What a great Book idea! Can't wait to check it out! I would Make this quilt for my older brother. He'd just love it!

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  86. I would love to make this for my dad! Do some nice citrones and greens.

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  87. It would be perfect for my spouse - only changing the red to an aqua. Just lovely! Notwendy gmail

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  88. I'd make it for my boyfriend to keep him warm whilst away in his little camper van x

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  89. I would make this for myse— um, my roommate. Yes, that's right, my roommate. ;-)

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  90. This is m favorite quilt in the book! Love this one!

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  91. Very manly. A difficult task in a quilt, but you nailed it! Nice one!

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