Monday, 23 May 2016

Giveaway Mondays - Intentional Piecing

This week I have a copy of Amy Friend's new book, Intentional Piecing to review and give away.  I've been eagerly awaiting this book for some time as Amy is one of the most talented paper piecers (and in fact quilters) around at the moment.  The book contains a lot of beautiful foundation paper piecing and the theme of the book is all about making careful and considered choices of fabric and fussy cutting to enhance your quilting projects.


There are loads of gorgeous projects in this book but I'm going to highlight first the one that really caught my eye and my imagination and show that to you.  It is called My Tribe and features paper pieced teepees and arrows and just feels to me like one of those quilts we will all want to make.  


Other wonderful projects from the book include these six below which I have chosen to give a flavour of the variety of projects in the book which includes both larger simpler projects as well as more detailed paper pieced projects.  Incidentally, the model bottom right is Amy's own gorgeous daughter!




If you want to get hold of a copy of the book, the publishers, Lucky Spool, are giving a special 30% off offer at the moment if you use code FRIEND30 and if you want a chance to win a copy, leave a comment on this post to be in with a chance to win.

101 comments:

  1. The My Tribe quilt is so cute! Looks like a lovely book!

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  2. Her work is wonderful. It would be a great book.

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  3. I've always wanted to try paper piecing and she does a beautiful job. chocolatewiskers@aol.com

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  4. Love the teepee quilt so cool... happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  5. Wow that dress quilt is amazing, and the teepee also

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  6. Ohhhhh…this book looks/sounds like do much fun! I love paper piecing! Thanks for the opportunity.

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  7. Lots of unique projects in this book! My favorite is the red and orange quilt posed behind the poppies!

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  8. I'm new to paper piecing...and LOVE it!

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  9. I so need this book! Thanks for a chance.

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  10. I'm really tempted with this book!

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  11. The paper pieced dress is so cute! Amazing talent!
    kthurn(at)bektel(dot)com

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  12. I love foundation piecing and appreciate the chance to win the book!

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  13. I'd love to win this book. The patterns look amazing!

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  14. Those tepees are gorgeous!

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  15. I would love to win a copy of this book. Paper piecing has always intimidated me but this book looks like I could make it happen

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  16. I love Amy's quilts so I am sure this will be a good book! Thanks for the oppotunity to win a copy!

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  17. I loved the items she made from this book for Tim Holtz booth at market (which I only viewed through social media). Thank you for the chance to win!

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  18. There are some really neat patterns in this book! And learning more about piecing is never a bad idea.

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  19. I am so impressed with all of Amy's work. Would love a copy of the book.

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  20. Love them all. I could use some tips on choosing fabrics and colors. sjvonfumetti at yahoo dot com

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  21. The patterns in the book that you've chosen to feature are all really pretty. I love the suitcases and the plane - in addition to the teepees and arrows.

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  22. I agree with your pattern choices. Very nice! And I do like the teepee quilt!

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  23. I see some fun quilts to be made and really love the orange one. The teepee quilt is so fun. Rina

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  24. The book looks gorgeous. There are so many quilts I would like to make in it. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  25. What a wonderful giveaway. I purchased a couple of Amy's patterns a while back. Thanks for the chance to win her book.

    anndunn24(at)gmail.com

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  26. Such a fresh spin on paper-piecing! Count me in, please......

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  27. I love foundation piecing and appreciate the chance to win the book!

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  28. NEAT BOOK! THANKS FOR SHARING!
    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  29. Amy is so talented, book looks great!

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  30. What a cute little model! I'm so into paper piecing right now and would be delighted to win this give-away. Thanks for the opportunity to win this book. ktsquiltdreams (at)gmail (dot)com

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  31. I really like the transatlantic quilt shown in the lower left -- I wish I had thought to bring back pieces of fabric from some of my travels-- they could have been sewn into such a quilt

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  32. I have been intrigued by the reviews and comments about this book.

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  33. I saw a picture of the poppy quilt somewhere else and fell in love with it.

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  34. I saw that teepee quilt in the posts from market and was in awe. This would be wonderful to have. Lots of inspiration.

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  35. WOW! the dress and teepee are amazing, I love Amy's quilts and always enjoy seeing what she's doing. Thank you for the opportunity

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  36. Would love to learn more about Intentional Piecing! Looks awesome.

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  37. Looks like some wonderful projects.

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  38. Thanks for the peek inside the book! lovely giveaway!

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  39. what a beautiful book I would love to make all the projects

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  40. All the projects I have seen are great. This would be a wonderful addition to my ever growing quilt library.

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  41. What a fun book with different ideas!
    mbbaker35@yahoo.com

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  42. Looks like a great book - I love that house cardigan!

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  43. This book looks wonderful - not only the patterns but the photos as well! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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  44. This book does look amazing and I know it has been very popular. And so excited to have won the fabric from last week...(I think that is my comment!). Thanks!

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  45. This book looks fabulous! Love all the projects shown!

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  46. I see some interesting quilts in this book. My grandsons would love the Teepee quilt.

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  47. Amy is such a fabulous designer; I would love the book!

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  48. Love the poppy quilt - thanks for the chance to win!

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  49. Looks like a book I would make more than one project from. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  50. I need to tackle my fear of paper piecing and this seems to be just the book to do it. So many different ideas.

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  51. Such a lovely book. I love the my tribe quilt. I think it would make a lovely camping quilt. Just in time for the summer.

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  52. This looks like a fab book. Thanks for the chance x
    Iain.ross30 at gmail dot com

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  53. This book looks inspirational. Would love to have the chance to win.

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  54. This book looks great. I really like The Tribe one, it looks like a challenge but no doubt achievable with the right instructions!

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  55. This book looks great. I really like The Tribe one, it looks like a challenge but no doubt achievable with the right instructions!

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  56. derrigknight@gmail.com

    I think the quilts in the book are wonderful and would be fun to make.

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  57. derrigknight@gmail.com

    I think the quilts in the book are wonderful and would be fun to make.

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  58. Oh wow! what a beautiful book. I can't decide which I like more - the teepees or that foundation pieced dress.

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  59. I would be so stoked for the tepees!!

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  60. Some beautiful quilts! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  61. What a nice book with some great projects.

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  62. Looks very interesting - thanks.

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  63. Those Teepees are amazing- this book looks like so much fun!

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  64. I love everything I've seen made from this book!

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  65. I love the teepee quilt. I once owned TeePee cottage.

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  66. That My Tribe quilt is adorable. I'd love to win a copy of this book!

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  67. Agreed, the My Tribe quilt is a must-make item! Hope I win!

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  68. This book looks so good. Love the teepees.

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  69. Would πŸ’— to win Inspiration Piecing book so I could make the beautiful teepee quilt. The books looks it has a lot of fun projects.

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  70. Would πŸ’— to win Inspiration Piecing book so I could make the beautiful teepee quilt. The books looks it has a lot of fun projects.

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  71. Oh to expand on paper piecing would be awesome. I'm sure I still have lots to learn about it and this would be the trick to that! thank you
    sewfabrics at outlook.com

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  72. Those teepees look great, ID love to make a quilt full of them!

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  73. Those teepees look great, ID love to make a quilt full of them!

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  74. These projects look amazing, especially the tepees! Love it!

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  75. Love the look of these projects especially the dress

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  76. Looks like a lot of wonderful inspiration in this book.

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  77. This looks a great book - I'd love to win a copy!

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  78. Would love to learn more about Intentional Piecing. Looks like a great book!

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  79. I love the look of her projects. Thank you for a great giveaway.

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  80. The colors really make the designs pop!

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  81. Amy is so talented, and her book looks amazing! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  82. Some beautiful projects in the book - would love to win a copy and try them!
    fabricstasher24@gmail.com

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  83. What wonderful projects in the book. Thanks for the opportunity to enter the giveaway! (shirparks@gmail.com)

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  84. I really enjoy paper piecing and would love to own this book. Thanks for the opportunity to win.
    kakingsbury at verizon dot net

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  85. This looks like a fun book! I especially like the travel quilt. And I love paper piecing.

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  86. I've seen a lot of lovely projects from this book, and I am interested in reading the text too. I am sure Amy has a lot of wisdom to relay.

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  87. This looks like such a good book! I've loved all the little story blocks showing up on IG! Thank you!

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  88. Would love a copy of this book; the projects you've highlighted are inspirational.
    annamariehlustik@googlemail.com

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