GIVEAWAY || SEW A MODERN HOME BOOK REVIEW & GIVEAWAY

Thursday, August 14, 2014

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Photo Credit || Brent Kane and Martingale
I'm so excited for the release of the new book "Sew a Modern Home" from my lovely friend Melissa Lunden!!!

I love when a new sewing book comes along that gets me really itching to pull an all day sewing marathon.  The kind of book that has me already daydreaming about fabric choices, colors and more. Sew a Modern Home: Quilts and More For Every Room is filled with inspiring projects that easily fit into my home and yours. The book covers most rooms in your home and is broken down as such in the book. I really liked that detail. Here's the rooms broken down....

LIVING ROOM | 1 Quilt and 2 Pillows
DINING ROOM | Placemats, Table Runner and Napkins
MAIN BEDROOM | 1 Quilt and 1 Pillow
GUEST BEDROOM | 1 Quilt and 1 Pillow
GIRL'S ROOM & BOY'S ROOM | Each have 1 Quilt
NURSERY | 1 Quilt, 1 Crib Skirt, 1 Crib Sheet and 1 Crib Bumper
OUT & ABOUT | 1 Quilt and 1 Tote

 Sew a Modern Home Book Review & Giveaway | VeryShannon.com
Photo Credit || Brent Kane and Martingale
I am particularly in love with a pattern for the Main Bedroom called the Desert Morning Quilt shown above. I need to add that one to my "must sew" list asap!I love it's subtle tones and clean palette. I just adore how it was quilted. It's hard to see in this shot but it's stunning! It would fit into my home just perfectly!


Sew a Modern Home's quilt patterns are true to Melissa's signature style. I've been a long time fan of Melissa quilt patterns (Lunden Designs) since we met over our shared love for Cynthia Mann's Birch Fabrics. I've written about Melissa's patterns before and truly do love them and highly recommend them. She writes patterns that are fun to sew and when done offer that wow factor! The book carries on her clean pattern writing style and pattern design. The patterns offered are useful and ones that could easily be added to your home or gifted to a loved one for their home. Each pattern could easily be transformed based on fabric choice and color easily lending the reader a chance to express their creativity as well.
 Sew a Modern Home Book Review & Giveaway | VeryShannon.com
Photo Credit || Brent Kane and Martingale
The book also offers up some basic instructions at the start of the book that are quite helpful. Melissa covers supplies, terms, techniques and more. Sew a Modern Home is laid out cleanly and neatly and the photographs are clear and bright. The pattern diagrams are also very easy to follow allowing a beginner to jump right in. Melissa has written a book that would be a nice addition to any sewers home library and one that would be well loved and used throughout the years.

Would you like to win a copy of the e-book Sew a Modern Home? 


THE PRIZE
- One lucky winner will win an e-copy of the new book Sew a Modern Home by Melissa Lunden, published by Martingale.

HOW TO ENTER
- Simply leave me a comment letting me know why you love modern sewing projects.

THE RULES
-You must leave a valid email address or you will be disqualified. Giveaway open until Monday, August 18th, 2014, midnight, PST.


I'm so thrilled to be included in this blog book tour with so many other fabulous bloggers! Don't miss checking them all out and entering to win an e-copy at each stop on the tour!

Congratulations again Melissa! I'm so excited for you! It's such a lovely book!!! Big hugs your way!

8/13 – Lunden Designs
8/14 – Very Shannon
8/15 – West Coast Crafty
8/16 – Boston Sewer
8/17 – One Shabby Chick
8/18 – Cactus Needle
8/19 – Fabricworm
8/20 – Generation Q Magazine
8/21 – Martingale
8/22 – Prudent Baby
8/23 – Stitchery Dickory Dock
8/24 – Fave Quilts – Seams and Scissors

*All images courtesy of Martingale and Brent Kane.

52 comments:

  1. I love modern sewing projects because I'm new to sewing (got my first machine 2 months ago) and while I admire old school sewing, modern sewing projects appeal to me more and they fit with my lifestyle and tastes! This book looks great - I'm starting to decorate my house and would love to fill it with things that I have made!

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  2. I love modern sewing projects because it blends old timey craft new modern aesthetic...and I love being able to make things for my home that fit my modern taste!

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    1. And I forgot...how gorgeous is this book??! Love that teal striped quilt!

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  3. My husband and I prefer a modern more clean lined look in our place. I love the simple designs.
    jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

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  4. This book looks beautiful. I love the look of a modern quilt. I would love to do this for our bed!

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  5. Congrats on the book and thanks for the giveaway. I love bright fabrics and geometric shapes. I love making classic blocks out of modern or solid fabrics.

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  6. I love modern sewing projects because they are so clean and visually calming. But still make a house nice and homey as only homemade quilts can.

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  7. Fits nicely with my midcentury modern look I have going in my house. Makes it feel homy.

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  8. I used to be a purist about quilts but now absolutely love the modern quilts. They're so full of color and seem so much more artistic than the old scrappy ones. I still love them but the modern ones are the best.

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  9. I love the clean lines and simple beauty. littleellalu@gmail.com

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  10. I love the beautiful colors and visually striking patterns! I also love the geometric look.

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  11. I love modern quilts because i can use all the colours i find like. The geometrical repeatable quilt patterns are very nice in my modern classic interior. Jessicatsd@live.nl

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  12. I love the clean, bright colors and the unfussiness (is that a word??)!

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  13. I love the straight lines and beauty of modern sewing

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  14. I love bold modern designs, so this book looks great!

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  15. I love the clean, modern look of her quilts! Samwhoopwhoop at gmail

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  16. I like the simplicity of plain colors.

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  17. This style of quilting compliments my 70's furnishings!

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  18. Oooh! I love modern quilt design because it is fresh and often uncomplicated, distilled shapes if you will. On the other hand, the free form fractal and scrappy modern quilts are a whole other story- I love them for their pioneering spirit! This book looks really cool! email is in my gfc info..

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  19. I think my love of modern quilts goes hand in hand with my love of Mid-Century Modern design - clean lines, bright colors, fun patterns!

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  20. This is the first place I've seen photos from thus book, and it looks lovely! I love modern design because the clean lines really allow beautiful fabrics to be tge stars, and I'm in it for the fabric! Even the solids or near solids we have access to today are so inspiring!

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  21. I love sewing modern pieces because of they way they let you play with colour and prints. it's so much easier to get away with cute colours or all-over florals if the design itself features big blocks and clean lines. I just love the juxtaposition.

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    1. Oops! Email is angela.l.hickman AT gmail DOT com

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  22. I love modern quilting because the style is so simple but the look is so elegant. It always looks amazing.

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  23. I have OCD and I like the style because it is pretty and neat. :)

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  24. I love modern quilting because I like using negative space and solids. Modern minimalism

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  25. I'm 56 and I'm really open to trying new things now. I love the new colors and patterns, and so many are so reminiscent of the patterns of the 50s, 60s, and 70s when I grew up.

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  26. I love the simplicity and elegance of modern sewing. Scotiaknit (at) gmail (dot) com

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  27. I am a firm believer that every room needs a quilt and I want to make them all myself! I really love how the modern quilt patterns are simplistic yet artistic. They offer an opportunity for people to rediscover quilt making that fits in with the current design trends.

    Thanks for teh opportunity to win this book! I already have my eye on a few projects!

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  28. Oh I want this book! I love modern sewing, because it just fits perfectly with my home's style and doesn't make it look dated.

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  29. I love modern sewing projects because I'm a modern woman! I love to keep up to date with my home décor and whatever I put under my sewing needle. It's fresh and fun!

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  30. I love the minimalism of modern designs! And I love to keep my house fairly modern and sewing it myself is a lot cheaper than buying :)

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  31. I adore all craft projects and have an eye for modern design. This book would be a great source of inspiration and hopefully help me with my quest for a handmade Christmas this year!

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  32. We live in a 1930´s apartment, full of clean, straight lines and simple decor. Such projects fit perfectly into here, because not only they are modern, there is a classical clean feel to them :-)

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  34. I really love the graphic lines and colors of modern quilting. Our house is all danish modern and modern quilts fit in perfectly!

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  35. I love the clean designs of modern quilt projects. I'd love to get a copy of this book!

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  36. The quilts from the book are gorgeous! I love the simple lines of modern design.
    allisonpogany@gmail.com

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  37. I love modern sewing projects..... because the WOW factor gets me everytime!
    Thanks for the great review and generous giveaway!

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  38. I like modern projects that take traditional blocks and use the in new and unusual ways. They also challenge my perception of color use, which I like. sarah@forrussia.org

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  39. I am usually a traditional quilter, but my adult children are converting me over. Everything looks so fresh, that is what entices me. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  40. I prefer the clean lines of modern sewing projects. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Lisejackson000 at gmail dot com

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  41. Love those clean designs! Fabulous giveaway!

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  42. This looks like a great book. Thanks.

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  43. I think that the "modern movement" in quilting is refreshing. So many designs are simple, yet stunning!
    suedemasellis at yahoo dot com

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  44. Geometrics!!! I've never been brave enough to try quilting but with all those modern patterns, I might just have to try!
    anneofjulie(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  46. I love the fabrics that are used in the projects, some unexpected but look elegant creates the modern look that are being used today. I just love the projects, they span the whole house.
    ncjeepster@aol.com

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  47. I love modern sewing projects because they are simple but elegant and you are able to use them even if you change your house around, which I am always doing. I can't wait to try these out and use them in my house. Thank you for the chance at this awesome giveaway.
    amccrerrand(at)gmail(dot)com

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  48. I love modern sewing project because that's the style in my home and it's actually what got me into quilting!

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  49. Modern sewing and quilting has given the ageless craft a fresh and simple look. It has clean lines! It shows art can be stunning without having millions of pieces in a project! schorer.k@gmail.com

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