I always love to see what my friends at Fat Quarterly are sewing up, and was happy to have a chance to review their new book!  Shape Workshop for Quilters is a great addition to your quilting library – they have included 60 block patterns, and a dozen projects that include quilts, pillows and other home decor.

With the inclusion of so many blocks, the idea is that you use this book as a jumping off point for your creativity.  Push the boundaries of your comfort zone and create something truly unique!

Each shape has been given it’s own chapter – squares & rectangles, circles, triangles, stars, polygons and diamonds. Of all the chapters I think triangles is my favorite, the blocks are diverse and the projects are attainable.

I loved the quote at the beginning of the chapter “Triangles are not to be feared! Embrace them, master them, and they will soon become a favorite in your skills arsenal.” So great, because so many quilters do fear triangles, and the unknown of some projects – take a little time to master the skill and your options for patterns multiply!

Tasha’s Fast Forward/Rewind Quilt is so up my alley – I can see myself making this someday. I love the various sizes of flying geese, the variety of prints, and the crisp background! There’s also basic projects and blocks, and more advanced. There’s something for everyone to learn, and definitely be inspired by!

My friends at Lark have a copy of Shape Workshop for Quilters to giveaway! To win: leave me a comment and tell me which shape gives you the most grief – squares & rectangles, circles, triangles, stars, polygons and diamonds. I’ll leave the giveaway open through the weekend and announce a winner on Monday, July 2nd, 2012. (July? ack!)

For more reviews and chances to win, follow the tour with these friends:
7/3 A La Mode Fabric
7/6 It’s Sew Kiki!
7/10 Craft Buds!
7/12 Craft Foxes
7/16 {sew} Allegorical
7/18 Wrap-up Party at FatQuarterly!

Good luck!