Modern Blocks

A few months back I mentioned that I was going to be in a book! It seems like forever ago that this process started with a submission request for quilt blocks. I want to say it was before Labor Day, 2010. Well a couple of weeks ago I finally received my copies of the book and I must say, seeing my name actually *in* a book was pretty exciting.

Published :)

The book is called Modern Blocks: 99 Quilt Blocks from Your Favorite Designers. Here is a picture of my block in the book, called Boxed In.

My pages

You can use this pattern to make something similar to my Echino Squared quilt, simply by incorporating white into each quadrant.

Modern Blocks Book, alternative colors

I really think this book has something for everyone. I brought it home to show my family over Thanksgiving. My mom (who is more of a traditional quilter) found lots of blocks she liked and so did my sister (who is a modern quilter).

It is available on Amazon and maybe even at your local quilt shop. 🙂 If you make any blocks from this book, be sure to post them in the Flickr group!



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    November 28, 2011

    I already have mine! It’s a great, great book. As you said, there’s something for everybody. I just wish I had more time to start sewing blocs I chose (many of them!)

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    November 28, 2011

    Oh, and congratulations! 🙂

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    November 28, 2011

    I have had my book for a few weeks. Beautiful block.

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    November 28, 2011

    Awesome congrats!!! Getting our name in print is always so exciting.

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    Pam Gavin

    November 28, 2011

    I’ve had my book a couple weeks too, and it’s a wonderful book with a little something for everyone. I love your block and plan on doing a scrappy table runner with it for the holiday gift giving!! You’re amazing!!

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    November 28, 2011

    Congratulations! That’s very exciting and your block is beautiful too. I’m more of a traditional quilter but will definitely look for this book.

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    Marcia R

    November 28, 2011

    Faith! Congratulations! I can’t wait to get that book! And your block looks great. I’m working on your lemon squares quilt right now. It is going to be sooo cute!

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    November 28, 2011

    I love your book – making my current 4×5 blocks from it, and lots more I want to try! Congrats!!

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    November 28, 2011

    Congrats! I just spent Saturday poring over this book, mini post-it markers in one hand and pen in the other, I just love it! (Oh, and this one made the mark ;o) )

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    November 28, 2011

    It’s a great book. Ya’ll did a wonderful job. I want to make them all!

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    November 28, 2011

    That is awesome!! I can imagine that that must be so exciting to have your name and block in a book! I bought this book a few weeks ago and love it! It really is a wonderful collection! Congrats! 🙂

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    November 28, 2011

    So exciting Faith, congrats! I heard you were in the shop last week, I was sad to miss you! Get anything fun?

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    November 28, 2011

    Congratulations! Your block is great.

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    November 28, 2011

    I’ve had the book for a while and I can definitely recommend it! And your block is one of my faves!

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    amy smart

    November 28, 2011

    Congratulations! That must be so much fun to see your name and your work published. Way to go.

    Also, I am So loving your tree skirt. I’m dying to make one of those.

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    November 29, 2011

    Vous devez être ravie et vous avez bien raison, c’est un véritable aboutissement et une reconnaissance… en tout cas félicitations
    Continuez ;-))

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    November 29, 2011

    Dear Faith, how exiting! Congratulations! Your blocks are great – easy to make but so many different ways to use them! I love also the quilt you made with them!
    xxx Teje

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    cinzia allocca

    November 29, 2011

    congratulations! that is exciting. your block is great!

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    Dolores @ A Labour of Love

    November 29, 2011

    That is so cool! Your block is great, such a simple concept (not saying it was easy for you to come up with).


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    Krista E

    November 29, 2011

    GREAT job! You deserve lots of happy things. I’m glad this happened for you.

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    Miss Nancy

    November 29, 2011

    Congratulations! Well done, great work!

    Have a super great sewing and stitching day.

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    Gina f.

    November 29, 2011

    Congratulations… You do beautiful work!!

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    Jamie Harned

    November 29, 2011

    How exciting!! What a great idea for a quilt!! I believe I will have to check it out on Amazon:)

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    Sara @ Sew Sweetness

    November 29, 2011

    Congratulations! What a great block, and what an accomplishment to be in the book!

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    November 29, 2011

    Congratulations! I love your block. I think I’m going to have to pick up a copy of this book (or put it on my Christmas list).

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    November 29, 2011

    Congrats Faith–totally cool! I totally kick myself for not submitting when Susanne contacted me…what was I thinking?!?

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    Michelle @ the quilted tortoise

    November 30, 2011

    Congratulations Faith! I have the book and I LOVE it! So much fantastic inspiration

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    November 30, 2011

    Congratulations on being published. I must add the book to my wishlist!

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    December 2, 2011

    Awesome! The book looks great, I’ll have to add it to my wishlist and cross my fingers Santa brings it to me!

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    December 3, 2011

    I am so happy for you! I’m putting this on my Christmas list!! Congratulations!

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    Diana N

    December 11, 2011

    Nice book – Am joinng a group doing a block a month. – can’t wait


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