Paper Pieced Modern Book Tour + Giveaway

Let me start this by saying, I love my style of quilting. But, (my anaconda don’t…) if there was ever a handful of quilters out there that I wanted to be more like, Amy Garro of 13 Spools would be one of them. Her masculine aesthetic often features crisp ombres, sharp angles, and geometric quilting. So when she let slip a few months back that she had a book coming called Paper Pieced Modern, I was all like, “Who do I have to sleep with to get me an early copy of that?” Cause you know I am dedicated, and I will do whatever it takes. Unfortunately Fortunately, Amy said I could just join the book tour and keep everything else in my pants. Friendship may have got a bit weird after that, but regardless, I got an early copy! Snap!
Amy asked that I share one of the quilts from the book with you. I wanted to share three or four, but I had to give other people a chance too. (Whatever.) I chose Faceted Jewels II, because why only have one jewel when you can have two?! I love the fractured feeling this quilt possesses, as well as the multiple tessellations. One moment I’m seeing jewels, the next I’m seeing stars, and then all of a sudden I’m back in high school Bedazzling every article of clothing I own! While I’m not digging the purple tones or the feathers, I can imagine this quilt in fiery ruby reds and golden citrines, or get this, even a medium to charcoal grey scale only. That’s the wonderful thing about these patterns, they are so ready for your own interpretation!
Amy had this to say about her quilt process:

The design for this quilt was another collaboration between my electrical engineer husband and me. He came home with a sketch based on several things at work. I took half of his sketch and turned it into this block, with a little tweaking to make it easier to piece. It took quite a bit of playing around with colors to get this block looking right for a quilt! I actually started making this quilt with different fabrics – large scale prints – and hated it. The prints muddled the shapes within the blocks, and it was a hot mess. I wanted to make sure I wasn’t making every quilt in the book with just solids, but people, this one needed it! So I embraced it and I’m so happy I did. The whole time I made this quilt, I had in my mind the image of a few little girls playing tea on top of it. I think it makes a beautiful toddler quilt. Emily Sessions of Emerson Quilting did an absolutely beautiful job quilting all-over feathers. I think it offers a nice contrast to the sharp lines of the block, and increases its feminine feel.

Sounds like her husband could be a quilter in the making! Don’t worry, I’ll show him how to put the needle on it! (Awkward.) So, anywaaaaaaay … as you would expect, I’m giving you a chance to win a copy of Paper Pieced Modern from C&T Publishing. (Physical copies available for US winners, and e-copies for international winners). Just leave a comment telling me which colour way you would make Faceted Jewels II in so that I can steal your mahvelous ideas. Then make sure you check out the other stops on the book tour so you have multiple chances to win, and lots more amazing quilts to see!
By the way, if you’re just obsessed like me, you can get a signed copy of Paper Pieced Modern from Amy’s Etsy Shop. Score! The following photo is from C&T Publishing to give you a really clear idea of how fabulous your quilt is going to be. I know, right?!
Feb 13th – Amy @ 13 Spools

165 Responses

  1. Peaches1003 says:

    I love Amy's style and am so excited to see some of the other quilts on this blog hop. I think this would look great in greys and white. Think like a diamond. I think this book will have to be added to my "to buy" list

  2. Pat says:

    Wow! I think shades of blue would be stunning.

  3. Anne says:

    This is a book I can get behind. 😀 My fist thought was low volume + rainbow, because I /know/ you're a fan. ^_^ Then I thought navy + citrons & aquas but I think that's just because it's my latest obsession. Dark greys and pomegranate with flecks of red and gold. I don't know, give me the dang file and two hours in Illustrator and I'll have an answer!

  4. Alison says:

    Wasabi green ash grey Kona solids would be my starting point

  5. magistra says:

    I would like some deep teals with chartreuse or limes on a gray background. I do really like this block!

  6. Verena says:

    Thank you for sharing the book. I think I would make the quilt in various shades of red.

  7. Hi Molly!
    I would make this jadeite colours just like the Fire King depression glass collection I own.
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  8. Ali w says:

    I would make it in lemon and lime shades. Perhaps with a navy background instead of white. But definitely lemon and lime.

  9. I'll go with yellow/gold and white 🙂 My jaw dropped when I first saw her talking about this book – wish I had the front to ask for a copy too!

  10. Heather J says:

    Love the design. I would make it in Aqua and Platinum colours.

  11. Indianna says:

    I think it would look fabulous in blue Oakshott lipari as they would sparkle like sapphires.

  12. SilverCat says:

    Looking at the quilt I suspect that you could use jelly rolls for chunks of it, I'm envisioning a nice rainbow gradient combined with various shades of grey!

  13. I love her designs I have a bundle of teal fat quarters that I think would look fab on a charcoal gray background for this to make the jewels sparkle

  14. This quilt is beautiful! I would make it in oranges and golds. Thanks!

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  15. Tina Short says:

    Fabulous, I'd make it (50) shades of grey on a pink background.

  16. I would do it in anything from egg yolk to sunshine to primrose yellow with the palest of buttermilk cream…. Delicious!

  17. ooooh, I think this needs to made in my current obsession…ORANGE!

  18. Cathy L says:

    I would love to make it in turquoise or citron blue.

  19. Jo says:

    I would like to see it in shades of greens.. Think Emeralds. Thanks for the chance…

  20. Susan says:

    OH! I'm a bit of a sucker for purple – so I'd probably choose a deep royal purple – or jade greens would be lovely – any jewel toned fabric really – and bali's.

  21. Gail says:

    Oranges, pinks, reds, yellows, lime would be my choices for colors. This is a beautiful and complex design

  22. Laura J says:

    Green for emeralds!

  23. Linda says:

    Turquoises all the way for me. What a beautiful design.

  24. Vera says:

    I say teal as I just love the quilt on cover.

  25. I think I would use aqua and orange with gray or kona snow for background. Would love to win this book. Thank you !

  26. Sweckberg says:

    I would use aqua and turquoise shades with navy — in some combination

  27. Very pretty top, it would look good in neutrals, jewel tones or almost anything.

  28. Jayne says:

    Gorgeous quilt and would love to add that book to my shelf! Gorgeous!

  29. Skootchover says:

    Love this one. I think aqua tones with a pop of orange in the small center circles.

  30. Brenda Iwami says:

    I'm thinking of starting with Sapphire and winging it from there!

  31. dquilterguy says:

    WOW.. what a gorgeous pattern.. I would make mine with a blue color way of course.. my favorite color.

  32. Sandy says:

    Icy blues! I'm thinking ice crystals here. Gorgeous!

  33. Julie says:

    I like the blues…maybe a rich navy to start. Beautiful quilt.

  34. Meg Tison says:

    Beautiful! It would look great in any color, but I'd probably pick red and grey -my favorite combo at the moment.

  35. Cassandra says:

    Reds and oranges would be lovely, but so would vibrant greens.

  36. Bella Quilts says:

    My favorite colors would be reds and blacks. Would also go for yellow, red and orange; blue, green and yellow. Bright colors.

  37. Bella Quilts says:

    My favorite colors would be reds and blacks. Would also go for yellow, red and orange; blue, green and yellow. Bright colors.

  38. I would totally make this in shades of blue for my birth stone, sapphire. Thankfully sapphires come in so many colors that leaves the interpretation of each block wide open which would be fun.

  39. Lesley says:

    You about greys and a bright like lime green?

  40. At the moment, I'm more than a little (unhealthily so) obsessed with teal and grey colour combos. I think that's where I'd head if I were to make Faceted Jewels. And remember when you're choosing the winner that I could have pandered to you in the basest of ways and said that I'd have made it in fuschia and glitter.

  41. Shauna says:

    I love the purples, since purple is my favorite color, but I could also see it in beautiful emerald greens, or ruby reds. But I also think it would be wonderful in just about any color!

  42. Pank says:

    I would do the hot pinks to faded pinks with a drizzle of kona snow in there! Cheers

  43. One Wee Bird says:

    Shades of pink and orange of course! Probably on white yo make your eyeballs pop out x

  44. Definitely a color order going diagonally down from the top left block (vivid pinks) and continuing down to the bottom right block with purples. (So one pink block two red continuing diagonally). Really bright vivid solids on a black background so it looks like a crystallized rainbow. Depending on how the fabric is cut it might be fun to also do the circles in color order but in the opposite direction starting at the bottom right and continuing up to the top left. (So the pink circles would be by the purple block and the purple circles will be by the pink block if that makes sense)

  45. Jan Q says:

    Lovely pattern. I would do it in monochrome ie shades of grey with white background

  46. Debbie says:

    Your quilt is beautiful. I think I would do yellows and golds. Anything would be pretty though. Great great job. Thanks for a great giveaway too. (debbie at wowilikethat dot com)

  47. Debbie says:

    Your quilt is beautiful. I think I would do yellows and golds. Anything would be pretty though. Great great job. Thanks for a great giveaway too. (debbie at wowilikethat dot com)

  48. greeneggs says:

    I love this quilt and I love jewel tones – I'm thinking reds and purples (very royal) with some yellow/orange slices to dazzle. Solids? Maybe some blenders too.

  49. Tiffany says:

    Mmm. I'm thinking this quilt needs to be done in a gradation of colors from corner to corner. Blue to green would be fabulous.

  50. Kathy Davis says:

    Blue and white are my go to colors.

  51. i love pink, would love to win this book

  52. Laikabear says:

    I love this quilt! I would use a variety of rich greens with some pale yellow. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the book.

  53. Laikabear says:

    I love this quilt! I would use a variety of rich greens with some pale yellow. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the book.

  54. ~Diana says:

    Why am I seeing this in brown? I never sew in brown…

  55. I would love it in reds, or with some metallics somehow thrown into the mix, or glitters. I like a little extra on some of my quilts. cdahlgren at live dot com

  56. What an exquisite quilt! I just might have to put my fear of paper piecing behind me and put on my big girl panties. This is way too pretty to not at least make an attempt. I think I would like shades of aqua, turquoise and teal on a light grey background. Thanks for this giveaway opportunity.

  57. audrey says:

    I'm going to go with my standard–hot pink and magenta, please! Though maybe with a charcoal or navy background. YUM.

  58. pajtr says:

    I'm seeing SO many combinations!!!… A versatile pattern, to make your own…
    I think I'd like to make it at least twice… First, in shot cottons… Sky blue background??… With rich teals and browns ("Marsala"??!)… Maybe not, but in shot cottons…
    Secondly, I'd like to see it in icy blues and blue/greens…. It would be my "glacial ice" quilt!
    Thanks, Molli!!
    Pat T.
    in Michigan

  59. sam says:

    Deep red wine colors and gray come to mind first…………..and from there, WOW, you can take it so many places.

  60. Connie Cain says:

    Would love to do this quilt in greens with a black background! 🙂

  61. Saqp2332 says:

    I think teals! …no wait limes, yes with other citrine shades…yes, yum…no, no, no…has to be oranges…beautiful rich sunset colors…ack! I'll never decide…will figure it out when I win! Thanks for the chance Molli!
    Sally in Arizona

  62. Farm Quilter says:

    Sapphire blues and white…or maybe emerald greens or ruby reds…with awesome geometric quilting that cranks up the fractured feeling of the quilt!!! Fingers crossed here…I really want this book!!!

  63. Kathy E. says:

    Such a gorgeous quilt and design! I love purples, too, but another choice for me would be shades of red to match his living room.

  64. Kitty says:

    Wait, how did I miss this book coming out, because it is SO my style!! I love the Faceted Jewels choice, and can't wait to snatch a peek at the other patterns. When I win, I will make the quilt in… hmm I might go with my obsessive…er, usual teal and magenta with low volume/light greyish background. Or perhaps I'd go wild and make it in a pink gradient with a dark grey background (or navy blue!?) and give it to a little girl for her tea parties. Or maybe both? Thanks for the chance and I really really really hope I win!

  65. Dawn says:

    I just saw a quilt in progress that was navy and hot pink. Beautiful combo!

  66. Paul Burega says:

    Hot pinks and charcol! paulburega (at) gmail (dot) com.

  67. Fiery sangria oranges, I think. It's so hard to name that family of colors between red and orange, but start there and maybe accent with a twist of mint or qua?

  68. Pam A says:

    I think I would try this quilt in shades of blue

  69. Janie says:

    I would try it in reds, and aquas. You made a beautiful quilt.

  70. I'd make it in golden yellows and oranges, including some small-scale prints. And then happily snuggle in it.

  71. Veronika says:

    Either creams and golds or silvers and light light grays! Beautiful!

  72. GranChris says:

    Normally I would head for blues or greens would be great for this. It reminds me of a precious stone so maybe some emeralds or ruby on whites. It is stunning and the right fabric will make this quilt. It cries out for Batiks.

  73. Catrin Lewis says:

    You can't really go wrong with pink!

  74. Cath says:

    Emerald… so much emerald would look amaze-balls.

  75. Suze says:

    I adore Amy's creations, too. I have always loved blue and still do. I think this would be stunning in shades of blue and white. Thank you for a chance to win the book. Now, I just have to visit all the other sites, just in case I don't win the book here. Can you imagine how this quilt is revving up a math major?

  76. Lisa Marie says:

    I like your idea of greys — it would be stunning! I would like to try shades of pale aqua to a deep turquoise.

  77. Tanya says:

    Teal, lemon and grey is one of my current favourite combos.

  78. AMM says:

    After seeing an amazing Courreges pantsuit at the Fashion Icons exhibition at the Art Gallery of SA, I have become obsessed with the idea of making a quilt made up of white, aqua, orange and black. So I'd have a red hot go at doing this quilt in that colour combination.

  79. christine says:

    What astrng and dramatic quilt. The book should be great.

  80. Tsoniki says:

    I love this pattern! I am thinking shades of blue would make this look amazing!

  81. Kate Yates says:

    Ooh, I love sapphires, and would love to see this in deep blue!

  82. Havplenty says:

    I would make it in this purple colorway. My niece so wants an purple quilt and this one is perfect. Can I just win the quilt?

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  83. Anita says:

    I would like to make it in a black/grey/white colorway. It is just stunning!

  84. Anne J says:

    What a great new paper pieced pattern – love it! Mine will be made with aqua marine blues.

  85. Anne J says:

    What a great new paper pieced pattern – love it! Mine will be made with aqua marine blues.

  86. Mary Ellen says:

    This is so lovely. I want to make it in orange!

  87. mtnquiltr says:

    Navy and citron on a pale blue background for me. Luckily I love paper piecing!

  88. ittehgaps says:

    The purples work great for the jewel look this quilt has. Was thinking rainbow gradations going against each other on a soft grey background. Always gotta complicate things. Would like to try some of the other patterns in this book as well. Cindy/ bluemoonstencils at yahoo dot com

  89. ~Kelie~ says:

    I could totally see this quilt in an ombré type rainbow. Like from top left to lower right. I think that would look pretty amazing!

  90. This is one beautiful quilt! It reminds me of a kaleidoscope. So I would make the blocks in several jewel toned colors keeping the colors in a circle pattern going outward. I don't know if that makes sense to anyone but me. lol

  91. Rachel says:

    I would make it in shades of yellow – bright and sunny!

  92. Marilyn says:

    I think I would start by trying out some shades od ocean blue and see where that took me. Love paper piecing!

  93. Donna W says:

    Shades of green. This book looks fantastic.

  94. Pamela Lynne says:

    Hmmmmph, I just looked at the comment above – stole my idea. Greens for sure – Kona wasabi, navy &magenta with white. I might even like paper piecing for this beauty.

  95. I'm thinking all colors — like when a diamond is twinkling! Very pretty in the purples! So beautiful with all those facets!

  96. GO STARS! says:

    Greens as in Emerald greens! Beautiful quilt.

  97. Janice says:

    I love your quilt and I think engineers will make good quilters or at least help create inspiration for quilts.

  98. KathleenD says:

    This quilt is stunning! I love it! Every quilt I've seen from the new book is wonderful.

  99. Tamie says:

    I want to see your version in the citrus colors. That would be beautiful.

  100. Melissa says:

    Oooooh, I would do this in blues and greens

  101. Annette says:

    I'm thinking greys would make a gorgeous quilt.

  102. Deeau says:

    I have an up upcoming 18th birthday for my sons girlfriend, I can see this in shades of red with a soft grey backgound …perfect

  103. I was going to say green/yellow but now I think black and white is better.

  104. Blues! Navy and and all shades. I love Amy's designs! 🙂

  105. I think shades of pink for a breast cancer quilt would be great! Thanks for the chance to win:)

  106. Sonja Mclane says:

    Absolutely gorgeous I love the idea of pink do breast cancer awareness quilt!!!!!! I think those quilts are my favorites.

  107. I love the idea of doing it all in shades of blue (including the background!) – it just seems like there are so many nice blue solids.

  108. Paula Clum says:

    I think dark blue and Aqua would be striking

  109. greens gold on a black background. yeeeeah

  110. Sarah says:

    I like your idea of Ruby Red — I think I'd go with that one, too.

  111. Jane S. says:

    Orange, hot pink, and lime green all the way, baby! Or, you know, any other color as well. That's a fab pattern. 🙂

  112. debby says:

    Beautiful. I would probably do oranges.

  113. Sylvia says:

    I'd go with burgundies and maroons!

  114. Ann says:

    Emerald tones for the jewels. Or else whites on a dark coal background.

  115. Gorgeous quilt! I'd love to make it in greens. Thank you for sharing with us.

  116. Gorgeous quilt! I'd love to make it in greens. Thank you for sharing with us.

  117. Kathy says:

    Teals and a dark grey / charcoal background. It looks awesome but I need to do a few more paper pieced blocks before attempting something as intricate as this

  118. Miggsie says:

    This book looks great! I'd love to make this quilt in shades of red. Thanks!

  119. Gill says:

    Great quilt – I'd love to make it in shades of blue!

  120. Allison CB says:

    Wonderful Quilt – would love to do it in purple!!!

  121. I'd love to see this quilt in black, white and grays. Love Amy's work.

  122. bee says:

    this would be excellent in amber-gold colors.

  123. Lee Ann L. says:

    It looks like purple has already been done (my favorite color); so, I'll go with green (Dan's favorite)!

  124. Cathy says:

    I totally seeing this in blues. Or maybe corals….Oh I like that idea!

  125. Karen says:

    Haha!! I would make different blocks in different colors, probably some kind of radiating from yellow/green in the "center" and transitioning to navy. I agree that this quilt is good for solids.

  126. Jennifer says:

    I love the way this quilt plays with your eye, you never know quite what your seeing! I would make this quilt in a classic red, black and white color combo. You just can't get much better then that!

  127. giddy99 says:

    I love 13 Spools and Amy's quilts! I would probably pick all teals/aquas for the above, but sub out the white for black (kaPOW)!

  128. Bri says:

    Maybe Aqua! Maybe Red! Maybe yellow! I just don't know….

  129. Pat V. says:

    Gotta have fuchsia. (which is a really weird looking word, now that I think about it)

  130. Becca says:

    Red to orange, I think. Or blue. Such a pretty quilt!

  131. Enny says:

    Jennifer Sampou's Black and White fabric would be a fantastic choice for this pattern.

  132. Lucy says:

    I would do shades of dark blues.

  133. Cheryl says:

    I love her style too, I am looking forward to her book

  134. Jaime Penrod says:

    I'm thinking aqua, red and silver background.

  135. Which colorway would I NOT choose! I am quite partial to the Lagoon family; teals, turquoises, chartreuses. This would also look great in some black, grey, silver fabrics. Thanks for the chance to win!

  136. Kathie says:

    Beautiful paper piecing!! What a great book to have and I love the colors . . .thanks for the opportunity to win this!

  137. vwlover21 says:

    Yellow!! Do it all colors of yellow. Its such a happy color! So sun shiny and totally underrated. Plus lemons smell amazing.

  138. Jodie Tawn says:

    I think I would make it in shades of blue!

  139. Jodie Tawn says:

    I think I would make it in shades of blue!

  140. Lisa E says:

    I love purple, so this be my choice. I also love green, so I might go with shades of that! This books looks fantastic!!!

  141. Love this quilt and would love to have the book!

  142. Ellee says:

    Shades of blue, purple, and turquoise would be my first choice. — soparkaveataoldotcom

  143. SewPsyched! says:

    You're slaying me Molli!! Awesome post!
    I would be tempted to make this in golden yellows, but shades of grey would be completely stupendous!!

  144. Your post really made me chuckle! I'm thinking I'd go with gold tones and Marsala, perhaps with a butter yellow….. Or, brick, coral, pale grey to grey blue. So many possibilities for this gem!

  145. Karen says:

    I think this would be a beautiful quilt in shades of the current color of the year Marsala.

  146. PegP says:

    Yours looks great in purple. I am thinking emerald green tones.

  147. Susan says:

    I like the purples as shown, but I can also see making it in blues on white or even in rainbow colors on white or black.

  148. Hi sweets!
    I would go with a silvery light grey(Kona Fog…just love, love that one!!) and a darker-than-royal blue(maybe Kona Regent)…plus a little bit of orange/yellow/lime for a pop of colour here and there!
    'waving hands from Canada"!!!
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    Jacqueline in Pitt Meadows

  149. Barb says:

    These are very pretty quilts. Blues/teals would look neat, I think.

  150. Sandy says:

    Oranges and blues, please!

  151. LJ says:

    Just catching up with this hop. What a beautiful quilt and I love the idea of paper piecing this interesting designs. Faceted is gorgeous and it would be wonderful in any color line. The purples are great but I would probably go jewel tones of blue or maybe reds.

  152. Nancy says:

    I'd make it in purples and greens!

  153. LizA. says:

    I'd have to say purple — as much as I LOVE purple, I find it hard to believe that I have yet to make a purple quilt……

  154. Agent 99 says:

    While I think every quilt pattern would be great in hues of blues, this one seems best-suited to shades of greys with a pop of lipstick red!

  155. Agent 99 says:

    While I think every quilt pattern would be great in hues of blues, this one seems best-suited to shades of greys with a pop of lipstick red!

  156. I would love to see this in shades of blacks and white, small prints in the black fabric. This pattern and quilt are fantastic!! Definitely would like a copy of the book 🙂

  157. Jessica Jo says:

    I think a black background with jewel tones would be lovely. I know it's kind of overdone right now, but I think it would be great with this pattern.

  158. Jen Barnard says:

    I think a white background and several shades of emerald green would look good.
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  159. I would like to make the quilt in various shades of turquoise and teal with a black background. The quilting could be done with a metallic thread.

  160. This quilt is really beautiful. I would like to make this quilt in oranges and yellows!

  161. I think the purple is gorgeous but it would be amazing with some greens and blues thrown in with them! monique.belmer at gmail dot com

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