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May 26, 2012

Geared For Guys!

Is it May 26th already? Back in April my good friend, Emily asked if I would participate in her Geared for Guys 30 day 30 books blog tour. I just about forgot that today was my day and how can you say no to an offer like that. So here goes. When I was in school(back in the day)I really wasn't the best at finishing books and then giving the book reports on it. But give me a quilt book and I can read it from cover to cover and that's just what I have done with Em's book. I love it and I really like that it is geared just for the guys(or gals) we all have in our lives.
Emily and I have become very good friends over the last 4 years through her visits to the Corn Wagon, her local quilt shop in Springville. I have had the privilege to travel to quilt markets, cheered her on when she tells me about new ideas for patterns and I have been supporting her from the side lines from start to finish of this awesome book. And we even do lunch almost every Wednesday to talk about quilting, of course. Here she is showing it for the first time at a trunk show I was able to attend with her. You can tell she's excited about it can't you? She should be. Well I am excited for her too, it takes a lot of time and effort to do something this grand. My hat is off to her today for doing a great job on it.
A couple of my favorites in the book are Switchback which is pictured below. What a design!
And the Odd ball quilt is a geometric, modern day quilt. Any of the quilts in Em's book could be done with just about anything and still look terrific. I can't wait to play with all of them. And I will probably be making some out of girly prints too, who said this was strictly a guys book of quilts!
Her book is out now. You can pick it up at quilt shops everywhere. I know she has many orders that she received at market last week. By the way you can get it in book form or PDF , you can get them through her Etsy shop. Emily has her third line of fabric coming out later this summer called "Shore Thing" with Michael Miller. Watch for this follow up to "Going Coastal" that was so popular last summer.
Now for some more good news, Emily's given me a book for a give-a-way. Leave me a comment on what you are doing fun this Memorial Day weekend and does it involve any sewing. Oh, remember Father's Day is just around the corner. It's not too late to get started on that guy quilt. Win this book or pick one up at your favorite shop and get SEWing!

27 comments:

Carla G said...

This book looks fabulous! We are going to see the monster trucks show tomorrow. Hopefully I'll get some sewing in this weekend... I have some kids clothes that are just about finished that I need to get out of my sewing area so I can start some new projects. Thanks for a chance to win! :)

Kira Rae said...

Of coarse I want one!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Emily's book look fabulous and I want to make a few of those patterns, especially Oddball and Switchback. I would have finished making a bag this afternoon if I would have remembered to get a magnetic closure!!! I have the whole outside and lining finished, so I just need to add the magnet and put the lining in.

Carol said...

This is just a regular weekend here in Canada, but I do plan to sew. I have been working on a quilt for what seems like weeks and it is time to get moving.

Tylynn said...

This weekend started off helping a friend move. Boo hoo! She was my best quilting buddy! Not sure if I will get to sew this weekend.

I would love to make one of these quilts for my hubby for fathers day! Our dog chewed holes in a T shirt quilt I had made with his high school and college shirts. I would love to make him another quilt!

Andie said...

The quilt I made my husband is his favorite! He won't ever share. I could use this book to make my 4 boys their own quilts so they can leave their dads alone! I hope to play a little in my sewing room this weekend.

VickiT said...

This book looks just fabulous. With 4 big guys and a Grandson and 2 FIL's I am sure I can put the book to good use.

I really like her next fabric line. That has great colors and design to it.

We are doing nothing this weekend. Relaxing is the key word in our house but I may talk hubby into wandering to the nursery or somewhere to pick up some tomato plants and get those planted. It's getting late in my thinking and I really want to get them in the ground.

Jodi - usairdoll said...

Such a neat book and these quilts are gorgeous. My plans this weekend are to stay home. hehe. I'm happy to just stay in and catch up on my sewing. I have some hand piecing to do and some embroidery. I'm also going to have my grandson (almost 19 months) stay over. Love being a grandma!

Thank you for a super giveaway and a chance to win.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

Michelle said...

Well since it is not a long weekend in Canada, I only have to work 2 days instead of 3 this weekend. Had a lovely long weekend last week- worked on a quilt for my daughter. Love the book- I know I will be making the Gamer quilt for my son(would that be considered encouraging gaming...or just being a realist!)

Leila said...

What an awesome giveaway!! Thank You!! Love It!!
lubna_2112@hotmail.com

Leila said...

Forgot to tell you what I was doing this holiday weekend ... cooking!!
lubna_2112@hotmail.com

Marcia W. said...

It would be grand to win a copy of Emily's book -- as have a brother who I've wanted to make a quilt yet stuck at choosing a guy design. Over Memorial Day weekend we went to my mother's old house for a day and enjoyed the yard and watching boats travel down the canal. No sewing then. Will be home Monday for sewing.

Donna Joy said...

I'm traveling this weekend so no sewing, but that is a must have book for all the guy quilts I need to make.

Allison said...

this weekend, I have a quilt that I need to baste & quilt, so I'll be busy at the machine :) tahnks for the giveaway!

RSHudson said...

We're having a cookout tomorrow evening and may try to do something fun with the kids on Monday. I'm trying to finish up a baby quilt as a gift so I have done some sewing today too! Thanks for chance to win this great book! (EMAIL: marshudson at comcast dot net)

Patchwork and Play said...

Chilling out! Thanks for the giveaway!

Yvonne said...

I already ordered one. Can't wait for it to arrive here! I am trying to get some things finished up here and I am bringing Rosa's quilt to the quilter in June.

~Kelie~ said...

I have to go back to work tonight! (ugh! not a great way to spend memorial day) but I did get to go fishing w/ the hubby and kiddos last night as well as work on a few sewing projects! Thanks for the chance to win!

carina said...

How really nice this book and how exciting help her with it.
Im fine now, every day better. A big hug and loves from here carina

LauraC said...

I am sewing a wonky log cabin blanket for my son. My husband is at the 500 and so the kids and I are going to find something to do (preferably inside because it's a scorcher) this weekend. Thanks for the opportunity to win the book.

Barb in Mi said...

What an awesome book! I am getting some sewing in this weekend, but hope to spend some time outdoor as well. Thanks for a chance!

trillium said...

I'm hosting granddaughter & a friend for the night, snacking, sitting outside, cleaning my sewing table, and watching some movies on Netflix.

And, working on my yo-yo quilt. I made over 400 yo-yos and am sewing the strips of 20 together.

trilliumcreates AT gmail DOT com

Patti said...

This is just a fantastic book! It's raining here and cold!, so no yardwork which leaves plenty of time to sew up a few drawstring totes! Thanks for the giveaway.

Diann said...

No sewing this weekend, except at odd moments. I'm enjoying spending time with my family.

Lee said...

I am working over the holiday weekend - but going to a family party after. thanks

Vicki in MN said...

I did get a little sewing time yesterday, it felt great!

Steven and Ginger said...

no sewing for memorial day, but later on!