Welcome to today's STOP on the Stop. Go. Quilt. Sew! blog tour. I'm so happy for friend, blogger, and fellow Moda Bake Shop chef Angela Yosten upon the release of her very first book for Stash Books. Stop. Go. Quilt. Sew! is a fun book of sewing projects for the little (and not so little) boys in your life. All of the projects revolve around the theme of traffic signs, which makes for a unique and cohesive collection of projects for all skill levels.
I'm so glad to see so many new and creative projects aimed for boys and men, traditionally the most notoriously difficult audience to find a variety of appropriate quilt and sewing patterns for. Whereas Sewing for Boys covered apparel and Geared for Guys provided quilt patterns for teens and men, Angela's book has the youth market covered. Adding to the cohesive nature of the book is Angela's choice to make all of her projects in true scrappy style.
Take a look at this adorable bedding ensemble, featuring several projects all included in the book:
One of my favorite projects is this One Way Growth Chart. Even if you didn't have a growing boy in your household, I think this would make a really modern and graphic conversation piece for any wall.
Angela asked us to share a road sign that captures something about ourselves or our lives as part of the post. I came across this image and thought it was perfect! I don't know about you guys, but I've been having a great time watching the Summer Olympics these past 2 weeks ... even though it has been at the expense of making progress on my sewing projects. I only wish I could be in London watching the games with all of my British friends!
Now's your chance to win a copy of Stop. Go. Quilt. Sew! Simply leave a comment on this post, and tell me your favorite fabric lines that feature awesome prints in the basic colors of RED, YELLOW, GREEN, and BLACK (since those would come in super handy for making the projects in this book.) The winner will be randomly selected and announced here on my blog on Monday, August 20th. (Note: US winners will receive a hard copy of the book, while winners outside of the US will win an e-book.) Good luck!
** NOTE: Giveaway is now closed. Thanks for playing! **
For more chances to win, be sure to visit the other STOPS on the tour!