Sew a Modern Home Book Review & Giveaway |
Photo Credit || Brent Kane and Martingale
I'm so excited for the release of the new book "Sew a Modern Home" from my lovely friend Melissa Lunden!!!

I love when a new sewing book comes along that gets me really itching to pull an all day sewing marathon.  The kind of book that has me already daydreaming about fabric choices, colors and more. Sew a Modern Home: Quilts and More For Every Room is filled with inspiring projects that easily fit into my home and yours. The book covers most rooms in your home and is broken down as such in the book. I really liked that detail. Here's the rooms broken down....

LIVING ROOM | 1 Quilt and 2 Pillows
DINING ROOM | Placemats, Table Runner and Napkins
MAIN BEDROOM | 1 Quilt and 1 Pillow
GUEST BEDROOM | 1 Quilt and 1 Pillow
GIRL'S ROOM & BOY'S ROOM | Each have 1 Quilt
NURSERY | 1 Quilt, 1 Crib Skirt, 1 Crib Sheet and 1 Crib Bumper
OUT & ABOUT | 1 Quilt and 1 Tote

 Sew a Modern Home Book Review & Giveaway |
Photo Credit || Brent Kane and Martingale
I am particularly in love with a pattern for the Main Bedroom called the Desert Morning Quilt shown above. I need to add that one to my "must sew" list asap!I love it's subtle tones and clean palette. I just adore how it was quilted. It's hard to see in this shot but it's stunning! It would fit into my home just perfectly!

Sew a Modern Home's quilt patterns are true to Melissa's signature style. I've been a long time fan of Melissa quilt patterns (Lunden Designs) since we met over our shared love for Cynthia Mann's Birch Fabrics. I've written about Melissa's patterns before and truly do love them and highly recommend them. She writes patterns that are fun to sew and when done offer that wow factor! The book carries on her clean pattern writing style and pattern design. The patterns offered are useful and ones that could easily be added to your home or gifted to a loved one for their home. Each pattern could easily be transformed based on fabric choice and color easily lending the reader a chance to express their creativity as well.
 Sew a Modern Home Book Review & Giveaway |
Photo Credit || Brent Kane and Martingale
The book also offers up some basic instructions at the start of the book that are quite helpful. Melissa covers supplies, terms, techniques and more. Sew a Modern Home is laid out cleanly and neatly and the photographs are clear and bright. The pattern diagrams are also very easy to follow allowing a beginner to jump right in. Melissa has written a book that would be a nice addition to any sewers home library and one that would be well loved and used throughout the years.

Would you like to win a copy of the e-book Sew a Modern Home? 

- One lucky winner will win an e-copy of the new book Sew a Modern Home by Melissa Lunden, published by Martingale.

- Simply leave me a comment letting me know why you love modern sewing projects.

-You must leave a valid email address or you will be disqualified. Giveaway open until Monday, August 18th, 2014, midnight, PST.

I'm so thrilled to be included in this blog book tour with so many other fabulous bloggers! Don't miss checking them all out and entering to win an e-copy at each stop on the tour!

Congratulations again Melissa! I'm so excited for you! It's such a lovely book!!! Big hugs your way!

8/13 – Lunden Designs
8/14 – Very Shannon
8/15 – West Coast Crafty
8/16 – Boston Sewer
8/17 – One Shabby Chick
8/18 – Cactus Needle
8/19 – Fabricworm
8/20 – Generation Q Magazine
8/21 – Martingale
8/22 – Prudent Baby
8/23 – Stitchery Dickory Dock
8/24 – Fave Quilts – Seams and Scissors

*All images courtesy of Martingale and Brent Kane.