Monday, July 6, 2015

2015 Summer Book Club: Quilted Living by Gerri Robinson

Welcome back to our 2015 Summer Book Club. Today, we are featuring Gerri Robinson's first book with It's Sew Emma, Quilted Living. This beautiful book features some cozy and casual quilts for your home plus a table runner and pillow pattern. 

Fun fact about the book: all of the photos in our hometown, Austin, Texas. Here's a peek at all of the projects in the book.
Basketweave Quilt
X-Ceptional Quilt
Bursting Star Pillow
Freedom Quilt
Liberty Quilt
Stars and Stripes
Streamers Quilt
Tumble Quilt
We love this book so much that we resewed the Freedom Quilt into a tablerunner using the Little Joys collection. Wouldn't this be perfect for Christmas?

Now for our 2015 BIG BOOK GIVEAWAY! We are giving away a stash of our favorite books and some surprise prizes to one lucky winner. Here is how to enter...
1. Visit our NOTIONS page and submit a review on your favorite book
2. If you don't have one already, you will need to create an account on the FQS page to post a review (not sure how to submit a review? here's a quick tutorial on how to do it).
3. Every review you submit will count as ONE entry and you can enter multiple times
4. Winner will be announced September 5, 2015

Don't forget to tune in next week on the Jolly Jabber for the Quilted Living Summer Book Tour. Have a fantastic day! 

175 comments:

Peggy Terzian said...

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Sorry for the effusiveness, but I just had to tell you all how I feel-you are all da bomb, and I appreciate having all your talent as close as my computer. Thanks ever so much!
Customer for life-Peggy

Fat Quarter Shop said...

Hi Peggy! thank you so much! You're so sweet!

Karen said...

Where do we post the favorite project from this book? On the book review site? Little confused. Your shop is awesome!

samtaylorcjsmimi said...

My favorite Quilted Living projects are Basketweave Quilt, Streamers Quilt and the Freedom Quilt tablerunner! But it sure was hard to choose, and I couldn't choose just one!! Thanks for the chance to win :)
Debby E
samtaylorcjsmimi at yahoo dot com

Brandy Pettit said...

Gerri's Freedom Quilt is my favorite from this book, I love that it is simple but makes a statement.

~Brandy
brandizzle7133 at gmail dot com

Linda said...

HELLO,love the "Freedom Quilt"!
Thanks for sharing!
msstitcher1214@gmail.com

Randal & Claire Long said...

I MUST make that floor cushion, in fact, i should make three for our family. How wonderful for our video gamers!

cathy said...

The cushions are my favorite project. But the Tumble quilt is probably the first project in line. They are both so delightfully fresh and modern.

Kathy said...

I love Stars and Stripes and Freedom Quilt. Thanks for the giveaway chance.
Kathy at tcreekquilts@gmail.com

Anita said...

The Streamers quilt is my favorite.

Laura B said...

The enormous star pillows are absolutely my favorite things in this book!

Sigi G said...

I love the Basketweave quilt the best. Is that made with a 'Jolly Bar' pre-cut? Thank you for the giveaway chance!

susan said...

I LOVE the Liberty Quilt. Stars and Stripes is a close second, though!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Love the quilts! I think my favorite is the Freedom Quilt. Thanks for the great pictures of all the quilts. Geri is a great designer.

Deb said...

Hi there! I love the quilted pillows - I think that a couple of them would look lovely as cushions on my outdoor patio love seat.

elizabethdee said...

So hard to choose between the Freedom Quilt, Liberty, and Stars and Stripes (or is it the cushion?) -- all of them make me want to have a parade. I've never liked any red white and blue quilts half as much as I like these. Thanks for introducing me to this wonderful designer.

Sandy D said...

I am a big fan of Gerri Robinson. My favorite in the book is XCeptional.

keen Keyes said...

the freedom quilt keen keyes

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

I love love love! ~the X-Ceptional quilt. Although all of Gerri's quilts are favorites, she is such a talented designer. Thanks for the fun!

sunny said...

How to choose just one. I love the cushions, and the tumbles quilt, and . . . .

Joan H. said...

I really like the X-ceptional quilt.

Rosa said...

My favorite Quilted Living project is Freedom!

B Greene said...

I live the X-Ceptional Quilt!

Patricia said...

The streamers quilt, the colors pop out.

Linda said...

My favorite is the Stars and Stripes followed by the Freedom Quilt. In fact, I am planning to start that project soon! Thanks so much for the giveaway chance.

Sue Neumaier said...

It's hard to choose but I'll first go with Freedom Quilt, love American flag so Star and Stripes is great too. Thanks for your fun giveaway.

Billy'sgirl said...

I love the Freedom Quilt!

Kim Cox said...

I love the Streamers Quilt! It looks perfect for taking a nap in the shade or daydreaming under a blue blue sky!

Lynne Tilley said...

I love that streamer quilt!!

Dorothy said...

I have several that I want to do, but I keep coming back to the Freedom Quilt, really LOVE that one.

Rebecca White said...

The streamers quilt is great!

scottylover said...

Love the bursting star floor pillows. They remind me of a pillow we had growing up that was used on Sunday nights for watching the wonderful world of Disney...

Sandy A

Janie said...

I would start with basket weave. I love all of her projects.

Karen Pickett said...

Pick_karen loves the Bursting Star pillows!




StanleyBeagle said...

I love the bursting star pillows!

Debbie said...

I just finished making and presenting three Quilts of Valor to family members in June and am still in the patriotic spirit-my favorite quilt shown is "Freedom". Love the gorgeous reds and blues!

Judy Zoll said...

My favorite quilt is the Freedom quilt.

Darlene Crosby said...

I love all the patterns in this book! The first one I want to sew up and quilt is Tumble. I think this is a plan:)

Anonymous said...

The Streamers Quilt is my favourite project.

wlinda_ca at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

Wonderful book full of beautiful projects. The Tumble quilt would be my number one pick.

Miggsie said...

Love this book! My favorite project is Stars and Stripes. Thanks!

Carla Shiver said...

I like basketweave the most! They're all so beautiful!!

That Crafty Cara said...

I like the patriotic quilts best, with "Freedom" as my favorite. And then you did them up in Little Joys?! Ack, the cute!

Anonymous said...

The patriotic quilts are amazing but I really love the huge floor pillow! veeveebug@aol.com

Kathy said...

Since my birthday is July 5th - I love, love, love the Stars & Stripes Quilt!

Michelle said...

I love them all, but my favorite is the pillow.

Karen said...

I love this book and look forward to making the Stars and Stripes quilt when I get a chance. I was just reading through the fabric requirements again last night!

sue said...

I love the Freedom Quilt and also how the pattern transitions so well to the holiday table runner!

JaneT said...

Liberty quilt is my favorite of those pictured here.

quiltmama said...

My favorite is Streamers

Cheryl Sethaler said...

Love the Streamers Quilt with the Patriotic Pillows a very close second!!

Julie said...

I love the basketweave quilt. So simple and fresh!

Cheryl said...

I love the big cushions. They are the first things I would make and then the patriotic quilts for my daughter who served in the Navy1
Cheryl

quiltingramma said...

The floor pillows are the greatest but the quilts rock too.

LeAnne said...

I really like the Streamers quilt because it's got lots of space for fancy quilting.

Lacey Burns said...

The bursting stars pillows are my favorite! I need to make some for my daughters reading nook!

Elizabeth S. said...

I love everything about this book! I do love the big square pillows.

Lynn Schreiner said...

Bursting Star cushions my favorite....what a great idea!! Love EVERYTHING I'm seeing here :-)

Diane Calvi said...

I love the Red, White and Blue Stars Picnic Table Runner. It is so summer. It goes right with the summer holidays and it is very patriotic.

Janell Baker said...

Streamer's Quilt is such a fun and breezy design!

Renaj0330 said...

My favorite quilt is the Tumble Quilt. I will definitely put that on my "to do" list.

Melissa Shaw said...

I love the bursting star cushions!

Lisa Emery said...

Love, love, love that Liberty quilt! There's nothing more beautiful than a little red, white and blue to remind us of the land that we love. God bless America!

Cathy said...

The Freedom quilt and the bursting star pillows are my favorite projects. I don't have many red white and blue quilts and this projects would be perfect! Thanks for a great giveaway and for sharing your talents in this book!

Wendy Ewing said...

The colors are all yummy!! I have a Marine so I love the Freedom and Liberty quilts. They would be a wonderful addition to my project list.

Stacy Lindblom said...

Oooh, I love the Freedom Quilt. But Streamers is super cute too!

Anonymous said...

My favorite is the Stars and Stripes quilt. I also love the Christmassy table runner made from it. Love your website....always inspiring! Thanks for the giveaway! Helen G.
hrglover@hotmail.com

Maggey and Jim said...

I love every single project! But if I have to pic the bursting star pillow are awesome.. I can see them at a summer picnic to give comfort to someone special..

Colleen M said...

I'm torn between Stars and Stripes and Liberty, but I have enough Red, White and Blue fabric in my stash from the FQS to make both!! (Don't tell my husband!)

Rosemary B❤️ said...

Love your email updates FQS!
I am going to get this book!
I LOVE all of these projects. So hard to decide.
I will say, I love the quilts and runners, so bright and perky.
I will make that Streamers quilt first.
Thank you Gerri for such a great book. I want it!

Pamela Miller said...

I love them all, but the Freedom quilt caught my eye, and those cushions are absolutely beautiful.

StarSpry said...

These projects look so fun! I just love the Bursting Star Pillow :)

fwJIquilter said...

I love all the quilts, especially the Stars and Stripes and Freedom quilts.

pattymay said...

Tumbler Quilt

Vicki Price said...

Oh no, I can't decide between the Streamers Quilt and the Tumble Quilt!

Janet H-T said...

I have the book which I ordered from FQS and my favorite is the Tumbler Quilt. I just need to get busy and make it!

Darlene Duchaine said...

My favorite is the Stars and Stripes. My brother was only 18 when he was killed in Vietnam. I have to make this to remind us all what he sacrificed. I would be so proud to have it hanging in our home! Thank you Gerri!

EG said...

I love the Bursting Star Pillows. Great idea for the patio.

Kathy said...

I love those square cushions . . . and I just happen to already have the inserts for them!! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Michele T said...

Beautiful projects!!! My favourite is the Streamer Quilt, love that pattern!

Mary said...

I love the Freedom quilt!

Ann in PA said...

The patterns are so bright and fresh - all so beautiful! I especially like the red, white & blue quilts...not easy to pick just one. : ) The Stars & Stripes speaks to me! Thank you for a great giveaway.

Janice said...

My favorites would be a tie between the Bursted Star Pillows and the Tablerunner patterns, both of which could find a home with me. Always looking for something unique to add to my family's enjoyment of my quilting adventures.

Nancy said...

Love this book and that it is signed. My favorite is the Stars and Stripes.....so cheery and happy and sings USA.

Cindy Mizer said...

Love Basketweave. So colorful and clean looking.

Angelia Lanouette said...

So many gorgeous projects! I really love the Liberty Quilt and Bursting Star Pillows!

Corrie Tollett said...

I love this book and love the tumble quilt- thank you!!!

Karen said...

My favorite is that lovely cover Tumble quilt. All the designs are great, it was hard to choose.

Milla said...

My favorite quilt is the Liberty Quilt. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity.

Anonymous said...

I've fallen in love with the streamers quilt. So light and airy with beautiful colors running from end to end.
mabay1981 at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I like all of the patriotic pieces.
Debbie
ollieami@aol.com

Judy MacLeod said...

I love all of them, they're so bright and ... like a breath of fresh air in summer. Absolute fave is Streamers, it's so bright and lacey looking.

Kay said...

Hard to pick between Freedom & Tumblr, but I guess Freedom will win out for me. I would like to make every one of these quilts.

Alexandra Sparks said...

I want to make several Bursting Star Pillows. Perfect when all the family is here and we run out of chairs! I know my granddaughters would love to have their own special pillow.

Jackie Papallo said...

Love so many of the projects in this book but hands down, the Streamers wuilt is my favorite. It goes right on my must do list.

Mary Ann R said...

I bought the book when you featured it months ago and they are all beautiful!! I love all of the Liberty Projects!

SheilaS said...

Simple is best! I really love the basket weave quilt as I think it would look well with any choice of fabric whether it be modern and colorful or very traditional or even the more primitive.

Mary Hope Gonzales said...

I like the contrasting values of light and dark in the little streamers quilt...it's my favorite but any of the stars and stripes quilts would make a great summer picnic quilt!

Diana Shaffer said...

The bursting star pillow pattern just demands attention and almost seems to be alive! I love all of the patterns, but the "star" to me may be the fun pillow pattern! Thanks!

cjmont said...

the x-ceptional quilt is my fave project from quilted living.

Barbara Beyun said...

Wow this book is cute! I love the Bursting Star pillow!

Brenda said...

My favorite is the X-Ceptional Quilt. So clever to reverse positive and negative.

Anita Gambrell said...

The bursting star always catches my eye but the Freedom Quilt is my favorite!

virgdale said...

I really like the Xceptional quilt and the Streamers, too. Looks like a wonderful book, will follow the blog hop for sure.

Karen said...

I love the Streamers quilt, but boy was it a tough decision!! Goober Beagle kept insisting that the large beautiful pillows would make a great bed. Talk about spoiled. Excited to follow the blog hop!!

Kelly H. said...


The Bursting Star pillow is amazing !

Anonymous said...

I love the X-Ceptional quilt, so fresh and summery. Annie Andrew

Kim Q said...

I *love* the Freedom Quilt, but I'd have to have those Bursting Star pillows with it too. They're gorgeous!

Patty said...

Love all the projects but especially the Freedom quilt!

C and G Mom said...

I love the bursting star pillows!

Laura Flaviani said...

love the streamers quilt!

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

I like them all, but my favorites are the basketweave and streamers quilts!

Mikki Lawrence said...

Freedom Quilt and Stars and Stripes are tied for first-place on my favorites list!

linda gillian said...

Oh, wow! I love everyone of these projects! If I have to choose just one, it will be the table runner in Christmas colors. . .. They are all so beautiful!

Craft Mad said...

The Streamers quilt would be my favourite, but why do you keep making me choose? They all look so wonderful! Thanks for the chance to win. merantaylor@yahoo.com.au

QuiltLady said...

Love the Streamers quilt and also love the table runner. Great projects! Thanks for a chance to win.

Brenda Kowalski said...

I love all the quilts and runners but my favorite is the X-Ceptional Quilt.

mlhummy said...

The Streamers quilt is beautiful! :)

Barbara said...

Streamers Quilt is definitely my favorite. Love the photography

Linda said...

The tumble quilt is my favorite!!!

Beth said...

I am in a summertime mood, and the Freedom Quilt captures that feeling beautifully, so it gets my vote!

Gina S. said...

Love the basket weave and pillows!

Anonymous said...

Love the Stars and Stripes quilt-speaks to me!!

Kelly said...

I love the Freedom Quilt, would love to make that for my daughters finance that is in the Marines. But I actually love all the quilts in this book. I can't wait to get my copy.

Shelley Parham said...

I love the X-ceptional quilt. The block is so interesting.

Cherie22 said...

I would to add this quilt to the list X-Ceptional Quilt, now just need the instructions.

carolann said...

I love the Basketweave Quilt! carolann427@aol.com

Mom C said...

Left a comment on the Notions website. I really like the book, the patterns are interesting, photos great and love the blog hop. Thanks.

Amy Muniz said...

Stars and Stripes is by far the best project!!! Love them all though.

Melanie said...

I love the Bursting Star pillow!

Carole-Jayne Watson said...

I love those great big pillows - now why didn't *I* think of that ..... I guess that's why I follow you guys! That looks like one great book.

Miss Jean said...

I just love the Stars and Stripes Quilt!!

MtnJudy said...

What an inspirational book! My favorite project is Basketweave.

OhioLori said...

I love the Starburst Floor Pillows!! They are Awesome!

DebbieS said...

The Streamers Quilt is definitely my favorite!

laurafaith55 said...

I bought this book as soon as it came out, just for the pattern for Tumble Quilt -- but I LOVE all the other patterns as well...the colors in this book are Fantastic as well!

LindaS said...

I love the streamers quilt. So fun.
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Janice said...

Bursting star is a fave!

Cathy G said...

I like the floor pillows and the freedom quilt table runner,

Marly said...

My favourite is he tumble quilt, but the freedom quilt table runner is a close second.

Stacy H said...

I like the basket weave and streamers quilts.

Eloise said...

Streamers quilt!! The x-ceptional. Id love to make em both!! LOVE EM!!

Patty D from NC said...

Xceptional one is my favorite as well as Freedom. Great photos!

Mom C said...

Really like the Streamers quilt by Melissa in her post. Gorgeous. Thanks.

Steve said...

I love red white and blue quilts and the Liberty quilt is beautiful! Thank you for all the wonderful quilts!

Bonnie said...

What a fantastic book! So many great designs. My favorite is the Freedom Quilt.

pajtr said...

Oh! It is SO hard to decide on just one design from this wonderful book!!
(sigh)
Streamers and Tumble are high on my list of must-do's, but I think I need to make the Freedom quilt first, as an engagement present!!... My son proposed to his girlfriend on the 4th of July, at the moment of the firework's grand finale!! This is just SO perfect as a gift for them!
Pat

Afquilt said...

I love the streamers quilt!

Mindy said...

I have purchased this book and will make several of the projects in it. My favorite quilt in the book, hands down, is the Tumble quilt. Those gorgeous clear colors on the white background, YUM-O!!!!!

Mindy Gooding

Lauren Barrett said...

Streamers quilt! Fun!

Veronica said...

I love the Liberty Quilt! Beautiful!

Debbie said...

I love them all but what I would make first is the floor pillows - love the red whites and blues. Thanks for a great giveaway. (debbie at wowilikethat dot com)

Carol Chappell said...

Love the Stars and Srtipes quiltt!

Rita Lynn said...

My favorite is the Streamers quilt.It is colorful and relaxed.

Sandy said...

I like the Freedom Quilt and need some red, white and blue fabric to make this to celebrate the 4th of July quilt- 2016.

MoeWest said...

I really like the Streamers quilt!

Jennifer said...

Streamers is calling out to me for it's simplicity. It is a striking design and will look great in just about ANY fabric. thanks

Deb said...

I love the Liberty quilt with the stars and RED stripes! I really enjoy the classy look of all of Gerri's quilts.

Allison CB said...

Just love the big pillows! They would look great out on my deck this summer!

delaineelliott said...

I can't pick just one favorite from Quilted Living, so I have two - the big pillows and the Streamers quilt. Thanks!

Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

Toni Simon said...

I love the streamers quilt. I can picture it in batiks.

Missy said...

It is very hard to choose, but I want to make the pillows. I have my first covered patio and these would be perfect for it. Thank You!

Sharon mcQuade said...

Streamers Quilt by Melissa Corry is my Favouite. But they are all beautiful

Carol C Thomas said...

I like the Freedom Quilt (really like all of the quilts)

Carole Shaffer said...

The freedom quilt is my favorite

Cindy Dahlgren said...

I have Farm Girl Vintage and I'm loving the projects in there. I'm loving this book also. Dahlgren0609 at Gmail dot com

Cindy Dahlgren said...

I have Farm Girl Vintage and I'm loving the projects in there. I'm loving this book also. Dahlgren0609 at Gmail dot com

Cindy Dahlgren said...

I have Farm Girl Vintage and I'm loving the projects in there. I'm loving this book also. Dahlgren0609 at Gmail dot com

Charleen Korethoski said...

I really like the Streamers Quilt but I like the Xceptional Quilt too

Lisa E said...

I would have to choose the Streamers quilt first. Thanks!

Ava Troxler said...

Love the Streamers Quilt

Abbigail said...

I like them all! My favorite is the Liberty Quilt. Beautiful!

tclquilts said...

I love all the quilts.. Wish I had time to make them all...

tammy said...

I just LOVE the Streamer Quilt but I also love the freedom quilt. If I can get my sewing machine fixed one of these two will be my next project.

Canadian1 said...

Looks like a wonderful collection of patterns - the "Streamers" quilt is a favourite of mine. It would be a great stash buster!