Thursday, November 6, 2014

 Well, it's about that time folks.
My new book, VINTAGE VIBE is shipping to stores any day now!  
So, let's have some fun, shall we? 
It's time for a VINTAGE VIBE Blog Tour!!!

I've got some really amazing quilty friends sharing different projects from the book every Tuesday and Thursday in November and December (except holidays).  I hope you'll join in the fun!

I'm going to kick things off with the very first project, Skipper.

[Image credit: Martingale, Brent Kane]

Skipper puts a little twist on the very traditional Flying Geese block.  This quilt comes together quickly and it's perfect for beginners!
The fabric line I used in the book is called Out To Sea by Sarah Jane for Michael Miller Fabrics.  The whole thing just kind of screams "boy" to me.

But what if we changed things up a bit?

I've been dying to see what this pattern would look like made up in some girly fabrics from my stash.  And well, I think it works.  Don't you?

I started making these the other day and I didn't want to stop!  My little pile of Skipper Blocks kept growing and growing!  Now, I'm just trying to decide if I need to make a whole other quilt...or just a table runner?  Hmmm.  Decisions, decisions...

So, as you can see, there's lots of fun to be had with VINTAGE VIBE.  
This is just the beginning!

I do hope you'll tour around with me and the rest of my quilty friends 
on the VINTAGE VIBE Blog Tour.  And hey, who knows?  There might even be a few fun surprises along the way :)

Here's the schedule:

11/11/14 - April @
11/18/14 - The Fat Quarter Shop @
DATE CHANGE! 11/24/14 - Sherri @
12/11/14 - Heather @
12/16/14 - Andy @
12/23/14 - Melissa @

P.S.  For those interested, 
you can get your autographed copy of VINTAGE VIBE HERE :)

Happy quilting!


  1. Looking forward to this! Can't wait to share what I'm making! Your book is beautiful Amber. :)

  2. It's a great book. Love the scappy version of skipper!! Super cute! Thanks for including me!

  3. Congratulations on the book. This will be a fun blog hop!

  4. If this quilt is any indication then this is going to be a fun blog hop. Love the fresh take on the flying geese and can't wait to see what everyone has done.

  5. I really wanted to get the book in time for my birthday. But, I just got notice from Amazon that it may be another month. What happened to the 11/04 release date?

  6. Looking forward to the blog tour and finding out more about your new book. Congratulations

  7. Congratulations on your book! I'm looking forward to the tour and I really like Skipper!

  8. Your blocks are large and simple, but the colors and the quilting really make them shine! I could incorporate your blocks into lots of 'tweens' quilts

  9. Love the quilts from this book that I have seen so far!! Can't wait to see the rest!!!

  10. I love all that I am seeing so far from this book! It is one my Christmas list :)

  11. Amber, I love your new book and the quilts in it. I want to make Skipper in similar fabrics to the ones you chose. Thanks for the inspiration!


  12. Your new book looks just outstanding! I would love a copy.


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