Thursday, July 11, 2013

Modern Holiday by Amanda Murphy - Blog Tour Tagalong

I've never hidden the fact that I love all things Amanda Murphy...her patterns and especially her fabric lines.Way back when I started this blog, I stumbled on hers, we chatted a bit back and forth via email and I found her to be genuine and so friendly. She was so willing to offer up advice and I so appreciated it at the time. I hope to meet her in person before too much more time goes by.

If you haven't heard yet about her 1st book Modern Holiday that is now available, you've must be living under a rock. The instant she announced on her blog that this book was in the works, I got all excited and told hubby that I had just found one thing that he could get me for my birthday this year. I want it, I want it bad!!!!!
Photo borrowed from Amanda Murphy Designs blog

The fun news is that she has a blog hop tour going on this week and next week to celebrate the book and while I could keep quiet about it here on my blog so that you won't enter the daily giveaways and it would give me a better chance of winning a copy, that wouldn't be me and it wouldn't be nice. 

While I'm not a part of the official blog tour for Modern Holiday, I thought it certainly wouldn't hurt if I made myself a Tagalong on the hop.  No Amanda didn't ask me to do this, it is of my own idea and choice, but since I love everything Amanda comes up with, I am more than happy to shout from the roof tops that you should BUY THIS BOOK!

From the pictures Amanda has shared on her blog and those on the blogs of the official blog tour hosts, I can tell that I am going to love everything about this book. I already know that I want to make my own version of the Advent Calendar. My kids love the count down to Christmas. 
Photo borrowed from Amanda Murphy Design blog

I already have a plan for this pattern.
Photo borrowed from Sew Sweetness

These stockings are just adorable and I love that they are in non-traditional colors.
Photo borrowed from Sew Sweetness

This tree quilt would be phenomenal in Blue, White and Silver and would look great on the big tall wall in my great room. I love having some decorations that are wintry and can be left up after Christmas to enjoy.
Photo borrowed from Amanda Murphy Design blog

This is one curved design that I actually want to make!
Photo borrowed from Sew We Quilt

Isn't this pillow adorable. It would go really well with my couch. I haven't made any pillows at all yet for it but this one is on my list now.
Photo borrowed from Amanda Murphy Design blog

To make it easy for you to follow the blog hop, here is the entire schedule. 

Modern Holiday Blog Tour (July 8th-24th)

Monday, July 8th - Stash Books and Amanda Murphy Design 
Tuesday, July 9th - Sew We Quilt 
Wednesday, July 10th - Sew Sweetness 
Thursday, July 11th - Me and My Sister Design 
Friday, July 12th - Fat Quarterly 
Monday, July 15th - Bernina (We All Sew) 
Wednesday, July 17th - Diary of a Quilter 
Thursday, July 18th - Ellison Lane Quilts 
Friday, July 19th - A Quilting Life 
Monday, July 22nd - Aurifil Threads 
Wednesday, July 24th - Amanda Murphy Design
I'm crossing my fingers that I am luck enough to actually win my own  copy of Modern Holiday being given away during this blog tour but if not, you know that I'll be encouraging hubs to buy this birthday present a bit early. 

2 of you added your own colorful comments:

Needled Mom said...

It looks like a great book with gorgeous projects.

Tina said...

You could ask your sister to get it for you and I'm sure she would be happy to make a birthday present of it for you.......................
Love, said sister