PIece and quilt with precuts review

Blog Hop: Piece and Quilt with Precuts and a book giveaway

Gridwork quilt, pattern by Christa Watson

Today I’m reviewing a quilting book by Christa Watson of Christa Quilts and giving away one electronic copy.

Christa is an award-winning quilter and designer. She has authored many books, articles and patterns on quilting.

I really like the quilts in her latest book Piece and Quilt with Pre-cuts.

You can get a *signed* copy of the book on Christa’s shop.

This book is my kind of book. It’s full of good advice and tips on quilting. It has instructions to make 11 beautiful easy to make modern quilts and it’s made with pre-cuts. It can’t get any easier than that!

If you don’t have any pre-cuts that’s ok too. Just follow the tips on choosing fabrics Christa gives on her book.

There’s no waste in this book. One of the patterns uses the bits and pieces left over from the other quilts!

The book comes with very detailed instructions on how to quilt each quilt.

I put the book to the test and made a small version of Gridwork, a modern quilt made with blocks that are asymmetric.

I love asymmetric blocks because usually you can change the look of any quilt by just placing them in different directions.

Christa Watson Gridwork quilt

You can put together this quilt in a weekend.

Piece and Quilt with Precuts, Christaquilts.com

Sandy and Joanne also made this quilt. Have a look at their beautiful work:

Over the next few days you can see all the quilts in the book made by quilters around the globe. Check out the blog hop schedule.

Giveaway CLOSED

This giveaway has ended.

I’ve selected a random winner out of the 109 comments entered. The winner will receive an e-copy of Christa’s book Piece and quilt with precuts.

Gridwork quilt by Christa Watson

109 thoughts on “Blog Hop: Piece and Quilt with Precuts and a book giveaway”

  1. I love them all! I have been a little intimidated by “modern” quilts but if there is instruction on the actual quilting that sounds like my kind of book, beautiful!

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  2. I know that this book is designed for precuts but many of those designs would be great for scrap quilts. I love making scrap quilts. Love the designs in this book.

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  3. I like the quilt that is made up of one block with three different size squares and background fabric. The way it’s arranged, it reminds me of kites blowing in the wind. I also like it because the pieces are not so small that you loose the fabric design in the cutting. This would be really cute for a child or teenager using fun novelty prints thrown in.

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  4. I am a great fan of stars so would probably start with that one, Then i really like the dark chevrons on the bright background as well. So many choices, so little time!!!!

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  5. Page 8, the six sided diamond shapes with a parallelogram in the middle. I’ve been saving a gorgeous layer cake and that would be perfect! But all of the quilt designs are beautiful, would love to make them all.

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  6. In the book, I love the one that looks like spools! Using all those bright colors and interesting combinations of fabrics – WOW!

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  7. My favorite is the one with the dark background with the bright colored pieces containing floating parallelograms.

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  8. All of the quilts look so bright and refreshing. I could put some jelly rolls and some scraps to good use. I especially like the 6th image because I could use so many scraps and get it done quickly.

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  9. I would have to choose between quilts 2,6 & 10!! Probably would end up making 6 as it would go quickly. My son & family of 5 are soon moving into a new house & it would be fun to make the gr.kids new quilts!

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  10. I like the one featured on your post. I have some charm packs I’ve been “curing” for a while and think they’d be fantastic made with this pattern.

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  11. I love the one that looks like empty thread spools (the last one) I think it looks good with a variety of colors but could look really cool monochromatic, maybe deep vibrant red and with a steel gray. very exciting.

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  12. Asymmetrical blocks have a particular charm. That one first and next would be the rectangles. Lovely choice of designs in the book with quilting designs included – my sort of quilting book!

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  13. Somebody will be lucky to win this book! I really like her asymmetrical pattern for the big precut pieces.

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  14. Love the bright and bold HST pattern #7. Can just see that in bright Lego colours and Star Wars fabric for my 61/2 yo grandson, combining two of his favourite things.

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  15. Quilt 3 is the one I would love to make. The square in a square blocks and the improv design really speak to me. I recently did an overdye sequence in yellow to red, so I have 35 fat quarters bursting to be cut up in a quilt just like this!

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  16. Those are all lovely . To choose one is difficult. I am sending my choice as coordinator of our guild’s charity committee .
    I choose the 9th quilt as I can see it with scraps and we rely
    on donations so generously given.
    Mary Heard

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  17. Hi Teresa I get your emails and your YouTube tutorials and want to leave a comment to go in the draw for Christa’s eBook but cannot find a way to do it. I love the one with. Ethical strips and the one with squares that have lines running through them. I love the. Erotically strips one because it reminds me of a piece of artwork I saw some years ago but could not afford to buy it. I love the squares one because, not only is it modern but is quite different from patterns we normally see. Love them both. Of course they would all be fun to make. Love your emails, Margaret

    Sent from my iPad

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  18. I love the geometric designs in each quilt plus a suggestion or a quilting motif. I have a huge problem when it comes to quilting a quilt. This is a wonderful book.

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  19. Don’t know the names, but my favorite is the one with the geometric shapes with the parallelogram in the middle of each one. Whew.

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  20. I liked them all and had a hard time deciding, but settled on the spool quilt. I really liked the quilting motif suggestions, also. I do a lot of hand quilting and am on the looking out for ideas all the time.

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  21. I love both the hexigon quilt and the arrow quilt. This may be a must-have book for my quilting book library.

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  22. Your small quilt is wonderful!!
    How do you plan on quilting it???
    I want to make a baby quilt in Christa’s Gridwork pattern, too… with fabrics that are “too pretty to cut up”! (I seem to have a lot of those fabrics!)
    I *also* want to make the quilts on pages 2/12, 4/12, 5/12, 6/12, 7/12… just to start! (What a great book!)
    Thank you for sharing your work!
    Pat T.

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  23. I favor “Squiggles” as it has eye appeal, looks fast, easy & I could use a fat quarter bundle from my stash.

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  24. The star quilt would be my pick right now as I am looking for one to make for gift. Thank you for sharing your projects.

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  25. I really like the 6th quilt-it’s so lively and bright, it would cheer up any room. It would be a great pattern for a charity quilt.

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  26. I usually gravitate to stars on quilts but this gridwork is growing on me. Love seeing the variations everybody comes up with.

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  27. I’d like to make this Gridwork quilt in red, white and blue for a Quilt of Valor. It looks like it would go quickly. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  28. Love the stars quilt (Starstruck?), particularly because the stars are a little off-centre. Also, the chevron quilt has some great contrast with dark and light!

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  29. I have always been “Starstruck” so I would want to do that one first. Gridwork looks easy and fun though. Hard to choose just one.

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  30. I like the one with that looks like a modified jelly roll race quilt…probably because it looks fast AND I have a lot of scrap strips that I would love to use for a project like this! Thanks for sharing the great giveaway!!

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  31. When I first saw Gridwork…I thought Yes! I’ve been looking for a simple fun quilt for teaching my niece – this one would be perfect!

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  32. I love the stars quilt (I’d use a different colorway) and number 9 – very modern. I’ve never made a stars quilt before & with a son living in USA, I’m sure he & his American wife would love it. The modern quilt I’d love to make in bright solids!

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  33. They are all wonderful! I think my two favorites are picture 6 of 12, and 10 of 12. The broken up jelly roll strips add great interest and I actually love the greys and muted colors used in the photo too! The other one I love for how the bold squares pop out from the background. Really cool quilts!

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  34. I love that you can make them all with precuts. I’d make the one that looks like dots and dashes (number 6 of 12 on the publisher’s image carousel) because it looks happy — like little spurts of conversation almost!

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  35. I love stars! They always draw my eye first. Would love to get comfortable enough using DFM that I would use some of the glorious colorful threads that really just make quilts pop! Now I’m going to look at your videos, great page!

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  36. So far I want to make Squiggles and Gridwork. I’m sure by the end of the blog hop, I’ll want to make all of them!

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  37. I love the stars! I’ve been collecting black and white prints for a while and this pattern would be perfect!

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  38. Christa’s quick easy modern patterns include my favourite stars and bright HST’s, not to mention precuts making colour choices and combinations so simple. I love that this book is both a pattern and quilting book. A inspiration for anyone.

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  39. this is a great book and am planning on buying a copy for a friend who is very much into modern quilts but is battling her second bout of breast cancer but is still quilting a little. by the way love your emails and tutorials, keep up the good work.

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  40. I love the big blocks and your choice of colors! As far as the quilts in the book, I particularly like the one on p. 7.

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  41. There are several I would like to make. The first would be Frequency as I have several jelly rolls that need to find a place in a quilt. I also like the quilt that has a gray background with bright colored what looks to be arrows running all directions – fun!

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  42. Hi Teresa….I’m drawn to asymetrical and wonky so Gridwork is my favorite.
    Thank you for sharing…love the scrappiness of yours in so many colors.

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  43. I don’t have many precuts, but have lots of scraps that would do just fine. I gravitate to the quilts on pages 2, 6, and 8, but would probably start with page 2 as it looks like I could use up LOTS of scraps.

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  44. I like that last one that looks like spools (or bow-tie). There are several in there that I love!! Thank u for giving a review on the book 🙂

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