Geared for Guys

Welcome to Day 16 of Emily’s Geared for Guys Book Tour!
By now, you have seen a lot of the quilts in the book, so I decided to share my favorite part of the book.  Emily shared more than just patterns to help you create better quilts for the guys in your life.  I know one of my brothers does NOT think it’s a guy quilt if there is the faintest hint of a floral element in the fabric. 
Emily has a page on Color Theory,
Finding Fabrics – the toughest part for some,

Design Elements,

and Quilting Style!

If you would like to win a copy, leave a comment below and I will pick a winner when I get back from Market next week.  If you can’t wait until then, head over to Emily’s Etsy shop
Or for another chance to win, check out the House of A La Mode tomorrow!


  1. CJ
    May 16, 2012 at 7:08 am

    I’d love to get this book! Making a quilt for my son and my husband and maybe even for my soon to be son-in-law, would be great!
    Have fun at Market!

  2. Fiona
    May 16, 2012 at 7:27 am

    sounds a great book… enjoy your time at market…

  3. Miss 376
    May 16, 2012 at 7:40 am

    This looks brilliant, great for making quilts for my teenage boys

  4. Debbie B Sam
    May 16, 2012 at 8:26 am

    I would LOVE this book. I’m surrounded by guys, and have made quilts for most of the ladies and the poor men are left out 🙁
    Have fun at market!

  5. Irina
    May 16, 2012 at 8:54 am

    I’d love a copy of this book! thanks for the chance

  6. notqnot
    May 16, 2012 at 9:37 am

    I would love a copy of the book! My two sons need a quilt each for their dorm room at the university.

  7. Johanna
    May 16, 2012 at 10:14 am

    Love this book!

  8. Karen
    May 16, 2012 at 10:53 am

    This book looks interesting. I would love to win it.

  9. Gene Black
    May 16, 2012 at 11:11 am

    Thanks, as a GUY I would love to have this book. I am sure I would learn something from it. Plus I have two nephews graduating next year and I could make quilts that they would feel are really for them.

  10. Lisa Marie
    May 16, 2012 at 11:50 am

    There are lots of guys in my family so I would love to have this book for inspiration. Thanks for the chance!

  11. krislovesfabric
    May 16, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    Would love a chance to win to make a quilt from this book for my son and husband!

  12. trillium
    May 16, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    I really like the simplicity of the designs in this book. I hope I can win–have been entering on all the blogs.

    Lucky you to be able to go to Quilt Market and get inspired!

    trilliumcreates AT gmail DOT com

  13. Becky G
    May 16, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    The book looks great! Love that you featured some of the educational aspects. I have 3 grandsons, four nephews, a brother, two brother in laws and 3 grand nephews! Boy, i best get cracking, sure hope i win. Thanks for the chance!

  14. Shelley
    May 16, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    This sounds like a really complete book. Always need suggestions for the guys in my life.

  15. Tiffany
    May 16, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    I would love one! I’m so impressed with how much Emily has accomplished in the past few years!

  16. MC
    May 16, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    These are no doubt very useful tips. In my experience, it really is very difficult to find and coordinate manly looking fabrics at a quilt shop. Swirls, paisleys and themed novelty fabrics are what I usually go for.

  17. RSHudson
    May 16, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    I’ve enjoyed seeing the quilt patterns on this book tour; would love to win a copy; thanks for the chance! (EMAIL: marshudson at comcast dot net)

  18. robin
    May 16, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    I’d love to win a copy! Thanks for the chance.

  19. Barbara @ Nähtante Quilts
    May 16, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    I’d love to win this book!

  20. Sara
    May 16, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    This pattern book may be just the resource I need to plan quilts for both of my sons-in-law. Guy styled quilts! Thanks for the opportunity to win this.

  21. Denise in PA
    May 16, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    This book looks great -thanks so much for the chance to win!

  22. Judy1522
    May 16, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    This book would be very helpful in making a quilt for a guy.

  23. A.J. Dub.
    May 16, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    Emily is a talented gal. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on her book!

  24. Heather
    May 16, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    Would love to get my hands on a copy of this!

  25. Deb
    May 16, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    I’d love a copy of this! Thanks!

  26. VickiT
    May 16, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    Those are great pages she’s added in her book. Color Theory is the hardest part for me so far in my attempt to learn to quilt. I’d love to win a copy of her book although I’ll be buying it if I don’t win. I have 4 grown sons and a husband to make quilts for.

  27. twodraftmom
    May 16, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    Looks like a great book!

  28. Jennyroo
    May 16, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    Ooh oooh oooh! Would love to win this book. I am absolutely positiviely SURROUNDED by men (3 sons, husband) and it would be nice to have some more masculine quilting patterns in my bag of tricks!

  29. Carla G
    May 16, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    This sounds like a fabulous book! I need to get going on some guy quilts and this would be perfect! Thanks for a chance to win! 🙂
    Enjoy Market!

  30. Lee
    May 16, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    I love the look of this book! thanks!

  31. Kathryn
    May 16, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    Thanks for the review of a book that hits on often forgotten segment of quilts. Kathie L in Allentown

  32. Marcia W.
    May 16, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    This would be wonderful to win. I’ve wanted to make a quilt for my brother and uncle for some time and saw so many that I could use in the book blog hop. Thanks for the chance.

  33. Allison
    May 16, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    thanks for the great giveaway! I’d really love a copy of this book! 🙂

  34. Lee Ann
    Lee Ann
    May 16, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    I am having so much fun following this giveaway tour. Thanks for the chance of winning Emily’s book!

  35. SewLindaAnn
    May 16, 2012 at 11:54 pm

    Happy Market time! Thanks for the chance to win the book.

  36. Amanda Echler
    May 17, 2012 at 1:20 am

    Even if I don’t win this book from someone, I so NEED it! (Just like I need all that fabric I don’t have time to use too!

    amanda (dot) echler (at) hotmail (dot) com

  37. Donna Joy
    May 17, 2012 at 1:31 am

    Design elements and color theory, I can always use those tips. Thanks for sharing,

  38. Jill
    May 17, 2012 at 3:52 am

    I need this book for the man in my life!

  39. Karrie S
    May 17, 2012 at 4:38 am

    Thanks for the chance to win! Have a safe trip to the Market 🙂

  40. girlsmama
    May 17, 2012 at 6:13 am

    I love that there is more than just patterns! I always need help in the other areas too.

  41. JoyceLM
    May 17, 2012 at 10:48 am

    Loving all the pics from this new book. Thanks for the chance to win.

  42. cpup40
    May 17, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    Color theory & design elements and more, I can always use those tips. Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

  43. Lori
    May 17, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    Oh tnank you for the opportunity, this seems perfect for all the men in my life.
    quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

    • Janet
      May 17, 2012 at 6:03 pm

      I would love to win the book. Thanks for the chance and hope you had good luck at market

  44. quilt happy
    May 17, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    i would love to win thanks for the giveaway

  45. Abbybeth
    May 17, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    I love that she’s included color schemes and such – makes it so much more than a pattern book, but a design tool!

  46. Barb in Mi
    May 17, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    Have been following the book tour and really like what I see. So who knows, maybe Mr. Random will pick me?? Thanks for a chance and have fun at market!

  47. Vesuviusmama
    May 18, 2012 at 1:08 am

    I’m dying to get my hands on this book. Thanks for the chance.

  48. Sherry
    May 18, 2012 at 1:38 am

    I have 4 grown sons and two son in law, choosing fabric and making quilts they will love is a challenge fo me. This looks like a great book.

  49. Kira
    May 18, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    Picking guy fabric is extra hard. They know exactly what they don’t want, but give me no clue on what they do want. I need this book.

  50. Deanne
    May 18, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    This would be a great book to own. I’m always looking for ways to improve the quilts I want to make for the men in my life.

  51. Jennifer
    May 18, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    This book looks great, I’d love to win a copy!! Thanks for the chance.

  52. Sherryl
    May 18, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    I’d LOVE to learn a good way to create a manly quilt -it’s not as easy as you think and I have some very manly men in my life I’d love to make something cool for!
    – sunshdws at yahoo dot com

  53. c
    May 18, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    this would be a really great tool to have and to enjoy forever

    thank you

  54. Carol
    May 19, 2012 at 3:36 am

    I have five sons and they all need more quilts – a must have book.

  55. Jodi - usairdoll
    May 19, 2012 at 5:15 am

    How great Emily has color and other helpful information in her book. Picking colors is one of my challenges and I’d love to read her information.

    Thank you and Emily for an awesome giveaway and a chance to win a super book.


  56. Jenn
    May 19, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    Wow! This is such a perfect opportunity! My only son has recently asked for a quilt for his new home and I’ve been racking my brain with color schemes and design ideas for him so this book ‘popping up’ is ideal! I would love the chance to win it – thank you!!!

  57. Kalynn's Creations
    May 20, 2012 at 4:35 am

    The book looks great, would love to have a copy… need to make new quilts for the cabin – and they can’t be girly. go figure.

    Have fun at Quilt Market

  58. Jenni
    May 20, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    The more I read about this book, the more I want it!

    Thanks for the chance at a copy. 😀

  59. Carol
    May 20, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    I have five sons to make quilts for – I NEED this book.

  60. LauraC
    May 21, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    I would agree that fabric is one of the hardest things to pick out when doing a quilt for a guy.

  61. The Rx quilter
    May 24, 2012 at 3:16 am

    I so need this book…with a husband and twin teenage boys I need some cool guy quilts! Lisa in Texas