Fat Quarter Quickie! Blog Tour

Everyone has been made for some particular work and the desire for that work has been put

in his or her heart. -Ruth

The above comment is for you Kathy!

I originally wrote this blog post on Thursday in anticipation of not being at home this weekend. I have been with my quilt  club Thimbles teaching until late this afternoon. Unpacked and rested a bit and went to sit down and read all the lovely comments about my friend Kathy Brown’s newest book. HORRIFIED, there was NOTHING….zippo…NOTHING!. (after I passed out and and recovered) I began trying to figure out what had happened. Of course it was the problem with my new blog…WordPress blah blah. I blamed WordPress.

I cannot tell a lie, what we have here is operator error. Wrong date on the date and time to publish this post. Yup my friends…I am beside myself, it was all my fault. So late in the day comes the post with my apologies. Let’s get to thefun stuff. 

My friend Kathy Brown is probably one of the most giving, caring and prolific quilt designers in the business. Did I say she is also humble? In short I have some Kathy love going on and my respect for her as a person, designer and human being knows no bounds. I hope her book Fat Quarter Quickies is a huge success and that you will enjoy it as much as I am. Let’s chat about the book. I love the detail directions for her ruler on page 5. I can hear her voice and feel the the casual yet detailed description of her ruler. At the root of ALL is and does is a TEACHER. Love the ruler too! What a smart idea. Yep this ruler is one I will be demonstrating in my own quilt classrooms as I travel and teach around the US. As we say in the south “gotta git cha one!”

I decided that I would try to pick a favorite quilt from the book. This took me a week to settle on my absolute favorite. I lost sleep trying to decide which one it would be.  I love love love several of the designs but the one that wins the prize for me is “Caribbean Cooler”. I love the no borders (if you no me I do alot of quilts with not borders.I love Kathy’s choice of fabrics. Bright  Batiks…genius. The name is so appropriate for the fabric she chose and I espiecally love that she put a person touch about her family vacation in the quilts description. See I told you she was warm and thoughtful didn’t I?


The best part of this quilt is how quickly anyone can see and addapt the quilt to ANY fabric genre. Kathy says that in her “From Your Sash” comment. Yes sir! this quilt is going to be made by me when I go on retreat with my friends. I’m going to pre cut all my fabrics just like Kathy tells me to do and then I’m going to sew my brains out. I’m sure I will have a finished project when I leave retreat.

I think you will find all the projects in Kathy’s book to be well written and carefully thought out. You can order her book right here my friends…



Because of my “late in the day entry.. of my official blog post for my dear friend Kathy”.I will draw the winning name to win Kathy’s newest book and I will throw in a little surprise book of my own. A double win and a thank you for your patience.  So put a comment on this blog and I will draw the name of the winner Sunday night at midnight. (you have plenty o’ time.  Then I will go to sleep and announce the winner Monday morning after I drink my coffee. Don’t worry I’m an early riser.

Tomorrow is Julie at Jay Bird Quilts day to blog about Kathy’s book. Join me and let’s find out what Julie has to share with us! http://www.jaybirdquilts.com/.


  1. 1
    Chris Teague says:

    I’m an early riser as well! The cats are fed as I wait impatiently for the pot of coffee to finish brewing and I hit the inner tubes, cruising the blogosphere for news and ideas in this wonderful world of quilting.

    Thanks for underwriting the ‘hop’ and I agree that Kathy Brown is a giving, caring and prolific woman. The quilts we see featured in this new book are terrific.


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    I also like making quilts without borders. Caribbean Cooler is a beautiful quilt.

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    Sandra Timmons says:

    This is exactly the kind of book I would want to win. I could make every single quilt in this book that has been shown and still have fat quarters left over. The more I see, the more I really want to win. Thank you for being a part of this book tour and the wonderful opportunity to win.

    Sandi Timmons
    [email protected]

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    Kathy’s book looks wonderful. The preview on Martingale link showed a lovely aqua and lime quilt I’ve fallen in love with. Fat quarters are so friendly to work with.

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      It really is a very wonderful book! Good luck on the give away. So far you are IN hahaha you are the first comment!!!

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    I love quilts without borders as well. Sometimes they just call for no borders. Love her circle quilt as well.

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    I’m all for, fast, easy and using the 6-7 tubs of fat quarters! Kathy has great ideas!

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    I would love to win a book about ideas of how to use fat-quarters. Thanks for the chance.

    Happy Sewing!

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    Ooooh I don’t have that book! And boy do I have scraps to use.

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    Cecilia says:

    I like this quilt too! I love all the bright colors she used. I have a lot of fat quarters that I need to make into quilts. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the book.

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    I love the quilt you showed. I’d love to win this book , it looks like lot of fun. Isn’t that what quilting is all about?

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    Christie says:

    Thanks for showcasing this book – it looks wonderful!

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    Carol in E TN says:

    The quilts in Kathy’s book are just great and I have plenty of FQ to use to make some quilts. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Hi! I love the quilts that have been previewed from the book!! So crisp and clean! And heaven knows that I have plenty of fatquarters to use to make each and every one of them, too!! LOL Thank you for the chance to win!

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    I have a lot of fat quarters, and am always looking for new patterns to use them. The ruler looks great, too!

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    Michele says:

    I like what I’ve seen of the book so far. Thanks for a chance to win.

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    This book is fantastic! Love the blocks and color choices.

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    Chris Gant says:

    WOW!!! Beautiful quilt, Pat…nice and bright and made with batiks! You know that’s my favorites. I would love to win this book. I hope I can find something in my stash… LOL!

    Thanks Pat for the giveaway.

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    This book has loads of great patterns and I’d love to win it and get started making great quilts!

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    Love the quilt, as it is batiks one of my favorites. I also make some quilts without borders, it makes them more distinctive. Thanks for the giveaway.

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    I like the quilt choice you selected, as well — looks really versatile, from traditional to really modern.

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    What a pretty quilt! It give the effect of beach glass, tumbled along by the waves; definitely a cooling feel for a summer day. I agree; a border would detract from the design. Is there a written rule that a quilt must always have a border???

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    I love the look of this book. There are at least 4 quilts I want to make right NOW and I’ve even got enough FQs to do them, so fingers crossed.

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    Kathy’s book looks like it is wonderful….would love to win this book. I also love the Caribbean Cooler quilt. I can vision all sorts of different colors to put into this quilt.
    [email protected]

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    Lisa Marie says:

    This looks like a great book. I love the quilt you chose as your favorite. Thanks for the chance to win.

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    This book looks great. I want to make lap quilts for my three adult daughters and think there are more than 3 quilts in this book to choose from.

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    Love Kathy Brown’s books! The only thing better is a Silver Thimbles book/pattern.

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    This sounds a great book – I love ‘Caribbean Cooler’!!

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    Lauren aka Giddy99 says:

    I was an early riser, once, but since I’ve gotten married, my schedule has changed (we stay up later than I used to). :)

    Thanks for the chance!

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    Kathy’s book looks awesome! There are so many great looking quilts. I can see that it would be hard to pick just one favorite!

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    Kim in NC says:

    I love this book! I especially like Caribbean Cooler because I enjoy working in batiks and think it would be the perfect quilt to use up some of my scraps. Thank you for the giveaway.

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    Caribbean Cooler is wonderful but my favorite is Tequila Sunrise. However, I can see myself making many of the quilts in this book and being quite content.
    Thank you for sharing!

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    carol l says:

    Would really like to try making one of her quilts. Always love a new technique.
    Carol L

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    Linda K says:

    Just got home from the beach and reading my blogs tonight. Kathy’s quilt reminds me of all of the beachy colors everyone was wearing AND the beautiful pink sky at sunset last night. Looking forward to seeing Kathy in person soon at guild. Thanks for the chance to win!!

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    Michele T says:

    I have quite a few FQs in my stash and this book would be perfect!! Thanks for the chance!

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