Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Take 5 Fat Quarters

Good Morning!  Today is my day on Kathy Brown's Take 5 Fat Quarters blog hop!  Kathy and I have been friends for a long time and I'm thrilled to participate.  This is Kathy's 6th book with Martingale and it's really a great book. From the first look through the pages I knew it was a great book for quilters, right off I saw projects I wanted to make, and great for shops because it's a perfect book for classes and kits.  And wouldn't it be fun to take the book and a kit and head off to sew days with friends!

Take 5 Fat Quarters by Kathy Brown
On of my favorite things about Kathy's books is the introduction of each quilt and the inspiration behind it.  When I saw Swimming the Side Stroke I loved it, but it was really the story behind it that sold me.  She was inspired by the colorful swimsuits of her youth and right away I was transported to my own childhood!

Itty Bitty Pam Kitty 1957 somewhere in California

Pam Kitty Garden

 Picking the fabrics.. quick and easy!

Take5 preparation

Clear concise cutting instructions. In no time you're ready to stitch!
Swimming the sidestroke blocks
The blocks go together so fast, and the next thing you know you have a quilt.
Take 5 Swimming the Sidestroke
Take 5 Swimming the Sidestroke
Darla quilted this quilt in an over all bubbles pattern that seemed perfect for it.  I love how it turned out, so colorful and cheerful! 
Take 5 Fat Quarters is a great book!  If you'd like a chance to win an e-copy of this book leave a comment here and I'll pick a winner at the end of the week!  You can also head over to Kathy's blog and leave a comment there, and follow along on the tour for even more chances to win!   Here's the list of participants:
Tuesday-Gail Pan
Wednesday- ME!
Friday-Jody Sanders
Thanks to Kathy for inviting me along on the hop and to Martingale for providing me with a digital copy of the book ! 


Blogger Sigi G said...

This quilt is so pretty! Love the blocks and the the colors you chose!

5:32 AM  
Blogger Joan and Kevin said...

Love it!

5:42 AM  
Blogger lauraluvsloons said...

I would love a copy of this book. Your quilt looks sew cute in my favorite fabrics, Pam Kitty of course.

5:43 AM  
Blogger Caro said...

Thanks for a chance to win a great book!

5:58 AM  
Blogger Cecilia said...

Your quilt is beautiful! I love the design and the colors you chose. I would love to add tKathy's book to my collection. Thanks!

6:23 AM  
Blogger Sue Kutil said...

Looks like a great book, thanks!

6:37 AM  
Blogger Cotton Blossom said...

This book looks great! I am always looking for inspiration. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy!

6:48 AM  
Blogger folksmith said...

this needs to be in my quilt book collection. love the fabrics you chose to use in your quilt.

7:16 AM  
Blogger Sally K said...

Well, I already love the new Pam Kitty fabric and now I may have to get more. Your version of Swim the Side Stroke from Take 5 Fat Quarters is wonderful. It is going on the To Do list. Thanks for sharing!

7:34 AM  
Blogger Barbara McD said...

Looks like this is a fun book! Thanks for the chance to win!

7:56 AM  
Blogger Heartsdesire said...

Love the pattern you chose. I've just received my order of Pam Kitty Garden and would love to use it for a quilt from this book.

7:58 AM  
Blogger Cherise Towrr said...

I'd love to win a copy of this book! I just love your fabrics! cherisetoweratgmaildotcom

8:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love the fabrics in this quilt! Would make a great quilt for my Granddaugher, Lilly. Thanks for a fun blog to follow. Laura V.

8:40 AM  
Blogger Pam Johnston said...

Sounds like a wonderful addition to a quilter's library . . . thank you for an opportunity to enter the giveaway!!

8:43 AM  
Blogger Nancy said...

That looks like a fun book. I would love a chance to win it.

8:44 AM  
Blogger Hildy said...

Your quilt is so cute as is tthe picture of you as little girl!

8:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


8:57 AM  
Blogger Freda's Hive said...

Oh I love itty bitty Pam. And grown up Pam. Very cute project.

9:06 AM  
Blogger Teresa said...

Quilts evoke so many memories

9:47 AM  
Anonymous Beverly @ My Sew Sweet Studio said...

Cute quilt and cute Itty Bitty you.
Love the way you displayed it with the Cabana sign. I would love to be entered to win the book. I need some new quilt inspiration.

9:54 AM  
Blogger Miss Jean said...

This sounds like the perfect book to help use up all the fat quarters we collect.

9:55 AM  
Blogger Vicki H said...

I love fast. And it's cute too.

10:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cute quilt in fun colors & fabric. I would love a book using fat quarters.
Thanks for the chance.

10:36 AM  
Blogger anna brown said...

I really like your quilt and the way the blocks go together is cool.........

11:18 AM  
Blogger Library Gal Quilts said...

The itty bitty Pam Kitty is too cute! I love the quilt Pam it is just perfect! Thanks for the sweet picture and for the chance to win the book. Your fabrics are just the best! xo Pam

11:22 AM  
Blogger Colleen M said...

I love the quilt and would definitely enjoy the book...what I'd really like is a membership in the Sunset Cabana Club! It's 7 below zero here in MN now and who knows what the windchill is! Sitting by a pool in the sun would make my day:) Thanks for the chance to enter.

11:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love your quilt ! So bright and fun! Haven't seen ya lately, hope all is well........thanks for the opportunity to win! Have a great day! Nurse Payne

11:37 AM  
Blogger Christine M said...

Your quilt is gorgeous. I love those fabrics. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

12:09 PM  
Blogger Robbienae said...

Such nice patterns in this book from Kathy Brown! The patterns seem simple but pretty, just my style. Thanks for a chance to win.
Your swimsuit photo and are quilt are both adorable!

12:36 PM  
Blogger Robbienae said...

Pam, do you know what happened to Annette from Sunshine Yellow Blog? She has not posted since 10-2013 and I sure do miss her quilting inspiration.

12:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your quilt is great! Love the prints and the sweet simplicity of it. I have Kathy's book so I'm good to go, guess I better order some fabric to match yours.

12:40 PM  
Blogger Jan R said...

Love your rendition of this pattern. Great colors and the design is so cheery. Thanks for a chance to win an e copy of this new book.

12:47 PM  
Blogger Gloria said...

Iremember going to the beach in the '50s -wearing a knitted swimming costume!

Lovely quilt.

2:08 PM  
Blogger DebraKay Neiman said...

Cute Cute Cute. I could use this book. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

2:10 PM  
Blogger craftytammie said...

super fun quilt! looks like a good book!

2:34 PM  
Blogger cjmont said...

i love this! i have lots of fat qtrs.

2:37 PM  
Blogger Anne said...

I have used Kathys patterns before. The patterns are very clear with the instructions. I would really be happy to have this book and I know she will have pretty patterns once again.

4:04 PM  
Blogger Kristine said...

This looks like my style of book. I'd love to try it out!

4:35 PM  
Blogger Andrea York said...

Your quilt is lovely! Great job. Colors and fun and the pattern looks easy enough even for me.

4:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love this quilt pattern- and with your fabrics it is fresh and sunny (just what I need on a cold winter day!). Thanks for the chance to win! Sarah: crjandsbj(at)netzero(dot)com

5:03 PM  
Blogger JANET said...

Love the quilt you made. Love the girlie fabric also!

5:12 PM  
Blogger Sharrieboberry said...

The quilt you made - cute! Picture of itty, bitty Pam Kitty - even cuter!

5:57 PM  
Blogger Darlene said...

I love your quilt. It's sweet and adorable. I'd really enjoy winning but I'm going to hold my breath. LOL - terrible luck. :-)

6:02 PM  
Blogger Kathy E. said...

Beautiful quilt with such fun and fresh colors. It reminds me of spring which seems soooo far away right now! our current temp is -3 degrees!

6:26 PM  
Blogger tpott said...

Love your rendition of Kathy's quilt, perfect colors.

6:47 PM  
Blogger scottylover said...

Your quilt turned out so cute! I have plenty of FQs and need ideas on how to use them. This book would be a welcome addition to my library!

Sandy A

7:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your quilt is so pretty. The background is perfect to show off the other fabrics.


8:11 PM  
Blogger OhioLori said...

What a sweet Quilt! Awesome! Would love to win this book...thanks for the chance! :)

8:26 PM  
Blogger Mom C said...

Fun quilt. Looks like a great book. Thanks.

8:35 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Beautiful quilt -- I love your fabric choices!

10:20 PM  
Blogger GranChris said...

This looks like a must have book for me. Wonderful quilt.

11:06 PM  
Blogger Arianna Macy said...

Your quilt is so fun and pretty!

11:56 PM  
Blogger Claire Sutherland said...

Love the fabric choice for your quilt. Thanks for the giveaway x

12:06 AM  
Blogger May Britt said...

Wonderful quilts in this book. Would love to win it.

12:11 AM  
Blogger Nancy Hilderbrand said...

Love the book and would enjoy making the quilts

3:16 AM  
Blogger Lisa Marie said...

So cute! I would love to give these patterns a try.

3:47 AM  
Blogger Mama Joan said...

Would be a great book to have:)

5:31 AM  
Blogger Jen Barnard said...

The quilts in this book all look great. Your version of Side Stroke is wonderful, I like the print you chose for the background.
jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

5:47 AM  
Blogger Janie said...

All of the designs look amazing. Thanks for the chance.

6:12 AM  
Blogger Sonja Mclane said...

Oh I hope I win this will be a fun book !!!!!!

7:15 AM  
Blogger Allison CB said...

Very cute book - love the fabrics!

9:36 AM  
Blogger jenni said...

Darling quilt! I'm going to have to purchase this book now, thanks for the review!

10:40 AM  
Anonymous Sheryl H said...

Would love to win this book. I love using fat quarters!

11:20 AM  
Blogger Sarah@123quilt said...

This looks like a fabulous book. Thanks for the chance to win!

11:42 AM  
Blogger Kath said...

Oh so cute - Itty Bitty Pam Kitty 1957! After seeing a few of the patterns from Kathy's book I really wanted to have a copy. Now, after reading your take on the book, I want one even more. It's nice to have good pattern choices for those small, beautiful fat quarter bundles we all have. Thanks for providing such a good look into Kathy's book and for giving one away.
ktsquiltdreams atgmail dotcom

3:08 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

Only 5 fat quarters? This book would really help make fabric selection for a quilt easy peasy. Love your version with the pretty PKM fabrics.

7:02 PM  
Blogger magistra said...

It looks like a great book! Thank you for sponsoring a giveaway!

9:06 PM  
Blogger Christi said...

I love the patterned background for the quilt! This would be great for a baby quilt...going to have 2 new grandbabies :)

cjpike (at) indiana (dot) edu

4:12 AM  
Blogger Susan said...

Love the fabrics (of course) and the book looks great - thank you for the chance to win. Would love to make a quilt for my new grand baby arriving later this spring!

6:46 AM  
Blogger Joan H. said...

Book sounds great and the fabric is lovely.

12:07 PM  
Blogger Stitches said...

I really would be thrilled to win this book, looks just great!!

7:48 AM  

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