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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Spring Quilt Market 2010 - Fresh Cut Quilts Pattern Co.

I know, I know, I'm leaving for Houston a week from tomorrow and I'm still posting about Spring Quilt Market.  I've got to clear out my files to make room for new Fall Market Reviews.

I remember meeting Kari Ramsay from the Fresh Cut Quilts Pattern Company.  She was full of energy and excitement and her booth really radiated that great  energy.  Funny how photos take me right back to the moment and I can recall almost everything that we said and how great I felt being in Kari's presence.  She had just got the fabric cards for her fabric line with Henry Glass called Tidbits to go along with her new book, TidBits from Triangles.  (click on Henry Glass link and on the sidebar click on Kari Ramsay /Tidbits to see the fabrics up close)

Kari's booth just emanated fun energy.  I loved the re-assignment given to the old records, very cool idea.
As you can see Kari has many patterns she has designed.  I only wish I could have that sort of creative freedom in my mind.  What a gift, don't you think? 
This quilt was more beautiful in person than in this photo.  I'd love to have a fun quilt just like that one ....guess I better get busy....I mean busier!!!
 
Jolly Stockings is a block of the month pattern that comes complete with full size templates.  This has to be the most fun Christmas Quilt Pattern I've ever seen.  It is playful but not too whimsical....(oh geez...guess I better take some classes in description for critics....it is like describing a fine wine....I have no clue...just using my own verbiage here!)
This is the quilt on the front cover of TidBits from Triangles.  So often we buy the pre-cut fabrics because they are pretty and fun but then we put them on our shelves to look at.  Kari's patterns make it easy/easier to use up your pre-cuts because they use Fat Quarters, 10" Layer Cake Squares, 5" Charm Squares and 6" Squares or Tunovers.  Now that should certainly give you some more reasons to open them up and actually make something with them.  After all......that is what it's for....sewing with!  LOL....I think we are all a little guilty of not wanting to cut or use our favorite fabrics.  I have to turn myself in and say that I've decided to use my fabrics no matter how beautiful.....because that is why I bought them....not to collect or admire them....but to actually make something I can enjoy.  Geez...I'm sooo guilty here.
You know this jumped off the table and into my eyes.  My love of pin keeps would not permit me to avoid this fun creation.  And with a closer look....guess what else was there to adorn that precious pin keep?
 
YUP, sure enough....those embellished wonderments, Just Pins, made by Just Another Button Company.  Well that is all it takes to get my attention.  Did I mention there was a long line of millionaire men, nude, with "we love IHAN" signs standing all over the place....I never noticed them until someone pointed them out....why?  Because I could not take my eyes off pin keeps and embellished wonderments!!! (slight exaggeration) 
 
This is Kari holding her new (was then!!) book and she autographed it....and you know what that means don't you?  Yes indeed, to be given away here on the IHAN blog.  So if you would like to be the lucky new owner of TidBits from Triangles all you have to do is leave a comment on this post telling me why you want the book.  I have not decided yet weather to use the random number generator....or to choose a comment myself.....I guess I'll just wait and decide later.....I guess it can be a blog writers prerogative to not decide!!! 

If you are not sure if you are a no-reply blogger, leave your e-mail address otherwise I won't know how to tell you that you won!

Smiles,
Kelly

 

58 comments:

Cyndi loves to stitch said...

Somebody's got to be first, might as well be me! Just checking in and found this wonderful tidbit here. I LOVE books that's why I want TIDBITS from TRIANGLES!!! I love to see all that i can see and learn all that I can learn when it comes to quilts!!!

lisa said...

oh oh I want the book! I WANT THOSE PINS, I am mad at you for giving the link to their section in your shop, I want them all, and like 12 packages of each! When I win the lotto ok?

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

HST?? I love HST!! And I do not presently have a book that uses Layer Cakes and turnovers. So this book would be put to very good use, because I have TWO turnover packs, and 5" charms that my sweet daughter gave me. Would love to find an incredible pattern to use them up (stash manicuring???) Thanks as always Kelly for the fun tour or market and the great giveaways :-)

Loris said...

Great booth!
I love those Just Pins too!

Loris said...

How funny! I was so distracted by those cute pins I went right past the part about the chance to win the book! Well, just the cover is enough to give me a reason to want that book..Cute quilt!
I would love to win it! Thank you!

Terry said...

Looks like a great book! Her quilts are beautiful! I'd love to make something out of this for my daughter! Thanks for the chance to win it! :0)

Anya said...

I want the book because my birthday is coming! Thanks for the chance!

Karen said...

I have to agree that Kari's booth looked like it was eye catching and full of lots of wonderful ideas! I love the Christmas Stocking quilt - really cute. I would love a chance to get the book 'Tidbits from Triangles'.

I have only been blogging for a month (started Sept. 23rd) if you have time in your busy schedule stop by my blog at karenstreehousequilts.blogspot(dot)com

I hope you have as much fun in Houston as you did at the Spring Quilt Market.

Peace,
Karen

Quiltingdaisy said...

I simply just can't get enough of those Hst's. Circles scare me.

deserae said...

I would love to win because I love quilting books and fabric, and this one looks really great! :)

rebecca said...

Never getting to attend any of the markets I would neveer know this book wasn't a new release!! Tidbits and triangles would be right up my alley!!

Shannon said...

I would love to win that book. I am still learning about HST and I love them. It would be nice to have a book that had some cute quilt that I could make with HST. Thank you for the chance to win.

WoolenSails said...

I would love to be at market with lots of money, lol.
But having you there is just as good, I know you will get lots of photos and show us all of the new goodies.

Debbie

Duff said...

Did someone say millionaire men, nude?? Those are my three favorite words to combine in a sentence! Kelly, I will pay all your expenses to the quilt market if you bring me with and point me in the right direction....oops, hot flash.
In the meantime, put my name in the hat to win!

Carol in E TN said...

I love triangles, so I think this book is a must!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Someone has to be 4th....grin. How creative is right! I wished I had my own ideas, but I can certainly take advantage of someone elses.

I can't quite remember how I found Fresh Cuts, but I bought that Christmas Tidings pattern and would love to have her book. I probably like it for the same reasons you do....It's "Fresh" and I like to "Cut" for "Quilts"

Grinning.....Billie

Mariliz's Musings said...

Hello:

I would love to win this book because I'm a new quilter, and I'm still learning. Using precuts has been helpful but I need ideas for my next project. Thank you for the chance to win.

Sequana said...

I know you didn't say there was a vote, but I vote that you use the random number thingie. I'm too busy with all the naked millionaire men in my studio today to think of something win-worthy. Thx.

Brittainy Barnes said...

Everyone has to start somewhere!! Right now I have a rather humble stash of fabric... 80% has been either gifted to me by my grandmother, or I won in a giveaway!

I still haven't had the courage to make a "big girl" quilt and use my precious fabric... But after reading your post, I would LOVE to take some of those charm packs and 1/4yard cuts and make a REAL quilt! What better excuse than to get a new book, and take one of her awesome patterns and make something? I can break through my nervousness, and break into my stash!

sharon said...

It would be great to have a book that helped use up my horded layer cakes and charm squares! Thanks for giving us the chance to win one. Sharonj.

Barb said...

Wonderful quilts, wonderful information.

You are leaving in a week? Hummmm I have the opportunity to say here longer....you make it tempting to come over and meet you.....you are such a temptress...

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

Oh how fun! I would have been totally bedazzled by all the lovelies at the Market~ and you get to do it all again!! I have quite a collection of HST's from cut-off corners etc and I would love some new ideas for them. This book has me written all over it! LOL Thank you for the chance Kelly!

Jen said...

I want to win the book because all I read is quilt-related! And my poor pile beside my bed needs a new friend! I love little pieces, triangles especially!

Rene Louise said...

Well, I have no real good reason for wanting to win this book other than I think that I am addicted to great pattern books even more than I am to fabric.(if that is possible???):)

I have made a project from a Fresh Cuts pattern (Table Gifts Table runner) and the instructions were super easy to follow and the end result is beautiful!!

So....my fingers are crossed....

BTW....luv ur blog!! XOXOXO

Rene

Quilt Hollow said...

Enjoying the tour and your highlighting this designer! I'm always up for something NEW and FRESH. Her quilts look like a breath of fresh air in the quilt world! Much needed!

Donna said...

TidBits from Triangles - I would love the book. Great giveaway. And, I love the pincushion! Happy quilting.

Shirley said...

I would like the book because I am terrified of trying triangles. I attempted a flying geese pattern and they appeared to be quite embibed by the curvature that I put in the rows - I tend to nip the points when I sew and they no longer look like triangles - sigh.
Love the photos and shame shame for showing me those pins - oh those lovely pins - I thought I only felt that way about buttons but now I have been bitten by pins of all things! Loved the photos.

janice said...

Kelly, I would love to win Kari's book. I have been admiring those pre-cut fabrics for quite awhile but haven't bought any because I wasn't sure how to use them. This could be a whole new adventure in quilting! Thanks

Janet said...

I want this book because the patterns look great, colourful and fun and I need some patterns that will help me use my precuts that I never use. And because it's signed, and because it has a cool name...

9patchnurse said...

Oh my goodness, I was just laughing at myself today because I have been ITCHING to make something with triangles. That is SO NOT like me. I just don't know what has come over me but if I could just win that book, maybe I could be cured! Please help me with my malady. Purty purty please!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I would love to win the TidBits from Triangles book that is autographed by Kari Ramsey because I have these precuts sitting on my shelf that need and want to be made into something wonderful. And Kelly says this is just the ticket to accomplish my goal. And we ALL know that Kelly always tells the truth!

Laura said...

I am new to quilting and blogging. I have always been a lover of fabrics. I think I got it from my grandmother. She was a fabulous seamstress. She passed her talent to my mom and to me. She made the most amazing dress to wear to my wedding, and that is how I remember her. When she passed away, my mom packed up all her fabric (the only thing NO ONE else wanted) and she brought it to me, knowing I would treasure it always. I have just begun to quilt and use my grandmother's fabric whenever I can. Unfortunately, I do not have many patterns. I would love the book for inspiration. Thanks for the chance to win the giveaway.

Sherrill said...

WOW, another awesome giveaway--thanks bunches! Can't WAIT for Houston!

Cbar said...

After reading your review of the book how could I not want one? Thanks for a another great give away. I can't wait to read about your Houston Quiltatures!

RustyBird said...

I love quilting books that have an assortment of items to make, not just quilts. So I'm possitive I'd enjoy this book.

MoeWest said...

Well, I want to win TidBits from Triangles because I don't have a copy and you can never have too many books! Thanks for the giveaway.

Janet said...

I love quilting books and quilting. I haven't bought a new book in a while--it would be great to win one.

a little bit biased said...

I love Kari's work. She is really talented and I would love to win her book. I've made her Shortnin' Bread pattern and it's one of my favorites quilts! Thanks for the giveaway!

Amber
adctd2qultng@gmail.com

QuiltSue said...

It's not so much a want as a NEED!! That book might make me actually use some of the precuts I have in the cupboard.

Peach Rainbow said...

In quilting I am a beginner, so I think this book will be so valuable, informative and full of inspiration for someone like me :D
Thanks for the chance!
fsarah09 at gmail dot com

Darlene B said...

I would love this book so I can find inspiration for using my fabric "collection." ;) Thanks for the opportunity! dsb448@att.net

A Girl said...

because it looks like a great book! Full of inspiration. Thanks for the chance.

tellad said...

Would love to continue to teach my granddaughter her quilting skills from this book - we both would love to utilize this book - and let our imaginations flow with the patterns, colors, and choices! Thanks for the chance from both of us! Teri Dingler

Mommarock said...

These look gorgeous! I could really use some solid inspiration to look at and hold. I spend way too much time searching the internet, and not getting any solid quilting done! I need to win the book, LOL!

momto2wasd said...

She has great quilts! It's always fun to win a prize, but fun to choose a winner, too! I'm sure it would be a fun book to have, but mostly I wanted to say how I love her quilts and have fun following her blog and your blog.

Karen said...

Well - you can never have too many quilting books, or books of any kind!
Karen
casey609@hotmail.com

corinne said...

I could use all the tidbits on triangles I can get.I find triangles a pain. I love the stocking quilt. It is just adorable and it makes you want to cuddle and watch "Christmas Vacation" with a bowl of popcorn.

Lisa said...

Oh, I need that book. I also have a shelf full of pre-cuts that I need new idea's for.
Thanks for the chance!

Sheila said...

I would adore to win this book, because it would give me a chance to make a fresh, updated quilt. (Instead of the same-old same-old....)

Karin said...

I've never made anything triangular, mostly 'cuz I don't know how! I'm SURE this book would teach me everything I need to know and inspire me like all get out. I just LOOOOOOVE that pin keep - pink & green are my absolute FAVORITEs, and those darlin' little pins!! OIKS! Oh, the men? You can keep 'em - RV is limited on space, and I'd rather have fabric.

I cannot WAIT to see what you bring back from Houston Quilt Market!!!! You sure you don't need a helper??? I'm not far off, ya know....and I don't eat much, either. Just sayin. Oh, and I'll bring chocolate!

Julie in WA said...

I have sooooo many HST already made. Never mind that they are all under two inches in size! When I trim triangles off of blocks, I set them aside my machine and sew them together as leaders-enders. I need some ideas how to use them, hence, I would love the book!

Deb said...

I would love to win the book...I love to win anything! i think it would be a great read. Thanks for the chance.

Khris said...

OMG a lot of lovely goodies there. Love the stocking quilt pattern and love the pinkeep and pins...hugs Khris

Patty said...

Hi Kelly, please, please, please take me to Houston with you. I'll carry your bags, run for coffee & snacks, get you food, anything your heart desires, even distract the scissors man so you can get a little "closer to the merchandise". {wink-wink} But if I can't go I'd love to settle for the book. I need some patterns for my ever growing collection of charm squares. And I can't wait to see what you bring home!!!

Christina D said...

I have a turnover pack and do not know what to do with it. I'm sure Tidbits from Triangles would give me inspiration to get going!

Marcia said...

I have been attempting to get to fresh cut blog and couldn't for some reason. Then, today it says I Have a Notion that you could win my book -- and sent me to you! LOL I should have guessed the link before now. Please enter me into the drawing for Kari's TidBits book. Thanks for hosting the giveaway. Know you will enjoy Market. mlwright29 (at) hotmail (dot) com

FabGrandma said...

I want it because I am special! Hahaha, no really, I want it because I need some ideas for my daughter's quilt that I have to make this winter. I want it so I can use up my fabric scraps that are piling up. I want it because I love to get things in the mail for free. I want it because I want it. Dang it, I just want it.

quiltma said...

I want the TidBits book.... I can see it in scraps and boy do I have the scraps

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