Monday, December 6, 2010

Book Giveaway - Kool Kaleidoscope Quilts

I'm really excited about Ricky Tims' new book "Kool Kaleidoscope Quilts" published by C&T. First, he shows you the basic method summarized on two pages. Then each step is presented in detail. Basically, you sew fabric strips into strata, then cut triangles and kite shapes to create your big wedges. Take a look at the photos on the back cover, shown below.

Ricky has taught this method many times so the directions are clear as a bell. There are also many photos of inspirational quilts made by his students. He says he doesn't plan the quilt in advance; he just chooses fabrics he likes and lets the design develop. That's my kind of quilt! This looks like so much fun, and the quilts are gorgeous.

One thing though, this fellow chops up his selvages! What is he thinking? Somebody tell Ricky to trim off his selvages before cutting his fabric into strips, in case he wants to try selvage quilting. Some even have his own name on them! Haha.
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If you get the chance to see Ricky's performance at a quilt show, don't miss it! It's wonderful.
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Leave your comment to enter a random drawing for a copy of this fabulous book. As usual, you must live on Earth to qualify. Happy quilting!

91 comments:

Linda said...

Being number one is the kiss of "loser," but thanks for your giveaway and for keeping us informed about the latest and greatest stuff. Feel free to stop by my blog and enter a bag pattern giveaway. Have a lovely Advent.

Quinta da Quilter said...

#2! Wooo Hooo!
What an awesome looking book - and I have just the spot for it!

Emma said...

At the risk of being ostracized, I don't save my selvages either. *ducks piles of stuff thrown my way* I want to use every inch of the fabric, so I don't save them.

HOWEVER, that quilt book looks awesome, so I'm entering the giveaway.

Erika said...

That book looks awesome.
I would love to win :-)

Roolen said...

So awesome giveaway! I'dlove to win too! :)

swissquilter said...

I also would love to win the book.

BubzRugz said...

This book looks great.... thanks for the chance to win it.... I would love it to come and live at my house to inspire me....
Hugz

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

WHAT? Ricky cuts into his selvages! So sad. But the book looks so wonderful. Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

Liriopia said...

Oh, I would so love to make one of those quilts. Count me in!

Liri

The Cozy Quilter said...

I can't believe he throws away all those selvages. He could save them and send them to me --I would even pay the postage! Thanks for the chance to win the book.

sue niven said...

count me in too please! thanks.

Linda said...

That looks like a great book! Thanks for the giveaway.

Debbie said...

Great book! Thanks for counting me in, Karen!

gill said...

This looks a great book - I'd love to win a copy!!
Doesn't RT know how long it takes to build even a tiny selvedge stash???
Gill

June Calender said...

I watched his DVD about the method, it looked like fun. I'm a book learner, need the pictures and words to keep referring to. Love to have this book, if I'm not a winner I'll probably buy it in the next couple of months.

Joan said...

Like, like, like!

Brenda said...

I think strip piecing is the only way I'd attempt a kaleidoscope, so please enter me. thanks for the chance to win!

Melinda said...

The book looks interesting. Please put my name in the drawing.

Deb said...

I'd love to be entered, too! Looks like an intricate quilt to make!

matate10 said...

This book looks great. This illustration shown looks like the real kaleidoscope I had when I was a kid.

Kathryn said...

I've seen Ricky demonstrate this on The Quilt Show. Looks like fun. Kathie L in Allentown

Girltwin64 said...

wow this looks complicated but from the pictures I would have never thought this is how he odes it. Thanks for sharing, I have never done anything by him before and now will start paying attention.

Pieces of Time said...

The book is a winner.
Jane

Karen said...

I would love to be so lucky as to win a copy of this book. I have his Convergence book which I haven't tackled yet, but would love to add this book to my growing collection!

NeverBored said...

Karen, thanks for your daily dose of inspiration, introduction to new techniques and new friends, bits of humor, and all around fun. I love reading your blog and I'd love to win Ricky's Kaleidescope book!

Xmasnut said...

Looks like a fun process and great new book. Thanks for the giveaway! nkadenver@yahoo.com

treevillemary said...

What a wonderful giveaway! That book would look great and fit right into my sewing room.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I live on Earth and would love a chance to win this fabulous book!

Exuberant Color said...

I have seen some of his students' work and I think I need this book.

Cathy H. said...

I love kaleidoscopes and would love this book! Thanks for the giveaway!

Sue said...

I love your inspirational blog and your humor makes me laugh right out loud! :)
Thanks for the chance to win here on planet Earth.

Anya said...

I know my chances are slim since I recently won a giveaway on your blog, but you never know...thanks for the chance!

Quilt Rat said...

Oh Goody...I live on Earth so I guess I can be entered :-) YAY

Letting a quilt "just happen" is my favourite way to design.
This book looks terrific.

Is there a 12 step program for those who chop up selvages? We have to get him some help!

Patty said...

The quilt shown is AMAZING! I'd love to try this process for kaleidoscope quilts :-)

Karen in Tucson said...

Since I love his work, I would love to win the book!

Mimi said...

This book looks awesome! Please enter me to win (note that I live on earth!! That one is hilarious!!)

Kris said...

This looks like fun -- like a jigsaw puzzle. Count me in.

Jen said...

By am I glad that I live on Earth to be eligible for this giveaway. I'd love to win this book. It looks like a fun technique.

Anna said...

I'd love to win Ricky's book - he is such a great teacher (as far as I can tell from watching him on The Quilt Show).
Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

Marls said...

His new books looks wonderful. Would love to win a coopy-thanks for the opportunity.

Leeann said...

Love Ricky so put me in the draw. I haven't heard him talk in person but he is good on the quilt show programme. Lucky I live on Earth so I can enter!

conny's quilts said...

Looks great this new book of Ricky Timms...like to give it a try....so thankd for giving this opportunity

roberta said...

i would love to get the book, your blog is on my daily web surfing routine! Love from Italy, Roberta

Kim S said...

I read your blog everyday... always so much inspiration here! I think this is the only book of Ricky's that I don't have. It would be a great addition to my library!

Trudi said...

phew! I live on Earth so I guess that includes me too! Ricky is such a lovely man, I was lucky enough to meet him a couple of years ago, and doesn't he make the most awesome quilts! I'd love to win a copy of his new book!

Judylynn said...

Looks like a great book! Please enter me.

seizethebookblog(at)gmail(dot)com

Simone said...

i would also love to win ricky's book - i find his quilts just STUNNING!

Jenny said...

Yes, mre too please. Not only do I live on earth, but in the best little country in the world - New Zealand! Where is that, I hear some of you say!

quiltnut6 said...

I would love to win Ricky's book. I attended one of his super seminars last spring and I can't say enough about how wonderful it was! If I got the opportunity to go again I wouldn't hesitate!

Mary said...

This book sounds like lots of fun. Thanks for a chance to win.

JoAnne said...

Thanks for this opportunity, Karen! I love Ricky Tims! He's a great teacher and I would LOVE to win this book!

Jill said...

Fantastic!!!!!!

RustyBird said...

Thanks for having a giveaway.

PS-my library has a copy of YOUR book! Yeah!

Sherrie said...

Wow this looks like an amazing must have book! Thanks for a chance to win it.

Vivian said...

He was always fun to watch when he was a guest on Simply Quilts. Such a carefree, joyous attitude he has about quilting! His book would be great fun.

Karen K said...

If not too late, would love the book!!!

Mickierae said...

What a neat book. I would certainly love to win it. If I don't I will just have to go buy it. It looks like fun.

Nancy said...

I would love to try this method. And I DO cut off my selvages. I have quite a stash. Just waiting for time to use them.

patchouli moon studio said...

Ricky's quilts are so wonderful. the book looks like fun. Thanks for entering me in the give-away.

Nancy said...

Don't you just love his work?

Angie said...

Oh, Ricky makes the most beautiful quilts! I've never tried any art quilts yet - tend to be a traditionalist more like Alex Anderson....I'd love to learn more about Ricky's style, and this book would be a great addition to my library!

Zizophora said...

That looks like such a fun technique to try! I would love to win the book. And if not, I will be adding it to my Amazon wish list!

Terri. said...

What a great giveawa! What a great looking book. Keeping my fingers crossed...
tshaw6580@yahoo.com

Maroesja said...

This book looks great!o

Knititall said...

I love those patterns! I'm all about geometry and especially kaleidoscopes.

Lynn said...

Really enjoy seeing all the quilts and learning new things on your blogs. I'd LOVE to win the great quilting book! Thanks so much!

rosemaryschild said...

I LUV these quilts! Thank you Ricky Tim! Susan spierssusan52@gmail.com

Teresa said...

This book looks wonderful. I just found your blog, and I'm eager to look around.

tlnovak[at]mlnovak[dot]com

nanaandpapa1 said...

My first visit to your blog and I'm getting another cup of coffee to drink while I look around. Looks very interesting. I would love to win the book you are giving away, but I'll settle for inspiration if I must. Thanks for sharing

Natasha said...

I would love to win this book. It looks amazing!!

agypsyangel said...

I would LOVE to win this book, these are so very wonderful designs. Thanks for the giveaway.

Kirie said...

Wonderful giveaway! And such quilt looks really impresive :)
Best regards
Jo&cats

superstitches said...

Love the look of the quilts in his new book. I will definitely have to check it out.

syocom said...

that looks like such a fun book.

Julie said...

I would love to win this for my mom, she loves quilting!

BabyBird said...

This book looks awesome! I'd love to give it as a gift to my daughter-in-law who is an avid quilter.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

We all love Ricky!!! Thanks for the Giveaway.

Billie

MarissaFH said...

Very inspiring designs and colours! Looks like my kind of project! Thanks for the giveaway.

Linda said...

Don't know if I am up to it, but would sure like to try

Beverly said...

By the number of entries, it shows just how much we enjoy Ricky. Love to win the book.

Turtle said...

how wonderful! looks great!

JensTreats.com said...

I live on EARTH!! hope I win so I can give this to my Grandma :)
She quilts for children with cancer.

jenstreats@gmail.com

Andrea J. said...

This technique looks like it would be SO much fun to play with! I hope I win!

starwars said...

Oh wow, this book looks amazing. I cant wait to see it. Gotta have this one. I love Ricky Timm.

crafter1953 said...

I would like to use all of the fabric so show me how. Enter me in the give away. I need to learn a new trick.

Janet said...

Looks like a great book. Thanks for the chance to win.

Sand and Sunshine said...

How did I miss this? I am so in! Please pick me!

martha said...

hola me encanta el libro ojala se venga para Colombia. sino donde se consigue?

PrairiePeasant said...

I hope I'm not too late to enter. These look fabulous, and I collect kaliedoscopes!

mrs-robinzon said...

Please qualify me for the giveaway of this wonderful book! Here in Russia we are still rather short on information on the desiner's quilting!

El in Oz said...

Love a chance to win a copy of the book. I've enjoyed his DVDs.