Wednesday, February 1, 2012

See My New Book! Fat Quarters Giveaway Starts Today! (4 Winners)


My new book is out today! It features eleven fabulous versions of the Stairstep quilt.
 It's easy enough for new quilters, but it has design options that will tempt experienced quilters too.
I'm really excited about it!

The book is a pdf, so you get it immediately via email. Print it if you like. Take a look. Then come back and leave a comment. You'll be automatically entered in a random drawing for a package of 4 fat quarters by Kaffe Fasset. Four winners will be announced on Sunday Feb. 5.


If you "Favorite" it, tell your friends, or blog about it, etc., please enter 2 comments.

88 comments:

Linda said...

You keep a secret really well, Karen! Congratulations on your new book. The designs look fun and easy to sew. I hope you sell heaps and heaps.

Janet said...

Yes you are good at secret keeping! The stairs look wonderful, but complicated! I'm sure you make them easy as pie.

flavia said...

complimentiper il tuo nuovo libro!!!aspetto che vinca per utilizzare i tuoi meravigliosi progetti.
flavia

Nifty Quilts said...

Congratulations! And what a great way to offer a book--easy on everyone. Wishing you outstanding sales!!

Cassandra said...

Congratulations on your new book! :) I love that fourth photo on the Etsy page.

Marilee said...

Fresh and new, looks great.

susiloci said...

Felicidades por tu nuevo libro!!!!! Las escaleras son maravillosas y a lo mejor no son demasiado difíciles.

Debbie said...

Congratulations, Karen! I like that there's so many bright colors in the book. I love that it says Volume 1, LOL. So, when's Volume 2 coming? hehehe.

Debbie said...

I've also favorite'd you in my etsy.

gill said...

Congratulations Karen!!
You must be thrilled!

Gayle said...

Congratulations on the book Karen.The designs look like a lot of fun. Hope it sells heaps for you.

Lobster Grrl said...

You can easily achieve dramatic results with just two colors in this quilt. The red and white one you have displayed is very striking! OooooOOo, this looks like fun!

Gunilla S said...

Congratulations on a great book. Perfect to have as a pdf! I love the two-coloured quilt!

Michelle said...

looks great!

Jackie said...

Congratulations! You keep a secret very well! Who knew this was in the works? Looks terrific!

Michele said...

Congratulations! Looks like a great book!

Tina ~ Seaside Stitches said...

It looks great, Karen! I wouldn't have thought about that block for guild projects. We'll have to try it at our guild workshop next week. We make quilts for every bed in local Habitat for Humanity homes.

stitchinpenny said...

One of my favorite patterns and 14 variations! I have to think about this!

Helen said...

Such a lovely book...so many variations of the stair steps!

ALL of your work is fantastic, my friend. Keep up the fabulous work!

Thanks for the opportunity for the fabric, also.

Helen said...

OOoh, and I added your Etsy shop to my favorites, too!!

Anita in Florida said...

Congratulations on your new book! Love those Kaffe fabrics.

Tatyana Ratcliffe said...

I enjoyed looking at this book and have told all my Russian friends about it, I love to play with strips like yourself, my favourite quilt from the book is Amish Wall Quilt, Greens & Browns, Bull's Eye. Love the design, colour.
Thank you for sharing with us.

Mickierae said...

Looks like a fun book. I love being able to download books and patterns at home. The 5th is our 47th wedding anniversary. One of these giveaways would be a great way for me to celebrate (along with dinner out with my hubby, of course)!

Joan said...

Nice. Thanks.

ThreeOldKeys said...

so simple but so dramatic !!! i especially love the red & white version ... the last photo in the listing ... wow. it reminds me of some twill basketry i used to attempt ...

thanks !! i'm a recent follower and i've faved your etsy shop & listing too.

ThreeOldKeys said...

so simple but so dramatic !!! i especially love the red & white version ... the last photo in the listing ... wow. it reminds me of some twill basketry i used to attempt ...

thanks !! i'm a recent follower and i've faved your etsy shop & listing too.

Anya said...

Congratulations! Looks like a book with great new ideas! thanks for the chance!

Julia Wood said...

Congrats on the new book! I totally want one!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow Karen, congratulations!! The book looks fabulous!

819545a0-663d-11e0-88c0-000bcdcb5194 said...

Congratulations on the book! The pattern has always bored me until I saw your variations and colors! Now it's on my list! VermontPines at aol dot com

Brenda T said...

Congratulations on your new book! It is great to revisit the tried and true methods with a new twist. The preview looks as good as the first book.

Dreamquilter Elke said...

It sounds great. I think german quilter like the new book too. Congratulations Karen from
Elke - Germany

Pamela said...

Looks great!

Brenda said...

Congratulations on your book! I love the idea of rail fence quilts.

Светлана said...

Большое спасибо за книгу! Мои любимые полосочки!Яркие, деликатные! Восторг!

Richard Healey said...

Gratz on the book.

http//richardquilts.blogspot.com

patty a. said...

Congratulations on the book! You know how I love the stair steps/zig zag quilts.

Lena said...

A big CONGRATULATION to your new book, Karen!

sosarahsew said...

Congratulations - it looks fun! Now to scoot back to your site for further investigation. Thanks for the giveaway chance.

Kathryn said...

Congratulations on your new book. I love the clean graphic quality of these stairstep quilt. Hope I win. Kathie L in Allentown

Jill said...

How exciting! Off to share it on my blog now!!

refibered said...

Congratulations on your new book!!

refibered said...

I clicked "Favorite" -- thanks for another opportunity to win!

berylthepearl said...

Your book looks great and I love that zigzag design. Thanks for the giveaway.

Patty said...

Congratulations on the new book. I love the baby quilt you have pictured on your site.

electricdunce said...

Your new book looks wonderful! I'm going to go check it out right now. You are such a creative person, I love all your quilts.

OliveStreetStudio said...

Book looks great! Love the red and white staircase under the listing.

OliveStreetStudio said...

AND I "Favorited" it! :-)

Rosa said...

congratulations on your new book!
This looks hard to do but is beautiful.

Hope you sell many books!

NancyB85374 said...

Your book looks very interesting. I really like that style of quilt and would love to see more ways of laying it out. This goes on my list for sure

Havplenty said...

What a new look to a classic rail block. I like how you updated this pattern. I really love your african wall hanging. A friend just bought me some fabrics from Ghana over the summer & I got some from Senegal that I just cannot wait to get into. I love your art quilts. You have some great works of art.

Good luck with your book. I will look at the rail block a whole lot differently

Gunilla said...

Congratulations on the book! Guess it is alot of work so it must be great to see the final resault!!!

stufenzumgericht said...

Dear Karen,
the quilts in your book are really stunning and indeed, easy to realize. So this is a perfect book for beginning quilters, but also the experience ones will learn how to change this quick pattern into a quilt with the "wow-effect" ...thinking of the Zumba and the Steps of Santa Fee ;-)
Hugs to you, dear friend from Martina

Linda said...

Best of luck with your new book, it looks like a wonderful addition to any quilter's library!

Marcela said...

Muy lindo el nuevo libro!!! Los quilts son maravillosos, felicitaciones!!

Mary said...

Congratulations on your new book! I'm anxious to try it out. Love the red and white version.

hueisei said...

Congrats on new book!! Wish you sell many of it!! :)

Jodi said...

Excellent book and giveaway! Good luck with it!

SewLindaAnn said...

The pattern is awesome! I didn't even realize you had a shop on Etsy, going back to check it out further.

Pam said...

Very cool!! So glad you put together another book. Love the solid zigzag quilt. And I definitely NEED some Kaffe fabric!

Love you,
Pam (and Elizabeth)
pamstahl@gmail.com

Dinah said...

Karen, your new book looks wonderful! Congratulations! Dinah Snyder

Sue said...

Well, who knew you were writing a book?! I'll have to see about getting myself one. Your giveaway is amazing! Thanks for the chance to win. :)

Char said...

Congratulations, the book looks wonderful.

Kirsten N said...

I love the style of these quilts - your Amish quilt in the pinks is gorgeous!

RustyBird said...

Those quilts sure have zing!

Shirley in Canada said...

Huge Congrats on the new book!!! Wishing you huge sales!!

Kathleen said...

What a nice array of quilts on the etsy site, very colorful, very pretty. Lovc those fat 1/4's of Kaffe's. He always has beautiful fabrics that inspire me to do more!

Kathleen said...

Love this blog also.

fiberchick said...

Congratulations! Am definitely going to buy this...

Mayleen said...

I think this would be great scrap quilt! Congratulations on your new book.

naturalgrrl said...

I love the simplicity of this design, not to mention the easy execution. I can see all sorts of possibilities!

Kathy C said...

I am always looking for ways to use scraps - your book looks wonderful. Thanks. kcannon@anwsu.org

Ladydy5 aka: Diane Yates said...

Scrapping, as I call it, is so much fun to do and put into a quilt. Using just any fabric you put your hand on and using selvages or misc. pieces reminds me of what women must have done when they quilted by hand in the 1800's or so.

JoAnne said...

Congratulations, Karen! When I first read your post, I thought, "I'm heading to Amazon!" I'll head to Etsy again instead. I am looking forward to it.

Catskill Quilter said...

Your new book looks fabulous! Congrats!

KT Eveler said...

Love the stairstep book and quilts! Can't wait to start one!

heleen said...

Lovely book. I will put a stairs on my to-do-list.

Jennie P. said...

I just took a look in your shop. I love your quilts! They are so beautiful.

stichelei said...

Congratulations on your new book!
Herzliche Grüße
Anneliese

Laura B. said...

Pick me! Pick me! :-) I'm craving some new fat quarters. Congratulations on being published again!

Zizophora said...

Stairsteps look like fun to make! At first glance they seem so complex! Great idea for the book and thank you for the chance to win.

Zizophora said...

I already had several of your quilts "Favorited" -- might as well Favorite your entire shop so I can find it easily! :)

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

I definitely LIKE your new book,
congratulations!

quiltmom said...

I love rail fence quilts- you have created some beautiful quilts on your etsy site- I especially like the Amish looking one- such lovely pinks.
Congratulations on your book and for hosting such a wonderful giveaway. Kaffe Fassett fabrics are yummy.
Regards from Western Canada,
Anna

Carla said...

Congratulations, Karen! I didn't know that you were doing a book....it looks like some great ideas about one of my favorite subjects...Scraps!

goldilocks said...

what an awesome book. congratulations

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Jan Barnett said...

Love it!