Monday, April 30, 2012

Take 5 book review and giveaway

All you read was giveaway, am I right?
well I break for giveaways too so I can't complain.
I really do want to this share this book with you.
More Take 5 Quilts by my lovely friend Kathy Brown.

First, check out the cover...
Isn't it bright?  totally my style.
In fact, there are so many easy quilts in this book it was difficult to choose which was 'best'
or rather best to feature.

I am not sure if I am more smitten with the 16 quilts or the fact
that Kathy has released two new quilt books in less than 12 months!
She's a design wizard.
I don't think she's done either...
I have a feelin' there's A LOT more coming in the future.
In the mean time, we can enjoy this book.


Since this is going to be difficult for me to part with this book,
I am going to make this 'giveaway' a bit more "work".
I would like to know what 5 fabrics you would pick to make a quilt in this book.
For example:
I would choose a solid and 3 Flea Market fancy prints that
coordinate with this print:


This is meant to be fun....
fabric window shop if you have time....
peek at some new fabrics
Here and Here and Here....
I'll choose a winner on May 8th.
 Please make sure there is a way to contact you in case you are the winner.


p.s. I have received zero compensation for fabric shop mentions...
they are just my favorites.

69 comments:

Irina said...

Hello! looks like a great book!
I'd choose a white solid for the background and 3 printed fabric from... Meadow Friends (thinking of a baby quilt). Thanks for the chance!

Mimi said...

This book has some sweet patterns!! I would choose Shimmer and a midnight solid to make a lap quilt. Thanks for the opportunity!

Jamie Lee said...

Fun! I'd use Kona ash, and then the red floral and yellow floral from Reunion, the yellow and red kind of pinwheely print from Hometown, and then either a chevron or polka dot or gingham from one of those lines.

Cathy said...

Oh Boy!! I would use the picnic party line. I love lady bugs and I love that fabric.

thanks for the chance to sneak peak and win.

Kelly O. said...

I think I'd use 4 different polkadots from the ta dot line by michael miller, sunny, lipstick, lagoon, and kiwi to coordinate with the out of print Starling fabric I have in the cupboard--I've been hoarding it but many of these patterns look great for showcasing larger prints!

paulette said...

I bought a package of polk-a-dot fat quarters...I would pair those up with a Kona white and go for it!! Lovely book!
P

Sue Daurio said...

oh that does look like a great book, if I don't win,I'm gonna have to get this one. I'd use a kona white solid and pezzy prints for the twister quilt. Man wouldn't that be so cute???

Nancy said...

I just opened the mailbox to find a fq bundle of FMF that I preordered.... I missed it the first go around...

I would pair 3 of the prints with two kona solids and make ME a quilt!!

mama dub said...

This looks like a great book. I think a fun summer quilt would be one made with a bright white solid and assorted colors of "Dottie" - polka dots are just fun. Thanks for the chance to win!

Melissa said...

I would use some of moda's sassy prints.

craftytammie said...

i love that simple cover quilt - i think it would look fab with some of the vintage modern line from bonnie & camille, i don't know the fabric names but i love the herringbone, dot, floral and rectangle prints. and white sashing of course.

RSHudson said...

I would probably use a solid white for sure and then perhaps another coordinating solid and then 3 prints from the Summersville line; or 4 prints plus white. This looks like such a fun book; thanks for chance to win! (marshudson at comcast dot net)

Kathryn said...

I have some Anne Kelle fabric that I won that's been waiting for something fun to use it in. Kathie L in Allentown

Rosa said...

This looks a great book.
I`d choose white solid fabric for background and California girl fabrics.thinking in a summer quilt.Thanks for the chance!!

Joanne Lendaro said...

Mission successful!! I've spent the last hour dreaming about all of the fabulous quilts from all of the wonderful new fabrics out there! I hit all three sites but came back to the Ebony Ginko and would pair that up with either a black or a cool gray...dreaming..

thanks for the fun giveaway!

Anita said...

I like to shop for fabric on Etsy...and I always love looking at bundles. I window shop quite frequently!

Here's a link for a bundle I would love to buy...
http://www.etsy.com/listing/92325339/lush-by-patty-young-for-michael-miller?ref=sr_gallery_11&ga_search_query=bundle+cotton&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=US&ga_search_type=supplies
One print might not work so well...but oh, how I love orange! =)

Thanks for a chance to win...that book looks like it's full of quilts I could actually make!

unfinishedquilts said...

LOL...I actually came for the book review and got a reward! I absolutly love Take 5 and was curious how the new book was, looks like a must buy!
Thinking I would love to use some of the new Riley Blake, Apple of my Eye, with aqua as the background. Sound oh so fun!

Mirja Marshall said...

I love the London Fog batiks. Beautiful!

Andrea said...

It is hard to pick just 5 fabrics. I am really loving the new Quilt Blocks prints though. So I think I would choose the chevron print with gray, and two more prints from the line and a couple solids to match.

LizA. said...

Any of the Petal Pusher (bright palette) by Dear Stella House....love, love, love these!

Hildy said...

I love Lecien's Durham collection ... perhaps with a little bit of Fig Tree? Thanks for the chance to win and greetings from germany, Hildy
BTW looks like a gorgous book;-)
hildy@ebertzeder.de

Lee Ann L. said...

Hmmm, maybe 5 different Dotty fabrics from my stash?

Thank you for a chance to win. :-)

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Hmmmm, that's tough. what would I use. I really liked "Annie's Farmstand" but I never bought anything. I love the gingham in the line. If I had it in my stash, I would chose from that. Since I DON'T have it, I would go dotty. I've been collecting a rainbow of dots and I should probably put them to good use! Thanks for the chance!

Annelies said...

Oh I am a dotty girl for SURE!!! So that would be my choice with a solid white background to "quiet" my dottiness!!! Would LOVE LOVE LOVE to win!!!!

Linda said...

HELLO! I'D CHOOSE DURHAM ANEW'S ROSE FLORALS AND AN OFF-WHITE SOLID.
THE GIVEAWAY BOOK LOOKS SO NEAT!
THANK YOU FOR SHARING ♥

msstitcher1214@yahoo.com

Karen said...

OK, here goes- all by Dear Stella:
Petal Pusher Brown Die Cut Floral
Petal Pusher Brown Impressionist
Petal Pusher Cherry Tiny Diamonds
Petal Pusher Brown Line Work
and Cream

Marcia W. said...

I just saw a new to me collection that might work: Alegria by Gennine D. Zlatkis
Triangles in Blue, Triangles in Gold, Walkabout in Blue, Blooms in Blue, and Hearts in Pink. I might want to switch Hearts in Pink with a white solid. Looks like a great book to win so count me in! Thanks for the giveaway.

Cecilia said...

I have some Sherbert Pips that I would use along with some bright solids for the quilt on the cover. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

Carol in E TN said...

I don't know if this line would work, would have to look at the book first, but I just found this line at the FQ shop and love it in the green/grey colorway. Thanks for the giveaway!

Carol in E TN said...

Dang, forgot to add the fabric line! Here it is:
Pasture Durham Anew Fat Quarter Bundle by
Brenda Riddle for Lecien Fabrics

Carol said...

Nice quilts, looks like a great book. I would choose 3 prints from Vintage Modern.

Amy said...

Giveaway - yay!! I can imagine this quilt in black, white and grey. I've been hoarding, I mean saving 3 shades of grey Kona's for some time plus I have a neat black/grey print and some white and black stripes, and white and black dashes, oh - and some white with black dots, some Kaffe aboriginal in grey... Yup - in sum, black, white and grey - that's what I'd use :)

scottylover said...
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scottylover said...

Sorry about deleting the first post. I didn't read the instructions! :)

I think I would use a black solid for the background and some of the shimmer fabrics by timeless treasures. They are gorgeous!

Thanks for the chance to win!
Sandy A

Needled Mom said...

I would love to make it with my all time favorite fabrics - Boutique by Chez Moi, but I doubt I can still get the fabrics I need - the floral (in orange), the mall dots in green, the small florals in bluses, the dots in orange and then a white Kona solid.

Jennie P. said...

I'd love a chance to win this book! I'd pick these 5 fabrics to make a quilt using the book:
1. Dancing Paisley in Limestone from Amy Butler's Soul Blossoms collection

2. Wildfield in Citrus from Valori Wells' Wrenly collection

3. Star Flower in Aqua from Washi by Rashida Coleman Hale

4. Washi Waves in Cream and Aqua from Washi by Rashida Coleman Hale

5. Free Spirit Designer Solids in Pearl

Gill said...

How about some fabrics from the 'Cocoon' line and some 'Play Date' dots??

Heather A said...

I would use a mix of fabrics from the London line by Makower UK ... http://www.hawthornethreads.com/fabric/designer/makower_uk_/london.

What a treat it would be to win this book!

Texas JennyWren said...

For the cute Half square triangle quilt on the front cover, I would choose bright colored snowflake polka dot fabrics from Just Believe by Dianna Marcum for Marcus Brothers Fabrics. They would look bright and awesome. thanks for a chance to win.

sntbosch said...

I just bought the fabric line scoot...so I would choose and solid and four of the scoot fabrics (a red, blue, green and yellow.
sntbosch(at)msn(dot)com

Diann said...

I would choose an assorment of four fabrics from the Apple of My Eye line and solid white.

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Eu usaria Vintage Modern de Bonnie & Camille.Mas esta semana andei olhando por aí e gostei muito de nova linha de tecidos de Vanessa,V&Co faria então com sólidos de VANESSA.Eu adoraria ganhar,Obrigada.tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

Becky said...

I would use some of the prints from Vintage Modern by Bonnie and Camille. Thanks for reviewing this book!

Alberta Diane said...

I have made those beads! Love your block!

Betty said...

I have been wanting to make a black, white and lime quilt, so I would choose Tempo Lime by Benartex.

B Greene said...

I would use four brights from the Pezzy Prints line combined with Kona White to make the Salt Water Taffy design! Love it!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

Carla G said...

I'd like to make a masculine version with Parson Gray's Curious Nature line. I'd use some of the Husk and some of the Bark - both the blues, blacks & greens with my solid being Kona Ash. Thanks for a chance to win! :)

Laurie Parrack said...

The book looks wonderful. Gosh it would be hard to pick fabric. I think I would have to go with purples, pinks, and either orange or yellow. Definitely more baby soft colors though for my niece.

Carrie P. said...

I think I would use Apple of My eye by The quilted fish. I would use the blue palette. I love the floral is that line.

Newbie Jen said...

Well, I am smitten with Flea Market Fancy at the moment, and I do have a bunch of solids coming my way, but....I think I would use the Riley Blake Scoot that I picked up this spring. Something about a kid's print goes with the simple designs of these quilts.

Beth in TN said...

I've been in a neutrals mood lately and would start with something from the E.E. Schenk "Serenity" taupes and bring in a spa blue and a chocolate brown. I know those colors have been "done to death," but I still find them attractive. And I haven't made a quilt with them yet!

Debra G said...

I'm on a "Me and My Sister" kick at the moment, and since I'm needing to make two quilts for twin sisters, I think I'd do one colorway, with matching Moda Marbles, for one, and another for the second one. Both would have to have a white background to make them "pop," though. :) I can't wait!

susan said...

Ok, I just spent forever looking at fabric at Hawthorne threads (thanks for the link, it's new to me), easy to get carried away. I usually don't buy fabric specifically for a quilt, like to pull from what I have (I tend to buy what I like when I see it, with no particular purpose in mind) and then add on, but I think I could use Savannah Bop for all five fabrics to make a quilt from this book. I just loved the design. I usually like to have more than 5, to make a more scrappy looking, interesting quilt. THanks for the chance to win!

Kd Brown said...

Such fun adorable quilts in this book. I would choose Silk Road by
Debra Valencia of Insights for Wilmington Prints for one of these beauties with a light aqua solid. It would be hard to just pick 4 prints from that collection, though, could I please use more than 5? Thanks so much, I know you understand my dilemma. :)

Barbara said...

Well, I love polka dots, so I'd use polka dots, a white solid and a black solid.

Quilter In Paradise said...

I would Picnic Pals by Alyssa Thomas At Penguins and Fish.. It is SO cute!
Then I would have to have a solid to go with the bright prints.
I would be smiling the whole time I was making the blocks

Missy said...

I would pick a lovely creamy print for the background then some pretty ones from the California Girl by Fig Tree quilts line. Love the colors. Thanks for the chance to win the book, looks very nice.

Patchwork and Play said...

I'd use the new range "Pick a Bunch" in orchid,aqua and sunflower with a co-ordinating marigold and Moda Snow solid! Lovely!

kathy said...

I would choose 4small prints from Ten Little Things and a pale blue background. Thanks for a chance to win!

JustPam said...

I would use a white back ground and some terrain.

trillium said...

Oh, gosh, so many lovely patterns in the Take Five book!

I would use Deb Strain for MODA's "Happy Howloween line. I would pick "Orange Hoters," "Midnight B&W Sky," "Candy Corn," Midnight Black Dots," and "Moss Green Night Sky." I love fall/Halloween themes and these 5 colors would be great in any pattern from the book that calls for five.

trilliumcreates AT gmail DOT com

Pam said...

Michael Miller's Fairy Frost that I have in my sable.

Catskill Quilter said...

Wow - tough to choose! I would pick a large Kaffe Fassett floral, a medium floral, a coordinating serapi stripe, a dark solid and a pale solid.

SueSmilesAlot said...

I would probably use 4 fabrics from the rhapsodia line by pat bravo and then a coordinating solid.

EmpressC said...

I would choose a cream and the tradewinds collection by lily ashbury! IT's such a fun collection.

Thanks for the giveaway, hoping it's open to Canada!

AnnieK said...

What a neat book! I think I'd try a pattern from it in yellow, blue, and green pezzy prints, and a Kona white background.

Nancy Sue said...

I would use fabrics from London by Makower UK line. Especially using the Stripe in Britain, and the Crowns in Red. Maybe it will give goodluck to USA in the summer olympics in London!

Lisa E said...

I would take some Riley Blake Sugar and Spice fabric and mix it up with Michael Miller Aqua Red Colorstory. I'd use Kona Snow to keep it from getting too busy. Thanks for the giveaway.

Karrie S said...

Thanks so much for the chance to win this AWESOME book! I would pick:

Emily Taylor's Verona Line:
1. Verona in Rouge
2. Damask in Teal
3. Flowers in Gray
4. Verona in teal
5. Dots in teal.

I MAY also throw in a dots in rouge to do a border. THanks SO MUCH for the chance to win :) Karrie