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Friday, August 10, 2012

Fun Friday Giveaway:Fat Quarters Anonymous


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At a recent meeting for quilters, called "Fat Quarters Anonymous", Daniela Stout, owner of Cozy Quilt Shop/Cozy Quilt Designs, revealed a new pattern that is perfect for using Fat Quarters.  At these meetings, attendees are the first to learn about a new FQA design and are also given a free copy of the new design!  Sweet!  Attendees to these meetings come from all over, so if you are ever in El Cajon, Ca I hope you have a chance to visit Cozy Quilt Shop and hopefully attend a FQA meeting someday soon too!

"Strip Tube Chevron" uses the famous Strip Tube Ruler to quickly make block for this fast and fun quilt. The pattern includes easy to follow instructions, with great visuals, to make a quilt in a variety of sizes (baby,throw, twin, queen,or king).
Strip Tube Chevron




If you are not familiar with the Strip Tube Ruler, here is a video that provides insights on this "must have" ruler.



We were also treated to a delightful trunk show from quilts made from  her wonderful collection of Fat Quarter patterns AND from those published in the book "Fat Quarters Anonymous: a Seven Step Program", by Daniela Stout.  The book has seven designs with easy to follow instructions, written in seven easy to follow steps, with great visuals too!  Plus, the obvious - designs are all written for using fat quarters (but you can use larger cuts of fabric too).

Fat Quarters Anonymous

Wait - it gets even better!  While most quilt books and patterns show you how to make a design in "one" size, each of the designs in this book (and most designs from Cozy Quilt Designs) come with instructions to make a variety of sizes (e.g. Baby, Table Runner, Twin, Queen or King).

With Daniela's permission I wanted to share insights with you about the quilts in this book, using images from her online store, along with images that I took during the recent FQA meeting:




Oregon Trail


LINE 'EM UP


FINAL FRONTIER

 BY THE BUNCH



STARDOM



FRIEND IN HAND



TO THE NINES



It was sure fun attending the Fat Quarters Anonymous meeting at Cozy Quilt Shop, getting a free pattern, seeing an amazing trunk show of all of their FQA designs.  I also learned that Cozy Quilt Shop will soon be celebrating their 10th Anniversary.  In the years that they've been opened, Daniela has published 13 books and 150+ patterns, which are sold throughout the world.  You can often find them in your local quilt shop and in many online quilt stores. If you don't see them, just let them know you want them to carry Cozy Quilt Designs books and patterns!

To recognize Daniela's great contributions to help make our World of Quilting so Wonderful, she was also crowned the "Queen of Quilting" at this meeting.




Did I Mention A Giveaway?
While at Cozy Quilt Shop's recent Fat Quarter Anonymous meeting, I was given a copy of the "Spin City" quilt pattern that I want to giveaway to one of my followers.
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Pattern:  Spin City which includes instructions to make a variety of sizes (baby, throw, twin, queen or king) was designed by Daniela Stout.


Spin City

To enter to win, simply be a public follower of SewCalGal via Google Friend Connect (GFC) and leave a comment below.  And, this giveaway is open to International followers too!  The winner will be randomly selected and announced next Friday.

Want an extra entry?  For Facebook users, "like" Cozy Quilt Shop and leave a comment under the "Equinox pattern" Daniela Stout designed for Robert Kaufman Fabrics.   




I'm also happy to announce the winner of the giveaway from last week, sponsored by Martingale/That Patchwork Place, for a copy of the new quilting book "Sew Merry and Bright: 21 easy, fun and festive patterns", by Linda Lum DeBono is:    Ani

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54 comments:

Gill said...

This looks a great pattern and I like the idea of being able to make it in different sizes too!
I'm a happy follower!

Rachelle said...

Some gorgeous quilts in this post.

Anita in Florida said...

Wow, love that pattern!

jofridsquilt said...

Lovely pattern. Hugs Jofrid

Wivi said...

What a fun pattern. Would love to try sewing it.
I'm a follower.

Gene Black said...

Definitely a pattern that looks like fun. I am a follower.

Lisa Marie said...

I read Daniela's newsletter and I'm amazed at all the great patterns she has. Thanks for the chance to win one! I follow your blog.

Karen M said...

Thanks for the chance to win the Spin City pattern.

Diane said...

It looks like I have to add another ruler to my collection and some more books. shh, don't tell the hubby. Thanks for the giveaway.

Mommarock said...

Wow she has to have some special kind of imagination to create these patterns! They are just fantastic!

Carol Bledsoe said...

Sounds like a fun day. I love her patterns. Final Frontier is really interesting.

LynCC said...

That's a lot of terrific patterns up there! Spin City looks intriguing.

Quilting Babcia said...

Thanks for sharing from this trunk show, love the patterns!

Donna F said...

I am a follower through GFC and I love this pattern. Thanks for this giveaway and the opportunity to win.

Sally in WA said...

Oooh, I like that new book and the patterns Line Em Up and Final Frontier. I know that book isn't for the giveaway, but I will have to look for it in my local quilt stores. Spin City looks like a fun quilt, too.

Linda E in AZ said...

I always love to see new books with new techniques!
great quilts!!
thanks

suemac said...

I love that pattern. I am looking for a way to use up a variety of disparate fat quarters. This might do the trick.

Lyndsey said...

Great quilts and I would love to win the copy of the pattern.

Marcia W. said...
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Marcia W. said...

I follow your blog sewcalgal, and like spin city as a pattern. Like that there are multiple sizes described in the pattern too as usually make queen sized.

Lee Ann L. said...

This looks like a wonderful pattern! Thank you for a chance to win.

PS Love look of that book and I just may have to get me one.

Lee Ann L. said...

I went over the Cozy Quilt shop facebook's page and I must say, I like it very much! I also left a comment per your instructions.

SpartanBabe said...

Wow! I have to get that book - the first pattern had me drooling and the rest just made it worse! Thanks for the chance to win the giveaway pattern and the review of the FQA book :o)

Terry@ iluvmybugs said...

Beautiful quilts and great pattern. Thanks for the chance!

teachpany said...

I've made a few of Danielle's patterns. They are all great, and love the variety of sizes. Thanks for the chance to win.

Maria said...

This looks like a wonderful modern pattern. Thank you for a chance to win!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Definitely a follower Darlene...thanks

Amys Crafty Shenanigans said...

Great pattern - and I am a GFC follower - yay!! Thanks for the giveaway!

Lisa Cox said...

I am a GFC follower.
I'm going to have to find and buy this book. I love the Final Frontier quilt. I have a group of batik fat quarters that have been screaming at me to use them and I think I just found the perfect pattern!

hueisei said...

Love the quilts!
I'm a follower.

hueisei said...

Left a comment at the FB page.

scottylover said...

I so need to join this group! My FQ stash is overflowing! LOL

Sandy A

Foster said...

Thanks for hosting this giveaway. Already a public follower and really enjoy this blog!

Julie said...

I love her patterns. Thanks for the giveaway.

Homemaker Honey said...

I'm a new blog follower!

Deborah
homemakerhoney @gmail .com

Homemaker Honey said...

I liked and commented!

https://www.facebook.com/CozyQuilt/posts/264714696967815?comment_id=1056955&offset=0&total_comments=14

Deborah
homemakerhoney @gmail .com

Jeanne said...

Thanks for the chance to win this great pattern.

Nancy in IN said...

Great pattern. Am a follower and added a comment on facebook, also.

Mom C said...

Love all the quilts you showed. Looks like a fun pattern. Thanks.

Zuzan said...

Love the meeting, being shown a new pattern then a trunk show which has a book to match. Love thebook and the pattern which you are giving away.
Cheers

Stephanie Zito said...

Beautiful pattern! Would be wonderful to use up some of the batiks I've been collecting! I just love all Cozy Quilt patterns! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

Cathy said...

I am a follower and would love a chance to win the pattern. Love all Cozy Quilt Patterns and follow her also.
cathyc1950@gmail.com

Margaret said...

Cool pattern. I have been a follower for some time. Always enjoy reading about new stuff you post especially the tutorials on techniques.

Beth H. said...

Definitely a different spin on things. Love the colors-would have to make it in similar colors. thanks for the opportunity.

Bonnie58 said...

Looks like a great pattern to try.
bonnielarson58@gmail.com

Ivory Spring said...

Love the pattern!!!! Thanks for the giveaway.

Stephanie said...

Love all these patterns. Shuttermom77 at gmail dot com

Malini said...

Oh it would be fun to make the quilt with this pattern.
I bet I'm already a follower of yours.

azucena said...

te ha quedado muy bonito, por cierto pásate por mi blog para hacer una manualidad secreta y poder tener tus ala verdes, un saludo azu

AlessandraLace said...

lovely, thank you for this chance. hugs

StitchinByTheLake said...

I'm trying so hard to not buy any more rulers and there you go, showing more cute quilts! blessings, marlene

Lori said...

I follow via email via google. Does this count. If not, get rid of my commment.
quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

Jacquelin said...

Parece interesante. Un beso.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Tell Daniella that the star quilt at the bottom of you post is wonderful! I love it! Something about stars make me feel warm and fuzzy all over!