Thursday, December 17, 2015

75 Fun Fast Fat Quarter Quilts

About a year ago I was approached by C & T Publishing to submit an idea for a new book they were working on. They were looking for quilt ideas that could have several various, so you could use the same pattern several times and come up with a different quilt each time. I was so excited when they picked my design to be included in their new book!

 The book is called 75 Fun Fat-Quarter Quilts and this is a blog hop tour! If you go over to my Facebook page, you can enter to win a free copy of the book. Domestic winners get a hard copy and international winners get a digital copy. If you want to check out my book and my individual patterns, head over to my Sweet Jane's Etsy Shop to see what is there. 

Let me introduce my quilt! We had to name each variation, so I used names from my family. I made the block a little bigger than I usually do, so the quilt will go together faster. My main quilt has sashing with no borders.
                    I used a Fat Quarter bundle of Fresh Cut by Basic Grey for Moda. 

My variations include a border, which increases the size of the quilt to fit a bed. There are directions for no sashing, and also examples of turning the blocks different ways to change the whole look of the quilt. I also have directions for swapping the light and dark fabrics. I wish I could show you more pictures of the variations, but I guess you will need to buy (or win!) a copy of the book for that.

There are 14 different contributors to this book, each with a unique design and a bunch of variations. I am always getting questions from quilters on how to change the quilt patterns they purchase from I know there are a bunch of people out there who will really appreciate written directions for all sorts of variations.

Here are the other stops on the blog tour. You can enter to win for each blog, so good luck!

12/17 Kate Colleran (that’s me!)
12/18 Sue Pfau
12/20 Ellen Murphy

12/22 Jo Kramer
I wanted to include a few more pictures of quilts in the book, some of my favorites!

Good luck! Remember, to enter to win my giveaway for a copy of 75 Fun Fat Quarter Quilts, head over to my Facebook page to enter!


  1. Thats too bad. I cannot for personal reasons belong to facebook. Its so sad so many people insist on social media to promote things.

  2. Your quilt is lovely -- such cheerful colors! And the table runner you showed -- another one I'd like to make from this book.

  3. Love using fat quarters!! Book looks great - thanks!

  4. 😞 Facebook is not for everyone....

  5. Hi, The quilt immediately under "I wanted to include a few more pictures of quilts in the book, some of my favorites!" would beckon anyone for a quick nap! Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House

  6. I really like your block, it feels very fresh. Another person disappointed to see you've chosen to use FaceBook for the drawing.

  7. It looks like there is so much inspiration in this book. I am looking forward to getting it in my hands and getting started.

  8. I wanted to sgn up to get your posts via email but when I clicked on follow, it took me to Google where it said if I followed your blog I would have an on-line presence. I don't want or need that. Is there another way to get your blog posts? Thanks. Howlandquilt (at)

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