February 22, 2010

Four-Patch Frolic

This book by Barbara Groves and Mary Jacobson (of Me and My Sister Designs) is full of the sweetest quilts you've ever seen.  The quilts are all based on simple four-patch units, made from 5" and 10" squares.  They've used their own whimsical fabrics that they designed for Moda, as well as fabrics from other Moda designers.  If you enjoy using all those beautiful pre-cut fabric collections, you'll have a lot of fun with this book!


The blocks in the quilt below are made from a layer cake, and instructions are provided for the scalloped border. 

You can almost smell the oranges when you see the Tangerine Tango quilt!

I agree with Barbara and Mary -- they believe that quilts should be "used and loved every day."

In addition to twelve different quilts, there are patterns for a table runner, pincushions and a pillowcase.  All of the patterns are easy to follow and quick to make. 

I'm itching to make some of these adorable pincushions.

Photography by Brent Kane

To see what else they've been up to, stop by and visit Barbara and Mary at Me and My Sister Designs.  And if you'd like to have your very own copy of Four-Patch Frolic, compliments of Martingale & Company, leave a comment here.  I'll do a random number drawing on Wednesday.  How about Wednesday night, say 8-ish? 

In the meantime, I'd love for you to meet my friend Karen.  She and I have been friends for about 14 years.  Karen is a super-talented quilter, and she recently joined the blogging community.  Please stop by and welcome her.  She'll be sharing lots of wonderful things that you won't want to miss. 

See you Wednesday!

Kim

46 comments:

Gay said...

Thanks for having such a great blog. The new book looks to be wonderful.

L. Gray said...

Tangerine tango sure is a nice quilt. I would love to make that one along with some pin cushion cuties! Thanks for the chance to receive a copy of Four-Patch Frolic.

Danielle said...

Looks like a great book! I'd love to add it to my collection, thanks for the giveaway!

s'me said...

Now these look like something I could do! And I agree with the using and loving, we currently use some for curtains in places where we don't have them yet (still working through decorating the house!)

Red Geranium Cottage said...

I'm sure the new book is awesome. I'd love to add it to my collection. Thank you.

Jane said...

Thanks for having a giveaway! I'd love to own this book.

Stephanie said...

Great ideas all in one book. When I give a quilt gift I add to the card that it should be used, loved, washed and dried. Off to visit the links. Thanks.

Cornfield Quilter said...

Good Morning! 4Patch Frolic looks like a book I am going to have to have! I bet I could find the perfect pattern for some of my new fabrics!

Jayne said...

Count me in!! Book giveaways are the best! And the 4-patch is so fun! Thanks for running this giveaway!!
Jayne

threadtales said...

That looks like a book that will have to go on my list! I love the colors and they look simple enough for even me to piece!

jackie said...

This book looks great. Scrappy quilts are my favorite. Anytime a book has several possibilities it is a winner. Thanks for the giveaway.

Quilt Hollow said...

Thanks for the chance to win in your giveaway.

Kathie said...

Looks like a great book, thanks, I would love to add it to my book collection.
I enjoy making baby quilts and looks like some of these patterns would make great baby quilts too.
thanks
kathie

Anonymous said...

It's always so much fun to look at the new books and see the creativity out there in the quilting world!

Nan S.

Sherrill said...

Looks like a great book! I LOVE yours and brought it along on our FL trip. Have several picked out to make. Thanks for the giveaway!

Lori said...

Thanks for the link to Karen's blog-she's off to a great start with such great quilts.
PLease enter me in your drawing. It looks like a terrific book with lots of possibilities.

Carrie P. said...

What fun quilts. I especially like the one with the scalloped border and it's pink!
Going over to say hi to your friend.

Melissa C said...

Thanks for showing some of the different quilts in the book, and thanks for the chance.

MamaT said...

I love charm packs and have tons of them. Looks like this book would be fun.

call me crazy said...

Looks like a great book and I happen to have a layer cake I can't decide how to use! ;-) Thanks for the chance!

Darlene said...

Not a book in my library but one that would be fun to own. So, pick me, pick me LOL

gill said...

great giveaway - this looks a fantastic book to own!!
gill

kerrykatiecakeskeb43 said...

Thanks for opportunity to have a chance at this book! Please add me to the draw.
Hugs,
Kerry
kerrykatiecakeskeb43@gmail.com

Carol said...

Looks like a really cute book...full of lots of fun stuff! Thanks for sharing it with us.

Sherri said...

Looks like another great book...thanks for the review!

Wonky Girl said...

Looks like a fun book to use and your blog is fun to visit too! Thank you for having a give-away.
Now I'll be checking your links.
;)

Cynthia said...

Great giveaway looks like an awesome book to have.
Thanks so much for all your inspirations
Cynthia

Lori said...

A book I need! okay want LOL! Going to check your links now!

Anonymous said...

Everytime I walk in a quilt shop this books calls my name. Would love to win it. Kay B

Jennifer said...

I can't tell you how many times I have oogled this book -- would love to win it!

Connie said...

I would really enjoy this book, put me in for the drawing. There is so much you could do with this book!

Barb said...

I think Tangerine Tango could be a great pattern for a scrappy quilt! I'm ready to frolic :)

Anne D said...

Thanks for the chance to win. I love Me and My Sister Designs and I love using precuts.

Tracey said...

I would love to win this book. Tangerine Tango is calling my name! Thanks for the giveaway.
teekayb29@gmail.com

Michelle said...

Kim, Looks like you could have a lot of quilting fund with this book. By the way, I posted today and linked back to your tutorial. thanks again for the tutorial.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Four Patch Frolic looks like such a fun book Kim! Thanks for offering a give away!

Stina said...

Four patches... ahhh.. so much fun to work with.. and now in a book.. sounds fantastic..!! Thanks for the links.. :o) and thanks for having the giveaway..:o)

DonnaCME said...

What a fun-looking book! Thanks so much for the giveaway!!

Millie said...

Great ideas and all the quilts are so beautiful. The Four Frolic book sounds fantastic. I am a huge 9 patch and 4 patch girl!

Annette said...

So many cute ideas - so little time, but I will make time!
Annette DeFries
annette.defries@gmail.com

Karen said...

Thanks for the shout-out!! It's a brand new world out there. The book looks great. I love your professional layout :). You're amazing.

Cory said...

I would love to win this book. The quilts look fast and easy with stunning results. I make quilts for my church's Hugs ministry and give them to the local fire department for kids in crisis situations. This book would be great for our ministry. Thank you for this opportunity. Take care and God bless, Cory

Anonymous said...

Please enter me for the chance to win this book. Love Tangerine Tango. Thank you.

Darlis

Anonymous said...

I'd love to get this book. I have lots of fabric I could use! Thanks SusieC

VeeV said...

the tangerine tango reminds me of an orange float!!!

yummy!!

xo
eva

Diane said...

I love the quilts you showed on your blog, and I love the name of the book. Four Patch Frolic. Now that it's almost spring don't we all want to frolic! I picture baby fawns and baby rabbits running and jumping in a field. Sounds like maybe spring fever has hit me.