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April 23, 2013


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Lovely photo with you and Vickie and will certainly look out for your book here in SA! Your block is great Cathy, and can imagine a whole quilt with this block will be gorgeous. Well done. I'm holding thumbs that I win Vickie's book.

Aunt Marti

Kathy, I love your basket block! Since we haven't seen the book yet, can you tell me the block size?


Looks like a great book. Thanks for the chance to win!

Jacqueline Dunn

I love the block you chose! Your post reassured me that the patterns would be user friendly for a simplistic sewer such as I! Hope I win - everyday when I see a new post on this book - I just know I want to make them all!

Kd Brown

This is such a great book. I can't wait to get my hands on it, so I'd love to win a copy. Love the cover quilt and your lovely basket block. The fabrics you chose, Kathy, are fantastic!

Linda Erickson

I'd love to have this book since the blocks look like great fun.


What a beautiful basket block...I would love to have this book and can't wait to see the other blogs so I can see the rest of the book....such a great giveaway.

Melody A

I liked your second block choice better! Looks like a great book!


I'd love to win this awesome book. Thanks for the chance! :)




How fun is that! I think this book looks awesome. Love big blocks! Thanks for sharing a copy.

Sherril McGann

What a great book! Would love to win a copy.

Diane S

I love the lantern lights block and can see why that was your first choice. Your block is fabulous. I love your fabric.


So hoping I can win a copy, but if not I am definitely adding this one to my library. I've been exploring doing this very thing lately!! Thanks for being a part of the blog hop and the giveaway!! Love your pic!!

Kathy Brown

Hi Everyone! Just an update to answer questions - - the block finished size is 16". The fabrics used are from my upcoming new collection for Red Rooster Fabrics called "Mia". You'll see this new collection hitting quilt shops in late August - early September!

María Cristina

Maravilloso el resultado del bloque canasta!
Me encantaría ver cuando lo tenga terminado.

Katheryn Becker

These blocks all look easy and fun to put together. I Would just love to win copy of this book and start making some of these beautiful large block quilts.

Katheryn Becker

YOur blocks looks lovely Kathy, and the quick table runner is so cute. Please enter me to win this great large block quilting book by Vickie.


Love the block! Would love to win the book! :D

Carol in E TN

I love baskets and would love to make this quilt! Thanks for the giveaway!


Looking forward to checking this book out in person!


Vicki is the greatest right? So happy about her book!

quiltmom anna

Vicki's book like a terrific one- the large blocks will make some gorgeous quilts that will go together quickly.
Thanks for participating in the blog hop and for the opportunity to win one of these fabulous books.
Regards from Alberta,


Cute basket block! I like the whole quilt too. Thanks for sharing and for the chance towin a copy of Vicki's book.


I love your quilt, It's fresh and colorful, and there is a lot of room to show off some quilting.


Cute block. I am enjoying the blocks that go together quickly lately.

Marilyn Lewis

I'd love to win this book. I love every block made so far on the blog hop. Thanks for sharing!

Florence Kensek

Your block is beautiful! I love your new fabrics and the table runner too! What a great way to introduce a new book and we get to find new to us blogs! Thank you and thank you Vickie!


The basket block looks so simple and effective!

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts

I love that basket block! How fun! It looks like you were having a good time at your book signing too. Thanks for the chance!

Nancy B from Many LA

I LOVE big block quilts - would love to win a copy!


You made a beautiful block!


Neat block and it looks like a fantastic quilt book! Thanks for sharing!


Would love to win this wonderful book. Thanks for the chance.


What a pretty block! Thank you for sharing it.

Nancy E

It sure looks like the book has some wonderful and fun blocks to make!


Your block is lovely! Thanks for this chance to win a great book!!

Mom C

Love, love, love fast big blocks. This is going to be fun. Thanks.


Thanks so much for the chance to win, it looks like a terrific book!


Your block is so cute! Thanks for the opportunity to win.


Your block looks great....and so does the book!

Vickie E

Thank you Kathy. I love your take on the basket block.


Oh Kathy, I luv your Take 5 book and I know I'm going to luv Vickie's Large Block book. Awesome, only 30 minutes to make the basket block...I can see this is a must have book! Thanks for the chance to win a copy. Happy stitching, Pauline


I love the basket quilt and the bigger blocks are fun.


Really loving this book..thank you for the chance to win!!!

Margaret  Schindler

I love your block that you chose. I would love to win this book


This looks a great book - I'd love to win a copy!


you make that basket block look easy. I would love to win this book. Thank you for the chance.

Lisa McGriff

I love big blocks so this book would be great for me! Thanks for the giveaway!

Karen @ Novice Quilter

The lantern block looks great! Thanks for the giveaway :o)

Lisa E

Any block that takes 30 minutes to make is a great block! I hope to see your finished quilt soon.


I love baskets. Would like to give it a try!

Jeanenne Nielsen

I love your block. I just made one similar to that. It is always fun to try new blocks. I would love to win the book. It has a lot of fun blocks in it, and I love large blocks.

Barb in MI

So glad you pointed out the ease of making the blocks... and the results are beautiful! Thanks!


Look at those smiles! I would love a chance to win a copy as well.

Delores Wagg

I like BOTH your blocks!! Would love to win a copy of the book so I, too, could do something quickly!

Joyce Mitchell

Great book - thanks for the chance to win.

Lauren aka Giddy99

Love love love big blocks! And the fact you whipped one up in 30 minutes?! AWESOME.

Sandy D

I like Big Block Quilts.Fast and they look great. I especially like the front cover block.

Lisa Marie

This looks like a great book, thanks for the chance to win! Your quilt is very cute!


Thanks for a chance to win this fantastic book.
I love the block and fabrics you chose.


Thanks for participating in the tour. This looks like a great book.


Thanks for a chance to win a fabulous book.


You must be super talented to make this block that fast! Would love this book barbara


I like the block you chose. I have visions already on what I would do with it. Thankyou!

Sandy N

I'd love to win this book. Thanks for the opportunity.


The basket block is super nice! love the look of this book! thanks!


I love large blocks! I'd love to win this book. Thanks.


I would love to win this book. thanks for the giveaway!!


Thanks for the wonderful giveaway. The more I learn about these quilts, the more I want to win an autographed copy of the book and make them!

Karrie Smith

Thanks for the chance to win! Latern Lights is a popular choice!

Kathie Fosnaugh

Always fun to read a "new to me" quilter's blog through these blog hops! And hopes to win a new book!


I love book blog tours! Thanks for participating! i'd love to win a copy of this book.

Christine Slaughter

I have avoided basket blocks because they look like they'd take way too long to do. But 30 minutes cutting to finished block?! Definitely going to have to try this one!!

Beth T.

Each block and quilt I see from this book has me more convinced that it's the quilt for me.


Your basket block looks lovely and your fabric is yummy as well! Amazing quilts in this book and I'd love to add this book to my library. Oh, I'm a new follower via BlogLovin, a great bonus of hops, finding new blogs!

Thank you for a super giveaway and a chance to win.



Thanks for the peek inside the book. I love the two blocks you made.
Great picture of the two of you.
Wishing Vickie all the luck in the world with her new book.


Lovely basket block, and lovely book!

Katie Cohagen

What a great giveaway! Thanks!

Barbara McDonald

Looking forward to reading and using the book!

Thanks for the giveaway!

Cindy L

The pictures/blocks shown so far lend themselves to the new fabrics that I really like. I know fun will be had by all.


Kathy-I agree simple is best that's why I adhere to the KISS principle and that's also why Big Blocks appeal to me. Thanks for the opportunity to win some great inspiration.

Debbie H

What a great block! Thanks for the chance to win!

Darlene Krystal

I love large blocks...the last samler block quilt I made had 9 27 inch blocks....a quick way to make a quilt for a gift....large blocks...way cool idea!!! thanks...


The large blocks are great. I really like the floral fabric in your block. The table runner in the previous post is just lovely.

Cheryl B

I thought the Hidden Baskets was my favorite pattern in this book, but after seeing your Lantern Lights, it might be my favorite!

Lillian VanderKuur

such sweet blocks...I love your table runner and the fabrics chosen for it. I can hardly wait to see how it is made! Thanks for the chance to win this wonderful book.

Tami Chaulk

I like the block you ended up with. I've always had a soft place in my heart for baskets. I would love to win a copy of Large-Block Quilts. Thanks for the chance to win!

Christa Dunn

Would love to win this! I am almost finished with my very first quilt and am so excited to learn more techniques and beautiful patterns to use! Thanks!


Oh what fun!!! What a great block! It is very encouraging to hear you comlpwted in only 30 minutes. Thanks for the chance to win this grear book!


What a lovely block! Your black fabric is so dramatic. Thanks for the great giveaway.


I would really like to win a copy of this book. Thank you for the chance to win.

carla bynum

Hi!!! Love the blocks you made!!! Very pretty!!! I would love this book!!!! Thanks for the fun!!!!

Jeanne Jones

I love all the blocks I've seen. Hoping to win!


A beauty of a book. Thanks for the chance.

Nancy M.

I like the block you made. And I like that it was quick and easy to make. Thanks for the chance to win one of the books.

Debbie in WA

Really like these big blocks!
Thanks for the book chance.

Vicki H

I would have never guessed the block was done in 30 min. You did a great job. Thanks for the chance to win the book.

Beth Finn

what a great looking quilt book... I would just love to add it to my little collection of go to quilt books... thank you for the chance to win....

Lori B

I can't wait to have that book in my collection - such fun looking quilts! Thanks

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