Wednesday, June 3, 2009

New Books & Patterns from Anka's Treasures

Heather Peterson of Anka's Treasures had one of our favorite booths at Spring Market, hands down. Why? Because of all the amazing, fresh and colorful quilts that lined her booth - all the ones that came from these new books and patterns! See what I mean?? She's pretty beautiful and model-like herself...look at her strike a pose ;) (This photo is Heather's btw -- Heather and our Debbie!)

Simply Sixties, Sizzlin' Sixties, and Stop, Drop, and Roll are just sheer awesomeness. Here are some teaser intros to each one. And, we're giving away 2 copies of her Sizzlin' Sixties book! Just comment on this post to win.

Stop, Drop, and Roll
A collection of 9 Jelly Roll and Fat Quarter Friendly Projects. - Has life gotten too busy? Well, STOP worrying, DROP what your are doing, grab a Jelly ROLL and get busy sewing! You'll soon get caught up in all the fun and have a project completed in no time. Jelly Rolls are my favorite precut and I love how they save you cutting time so you can get to the fun part (sewing) quicker! It also takes the guesswork out of the color coordination, so that's one less thing to worry about. Don't have a Jelly Roll? Fat Quarter and size options are also included in each pattern.

Sizzlin' Sixties
I was working in my studio one day, experimenting with a new 60-degree ruler that I had recently purchased. I starting cutting and sewing and was soon caught up in all the different possibilities for the 60-degree angle. The more I played, the more design possibilities I saw! I found that I could make many different block options and those blocks could then be laid into many different setting. Those ideas grew into the theme for this book. Nine different quilts are featured, but feel free to substitute different blocks into different layouts for you own unique design. Step-by-step instruction, along with many helpful hints make these 60-degree angles much easier than they look. Try it - you won't be able to make just one! Jelly Roll and Fat Quarter Friendly.

Simply Sixties
It uses the same angle, ruler and concept as the Sizzlin’ Sixties book, but it’s designed with large scale prints in mind. The pieces are quite large, so it really shows off the fabric. The larger pieces also make it easier to assemble, so it’s great for the advanced beginners that wants to try out the 60-degree angle, but feel that they aren’t quite ready for the smaller pieces in Sizzlin’ Sixties.

Heather Mulder Peterson
Trends and Traditions
Anka's Treasures

141 comments:

Jennifer said...

Very cool...can't wait to get my hands on the stop, drop and roll!

Spencer Family said...

I love the bright and fun fabrics she chooses.

Debbie said...

Love the bright colors...just what I love about Heather's designs. I'm a big fan of strip quilts because they are usually quick to put together. The Simply Sixties with the larger print fabrics have really caught my eye. I've checked out Heather's blog before to see her adorable house. She and her husband did a lot work...it's completely adorable! Debbie

Beth said...

Her quilts look gorgeous!

Becky said...

Love Heather's designs and fabric lines. Thanks for the give-away!

Kathy said...

Beautiful, simply beautiful!
Thanks for the giveaway!

Jen said...

These are wonderful patterns and I'd love to try them out!

Nancy said...

The quilts look like so much fun!! I would love to try these projects.

Thanks for the opportunity to win!!

Pat said...

Just love it!!!

Thim3 said...

Oh wow..I am a big fan of Anka's Treasures patterns. I love the new books. The Sizzlin Sixtys book looks like a lot of fun. Keep them wonderful patterns coming.

PunkiePie said...

Excellent! Count me in!

alice232 said...

I would love to win Stop, Drop, and Roll. I can see why Heather's booth was one of your favorites. Its beautiful!

Stitched With Prayer said...

Very bright and beautiful patterns. I love anything bright and especially patterns that are pre-cut friendly. I also enjoyed the picture of Heather and Debbie in her booth. I have talked with Debbie on the phone a few times asking advice and info about fabrics and it is really fun to put a face to the voice!!!

Dawn said...

Awesome!! I love her patterns! Fun fabrics too!

Michelle said...

Sizzlin' Sixties definitely caught my eye on Heather's blog so I'd love to win it here!

One Very Frazzled Chick! said...

Oh WOW! I've never tried a 60 degree angle - but it sure looks super fun from her pictures! I can't wait to see the book.

fuzzysheepcrafts(at@)gmail(.dot.)com

ferne said...

oh, yummy I love Heathers quilt projects!

Nancy said...

Really nice designs - cool ideas!

Stephanie said...

I would love to get stop drop and roll...I have a jelly roll wanting to be used!

Emily said...

She's been one of my favorite quilt designers and I love the colors she uses. I would love to try one of her new patterns!

Vangie said...

I would love to try some of the patterns in the Sizzlin' Sixties book. What a great giveaway!

Amy said...

Awesome giveaway! Thank you so much! Love all the pics, the colors are wonderful and fun!
Amy

Jennifer said...

Yes - that is such a cheerful booth. Thanks for the chance to win!

Ann said...

Love Heather's fresh, colorful quilts and would love to win her book.

Kim Robin Hicks said...

These are so beautiful!

tami_f said...

PICK ME PICK ME....I NEED another project....well....maybe I don't NEED another project...but I sure WANT one....LOL

Tami

kathy said...

Anka's Treasures patterns and fabric just make you smile. I would grin the whole time I am making something from her.

jaybird said...

i love heather's book... and 60s... so this is a must have for me!

Deb said...

I counted 13 jelly rolls that I have in my stash waiting for inspiration to hit. I'd love to win a book to get me started making something from them! Thanks for the chance.

Wendy said...

I love Heathers books and quilts and fabric collections.

Nicole said...

These look so fun! You need to get more Livin' Large books too! I waited to long to buy that one and then you were sold out! :(

Cynthia said...

You're right, the colors are amazing!

Lori said...

The books look awesome--the same with the booth!! Love all the colors!!

RustyBird said...

What a fabulous looking booth. The quilt books look great too.

rachel griffith said...

i've been wanting her new books.
maybe, just maybe i'll win one!!!

{thanks.}

Marg said...

When I saw the pictures posted from market, Heather's booth was one of my favorites. I love ric-rac - a throw back of my childhood - so I was very drawn to the one on the back wall with the red zigzags down both sides. Too cute! I'll get out my 60 degree ruler, just in case. :)

lisa said...

I cna see why you loved that booth at the market, the colors are so lively and the booth is set up in such a warm, welcoming way, without too much fuss! Those books like delightful too!!

julia said...

I've been eyeing Heather's books since I 'discovered' her awesome designs (for me) last year {btw, her pattern writing skills are great, too!}
I'd be over the moon if I won her book ~ I fell in love with the 'Opposites Attract' quilt...;O)....
Cheers, Julia
..and of course thank you for the generous opportunity to win this gorgeous book!

miss~nance said...

These books are just what I need to get some of these JR & FQ's truned into quilts.

The quilts are bright & gorgeous.

Gail
gcom31@msn.com

Judith said...

They look really great.

Christine said...

Always love Heathers patterns and fabrics. The new books look great. Thanks for the chance to win.

NanainCA said...

Oh may gosh I just love Stop, Drop and Roll, I have to that, Its so alive! Oh, to use Heather Bailey Fabric just makes it talk to you! Heather's Design are always wonderful,fresh and fun. Thank you Heather for more of your designs.

jlk said...

I love her designs!

Aimee said...

Cute booth. The book looks great - I wouldn't have the nerve to try 60 degree cuts without instruction!

Deb said...

great quilts. Love the bright colors and the designs of the quilts. Thanks for all the wonderful pics.
deb

Cindy said...

LOve her designs and hope to win!

anne said...

Wow The books look great. I love precut patterns. I read Heathers blog and love her quilts.

Amy said...

I want them all! And it would be so fun to win one! Thanks for giving us the opportunity.

debbymom said...

Stop, Drop and Roll ... that brings back grade school memories. The bring colors caught my eye when you posted the picture originally and I bookmarked Anka's Treasures! Can't wait to finish my project so I can buy more fabric.

chookie said...

wow, that booth does look inviting. The zigzag is a standout. thanks for showing us so many treasures every week,

lexisamgram said...

Fantastic! My first thought was "stop, drop and SEW" when I saw Heather's designs. Her patterns are very intriguing not to mention her wonderful color choices. Sign me up; I am can hardly wait to get started.

Mary

Love 2 Quilt said...

Stop, drop & roll sounds like just the book I've been looking for

Chelsea M said...

Love her patterns and fabric lines!

judyandmartyn said...

What a fun book - I sure will be looking forward "to winning it". Thank you so much for the opportunity. Judy C in NC

aztel2000 said...

I had no idea these books were out there! I have been working on a couple of projects using my 60 degree ruler and they are so much fun--I definately need both of Heather's new books. Being from MN, I have attended her trunk shows and it is always a lot of fun. Her designs are stunning and they are easy to put together--love her!

mjl7266 said...

Love her books and have been thinking about buying the newest. Hope I win!

MRod said...

Love, love, love her books. Hope I win :)

Gretchen said...

I love Heather's books. The Sizzlin' Sixties book looks like it's chock full of fun different projects. Thanks for the giveaway!

Abby said...

I love Heather's book and am dying to try some of her new patterns.

Stina said...

They are so so lovely...have looked for them in Sweden..but not out here yet.. Lovely patterns and quilts!!! :o))

tarryn said...

Enjoyed looking at the bright patterns esp those with ric-rak.. havent used that in years.. cant wait for the book so i can use my bright fabric stash to make up the patterns....

Dionysia fPalmer

pigbook1 said...

I love the bright colors!

lil said...

I already have some of her books, so I really would be pleased to win this one

saucy1 said...

What a creative mind Heather has! I love the bright colors and new ideas! I'd so enjoy a new book!

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Terrific colors. So vivid and bright!
Would love to win a copy ... crossing my fingers.


Sharon Rotem
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sharon_rotem/

Mary Nurmi said...

It's a dreary morning here in California. These fabrics brighten it up. Love her quilts.

Taylor Lundquist said...

WOW! Inspiring, motivating, her beautiful and happy colors make me smile...I would love to make one!

Stasia said...

Love those triangles! Very pretty.

Lynn said...

Her booth looks adorable; so fresh. I love the bright color combinations.

Christy said...

Ha, I bought Simply Sixties this past weekend, but I'd love to get Sizzlin' Sixties! I really like her bright colors and patterns.

Rachel said...

so colorful and lovely. Thanks for the giveaway.

Melanie said...

Awesome! Love Heather's stuff (and her beautiful home she's redone!)-Melanie (rphmel30@yahoo.com)

SarahB said...

I really want to try the Sizzlin' Sixties pattern!

Katrin said...

Great quilts!!

Sarah said...

I can't wait until I can get my hands on some more of her books and patterns!

sandyb said...

Its been so interesting and inspiring to see participants and their booths at Market...I love Heather's designs and fabric selections...look forward to using her books...thanks!

Jo Anne said...

I only have one of Heather's books so far, but really like her designs. Thanks for a chance to win her book.

Messie's best said...

These are gorgeous patterns. i love how the colors all catch the eye.

MaddyMazeStudio said...

Count me in. What gret new patterns and love those pics!

Thanks...Angie

meg99 said...

Your patters always look easy to make. Your tutorials are also wonderful.
I'd love to make "Stop Drop, and Roll" as a quilt and as a tablerunner using upper(or lower)block.
Thanks for the giveaway.

Charity said...

I am loving stop drop and roll!!

sranft said...

These new books are really cool. I thoroughly enjoyed reading Heather's blog "Trends and Traditions" also!!!

Nicole said...

Aren't Heather's books the greatest? I have made so many of her patterns and never tire of them.

scrappinmomm said...

I love all the bright colors and all of her beautiful quilts. It's all going on my must have list.

critterreader said...

Wow, what a neat booth & book! It's very appropriate for people, like me, who love to quilt and have an itty bitty amount of time to do it in. I went to her website and she has some wonderful patterns.

Gwendie said...

I love the cover of Sizzlin' Sixties. All the bright fabrics are so cheerful!

Chris@Cats On My Quilts said...

I love Heather's fabric and patterns. I saw her post about The Sizzlin' Sixties book and it looks so refreshing.

natderueil said...

gorgeous, as always!!

Nat, from sunny France

Jodie said...

such a fun looking booth and awesome bright fabric

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

How can one amazing women come up with three books of awesome patterns at one time? I sure would love to own Sizzlin' Sixties!

Abbybeth said...

wow the new quilts are awesome! this is such a great giveaway :)

Sara Richins said...

What fun quilts! I'm just starting out and it would be great to have some ideas! Awesome giveaway.

gracefuldesignscards.com said...

The pattern on the front of the sizzlin' sixties book is very unique--I'd love try it!

Laine said...

What a great giveaway. I would love to try making one of these great quilts. Thanks.

lsandes@comcast.net

Sarah said...

I've never sewn anything with a Jelly Roll before, but I would love to! That book looks like the perfect thing to get me started.

Leona said...

I look forward to receiving your posts! Simply Sixties, Sizzlin' Sixties, and Stop, Drop, and Roll all look like such cool ways to slash through my stash of beautiful and fun fabrics that I have been purchasing from The Fat Quarter Shop!
Thank you for continuing to offer more creative and cheerful ways to sew for my friends and family!

Sheila said...

I have been following Heather/Anka's Treasures for years and I'm really excited for all her success. These latest two books will be among my favorites I believe.

Cynthia said...

I love anything, everything Heather creates....she's an awesome designer! Thanks!

Becky S. said...

I love Heather's patterns! Please enter my name in your drawing.
Thanks

Sandy said...

Love Heather's quilt patterns. Looking forward to owning her newest book. All her quilts are bright and cheery.

Anne said...

Thank you for such a wonderful giveaway!

Karen said...

Anka's booth is really beautiful. What gorgeous colors.

Heidi said...

What great patterns. Would love to try one.

~D Spack~ said...

Heather really is lovely, I've been a faithful 'reader' of hers for a long time. Her quilts ARE amazing. I have one of her older books, would love the win this! Thank You for having a neat giveaway.

Nikki said...

Wow what great colours!! Stop, drop and roll makes me stop, drop and DROOL!

Thanks for the giveaway chance :)

Sarah said...

Oh, these are so much fun!

Tiddledeewinks said...

I love these colors used in the quilts!

MonicaP said...

I love the bright colors and designs Anka's Treasures brings. The quilts are happy and look fun to make. Thanks for the opportunity.

robquilts said...

Just finishing up the Opposites attrached from Sizzlin Sixties and midway through the Whirlygig from the same book (probably going to be a class at my local shop)...love the patterns, love the book!! you can see my version at my blog. thequiltednest.blogspot.com

folksmith said...

Sizzlin' Sixties can't wait to look at this book. great patterns...the 60s - the good ole days!

Quilt Hollow said...

I've got jelly rolls and haven't touched them! Need inspiration and these look like it!

mascanlon said...

Just what I need to getting my sewing mojo flowing again. Its been a busy spring and not much time for me that some new projects are just what I need!

Quilting Diva said...

These new booklets are very yummy! I just love the quilt projects in Anka's books. They are beautifully done, and easy enough for anyone to do. She has a great eye for fabric combining!

Wish I was at Spring Market, too!

Jennie in GA said...

Great color selections and patterns!!

Sharla said...

These quilts are so beautiful - I love the colors and fun designs!

Leslie said...

these books look amazing...thank for doing the giveaway....i can not get over how beautiful those quilts are

Amy said...

Heather has great designs and colorful, fun fabrics.

Mary said...

Two more great books from Heather. I can't wait to use some of the jelly rolls I've collected. And, love her booth!

Mary Burn said...

I loved the 60's and certainly will love the Simply Sixties book. Her colors are beautiful and I can't wait to use a jelly roll (my favorite) on one of the patterns.

Thanks for the giveaway.

Mary

GranChris said...

This looks like such fun. I like all the bright cheery looks.

annellecate said...

I cannot wait to get started on these wonderful new quilts.

Michelle said...

I love Heather's designs and fabric lines...so bright and cheerful!

vanos said...

Both of her books look wonderful. I'm always intrigued by people that can just start cutting fabric and create such beautiful things. Maybe some day. But, in the mean time winning that book would be wonderful

Islandgirl said...

Have several projects planned using Heather's earlier patterns - can't wait to see these newest ones!

Tracy said...

Oh those colors and patterns are lovely! So summery and fun.

momid5 said...

Waaayy cool! both of the "Sixties" books look facinating...sparking lots of ideas to use happy fabrics. Thanks!

angela said...

I have admired many of her books and patterns. I would love to win!

Carolyn in Kentucky said...

The patterns for the quilts are amazing. I would love to win.

Lissa Jane said...

I've not seen these books here in Australia, so having the chance to win one is fabulous!
I love the fabrics as well!!!

rattie4fun said...

Wow! I saw one of the Sizzling Sixty's quilt using the Neptune fabric and it's a "Gotta Have It" quilt. The shapes used for the quilt look like so much fun to learn!! I love the Mod look of her quilts.

So my fingers are crossed!! Thanks for the give-a-way.

Linda

carolann said...

I am a huge Heather fan and would love to win the new book!

Bronwyn said...

All the patterns look very 'do-able' - and lots of fun!!

Helz said...

Stop, Drop & Roll sounds like just the ticket to get me pulled up long enough to Create... sounds like Bliss!

linda said...

Love the designs from Heather, they are so nice to make!
Love the bright colors in the booth!
Thank you for the giveaway!

Donna said...

These are great patterns and wonderful colors. They will make great gifts. Thanks for all you do by bringing us wonderful new projects.

QuiltKorner said...

The quilts are so pretty. I love the bright colors. I especially would like to get the Stop, Drop & Roll book as I have several jelly rolls to use up. Koye

Betty said...

I love Heather's books. They have great instructions and very little waste in the cutting directions. Betty

Sue said...

What fun. Looks like a fun group of patterns to make

Michele said...

Lovely patterns and great fabrics-- would be difficult to decide what to make first.

julie_ said...

Love her quilts!

Peggy said...

Always love Heather's designs. Thanks for the opportunity to win her new book.