Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Introducing Easier Than Pie & Beyond PLUS a giveaway!

I am so excited to introduce you to my five  Easier Than Pie & Beyond booklets each of which includes seven designs for English paper piecing. I developed my methods that combine English paper piecing, foundation piecing and made fabric in the late 1990s and have used them to make quilts that look complex but in fact are very easy to make! The rosettes can be combined in a variety of ways to create truly beautiful and unique quilts. If you can sew a simple whip stitch or a ladder stitch you can make these fabulous designs quickly and easily! I've assembled some of my designs into five booklets each of which includes 7 designs! The booklets are available in my Craftsy Store.







You may have noticed that I've used the same fabric for the centre hexagon in each rosette. I did that because I wanted to ensure that the blocks had a cohesive look and feel. The rosettes were made from all my leftover scraps and I didn't give much thought to how these rosettes would look when they were put together to make a quilt top but I knew that if I repeated the fabric in the middle of each rosette that they would look like they belonged together. I will share what I did with all these rosettes and how I did it in the days to come.

And now for the giveaway! Five lucky winners will each receive a pdf  copy of the Easier Than Pie & Beyond booklet of their choice! To enter simply leave a comment telling me which booklet(s) you would chose! That's it! It order to win I need to be able to contact you so if you are a no-reply blogger your name won't go in the draw. You'll know you are a no reply blogger because you will not receive an email from me confirming that you have been entered in the draw. To get around this leave a comment and send me a private email with your address (be sure to include your blogger name so I know who you are) and I’ll enter you in the draw. That way your personal information is kept private but you’ll still have a chance to win! The deadline to enter is Sunday, February 7 at 09:00 EST (9:00 a.m EST). Good luck and I hope you've enjoyed seeing my designs! If you just can't wait and want your own copies of the the patterns now they are available now in my Craftsty Store.
*** NOTE: THE GIVEAWAY HAS NOW ENDED. THE WINNERS
WERE ANNOUNCDED IN THIS POST ***

Karen H

89 comments:

  1. What a great give away. Love the things you do with the hexagons. But I think I'm a no reply blogger, pitty! Just in case I'm wrong, I think I go for book 1.

    Happy Give Away!!!

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    1. Annelein, you can always send me a private email with your email address and I can add you to the draw!

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  2. Congratulations in getting your booklets up and running for sale. I think number 4 is my favorite. You have so many lovely selections of rosettes. I hope they are a hit on Craftsy. Well done, Karen!

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  3. Such a hard choice. Grats on getting your booklets up for sale. I had to go to hubbie and he liked #3.

    syvisser@gmail(dot)com

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  4. These look great, Karen! I really like that four patch block, so I will go with #4 too. You've been busy!

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  5. Difficult to choose, but all are beautiful. No 3 for me

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    1. Hi Ellen - you are a no reply blogger so I can't enter you unless you send me a private email with you email address! My email address is at the top of the side bar.

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  6. I choose number 3. What a creative mind you have to come up with all these crazy design options.

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  7. Book 3! Oh, my gosh! They are all wonderful.

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  8. All are just awesome!!! Think book 4 is my favorite right now:)

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  9. Love all the hexagons. Hard to choose but I think #4.

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  10. Thank you for entering me in your draw! I am new to this so will go with Book 1...if I am lucky enough to win! Thanks for the chance!
    Paulette
    http://sweetp-paulette.blogspot.ca/

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  11. I would pick #1or #5. Thank you for the chance.

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  12. Wonderful little hexagon-rosettes.
    I would take No. 5
    Greetings, Manuela

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    1. Hi Eleanor - sorry but you are a no reply blogger so I can't enter you unless you send me a private email with you email address! My email address is at the top of the side bar.

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  14. Thrilled to see you've chosen to sell your patterns and am sure they will be popular! You've shared your skills and given us all hints, so I hope youll have some recompense as well as gratitude now - a few more pennies for more fabric is always welcome :)
    Id choose number 4 myself if I could.

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  15. What lovely collections of designs. I love them all and would be very happy to win any one of them in your draw.

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  16. Beautiful hexies. Since I am a newbie to hesagons I will say number 1 but they are all beautiful

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    1. Hi Sandy - So sorry but you are a no reply blogger so I can't enter you in the draw unless you send me a private email with you email address! My email address is at the top of the side bar.

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  17. Oh thank you so much Karen for this giveaway !
    Difficult to choose they are all beautiful.... book 4 !
    Hugs !

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  18. Thanks for the beautiful give-away! Unsure if I am a "no reply" will also send you my email just incase. I love them all. I like 1, 3 and 5 the best!! LOL...I would love to have any of your booklets.

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  19. This looks so complicated, but wowsers, what a quilt when you're done! I love book #3. Would love a chance to try these out.:) Thanks for a fun giveaway!

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  20. Nice blocks you use for the booklets. Hope many people like them. It is heavy to make a choise, they are all special. So, if I win one, you give me one. Succes with your work and to take winners. Groetjes, Dientje

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  21. Wow a wonderful set of booklets, thank you Karen for sharing your great techniques with us all. I am finding it hard to choose a favourite booklet. I would be very happy to own any one of them. Thank you for your generosity

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  22. I think #5 is my favorite. Congrats on getting the new booklets out for sale...

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  23. They all look wonderful Karen but I think I would like to start with number 1. Thanks for the chance to win.

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    1. Hi Sharon - So sorry but you are a no reply blogger so I can't enter you in the draw unless you send me a private email with you email address! My email address is at the top of the side bar.

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    2. Hi Karen, I would love to win a copy of your first publication.

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  24. Number 3! Thanks for the opportunity! They are all great!

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  25. I'd probably start with number one. I love them all though! Great patterns!

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  26. I like 3 or 4. Not sure if no reply. My email is nl@ridder.ca. Thanks

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  27. They're all spectacular, Karen. What a fabulous quilt they'll make. I want one of each booklet, but for the giveaway I pick #5. Thanks for the chance!

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  28. What a beautiful bunch of Hercules. #5 is my favorite.

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  29. Congrats Karen! I have some pieces I made from a tutorial you did a while ago and would love to add to them. 5 is my favorite!

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  30. difficult to choose Karen..these booklets are fantastic
    maybe 4....THANKs to you !

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  31. They all look amazing, love that you used the same fabric for the centre.
    I think #4 is my favorite.

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  32. What a fun giveaway. How to choose.... so many lovelies. Guess I'd pick booklet 5.

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  33. I really like 2 and 4 but I think booklet 5 because of that center star...wow!! Look forward to seeing how you set these together :)

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  34. Li trovo tutti meravigliosi, ma nel libretto 5 li trovo più particolari forse per l'effetto dei tessuti ma soprattutto c'è la stella che amo tanto. Grazie per questa opportunità Karen.
    Silvana Italia elosarig59@gmail.com

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  35. Thank you for your exciting giveaway, I would choose book 2.

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    1. Hello Ruth - So sorry but you are a no reply blogger so I can't enter you in the draw unless you send me a private email with you email address! My email address is at the top of the side bar.

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  36. I would choose booklet 4. I like the movement in the blocks.

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  37. I would choose booklet 4. I like the movement in the blocks.

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  38. Great giveaway.
    I like # 5,but they are all fantastic!!!!

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  39. Book #3. You have a lot of Ladies who love the EPP like we do. Great that you have your booklet's completed. Good for you! Busy Lady. Nanette

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  40. Book #3, I love EPP and have just started my 5th Epp quilt, lovely booklets!

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    1. Hello Nicolette - So sorry but you are a no reply blogger so I can't enter you in the draw unless you send me a private email with you email address! My email address is at the top of the side bar.

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  41. Karen I would be honoured to win any of your fantastic booklets. Good luck to everyone.
    Bunny

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  42. How exciting! Book 5 has combinations I have not yet tried. Thankyou Karen.

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  43. I think I would start with Book 1 since the hexies don't look Easier Than Pie--lol!

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  44. Karen ~ A Dear Friend just recently sent me a link to your blog.
    I have always loved EPP...but this is just over the top wonderful goodness and I just knew that I had to subscribe to get every blog post. I would love to win book # 3 as I adore stars. Thank you so much for this giveaway : )

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  45. Great idea publishing you tips and tidbits as you've have kindly shared all the while through your blogging. If I was chosen a winner of this giveaway, I think Booklet #3 would be very helpful with my EPP.

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  46. Karen, you are so generous! Great sets girl.Doing Happy Dance for you. I'd love to give the set # 4 a try.
    Carlithequilter@gmail.com

    Thanks so much. Love this giveaway.

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  47. Wow! Each booklet is just gorgeous Karen. Hmmm... which to choose? If I were to win, I think I would pick #4. Congrats on publishing all your lovely patterns.

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  48. Thanks for the fantastic giveaway. Each book looks fantastic. I would choose book 4, but would love to win book 5.

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  49. OMG Linda How is one going to pick a number from all of the fantastic patterns.If i am lucky enough to be a winner.Send to me the one that is left over.Any of these will be a winner.

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  50. OMG Linda How is one going to pick a number from all of the fantastic patterns.If i am lucky enough to be a winner.Send to me the one that is left over.Any of these will be a winner.

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  51. Beautiful Hexie designs Karen. If i'm lucky I would love Book 2 please. :-)

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  52. I want all of them! If I'm a lucky winner I'll pick book 4. Thanks for the chance! rchihuahua2@sbcglobal.net

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  53. Karen- I love them all! But 3, 4 or 5 look like intriguing designs. Thanks so much for teaching us your techniques. K- lkw2x6-apq@yahoo.com

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  54. I'd have to say I'm drawn back to book 5 ...love the "semifor"( ? Spelling) look of a couple. You know, that flag communication thing taught way back in Brownies for no real purpose. Hahaha.
    I'm also in love with the Mariners Star look of a couple of your other beauties in that book. Your work is truly wonderful.

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  55. How marvelous are these! Thanks for the opportunity of the give away. I love #4.

    hofstettercarol@gmail.com

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  56. This is exciting!! They are all intriguing but my first pick would be #3. Heading over to your Craftsy Shop to take a closer look!!

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  57. Karen you're hexagons are always so amazing, congratulations on the publication of these 5 booklets. I'm still sewing your Value Proposition Quilt which has taught me a lot about values, Such a hard choice I would be thrilled to win any of the booklets but if I had to choose any it would be #5. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  58. Thank you Karen for the giveaway and congratulations on the publication of your books. Wonderful designs on all of them, so hard to pick a favorite. I would say number two would be my choice, since I would hope to be able to make them.
    Greetings,
    Sylvia

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  59. They all look lovely. Thanks for the chance. I think I'd pick number

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  60. Seriously! How do you choose? But I think Book 5 is my fave, since it has a diamond AND a star AND that mariner's compass-looking one, that's so amazing and so beyond my skills. What a delightful array of patterns you've made!

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  61. If I have to make a choice, I'd pick book 4....or 5. They all look amazing.

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  62. Love them all but if I must pick book 3 with the stars would be my favorite.

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  63. Hi Karen !
    Thank you for the chance to win one of those lovely boolets, I like them all, but 4 or five are my favorites.
    Regards.
    Marina

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  64. Oh these are brilliant. I think book 2 is my favourite. That all look awesome.

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  65. They are all amazing but I think my favourite by a nose is #2.Thanks so much for the giveaway:)

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  66. I love all your rosettes but especially those in booklet 3. I really like the way they form different crosses.

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    1. Thanks Anne! Would love to enter you in the draw but you are a no reply blogger. You can send me an email with your email address and I will enter you. You will find my email address at the top of the side bar on the right.

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  67. 1, no 3, no, aaack!!! How to possibly choose just one? They are all lovely but I guess I'd choose booklet 1. Then I'd have no more excuses for putting off starting a hexagon project!

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  68. What to do, what to choose...... If you pick my number, book five please. They are so unique.

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  69. I'd be happy with any of the 5. They all look like fun to me.

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  70. These look amazing, I am not sure where you are timeless in relation to England so I may be too late. If I was lucky enough I would love numbers 1 or 3. Thank you for an amazing giveaway. x

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  71. I love all 5 of your booklets, but after looking at them numerous times I've decided #5 speaks to me most. :) I enjoy all the different options using hexies,I wish I could just set aside everything else and spend a year playing with them.

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  72. Belli, belli, bellissimi, ma soprattutto trovare i tessuti adatti.....ogni volta che vedo i tuoi esagoni mi prende il solletico nelle mani....spero di vincere uno dei libretti. Ma se non dovesse essere li acquisterò. Grazie ancora Karen
    Silvana saluti dall'Italia
    elosarig59@hotmail.com

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  73. Belli, belli, bellissimi.Ma ancora più belli i tessuti utilizzati. Difficile qui da me trovarli ma ogni tanto ne trovo nei siti internet. Grazie ancora Karen
    Silvana un saluto dall'Italia
    elosarig59@hotmail.com

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  74. I just love these. I think 5 is my favorite only because I had to pick one. I can see a bunch of these in my future.

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  75. I would love to win book 4. They really look difficult but it would be an amazing quilt
    gandn74@ymail.com

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  76. Wonderful giveaway, thank you Karen. Winning any of them would be great - they all look inspirational!

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  77. What a great giveaway! I so enjoy all the possibilities of hexagons - There are great patterns in each set - but I will pick #5.

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