Block Ten with Kari Ramsay


First of all, can I just say. . .
Who in the world made this block come due on the 4th of July weekend?!?
It couldn’t have been me!  Oh wait!  It could.  Sometimes I do not like having no one to blame but myself.  Y’all are just lucky that’s all there is to it. 

I have had one family reunion 3 hours away, then a quilt show to wrap up, family in town, then another family reunion 2.5 hours away, and a 4th of July race in the morning.  We have been taking full advantage of “summer” here and have been loving almost every minute of it.  I have no idea how I remembered to get this posted for you. 

I am pretty sure Kari’s life is about as busy right now.  She is out of town this week.  Fortunately this bunch of designers for this quilt along have all been fabulous about getting their blocks to me.  Kari was no exception.  Who is Kari?  Well, let me tell you!

Kari Ramsay is another Utah pattern designer.  (I wanted to say, “Let me tell you!” again.  It is too late for me to be writing this.  Oh well!)  Kari’s patterns have really taken off recently.  I have been seeing her everywhere!  Kari’s company is Fresh Cut Quilts.  She has a fun blog, of course!  You can check it out at  She has been featured on Moda Bake Shop, has recently come out with a pattern book, and I know she has more big things in the works. 

Okay, so I either didn’t get Kari’s shout out to you or I misplaced it.  Either way, I’M SORRY!!!  We will have to get her to give you a shout out when she gets home.  Here is Kari’s bio from her blog:

I am the owner and designer of Fresh Cut Quilts Pattern Co. I am a Mom of 2 children who I adore, and have been happily married to my husband for 16 years. Before I became a quilt pattern designer, I worked in retail management and before that I was a floral designer for about 10 years. My specialty was wedding flowers. Design and sewing have been a part of my life ever since I can remember and now I get to follow my passion for design in my quilting!

Click HERE for instructions to Kari’s block.
Thanks Kari!

Here is the picture of the block that Kari made:

I can see the gears in your brain starting to turn. . . .  Another fun block, full of possibilities!

Oh, and Kari has kindly donated a Kate Spain 12 days of Christmas Jelly Roll to go along with my jelly roll!  This is probably a drawing you want to be in — as busy as I have been, I imagine that I’m not the only one.  Maybe not as many blocks will be made this time.  Maybe there will be a better chance to win.  Maybe not, but maybe so!


  1. Simone de Klerk
    July 5, 2010 at 7:54 am

    Love this block! Amazing how different they all are. Only two more to go!
    Are you going to give instructions for finishing it?

  2. Gene Black
    July 5, 2010 at 11:45 am

    Oh fun! I will be looking forward to getting home and making this one.

  3. Nancy
    July 5, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    How pretty. I love her fabric. Trying to place which collection it is.
    Thank you again and again for doing this. I am happy to say that I have been keeping up with it each time.

  4. Stef
    July 5, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    Beautiful block!

    It looks like there is a mistake in the instructions. Easy to fix though, because the corner blocks are reversed.

  5. Staci
    July 5, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    Are the instructions incorrect, or is the sample block incorrect?

    Interesting block, either way!

  6. Diane W
    Diane W
    July 5, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    Great block. Glad to see it was just not me reading the instructions wrong.

  7. call me crazy
    July 5, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    Love the block~ it looks like she just turned the 4 outer parts to have the pink inside, instead of in the outer corners. Lots of fun possibilities with this block! Thanks!

  8. Maggi
    July 5, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    Aren’t there supposed to be 4 Jelly roll strips + the background? Just making sure… thanks

  9. Busty LaRue
    July 5, 2010 at 10:36 pm

    Just added my pics to the flickr group! Had to tweak it a little, cuz I messed it up, but it turned out great. One of my favorite blocks so far!

  10. Jackie
    July 6, 2010 at 12:08 am

    If you follow the instructions to the letter on putting the 2 1/2 in sqs on the end of the longer pieces it will not come out right either – you have to rotate them to get the to come out like the pattern.

  11. jaycad
    July 13, 2010 at 10:03 am

    What a great block… I reckon this is my favourite so far, knocking out block one from that coveted place. I can’t wait to get started making it up. I’m now officially hooked on jelly rolls and am keeping my fingers crossed to win both this time!