Thursday, September 24, 2020

All 'Round the Seasons Club

A Mini Table Treat for Every Season

Quilter's who have taken a Mini Table Treat workshop with me love how fast & fun they are to make. No one can make just one! I've put together a six-pack of colorful treats for any season of the year, from Valentine's Day to 4th of July, plus table toppers for Fall, Christmas and Spring. Or, whip up Maker, the Mini Table Treat that celebrates the creative soul in all of us.

Join me for a year long program of Mini Table Treats (MTT), one every other month for a year, beginning in our KT November Special. The booklet, All 'Round the Seasons, plus the Sweet Holly kit are only $35 + Free Shipping (retail value w/shipping of over $50).

For the remaining (5) months, each kit is only $24+ $5 shipping. Shipments will be in January, March, May, July & September.


These unique table toppers are so easy to make. Cut the (2) circles, layer with batting and backing, quilt, add fusible appliques, topstitch & bind. In about 3 hours + hand binding you'll have a delightful seasonal table topper to welcome each season. I'll announce my Facebook Live tutorial for Sweet Holly on November 1st along with the official blog post for the KT November Special. Mark your calendar!

Sweet and easy fusible appliques of a candy cane, ribbon and holly leaves adorn a 17" round table topper that requires no piecing. The Sweet Holly kit includes all fabrics for quilt top, back & binding plus fabric for appliques & buttons. All you need is an 18" square of lightweight batting. 

In January, you'll receive the second MTT in the series, String of Hearts. It's perfect for Valentine's Day or a gift for that special sweetheart. The String of Hearts kit includes all fabrics for quilt top, back & binding plus fabric for appliques & buttons.


For March, we'll stitch up some sunny flowers with First Signs of Spring. Kit includes fabric for quilt top, back & binding plus fabric for appliques and our KT Mini Melon Template.


May is time the perfect time to prepare for summer celebrations and all things red, white and blue. My 4th of July Mini Table Treat will set the mood for your patriotic parties. Kit includes fabric for quilt top, back & binding plus fabric for appliques and buttons.


In July, let's make something just for ourselves. Maker salutes the creative spirit in each of us with tools of our passion, quilting. Kit includes fabric for quilt top, back & binding plus fabric for appliques, measuring tape ribbon and buttons.

The final Mini Table Treat in September will pay homage to my favorite time of year with Fall Harvest. KT's rich autumn hues will enhance any fall decor.Kit includes fabric for quilt top, back & binding plus fabric for appliques.
So here's the breakdown:
KT November Special - All 'Round the Seasons booklet + Sweet Holly Kit - $35 + Free Shipping.

Months #2 thru #6 = $24+$5 shipping.
Call Robert at the KT Quilt Shop to preorder your KT November Special and sign up for the continuing Mini Table Treat series today! 785-488-2120









Tuesday, September 15, 2020

20 Years of KTQ - Block #17

 Block #17 - Churn Dash Star

I can't believe we're already on Block #17! Only a few more weeks to go and we'll be making the pieced border and putting our quilt together.

Today's block combines two of my favorites - a churn dash and a star. (More on that later.) Both are simple to piece with traditional half square triangles (HST) and star points made with connecting corners (CC). Your reference sheet has step-by-step tips for both units.

 The Churn Dash

First, we'll piece (3) churn dash blocks - (2) for the Churn Dash Star blocks and (1) for a filler block. For perfect HST, cut the squares oversized and trim to the exact measurement. I made mine red, green and black. I set the black churn dash aside for my filler block.

The Star Points

Next, we'll use the connecting corner (CC) method to create the star point units. If you have ever cut off the star points or blunted the point of the intersection when piecing your block into the quilt, #3 is the most important step. If the 90degree corners line up, you're good to go. (From CC Info Sheet)

Piece the blocks as shown in the instructions with a churn dash block for the center. Make (2) Churn Dash Star blocks.

Assemble the Section

We pieced the checkerboard filler a few weeks ago, so we have all the ingredients to make the Churn Dash Star section. Add the tan background strips, as indicated in the pattern, and sew it all together. You're one step closer to a finished quilt!


Star Cluster Giveaway

As I was designing this block, I tried it in a couple of sizes for the BOM quilt. I really liked the idea of multiple sizes of churn dash and star blocks, so I made a quilt called Star Cluster with a Through the Year fat 1/8 bundle. In the instructions, we piece the larger blocks first to practice/perfect our HST and CC, then move on to more challenging 4 1/2" and 2 1/2" stars and churn dash blocks. I love it!

And I hope you do, too. Want a chance to win the PDF downloadable pattern of Star Cluster? Comment below with your favorite quilting tip. Winner announced September 30th with Block #18.

 

I love it so much I made a second quilt in my Sweet Holly Christmas fabric. The pieced borders are done, just waiting for a free weekend to finish. Maybe before Christmas???

 



Tuesday, September 1, 2020

KT September Special

 8-Pack Fat Quarter Bundle

Is it time to build up and refresh your stash? We have just the solution with our KT September Special. Joy selects (8) small print and tone-on-tone basics of each KT color and bundles them together just for you. 

We have earthy pumpkin prints for your fall projects, golds and greens and reds for holiday quilts, rich blues, plums and blacks to fill in when you need one more strip or square for a precut quilt. And, of course, who doesn't always need a few more tans on hand. We've got 'em!


Each pack contains fat quarters from a variety of KT fabric collections for the perfect stash builders.

Our KT September Special is only $24 with FREE SHIPPING. Order today at ktquilts.com HERE.

Monday, August 31, 2020

20 Years of KTQ BOM - Block #16

Block #16-Kansas Sunflower

This week we're piecing Block #16-Kansas Sunflower. It's one of my favorite flowers, growing wild in the ditches along country roads this time of year in our area. I've designed sunflower blocks for several other projects, but I really like the way this block represents the state flower.
 
The center of the sunflower is just squares with connecting corners (snowball corners) on the brown square and gold strips. I always fold my squares toward the corner to make sure they match before trimming. The same goes for the H/E pieces on either side of the quarter square. 
 
Cut the F & D squares oversized, if desired, then trim after piecing the quarter square. If you have an accurate 1/4" seam allowance, the given measurements are accurate.
 

 
 
Note that the sunflower stem strips are cut from a fat quarter (in the BOM kit), so it will need to be pieced and trimmed to length.

 

This month, you'll also be piecing the signature blocks. I fused the tan strips to the green background so I had a little stability for writing "KTQ" on one and the year on the other. And, if I didn't like the first attempt, I could redo the fused strip without ruining the block. Just sayin...

One of the bonus patterns that comes with the 20 Years of KTQ BOM pattern packet is Bee-you-ti-full, a bright & cheery runner made with two of the sunflower blocks just right for summer into fall decorating. Not part of the BOM? No problem. It's also available as a single pattern (only $6.50) - printed pattern or PDF HERE.
Bee-you-ti-full Runner

 I LOVE the bees! They're easy fusible applique topstitched with coordinating Aurifil 50wt. thread. The wings and body use my KT Melon Template for even easier cutting. 

I hope you're enjoying every moment of these last few days of summer. I'm soaking it all in, but anxiously waiting for fall. 
 
Let me know how you're coming along. I love to see all the pictures of your progress on our Facebook Group page 20 Years of KTQ BOM and on Instagram. Follow me at #lynnektq. See you September 15th for the next block!
 
 

Saturday, August 15, 2020

20 Years of KTQ BOM Block #15

Block 15 - Friendship Stars

Cheers to a block celebrating our friends, who are there for us through fat quarters (thick) and Honey Bun strips (thin). These simple blocks utilize basic half square triangles (HST) and add visual interest and motion to a quilt.

My tip is to piece each unit of the blocks and trim to the exact measurement. The completed block will be perfect! The star points and block corners are HST. The center unit is quarter square triangles. I cut the D & B squares oversized for these, just like HST, so I can trim after piecing. Be sure to measure from the center intersection when trimming quarter square blocks.


Note the pressing instructions. When sewing the three blocks together in a row, you'll appreciate having  opposing seams on the center block.

The finished section with sashing measures 12 1/2" x 22 1/2". You can piece Section #1 together at this point with a Log Cabin block, (2) Arrowheads and the Kansas Troubles block.


Also this month, we're piecing the HST filler blocks. Please note that the HST section #1 measures 16 1/2" x 2 1/2", not the 10 1/2" stated. The HST are made in two sections for easier assembly in Part #20.

Have fun with this week's Friendship Stars block. I'll meet you back here on August 30th for Kansas Sunflower.

Sunday, August 9, 2020

KT Winner of August Special Giveaway

 KT Winner

Congratulations to:

Marie Chat - These are so sweet ~ perfect gift for a secret sister (or extra pinny to keep!).
 
Marie, you're so right! Make one for yourself, then one for a friend. Win, win! Please send your shipping address to lynne@ktquilts.com and Robert will send your Stick a Pin in It booklet & pincushion kit right out. 
 
Have you signed up for our KT Pincushion-a-Month Club? Purchase the KT August Special (below), then call the KT Quilt Shop to join Club to receive the 11 remaining pincushion kits, one a month.
 

On September 15th, we'll send out the next pincushion kit in the year long series, All Wound Up. Our cute strippy spool of thread is the perfect complement to the Stick a Pin in It tomato pincushion. 

You'll receive fabric for the pincushion front & back, flannel for lining and crushed walnut shell filler for only $10+$5shipping each month on the 15th. What fun to open the mailbox and find an adorable pincushion kit inside!

 

Follow me on Instagram to see all the different pincushions in the Stick a Pin in It booklet over the next couple weeks.






Tuesday, August 4, 2020

KT Pincushion-a-Month Club

KT Giveaway

Our new KT Pincushion-a-Month Club starts with our KT August Special. Order the Stick a Pin in It booklet and the first kit for the Stick a Pin in It pincushion (shown below) for only $20, then sign up to receive a pincushion each month for 11 months, beginning September 15th. Each pincushion shipment is $10+$5shipping.


Each month, we'll giveaway the pincushion kit for that month (booklet sold separately). Kits include fabric for front & back, flannel lining for front & back, buttons (if needed) and crushed walnut shell filler. Watch here to comment & win!

Comment by Friday, August 7th at noon to win the KT August Special. I'll post the winner on Saturday. Good luck!