Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Woven Dreams

Are you a Blockhead? If you're not familiar, a dozen or so Moda designers all got together and shared quilt blocks each week for 54 weeks last year. If you are, you might remember the star I included in my series of blocks. After posting this ribbon star block, I had many requests for a lap quilt pattern. I simplified the block for traditional piecing and included it in my 20 Years of KTQ Block-of-the-Month quilt. The pattern for the lap quilt is one of the bonus patterns FREE with the purchase of the BOM, or can be purchased separately HERE. Now available as a digital PDF download.

I chose a Milestones Jelly Roll to make the stars scrappy in cozy shades of autumn. I love the tan prints and tone-on-tones in this line. One was perfect for a lighter background behind the stars and another added a warmer tone for sashing strips. I love it when the fabric works into my plan! We'll have my Woven Stars kits available soon, shortly after the fabric arrives. Retail price $109.95.

Here you can see the Woven Star block in the 20 Years of KTQ BOM. I had such a great time designing this quilt, I'm still using blocks from the quilt for projects in upcoming fabric lines.

Do you have a stash of KT fabrics just waiting to make this beautiful king size quilt? Comment here to win the 20 Years of KTQ pattern pack (retail $48.95) plus all 4 of the bonus projects, including Woven Stars.

Sunday, September 1, 2019

KT September Special

Bee-you-ti-full Runner

The Milestones fabric collection will be here next month loaded with florals and prints in the full range of KT colors - reds, plums, blues, greens, golds, pumpkins, blacks & tans. It's the perfect companion to KT Favorites III and my 20 Years of KTQ Block-of-the-Month quilt.

To celebrate 20 years of designing fabric with Moda, I designed a quilt with 20 blocks to represent each year of my quilting journey. We're piecing this king size (118"sq.) sampler in a 12 month BOM series that begins in Januray 2020. Check with your local quilt shop or call KTQ to sign up today! We only have a few more kits available.

As part of the 20 Years BOM, you'll also receive four bonus patterns featuring some of the blocks in the quilt. One of my favorites is the Kansas Sunflower block. I made two sunflowers to create a charming runner with simple fusible applique bees swarming around. I named it Bee-you-ti-full because my grandaughter, Delainey, said the word "beautiful" like that at a very early age.
Our KT September Special offers a sneak peek at the Bee-you-ti-full runner kit plus pattern for only $26.95 plus free shipping ($32.95 retail). You save more than $12! Click HERE to order your Bee-you-ti-full Runner & pattern. Supplies are limited.

Watch for more peeks of the Milestones/20 Years of KTQ projects, coming soon!!

Thursday, August 1, 2019

KT August Special

Bend in the Road

Our new Kit To Quilt series is off to a great start! We're thrilled that so many of you have signed up to receive our Mystery Kit six times a year. Now, we'd like to share with everyone else what you missed and give you the opportunity to catch up. The original Kit To Quilt kit is no longer available for the special price of only $30 plus free shipping (retail value $44). However, we're offering the same kit for $40 plus Free Shipping this month as our KT August Special. If you like what you see, you can sign up for future Kit To Quilt mystery kits continuing in September.

Our first Kit To Quilt included Charms and Mini Charms in my latest KT Favorites III fabric collection and our exclusive new KT Tan Charms and Mini Charms, plus border, KT Spare Change ruler, and the pattern to complete the Bend in the Road runner (no backing). My step-by-step instructions for Layered Patchwork using a pinked edge precut were also included.

Each month, we also offer special pricing on related items just for our Kit To Quilt members.

I'd love to see your finished projects. Please send them to me at for a future blog post. I'd also appreciate hearing your comments.

In the coming months, I have several fun projects already planned and ready to go. A pillow featuring my KT Diamond template, a small quilt with easy piecing embellished with curved pieces cut with my KT Wedge template (and maybe some easy applique), and lots of surprises down the road.

Don't miss another Kit To Quilt (K.T.Q.) shipment! Call the KT Quilt Shop today 785-488-2120 and sign up for the September Mystery Kit. Only $30 + Free Shipping 6 times a year. 

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Moda Summer Charm Swap Week #6

This week, Vanessa Goertzen, of Lella Boutique, shares her quilt using a charm pack from Lisa Bongean's wonderful red, white and blue collection. I'm a little partial to red/white/blue since my birthday falls on July 5th. I try to set aside time to make myself a little quilt each summer - just for me - and Vanessa's Mini Chandelier Charm quilt is the perfect choice this year. So simple, but full of Americana spirit.

Find Vanessa's instructions for her project HERE.

Mini Chandelier Charm Quilt

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Unpacking...and repacking

KT Winner

Finally catching up after two weeks on the road. Congratulations to the winner of our Mini Table Treats 4-pack of patterns.

Roxanne B. - Twice in PA this month and I will miss you. I would love to catch your layered technique workshop. I guess I'll just have to come to you at your retreat center. Love you fabric lines and designs.

Email me at with your choice of 4 Mini Table Treats patterns (check our website at for all the options) and we'll send them right out. 

More Traveling & Giveaway

Happy to be home, sleeping in my own bed, after being gone for two weeks teaching. Now that the car is unpacked, I'm gearing up and repacking for an event in Dallas with Moda Fabrics and Martingale Publishing, July 31-August 9. They're co-hosting two different 4-day sessions of  workshops, trunk shows and special events. The first week is designed to inspire shop owners with new ideas and time to make store samples at ReStore. There to share their quilts and techniques will be Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings, Barb Groves & Mary Jacobsen of Me and My Sister Designs, Sherri McConnell of A Quilting Life, Carrie Nelson of Moda and me. The second week will be filled with quilters anxious to get the most out of their time sewing without interruptions with the same group of talented teachers.

Here's a look at what I'll be sharing in my workshops from my new Prairie Life book...

Building Blocks lap quilt

Mini Charm quilt

Sweet Melons mini quilt

Looking forward to spending time with all of these ladies. I always get a creative boost after being surrounded by fellow Moda designers.

Do you have your copy of Prairie Life yet? How about a chance to win an autographed copy? Comment here on your summer sewing goals and I'll see you Aug. 12 to announce the winner.


Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Moda Summer Charm Swap Week #5

This week's charm swap challenge was for Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings. Barb & Mary of Me and My Sister Designs sent one of their charm packs to Lisa to do her magic. And she did! What an adorable little quilt for all of Lisa's ducklings (read grankids).

Find Lisa's instructions for this quilt HERE.

Just one more charm quilt next week. Don't miss it!

Here's the list of all the great charm projects from 6 unique designers.

July 3 ~ Sherri McConnell
July 10 ~ Laurie Simpson
July 17 ~ Me and My Sister Designs
July 24 ~ Primitive Gatherings
July 31 ~ Lella Boutique

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Moda Summer Charm Swap Week #4

Barb Groves and Mary Jacobson of Me and My Sister Designs always keep us in stitches. This week is no exception with their adorable charm quilt using a Minnick & Simpson charm pack and fabric.

Find the pattern for this charming quilt HERE