Saturday, November 9, 2019

Mix It Up Blog Hop

KT Winner

Congratulations to:
kupton52 - I love your little quilt----what a great place to put my quilt pins I used to collect but have never displayed them! I have not used the cake mix papers. My local quilt shop (I live in the boonies and it is 45 minutes away) does not carry them....but I would LOVE to try them. Thanks for a chance to win. Fingers crossed!
You're the lucky winner of a Mix It Up book, Cake Mix papers, a KT Through the Years Layer Cake and a coordinating Bella Solid Layer Cake. Please reply with your shipping address and we'll send your goodies right out.

Thanks to everyone who commented. Sounds to me there are lots of interested future bakers out there! If you don't win some Cake Mix or Cupcake Mix papers this week, give them a try.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Mix It Up Giveaway

Moda/Martingale Blog Hop and Giveaway

Do you love cake? I know, silly question. But have you tried Moda's Cake and Cupcake Mix Papers to create perfect half square triangles? A whole different kind of recipe, but one that makes "baking" a quilt much easier.

I was skeptical at first, having tried numerous other triangle papers and not loving them. After being coerced asked to participate in this book, I really enjoyed working with Moda's Cupcake Mix papers along with a charm pack. The papers are easy to stitch through and easy to peel off. The result is a perfect half square triangle block with no trimming. That's my kind of baking.

Here's my little quilt, Pin Me, using just one Cupcake Mix pack and a KT charm pack.


There are more than a dozen creative, wonderful projects in this book featuring Moda's Cake Mix papers using Layer Cakes, and Cupcake Mix papers with charm packs. So easy and fun!

Would you like to try one of the recipes in Mix It Up? Comment here to win a KT Through the Years Layer Cake (my newest fabric line not available until March 2020), a Bella Solid Layer Cake, a pack of Cake Mix papers #2, and, of course, the Mix It Up book. What a grand prize! Thanks to Moda and Martingale for these great giveaways.



Comment here by Friday, November 8th at midnight to win. I'll post the winner on Saturday.

For more chances to win, check in with the other designers who contributed to this delightful book all week. Good luck and happy baking!

Monday- 11.4:
Susan Ache - @yardgrl60
Betsy Chutchian - @betsy_chutchian / http://betsysbestquiltsandmore.blogspot.com/
Martingale - @martingaletpp / https://blog.shopmartingale.com/

Tuesday - 11.5:
Zen Chic-Brigitte - @zenchicmoda / https://www.brigitteheitland.de/blog
Laurie Simpson - @minickandsimpson / http://minickandsimpson.blogspot.com/
Moda - @modafabrics / http://blog.modafabrics.com/

Wednesday - 11.6:
Kansas Troubles-Lynne - @lynnektq / http://kansastroublesquilters-lynne.blogspot.com/
Brenda Riddle - @brengr / https://brendariddle.blogspot.com/
Corey Yoder - @corianderquilts / http://corianderquilts.com/

Thursday - 11.7:
Bunny Hill-Anne - @bunnyhilldesigns / https://bunnyhillblog.com/
Lisa Bongean - @lisabongean / https://lisabongean.com/
Me & My Sister - @meandmysisterdesigns / https://www.meandmysisterdesigns.com/blog/
Sherri McConnell - @aquiltinglife / https://www.aquiltinglife.com/

Friday - 11.8:
Janet Clare - @janeteclare / http://janetclare.co.uk/blog/
Pretty by Hand-Kristyne Czepuryk - @prettybyhand / http://prettybyhand.com/
Sweetwater - @sweetwaterfabrics / https://www.thesweetwaterco.com/the-sweetwater-blog/
American Jane-Sandy - @sandyklop /

Monday, November 4, 2019

KT Winner & Blog Hop

KT Winner

Congratulations to Marie! You've won a pumpkin pillow kit.

marie - Brilliant idea, would love to win, but just in case am going to big lots to see if they have any. Over the years I've passed my fall decorations on to the kids, only kept a few special pieces. 
 
Good luck at Big Lots. The pumpkin placemats sold out quickly in our area. Hope to find a Christmas placemat that will work for a pillow topper, too. Let me know if you find something fun. What a quick and easy gift idea.
 
 

Moda/Martingale Blog Hop

Don't you just love to win fabric and books? This week you have several chances. The Moda designers and Martingale friends who collaborated to bring you the book, Mix It Up, are hosting a blog hop November 4-8, today through Friday. 
 


Monday- 11.4:
Susan Ache - @yardgrl60
Betsy Chutchian - @betsy_chutchian / http://betsysbestquiltsandmore.blogspot.com/
Martingale - @martingaletpp / https://blog.shopmartingale.com/

Tuesday - 11.5:
Zen Chic-Brigitte - @zenchicmoda / https://www.brigitteheitland.de/blog
Laurie Simpson - @minickandsimpson / http://minickandsimpson.blogspot.com/
Moda - @modafabrics / http://blog.modafabrics.com/

Wednesday - 11.6:
Kansas Troubles-Lynne - @lynnektq / http://kansastroublesquilters-lynne.blogspot.com/
Brenda Riddle - @brengr / https://brendariddle.blogspot.com/
Corey Yoder - @corianderquilts / http://corianderquilts.com/

Thursday - 11.7:
Bunny Hill-Anne - @bunnyhilldesigns / https://bunnyhillblog.com/
Lisa Bongean - @lisabongean / https://lisabongean.com/
Me & My Sister - @meandmysisterdesigns / https://www.meandmysisterdesigns.com/blog/
Sherri McConnell - @aquiltinglife / https://www.aquiltinglife.com/

Friday - 11.8:
Janet Clare - @janeteclare / http://janetclare.co.uk/blog/
Pretty by Hand-Kristyne Czepuryk - @prettybyhand / http://prettybyhand.com/
Sweetwater - @sweetwaterfabrics / https://www.thesweetwaterco.com/the-sweetwater-blog/
American Jane-Sandy - @sandyklop /

We're all giving away awesome prizes like Layer Cakes, the Mix It Up book, and Cake Mix Papers. Visit each designer on their day and comment to win. Check back here Wednesday for my post and win big!

Friday, November 1, 2019

KT November Special

Milestones

My new Milestones fabric collection has arrived! I'm delighted with the assortment of floral, leaf and geometric prints in the warm KT colors of fall. I even threw in my plum/purple along with pumpkin this season, just for fun. This line blends beautifully with KT Favorites III - and all KT fabrics - to create my new 20 Years of KTQ Block-of-the-Month quilt. It features 20 blocks to celebrate 20 years of KT fabric with Moda. I hope you're joining us when the fun kicks off in January with Blocks #1 and #2. Check with your local quilt shop to sign up, then join our Facebook group to follow along for tips along the way.

20 Years of KTQ BOM (118"sq.)
I chose a few of my favorite blocks to make bonus projects to go along with the 20 Years quilt. There's the Bee-you-ti-full runner using the sunflower block...
Bee-you-ti-full
 a blue and white delight with my 20 Plus lap quilt...
20 Plus
 and a trio of fun little projects featuring the basket block for a pillow topper, three 4-Square blocks for a pillow sleeve, and a few mini spools to make an adorable pincushion.

A Few Little Extras
 All of these patterns are included in the 20 Years of KTQ instruction pack, or are sold separately. Available at your local quilt shop now.

Woven Dreams

Our KT November Special is the Woven Dreams lap kit. The traditionally pieced ribbon star block is a new favorite of mine. If you participated in Blockheads II, you might remember I used it as one of my blocks. Since then, I've simplified it with fewer seams - still piecing it traditionally - for a flatter, easier block. Woven Dreams features a Milestones Jelly Roll to make a 60" x 74" lap quilt.

Our Woven Dreams Kit includes a Milestones Jelly Roll plus all fabric for quilt top & binding 
and pattern in a beautiful Moda box (see below - limited quantities). 
Retail $109.95. Our special price is $95 with FREE shipping. 

                         Order today at ktquilts.com HERE.
Woven Dreams lap quilt 60x74

Limited quantity of boxed kits.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

KT Winner and a Little Fall Fun

KT Winner

ThreadCatcher - I love how all your fabric lines work together and bring a feeling of warmth and comfort. Congratulations on 20 years! 
 
Congratulations, ThreadCatcher! You've won a Fat 1/8 bundle of my new KT Milestones fabric. Enjoy!Thanks to all of you who commented. Watch for more giveaways (check out below) throughout the holidays. 

Fall Fun

I opted not to attend Fall Quilt Market last week, instead spending the weekend with my kids in Colorado. This year, my twin sons turned 40 on October 27. I've missed virtually every one of their birthdays for 24 years because of market, not to mention my daughter's birthday on October 22 and Robert's on October 26. (He's usually with me at market, and decided years ago that the Moda party was just for his birthday.) Anyway, throw in two of the daughters-in-law with birthdays within 10 days, too, and it's a BIG party! 
 
We had a great time spending a few days with kids and grankids. The weather was perfect with a beautiful 60 degree sunny Friday, then off to Denver on Saturday for an adults only day/night out. Our first stop was Voodoo Donuts. If you're in Denver, it's a can't miss treat. Almost everyone chose the Memphis Mafia as a starter - a banana fritter with peanut butter & chocolate drizzle and chocolate chips. (I didn't think to get a picture until it was about 1/3 eaten already.) Breakfast of Champions! While at Voodoo, you can't leave without filling up a box for later.


 

 
While the girls were doing a little shopping at Cherry Creek Mall, the twins (Brent & Brian) were having a ball trying on cool guy duds. (The sunglasses are theirs.)
 

Dave & Busters was a hit later in the afternoon with a new 4D VR game/ride from Terminator. I loved it - and had the high score even though I didn't have a clue what to do! Sushi at Kona Grill rounded out the day and prepared us for our big night out. We went to a comedy club where the headliners were the Sklar brothers - twins! It was so funny to hear their act, playing off each other just like my guys do. So much fun! I'm blessed and delighted that my adult children still invite Robert and I (the old folks) to hang out and celebrate with them. Thanks, guys, for a wonderful weekend!
 

Fall Decorating

Some years, I don't get out my fall stuff until after market, then rush to decorate before Thanksgiving, and take it down a week later to make way for Christmas. This year, I had time to leisurely add a few pumpkins here and there over a few weeks in between designing and sewing. I've really enjoyed changing things up for the season and plan to make it a priority next year. 
 
Love the fabric pumpkins on the textured suitcases!

My favorite pumpkins are handmade from old metal barrels.


I recently discovered Rae Dunn pottery (white with black lettering or reversed) and am fairly addicted. I was drawn to the mugs with words like "happy" and "inspire" and plates & bowls with "hangry", "indulge" and "seconds please". It makes me smile to select my mug each morning for tea that says "grateful", or a plate for dinner at night with "feast". I think everyone needs their dinnerware to speak encouraging words to them.
 
 

While shopping for a few more fall touches, I found these burlap pumpkin placemats at Big Lots and fell in love! I don't do placemats on our table, but love it stitched to a quilted flannel pillow. Fastest fall decor ever! I ran back and bought every one they had. We have just a few kits left that include the pumpkin placemat and all the flannel needed for the pillow front, back and bias binding @ $18 each. Call the store at 785-488-2120 to order (supplies limited).

This week's giveaway is a pumpkin pillow kit (above). It's not too late to whip one up before the holidays and is neutral enough for any decorating scheme. A great gift idea! Comment here on your fall decorating to win.
 
 

Monday, October 7, 2019

Announcing...

KT & Friends Retreat 2020

As you read this, I'll just be returning home from Hamilton, MO, home of Missouri Star Quilt Co. Robert and I hosted another KT & Friends Retreat. Joining me again were my quilting buddies, Jenny Doan of Missouri Star, and Barb Groves and Mary Jacobsen of Me and My Sister Designs. We took over Hotel Hamilton, a motel and retreat space for quilters that visit MSQC. Owner Dakota Redford has done a wonderful job decorating the themed rooms for quilt enthusiasts. We all enjoyed teaching about 90 quilters over 4 days of workshops and trunk shows, plus lots of surprises.

If you couldn't make it to one of our KT events this year, Robert and I are delighted to be hosting another KT & Friends Retreat at the home of Kansas Troubles Quilters in Bennington, Kansas, June 17-20, 2020. Last June, we took over the high school with 100 quilters taking "summer school" workshops in the classrooms, eating in the school cafeteria, and enjoying trunk shows in the gym. It was so much fun!



We're also planning to take KT & Friends on the road again later in the year. Maybe we'll come to a city near you!

If you're interested in joining us in the future for a KT & Friends Retreat, email our coordinator, Kathy, at krlimpic@gmail.com for more information.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Milestones is coming soon!

KT Winner

Congratulations to:
Wanda Hall - I can't even tell you how much I LOVE these patterns! I LOVE KT fabrics and I indeed have a stash. I used it for the Moda Blockheads and I need to replenish now! Never enough KT fabric!! One of my favorite collections was Heartfelt and I have been using mine up. I love the sunflowers and the pumpkins in your recent patterns! Such talent!!

Thanks so much, Wanda. I hope you enjoy the new 20 Years of KTQ BOM & bonus patterns. Email your name & address to lynne@ktquilts.com and we'll send out your goodies.

Milestones

I've shared my 20 Years of KTQ Block-of-the-Month quilt and several of the bonus projects featuring my new Milestones fabric line. It should be arriving by mid-October so we can begin to cut the many pre-orders we've received. Click HERE for the swatch chart of 40 fabrics included in Milestones. Comment below to win a Fat 1/8 Bundle!




If you haven't had a chance to sign up for the new 20 Years of KTQ BOM beginning in January 2020 (12 months @ $38.95/month) ...

 

or our new Kit To Quilt Mystery Series that features my easy Layered Patchwork technique with everything you need to complete a small project for $30 + free shipping ($40-45 value) (6x/year) ...
Kit To Quilt #1 - July - Bend in the Road

Kit To Quilt #2 - September - Diamonds in the Sky

or our KT Collector's Club  - the newest mini charm pack, 6 fat quarters and the charm pattern for only $25 + free shipping (3x/year), we'd love to include you in our KT fun! Call the store today to sign up for any of our specialty groups at 785-488-2120.