Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Sorry for the delay. I just realized this didn't auto-post on December 1st when it was scheduled. User error - again - no doubt. You still have time to take advantage of our KT December Special (see below). Don't miss it!
Nature's Glory Fat 1/4 BundleMy latest fabric collection, Nature's Glory, is flying out the door! I love the rich, autumn tones and fall prints that fill out this assortment of classic KT fabrics. We're delighted with the response to our projects featuring this line over the past couple months.
The Pumpkins Seeds quilt...
Stars on a Roll...
and our charm project for Nature's Glory, Barn Star. Create this delightful version of a traditional barn star with a charm pack and only 3 additional fabrics. Kit and pattern available HERE.
My goal with each fabric collection (more than 60 to date) is to design simple, but interesting quilts and projects that can be made quickly for seasonal accents for your home, gifts for friends & family, or just snuggling. These are quilts that we're not afraid to use everyday.
Do you have a scrappy quilt in mind? A pattern you've bookmarked that uses fat quarters? Here's your opportunity to pick up a fat quarter bundle of Nature's Glory - 40 prints - for only $110 plus FREE SHIPPING! (Retail $136.00)
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Block #33 - Star Power by Stacy Iest HsuStacy brings us a star block with lots of energy and movement. Color choice and placement can make your block unique. I changed up the color placement to work better with a limited red/tan/navy palette. I love the way it turned out!
Find instructions for Stacy's block HERE.
Be sure to post your block on the Moda Blockheads II Facebook page so we can all enjoy the amazing variety of fabric choices.
Check out what all the other Blockheads are up to this week.
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Block #32 - X Quartet by Betsy Chutchian
Betsy's double pinwheel is super cute and easy to piece. Another fun 6" block to add to the growing pile of interesting and delightful Blockheads II blocks. Even with all the happenings of the holiday weekend, it's totally doable in between turkey and dessert!
I stitched my red/tan/navy block in a few of the new KT Favorites III fabrics, coming in 2019.
To find Betsy's block & instructions, click HERE.
From our family to yours, a very Happy Thanksgiving. Find some time to treat yourself over the long weekend to the gift of quilting. It is, after all, what keeps us sane.
Monday, November 19, 2018
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Block #31 - Interstellar by Vanessa Goertzen of Lella BoutiqueThere's so much going on since market, I didn't have a chance to make Vanessa's out-of-this-world star block. At 6" x 6", it will be a fun challenge to frame the tiny star and practice my curved piecing. Okay, probably not. After piecing & framing the star, I'll topstitch my quarter circle onto a 6 1/2" background square, like I usually do, in red/tan/navy. Later. Click HERE to find Vanessa's blog and her instructions for Interstellar.
On Meadowlark PondYou've seen lots of Fall Market and Festival pictures by now, I'm sure. Here's my booth at market featuring my new On Meadowlark Pond fabric collection shipping in February. I'll feature each project in the coming weeks, but for now, here's the short story.
The lap quilt hanging in the background is Meadowlark Song. Moda will have kits for quilt shops packaged in their beautiful boxes. Hanging on the ladder to the right are the scrappy Jelly Roll version and red/tan option for Bird Watching. These easy pinwheel projects are available in traditional piecing or my Layered Patchwork technique. On the chair is Kaliedescope from my book with Martingale, Cozy Quilts & Comforts. (I just found out at market it's a Best Seller!) Click HERE to find it on our website.
The charm project for On Meadowlark Pond is Meadowlark Baskets. Although they're fairly small blocks for me, they sewed up quickly and will make a "charm"-ing accent to your spring home.
At the last minute while packing, I saw this battery operated lamp in the store and decided to upcycle it into a Jelly Roll lamp. Robert cut off the base, we carefully slid 2 Jelly Rolls and a Honey Bun over the post and set it on a pedestal for height. (The pedestal is actually a black wooden bowl from Target. Pedestal sounded much more refined.) My new quilt-y Jelly Roll lamp will live at the store for a while, then maybe find it's way home with me when my new studio is completed. More on that later.
KT & Friends Retreat
Thank you, thank you, thank you! Our first ever KT & Friends Retreat is SOLD OUT! And in less than 30 days! I'm overwhelmed and grateful to everyone who signed up to visit the home of KTQ in Bennington, Kansas. I can't wait for June!
If you missed our first KT & Friends Retreat, but would still love to hang out with Jenny, Barb & Mary and me, don't despair. I'll be announcing another fun event for 2019 by the end of this year. Please feel free to sign up for the waiting list for 2019, too. It will ensure you're one of the first to know about future events. Email Kathy at firstname.lastname@example.org. Watch for more info here.
KT GiveawayThere are so many things going on thru the end of this year and into 2019. I can't wait to share them all with you - soon. For now, I'd love to share a box of the new On Meadowlark Pond fabrics. Comment here to win for a very Happy Thanksgiving.
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Block #30 - Gaudi by Brigitte Heitland of Zen ChicI'm enjoying the mix of blocks in this round of Blockheads II. I think the final quilt will be really interesting with so many different types and sizes of blocks coming together. Brigitte instructs us to piece a stripe section and cut it into a triangle for a really cool effect in her block. With just a week to go before market, I chose a striped fabric to mimic the pieced strips for much quicker results. (Done is better than perfect, right?)
For my diagonally striped fabric, I would cut a 13" square on point (so the stripes are going the right direction), and cut the square in half diagonally to create 2 triangles. You'll need 4 triangles total. So easy!
Click HERE to find the complete instructions for
Block #30 - Gaudi by Brigitte Heitland.