Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Moda Blockheads II - Week #6

Block #6 - Path Thru the Woods by Betsy Chutchian 

If you were around for Blockheads I, you know Betsy's blocks were always wonderful. I really like the blocks in various sizes this time, and this 12" beauty does not disappoint.

KT red/tan/navy
 
 Find Betsy's Path Thru the Woods HERE

I have about a dozen deadlines to meet before I leave for the Maine Quilt Show in just over a week. So much to do, so little time. Gotta run, but stay tuned for some more fun scrap box giveaways.


Visit all the Moda designers to see their creative options for this week's block - and more!


Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Moda Blockheads II - Block #5

Happy 4th of July

I LOVE the 4th of July. My birthday is the 5th of July. When I was little, my Dad told me everyone in our little town was shooting off fireworks to celebrate my birthday. I totally believed him. And still do! Have a safe and happy Independence Day.

KT Winner

Congratulations Annette - you're the winner of a KT red/tan/navy pack of (8) fat 1/4's to add to your stash. I chuckled about your comment "which one of your kids do you love the most." At my age, my kids joke that the "favorite" will inherit the most quilts & antiques, so they're all vying for the title. So funny!
Annette MacConnell
A favorite? That's like saying which one of your kids do you love the most. Right now I'm most drawn to Zen Chic because I love Grunge, Lisa Bonjean because well because gray is awesome and then there is Laurie Simpson who is using scraps from a variety of Minnick and Simpson lines who I'm totally obsessed with. Tomorrow it might be KT or Me and My Sister or who knows because I'm basically a Moda girl. I guess I'll have to give the answer my kids always use when asked who is Momma's favorite and that is none - because she hates us all the same. ;)

 Please email lynne@ktquilts.com, including the above info along with your mailing address. Joy will assemble a sampling of fat quarters to add to your Blockheads options.

Blockheads II- Block #5 by Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique

Vanessa's fabric collections evoke a clean, fresh feeling that are perfect for building your decorating palette. Her 24" block this week is simple, but stunning. It would make a wonderful larger quilt. Hmmm, better add that to my to-do list.

Here's my red/tan/navy version of Vanessa's Impact block.You could also do scrappy reds and navys for fun. 


For a classic KTQ option, add a little green and purple to the red and navy. The same multi-tan background works for both.





Click HERE for Vanessa's blog and the instructions for Block #5 - Impact. 

Click HERE for the Blockheads II Directory at Moda.

Visit all the designers for their take on Block #5 - Impact.

Betsy Chutchian
http://betsysbestquiltsandmore.blogspot.com/
https://www.instagram.com/betsy_chutchian/

Brigitte Heitland - Zen Chic
https://www.instagram.com/zenchicmoda/
https://www.brigitteheitland.de/blog/

Corey Yoder of Coriander Quilts
https://www.instagram.com/corianderquilts/
http://littlemissshabby.com/

Jan Patek
http://janpatek.blogspot.com/
https://www.instagram.com/jan_patek_quilts/

Jo Morton
http://jomortonquilts.com/jos_journal/
https://www.instagram.com/joquilts/

Laurie Simpson
https://www.instagram.com/minickandsimpson/
http://minickandsimpson.blogspot.com/

Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings
www.lisabongean.com
https://www.instagram.com/lisabongean/

Lynne Hagmeier of Kansas Troubles
http://kansastroublesquilters-lynne.blogspot.com/
https://www.instagram.com/lynnektq/

Me & My Sister Designs Barbara Groves & Mary Jacobson
http://www.meandmysisterdesigns.com/blog/
https://www.instagram.com/meandmysisterdesigns/

Sherri McConnell of A Quilting Life
http://www.aquiltinglife.com
https://www.instagram.com/aquiltinglife/

Stacy Iest Hsu
https://www.instagram.com/stacyiesthsu/

Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique
https://www.instagram.com/lellaboutique/

Carrie Nelson
http://blog.modafabrics.com/



Sunday, July 1, 2018

KT July Special

It's all about Country Road Flannel

My family LOVES flannel quilts. When I showed the kids & grankids the new Country Road flannel quilts, I received a long list of requests for upcoming birthdays and/or Christmas gifts. Guess I better start stitching! These quilts are so easy to make with simple piecing using a Layer Cake and a few fabrics that I might just have a few ready by the holidays.

The KT July Special features our new Country Road Flannels arriving at here at KTQ in a few days. The Country Road booklet includes instructions for the Crossroads lap and queen quilts, plus the Rambling Road lap and king quilts, all utilizing traditional piecing. We're offering our Country Road booklet with the kits for Crossroads or Rambling Road projects at a discount for your summer sewing pleasure, so you'll be ready for holiday gift giving, too.


 Country Road Flannel is expected in the store in a couple weeks, so order your kits now for July 15th shipping. Don't delay, quantities are limited.


Crossroads Lap
lap kit $114.25 + Country Road booklet $12.95 = $127.20  
KT July Special - lap kit & booklet - $99 + FREE SHIPPING
Crossroads lap - 73" square

Crossroads Queen
queen kit $205.90 + Country Road booklet $12.95 = $218.85 
KT July Special - queen kit & booklet - $175 + FREE SHIPPING

Crossroads queen - 94"x109"

Rambling Road Lap
lap kit $100.75  + Country Road booklet $12.95 = $113.70          
KT July Special - lap kit & booklet - $85 + FREE SHIPPING 
Rambling Road lap - 70" x 86"


Rambling Road King
king kit $201.50 + Country Road booklet $12.95 = $214.45          
KT July Special - king kit & booklet - $169 + FREE SHIPPING  

Rambling Road king - 110" x 118"

With free shipping on your total order with your choice of Country Road kits, it's the perfect time to add-on extra flannel for coordinating pillowcases, Aurifil thread in KT colors, or anything on your KTQ wish list. Call Joy or Robert at 785-488-2120 to ensure free shipping on additional items.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Blockheads II - Week #4

12" Roman Cross by Brigitte Heitland of Zen Chic 

This week, Brigitte designed a 12" block with lots of opportunity for color options. I used red/tan/blue once again for one of my colorways, and classic KTQ for the other. It's an easy block with good-sized pieces, but take care adding the B-triangles onto either side of the D-square and C-rectangle (block corner units). The accuracy of your piecing here will determine how square and true-to-size your block finishes. This caution comes not because I had to rip out the first two corners of mine, just as a heads up. ;)

12" Roman Cross by Brigitte in KT red/tan/blue

12" Roman Cross by Brigitte in KTQ red/tan/green

Find the instructions for Roman Cross HERE on Brigitte's blog. Find all the blocks to date HERE on Moda's blog. Visit all the other Blockheads II designers, too, to see what they're doing this week. Don't miss our KT giveaway at the bottom of this page.

Betsy Chutchian
http://betsysbestquiltsandmore.blogspot.com/
https://www.instagram.com/betsy_chutchian/

Brigitte Heitland - Zen Chic
https://www.instagram.com/zenchicmoda/
https://www.brigitteheitland.de/blog/

Corey Yoder of Coriander Quilts
https://www.instagram.com/corianderquilts/
http://littlemissshabby.com/

Jan Patek
http://janpatek.blogspot.com/
https://www.instagram.com/jan_patek_quilts/

Jo Morton
http://jomortonquilts.com/jos_journal/
https://www.instagram.com/joquilts/

Laurie Simpson
https://www.instagram.com/minickandsimpson/
http://minickandsimpson.blogspot.com/

Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings
www.lisabongean.com
https://www.instagram.com/lisabongean/

Lynne Hagmeier of Kansas Troubles
http://kansastroublesquilters-lynne.blogspot.com/
https://www.instagram.com/lynnektq/

Me & My Sister Designs Barbara Groves & Mary Jacobson
http://www.meandmysisterdesigns.com/blog/
https://www.instagram.com/meandmysisterdesigns/

Sherri McConnell of A Quilting Life
http://www.aquiltinglife.com
https://www.instagram.com/aquiltinglife/

Stacy Iest Hsu
https://www.instagram.com/stacyiesthsu/

Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique
https://www.instagram.com/lellaboutique/

Carrie Nelson
http://blog.modafabrics.com/

Want to win an 8-pack of assorted KT reds/tans/navy fat 1/4's to use in your Blockheads II blocks? Comment here about your color plan, or favorite colorway you've seen so far on FB. I'll pick a winner next Wednesday.






Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Blockheads II - Week #3

Not a Techie

Hopefully, we have all the kinks worked out of the links to the Blockheads II instructions. If you're like me, technology is a challenge, even on a good day when the computer fairies are smiling down and singing about fast internet. Sorry for any inconvenience. I believe Moda has updated the links so everything will work smoothly from now on. If you run into any issues, please let us know so we can fix it right away. Just in case, I've included Blocks #1 and #2 here, also.

Moda Blockheads Block #1 - Stellar Star by Lynne Hagmeier

Moda Blockheads Block #2 - Buckeye Beauty by Me & My Sister

You may also go to the Moda Directory for all the Blockheads II blocks to date.
Moda Blockheads II Directory


Blockheads II - Block #3 

Okay, let's see who's up with a new block this week. One of the original Blockheads, Carrie Nelson,  has a fun, easy block for us, perfect for quick summer stitching. She is our Moda connection and keeps all the Blockheads in line. We appreciate all her hard work. (You know that has to be like herding butterfles.)

I'm going with a red/tan/blue theme throughout this series, plus a KT option, so here are my blocks.

KT red/tan/blue

KT scrappy option

I'm working on several red/tan/blue projects right now, so I have piles of scraps everywhere. I've enjoyed playing with the Blockheads II blocks in a planned color palette. Find the instructions for Pennsylvania below. 

Blockheads II - Block #3 - Pennsylvania by Carrie Nelson


Sign up to get all the latest KT news, giveaways and special sales events right here each week, along with the Blockheads II links. Have a great week. Stay cool and sew.

 

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Blockheads II - Week 2

Block #2 - Buckeye Beauty by Barbara Groves of Me & My Sister

It's Week #2 of the new Moda Blockheads II Block-of-the-Week. I hope you're following along with us on this 48-week journey. Thirteen Moda designers are contributing blocks each Wednesday - 6", some 12" and a few 18" - for a fun variety of sizes to create a delightful lap quilt. I can't wait to see all the ways you'll combine colors and prints to make each block your own.

Click HERE for the link to the Me & My Sister blog with the block instructions for Block #2 - Buckeye Beauty by Barb. I'm sure her block will be as bright & bubbly as her!

Barb & Mary of  Me & My Sister Designs


For those of you that prefer "the dark side", here's my red/tan/blue block, plus a scrappy KT version. Joy has had alot of calls at the shop for both options, so I'll try to do one of each. FYI: I just dug thru my stash and pulled a bunch of reds & blues for fat quarter bundles. If you're interested in some "vintage" KTQ fat quarters, call the store. They won't last long!

Buckeye Beauty - KT red/tan/navy

Buckeye Beauty - KT scrappy

Join the fun at the Moda Blockheads II Facebook page HERE for weekly updates and quilter's blocks from all over the world.

Did you miss Block #1? For the Moda Blockheads II Directory of all the blocks posted to date, go HERE.

Here's a list of all the Moda designers participating in Blockheads II. Be sure to visit their blogs for weekly updates.

Betsy Chutchian
http://betsysbestquiltsandmore.blogspot.com/
https://www.instagram.com/betsy_chutchian/

Brigitte Heitland - Zen Chic
https://www.instagram.com/zenchicmoda/
https://www.brigitteheitland.de/blog/

Corey Yoder of Coriander Quilts
https://www.instagram.com/corianderquilts/
http://littlemissshabby.com/

Jan Patek
http://janpatek.blogspot.com/
https://www.instagram.com/jan_patek_quilts/

Jo Morton
http://jomortonquilts.com/jos_journal/
https://www.instagram.com/joquilts/

Laurie Simpson
https://www.instagram.com/minickandsimpson/
http://minickandsimpson.blogspot.com/

Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings
www.lisabongean.com
https://www.instagram.com/lisabongean/

Lynne Hagmeier of Kansas Troubles
http://kansastroublesquilters-lynne.blogspot.com/
https://www.instagram.com/lynnektq/

Me & My Sister Designs Barbara Groves & Mary Jacobson
http://www.meandmysisterdesigns.com/blog/
https://www.instagram.com/meandmysisterdesigns/

Sherri McConnell of A Quilting Life
http://www.aquiltinglife.com
https://www.instagram.com/aquiltinglife/

Stacy Iest Hsu
https://www.instagram.com/stacyiesthsu/

Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique
https://www.instagram.com/lellaboutique/

Carrie Nelson
http://blog.modafabrics.com/

See you all next Wednesday!


Sunday, June 10, 2018

A Little Summer Road Trip

KT Winner


The winner of our June KT Special, my KT Windmills & Fence Posts booklet PLUS a Fresh Cut Flowers Layer Cake to get started, is...

Renea -I really have a hard time making guy quilts. I tend to go to darker colors or homespuns. Would love to have some great examples of guy quilts. Thanks for the giveaway.

Thanks to all of you who commented about your experiences finding the perfect fabric/pattern for guy quilts. I'll have another good option in a couple weeks, so stay tuned. Is there anything on your mind you'd like to see here? Questions for me? Or for the quilting ladies who hang out here? I'd love to hear your suggestions.

On the Road

I'm traveling & teaching this week in Winfield and and Wichita, Kansas. Pretty close to home, but a fun break from the regular work routine. My grandaughter, Aleece, will be helping with the normal "Robert duties" like unloading the car, holding up quilts and writing up invoices. She's great with the quilters and it's helping her earn money toward a class trip to Washington, DC next school year. 

In Winfield, I'll be teaching my Mini Table Treats workshop on Monday, June 11 in the afternoon with a trunk show for their guild meeting in the evening. The Liberty MTT is just one of the options available using our KT Kut-ups precut fusible appliques. It's so fast & easy, they'll have their project ready for the 4th of July - this year!



We'll be going on to the Prairie Quilt Guild in Wichita on Tuesday, June 12 for two guild meetings, and a workshop on Wednesday. They've chosen to try out my Layered Patchwork technique in the Stacked Coins quilt from my Loose Change book. A Layer Cake, charm and mini charm are stacked, stitched and cut for my take on a simplified spool block. With so many precuts out there, I love all the possibilities!

Stacked Coins from Loose Change
Join me for one these trunk shows, if you're close. Let's talk about me visiting your quilt guild, if you're not. I have a few openings for 2019-2020. Now is the time to plan.

Comment here to win a MTT pattern & Kut-ups of your choice! Click HERE for all the options.