Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Blockheads Block-of-the-WeekWe're blown away by the response to our KT Starter Pack for the Blockheads BOW. Thanks to everyone who called or visited our website to prepare for the new series. Several callers had questions about our BOW. Over the next couple weeks, I'll try to answer your questions and make this the easiest BOW ever.
What is it?
A 48-week long series of one 6" block a week.
Who are the designers?
Six of us at Moda who favor warm, cozy colors (the dark side) are collaborating to bring you 8 unique blocks each. Joining me are Betsy Chutchian, Jo Morton, Jan Patek, Lisa Bongean & Carrie Nelson. Sign up at each blog (click on the name) for automatic emails each time one of these ladies posts their block.
When does it start?
Wednesday, March 8, 2017. Free patterns for blocks will be posted every Wednesday for 48 weeks.
Where can I find the 6" block patterns?
Check here at the Kansas Troubles' blog on Wednesdays for the link to each designer's blog and their free pattern.
How do I get started?
Each of the 6 designers is offering an assortment of their fabrics as a starter pack. Our KT Starter Pack includes a total of (24) fat 16th's (9"x11" each) - 8 tans plus an assortment of (16) KT darks - for $18 plus postage. Find it on our website here.
Have questions? I'll answer you next Wednesday.
Comment this week to win a KT Starter Pack!
PS- I love this picture Jan Patek put together from our new fabric collection tags. So fun!
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Moda BlockheadsI'm delighted to share the news that six of us at Moda - the designers who love "the dark side" - are partnering to bring you a 48 week long Block-of-the-Week series. Beginning March 8th, we'll take turns posting a 6" quilt block each Wednesday - just for you. It's so fun to see the variety of blocks the other designers have chosen/designed for their posts. I can't wait to see it all come together!
The fun begins with an opportunity for you to add a little to your stash from each of our collections in our Starter Pack. Each of the designers has assembled an assortment of (24) fat 1/16ths (9" x 11" each) to use in making your weekly 6" blocks. That way, you can follow along and make the blocks from each designer in their fabric OR make every block scrappy with a bit from each designer's collections. I can't decide which way to go, so I'll probably do both! At the end of 48 weeks, I'll have options for setting the blocks with KT fabrics for a totally scrappy dark side quilt.
Our KT Starter Pack ($18 + shipping) includes 8 lights and 16 assorted KT darks.Not all packs are the same, but all include some of my favorite small prints for 6" blocks. My blocks will be offered as Layered Patchwork every 6 weeks. I'm also planning to convert many of the other designers' blocks with my easy, layered technique to simplify piecing. It's a great time to try out Layered Patchwork in a small project. Call KTQ at 785-488-2120 to order now!
|KT Starter Pack - $18|
Here's all the information you need to follow me and the other 5 delightful Moda designers for the 48 week Block-of-the Week. We'll be posting in a 6 week cycle in the order listed below, so follow us on this almost year-long journey. You won't want to miss a week!
We'd love to see your blocks as you stitch along with us. Post to any social media sight using the hashtag - #modablockheads.
Lynne Hagmeier -
Blog - http://kansastroublesquilters-lynne.blogspot.com/
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/KansasTroublesQuilters/
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/lynnektq/
Betsy Chutchian -
Blog - http://betsysbestquiltsandmore.blogspot.com/
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/betsy.chutchian
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/betsy_chutchian/
Lisa Bongean -
Blog - https://lisabongean.com/
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/primitivegatherings.quiltshop/ or https://www.facebook.com/lisa.bongean
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/lisabongean/ or https://www.instagram.com/primitive_gatherings_quiltshop/ or https://www.instagram.com/primitive_gatherings_ca/
Jan Patek -
Blog - http://janpatek.blogspot.com/
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/jan.patek.79?fref=nf
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/jan_patek_quilts/
Jo Morton -
Blog - http://jomortonquilts.com/jos_journal/
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/jomortonquilts/?hc_ref=PAGES_TIMELINE&fref=nf
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/joquilts/
Moda's Collections for a Cause by Carrie Nelson -
Blog - http://blog.modafabrics.com/
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/modafabrics/
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/modafabrics/
See you all on Wednesday, March 8th. Tell your quilting friends!
Monday, February 6, 2017
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
KT WinnersThanks for your patience while Robert and I worked & played in Florida this month. Here's the list of winners from the past couple of weeks:
Winner of Me & My Sister's pattern Slice of Cake -
Winner of the KT Cruisin' Sampler pattern -
PS - I said this pattern would'nt be available until after the 2018 cruises, but there are several quilters joining us again next year. So, I'm designing a new project for 2018. That means, the KT Cruisin' Sampler pattern/kit will be available at ktquilts.com just as soon as Robert is caught up. Interested? Call Jamie today!
Winner of 6 KT plaid fat quarters -
Stacked Coins Workshop - from Loose Change book
We had a day to repack suitcases and shop a bit, then onto the Freedom of the Seas for an 8-day quilting cruise with 100 terrific ladies. Funny, the only picture I have from the cruise is of Jenny & I visiting the Caribelle Batik factory in St. Kitts. What an educational, entertaining excursion. We were able, along with all of quilting friends, to create our own batik fabric with a special stamp dipped in wax. Then we dyed our stamped fabric in bright yellow dye. I'll share my project when it's complete.
I was pleasantly surprised how many of the quilters finished - or were nearly finished - with their quilts before we docked. I'm so proud of all of them. I can't wait until next year when we teach two cruises back-to-back! Woohoo! Hope you can join us sometime.
Watch for an important announcement next week, Wednesday, February 8th, right here. You won't want to miss it!
Monday, January 30, 2017
KT Winners for January to be announced later this week.
KT February Monthly Special
Through the month of February, all KT rulers/templates are 25% off! If you've wanted to try my layered patchwork method with a Five & Dime or Barn Raising (Five & Dime ruler), Clara's Garden or Twisted (KT Wedge template), Rustic Stars or Argyle Sox (KT Diamond template) or Bees 'n Blooms (KT Melon template), now is the perfect time.
|Barn Raising & Coin Toss - Five & Dime Ruler|
|Clara's Raised Bed Garden & Twisted - KT Wedge Template|
|Rustic Stars & Argyle Sox - KT Diamond Template|
|Bees 'n Blooms - KT Melon Template|
These, along with our KT Spare Change and Honeycomb rulers are all on sale. Print the hand brochure below to information on all of our KT Rulers/Templates.
Comment this week to win the KT Ruler/Template of your choice!
Comment this week to win the KT Ruler/Template of your choice!
Monday, January 23, 2017
KT Winner - to be announced in February.
KT Classic Woven PlaidsDon't forget our Mad for Plaids Special through the end of January. All KT Classic Plaids are just $6.95/yd (sold in 1/2 yd. increments for $3.95.)
Cruisin' SamplerI wish all of you could join us on our cruise this week. We're sure to have a fabulous time with Jenny Doan of Missouri Star and over 100 quilters. Baby Lock is providing the sewing machines for us, so the stitching is a breeze. Today is the first day of classes. Half of the quilters will start the week with Jenny to learn her clever way of slicing/piecing precuts. The other half will hang out with me to play with my layered patchwork technique in a sampler of some of my favorite blocks.