Friday, November 11, 2011

Cattails & Clover Charming Thursday (on Friday)

For those of you regularly checking in on Thursdays here at the KT Blog,  you had a nice suprise yesterday with the 100 Quilt Block magazine blog tour. Hope you commented to win one of the free issues. It's packed full of great ideas for future projects.

Sooooo, Charming Thursday is today. We're getting very close to the end of our charm pack giveaways with Cattails & Clover. This collection is so new it's just now arriving at your local quilt shop!



Living "in the wild", as my granddaughter Delainey says, offers alot of inspiration for fabric themes. We have a marshy area on one end of the pond that keeps the cattails happy with wet feet. We enjoy watching them change throughout the summer as the green shoots poke thru the earth in June, the fuzzy brown heads appear in July and then burst into white fluff in August. The clover was once a cash crop my Grandfather grew when Dad was just a kid. He said they tilled it under over 60 years ago and planted wheat. When we built the cabin a couple years ago, Dad had a terrace built to redirect the water flow into the pond to avoid flooding our road. The next spring, an acre of clover appeared where the ground had been turned, seed that had laid dormant for over 60 years! Amazing! The graceful rows of clover, curving by the side of our road inspired our project Creek Bottom. Two charm packs are cut with our new KT-1/4 Circle Template, then raw edge stitched onto opposite corners of a Layer Cake square. Doubled bias strips of coordinating plaids are stitched over the raw edge of the curves to create dimension and texture. When the blocks are sewn together, the look of waves across the quilt is very dramatic with no curved piecing. I love it!


For even more definitive curves, we used just 5 fabrics for Cattail Creek. The wavy border is made easy with the template, adding a 1/4-circle to a setting triangle.


The table topper with just a few fabrics and giant rickrack trim instead of bias strips and the runner with rows of buttons were fun to play with and only require a few blocks. There's still time before the holidays!

Comment here before Monday night at 10pm. to be eligible to win a Cattails & Clover charm pack and booklet with all the projects shown here. Next Thursday is our final single charm pack giveaway, then the grand finale starts Thanksgiving Day. You'll have 2 weeks to comment (limit one comment a day, please) to win over 1200 KT 5" charm squares! There will be a couple other prizes offered, too, so don't miss out.

99 comments:

  1. Cattails and Clover is a wonderful name for a lovely fabric line. Happy quilting.

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  2. WOW, I love your fabric, and would love to win! Thanks for sharing the history behind the collection,

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  3. I love movement in almost everything and love how fluid Cattail Creek is. So beautiful!

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  4. This is a stunning pattern and it looks fabulous in those colours..nice quilting!

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  5. I love the name of this line. It is inspiring.
    Thanks for the giveaway

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  6. How pretty! I love all the raw edge techniques you're featuring and can't wait to try some with some flannel. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  7. No curved piecing! I love that idea! And I love the look of both of those quilts. I always liked when the cattails went POOF at the end of their season. My mom was not so thrilled about the poof that we kids dragged into the house, I'm sure.

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  8. Oooh. I love all of those tiny little flowers. Lovely fabric. And I love all those curves (even though they scare me just a little) Thanks for the chance to win some!!
    sunshdws@yahoo.com

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  9. NEAT FABRICS+DESIGN!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

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  10. Love the fabric and curvy design. Thanks for the chance to win.

    Darlis

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  11. We had some extra time in OKC yesterday, so my DH said where are those quilt shops??? He was brave enough to walk into one of them with me. Looked for C & C at two major quilt shops because I just love the fabric design from what I have seen on the internet. Unfortunately, the fabric had not arrived. I will definitely keep looking for it. Thanks again for a chance to win.

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  12. I saw this line over at Green Fairy quilts yesterday and just love it. Amazing patterns.
    Thankyou.

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  13. Another gorgeous line of fabric! Love the table topper with the rickrack trim on it! Very clever! I enjoyed the story about the clover too... almost like the clover woke up from a really long nap! lol!

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  14. I love the new fabric and the story behind it.
    It is so warm and inviting, would make a beautiful bed quilt.

    Debbie

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  15. Thanks for sharing your story and thanks for this and all the Thursday giveaways.

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  16. I LOVE those wavy curves! Thanks for offering a giveaway.

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  17. I love those curves - what a clever idea! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  18. This is a lovely new line of fabric. Thanks for offering up another great giveaway.

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  19. Looking forward to the arrival of cattails! janet

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  20. I love the curvy look. Thanks for the pictures and the giveaway. Kathie L in Allentown

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  21. I love the rick rack on the quilt! Did you know that when the cattails are still just shoots that you can pull them and the stalk part that was under the water is edible once peeled and cooked...after they get too tall, though, they are too tough to eat.

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  22. Love the fabric and the inspiration behind it.

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  23. Your new line of fabric becomes even neater after I read the inspiration behind the creation of this line. Love It!!! The wavy quilt is really a neat idea and no curved seams. You are the best!!! Thanks for a chance to win.

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  24. i love the cat tails and clover fabric. all my kansas troubles flows together so smoothly. with no curved piecing it should go together lickety split thanks. martha

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  25. wow, what ever would I do with all those charms!!!!

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  26. I love having Charming Thursday on Friday....grin.

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  27. What a neat story about the clover returning. Love all the curves!

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  28. I like the giant rick rack~ how fun! And what a nice story about clover. Beautiful fabrics. Thanks for the chance!

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  29. Nice Patterns! I have been waiting to see this line in the stores. Not in any near me yet. But, I am sure it will be soon. Thanks Lynne for all these chances to win such great prizes from KT. Just love your fabrics and your patterns!

    Happy Quilting,
    Onalee
    Stow, Ohio

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  30. Love the fabric in this line but the projects are outrageous...wonderful!!!

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  31. Great story! I love the fabric, the name, and the new projects. You are like the Energizer bunny!

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  32. Great Fabric! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  33. What a beautiful line of fabric, I would LOVE to win! Thank you for keeping great ideas and projects and fabric coming for us quilters!

    Donna
    Salem, Oregon

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  34. Love these fabrics! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  35. I pretty much stay away from curves but love what I'm seeing here. The table topper with rick-rack looks interesting. And I always love the fabric.

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  36. I love reading stories of the past. That is amazing that the 60 year dormant clover came back!!! I think sometimes as I read, I imagine how it is living in Kansas in a cabin. Beautiful fabric and a beautiful name to match! :)

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  37. That line is just gorgeous!! Brings back memories of the days when I used to go for walks with my Grammie to what they called the four-acre field. That is what it was ..... four acres of beautiful open field and in June it would be full of wild strawberries that we would pick so Grammie couls make jam with them. On picking days, she would pack us up a picnic lunch and we would have such a great time together. Thanks for bring those memories back to me with this line.

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  38. Love this fabric, Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  39. What great fabric & I love the Cattails Quilt! Thanks for a chance to win! :)

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  40. I love the Cattails & Clover collection, you continue to create beautiful collections and keep us inspired!

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  41. I love the look of this quilt, something a bit different, the wavy effect is nice.
    Wow ...60 years of that clover seed hiding, I wonder what else is doing the same, just snoozing under the soil!

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  42. I just love your Cattails and Clover line.

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  43. I just joined your KT Stash Society at my local quilt shop. Love your fabrics.

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  44. Cattails and Clover was shipped to my local shop. The fabric is so beautiful! I'm so glad I've already purchased my Christmas presents because I bought two yards of the entire line. thank goodness the next line in not coming until February. I've really got to sew! I'm really behind and my sewing room is a mess! Please pray for my sickness!!

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  45. I love the rich colors of your fabric lines.

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  46. I love this line! So perfect for autumn decor--pumpkins and leaves!!

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  47. The wavy one would be fun to make after I finish my Butterfly Garden tablecloth!

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  48. I love your fabrics! Thank you for the chance to win.

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  49. The new line is gorgeous. What beautiful colors! I'd love to see that bias technique IRL. (Love your props, too!!) That photo's going on my Pinterest board. Hope that's okay?

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  50. I haven't met a Kansas Trouble Design that I didn't like but Cattails and Clover has really grabbed me tight. Thanks for a chance to win a sweet charm pack. Jeanne from Missouri which is a neighbor to Kansas

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  51. I see a Creek Bottom in my future. Takes me back to my childhood reading your story. Thank you. Renee

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  52. The Cattails and Clover line is gorgeous! I truly love how you describe your fabrics, brings back so many memories of my childhood. I have been in love with KT since I first saw it at the Rosemont Quilt Festival many years ago.

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  53. This new line arrived yesterday in our local shop and it is stunning. I'm just trying to decide how much of each piece I need! Thanks for the give away.

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  54. This collection is wonderful. I would love to win it. Thanks!

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  55. I love all your fabrics! We live in a log home in Michigan, and everyone of your fabrics would work here. I really like when you say a complicated looking pattern is "really easy.". You inspire me!!! Thanks for sharing your gifts.

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  56. Love the results of your "living in the wild"
    another great group of patterns and fabrics, thanks.

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  57. I have never tried the raw edge applique but this looks like a great pattern to try. The fabrics look great. Thanks for sharing.

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  58. Beautiful fabric as usual Lynne. Love the patterns Please enter me in you giveaway

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  59. Just love the Cattails and Clover line. Working with the curved pattern will be new to me. Thanks for offering your giveaway! Lana

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  60. Love this line of fabric. Beautiful deep colors for fall and the name is perfect!

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  61. I love the Cattails and Clover line! We live on the outskirts of a smaller city and get to enjoy the marshes and all the beauty that comes from them. I always know it's spring when the red-winged blackbirds are singing away in my backyard. I love to check out the local marsh areas to see how the cattails are doing.
    Conny from Red Deer

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  62. Another beautiful line of fabrics, Lynne. I always love the wheats and rusts the best. You really capture autumn colors better than anyone else.

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  63. I love cattails and clover! Bought the layer cake waiting for the fabric line to enter the shop.

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  64. Who knew clover seeds could sprout after 60 years dormancy? Cool to know and love the Cattails and Clover fabric!

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  65. Looking at your quilt is like peering into the water with the light dappling and bouncing over the ripples and waves. But it's not just any water, I loved hearing your story of the land and your family, and I think it is just what our craft does well. The fabrics, the pattern the process reflect you and your home and capture a little snapshot of life in the seams and textures of the quilt. This is what makes your quilt precious to me. grace(at)amnet(dot)net(dot)au

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  66. I love the colors you use. They are my favorites!

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  67. I would love to be entered in your giveaway. The new fabric line is beautiful.

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  68. I love the name for this fabric line-- Cattails and Clover--- such a great name... Would be super excited to be the winner! :-)

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  69. Cattails and Clover has arrived here in Nebraska. Love the designs and colors. Thanks for the give-away.
    Lois R

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  70. Love the new material. Colors are great. Can't wait to make the new patterns. I am sure that my quilt shop will have it all.
    Sandy S

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  71. The colors are terrific, thanks shobbs@vcu.edu

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  72. Hello Lynne,

    What in interesting bit of history. It is amazing that the seed remained viable for all that time. Lovely patterns.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Happy days.
    Bev.xoxo

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  73. Lovely, as always. Thanks for another chance to win! :o)

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  74. Love your cattail and clover fabric and the reason behind the name was interesting

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  75. I'd love to try the curved piecing this way. If I don't win, I'm going on a hunt for the pattern and some Cattail & Clover fabric. Thanks for the story and the chance to win.

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  76. What a great story, thanks for sharing.

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  77. These projects are lovely and I'm very interested in your technique! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  78. These are beautiful and I would love a chance to work with the fabric!

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  79. these would go nicely with all my other KT fabrics.

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  80. Lynne, this project is and sounds like SOO much fun, and the colors are AWESOME! Thanks so much for the giveaway!!

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  81. Beautiful fabrics as always and I love the curvy look--strong diagonals in designs always catch my attention. Congrats on what is sure to be a big hit! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  82. I love the warm rich colors and the flow of the pattern. The 5 fabric one is especially nice for me but still looks difficult?? Lovely fabric.
    Maggey

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  83. Lynne,

    I forgot to congratulate you for making the cover of Primitive Quilts for a second time! Lovely quilts... in both issues!

    Onalee
    NE Ohio

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  84. I love how your new fabrics compliment the previous collections. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  85. I am excited about my quilt shop getting in the Cattails and Clover collection. I have seen pictures and cannot wait to buy and begin another quilt. Many of the ladies in my group are getting this collection to do your KT Favorites quilt that we are doing beginning in January.

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  86. Thinking I need to plan a trip to my quilt shop to check out Cattails and Clover.......Thank You!

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  87. What an ingenious way to piece your quilt with no curved piecing. Cattails and Clover is a sweet name for this line, makes your description of how it came to be called that even more vivid. Thanks!

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  88. Love the fabric and LOVE the pattern. Thanks for the opportunity to win.
    Mary

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  89. So pretty! Love the name and design is lovely. thanks as always!

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  90. This is a beautiful line of fabrics. Can't wait for the rest of my fabric to be shipped so I can finish the Creek Bottom quilt for my husband. Thanks again for a great giveaway!

    Pat F. in Jamestown, NY

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  91. I love the fabric colors. The earth tones are so soothing and remind me of walks in the pastures and fields!

    Marguerite Guinn

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  92. I love the fabric line - would love to win!

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  93. Don't you just love grandkids! Love the cat tails.

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  94. The clover field sounds beautiful!

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