Monday, February 6, 2012

Denise J. (who loves the APQ website - who doesn't?) is the winner of our Frost pattern/fabric this week. Please email your info to ktquilts2@twinvalley.net and we'll send it out next week. Thanks to everyone who shared their favorite websites. I've checked out several and have enjoyed web surfing.

Obviously the new website is on hold. We've encountered a glitch that has taken longer than I thought to straighten out - isn't that always the way? Hopefully in the next day or two. Don't give up on me!

I spent most of the day Saturday at Quilter's Station in Lee's Summit, MO visiting with Rita's First Saturday group (over 60 quilters) and assorted customers as they perused her wonderful selection of fabric, wool, books/patterns and decorating items. Her shop is full of eye candy with dozens of quilts hanging from the ceiling and in homey vingettes scattered around the store. I wandered and shopped, met new quilters and caught up with old friends from our retreat days. A lovely day. Rita has a trunk show of our newest quilts in her shop for a limited time, so stop by if you're in the area.

One of the projects that drew alot of attention was our Pinwheel Mini Table Treat. It still delights me to introduce quilters to our easy, peasy raw edge applique technique and see their eyes light up when they realize "I can do this!" Sooooo, this week's giveaway is the Pinwheel pattern/kit.

 Believe it or not, all you need is (4) 5" charm squares for the pinwheel and border triangles. Who doesn't have a few charm squares laying around? The larger triangles are stitched into just one seam in a 4-patch for the pinwheels with the raw edges stitched down as you quilt. The border triangleedges are simply tucked under the smaller circle, overlapping points to fit, and stitched down as you're quilting. Pinwheels blocks always make me think of March winds and old windmills in Kansas so this little table topper is perfect for early spring decorating. Comment here by Sunday night 10pm. to be eligible to win! I will be out of town on Monday, Feb. 13th (our 25th anniversary) so if I'm not WiFi connected (or otherwise busy), I'll be posting the winner on Tuesday morning. See you all then!

91 comments:

  1. I know those little round mats are easy and quick to make. I sure could use another pattern for them.
    Nadine Griffin

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  2. love the pattern! And it has some kansas troubles fabric waiting for it at my house. martha mumaw

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  3. Round 'blocks' aren't very plentiful - this one is very fun!

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  4. Would love to have this pattern! So far I have the one with the pumpkins as I love all things fall.

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  5. Wonderful pattern and nice for a table.
    Someone gave me some kits and i love working with them, takes the work out of thinking and I can just enjoy the stitching.

    Debbie

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  6. I would love to win this pattern and kit. This looks like a lot of fun to make and love the look.

    hl3smith@yahoo.com

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  7. It would be great to win this kit! I love kansa Troubles!

    markjoan@quadro.net

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  8. This is such a cute pattern, I would love to win it! Thank you for the chance! ! !

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  9. I love the old windmills one sees across the Great Plains! This tabletopper pattern definitely reminds me of them.

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  10. I am ready for spring decorating. I just put away all my snowmen and now the house looks bare. Great pattern

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  11. SO NEAT!
    THANK YOU FOR SHARING!
    HAVE A GREAT WEEK!

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  12. I would love to win!! I love the 'roundness' of the topper.Good luck with the website.

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  13. Great!
    I would love to win a copy of the pattern!

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  14. What a cute idea! I grew up in the midwest and pinwheels remind me of windmills too! I would love to make this pattern~ thanks for the chance!

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  15. I am curios and anxious to see this pattern. It sounds fun to make.

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  16. So cute! Would look great on my kitchen table. Anxiously waiting to see the new web site. Thanks again for the chance to win.

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  17. Four Charm Squares, that's unbelievable what you did with them, so cute. Who wouldn't just love a new table topper?

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  18. I love the give away this week, looks really easy and something I know I could do! Hope you have a great get away!! Thanks again for your kansas trouble line!! Love them all!

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    1. Forgot to sign my name to the above! Patty D. from Crystal City, MO.

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  19. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  20. I love it!!!!!! I need a homemade pay it forward simple gift. I think this would qualify. It might even help me get over my fear of applique!

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  21. Very pretty. I would love to have the pinwheel kit.

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  22. Cute pattern. Thanks for the chance to win.

    Darlis

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    1. Cute!! I have not seen this one before, I have few of the other ones. (By the way I just finished the Candle in the Window quilt, turned out beautiful and went together so easily!! ) Thanks for the chance to win.
      Sandy B

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  23. Lynne, don't you just love that store! I visited Quilters Station on our way to Colorado last fall!. I spent way to much time in there and way to much money on fabric, it that is even possible!

    Have a great week!

    Onalee
    Stow, Ohio

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  24. What a nice giveaway - the kit and pattern would be perfect. Thank you for the opportunity. Judy C

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  25. Congratulations on your 25th! Hope you have a fun celebration. Love all your table toppers.

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  26. What an adorable table topper. Thanks for this great giveaway :-)

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  27. What a wonderful giveaway! Please count me in, Lynne!

    Hugs,
    Pam

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  28. I would love to make this pattern! thanks for the lovely giveaway.

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  29. oooooh I love it. Thanks for such a nice giveaway;
    Lilly.....lillysstuff at gmail dot com.....thanks

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  30. Who would have thought...just a few charms and presto, a beautiful treasure! Happy Anniversary!!! That's something to be proud of in this day and age. :)

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  31. I love raw edge applique and easy and who doesn't like fast and easy. Wonderful giveaway and Happy anniversary.

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  32. Another great mini mat for us to make. Can't wait to make one

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  33. Very cute! Thanks for a chance to win.

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  34. Good things come to those that wait. I'm sure that everyone who is waiting to see your new website will be happy to see only good things!!! This topper is so cute and just so simple looking. Hope to be a winner this time. Happy Anniversary on Monday. My son's birthday is Monday. Can't believe my baby will be 30!! Where does the time go?

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  35. It can be so frustrating sometimes when dealing with computers! I am sure your new website will be worth the wait though! Happy Anniversary, hope you have a wonderful time.

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  36. I'd love to win this pattern and learn the secret of your easy piecing. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  37. I like the looks of the round table toppers...it looks difficult but you make it sound easy. I would love to win the pattern so I could give it a try. Thanks for the chance.

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  38. Would love to win this cute little kit.
    Carol L

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  39. Would love to win this kit! THanks for offering!

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  40. I am always drawn to circles! I'd love to win this kit.

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  41. Congrats to Denise; lucky you! I love the small triangles that surround the pinwheel in this design. It has a very cheerful look to it.

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  42. What a cute pattern and sounds so easy, would love to win this. Congrats on your anniversary, have fun!

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  43. Love the pattern and the fabrics, especially the background fabric. Reminds me of one from an early collection that has always been a favorite. Happy Anniversary to you and Robert.

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  44. What a cute little table topper, would love to win this charming pattern.
    Happy Anniversary hope you have a great time while you are away.

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  45. What a lovely little pattern and a wonderful way to try the technique. Enjoy your Anniversary! And please, by all means, be otherwise busy on such a special occasion.

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  46. These little round toppers are adorable. Thanks for a chance.

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  47. Love the round little topper. I have never done a round one so this would be a challenge. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  48. "Applique" has always been a bad word for me. I admit I'm scared to try...until now! I would love to win this giveaway and try this method that you are referring to.

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  49. This is adorable. I love the little candle mats. Have a wonderful anniversary!
    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  50. I have some charms and I would love to make this little quilt. Thanks for a chance. Congrats to the winner. 25 years! congrats!

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  51. I love that these mini-projects are "easy-peasy" as you say, and that they can be completed quickly! It is so nice to sit down, work on a project, and complete it within a few hours!

    Thanks for your generosity in offering giveaways!

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  52. I love tabletoppers and candle mats ALMOST as much as I love KT fabrics! And I have several charm packs home just waiting for me to win this pattern to use them. Hope you have a wonderful anniversary.

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  53. What a lovely project. I'd love to win the Pinwheel pattern/kit and try doing the raw edge applique. Thanks for the giveaway. Lana D.

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  54. I have not tried this applique and would love to give it a chance. Thanks for the chance to win this.

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  55. Congratulations to the winner!! And, thank you for another fun giveaway! :-)

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  56. I'd love to give this project a try! Thanks much for challenging me as I learn.

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  57. Happy Anniversary!! Love this project. Thank you for all of the giveaways.

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  58. Congrats on your "25th"..And thanks for a chance to win this cute tabletopper pattern.
    CathyC in Alberta
    cathyc1950@gmail.com

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  59. I love your round toppers--and this one is perfect for spring! Happy Anniversary !!

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  60. Ooh that's a great looking table topper. And a circular table topper is perfect for me because my son and his fiancee have a round table that I need to make them a topper for this next Christmas.

    Good luck on the website glitch. Those are always so frustrating to figure out and fix sometimes. It seems you fix one glitch and it creates another.

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  61. Happy anniversary. Love this little table topper. Thanks for the chance to win it.
    lyn.robyn.smith@gmail.com

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  62. I am loving these table treats! I don't get how you explained the larger triangle part, sorry, but I can do the rest for sure. Love those little toppers!

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  63. When I get overwhelmed with the online life, and I'm am easily overwhelmed with it all, I remember my Mother who bought a computer at 70 and switched from the typewriter to email for communicating with her family because she needed to keep sharp and modern. She struggled with it, I have to admit, and my son was one of her computer geek grandchildren who helped her straighten herself out but she kept at it. I don't know what she would have done with smart phones and IPads and everything that has become available in the last 10 years. I only want to maintain her attitude and keep trying these crazy and beyond my imagination things. Thanks for the giveaway and happy anniversary.

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    1. Good for your Mom - and you for embracing this crazy,scary techno world. I find I have to really work at it and spend a lot of time on it, but now I enjoy blogging, getting feedback from all the Quilters. Thanks for playing here, Lynne

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  64. Happy anniversary! Love the pinwheel mat, it would be perfect to tease a friend that can do that Geico pig Wheeeee!...and as a perfect birthday present for me when you announce on the 14th!
    Ksoppelt at aol dot com

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  65. I love these Mini Table Treats!!! I have made the first two months already and would love to win the pinwheel project to make for a friend who's birthday is coming up. Thanks for the great give-aways and Happy Anniversary!!!

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  66. Congrats on 25 years together! Such a wonderful milestone to reach.

    Would love to make a mini table treat! Please count me in on the give away.

    Sandy A

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  67. Mini table treat is such a cute appropriate title. This is perfect for my round dining room table and so are the colors. I would love the pattern. Thank you!

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  68. I would love to make this. Good luck figuring out you glitch!

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  69. Happy Anniversery!

    My pup Cheyenne will be 2 that day!

    Happy Quilting...

    Onalee
    Stow, Ohio

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  70. I love the pinwheel! Happy Anniversary!

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  71. Happy 25th Anniversary and many more Lynne!!

    Love this adorable pinwheel mini table treat!!
    ~Terry~

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  72. Just love this little table topper. Thanks for the opportunity to win the pattern/kit.

    PS: Congratulations for 25 years of marriage...and many more!

    Nancy

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  73. Happy Anniversary!

    Love the table topper. The pinwheel reminds me of those curled pinwheel toys on sticks. I'd get dizzy puffing breaths of air to keep mine spinning when I was a kid!

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  74. Happy 25th Anniversary! Enjoy your trip away. Thanks for the chance to win this lovely pinwheel table topper.

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  75. Fantastic new web site, easy to maneuver. I like the new mini table topper. What a great idea to use up left over charm squares.

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  76. Sounds like an easy project - count me in. Now, I am off to check out your new website.

    Charlotte S.

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  77. I Love all your table treats, they're so easy, fast, fun project for a quick gift,

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  78. I love these table toppers. And I'm sure I can find a few charms around. ha

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  79. Thanks for the opportunity to win this lovely table topper patten. I'm hooked on all your fabric and patterns.

    Happy Anniversary!!! Carleen

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  80. I want to learn to applique so bad . . . and love everything Kansas Troubles! We enjoyed our time in SA last November. WiFi worked great in the historical Menger Hotel. Have a great time! Debbie

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  81. New web site looks nice. Looking forward to more posts later.

    I haven't done any table toppers yet but I do like this one. Will have to try one --on my list of future projects--have to finish some I've started first.

    Hope you had a happy anniversary and a great time celebrating. Do you celebrate Valentine's Day at the same time?

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  82. Sitting in the San Antonio airport, reading all of your supportive comments, waiting on our flight home. Have had a delightfully fun and restful trip - even took time to see a movie, The Vow. Very good and very appropriate for date night/ anniversary. Flying back to snow/ freezing rain. It would just break my heart to be " snowed in" at a motel by the airport - it would give us one more night before getting back to the real world.
    Talk to ya tomorrow, Lynne

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