Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Stay tuned...

Hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend. We celebrated 3 birthdays - my grandson, son-in-law and Dad's with food, games, egg hunts, alot of laughter and several cakes. I'm not stepping foot on the scales for a month!

Please join me next Monday afternoon on APQ radio with host Pat Sloan (4pm CST). Although the whole point is that she'll be interviewing me, Pat is joining Moda as a fabric designer this spring, so I'm excited to get to know her better. See you on the radio!

The winner of our new Merry, Wish, Joy pattern featuring the Holiday Medley KT fabric by Moda is.... Barbara (#62 comment). Congratulations and thanks for playing. I enjoyed reading all the comments about your personal Christmas decorating favorites - lots of snowmen in the mix plus Santas and homemade items. Since we only spend one day at the KT building for Christmas, usually Christmas Eve Eve (Dec. 23rd) or the weekend before, I've gotten away from decorating every square inch of the 2500 sq. ft. Instead of dozens of Santas, several Nativities and loads of ornaments on a 10' or taller tree, we hang/drape/throw Christmas quilts everywhere, set out a few special Santas, 1 Nativity and a couple of my kids favorites from their childhood - a papier mache Santa, a snow globe and a bell that plays Christmas music, to name a few. Our tree is a small 4' primitive one that stays decorated all year. We sit it up on a round coffee table with a tree skirt, heap on the presents and the grankids think it's 10 feet tall! At the cabin where we actually live day in and day out, I bring a few special Christmas items, but fill in alot with natural elements from the yard and everyday items like metal birds, vintage kitchen graters with candles and a Norfolk pine with a few paper ornaments from the kids. Very simple but it keeps me in the spirit without feeling overwhelmed about decorating.

Our giveaway this week is for the Holiday Medley charm pack & pattern, Twinkly Stars (you'll just need to wait a while until the precuts are delivered in late May). I love friendship stars but thought the tiny 1" finished squares might be a pain to piece and lay flat. By raw edge stitching a triangle on the end of 4 rectangles, then sewing them around the center square for each star, it eliminates alot of seams, adds a primitive touch of frayed edge dimension and simplifies the whole process.

Just one charm pack and a couple additional fabrics is all you need to add this bright spot to your holiday decorating scheme. It's easy enough to make several for gifts! Available on our website soon.

See you all next week,
Lynne

63 comments:

  1. I have been wanting to try raw edge appliqué, think it gives the piece a nice touch.

    Debbie

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  2. I like friendship stars! A great Christmas pattern!

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  3. An eye-catching quilt!! I really like your ideas for sewing the stars!! *

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  4. Lovely quilt and I am intrigued by the raw edge method used :-)

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  5. I've never tried raw-edge applique---would love to have an excuse to give it a try!

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  6. my daughter loves stars - I would love to make this for her - very pretty! thanks so much! looking forward to the P.Sloan radio broadcast! thanks again.

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  7. I like raw applique and stars, so this is right up my alley! Thanks

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  8. Twinkly Stars - that's a great name for this lovely quilt. Thanks for a chance.

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  9. Friendship stars and scrappy. What better combination?

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  10. Lynne, I'm in love with this Quilt!
    Just beautiful-something about friendship stars?
    Thank you for sharing!

    misstitcher1214@yahoo.com

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  11. Oh the thought of 1" squares gives me hives!!! Love the colours in this quilt. Linda

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  12. Ths is so gorgeous! I would be a happy quilter if I were the lucky winner!

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  13. I also would love to win this since I love stars. If I started this far ahead on a project maybe it would be done by Christmas!

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  14. Congratulations to Barbara! I just adore star quilts~ this would be so fun to make! Thanks for the chance!

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  15. Love the little quilt and it sounds so easy to make. I have to get the pattern because my Bee is called "Friendship Stars".

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  16. This is such a creative approach to give the appearance of 1" squares! Thanks for the lovely giveaway. If win, May won't come fast enough. Glad your holiday weekend was so much fun.

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  17. I'm making some 30s Friendship stars at the moment. I hadn't thought of your approach. Very interesting. Kathie L in Allentown

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  18. That is a beautiful quilt. Love to win.
    Thanks so much for a chance to win.
    Blessings,
    ~Janet

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  19. What a very sweet quilt! Love the colors.

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  20. What a cute quilt with the friendship stars! Would love to win this one! Thanks again for your generosity!! Still lovin KTs!! Patty D from Crystal City, MO.

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  21. I will be completely honest...I have never heard of raw edge applique, but it sounds like something I would try if it's easy that regular applique! :o) I just love KT fabrics!!!

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  22. Your quilt is lovely. I love stars of any shape. I haven't tried raw edge appliqué yet, but I would like to. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  23. I love the holiday quilt. I'm anxiously. Waiting for your Christmas line to come out. I can't believe that I'm getting pumped for Christmas this early. I think it's because my son and his three kids have moved within 6 miles of me. Now our little family is less than 10 minutes away and I see my grand babies as much as I want

    Bjeanand@gmail.com

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    1. Love you Brenda!
      Sister, Leslie!

      Thisbhas to be my all time favorite! I love friendship stars!

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  24. Love this design and would LOVE to win your charm pack and pattern! It's never too early to start on new Christmas quilts! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

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  25. Love the pattern - friendship stars are a favorite of mine too. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  26. You have the best giveaways!
    Love Love Love your Christmas fabric. Thank you for a chance to win, have a blessed week.

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  27. Happy Easter! Saturday was my birthday, too. Wasn't it a beautiful day! I'm lovin' this project. Of course, I love all your projects.

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  28. Neat idea for a pattern and it sounds so easy. Thanks.

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  29. LOVE this pattern and of course the Holiday Medley line. Can't wait to make this one!

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  30. I will be searching for this pattern! Hard to believe it is only one charm pack!

    Leslie Nickels

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  31. How exciting for you and Pat! I will try to listen.
    congrats to the winner.
    1 charm pack, cool!

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  32. Love the pretty little star quilt! 1 charm pack!! How cool!!! Thank you for the chance to win, and congrags to the lucky winner!! :-)

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  33. I would love a charm pack of your gorgeous fabric....thanks for the chance, SWarren

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  34. Now, how does that happen? I am so with you about the scales..also steering well clear of them! Hope your radio session goes well and this looks like a super project for sitting in the evening hand-stitching!
    Toni-anne:) weftandwarp(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  35. It's adorable and the fabric is very pretty. Thanks!

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  36. I love your idea of having a 4 foot primitive decorated tree. My living room is small and this would fit perfect.

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  37. I really like the friendship star quilt. I have never made a quilt with the friendship star, and this would be a good time to try it! Would love to win the Holiday Medley charm pack & pattern, Twinkly Stars. Thanks! Lana D.

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  38. Very appealing. Love the 4 pointed stars. Thanks, would love to make it.

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  39. Love the upcoming holiday fabric line. I saw more of it on another website in their "Coming Soon" section. Can't wait!

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  40. Loved the friendship stars pattern!! ^^

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  41. Those stars are shining bright, especially with your new holiday line of fabric. Can't wait to meet you when you come to Iowa next week. A real life star is coming my way. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  42. I love the pattern,can't wait for the fabric to arrive in the stores.

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  43. What a great pattern. I love the fabrics.

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  44. I love the rich, saturated colors of your fabrics! This pattern is great!

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  45. How cute! Cannot wait to see the new fabric line. Would love to win

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  46. I love the pattern and the new fabrics!
    thanks for the giveaway!
    take care, Leslie

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  47. I also love friendship stars, the fabric is beautiful, hope to win this great prize. Thanks for the chance.

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  48. Awesome pattern and perfect fabrics too!! Would love to make this quilt...great table topper!! Thanks for the chance to win a little KT!!

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  49. Friendship stars are one of my favorites. Love pat sloan's radio shows. Good luck on Monday. Will enjoy listening to you on Monday.

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  50. Wow! What a creative pattern using one charm pack. I would love to make this with your fabrics. Hope I get the chance.

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  51. This is a wonderful quilt with all my favourite colours and stars! I love your new fabricline. Thanks for the opportunity to win this one!

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  52. This is so pretty..love the stars!
    ~Terry~

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  53. Wow, that's lovely! I still say I'm a beginner quilter, even though I've quilted for about ten years. There's always so much to learn. I don't feel confident in selecting colors, so I love working with the pre-cuts from various fabric lines. And there's something about the muted colors of the Kansas Troubles lines that really speak to me. Wish I could explain it better!

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  54. This is really cute...love the fabrics and the stars. Good luck with the radio show on Monday. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  55. The plaids and stripes in the fabrics really make this adorable quilt POP! Good luck with your interview with Pat!

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  56. I've always loved Friendship Stars and the pattern sounds fun. Good luck with your interview. Judy in MO

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  57. I like the Twinkly Stars pattern and I always love your fabric. Thanks for the giveaway. I'll be listening to your interview.

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  58. I like this really cute. I love your fabric, especially Sandhill Plum.

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