Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Spring has finally sprung, Christmas is near

KT Winner

Congratulations to AnnieO - you're the winner of the Primitive Quilts magazine featuring Friendship Garden by Pam Buda and I. Thanks to all the quilters who commented on the pictures of the shop. It made my day!

Icicle Kisses Fabric/Giveaway

It's only May, but Christmas is just around the corner - Christmas fabric, that is. KT's new Icicle Kisses will ship in June, but precuts may be hitting your local quilt shop any day. Grab a Jelly Roll  and some fat 1/8's or a fat quarter bundle to make our lovely lap quilt, Icicle Stars (70"sq.). A JR creates a scrappy background for the stars. If you prefer the star backgrounds all one print, you'll need a little more fabric for each - a fat quarter bundle is perfect.
Our easy layered patchwork technique makes quick work of the star points and tree units by simply laying triangles on top of the strips, stitch 1/8" from bias edge of triangle and piece blocks together. No lost points, no set-in seams, no fuss! Lois made a smaller version of this project as a prototype to test the "ravel factor". She washed and dryed the quilt in her regular washer/dryer as she would regular laundry - no special care. After 2 rounds thru, the stitched edges were softly frayed and curled but no ravelling in sight, no trimming needed. It gave the quilt a dimensional, casual feel without looking messy. The secret is to make sure all the cut edges are on the bias or have a precut pinked edge. You can also use a pinking rotary blade if you don't have the required precuts. I enjoy adapting traditional blocks to our layered patchwork method to see how easy they can become. I'd love to see pictures of your creations using this technique. Win an Icicle Stars booklet by commenting here this week.

Blog Readers' Quilts

Speaking of which, here are a few blog followers projects I thought you might enjoy.
Jacki Ryba worked with ladies from our church to create a beautiful quilt for the soup supper raffle - with KT fabrics, of course. Great job, ladies. Thanks to Jacki for all her time organizing and teaching the classes.


David Lamb pieced an intricate pineapple quilt in KT gold & brown - stunning!

Brenda Anderson found a delightful way to display a pile of quilts (many with KT fabrics) in a little bit of space - awesome!
Thanks for sharing your quilts. I'll see ya next week!

35 comments:

  1. Love the quilt ideas. Your fabric is so great...I find it goes with many of my wool projects when I need borders.

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  2. Some of your readers quilts & display are wonderful, it must be lovely for you to see.I love the icicle Kisses fabric line. Icicle Stars look like a fun pattern, I love the whimsical points on the stars!

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  3. I foresee adding some icicles into my KT stash!

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  4. I had picked Icicle Kisses as my favorite bundle at another blog.Love this line.Icicle Stars is a great pattern.

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  5. Like Icicle Kisses and the quilt pattern using them. Never saw a KT fabric that I didn't like....have many lines in layer cakes and others in charm packs.

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  6. LOVE IT!
    WANT TO MAKE THIS ONE TOO!
    HAPPY STITCHING!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  7. Wow, you've created another adorable pattern! And thanks for sharing your blog-friends quilts.
    Your Icicle Kisses I love, please enter me into your giveaway.

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  8. I just love those trees!! Darling quilt!!

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  9. Love this pattern and fabric. Definitely will need to get a fat quarter bundle of this :)

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  10. Love these quilts and the trees borders are pretty nice!

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  11. I like this quilt....anything with stars is added to my "To Do" list! I also like the border of trees. Please enter me in the giveaway!

    Gloria
    gyates625@bellsouth.net

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  12. Love your fabric and the new pattern Icicle Stars. My husband walked up behind me just as I was reading this and he said, "That is a nice pattern. You will have to do that one, I like it!"
    Lu

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  13. Love the quilt and fabric. Thanks for the fun parade of pictures.

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  14. Great quilt. But, you always come up with such wonderful ideas. Thanks

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  16. Love that quilt pattern! And love the fabric too!! Thank you for your continued great fabrics.

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  17. Love your new quilt pattern!! It is strange talking winter when summer has not arrived yet!

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  18. Just bought a jelly roll of Icicle Stars fabric. It is beautiful. Love the new star pattern. Do you still sell the quilt labeled " KS/OR Quilt Connection"? It is also beautiful

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  19. Love the new quilt pattern! The stars and trees are just awesome. Always love your fabrics.

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  20. Can't wait to see your new fabric line in local shop-love all your fabrics and patterns.

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  21. Another cute pattern! I'd love to give it a try.

    Robin in Iowa

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  22. Love, love, love the icicle kisses.....and it is only May!!

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  23. What a great pattern - I adore those pine trees around the border!

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  24. Love the pine tree border!! And thanks for sharing the pics from your bloggers. I'm always looking for new ways to display my quilts. jmh

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  25. Oh I do love all of your fabric lines. This one is another winner! And that pattern is so pretty! Interesting technique. I'd love to give it a try. Thanks for the chance to win.
    - sunshdws at yahoo dot com

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  26. Great quilt!

    I was so surprised to see my sis-in-law's picture! Isn't here ladder adorable!?

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  27. Love the pattern and Icicle Kisses fabric. Also an interesting technique to make the trees and star points. I'm sure it makes for a much more relaxing and satisfying process.

    Laura Riley from SD

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  28. You always have the neatest ideas for quilts!
    Love the raw edge designs, easy and fast to complete.

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  29. Can't wait for the new fabric. Love the pics. Thanks for sharing the pic of my ladder. That's just a few of my KT quilts.

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  32. Have ordered the Icicle Kisses pattern with the stars and some fabric. Cant wait for it to come!

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