Friday, February 28, 2014

The Envelope, Please.....

And the winner is... 

Linda Milward of Minnesota who wrote "K is for Karma..." You've won a KT Tokens of Friendship fat quarter bundle.
Susiefloozie is the winner a Tokens of Frienship Jelly Roll. She commented "My favorite K is my kitty." Thanks to both of these ladies for commenting about their favorite K words. Please email your shipping address to

With over 500 comments, there were alot of you who mentioned kindness and kids/grankids. Both excellent words. Kitties was a close third along with a loved ones name that begins with "K" and kitchen and kiss - love that one and it didn't even occur to me when I was writing the blog. I have a pretty terrific hubby, too, and am looking forward to some relaxation in the sun this weekend for our anniversary. Maybe we need to practice the kindness and kisses parts....  :).

As promised, here's a sneak peek of the Tokens of Friendship projects. My good friend, Pam Buda, actually scored the floral print for this collection and new I'd love it. We make pretty good antique shopping partners. This quilt is dedicated to her and all of our quilting friends with baskets of joy, stars of hope, pinwheels of faith, flowers of abundance and hearts of love expressed in fabric.

Tokens of Friendship - king size 108" sq.
Make baskets/stars wall quilt OR baskets, stars, applique, triangles lap quilt. Blocks are easy
using our layered patchwork technique for perfect points and simple piecing.

All five projects are in one booklet for $10.95. I've shown you a few ways to play with the blocks but there are a dozen more you can dream up to create a personalized quilt for your best friend. Thanks so much for all the fun comments. It's great to see new quilters stopping in during the Moda Blog Hop's.
See ya next week! Lynne

Thursday, February 20, 2014


Welcome to KTQ's day of the Spell it with Fabric Blog Hop  

It's time for another Moda Blog Hop. Have you been following your A,B,C's? So here's the deal: each Moda designer was assigned a letter of the alphabet that best represented us and was asked to create the letter with our new spring fabric collections. I pieced a "K" and added a strip of KTQ twill tape. That was easy. So I made a "T" and "Q", too. But then I had alphabet fever and just couldn't stop! I added a few more letters to create a sign for the store advertising our website.It's embellished with odds and ends of sewing notions and trims for a one-of-a-kind sign for  
Piece the letters you desire, then embellish with buttons, a zipper, an old buckle, a pair of
vintage scissors, a "U" filled with safety pins and an old tape measure on the "T". 

Spell out anything you wish by stitching up letters and sewing them together in a vertical or horizontal row. How about WELCOME or QUILT or I LOVE YOU. What a delightfully personal gift with someone's name spelled out in fabric! Lissa Alexander of Moda, put all of the letters together to create a one-of-a-kind quilt that you can make, too. Hop on over to the other designer's blog pages for a complete collection of letters, A to Z. Click here for my contribution to the alphabet family.

For Kansas Troubles Quilters, my letter, of course, is K. At first I couldn't think of much that begins with the letter K except Kansas, which is pretty significant in my life. I was born and raised in Kansas and came back here to settle with Robert and KTQ about 13 years ago. We enjoy having our shop/studio in a small town and love living in the country (or, in the wild, as my grandaughter, Delainey claims). Here are few of my favorite K things:

Quilt Block - Kansas Troubles - I've always loved the intricately pieced half square triangles in several sizes that spin and twirl to provide movement and interest in a quilt. This one is made with a variety of KT fabrics.

Food - Kale - Robert and I are trying to eat much healthier swapping pasta for spaghetti squash and ice cream for coconut milk yogurt. We've discovered a great kale salad with edamame, shredded carrots, cashews, sunflower seeds, dried cranberries, red onion and pomegranate viniagrette is awesome with or without grilled chicken. 

Favorite Shoes - Keen - I love their patchwork canvas Mary Janes with the rubber toe guard, but my fav for hard work are the 2-strap sneakers in camo. They're komfy, kasual and kool!

Favorite Quotes 
Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground. 
Franklin D Roosevelt

Knowing what you cannot do is more important than knowing 
what you can do.  Lucille Ball

Favorite People - Kids & Grankids- I may be going out on a limb here, but our best times are spent with the kids and grankids for holidays, game days, snow days, any days. I'm working on a new book for late spring that celebrates the Layers of Love in our family with a quilt dedicated to each of the grankids. It's been so much fun taking pictures and having them help name "their" quilts.(Sorry, no pictures, ya gotta wait for the book!)

Karma - If you've been really good lately - sharing fabric with fellow quilters in need or giving up the last yard on a bolt to a friend - you may be rewarded with a fat quarter bundle or Jelly Roll of my new line, Token of Friendship. Comment here on your favorite "K" word.

Tokens of Friendship fat 1/4 bundle and Jelly Roll.
You could be the lucky winners!
Watch for the quilt projects made with Tokens of Friendship on Feb. 27th when winners are announced.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Moda's Spell it with Fabric Designer Blog Hop

Giveaway Winner

Donna is the winner of our sweet giveaway of a KT Honeycomb ruler, pattern & precut. Congrats to you! What an adorable puppy. Too bad they don't stay little for long.

Don't miss the Moda Designer Blog Hop Spell it with Fabric beginning today with American Jane, Bunny Hill & Cotton Way. As always, there will be tons of fun from A to Z and loads of giveaways. Check back here on Feb. 20th for my post about the letter K. 

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Cabin Fever

Tan Precuts Giveaway Winner

Congratulations to Lisa Mikel - you're the winner of the KT tan precuts this week. Please send shipping info to and watch for another KT giveaway below!

KT Show 'n Tell

Thanks to everyone who's been sending in pictures of quilts and projects using KT fabrics. How fun to see what you're all working on! I love the variety and level of skill shown by all the quilters here. It's as good as show 'n tell at a guild meeting.

Jenny Pettinger's My Favorite Sewing Bag - cotton & wool by
KTQ & Starry Pines Designs (above & below). Great job on the blanketstitching!

Susan Virdon shared these 2 beauties - Birth of a Sampler (above) and Easy Street (below).
Perfectly pieced and wonderful fabric choices.

Here's Jo Jacobi with her almost-finished Stitches on the Oregon Trail quilt. This is the 3rd in the Quilter's Journal
series of quilts/stories from just about 14 years ago, but who's counting???

Great Girlfriend Getaway - Mackinaw City, MI Retreat

Speaking of retreats, Pam and I are hoping you can all join us in Mackinaw City, MI for another GGG retreat, September 8-12th. Click on the link here for more information. Limited space is available. I'll be teaching the new Bee's Knees projects featuring a Moda precut hexagon and our newest KT Honeycomb ruler. 
The Bee's Knees (above) and Sweet as Honey (below) are both created with a Layer Cake,
Honeycomb and a couple of fabrics for borders.

Want to play with a precut Honeycomb? Win The Bee's Knees pattern, KT Honeycomb ruler & a precut Honeycomb by commenting here by Feb. 19th.