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 ktquilts.com.
|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!
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.