KT Winner - Preview Week #1Laura Riley from SD commented she'd like to learn more about my layered patchwork technique. Well, Laura, here's your chance! You'll be receiving the new Layers of Love book just as soon as the printer gets them to us. Thanks for commenting and watch over the next 7 weeks for more previews of the unique projects in my book. I'll keep a running list of winners in each blog post in case you miss it.
It Christmas Past & Present at KTQWith our new Holly Wishes fabric in the house, we're celebrating all things Christmas with 25% off all KT Christmas patterns, precuts and kits from this year and the past. Check out the ktquilts.com website now until July 1st for best selection. Quantities of precuts and some kits is limited.
Layers of Love Preview Week #2 - Ethan's Hat TrickRobert and I have a blended family - 6 kids in their 30's with 8 grankids between the ages of 5 and 15. I just love my layered patchwork technique to make quilts for everyone in the family since it starts with precuts and is so easy to assemble. As you can see, promising toddler quilts, first big bed quilts, 10-year-old quilts, wedding quilts and 30th birthday quilts, I'm never really caught up. The easy-to-make and easy to care for projects are perfect for kids, so I decided to feature each grankid with a quilt in the new book. Last week's quilt was my daughter's 30-Something star quilt (altho not a grankid, her quilt kinda started it all). This week our oldest grandson, Ethan, is featured with a quilt that highlights his favorite sport, soccer. It features a Layer Cake and Honeycomb plus 2 fabrics for borders. The lap quilt is 54" x 62" but could be made larger with just the one LC and HC. I chose to make a smaller throw since Ethan lives in TX and just wanted something for the end of his bed. There were enough blocks leftover to make a great sized runner for a side table, too. Options are given in the book for several sizes of this project.
|Can you see the block? It looks way more difficult than it really is.|
|The Soccer Runner has a row of full |
blocks down the middle with
half blocks on the sides.
Gene from Moda, graciously taped a short demo of how to use the KT Honeycomb Ruler below. It showed how to center & cut a Layer Cake and Honeycomb for 2 projects in The Bee's Knees pattern booklet. Click on this link to buy the KT Honeycomb Ruler now! Instructions for centering are similar for Ethan's quilt.
Honeycomb Ruler video from Spring Market 2014
Comment here if you've ever played with Honeycombs or hexagons and what you've made. We'll give away another Layers of Love book next Monday.