Monday, July 21, 2014

Layers of Love Preview Week #7

Layers of Love Winner Week #6

Congratulations to Redfinch (comment #10) - you're the winner of this week's Layers of Love book. Please send your shipping info to lynne@ktquilts.com and you'll be one of the first to receive the new book after they're delivered to us. Looks like July 30 is Dday!

Reminder to Layers of Love Week #1 winner Laura Riley of South Dakota - please contact us soon. If anyone out there knows Laura, let her know she's a winner!


Layers of Love Preview Week #7 - Kiera's Kickin' It

Our 6th oldest granchild, Kiera lives in TX with her big brother, Ethan. Soccer is a year round sport down there, so she really had no choice but to play along. Her Dad and big brother coach her team of very serious little girls. Grampa Robert lovingly calls little kids' soccer 'herd ball' since they all follow the ball all over the field like a herd of kicking, flailing colts. So much fun to watch! In honor of her love of soccer, I've created a quilt that's fun and playful. Moda's newest precut, Honeycombs (6" hexagons), even kinda looks like soccer balls, so they're great for making a personalized quilt for the soccer player in your life. My inspiration for the layout came from a quilt in Loose Change called Pennies from Heaven. We layered and stitched a smaller tan square on a larger dark square, then cut the blocks in half and staggered them in vertical rows for a simple but striking lap quilt. It's perfect for the guy on your list and only requires a Layer Cake & 1 fabric.
Pennies from Heaven, Loose Change book
 In playing with Honeycombs, the vertical strippy quilt made alot of sense - fast, easy construction with outstanding results. I love it! Honeycomb hexagons are cut in half using our KT Honeycomb Ruler. The half hexs are positioned on both edges of a tan strip of fabric, pinned & stitched. The movement and illusion of piecing is amazing! Once the tan strips are done, you're actually just sewing tan and blue strips together. Could it get any better than that?

Comment this week on anything you like to win a Layers of Love book. It's almost here!

55 comments:

  1. Hi, hope you are enjoying Summer!
    Love your Blog!
    Thanks for a great giveaway!

    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  2. Soccer layout makes great waves; I like it A LOT.

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  3. I like the quilt on your sidebar-"Windmills on the Plains." I just read an old book "Oh, Pioneers!" by Willa Cather, about life on the prairie.

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  4. Both quilts have great piecing methods that create terrific patterns. 'Herd ball' LOL

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  5. Congratulations to Redfinch !! I hope Laura comes forward soon !

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  6. Yes, we have been to the 'herd games' as well. love the soccer quilt.

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  7. Oh I like the honey comb one! I am just quilting my Loose change quilt, using your fabrics too...........cause I love them!

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  8. Looking forward to Layers of Love. The Honeycomb pattern is very nice.

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  9. I love all KT quilts! Looking forward to your new book :)

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  10. I really enjoyed coming to your store! I hope to get to come again soon!

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  11. Loving it all! Kansas Troubles fabrics make fabulous quilts!!

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  12. Really enjoying these weeks leading up to the book's release!

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  13. I love all your fabrics. This book had many awesome quilt patterns. Thanks for a chance to win a book.

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    1. I so agree on fabrics.They all go together.Makes quilting easy and fun. I so want to try the honeycombs and the strip.Kendra,Tx

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  14. All excited down here in TX for your new book release! You must be excited/proud/nervous all rolled up into one! I've been having fun sewing with your fabrics and using the spare change ruler. :-)

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  15. Just made the loose change quilt and I love it!Showed to my quild and fell in love with the ease and fun. Saw this on Missouri Star and ordered all the rulers and trying to find some hexes . Thank you for this techinique.Kendra Tx

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    1. Honeycombs are hard to find but will be available with the Paisley Park collection in Sept.

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  16. I am loving all the grand-kids quilty previews and I too have a grand daughter that plays soccer. Her mother-my DIL went to college on a soccer scholarship so they are serious competitors. Thanks for the giveaway of your wonderful upcoming book and thanks for the chance to win!

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  17. I was first introduced to you watching your video with Jenny Doan. I immediately fell in love with your fabrics. They are so me. I love the way you stick with certain colors so I can mix and match collections and don't worry about them not blending in. So glad I found you.

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    1. Jenny & I just shot several more tutuorials on projects from Layers of Love plus a question/answer video. Watch for them in the coming weeks!

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  18. I love quilts, I love quilt history, and I love to sew. My latest project was helping my daughter make a baptism gown for her daughter (my first grand, Emma Caroline) out of antique linens that were made and tatted by my new granddaughter's great-great-great-great grandmother Caroline. Love it!!!

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  19. I just finished five and dime and loose change quilt tops. Love all the variations in this book! Time for another one.

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  20. I love that hexie quilt! Anything made from your beautiful fabrics is wonderful--such rich, warm colors. I love that you feature each of your grandchildren and quilts that you made for them in this book--such a legacy of love!

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  21. I love your fabrics and thanks for the chance to win the book!

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  22. Herd ball is fun- but I love it when they progress to real games. Each stage has great rewards!!! Love those grandids :-)

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  23. I can't wait to see your new book. I think it will be great.

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  24. Love your fabs, books and ideas. Not kissing up just fact.....LOL

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  25. When I started quilting in 2003 the local quilt shop was a fan of Kansas Troubles. I instantly fell in love with you fabric and patterns. Soothing colors, yet some patterns can make the fabric colors pop and become what I call a "fun" quilt.

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  26. I'm just finishing a quilt from your Loose Change book - it is time to search for a new KT project. Would love a copy of your new book!!

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  27. I can't wait to add your new fabric to my stash! It's to die for! Love your new book too. Thank you !

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  28. Herd ball ... too funny. I miss the Saturday mornings spent at the soccer fields, but my grands now swim, so I'm still getting to watch them compete. What fun!

    I love that hexie version of Pennies from Heaven!

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  29. My comment is simple....I just love the tones of your fabrics and can just feel myself wrapped up in them.

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  30. I love the look of the giant rickrack! But then again, I love everything you do...so a no brainer. Can't wait to get my hands on your new book! Thanks for the chance!

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  31. I love the look of the honeycombs! I'll have to give that a try.

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  32. Great quilts! These patterns are ones that anyone would love.

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  33. Love the look of the Pennies from Heaven quilt. The honeycomb technique looks fun too. Looking forward to seeing the new book.

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  34. It is amazing to me how your fabrics come together. I am doing a BOM from FatQtrShop that is using your fabrics. The quilt is a reproduction of Kansas City Star pattern.

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  35. I love anything that says Kansas Troubles!

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  36. what a smart way to use hexies.

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  37. Your "Layers of Love" book is chock full of wonderful patterns. Whoever wins it will love it, I'm sure. (I hope it's ME!)

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  38. Love the colors of the quilts.

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  39. I've already pieced two of your layered quilts, and love the process.
    I'm anxious to get your new book and "Paisley Park" Keep up the good work. Rows by Roses

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  40. Love the way the colors work together

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  41. Just purchased some new Holly material...I love it! Can't wait to make something out of it. We have a quilting group that meets once a month. Most of the material is from the Kansas Troubles collection. (We are all country girls!) Looking forward to the new book.

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  42. I love the way you used the half hexies--what a fun quilt!

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  43. I love the layering technique and quilts in Layers of Love! Great patterns for beginners like me. Thank you!

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  44. Our weather in Oklahoma was perfect Saturday for my son's backyard wedding. Lots of people admired my KT quilts as they strolled through the house.

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  45. Summer is flying by too quickly! Jeannine aka j9knits, upstate NY

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  46. I have never tried the layer technique but think it would be fun.

    Charlotte S.

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  47. Love your fabric and layering technique!

    Jane L.

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  48. I really do like Pennies from Heaven from your Loose Change book. I have the book and both of the rulers, but have yet to make any of the projects from the book. Hope you are keeping cool! This 98-100* weather is not fun! Thanks for the chance to win your new book. HUGS... and stitches

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  49. I just discovered your website and blog. New to quilting, I didn't realize your store was so close to my home. I'm anxious to visit it soon. Love the look of many of your projects and fabric.

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  50. I just read your article ''Staying Power' in American Patchwork& Quilting and had to checkout your website, I really like your quilt style and colors. I'm looking forward to following your blog!

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  51. I enjoy reading your blog and all that you share with us about your patterns, fabrics and books. You make our quilting easier and fun!

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  52. I have been following you on Missouri Star and really love the ways you put pieces together. Sure make my life easier in quilting. I am already hooked on Kansas Troubles Fabrics. Now with your techniques and patterns, quilting just getting better.

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