Monday, July 28, 2014

Layers of Love Preview Week #8

American Patchwork & Quilting Magazine

Oh. My. Goodness!  We made the cover of APQ's October issue! My Rustic Stars quilt is so much fun to make. I used a Honey Bun for the star points layered over large triangles to simplify the piecing and add a primitive, rustic element. I can't believe the October issue is here already in July!!!The new Paisley Park fabric is featured in the quilt but won't arrive for a few weeks in September.  If you're interested in a kit for the project, call Jamie at KTQ at 785-488-2120 and she'll put you on the list to be one of the first to receive a kit when UPS delivers the fabric. Hey, maybe it'll come early too!
Used with permission from American Patchwork & Quilting® magazine.
©2014 Meredith Corporation. All rights reserved.
The pictures of the KT retreat, store and my studio in the story are
 wonderfully done with more on the APQ website. 

Layers of Love Week #7 Winner

Our winner of the Layers of Love book this week is Deb, comment #11 from Loma, CO who said, "Loving it all! Kansas Troubles fabrics make fabulous quilts!!"  Thanks so much! I love reading all of your comments full of enthusiasm for quilting and support of KTQ. It makes my week start off so happy! 
Only one more week (I can't lie, there's a bonus week #9!) so comment to win your copy of the new book.

Layers of Love Preview #8 - Delainey's Twirls & Swirls

Delainey is our entertainer - she sings, dances, recites stories and tells jokes, all with the confidence of someone much older than 8. If she's not a professional performer someday, I'll be surprised. What may surprise you is how this quilt is pieced. A single charm pack is cut into large and small triangles, as shown. The two sizes of assorted triangles are then layered and sewn on opposite sides of a background square. When you lay out the squares with 4 large triangles together, pinwheels appear! As the rows are stitched together, the smaller pinwheels emerge. How fun and easy is that???  It's one of my favorites in the Layers of Love book.


Delainey's pinwheel quilt is as vibrant and colorful as she is. I chose a
Sandy Gervais (Chance of Showers) precut to suit her personality perfectly. 

It's also delightful in KT fabric for anyone on your list. At 72" square,
 it's a good size for a lap quilt with just one charm pack and 2 fabrics to choose.

Check back next week for our final (bonus week #9) preview of the Layers of Love book. You won't want to miss it!

41 comments:

  1. What a cute quilt for a little girl! Love that it only takes one charm pack!

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  2. Delainey's Twirls & Swirls quilt is so cheerful.

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  3. Very clever quilt. You always amaze me with all the ideas you continually come up with.
    Charlotte

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  4. Amazing! I just received this magazine today! Love, love, love KTQ!

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  5. I love pinwheels! These are darling. What an interesting way to make them Congratulations on the making the cover of APQ. Gorgeous quilt. Thanks for all the previews. K-

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  6. Love the pinwheels- so happy and cheerful! Can't wait to get my copy of APQ and also your new book! I have been visiting many quilt shops this summer and the first thing I look for is KT fabric. I am proud to say I have a KT stash :)

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  7. Congrats on making the cover!! how wonderful! Those pinwheels are fabulous!

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  8. CONGRAT's on making the cover. I love your fabrics, color choices and patterns. What's not to like. !

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  9. Congratulations on the cover of the magazine! KT is fabulous colors I LoVe to sew with! Interesting way to make the stunning block featured in the quilt! Thanks for sharing!
    Marg

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  10. I love this pinwheel quilt! And the cover quilt is gorgeous too! I love the warm colors but that happy colored pinwheel is fun too!

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  11. Delainey's quilt is lovely, you have such great ideas for quilt patterns. How do you keep coming up with all these fantastic quilts? Now I have to go scour a few stores for the new APQ magazine. Thanks for wonderful quilt. Pattern. ;-> Toni Anne

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  12. The pinwheel quilt is gorgeous...but then anything made with KT fabric is gorgeous! Congratulations on being a cover girl! That quilt is a winner!!
    Paulette

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  13. CONGRATULATIONS on making the cover of APQ's October issue. Love the Rustic Star quilt. Love your fabric. Just love KT.

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  14. What a beautiful quilt!
    I can see why it made the cover

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  15. I think it's so great that you made up Delainey's quilt in a different fabric. It looks so bright and cheerful and totally changes the look of the quilt. I am so eager for your book to come out. Congratulations on another great book and thank you for sharing the wonderful techniques you have developed.

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  16. Brilliant! What a clever idea for Charm Packs to Pinwheels! Love it!

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  17. Congrats on making the cover of APQ with your pretty quilt. Delainey's pinwheel quilt is lovely. I love everything KT!

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  18. Absolutely ingenious pinwheel quilt! You're amazing, Lynne. And October issues coming out now? This summer is flying by. Thanks for a chance to win your new book.

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  19. Congratulations on the magazine cover! I love DeLainey's Twirls & Swirls in both fabric groups. Can't wait for your newest book!

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  20. Congratulations on being a cover girl!! As with all the other quilts in Layers of Love, Delainey's Twirls & Swirls is gorgeous!

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  21. Looking forward to picking up my copy of AP of Quilting. Congrats on being on the Cover Delainey's Swirls and Twirls is gorgeous don in KT fabrics.

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  22. Love Delainey's Twirls & Swirls. Such a nice color for a child's quilt. Both quilts are beautiful.

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  23. I'm paying closest attention to my LQS newsletter. Do not want to miss the latest KTQ fabric.

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  24. Congrats on the magazine cover. It is beautiful.

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  25. Congratulations on making the cover quilt. What a neat way to make the hunter star block. You fabrics make this quilt stunning.

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  26. Can't wait to get my issue of the magazine and check it out--I'm a subscriber.
    I love your pattern Delainey's Twirls and Swirls and would love to win a copy of the book and make this quilt for some friends for Christmas.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

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  27. What a neat way to make pinwheels....amazing! Congratulations for having your quilt on the cover of APAQ and can't say enough about KT fabrics....they are truly my favorites. The country colors are just fabulous.

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  28. Loving these patterns! Would love to win.

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  29. Love this pattern. Esp in the two color ways!

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  30. Hooray!!! Congratulations on making the front cover, Lynne! I'd love to order the kit. KT fabrics meld together so beautifully in my home. I always love anything KT! :) Have a blessed rest of the week.

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  31. Love, love, LOVE the Quilt on the cover of the Oct issue of AP&Q! KT Fabric and quilt designs are my favorite .... in fact, it's the reason I'm a quilter today. Every time I saw a quilt I liked it was either your fabrics or design (often both) - so I went and bought myself a sewing machine so I could try my hand at making myself a quilt. That was two years and 10 quilts ago! I'd love to win a copy of your new book! Thanks for all the inspiration. Cindy Stephenson

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  32. just got my copy today....spent time with it outside in the beautiful sunset.....I need to get myself to Kansas....how far is that from Massachusetts......what a great article ...and I have that BOM that you first published in 97....the stories were great....and to my dismay it is a UFO.... I am gonna dig it out now.....dee

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  33. If there was a hall of Fame Quilter....you would be at the very top of the list. Wow. Love the KT quilt on the cover of AP & Q. I never tire of your fabric and patterns. Never stop.

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  34. I am feeling hopeful and lucky as today is my birthday so what a better gift then fabric from my favorite designer! I have made many quilts with your fabrics and the colors are so warm and yummy they just make me want to wrap all that "feel good" around me. Thanks for all you do!!!!

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  35. Hi Lynne, Chris Lapham here... I am new to your blog, but have always loved your fabrics... Almost to cute to cut... Love your cover girl quilt!!! I signed up to take a hunters star class at The upcoming Road 2 CA quilt show 2015... I will be looking at your technique and compare it to what I learn... I love the scrappy vibe you show on yours :). Thank you for the great fabric!!! Chris

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  36. From one Kansas gal to another, I am always inspired by your designs. Absolutely love your pinwheels. Congrats on the magazine cover! Would love to win your new book.

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  37. Love your fabrics! Thanks for a chance!

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  38. I believe everyone has made such nice comments that it would be hard to top any of of them. Our love for quilting probably is the same. I say we all win, PLEASE.

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  39. I love your fabric lines! I would love to win the book!! Keep up the great work! Patty D from Crystal City, MO

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  40. This is my first visit to your blog and it is really interesting! Love your fabric.

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