Monday, September 8, 2014

Paisley Park Preview Week #3

KT Winners

Forgot to announce last week's winner of the Paisley Party pattern & Jelly Roll. Congrats to Ann X. And for this week's winner of the Perfectly Paisley pattern & Layer Cake, congratulations to Mia's Cottage. Please send mailing info to lynne@ktquilts.com.

Prim Pinwheels

Have you ever fallen in love with a block or a quilt that has a dozen seams and you break out in a rash just thinking about piecing it? Then, your blocks come out less than perfect and it's difficult to keep them flat and square? That's why I LOVE my layered patchwork technique. It simplifies traditional pieced blocks by eliminating some of the seams and pressing that can distort and cause lumps in your blocks. Our Prim Pinwheels quilt is the perfect example of that theory. Instead of pesky y-seams and lots of lumpy seam allowances in each block, I've layered triangles over precut Jelly RollTM strips for dimensional, primitive pinwheels that are so easy to make!
Intricate looking pinwheels made easy with layered patchwork
and Jelly Roll strips. A JR + 3 fabrics is all you need to create
a huggable lap quilt for someone on your list. 


Layer triangles over JR strips; stitch. Piece pairs together, then 4 of a kind.
Layer quarter cut triangles to each side for easy diamonds/pinwheels
 that lay flat and measure the correct size.

Comment here to win a Prim Paisley pattern and a Jelly Roll to get you started!

Moda's Designer Blog Hop continues! Come back Wednesday for KTQ's day of the hop. 

52 comments:

  1. Beautiful quilt and always easy to follow directions, thanks

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  2. What an easy way to make a complex pattern ... I'm sold!

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  3. It's fun seeing this complicated block broken down and made easier. It seems like there would be less bulk at the critical matching points too.

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  4. Wonderful technique with stunning results.

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  5. I love your Layered Patchwork Technique!

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  6. OMGosh!! I LOVE this technique!! Simple but effective! This is my idea of quilting! Thanks!
    Paulette

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  7. I love being able to see how a quilt like this is pieced, it makes it easier to understand and put together.

    Debbie

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  8. Great ideas and tips! Thank you for the updated technique. The fabric is beautiful!

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  9. I think this is a technique I want to try. Very pretty quilt.

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  10. Would love to try this techniques - and I would ABSOLUTELY love to win some of your beautiful fabric!

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  11. Amazing when you think about it. Thanks for sharing. And please put my name in for the drawing.

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  12. I love how you make all of your blocks so much easier then they look. It makes it so even a beginner can follow and end up with a beautiful quilt. Thank you!

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  13. Wow! What a beautiful quilt...as usual. Thank you for sharing the pattern and technique.

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  14. Great pattern - would love to try this!!

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  15. Oh Lynne, what a fabulous idea and pattern! Love the look.

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  16. Your quilt is just so pretty, thanks for the chance.

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  17. So many thanks for sharing. Your quilt looks simply gorgeous!

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  18. This method is so cool and doable thanks to you! Can't wait to try it!

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  19. Love all your fabrics and patterns as always...

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  20. I am in LOVE with your layered technique! Are Prim Pinwheels and Rustic Stars in your book Layers of Love? Thanks for the chance :)

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  21. So beautiful -I look forward to every new pattern and quilt with this technique. Just want to make them all. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  22. Love the quilt and the design. Your method looks very easy to do. Thanks for sharing the patterns with us. K-

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  23. You are so clever to create patterns such as this! I can follow a pattern, but that's about it. It takes a very creative and artsy eye to come up with new things like you do. My husband has a very good eye for color, so I always take him shopping with me to buy fabric. And the Kansas Troubles colors I am particularly fond of. They always catch my eye. So quilting is a team effort for me - a pattern from someone like you, my husband to help choose a color scheme, and then I do the sewing. Works for me! Thank you for sharing your creativeness.

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  24. I love that pattern! It looks easy enough for even me! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  25. Love the pattern any thng to make life easier. Thank you for change to win

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  26. Boy does this look complicated but after reading the instructions it sounds doable to me, my kind or patchwork!! (sandybailey55@hotmail.com)

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  27. What a neat way to put a block together! Thank you for the tip and a chance at the giveaway.
    Take care.
    Emily

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  28. Made a runner pattern of yours that was in your Loose Change book. Turned out beautifully. Love the layered look. Looking forward to trying the pattern in this post!

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  29. I love the colors and pattern of this quilt

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  30. Too easy ! love the feel of a layered quilt.

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  31. Simple designs that look so complex. Great!!

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  32. Love this idea, but I think this one is my favorite so far. Thanks

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  33. I've been wanting to try your technique for layering. Would love to win. Thanks for the chance!

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  34. Love, love that you have made it so simple! Thanks for the giveawy!

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  35. Lynne, your layered patchwork technique can save a lot of quilters' heartache, I'm sure!

    (I'm not entering the drawing, just commenting.)

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  36. I've never tried the layers patchwork so if I win the giveaway, it will be an excellent time to try it! Thanks!

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  37. Tricky! I love how it all comes together to make the cool pinwheel!

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  38. Another great technique! Thank you.

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  39. What a great trick you had up your sleeve with this block!
    Your new fabric is just so pretty. Love them all so much

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  40. Awesome! I have problems with the centers of pinwheels having too much bulk. This would fix that!

    Sandy A

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  41. I love the new line of fabric - just beautiful.

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  42. Great designs...look like so much fun to play with!

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  43. Another fantastic quilt! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  44. I have to have this pattern! I am a pinwheel fanatic! Love it and your fabric!!

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  45. Love the pinwheel look and it think it's very interesting to see how you put the block together. I can follow a pattern but I can't figure one out without the printouts. Thanks.

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  46. The block is very cool. I love seeing blocks put together in a different way, and in your case, much easier. This is a striking pattern! Thanks.

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