Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Hot in Kansas

KT Winner

Congratulations to jwilli - you're the winner of this week's bundle of KT binding scraps. Please send your mailing address to lynne@ktquilts.com and Jamie will mail them right out. Thanks to everyone for commenting. I truly enjoy reading all of your thoughts (and poems!).

Hot, Hot, Hot

You've heard of Hot in Cleveland? Well, I'm not hot like Betty White, but the heat here this week is making my skin melt. Normal temps for Kansas in June are mid-80's to maybe an occasional 90 degree day. Still plenty cool in the mornings and evenings to work in the garden or take a walk. This week, it's registering upper 90's to 100 on the thermometer with temps feeling like 110. Crazy! Good for the farmers harvesting wheat, but miserable for the rest of us. Great reason to stay inside and quilt! I'm hoping to check a few things off my summer to-do list this week while chillin' in the A/C.

Traveling Up North

Robert and I traveled to Naperville, IL and Oshkosh, WI last week to hang out with some amazingly talented ladies from their guilds. I shared my Layered Patchwork technique with a workshop on 30-Something at both locations with fabulous results. I think I've made a few converts to the frayed side!

A few great looking blocks!

Quilters from Naperville, IL

Quilters from Oshkosh, WI
 Most of the quilters finished a few blocks during class and are comfortably on their way to recreating this lovely lap size quilt, 30-Something, from KT's book,  Layers of Love.

Along with a bag of scraps to get you inspired, we're throwing in a Layers of Love book this week for fun. Comment here about your summer quilting to-do list to win. And check out Carrie Nelson's blog at Moda Fabrics for a chuckle. See you next week!

Monday, June 8, 2015

Christmas All Year Through

KT Winner

This week's winner of the plaid scrap bag is Judy Zoll. Congratulations! Please send your mailing address to lynne@ktquilts.com and let Jamie know you won. Hope you enjoy my scraps. Thanks for helping me clean out my studio.

Kansas RowXRow Experience

Are you following the trail this summer? KT Quilt Shop is one of hundreds of shops across the country that are offering patterns/kits for a row that can be put together for wonderfully creative quilts. The theme for Kansas shops is water, so our row features windmills. Our windmills are a variation on a layered patchwork block I've used before  and loved how it twinkles and twirls. By making 2 blocks going opposite directions, it adds even more movement to the row. Stop by Kansas Troubles Quilt Shop in Bennington, Kansas when you're out and about to check out our row and see all of the KT fabrics, books & patterns and quilts on display.
Open T-F 10-5; Sat 10-3. Closed July 4th. Call 785-488-2120 during business hours to make arrangements for someone to be there after hours if you're traveling our way.

KT Windmills for KS RowXRow Experience

Christmas All Year Through Sale

The arrival of Heartfelt, KT's new Christmas collection, has me rethinking some of my previous projects for the holidays. Some I still have from years past, others have been gifted to family. Now I wish I'd kept them all! So, I hope to start this summer to remake some of my favorites.

To help you along with your Christmas stitching, we're offering some of our favorite Christmas patterns for just $3.50 each (retail $7.95).  Our new Heart of the Home booklet is only $5.00 (retail $10.95). That's a savings of over 50%! To sweeten the deal, when you place your order for any of these Christmas patterns, Jamie will throw in Just For You, a cute Christmas bag for gift giving or keeping. Sale good at ktquilts.com until July 1st.

Christmas J-O-Y
Three Layer Cake squares are the ornaments and trim for this joyfully easy wall quilt. 

 Christmas Ribbon 
 Twinkly stars are surrounded by a ribbon border all ready to wrap up your Christmas.
 Dreamin' of Christmas 
Make a pillow sleeve for the holidays, then change for the New Year with one of our 
newest pillow sleeves from Crazy for Pillows.

 Holly Wishes 
KT's layered patchwork makes a square-in-a-square-in-a-square-in-a-square,etc. so easy!

 Wish Upon a Star
Simple rail fence blocks in Honey Bun (below) and Jelly Roll sizes embrace a star fit for the holidays. Add holly applique - or not - to suit your mood. Wouldn't this be great in red/tan/blue right now? Darn! There's another project on my list.

 Heart of the Home
Our new Heartfelt collection was so much fun to play with for holiday quilts and home dec projects that last through the New Year. Start with a HeartfeltLayer Cake for our easy layered patchwork flying geese. Just stitch a triangle on a background rectangle for no-fail-never-cut-off-your-points-again flying geese and star points. So fast for holiday quilts!

 Just For You
I love this bag for it's usefullness + cuteness! It's the perfect gift wrap - or adult stocking - for everyone on your Christmas list. And the best part? It's free with the purchase of any other KT Christmas sale pattern/booklet from above. 

I'm on the road again to teach and share my quilts this week at the Pride of the Prairie Quilt Guild in Naperville, IL Thursday & Friday, then on to Oshkosh, WI to hang out with the Lakeside Quilters next week. Come join us for the evening or for the day!

Comment here by June 22nd to win this bundle of leftover binding strips from previous KT projects including Heartfelt, Paisley Park, Clara's Garden and more! See you in 2 weeks!

Monday, June 1, 2015

Cleaning up

KT Winners

Congratulations to Emily (eppie.doodle@yahoo.com) who won the scrap bundle of KT fabrics and Sally Hurst who will receive the Twisted pattern plus KT Wedge Template. Please send your mailing address to Jamie at lynne@ktquilts.com. Show us what you create!

Sunflower Song is Blooming!

Our booth was full of bloomin' sunflowers in all shapes and sizes, made easy to piece with our layered patchwork technique.  Sunflower Song is the newest KT fabric collection due to arrive in September. The Sunflower Song booklet includes a queen, lap, runner & pillow sleeve.

Sunflower Song queen quilt, runner & pillow sleeve. Yummy colors, delightful prints!

Sunflower Song lap quilt. Layered patchwork makes the sunflowers and flying geese a breeze to piece.
Would you like to make the Sunflower Song (96" x 110") queen quilt along with me this fall/winter? KT is offering this beautiful quilt as a 6-month project. In addition to your monthly kit, receive an exclusive email from me each month featuring tips and tricks for making the blocks with our layered patchwork method. Six-month Sunflower Song program includes all fabric for quilt top & binding, Sunflower Song booklet, KT Melon Template & buttons. $45.95/per for 6 months, shipping included. Coordinating thread pack optional. Begins November 2015. Don't wait to sign up! Kits are limited. Call Jamie today at 785-488-2120.

Lovin' those plaids

This week we have a bag full of plaid end-of-strips that are about 5" wide x assorted widths. Joy bagged up the leftovers when she was cutting charm packs of our 28 plaids. Just think what you could do with all of that? Comment here by June 7th to win our Bag of Plaids (9" x 12" stuffed full).