Thursday, September 17, 2015

Time Flies

KT Winner

Congratulations to Redfinch in FL, you're the winner of the Heartfelt pile of scraps. I've added to it since I posted the prize so hope you enjoy!

Catching Up

I can't believe it's been several weeks since I've posted! One blog post was supposed to pop up automatically, but it didn't (user error, for sure). Old news now, so I'll just start from scratch.

I definitely over planned my summer. With weeks full of grankids, traveling to teach, preparing for video tutorials, cleaning my studio for said videos, quilters coming for retreats, and unexpected happenings that are sure to crop up in everyone's life, it's been a crazy 3 months. Whew! Now, we're primping the shop for the arrival of Sunflower Song this month.  I'm so excited to get my hands on more of this new fabric collection. I love sunflowers! They're in bloom all around us right now, so the inspiration is everywhere. My Mom collects sunflower stuff for her great room where we all gather for holidays. When she heard about my new fabric, with sunflowers, she requested a table runner to fit the 3- 8ft. long tables end-to-end that we use for meals. No problem. She's so hard to buy for I appreciate any suggestions, especially if they're quilting related. After calculating the length needed, though, I figure it'll take me a month of Sundays just to bind it! Oh well, she very seldom asks for something specific, so I'm relieved that Christmas for Mom is in the bag. Just hope I get it done before then!

Here's another look at the new Sunflower Song fabric collection and what we've whipped up so far.

This is a chart of all 40 of the prints in Sunflower Song. I post these swatch charts on my website for each fabric collection. You're welcome to print them for shopping reference, if desired.


Sunflower Song - queen quilt. Jamie says we have a couple more spots available for our 6-month BOM that begins in November. Just sayin'...

I LOVE this little charm quilt! It makes such a happy wall quilt with just a charm pack and 3 fabrics.

A lap quilt, runner and pillow sleeve are included in the booklet, Sunflower Song, along with the queen size quilt above. Lots of options to coordinate your home decor projects.

We've also been busy in at Kansas Troubles Quilt Shop & Emporium, meeting quilters from all over the country stopping by to check things out, hosting retreats and welcoming bus tours from quilt guilds for a demo/retreat tour/shopping day. So much fun! Here's one of our latest retreat groups from NE, some of the happiest KT fans ever! Thanks, ladies!


Are you lovin' Sunflower Song? Comment below to win a fat 1/8 bundle of the complete collection (as soon as it arrives!). Hope to see you again next week!

98 comments:

  1. Yes, indeed, I am loving Sunflower Song! Just beautiful!

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  2. Oh my, I love, love, love sunflowers ... and your projects showcasing them are perfect! I can't wait until Sundlower Song is in shops (and wouldn't mind winning a bundle of them in the meantime).

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    1. I'd like to blame my iPad for the typo, but alas it's my fault. Sunflower Song!

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  3. Beautiful fabric and beautiful quilts. I love sunflowers.

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  4. I absolutely love Sunflower Song and can't wait for it to be in my favorite quilt shop. Winning a bundle of this fabric would be awesome! Thanks for the chance.

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  5. I love the sunflower song fabrics. Very pretty fabrics.

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  6. I especially like the charm quilt with the sunflowers in the center.

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  7. I love sunflowers and would love to win a bundle of Sunflower Song!

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  8. Sunflower Song fabric is beautiful. I LOVE Sunflowers, and my husband brings me beautiful ones from the farmers market every few weeks. The season is almost over here in Michigan. The fabric would be a great reminder over the winter months. :)

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  9. Yes, I love sunflowers. How could a Kansan not like them.

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  10. I love everything you design so of course I love it, but sunflowers, oh the perfect fall timing!

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  11. I love it, the colors so fit my style and I love the sunflower theme, I just love everything you do!

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  12. Yes, I am loving it! very pretty! thank you for the chance to win.

    Mary

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  13. Sunflowers are my favorite too. Your new line is beautiful. I can't wait to make some quilty treasures with it. Thank you for the sweet giveaway.

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  14. A lovely new fabric line. I love the colours. The new patterns are wonderful, especially the quilt one. Appliqué is my favourite.

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  15. I love sunflowers! Your fabric is so pretty. Love it!

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  16. sunflower song fabric is beautiful and i really like the little charm quilt.

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  17. I love the new fabric line and the patterns are wonderful. Love the Sunflower Song quilt and adore the charm quilt. I can see the need to make one for a wall in my sewing room. Sunflowers are not only a happy flower but according to lore are a lucky flower. One should always have at least one sunflower growing in their garden. Rina

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  18. I love sunflowers, and this fabric is lovely, especially in the large BOM quilt. Beautiful

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  19. Who wouldn't love sunflowers! Always beautifu KT fabrics!

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  20. I'll be sure to be adding this beautiful and fun collection to my stash.

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  21. I love all your patterns and fabrics! KT is the best!

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  22. Love your fabrics - can't wait to see the new line.

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  23. Love your fabrics - can't wait to see the new line.

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  24. I love sunflowers and your new collection!

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  25. I'm in England, Autumn is here and the sunflowers are faded but I LOVE them, so much joyful summer colour and now the birds can enjoy the seeds. This fabric line is so, so pretty, hope we get them here I can think of lots of little things to make with these.

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  26. I love the looks of Sunflower Song. Of course I love all your fabric lines, especially since they all coordinate and I can mix and match my favorites from different lines. I love fall colors and the colors in Sunflower Song are perfect for a cozy fall quilt. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

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  27. I love Sunflower Song! Every year we plant a huge field of sunflowers. In fact, our son and his fiance have planned to get married next June in our sunflower field so we hope they do well next summer! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  28. I love the color blends in Sunflower Song. I would love to make the Charm Quilt.

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  29. I love the fabric combinations in Sunflower Song. Great collection.

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  30. Love the fabric as sunflowers are my favorite! Thanks for giving us a chance to win!

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  31. I'm a Kansas girl and so sunflowers are my thing. Love everything sunflowers - the Sunflower Song collection sounds perfect!! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  32. Love, love the sunflower charm quilt!

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  33. Really enjoy your blog and would love to win!

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  34. The little charm quilt is so cute. Looking forward to making this one.

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  35. Oh I just love this fabric line, and would love to make the BOM! It is just beautiful!

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  36. Sunflower Song is a beautiful line of fabric. Stunning projects as well.

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  37. Love the Sunflower Song. My favorite quilt shop closed over a year ago and though my bank account is growing my stash of KTQ fabric is not growing !!

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  38. I love the colors. Can't wait to get my hands on some!

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  39. Love the colors and your little charm quilt is adorable!

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  40. Love the colors and your little charm quilt is adorable!

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  41. Sunflower song is awesome! I'd love to win a bundle. Thanks for the chance!

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  42. I always love your fabric lines but this Sunflower Song is perfect! I love the darker colorways and the table runner your designed is calling me! So pretty and so fun!

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  43. I'm loving everything about it, and am particularly intrigued by the orange/rust. Can't wait to see the collection in person.

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  44. I love the charm quilt you made with the three sunflowers. So cute.

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  45. Another beautiful collection. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  46. I love Sunflower Song, it's lovely. I just finished another bed quilt with your beautiful KT fabrics and would love to win some of your new line. I will definitely be buying some when they are available. Have a wonderful day! Lisa
    traditionalquilter@gmail.com

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  47. Of course I love Sunflower Song. I too live in Kansas and we see sunflowers every day we are out doing errands. Thanks for gift giveaway.

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  48. Oh my YES! Love it!
    cashrimp@gmail.com

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  49. Love your designs and color coordinations. Would love to win the giveaway!

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  50. Sunflowers are also my favorite. EAch year I always try to find a linen calendar with sunflowers on it for my kitchen.

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  51. Love sunflowers. Love the Song. Love the collection!

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  52. Sunflowers have always been a favorite of mine. Often, the flowers would pop up where we fed the birds. Would truly enjoy fabric from this new fabric collection. Thank you for the chance.

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  53. I don't admit I love sunflowers. This is corn country and the men HATE sunflowers. But the fabric is gorgeous and I don't have to stitch sunflowers with it, right?

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  54. I love this collection. In fact, I love all your collections. The color palette was made for me. Thanks.
    Nancy

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  55. Your fabrics are always winners - I have so many quilts made with them - love them!

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  56. Sunflower Song is lovely, so pretty, but then, all your fabrics are pretty. Thanks for the chance.

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  57. I do like sunflowers, too, so this fabric would be perfect to make a throw for my living room.

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  58. Summer went by so fast--I only wish winter would feel that way too! Love sunflowers and the new fabrics--awesome!

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  59. I really love the fabric and the quilts you have made. I can think of several projects I would use the fabric for.

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  60. I am lovin' the Sunflower Song collection. Really lovin' it! Also, the queen size BOM quilt is fantastic.

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  61. Sunflowers are my favorite, so thanks for the giveaway

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  62. I do love the Sunflower Song collection! Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  63. Love the little charm quilt-so much fun!

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  64. When my mom passed away I got her fabric. One bag had a bunch of 4" squares of sunflowers. Finally I used them as center in a wonky log cabin. I love the quilt. Your line looks lovely. Thanks

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  65. Oh yes! I am for certain luvin' Sunflower Song! :-)
    A suggestion for the runner for your Mom might be to adapt the From The Heart Heartfelt Charm quilt into a runner?

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    1. Love that idea! In Sunflower Song fabric it would be bloomin' awesome! Thanks.

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  66. I love the sunflower quilt! Such a great line - thank you!

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  67. Sunflowers just make me smile. So excited for the new line.

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  68. I planted huge Russian sunflowers in my Montana garden this year. The dog dug them up to make soft dirt to take a nap. I planted more sunflowers and put a small fence around them. The deer ate them to the ground. Forget the real ones. I'll make your's from fabric - safe from both dogs and deer!

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  69. I love sunflowers! Your little charm quilt is so cute.
    Thanks for the giveaway! Ghislaine

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  70. Love sunflower song. Sure hope we get to see your Moms finished runner on her table. Love, Love long tables in Great Rooms. Sure am ready for fall.

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  71. Love Sunflower Song. Sure hope we get to see your Moms finished runner on her tables. Love long tables and great rooms. Sure am ready for fall. Yes anonymous above was me. Sometimes us Gramas get a little confused.

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  72. Oh, Oh, Oh! We have been living in a cabin in the mountains all summer, and have been surrounded by sunflowers for the last month. I would love to sit in my cozy attic studio and make a fun quilt for next summer!

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  73. Sunflower Song is beautiful! Love to see sunflowers when traveling in Kansas. A perfect line from Kansas Troubles. This line would make a great scrappy, cozy quilt. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  74. I love ALL of your fabric and you should see my KT stash! I need to start sewing with it instead of hoarding it! I love the brown/orange combo most of all and one day I will make a fall Log cabin quilt for my family. Thanks for this chance!!

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  75. I love "Sunflower Song"! And the patterns are perfect -- would like to make all of them! Thanks!

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  76. Love your new collection, can't wait to make one of your new patterns!

    Char Scott

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  77. Love, love, love Sunflower Song! I was so excited when I received my Collectors Club packet. I'm planning a quilt around the brown sunflower print. I'm also excited about the new Block of the Month. Can't wait!

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  78. Yes I do love your Sunflower Song! I also adore this cute little sunflower quilt that you just posted on your blog. I would love to make this for our den!

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  79. Lynn - That new fabric is so charming, and I love the sunflower patterns. Yes...time does fly. I can't believe it's almost Fall.

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  80. I have Sunflowers in my kitchen, so can't wait to see this fabric. Would also love to see the runner you make for your mom!

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  81. oh wow, yes I sure love sunflowers, they always remind me of the 2 1/2 years I lived in Kansas, the sunflower State.
    Greetings,
    Sylvia

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  82. I can't wait to see the table runner you make for your mom. You have to take a pic of it so we can see what a runner that's about 22ft long looks like!!

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  83. Can't wait to see this collection and your new quilts are great. Now is the time (fall) to dig in and get our projects ready to go with the weather changing.

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  84. So so glad your back to blogging! Missed ya....lol....the sunflowers in KS are fabulous this year!!!!!

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  85. Sunflowers = Autumn!!! Great fabric line (again)!!! HUGS... and stitches

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  86. Love the deep, rich colors in Sunflower Song!

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  87. I would love to win the fat eighth bundle of Sunflower Song. I have been collecting KT fabrics and have started putting together some scrappy quilts with these fabrics. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  88. I have been saving all my KT collections for a special quilt (for ME). I love the Sunflower Song collection because it has orange. Love the colors and the fact all the collections can blend wonderfully.

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  89. Love the new Sunflower Song Collection. Can not wait to see it in person!! I would love to make a quilt out of it! My sisters and I love Kansas Troubles!! I would happily claim the prize!! Patricia D from Crystal City, MO

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  90. Sunflowers are a favorite of mine so would love to win the fabric.

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  91. It says block of the month and I would be interested in that, but didn't know if this was online or in a store. Can you buy a kit, pattern, etc., Love the fabric and colors and design! Thanks, :)

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