Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Fall Birthday Bash

KT Winner

Congratulations to Julie Scott. You're the winner of our new Sunflower Song charm pack. Please email your address to lynne@ktquilts.com. Jamie will send it out right away.

Pumpkins and Other Stuff...

We had our traditional OctoberBirthdayFest Saturday with all the kids & grankids. There are more than a dozen birthdays in our family from Oct. 12-Nov. 30, so we try to have a big celebration for everyone at the cabin while the weather is still nice and before the holidays take over our lives. Saturday night was perfect. Cool, crisp, no wind - just right for a blazing fire and roasting marshmellows for s'mores. Lots of sticky little hands, but so worth it.

Sooooo, that meant I spent much of my free time this past week decor-ing (Robert's term) the house and porch with fall stuff. The Mumpkin from last week's post turned mushy, unfortunately, so more mums, stacks of pumpkins and assorted fall items came out of storage to spruce up the house. It was time, after all, to put away the red/white/blue.  :)

Here's a look out my front door with a pumpkin wind chime that kept us up half the night until I remembered what could be making all that racket.

Below, the living room wall with pumpkins galore! I love the pumpkin wreath on the grate with boxes of gourds and things hanging close by. I have several wreaths to change out over the year and can make the boxes into little shelves with the addition of a book on top. Fill or stack with seasonal things and it's easy to decor for the seasons. Even with the best of intentions, though, I never quite finish up all my projects. The glass panel on the left side is an old wooden side light for a front door. It's been propped up there for a while. I don't want to hang it until I've scruffed up the finish a bit, maybe over-painted it and have the grankids pictures in it. Maybe by Christmas???


More clusters of pumpkins and acorn trees. Oh, I can't wait until next year's fall fabric line. It's very hush-hush now, but if you love acorns and leaves, stay tuned.

Right now with market just a week and a half away, I'm designing the last little project for Bees 'n Blooms, piecing just one more pillow and binding my fingers to the bone. Pictures are later this week, so there's no time to spare.

One of my favorite projects from the new collection for spring, Bees 'n Blooms? This long hex quilt based on a vintage find that was hand-pieced out of necessity (bottom of ladder). My version (on chair) features our Layered Patchwork method and uses only rectangles and triangles to create the look of vintage with fast & easy results. So fun! This lap size quilt utilizes a couple of Layer Cakes, but it's also available in pint size using a charm pack.




Watch for more Bees 'n Blooms projects in the next few weeks as we give you a sneak peek at all the new market offerings. Our giveaway this week is a pair of the so-new-it-doesn't-hit-quilt-shops-until-March-2016 Bees 'n Blooms mini charm packs. You'll be the first on your block to have one - and one to share. You won't want to miss the next few weeks!




65 comments:

  1. Oh wow! What a giveaway! I love the mini charm packs ... just perfect for basting hexies. And I just love, love, love what I'm seeing of Bees 'n Blooms!!

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  2. I love leaves and acorns so that line will be for me!

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  3. I love the name of the new line: Bees 'n Blooms! I also love the idea of acorns & leaves showing up! Thanks for all you do!

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  4. Beautiful Fall decor-ing. It would be great fun to make the mini hex quilt with Bees 'n Blooms.

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  5. Oh my!! What a beautiful quilt!!! Such eye candy!

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  6. I'm eager to see the Bees 'n Blooms. It sounds wonderful.
    Your elongated hexie looks like a Church Windows block. One of my favorites!

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  7. I just finished making Elizabeth's Prairie Garden (my first hexie project ever) and I would love to try making those who long attend Hexies. So pretty!

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  8. Beautiful fall decoration, love how rich it looks.
    Greetings,
    Sylvia

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  9. I love how you decorate your home...so warm and cozy!! Bees 'n Blooms sounds like another gorgeous collection!

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  10. They sound beautiful. I love to do hexies from charm packs. Thank you for the chance to win some!
    Mary

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  11. I never thought of making hexies that way.I have been paper piecing a quilt from scraps for a while. Just pick it up whenever and do a few. It is growing slowly.

    Mary L.

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  12. Love your fall decorations. Your new fabric range looks wonderful. I look forward to seeing all the projects you are working on for market.

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  13. THANKS FOR YOUR BLOG+SHARING A GIVEAWAY TOO!
    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  14. Love how you have decorated for fall, just the right touches. We were out sight seeing this weekend and at one park, the acorns were falling from the trees. They sounded like large rocks when they hit the roof and one flew into our window when we were driving home, luckily it didn't crack the windshield.

    Debbie

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  15. I'm working on a scrappy KT quilt. The mini charms would be a great addition!

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  16. I can't wait to see the new line. Kansas Troubles is the best!!

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  17. Love,love your home , and quilts !! Acorns and leaves are fabrics worth waiting for , but the fabrics used in your "Bee's 'n Blooms" look really cute, now !

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  18. I love the mini quilt. Your decorating is beautiful.

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  19. Love the wall decor with the pumpkin wreath. Can't wait to see pictures of market and get a glimpse of all the new fabric and patterns.

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  20. Love the Kansas Trouble line - can't wait to see the new additions.

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  21. I'm always anxious to see your new line of fabric and plan new projects.

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  22. Looking forward to seeing the new fabric! I love all your fabric!

    Emily
    eppie.doodle@yahoo.com

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  23. I can see with Bees and Blooms that I have another KT project that is on my to-do list.!

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  24. The quilt with the elongated hexies is just beautiful! As is your new fabric line!

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  25. I just love the long hex quilt and your version is spot on. This newsletter is full of so much inspiration. The mini Bees in bloom is on my to-do list. I can see I am not the only lover of fall. Thank you!

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  26. looking forward to the new fabric coming this spring and making that quilt !!!

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  27. I just love fall and your decorating is lovely. Can't wait to see your new line of fabric

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  28. Autumn is the best time of year for lots of reasons the best for me being the color. KT colors are everywhere making all things bright and beautiful. Can't wait to see the acorns and leaves!

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  29. Fall is my favorite season! It's birthday season at our house too.

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  30. I love your fall decor-ing and beautiful quilts. Looking forward to your next years fabric line.

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  31. I love your fall decor-ing and beautiful quilts. Looking forward to your next years fabric line.

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  32. Love fall and all your wonderful decor-ing!

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  33. Love your fall decor! And the name of your new line---Bees and Blooms--perfect!

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  34. Love, love fall colors and KTQ fabrics too!!

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  35. Love the elongated hexies! Your decorating is always so beautiful!

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  36. Love your tease about the acorn and leaves fabric. Can't wait to see it.

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  37. Such a great idea to have a big birthday blast--sounds like so much fun! The fall decorating is beautiful--I haven't done any yet :-(

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  38. Like the elongated hexies look. Great idea!

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  39. I love how you are decor-ing the house. Looks beautiful!
    Kansas Troubles are my favorite colors and lines of fabrics!

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  40. You decorating looks so cozy for fall. Bees N Blooms looks wonderful!

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  41. Sounds like you all had a great time and your decorating is spectacular! Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  42. Happy Birthday to everyone. Love the pictures of the décor-ing you have posted. Thanks for all the fun.
    JenelleJB at aol dot com

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  43. Happy Birthday. Love the peeks at all the decorating and new (Hush-Hush) stuff.

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  44. Such a nice vintagey feeling quilt. And such a good idea to make the hexes with rectangles and triangles! Sharon Bolderson
    slbolderson@hotmail.com

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  45. I love your fabric!!!!! A quilt made with your fabrics has been on my bed for years!! And I still love it. Love your decorating style!!

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    1. Hope to be a winner! Love the KT fabrics and would love to use them in my first hexi project. Happy Fall to Alll

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  46. What a gorgeous quilt! I would love to get my hands on Bees'n Blooms. Than you for the chance.

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  47. Love your decorating. Georgeous. You can come to Oklahoma any time and decorate my house. Would you bring some of your quilts?

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  48. I love your decorating style. After you visit Brenda in Oklahoma you could visit us in Montana and enjoy our mountain scenery.

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  49. Oh bees and blooms - how lovely! I love your decorating!

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  50. Love how you decorate your shop. Wish I lived closer.
    Tina

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  51. Can't wait to see what you have up your sleeve! I've been a KT addict for what feels like forever. (Pre precut era!) Was so thrilled when i saw my first FQ bundle, as it meant I could have some of ALL of it!

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  52. Beautiful decoration and gorgeous long hex quilt! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  53. Layered patchwork is now a fave method for using up KT fabs and scraps. Looking forward to Bees 'n Blooms..........

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  54. Fun "decoring"! I love all things fall, so love all the fall decoring going on. Looking forward to Bees 'n Blooms. Love the mini long hex quilt! So sweet! HUGS... and stitches

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  55. Love the mini version of the long hex quilt - so cute.
    Your house looks wonderful for the season. Will be interested to see what you do with the side panel of the door.
    Charlotte

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  56. Lynne, I can't wait to see the reveal on your new fall line for next year! Your cabin is so cozy and decorated in such a way that makes me smile! Absolutely LOVE your fall decor!!! Happy Fall y'all! :)

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  57. Beautiful fabrics. It is so nice to get my fall decorations out. We just had our October birthday celebrations this weekend too. Wonderful weather.

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  58. Just back from vacation. I'd love to be a person who got the special this time and have an early peek at the new designs. Talk about having the catbird seat!! I'd be the envy of all my friends. Have fun at the quilt market. Send lots of pictures!!

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  59. Just saw lots of photos from Quilt Market. Love your new fabrics....as always!! and the fabric collection name!!

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  60. I love everything Kansas Troubles! Can't get enough. Beautiful fabrics. Love your fall décor-ing!!

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  61. Love your long hex quilt--I just discovered Kansas Troubles and you are becoming a great addiction! Is that where the name came from ? LOL

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