Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Nutty about Acorns

KT Winner

I have a special "thing" for acorns. Don't know where that comes from? Probably the same place where my love affair with lace, vintage hankies, salt cellars, quilts, fabric and.......you get the idea! A little jacked up! :) What a nice giveaway.

Congratulations, fellow acorn addict! Send your shipping address to lynne@ktquilts.com and we'll send out your KT Collector's Club pack. Enjoy! 

Mad about Acorns

I admit it. I'm obsessed with acorns. I love autumn and everything that comes with it - cool nights, snuggly sweaters, leaves turning fiery colors crunching under foot, and especially, acorns large and small. I'm enamored with their shape, perfect for holding a thimble. I think the acorn caps are adorable and have jars of them. OK, maybe I don't need a 12-step program for my particular addiction (some people's husbands would disagree), but there are times when it seems just a tad out of control. Even I was surprised (a little) when I started searching for all the sewing related acorn items I've collected over the years. Someday I'll share all the non-sewing acorn stuff and jewelry inspired by the little nut.

There's the vegetable ivory acorn with a thimble inside...

an intricately carved bone acorn that holds a small spool with a hole to poke the thread thru...

 even acorns made of wood...


and velvet...

 and wool...

and even little acorns handmade with KT Oak Haven fabric! Thanks so much to Ginger at TheGingerSnapShoppe.Etsy.Com who created them for me. Check out her etsy site for all kinds of adorable acorns and much more!

Heading to Salt Lake City, UT for Quilt Market? Stop by my booth in the Moda Designer section and pick out your favorite acorn!


Right now, the cutest acorn ever is on my newest fabric collection, Oak Haven. Moda encourages us to submit a quote for the selvedge of our fabric and uses one of the main motifs from the prints as the color dots. Mine is acorns! So fun and unique!  Just what you'd expect from Moda.


Selvedge edge on the new Oak Haven fabric collection.
Wouldn't these selvedges be the perfect addition to your next project - quilt labels, strips in blocks, bags, pincushions, etc.

So what does an acorn obsessed quilter do when creating a fall quilt? Piece a few favorite blocks using my layered patchwork technique for quick results, and scatter acorns and oak leaves and flowers and berries all over!

Oak Haven lap quilt 66" x 72". Layer Cake friendly.

My heart flutters every time I look at this quilt. It's one of my all time favs. Next week I'll share the runner and pillow sleeve that were inspired by leftover parts & pieces that coordinate perfectly. I have my fall decor all ready to go. How about you?

Comment here to win a handful of my custom KT acorns.






51 comments:

  1. I love everything in this post, but my favorite is the quilt at the end. It looks like a fun quilt to make, but my first thought was that it would be a great runner and there you were with the same idea!

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  2. One can never have too much of a good thing. Fortunately I have a very tolerant husband.

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  3. One can never have too much of a good thing. Fortunately I have a very tolerant husband.

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  4. I must make that quilt. It is perfect for fall!
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  5. Love the colors of fall ! And it's so much fun living out in the country watching the squirrels gather acorns, walnuts, etc as they stock up on their winter feed. Just like quilters, stocking up for our winter sewing projects.

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  6. It is great to know I am not the only one crazy about acorns. Like you I have a big collection of all things acorn related. I live you new quilt. Wonderful autumnal colours. I look forward to seeing the runner and pillow sleeve



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  7. Oh. My. gosh. I love that quilt! and all the acorns are adorable. what a dear selvedge.....

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  8. The fabric line is rich and beautiful. Has been cool and rainy here for weeks so it sort of feels like Fall.

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  9. I love that quilt too!! Oh nuts! Another one to add to my growing TO DO LIST!:o))

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  10. Its fall right now where I live and the trees look so beautiful, what a shame they only stay like that for a few weeks. I'd love some of those awesome acorns, thank you for such a great giveaway.

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  11. What a lovely quilt - I love anything Fallish... the pumpkins on the quilt are fabulous! tks!

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  12. What cute acorns. I have stitched these before, and have a few in my pin cushion collection, but I do not have any that are made with KT fabric! Love the new fabrics, have a fun time at Market!

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  13. In the midst of summer coming on, we can look at acorns and dream of fall!! That's a good thing!

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  14. I love the quilt at the end of your post - love it!!

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  15. Fall is my favorite time of year so I'm right there with you on the acorns!!!

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  16. Your collection is absolutely beautiful. Thank you for the link to Ginger's shop.

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  17. Thanks for having your giveaways

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  18. I have acorns all over the house, and my mud room is squirrel themed! I love everything you create

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  19. Fall is my favorite time of the year. So, no wonder warm quilts and acorns fit right in. A nice long pillow cover for my bed would be just wonderful. So many nice things to make, never enough time. And, I am retired!!

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  20. I love the colors of Fall best and it is my favorite season. Love your quilt. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  21. Fall is my favorite season too! I love all the rustic colors, the pumpkins and gourds, cold nights and cider - what is not to love! Your new line is stunning and the quilt on my to-do list! Thanks for doing a giveaway!

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  22. Wow, I never knew those little acorn caps existed, they're adorable! I LOVE the applique on your Oak Haven quilt too!

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  23. I just realized ACORNS are a childhood favorite I have been missing here in Wyoming! Loved reading your article about them - thank you for filling my need in remembering these little "jewels" I use to collect as a child. ♥

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  24. I would love to win a handful of the acorns. They will go so well with my fall decor and the acorns my granddaughter gave me last fall. I can't wait to make something with the KT Oak Haven fabric. Great giveaway!!

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  25. I bought some velvet acorns one year at a quilt show. I love the quote on your selvedge edge. I will be on the lookout for your fall fabric line. Fall colors are the best1

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  26. Fall is my favorite time of year, and I love fall quilts. Your fall quilt would be a wonderful addition to my collection! The acorns you are giving away are darling too! Thanks for the chance!

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  27. Oak Haven is gorgeous! I have a love/hate relationship with acorns. We have lots of old oak trees on our property that drop acorns on the roof of our metal roofed shed. The pinging can drive one crazy! However, they also attract lots of squirrels which provides us with endless entertainment!

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  28. I LOVE acorns & just about any Fall item. Am presently working on a large wall-hanging with wool, but the acorns aren't as cute as yours!

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  29. I love this quilt. Your acorns are so cute. It's so fun to find an acorn shaped sewing help.

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  30. What a good idea to use the selvedge for! My grandson was at my house in Memphis and saw a green acorn laying on the ground. He picked it up and saved it because it was special, it didn't look like the other acorns!

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  31. This is really pretty fall fabric. I have been saving my selvedges for a few years & am thrilled that Moda has been adding designs to them.

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  32. I adore oak trees and acorns!! They are my favorite! So excited about your new line!

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  33. Love the fall and what it brings! Also love the quilt! Keep em comin!

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  34. Those little acorns are adorable! The Oak Haven quilt will be on my list of quilts to make. That is absolutely beautiful!

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  35. Your new collection looks great! My favorite things in the autumn are the colorful trees and pumpkins I love them!

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  36. Oak Haven is gorgeous. It is going on my list of quilts to make.

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  37. Fabulous design,great job.

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  38. No fall décor yet. I have summer and winter covered and I am working on spring right now.

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  39. Thank you for sharing your acorn collection with us. Now I think I will be on the hunt for acorns also. Who knew there were so many cool acorns to love.

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  40. And I thought I was the only "nut" who loves acorns. Thank you for your designs both quilt and fabric.

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  41. I love the Oak Haven quilt pattern. I love fall, all the colors of fall, the cool weather before winter. Walking through the crunchy leaves. Thank you for sharing your acorns with us.

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  42. Beautiful Quilt. I love your fabrics and have quite the collection. Now, if I can live long enough to make the quilts.

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  43. I love your acorn collection. :) The quilt at the end of this post is STUNNING! No, I don't have my fall decor all quilted and ready to go. I'll have to add your Oak Haven lap quilt to my project list!

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  44. Can't wait for fall now and spring hasn't decided whether or not it wants to stay. Seems like such a long time to wait but it is worth the wait. Fall is my favorite time of the year, everything is covered in my favorite colors and so warm and cozy. The Oak Haven quilt is absolutely awesome, it is on my to do NOW list!!

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  45. Hey Lynn, that is me! I am so excited! What a fun giveaway. My email address is leshsheri@gmail.com. I will send you my mailing address. Don't know why, but when I click on your email address....Google Chrome doesn't seem to want to open a box to email you. Does nothing.....sorry.

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  46. I just love the new line. Fall is my favorite time of the year! I cant wait to order!

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  47. I just love the new line. Fall is my favorite time of the year! I cant wait to order!

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  48. That lap quilt is beautiful!! I love acorns too!! I have candle holders, candy jars, real acorns from places I've been. Love the fabric and would love to win the acorns!! Bev Eckert

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  49. That quilt is gorgeous!! can't wait to see the runner

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  50. I too love fall, may be my favorite season of all. Love the new quilt!!! It's spectacular. I wish I could say I was ready for fall but right now I'm still anxiously awaiting spring. 36 here in Indiana this morning. Kinda CRAZY for mid-May! Oh well, I spent the entire weekend in my sewing room working on an applique project filled with your wonderful fabric and got the 1st boarder on my Cooper's Crossing quilt completed.

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  51. Looking at your gorgeous quilt makes me want to jump in a pile of crunchy leaves and go looking for the best pumpkins at the pumpkin patch. What a beautiful way to celebrate fall.

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