Tuesday, August 9, 2016

More Sunflower Song Days of Summer

KT Winner

Congrats to:
omashee aka Barb - Love, love, love sunflowers & these patterns! Enjoy your Gramma Days, the kids grow up soooo fast!
 
You're this week's winner of our Sunflower Song & Sunny Trio patterns. Thanks for your comments. Enjoy!

More Sunny Days...

I was delighted to find this beautiful vase of flowers on my desk at work this morning, courtesy of our KT store manager, Jamie. She knows I love sunflowers and gathered these sunny blooms from a friend's field. They totally brightened my day! Thanks again, Jamie!
 


This vase of happiness goes perfectly with our month-long theme of Sunflower Song specials. This week, all Sunflower Song precuts are 35% off retail on our website at ktquilts.com.
See below for our Sunflower Song giveaway this week.
 

Kansas Troubles Barn Quilt

There was quite a commotion in downtown Bennington last week as Gleason's Sign Co. came with two bucket trucks and a three-man crew to hang my Barn Quilt on the side of the KT Quilt Shop. Sue Hageman of Manhattan, KS did a wonderful job painting the 8-foot square Kansas Troubles block. She used classic KT colors and free-hand painted enlarged images of my fabric in each block. Fantastic! Thanks so much, Sue. It is better than I imagined!
 
Josh and his crew evaluate how to proceed.
 The guys had to prep the barn quilt by drilling 8 holes in the outer perimeter for bolts. At more than a hundred pounds, it needed to be firmly attached to the brick so the wind couldn't budge it.
Getting ready to lift the barn quilt.
For years, there's been a Coca-Cola sign painted on the side of our building advertising the previous owner - Bennington Billard Parlor - Fishing Tackle, Lures & Bait. We've looked into having it repainted, but there are only a handful of authorized Coke mural painters and I really preferred a Barn Quilt.

One truck hoisted the barn quilt as the other truck lifted the bucket with the crew in it, ready to straighten and attach the sign to the side of the brick building with huge lag bolts.


The crew congratulating themselves on a job well done.
 Our KT Barn Quilt will greet you as you drive into our little town of Bennington. There will be no doubt where the KT Quilt Shop lives.

 
 
Comment this week to win a Sunflower Song charm & mini charm. It's a great start to the Sunny Trio charm project.

74 comments:

  1. The Kansas Trouble block looks perfect on your building! Sue did a great job:-)

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    1. So glad you recognized the Kansas Troubles block. I forgot to mention it is the logo of our business. I assume everybody just knows that!

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  2. Love the sign framed by an old advertisement. AND I love Sunflowers also.

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  3. the KT sign is truly magnificent! Love those sunflowers, too.
    Kathleen.Mason17@ymail.com

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  4. The barn quilt is awesome! Love it.

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  5. The Barn Quilt is perfection! Thanks for the reminder about sunflowers--I am going to cut some this evening for my desk at work.

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  6. Absolutely wonderful! Great idea, instead of repainting the Coke mural. Love it!!

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  7. How neat a block over the coke ad ! Thanks for your blog and giveaway ! msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  8. The block looks wonderful in that space, acts as a frame for it.
    How fun to have your block displayed on the building.

    Debbie

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  9. Your barn quilt is awesome! Makes me want one even more than I already do.

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  10. The barn quilt looks great! Hopefully one day I'll get to see it in person (I'm from California...just a little bit of a drive).

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  11. I love the Barn Quilt. They are becoming quite popular but I don't think I've seen one this big.

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  12. Wow, the Barn Quilt is awesome!

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  13. The barn quilt looks great, I kind of wish you had painted over the old sign so it would stand out more.

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  14. Your barn quilt looks fantastic on the side of your building. I don't have a barn either so I am wondering if it would it be "legal" to hang one over my doors? Hmmmm I wonder.

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  15. I love the new Barn Quilt sign! Yet another reason coming to Bennington is on my Bucket List!!

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  16. Enjoyed reading this blog and can only wish I might see the barn quilt sign in person one day. The painting is beautifully done and leaves no doubt as to whose shop it is. So Kansas Troubles :)

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  17. Wow! I figured it'd be heavy but 100#??!! That hefty sign adorns your shop beautifully!

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  18. The barn quilt is beautiful! It's amazing that she hand-painted the fabric designs. A perfect addition to your shop.

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  19. What a great barn quilt! Love the beautiful fabric painted detail.

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  20. I just love barn quilts and I look for them wherever I go. I hope I can see yours in person someday.

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  21. Your barn quilt is fantastic. Great job in the design and painting.

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  22. Love your barn quilt - the colors are YOU! I, too, have one on our barn, and sunflowers blooming (did you know they will come back every year?)

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  23. I LOVE the KT Block sign! Fits right in with the old brick building. :^)

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  24. Adding the barn quilt to your shop-priceless!!

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  25. Love your barn quilt. Looks wonderful on the brick building.

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  26. Love the KT barn quilt and love your fabrics!!!

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  27. The barn quilt is beautiful. Enjoy the sunflowers.

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  28. Your barn quilt is just perfect, love it!

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  29. I have beautiful extra large photographs of sunflowers taken by my sister at her sunflower farm. I keep them close by while I'm working especially during the cold Canadian winters. They always put a smile on my face. I'd love to give back some sunshine to her with the Sunflower Trio wall hanging.

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  30. Love your barn block! I've been wanting one on my shed for years! Sunflowers rock!

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  31. I love the block you chose. Thank you for sharing the installation. Neat!

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  32. I so enjoy spotting barn quilts; you never know when one will pop up. How cool that your artist was able to "use" your fabric.

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  33. I love that barn block!! It is perfect for your building!

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  34. Love the quilt block, she is a very talented artist!

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  35. I love barn quilts! How amazing that yours features your own fabric! I bought one of your little patterns on a shop hop on Monday, and can't wait to make it up.

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  36. What an exciting event! Gorgeous barn quilt sign. Thanks again for the goodies from your giveaway. Those sunflowers are so pretty. K- lkw2x6-apq@yahoo.com

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  37. I have toyed with the idea of a barn quilt sign on the south side of my house for some time. It is nearly three stories high on that side and I think it would look great.

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  38. How fun to have that barn block announcing to all where to find Kansas Troubles! I've been wanting to put a big block on our garage front but can never decide what block to use--I guess I need a logo!

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  39. Your barn block is gorgeous....how exciting!!! Sue did an amazing job! Beautiful vase of sunflowers too!

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  40. Your barn quilt is awesome! And I love the sunflower bouquet,too.

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  41. Love sunflowers and barn quilts as a born and bred Kansas. I am even a fifth generation one who also loves to quilt. What a great way to combine both with today's give away.

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  42. Love, Love, Love your barn quilt. I have a big old barn it would look very nice on. (someday). Sunflowers are the best!

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  43. I love your barn quilt. It looks great against the brick!

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  44. LOVE your NEW SIGN!
    Will be in your area April 2017 - have put your store on our maps of places to go!

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  45. Wow, it looks so good - I love the barrn quilt! ANd the sunflowers are gorgeous too :-)

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  46. Absolutely love the barn quilt. The artist did a fabulous job recreating your block and signature fabric patterns. It really looks fantastic centered in the faded old painted advertising sign.

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  47. In our town of Greeneville, TN we are hosting a quilt gathering and they are talking about barn quilts! Funny that you should be doing the same thing this week! Quilts on barns are springing up all over!

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  48. Love your barn quilt. I have that on my list to make and put on our barn.

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  49. I can never have enough sunflowers :)

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  50. I can never have enough sunflowers :)

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  51. Absolutely love your barn quilt. The artist did a fantastic job. During my recent vacation, I made a small detour just to look at the barn quilts.

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  52. Congratulations on your barn quilt!!! It's absolutely beautiful, and Gleason Sign Co. did an amazing job, as did Sue. Enjoy!

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  53. I had the pleasure of "meeting" Jamie when I purchased the KT Aurifil thread collection... she's a doll! :-) Love the barn quilt! I think leaving the old wall painting behind it adds a vintage appeal to the whole building. Enjoy those sunflowers!

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  54. I love your quilt sign, What material is it made from. I have a barn quilt painted by local extension office but it has faded in the hot Kentucky sun.

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  55. The barn quilt looks fabulous hung so beautifully on your shop. Hope to see it in person one day.

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  56. They look perfect there ,they are stars

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  57. I love this !! I've been watching a rerun of Eleanor Burns quilting show where she did barn quilt blocks . I'm sure your little town loves it, too!

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  58. I love how the barn quilt turned out! I made a much smaller one for my well house and now I need another for my house...people need to know a quilter lives here!

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  59. Your sign looks like it should have always been there. Incredible job. I need to come see it in person!

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  60. Love sunflowers, we see them a lot here in France.

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  61. Love your barn quilt. I have one on my wish list. Thanks for the opportunity to win the give away.

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  62. Love your barn quilt! can't wait to see it in person.

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  63. OMG! How wonderful is that barn sign!!!! Jmh

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  64. I love your sunflower patterns! What lovely flowers on your desk and your barn quilt on your shop is great!!

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  65. Your barn quilt is perfect - just the right touch! Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  66. I just got back from a trip to Iowa and catching up on emails. I want to make a barn quilt, but I know it won't be that big. It is beautiful.

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  67. Lynn, I'm having troubles with my email & just found out that I'm a winner of your patterns, Sunflower Song & Sunny Trio. Am so excited! May I leave my mailing info here? Or can it wait til hubby gets home tomorrow to fix the email? (crossed fingers) Thank you so much---I'm off to look at fabric....

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  68. I always enjoy seeing barn quilts as we travel throughout the country. Yours is awesome. Would love to see it in person some day.

    Charlotte

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  69. Love your new barn quilt sign! Hopefully someday I can come back for retreat as I so enjoyed my time there.

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