KT WinnerCongratulations to:
Sue Hageman -OMG, I have been wanting to schedule a retreat at your lovely place. Where is your calendar? Do I need to call? Happy Happy dance!
You're the winner of the $40 KT Retreat deposit! Gather a group of your quilting friends and call Jamie for available dates. Hope to see you next year!
Missouri Star Quilt Co.I spent several days last week in Hamilton, MO, teaching at a quilting retreat. Yes, it's the home of Missouri Star Quilt Company. Yes, I shopped in every one of the 13 wonderful shops. Yes, I got to hang out with Jenny. You all know her from the more than 300 fast & easy tutorials on Youtube. We met several years ago and our quilty brains just clicked. Her ingenious method for creating multiple blocks from a single, simple block is amazing to me. I appreciate her "quilting for everybody" attitude. Now, we plan joint working events to spend time together, including our quilting cruises. (More on that at another time.)
Here she is, sewing at lightning speed to prepare blocks for a new tutorial - a Disappearing or Magical Pinwheel of some sort, no doubt.
|Jenny always has a smile while doing what she loves most - piecing!|
This traditional double star block at its most basic level is a simple 9-patch. By layering triangles and squares on the backgrounds and topstitching, you've eliminated seams, bulk and pressing errors. Jenny made a block in the time it took for me to do my initial tutorial - less than 30 minutes!
|30-Something block using Layered patchwork.|
|KT Prairie Christmas fabric - experimenting with a charm pack.|
|Vibrant batiks make this block sing!|
|A dozen blocks planned in shades of blue take on a mellow note.|
|One quilter's purple passion plays out perfectly with layered triangles & squares.|
It's so fun to see each quilters' perspective on my designs with the wide variety of color choices. I loved each and every one of them! Thanks to all of you who attended. It was a memorable event for me. I hope to hear from you soon with pictures of your projects.
September SpecialOur Sunflower Song specials for August were such a big hit, Robert is at it again with another amazing sale for September. One of his favorite quilts is from my pattern, The Bees Knees. It starts with Moda's precut Layer Cake and Honeycomb combo to make a unique lap quilt. With a few additional fabrics, either of these easy layered projects can be completed in a hurry. They're
|The Bees Knees|
|Sweet as Honey|
The top row shows how centering a Honeycomb precut on a Layer Cake square, topstitching, cutting into fourths, and sewing four different quarters together, results in a cool, scrappy block with lots of personality & dimension for the Sweet as Honey quilt. The Bees Knees quilt is even easier, positioning a quarter of a Honeycomb on each corner of a Layer Cake square & topstitching. When you sew layered squares together in rows, the Honeycombs reappear! The Honeycomb ruler is show at bottom right with placement lines for either project.
Would you like to try one of these easy quilts? In our Honeycomb Combo, we have The Bees Knees pattern with both quilt options, our KT Honeycomb Ruler AND a Paisley Park Honeycomb for just $20 (retail value $43.95). That's a savings of more than 50% ! September Special good thru Sept. 30, 2016. (I originally listed the Honeycomb as Clara's Garden, but we ran out! Sorry for any inconvenience.)
Comment this week to win the September Special bundle above. Tune in here over the next few weeks to see the new Oak Haven collection.You won't want to miss all the great giveaways!