Tuesday, November 1, 2016

It's not too late for Christmas quilts!

KT Winner

Congratulations to:
Heather - Your mini marvel Dashing quilt is so sweet! I love it!

Thanks for commenting and sharing, Heather. Hope you enjoy the new Moda Mini Marvels book. It's loaded with tons of mini fun!

I love to hear from each of you every week. I read every word and appreciate your support and enthusiasm for everything KTQ. Working alone in my studio most days, it's such a happy connection for me. The next best thing to traveling and teaching amongst quilters.Thanks for taking the time to comment. Let me know if there's someone you'd like to see in these pages in the future. Another KT Stitch With Me? More info on layered patchwork? More pictures of the store? I want this to be a conversation between us as friends.You're all so important to the success of KT. Thank you.

November Special

This month, we're featuring our Prairie Cactus fabric and booklet in the KT Quilt Shop and online. Prairie Cactus fabric is on sale for $9/yd. (KT price $10.50/yd. MSRP $11.95/yd.) Our Prairie Cactus booklet with 6 different projects is on sale for $12.00 (KT price $15.95). Watch over the next few weeks for more project options for fast & easy quilts that are still "sew" doable by the holidays.


My favorite quilt in this book is the Cactus Stars lap quilt featuring our new KT Diamond Template and my layered patchwork technique. It simplifies and perfects the traditional Hunter's Star for less stress and more dimension.

Cactus Stars featuring Prairie Cactus fat 1/8 bundle.

Rustic Stars featuring assorted KT fabrics.
The block starts with simple half square triangles layered with a diamond.

Topstitch the diamond and piece together the triangles. Easy!
Comment to win a box of Prairie Cactus scraps leftover from all the different projects. More giveaways to inspire Christmas stitching next week.

Happy November!


65 comments:

  1. How pretty. It looks like it would be complicated but as you break it down it's not. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  2. I love scraps from any of your fabrics!!! And I really like the Prairie Cactus line. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  3. I always love your fabrics. Would love to add some more scraps to my collection. Thanks for the chance to win.

    Quilting in Michigan

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  4. Your fabric scraps are my fabric treasures!! Love the quilt.

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  5. The Hunter Star pattern is one of my favorites and I have yet to make one as I have been intimidated by it. No longer! You have simplified and demystified it for me. Just so clever and absolutely beautiful in Prairie Cactus.

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  6. I am new to quilting, but love the scrappy look, so I am always begging scraps and cleaning up after classes!

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  7. What an amazing quilt made with such a clever method. Well done.

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  8. Oh my gosh! I love all these quilts. I'm leaving for retreat tomorrow, and there's a little KT project going along with me! :-)

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  9. Beautiful quilts and the fabrics are fantastic! Very nice!

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  10. Stunning! My favorite colors and prints with a scrappy look. Thanks for sharing!
    Carolyn

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  11. I saw Prairie Cactus at PIQF and loved it. what a beautiful line of fabrics!

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  12. I have been a fan of Kansas Troubles fabrics for a long. These star quilts are gorgeous! I must get busy and try them!

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  13. OMG! I love, love, love the Rustic Star quilt! it's just breathtakingly BEAUTIFUL!

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  14. Love the Prairie Cactus fabric! The rustic star is a stunning quilt and looks like a lot of fun to make with the layered patchwork. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  15. Love stars, always my favourite choice for a quilt. Thanks for the chance.

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  16. How lovely! Sure makes the Hunter's Star do-ble! Would love to get my hands on your scraps!!!

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  17. I am partial to star quilts. Thanks for the chance for the scraps.

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  18. The Hunter Star quilt is beautiful. I love to make star quilts. I think another KT stitch with me would be fun.

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  19. Those scraps would be lovely to play with!

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  20. Lynne, it's so neat that you read each and every comment and that it brightens your days in the studio! You certainly brighten my day each week you post because your fabric colors and themes are my favorite from Moda. Also, I have sort of an obsession with Kansas and Laura Ingalls Wilder and living in a cabin on the prairie. :) With that all said, yes please, do share more on your layered patchwork technique. Also, could you share more photos of your studio, your town, the prairie, wildflowers in bloom in spring, etc.? And lastly, Cactus Stars is a winner!!! It's so beautifil!!!!

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  21. I've always loved the Hunters Star block, so I was immediately attracted to this quilt!

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  22. What lovely quilts! The colours just scream fall.

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  23. I love the Prairie Cactus fabric. Layered patchwork has been on my Bucket List. This gives me great incentive!! Love this quilt!

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  24. Your quilt is gorgeous! I love stars.
    Thanks for the chance to win the scraps.
    Have a nice day
    Ghislaine

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  25. I love the Prairie Catcus line and the star quilt! Definitely goes on my to-do list - near the top!

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  26. Prairie Cactus Star quilt is awesome! I love your fabrics and quilts!

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  27. I love your Prairie Caastus Star quilt! And I live scrap boxes!! They give me permission to play!!

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  28. Love the quilts. Christmas is closer than we think! Scraps would be great!

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  29. I fell in love with the Prairie Cactus fabric this summer while visiting a quilt shop in Wisconsin and I have been looking for just the right pattern for my project. It looks like the Cactus Stars is the winner! Would love to win the scraps.

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  30. The quilt has such great movement and I love the colors.

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  31. I've always loved the Hunter's Star pattern. And your fabrics make it stunning! There is at least one of your fabrics in almost all the quilts I've made.

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  32. Thank you for all of your tips and how-tos. I would love some scraps. Such beautiful fabric!

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  33. This quilt is on my bucket list of quilts to make. Thanks for the inspiration. I love scraps and making scrappy quilts (my family's favorite). Thanks for the giveaway.

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  34. I agree that it's not too late for Christmas quilts, even if they end up being ready for next Christmas!

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  35. I recently finished a quilt top from a pattern and fabrics from your line. You speak my color palette like no other! I am a new quilter and this quilt is my next project, I love it! Scraps would be awesome!

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  36. Wow, love your Hunters Star! I may have to try this before Christmas!

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  37. The Prairie Cactus fabric is my favorite line of fabric! (so far) And when it's paired with Hunter's Star; it is perfection.

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  38. I love the Prairie Cactus; in fact, I just bought some of them. Scraps from you would be awesome :)

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  39. Your Hunter's Star quilt looks like it would be so complicated, but I really think I could do it with your layered patchwork technique. I would love to win your Prairie Cactus scraps! Thank you!

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  40. your fabrics, quilts and patterns are beautiful,,, they are on my to-do list!

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  41. Star designs are some of my favorites! This would be a fun design to use Christmas fabric with!

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  42. I love stars and I especially love the warm colors of prairie cactus!

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  43. I love your layered patchwork technique. I am going to give it a try. Thank you for sharing.

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  44. I love star quilts! Your Cactus Star and Rustic Star quilts are gorgeous! I have been wanting to make a Hunter's Star quilt and your layered technique would make it a lot easier.

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  45. I love both of these quilts so much and the technique sounds like fun--brilliant!!

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  46. I love the fabrics chosen in Rustic Stars ! I would love to see more pictures of the store, and techniques of the layered patchwork.

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  47. I made the Rustic Stars quilt for my son's wedding and it turned out beautifully. It's not as complicated as it looks and while it takes time, it's sooo worth it. Love the patterns, love the fabrics. Looking forward to trying the Five and Dime with the new fabrics. The fact that you can still coordinate fabrics over time is a huge plus to me and keeps me coming back. Thanks!

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  48. Your projects are more than inspirational! Thanks for a chance to win. J. Perl (attyrdk@execpc.com)

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  49. Of course, throw my name into the hat to win this box of scraps. I'm making a 1.5" postage stamp quilt so I can handle even small scraps. Very lovely quilts you've featured.
    kthurn(at)bektel(dot)com

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  50. I would LOVE to see you do another quilt tutorial with Jenny Doan from Missouri Quilt Company. You two are so funny together & I love it when there is a tutorial using Kansas Troubles!

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  51. I'm sure glad "it's not too late the christmas quilts" cause I haven't started any yet! I did finish up and deliver 2 charity quilts yesterday so right now I am cleared for action. As long as I don't think about that Christmas Star waiting to be quilted. I love quick quilts and your method is so amazing. Cut, stick on, topstitch, sew blocks together. Done. Love it. Thanks.

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  52. My sewing machine dealer offers so many more classes the closer Christmas comes! Those scraps sure would come in handy!

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  53. Your Cactus Star is so appealing. I love the rich colors of your fabric lines. Currently one of your quilt designs done in your fabrics is gracing our living room. Your fabrics are so easy to live with.

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  54. I was excited to see your Cactus Star, I've always love the Hunter Block, but have not tried it. Thanks for the fun.

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  55. That is a beautiful quilt! Thanks for sharing how you made it. I may have to give it a try.

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  56. Your Cactus Star quilt is gorgeous! It would be great to snuggle under while watching Chrismas movies!

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  57. Another group of lovely quilts, soothing colors!

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  58. Prairie Cactus is one of my favorites of your fabric lines. And this Hunter Star pattern is on my bucket list!! Awesome!!

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  59. Rustic Stars is a beautiful quilt!

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  60. Love your optimism about getting quilts done before Christmas! Who knows? It could happen.

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  61. Lovely! This is one of my favorite lines!

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  62. Great fabric as usual. One of my favorites also

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