Monday, December 26, 2016

Christmas Future

KT Winner


Our winner this week of the bag of KT scraps is (insert drum roll, please):

Pattypiecer - Merry Christmas to you and yours. I love scraps and I believe I could use them with several of your fabrics in my " collection" lol
Thanks to everyone who commented here on my blog and Facebook. I appreciate your support and encouragement and look forward to hearing from you every week. 

Christmas Future


Ok, so I'm not supposed to reveal too much about the newest Christmas collection for 2017, Gooseberry Lane, but that's what I've been working on and I can't wait to share. With a name like Gooseberry Lane, I decided to research quilt blocks with "goose" or "geese" in them. My go-to resource for historical reference is Barbara Brackman's Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Blocks. It's my block bible. I highly recommend it. Her blog, Barbara Brackman's MATERIAL CULTURE, is also an informative source for vintage quilts, fabrics and blocks.

I found more than a dozen blocks with "goose/geese" in the name, including Flying Geese, Goose in the Pond, Goose & Goslings and Goose Tracks. The next step was to see if I could simplify any of them with my layered patchwork technique, insert the new fabric, experiment with sizes and see if they would all play together nicely. I added a bit of holiday fun with holly & berries (a new KT Kut-ups precut fusible applique pack) and a delightful Christmas sampler emerged. Borders were just added Christmas Eve day and it's headed to the quilter this week. Here's a peek at my new Gooseberry Sampler for 2017.

Gooseberry Sampler, June 2017

Your local quilt shop will be buying next year's holiday collections in January. If you like what you see, let them know!

Our little charm quilt for the collection is Joyful Wishes. Who wouldn't love to unwrap this Joy-ful expression of the holidays?

Joyful Wishes charm quilt


Comment this week to win another 'vintage" KT scrap bag - leftover parts and strips from kits over the years.
 
Here's to a Happy New Year full of quilting fun and surprises. Watch here January 2nd for our first Special of the Month for 2017.


88 comments:

  1. The Joy quilt is wonderful! A perfect play of blocks and fabric! Happy New Year!

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  2. Sending Christmas Joy to you today! Terri

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  3. Oh how I would love those scraps! Your Joy quilt is so cute, what a great treat for next Christmas. Thanks for a chance to win, love your fabrics!

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  4. Your new line looks fabulous. Can't wait for the release. Maybe this is my lucky day to win some of your fabulous scraps. :)



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  5. Happy Goose/Geese Year for 2017. Those scraps would be very happy with my other Kansas Troubles scraps I am sure.

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  6. What a good idea to make a "goose" sampler out of your new fabric. The KT section of my stash is looking a bit depleted and a bag of KT scraps would be most welcome.

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  7. Vintage is becoming one of my favorite words--I much prefer it to "Old School."

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  8. I really like what you're doing in the flying geese sampler and can't wait for you're next line to be available. I'd love some of your scraps to incorporate into my next quilt. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  9. Joy to you also. Both quilts are great.

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  10. Oh, oh, oh... can't wait to get me some of that!

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  11. I'd love some your scraps to go with my K T scraps left from making Vintage Farm Girl quilt.
    Thank you.

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  12. such lovely scraps! think of all the small quilts those would enhance!

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  13. What great scraps! I would use them to make flying geese for a table runner.

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  14. Gooseberry Lane sounds so cool. I can't wait to see it and by the time it's ready, I'll be ready to make more Christmas quilts.

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  15. Love your fabric, scraps, etc. Especially Wildflower Serenade blues!

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  16. Your Christmas blocks look great. I especially like the one in the lower left of the group of four. I would love to win your scraps. Thank you for offering.

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  17. Oh my - To win your scraps would be a dream come true. I enjoy quilting with scraps. I love your Kansas Trouble material.

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  18. I love the JOY quilt. I am thinking a few more scrapes and I could make a JOY quilt. Happy New Year.

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  19. wishing you joy and a happy new year!! The Joy quilt is awesome!!

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  20. It boggles my mind that you have already been working on next year's Christmas and are getting ready to make samples. Great ideas. Looking forward to seeing the finished projects.

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  21. I love the sneak peek of your Gooseberry sampler.

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  22. Can't wait to see your new Gooseberry collection and Sampler! Happy New Year!

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  23. I love the Joyful Wishes quilt. I have a ring that says "choose joy" and I wear it all the time. I would love to add the vintage scraps to my current KT fabric to make a small quilt.

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  24. Oh Mercy! I LOVE the Joyful Wishes quilt! I know several people that would love one of those for Christmas next year!! I would love to incorporate your scraps into my KT projects!

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  25. I've never made a Christmas quilt but I just may have to now. I love all your fabric and always purchase them when I can find them at any quilt shop I go by in my travels. Thank you so much for what you provide to the quilting world.

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  26. Congrats to the recent winner! I LOVE the sneak peak you provided of your Gooseberry Lane sampler that's coming up in 2017. Look forward to hearing more about it! I'd love some of your vintage fabs to add to my collection. Thanks for your generosity.

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  27. Here's to an exciting 2017 with geese all over the place. Can't wait t hear more. Love your patterns>

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  28. I just finished a flying geese quilt myself! Those triangles are irresistible, don't you think? I love every collection you design, and I loved seeing your quilts in person last year at a workshop here in Indiana. Happy New Year!

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  29. The little JOY quilt is just the cutest thing ever. I am not fond of making flying geese but you have to get over it and move forward because they do make the most striking quilts!!

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    1. You'll love the easy layered patchwork way to make flying geese - just a triangle layered over the background rectangle & topstitch. Perfect every time!

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  30. Can't wait to see Gooseberry lane. As a new quilter I can't get enough scraps.

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  31. OH MY GOSH!!! I am so excited to have won your scraps.
    I didn't see a request for my snail address, do you need it?I I can't wait to fondle them... lol I can't wait to see the beautiful new line, Gooseberry.

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    1. Patty, please send your mailing address to lynne@ktquilts.com. Jamie will ship your scraps ASAP!

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  32. A Christmas quilt on the To Do list and the Gooseberry Lane fabric line is a perfect match for my vision. I would love your scraps - they would play well with their friends in my scrap box. Thanks!

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  33. I love what I see so far!! Happy New Year and thank you for such beautiful fabrics!

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  34. WOW! Falling in love with Joyful Wishes! Love, love, love! Gooseberry Lane looks to be amazing as always! Can't wait to see it at my LQS!

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  35. Love your projects ty for the great give aways ..happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  36. I am really liking the reds in your newest collection. They took my eye even before the blocks. I have pieced most of the elements in your Gooseberry Sampler so it will be interesting to see how they translate to layered piecing.

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  37. WOW!! I am loving the Gooseberry Sampler and can't wait to see more of in in 2017. Happy New Year!

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  38. I want the insert drum roll and my name revealed! I love scraps! I love your fabric. They play so well together!

    Happy New Year!

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  39. Love the Joyful Wishes charm quilt! You come up with the cutest ideas!

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  40. Thanks for all the inspiration in the year 2016. I am sew looking forward to everything you share and create in 2017. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  41. Love the new quilts for 2017. Can't wait to get the pattern for JOY. Great work. Happy New Year to you and your family

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  42. The Goose in the Pond block is so eye-catching in red and green. Going to have to put that on my to-make list. I love that you have a Christmas Sampler quilt planned. They are so much fun to make.

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  43. I'd love to win some of your beautiful scraps, thanks for the chance!

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  44. Love the Gooseberry Sampler! Scraps are always an inspiring beginning of a new project. Thanks for sharing the joy.

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  45. oh, JOY! What a lovely little quilt.

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  46. I love your new line and will be asking my LQS to get it (which she usually does).

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  47. I love Christmas fabric and these look beautiful.
    Got a kick out of how you picked blocks for the sampler, exactly what I like to do-Goose-berry( I did this for my Friend whose dog's name was Raven.
    I also follow Barbara Brackman and am learning so much, why didn't they teach this way in high school a thousand years ago, I might have become a history major(in quilts)
    Thanks for the sneak peak and HAPPY NEW YEAR!
    PS would love to win one of the scrab bags your fabrics are so me.

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  48. After dallying with modern quilting, I realized I didn't care for it so much. I'd swapped a lot of Kansas troubles early on, and I am slowly rebuilding my stash. I'd love to receive some KT scraps. I'll be eagerly awaiting your new fabric line

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  49. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and continue into the new year. Love the Gooseberry idea. Your scraps are my treasures. Thanks.

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  50. I love the JOY quilt. My bff and I collect things that say JOY! In fact, I have so many things that say JOY that someone thought that was my name. It would be a great gift for my friend. And me!

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  51. Love all your fabric lines, so I would love some vintage scraps. Thanks for the chance to win. Looking forward to Gooseberry Lane!

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  52. I hoard all KT fabric instead of sewing with it! I need to start sewing with it soon. ;-) Love, love, love KT fabric.

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  53. A KT scrap bag would be just the thing to round out my Moda Shuffle!!

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  54. I can't wait to see your new Christmas line & the finished Goose sampler. It is something to look forward to in the new year!

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  55. Your new Christmas line is marvelous- it's so inviting. Happy New Year!

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  56. Strips of flying geese always look awesome in a quilt.

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  57. I'm a new quilter so I don't have a stash for fun little projects. I'd love to get a head start.

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  58. I love samplers and this looks like its going to be a fun one! I can't believe we're already thinking about NEXT Christmas!

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  59. Love the sampler sneak peak. Thanks for a chance at getting some of your scraps. I love scrap quilts.

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  60. Another one for my "to do" list, your little JOY quilt is lovely.

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  61. Any goose pattern is a fun pattern. Can't wait to see your versions!! Happy new year!!

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  62. You are right who wouldn't want to not only unwrap, but make the two new patterns you showed. Happy New Year to all.

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  63. Wishing you and yours a bright and happy New Year!

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  64. Wow! Could I ever use more scraps! I make a lot of scrap quilts for both family and charity and love having lots of variety. This collection would be great!

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  65. So nice of you to offer your beautiful fabrics, even if they are scraps! Scraps are always welcomed at my house!

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  66. What a great way to share, and I bet some of those scraps are nice big pieces!

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  67. Love to sew Christmas projects ALL year long and your fabrics always fit the bill. Keep it up ... I'm a loyal customer and admirer ;-) Linda Canends@Hotmail.com

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  68. Gooseberry Lane sounds very intriguing! And I would LOVE a KT scrap bag! I am making a KT postage stamp quilt and have been saving all of my KT scraps for years now. :)
    Nancy
    eddnancy@msn.com

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  69. What a fun JOY quilt! Love it! HUGS... and stitches

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  70. I am looking forward to seeing your Gooseberry Sampler. I would to win a bag of you scraps!

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  71. Happy New Year!!! Who doesn't love scraps??? So scraps and KT?!? What a combo :D

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  72. I wish you and your family blessing of this Christmas Season. We celebrate till Epiphany on January 6. I would so love to have a bag of scraps to add to my stash of KT fabric bits and pieces.

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  73. Love the Joy little quilt.(Is there a pattern)
    Who doesnt love winning....
    Thanks for the chance

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  74. Love your Joyful Wishes quilt! Would love to win your collection of vintage scraps! Happy New Year!

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  75. It would be great to win those scraps to use with the layer cakes and charm packs I have in my stash. I also have a large bom quilt done and could use them in my final border.

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  76. Wow, it's hard to believe you have to think and plan so far in advance. I'm liking what I see for next year. I would love to have a bag of your scraps to put to use on a future project!! Happy New Year Lynne & Robert!

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  77. What a lovely bundle of scraps, thanks for sharing!

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  78. I am wishing to be healthier this coming year. 2016 was not totally kind to me and my quilting was severely curtailed. Here's to 2017!

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  79. looking forward to seeingbthe new line. would love to win the scraps...Happy New Year

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  80. Happy 2017! I am practicing sewing curves!! Love the party animal pictures!

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