Monday, June 20, 2016
BIG NEWS! BIG NEWS! BIG NEWS!
|The KT Aurifil box comes with 10 small spools of 50wt thread.|
I topstitch a lot with my layered patchwork technique, so it made sense to find a great quality, fine thread that would hold up to raw edge stitching. This is it! Try one spool and you'll be a believer, too.
|Here are the assorted colors.|
|Gold #2335 and Purple #2570. Perfect for Bees 'n Blooms.|
|Brown #5024 and Pumpkin #2355. Always great with fall projects like Oak Haven.|
|Navy #2785 and Red #2460. Just the thing for all your red/tan/blue patriotic quilts.|
|We included 2 tans in the collection - lighter tan #2326 and medium tan #2370.|
|Feel free to print our KT Thread color chart from here or our website for handy pocket reference.|
|Bees 'n Blooms - closeup of lap quilt detail. Navy, gold, red, purple, black, tan and green thread used.|
|Oak Haven Pillow Sleve|
Comment here on your favorite notion to win a KT Aurifil Thread Box collection. But don't stop there! Go to Aurifil for their wonderful introduction of my collection and a chance to win another KT Aurifil Thread Box plus a bundle of Bees 'n Blooms fabric. You can't lose!
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
KT Winner(s)Congratulations to:
you're the winner of the Prairie Cactus booklet this week.
We still have a couple of unclaimed giveaways from last month, too. On May 16th, Kathy H won a bowl full of my fabric acorns, and on May 30th, Donna W won a set of KT Diamond templates. If you know either of these ladies, please have them contact us. We'll be re-giving-away unclaimed items the end of summer.
Gems of the Prairie, Peoria, ILThanks so much to the lovely ladies of Peoria, IL with the Gems of the Prairie Quilt Guild. Robert and I enjoyed our time with them the first week of June. Here's a look at some of the KT projects I shared in the workshops featuring my layered patchwork technique.
|Makin' Honey Mini in Bees 'n Blooms booklet|
|Having a good laugh during the Makin' Honey class.|
|Delainey's Twirls & Swirls from Layers of Love book|
|I LOVED all the color options the quilters brought to class. And see how much they completed in just a few hours!|
|Clara's Raised Bed Garden using our KT Wedge template.|
|Delightful ladies, delightful blocks. Everyone had a good start on this lap size quilt or finished the runner.|
Do enjoy workshops? What is your goal when taking a quilting class? What was the last class you took and what did you learn?
Comment this week to win your choice of any one of the above patterns - Bees 'n Blooms, Layers of Love or Clara's Garden.
Watch next week when we'll reveal our RowxRow Home Sweet Home row for Summer 2016.
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
You're the winner of our Prairie Cactus charm pack (as soon as I receive one!). Please send your mailing address to email@example.com. We'll send out your charm pack soon!
Thanks, ladies, for all your comments. It's just what I need in the morning to find my creative juice. Your support and enthusiasm are appreciated.
It's Almost Here!I can feel it. The ground rumbling, the squeal of the brakes, the back door slamming. Wahoo! The UPS guy in brown shorts is here with boxes and boxes of Prairie Christmas precuts and bolts of fabric! Almost. Any day now we'll be receiving our new Christmas line for 2016. It's time to start thinking about your holiday quilting list. We're hoping you'll love what we've created for you this year.
As promised last week, here are more of the projects from our new Prairie Cactus book. With our new KT Diamond Templates, you can cut perfect diamond shapes from 2 1/2" Jelly Roll strips, 1 1/2" Honey Bun strips, yardage or scraps. By simply sewing the larger diamonds together end-to-end and alternating the pieced strips with a stripe background strip, you can stitch up this delightful lap quilt we call Candy Stripe. Doesn't it make you think of peppermint sticks and all sorts of Christmas candies? A KT Prairie Cactus Jelly Roll and 2 fabrics is all you need! How about this easy quilt in Me and My Sister brights? Can you see it?
|Candy Stripe lap quilt (66" x 78")|
|Cactus Stars lap quilt (66" x 78")|
|Cactus Star block|
|Rustic Stars lap quilt (68" x 80")|
|Prairie Cactus Pillow (18" square)|
Comment this week on your Christmas stitching plans to win a Prairie Cactus book. You'll be on your way to sewing up the holidays before 4th of July fireworks are done!