Monday, January 9, 2017

Sunny Florida, Here We Come!

KT Winner

Congrats to:

Susan Smith -My wish is to organize my sewing space and have more time to sew! Love those table treats.You are such a fun Grandma! I'm sure those masks were a big hit!

Susan, you've won our scrap bag of woven plaids. Please email your shipping address to lynne@ktquilts.com. Jamie will send them right out.

Sunny Florida/Caribbean Cruise

Robert and I will be sunning and sailing while teaching over the next couple of weeks. I'll have new posts each Monday, but I may not have internet access to add the weekly winners. Check back in February for all the January blog winners.
We're so lucky to be able to travel while we work. I enjoy meeting quilters from all over the country and hearing their stories while sharing mine. It's especially fun to have a week to get to know these ladies on our cruises. Jenny Doan, of Missouri Star, and I will be teaching together again on 2 cruises in 2018. I just heard they're both over half full at this time. For more information, email our travel agent, Lenore Deck, at cruiselady@tampabay.rr.com. We hope you can join us!

 

KT Classic Woven Plaids

If you're in the Boca Raton, Florida area next week, make plans to attend the Gold Coast Quilter's Guild on meeting Tuesday, Jan. 17th. I'll be visiting to share my quilts in a trunk show plus 2 days of workshops. One day, we'll be making 30-Something from the Layers of Love book. I've always liked this layered block that creates a double star easily with my layered patchwork method. My original was in prints, but adding some plaids would make it even more interesting, don't you think? I love the movement a plaid on point gives to a block.

30-Something lap quilt from KT's Layers of Love book
Plaid block for 30-Something
 The 2nd day of classes, we'll be playing with the Loose Change book and Stacked Coins with a Layer Cake, Charm and Mini Charm layered in the blocks. I tried a block with some plaids thrown in to add geometric dimension and a masculine tone.The juxtaposition of plaids against prints makes them both shine brighter.
Stacked Coins from KT's Loose Change book

Stacked Coins block with plaids

If you 're in the area, stop by or - even better - sign up for one of the workshops. Contact Linda Adamcik at 561-790-1009 for more information. We'd love to see you there!

Now is the time to pick up some KT Classic Plaids to add to your stash during our January monthly special. Plaids are only $6.95/yd (1/2 yd. minimum). Comment this week to win 6 plaid fat quarters to start your next project.





38 comments:

  1. I am starting to work on a string quilt using all plaids and checks in homespuns. This quilt will be a graduation present for grandson #2. Winning the plaids from you would add addition interst to my quilt. Thanks for the chance to win. Have fun and enjoy the sun.

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  2. I love the way the plaids are playing in both your 30 Something and Stacked Coins blocks! The plaids really make the blocks shine - especially in green!!! Love!!!!!

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  3. Plaids are so fun, what's not to love about a good plaid!

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  4. Florida sounds like so much fun, enjoy your trip! I love plaids but they are hard to find sometimes. Thanks for a chance to win some!

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  5. I'm so happy for you, to be getting away for a couple of weeks on a cruise sounds like music to my ears. I hope you have a great time. My small quilt group has taken on the task of making 35 QOV quilts by Veterans Day. After looking at the double star you put on here I think I may dig out my Layers of Love book and do that up in some Patriotic Colors. I'd love to win you plaid fat quarters! It is truly amazing to see how such a small twist can change add to a quilt.

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  6. Enjoy your travels. I live in Florida, but not on the same coast as your classes :-( Looking forward to hearing about your trip.

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  7. Good gig you got there! Sailing, sunning, and sewing! Have a GREAT time!!! (PS Your plaids are amazing!)

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  8. Jenny and Lynne? Any quilters dream combo!! I love how you incorporated the plaids into that block, and the dimension/movement that it creates!

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  9. Oh plaids how awesome. I want to make a quilt using the plaids.

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  10. I haven't sewn with plaids yet. The cruise sounds so much fun.

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  11. I'm going to Florida, but later in the month. Sorry I'll miss you.

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  12. Florida sun, what a wonderful change from Kansas in the winter. I love plaids, have been collecting them

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  13. Enjoy your cruise! It sure sounds like lots of fun & to be able to quilt while cruising ... what fun. My son asked to make him a quilt and the 30-Something lap quilt would be a perfect choice.

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  14. I wish I could be in Florida to take one of your classes. Enjoy your cruise.

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  15. Yay! So excited to win! Enjoy your cruise! We are freezing here!

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  16. Have an awesome time while you "work and play". I love plaids and will often add them in my fabric choices.

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  17. I love the look of your Stacked Coins quilt with those yummy plaids. Have fun in Florida and thanks for the chance to win!

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  18. Love what you did with the plaids ty for ideas and sharing....happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  19. You make everything so beautiful. Have fun on the cruise. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  20. Plaids, hmmmm. Will have to try them. LOVE your Stacked Coins! Have a great time on the cruise. Maybe someday for me :)

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  21. I just love the plaids! I ordered a LOT of them & cant wait to use them!

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  22. Luv the colors of your stacked coins would be sew fun to stitch up in winning plaids and have fun in the sunshine.

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  23. I've never quilted with plaids! I have a confession - I'm afraid of them!! Lol! They are pretty, though. Have fun in Florida!

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  24. I have a wonderful collection of Kansas Troubles Fabrics, but no plaids. It would be great to add plaids to my stash. The star quilt above is a beauty!

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  25. I'm shivering, hoping the sun will shine and make it seem warmer but planning for more cold, rain and snow.Florida sounds heavenly and a cruise! I'm becoming much more understanding of snowbirds. But I know January will pass and I'll just turn up the heat. Have fun.

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  26. I love that stacked coin block!! Enjoy your trip to Florida!

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  27. Thanks for sharing these two quilts. Love them. And thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

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  28. Enjoy the sunshine! Love these quilts and thank you for the giveaways!

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  29. We envy you. Thank you for the giveaways.
    Love you classic plaids

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  30. Have fun in Florida, enjoy the weather. Love your plaids.

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  31. I love plaids and homespuns. Your color pallet makes them so easy to blend with prints. Have fun on your cruise and enjoyn the sun. Winter will still be here when you get back.

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  32. I want to be you when I grow up! Have fun!

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  33. I love the colors in all of your fabrics - so awesome! Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  34. I love plaids. Never enough plaids in my stash.

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  35. If you ask my children their favorite color; they will tell you plaid. Plaids are a big favorite at my house so I am very happy to see you introduce them to your line. They just add something to a quilt.

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  36. How I love plaids! Your star block with the green plaid background looks fabulous! Thanks for offering the giveaway.

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  37. Hope you're having a great time! Love the plaids, unfortunately my LQS doesn't tend to order them, so the giveaway is much appreciated!

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  38. Sunning and sailing sounds perfect for this time of year! Wish I could be there with you. Enjoy!

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