Thursday, February 15, 2018

Windmills & Fence Posts

A Manly Quilt using Fresh Cut Flowers

The Fresh Cut Flowers quilt is all about springtime and flowers and soft curves. But I wanted to add a more masculine option for this fabric collection, too. It all started when my brother requested a log cabin quilt when he saw an antique log cabin quilt of mine set in a pinwheel design. So, really, I love my brother, but I didn't really have time to piece a log cabin quilt with 1/2" strips. I like the variety of settings you can achieve with a log cabin block, but they're so time consuming to piece. With a Jelly Roll and a couple fabrics, I created this block that creates the look without all the time.

I added a triangle to one end of the tan strips - either using traditional piecing or my Layered Patchwork for faster results.  Add the tan strips to dark strips and you have a log-cabin-wanna-be-block that goes together quickly with all the same setting options.

The Windmills and Fence Posts quilts are available in lap size or king/queen size bed quilts. Prefer a furrows setting? It's in here, too. See how different the center of the Windmills quilt looks just by turning the blocks!

Love a star quilt? Rearrange the Fence Posts' blocks to create this 40" giant star for the center of your quilt. The same pieced border adds even more punch.

Need a bed size quilt? Here are two options using a couple Jelly Rolls and the same simple block. I even had enough JR strips leftover to create a pieced border on the Windmill quilt.

King Windmill Quilt 101" x 101"

King Fence Posts Quilt 106" x 106"

Would you like to try your hand at one of these quilts for someone on your list? Comment to win a Windmills & Fence Posts booklet .

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Free Pattern

Happy Valentine's Day!

I'm sending warm wishes to all of you for a day full of love and happiness. And a free pattern! Click HERE for our Hearts to You quilt pattern. It's a good way to try my Layered Patchwork technique in a small project with quick results.

Give a hug. Make someone's day!

Friday, February 9, 2018

A Few More Fresh Cut Flowers

KT Winner

Congratulation to:
Barbara - Love the Fresh Cut Flowers lap quilt! Would love to win some KT scraps. Thank you for a chance to win.

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U-Pick Flowers

I enjoy the challenge of designing a quilt for each fabric collection based on the prints, colors and theme in the line. For Fresh Cut Flowers, I knew right away I wanted a jar full of blooms, but didn't know what the perfect background would be. It didn't take long to realize that simple was the way to go. I cut all the charm squares in half to create 2 triangles and began the process of laying them out every which way I could imagine. The diagonal setting fell into place because of the numbers of each of the colors in the charm pack. It's one of my new favorite charm patterns! We have KT Kut-ups precut fusible applique packs for U-Pick or kits that include the Kut-ups and buttons. Watch for them as soon as we have Fresh Cut Flowers in the store mid-March.

 Find the U-Pick charm pattern HERE.

KT Giveaway

This week, comment to win a U-Pick Flowers charm pattern OR another box of KT scraps. We'll select 2 winners next week.

Monday, February 5, 2018

KT February Special

Cozy Quilts and Comforts

Baby, it's cold outside! Now is the perfect time to curl up in your most comfy chair with a cup of your favorite warm beverage and new quilting book to inspire your creativity. Need a recommendation? My new Cozy Quilts and Comforts book. There are more than a dozen ideas for lap & bed size quilts, runners, table toppers, wall quilts and pillows in traditional piecing and my Layered Patchwork technique. Here are a few of the projects included in the book, published by my friends at Martingale.

All of the pictures in the book were taken at the KT Retreat upstairs over the KT Quilt Shop. Note the ladder used to hang multiple quilts for a fun display. I usually have a collection of vintage red/white/blue quilts and bunting draped on the ladder.

 Checkerboard Garden. One inch squares plus easy fusible applique creates a primitive garden perfect for your spring decorating.

Nothing is more cozy and cuddly than Moda's flannels. This easy quilt goes together in a flash. The vintage glider is a favorite spot for husband's patiently waiting for their wives in the quilt shop.

I love that I was able to include a variety of blocks and techniques, including fusible applique featuring our KT templates. Our Diamond template creates the Kaleidescope block using a 4-patch.
This cozy nook is in the bedroom upstairs in the KT Retreat.

Have I enticed you yet? Click HERE to find Cozy Quilts and Comforts at a very special price throughout the month of February for only $16.00 (retail value $27.99).That's almost half price! Your book will be signed by the author, Lynne Hagmeier (that's me). :)

Comment to win one of (3) copies of Cozy Quilts and Comforts.
Books will be shipped the middle of March after we return from our cruises.