Monday, April 16, 2018

Still Wishing for Spring

KT Special for April

It snowed here in Kansas last weekend after temps hitting the 80's thru the week. Crazy! I don't know how to dress in the morning - t-shirt & sandals or a winter coat.  Boy, do we all need some Fresh Cut Flowers right now. Our April KT Special is Fresh Cut Flowers' fat quarter bundles for only $99 (retail $135). Robert said we have a few left at this special price, so don't delay, order yours today. 

KT Winner

Congratulations to Bonnie58 - you've won the new Fresh Cut Flowers booklet and a box of scraps from the new projects. Thanks for commenting and helping me clean up my studio.
 
Bonnie58 -We are still in a nasty cold snap which is supposed to hang around until mid-April. I am getting desperate for spring. Thanks so much for sharing. I love the new pattern.
 

U-Pick Flowers

When Moda first came out with Charm Packs, I challenged myself to design a small project using just 1 charm pack plus a couple fabrics for each of my fabric collections. It's still one of my favorite things. The charm pattern for Fresh Cut Flowers is especially fun with our KT Kut-ups precut fusible appliques. Traditionally pieced half squares create diagonal rows of color that offer the perfect backdrop for a Mason jar full of blooms. So simple, so fresh, so spring!
 
U-Pick Flowers Charm Quilt

The name of the quilt was inspired by this wonderful vintage find - an orchard sign with wooden letters - U-PICK - on both sides. It hangs in my east windows in front of red/tan ticking stripe curtains. I love it! This morning the sun was shining (wahoo!) and creating a glare, so I laid it on the dining table. I'll try to get a picture of the whole window later.


 

Are any of you antique lovers, too? I have shelves full of vintage quilts and quilt tops that I need to edit/sell/share. In addition, I have quite a few 30-50's vintage finds that just don't fit into my KT theme anymore, but worked in the retreat bedroom at one time. As I have time, I plan to post items for sale on our website. Watch for the KT Attic coming soon!

Me & My Friend Quilt Retreat

If you're a quilter today, you know the name Jenny Doan and Missouri Star Quilt Company. I'm blessed to say Jenny is a good friend. We have such busy schedules we try to plan a couple of teaching events together each year to be able to hang out and catch up. We've been teaching on quilting cruises for several years and have openings on next year's cruises in March (more on that later). Diane Erickson, of Eternity Quilt Events, has organized a wonderful weekend for us at the Hilton Mission Valley in San Diego in September 2018. Take a look at this little video we put together on the last cruise.


Me & My Friend Quilt Retreat   

Interested in spending a few days with Jenny and me? We'll each have a trunk show of quilts and teach a full day class and a half day class. Plus, there are lots of options for fun activities in the area. Contact Diane for more information. We'd love to have you and your friend join us!



KT Giveaway

Comment this week to win the U-Pick charm pattern and a Fresh Cut Flowers charm pack. You'll be on your way to stitchin' up some springtime blooms in no time!

56 comments:

  1. I love the idea of fresh cut flowers and the charm pattern. Thanks for being such a great designer.

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  2. Oh, that retreat sounds wonderful! Bet it is a fun time, too! We are in the same weather pattern you are. It was 80 on Thursday and this morning it was snowing! Supposed to have a freeze warning out for tonight, too. I am so ready for spring and flowers!
    Sandy A

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  3. It would be a blast to attend a retreat with you & Jenny !! I live close to MSQC & I was born & raised in Salina. Wouldn't you be amazed if I showed up in Bennington with Fresh Cut Flowers that I picked between Salina & Bennington !

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  4. Wow what a great retreat! So sorry about the crazy weather. But spring is right around the corner :-)

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  5. I love the idea (and the sentiment) of your U-Pick project. That would make q great go-to gift or a day-brightener.

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  6. It sounds like the whole country is wishing for more Spring-like weather. I feel like we are on a roller coaster. My poor daffodils did not bloom this year because of the constant temperature changes. I could sure use some Fresh Cut Flowers to brighten my home! Thank you for the opportunity to win!

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  7. I like your idea of a one charm pack project per line! Makes it easy for all to have a few KT projects to display or a lot! Waiting patiently for warmer weather that stays here also! Thanks for opportunity!

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  8. Oh Lynne, your new quilt pattern is so so delightful! The look at it makes my heart happy and I needed that today. Thank you!!!

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  9. We too are having nasty, cold weather in the northeast. I don’t think spring will ever come. Fortunately, we quilters can make flowers! I love your flowers charm quilt! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  10. I love it whenever you have a new line coming out. It gives me a reason to visit my favorite quilt shop. We're having bizarre weather, too--one day it's 88, the next day it's 38. My garden won't be flowering any time soon so I'll just have to use your Fresh Cut Flowers!

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  11. I would love to see flowers in bloom in my yard. It is still cold and snow flurries here.

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  12. Some of your spring flowers would sure brighten our home as we try to wait patiently for spring to really arrive!. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win some of your creations!!

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  13. We had 2 warm days, Fri - 70’s & Sat- 80’s. Then Sunday dropping temps with chilly rain or downpours. I told my hubby summer just came & went. You are lucky that Robert likes old finds. And you are lucky to have quilting friends with whom you can have sewing retreats in exciting locations.

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  14. Thanks Lynne . What a nice surprise this morning as i read your blog. I love the pattern and it will be so nice to supplement my scrap bag. lol. Stay warm this spring

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  15. Love the mix of lights in the u pick design. It encourages me to mix up my backgrounds instead of the same fabric throughout a project.

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  16. Where is spring? Yesterday we woke to snow flurries that continued throughout the day. Your U-Pick Flowers is nice. Love the flowers in the canning jar!

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  17. I'm still waiting for Spring and flowers. I like the diagonal background rows in the U-Pick pattern. Actually, I like everything about it!

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  18. I think spring took a vacation here..sleeting one day then high 70’s the next..tornadoes this weekend now 35*...What gives? FRESH FLOWERS is what I seriously need!

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  19. Spring has not Sprung here just yet. Had snow flurries all weekend and now more is predicted for late tonight and into tomorrow. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

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  20. another great give-a-way....i love this little pattern...just ordered my 2 layer cake of FRESH CUT FLOWERS i love this fabric....hope i win this one...
    janet jecagain@gmail.com

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  21. A mason jar filled with fresh-cut flowers is the essence of spring, and your new designs are helping chase away these late-winter blues I'm experiencing. I am so in need of that quilt ... and those fabrics. :)

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  22. We just had snow, hale and then pouring rain this weekend in the northeast. I would love the chance to win, thanks.

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  23. Here in GA I'm in garden 1 day & then it's cold again! Some day - Spring! Your new fabric helps me "garden" in my sewing room.

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  24. Talk about crazy weather, 20" of snow in two days here!!! Your giveaway would put a wonderful touch of spring in our home and my heart. I'm keeping my fingers crossed you pick me.

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  25. It would be so fun to win. Always enjoy your fabrics.

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  26. Spring seems so far away here in Iowa. We had a 12" of snow over the weekend and currently we are under a winter storm warning for another 9" tonight and tomorrow.

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  27. I love the mason jar with the flowers on this quilt. My daughter has just built a new house with the farm house theme, and would love this quilt.

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  28. I love the simplicity of the U-pick pattern. What a great quilt to hang waiting for Spring to arrive sometime in Syracuse, NY.

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  29. What a nice way to welcome Spring. Thanks

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  30. Love the U-Pick wall hanging, it's perfect for Springtime! Sometimes a quick little project can be so much fun to work on. bfiresheets@bellsouth.net

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  31. This pattern is so sweet but I especially love how you chose the name. Perfect!

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  32. Oh my gosh, my goal is to make one of your retreats or cruises soon! They sound like so much fun, and I can’t think of better instructors! Plus it is something I can do alone, since I’m by myself!

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  33. Waiting for spring here also. We have a (very) few leaves just beginning to peak out. As for flowers, I haven't even seen daffodils yet.

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  34. Spring weather! We had up to 70 degrees last week, then a blizzard over the weekend that dumped a foot of snow. Now looking at more snow on Tuesday-Wednesday. My poor garden has 6 inches of snow on top of it so the only flowers I will be seeing for a little while are Lynn’s Fresh Cut Flowers. Love the mason jar!

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  35. The quilting retreat sounds amazing!

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  36. The retreat sounds like a lot of fun, but a little too far for me :( . Hope you all have a wonderful time though!

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  37. I have a garden stake that reads, Free Weeds, You Pick! Makes me grin when people look at it. Love your U-Pick pattern.

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  38. Deborah from ValpoApril 17, 2018 at 12:25 PM

    Oh....I'm so tired of winter, snow, ice, etc. I want to throw my boots away or at least not wear them for a week!

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  39. I would love to win your charm pack and cute pattern,

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  40. Just love the U-Pick Flower Charm quilt. So Cute!

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  41. Love the U-pick project and the fabric you chose.

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  42. we in AZ are having pretty nice 70's weather and still find time to sew and quilt....we hoping for you to have warm weather soon. it snowed in norther Illinois Sunday too ( where our daughter lives) loved to have U-pick project thanks

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  43. That is so adorable and would look great in my coins kitchen. Thanks. jenellejb@aol.com

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  44. Love the U-Pick Flowers Charm Quilt. It's on my to-make list.

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  45. Cool projects. Especially the U pick things. I grew up on a vegetable farm. Have a wonderful day! angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

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  46. I am waiting for the sunshine to appear in Illinois as well. Looking forward to the KT Attic!

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  47. You always have the best vintage finds! It's nice to see a summery project since we seem to have endless winter in Minnesota!

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  48. Love the pattern and the gorgeous fabric..and the U Pick orchard sign is delightful!

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  49. Too cute! Also looking forward to checking out the goodies in the KT Attic.

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  50. I just love this pattern and the fabrics are fantastic! Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  51. That retreat sounds fabulous; wish I could attend. I love old things, too. Especially those I discover belonged to family.

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  52. The KT Attic sounds nice! Great pattern and pretty fabric - I too as many could use a good dose of Spring... more snow though coming tonight!

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  53. Oh my! I can't think of 2 people I'd rather spend time with learning and sewing! You two make a great team......jim

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  54. The UPick is a great pattern, and as always, your colors are just the shades that I like. Thanks for such great creations and a wonderful giveaway.

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  55. Can’t wait for the KT Attic! I’ve always wanted to buy one of your quilts. I love your decorations in the store and pics I’ve seen of your home. Yea!

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  56. I really like the UPick pattern and I love the Fresh Cut Flowers line of fabric. Thanks for the chance to win.

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