Thursday, November 21, 2013

KT's Layered Patchwork

The Bees Knees

Think it's too late to make a quilt for someone special on your Christmas list? Not with our Layered Patchwork technique! Check out this video from Quilt Market taken by Fat Quarter Shop to see how easy it can be.      Fat Quarter Shop Designer Tidbits - Kansas Troubles Quilters

Here's our newest pattern, The Bees Knees, layering a Honeycomb (Moda's new hexagon precut) with a Layer Cake in 2 ways. First, Sweet as Honey...
Sweet as Honey is a 66" x 75" lap quilt featuring a KT Layer Cake, Honeycomb
plus 2 fabrics for borders - less than $100!

              Check out how easy it is to layer, stitch, cut & sew your way to a lap size quilt in a day!
The top row shows how to layer & cut for the Sweet as Honey quilt.
The bottom row is a sample block from The Bee's Knees - so simple!
Our KT Honeycomb Ruler is (shown bottom right) makes both quilts even faster!
The Bee's Knees lap quilt 66" x 74" features a Layer Cake, Honeycomb,
2 tan fat quarters & border fabric - done! 

Comment by Nov. 31st to win a KT Honeycomb Ruler & The Bee's Knees pattern! Share your plans for Thanksgiving - or your perfect Thanksgiving ever.

Happy Turkey Day to All!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Old Country Store Contest

Giveaway Winner

The winner of our KT Favorites II Layer Cake & Eye of the Storm pattern is ledamewood (Comment #30). Thanks to everyone who shared their Halloween stories. We just received the precuts for KT Fav II at the store and should be getting the yardage in just a couple weeks. Watch for it in your local quilt shop! Good news, Bad news.  I love that this line will be a basic for KT - it will be available for a couple years to the quilt shops to coordinate with all KT lines. That's the good news. The bad news is, if you're hoping to snag a KT Fav II precut from charm to mini charm, Layer Cake to Jelly Roll, Honeybun to Honeycomb, now is your only chance. The precuts are only made once when the fabric is originally printed, so don't delay! Two of each should work!

Kansas Troubles Quilt Contest at The Old Country Store

The Old Country Store in Lancaster Co., PA is selecting the winner of the Kansas Troubles Quilters quilt contest this week! Don't miss your chance to vote for your favorite. The quilts are truly wonderful - each and every one a treasure - the workmanship is awesome and ya gotta love the fabric choices! Go to Kansas Troubles Quilt Contest to see the quilts & vote before Thursday. I can't wait to see who wins all the awesome prizes! A big Thank-You to Jan Mast & her staff at The Old Country Store for taking such good care of my quilts this year. Wish I'd been able to stop in again. It's a great store and the area is so much fun!

Shopping in Illinois

My buddy, Pam Buda of Heartspun Quilts, along with Tara Lynn Darr (author of Simply Charming & Cozy Quilts fame) & Docia Fuller (former owner of The Quilt Merchant), all met me in Arthur/Arcola, IL last weekend for a couple days of girlfriend time while we antique shopped at some of the best Early American antiques around. I found a few new treasures that could show up as KT fabric in the future.

Notice a trend here? I happen to love mid-1800's fabrics to reproduce for KTQ. Yum!

I've always wanted a lightning rod arrow with the stained glass. This one came with a stand so I can display it inside, safe from the Kansas winds. A shoe last with a handmade bird/strawberry emery, star pincushion and needle keep with the sizes stitched into it are some of the other needful things I acquired on this trip. 

More giveaways next week. Stay tuned!