Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Soakin' up the Sun

KT Scrap Bag Winner

Congrats to Jodi Connors of Mountain Gurl Quilts. You're the winner of this week's scrap bag giveaway. I have a pile ready to go, just send me your address at lynne@ktquilts.com and you can start stitching!

It's been difficult to sit at the computer, looking out my windows and not go outside to sit in the sun - so I'm not going to fight it. After all, it's a good source of Vitamin D, reduces stress, gives me a little color after a long winter and totally lifts my spirits, so it's all good. I can check out the new strike-offs, edit patterns and figure yardage for a new quilt out on the swing just as easily as inside my studio. The first tulips of spring only bloom for a short time. Don't miss a minute of it.

Token of Friendship

The new Tokens fabric has arrived! Jamie unpacked the boxes a few days ago and made room for all the lovely shades of KT spring prints. Here's another look at the collection:

There are so many great tan prints in this one I used them alot in the Tokens projects. Simple piecing separates the tans to make the stars & pinwheels look like their floating and spinning in between. Love it! The star runner would be great for your spring table - or made up in red/tan/blue would be perfect all summer long. I've gotta try that one, too! Have a special friend you want to make a little something special? Our basket surrounded by easy layered patchwork hearts is the perfect fit.

Do you ever have enough tans? We've put together (20) of our favorite small tan prints and tone-on-tones in precuts - Jelly Rolls, Charm packs and Mini Charm packs. When added to a regular KT JR, Charm or MC, it gives you 30 each of darks and lights. It works great for those projects that require an even number of darks and lights or to make a project larger. Check it out at ktquilts.com under precuts.

The giveaway today is a Tokens of Friendship booklet and assorted fat 1/8's. You just never know what else might jump into the box!  Comment about precuts - love 'em or not, don't know what to do with them, can't get enough of them - I'd love to hear from you. I'm off to WI to the Nancy's Notions Sewing Weekend May 1,2,3. Would love to meet you there. See you back here when I get home.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Spring is Here!

Searching for a Winner

Linda Milward of Minnesota who wrote "K is for Karma..." won a KT Tokens of Friendship fat quarter bundle a couple months ago during the Moda Designer Blog Hop. If you know her, give her a buzz and have her email me to collect her goodies. Otherwise, we'll try to give it away again soon.

Hallelujah! The Tulips are Back!

After many long, cold weeks of winter, spring has finally sprung in Kansas. It's been so hard staying indoors the past couple days with temps in the 70's, hardly any wind and blue skies beckoning me outside. But alas, my sewing machine cord isn't long enough nor my computer wireless, so I've been stuck inside until my work is done, envying the birds and bunnies as they scamper by my window. As soon as the clock strikes quitting time, I'm out the door, trimming the garden beds and planning my next plantings. Budding flowers and green grass and fresh tomatoes and warm sunshine are definitely on the brain.

Paisley Park

Ironically, we're busy photographing Christmas quilts and stitching up quilts for the new fall line for market, Paisley Park. I'm in love with the country-style floral paisley featured in this group surrounded by lots of swirls and dots and more paisleys! We've had such fun creating stars and pinwheels runners and pillows with my layered patchwork technique.

Check back over the next few weeks for a sneak peek of these projects and my new book, Layers of Love, after pictures are completed. So much fun stuff coming up in the months ahead!


Enjoy these beautiful spring days and be inspired to make a quilt. Comment here about spring to win a surprise scrap bag of KT fabrics leftover from half a dozen projects. You never know what you might get!