Tuesday, March 24, 2015

March so far...

KT Winner

Congrats to Kristy! You've won the Primitive Quilts & Projects Spring issue in anticipation of the Summer issue with Moda's Collections for a Cause quilt featured. Look for it at quilts shops or subscribe online. Don't miss a single issue!

Antiques and More

It's been a busy March so far with a couple of teaching trips, a fun antique weekend and spring break with the grankids. On top of all that, we FINALLY got our remodeling project done on our house - ok, almost done. Just a few minor paint touch-ups, window washing and lots of cleaning, but we're on the way. I love it! I found a few treasures to decorate our new space while in Arthur, IL at the antique shows. Here's a peek...
Robert questioned my sanity when I snapped up the mini windmill to hang in the peak over a window in the new living room. Who doesn't love a windmill in the country? He's warming up to it.

A primitive bird on an oil can and a cast iron foot feed with a star - looks like a towel rack to me!

One of the few old quilts I found this year. I can see the possibilities for future fabric lines in the lovely prints in this gem.

Love, love, love the red basket!

This is some kind of metal rake/grader to drag and scratch the surface of the ground before planting seeds. I see it hung on the wall with a wreath over it to change for the seasons. I love the rusty patina and it has a great wooden frame. Farm implements as wall decor? Welcome to my home!

 To Omaha and beyond

To prove it hasn't been all play and no work, Robert and I spent a couple days sharing quilts and teaching workshops in Omaha, NE. Several of the ladies had most of their pinwheel blocks in rows, but this industrious quilter made a wall quilt in one day!

Then on to Sioux Falls, SD where we met a bevy of delightful ladies all ready to whip up some Mini Table Treats. In just 3 hours, this was the result - what a fun group!

 In honor of the quilting ladies of South Dakota, we're offering a  trio of MTT patterns for giveaway this week - Springtime, Tic Tac Stars and Gathering Basket. Comment here about your favorite springtime ritual for decorating, cleaning or gardening. I'd love to hear your tips & tricks.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Collections for a Cause Quilt

KT Winner

Congratulations this week to: TanyaQuiltsinCO

You're the winner of V & Co's Color Theory charm pack & Jr. Jelly Roll. Vanessa is coming out with a line of basics that are all color graded solids. Her pattern designs featuring them are amazing! 

Primitive Quilts

Do you subscribe to Primitive Quilts and Projects magazine? If not, it might be a good time to sign up! Coming soon in their Summer 2015 issue (available early April) is a lovely quilt with blocks contributed by several Moda designers featuring Mr. Dunn's Collections for a Cause fabric. Blackbird Designs, Laundry Basket Quilts, Kathy Schmitz and others all made applique blocks for this stunning quilt. (Mine is the basket of poseys in the bottom right corner.) The simple pinwheel blocks set off the appliques perfectly and echo quilts from the past with a make-do attitude. Although I'm not much of an applique-er, this one is going on my bucket list!

Comment here to win the current issue of Primitive Quilts & Projects magazine - Spring 2015 - while you're waiting for the Summer issue to hit the newsstand. Want to catch up with back issues? Many of the previous issues of Primitive Quilts are sold out, but we have a few of Summer, Fall & Winter 2014 at KT Bernina Quilt Shop. Call Jamie at 785-488-2120 to check availability.