Congratulations to Donna W - Your booth looks fantastic. Thanks for showing us a picture of it. Love the Argyle Sock pattern.
You're the winner of last week's KT blog giveaway, the new KT Diamond Templates. You'll be well on your way to your own Argyle Sox quilt! Oak Haven fabric and patterns available in September. Keep reading for more ideas on how to use your diamonds!
Prairie CactusHere at KTQ, Spring Market is barely over and we're anxiously awaiting the arrival of Christmas. KT's newest Christmas collection, Prairie Cactus, that is. I found a couple of great prints that I combined to create a lovely feature fabric for the holidays and beyond. Not too Christmas-y, yet perfect prints and colors for adding holiday charm to your home.
First up, the Christmas Cactus charm quilt (38"sq). I usually limit myself to just one charm pack and a couple fabrics for my charm quilts, but this design added up to 2 charm packs plus 3 additional fabrics. Still a great value for a seasonal quilt.
How did we make the perfect diamond shapes? Thanks for asking! We now have KT Diamond Templates - a 2-pack of templates with a 2 1/2" and a 1 1/2" diamond shape. They're sized to fit a Jelly Roll and Honey Bun, respectively, or can be cut from yardage/scraps. For some projects, I've backed them with fusible web.
|NEW KT Diamond Templates (Retail $9.95 for 2-pack)|
Our Prairie Cactus book with 5 projects is available now (retail $15.95). It includes 3 lap quilts, a runner and a pillow. The Prairie Cactus fabric collection with 31 pieces in reds, greens, golds, blacks and tans will arrive in June.
With a Layer Cake and Jelly Roll, you can whip up this large lap quilt that sparkles with cactus stars and flowers. Big blocks featuring the 2 1/2" diamonds layered/stitched on top of triangles make it go together quickly.
|Prairie Cactus lap quilt (72" x 90")|
With a few leftover reds & greens and the small diamond template, you can make the perfect background for your holiday centerpiece. Old jars filled with red & green candles glowed thru the center of my runner for Christmas last year.
|Prairie Cactus Runner (26" x 46")|