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")|