Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Moda Blockheads II - Week #7

Block #7 - Spin Cycle by Stacy Iest Hsu

We're seven weeks into Blockheads II and I'm having such fun playing with fabrics for these blocks. Stacy's cleverly named pinwheel block  can be colorized in a dozen ways. I chose KT classics for one option, plus my red/tan/blue color scheme again for the other block. What is your chosen color palette? Are you posting your blocks on the Blockheads II Facebook page? We love seeing what you're doing each week. 

Find the pattern for Stacy's block HERE.

Kansas Troubles red/tan/blue

KT classics in the new Nature's Glory fall palette (Sept.)

Be sure to watch for Jan Patek's unique applique block next Wednesday. See you then.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Moda Blockheads II - Week #6

Block #6 - Path Thru the Woods by Betsy Chutchian 

If you were around for Blockheads I, you know Betsy's blocks were always wonderful. I really like the blocks in various sizes this time, and this 12" beauty does not disappoint.

KT red/tan/navy
 Find Betsy's Path Thru the Woods HERE

I have about a dozen deadlines to meet before I leave for the Maine Quilt Show in just over a week. So much to do, so little time. Gotta run, but stay tuned for some more fun scrap box giveaways.

Visit all the Moda designers to see their creative options for this week's block - and more!

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Moda Blockheads II - Block #5

Happy 4th of July

I LOVE the 4th of July. My birthday is the 5th of July. When I was little, my Dad told me everyone in our little town was shooting off fireworks to celebrate my birthday. I totally believed him. And still do! Have a safe and happy Independence Day.

KT Winner

Congratulations Annette - you're the winner of a KT red/tan/navy pack of (8) fat 1/4's to add to your stash. I chuckled about your comment "which one of your kids do you love the most." At my age, my kids joke that the "favorite" will inherit the most quilts & antiques, so they're all vying for the title. So funny!
Annette MacConnell
A favorite? That's like saying which one of your kids do you love the most. Right now I'm most drawn to Zen Chic because I love Grunge, Lisa Bonjean because well because gray is awesome and then there is Laurie Simpson who is using scraps from a variety of Minnick and Simpson lines who I'm totally obsessed with. Tomorrow it might be KT or Me and My Sister or who knows because I'm basically a Moda girl. I guess I'll have to give the answer my kids always use when asked who is Momma's favorite and that is none - because she hates us all the same. ;)

 Please email, including the above info along with your mailing address. Joy will assemble a sampling of fat quarters to add to your Blockheads options.

Blockheads II- Block #5 by Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique

Vanessa's fabric collections evoke a clean, fresh feeling that are perfect for building your decorating palette. Her 24" block this week is simple, but stunning. It would make a wonderful larger quilt. Hmmm, better add that to my to-do list.

Here's my red/tan/navy version of Vanessa's Impact block.You could also do scrappy reds and navys for fun. 

For a classic KTQ option, add a little green and purple to the red and navy. The same multi-tan background works for both.

Click HERE for Vanessa's blog and the instructions for Block #5 - Impact. 

Click HERE for the Blockheads II Directory at Moda.

Visit all the designers for their take on Block #5 - Impact.

Betsy Chutchian

Brigitte Heitland - Zen Chic

Corey Yoder of Coriander Quilts

Jan Patek

Jo Morton

Laurie Simpson

Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings

Lynne Hagmeier of Kansas Troubles

Me & My Sister Designs Barbara Groves & Mary Jacobson

Sherri McConnell of A Quilting Life

Stacy Iest Hsu

Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique

Carrie Nelson

Sunday, July 1, 2018

KT July Special

It's all about Country Road Flannel

My family LOVES flannel quilts. When I showed the kids & grankids the new Country Road flannel quilts, I received a long list of requests for upcoming birthdays and/or Christmas gifts. Guess I better start stitching! These quilts are so easy to make with simple piecing using a Layer Cake and a few fabrics that I might just have a few ready by the holidays.

The KT July Special features our new Country Road Flannels arriving at here at KTQ in a few days. The Country Road booklet includes instructions for the Crossroads lap and queen quilts, plus the Rambling Road lap and king quilts, all utilizing traditional piecing. We're offering our Country Road booklet with the kits for Crossroads or Rambling Road projects at a discount for your summer sewing pleasure, so you'll be ready for holiday gift giving, too.

 Country Road Flannel is expected in the store in a couple weeks, so order your kits now for July 15th shipping. Don't delay, quantities are limited.

Crossroads Lap
lap kit $114.25 + Country Road booklet $12.95 = $127.20  
KT July Special - lap kit & booklet - $99 + FREE SHIPPING
Crossroads lap - 73" square

Crossroads Queen
queen kit $205.90 + Country Road booklet $12.95 = $218.85 
KT July Special - queen kit & booklet - $175 + FREE SHIPPING

Crossroads queen - 94"x109"

Rambling Road Lap
lap kit $100.75  + Country Road booklet $12.95 = $113.70          
KT July Special - lap kit & booklet - $85 + FREE SHIPPING 
Rambling Road lap - 70" x 86"

Rambling Road King
king kit $201.50 + Country Road booklet $12.95 = $214.45          
KT July Special - king kit & booklet - $169 + FREE SHIPPING  

Rambling Road king - 110" x 118"

With free shipping on your total order with your choice of Country Road kits, it's the perfect time to add-on extra flannel for coordinating pillowcases, Aurifil thread in KT colors, or anything on your KTQ wish list. Call Joy or Robert at 785-488-2120 to ensure free shipping on additional items.