Block #31 - Interstellar by Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique
There's so much going on since market, I didn't have a chance to make Vanessa's out-of-this-world star block. At 6" x 6", it will be a fun challenge to frame the tiny star and practice my curved piecing. Okay, probably not. After piecing & framing the star, I'll topstitch my quarter circle onto a 6 1/2" background square, like I usually do, in red/tan/navy. Later. Click HERE
to find Vanessa's blog and her instructions for Interstellar.
On Meadowlark Pond
You've seen lots of Fall Market and Festival pictures by now, I'm sure. Here's my booth at market featuring my new On Meadowlark Pond fabric collection shipping in February. I'll feature each project in the coming weeks, but for now, here's the short story.
The lap quilt hanging in the background is Meadowlark Song. Moda will have kits for quilt shops packaged in their beautiful boxes. Hanging on the ladder to the right are the scrappy Jelly Roll version and red/tan option for Bird Watching. These easy pinwheel projects are available in traditional piecing or my Layered Patchwork technique. On the chair is Kaliedescope from my book with Martingale, Cozy Quilts & Comforts. (I just found out at market it's a Best Seller!) Click HERE
to find it on our website.
The charm project for On Meadowlark Pond is Meadowlark Baskets. Although they're fairly small blocks for me, they sewed up quickly and will make a "charm"-ing accent to your spring home.
At the last minute while packing, I saw this battery operated lamp in the store and decided to upcycle it into a Jelly Roll lamp. Robert cut off the base, we carefully slid 2 Jelly Rolls and a Honey Bun over the post and set it on a pedestal for height. (The pedestal is actually a black wooden bowl from Target. Pedestal sounded much more refined.) My new quilt-y Jelly Roll lamp will live at the store for a while, then maybe find it's way home with me when my new studio is completed. More on that later.
KT & Friends Retreat
Thank you, thank you, thank you! Our first ever KT & Friends Retreat is SOLD OUT! And in less than 30 days! I'm overwhelmed and grateful to everyone who signed up to visit the home of KTQ in Bennington, Kansas. I can't wait for June!
If you missed our first KT & Friends Retreat, but would still love to hang out with Jenny, Barb & Mary and me, don't despair. I'll be announcing another fun event for 2019 by the end of this year. Please feel free to sign up for the waiting list for 2019, too. It will ensure you're one of the first to know about future events. Email Kathy at firstname.lastname@example.org. Watch for more info here.
There are so many things going on thru the end of this year and into 2019. I can't wait to share them all with you - soon. For now, I'd love to share a box of the new On Meadowlark Pond fabrics. Comment here to win for a very Happy Thanksgiving.