Tuesday, September 24, 2019

I Can Make It Challenge

Moda Schoolhouse Block Challenge

This year at Spring Market, the over-active creative minds at Moda challenged us to make an 18" block with our newest charm pack. My block features my Milestones charm pack for a simple half square triangle block. It just happened to work out perfectly with the number of colors & prints in the line. You'll actually end up with two blocks from a charm pack and double the fun!

I turned my block into a comfy pillow for my favorite reading/editing corner. Now, I just need to finish the second pillow!

Click HERE for Balancing Act block instructions.

Don't forget to check out all the amazing blocks by my fellow Moda designers in the coming days.

9.23 - Lella Boutique and Sherri & Chelsi
9.24 - Kansas Troubles
9.25 - Crystal Manning and Me & My Sister
9.26 - Jan Patek
9.27 - Robin Pickens and Corey Yoder
9.30 - BasicGrey
10.1 - Betsy Chutchian and Lisa Bongean
10.2 - American Jane
10.3 - Kathy Schmitz
10.4 - Zen Chic and Deb Strain

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Woven Dreams

Are you a Blockhead? If you're not familiar, a dozen or so Moda designers all got together and shared quilt blocks each week for 54 weeks last year. If you are, you might remember the star I included in my series of blocks. After posting this ribbon star block, I had many requests for a lap quilt pattern. I simplified the block for traditional piecing and included it in my 20 Years of KTQ Block-of-the-Month quilt. The pattern for the lap quilt is one of the bonus patterns FREE with the purchase of the BOM, or can be purchased separately HERE. Now available as a digital PDF download.

I chose a Milestones Jelly Roll to make the stars scrappy in cozy shades of autumn. I love the tan prints and tone-on-tones in this line. One was perfect for a lighter background behind the stars and another added a warmer tone for sashing strips. I love it when the fabric works into my plan! We'll have my Woven Stars kits available soon, shortly after the fabric arrives. Retail price $109.95.

Here you can see the Woven Star block in the 20 Years of KTQ BOM. I had such a great time designing this quilt, I'm still using blocks from the quilt for projects in upcoming fabric lines.

Do you have a stash of KT fabrics just waiting to make this beautiful king size quilt? Comment here to win the 20 Years of KTQ pattern pack (retail $48.95) plus all 4 of the bonus projects, including Woven Stars.

Sunday, September 1, 2019

KT September Special

Bee-you-ti-full Runner

The Milestones fabric collection will be here next month loaded with florals and prints in the full range of KT colors - reds, plums, blues, greens, golds, pumpkins, blacks & tans. It's the perfect companion to KT Favorites III and my 20 Years of KTQ Block-of-the-Month quilt.

To celebrate 20 years of designing fabric with Moda, I designed a quilt with 20 blocks to represent each year of my quilting journey. We're piecing this king size (118"sq.) sampler in a 12 month BOM series that begins in Januray 2020. Check with your local quilt shop or call KTQ to sign up today! We only have a few more kits available.

As part of the 20 Years BOM, you'll also receive four bonus patterns featuring some of the blocks in the quilt. One of my favorites is the Kansas Sunflower block. I made two sunflowers to create a charming runner with simple fusible applique bees swarming around. I named it Bee-you-ti-full because my grandaughter, Delainey, said the word "beautiful" like that at a very early age.
Our KT September Special offers a sneak peek at the Bee-you-ti-full runner kit plus pattern for only $26.95 plus free shipping ($32.95 retail). You save more than $12! Click HERE to order your Bee-you-ti-full Runner & pattern. Supplies are limited.

Watch for more peeks of the Milestones/20 Years of KTQ projects, coming soon!!