Starting the New YearI love decorating for the holidays, but on New Year's Day, I'm ready to pack away all things Christmas and let the house breathe - less clutter, calmer colors, more cozy texture for long winter evenings. It's a way for me to refresh my surroundings and my mindset. Some of my holiday decor includes snowflakes and trees, so those remain lit with twinkling lights thru February. I think the part I love best about Christmas decorating is the lights, illuminating corners of the house, making it seem totally magical (and it doesn't show the dust!) Quilts are always a big part of my decorating, so switching out red/green quilts to blue/white, softer vintage hues and cozy wool blankets helps to set the theme.
This year, one of my goals is to be more consistent with social media - Blog, Instagram and Facebook. I also plan to be home more and travel less, allowing me to check off more items on my daily work schedule, and free up time to sew more for pleasure. Finishing my new studio is at the top of the list. We're still in the midst of construction (our bed is in the living room!) and could be for a couple more months. My contractor/son is working around the weather and his other work commitments, so we knew it wouldn't be a quick finish, but I'm ready to move into the larger space. I'll have all my fabric in one place with room for multiple projects going at once. I'll have great lighting to (hopefully) shoot short videos for quilt-a-longs, etc. No doubt you will know when the studio addition is complete. You will hear me shouting from my rooftop!
I want to thank each of you for your kind comments and continued support of KTQ. I appreciate your enthusiasm and love to hear from you - and even better - meet you in person at a workshop. We're excited to celebrate our 20th year of fabric design with Moda with my 20 Years of KTQ BOM and lots of fun giveaways and surprises throughout the year. We're continuing to learn, grow and get better each year with fresh new fabric, quilt patterns and refreshed quilt shop. KTQ is also offering more programs (Kit To Quilt, KT Collector's Club) and expanding our KT & Friends Retreats. Watch for exciting news over the next few weeks. Here's to the next year - and decade - of possibilities. Hope to see you soon!
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Here's to new beginnings, exciting challenges and new friends in 2020.
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Happy New Year! Your Wedgewood quilt is quite nice. I love how light it is.ReplyDelete
Good luck with that construction project. I have one of those going on as well. Happy New Year! JmhReplyDelete
Have fun with yout new studio...looking forward to more BOM....i won 2nd place with the fesh cut flower BOM...i was beyond happy with that.....my absolutley fav quilt ever....happy new yearReplyDelete
Happy New Year. The quilt is so gorgeous!ReplyDelete
Cheers to the new year! Wishing the best for everyone! Wedgewood looks awesome.... those curves do scare me!ReplyDelete
Lee, the wedges are fused/appliqued on triangles, then sewn into half square triangles. Easy!Delete
Happy New Year!! You will love your new studio!! Love the Wedgewood quilt -- It is beautiful!!ReplyDelete
Happy New Year. Can't wait to see the new studio. Really like the Wedgewood quiltReplyDelete
Happy New Year! Thank you for all the time and passion you put into helping us all learn our craft bReplyDelete
I have such a list of people for whom I want/need to quilt, or quilts I'd love to get started on. A delicious fq bundle like this would be a great matchmaker.ReplyDelete
Happy New Year to everyone at KT! I'm always excited to see new fabric lines and new quilt patterns from you. Hoping your construction is finished soon and your new studio is everything you hope for.ReplyDelete
Congrats on 20 years!ReplyDelete
Love your fabric and designs.
Happy New Year! Like the fabrics and design of the Wedgewood quilt. Glad you have planned more time at home, more time to have fun, maybe more time for us to hear from you, and more time to enjoy changes to home once construction is complete!!ReplyDelete
Happy new year and looking forward to your fresh changes! A friend in my quilting group has been working on curves and insists we can all sew them. Your beautiful quilt makes me want to try! A question: Do you have a shop where we can walk into and shop? Or is it only online?ReplyDelete
Yes, we have a quilt shop! Our store is in Bennington, KS and is full of Kansas Troubles fabric, quilts, books & patterns. We feature a couple Moda designers but mainly have KT products. I hope you come visit soon!Delete
Happy New Year to you and Robert! I know about those construction struggles---it will all be worth it! Those sound like great goals! Travel can be fun but sure is exhausting and tends to make me nonproductive with other projects. Here's hoping your new schedule helps you with your goals.ReplyDelete
Happy New Year!! I feel the same way, get the decorations down and make it cozy for the winter ahead. I hope you do have more time for you. Have a great year and thank you for all you have done for us quilters.ReplyDelete
Happy New Year to both of you! I am doing the same as you, putting away Christmas and keeping the snowmen and white lights up! And will leave candles in the windows to for awhile longer, love those! Also love your awesome Wedgewood quilt, have never done curves before and would love to try! I hope your studio gets done soon, can't wait to see your tour of it!!ReplyDelete
Happy New Year!! I, too, decorate for the seasons, and am so glad to get back to normal after Christmas. I love the quilt kit and would love to make it!!ReplyDelete
Happy New Year! Love Wedgewood!ReplyDelete
Happy New Year to all of you at KTQ too. I like leaving the snowmen up a little longer too. Here's to a great year of sewing!!!ReplyDelete
Happy New Year, Lynne! Cheers to a relaxing & refreshing beginning!ReplyDelete
I am sooooo looking forward to the years to come with you. You are such an inspirational person & I will always love the fabrics you design. Here's to your health, happiness & love!ReplyDelete
Happy New year, hopefully it will be very productive. Thanks for the fun.ReplyDelete
Happy New Year. I, too, am in process of returning the house to normal! I do love the red accents throughout the house during the holiday season.ReplyDelete
Oh so pretty, Wedgewood. I made a goal, no new starts til I get all my quilt tops quilted. Finished one Jan 1. But I didn't vow not to buy kits and have them available when I get these 10 quilts done. You are an inspiration to me. Love your fabric lines and designs. Thanks for your enthusiasm and energy in the quilting world.ReplyDelete
Happy New Year! I have always loved your fabric line and quilt designs, but I had no idea that we were quilting neighbors (I live in Salina) I retire from teaching in May and I can't wait to become a full-time quilter (right now I can only devote time on the weekends and school holidays)ReplyDelete
Deb, we're so close! Please come visit soon. On top of everything else, Robert is totally rearranging the store for a fresh look. Love it!Delete
Happy new year to you and yours. Here's to completing the many projects started and just waiting in the wings. Each year I think we make the same resolution and we get some of our goals reached. A new studio/sewing room should help get yours done. Thanks for your inspiration. EllenReplyDelete
Happy New Year. Wedgewood is another beautiful quilt thank you for the chance. LindaReplyDelete
Wedgewood is an adorable little quilt!ReplyDelete
Happy New Year! I love your Wedgewood quilt! It is adorable and looks like it would be so much fun to make. There is nothing more fun than making quilts in the winter. Lisa MikelReplyDelete
Happy New Year. Congrats on a successful 20 year span & best wishes for many more years to come. Love the name of your new quilt Wedgewood. I collect the various colors of Wedgewood boxes.ReplyDelete
Happy New Year. Can't wait to see pictures of your new studio when it's finished.ReplyDelete
Happy New Year. Wedge wood looks like an opportunity to do some curves. Thanks.ReplyDelete
Happy New Year! I want to make quilts outside my comfort zone this year, and this project looks like it would be just that for me! I'm now making the quilt that was featured in a quilt magazine in 2014 and showcased your fabric and pattern. Love your fabrics!ReplyDelete
A cute quilt and another great line of fabrics! I love that your new fabric lines go with lines that I have from years past. It always gives me and excuse to make more KT quilts and tablerunners. Happy New Year! I also hope you'll post photos of your new studio.ReplyDelete