Monday, August 31, 2020

20 Years of KTQ BOM - Block #16

Block #16-Kansas Sunflower

This week we're piecing Block #16-Kansas Sunflower. It's one of my favorite flowers, growing wild in the ditches along country roads this time of year in our area. I've designed sunflower blocks for several other projects, but I really like the way this block represents the state flower.
The center of the sunflower is just squares with connecting corners (snowball corners) on the brown square and gold strips. I always fold my squares toward the corner to make sure they match before trimming. The same goes for the H/E pieces on either side of the quarter square. 
Cut the F & D squares oversized, if desired, then trim after piecing the quarter square. If you have an accurate 1/4" seam allowance, the given measurements are accurate.

Note that the sunflower stem strips are cut from a fat quarter (in the BOM kit), so it will need to be pieced and trimmed to length.


This month, you'll also be piecing the signature blocks. I fused the tan strips to the green background so I had a little stability for writing "KTQ" on one and the year on the other. And, if I didn't like the first attempt, I could redo the fused strip without ruining the block. Just sayin...

One of the bonus patterns that comes with the 20 Years of KTQ BOM pattern packet is Bee-you-ti-full, a bright & cheery runner made with two of the sunflower blocks just right for summer into fall decorating. Not part of the BOM? No problem. It's also available as a single pattern (only $6.50) - printed pattern or PDF HERE.
Bee-you-ti-full Runner

 I LOVE the bees! They're easy fusible applique topstitched with coordinating Aurifil 50wt. thread. The wings and body use my KT Melon Template for even easier cutting. 

I hope you're enjoying every moment of these last few days of summer. I'm soaking it all in, but anxiously waiting for fall. 
Let me know how you're coming along. I love to see all the pictures of your progress on our Facebook Group page 20 Years of KTQ BOM and on Instagram. Follow me at #lynnektq. See you September 15th for the next block!

Saturday, August 15, 2020

20 Years of KTQ BOM Block #15

Block 15 - Friendship Stars

Cheers to a block celebrating our friends, who are there for us through fat quarters (thick) and Honey Bun strips (thin). These simple blocks utilize basic half square triangles (HST) and add visual interest and motion to a quilt.

My tip is to piece each unit of the blocks and trim to the exact measurement. The completed block will be perfect! The star points and block corners are HST. The center unit is quarter square triangles. I cut the D & B squares oversized for these, just like HST, so I can trim after piecing. Be sure to measure from the center intersection when trimming quarter square blocks.

Note the pressing instructions. When sewing the three blocks together in a row, you'll appreciate having  opposing seams on the center block.

The finished section with sashing measures 12 1/2" x 22 1/2". You can piece Section #1 together at this point with a Log Cabin block, (2) Arrowheads and the Kansas Troubles block.

Also this month, we're piecing the HST filler blocks. Please note that the HST section #1 measures 16 1/2" x 2 1/2", not the 10 1/2" stated. The HST are made in two sections for easier assembly in Part #20.

Have fun with this week's Friendship Stars block. I'll meet you back here on August 30th for Kansas Sunflower.

Sunday, August 9, 2020

KT Winner of August Special Giveaway

 KT Winner

Congratulations to:

Marie Chat - These are so sweet ~ perfect gift for a secret sister (or extra pinny to keep!).
Marie, you're so right! Make one for yourself, then one for a friend. Win, win! Please send your shipping address to and Robert will send your Stick a Pin in It booklet & pincushion kit right out. 
Have you signed up for our KT Pincushion-a-Month Club? Purchase the KT August Special (below), then call the KT Quilt Shop to join Club to receive the 11 remaining pincushion kits, one a month.

On September 15th, we'll send out the next pincushion kit in the year long series, All Wound Up. Our cute strippy spool of thread is the perfect complement to the Stick a Pin in It tomato pincushion. 

You'll receive fabric for the pincushion front & back, flannel for lining and crushed walnut shell filler for only $10+$5shipping each month on the 15th. What fun to open the mailbox and find an adorable pincushion kit inside!


Follow me on Instagram to see all the different pincushions in the Stick a Pin in It booklet over the next couple weeks.

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

KT Pincushion-a-Month Club

KT Giveaway

Our new KT Pincushion-a-Month Club starts with our KT August Special. Order the Stick a Pin in It booklet and the first kit for the Stick a Pin in It pincushion (shown below) for only $20, then sign up to receive a pincushion each month for 11 months, beginning September 15th. Each pincushion shipment is $10+$5shipping.

Each month, we'll giveaway the pincushion kit for that month (booklet sold separately). Kits include fabric for front & back, flannel lining for front & back, buttons (if needed) and crushed walnut shell filler. Watch here to comment & win!

Comment by Friday, August 7th at noon to win the KT August Special. I'll post the winner on Saturday. Good luck!

Saturday, August 1, 2020

KT August Special

Pincushion-a-Month Club

I couldn't resist! Pincushions are all the rage right now, so I created a dozen different ones to use all through the year. These little gems are so fun to make and even more fun to switch out in your sewing room, pile in a bowl, or give to friends as gifts.

The booklet, Stick a Pin in It, is also the name of our first pincushion. I loved the little pincushion I added to my Sew What charm quilt (see below) with pieced spools, and knew it was perfect for a pincushion, too.

Sew What charm quilt

Here's the Stick a Pin in It pincushion. The kit includes everything you need to complete the pincushion - fabric for the pincushion front & back, flannel lining for front & back, (3) mini buttons for pin heads, and crushed walnut shells for filler. For our KT August Special, you'll receive the Stick a Pin in It pincushion kit (retail $10), plus the Stick a Pin in It Booklet (retail $15.95) for only $20 + Free Shipping! That's a savings of over $10 (including shipping costs)!

Order the KT August Special online HERE. Call the KT Quilt Shop to sign up for our continuing Pincushion-a-Month Club for only $10/month plus $5 shipping. Club shipments will begin September 15th and continue with a new kit every month for 11 months, ending July 15, 2021.

You'll need to call the store to sign up for the Pincushion-a-Month Club. Don't delay, there are a limited quantity of kits available!

KT Quilt Shop - 785-488-2120