Friday, September 22, 2017

KT Winner

 KT Winner

 
Rina Mason - I've got a jelly roll that I've been hanging onto for the perfect pattern and I think I'l use it on the twisted pattern.

Congratulations to Rina Mason. You're the winner of the KT Wedge template, Twisted pattern and a NEW Harvest Hill Jelly Roll (just as soon as they arrive!). Please email your shipping address to lynne@ktquilts.com. We'll send your goodies out ASAP.

Thanks to all of you for visiting my blog. Watch for more Harvest Hill projects and fabric giveaways in the weeks to come.


Cozy Quilts and Comforts

I'm anxious for my new book with Martingale to arrive in my mailbox. I've seen color pictures, edited the patterns, and even have the quilts hanging all over our retreat space, but no book yet. I plan to sit in my favorite chair and pour over every page, admiring the way Jennifer Keltner and her crew made our humble space look so cozy. Thanks to all of you at Martingale for a yummy treat. 

I love the magic that happens when I can simplify a traditional block with my Layered Patchwork technique, but I hear you from some quilters that they prefer traditional piecing. Not to fear, we've included both options in this book. You can achieve the look for most projects using either method - traditional or layered - but you might just fall in love with layered patchwork too!


Watch for arrival updates here and a chance to win your very own copy!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Moda Blockheads Week #29


It's Week #29 of Moda's Blockheads block of the week.

Our Question of the Week: Do you ever machine quilt your own quilts? Any special tips?

Obviously I'm ahead on BOW questions since I answered this one last week. If you're interested, here's what I said in my Sept. 13 blog post about machine quilting:

Ok, this is a question I can relate to. (Hand quilting, not so much.) I quilt small projects on my Bernina like Mini Table Treats and pillow toppers and runners. Otherwise, Joy quilts almost everything else. She's better at it and I usually don't have the time. To make my machine quilting look better, I use Aurifil 50wt. thread in a matching color with a size 60/8 needle. It's a little challenging to thread a needle that size, but when stitching in the ditch, it makes all the difference. My stitches virtually disappear! Try it sometime and let me know what you think.


Lisa gives us another challenging block to hone our piecing skills. Kathy expertly executed her block in red/white/blue from Lisa's assorted collections. I thought it went perfectly with my new find: Red & White Quilts - Infinite Variety book of Joanna S. Rose's fabulous quilt collection I purchased at the American Folk Art Museum in NYC a couple weeks ago. Not the smartest thing to buy & carry around all day since it weighs a ton, but worth every ounce.

Kathy's red/white/blue Block #29 - traditionally pieced.
 Click here for Lisa's blog and the instructions for Juneau - Block #29.
Joy's Layered Patchwork version in plum & green.
Click HERE for my simplified layered patchwork option.


Visit all the Blockheads' blogs:

Betsy's Blog - http://betsysbestquiltsandmore.blogspot.com/

Jan's Blog - http://janpatek.blogspot.com/

Jo's Blog - http://jomortonquilts.com/jos_journal/

Carrie's Blog - http://blog.modafabrics.com/

 

Monday, September 18, 2017

Harvest Hill Coming Soon!

This is the time of year when we're waiting on new KT fabric that will premiere at market (have to start making quilts) but we're also waiting on the new fall collection that will ship to stores in October. I can't wait to get my hands on Harvest Hill! I love the lighter tans, the rich autumn darks, and the yummy prints celebrating fall in this line.  Here's a full color chart of all the Harvest Hill fabrics with their numbers for easy reference. We'll have them on our website as soon as they arrive. Want to preorder a fat quarter bundle? Click HERE to find all the Harvest Hill precuts.



The charm pattern for Harvest Hill is Pumpkin Harvest. I love the simplicity of the piecing with a dash of applique for an easy seasonal 42" square table topper or wall quilt. Patterns are available now; charm packs and kits will be arriving in October.


Our 17" round Harvest Hill Mini Table Treat (MTT) is the perfect size for gift giving or last minute seasonal decorating. Just about 3 hours to assemble with our precut fusible appliques, KT Kut-ups. Just layer the circles with batting and backing, quilt, fuse and topstitch appliques. You'll be whipping down binding in no time! 

Giveaway

I'll share more new Harvest Hill projects over the next few weeks. To hold you until then, comment below to win the Harvest Hill MTT pattern.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Moda Blockheads Week #28


Blockheads Week #28

Jan's Pumpkin block has arrived just in time for fall. Kathy made her block with cotton prints, while Joy made her block out of wool stitching the pumpkin ridge details. Customize your pumpkin to suit your quilt.

Find  Jan's Pumpkin Block #28 on her blog.


Question of the Week: Do you have any machine quilting tips? 

Ok, this is a question I can relate to. (Hand quilting, not so much.) I quilt small projects on my Bernina like Mini Table Treats and pillow toppers and runners. Otherwise, Joy quilts almost everything else. She's better at it and I usually don't have the time. To make my machine quilting look better, I use Aurifil 50wt. thread in a matching color with a size 60/8 needle. It's a little challenging to thread a needle that size, but when stitching in the ditch, it makes all the difference. My stitches virtually disappear! Try it sometime and let me know what you think.

I've been traveling more than I've been home the past month so keeping these posts short and to the point. See you next week!

Don't miss all the Moda Blockhead designer's blog posts:

Betsy's Blog - http://betsysbestquiltsandmore.blogspot.com/

Lisa's Blog - https://lisabongean.com/
 
Jo's Blog - http://jomortonquilts.com/jos_journal/

Carrie's Blog - http://blog.modafabrics.com/

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Happy Jelly Roll Day!

Moda Fabrics invented the precut - charm packs, Layer Cakes, Jelly Rolls, Honey Buns, Candies (mini charms) and more. Sense a theme here? What do quilters love almost as much as fabric? Sweets! And these precuts make quilting even sweeter. I love starting with precuts for quilting projects, especially when I need a quick and easy quilt for a grandkid or gift. Check out our Fiddlesticks pattern on our KTQ website for a super easy way to showcase a Jelly Roll.

KTQ Free Patterns

Our KT September Special celebrates the Jelly Roll with our favorites - the Twisted pattern and KT Wedge Template for only $15.95. Find them HERE.

Twisted - 3 projects, 1 Jelly Roll


Here are a few more KT patterns featuring Jelly Rolls. Find them all at ktquilts.com. 

Be Brave

Bees 'n Blooms w/Melon Template

Cactus Stars w/Diamond Template

Thistle Farm

Butterfly Garden

Icicle Stars

Log Cabin Star

Jammin' Table Runners & Bag

Giveaway

Comment to win our September Special - Twisted pattern, KT Wedge Template and a KT Jelly Roll!
Sew something sweet today!

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Moda Blockheads Week #27


Moda Blockheads Week #27

This week features Jo Morton's block, Union Variation. I can see a multitude of color options for this block and can't wait to see what you all make. I love seeing your FB posts. Keep it up!

Here is Kathy's traditional block (right) using some of Jo's collection of civil war prints. Joy's Layered Patchwork block (left) uses an assortment of KT scraps.The background fabric is the new Harvest Hill fabric coming soon.




Go to Jo's Blog  for her Union Variation Block #27.

Click HERE  to print my Layered Patchwork option of Union Variation.

Question of the Week: Do you hand quilt?
I took a class over 20 years ago and thought I would always have a hand quilting project going for those "quiet times" when I needed some handwork. What a laugh! I have very little down time to relax and enjoy hand work. I want to learn Laurie Simpson's big stitch method, however. Maybe someday. Otherwise, I'll leave the tips and tricks to the other Blockhead designers.


Workshops in Colorado & Utah

Join me in Hotchkiss, CO for the S & B Quilt Guild's meeting this Saturday with a Mini Charm Sampler workshop on Friday to learn all the tricks of Layered Patchwork. I'll be sharing my quilts in Grand Junction, CO at Hi Fashion Quilt Shop Sunday thru Tuesday with a trunk show Sunday afternoon, then Rustic Stars and the brand new Pumpkin Harvest workshops on Monday & Tuesday, We'll move on to Thimbles & Thread in Draper, UT for a weekend retreat where I'll offer a trunk show plus a workshop on the Cruisin' Sampler and finish up with a Mini Table Treats workshop. Looking forward to seeing you there! 

Monday, September 4, 2017

KT Retreats 2018

Gather your quilting friends and book a retreat next year. Our KT Retreat Getaways offer uninterrupted time to sew, visit and play with your best friends.We all deserve a little break from the routine responsibilities of our lives.

 Relax...

sleep...

shop...
eat...


See you next year!


Click HERE for our KT Retreat Brochure for 2018. 

We have a few weekends open for 2018. Availability is limited.
Call Robert to book your retreat at 785-488-2120.