UnBoxed - Prairie Dreams

UnBoxed - Prairie Dreams

Written by: 
Lynne Hagmeier

I’m delighted to share my newest fabric collection with you, Prairie Dreams. I was inspired by a vintage print that reminded me of the colorful wildflowers and vines growing by tree rows and fields each summer. I’m amazed by nature’s perfectly random beauty that takes root in the wild prairie grass. I often stroll through our pasture to gather a simple bouquet tucked into a blue mason jar, as I daydream of quilts.

CT UnBoxed KTQ Prairie Dreams Charm Circle

Prairie Dreams features a beautiful blooming floral print in my classic KT country color palette. The group is grounded in warm earthtones of greens and blues with pops of purples, reds and golds set against light tan prints. There are several coordinating smaller florals, my signature multi-colored dots and geometrics for backgrounds, and a lovely tone-on-tone print to round out the line.

I’ve designed several projects featuring precuts for this collection. My favorite is the Prairie Days Sampler lap quilt. I started with a Layer Cake to piece each row in the quilt by color. I think the result is a more organized, modern approach to scrappy country charm. In addition, there are five coordinating two-color mini quilts and a pillow cover that are included. I’ll be hosting a quilt-a-long beginning in May, piecing a mini each month for instant gratification, along with the matching row of the quilt. Over the six month series, we’ll have completed six small projects and a lap quilt. Check with your local quilt shop and join me on Facebook Live for fun and informative tutori-als each month. Prairie Days Sampler quilt 63” x 74”. The pattern is a booklet - KT-20135.

CT UnBoxed KTQ Prairie Dreams Prairie Days Sampler

Jelly Rolls and Honey Buns offer so many fun piecing options, including this eye-catch-ing One+1 lap quilt (59" x 67"). Light and dark “plus” signs inspired the name of the pattern, Add it Up, which also includes a queen/king version Two+2 (98" x 114"), using a Prairie Dreams Jelly Roll and Charm pack. Both quilts are traditionally pieced. It is KT-21084.

CT UnBoxed KTQ Prairie Dreams Add It Up

Sweet ‘n Up is another Jelly Roll/Honey Bun pattern perfect for anyone on your gift list. Simple checkerboard blocks and border make great use of Moda’s precut strips. I’m already enjoying mine on the front porch glider on chilly spring evenings.

CT UnBoxed KTQ Prairie Dreams Honey Checks

Honey Checks is 57" x 63", and Checks with Jelly is 66" x 78" (pictured). It is KT-21083.

I started designing a charm quilt for each fabric collection 20 years ago as a way to see all the prints and colors come together. Now, it’s just fun to have a small quilt from each collection to use in my seasonal home decorating. Starry Dreams measures 30" square, and it is the perfect backdrop on a tabletop for your favorite vintage finds, or a graphic accent on a wall. Classic half-square triangle piecing makes it simple. Starry Dreams is KT-55041

CT UnBoxed KTQ Prairie Dreams Starry Dreams

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing the newest KT Prairie Dreams fabrics and quilts, coming soon to a quilt shop near you.

CT UnBoxed KTQ Prairie Dreams Quilts

As always, this collection blends beautifully with previous KT lines to build your stash and make wonderful quilts.

Lynne

Be sure to ask about Prairie Dreams at your favorite quilt shop.

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