Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Holiday Gift Giving Top Ten Countdown...#5 A Turning Twenty Kit


You'll have to excuse my temporary lack of posting: we had our first snowfall here and that prompted a chain reaction of putting up the tree, decorating the house, wrapping gifts... you know how these things go. And it should be noted that I am a total snow FIEND. I love it, love it, love it, so when the snow flies all my priorities get "buried."

So, back to the Top Ten, then, and at #5 is a Turning Twenty Kit. I like to think that Turning Twenty Kits are one of the things that we do really well at the store. They have been such a good seller for us and the Turning Twenty class has been so popular and that's how I meet all my friends. For anybody out there who doesn't know what a Turning Twenty Quilt is, it's a quilt pattern that takes twenty fat quarters and turns them into a quilt. As the pictures show, the blocks are large and simple, making this a quilt that goes together quickly, easily and all the while showing off the fabric in bold chunks. Great for today's contemporary, graphic prints. The third picture down is of Julie Geyer's (almost) finished Turning Twenty (Hi, Julie! You made the blog again!). I think you'd have to agree that it would be a shame to hack those big, beautiful florals into teeny, tiny little pieces. They've gotta be in big pieces, n'est-ce pas?

The Turning Twenty Kits themselves are made up of 20 different fat quarters, all in a lovely compact, stack and tied together with a raffia bow. The kits are total eye-candy and they are like catnip to quilters. The kits don't have to be used for Turning Twenty Quilts, either : they can also be used for patterns like the Bento Box, Yellow Brick Road, or as the basis for hundreds of other patterns.

I'm going to let the pictures speak for themselves here, but if you know someone who is a quilter or someone who desperately wants to get into quilting, the Turning Twenty Kit is a no-brainer and we have many, many options available at the shop. See you soon with #4.



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