Friday, November 14, 2014

Robert Kaufman 30 Quilts for 30 Years - A Celebration of Kona Cotton

Friday, November 14, 2014
Kona Cotton from Robert Kaufman Fabrics is 30 years old this year, and they asked 30 designers to create 30 quilts to celebrate the occasion. Today is my day on the 30 Quilts for 30 Years Blog Hop. I'm so excited to share my Lotus Quilt in Kona with you.




When I starting pulling fabrics for this Lotus quilt I was also working on my wedding quilt... so those colors were kinda stuck in my head.

At first I was thinking I'd use blues for one set of blocks and greens for the other... But I ended up splitting them more by darks & lights. I picked the colors Honey Dew & Storm for the background triangles. Here is a complete list of all the colors I ended up using.

I picked Caribbean for the binding.



Quilt Details 
Fabric is Kona Solids by Robert Kaufman
Pattern - Lotus, JBQ 128
Designed by me
Quilted by Angela Walters
Started on 7/16/14
Finished on 7/28/14
Quilt measures - 52" x 60"



I adore this quilt and I'm going to miss her so much while she travels around in a trunk show for the next year. I think I might have to make a second one...
Lotus is one of my Hex N More ruler patterns. You can find the pattern and the ruler at online and local quilt shops.



I think it is really cool how Angela quilted a medallion into the center of the quilt.

More detail of Angela's amazing quilting.

I used a bunch of the trimmings from the front to make my quilt label strip on the back.





Here I am showing the quilt at schoolhouse during Quilt Market.


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After I made the Lotus quilt I decided to make a Mini Lotus in the same colors. 

I wanted all of the colors to be in the exact place, so I sewed together my triangle scraps in the exact order of the blocks.  I pinned it up on my design wall for easy reference.

Here are some photos from when I made the mini...

All the mini jewels cut from my Mini Hex N More ruler, lined up and ready for piecing.

Here's some detail of Angela's amazing quilting on the Mini Lotus.

Here is the Mini Lotus hanging up at quilt market on the Bird on a Branch Ackfeld Wire Quilt Hanger.


Here you can see a video of Angela Walters quilting the miniature version of my Kona Lotus:





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To see more great Kona quilts, take a peek at the 30 Quilts for 30 years Look Book and  check out some of the other stops on the 30 for 30 blog hop:

Week 1:
Saturday, November 1st: Johanna Masko
Sunday, November 2nd: Alyssa of Aria Lane
Monday, November 3rd: Dorie of Tumblingblocks
Tuesday, November 4th: Megan of Canoe Ridge Creations
Wednesday, November 5th: Daniela of Cozy Quilt Designs
Thursday, November 6th: Faith of Fresh Lemons Quilts
Friday, November 7th: Anita Grossman Solomon
Saturday, November 8th: Debbie of Esch House Quilts

Week 2:
Sunday, November 9th: Alex of Teaginny
Monday, November 10th: Darlene Zimmerman
Tuesday, November 11th: Nichole Ramirez with Aurifil
Wednesday, November 12th: Rita Hodge of Red Pepper Quilts
Thursday, November 13th: Lee of Freshly Pieced
Friday, November 14th: Julie of Jaybird Quilts
Saturday, November 15th: Latifah of The Quilt Engineer

Week 3:
Sunday. November 16th: Elizabeth Hartman
Monday, November 17th: Erica of Kitchen Table Quilting
Tuesday, November 18th: Karrie of Freckled Whimsy
Wednesday, November 19th: Valori Wells
Thursday, November 20th: Marilyn of Quilt Moments
Friday, November 21st: Cortney Heimerl
Saturday, November 22nd: Shayla and Kristy of Sassafras Lane Designs

Week 4:
Sunday, November 23rd: Shea of Empty Bobbin Sewing
Monday, November 24th: Carrie Strine
Tuesday, November 25th: Rachel of Stitched in Color
Wednesday, November 26th: Liz of Lady Harvatine
Saturday, November 29th: Carolyn Friedlander

Week 5:
Sunday, November 30th: Elizabeth of Don’t Call Me Betsy
Monday, December 1st: Emily of Carolina Patchworks
Tuesday, December 2nd: Ken Kaufman
Wednesday, December 3rd: Grand Finale!

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And I have a Kona 30 Quilts for 30 Years Giveaway for you today, too!


You can win a Kona Sunset charm square pack, my Mini Lotus pattern and a Mini Hex N More ruler!

The Rules


1. Leave ONE comment to enter. Make sure your contact info is in your profile or that you leave it in the comment.

2. In your comment tell us about a project you're inspired to make with Kona Cotton fabric.

3. Comment entries must be left on this blog, www.jaybirdquilts.com, to be valid. Comments sent via E-mail, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or any other social media will not be counted.

4. Simple as that!!

You have till 2PM PST on Saturday, November 15th to enter. 
Giveaway Now Closed. 
Winner Announced Below.

Winner will be selected by 
Good luck!
The winner is...
Thanks to everyone who entered!


© Blog post written by Julie Herman
For more information visit http://www.jaybirdquilts.com/

170 comments:

Allison C said...

I would love to make a rainbow HST quilt.

Anja said...

Great colour choices. The quilt is awesome. Thanks for the giveaway.

Michele said...

I love mini quilts. Thanks for a chance to win!

Nancy M. said...

Love the colors and they are perfect with the Lotus quilt. I will have to check out the others on this celebration hop.

gigi said...

I am inspired to make your lotus quilt! What lucious colors.
gigiv13@gmail.com

Lisa said...

I have been inspired by some gorgeous Kona Cotton totes and want to make one of those soon. I adore your new pattern, the jewel shape has my attention at this point, so your quilt is right in line with my current focus. Thanks for the inspiration.

Anita said...

I am inspired to make Gravity some time in the future, it is really stunning!

Anya said...

I want to make one of your designs, but I'm still not sure which one. Thanks for the chance!

Sylvia said...

I would like to make some pillow covers. Love your quilt!

Debby said...

I have never made a mini-quilt, but would try with these solids.

Gene Black said...

I am actually making a quilt with some Kona right now. What I have learned so far is that I need a Kona color card.
I bought Storm at one place and Nautical at another, thinking they were the same deep navy. (Nautical is darker.)

I would love these charms to make another delightful solids quilt set in Kona Snow, which I already have waiting for a project.

Julie Kaye from KS said...

Love your quilt! I am working with Kona Snow on two projects right now. And have made a Super Mario Brothers quilt from all Kona fabrics about two years ago. It's a great fabric to work with.

Lori said...

wow your quilt and mini quilt are gorgeous. your FMQ is so wonderful. I would make some pillows for our front room. Our couches fabrics are on the busy side. quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

Johanna said...

You always pick out the best colors! I'm thinking that I need to make Snacktime. I have everything I need, Kona of course. It looks like it is time for me to splurge on a color card.

Rebecca said...

I want to use these to play with color in my dining room. Placemats, napkins, wall hanging!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow! I love this quilt. The colors are so stunning. You have inspired me to make a quilt with these colors!! Thanks!

Mary O. said...

This quilt is beautiful. I would love to make your Gravity quilt with Kona Cottons.

Quilting Tangent said...

Stained Glass Quilt, Free motion sampler, scrappy quilt - so many ideas come to mind. 24Tangent@gmail.com

Debbie -- Sheltered Stitches said...

wooohooooo love your work Julie and thanks for the opportunity! I'm waiting for the Gravity pattern to be released to make with the Kona Solids!!!!

Linda E in AZ said...

I've never worked much with solids, but your Lotus quilt is so lovely that I'd like to give it a try.
thanks!

Joyce Carter said...

Love your quilt. It is so beautiful. I have been inspired to make Rita Hodge's quilt from Red Pepper Quilts using the Kona solids. Thank you for the giveaway.

Marianne said...

I am making a sewing machine cover using Kona solids right now! Thanks!

Wendy said...

I'd like to make a quilt in a similar colour palette to the one you've used here. I'm not sure which design I'll make though

Robynn said...

I love this quilt. Absolutely adorable in the mini. The fabrics are beautiful.

Marie G said...

I would like to make your mini - it is mini-licious!

ma40422 said...

I am so in love with Gravity. Thinking of asking for it as my Christmas present.

Dresden Quilter said...

I would love to make a Hug & Kisses quilt using Kona Cotton fabrics.

Linda B said...

I would make a quilt, not sure on what pattern as there is so many to choose from, would have to see the whole charm pack to get my inspiration

Four dogs and one quilter said...

Love the colors and pattern. Would make my own mini Lotus.

Andrea said...

That is absolutely beautiful. And your points are perfect!!!!! Thanks for sharing.

Glenna Miller said...

I would make a Candy Dish pillow with the Kona charm pack. I love your quilt. I would hate to let it go also. All of your patterns are wonderful. I had two daughters get married this year. Congratulations and enjoy your upcoming wedding.

Joanna said...

Next year I'll be working on two quilts that will be made completely in Kona solids! One will be a gift (earth tones like Terracotta) and the other will be for me (rainbow colors including one of my favorites, Poppy). Can't wait to get started :)

bee said...

something with equilateral triangles i'm thinking. love the look of this!

Kari Nitzel said...

A stainglass window quilt sounds like something in my near future.

Cherise Towrr said...

I love your new Lotus Quilt! I use Kona Cotton lots as I often use the white in backgrounds of most of my quilts. I would love one of your Hexagon rulers- that looks nifty! Thanks for the giveaway!

Gill said...

I'd love to make your Lotus quilt !
I love the colours you used too!

Brandy Pettit said...

I've been inspired to make a sampler quilt using only Kona solids after seeing some of the amazing pieces in this blog hop. I came across one using only red, yellow, blue, black, and white and it really struck me how vivid and happy a quilt it was, so I'd like to play with that. Thank you for the giveaway!
~Brandy
pamperedpettit.blogspot.com

Haley said...

Great colors. I'm working on learning more shapes, so I'd use in the lap quilt I'm planning.

Linda said...

This lotus quilt is my first favorite from the book and I would love to attempt it. I haven't had much luck with triangles, but I could use the practice. The colors are perfect also. The local quilters store is going to be featuring some of the quilts with lessons and I am hoping that your quilt will be one I can make. Love your art.
Lchin632@gmail.com

Béa said...

Several free patterns in this bloghop are in my to do list.

Michele T said...

Beautiful quilts and the colours are gorgeous!! I would love to make a rainbow pinwheel quilt!

Darlene Fel....... said...

I am currently working on a baby quilt in soft baby solids with just a little of one printed to tie them all together:-) Thanks for participating in the giveaway!

Vicky Lundeby said...

I've already pre-ordered Gravity; I love Kona solids. It's my "go to" for my favorite projects. My perfect quilt work room would have a yard of every color on hand!

BizyStitches said...

One word "Lovely", I think I could tackle the mini, but wow a big quilt would be scary. The project I would pick is I've been wanting to make a chevron quilt before they go out of style.

Barbe said...

great color palette you put together, love working with kona,

kristin hartwig said...

That is a beautiful quilt! The colors you used are close to the colors that I plan to use to make a quilt for my parents for their 45th anniversary. I think I might go with solids, as you did, and I know that Kona will have what I need! Thanks!

capparks0229 said...

I like the dark accents.

Marti M said...

I love using the black Kona for many of my quilts.

Dawn said...

I would like to try a mini quilt.
dawnm1993 at gmail dot com

Linda said...

HELLO,I would love to make the rainbow HST quilt. Thanks for your Blog+giveaway!

msstitcher1214@gmail.com

Kim said...

Love this quilt and the fabric! I am inspired to make Lotus in these fabrics. Seriously, love it.

Nicole said...

I love that you made a mini version!

I'm planning on making a modified x & + quilt for the new year but my + will be in the bright/rich Kona oranges (2-4 of them I think) and the sashing between them will be Indigo. Thanks very much!

bety i piernaty BIP said...

Love the Lotus palette. I'd like doping some multicolor hourglass quilt for my little girls. Thanks for giveaway.
betyipiernaty at gmail dot com

samtaylorcjsmimi said...

This! I'm inspired to make this Lotus quilt! I love the colors and the design....and the quilting is beautiful! So please pick me!!! Thank you so much for sharing the details and for the chance to win these great prizes :)
Debby E
samtaylorcjsmimi@yahoo.com

Lisa Marie said...

I've been thinking I need to make an all-solid quilt and maybe a mini is a good place to start! I love several of your mini patterns! I've also seen a quilt I'd like to make called "Water Ripples" in the book "Optical Illusions". The colors are similar to those in your quilt.

Mae Long said...

Beautiful colours - very tranquil. Would love to have a go at your quilt - good practice at matching points!!! Thank you for the giveaway.
fabricstasher24@gmail.com

Karen Fisher said...

I would love to make your gravity quilt. Love your patterns especially with all the Robert Kaufman fabrics. (notes4fish@yahoo.com)

Rachell said...

I love all the new colors of Kona. I love using them, and want to try more colors. Your patterns inspire me so much, and I can't wait to try one. Lotus is on my wish list!
reillyr2(at)hotmail(dot)com

Gidget said...

Julie I love your quilts! I would like to make either this quilt or maybe Tiny Dancer

delaineelliott said...

Kona colors are so beautiful. I would love to make a quilted tablecloth and matching curtains for my kitchen with them. Thanks!

Please clock on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

Cecilia said...

I want to make your Park Bench pattern with Kona solids. Thanks!

Karen Hurst said...

Christmas is coming and I see a tree skirt in someone's stocking! Thanks

Celine Lazarus said...

I would make my son his first quilt. I'm new to quilting and I'm sure he would cherish it for years to come. Thank you! Dr.celinelazarus@gmail.com

Nellie Duclos said...

OMG! That quilt is a geometry teacher's dream-not me! Love the color combos. i love Kona's grays and have used them in two quilts in the past year. I love the solid colors of the Amish quilts-they inspire me to create the same feel with my quilts, heavy contrast.

Lisa Boyer said...

The quilt I've always wanted to make: a Double Wedding Ring. I think it would look wonderful in solids!

Carmen N said...

I'm a sucker for blues and greens so I love your quilt! I'd love to make a Churn Dash quilt using the same colors

Debi said...

I love the lotus quilt and the matching mini quilt. I sew with Kona cottons all the time. Currently I am inspired to make your new Gravity quilt or maybe one of your minis. Love your eye for bright vibrant colors. My email is debi.abolt at gmail.com

Verena said...

I am making a picnic quilt out of Kona right now.
Love your quilt, the colors are gorgeous!

Janie said...

My granddaughter is requesting a rainbow quilt. I believe there is every color of the rainbow, and then some. Thanks for the chance.

janie.mccombs(at)yahoo.com

KatieQ said...

I love the colors you chose for your quilt. I have been planning to make a 1,000 Pyramid quilt. Kona's wonderful colors would be perfect.

Socal Sue said...

Your work leaves me inspired.

Sharee said...

I really love the colors you choose for your quilts. I have the Night Sky pattern and plan to make it in the Kona colors.

CurlyGirlMom said...

I'm itching to make a rainbow quilt of some variety... No pattern set yet, but I've got a long winter ahead to decide! :)

Andrea said...

I want to try a double wedding pattern with Kona solids, but I live your quilt and the colors! Its beautiful, and has been put on my list to try.

Heather Berg said...

I want to make one of your mini Science Fair patterns with Kona Solids!

Robin said...

Your blue-green Lotus quilt is gorgeous! I've really come to enjoy working with solids and I love combining them with prints. I really want to make a quilt for my 7-year-old that incorporates both that can grow with him (more so than the Maisy quilt I made for him when he was 3!). :)

Melissa Miller said...

I really like the mix of cool colors in your quilt.

Vicki H said...

I would like to make a mini quilt with the Kona solids.

Allison Sews said...

another fantastic pattern, great job!

Sonya said...

This is my favorite Kona charm pack that I've seen so far, and I think it would be perfect to use in making a Candy Dish pillow! :)

Debbie said...

I would make a pretty little tote bag or coin purse or both!

The AfterCraft said...

AMAZING colours! and quilting!

brittany said...

I would love to make a quilt out of solid half square triangles!! I'd use 4 or 5 different solids and just randomly arrange them.

Casper65 said...

I am working on an idea for a quilt that is going to include all 303 Kona Cotton Colors! Hoping to have it done next year, hopefully before they add more colors! LOL

JANET said...

I still would like to make your Daybreak quilt, but have tried to order it twice, and they were sold out by the time they got to my order. I will find it one day! Love your Lotus quilt!

Bettina said...

Ohhh- I have to say I'd love to use the KOna with your mini hex ruler, as they are terribly difficult to get here in Germany! My mum has been dropping hints for new placemats and a table runner, so I think that would be an ideal Kona & Hex project!

Barb said...

I want to make a 1600 quilt with solids...looks so cool. Thanks for the post of your beautiful quilt!

Shannon Whitehill said...

I would like to make a mini quilt or a rainbow quilt... maybe a mini rainbow quilt!

tac73 said...

Your Lotus quilt is inspiring in these Kona colors. I would love to make your Jawbreaker pillow pattern in Kona cotton.

SeeAmySew- Amy Caldwell said...

Your Lotus quilt is beautiful but I adore your Chopsticks pattern the most,and am thinking of trying it using all solids in shades of Kona purples, with Kona snow sashings. Thanks for the chance to win!

Sew in Time said...

I have never made a "mini quilt" but have seen patterns in my LQS for them. This would be the perfect opportunity to make one for my quilting room! I've never made a quilt with just solids - yeah, it's true!
jbelz1@icloud.com

Jeanette

Marti Taylor said...

My birthday gift this year is a new couch, both a want and a necessity. I picked one from Ikea that is crazy busy with color and I am planning a three color quilt to tone down the business using Kona Pepper, Kona Snow, and Kona Steel.

Marti Taylor said...

My birthday gift this year is a new couch, both a want and a necessity. I picked one from Ikea that is crazy busy with color and I am planning a three color quilt to tone down the business using Kona Pepper, Kona Snow, and Kona Steel.

Buffy Skolnick said...

Your color choices make your quilt design pop! I absolutely LOVE it. beautiful work. I have been working on a design for a wall hanging to go above our bed in our bedroom and want to use Kona solids. Thanks for the chance!
buffyh_6(AT) yahoo (DOT) com

Rachel said...

Gorgeous quilt! Your sneak peak for the gravity BOM quilt has got me thinking that would be fun to make with pretty Kona fabrics!!

delwak said...

I am going to make a plus quilt with a bundle of kona solids I have already bought. and a quilt with triangles from 2 charm packs of Summer. A sunset charm pack would be welcomed to make a bigger quilt
Katia
delwak@gmail.com

Elizabeth Halt said...

Thanks for sharing the Lotus with the lovely Kona colors. Now I know what to make with my Hex ruler

Shannon Wallace said...

Hi Julie, I'd miss that quilt too! It's gorgeous!

I'm inspired to make your Gravity Block of the Month quilt with some Kona solids. You can't go wrong with either!

Happy Anniversary to Kaufman Fabrics!

Peaches1003 said...

I'd love to make your gravity quilt ;)

Jan said...

I'd love to make Gravity someday, but will probably start with Disco! :)

Kimberly McConville said...

OH WOW! I just adore the color choices you used in the quilt. The Lotus Pattern shows the fabrics off beautifully, and vice-versa. I would love to do a mini lotus in the Kona Fabrics, as the effect is just stunning!

ldirkson@sasktel.net said...

I would love to make my niece's wedding quilt out of Kona solids. ldirkson@sasktel.net

Kathleen said...

Your Lotus quilt is amazing! I am enjoying the quilts on this bloghop.

Lori Nicholas said...

I would LOVE to make the Mini Lotus and the Mini Tiny Dancer quilts. I can't decide between wall hangings or pillows.

Lisa in Port Hope said...

Right now I'm leaning towards a bright and modern Christmas quilt using poppy, azure, and a bright green solid...
Ljridge4511 (at) gmail (dot) com

cjmont said...

i want to make a rainbow chevron quilt

Mary Jaworski said...

i've been going from making totes/purses to making a jacket from old sweatshirts.
It's snowing where I am, colors in the lotus quilt, bring in summer, as have other quilts on this blog hop.
Thank you for the giveaway.

lizathandsewnexperiment said...

I've got an all-Kona medallion quilt project ongoing, but I have to say you've made it really tempting to pick up a Gravity kit when they're available!

Nita said...

Cant say which quilt I would make just yet...but am sure many happy hours browsing my choices would be spent before I made up my mind!

Sarah said...

I would like to make a star sampler quilt for my daughter. sarah@forrussia.org

Lisa said...

I made a modern hexagon quilt using Kona charm squares and a solid background, also Kona. My first original quilt! I'd love to make another quilt in solids - maybe Glimmer?

Terry said...

Love your quilt!!!
cwayons(at)yahoo(dot)com

Kaye Kingsbury said...

Angela was a treat to hear at the Chevy Chase Guild. The two of you are quite a tag team. What eye candy the two of you create! BTW Kona has been my solid go-to fabric since 1984. Kaye

Diane Walli said...

The colors you chose are soothing. I would use the Kona solid pack in my LQS challenge this winter. Thanks for the chance to win!

Audrey said...

Your Kona Lotus and Mini Lotus are fabulous. Before, or just after Christmas, I hope to start my Night Sky quilt. I love all your patterns and rulers. Thanks for them. Thanks also for sharing and offering a giveaway.

Karen said...

I want to make an xbox tote for my man to carry his baby over to friends' gaming house.

Mrs Quinn said...

Would love to use a kona solid charm pack to make one of your minis.

jmj said...

Your quilt is fantastic, amazing quilting!!!!! I'd love to make a pineapple quilt with Kona solids.

Amorette said...

I'd make this mini and see how i could make it work in different colors! Kona makes me want to work only in solids!

Ellee said...

My inspiration comes from the charm squares, strips, and fat quarters. I'd like to make a geometric design sofa quilt along with a few coordinating pillows using Kona cool solids with some Kona warms solids added in randomly for a bit of sparkle. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

OhioLori said...

I would looove to make Tiny Dancer pattern in Kona!

Kathy E. said...

I would love to make a patchwork Christmas table runner with Kona Cottons. I know it would be gorgeous!

Debb Hulseman said...

Oh my how can I choose just one. I love using Kona solids for everything. Working on lap quilts for my nephews now.

lalaluu said...

The quilting on both the full-size and mini Lotus quilts is phenomenal! I would like to make a quilt with Kona Cotton solids that would enable me to really play with FMQ, so lots of big pieces with bright, bold colors.

Jane said...

We like the same colors! I think I own most of the Kona colors you used in your quilt! I love blues and greens...
I'd love to use them for your Fast Forward pattern! It has such great movement!

java diva said...

I love love love kona solid colors for geometric shapes. It just makes such a statement!

Karen Thurn said...

I only have one word to say...absolutely stunning!! Ok. that was two words. kthurn@bektel.com

joycita said...

Julie, you have outdone yourself on this quilt! I love the colors you have selected. I would like to make the Mini-Lotus. Thanks for the opportunity to win.
jfinch at kingwoodcable dot net

Quilting Momma said...

I love the colors! Love, love, love your designs! You always have such wonderful color combo's! I would love to win this giveaway! Thanks for the chance!

Jan said...

Love love love kona solids! Such vibrant colors. Your lotus quilt is gorgeous. I would start with a smaller project - probably a patchy bag. Thanks for the nice giveaway.

Veronika said...

I am making a baby quilt right now with kona cotton!

vicki said...

I would make one of your patterns; I think they are all really cool! Thanks for the great giveaway. vickise at gmail dot com

Jacklynn said...

I have a wall hanging size Plus Quilt made with 14 different Kona solids...a WIP not past the cut out stage! One of these days! Thanks for the giveaway! jacklynnsteven at netzero dot com

Andrea York said...

Your quilt is amazing. Great choice of colors! I'd probably make a rainbow pinwheel quilt!

Mystica said...

I'd love to do a table topper with this one. Such fabulous colors.

KMSC said...

I would love to make your Lotus quilt! Wow, I love it; colors, pattern, everything. Thanks for the giveaway.
k(dot)castanette(at)Hotmail(dot)com

lindawwww said...

I would love to use Kona fabrics to make an floral applique wall quilt.
wlinda_ca @ yahoo dot com

Judith said...

I love working with solids--somehow quilts made with solids remind me of stained glass windows. But, I think my next solids project will be cushion covers. They'll be jewelery for a white sofa.

Lisa E said...

I've enjoyed all the stops on this blog hop so far. It's amazing to see how lovely quilts made from solids can be. The project that is calling to me right now is Arcadia Avenue by Sassafras Lane.

Amy said...

I love Kona cottons and would like to make my son a quilt with Black and Lagoon, based on the buggy he designed during his college years.

Beth said...

I would love to make a bargalo quilt

Sewgirl said...

I have always wanted to make a rainbow chevron quilt. I have some fabrics saved up, but need a few more greens and pinks and reds to complete my stash before I begin.
It never ceases to amaze me how you designers are able to just come up with such great ideas out of the blue...I'm more of a pattern user type gal, not the creative type like you...nice job!

Kimberly said...

I'd make a fun little mini hexagon mini quilt!

nicolesender said...

I will use this fabric to add to a 9 patch quilt I am sewing. I need solids! Your quilt is stunning!

Regina Marie said...

I am a new quilter and would love to make a disappearing nine patch with Kona solids. Love your beautiful quilt and the colors you chose. tweetyb936@aol.com

Tabitha Keener said...

I love all of the rainbow colors! Thanks for a chance to win!

tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

Crickets Corner said...

I love this quilt but then again I love all of your patterns. I'm inspired to make a Kona quilt based on an antique quilt a friend of mine was given 70 years ago by his first grade teacher. I've never seen the pattern and it's perfect for Kona solids.

GranChris said...

I would probably make a Drunkards Path full of Butterflies. I love your quilts!

PK Sews said...

Your quilt is beautiful! All my favorite colors! Thanks for sharing. I would love to make a lone star with Kona solids.

Jonathan Farris said...

Yummy colors, love the mini!

nerospost said...

Hi Julie! This is gorgeus quilt! I love your Hex N More ruler and have made now two quilts with it. I have an idea for a very improvised quilt with solids using your ruler. Thank you for a lovely give away! x Teje
nerospost(at)gmail(dot)com

Beth said...

I am thinking of making a log cabin quilt, improv style, in autumnal colors. Kona has such a great array of choices. The hard part won't be finding Kona colors to use in the quilt, it will be knowing when to stop adding beautiful colors to the ones I've chosen.

Jodi - usairdoll said...

What a gorgeous quilt! I love your use of color. Angela's quilting is amazing as always. Your patterns look so awesome in solids and I'd love to make Night Sky and Tiny Dancer, just to name two, hehe.

Thank you for a super giveaway and a chance to win.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

Sandy Milo said...

I would love to make your mini lotus quilt!

Cocopatch said...

I love the colours of Lotus but i would make Bartow from Carolyne Friedlander too!

gemini47quilting said...

I love your quilt patterns Julie. I am in Australia and have just received the pattern and Kona pack to make your Night Sky pattern. I am so excited about it. The fabrics are sitting right next to me now and I can't get enough of them. The Lotus quilt looks fantastic. Well done.
Glenice - jong2505@hotmail.com

B. J. Woodlee said...

Beautiful quilts. I would make my daughter a table runner if I won this bundle. b.j.day68@gmail.com

Nancy Hilderbrand said...

I would like to make a quilt

Ali K said...

I'd like to make a cute pillow.

Mokki said...

I love that colour pallet, it really suits the design. I think kona solids make great patchwork pieces, so either a quilt or a cushion. They look so good cut up and pieced back together.

sheryl said...

This is a quilt any mom would love to pass on to her daughter.
sheryl.johnson77@yahoo.com

abengel said...

I've started making more quilts that are just solids, and I always use Kona. I have an easier time picking the solid colors than choosing patterns AND colors. I'm getting ready to make a rainbow-stripe quilt out of two Kona jelly rolls. I love the colors!

carolann said...

That is one spectacular quilt and the quilting is over the top gorgeous! carolann427@aol.com

Marsha said...

I love this Lotus quilt! I have been collecting Kona solids in blues and greens to make a 60-degree triangle quilt, but this Lotus quilt has made me completely rethink it! The Lotus pattern is so much more interesting, and I adore the impact the Honey Dew and Storm triangles make on the whole composition. Angela's quilting takes it over the top!

Annette said...

I love the colors you chose.

momiji said...

What a gorgeous quilt--it's like all the colors of the ocean! I'd be tempted to make something similar with Kona cottons, or perhaps a quilt that's all equilateral triangles.

Krista English said...

I'd love to make your mini lotus quilt either as-is or perhaps pillows or a table topper! Love the colors you chose too!

Donna Phelps said...

Recently we redecorated my granddaughter's new bedroom and I have been searching for a pattern for her bed. This pattern and colors are PERFECT. Every color is in her room. Kona Cotton is my "go to" solid.She would love this combination. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

loganstitches said...

Gorgeous. The quilting really sets off your design. I've just finished making tangrams as holiday gifts for all the little ones in our lives and am hoping to make a rainbow pinwheel quilt and a garden scene with path and flowers and maybe a small pond using hexis made from Kona, Oh and baby clothes. I am a little bit in love with Kona I guess and have been stock piling Fat Quarters as I try to clear some working space.

Abby said...

I am making a red and white quilt using pommegranite and snow. Its really striking.