Thursday, June 15, 2017

Rock Solid + A Giveaway!

Thursday, June 15, 2017
Calling all fans of solids & Kona cotton! There's a new book available now that is dedicated to the love of Kona quilts & I'm a contributor in it! Introducing Rock Solid from Martingale. 

Quilt Details 
Fabric is Kona Solids by Robert Kaufman
Pattern - Spectrum
Designed by me
Quilted by Angela Walters
Started on 4/28/16
Finished on 7/8/16
Quilt measures - 60" x 72"



Here are a couple of the quilts from the book.

Tribal Beat by Angela Walters

Zoomer by Elizabeth Dackson

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I took some process photos to share with you when I made the quilt last summer.
Picking the Kona colors for the quilt.

Then it was time to select thread. My general rule of thumb is to always sew with a medium gray thread. That being said, if I am sewing large areas with similar colors, I will change my thread when piecing to reflect those colors.
For this quilt I pieced the blocks with 6 different threads to best match to the six color families. I used the same thread to sew the color family rows together. Then I sewed the sections together with a medium gray thread.
First 3 rows are complete. I also made a mini 1/4 scale quilt at the same time.


4th row added...
5th row added...

These are the 6 Aurifil 50wt threads that I used for piecing, from top to bottom:
5001
1231
4182
2520
5003
2530
Binding cut & ready to go!
My finished quilt, Spectrum. I love the quilting that Angela did.
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And now for the giveaway!

30 Fat Quarters + Binding + a copy of Rock Solid! Everything you need to make your very own Spectrum quilt!



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: What is your favorite color of Kona cotton?

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 5PM PST on Sunday, June 18th to enter. 

Winner will be selected by 

Good luck + thanks for stopping by today!







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

395 comments:

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Tina Short said...

First comments never win but I'm here now so here goes.... my fave colours vary, it used to be graphite, then pickle but now its flamingo.

Ellyn said...

what a beautiful quilt! looks like a great book. I've been using a lot of Kona Steel Gray lately

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

Love this quilt! The first color that popped up in my mind was red. The red Kona is the perfect red! Not too pink, not too orange. It's a go to color in my stash. =) Thank you for the chance to win!

Amy's Crafty Shenanigans said...

Wow this reminds me those paint chips for sure!! I think Grass is my favourite Kona colour, or maybe Cardinal or Smoke. I love so many!!

Cathy said...

I love all shades of teal. I have made many of your patterns and love this one.

Lynn said...

I love Kona Caribbean but really all shades of blue. Love your quilt.

Hilda Hignojos said...

My favorite is Berry and Flamingo. It's hard to have just one favorite Kona color.

Seรฑora H-B said...

They're all so gorgeous, but my current favorite is Celestial.

Mary Van Kleeck said...

Thank you for the giveaway!!! I love Kona cotton and right now my favorite color is the color of the year Flamingo Pink. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Heather Todd said...

My favorite Kona color is any of the blues!

Carrie said...

Pomegranate at the moment! ๐Ÿ˜Š

quilter said...

CELESTIAL is my favorite now, but there are so many beautiful colors to pick from. I would love to win, the fabric, the book, wow!!
cork@pa.rr.com

Deborah said...

Another great design! Love your eye for design and your rulers rock!

Cat Crain said...

It is sooooo hard to choose just one!! Right now I'm obsessed with the aqua/teal/ocean color palette... such as Ultra Marine, Pond and Ice Frappe :)

Rita Lynn said...

I really like the whole line. But the purples are great. rita_l-39212@yahoo.com

Four dogs and one quilter said...

Geez, like trying to pick a favorite child. Today my favorite is Kona Grass.

Melody said...

Hard to say...so many beautiful colors...today my favorite is pool.

Lesley said...

I love Kona Silver

Karen said...

I love all the colors but my favorites are the teals and blues.

Deanna said...

Pickle...it reminds me of my daughter and how much she loves to eat pickles. I keep a yard of it on hand in my sewing room at all times. I try to include at least one swatch of it in ever quilt I make for her.

Judie Sparling said...

Toss up between Breakers and Water. The new book is a welcome addition to the modern quilting book library.

Laura said...

I user kona navy most. I love your quilt! Thanks for the chance.

Lori R. said...

Capri is my favorite Kona color. I am doing your Galaxy quilt now. My hubby saw it made up at Sisters 3 yrs.ago.

Crissa said...

Wasabi! It even has a fun name!

Chris Cole said...

I love Graphite. BUT only when used with other colors!

beapea said...

I'm eying some Azure for a background right now and just loving it.

Dawn Weaver said...

Putty is my current favorite neutral/blender.

GQuiltz said...

Gquiltz@gmail.com My favorite Kona Color? I love all the colors and especially the feel of Kona cotton but my favorite is Kona black. Kona black is dense, rich and stays that way for years to come. It make all the colors really pop.
Glynis

Nini said...

Parrot and Pool are my favorite colors.
Great Quilt!

Quilting224 said...

I love all of their colors, but I especially love Coal. It's the perfect color for a background. Crisp and modern, it allows all the other colors I used in my quilt "pop".

Wendy Smethurst said...

Another awesome piece of work done by you! I love Kona black.

Tilda Bengtsson said...

Tilda.bengtsson@gmail.com. I Love you quilt . My favorite color must be olive bur i Love them all.

Lauren Barry-Schafer said...

Sweet fabric and book! I am so in love with modern quilting now! I used to be very traditional..but as I am cleaning up for the move, I have been tossing a lot of traditional patterns and books out the door! My favorite colors - I know only one - but it is a toss up between Delft and Bluegrass...Bluegrass because it was the most difficult fabric to find for my Postcard from Sweden quilt!!! Delft because it reminds me of Williamsburg Blue which is my favorite color to paint my quilting studios!

GeeMa said...

Love the book. My favorite color is the color of the year, Pink Flamingo. It's so bright and happy.

Ellen Owens said...

Love the Rock Solid Quilts as shown. I'll be making one in the near future! My favorite color is aquamarine, ocean-color!

Aloha!
Ellen

Danette Stankovich said...

I am loving "Punch" now. Thank you, peterstankovich@comcast.net

Bailey said...

I love all shades of Kona gray! Thanks for the chance to win. Jsbailey99 at gmail.com

G wenna Doty said...

I love Kona Caribbean!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh, wait really I love ALL Kona colors...

Myra @ Busy Hands Quilts said...

Love your new rainbow! My fav Kona is Cerise!

Cathie said...

Thistle is one of my favorites!

Liz said...

Thanks for the giveaway! My favorite color of Kona Cotton is Cerise, but I like so many of them!

Wenette Heywood said...

I LOVE this quilt! What a fun way to play with color. I have to admit my most used Kona fabric is Snow... it is always my first choice for backgrounds.

Martina said...

Beautiful quilt! I love the color cornflower very much!

Jen Slater said...

Red and all the gray! I love your spectrum pattern!

Jane Schmillen said...

Highlight and Pickle

Cheryl Hammond said...

I love Kona Candy Green! sayitaintsew10@gmail.com

uhquilter said...

I have been stocking up on Snow for backgrounds. All of the colors together are beautiful. Kajohnston1@gmail.com

Laurie Seefeld said...

Gorgeous quilt, love your work!! My favorite Kona color is Black, it really makes the colors stand out. ltseefeld@centurylink.net

IHeartQuilting said...

My current favorite Kona color is Snow, which seems weird, but as a background color, it just makes every fabric pop really well.
khaney2847@gmail dot com.

Tracy Grooms said...

Love al the Kona Colors❤️ They are all so cute - but especially loving pool and Jamaica right now!
tracygrooms92@gmail.com

Auraprez said...

I have two boxes of Kona solids. I would love to make this quilt.

Lynda said...

hard to pick just one - but for backgrounds I am current using either Snow, Parchment, or one of your beautiful greys - isn't grey the new black?

MaryAnn Guappone said...

I use a lot of graphite, and navy.

Lee said...

I'm currently in a gray phase so I'm going with pewter. Love this quilt.

morgaine said...

I really love the color plum at the moment, next one is rainbow ;-)
So this bundle would be perfect to do my own rainbowquilt!

megan boyd said...

My favorite color is the Kona highligher. Its so bright and happy and I've used it as binding for a pop of interest on quilts with lots of darker grey.

nancy burdick said...

I am collecting all of the colors for your Boomerang pattern and my favorite of that bunch of KONA colors is Lagoon.

quiltyVal said...

Oh, I am just so excited for this book! Would love to win all the colors to make Spectrum! My fave is all the pinks but top would be Azalea!

Addie said...

Gorgeous! My favorite Kona color is Valentine. I saw this book at a market review last night and it is on the top of my wish list! addie.roth@gmail.com

Bec said...

How do you pick just one? I probably use Kona White and Black the most but I love all the shades of green, especially Wasabi!

Sue said...

So hard to pick just one color, but I'll go with Malibu Waves.

mama dub said...

I love all of them! But the Caribbean is a favorite of mine. Thanks for the chance to win!

Ann said...

Robin egg and Snow are my two faves. Thank you for the giveaway.

Cindy said...

Favorite colors of mine are always teals and aquas.

Anne-Mettes Oaser said...

If I had to pick one it must be Breakers. I like the aquas and pink. Bright happy colors. Thank you for this wonderful give away.

Judy Morin said...

I love snow but also whatever black through light grey goes with my project.

mhart37 said...

It is hard to narrow it down, but grass is probably my favorite color. I'm piecing with it right now! Thank you for the great giveaway!

Designing Duo said...

Great rainbow-ish quilt! I love the Kona fabric that's sapphire in whatever name they call it. ljcarlson1@me.com

C White said...

This is a great giveaway and blog; my favorite Kona color is Periwinkle.

Carol said...

My favourite Kona colour is eggplant. But I have lots and lots of almost favourites. I'm looking forward to seeing the new book and your quilt is terrific.

April said...

My favorite color to use is black. I use it in most quilts. But my favorite color is either breakers or orchid.

Erin Metzler said...

Love your contribution. My favorite kona is lagoon. I'll have to check out this book as I really like to use solids- they are more timeless than prints.

Linda said...

How neat is this quilt! Love it! "Robin Egg" is my most favorite! Thanks for sharing a sweet+generous Giveaway! msstitcher1214@gmail.com

Regina said...

I like stone - very versatile. Can I say I was shocked to see your quilt - not a triangle or hex in sight?! It is lovely, though!!!

Chosen said...

I love The color valentine. Looks like a great book. Thanks.

Anne D said...

The book looks great, love your quilt. My favourite would have to be silver as I love using it for background.

Paige said...

Beautiful! So many from which to choose, I'll go with Wasabi!

Amanda S. said...

I love this! Favorite colors probably fog, pewter or pansy. But I love most of them.

Karen said...

Curry. It is a super weird colour by itself, but works like a neutral.

queenopearls said...

Carrott all the way! :)

Janet M said...

Really I have to pick only one? I think Silver is a very pretty grey which would be nice to use in a background instead of white.

goecker said...

Favorite is silver kona, however like many colors when it fits what I make.....

Katherine McNeese said...

Great quilt!
My favorite color is always changing, but any blues or greens are good.

LINDA GUIDINGER said...

Love the quilts!! Pink Flamingo love love that color!
lindaguidinger@gmail.com

CindyB said...

I have to say Flamingo is my favorite right now. Thank you for the chance to win.

Cathy said...

Your quilt is beautiful!! My favorite Kona is Red. I love anything red!! Thank you for the contest!!

Rina Mason said...

My favorite is always changing so right now it's torch because I'm working on an autumn project. Normally I would say it's Iron as I love the grays for background.

Kathy said...

I love blues - Niagara is perfect for me

jane greiner said...

Such beautiful colors!

cbailey said...

Kona Purple is my favorite. Love it!

Maureen Orr Eldred said...

This looks like a great book! I suppose I should be ashamed to admit that I love Kona Black and Kona Snow best ... I should have learned to buy them by the bolt. Thank you for your beautiful patterns and for the opportunity to win!

Maureen in Portland

sandi s said...

I love the kind of aqua color. Reminds me of the ocean. Hugs,

Kathie said...

I don't like it to eat but I really like the asparagus color!

Sweckberg said...

Kona Caribbean is my favorite Kona color. Love your quilt!

Sue Laufer said...

My fav color right now is Wasabi. Tomorrow it may be different. All Konas are pretty special in my humble opinion. Love your quilt.

Sue in Hawaii

Sheep said...

Favorite Kong color is Limelight. Love your blog.

Kim said...

Solid Kona quilts are my favorite! My current Kona love is creamsicle. I have several quilts in the planning stage that will likely include creamsicle. It's so summery!

Janarama said...

Great quilt, so bright and cheery. My favorite Kona color is all of them. There is no way I can only choose one.

Janna Saeger said...

I love all the colors!

Lyndalee said...

I love teals and aquas. I have all your templates. Your patterns are so creative..

Gail in Vegas said...

This book looks like one I need. My favorite Kona colors are Astral and Valentine, can't choose just one!

Angie&Gary Short said...

I haven't had the opportunity to try Kona yet but they have awesome colors and I hope to try it one day!! I really like their Flamingo, sure looks nice! Good luck to all!! angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

Rashmi Vij said...

I love the fact that solid colours are so vibrant together, I love the blue turquoise.

Lisa C said...

Pickle, goldfish and kumquat all make me laugh but my favorites would be pool, Mediterranean or oasis.

Brenda M said...

My favourite colour of Kona is Pickle with Schoolbus coming a close second

Wintersqlts said...

You have scored again with this new quilt! I have a collection of Kona solids just for your recent patterns, but I do love the violet/purple hues Kona has come up with, I love those shades.

STH said...

I actually really like the white--nice and opaque so nothing on the back shows through.

livingincolorblog(at)outlook(dot)com

Robin Davis said...

My favorite color of Kona Cotton is solid caribbean.

Barb said...

I cannot pick a favorite Kona, I love them. I am using a dark purple right now and have plans for a couple more solids quilts. Love the book.
crazeematz@gmail.com

Dori Winters said...

Oh, how I love Kona cotton, it's my go-to fabric! My favorite color is usually the color I happen to working with at that particular moment, right now I'd have to go with pool :) It's such a refreshing color. I would love to win!!! just let me know at myblueeyes17@gmail.com
Thanks!

Blue dragonfly5 said...

My favorite Kona color is Wasabi or Crise
Blue_dragonfly5

Retired2soon said...

Love the solids! The book looks delicious. My color choice is purple, purple, purple! It takes me back to a favorite song-Purple People Eater by Sheb Woolley. The quilt is so attractive. Your eyes meander from color to color. Thanks for the inspiration.
pattymcardle@cox.net

barbaradougherty126 said...

My favorite is any gray, but Charcoal is my fav. :) Thanks for the chance. :)

M.W. said...

My favorite is Niagra but any turquoise teal will do. Looks like Summer fun

Nancy said...

I like Lapis.... thanks for the great giveaway!

Lisa Marie said...

Robin Egg is my favorite. Your quilt is gorgeous!

Jan Healey said...

That looks like a Awesome book. My favorite Kona colors are the teals.

Cindy said...

I can never have too many purples. The Kona solid Violet is perfect for adding to any quilt. Such rich, deep saturation of color.

NDQuilter said...

Wow looks like a awesome book and I love yellow.

Golf head said...

Beautiful quilt, Julie! My fave is Jade Green!

Thanks for the chance to win - Bell Moore Moore.spirit@yahoo.com

Sylvia said...

It changes by the day, but right now I'm loving Breakers and Nightfall. Not including White in this list, which is used in vast quantities.

Ellen Reibling said...

I still love Kona Snow, my first quilt used that as background. Love the book and the Spectrum quilt!

Mania said...

I love Kona Cotton Solids ! My favorite is sage, mint, turquoise and various shades of yellow !

Deb Humrick said...

Favorite is geranium!

Trudiram said...

My favorite color is the tomato red, along with all the other reds!

Danielle said...

Oh awesome! I love Kona purple(s) I can't pick just one!

Evelyn said...

Hi Julie I love green and yellow. Thanks for the giveaway!

Diane Friedman said...

I adore deep dark green... I find your pattern interesting and trying at times. once I get the hang of the pattern things work out much better. I have learned a lot over the years following you and hope you keep inspired and generating those lovely quilts....
thanks for the opportunity to play!

Pauline said...

I love the Pinks and purples!!!

fwJIquilter said...

I am torn between the purples and blues. The book looks like fun. Use caspharm@yahoo.com for contact.

Nana Jo said...

I like Capri in Kona solids. Also like Jamaica​for a little more brightness. Joan.kruse@gmail.com

kathy slaughter cummings said...

A gorgeous quilt!!! My favorite Kona is storm or limestone or pewter!!!
Thank you!
kcummings71@gmail.com

Sara said...

I think Salmon may be my favorite, but I also have a soft spot for Wasabi.

Kathy said...

Stunning quilt! Love Lagoon...it's such a happy color! Thank you!

Juleen Jaeger said...

I have always loved Kona solids--even before they were in vogue! I think my favorite colors are the purple family. Second choice are the teals. I try to use at least one Kona solid in any quilt I make. Would love to win this giveaway but I'm not a very lucky person that way!

Lou said...

Love all the colors but I lean towards the teals:)

babiesdoc said...

my go to kona is coal
I use in the backround for almost everything

sharongalli(at)gmail(d0t)com

Seacoast Quilter said...

I have a bolt of dark grey named Charcoal that I've been using for backgrounds recently. Love it! And I'm waiting to get my Gravity top back from the longarm quilter. Thanks for the giveaway.

Darlene said...

I like celery. Thanks Darlene

dhoctor(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

Unknown said...

My fave would have to be Lime.

Catherine Stiele said...

Flamingo is my new favorite color. Thank you for the wonderful opportunity to win the lucious fabrics and book.

maria said...

Kona silver and any green

AmyB said...

At the moment, it's a toss up between SPROUT and AZURE!

Ann said...

Love all the colors that are used, but my favorite would be the lavenders and teals. Amazed that using this many colors could create such a striking quilt/quilts.

Ann White
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Gram999 said...

Great name for the book. I love your quilt. My favorite Kona is red. I use a LOT of black and Snow. Barb

Marlene said...

MEDITERRANEAN that would be my favorite color!

B Malcolm said...

I am really loving Kona flamngo pink this year!

Carol Jordan said...

Your quilt is stunning. I want to make the same quilt even if I don't win!
Kona is such great fabric. I have followed your blog for years.

suzanprincess said...

I love your quilt so much that if I win this collection of goodies I will definitely make that quilt! As for favorite color, I've never been able to pick just one; I go for many yellows, purples, reds, oranges, greens and pinks. and some blues, browns and grays, too. Really the only color I don't care for is black, likely because I always have at least one light-haired cat in residence!

Leeanne said...

What a 'ROCK SOLID' prize! My fingers are crossed! Now fav Kona solid ........mmmm s-e-w many............Bonsai...thanks for the chance!

Karla Santoro said...

Wow--what a unique idea for a quilt book! My favorite Kona color is Surf!

CarolAnn said...

I use a lot of Kona Shadow, but my favorite Kona color is Seafoam.

Pauline said...

Lime green!

Bonnie58 said...

wow great quilts and a super prize. Thanks so much for sharing. I love Kona snow

Jean Tillotson said...

I love any of the variagated threads, they add so much more to a quilted finish. Fingers crossed!

Deborah Nazaroff said...

My favorite Kona color is any of the grey's. They are so versatile and a must to have on hand.

Jane said...

Pool, snow, pickle... so hard to choose!
What a generous giveaway!

Alysha Hibson said...

Definitely Kona Steel Gray! alyshahibson@gmail.com

Libby Wilson said...

My favorite Kona color is Sangria which I'm using as the backing for the Sweet Tooth quilt. Libby at eawilson@nii.net

Jane K said...

Love the solids...I think my favorite color is Pool (aqua)
jankwar@yahoo.com

m said...

Papaya

Kristine Stone said...

Currently I have been using a lot of Jamaica and titanium but it seems like no matter how many colors I have it is never the one I need right then.

Gail Anderson said...

I appreciate that you tell what thread you used and who quilts your wonderful quilts. You are giving credit plus valuable information. Thread choosing for me is a challenge. Although difficult to pick just one, I love Turquoise in the Kona solids line.

Juliet Mott said...

Green is my favourite - any shade from a soft pale to a rich emerald or bottle green works for me !

Sharee said...

I love the blues. And greens. And purples. It's too hard to choose!

Anita Nelson said...

Love rainbow combos and monochromatic combos. My favorite Kona color is Snow but it's technically not a color.

Janie said...

I like the Steel color.

Angela Bowling said...

I think tomato is my favorite Kona solid.

Stephanie said...

Ilove your quilt and my favorite color is Dahlia--the perfect lavender.

dln said...

Shadow is a great background color and blends with so muchh.

Stitcher/aka Paula Hedges said...

I am like so many others who find it difficult to choose just one. Gray was never a color I turned to for quilts, but then I discovered Silver.

Christa said...

Thank you for the fabulous give away, my favourite Kona colour is Silver, very versatile, but oh there is so many beautiful colours to pick from. christatheron@yahoo.com

Luann Fischer said...

I totally love Kona's #139 Lagoon. And I think your quilt is going to be a big hit.

Tammy said...

My favorite color is the lavenders and pinks. BTW this is a beautiful quilt!

Tammy W. @ twillyard@comcast.net

Laura said...

Must say that I am partial to the blues such as celestial or mediteranean. Also love silver as a neutral in quilts.

Vicki H said...

I love Kona Snow for backgrounds.

Erin Lasher said...

Violet!

Deb said...

Spectrum is BEAUTIFUL. I like tarragon, not the spice the color ๐Ÿ˜€

EYSchmitt said...

Quilts made in solids are so painterly--maybe that's why we find them particularly striking!

geometriquilt.com said...

I love Kona Oyster. Not a flashy colour but a total workhorse when it comes to backgrounds, sashings, borders, etc. I use it on everything! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Marti M said...

I love Kona black, I use it for the black ground in many of my quilts.

Delores said...

Love, love your quilt. My favourite is heliotrope - always have loved a beautiful purple
Would love to win.

scottylover said...

My favorite is Orchid. It is so soft and pretty!

Sandy A

Kim Demaree said...

So pretty! I'm digging pink flamingo!

Janet Sabol said...

My favorite Kona color is graphite. Actually, I love all kinds of grays. The Rock Solid book looks fantastic. Hope I win!

Maureen said...

My favorite color is pistachio! But I love them all, especially the greens.

rita siavelis said...

What beautiful quilts. I love Morning Glory.

jellybean said...

Loving all the solid color quilts a Aqua is my favorite color

Lani Glasser said...

My favorite Kona solid is #419-Azalea!

Sharlene said...

As a lover of purple, Mulberry is beautiful. Medium Grey is a favourite as a background.

Joyful Quilter said...

Poppy Red! Love the rich deep color.

Mystica said...

Azalea Pink is gorgeous.

Melanie said...

I love the new Pink Flamingo! I love your quilt!!!!

Erin McSweeney said...

so many great colours my favourite would be BREAKERS

erin2470@hotmail.com

Karen said...

Current fav: morning glory! Love Kona! Love your quilt!

Denise said...

My favorite Kona color is Hibiscus.

JNW1016 said...

Breakers is my fave! Just love all of the blues and teals though. I'm so excited about this book!

Mary Ann said...

I really like the lime greens of Kona Cotton. survivor972002@midco.net

mygeneration said...

I have used peach a few times recently and really like it as my background 'neutral'.

SherryB said...

I love ALL these Kona cottons, so beautiful, but the color CYAN goes great with some of the fabrics I've been using lately as a background--it really makes the colors pop. Your Spectrum quilt is just gorgeous! Maybe I'll win some sweet fabrics and make my own, hey?

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