I am very excited to introduce you to Colored Happy... My quilt for the Kona 30th Anniversay.
absolutely LOVE this quilt. Several years ago I found this magazine
clipping of pillows that I thought would make a great quilt. The images
has been tacked to my inspiration board ever since.
With all the 303 Kona Colors
this was th perfect design to play with color. I fell in love with the
new Kona solids and used them as my starting off point. The block itself
is very easy to construct. It was a matter of playing with color. I
choose 8 different color stories for the 25 blocks. This meant one of
the color stories would have 3 blocks. I felt like this would set the
balance of color just perfectly. (and I have a thing for odd numbers)
My biggest challenge Colored Happy
was the quilting.....it is one of my favorite parts of the quilting
process. There are times I run into a wall on what designs to quilt. I
wanted to have the quilting add to the color and design of the quilt but
not take over. With the variety of colors in the quilt how could I just
pick one color to quilt with....I couldn't, so there are lots of colors
in the quilting. The quilting designs are a mixture of "pebbles",
curved organic shapes, and funky flowers.
The Kona 30th Anniversary Look Book....
Check out all of the beautiful quilts made by fabulous designers for the Kona 30th Anniversary Celebration.
folks at Robert Kaufman are generously giving away Kona Charm pack with
each blog posting over the 30 days. I picked the packet of new colors
to give away to some lucky reader. Just leave a comment and you will go
into a drawing to win this beauty....A great start to making Colored
Happy. Colored Happy
is a free pattern that can be downloaded from Robert Kaufman. (the give
away is open for 24 hours starting at 10 a.m. pacific time Wednesday,
November 19, 2014)
Have a great day!!!