A few months ago I was asked to help celebrate Kona's 30th birthday by making a quilt. The people over at Robert Kaufman are really great and also brilliant because this celebration resulted in some unique and amazing quilts. You can follow along with the bloghop from November 1st to December 3rd to find out more about each one.
When I was sketching out designs for a quilt, I decided that I wanted to focus on the variety of Kona shades that are available. I also wanted to make a quilt that was not too difficult because I knew that it was going to be available as a free pattern and I wanted it to be accessible to quilters of all skill levels.
So I came up with my Paintdrip Quilt. It uses pretty much all of my favorite Kona colors together and is beginner friendly. The quilt pattern, as well as a list of all of the Kona colors used to make the quilt, is available on the Robert Kaufman website.
Robert Kaufman has kindly offered to giveaway a charm pack of all the new Kona colors. If you haven't seen them in person, they are amazing. I never thought I would like a pink solid as much as I like Pomegranate, but I think Sangria might be just a little bit better.
To be entered a giveaway, just leave a comment on this post. The giveaway is open to international readers. The giveaway is open until Tuesday November 18th at 10am PST.
And don't forget to check out the 29 other quilts in the blog hop. My favorite might be Valori Wells' Colored Happy Quilt:
FabricCadabra is now offering a custom fabric bundle that I put together for my Inspiration Mosaics last month. It is called the Bonanza Bundle and you can find it here. This bundle uses some of my favorite prints from this year and not only looks pretty great together, but most of the prints are versatile basics too.
I also wanted to point you over to Sew Take a Hike where FabricCadabra is giving away a bundle of Melody Miller's amazing collection Mustang.
And, last but not least, FabricCadabra is having a sale starting today for 15% off all bundles using code BONANZA15. There are some very tempting options. . .
Welcome to my stop on the Quilted Living book tour. When I saw the quilts in this book I knew I wanted to participate in the book tour and I was particularly excited to try out the Bursting Star cushion.
I did want to mix up the colors a little bit and used a few prints from Ann Kelle's Beatbox collection plus a few Kona Cotton colors. My kids are already fighting over the pillow so I may need to make another one.
The pattern was pretty easy to follow and making piping was just as fun as I remembered (not fun, but worth it). I stuffed mine really full since I know it will be used and abused by my kids so mine is a little more pillowy than the image in the book. But it is very soft and comfortable and is currently making its home in my daughter's reading corner in her room.
Despite my cushion being a little lumpy, I am really pleased with how it turned out. As much as I love making quilts and being able to share those with my family, it is fun to do something a little different.
And wouldn't you like to check out Quilted Living for yourself? The Fat Quarter Shop provided me with a copy of the book to share with one of you.
To enter the giveaway just leave a comment on this post. I will choose a winner on Saturday November 16th.
A while back I saw that Cloud9 Fabrics was accepting submissions for a Cirrus Solids Block of the Month. The Cirrus Solids colors are wonderful and work well together so I came up with an idea and submitted it.
It looks a little bit crazy, but it is actually a pretty simple paper pieced block that creates some fun patterns when you put the blocks together. I came up with the pattern below and Cloud9 has some fun options in their blog post.
I also submitted a version of the block in a second colorway. You can find out more details about the block and download the pattern on the Cloud9 blog.
Cloud9 sent me a Cirrus Solids bundle and the fabrics are so gorgeous. I haven't had a chance to sew with them yet, but I am definitely looking forward to it.
And they are still looking for Block of the Month submissions. If you are interested you can find out more here.