A few months ago I got an email from the wonderful people at Robert Kaufman asking me if I would like to make a mini quilt highlighting the Kona color of the year, Highlight. Yes, yes, yes! They sent me a big stack of different Kona colors and gave me freedom to do whatever I wanted as long as the finished quilt was 20" square and as long as it highlighted Highlight.
It was so much fun to spend so much focused time on this project. I made large template pieces to construct the block and then handquilted lines 1/2" apart, leaving the highlight strips unquilted. I am thinking about turning this into a pattern to make a quilt for my son's bed but I will need to come up with a simpler way to put it together.
My quilt - along with 59 others - was in a Kona Color of the Year booth at Quilt Market this past weekend. I had no idea what other people had made and it was so fun to see the different directions that people took.