Monday, October 31, 2016

Kona Highlight Plaid Mini Quilt

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.
Here is my finished quilt.  My inspiration came from a box of tissues that had a simple plaid pattern - I wish I had taken a photo of it before it got lost in our move. 

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.

20 comments :

  1. What a clean, wonderful design! Well done!

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  2. Very nice! I'm a highlight fan. Is there somewhere online we can see the collection?

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  3. I love, love,love this little quilt! Would love to see it in a larger size.

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  4. I would love to make this as a mini quilt like you did! It's striking! Jadahlgr at Yahoo dot Com

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  5. A really striking and stunning mini. I have to admit that I would a much larger version of the same to put on my bed!

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  6. Wonderful in every way!
    This is the first time I've really liked the highlighter color, too.

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  7. Oh, it turned out beautiful! Well done.

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  8. Might you be offering a pattern for this lovely quilt? I would enjoy making one of my own.

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  9. I love that you only used a few skinny pieces but they make the whole mini quilt pop!

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  10. Love this!! I'd love to make it, any size.

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  11. Love that you got your inspiration from a tissue box! And I would love to see this pattern made into a larger quilt. Figuring out the construction part is so fun. Looking forward to what you come up with!

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  12. Love this! I'd be interested in the pattern for just the 20" quilt!

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  13. I love this pattern and colors, I'd also be interested in pattern . LaForrest

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