Sunday, January 12, 2014

Color Crave - Wake Up to Kona

Is there anything better for January doldrums than color?
 
A quilt flower?
 
Today I'm celebrating color on my day in the
Wake Up to Kona Blog Hop
 
Thank you Madame Samm at Sew We Quilt and Carol at Just Let Me Quilt for putting this hop together.
 
 
Amanda Murphy's new book, Color Essentials, is full of information in color study and has great projects using Kona palettes.   I've almost worn my copy out, already.
 
I love the study of color and use it everyday at home and at work.
 
 
I used my fat quarter bundle of  Kona Sunset by Robert Kaufman to make
"Tropical Sunset."
 
 
I was unable to picture a sunset with this quilt.  Mother nature just didn't give me our usual beautiful sunset.  What she did give me, was the moon.
 
 
 
Color Burst was the first quilt to catch my eye in Color Essentials.  The angles looked like a challenge I wanted to try.
 
 
I used Black Kona as the background.
In her book, Amanda Murphy talks about using "Poison Colors" - colors directly opposite on the color wheel to add interest and movement to a design.  I decided to take that advice and use orange as the binding color. 
 
 
The orange really fits with a sunset and added a little pop.
I quilted the main part with free motion flowers using Aurifil thread and wavy lines on the water (teal) part.
 
Amanda has an excellent tutorial for continuous bias binding on her blog. 
This was my first  bias binding, by the way.  Love.
 
 
Here's a picture of the back with Kona solid.

The quilt is about 70".
 
I couldn't stop with one project from the book. 
 
I had to test the Illusion Pillow.
 
Try, try, again!
It is amazing how one fabric can look a little different by changing the background.
 
I used my word for the year, try, and free motioned it onto the little squares.
 
I love the way Kona solid fabric shows quilting.  I used pebbles in the background and love the texture it gives.
 
 
 
 
 
Once I played with Kona Sunset I really needed to see what I could do with Kona Sunrise.  I had some rollups and made a pattern.
 
"My Ombre Heart"
 
 
The roll up made this quilt easy to do in ombre.  I picked the colors in the order they were in the rollup and used Kona white for the background. 
 

Finally a pretty sky.
 

This one is quilted with hearts and stipple.  It is about 52" square.  The binding is pieced with different colors from the quilt. 
 
bad lighting, but took this picture last minute to show the quilting.
 
Thank you Robert Kaufman, Auriful, and Amanda Murphy for sponsoring this hop.
 
This has been so much fun. 
 
I love the book, I love the fabric, I love the thread.
 
Be sure and visit my day mates for great Kona inspiration:
 
January 13
 
 If you have made it this far, you deserve a chance to win.  There is a giveaway :)
 
 
A Kona Sunrise rollup.
Anyone can win, just make sure I can reach you if you aren't registered with Google
 
Just leave me a comment.  If you are a new or a faithful follower, leave another comment telling me how you follow.  That's 2 chances to win!
 
Giveaway is now closed.
 
Charlotte is the winner!!
 
The giveaway ends at the end of the hop 11:00 pm est January 21, 2014.
 
Have a colorful week,
 
 
 

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Theresa said...

Your projects are just beautiful! Love the orange binding, it's perfect with the blues and the black background!

Sewgirl said...

Beautiful original work. Nice job!

evelyn said...

Wonderful quilts. Your free motion quilting is awesome.

Cathy's Chatter said...

Spectacular! I can't believe how much you got done! Thanks for sharing

Leslie said...

Lots of colorful delight in your projects.

Judy B said...

Your Color Burst is fantastic! Of course I also love your pillow and heart quilt and your beautiful quilting. Thank you for sharing.

Cheryl said...

Love the color layout. The ombre heart is so neat, too. Mrscwatson81(at)hotmail.com

Debbie said...

Love what you did with the Kona Sunrise, Carla! Thanks for joining the blog hop.

Debbie said...

I've been following you with Feedly and GFC.

Cheryl said...

I follow you via email. Mrscwatson81(at)hotmail.com

desertskyquilts said...

Wow, you really went over the moon with this stuff. I love both of those colorways, and couldn't decide which one I liked best. Your projects are fabulous! Thanks for sharing.

Brandy Pettit said...

Hi Carla! I love your tropical sunset/quilt flower, it's beautiful. Oh, and I also really enjoy the stadium cushion below, super great idea! Thank you for the chance to share in the color-fest!
~Brandy

Kristen King said...

Beautiful job on all your projects! :)

Carla said...

Oh wow! Is that flower as big as it looks? It's stunning.

Carla said...

Yup, I follow

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

WOW! Beautiful job using both bundles!

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

I already follow on Bloglovin.

Amy said...

Just amazing!! You did an excellent job. It is amazing how different they look changing the background fabrics. Stunning!

DeborahGun said...

both your quilts are absolutely amazing. I love them!

DeborahGun said...

I follow on Bloglovin!

Heather H. Karr said...

Beautiful quilts. Love how you added color with the binding. Thanks for a chance to win, too!

Lorna McMahon said...

Sew many amazing pieces! Where do I begin? Your flower quilt is gorgeous - love the binding! The cushion is really cute. And the ombre heart quilt is such a clever design. You outdid yourself! Well done on all! And thanks for the chance at the generous giveaway, Carla!

Sandy W said...

Fantastic!!! Your projects are amazing!!

Anita said...

Beautiful projects, I love them!
Thanks for the giveaway.

Glinda ♥ said...
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Glinda ♥ said...

Seriously great work, my friend! Think your Tropical Sunset is my favourite quilt of yours so far! The quilting is excellent, the orange binding inspired and overall, it's just perfect :)

QuiltinGram said...

Love all three. Follow you with google! Thanks for a chance to win this fun fabric!

Judy said...

Waouh Carla, you were very productive!! But I can understand it fully, these Konas are just beautiful and very addictive! I don't know which project I love most, I love the flower with the moon, and the orange just gave it the little special thing, and I love orange. I think I will sew this flower with this colour combination as well, when I finish my other 1200 projects, LOL! The heart is so warm and shiny, and I love the cushion. I started some as well, but I need to quilt them first!
Great start of the day, your pics, just beautiful!
Greetings from foggy Switerland (your flower would burst these terrible fog away in a second :-)))

Kylie Lloyd said...

You have been super busy. Your projects are amazing

Heidi [Banks of Frog Creek] said...

Lovely projects... you've been busy!! The first is my favorite :)

Heidi [Banks of Frog Creek] said...

Bloglovin follower here!

Karen Ackva said...

Your Burst is fantastic. I love the use of black, and the complementary blues/purple and oranges. Your quilting is superb! An excellent job. The heart is gorgeous embraced with the sunset! Keep up the good work!

Kay said...

Wow! I love the blues and purples in the quilt. I would never have thought of using an orange binding but it works so well. Thanks for a fun giveaway too. xx

Kay said...

I already follow with GFC.

Shari said...

Wow, that flower is very eye popping in the field. Such beautiful work!

Shari said...

Oh and of course I am already following you...bloglovin and blog linky.

baukje said...

Your projects are so beautiful, i wish i made them because here in France we need some sunshine.....

Donna said...

Tropical Sunset is awesome! Love your color choices down to the unexpected yet perfect orange binding.

Mary W Quilts said...

The quilts are great. The photos are great too!

delaineelliott said...

Your quilt Is breath taking!

charlotte said...

Oh, Carla. I LOVE all your projects. Now I really want this book so much. Your first quilt is amazing. The pillow is terrific and Your ombre heart...well, I love it too! Thanks so much for showing all today.

charlotte said...

I follow you with bloglovin'.

delaineelliott said...

I follow by email.

Betsy said...

Carla,Your projects are just beautiful! Love the orange binding. Orange is my favorite color. It adds a nice pop.

Betsy said...

I already follow with bloglovin

JoyceLM said...

Gorgeous quilt - thanks for sharing & thanks for the chance to win.

JoyceLM said...

I'm a follower with Bloglovin'. Thanks again.

Lisa Marie said...

Wow, your projects are beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

Mdm Samm said...

STOP CARLA….don't STOP inspiring us allllll lol
Downright AWESTRUCK ….each of your projects are outstanding….but that heart, that has me drooling…
You could possibly be that other other other lady now lol beautiful!

Mary Pat Callihan said...

Wow! I would like to comment on several things... First of all your quilt is beautiful as well as your pillows. I also admire your photography! How do you get so many projects done? Fantastic!

Nina said...

You sure have been busy! I love all of your projects. I always admire the use of black but am a bit afraid to use it myself. Thanks for the inspiration.

Nina said...

I'm a follower. I use the google dashboard thingy.

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Gorgeous! I love all your projects.

Britt-Inger said...

Oh, you have made so awesome eye-catching projects. I love them all. And yes it is fun to play with the solid fabric. Thanks for sharing your creativity and being part of this hop.

Britt-Inger said...

I follow you with Bloglovin.

Leah said...

These quilts are fabulous! Love what you have done with solids!

Marla's Crafts said...

Wow love the quilt. It looks like a great book to own. Thjanks for the chance to win.

Cherry said...

Love both of these quilts! The Kona solids precuts are great to work with as the color shading is done for you.

Dorian said...

Your projects are beautiful! You did a wonderful job.

Cherry said...

I follow you through GFC!

Purl Buttons said...

GORGEOUS! You have been a very busy lady.

Renea said...

Both of your projects are sew pretty. Love the brigh colors. Thanks for sharing and for the wonderful giveaway.

beaquilter said...

gorgeous quilt, I just flipped thru this book this weekend and saw that one in there. love your heart one too

Carol said...

Oh my goodness...if I were the least bit competitive (which I'm not, of course) you would win! You totally wow'd me with these gorgeous projects. Okay, so you triple wow'd me. Amazing!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

What a lovely piece Carla!! Just gorgeous

Stephanie said...

Love the quilt and the colors are amazing. I also love the pillow... that is closer to my ability.

Linda said...

What wonderful projects! Love what you did with those colors!

Linda said...

I follow by GFC!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

All of your projects just make Solids Beautiful and FUN!!

patchouli moon studio said...

Your quilts are gorgeous! Love the quilting too.

Thearica said...

Wowee! Your contributions to the hop are awesome! I too am using Sunrise... Hope I get mine finished!

patchouli moon studio said...

I follow through GFC.

Vicki in MN said...

Beautiful projects!! Love Kona solids, thanks for the chance to win!

Vicki in MN said...

I am a follower :-)

Elita@Busy Needle Quilting said...

What beautiful colour choices! Your quilting is also so lovely and adds very nice texture to those gorgeous designs. Well done!

http://www.busyneedle.ch

Suze said...

I am a new follower.

Robin said...

Wow, those are some awesome projects. I absolutely love the first star quilt!!

Wendi said...

WOW Your quilts are so amazing. Really jumps out at you!

Wendi said...

follow on Bloglovin

Suze said...

What gorgeous projects! They are each amazing! I love the pop that the orange binding gives to Tropical Sunset. The Illusion Pillow is beautiful and all your quilting is wonderful. Then the heart quilt is fabulous. That's an amazing amount of work that you have accomplished. Well done! Thanks for the great giveaway.

Bobbie said...

One busy little bee you are (sorry didn't mean to sound like Yoda) :-)
Your projects are amazing.love the pic with the moon. The quilting on the flower reminds me of dandelion puffs!

KaHolly said...

If I wasn't convinced to purchase this book from all of last weeks wonderful posts, I certainly am now! Your projects are delightful.

Bobbie said...

I follow you

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

Love your projects and thanks for the chance to win a tropical sunset!

Gill said...

Fabulous projects! I especially like the ombre heart!

Gill said...

I'm a happy GFC follower!

Agnes B. Bullock said...

WOW, and on Monday too! What a way to start the week! Spectacular quilts!

Agnes B. Bullock said...

I follow you- via email, Pinterest, GFC, and BlogLoving

dcargill said...

I love your use of color!
dana.cargill@gmail.com

dcargill said...

I follow on bloglovin

Needled Mom said...

Your projects are just gorgeous. The colors are wonderful.

Needled Mom said...

I am a follower.

Needled Mom said...

I am a follower.

Beth said...

You are one talented woman! The sunset quilt is stunning. Thank you for sharing all your beautiful work. Thanks for the chance to win a fabulous giveaway.

Scrapatches said...

Beautiful work. Your colorburst is one of my favorites in this big beautiful blog hop. I do not have this book yet but after seeing your projects, I am going to have to find me a copy ... :) Pat

Scrapatches said...

I follow you via GFC. Thanks for the chance to win ... :) Pat

Rosa said...

All your projects are just awesome .Love all about them,designs,fabrics combo,quilting.Great job!!

Rosa said...

I do follow by GFC.Happy sewing week!

Michele T said...

Wow - wow - wow! Your projects are gorgeous... the colours amazing!! The Ombre Heart looks like lips - hehehe! Thanks for the chance to win a Kona Sunrise rollup - it looks yummy!!

Michele T said...

I follow your blog via Bloglovin' - thanks for an extra chance!!

Tiffany said...

I LOVE your Color Burst quilt! It's stunning!

Sherry Von Fumetti said...

You are so ambitious to undertake 3 projects. The Colorburst is outstanding! svonfumetti at yahoo dot com

Tiffany said...

I follow you via Bloglovin. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

Tiffany said...

I follow you via Bloglovin. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

Susan P said...

Beautiful! The pillow and heart are my favorites!

Susan P said...

I follow by email.

Beth Strand said...

Wow! I'm so impressed with all you got done! (I'm still piecing for my day on Thursday..shh..don't tell anyone! lol) pbstrand@msn.com aka Beth @ Words & Stitches

Beth Strand said...

Wow! I'm so impressed with all you got done! (I'm still piecing for my day on Thursday..shh..don't tell anyone! lol) pbstrand@msn.com aka Beth @ Words & Stitches

Vickie said...

A-freaking-mazing ! Carla, you are just awesome behind a sewing machine ! Carol and I are going to have to step it up....(that is if we were competitive....(which we are not of course)! I am sew very impressed !

Vicki H said...

Carla, WOW!! I love your quilts and pillow. Outstanding...

Vicki H said...

Of course, I've been following with GFC.

SIMPLESEW said...

Love what you did with the Kona Sunrise,I love the flower where it is so unique,

SIMPLESEW said...

follower bloglovin

MooseStashQuilting said...

Wow, you never disappoint! Love your first photo. It sure shows just how much color you added to your sticks! :-) Beautiful quilt. I just might have to give those crazy angles a try myself!

madebymeinred said...

Gorgeous! The orange binding is perfect and adds zap plus artistic excellence.

quilter said...

Beautiful work and colors, I am a new follower

sew.darn.quilt said...

What a beautiful sight to wake up to this morning! Your quilts and pillow are just lovely and your quilting is exquisite. Thank you so much for sharing and for the chance :)

thequiltedcat said...

Beautiful projects and great photos!

Abbigail said...

Wow! I love this! The Poison colors together sure make it pop!

Abbigail said...

I,m a new follower by bloglovin.
hulseybg at gmail dot com

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

You are one very, very talented lady! WOW!!

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

I am a new follower via email. =)

Lori said...

wow your projects are stunning, thanks for sharing. Thanks for the inspiration. Thanks for a chance to win.

Peggy S said...

Beautiful job on all of your projects! Thanks for sharing.

Lou said...

I am a Bloglovin follower:)

Lou said...

Just stunning projects!!! Love the heart and pillow the best!

alexisborsboom said...

Such lovely projects!
t_ktl at yahoo.com

cobcottagecraft said...

I'm now following you too!

Crickets Corner said...

You have been really busy. I love all of them all and couldn't pick a favorite if I had to. Thanks for sharing them.

Crickets Corner said...

I'm a follower.

Melissa @ Missouri Mel said...

Your projects are so creative and striking. Thanks so much for the giveaway, also.

Joanna said...

Love these quilts and the colors of the Kona Sunset and Kona Sunrise. Thanks for the chance to win.

Rose Marie Andreozzi said...

Congrats on making Mdm S's wow factor for the day. I love both of your projects...I barely made it through the holidays...all of my gifts were late! sewingblogsarefun@yahoo.com

JanesQuilting said...

Your projects are oh so beautiful. I especially like the heart. I have the "Bargello" pattern on my bucket list to make. Don't you just love the Kona fabrics?

gpc said...

All so beautiful!

Linda said...

HI,SUCH NEAT PROJECTS!
LOVE KONA SUNSET+SUNRISE!
THANKS FOR SHARING!

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

Linda said...

HAPPY TO FOLLOW ON BLOG LOVIN' !

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

Createology said...

Your quilts are proof that solid fabrics are incredibly stunning! Thank you for hopping...

Kathy MacKie said...

I follow you on Bloglovin, thanks for the chance to win.

Kathy H said...

I think all of your projects are great but especially love e pillow (great word!) and the sunset colored quilt.

Kathy H said...

I follow you through google friends.

GranChris said...

The heart is wonderful!. The blues were beautiful!

Farm Quilter said...

I could just crawl into your page and make myself comfortable with all of your projects!! Love them!!!! Your flower is spectacular! The pillow is darling and your ombre heart would make a fabulous wedding quilt!!! Loving the creative bindings too! Your view is similar to mine as well...you got a new follower out of this - just love your work!

Nini said...

Your Projects are wonderful!!!! Great Job thanks for sharing!

Kathy Pfaltzgraff said...

Carla, What a colorful show on your blog, your Kona entries are great, and the jelly roll names certainly summarize the color lineup!
Congrats on being the choice winner today, the heart is fantastic! Keep up the good work, K And I certainly would love playing with "sunrise" also.

Gretchen said...

You did a beautiful job on all of those projects! Wow!

Gretchen said...

I also follow you via Feedly! Have for quite a while now!

CeLynn said...

With all that color there was bound to be a sunset sooner or later. Both quilts are not only beautiful,they are also inspiring as well!

Pam said...

love the quilt. this is a must have book for me thanks for sharing your projects

MalinisQuilts said...

WOW! All your projects are awesome. I especially love the color burst quilt.

Donna Phelps said...

Your work is gorgeous. Kona cotton is my number one favorite and I would love to use this with one of the patterns in Color Essentials.

StitchinByTheLake said...

Wow Carla - such stunning projects! I loved them all....couldn't possibly pick a favorite! blessings, marlene

Mrs Quinn said...

Such beautiful use of the kona solids. Can't wait to see future projects

Amanda Murphy said...

SUCH beautiful projects… each and every single one. I had so wanted to do a cool version of Color Burst - it is just lovely. And I love the way the orange pops - wonderful job!
Amanda

vicki said...

Love your flower, it just pops! Thanks for sharing them. vickise at gmail dot com

vicki said...

Love your flower, it just pops! Thanks for sharing them. vickise at gmail dot com

vicki said...

Love your flower, it just pops! Thanks for sharing them. vickise at gmail dot com

vicki said...

I am a follower via email. vickise at gmail dot com

Quilting Tangent said...

I like your Quilt flower (maybe crystal) is a different shape.
24Tangent@gmail.com

Quilting Tangent said...

Following on bloglovin'.
24Tangent@gmail.com

Teacosy said...

Oh wie schön dieses Quilt aussieht, i Love it.
Regards Sylvia

ritainalaska said...

love your flower quilt! love the shapes, the colors and the way you put it together and finished it off. marvelous. need this pattern! would you share where it can be found?

ritainalaska said...

love your flower quilt! love the shapes, the colors and the way you put it together and finished it off. marvelous. need this pattern! would you share where it can be found?

Along the Perkiomen said...

I love your tropical sunset flower, wonderful top and quilting!

Sarah or Semmy said...

I just found you through the Hop. I am in the state south of you. Thought your area looked like where I live!Your quilt is beautiful.

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

Your work is amazing…love them all!! Thanks for sharing :)

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

I follow via email :)

Debbie said...

Both your quilts and the pillow are beautiful. They all really show how solids can be used for so many different looks.

Debbie said...

I follow via bloglovin.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Gorgeous projects. Love the quilting also.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

I follow via blogger

Lisa said...

WOW! How beautiful everything is here today! Your quilts are creative and unique and really awesome! I want to try one of those pillows! I love your colorfulness! You have so much talent!

Lisa said...

I follow by Bloglovin and GFC because your so fun and talented! Awesome Darling just awesome! Hee hee made you laugh! What a way to start a Monday!

Bethany M said...

Wow, your color burst quilt is amazing! Those angles look tricky!

Bethany M said...

I am a new follower via bloglovin!

barb said...

your quilts are so breath taking!!! you do beautiful work and are so inspiring. thank you for your wonderful giveaway and quilts. babscorbitt@gmail.com

barb said...

i am a happy follower via email. babscorbitt@gmail.com

M-R Charbonneau said...

Fantastic! I can't believe how many projects you did -- and they are all gorgeous! Thanks for the giveaway too!

Janarama said...

Simply stunning! Congratulations on being a top pick today.

Janarama said...

I'm a new follower via GFC.

Jane S. said...

Oooooh, pretty! I love that you did a project for the cools and the warms, both. Great job! :)

Just Quilt It said...

What beautiful projects! I love the quilt and the pillow. The heart quilt is fabulous. What lovely work!

Just Quilt It said...

I follow on fb.

patti said...

I'm loving all of the beautiful Kona projects! Thanks for sharing!

patti said...

I am a new follower, by email!

Paula Hughes said...

Definitely a lot of WOW going on here! I love the flower...so beautiful and the quilting is awesome. The back is simply gorgeous. The ombre heart is cool too. Great quilts:)

lauraluvsloons said...

Terrific job on all your projects. Great colors and loved the quilting.

Cindy said...

Wow..so many projects and each so pretty! Great job.

Jansie said...

I love that pillow. That looks like a project I could actually finish!

Dawn Frisch said...

I just love your colorful projects!! I especially love "My Ombre Heart". Beautiful, just beautiful! Is that pattern in the book or is this something that you designed? I would love to get that!
Happy quilting
Dawn
array-dawn at cox dot net

Dawn Frisch said...

I follow you on bloglovin!
Can't wait to see what other beautiful things you make! Thanks for sharing your many talents with us.
Dawn
array-dawn at cox dot net

Cindy said...

Wow! I love love love your quilts. They are just glorious.

Cindy said...

I wasn't a subscriber before today, but after looking at your blog I signed up. You do a wonderful job.

toniaconner said...

Your work is beautiful, I wish to be as talented as you are some day.

LJ said...

This is my first visit to your blog and you've certainly impressed me!! Your quilts are gorgeous and your stitching just lovely. Great photos, BTW.

LJ said...

I'm a new follower using Feedly.

maggie said...

Dear Carla,
Your projects are all wonderful, & creative, But I have to say that I am just mad over the Kona Sunrise. Beautiful.
cheers
maggie

maggiemine42@gmail.com

maggie said...

I follow you by email & Bloglovin'
cheers
maggie

maggiemine42@gmail.com

Cecilia said...

Beautiful quilts! I love that unexpected pop of color with the orange binding. Thanks for sharing your quilts and for the giveaway.

Cecilia said...

I'm a follower via email.

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