Sunday, January 12, 2014

KONA Blog Hop

The other night I showed you my half square triangles that I was working on and was bound and determined they would be finished today...well, here they are.



It was a no brainer for me to do this blog hop.  I love Kona fabrics, I love their colors, and I love how I can use them.  I bought 9 fat quarters for this quilt trying to see if on my own I could come up with a gradiation in the color that would make these blocks pop...and in my own mind I think I may have.  I am so excited about this quilt.  My husband was a little upset when I started this and said he would NOT like it...well tonight I loved his reaction to it.  He said this just may be one of his favorite quilts of mine (he would rather I use bright fabrics, and this one fits the bill).  I cannot wait to get it quilted.

Thanks to Madame Samm and Carol for leading us on this hop, and Kona and Auriful for sponsoring it.  Here are the rest of the participants for today.

January 13

Happy Hopping and Happy Stitching!!  


115 comments:

Theresa said...

Love the colors against the black background. Beautiful quilt.

Cathy's Chatter said...

I just love using black backgrounds! It makes the colors look so vibrant! Great job!

evelyn said...

You did an awesome job Kristen. The colour really pops.

Carla said...

Your quilt is so colorful. I agree that the colors POP! Beautiful.

Judy B said...

Beautiful quilt and your design is lovely! Thank you for sharing.

desertskyquilts said...

I love it! It just glows with the colors. What a wonderful quilt.

Brandy Pettit said...

Way cool Kristen, I really love it! I just showed it to my husband and he said the same thing as me, "wow, great colors". I look forward to seeing the finished product!
~Brandy

Amy said...

Love your project and the black background just makes those colors burst!

DeborahGun said...

stunning. I love the black background :-)

Heather H. Karr said...

You picked great gradations; the stars have a twinkly feel. Love how the black makes the colors pop even more.

Lorna McMahon said...

Those colours certainly do pop against that black background! Love the gradation of the shades worked out perfectly! Very sophisticated design. Your top is gorgeous!

Sandy W said...

Very nice

Kylie Lloyd said...

I love Kona solids too. Your colours stand out with your background

Heidi [Banks of Frog Creek] said...

I love this! Black backgrounds are a favorite of mine :) and I think you did the color gradations just right!

Karen Ackva said...

Wow! Great job, Kristen! I love the bright pinks and greens against the black. This is definitely a color pop! Keep up the good work!

Shari said...

Very pretty colours. Love it against the black too!

Jill @ I Rather Quilt said...

The brightly-colored Kona solids pop against the black background. I like your modern twist on what I call the Bear's Paw.

charlotte said...

Sew pretty. Those colors look amazing against the black background. Wonderful job!

JoyceLM said...

Very pretty. Love how you did the gradation in colors. Thanks for sharing.

Jeanie said...

No wonder you both like it.... it's great! I always love the solid fabrics against a dark background. Great job!

Mdm Samm said...

I am with your hubby…I love the look of it all….what a lovely impact the black has too….very cooooool

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Stunning! The colors really pop against the black background.

Britt-Inger said...

Oh it is stunning. I love the bright colors against the black. It makes the color sing.
Thanks for sharing and vein part of this hop.

Leah said...

Spectacular! You have done a great job with the colors.

Dorian said...

Thats lovely Kristen!! The black background really makes those pretty colors shine. Great job.

Renea said...

Thanks for sharing your project. The colors just jump off of that black background. Love it.

beaquilter said...

gorgeous quilt!

Carol said...

Your use of colors created a really beautiful arrangement on this quilt...love it! It just pops out and seems so cheery. Great job!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Kristen; you did a fantastic job on this Bear Paw quilt!! I have always loved the bear paw, but these Kona colors made it!!

Purl Buttons said...

Tell your husband, I agree with him. I am a NOT PINK, PLEASE quilter and sewist. I like bright colors, too. This quilt is perfectly charming and one of my favorites of the hop so far! Good job!

Stephanie said...

Your quilt is amazing. I love these colors against the black background. Great job.

Linda said...

Beautiful, Kristen! When our husbands love what we did, that is the best kind of validation!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I just love this set on the black for a real vibrant POP!!

Thearica said...

Love how that color pops off that black background!

patchouli moon studio said...

Kristen what a beautiful quilt!

vicki said...

So pretty! Thanks for sharing. vickise at gmail dot com

Bobbie said...

Spectacular! It definitely says Wake Up! To kona :-)

Suze said...

I love your husband's reaction. That is great! Your quilt is wonderful and yes, you certainly accomplished your goal. I, too, love Kona fabrics. Thanks for participating and being a great inspiration. Now, I need to dig into my Kona solids.

KaHolly said...

Each post I read just keeps getting better and better! What beautiful work! I'm convinced more than ever that I need this book and a big stash of Kona solids!

Gill said...

Fabulous colours - I love it!

Agnes B. Bullock said...

Perfection! This is fabulous!

Needled Mom said...

YES, you nailed the colors. It is beautiful.

dcargill said...

Like your husband, I hadn't thought I would like quilts made out of solids because "I love color" you have proved us wrong! These are beautiful.

Scrapatches said...

This is beautiful. The colors gradate very well and black is a good choice of background. Looking forward to seeing this quilted ... :) Pat

Beth said...

Beautiful quilt. The color just pops.

Vicki in MN said...

Very pretty and bright!

Rosa said...

Spectacular.Your stars are dancing over the black background!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh that is stunning! The black makes those colors pop.

Michele T said...

This is amazing!!! I love the black background as it makes those Kona colours pop!!

Sherry Von Fumetti said...

The tiny little squares at the center of the stars really make the quilt pop. Very pretty. svonfumetti at yahoo dot com

Vickie said...

You did an excellent job on gradation ! And the black background is just perfect !

MooseStashQuilting said...

Ohhh this makes me smile from ear to ear. I love these Kona solids!
B E A U T I F U L !!!

Tiffany said...

This is awesome! You should TOTALLY link it up with the Classic Meets Modern quilt along happening here:

http://www.sewathomemummy.com/2014/01/the-polar-bear-paw-block-classic-meets.html

It's perfect!

Susan P said...

Beautiful. I'm usually not a fan of a black background quilt. Love the subtle gradation of color.

quilter said...

Beautilul!!

thequiltedcat said...

Beautiful job - your points look perfect! I love how the color pops against the black background.

Denise :) said...

I particularly love the bright, bold colors against the backdrop of black -- gorgeous quilt!! :)

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

Beautifully done!!

Lori said...

wow this really does pop, you did a fabulous job, thanks for sharing

Peggy S said...

This is so graphic and the colors delightful!

Lou said...

Love it!!!! Great job!

Crickets Corner said...

Love the way the colors pop on the black background. I think your husband is right.

JanesQuilting said...

Sooo pretty..I love the bright colors on black!!!

Createology said...

These Kona solid fabrics are simply stunning in your quilt. Thank you for hopping...

Kathy H said...

Beautiful quilt. Love all the shades you used.

Kathy MacKie said...

You've done the Kona Cottons justice, well done!

sew.darn.quilt said...

This quilt has a gorgeous "pop" to it .

Farm Quilter said...

Beautiful quilt! I love brights and black :) Can't wait to see this one quilted!!

madebymeinred said...

I am picking up my jaw! This is one marvelous quilt. The black made those soft colors outstanding. Wow.

Nini said...

Great Job thanks for sharing!!! I love ist

Kathy Pfaltzgraff said...

Like your choice of the fat quarters, your layout is very classy and those half square triangles look very sharp. Keep up the good work, K

CeLynn said...

You did an awesome job with the color s! Your hubbys comment,sweet satisfaction :)

barbara woods said...

beautiful colors

StitchinByTheLake said...

Oh my goodness this is awesome Kristen! I love the colors you chose and they way you put the together - stunning! blessings, marlene

Amanda Murphy said...

I love how those colors pop off the black. Terrific!

ritainalaska said...

love the kona colors! splendid work!

MalinisQuilts said...

This is beautiful! The black background really makes your blocks pop.

Great job on the gradation.

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

Beautiful work…love your choice of colors!!! Thanks for sharing :)

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Lovely the colors are nice. LOL when hubby hates something and it turns to their favorite.

Lisa said...

I love your quilt and the 3d effect it has when I look at it! Beautiful job!

Janarama said...

Love how the colors pop against the black background. Beautiful!

Just Quilt It said...

Beautiful. I love a black background with bright colors. Stunning!

Paula Hughes said...

I love the bright colors too! So stunning with the black.

lauraluvsloons said...

I love the colors in each block - they really pop against the black background. Wonderful.

Cindy said...

Looks fabulous! Black always make color looks so good.

M-R Charbonneau said...

Beautiful! Those colours really pop!

LJ said...

You did a fabulous job of picking the gradient colors. I, too, love your quilt and look forward to seeing it quilted.

toniaconner said...

I agree with you, The colors really pop. great job.

maggie said...

Really stunning choice of colors. Well done.
cheers
maggie

maggiemine42@gmail.com

Gmama Jane said...

Kristen, those colors against the black background makes everything really stand out or POP as everyone else is saying. Your quilt really is beautiful. This blog Hop has produced some of the nicest quilts yet. Your quilt is in the top level.
Gmama Jane

Margaret said...

Wow that black background really sets it off. Love it

Audrey said...

Your blocks really do pop. The black background accents the vibrant colours and the graduations. Congratulations on a job well done. Thanks for sharing.

VickiT said...

Simply STUNNING quilt!!!!!!! I just love this and the way you've used the colors. I really am a bit partial to the black background and bright colors though.
Men. LOL You gotta love them how they make a statement and then have to eat those words. Of course, now you'll have to keep your eye on this quilt because he'll probably try to claim it as his own. Nothing wrong with that though. I love making things that my husband likes so much that he tries to claim them for himself.

Emily C said...

Love the quilt. Looks beautiful.

WhoMom said...

Beautiful quilt. The gradiation is perfect. Thank you for sharing.

WhoMom said...

Beautiful quilt. The gradiation is perfect. Thank you for sharing.

DebraKay Neiman said...

Love the contrast, beautiful. Happy New Year from Oklahoma, USA. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com




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ShirleyC said...

That is very beautiful!

Susan said...

Love the bright colors against the dark background. Nice job.

Nellie Duclos said...

Kristen-Love your quilt and your husband's reaction! My husband can't visualize anything and it's very frustrating as we are trying to select tile, paint, etc for a renovation. Fortunately, my daughter has been helpful and is in "my corner." But I understand what you are experiencing. I've learned the older I get, the less I say to him-better for him to wait and find out.
Thanks for sharing.

Lynn McIndoe said...

Is this Jersey Girl? I am making the same blocks but mine looks nothing like yours. Yours is fabulous. Great use of colour

Rose Best said...

Beautiful, love the colours, thanks for sharing

LA Paylor said...

so graphic. Love brights
LeeAnna Paylor
leeannaquilts@gmail.com

Cecilia said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

OhioLori said...

Thank you for sharing this Awesome quilt!! It is Gorgeous!!! Awesome job!!!

DuAnne said...

Love the colors and I too love using the black or white backgrounds! Thanks for sharing.

JessicaK said...

Ooh putting them against the solid black really makes them pop. And the alignment on the points-awesome.

jan said...

Awesome Kristen. I think you did a great job with the colors and I LOVE your husbands reaction! Way to go!
xo jan

Gidget said...

Beautiful I just love it!

Patty D from NC said...

quilt looks great and the colors really pop against the black

Julie said...

This is so cool! I love how the colors pop off of the black background!

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Katherine said...

What a beauty! Such energy you've created by using the black background with those jewel tones. Wow!

make.share.give said...

Beautiful!

Lisa said...

this is fabulous