12 January 2014

Just What is Trending in Modern Quilting?

KONA Fox Kits
Ever wonder what the latest trend in modern quilting is?
Well, I do!  And I have great news for those of you with a healthy dose of fabric obsession.

It seems, and rightly so, the focus is on the fabrics.  However, enshrining that coveted bundle of goodness on a shelf, to gaze upon it and offer the occasional loving caress, will never allow you to fully appreciate it's true beauty.  If you love something, set it free...

When you are ready to let go, keep in mind this list of key features for today's modern quilts:

  • bright colors
  • simple shapes
  • bold patterns
  • text - both in prints and on quilts
  • low volume
  • birds and woodland creatures
  • quilting that accentuates the design

Hello and welcome to Sew Fresh Quilts!
Your next stop on the Wake Up to KONA hop!

Madame Samm has come up with the perfect hop to kick off 2014!  This one is sponsored by Robert Kaufman, maker of KONA cotton solids, Aurifil, and C&T Publishing.  These folks are all promoting the gorgeous new book, Color Essentials, by the amazingly talented Amanda Murphy!

Drop in to Sew We Quilt and take a look around!  Madame Samm and her crew are always hard at work, organizing a great line up of new and exciting blog hops to take part in.  Her hops are a great way to meet loads of friendly quilters and have a great time!  Thank you, Madame Samm!

I would also like to thank Carol of Just Let Me Quilt.  That other lady, Carol is quite a motivator and she is our lovely cheerleader for the KONA hop.  Thank you, Carol!




AND I really must thank my new friend Pam, too!
She runs the show at Mad About Patchwork and supplied my purchase of KONA Solids.  Lickety split - she shipped them right into my mailbox - sew I could get started right away!  Thank you, Pam!




When I seen those gorgeous Kona Sunrise and Kona Sunset fat quarter bundles in Pam's shop......


   
Let's just say......  I could NOT resist!



I had my fabric inspiration.  But what to do???
My design inspiration may have come this.  Something I drew a number of years ago.


Using the Sunset palette as a base, I added contrast to those cool shades
with some Kumquat and Papaya flavoured foxes.
Foxes seem to be quite trendy and I once read they are the 'new owl' in quilting.
Let's hope so!

This quilt measures 44" x 48" and was made entirely from KONA solids.
Choosing the size of quilt to make was the most difficult decision in creating this design.


Two Sunset charm packs and additional blue yardage were used to make the leaves and background of this quilt.  Earth was used to make the tree and its branches.


Kumquat and Papaya, Black and Snow were used to make the fox kits.  I wanted to keep the applique to a minimum, so this design is entirely piecework except for the facial features.


Charm packs allowed for a wonderful variation of shades for both the leaves and the background.


The backing and binding make use of the remaining yardage.


For both the top and bobbin, I quilted using three different varieties of variegated Fantastico threads by Superior Threads.




I was sew pleased with the service provided by Pam of Mad About Patchwork! 
Shortly after receiving my order, I inquired if she would be interested in sponsoring a giveaway.
She graciously agreed!

So if you are ready..........   Here we go!

Pam of Mad About Patchwork has generously offered $25 in Stash Cash!!!!!!!


Visit Mad About Patchwork and take a good look around!
What KONA product would you chose to purchase using that $25?



The winner will also receive a copy of the KONA Fox Kits PDF Pattern!



This pattern is available for sale in my pattern store here.
If you purchase a copy now, but happen to be the big winner, you will be reimbursed, tout suite!


How do you enter the giveaway contest?

Follow the instructions on the RaffleCopter.com widget below to get started!


This Giveaway is open internationally.
Winner will be randomly chosen on January 22nd and notified by email.
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Good luck in this KONA Hopping Mad About Patchwork Giveaway.... And.....
Keep On Quilting On!

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389 comments:

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Ella and Nesta said...

I'm a Bloglovin' follower!

barb said...

i would use it toward the kona fox quilt kit. i have a friend and her eight year old son has been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. he loves all woodland animals and i think this quilt would be a wonderful distraction for him. thank you so much for a wonderful giveaway babscorbitt@gmail.com

barb said...

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

Bethany said...

I really love the Sunset fat quarter bundle!

Bethany said...

I follow you via bloglovin!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

I need a Kona solid but I just don't know which one, cause there are so many but leaning toward a few yards of pea pod. Lovely quilt and pattern.

Reb Thack said...

I would blow it all on Kona Coal - perfect color for the sashing on the quilt I'm planning for my brother's birthday!

Reb Thack said...

I follow via Bloglovin

Jane S. said...

I like the Charley Harper fabrics, and also the Bark + Branch stuff. What a nice selection of fabrics she has! :)

Kris said...

Lorna that fox quilt is so lovely!! wow,I think I would want one of those stacks of sunrise or sunset. Love them.

Patti said...

I didn't even have to think too hard! I'd absolutely buy the Kona Fox Kit! I'm in love and it would be for me!

Just Quilt It said...

I love this quilt. I live in the country, taught science, and love nature. I thought this quilt was perfect. Great job!

Patti said...

I follow by email!

Just Quilt It said...

I follow on bloglovin, and I love the Kona Sunrise and Sunset fabrics.

Cindy said...

What a creative idea you came up with. Fun and charming. Love it.

Jacqui S. said...

Such a lovely quilt, you have got it right with the quilting, too.
Thank you, I am following you with Bloglovin'.

lauraluvsloons said...

I would like both charms, sunrise and sunset. I enjoyed reading your blog, so I signed up via email. I also want to make your foxy pattern for a baby quilt, put it on my Craftsy wishlist.
Great quilt design and I loved the colors and the fantastic quilting.

Janarama said...

I think I would choose the Kona Sunrise roll up.

Janarama said...

I follow you via email. Your fox quilt is gorgeous!

Jo said...

I would use it toward the purchase of a kona sunrise fat quarter bundle

✄ Erin @ Sew at Home Mummy ✄ said...

I follow via bloglovin

legato1958 said...

I'd have to go with the Foxes Quilt, like you made. It is just so pretty. I love your quilting.

Susie
legato1958@aol.com

✄ Erin @ Sew at Home Mummy ✄ said...

I love the Kona Sunrise bundles!

Dawn Frisch said...

I just love the Kona Sunrise collection! I would use the money to purchase that for sure. Love the foxes too!
Dawn
array-dawn at cox dot net

Dawn Frisch said...

I follow you on bloglovin!
Dawn
array-dawn at cox dot net

Jo said...

I follow by email. Your fox quilt is the most adorable quilt I have seen in awhile Thanks for the chance

Cindy said...

I would love a roll-up if I win. Which one? All of then! Realistically I can't have them all, but realistically I can't choose.

Cindy said...

Silly me, I didn't find you until today I guess. I remember seeing the quilt last night so maybe I follow you on bloglovin? If not, I signed up for email today.

Kathleen said...

I would get me some Bijoux or some Briar Rose fabrics! Thank you for the opportunity!

Kathleen said...

I follow you with my Slick RSS feed.

Lisa E said...

Great quilt. I would choose a Kona Sunset Bundle. Thanks!

maggie said...

Wonderful Kona colors and a great project! You are so talented.
cheers
maggie

maggiemine42@gmail.com

maggie said...
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maggie said...

If I won .I have to buy the Kona Sunrise fabric bundle.
cheers
maggie

maggiemine42@gmail.com

LJ said...

You had me there when you said something about having applique be only a small part of your quilt. I was sure the leaves were appliqued until you showed a close-up. Excellent quilt and I have been seeing lots of foxes around so you may be right about them. That's a fantastic giveaway. Mad About Patchwork is new to me during this hop and I love what I'm seeing there. Favorite item is like choosing which of my granddaughters I love the most!!! lol I'm leaning toward the Sunrise Bundle but I also like the Hexies bundles in Brights and Pastels. Thanks for a chance.

Unknown said...

Great job on the fox wallhanging, I wasn't sure I would like foxes, but these are great. And so glad you pieced them, My Kona choice would be the honeycomb Hexagon precuts. Never have enough of them. Kathy

CeLynn said...

If Foxes were not the in thing in quilting I bet they will be now! Lorna,this quilt is just adorable,and perfect for little ones. I hope to one day come close to your quilting skills,in the mean time I will just keep on practicing .

Gmama Jane said...

NICE!!!! Fox is the new OWL, who knew? I love your quilt and the precision piecing is skillfully done. The colors are perfect as well.
I love your Give-away!!
Gmama Jane

CeLynn said...

Oops,forgot to say in my first comment,that Kona Dark roll-up is calling my name :)

I follow you through RSS,so your posts arrive directly in my email box.

Thank you and Mad Patchwork for the Sweet giveaway!

Margaret said...

Kona sunrise has been on my wishlist and especially after seeing all these neat projects. I love those foxes.

Margaret said...

I follow by blog lovin

Michelle said...

I would choose the Kona sunrise! The colors are wonderful.

LJ said...

I follow with Feedly.

Michelle Bartholomew said...

I love your quilt design. It is so whimsical and charming!

Emily C said...

I love the Bijoux bundle in Ruby.

Audrey said...

I just received a purchase from Mad about Patchwork. I am so pleased. Your Kona Fox quilt is so darling. The quilting on the tree trunk is awesome. If I were the lucky one to be the recipient of your generosity I would use the Stash Cash towards the purchase a Kona Fox kit. Thanks for sharing.

Emily C said...

I follow on bloglovin.

Doris Rice, The Quilting Queen said...

I think you hit the nail on the head for a modern quilt. It's great! And the fox are the latest trend for sure! Very nice!

Pamela said...

What a delightful quilt! The foxes are so cute and the use of color is awesome! I like Kona's sunset bundle. Thanks for introducing this fun shop, and thanks for the chance to win!

Pamela said...

I follow Sew Fresh Quilts via Bloglovin. Thanks for all the inspiration!

Anne said...

I've been looking at Mad About Patchwork all weekend - just discovered it a few days ago. And now that I see some of the darling patterns that can be made from the Kona solids, well, I just can't help myself. Thanks for sharing!

sherry said...

the oval elements bundle is soooo wonderful

Mom C said...

I usually buy Kona white, tans or greys for backgrounds but with this gift certificate I'd get a sunrise or sunset bundle. They are so gorgeous. Thanks.

Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation said...

I love it, Lorna! Such a great use of those beautiful Kona solids!

:) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

Kaelyn Angelfoot said...

That is a great quilt! Thank you so much for offering this giveaway.

Barb and Sharon said...

I think I would need a. FQ bundle of Sunrise and Sunset. I love the bundles and the various colours I could play with.
Barb@Witsend

WhoMom said...

Love, love, love your fox quilt and would hope to get a kit.

Deanna said...

That is a darling quilt. I could see making two for the twin grandchildren. CUTE!

VickiT said...

I would definitely buy the Kona Sunset Bundle and pay the additional $$ owed after using the prize amount.

VickiT said...

I am following you via email, on Bloglovin' and also am now following you on Craftsy.
I LOVE your Fox Quilt. That is just awesome. And your drawing you did years ago is just amazing. Beautiful work.

LittleHouseontheDairy said...

Would love to pick up some grays and blues.

LittleHouseontheDairy said...

I follow on feedly

Netta said...

So many wonderful colors... Drawn to the Kona Flame Spectrum

Netta said...

Follow with feedly

Sue Daurio said...

oh boy now that I've seen that sunset bundle I think I have to head over there and get that now.

That pattern of yours is super sweet, LOVE the quilting on it.

Unknown said...

I follow you on Bloglovin'. So happy I found your blog!

Sue Daurio said...

I'd follow you anywhere, I'm a bloglovin follower.

Unknown said...

As much as I love the more muted colors of the Kona pastels and sunset, I really need to break out of my rut and get some brighter colors, so I think I would have to go with Kona Sunrise. LOVE the fox pattern.

ShirleyC said...

I need some of the Kona stashbuilders so I can work on some I Spy quilts for my grands.

ShirleyC said...

I follow on Bloglovin'.

Your quilt is just fantastic! I pinned the picture, and the link to the kits because I know a lot of people will want those!

Anonymous said...

I would buy the Kona Sunset Bundle.

Missy Shay said...

Your foxes are great! I would buy a Kona dark solid for a block exchange I am participating in, I kind of like the carnation.
missysaprons@gmail.com

Missy Shay said...

I follow you through Bloglovin'

Anonymous said...

Your foxes are "foxy" - so cute. Thanks for sharing.

Bonnie Pfrimmer said...

I would love to get the Kona Sunrise Bundle. It is so bright and cheery. Thank you for sharing.

Bonnie Pfrimmer said...

I am a new follower by e-mail.

Bonnie Pfrimmer said...

I am a new follower by e-mail.

One English Teacher said...

I'd scoop up the regal spectrum since I'm joining in the Pantone Radiant Orchid challenge and could use some additional purples in my stash -- it'd be tempting too to order a color card since I don't have one yet.

One English Teacher said...

I follow you on Bloglovin. Congrats on getting your hop quilt featured :-)

craftyccain said...

I would use it to buy the sunrise bundle! :)
craftyccain@gmail.com

craftyccain said...

I follow on bloglovin :)
craftyccain@gmail.com

Alyce @ Blossom Heart Quilts said...

I need me some grey yardage! Gorgeous little foxes :)

Janet said...

This is a great quilt! I really like the foxes sitting under the tree. The colors are nice and bright with the Kona. I use Kona a lot for backgrounds but have never used it for the only fabric. I will have to think about doing this.

Alison V. said...

I would definitely get yardage of one of my favorite solids! You can never have enough!

Vivian said...

I have been eyeing the bark and branch line for quite some time. just haven't purchased it yet. I would most definably get that.

Lindsey said...

Your pattern is really fantastic! Love your use of solids!

Unknown said...

Beautiful example of modern quilting! Love it, love it!

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

Lorna what a cute, cute quilt and your pattern is awesome!! I always love working with charm packs! Thanks for sharing.
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Connie Kresin Campbell said...

I follow you with Bloglovin, thanks!

Jacklynn Grimm said...

I love the Kona bundles, I would either get the regal bundle because purple is my favorite - or the sea bundle - the teal shades are gorgeous. Thanks for the great give away! jacklynnsteven at netzero dot com

Teri said...

I love all of the Kona solids.....and just adore your quilt....what a beautiful job.....

Jo said...

I think I would put the gift towards the Kona Sunrise bundle, so gorgeous! You fox quilt is great!

Jo said...

I'm a Bloglovin' follower!

Susan said...

So hard to choose! But it will be a fat quarter bundle!

Samantha said...

I would love to buy a Kona color card to be honest! It would be lovely to have a color reference!

Anonymous said...

So cute those little foxes and I would love to enter your draw...Peggy (mindji@yahoo.com)

Beth said...

I think I would get some Navy or Aqua yardage to do a quilt with! Fun Giveaway!

Beth said...

I follow via Bloglovin'

Barbe said...

love the sunrise bundle, all my favorite colors, Mad about Patchwork is great, i've shopped with Pam several times.

Barbe said...

i follow on Bloglovin

Julianne said...

Well I would want to make this same quilt, its so cute! So I would buy some Kona solids!

Susan J Barker said...

wow, so many comments! this is a first time visit to your blog and I come via the Needle and Thread Network... Love your foxes, both the drawing and the quilt! Hope to be back often to read what you are up to...

Jenelle said...

The Kona Sunrise bundle is just about perfect. I love all of those colors. Thanks for the chance to win!

Jenelle said...

I follow you via Bloglovin.

Diana @ Red Delicious Life said...

I would probably get something in the Sunrise or Sunset colorways (maybe a roll up). Then again, I'm rather drawn to the peony spectrum! So hard to choose!

Diana @ Red Delicious Life said...

I follow you through facebook.

Willit Neverend said...

Those foxes are so cute. And I love it when the back of a quilt is just as beautiful as the front. Great job.

LA Paylor said...

Big choice... firm stabalizer, the book on precuts and a perle cotton thread!
LeeAnna Paylor
leeannaquilts@gmail.com

OhioLori said...

I would put the 25.00 towards the Kona Classic Bundle!!! Woohoooo!!!

OhioLori said...

I'm already a Follower thru Bloglovin too :)

Claudia said...

Looks like I need some solids, not sure which ones. Love your quilt!

Claudia said...

I follow through AOL Reader.

MoeWest said...

I would get the Kona Sea Spectrum.

MoeWest said...

I follow with bloglovin

Sarah @ Berry Barn Designs said...

I follow you on BL' :)

Sarah @ Berry Barn Designs said...

And hands down the Sunset bundle - I have been coveting that mix for months!! Love what you did with it : )

KatieQ said...

I would use it towards the Kona Bright bundle.

Jereena said...

Your quilting is awesome on this lovely fox quilt. I'd definitely buy some bright colored kona solids. Thanks for the opportunity.

DaisyLiz said...

I follow on Bloglovin and adore the Sunset colors!

*Cornelia* said...

these foxes are too cute, so adorable

Unknown said...

Whoa gorgeous quilt! And who doesn't love fabric? Thanks!

Kim @ TiesThatBindQuilting said...

I really like the Kona Bright Roll Up!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Sure like the sunrise bundle.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Bloglovin'

barb said...

i would probably get the kona bright roll ups thank you so much for a great giveaway. babscorbitt@gmail.com

barb said...

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

Unknown said...

I love the fox!!! I follow you through Facebook.
Hugs,
Kerry

jan said...

Hi Lorna,
Just catching up on the hop. I love your fox quilt. Adorable. You are so talented!
xo jan

Anonymous said...

I would choose multiple sets of Kona Sunrise charm.

Anonymous said...

I am a bloglovin follower.

leena

storybeader said...

it's a great pattern, and I love the backing! {:-Deb

Unknown said...

I just love all of the colors in the sunrise palette!

Unknown said...

I just love all of the colors in the sunrise palette!

Kirsty @ Bonjour Quilts said...

I'm keen to compare all the greys that Kona has, so I'd probably order some quarter yards of the greys and use the rest on more neutrals. Can never have too many neutrals!

Afton Warrick said...

That pattern is too adorable! I hope to win. I love the new Botanics line.

Afton Warrick said...

That pattern is too adorable! I hope to win. I love the new Botanics line.

Shanna said...

I would purchase the Dark Roll up (http://www.madaboutpatchwork.com/Kona-Dark-Roll-Up.html) because I am crazy about rainbowy things this would be perfect for an upcoming project that I am working on!

Shanna said...

I follow you through Bloglovin and I have so much enjoyed sewing your craftiness shared!

pippirose said...

I'd get the Kona Peony Spectrum. Love the colours! :o)

pippirose said...

I follow by email.

nicolesender said...

I really like the Kona Bright Roll Up!

nicolesender said...

Bloglovin follower: Nicole Sender.

Anonymous said...

The Kona Bright Roll-up is my first choice! -- soparkaveataoldotcom

Anonymous said...

I'm a new follower by email of Sew Fresh Quilts. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

Cheryl in Friendsville said...

I'd have to get some Kona solids - I'm starting to run low.
katydidart60@yahoo.com

Julie said...

This is a fabulous finish! I just love the foxes and your quilting is stunning! Thanks for linking up with TGIFF!

P. said...

Love your fox pattern and the sketch. Kona Sunrise is gorgeous!

P. said...

I follow via Feedly.

Sara C. said...

I love the blue colors of the Charley Harper fabrics!

Liz said...

Wow I bet your inbox exploded! Cute pattern :-)

Liz said...

I follow you on google+

Izzy said...

I would definitely get one of those beautiful bundles. You can never have too many Konas!

Izzy said...

I follow you via Bloglovin'.

Kitchener Quilter said...

Hi Lorna. Love your fox quilt, and so beautifully quilted. Apparently everyone else loves it, too! The fox and tree is very attractive, and modern, too.

Patty said...

beautiful quilt - that is such a cute pattern.

Pam @ Quilting Fun said...

Love your foxes. The quilting is amazing.

Pam @ Quilting Fun said...

My granddaughter loves the foxes. I would get the kit for her!

Pam @ Quilting Fun said...

I follow by Bee Social.

Tracey said...

Wow, I love what you have done with this quilt, I love the detail on the tree and the foxes 'fur'. Amazing. When it comes to Kona Solids I prefer to buy by the yard, nothing gets wasted :)

Sylvia said...

Gorgeous! I love all the Kona colors, particularly the dusty ones...

Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation said...

Thanks so much for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday as well, Lorna!

:) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

Unknown said...

Totally cool pattern! I would probably get a mix of Kona greys and blues!

Anita said...

A totally adorable fox quilt! I would love to be able to make one. Kona Sunset is my favorite bundle.

I follow your blog.

Fran said...

I would choose the Kona Classic Roll Up. Thanks for the chance to win.

Fran said...

I'm a new follower via Bloglovin, thanks!

Will Cook for Shoes said...

The solids would be so much fun!!

tgallop@mts.net
www.willcookforshoes.ca

Jusmom1 said...

I would buy Botanics! Thanks for the chance to win!

Unknown said...

Oh, I would definitely use it to buy the fox kit! I have a baby boy grandchild due in April, and my daughter-in-law is using woodland animals for her theme, and in particular LOVES foxes!

Unknown said...

I follow you through my Feedly reader.

Christie said...

I love the Kona Hexies in any colour!

Christie said...

Following on bloglovin

Katherine said...

Kona Sunrise FQs! Oh, those colours have my eye and imagination dreaming.... ;o)


Wow! Love your Kona Fox Kits quilt, Lorna. The colours you combined really make it come alive - love all those blues for the background and variety in leaf colours too. Plus, those kits are just so cute! Your quilting is fantastic and the dark binding really frames is all beautifully.

Anonymous said...

Hi,LIKE THOSE LITTLE FOXES!
LIKE THE KONA PEONY BUNDLE!

cobaltt16@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

HAPPY TO FOLLOW ON BLOG LOVIN'!

cobaltt16@yahoo.com

Cloud CouCou said...

Such a cute pattern!

I would either buy a Kona pastel pack or one of the spectrums maybe sea plus the botanics charms.

Following by bloglovin!!

Sweet Woodruff said...

Incredible. Amazing. I have GOT to have this pattern and I can't resist KONA solids any longer. Thanks for inspiring me.

Texas Quilting Gal said...

I would get the kona regal spectrum! Love those purples, especially since it's pantones color of the year!

Dawn said...

I would buy some Kona Classic Charm Packs.

Dawn said...

I am following via email.

Leesh said...

I would probably get the Kona Bright Bundle, the brighter the better!

Dita Bybee said...

pramuditahandaristi(at)gmail(dot)com

Wow aren't you just talented :) What an amazing quilt!

If I won I would buy a bunch of hexies, most likely in pastel! Thanks for the giveaway, btw!

Dita Bybee said...

pramuditahandaristi (at) gmail (dot) com

I am following you through bloglovin'! I love bloglovin'

~Niki~ said...

beautiful quilt. I was thinking that was the trend. I was right! ;)

Anonymous said...

I would definitely buy some of the Kona solids. I think the sunset. Thanks for the chance.

Anonymous said...

I follow via email.

Aleesa said...

I'd get the Kona Peony Spectrum.

DebraKay Neiman said...

Congrats Michelle T..... I just ordered a pattern and kit...this one is not to let it get away. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

Unknown said...

This is adorable! I love the foxes. It would look so cute in a kids' room for a crib or wall quilt. LOVE IT!

verfuchstundzugenäht said...

Oh my dear! It´s soooooo great!

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