Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Wake up to Kona - Blog Hop


I'm Baaaaaack!

I'm so pleased to finally be here today, if you're new to my blog, welcome, grab yourself a cuppa and stay a while if you'd like. 


There's a blog hop happening over at Sew We Quilt with the focus on Kona
and our amazing cheerleader for this hop is Carol from Just Let me Quilt

you know, this lovely stuff 


I had to move everything out of my studio and this was a years worth of monthly Kona Stash Club, but that's a whole different story!

so when Madame Samm announced this blog hop, I knew just the project, 
You see I had this bundle of Kona 




and I knew a great tutorial, and could see just how it was going to look in my minds eye
do you get that too?

So I had a play ...


just to be sure, and sure I was!


so I made a few more, and now this is how far I am with these
and given all the excitement around here, its not until I took the picture I realized I have a little reverse stitching to do!  


I want to make this into a 4 x 4 size and I may put a wider border on it too, I'm thinking flying geese, 
just a few flying here and there!

so, you see, those Kona solids can inspire all sorts of pretty!
and as for the quilting - I can't wait!

so thats my little offering, please do go check out what everyone else has been up to as well, there's some very talented ladies on the hop today ...


Thanks for stopping by, hope to see you again soon

Happy Quilting!






67 comments:

maggie said...

Your Kona solids blocks are so pretty. I am trying to remember the name of the pattern that you used.
cheers
maggie

maggiemine42@gmail.com

VickiT said...

That's going to be a great looking quilt when you're done. Yep, you're correct; but only a little reverse stitching. OR leave it and put that on the back. ;)

Audrey said...

Your quilt is so soft looking. It will be a keeper. Isn't strange how we often don't see our errors until we lay out the blocks. Thanks for sharing.

QuiltSwissy said...

Oh wow! I love it!

Margaret said...

I love the way you put these colors together. I am learning so much about solids. Thanks for the inspiration

Carol said...

Great use of your solid Kona's...beautiful blocks!

One English Teacher said...

Those blocks are the perfect setting for a solid since the design itself has such a pattern to it.

OhioLori said...

Your blocks are soooo pretty!! Love them! Can't wait to see your finished quilt! Grrrreat job!!!

Carla said...

Those blocks are so pretty. The pattern is wonderful and your quilt will be so comfy with those colors. Very inspiring.

WhoMom said...

Your blocks are quite lovely and the color graduation is very nice. It's going to make up into a beautiful quilt. Thank you for sharing.

Judy B said...

Lovely soft colors for your blocks! Thank you for sharing.

Debbie said...

The blocks look great with the colors you chose, Trudi. I think you should leave that oops block the way it is! It looks unique and charming that way! Thanks for joining the hop.

Wendy said...

That pattern looks great in solids

Amy's Crafty Shenanigans said...

Wow Trudy - this will be gorgeous when finished! I LOVE those colours together :)

Karen Ackva said...

Hi Trudy! Oh, that is going to be so lovely. It starts out with soft relaxing colors and then "wakes you up" with color! Great idea and use of the block/color to make a wonderful quilt. I am looking forward to see the end creation!

MalinisQuilts said...

WOW! These are just beautiful! Love all the colors you choose!

QuiltSue said...

Those blocks are beautiful Trudi.

Mdm Samm said...

how pretty, it will be nice to see them all together in a quilt please let us know so I can update our pinterest board ok….glad you joined us….

Shari said...

pretty pretty pretty!

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Very pretty blocks!

Dorian said...

Thats going to be a great quilt when it's done. I like colors. Great job.

Leah said...

Those are great blocks! And I laughed out loud when you realized you had some unstitching to do. I have done that myself.

Linda said...

Love those blocks! They're perfect for showing off these pretty colors!

Sonia said...

This is looking great Trudi - love the graudation in colour!

Cheryl said...

I love the pattern and the colors you chose, I can't wait to see the finished quilt.

Agnes B. Bullock said...

Wow- these blocks are spectacular!

Sherry Von Fumetti said...

Great colors choices....lots of movement on the quilt. svonfumetti at yahoo dot com

Purl Buttons said...

Your blocks and color choice are so lovely! The remind me of spring rain on a pond. Just a drop here and there and the surface fractals into blues and greens. This will be a lovely finished quilt.

Litamora's Quilt & Design said...

Love the blocks you are making!

Archie the wonder dog said...

I love those blocks! Oh, and 'Yes!' to flying geese in a border!

Cindy said...

Oh my! You're so right that this was the perfect block to show off those pretty Kona shades. Fab choice, Truds.

thequiltedcat said...

A great start - this is sure to be a beautiful quilt when finished!

JanesQuilting said...

Your blocks are so pretty. I love the shades of Kona you choose for them.

Gill said...

Fabulous Trudi!
I look forward to seeing the finished quilt!

Lis Harwood said...

Plains can be so effective, love it.

Beth said...

I was never much of a solid person. But after seeing some of these fabulous projects in this blog hop, I'm going to have to give solids a try. Your blocks are beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

Bobbie said...

Fantastic colors and I love the pattern- can't wait to see it finished!

madebymeinred said...

My eyes are lovin' your quilt blocks. The colors are splendid!

Janarama said...

Oops. it happens to all of us once in a while. This is going to be beautiful when finished.

Flying Blind... said...

Loving you more for having an 'oops' moment!!

Indianna said...

Your blocks look beautiful in these colours and thanks for the link to the tutorial.

Tiffany said...

It looks awesome! I did the exact same thing as you. The other day I thought I would lay out all the blocks I was working on just for fun. It wasn't until after I snapped a photo that I realized I had one backwards too!

quilter said...

beautiful

Di said...

I just love your creativity. Lovely blocks T. Di x

Amanda Murphy said...

Lovely blocks! I really like the quilt! It would look great with a scrappy border too!

Emily C said...

Very pretty, even with an hst turned sideways.

Brandy Pettit said...

Wouldn't you know one of the brightest colors of the bunch just has to be different! This is going to look really neat when it's done, I've not seen this quilt block yet. Thank you for sharing!
~Brandy

Katy Cameron said...

Lol, oops! Looking grand though :o)

Jackie said...

Love, love the colours and the quilt.

CeLynn said...

I love me some geese! These are going to work up into such an awesome quilt. We all need to do a little reverse stitching from time to time ;) So glad to get to see your project,thanks for sharing.

Farm Quilter said...

Lovely pattern and it is perfect in solids!!!

Just Quilt It said...

Your blocks are lovely. This will look great when you finish. How do you plan on quilting it?

jan said...

LOve your blocks. The colors are really beautiful together!
xo jan

LJ said...

Very pretty; love those colors. Ha, ha. I've heard we should all take pictures of our design wall before sewing things together. Pictures show things our eyes just don't pick up on.

Cindy said...

Love the colors you used. And the block is great....all those half square triangles...that was a lot of work. Aren't you glad you saw the boo-boo's now before you sewed the blocks together?

JessicaK said...

Beautiful pattern. Getting the big picture look makes a big difference.

Peggy S said...

Your pattern and Kona solids were made for each other!

Lorna McMahon said...

A flying geese border would make a lovely addition to these gorgeous blocks! Thanks for sharing!

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

Isn't it amazing how solids can really make the block!!! You did an amazing job!

Reverse sewing. Love it!

heart of charnwood said...

These look amazing T, love them, and enjoy your reverse stitching, just the one block though I think! :o)

~Marica~ said...

Wonderful work :)

Katherine said...

OH! I love these blocks and your colours are just delicious together. This is going to be a gorgeous quilt! Thanks for sharing some Kona goodness with us.

Heidi [Banks of Frog Creek] said...

Very pretty :)

ScissorsandThread said...

Lovely blocks - the colours are beautiful.

Patty D from NC said...

very fun blocks!

Lisa said...

Love you blocks and colors - know were I can get a block pattern? Love it that much!

Robin said...

Oh, I love it! I really like the gradation of the colors. So so pretty!!