Thursday, January 23, 2014

And . . . We have a WINNER!!!

The week got away from me and I should have done this drawing yesterday. BUT, well, I did get it done.  You will laugh at how UN tech savvy I am!
I printed off all the comments, cut them up, put them in a bowl, had my daughter "stir them up" and then she picked a winner!

And the winner is:    Sew.Darn.Quilt

I have sent you an email asking for your name and address.  Congratulations! You will receive the pattern and fabric pictured above.

Thank you so much everyone, for coming by to visit during the hop! It was lots of fun for me and I hope to join another one soon!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Wake up to Kona - It's My Turn!! PLUS a Give-Away


Have you been "Blog Hopping"?  I have and it always amazes me how talented others are and how I have this growing love for Kona solids! Be sure to visit everyone on this hop to get your fill of "eye candy"!

My initial draw to this blog hop was because of the BIG COFFEE CUP!!! And the idea of Kona Coffee (OK, so I have an addiction to coffee - is there a 12 step program somewhere???)  :)

Before going any further though, I want to extend my sincerest thanks to Madame Samm from Sew We Quilt, for spear-heading this wonderful blog hop!  And MANY MANY Thanks to Carol from Just Let Me Quilt, for being our tireless cheerleader!
Madame Samm works behind the scenes to procure sponsors. This time we have to thank:

Amanda Murphy, author of Color Essentials
Robert Kaufman fabrics - The company that brings us Kona Cottons
Aurifil Thread (they help us keep it together)
Now back to the business at hand . . .  Creating a project out of Kona Solids.
After I joined, my mind started to go a bit crazy.  I had just received the latest copy of McCalls Quilting magazine (January/February 2014)  and on the cover was a gorgeous Lone Star block.  I thought, oooh! That would look great as a sunrise star, then how about a sunset star?  BUT - it was Christmastime after all, and who would possibly have time?  Surely not me.  SO, on to another idea.  I went to my local quilt shop to see what Kona solids they had (not a very big variety).  So I thought - how about mug rugs with applique'd snowflakes?  Nah, not colorful enough.
Why not do a project on my list and change it a little?  GREAT!!
I have a grand daughter who was born just 2 months ago and my daughter-in-law chose Butterflies as her theme.  (After 6 grandsons, I now have a granddaughter!)
I saw a quilt like this when I did an internet search and decided to do one.  Here it is:

I used a Charm Pack of Kona Pastels, Kona Unbleached White on the front and back, and Kona Light blue for the binding.   It is raw edge applique and will look cute when it gets washed (I hope).   Oh, then I made this for the back:
I apologize for the photography.  I did not get it completed until after the sun went down.  Then, I have a new little camera I was trying out.  Hopefully next time I will PLAN and be better prepared!
Now HOP on over and visit these other talented ladies today:
January 13
Cathy’s Chatter   (that's me)
NOW  . . .    drum roll please  . . . .   The Give Away:
I will send this pattern and 1/2 yard cuts of the two blues shown to one person drawn at the end of the blog hop.  All you need to do is leave me a comment.  For another chance, leave an additional comment telling me you are a follower (new or old, doesn't matter).  Two extra days have been added to this blog hop (January 20th and 21st).  I will choose a winner on the 22nd.  Please be sure you are not a "no reply" blogger or I will have to choose someone else.
Good Luck!



Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Wake up to Kona Blog Hop

The hop started today!  Be sure to follow the bloggers in this hop each day! There is some spectacular talent out there!
My day is next Monday, the 13th - be sure to check back!