1/14/2014

Wake up to Kona / Kona sätter färg


Det går en färgvåg över kviltvärlden, där man sätter färg på sina lapptäcken med enfärgade tyger.

Kaufman har tagit fram massor av färgkulörer i sin serie Kona Cotton och har också tagit fram charmpack och packar med fat quarters i designade sammansättningar av färger. De senaste är packar som skall avspela soluppgång och solnedgång. Tyvärr har,  vad jag vet, inte så många svenska kviltare hittat de enfärgade tygerna ännu, kanske till stor del beroende på att kviltbutikerna här hemma ännu inte tagit hem tyger och framför allt inte visat vad man kan göra med tygerna.

För detta projekt var jag tvungen att inhandla mina tyger på internet och från USA.

There are a flood of color round and round the quilt world. You could really paint with solid colors today, which has been possible thanks to Kona Cotton solid. But I am sorry to say that this wave of playing with solid colors  has not yet reached the Swedish quilters. 
I have only found one Swedish quilt shop, that has some some Kona FQ bundles and some charm packs to choose among.

I started to buy from an internet shop in US some charmpacks and a bundle Kona Cotton , all Sunrise and Amanda Murphy´s book, which inspired me very much. I have one favorite in the book, the quilt called Circus, which I will make in the spring.

I thought that I needed some small table cloths now, when it is so grey out side, no snow at all here in the south of Sweden, to a kick off for Spring. There was no light enough outside  to take some smashing pictures, and really dark inside too, but I have tried my best.

Jag kände ett behov av några små dukar och hade hittat ett trevligt mönster som jag köpte här, där jag kunde använda några charms. Det behövdes endast åtta charms till denna duken, så det blev 32 stycken över. Här nedan ser du charm packen som jag utgick från.


I have started with this charmpack, and there are some left over charms   to use for later projects.




I found a pattern Round and Round that Thimble Blossoms has made and fall in love with that pattern. As the block is big 22 ", I thought that one block would be a good size for the small table cloth that I needed.
As the block only needed 8 charms there should be 32 charms left to play with for the next project.
There is an instruction in the pattern which give you four half square triangles in an easy way.


Denna duk blev 22 " så det är ett stort block, passande till en liten duk. Men man kan lätt minska på storleken, för jag tycker det är väldigt charmerande och kommer säkert att sy några block i mindre storlekar.




For this table cloth I have chosen the brighter shades from the charm pack to form the stars. Then I could´t stop FMQ, it is so fun, even if I am still quite new for this.

Som ni ser gick jag verkligen loss på frihandskviltningen. Jättekul att öva på mindre saker.





Yes,  there were 32 charms left from the first charm pack and I have had an idea long time to play more with wonky stars. I think these type of stars are so charming. This time I have played with tiny and small stars, the tiny are 3 "blocks and the small are 6 " blocks. 

Jag har sedan länge velat leka med s.k. Wonky Stars i olika storlekar och valde då att sy block som dels är mycket små och små, dvs 3 och 6 . Duken var verkligen kul att sy och det kommer att bli fler, för jag tänker göra ett mönster på duken och har börjat testa sy av ett mönstrat charm pack.

It was so fun to sew this table cloth, that I have started another one this time from a charm pack with patterns. I have also the intension to make  a pattern to sell , why it is a good idea to use a different charmpack to show different looks.

Like the first table cloth I took a new exercise of FMQ, which I really enjoyed.

Här har jag sytt bubblor och snurror, jättekul. Duken mäter knappt 50 cm och jag tycker att den är jättegullig.



My star table cloth is not so big, only 19 " in square, but I think it is a real cutie.

Thanks lovely Madame Samm  and our cheerleader Carol for organizing and putting it all together
and Robert Kaufman, Aurifil and Amanda Murphy for contributing with wonderful prizes.

Now hop over to the other participating ladies for today.

Hoppa nu över till  de andra deltagande kviltarna i dag enligt länkarna nedan.

Hill Valley Quilter ( that´s me)
Enjoy the rest of our blog hopping, we are lucky to have some more days drooling over all the lovely projects with glowing colors. 

Ha det bra och kolla gärna kommande dagar, ni hittar alla länkarna varje dag hos Madame Samm .

Greetings from Malmö and Sweden

Britt-Inger



96 kommentarer:

  1. I love your Kona projects and the quilting looks fabulous! They are all just beautiful! Thanks for hopping with us. :O)

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  2. Vilka härliga dukar du har sytt. Din kviltning är fantastiskt fin.

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  3. Oh my, Stars! Brit, your table toppers are each so sweet. I think I like the wonky stars the best! Your quilting is beautiful and it is obvious you were having fun with it. Great job on all!

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  4. I so love the way quilting looks on Kona fabric. Your quilting is wonderful. Very nice table toppers. Colorful and happiness about. It's so nice to add all this color to our winter.

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  5. Your table quilts are fantastic! Your quilting is lovely, very professional. Thank you for sharing.

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  6. Kjempefine prosjekter, og veldig bra FMQ!

    SvaraRadera
  7. Otroligt vackra arbeten du gjort ..och Konas charkpack den bara är!!!Bambikram

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  8. Underbara saker du skapat och vilken fantastisk frihandskviltare du är. Är väl redan fullärd??:-))
    Kram Gudrun

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  9. I love how you used your charm pack. The quilting is beautiful too

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  10. Dina dukar är jättefina och fin quiltning. Du är verkligen ihärdig.

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  11. Jättefina dukar och jag undrar litet smått, varför går Du kursen för Leah? :-))) Du verkar ju fullärd!
    kram

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  12. I love your round and round it's so pretty! And your stars are gorgeous too!

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  13. Oh, those are two very, very lovely quilts. It is great to see that you had so much fun especially with the quiling. Don't give away those scraps. Since they are hard to come by, put them into a new project. Go crazy with the colors! Keep up the good work!

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  14. Both your projects are darling! The stars are just full of cuteness!

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  15. Oh die Tablecloth, Tischdecken gefallen mir besonders in den Farben. Auch ich finde den Zirkus ein gelungenes Quilt.
    Gruß Sylvia

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  16. Those are both so beautiful. I love the quilting you did. It is fun once you get started, isn't it. I am loving Kona solids so much through this hop.

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  17. Beautiful projects...love your FMQ!

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  18. Oh what a great use of a charm pack of color! And your quilting is just beautiful.

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  19. wellllll my sweet Britt-Inger…I love them both…hard to choose a favourite since they are both beautiful. YOU are such a great quilter too…our hops just would not be the same without your loveliness spread all over them ….today no exception xo

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  20. Pretty table toppers - thanks for sharing.

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  21. Your projects are beautiful, and the quilting is really wonderful!

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  22. Kjempefine duker, og flott quiltning. Det der med kurs er det mange eom lurer på. :-)

    Very nice projects both of them.
    I've seen them i.r.l. and I can just say, they look wonderful.
    Well done.

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  23. Those are both so cute. And will surely add some sunshine to a dark and dreary day. Great job!

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  24. Övning lönar sig verkligen, fin-fin kviltning! kram Katarina

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  25. Beautiful quilts! Great color combos and great quilting!

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  26. This is such a sweet quilt.. I love how your quilting has made it extra soft looking too

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  27. Your quilts are gorgeous! What great projects for brightening those gray days!

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  28. Your contributions to the hop are really nice. Thanks for sharing!

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  29. Love your quilts. They are so cheerful, and the quilting is lovely.

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  30. I love both of your table toppers! They are very cheerful. Thanks for sharing. svonfumetti at yahoo dot com

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  31. Love your table toppers- and your quilting is wonderful!

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  32. Your table toppers are wonderful. You did such wonderful quilting. Pretty, pretty. Thank you for sharing.

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  33. Jag använder Google translate så ursäkta mig om jag inte välja rätt ord eller fraser.
    Dina bords toppers är så vackra och glada. Jag gillar den vackra krans form med ljusare colors.Your wonky stjärnor är charmiga, och din maskin-quiltning skicklighet är imponerande. Jag är glad att jag stoppad av din blogg idag.

    I am using Google translate so please excuse me if I did not select the correct words or phrases.
    Your table-toppers are so pretty and cheerful. I like the pretty wreath shape with the brighter colors.Your wonky stars are charming, and your machine-quilting skill is impressive. I am glad I stopped by your blog today.

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  34. I love your small quilts! The quilting is fabulous. When others see this, you may well be starting a solid quilt trend in your home country. Looking forward to seeing more of your work with solids when you make the quilt from the book. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work ... :) Pat

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  35. Marvelous toppers and your choice of quilting design is bang on!

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  36. Your free motion quilting is fantastic! And you're new to it, that gives me hope for myself :) Thanks for sharing your pretty projects!
    ~Brandy
    brandizzle7133 at gmail dot com
    pamperedpettit.blogspot.com

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  37. Great job on your table quilts - really pretty with the Kona solids. Your quilting is very beautiful.

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  38. Both are just beautiful. I do love the looks of a white background with fun splashes of color.

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  39. Love, Love, Love your table toppers. Great design and beautiful quilting. Thanks for joining the hop and sharing with us.

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  40. wow your' table toppers are so wonderful and so pretty. The FMQ is fantastic. I am new to FMQ myself, you did great. Thanks for the inspiration and for sharing.

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  41. Cute projects and I like the quilitng on them.

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  42. Very beautiful, Britt! Those colours really look wonderful on the white and the design is just perfect. Your work is amazing!

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  43. I love this pattern - off to check it out!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  44. Pretty! The quilting is pretty too. Thanks for sharing them. vickise at gmail dot com

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  45. These are both so cotton pickin cute! And your fmq is terrific. Great job. Thanks for sharing.
    xo jan

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  46. Ja, dina dukar är verkligen fina och jätteroligt att sett dem IRL i lördags. Du är verkligen jätteduktig på FMQ! Kram Catarina

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  47. I love the colors you used and the quilting just brings the quilt to a whole new level!

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  48. Beautiful work. Thank you for sharing.

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  49. I love both of your projects! very cheerful and springing- it is sew hard to stop "free motioning" once you start- it is way too fun

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  50. Beautiful...I love how you made your stars. And the colors you choose...perfect!

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  51. Very pretty quilt. i enjoy all the star quilts the most i think.

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  52. Adorable projects and great quilting…thanks for sharing :)

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  53. Absolutely stunning table toppers and your quilting is fabulous!

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  54. With your Kona solids on white it is your FMQing that truly brings these quilts to life. Stunning job. Thank you sew much for hopping...

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  55. Both table toppers are wonderful, and so cheerful for gray days. Your paisley quilting in the first one is great - can't believe you are a beginner - and your pebbling circles look good, too. Thanks so much for making these very attractive pieces to share with us.

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  56. These are gorgeous!!

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  57. I love your table cloth. It is very cheery and pretty.
    cheers
    maggie

    maggiemine42@gmail.com

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  58. Beautiful. Happy New Year from Oklahoma, USA. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  59. Your quilting on both of these is amazing!

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  60. This hop just keeps getting better and better! I love your projects and the quilting is lovely!

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  61. I really like the airy look to your first star quilt and the lines in the stars work well with the circular designs in your quilting. That certainly makes it an outstanding mini quilt. Keep up the good work, K

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  62. Such pretty pieces and your quilting compliments them beautifully!

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  63. It's beautiful! Love it! :)

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  64. How beautiful. Like a starry rainbow!

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  65. Your stars just twinkle right off the little table toppers! Wonderful FMQ,I could not tell you are just learning. Did you use a pattern for the 19" one or make up your own?

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  66. I love the quilt and your quilting is great.

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  67. Your table toppers are so beautiful! I love the quilting on them, too.

    Susie

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  68. Both of your projects are just so beautiful and the quilting is fantastic. For this being something knew to you did a wonderful job.

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  69. Your star quilt is adorable. I love how the colors jump out with the light background. You do beautiful quilting!

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  70. You always impress me. These are both gorgeous. Amazing colors and patterns. Your FMQ is perfect.

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  71. Beautiful work!! You did grrrreat job! Love your Table Topper!

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  72. Great use of that little charm pack. I love those simple little stars, too, and the bright colors on white make it look so spring sparkly. I think your FMQ is wonderful; great stitching patterns and I really like the circles.

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  73. I love both your table toppers. It is hard to choose a favorite one. Your FMQ suits each quilt well. Your adventures with Kona solids are going to be great. Thanks for sharing.

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  74. I love your projects and your quilting is awesome

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  75. marvelous table mats! bright and cheery on short winter days. love your quilting!

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  76. Both of your little quilts are so wonderful! I love them. And your quilting is great. You've done an excellent job.

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  77. So pretty. And the round and round quilt reminds me of little colorful birds flying in a circle.

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  78. Such sweet charming table toppers and a great job quilting them! Thank you for sharing.

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  79. Åh, jag tycker att det är så härligt att se Din frihandsquiltning!

    Dollandesign

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  80. Beautiful, lovely, and bright! Perfect table cover-I think I might be inspired here. The Kona colors are so happy, aren't they.
    Thank you for sharing your talent and ideas!

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  81. Pretty quilts.
    24Tangent@gmail.com

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  82. Your first quilt is on my to-do list! You did a fantastic job with both of your projects! The colors are so very happy....

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  83. Riktigt söta små dukar. Gillar speciellt dina skeva stjärnor. Underbara!

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  84. Very pretty quilt and you did some beautiful quilting too.

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  85. snyggt Britt-Inger..Hade tänkt mig något men men tygerna kom bara någon dag innan det var dags att visa i denna blog hop..

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  86. I love them both and I'm so envious of your quilting - you're doing a fabulous job with it! blessings, marlene

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  87. Beautiful! I love the white background with the colorful stars.

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  88. Maybe with your beautiful Kona projects more Swedish quilt shops will be inspired to carry Kona solids. Your projects are amazing. Not only is your piecing beautiful but also your free motion quilting is phenomenal. Last night I just finished hand stitching a small project and need to quilt it, so I'm elated to see your small project. It makes me happy to see such inspiration. Thank you for participating in the blog hop and being a great inspiration to all.

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  89. These are all so beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing your creativity.

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  90. Both table quilts are simply beautiful! Fantastic job quilting them too!!!

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  91. So lovely!
    Greetings from Finland!
    Hugs, Ulla

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  92. Så fina!! Härliga färger och fin quiltning!

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  93. I hadn't seen this until today -- the quilting is just gorgeous!

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