Thursday, October 25, 2012

Blogger's Quilt Festival: One in Every (Kona) Color

It's always fun when Blogger's Quilt Festival rolls around. Amy puts a lot of time into it, so thanks, Amy!

I know a lot of you have already seen this, but honestly, One in Every (Kona) Color is my favorite finish of 2012 so far.
I was trying to duplicate the Kona color card, since I just adore working with solids, and used the iconic Pantone color blocks as my inspiration.
It started with trimming lots of charm pack squares,
printing out lots of labels that included the color number and name,
and then meticulously matching them up to reproduce the Kona color card.
 All of their 243 colors is represented. I had some spaces to fill so I added some other information from the color card, including washing instructions. This turned out to be a good idea, because not only did it fill the space that needed to be filled, it gave the eye a place to rest in all that sea of color.
I thought and thought about how to quilt it. While not a fan of stitch-in-the-ditch, except for a line of quilting through the white labels, everything else is stitched in the ditch. There were so many colors to take into consideration and I also didn't want anything to detract from all the color.

I used the wonky alphabet by Kelby Sews for the back,

black and white striped binding a la Red Pepper Quilts,
and ended with a tribute to Pantone, the initial inspiration for the quilt, a label using the color of the year, Tangerine Tango.
This was such a fun quilt to make. Thanks for stopping by, and enjoy the rest of the Quilt Festival--there is so much to see!
Quilt Stats:
Size: 63x72 inches
Quilted by: Me
Best Category: Throw, ROYGBIV

113 comments:

  1. This is such a FABULOUS quilt! I love the idea, and the execution is spot on! Bravo!

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  2. Hi! Your quilt is fantastic! As a colour-lover I would never get tired to watch this! You have made amazing work! x Teje

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  3. And the best thing - you can't loose this Kona Colour Card you just sewed ;-)) It looks great, thanks for sharing !

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  4. Isn't that just so fun! Love it. How great to have a reference that's also useful to snuggle under. Thanks for sharing and have a great day

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  5. I guess I'm repearing myself now since I have admired this quilt a few times already, but I love, love, love it!

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  6. WOW! I don't know how I missed this the first time. It is spectacular and definitely a labor of love! Very creative. Spectacular!

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  7. Wow! I am always impressed with all of your quilts!! Such talent and attention to detail! I was wondering though. What did you print on? Regular White quilter's cotton, with a normal printer?

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  8. I am sooooo impressed with this quilt, Cindy! You are my idol!

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  9. Any quilter would be head over heels for this quilt Cindy!!! So much time and effort and I appreciate you indulging us with it!

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  10. Great idea! It looks fantastic; great riff on quilting and the stripy binding is perfect! Well done!

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  11. It's an amazing quilt!

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  12. Fantastic! You are so clever!

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  13. This is jaw-dropping wonderful! From idea to execution your cleverness and skill shine through! It really is fantastic!

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  14. Oh. My. Gosh. I am seriously impressed with this quilt. Such a great idea and I LOVE the final product. Great work!

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  15. Such a fabulous quilt! I loved reading about your process for making this. You've got my vote!

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  16. As I've said before, this is a pretty genius quilt!

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  17. It doesn't matter how many times we have seen it....it is still amazing.

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  18. So glad you chose to enter this one. It is fantastic.

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  19. This is one very special quilt from a person with extraordinary talent.

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  20. Wow! I am suprised RK didn't snatch this up for their quilt market booth!

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  21. Such an awesome quilt! Enjoy the festival : )

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  22. I can not say enough about this quilt. It's one of my all-time favourites and is just so "Cindy" in its use of colour. Love, love, love.

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  23. So much fun! Hopefully you can use it as a gigantic Kona color card! :)

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  24. This is so clever! Thanks for sharing it today!

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  25. Oh, I really love this quilt. It is just so fun and pretty, and so unique! Also, I admire your dedication to putting all those squares in the correct order with their matching names.

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  26. So cool!!! What an ingenious idea! Awesome!

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  27. Wonderful, amazing, creative, unique! Love it.

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  28. I adore everything about this quilt! The thought and consideration given to every little detail is amazing!!

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  29. Holy Cow! This is amazing!! :)

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  30. Amazing! I' m staring at it open mouthed! What a work of patience. Congrats on such a wonderful quilt!

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  31. I *love* this quilt! I wish I had thought of it!! You did a spectacular job! My graphic design daughter would faint with joy if I made her this one!

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  32. It had to be this quilt! I still love it!

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  33. Oh my....is all I can say! You've blown me away!

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  34. This is an amazing quilt with so much work. It looks wonderful. Love the binding.

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  35. Wow! What a great quilt. What a great reference tool!

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  36. Wow! What a great quilt. What a great reference tool!

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  37. This is such a perfect quilt. I'm pretty sure I don't have the patience for making one (unless it came in a pre-cut kit, in which case I am so there) but it is so perfect for a studio wall! Just amazing.

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  38. I don't mind seeing it again! I think that its brilliant!

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  39. Yup, this is pretty darn clever - and awesome!

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  40. Wow! Such a great idea... definitely a labor of love. :)

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  41. As a woman who has painted LOTS and will always paint I have spent a lot of time looking at paint samples and I just love seeing a wall of color. I adore this quilt and how much it reminds me of all the color options available. This is such a wonderful idea and you did such a wonderful job!!! :)

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  42. Oh I love this - such a fun quilt. Thanks for sharing.

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  43. Amazing, what a brilliant idea!

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  44. Whoo hoo, your very own Kona color chart. I know who to visit when I need to pick out a color!! What a fun idea!

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  45. Cindy, I Ioved this the first time I saw it and I'm still drooling! hehe! Thanks for sharing your creativity.

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  46. Wow! This is really cool! Thanks for sharing!

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  47. what a great idea! So nice. Hope you hang it somewhere to show it.

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  48. Wow! Amazing and fantastic! What a great
    way to honour Kona solid cottons. And to
    add text to the "empty" spaces... awesome
    idea. Wow!

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  49. This is definitely one of my favorites that you have ever made!

    Jennifer :)

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  50. Um, just wow, wow, wow. INCREDIBLE!

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  51. wow! what a great idea, I think it's very pretty. :)

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  52. Really pretty quilt.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  53. I am always amazed by quilters' creativity. This is one of those amazing ones! Simple (not meaning easy) yet creative and so pretty!!!

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  54. One of my most favorite quilts, ever!

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  55. It is stunningly beautiful and very unique! Love your idea of using a color card for inspiration :)

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  56. I did see this when you first blogged it, but it is so gorgeous, it is worth another look. Amazing job.

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  57. what a great idea and so beautifully executed

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  58. Fun quilt!

    Margaret
    www.quiltsoflove.blogspot.com

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  59. wow wow wow
    what an original quilt - love it!!

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  60. ha ha just had to laugh, because I said the same thing as trish before me - but it is a triple wow

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  61. Glad to see this quilt again Cindy!!!! It's just so special!

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  62. I hope you send a picture to the Kona manufacturer. This is a beautiful quilt!

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  63. Love the quilt. I am glad I found your blog because I like to make things with the selvages of fabric also.

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  64. Ack! Still love this quilt. If ever it needed a home?

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  65. I adore this quilt, Cindy :) RK should totally buy it from you to show at Market every year!!

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  66. Such a treasure. I am always impressed when I visit your blog. LOVE your use of solids. You amaze me!

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  67. Wow! I'm speechless! I am in awe.

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  68. I sure love this quilt!! You know recently I referred to you as the Queen of all things selvage...I think you are also the Queen of all things Kona ;-)

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  69. Absolutely amazing! What a fabulous idea. The back is really cool too. Good luck

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  70. This is an amazing job...Kona rules!

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  71. Now look at that! Kona should want to borrow it from you for market!

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  72. Best color chart I have seen!! Amazing layout and execution. I love it!

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  73. Now THAT is creative! Snuggle and a handy reference too! What could be better :)

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  74. I love it! And I love my colour card too! I'm about to make a quilt that also uses the different packs of kona charm squares. I was wondering have you washed this? If so how did it go?

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  75. What a wonderful quilt. What are you going to do when they come out with new colours? :)

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  76. Oh my, your very own larger than life colour card :) Such a fun idea. I love your choice of binding, too.

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  77. This is wonderfully creative & so gorgeous!

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  78. Wow, what a clever idea - well done

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  79. I just love this. So creative and nice and fun.

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  80. This is amazing--beautiful, inspiring, and useful too, I'll bet! Great idea and execution!

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  81. Surely this is the most "colorful" quilt of the bunch. Fabulous.

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  82. Fun and practical! I LOVE the abundance of color and how you took inspiration from the color card itself. It is spectacular-- many thanks for sharing and bringing a smile to my face. :)

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  83. Such a fabulous idea for a quilt - love it!

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  84. Cindy, I think I've already commented on this quilt before, but it's just too amazing not to comment again. I love it. It's just creative, fun, & unique. Love it!

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  85. That quilt is amazing Cindy!!! How did I miss that on your blog? Love it!

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  86. You get my vote in this round too!

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  87. What a great idea, I love your color card quilt! I think the ditch quilting is best for it to bring out the card "effect". Congrats on making it to the finals!

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  88. I'm just now reading about this - what an amazing quilt!!

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  89. I just stumbled upon this and I love it! I would love to make something like this to hang on the wall of my office at the printing company that I work for! Perhaps with the closest Pantone color match included with the color name (now to track down all of those Kona colors!).

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