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:

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Candied Fabrics said... #

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

Teje Karjalainen said... #

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

quilthexle said... #

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

Eileen said... #

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

Kristy @ Quiet Play said... #

Love love love!

Kerstin said... #

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

Becky (My Fabric Obsession) said... #

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

Katherine said... #

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?

Carla said... #

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

Annabella said... #

Unbelievably amazing!

Sara said... #

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

Camilla said... #

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

Anonymous said... #

It's an amazing quilt!

Mary said... #

Fantastic! You are so clever!

SarahZ said... #

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

randi--i have to say said... #

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

Terriaw said... #

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

Kristan said... #

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

Needled Mom said... #

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

Mama Pea said... #

I can see why! It's fabulous!

PaintedThread said... #

Neat!

Cindy Sharp said... #

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

Deborah said... #

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

Alicia said... #

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

Carla said... #

Such an awesome quilt! Enjoy the festival : )

Heather D. said... #

FABULOUS Cindy! Wow.

CitricSugar said... #

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.

Lindsey said... #

seriously awesome quilt!

Alison V. said... #

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

Staci said... #

This is so clever! Thanks for sharing it today!

Jennie {Clover and Violet} said... #

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.

Kelsey said... #

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

Lisa E said... #

Wonderful, amazing, creative, unique! Love it.

LethargicLass said... #

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

Jocelyn said... #

WOW what a fabulous quilt!! Great job!

Kelli Fannin Quilts said... #

Holy Cow! This is amazing!! :)

sonia said... #

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

Anonymous said... #

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!

Amy Friend said... #

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

Mrs Flying Blind... said... #

Yep, still completely amazing!

John'aLee said... #

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

Karen said... #

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

Helen said... #

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

Helen said... #

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

Gretchen said... #

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.

Jennifer said... #

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

Heidi Staples said... #

This is so incredibly clever!

Debbie said... #

Yup, this is pretty darn clever - and awesome!

SaraVictorious said... #

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

Unknown said... #

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!!! :)

Sunshine Girl said... #

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

Marg said... #

Amazing, what a brilliant idea!

Calicojoan said... #

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!

pinsandneedles said... #

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

Krista @ Sewwhatscooking.com said... #

Wow! This is really cool! Thanks for sharing!

Franziska said... #

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

Lorna said... #

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

Rachaeldaisy said... #

BRILLIANT!!!!!!

Sarah said... #

Fab, fabbity, fab!

Jennifer said... #

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

Jennifer :)

Tiffany said... #

Wow!

Lisa said... #

Um, just wow, wow, wow. INCREDIBLE!

April said... #

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

SewCalGal said... #

Really pretty quilt.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Carol E. said... #

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

felicity said... #

Love love this one, Cindy!

Julie said... #

One of my most favorite quilts, ever!

pratima said... #

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

charlotte said... #

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

moira said... #

what a great idea and so beautifully executed

Mom said... #

Fun quilt!

Margaret
www.quiltsoflove.blogspot.com

trish said... #

Wow wow wow!
Fabulous! :o)

Barb said... #

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

Barb said... #

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

Rene' said... #

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

Laura said... #

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

Lisa Lisa said... #

Oh my goodness! So cool!

Mary Ann said... #

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

Cathy said... #

So awesome!

Heidi Grohs said... #

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

Marit said... #

Just fantastic!
; )

vexa said... #

Awesome!

Elizabeth Dackson said... #

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

Archie the wonder dog said... #

It's amazing - definitely a winner!

Unknown said... #

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

Anonymous said... #

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

Michelle said... #

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 ;-)

Gillian Grimmett said... #

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

Anonymous said... #

What a seriously cool quilt!!

Η Πευκοβελόνα said... #

This is an amazing job...Kona rules!

Rachel at Stitched in Color said... #

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

Kate Brown said... #

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

Ronny said... #

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

Hitch and Thread said... #

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?

Színek és álmok said... #

Quilting Very nice work :)

Emma said... #

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

tusen said... #

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

Unknown said... #

This is wonderfully creative & so gorgeous!

Anonymous said... #

Wow, what a clever idea - well done

Sarcastic Quilter said... #

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

Casey said... #

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

Marjorie's Busy Corner said... #

Now this is unique!! great job!

Anne / Springleaf Studios said... #

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

Robin said... #

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. :)

Kirsten said... #

Such a fabulous idea for a quilt - love it!

Sarah Lou said... #

This is AMAZING!!

Kati said... #

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!

Allison said... #

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

Carla said... #

I voted today ; )

Camilla said... #

You get my vote in this round too!

Kati from Kati's Quilting said... #

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!

christaquilts said... #

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

Unknown said... #

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!).