Tuesday, September 25, 2012

WIP Wednesday: One in Every (Kona) Color

Does this ever happen to you? You have a little seed of an idea. You start working on your little idea and it kind of takes on a life of its own. That's what happened with this quilt.

It probably all started when I decided I loved all things Pantone. I love their simple, yet iconic, block of color with the name of the color.

You get the idea...

Then at spring quilt market in May, thanks to Robert Kaufman, I ended up with not only the brand new Kona color card, but a charm pack with all the new Kona colors. And then the two things, Kona cottons and Pantone, kind of did a mash-up in my head. And a couple of weeks ago I finished "One in Every (Kona) Color." The first people to see the completed quilt were the fabulous people at Robert Kaufman. And currently, in my sewing room, my camera is on a tripod and I'm waiting for good light to take better pictures. But I couldn't wait to share it now that it is officially completed!
This is essentially my re-creation of the Kona color card. I have every single color of Kona cotton, and, in Pantone style, the name of the color and the manufacturer's number.

I love this quilt! It was fun to make, although it required a weekend where I spent hours printing out the names of the colors onto printer-friendly fabric (I'll be doing a review of my thoughts on Friday), checking and double checking to make sure the names were matched with the proper colors and that there were no typos.
On Friday, I'll be posting progress photos and some close-ups. Along with that, I'll be giving away my scraps from this quilt, which basically involve a 1-inch by 5-inch strip of every single color of Kona cotton. I hope you will come back here on Friday.

In other news, I have also been working on My Granny is Amish. I ended up quilting it with no. 8 perle cotton using my sewing machine!
 And I think this black fabric has grabbed every single piece of lint in a two-mile radius!
October is my month for the Stash Trad Bee, and because I seemingly can't get enough of granny squares, I chose that block again, although the great granny square--which has another round of colors, for the start of a Halloween quilt: Granny Says Boo! This is my sample block:
I'm linking up at Freshly Pieced:


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Debbie said... #

oh wow - your KONA quilt is something else! Can't wait to hear more about it. So creative!

Sel said... #

Love that KONA quilt! :)

Lee said... #

Wow, that Kona quilt is incredible! What a great idea! Please tell me Kaufman will be displaying this at Quilt Market?? Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday. : )

Anne said... #

I also love all things Pantone, and that Kona quilt is SO BRILLIANT! I love it so very much! I am going to follow your blog so I can see the follow-up posts about it. :D (Well and because your blog is cool!)

felicity said... #

Holy crap. That is a completely fabulous quilt, Cindy! I will be back on Friday hoping to win your scraps!

Susan said... #

Every colour! I'm jealous! You won't need that card anymore, will you? Oh, I suppose the quilt will be too big to take fabric shopping!! It's incredible! I'm with Lee- this MUST be put on display @ Quilt Market!

Charlotte said... #

WOW!!!!!!! that's incredible!!!!!

Kristy @ Quiet Play said... #

Wow! Absolutely stunning and gorgeous quilt! Oh and much less chance of it disappearing in the sewing room than a colour card - how handy to match new fabrics now heheh!

verykerryberry said... #

Cindy, that is the most amazing quilt! What a superb idea and amazing execution!

Salley said... #

I love reading your blog and i shall definitely be back on Friday! Your "one in Every (Kona) Colour" is such a standout quilt....fun and vibrant.

Hitch and Thread said... #

This is amazing! What a great idea. And now you have a decent size sample of each colour too!

Kirsty said... #

WOW!!! That Kona Quilt is amazing!!!

tartankiwi said... #

Wow wow wow Cindy!!! Your Kona quilt is such a wonderful idea and you have executed it perfectly! Will be curious to hear more about it.

FabricFascination said... #

What a great idea to make a kona color card sampler. It looks fabulous.

Toni said... #

I think this has been said, but WOW! The Kona quilt is so fun and would be an amusing read while you're curled up on the couch!

Nicole said... #

Wow! Love that Kona color card quilt! And so much easier to use than the color card!

Elizabeth Dackson said... #

Holy cow, Cindy, that Kona quilt is positively amazing!! Wow! I absolutely love it, and I think RK should totally add it to their booth at Market. :)

Archie The Wonder Dog said... #

It's incredible and I can't wait for the close-ups! I also love your Amish granny - did you put the perle in the bobbin and work upside down or was it okay as the top thread?

B Greene said... #

Cindy - what a wonderful idea! It is spectacular!! Thanks for sharing and I am looking forward to the close-ups :-)

Katy Cameron said... #

Oh wow, that quilt is amazing, and printing out all the names too?! I bow to your inventiveness and attention to detail!

Brenda said... #

It's fabulous. Your very own oversized Kona colour chart!

pinsandneedles said... #

Oh my! How clever are you to make a color card of Kona cottons! I love it and Kona too! Fantastic!

MaterialGirlQuilts said... #

Your KONA quilt is so awesome!!! Looking forward to the close up photos. I am also loving your quilting on the granny quilt. So clever to use perle cotton. Are there any tricks/tips for doing that?

Carla said... #

Cindy, I'm so happy to finally see your Kona Quilt. Awesome job, girlfriend....quilted and bound too!! Woo HOO! I so like your Amish Granny squares, too....wondering what you used on the bobbin to do the quilting.
You are on a roll!!

Anne at Film and Thread said... #

Oh, wow! What a great idea and great execution. Now the only thing we need is for Robert Kaufman to work with you to sell a kit with all the colors and the text printed so the rest of us can make a quilt like this. Absolutely love it!

Vio said... #

O.M.G. Your Kona/Pantone quilt is the most fabulous quilt I have ever seen! I don't have the proper vocabulary to describe my feelings for this quilt. I may just have to pull up this post randomly and stare at that colorful goodness.

Anonymous said... #

The Kona Quilt is awesome. Robert Kauffman should buy that from you for advertising! Then again, maybe you don't want to give it up.

Needled Mom said... #

I love the Moda quilt!!!!! That is awesome and your granny looks fabulous too.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said... #

Just gorgeous

Katie B said... #

Your kona quilt blows my mind! Awesome job!

Unknown said... #

I love your kona quilt. :)

Carla said... #

Aren't you the clever one! Love your Kona quilt

Deborah said... #

Amazing work!! Just amazing!

Nancy@owensolivia said... #

Great Kona quilt!

Terriaw said... #

Your color quilt is so much more fun than you described it. How fun to recreate Kona's color card with their fabrics. I do love working with printer-friendly fabrics, and have even used them for a few graphic design projects, so I'm curious to hear what you think of them.

Kati said... #

I adore your Kona quilt!! That is just amazing.

diegoagogo said... #

I just LOVE the Kona quilt!! I can see a lot of people wanting to copy that idea. The grannies are also gorgeous.
London, UK

Mrs Flying Blind... said... #

The Kona has left me speechless x

FlourishingPalms said... #

You are a rock star! A quiltmaking genius! That Kona quilt is amazing. Way to go, Cindy!

The Michelle Show said... #

You KONA quilt is AMAZING!! That is truly creative and crisp! I just made a post about someone sending a rainbow my way for inspiration and I totally got my wish.. thanks for sharing!

Heidi Grohs said... #

Un...be...lievable! You never cease to amaze me!!

Chez Roo said... #

Omg, your Kona-meets-Pantone quilt is amazing. Love, love, love love it.

Taryn V. said... #

Your Kona quilt is absolutely gorgeous! The back is perfect too, love that patchwork heart!

Lisa E said... #

The Kona quilt is to die for! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE post lots of photos soon.

Em said... #

I'm going to add to the voices saying how amazing your Kona quilt is. What an incredible project!

Laurie Wisbrun | Scarlet Fig said... #

This is brilliant Chindy!!!

Laurie Wisbrun | Scarlet Fig said... #

And I can't type :) Cindy. xo

Margaret said... #

You must live more than two miles from me, because my quilts pick up every bit of lint within a 2-mile radius, too! Your Kona quilt is fabulous. I can't wait to read more about it.

Amy Friend said... #

LOVE your Kona quilt! I missed it till today! Yikes! Oh, I can only imagine how much you poured over it looking for typos. That would have made me crazy. It's awesome.

Lindsay Conner said... #

You are amazing!

Ralitza said... #

Gorgeous quilts!
I love the Colourcard quilt and the Amish squares are just lovely! The colours sparkle.

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Mama Pea said... #

Everything is amazing. I love the Kona color quilt. LOVE! And your granny one is great, too. I can't wait for the review of the printable fabric and for you discussion of quilting with the perle cotton. You're a tease. I want more!

Rachel said... #

Absolutely beautiful!

Teje Karjalainen said... #

Wow, that is so fantastic quilt! Your idea and desing is perfect!

Anonymous said... #

Your Kona quilt is just amazing! What a fantastic idea!

Anne / Springleaf Studios said... #

I'd say Kona must love you! It's a great quilt and surely bound for fame. How did it go with the perle in your machine? Any special tricks because I'd like to try it.

Ivete Tecedor said... #

Wow, what a great quilt! You just made my day =)

Maureen Cracknell Handmade said... #

You are seriously incredible!! That Kona quilt is beyond brilliant!!

amy smart said... #

This is amazing, Cindy!! I still can't get over it. And yes, I hope Kaufman displays it at Market!

Alyce @ Blossom Heart Quilts said... #

I'm sitting here with my mouth open wide! That Kona quilt is AMAZING!

Jeannette said... #

Fabulous quilt and great idea!!!

Gretchen said... #

I love that quilt! If only someone sold a kit for it, I'd be there!