Sunday, November 9, 2014

30 Quilts for 30 Years - a Bloghop and Giveaway

I am excited to share a new quilt with you.  I made this quilt, Floating Prisms, for Robert Kaufman as a part of their 30 Quilts for 30 Years celebrations.  As part of the celebration, you get to see 30 quilts made by 30 different designers, using Kona solids.
My quilt was inspired by an image of an art installation of hanging origami cubes.  I love how the light hits them and how it illuminates different angles of each cube, as they twist and face different directions.  I tried to create the illusion of depth with specific color placement in each paper pieced block. 

I used 20 different Kona solids. Aren't they gorgeous?
The quilt is 60 x 72 and I'm excited to say that Robert Kaufman is offering it as a free download on their website. All of the color names and fabric requirements, along with the paper piecing templates and detailed instructions are included.  I explain how to place the colors in each block to achieve a 3D effect.  And here's a tip: I colored the templates as a visual cue to help keep my color placement on point.
This fun blog hop continues until December 3rd, with giveaways at each stop and a huge prize at the end. Each post features a different lovely quilt in the series.

Week 1:
Saturday, November 1st: Johanna Masko
Sunday, November 2nd: Alyssa of Aria Lane
Monday, November 3rd: Dorie of Tumblingblocks
Tuesday, November 4th: Megan of Canoe Ridge Creations
Wednesday, November 5th: Daniela of Cozy Quilt Designs
Thursday, November 6th: Faith of Fresh Lemons Quilts
Friday, November 7th: Anita Grossman Solomon
Saturday, November 8th: Debbie of Esch House Quilts

Week 2:
Sunday, November 9th: Alex of Teaginny
Monday, November 10th: Darlene Zimmerman
Tuesday, November 11th: Nichole Ramirez
Wednesday, November 12th: Rita Hodge of Red Pepper Quilts
Thursday, November 13th: Lee of Freshly Pieced
Friday, November 14th: Julie of Jaybird Quilts
Saturday, November 15th: Latifah of The Quilt Engineer

Week 3:
Sunday. November 16th: Elizabeth Hartman
Monday, November 17th: Erica of Kitchen Table Quilting
Tuesday, November 18th: Karrie of Freckled Whimsy
Wednesday, November 19th: Valori Wells
Thursday, November 20th: Marilyn of Quilt Moments
Friday, November 21st: Cortney Heimerl
Saturday, November 22nd: Shayla and Kristy of Sassafras Lane Designs

Week 4:
Sunday, November 23rd: Shea of Empty Bobbin Sewing
Monday, November 24th: Carrie Strine
Tuesday, November 25th: Rachel of Stitched in Color
Wednesday, November 26th: Liz of Lady Harvatine
Saturday, November 29th: Carolyn Friedlander

Week 5:
Sunday, November 30th: Elizabeth of Don’t Call Me Betsy
Monday, December 1st: Emily of Carolina Patchworks
Tuesday, December 2nd: Ken Kaufman
Wednesday, December 3rd: Grand Finale!

Be sure to check out Carolyn Friedlander's blog on November 29th to see my personal favorite of the bunch.  Isn't it stunning?
And finally, Robert Kaufman is offering a free charm pack to one of you.  These are the new 2014 colors!  Leave a comment for a chance to win.  You can say whatever you like, but perhaps you'd like to share your favorite Kona color.  Mine is Silver.  I will choose a winner the morning of Monday November 10th.  This giveaway IS open to international readers (yay Robert Kaufman!), and be sure I have away to contact you. GIVEAWAY now closed.

112 comments:

sophie said...

All the quilts in the look book are stunning–yours is one of my favorites.

Dawn said...

I like so many of the colors, but one of my favorites is Ice Frappe. Thanks so much for the giveaway, and the Blog Hop. Have a great day! (dawnm1993 at gmail dot com)

delaineelliott said...

This book looks awesome. My favorite Kona colors are all on the blues (blue is my favorite color). Thanks!

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Leanne said...

I love your quilt, and Carolyn's too. How does one pick a favourite, I especially love all the aquas.

Amy Given Sewist said...

Love the quilt. My favorite Kona color is Cerise.

Quilting Tangent said...

Beautiful quilt. Love the new Kona color collection. 24Tangent@gmail.com

Katsmith said...

Wonderful quilt; I LOVE paper piecing and this one is going on my "must make" list. All the Kona colors (new and old) are beautiful and the use of the gray background in your quilt makes them all pop. The pinks and purples are absolutely luscious! Pomegranate is especially eye-catching.

Nykie P said...

I love the effect you have created. Am off to download the pattern now :)

Lisa Marie said...

Wow, I love your quilt! It's hard to pick just one favorite Kona color, but Robin Egg is one I like a lot.

Rachel said...

I love Pomegranate! Beautiful quilt, love that you also shared your inspiration photo.

Brenda said...

Right now my favourite is wasabi, but its hard to choose. thanks for the chance.

Katie Meyer said...

I love all the greys! Thanks for the chance to win! Krmeyer@gmail.com

Dixie said...

Greys and black are my dramatic colors but I love yellows and oranges! Mumbird3atgmail.com

Darlene M said...

Kona is the best! I love papaya and all of the oranges, blues, greens, teals....in other words ALL Konas!

Melanie said...

I love your quilt!!! Thank you for sharing the pattern!!!
I don't have a fave Kona color...I love so many

Nicole said...

I like Bone right now. It sets every other colour off so beautifully.

Moowee said...

My quilts are so varied that I don't have a regular color. But there is a perfect Kona color for every one.

tac73 said...

I love your quilt! My favorite Kona color is also silver. Love all their grays.

Mary O. said...

Love your quilt. I love all the different Kona cotton colors. Today, I love Cerise.

shayne said...

Love this quilt!!! I love quilting with Konas!! My favorite is Pepper...and Watermelon...and Ice Frappe....and ALL OF THEM

Scrapatches said...

This is beautiful! I love all Kona solids. Thanks to you and Robert Kaufman for sharing the pattern and for the chance to win ... :) Pat

Gill said...

What a great quilt - thanks for the link!!
I like Sprout

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

This has been such a fun blog hop. There are so many beautiful colors, can you really only pick one favorite? Thanks!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

This has been such a fun blog hop. There are so many beautiful colors, can you really only pick one favorite? Thanks!

Kristy said...

I'm still a newbie with solids and just getting to know the Robert Kaufman colors. I don't know the name, but I really like the cheddary orange. :)

barbara woods said...

love their solids, thanks

Michele T said...

Beautiful quilt!! Love Kona solids, the colours are rich and vibrant. My favorite colour is Sangria.

BizyStitches said...

This is going to be a fun month. I sorta like the cobblestone and Jamaica together. thanks

Sue H said...

You certainly proved that inspiration can come from anywhere - beautiful quilt. My favorite Kona color is Aqua.

Michele said...

I like Honeysuckle a whole lot.

Barbara O. said...

I really like your origami cubes quilt. Are you going to write a pattern or tutorial for it?
Thanks for the chance!

Brita said...

I love silver, too. But anything from light creamy yellow to brilliant red-purple just make me melt!

RobinSue said...

I love your quilt, heading over to Kaufman to get the pattern. Solids are so fun to work with!

June Garner said...

Kona solids!!!! Yay!!!!
Renragjd@gmail.com

Veronika said...

Navy of course! And I'm so glad it's a free pattern- I need to see the mechanics of how your quilt works out- it's a beauty!

Diane Friedman said...

unique paper piecing quilt, I d/l and would try it!

DianeY said...

You did a beautiful job on this!
My fav kona color has been Cerise for a really long time, but I haven't seen any of the new colors in person yet, so maybe I will have a new fav!

bety i piernaty BIP said...

Love this 3d effect! Now watermelon rules :) betyipiernaty at gmail dot com

gigi said...

All the blues and greens right now are my favorites. Especially the jade and bluegrass.
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Betsy said...

I can't believe you used some many colors in your quilt. It is amazing!

Veronica said...

I really like the Sangria. veeveebug@aol.com

Casper65 said...

I am enjoying all the quilts. It is inspiring me to do my next SOLIDS quilt!!

Anonymous said...

Irmi said...
I love watermelon. Thanks for the chance to win.

Karen said...

I saw your quilt in the Look Book on another blogger's site and it jumped right out at me. Gorgeous! I love all the Kona blues that look like the ocean and seaglass.

Allison C said...

Great design! My fav is medium gray

Donna K. from N. Texas said...

Sangria. Oolala!

Patty said...

What a beautiful quilt, Alex! I do love all the greys but am liking seafoam lately as well.

KittyAnnArt said...

LOVE your quilt! This is such a fun hop! :D I cannot pick just one color, too many for that! Happy sewing!

Marti Taylor said...

Whenever I shop I always say "I'll take the rest of the bolt" for Breakers and Pomegranate!

Cecilia said...

I love all of the colors, but watermelon is one of my favorites. I love your quilt!

Karen Hurst said...

Your quilt is awesome! I'm partial to pickle!

Anonymous said...

I love all your colour choices in Floating Prisms! My favourite colour of Kona solids is Medium Grey.
wlinda_ca at yahoo dot com

Joey Strange said...

I love green!!!!

Every Stitch said...

Kona solids have such a range of colours it is hard to pick a favourite. At the moment I am attracted to all the autumn shades...

Lindsey F. said...

You did a great job on this quilt. I love it.

Anita said...

Your quilt is gorgeous, really stunning! Love the contrast between the colors and the grey background.

Peaches1003 said...

Snap! Mine is silver too. And I love your quilt - I really love the prism / crystalline look in quilts

Beth said...

Gosh, it's hard for me to pick a favorite color, because I always veer over into choosing a favorite color name. Aren't their names spectacular? That's the job I want, choosing Kona names. Or Aurifil names. (Or possibly naming other people's children, because there are some doozies out there...)

Mary Jaworski said...

Your quilt reminds me of a hot air balloon fest in my area.
Beautiful colors in the sky
Mary j
mejpetsit at baldcom.net

Janie said...

Your quilt is lovely. I will be making it at some point. Thanks for being part of the hop. Thanks for the giveaway.

janie.mccombs@yahoo.com

Mary Howland said...

I know I have bought from Kaufman many times but I don't have a favorite. It depends on my mood when I'm shopping or the project I have in mind. When I get home the fabrics may get used in other quilts. Your quilt really sparkles!

Mary W Quilts said...

I love Kona Cerise and Kona White!

Debb Hulseman said...

love the 3d effect.

Annette said...

Your quilt is amazing!

Marianne said...

I love Kona steel. But all Kona is good!

Andrea said...

Love the 3D effect you got on the quilt! So inspiring.

Melissa Thompson said...

Yea! Thanks for the opportunity to win these beautiful fabrics!

tangledtangerine@gmail.com

quilter said...

Love your quilt, and I think all Kona Solids are my favorites!
cork@pa.rr.com

Cherib104 said...

Your quilt is stunning!

Cherib104 said...

Love your quilt. Absolutely Stunning!

terri h said...

Thanks for the chance to win! The colors of your quilt are stunning!

Ginny Worden said...

My next stop is Robert Kaufman's site to download your pattern, It is great!!!!

Karen said...

Your quilt is beautiful. Currently my favorite Kona is jade!

Jen Saddington said...

I love the combination of colors in your quilt- they really pop!

Cheryl said...

My favorite Kona is turquoise, but the one I buy the most of is white.

Ellee said...

Today my favorite Kona color is Lagoon. Tomorrow it may be a different one. All the colors are yummy! -- soparkaveataoldotcom

KathleenD said...

Your Floating Prisms quilt is lovely!
My favorite Kona Cotton Solid color fluctuates too much to have a single favorite. I like aquas, blues and reds. Silver is very nice, too.
Have a cuppa, dear Teaginny, and enjoy the coming week!

Betsy said...

So many favorites. Tangerine is really nice.

PK Sews said...

I love your beautifully quilted, joyful quilt! And I love these scrumptious colors. I never used to like solids until I started seeing all the beautiful modern quilts on blogs. Now I'm hooked on solids!

Tabitha Keener said...

I love all of the colors but if I have to pick just one favorite, I use snow the most and petal second! Thanks for the giveaway, I love the colors!

tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Love the colors you chose- and subtle shades to make them have such lovely dimension! I like yellow and right now Sunflower is my favorite. Thanks! Sarah: crjandsbj(at)netzero(dot)com

Sylvia Anderson said...

This week my favorite color is Torch. There are way too many beautiful colors to choose just one, so each week, I have a new one. Blog Hops are so much fun and thank you for the giveaway opportunity,
lv2bquilting2@comcast.net

Neva A said...

I love Kona! Thank you.

Julie said...

Persimmon is a favorite...works with so many projects. Great quilt....

Jenn @ A Quarter Inch from the Edge said...

Oooh... so hard to decide on a favourite. I have to agree with you and say that Silver has been making an appearance in many projects lately, displacing my usual Ash. But I am a sucker for those tropical blues like Caribbean, Breakers, and Robin Egg! :)

Wendy S said...

I love all the colors and it's hard to pick just 1 favorite. I took my Kona color card to work because it is so pretty. All the ladies enjoyed picking their favorites. They aren't quilters, but they still love the colors. It brightened their day. :-)

FlourishingPalms said...

As I said on IG, your design is inspired! I love it! Thanks for the chance on this great giveaway. My favorite Kona color is Azure, but I use many others too.

Barbe said...

never can pick a fav color, i even love their neutrals lol. great quilt idea btw, i see quilts everywhere i look as well

Sarah said...

What a beautiful, beautiful quilt! I am excited that it is a free download! sarah@forrussia.org

Sonya said...

I LOVE the Slate color you used in your quilt! It's really great that we get to see exactly what you used!

charlotte said...

Love it. Those prisms fairly dance on the quilt. what a beautiful quilt.

Lynne Tilley said...

Oh, your quilt is just absolutely beautiful! I love everything about it. I love all the Kona colors, but I do have a particular fancy for the Mediterranean. :)

Kaykay said...

your quilt is really gorgeous! Like Rainbow diamonds falling from the sky! My favorite Kona colour is lime. unfortunatelly it is not that easy to find all these amazing colors in Germany.

Nona Taylor said...

I love the bright tones that Kona offers. Can't really pick one favorite.

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for the blog hop & the give away. Great job on the fun quilt!
Heather
hbrooke_ski@hotmail.com

Terry Aske Art Quilts said...

I love all shades of green!

GranChris said...

I can't pick just one color. I love them all. I am addicted to the blues, who knows why.

Béa said...

I really love your pattern, my favourite colour is rich red.

Karen said...

I just love your quilt! Those little triangles look like they're hanging down just like the origami ones. This 30 for 30 quilts tour has been so much fun to see what all of you quilters come up with. As far as a favorite color, I can't just pick one...I love them all.

hiyacinth said...

Gorgeous quilt! I buy lots of Kona Pepper!

pennydog said...

Glacier is my current favourite, but School Bus is a regular purchase for me. I like Nectarine from the new colours.

Erika said...

Hi and thanks for the giveaway :) I don't know the Kona fabrics, so I don't have a favorite color yet!

habibihomemade said...

I think your origami inspiration is so cool!

It's so hard to pick a favorite color, but I love the blues. (And reds!)

Karen Fisher said...

All the shades of purples!! Thank you for the chance.
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Anonymous said...

Lovely quilt. Love all the Konacolours.
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Laura said...

Right now I am loving Ocean and all the aquas!

Julie said...

Love the modern quilt. any of the purples are my favorite.

Jessica said...

I really love the color Spruce. It is so rich and beautiful.

Jayne said...

Your quilt is amazing! I love solids so much! Its hard to pick a favorite color ~ so many beautiful Kona colors! I guess I love all grays right now!

WPBMOMMY1 said...

I can't pick just one favorite but I love the range of greens, blues, aquas.

cjmont said...

my fave kona color is lagoon

Nellie Duclos said...

My favorite Kona solid are the greys. I like to use them as neutrals and have used two within the past year, one in a batik with black and the other in a T-shirt quilt.