Welcome, blog hoppers!!!
Before I show you my project with the lovely Kona fabric, I want to thank Madame Samm, who organizes these great blog hops for us and to Carol, our tireless cheerleader...Seriously, they are the BEST! *pom poms waving*
Also, a heart felt thank you to the sponsors of this hop, Amanda Murphy, Robert Kaufman and Aurifil.
Hasn't this been an amazing blog hop so far? I have been so inspired by all the talent and creativity that has been showcased so far. How about you? =)
When Madame Samm announced a Kona solid blog hop, I was all over this one! I have had in my stash this lovely bright pallet Kona jelly roll for several months all I needed was a reason to use it. =)
I decided to jump in with both feet and go all out with this one and mass produce half square triangles using the tutorial by Carole @ Quilting Adventures A total of 44 2 ½" strips (3 colors from my stash of Kona I had that were not included in the jelly roll) were paired with 2 ½" strips of Kona snow.
They are so pretty!
I made a makeshift design wall using my portable craft table leaning against my window with a piece of cotton batting. My hubby and I played with them until we decided on this pattern. I love that he is interested in my hobby and fully supports it. =)
Again, the riot of color was so pretty, I had to take more pictures. Trust me, I have tons more pictures, but I restrained myself from showing them all.
Quilting in progress....
How many half square triangles do you see?? 784! I can't remember now how many I had made in total.
I really love it!!!
The quilt measures 64 ½" x 64 ½". A nice lap size for cuddling with.
Simple straight line quilting...
And the back...All in Kona solids with 4 orphan blocks.
With the left over half square triangles, I made a quilted pillow cover using Lynne's tutorial. It is my favorite way to make pillow covers.