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Monday, January 20, 2014

My Turn to Wake Up to Kona

I have been very eager for this day to arrive. I am loving this hop so much. When Madam Samm announced this one, I thought "YES!" It was the excuse I needed to be able to make a project using all Kona Solids. When she posted the pictures of the bundles of Sunrise and Sunset, I knew I was in love with the Sunrise. Maybe because I am a morning person. But anyway. I began to get the beginning of an idea from that first day. I ordered a Kona Sunrise jelly roll and so my project began.

The first thing I did, after looking at the beauty, and of course unrolling it, was to sew all the strips together in the order they were rolled. This is the result. Then, I knew I wanted to put one small silhouette on it, but what should it be? I turned over many possibilities in my head.  And settled on this:
Now this next part is lots of pictures...

 I quilted the sun's rays from the center up. I quilted wisps of wind by the dandelion and a few hills near the bottom in the green grass.
Carolina blue sky.



Bound in grey.


 This last picture is Sunrise Sunset, after it slid right down the rock! I hope you enjoyed my quilt. I have a couple more ideas to try with Kona jelly rolls, once I am off this fabric fast.  Many many thanks to Madam Samm and Carol for this wonderful hop. I can't gush enough about what a great job they both do.  Now hop on to see my fellow Kona sewists.


January 20
                                                                Sew Incredibly Crazy


85 comments:

  1. The crumpled quilt on the rock is how mine look sometimes...too funny! I love how you sewed them in the gradient colors and then added the flower. Your quilting is just beautiful, too! Thanks for hopping with us and sharing your piece of art. :O)

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  2. Lovely! what a beautiful quilt and your quilting really makes it!.........(oops, that's a coded message from the cat...lol) Beth @ Words & Stitches, pbstrand@msn.com

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  3. Love the way they rolled out - just perfect! You did a great job! Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Love your quilt and the quilting is wonderful! Thank you for sharing.

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  5. Charlotte your quilt and quilting is just perfection! I love that you stitched it like it came off the roll.

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  6. An amazing quilt, this is definitely a sunrise! The dandelion and the quilting makes it perfect!

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  7. Very pretty quilt…love how you quilted it!! Thanks for sharing :)

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  8. I loved your quilt and the quilting too

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  9. Sehr schön mit sehr aufmunternden Farben.
    Gruß Sylvia

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  10. Beautiful work and the colors are so neat!

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  11. Beautiful. I am a sunrise lover too and the dandelion is a great touch.

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  12. How fun to finally see a jelly roll quilt and the extra touches work so beautifully.

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  13. Wow...love your creative quilting. Very pretty!

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  14. It is so beautiful with all the shades of color in the jellyroll and embellished with the extra textures. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

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  15. Beautiful sunrise quilt.... I love the dandelion touch! Great job!

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  16. Beautiful! I love the dandelion and the quilting you did.

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  17. Wow Charlotte! I love this - your quilting is just wonderful. blessings, marlene

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  18. Oh Charlotte...it is so stunning!! Love the quilting you did

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  19. Very nice! I can imagine a windmill silouette on it too ;)

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  20. Love your colors, what a pretty quilt!

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  21. Very cheery and bright - fun to see on a snowy NH morning.

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  22. Very nice. Its amazing how there is so many things a person can do with solids.Thanks for sharing.

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  23. That dandelion is adorable! And the quilting accentuates the design sew well! Very creative work, Charlotte. You did an incredible job!

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  24. How beautiful!!! You really did a great job!

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  25. Beautiful! Love the color gradations!

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  26. UNBELIEVABLE! What a great finish! I loved it as just the top, but your quilting made it spectacular! You are one, artistic lady, GrammieQ.

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  27. You can't go wrong with jelly rolls. Love your dandelion quilt.

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  28. Very fun... Love the idea of a black object on a colorful background :)

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  29. So pretty! Love how you quilted it.

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  30. Beautiful colors..you captured the sunrise perfectly. Don't you just love the Kona?

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  31. Very clever quilt. Lots of fun playing with the quilting in solid quilts. Nice job. svonfumetti at yahoo dot com

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  32. Pulchritudinous! (another word for beautiful) I absolutley love it

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  33. Oooo, I like the dandelion, what a great idea. Beautiful! Thank you for sharing it!
    ~BRandy

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  34. I love your quilt, I love your idea to just sew them in the order they came in. And the silhouette is gorgeous!

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  35. Sewing the strips in the order they were rolled was a great idea. That dandelion silhouette is lovely. Thanks for sharing.

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  36. The quilting really makes this quilt! I love it!

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  37. What a vision you have. I would have never dreamed, but you took it and ran. The results could not have worked better! Great job!

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  38. Bright and beautiful. The stitching is wonderful. Thank you for sharing ... :) Pat

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  39. What a wonderful quilt. Love how you stitched it. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  40. Just dropped in….because I just got home….drop me a line is what this reminds me…a quilt I made a couple years ago that is now on my day bed in my office…I LOVE YOURS…i love it in solids, I love how you merged those colours…wow!

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  41. Such a bright and cheerful quilt - love all the quilting details!

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  42. This is so fun to see all the Sunrise colors laid out like this in an actual quilt! Beautiful against the blue sky as well!

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  43. Very, very creative and love the colors like you do. The art is the dandelion--perfect.

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  44. I always love to see dandelions on quilts...just so neat. These colors just make me smile. I am happy to follow you on Bloglovin. Happy New Year from Oklahoma, USA. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  45. Now that's what I call a happy quilt with all of the beautiful, bright colors. Beautiful!

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  46. Wow.....you used the colors to their best advantage.

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  47. beautiful!! Love how you used a jelly roll to do this fantastic quilt

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  48. this is beautifully creative. The colors are so grand. thanks for sharing and for inspiring

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  49. Great way to use your solids, like how your quilting added to the sunrise theme, Keep up the good work. K

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  50. I love how it is your quilting that tells the story of the colors of the quilt. Its whimsy can evoke childhood memories. Thank you for sharing today.

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  51. your kona sunrise id a fabulous background for your sunrise quilting. great stitching!

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  52. Your dandelion is wonderful. Lovely quilt.

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  53. oh em gee Charlotte...so beautiful!!! the quilting is fabulous, love the colors, love the dandelion, love the idea. love love love!

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  54. Lovely quilt Charlotte, it is so soft and pretty. Those Kona colors are wonderful.
    cheers
    maggie

    maggiemine42@gmail.com

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  55. What a great idea for a quilt! I love the gradient and the silhouette is gorgeous. Bravo:)

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  56. Very clever of you to sew the Kona solid strips in order and then create your quilt. Your stitching and silhouette really make this quilt come to life. Thank you sew much for hopping...

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  57. Your quilt is beautiful! Perfect use of color. Thank you for sharing in this hop. I am loving it!

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  58. That's beautiful, and I never would have thought of doing it! That's what I love about these Hops! :)

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  59. Beautiful! I love the dandelion accent!

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  60. What a super idea to use the silhouette and let the Kona colors shine! I love it,thanks for sharing this beautiful quilt.

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  61. What a great idea for your quilt. Those colors are just wonderful. I love how bright they are. Beautiful job on your quilt.

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  62. Fun idea for your project. I really love the dandelion added to it and how you quilted.

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  63. I like how you quilted in some hills and wind and sun. It feels so organic and lets the color shine while still adding so much to the quilt.

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  64. Love your Quilt!! Did such an Awesome job creating so much into it...and 'specially looove the Dandelion!!

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  65. Wow! You did a terrific job. I love love dandelions and your quilting is great.
    xo jan

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  66. Bdautiful. What a terrific way to highlight the beauty of the solids as well as that amazing quilting to create the "scene".

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  67. Your last photo was a real laugh. Don't we all have those kind of things happen when picture taking? It's a beautiful quilt and your quilting is marvelous. Loved your idea to put the dandelion on it. Splendid!

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  68. What a fun and bright quilt. I love Sunrise and you certainly made it shine!

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  69. What a great idea!!! Love the quilting and your dandelion is fabulous!!! Great quilt truly reflecting the sunrise!!!

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  70. BEAUTIFUL!! Your quilt is very inspiring. The dandelion was a great addition and the quilting is perfect!

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  71. What a fun idea to piece in the order the fabrics were rolled! Looks amazing. What a beautiful quilt!

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  72. great color in that quilt! thanks for sharing.

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  73. Very pretty I love the way that you quilted it. Thanks for sharing with us.

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