April 27, 2011

Kona Quilt Challenge

Modern Quilt Guilds across the world are taking part in the Robert Kaufman Kona Solids Quilt Challenge! The challenge is to use all 43 colours on the quilt! We can add prints & other fabrics but the Kona Solids must remain the focal point of the quilt. The Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild chose the solids in the dark palette. So here is what I came up with...

Another TEA theme... BIG SURPRISE! I hardly ever use solids and if I do they are usually neutral linen-cotton blends so this really was a challenge for me! Although they are not colours I would normally work with, I am quite pleased with how my quilt turned out!


Someone mentioned that I actually went ahead and used the solid fabrics to create prints such as in the polkadot teapot... I didn't notice before but they are right! I made some ribbon with a tea quote especially for this project using my fabric labesl tutorial. Adding the trims, ribbons, buttons & embroidery definitely added some PatchworkPottery style!


And YES! I managed to use all 43 colours on the front! Some of the teacups were even made with three different colours!

Enjoy your afternoon tea & quilted crafts :o)

35 comments :

  1. Love, love your Patchwork Pottery style and that you've managed to maintain it for this challenge with such a gorgeous piece! As always, the details in your work and just excellent, Laurraine!

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  2. Oh, it's sooooo cute! I like your patchwork almost as much as tea! ;)
    Greetings from Poland!

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  3. Your blog is one of my favorites...
    I love your style, it's so charming.
    I think that you have succeded your challenge very well.

    Denmark.

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  4. It's very cool to see your unique spin on the challenge, Laurraine!

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  5. Lovely! Congratulations, I am sure 43 fabrics is a challenge!
    I have just used one of your pattern from Cotton Life - that I discovered through your blog - to make a round autumn bag. You can check my blog if you want to see the pictures! Hope you like my rendition of your creation.

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  6. It is so you Laurraine and so perfect!

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  7. hola, me encanta este quilt, yo acabo de crear un blog que se llama patchworkyte. Me encanta todo lo relacionado con el te y al ver este blog no he dudado en suscribirme. felicidades.

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  8. Oh so lovely! You are one of the persons that have inspired me most in my life... Thank you so much for sharing!

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  9. Как здорово! Мне очень нравится!

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  10. This is a delight to look at. Bravo for your original work

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  11. Your work is excellent. I find quilts with perspective rather challenging and yours all popped out of the quilt it was done so well. Love the idea, love teacups, they have the greatest shape. The solids are fantastic here. I really love this project.

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  12. Me encantan los colores y el diseño son precios. Te deseo lo mejor desde Barcelona

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  13. I love what you created with the Kona Fabric. Great job!The colours are vibrant and there is movement in your design. I love it!

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  14. Of all the quilts I've seen for this Kona Solids Challenge, I think yours is the most creative. Love the tea pot and stacks of tea cups.

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  15. So enjoy your blog...
    Why no post since April??
    Miss your updates....K

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  16. This morning I discovered your blog and I wanted to become follower right away... such gorgeous things you make!!
    This cosy teatime quilt is beautiful and the little welcome quilt in your previous post I really love!!!
    have a nice day, jolanda (the netherlands)

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  17. Wonderful!!!!
    I love tea cups and flowers!!!
    Have a nice week!
    A kiss from Switzerland ;-)

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  18. Your works are beautiful!


    Greetings from Santiago de Chile

    Scarlett

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  19. girando girando sono arrivata al tuo blog, che bei lavori, complimenti

    un saluto dalla Svizzera Giselda

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  20. Hello, you blog is very beautiful. I´m from is Canary island. bye

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  21. Tienes unos trabajos preciosos, me encanta tu blog. Felicidades.

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  22. Your quilt is increadible. Such lovely work I love your style.

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  23. hola un caluroso saludo desde la blanca ciudad de mèrida yucatan mexico, hermosisimo tu blog muchas felicidades, y quisiera saber de que manera puedieramos adquirir tus diseños, gracias y felicidades de nuevo

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  24. O Matko!!! Cudowne prace...zakochałam się w Twoich patchworkach :)Pozdrawiam

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  25. Great blog with creative ideas. thanks alots

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  26. hola , no te conocía , me encantan tus trabajos , no se hacer patchwork pero se algo de costura , este en concreto me gusta mucho, con tu permiso intentare hacerlo a mi manera
    gracias
    me hago seguidora para seguidora viento tus creaciones
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