Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Possibilities, A Kona Challenge

Kona by Robert Kaufman, Dusty Palette

Last month at the East Bay Modern Quilt Guild meeting we were happily surprised by these gorgeous bundles of fabric from Robert Kaufman.  

Our challenge is to make a name tag and a quilt.  Anything goes...  I'm having fun stacking, piling and rearranging all these colors.  While I'm really drawn to the greens, some of the others have me puzzled.  I'm challenging myself to try to use them all.

I like the idea of a simple nine patch to feature the interaction of color.  The balance of warm and the cool.  It's surprising how much I like some of these combinations.  Like this berry, blue-gray and marigold along the top row.

And the cornflower, orange and taupe along the left of this grouping.  

Oh the possibilities!  My plan is to cut the squares down and use 2.5" squares.  All of the centers will be the cream.  Cream sashing around all the blocks would be nice too.  It will give each nine patch room to breathe.  What do you think?  Do any of these colors catch your eye?



  1. I love the Kona cotton! I will check back to see what you do with them.

  2. Ahhh, good old sashing. ;-)
    I like your plan! A 9-patch always looks great.
    I used the Kona Dusty palette (a jelly roll though) to make this quilt - http://www.flickr.com/photos/georgiamcdonald/5147757732/in/set-72157616777324342/

  3. Love it!! It would be so neat with the Lil' Twister technique. I did a tutorial on it, it is on the sidebar on my blog.

  4. Good plan. I quite like the depth of the teal and the orange.

  5. Good luck, will be anxious to see what you come up with.

  6. Oh my, I'd better get busy. I haven't even started thinking about what I'll make yet!

  7. I see the beach and the ocean and they sky... and then with the bright colors.. I see the things sitting on the beach.. That is what the colors remind me of.



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