30 Quilts for 30 Years

Happy 30th Anniversary Kona!
November 7, 2014
Quilted by Janice E. Petre
I’m still smiling from an amazing week in Houston at Market and Festival. The icing on the cake was actually sharing in the celebrations for Robert Kaufman’s 30th Anniversary of Kona Cottons. And the party didn’t stop in Houston. Today’s my day to be the blog stop on the “30 Quilts for 30 Years” blog hop which runs through December 3rd with daily prizes throughout.  The look book created for this milestone is just too delicious – take a peek and download a copy for yourself !

Words can’t express how excited I was to see my Two-Color Coral and Indigo Pineapple quilt photographed so beautifully and included among the work of so many talented designers.  Each and every one of these quilts is gorgeous it its own right, and yet when put together in the wonderful “30 Quilts for 30 Years” look book their beauty is even further enhanced.

Want to get started on a quilt of your own?  Well thanks to Kaufman Fabrics, and Craftsy and C&T Publishing,  I'm able to GIVEAWAY a charm pack of the 32 new Kona colors
 
 AND my Craftsy class Traditional Blocks Made Simple

Recording the Pineapple in Craftsy's Denver studio
including my eBook Rotary Cutting Revolution. Step-by-step instructions with a gazillion photos for the Two-Color Pineapple are in the eBook and shown in detail in the Craftsy class. Details follow below.

Last spring while teaching my Pineapple quilt on a quilting cruise through the Panama Canal I received an email from Nichole at Kaufman Fabrics about their Kona anniversary project. I didn't know Nichole but was thrilled to learn that she and all of the Kaufman look book ringleaders were devout quilters

Nichole (right) and Anita
  
Nichole's North and South Quilt

Flashback: In 2004 I experimented with a new way to rotary cut Pineapple blocks using Kona Cotton so sewing up a new one for the Anniversary seemed in order.
My first Pineapple block emerging as photographed in 2004
This time I chose classic Kona Cotton coral and indigo for their contrast. I cut through lines on my paper cutting guide to get 64 perfectly-sized patches for two blocks in less than two minutes. I used only 14 rotary cuts to get the 64 patches without measuring.
From Fabric to CuttingLines to Patches without measuring
I’m sure I’m not the only designer who depends on Kona’s richly hued, colorfast and easy to work with solid cottons when they want to make an impact.
The GIVEAWAY has ended; The GIVEAWAY WINNER is Jenn. I spent the morning trying ALL of the fabric suggestions. In my nightgown. This is the first Saturday I've had 'off' in months and I've enjoyed it. I liked Jenn's  combination of Ultramarine and Pickle and I intend to work with that group this evening with the pack of new colors I purchased last month from The Fat Quarter Shop. Thank you all for your well considered  responses. Anita

http://www.fatquartershop.com/201-new-kona-10-inch-squares

If you are wondering how many Two-Color combinations all 303 Kona colors would make the answer is 45,753...  Now go sew!

Make it Simpler,
 Anita
and follow the Blog Hop
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 with Aurifil
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!

98 comments:

Sue Huber said...

I'd probably use the aqua and the darker blue for a 2-color quilt. Lovely work.

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

Thanks for the heads up (and link) to download my own copy of the Look Book! I didn't know I could do that! And as for which two new Konas... I'm going with Pickle & Ultra Marine! ☺

Brandy Pettit said...

I'd use Surf and Canary because of the happy brightness the two would bring me. Thank you!
~Brandy

annieb said...

Maybe sprout and papaya. Some combination of a bright green and orange.

Donna K. from N. Texas said...

Sangria & Scone would make a beautiful quit IMHO.

Gill said...

How about Cabbage and Heliotrope??

Sylvia said...

Maybe heliotrope and papaya!

Anonymous said...

I think Sangria and Limelight would be so pretty together. veeveebug@aol.com

kbo said...

Breakers and Fog reminds me of the Northern California coast

Barbara Sindlinger said...

Congrats on getting all the kudo's on your pineapple quilts. If I had to use 2 of their new colors I would pick the kelly green color and maybe a light pink or light purple. (Don't know any of the correct name colors.) I have your craftsy class and love it. Thank you.

Dixie said...

Geranium purple and Cabbage green....might be because I am looking at my fading bruises (fell off a bicycle)
LOL
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Karen said...

Malibu and parrot, mqybe. I am totally in awe of pineapple quilts. Yours is gorgeous!

Joanna said...

I really like the Watermelon, so I think I'd use that, maybe with Jamaica or Parrot.

Therese Ruff said...

Cabbage and cobblestone

Regina Marie said...

Love the teal blue and Malibu. So many choices...so little time. Love this blog hop and so happy I found your blog.

DonnaM said...

Your quilt is stunning! I think Limestone and Pickle would work too.

Paula Z in AZ said...

I love purples and greens together, 'Heliotrope" and 'Grasshopper' would be striking together IMHO.

Thanks for a chance to win. Happy Friday :D

Mary O. said...

Jamaica and Grasshopper would be pretty, but I also love the Terracotta with Ultra Marine. There are just too many great colors!

LChippy76 said...

Morning Glory & Niagra.....Amazing Colors to choose from!!!

Annette said...

Malibu and Parrot are calling to me.

delaineelliott said...

Your quilt is beautiful. I would use Dahlia & Ultra Marine. Thanks!

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Anonymous said...

Hmmm... I think Sunflower & Artichoke! Love your quilt- so striking with just the 2 colors! Thanks- Sarah: crjandsbj(at)netzero(dot)com

beverly dean said...

I would love to try Terracotta and Titanium using your technique for your pineapple block. Thanks for this wonderful opportunity to try the new Kona colors.

Janie said...

I would use teal and gray. Thanks for the giveaway. Your quilt is simply stunning.

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Diane Cannon said...

Astral (blue) and white would be a nice 'vintage' look.

Diane Cannon said...

Astral (blue) and white would make a nice 'vintage' style quilt.

Liz :) said...

Cream sickle and sangria!

KatieQ said...

I love all shades of blue so I would make a quilt using MEDITERRANEAN and NIAGARA.



Lynda McCullough said...

Watermelon and Sangria are my favs.

Quilting Tangent said...

HELIOTROPE and PARROT are my choices.

Anonymous said...

I would use aqua and white. Thanks for the chance to win. Irmi from Bavaria

Debbie said...

I would do teal and white. Thanks for the great giveaway with your class too. I would love it. Thanks.

bety i piernaty BIP said...

What a beauty! I'll choose watermelon and pickle!

dalia said...

Your quilt is absolutely beautiful!! The colors I'd pick are Sangria and Bordeaux.

J Los said...

Hmm, so many choices but I'm going with Creamsicle and Terracotta.

JANET said...

I think Mediterranean and Grasshopper would look good. Bordeaux and Grasshopper would look good for a Christmas quilt.

Tinliz said...

I would choose TITANIUM and HELIOTROPE.I saw some of your videos and find your techniques fascinating.
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Linda said...

HI,Thanks for your neat Blog! I'd use Morning Glory & Niagra!
Thanks for a great giveaway

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Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I love Mediterranean and Limestone. So many beautiful colors. It's really hard to choose.

Fibercrafter said...

Cabbage and Jamaica - for a tropical look.

Beth said...

I would chose Goldfish and Astral. Sorry if this post twice

Anita said...

Niagara Bkue and Titanium Grey.

Casper65 said...

I would use Bordeaux and Scone for my 2 color quilt from the new 32!

quilter said...

I wonder how Grasshopper and Limestone would look?
Thanks for the giveaway!
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Marianne said...

I would use Heliotrope and Cabbage. I swoon just thinking about it!

GeeMa said...

It's hard to choose from so many beautiful colors, but I'd use the GRELLOW and BORDEAUX. I think they would look great together.

Tamie said...

I'd try Grellow and Goldfish.

Elizabeth said...

My dream would be to create a pineapple quilt with rich navy blue and white colors.

Dawn said...

I would use Honeysuckle and Latte.
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Jeannie Gan said...

Love your pineapple quilt. I think Malibu and Niagara would be stunning in your quilt pattern.
jchiagan at yahoo dot com

Rachell said...

I recently used aqua and purple together. I love that combination. Yellow and grey is great too....and adding aqua is fun to that one.
I love the new Kona colors.
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Gidget said...

I love yellow and gray together so I would choose Sunflower and Titanium!
Thanks!

Jessica said...

I'm going to go with Ultra Marine and Limestone. Your quilt is so beautiful!

Veronika said...

I know Navy isn't a new color but I have to use it in all my quilts these days...and I'd pair it with cabbage, which is a bit out of my usual colors... And I LOVE your quilt! It is my favorite one in the look book :)

Beeshebags said...

I can only pick two and make one quilt? lol

That being said....I would choose Heliotrope and I honestly can't decide between Titanium or Ultra Marine with it...so you can decide for me lol

Hugs
Nomes

Janet M said...

I think Kona Pickle (love that name!)and Mediterranean would be a fun combination. I've heard a lot of good things about your Craftsy class - it's on my wish list!

Anonymous said...

Carnation and Lagoon - I love these colours.
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Lisa E said...

So many great new colors. I would pick JAMAICA and HELIOTROPE. Thanks!

Kathy E. said...

Beautiful block! I'd choose Gumdrop and Ballerina because I think they complement each other so well!

Leslie Bower said...

I think Cobblestone and Titanium would look nice together for a quilt.

Debb Hulseman said...

terra cotta and parrot

Peggy said...

I'd use grellow and maybe grasshopper.
Thanks.
Peggy
peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

Pam said...

Terracotta and mediterranean

Andrea York said...

Blue and white for sure-maybe the navy blue!

Skull said...

Goldfish and Mediterranean!

Esther Sherrill said...

BORDEAUX AND CORSAGE

Barbe said...

such a difficult choice BORDEAUX and GRASSHOPPER. christmas lol
really interested in how you make the pineapples,

Jackie Thompson said...

Creamsicle and Limestone would be my picks! There are so many beautiful colors!

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happeningsonchaosranch said...

Berry and Peapod! I've been wanting to make myself a bed sized purple and green quilt for ages!

Anita said...

I would use Heliotrope and Mediteranian. Thank you!

Ellee said...

Mediterranean and Niagara are my choices. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

Christine said...

I would choose teal and white because they look so clean and crisp together.

Sarah said...

Ultra Marine and Latte! sarah@forrussia.org

Ali said...

Ok, this sounds so wrong, but geranium and pickle. That's such a pretty quilt, thank you for the giveaway!

Lynne Tilley said...

I think I like Grello with Mediterranean :)

Mrs Quinn said...

How about pomegranate and lagoon ?

Darlene Fel.... said...

I would try black and white!

Jodi - usairdoll said...

Your quilt is beautiful! I'd love to get my cutting of fabric done in two minutes! That's great! The new Kona colors are all pretty and would love to play with them. Would love to see what Grasshopper and Parrot or Watermelon look like.

Thank you and Kona for an awesome giveaway and a chance to win.

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teachpany said...

Great idea! I think Geranium and Limestone would be pretty. I'm enjoying this hop, and love your quilt.

Julie Zeigler said...

I would love to use geranium and ultra marine. I think that they would look awesome together!

GranChris said...

I love Red and White quilts myself but I might pick Limestone and Jamaica or Malibu. You are one of the best Anita!

Béa said...

Grellow / Sangria, hope to win your classe, thanks.

Snoozie said...

Cobblestone and morning glory! This is First time I have read your blog. What a good find!

Janet Sabol said...

I think I'd like to put the blues and greens together for a two-color quilt. I love the patterns in the 30 quilts for 30 years!!

Nancy said...

I would use Cabbage and Heliotrope. The funny thing is, with all the combinations you figured out, someone else picked these same colors! LOL!

Gloria said...

I would use Niagra and Limestone! A combination I think would look very effective.

Nancy Hilderbrand said...

I like the deep blue and white

Lisa Marie said...

Malibu and Parrot! So many beautiful new colors!

Karen M said...

I would use Gumdrop and Heliotrope to make a quilt for my granddaughter.

Karen Fisher said...

I would love to make it with Violet and Pansy. Thank you for the chance.

Dear Faye said...

I would use ultra marine and parrot. Your quilt is stunning in the look book. Ready to try my hand at a pineapple quilt.

Karen Hurst said...

I'd like Mediterranean an Pickle. Congratulations on a beautiful quilt!

Denniele said...

Ultra Marine and Creamsicle would be yummy! Nice meeting you in Houston!

Jan said...

I would try niagara and cream sickle. Thanks for the sweet giveaway.

BizyStitches said...

this is going to be a fun month. I like Cobblestone and Jamaica. Thanks

Karen said...

You really sell your rotary cutting technique! I would love to learn some new tricks from you. I would probably change my mind about a zillion times if I really had to choose, but I might go for a navy-ish blue paired with a teal.

Cecilia said...

I would use watermelon and pool. Your quilt is beautiful.

cjmont said...

i would use jamacia and parrot or maybe coral and navy :)