Thursday, January 9, 2014

#02 Wake Up To Kona Blog Hop!!



Thanks for dropping by...for those of you who are first timers here at my blog, my name is Sandy. I've been quilting a little over 2 years now and blogging for about 6 months!! I'm a mother of 3 grown kids and have been married to my farmer for 28.5 yrs!!

 This is my second Blog Hop as a contributor and it has been so much fun!!
Don't forget to read to the end of the post so you don't miss out!! I have two wonderful prize sponsors, 
Check it out here!

Check it out here!




I want to thank Carol of Just Let Me Quilt for cheering the Wake Up to Kona Blog Hop, and allowing me to participate!! And of course Madame Sam and all the sponsors making this Blog Hop possible.
I knew I had to be a part of a Blog Hop that was all about Kona Solids,  especially since I finished a quilt top this year during the  Virtual Quilting Bee I joined over at Diary of a Quilter with Kona Solids!! The background is Kona White and each block is various shades of one colour. 





My first quilt in solids!! Got to love Kona!!
Just needs a border and backing!!  










Of course that wasn't enough for me to post about and I wanted a project that featured one of the new lines from Kona. I found an Atkinson Pattern I purchase a few months ago called "Hot Stuff"and placed an order with Mad About Patchwork for the Kona Sunrise Roll-Up, and here's what I made!!

 A Casserole Carrier






 BUT.......I had another Roll-Up, Kona Dark, and the pattern comes with 2 sizes. The above is for a 13X9". So I also made this.....










This one is for a 3 Quart Casserole!!



When you are making the casserole carrier you trim it down and them angle the ends....
So with the extras that were cut off, because I don't like to waste anything if I can help it (I'm sure you feel the same way!!), I made these...

Some Coasters.....










and a couple of hot pads to bring with your travelling casseroles!!


I hope I have inspired you to get creative with some Kona Solids too!! 





So here's the deal,

 I'm going to help a couple of you get started creating with Kona with the help of my fantastic prize sponsors... 

Mad About Patchwork
 is donating a Kona Roll Up of either Sunrise or Sunset (winner's choice)

and

Atkinson Designs

has donated 2 of the "Hot Stuff"  patterns. 

So if you want a chance to win, leave a comment below, telling me your favourite Kona solid or the last project you made with Kona solids, and if you follow me on any social media...my blog or instagram... leave me a second comment letting me know how you are following me... for a second chance to win one of the prizes!! I will contact the winners, by email, at the end of the Blog Hop (Jan 22, 2014). Please ensure your are  not a non relpy blogger, or I will sadly  have to pick another winner!! 
Good Luck everyone!! 


291 comments:

  1. I am making a project now with Kona...but you will have to wait until Monday to know what it is. ;) Great projects and wonderful use of the fabrics! :)

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  2. Beautiful projects all! I really love the casserole cover pattern. Prettiest pattern for this that I have seen. All the extra little projects, the coasters and hot pads are a great addition. Wonderful for gifting. Thanks to you and your sponsors for the inspiration and the chance to win ... :) Pat

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  3. Oh these are just fabulous and I love how you used every bit of that lovely Kona Kolor!! I haven't met a Kona I don't like, but black, white, and snow are on the shelf by the bolt as a staple.

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  4. Oh My Word!! What gorgeous color and wonderful projects!! You out did yourself!!
    Gmama Jane

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  5. Never used Kona, but I hope to someday! I loooove all of projects!

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  6. You really got a lot of mileage out of your fabric! I love that everything goes together so well. Kona and Atkinson are two favorites of mine! Thanks so much for a giveaway chance. Very generous all the way around!

    dezertsuz at gmail

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  7. What wonderful projects you have done....they are all beautiful......I have only used white Kona cotton and I use it all the time......what a great giveaway......

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  8. Love your project. Your casserole carrier is cute.

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  9. Wow! Love all your projects and the carrier is perfect for pot lucks. Right now I'm working on a two color quilt using Azure and white.

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  10. Your casserole covers are beautiful! What a wonderful and unique idea and the Kona really adds pizzaz!

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  11. I now am a follower via email!

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  12. My favorite Kona solid is Citrus. Your quilt is so pretty..can't wait to see the finish! Love the casserole cover in Sunrise!!! Thanks for sharing :)

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  13. I already follow via email…thanks for the sweet giveaway :)

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  14. A very nice use of colors! I especially like your coasters! One of my favorite colors is chartreuse from Kona! I actually have my hallway entrace painted this color! Keep sewing your heart out and sharing with us!

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  15. Great ideas and makes. I love the colours you have used.

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  16. Love your pretty quilt. The solids are just beautiful for this. Your other projects are so pretty. I would hate to get food on them. lol

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  17. I love all your projects!
    My favourite Kona colour is chartreuse.

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  18. My favourite is Cerise. Love your projects :-)

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  19. I love all your projects. You have been so creative . My favorite is all shades of lime.

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  20. Love your quilt! I will say my favorite Kona solid is Snow because Snow is the perfect (for me) blend in for all the lovely blues, purples, greens, pinks .... well for all the other beautiful Kona solids! Happy quilting.

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  21. I love the whole Sunrise bundle! It's so bright and cheery when it's so gray and cold out right now!

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  22. I'm a new follower of your blog by email!

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  23. I have to say I think I love all their colours, my hop project is my first time using Kona and I love my little needle case...Kona fabric is amazing! I'd love to try their weaveline fabrics next. Your casserole carriers are fabulous! Your quilt is very pretty. I just love practical items a lot! Thanks for sharing!

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  24. I love the Sunrise colours. I have been collecting Kona FQs in the yellow-orange-red colours for a project. Just wish I knew what the project is!! Is someone from the UK eligible for the giveaway? If so I'll keep my fingers crossed, if not, I'll understand.

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  25. Your quilt is stunning!! And the rest of your projects are truly wonderful as well.

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  26. Love projects - thanks for sharing. My favorite Kona solid is Green Tea. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  27. I follow your blog with Bloglovin'. Thanks again.

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  28. My favorite Kona is Robin Egg. I have used lots of Kona for backgrounds and some in my piecing but haven't done an all solids project yet. It's definitely on my list! Your projects are gorgeous!

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  29. The blues are lovely. I have wanted to make a casserole carrier for a long time but never saw a pattern that called to me: until now!

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  30. can I just say…I love your covers..the yellows and oranges, sunburst did it for me…absolutely stunning….I want to make one of those...

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  31. What great blocks and accessories! Both jelly rolls are awesome and inspirational. Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  32. The blog hop has just been stunning today. Your blocks just POP of the quilt! I am just getting back into quilting now that I am at home again. So I haven't used Kona solids yet. But I do have a plan for a throw for my son using the dark kona solids.

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  33. I'm a fairly new quilter so I havn't used many kona solids yet. I have tried white, eggshell and yarrow. I liked all of them and have plans to try more soon. You didn't say if you will ship the jelly roll internationally or not - I'm in the UK.

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  34. I'm totally in love with your casserole carriers....wish I'd seen that pattern before. I have one that turned out awful! Blessings, marlene

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  35. I love the Kona fabric. When I signed up for the hop I didn't know where to get this material and went on the internet and was lucky to find Mad about Patchwork. The shipping is great and I had my order within the week. They are now one of my favorite stores. Thanks for sharing your beautiful projects and any fabric from Mad about Patchwork would be great.

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  36. I am now following you on blogville.

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  37. I am so inspired by your projects...gathered my Kona fabric to sew some of the projects from this hop. As a new quilter, solids are less scary to use. I am loving this hop. Happy New Year from Oklahoma, USA. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  38. I am happy to follow you on Bloglovin. Happy New Year from Oklahoma, USA. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  39. Just beautiful! I love the quilt and all the various blocks. And I really love that casserole carrier in the sunrise colors. It is just gorgeous. Great job! My latest project with solids you can find on yests list of hoppers at RidgeTopQuilts. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  40. Most of my projects have Kona in them! I use "snow" and "white" a good bit, but also use "charcoal" as a background. I tend to buy it by the bolt at my LQS! My latest project is a secret squirrel project that I can't show you, but it uses "charcoal". Thanks for the chance to win!

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  41. Wow! I'm not sure which of your projects I love the most! Beautiful!
    I used the Kona Sunrise colors in my last project.

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  42. Sandy. Wonderful projects. I honestly don't need anymore fabric (so don't enter me)! I love your quilt - it is fabulous in those solids. And those casserole carriers are great - need to make some, though I don't go to many potlucks like I used to when my girls were little. Thanks for sharing everything today.

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  43. WOW! Delightful projects the casserole covers, your dish will be the star of the show! Everyone will want what delicious foods are hiding behind those lovely carriers! Do I dare admit this...but I have never worked with Kona Solids...I love gazing at their colors...does that count?

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  44. It's hard to pick just one color as a favorite, so I'll go with Cloud.

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  45. I made a KONA project for this hop, too. My day for the hop is coming on Monday!

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  46. I follow your blog via Bloglovin'!

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  47. Love the quilt. Great use of your scraps. I hate to throw anything away also.

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  48. WOW you made a lot of stuff! great bags too.... love it all

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  49. Love the kona citrus. The casserole carriers are a must

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  50. Love your projects!! you had a wonderful assortment and your quilt is beautiful!! This is my first time using Kona solids, which i bought from pam at Mad About patchwork. Love the fabric and the shop.
    Thanks for a great giveaway

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  51. wow, awesome projects,it`s hard to choose only one favorite.Love them all!

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  52. How inspiring! Just beautiful projects to mark your day of the blog hop. My last solids project was to make Karen Ackva's Forgotten Five Mini Quilt featured on Moda Bake Shop a few months back. It was so much fun! Building a stash of solids has been on my wish list ever since.

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  53. I absolutely LOVE Kona and use it for all my solids in quilting. I use quite a lot of white but I can truly say that I love all the Kona colors and slowly, but surely I am trying to collect them all.As far as the Sunrise and Sunset, I love them both.Thanks for the chance to win.

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  54. Those casserole carriers are so beautiful and look great in Kona solids...love i! Your quilt is just gorgeous! Thanks for hopping with us!

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  55. That is a lovely solids quilt, beautiful! What a great way to carry the colours of Kona with you, casserole totes! You are a joyous addition to the hops!
    Thank you for the chance to sew with Kona!

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  56. the carriers are so beautiful, they would get more attention at a gathering than the casserole they are carrying! i love kona solids and enjoy seeing what everyone makes with them, such creative people. thank you and your sponsors for a beautiful giveaway babscorbitt@gmail.com

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  57. i am a new follower via email. babscorbitt@gmail.com

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  58. I am really liking what I've seen lately made with the new Kona Sunset line. I have never made a project entirely out of solids, but that may change after seeing all the gorgeous ideas in this hop. Your three projects are inspiring, especially the sampler quilt. svonfumetti at yahoo dot com

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  59. Sew many cute things you made ! I love the casserole carriers too !

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  60. My latest solids project involves Kona chartreuse, tangerine, and a grey that I can't remember the name of but suffice it to say that chartreuse and tangerine together scream out for the grey's calming influence! I love Kona's vibrant colors.

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  61. I am following you by Bloglovin but I can't remember if I am SewBeads or PurlButtons for that. I am REALLY following you in a way that can't be counted for contests. I have you in a folder of blogs I check every day. I just click OPEN ALL IN TABS and there you are with my favorite blogs and emails, and of course, Facebook.

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  63. I have not used Kona solids yet, but drool over them each time I hit the LQS! My favroties are the daffodil yellows, cobalt blues and the entire line of pinks

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  64. I LOVE that rainbow like quilt! And the casserole cover rocks! I've only used Kona once or twice, and only because someone gave it to me. I'm not much on solids, but your quilt is inspiring!!

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  65. I just started following you via bloglovin. I'm anxious to check out all your other posts. :)

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  66. Love how the colors play together in your quilt. I am in the middle of making a pixil quilt using various Kona colors. Thanks for the giveaways.

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  67. What beautiful work! I love those casserole carriers in the Kona. I have a spider web quilt in the works that uses a butterscotch colored Kona solid, but I'm not sure of the exact color.

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  68. Your casserole carriers are gorgeous! I especially love the sunrise one.

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  69. Nice projects, I just used an aqua Kona yesterday for teeny sashing strips in a black/white quilt.

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  70. Hi Sandy! So glad to virtually meet you, because you touched home with those casserole carriers. I'm getting tired of showing up to family functions with my hot pans in a box full of towels! My favorite Kona solids are the packs with the really vivid colors, that just pop off the shelf. Thank you for the giveaway, and for sharing your projects!
    ~Brandy

    brandizzle7133 at gmail dot com

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  71. I have to admit to using a lot of Kona White. It is my go-to background fabric.

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  72. I haven't made a complete Kona quilt yet but love the off white and white. And of course I use lots of their black:) My daughter and I used some Kona to stitch her Dr Who wall hanging. Still working on it:)

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  73. You certainly are an inspiration! Love all the colourful projects especially the casserole carriers!!

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  74. Wow! You have been busy! I love Kona solids and use snow and white on a regular basis but I have a stash of many colors all labeled so I can easily buy more when needed. I have made a couple of Kona solid projects but these inspire me to do more! Thanks!

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  75. I've never made a solid colored quilt before but almost all of the solids I do buy are Kona. You can get just about any color you want from them! I can't say that I have a favorite color of it though.

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  76. If my favorite color is the one I use the most, then it would have to be snow. Great projects, thanks for sharing.

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  77. Wow that quilt is incredible. What a wonderful way to show off the dramatic affectst that Kona has. I love your casserole carries and little extras with spare parts! PERFECT!

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  78. Love the purple colours they are my favorite..Thanks for sharing

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  79. Wow, you really went all in with the Kona Solids! Striking! I think I will look at these solids different now. I tend to like the bright colors, yellow, orange deep purple, I just love them all! I have just started following you!

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  80. I follow you via email…just signed up.

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  81. wow your projects are fabulous. You truly have inspired me. I love the casserole carriers, I also love "Sunset" Haven't had a chance to buy one yet. Last time I made an all Kona project was Oct 2013, I made a baby quilt for a new great nephew.

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  82. I am a red girl so reds yellows oranges are my favorites and you made beautiful things with the kona

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  83. I love your casserole carriers. My stash is lacking solids other than Kona white.

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  84. I have been following with bloglovin.

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  85. Your quilt is beautiful. I like the blocks you choose for it. You cassarole cover is adorable... I love it.

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  86. I like projects that take a tone on tone approach. I'm hoping to get quite a bit of quilting done on my Kona hop quilt today, so it can be ready for the 17th.

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  87. I also follow you on Bloglovin and keep up with you on Flickr thanks to the scrappy bee.

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  88. Beautiful projects and I love finding something to make with the leftovers too. my favorite kona solid to work with is the pure white as i love to do hand embroidery. my favorite color to look at is the bright red.

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  89. Your quilt is stunning, but WOW! The brights casserole carrier is fabulous!! Great job!! I love using Kona whites in my handwork -- it's really bright and accentuates the stitching!! :)

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  90. And I'm a new follower of you via Bloglovin! :)

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  91. I used Kona solid and a panel of the Cat in the hat in a quilt I made for my daughter! Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  92. I'm using some wonderful Kona yellows to finish up someone's abandoned quilt top. It's a practice piece before trying to quilt our bed quilt. My first try at quilting something big......it's a little scary.
    Your pieces are beautiful jewels.
    t_ktl at yahoo.com

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  93. I love the kona colours - they are so bright and look good anywhere. thanks so much for sharing

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  94. Wow! Those Kona solids combinations are so bright and cheery in anticipation of Spring. Love the casserole carrier. Thanks for sharing.

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  95. I have used mainly Kona Solids as white (snow) and cream, for backgrounds. But I do love their colors! You are very inspiring to try a quilt using solids! Love the casserole carriers, too. They are too pretty to get any food spilled on them!!

    Susie
    legato1958@aol.com

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  96. I am a follower by email

    susie
    legato1958@aol.com

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  97. Only one color-you have to be kidding! Okay, if you are not, I will say white. But I really, really like the Kona Sunset colors. I also like your quilt and casserole carriers.

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  98. I love to discover Canadian bloggers!!! I am a new follower and looking forward to more inspiration!! Thanks for sharing in this hop!!

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  99. I am making a quilt and using some Kona solids for the first time... I keep saying how rich and vibrant the colours are - wow!!! Love all your projects especially the first casserole carrier - it is yummy!!

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  100. I love all colors Kona. My last Kona project was done with 10" squares of Kona that I received in a swap. I made up my own "modern" blocks and played around a lot until I liked the placement. It sits......patiently waiting for me to get around to quilting it.

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  101. Love your quilt! and those casserole dish covers look spectacular! The colors are fabulous. I'd have to say my favorite Kona is Snow. I have probably bought at least 2 whole bolts of it on various projects. It is my go to background color.

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  102. My favorite color is Snow--I use it a lot!! But I really love all those bright colors you used. I'm a new follower by email.

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  103. You love color--I can tell. Gorgeous quilt and the casserole carrier rocks. Gott get that pattern.

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  106. Oh my goodness. I LOVE the bag and the quilt and all of your projects. They bring a smile to my face!

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  107. Your projects are so adorable! Love the casserole carriers...keep telling myself I need to make some! Your quilt is beyond lovely - can't wait to see it quilted! I just finished making the top for a quilt that I will donate to a Veteran's organization using Kona Snow. Love the Kona solids!!! Thank you for participating in the blog hop!!!!

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  108. great projects! really shows off those colorful knoa solids! love all the kona greens ... so many! my favorite is always the one i'm cutting or pressing or sewing.

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  109. I also did the Virtual Quilting Bee and loved it. Though, my top is not put together yet--yours looks wonderful!

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  110. All of your projects are so wonderful and so colorful!!! Yes, you have inspired me to make another quilt using Kona solids. I think the colors in your casserole carrier are all my favorite!
    Dawn
    array-dawn at cox dot net

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  111. I follow you on bloglovin!!
    Dawn
    array-dawn at cox dot net

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  112. I subscribe to your blog and follow you on instagram(you are one of my few followers-thanks!)

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  113. I love your projects they are simply wonderful. My favorite Kona color is Mulberry, followed by Crocus...yes I'm a purple girl!!! Thanks for the chance

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  114. Wow! Your projects are so cheerful and practical and happy. I never knew solids could look so good. I love them all. Thank you for hopping...

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  115. I haven't had the chance to make anything with Kona solids yet. Soon I hope! Thanks for sharing the great beautiful projects and the great giveaway! vickise at gmail dot com

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  116. I am a new follower via email. Thanks again! vickise at gmail dot com

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  117. I really like the Crocus and Charcoal--favorite color and my go-to background. Thanks for a fun chance to win!

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  118. Holy smokes, I can hardly believe you've only been quilting for 2 years! Your projects are wonderful. The quilt is gorgeous and what a way to highlight those Kona solids! I fell in love with your first Hot Stuff carrier and those Sunrise colors - Wow!
    Haven't worked with solids much but I know (after this blog hop) I want to. I love bright pink and also greens.

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  119. I'm a new follower with Feedly. Now I'm off to check out the Hot Stuff pattern and look at the Sunrise collection.

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  120. what a great pattern! I love the flower look at the top of the pan! way too cool! My kona projects for this hop are the only ones I have done. My day is next week! I love all the sunrise and sunset colors

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  121. I use Kona Bone and Coal a lot for numerous quilt tops, they are such great neutrals they give the eye a place to rest.

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  122. Also, I follow you on bloglovin.

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  123. Oh, what a lovely Kona Solid quilt--I love the use of so many different colors and patterns. Beautiful! That Kona Sunrise is out of this world! It made such a bright casserole cover--I would hate to use it, but I would. I can just imagine all of the comments if I took it to a church potluck. Beautiful, beautiful work!

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  124. I used kona solids for the borders of my daughter's map quilt. They worked beautifully.

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  125. I have been working with Kona black for a jewel box quilt. OK not really a color, more of a lack of color but I love it.

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  126. Your Kona solid quilt is most lovely, and what you did with all the solids are great.

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  127. I love the Kona sunrise and I follow you on bloglovin

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  128. Hi Sandi, I love your sampler style quilt. I don't have a favorite colour of Kona, they are all great fabrics.

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  129. Haven't seen casserole carriers in years. Glad to see there are patterns out there still. Yours are bright and happy and wonderful! I like any shades of blue that make me think of the ocean...as you will see on my project when its my turn. :)

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  130. Wish I had seen this design last month when making a casserole carrier for my daughter for Christmas. Love,love,love your Kona project!

    At the moment my favorite Kona color is Glacier.

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  131. What a great project. Too hard for me to pick a fav Kona color but I had fun with my charm pack as part of the hop!

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  132. Really love your casserole carriers. You really did do well pairing up the colors. I just love the solids. I am thinking that I'd like to try a quilt using solids. Thanks for sharing
    cheers
    maggie

    maggiemine42@gmail.com

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  133. I follow you on Bloglovin'

    cheers
    maggie
    maggiemine42@gmail.com

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  134. Your quilt is really beautiful! And the 'hot stuff' is absolutely gorgeous! What a great pattern! :)

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  135. Whoops, forgot my color, probably because it's such a difficult choice -- maybe periwinkle. :)

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  136. I made a drawstring bag using solids. Love your quilt!!!

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  137. Beautiful work. I love those casserole carriers. I like how you utilized every scrap; an idea dear to my heart. There are so many Kona solids I am not sure which is my favorite colour as each one I have used has fit its purpose perfectly. Right now I am very fond of a spring green which will be the basis for a guild challenge. Thanks for sharing and offering such an awesome giveaway.

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  138. I love the quilt--how clever to make each block one colour! May have to make one like it down the road (so saved a pic!) I love Kona solids!! I've collected jelly rolls and charms--I see some rollups in my future!

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  139. Great job on all your projects. I especially like the quilt. Very nice on the white background.
    I'm participating in this bloghop also, so I've made some fun projects. My favorite Kona colors are the teals and turquoises, but I love them all.

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  140. Incredible colors. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  141. My favorite? Oh my- depends on the mood. Pinks, rose, and bright green.

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  142. Your quilt and casserole carriers are awesome. I especially love the carrier done in the bright colors.

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  143. I recently made a quilt with a beautiful shade of periwinkle blue. I love Kona solids.
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  144. I haven't made an all solid quilt or project yet. I usually use Kona to pair up with prints for HST's, so far my favorite color has been Ash as it goes with so many prints. I do have some Kona Deep Blue to use as sashing for my grandson's quilt.

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  145. Wow, that is a great number of ways to use every piece, so colorful and function too.
    In this case, the "sunrise colored roll" is my top choice, but I am not picky! Hope my email link works, as I would be pleased to receive your giveaway. K

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  146. Awesome job of inspiration! You are so creative!

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  147. Beautiful quilt!! Thank you for sharing. I love the Sunrise colors, they are so bright and cheery.bpfrimmer@yahoo.com

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  148. I just started following you by bloglovin. bpfrimmer@yahoo.com

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  149. OH wow! What a great post. I really love the casserole carrier. That is such an original pattern and so pretty too. I really love the quilt and all the beautiful colored blocks.

    I really love so many of the Kona colors, but I'd say my favorite is Tulip.

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  150. Love your VQB top...fabulous! That carrier and the other projects are really nice too. I really need a casserole carrier too. I only think about it usually when I am getting ready to take one in the car:)

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  151. I have never worked with solids. I am impressed with all the different ideas from all the blogs. The casserole carriers almost look good enough to eat!

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  152. Love the casserole carriers and how you used up your scraps. Who can resist either Kona roll up. I'm sitting on some Kona solids right now trying to decide what to do...what to do.

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  153. Kona is so nice! I recently used some of their greys for the background of a quilt for my dad. I love the casserole carriers - very cool pattern! thank you!

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  155. I love the bright and cheerful colors of Kona solids. I especially like Kona Flame.

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  156. Following you on Bloglovin: Nicole Sender.

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  157. Love your quilt top, especially how you incorporated the cornerstones in the smashing. The carriers were fabulous. The colour choices are great.

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  158. I love, love, love those casserole carriers in Kona. I'm a big solids fan and most of my projects have used solids recently, Hands Hands Fingers Thumbs, Home, All Things Equal, etc. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  159. Sunset is my favorite Kona pack! It relaxes me.

    vickiparret@yahoo.com

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  160. Oh, my, I love your projects. That quilt is something I would make. I love using one color in different shades. Your casserole covers are so colorful and fun. Who wouldn't like taking a casserole all wrapped up like that. I want.
    I'm in the hop on Monday, so my latest Kona project is in Sunset and is a quilt.

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  161. I love the blocks you did in your quilt. Using different shades of one color and the white background really made the color pop. Those casserole carriers are just too cute. I see Christmas presents in the making. I have not used Kona solids but it looks like I'm going to have to try my hand at this. Thanks for the chance to win such a generous giveaway. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  162. You definitely have inspired me to work with Kona solids! I am following you by email.

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  163. I love to use Kona white to set off pretty prints. I see many gorgeous Kona colors to add to my stash!

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  164. Wow, you went Kona Krazy :) Your projects are beautiful and very inspiring! I am using Kona solids for this hop too - my first time!! I too, see more Kona solids in my quilting future! Thanks for sharing your talent and inspiration with us!

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  165. Your quilt top is beautiful. I like how you used values of the same color in your blocks. Very, very nice. Then I love the casserole carriers. I have been wanting to make one and, well, you know time. I love Kona solids. I am using them for one of the rounds in my hand pieced Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt. I just purchased two shades of gray. My daughter thinks that's what she wants me to use as sashing, etc. for a t-shirt quilt made from her college sorority t-shirts. I also bought enough Kona blue for backing (and to try to add some color to the front). I think she's going to have a drab quilt unless she lets Mom have some input. But, it's not my quilt - I just get to make it. Thanks for participating and being a great inspiration.

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  166. I am a new follower via Bloglovin.

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  167. I use a LOT of Kona solid black.. I actually buy it by 2 bolts at a time! :)

    Your quilt is fabulous and I am crushing on those casserole carriers! I should make my mother in law one!

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  168. I absolutely love all the colours!! I've just started purchasing Kona cottons and what a great time to find your site.

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  169. I love all the colors, as well as all your projects. Looking forward to trying some of them!

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  170. I started following you by e-mail Today.

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  171. I love the Hot Stuff pattern and of course Kona solids. I have been quilting about the same length of time you have and I am inspired by how much you have done. I tend to use Kona solids for borders and binding, however I did make one quilt that was 50% Kona solids in HSTs from a Purple People Easter fat quarter bundle.

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  172. I started following your blog by email, and look forward to learning lots from you!!

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  173. I am currently making a "Giant Star" quilt using all Kona solids (and it looks beautiful!

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  174. I am making a tote with solids for this hop *wink* come by and see me on the 17th! And it uses my favourite Kona, Nautical (deep blue).

    Congrats on finishing your virtual quilting bee quilt, mine is languishing.

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  175. I follow you on bloglovin', I would love if you would follow me back!

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  176. I have just started a collection of Kona solids and Have never made a quilt with just solids. Your site has inspired me to get them out and get started on something. I love all the colors that you have used. It was like getting in the rainbow and and sliding around. How beautiful.

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  177. I am your follower on bloglovin

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  178. lovely kona creations.

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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