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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Fiery Solids

Happy Needle and Thread Thursday, ya'll!  Well, my wild thing started school on Monday, and I am happy to report that my sewjo is back in full swing.  Apparently, all I needed was a little color inspiration to get my creativity flowing, and it started with a bundle of the most luscious Kona Solids.

This quilt started with a gorgeous Kona collection called Birds of Paradise that I picked up at Quilt Market in May.  It is not available in shops just yet, but you will be able to get it in just a couple of weeks.  

The bundle contains twelve colors- School Bus, Kumquat, Tangerine, Flame, Red, Watermelon, Pomegranate, Sangria, Bordeaux, Berry, Eggplant, and Midnight.  Then, I added four additional colors from my stash (shown on boards in the photo above)- Corn Yellow, Papaya, Poppy, and Melon.  When design inspiration struck, I didn't think to get a pretty picture of these solids in natural light before cutting into them, so not all of them are showing "true," which is why I definitely wanted to list them out for you.

I tend to gravitate toward cooler colors much more often, but, I love all of the warmth in this quilt.  I picked up the backing fabric from my LQS (and I'm super excited about it), so I just need to get this quilt basted and then I can start quilting it.  In case you're wondering, I will be writing the pattern for this one, so stay tuned.

Last week's party was full of amazing work (as it always is).  This precious bird quilt is by Karen at Quilts...etc.  Y'all, this quilt is hand quilted and it is so fantastic, so be sure to check out her close-ups.

Shannon at The Flemings Nine linked up her pretty Poolside quilt.

This Double Take quilt is by Laura at Slice of Pi Quilts- love it!

This quilt by Sew Preeti Quilts is made with all of her orphan blocks.  Isn't it super cute?

And finally, this Stacked Squares quilt is by Something Rosemade.  I never seem to tire of the fun 3D illusion in this pattern, and these fabrics are just lovely.

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  1. What a beautiful quilt you made with that wonderful bundle of Kona Solids. I may need to buy it when it's available. Isn't it great you were able to pull additional fabrics from your stash; I love when that happens. The pattern is just perfect and can't wait to see it. Thanks for the shoutout and always being an inspiration. I wouldn't have made my Stacked Squares quilts if I hadn't seen the wonderful ones you made.

  2. thanks for the feature Kelly -- love those solids!!

  3. Love the warm vibes on your new quilt! Yay for quilting mojo!!!

  4. wow what an explosion of colour, perfect for the heatwave I think

  5. I love these solid fabrics, and the quilt you made with them! Very pretty.

  6. Your quilt is beautiful, the fabrics were perfect. I love the way the white background makes the blocks really stand out.

  7. It is gorgeous! I love the & fiery! You designed a beautiful quilt Kelly!

  8. Oh! That quilt with those yummy solids is just gorgeous! It reminds me of a tropical sunset. So pretty!

  9. Your fiery solids quilt is so much fun, and the design is gorgeous. I am not a "solids" girl at all. I avoid them like the plague, but you have done something wonderful with them.

  10. That is one gorgeous stack of kona solids! I love playing with kona. Your quilt turned out fabulous!

  11. Your quilt looks so good! I also tend to gravitate to cool colors, but it's so much fun to play with the warm colors sometimes. I'm always a little surprised at how much I enjoy them.

  12. That's a beautiful quilt. The Kona colors are awesome but your quilt brings them to life.

  13. What a bright, cheery quilt - nicely done!

  14. Another pretty quilt. I am not sure how you do it all!

  15. those colours. And love the quilt top. Did you do a happy dance after school went in? LOL


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