Sunday, November 30, 2014

30 Quilts for 30 Days Kona Blog Hop: My Eternity Ring Quilt

It's no secret that I adore working with solids, so when I found out that Kona was celebrating their 30th birthday, I wanted in on the fun! I love the crisp, graphic look at that solids bring to any project, and Kona has the largest selection of colors so I'm often sewing with Kona solids! Today is my stop on the Kona 30 blog hop, in which thirty fabulously talented designers are sharing the fantastic quilts that they've sewn up to honor Kona and their 303 amazing shades. The quilt I've created for Kona's big birthday is my Eternity Ring quilt and pattern!

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For my contribution, I created a new pattern which I'm calling Eternity Ring. I wanted to play around with the idea of a paper pieced wedding ring quilt, as curves and I have yet to really play nice with one another. My Eternity Ring quilt is sewn up in gorgeous, rich Kona solids in shades of emerald and fuchsia, with one singular block sewn together in grayscale. I love the contrast the one gray block brings to the whole quilt. I pulled some of my favorite shades of Kona, like Kona Pond (quite possibly my all-time-favorite Kona solid), Kona Cerise, Kona Iron, Kona White and Kona Black and threw in some newer favorites, Kona Kale, Kona Dark Violet, Kona Charcoal, and Kona Lemon for this beauty. The blocks alternate to create a faux double wedding ring look, which is created through four paper piecing templates, which come together to create the quarter-block units for completing the blocks.

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Never paper pieced before? No worries! The pattern comes with detailed instructions, accompanied by photographs to help visual learners work through the pattern. You can also take advantage of a great deal on my new Craftsy class, Start Foundation Paper Piecing, which has boatloads of tips and tricks to make paper piecing a fun, addictive experience!

This foundation paper-pieced quilt pattern is now available through my Pattern Shop as well as through Craftsy, yay!! The pattern also includes a complete cutting list and fabric yardage instructions for four different quilt sizes: baby, lap, twin, and queen. I've taken the liberty of putting together some fun color story choices for this quilt below to give you some other great ideas on how you can use this pattern and make it your own!

Eternity Ring - Rainbow Lap Size photo eternityring-Rainbow_zpsc5033568.jpg
Kona Rainbow Eternity Ring Lap Quilt


Eternity Ring - Two Block Holiday Lap Size photo eternityring-Christmas_zps064fb1b7.jpg
Kona festive holiday Eternity Ring

And to celebrate the wonderful 30 Years of Kona Cotton Solids, I'm doing a little giveaway today - you can enter the Rafflecopter below to win a beautiful charm pack of the Kona Brights and a copy of my Eternity Ring pattern as well! You must enter to win by the end of the day today, November 30th, so hop to it!




a Rafflecopter giveaway 

There's only a few more stops on the 30 Quilts for 30 Years blog hop, but there's plenty to catch up on if you haven't seen all the fabulous quilts! You can also see all 30 designs in Kaufman's 30 Quilts for 30 Years Lookbook. Check out the great collection of Kona quilts by all of these fabulous designers listed below!

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 - You are here :)
Monday, December 1st: Emily of Carolina Patchworks 
Tuesday, December 2nd: Ken Kaufman 
Wednesday, December 3rd: Grand Finale!

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106 comments:

  1. I love paper piecing! It is lots of fun.

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  2. I like so many bright colors, but I end up using a lot of Kona snow!

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  3. Love your quilt, especially the rainbow version - looks like gemstones! My favourite kona colour is silver

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  4. I don't have a favorite Kona color yet, but I love the color red. I'd like to make a red and white quilt some day.

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  5. I use a lot of blues. I use blue in everything I make, but I do use other colors. My last project had blue, red, white, black, yellow, and green.

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  6. This is such a fun hop. Lots of projects and great ideas.
    I really love Indigo and Snow White

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  7. I'm just getting back in to paper pieces - I love your pattern! Oh, it is SO hard to pick a favorite Kona color. I'd have to say Kona Snow is what I use the most, but I love Kona Pepper, and Ash!

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  8. Love love Kona ash, closely followed by sand!

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  9. Right now my go to is charcoal, but I'm thinking a good New Year's Resolution might be to put a new solid like mushroom or canvas into the nuetral rotation. I also love your eternity ring quilt and your craftsy profile pic!

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  10. I always spend a lot of time choosing the perfect shade of green. I love jade and pool!

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  11. I don't have a favorite Kona color, but my favorite color to use in a quilt is blue, closely followed by red. Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  12. I really like your pattern. It would be fabulous in red and white and I would use pomegranate as one of the reds.

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  13. I use a lot of Kona snow, but my favorite to use in quilts is some shade of red.

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  14. I love solids and have recently become interested in Mod quilts and I do love to paperpiece.

    jacquiebonneau40@gmail.com

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  15. It's Kona white for me ~ I use it a lot.
    I've been doing lots of paper piecing these last few days. Everything comes out so nice and crisp! I love your quilt and that it's paper pieced is even better!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  16. Of the Kona colors I've seen or used my favorite is Robin Egg. Love your pattern and quilt!

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  17. Interesting block. I haven't done much PP but I may just give it a try.

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  18. cactus i love lime/acid greens

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  19. I love any and every Kona color, but I always have on hand white,black and red. Love your quilt!

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  20. Love any of the gorgeous Kona reds!!

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  21. The Kona Rainbow Eternity Ring Quilt looks like it would seem a mix of watercolors and stained glass when it was done in fabric. I'd love to see it completed.

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  22. love the modern take on the wedding ring pattern!

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  23. Love your Eternity Ring quilt!
    My favorite Kona color is Niagara.

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  25. Snow is my very favorite Kona color. I love your Eternity Ring sorry had to delete previous comment Made spelling errors

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  26. Love the orange range right now. Love to play with the shading into the reds and yellows

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  27. I'm a big blue fan. Right now my favorite is Lagoon.

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  28. My favorite Kona is Breakers.

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  29. My favorite ~ any shade of green.

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  30. I love this pattern! I use a lot of white so Kona White is my favorite. cherisetower @gmail.com

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  31. My favorite...crocus! Love right purples.
    yoyopattycakes @hotmail.com

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  32. Love your pattern! I'm sticking to my long, time favorite Kona color as Cerise

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  33. I really love blue, and turquoise-y blues are my favorite at the moment, so I'm picking "Lagoon" as my favorite color!

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  34. My favorite Kona color is Glacier. Thanks so much for sharing your quilt, it is truly beautiful.
    Have a great day! dawnm1993 at gmail dot com

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  35. Love Kona solids. I also love Kona pond.

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  36. I've been using Snow on a quilt for my sister in law, but I also like to use greens and blues. Thanks for the fun.

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  37. I so love your quilt pattern and color choices. I'd like to make it in reds.

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  38. Beautiful quilt pattern. The paper piecing makes it so perfect. I'm all for bright colors and Kona makes it so easy.

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  39. i love so many of the kona colors, fern is a beautiful green.

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  40. I have never tried paper piecing.....soon maybe.... The color I love is Cyan

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  41. My favorite is navy! And I'm definitely going to be taking your paper piecing craftsy class sometime! :)

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  42. Been studying tutorials and youtubes on paper-piecing. Love your quilt design and the color possibilities "seam" endless. Love all the Kona colors, but lately, I'm "sew" in love with any of Kona's shades of Gray!!!

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  43. I really like to add neutrals to my quilts. My favorite Kona is Eggshell. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  44. So many lovely colours. Currently using Astral. Thank you for the giveaway.
    fabricstasher24@gmail.com

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  45. Sunflower is my favorite color

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  46. Thanks for the chance to win.. My favorite changes almost daily, but pickle always makes me smile

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  47. I love to use blues and reds. The Kona colors are great.

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  48. Purple is my favorite. Thanks for the giveaway. Love your quilt!

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  49. With 300+ colors, how can I have a favorite? But I really like Crocus.

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  50. I do not have a quilt made with solids but I want to do one !

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  51. Quilting Jeannie loves most of the Kona colors, but Persimmons is my favorite. And the thought of paper piecing scares me half to death. But, if I win, I'll try it.

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  52. I love Kona Banana. And Maize. Such mellow, pale yellows that go with everything. And Kona White, and Royal. Cypress is fun too. Kona is just my go-to solid now!
    reillyr2(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  53. This is gorgeous! It would make a great anniversary present for my husband.

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  54. Pond, too! And any other of the seaglass/beachy colors. Thanks so much for the giveaway--I really need a kick to try some brighter colors!

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  55. Fabulous pattern! My favourite colour to use in quilts is red.

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  56. All the Kona colors look fabulous. I like Lagoon and Snow.

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  57. My favorite color is purple and Kona has several in that color.

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  58. I like Kona's Emerald... Lovely Eternity quilt.... thanks for the giveaway.

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  59. I use charcoal and medium gray a lot

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  60. I am such a coward when it comes to solids, always using white or cream, I need to be more adventurous. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  61. Love pickle and wasabi. Colors are great and my favorite change every day. Lovely quilt!

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  62. I have used a number of the popular solids and I find that Kona is by far my favorite. The variety of colors is excellent and I can depend on a consistency that is lacking in some of the others. I've encountered flimsy and stretchy products when I have strayed from Kona. I have liked some but it just feels safe to stick with Kona.

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  63. HI, LOVE ALL THOSE KONA COLORS!
    'PERSIMMON' IS MY FAVORITE!
    THANKS FOR A NEAT GIVEAWAY!

    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  64. Jade Green! I use Kona Snow the most though. Love new pattern!

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  65. I'm just starting your paper-piecing Craftsy class. This looks likes a beautiful pattern to aspire to make!

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  66. Looks like I signed up for your Craftsy paper piecing class just in time for your new pattern! The Kona I use the most is 'Snow' but I love so many of the colors. My favorite in the new colors is 'Pickle'.

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  67. Thanks for showing different colourways for your pattern. I'm a fan of paper-piecing too.

    wlinda_ca at yahoo dot com

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  68. Kona Cerise is a big favorite, as is Medium Grey!

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  69. I am liking Kona Berry a lot recently, but all the colors are just so pretty.

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  70. I don't have a favorite Kona color but I tend to use a lot of greens and browns

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  71. Lagoon is my favorite Kona color. Thanks for the fun!

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  72. I favor the grays as they make a good background to all the other colors of Kona. Thanks for you blogging, always enjoy reading it.

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  73. Red is what attracts me to a quilt or pattern. But I like any color, as long as I can find other colors to blend.

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  74. I'm a big blue/green fan, but I just picked up some Kona Pomegranate because it was so happy!

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  75. Cactus.
    Although anything serene like Breakers is lovely too.
    bluestarof2@yahoo.com

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  76. I have only used charcoal and snow. They are great to work with. Thanks for sharing.

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  77. I like most of the blues. Kona adds so many gorgeous shades I can't keep up. But I love them all. Love your pattern. So striking. Thanks.

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  78. I like all shades of blue and green. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  79. I love your idea of using paper piecing to do the wedding ring pattern. I really like that you have shown your idea in different colorways.

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  80. I love using all shades of blue, either as an ombre or as a contrast with all black and white. I can't pick a favorite Kona color because I could never pick a favorite color blue!

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  81. Watermelon is my current favorite color, but I use Snow a lot in my quilts. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  82. My favorite color is bordeaux. sarah@forrussia.org

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  83. I love buttercup! I'm all out of it right now.

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  84. I've never paper pieced but maybe I'll get my chance.

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  85. I would love to try paper piecing, I love your pattern in all solids.

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  86. Can't get rafflecopper to load :(

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  87. WoW! What a great pattern! Looks great in any color choice. I really love civil war reproduction colors and love the blues, greens. cheddar and the beiges, all yummy! Oh and I love Kona's new Watermelon color, also yummy!

    Thank you for a super giveaway and a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  88. I think my rafflecopter entry was blank but I love the color Pool!

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  89. Lagoon is my current favorite Kona color. Next year it may be a different one. They're all wonderfully beautiful. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

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  90. I love Pond, and the Cabbage green colors :) Loooove your Quilt! Gorgeous use of solids...something I had never used Totally...really loving this Tour!

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  93. I'm currently into blues and greys...I think Surf is my favorite of the moment. Love your work! Are you looking to do a BOM 2015?

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  94. Your quilt is beautiful! I love the Yarrow color.

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