Thursday, January 9, 2014

Wake Up to Kona Blog Hop


Kona Goodness

Thank you Madame Samm - Sew We Quilt and Carol - Just Let Me Quilt for this fabulous blog hop. 

Of course we can't forget the sponsors:

Amanda Murphy, author oColor Essentials

Robert Kaufman for those fabulous fabrics 
and
Aurfil, whose threads keep us stitching.

I share today with these talented ladies:




I purchased a Kona 1/2 yard bundle called 'Tropical Sunset' (no I didn't use it all - wanted to be able to add to stash) and paired it with a Kona strip roll called 'Sand Castle' that was on my shelf.


I have wanted to make this block/quilt since it was demonstrated at one of our Quilt Guild meetings - the Twin Sister Block.  A 18" strip of the 'sand' and a 18"strip of the color.  I gave myself wiggle room for cutting and made my strips 19" long.  Stitch them together, press toward the dark and sub-cut into four 4.5" sections.  Then slice them corner to corner (use same corners) to make triangles.  Take the four light dominant triangles and form a pinwheel.  Do the same with the four dark dominant triangles.  Sew those units together for a 5.5" unfinished block.  Easy Peasy and so quick!   

Of course you may not have the assistant I have when it comes time to quilt.
I just simply did a lot of stitch-in-the-ditch on this.


I used Kona White for sashing and Kona Black for corner stones and binding.
This will be my Guild donation quilt this Spring.


The backing is a new Conneting Threads extra wide backing (have enough for another baby quilt) and plays nicely with the front pattern.


I know this is a hop about solids, but it is also about color ----- so I have a give away of color.


A Robert Kaufman 'Fusions Texture Collection' roll up.  I will ship international, just be sure I have a way to contact you (most of my no-replys are those using Google +).   I will leave comments open until 10pm January 21st (remember the hop has added two more days) and announce the winner shortly after.  

Thank you for stopping by,
Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

277 comments:

  1. I am awake! Lovely sunny quilt! This is a wonderful use to the colors. I really like the black cornerstones and binding. It gives depth and focus. I am going to have to remember that idea. Thanks for sharing! ... :) Pat

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  2. very nice Sharon!! You always make such nice projects
    Gmama Jane

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  3. Your quilt looks great Sharon. Thanks for showing us how to make the block. It looks so easy, yet so effective. Lucky you had your assistant working with you! LOL!

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  4. So lovely! Thank you for sharing the how-to!'

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  5. I love the color palette of your quilt and the combination of soft neutrals with the bright warm colors AND black and white! It's fantastic. Thanks the the chance in your giveaway.

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  6. The quilt is gorgeous. I love the spininess of it - spinny, well, you know what I mean - it spins! Those colors are so cheerful and the backing fabric is perfect.
    Thanks for the giveaway chance.

    dezertsuz at gmail

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  7. Beautiful quilt....and what a great giveaway.....

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  8. Great quilt and the backing goes wonderful with the front!

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  9. A lovely quilt for a donation!

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  10. A lovely quilt for a donation!

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  11. Now I've had to add another quilt to the to do list and I'm blaming it all on you! Your instructions make it look like a fairly quick one to make. Thanks!

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  12. Thanks for sharing how to make this fun block….the quilt is so pretty!!!

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  13. Beautiful quilt and yummy colors! Thank you for sharing.

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  14. What a neat idea of a block, the twin sister block, I will have to try that some time. Thank you for sharing a new idea with me today, and for the opportunity at winning some color into my life! I'm actually a little tired of all the red and green for a while... Thanks again!
    ~Brandy
    brandizzle7133 at gmail dot com

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  15. That color way reminds me of popsicles and orange Creamsicles
    Your quilt . The roll of color makes me think of a big box of crayons and the fun we had coloring in a new book thanks for a chance to win. patty

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  16. I'm waiting for your blocks to start spinning like a magical illusion

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  17. What a nice quilt - the color choices are super! The block is very attractive. Thanks for sharing how to do. and for putting my name in the hat for the drawing!

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  18. Hi Sharon! I really enjoyed you sharing your idea and quilt! That is a great block tutorial and a new possibility for a quilt for my sister or neice! And those are really yummy colors your used. Thank you for your hard work. The recipients will enjoy!

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  19. What a lovely sunny and happy quilt. Just what is needed on a cold wet January morning.

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  20. Sharon, that is a cute happy quilt. I love the pattern! How did you like that extra wide backing? I have been thinking about it.

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  21. What a fabulous quilt Sharon - I shall be trying this pattern!
    Thanks!

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  22. Your quilt is stunning and a very happy one. I love the design that you have chosen. Thanks for sharing your creativity and being part of this hop.

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  23. Such a fun quilt. Thanks for the instructions.

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  24. This is a beautiful quilt. I love the way the fabrics are reflected in the blocks surrounding them and make the pinwheels seem like they are crossing over the sashing and into the nearby blocks.
    This is a gorgeous quilt, thanks so much for sharing it.

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  25. This is just lovely.... a little spot of sunshine on this snowy morning! And what a lovely guild donation....very generous! Thanks so much for the wonderful giveaway too... and hugs to your assistant!

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  26. Like many others I will give this block a try. You are one busy woman even being on bed rest or at least very light duty.
    The jelly roll would be a nice win for whom ever. Add me,please..

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  27. Waouh, this bundle of tropical sunset is really bringing the sunshine in the house, beautiful colours and great quilt! Well done!

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  28. Beautiful quilt! I love the backing, too; it's the perfect match.

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  29. The twin sister block looks so complicated but turns out to be so easy! What a lovely quilt, thanks for sharing!

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  30. Love your quilt...thanks for the generous giveaway too! Your assistant looks very comfy...surely your quilt guild will be as happy as kitty LOL

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  31. Thanks so much for sharing that block pattern. I have never seen it before. Thanks for the chance to win the beautiful jelly roll.

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  32. Your quilt is stunning! Thanks for sharing how to make the block and the chance to win such beautiful fabric!

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  33. I love your quilt Sharon, and the backing is just perfect with it.

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  34. Pretty quilt - thanks for sharing & for the giveaway.

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  35. Beautiful quilt! I love the color combination.

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  36. Beautiful quilt, and the backing is perfect!

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  37. What a great block! Can't wait to try it. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  38. This is super, the black border the backing, the quilt…what is there not to like…a beautiful donation….one they will indeed cherish

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  39. Beautiful quilt, thanks for the giveaway.

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  40. Just love your bright sunny quilt!

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  41. Such a fun quilt. I love the colours, they are perfect for cheering us up in the dreadful weather. Thank you for a fun giveaway too.
    ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

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  42. Sharon I love this block...can't wait to try it! Blessings, Marlene

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  43. Beautiful work as usual Sharon,well done.xx

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  44. Love how it turned out. The solids are so simple and clean looking. It is the first time that I have worked with Kona and love the fabric. Thanks for having such a great give away.

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  45. What a lovely quilt. A fun block turned into a great quilt that I'm sure will get lots of use.

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  46. Wonderful block and quilt. So much fun to stitch and cut and shuffle your way to something that would otherwise be done with pesky, odd shaped templates. Kudos for your finished quilt!

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  47. Your quilt is beautiful! The colors brighten up a dark winter morning :)
    Greetings from Norway, Marit

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  48. Beautiful! Simply beautiful!! The colors are dreamy and I have been instantly taken up in a daydream dancing with sunbeams as I admire your quilt! And on this cold rainy Friday morning...what a treat!! Thank you for sharing your lovely creation with us!!

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  49. Thank you for another great and easy block. Sunny quilt, love it. Happy New Year from Oklahoma, USA. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  50. What a beautiful quilt! Thanks for sharing it.

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  51. Thanks for sharing a little tutorial for that block, Sharon! What a great looking quilt! And it's kitty approved! Thanks for the chance to win in the giveaway!

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  52. I love it! So quick and easy, bright and colorful! I can see it as a scrappy quilt, too, and am eager to give it a try. So sweet of you to share.

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  53. Love your quilt! Those colors go so great together. Great job! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  54. What a neat pattern , I just have to try that out and I love the resulting quilt , beautiful! Thanks for sharing .

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  55. Beautiful Quilt. Love the way it just sort of spins.

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  56. LOVELY quilt and generous giveaway!-I see why you were up at midnight blogging ;)

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  57. Oh wow..that is just fantastic!!
    Thank you for your colorful giveaway too.

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  58. Now this quilt should make you smile. It sure did make me. You chose one of my favorite color combinations. Isn't Kona Cotton wonderful? The backing you chose is perfect.Thanks for the chance.

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  59. Sharon, Beautiful quilt and I love that technique. I'll have to file it away to try out someday, am thinking of perhaps soon for a baby quilt I want to make for a friend's first grand daughter.
    Thanks for sharing! Jane

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  60. I love methods that let me slice up a sewn block to get a new design...thanks for showing us this one. It is such a great design! I love your quilt and your Kona colors! Thanks for hopping with us!

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  61. This is a fabulous quilt. Thank you for sharing your technique and for the chance to win!

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  62. hi sharon, wow what a fantastic quilt!. great job. dont you just love kona fabric. i agree with you, color doesnt just mean solids. thank you for a wonderful giveaway. babscorbitt@gmail.com

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  63. I love your "Stitch and Slice" block Sharon ! It looks like fun. The black set it off perfectly !

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  64. Love your color scheme and the way the quilt comes together so easily. Nice. svonfumetti at yahoo dot com

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  65. your quilt is lovely !!! I would love to be picked for the giveaway, gorgeous fabrics

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  66. great quilt. i love your color combo.

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  67. That's a gorgeous quilt! And I love the backing just as much. :)

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  68. This is beautiful- what a great way to m ake quilt blocks!

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  69. Thanks for sharing the block tutorial. I love when simple methods produce complicated looking results. I could definitely see this being used for the RSC. It's nice to see you have a pair of two legged assistants.

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  70. I love lots of color also. What a lovely quilt.

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  71. Did you know those little designs would creep over to the next square? I LOVE it! It seems as though the sashing and cornerstones are a lattice laid atop the quilt.

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  72. The block is just what I've been looking for to make a quilt for a newborn. Happy and simple. Thanks!

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  73. That is a great design and I LOVE those colors you selected. How did you get the stitching done????

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  74. What a cool block! Thanks for showing us how to do it!

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  75. What a cool block! Thanks for showing us how to do it!

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  76. Awesome design, love that technique and will have to try it out. Thanks for the chance at a wonderful give away!

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  77. Your quilt is gorgeous Sharon! Looks like a fun block to try... I could see it as a great scrappy quilt too!

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  78. Your quilt is gorgeous Sharon! Looks like a fun block to try... I could see it as a great scrappy quilt too!

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  79. Sharon, what a cool way to make a Twin Sisters block! I may have to demonstrate it at our guild meeting.

    Thank you for sharing it.

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  80. It is always nice to get in a charity quilt or two. Your quilt is so colorful.

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  81. Love that block. Looks hard, but so easy.

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  82. Love the colors! Perfect for a sweet baby quilt!
    Great job!

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  83. I do love Colour! Your quilt is lovely! Thanks for sharing.

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  84. Beautiful colors for a lovely pinwheel quilt! Well done!

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  85. So just how much did your assistant do for you? LOL! I like this. Such a relief from all the busy, busy prints.
    hulseybg at gmail dot com

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  86. very tricky, these pop up comment boxes... I usually block all popups.

    thanks for the sweet and easy strippy quilt - purrfect for leftover strips of any color, too!

    great blog hop - thanks for participating!

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  87. Wow, those solids sure do pack a big punch! Love your quilt!

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  88. Pretty quilt! Thank you for sharing and for the giveaway.

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  89. your quilt is lovely, you put colors together wonderfully. thanks for a chance. life is all about color in our lives.

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  90. love your colours, thanks for sharing

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  91. You make a complex block look simple--not to mention gorgeous too. Great color play makes for a stunning quilt.

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  92. So beautiful and colorful is your quilt. And please i am in for your giveaway.

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  93. Sharon, thanks for showing how easy it is to make the block. It's a beautiful quilt.

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  94. love your quilt and the block looks like so much quick and easy fun!!

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  95. Beautiful....I love it. Quick but yet sure don't look it when finished. Thank you for sharing.

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  96. A fall and a hospital stay doesn't seem to have slowed your "pedal to the metal" ways!! Seriously, so glad you are home, and hoping you are warm and getting healed, my friend. Love ya!

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  97. Great quilt. Like seeing the step-by-step pictures.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

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  98. Good tutorial for a fun creation, Sharon.

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  99. Oh Sharon, It is just beautiful and you got it finished! Love the colors. Thanks for sharing.

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  100. Oh Sharon - what a pretty put-together!! Please tell me you had this done before the fall?! And I *love* how the backing works with the front! I just got my Connecting Threads catalogue in the mail yesterday and I'll have to look for it. Great job!! :)

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  101. Oh, lovely quilt and lovely giveaway! Thanks for hosting! pbstrand@msn.com

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  102. Awesome Happy Quilt!! Thanks for sharing. Hope you are having a wonderful day of blessings!

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  103. Beautiful colours! Thank you for the chance to win.

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  104. Beautiful quilt! Thanks for the tutorial and for a great giveaway!

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  105. What a wonderful quilt and generous giveaway!
    t_ktl at yahoo.com

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  106. Gorgeous fabrics. Thanks so much for sharing

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  107. Your pictures make the block look easy enough for even me to try!! Thank you!! Please enter me in the giveaway!

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  108. I love the solid colors. Your quilt is stunning. Thanks for sharing.

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  109. I love the solid colors. Your quilt is stunning. Thanks for sharing.

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  110. I love the solid colors. Your quilt is stunning. Thanks for sharing.

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  111. I love the solid colors. Your quilt is stunning. Thanks for sharing.

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  112. I love the solid colors. Your quilt is stunning. Thanks for sharing.

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  113. Well done, thanks for the chance to win!

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  114. I like your method for making this block. I like your finished quilt too! It will make a nice donation for your guild. Thanks for sharing.

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  115. Your quilt is gorgeous... sunshine happy!! Thanks for sharing in the hop!!

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  116. Wow - I love those pops of color in this quilt Sharon!!! Solids really work perfectly to show off color, don't they? And I love the block too. I have a project box full of fabrics to make this very quilt - actually it's been waiting for about 2 years now. Maybe it will get to come out and play this year, especially since you've just inspired me to want to play with it :) Love your KF giveaway too - what FUN I could have with that!!!

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  117. Simple, easy, colorful....what's not to love. It is a wonderful quilt. I think the black cornerstones are the perfect pop to draw the eye in to the beautiful color blending.

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  118. What a clever way to twist. I love it! Great colors and and I like the neutrals you paired it with. Beautiful!

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  119. oh la la. very nice! thanks for sharing :)

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  120. Thank you for the showing us how to make the Twin Sister block....your quilt is beautiful and the backing fabric is perfect. Beautiful!
    anglanouette at gmail dot com

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  121. Great quilt. The black provides just the right accent.

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  122. I love how you used black in the sashing any binding to frame the other colors. Looks wonderful!

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  124. what an easy-peasy block ... really shows off those lovely kona solids!

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  125. The quilt is just lovely! Love the backing that you chose too... looks great!!
    Happy Quilting,
    Dawn
    array-dawn at cox dot net

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  126. Love your quilt! Thank you for making a tutorial of your cool block!!!

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  127. wow such a beautiful quilt, a wonderful donation!!!! Thanks for the chance/

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  128. Your Sunset quilt totally matched our beautiful sunset we had in the sky last evening. The backing fabric is excellent with your lovely quilt. Thank you for hopping...

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  129. Oh that is a cool looking block! I will have to try that soon. Thanks for sharing it and for the beautiful giveaway. vickise at gmail dot com

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  130. What an easy, fun block. That sandcastle a nice neutral. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  131. Beautiful colors and lovely quilt. Those black cornerstones really make it pop. With all the wonderful colors in Kona's line, I can just imagine all the fabulous quilts made like yours but in another colorway. Thanks for the tut for the block.

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  132. This is a lovely quilt. It is so generous of you to give it away. I love the simple pattern it makes. Thank you so much for giving directions. I would love to try this. Also, what a generous give-away. Those colors are gorgeous.

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  133. I love the block- will have to pin it so I don't forget to make it! Very cool! and great Giveaway too

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  134. Hi Sharon, your sashing and corner stones really take the pattern up a notch. Love this.

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  135. Lovely happy quilt. The colors are lovely.

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  136. Love the colors of this quilt, great work. I so miss not hopping along with all of you.

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  137. Lovely quilt and love the simplicity of the blocks. Thanks for sharing.

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  138. What a wonderful quilt to donate! The future recipient is sure to love and cherish such a beautiful quilt.

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  139. Really fun block. I like how it moves into the adjoining block like its interlocking. Cool.

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  140. Always enjoy seeing your creations. Thnx for the chance to win.

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  141. beautiful work! thank you for sharing!

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  142. A beautiful quilt! I love the bright, summery colors.

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  143. What a great quilt! I love the pattern, it makes me want to do something with solids soon! :)

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  144. Nice happy quilt! And I like your assistant too.

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  145. The Twin Sisters block is very quick and makes a lovely quilt especially in Kona Solids. Thanks for sharing and for offering a giveaway.

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  146. The Twin Sisters block is very quick and makes a lovely quilt especially in Kona Solids. Thanks for sharing and for offering a giveaway.

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  147. Thanks for sharing the how to :). Perfectly sweet for a little one.
    Janita

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  148. Really cute quilt. I need these kind of ideas to use my overwhelming stash. Thanks!

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  149. What a cheery, colorful quilt for these wintry days. Beautiful.

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  150. Such a pretty quilt, Sharon! I do love Kona solids….

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  151. Love your quilt & the colors. I am thinking about my new grand baby & she is very bright & lively, too.

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  152. Love your ideas. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  153. Awesome quilt! Looks like it was fun to put together.

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  154. I love your quilt. The little black squares are nice anchors for the pattern.
    Barb@Witsend

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  155. I really like that block. Thanks for the tutorial, it will be saved for a future baby quilt. I'm not a huge fan of quilts with only solids but yours pulled it off. Thanks for sharing.

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  156. I really like that block. Thanks for the tutorial, it will be saved for a future baby quilt. I'm not a huge fan of quilts with only solids but yours pulled it off. Thanks for sharing.

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  157. Sandcastle was the perfect pairing for those sunset colors!

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  158. Thank you for the colorful quilt. Those solids really add a neat touch to your project, but that jueelo roll looks yummy also. Google causes a problem-hmm, not sure how to fix it so I can be available for your drawing, K

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  159. You did an outstanding job! I love it!

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  160. What a beautiful quilt. Thank you for sharing...

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  161. OOh what a beautiful quilt and the backing fabric you used is awesome. I LOVE that. And OH MY GOSH! The Fusions fabric is one I have had my eye on for awhile.

    Have a great weekend.

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  162. Cute block and quilt! My assistant likes to sit on top my machine and help my sew straight!! She's a black and white kitty.

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  163. I really like your quilt Sharon...the colors are just gorgeous! Thank you for the chance to win such a stunning jellyroll.

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  164. Love this block! and the backing looks so fun and works great. You mentioned this being your guild donation...does each person have to do one and what are they for?(ps...will you let me know if I am a no reply blogger? here is my email if doesnt work, thesassyquilter@gmail.com

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  165. Beautiful quilt…I love your color choices!

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  166. I super-love this pattern! At first it looks so simple, but the more you look the better it gets! Thanks for sharing the tut! Thepats121@gmail.com

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  167. Such a fun, colorful quilt...thanks for sharing!

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  168. Stunningly bright and beautiful quilt! The backing looks great, Too.

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  169. What a lovely quilt! I love the colors and design! thank you!

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  170. A lovely colourful quilt. Thank you for sharing how you used these colours.

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  171. Beautiful quilt! I'm sure it will make someone very happy! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  172. Your quilt is just fantastic. I really love the colors and the block that you chose.

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  173. Beautiful Colors! I love it!

    vickiparret@yahoo.com

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  174. That is a fantastic quilt! And that is an interesting block. I am going to give it a try for a quick project. Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  175. The colors and pattern are wonderful and make me smile. I love your use of sashing and corner stones to bring it all together. Great job.

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  176. Beautiful quilt. I like that block. It looks like something I could do. I'm new at this. Thanks for sharing & for a chance to win your great giveaway.

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  177. Proof that lovely does not need to be difficult! I really like your backing choice! Thanks once again for a great project!

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  178. Your quilt is gorgeous! I am one who loves to use black solid in my quilts too! I think it is the perfect pop factor!

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  179. Your quilt is so pretty and cheerful!

    Lovely giveaway

    susie
    legato1958@aol.com

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  180. Boy do I love bright colors, and this is definitely bright. It's an interesting pattern and will try it out later this year when there aren't so many other gifts to be made for family.
    lv2bquilting2@comcast.net

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  181. Love the colours you used in your quilt, sunny and bright.

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  182. I love your Eazy Peazy quilt block! Thanks for the tutorial

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  183. A beautiful quilt. Love the colours!

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