Friday, July 6, 2012

Kona Modern Quilts ~ A Fun(ky) Finished Quilt

It feels great to finish another project!  When I am working on a quilt a thousand new ideas for my next quilt project float around in my head.  The closer I get to finishing a quilt, the faster and more focused I work.  In reality however, once I have finished a quilt and tidied the mess made in the process, I am usually stuck for "what's next?".

 Kona Modern Quilts - Quilt Back
Kona Cotton ~ Ash ~ with a patchwork panel from the Kona Modern Quilts Collection

I have had a wonderful week working on this quilt though!  The Kona Modern Quilts fabric collection by Cynthia Frenette is not only a fun collection but the fabric is also a lovely quality.  This in turn makes piecing so much easier, which is especially important when working with narrow sashing strips (just 1 inch wide).


I did get a little carried away with the quilting.  My initial plan was to cross-hatch (straight stitching lines evenly spaced apart in a diagonal pattern over the whole quilt) with just a single set of diagonal lines.  I then repeated this process twice more, outlining the existing stitching lines, creating a grid of three intersecting lines.  I like it!
 For binding I have used a red/white stripe fabric (this one by Barbara Jones from the Simply Sweet Collection).  I think it adds to the suggestion of a nautical theme.


I have updated my Etsy Store.  You can find the listing for this quilt here:  Modern and Colorful Patchwork Quilt
Relevant Links:
Sunday Stash #146 - for details of the Kona Modern Quilts fabric collection by Cynthia Frenette
Kona Modern Quilts in Progress -  including the details of all fabrics used.

Thank you for stopping by,
Rita

48 comments:

  1. This is FANTASTIC. I couldn't have imagined it.

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  2. When I first saw this fabric, I wasn't quite sure how it could be used, but this has blown my mind. This fabric is perfect for this quilt! You did it again, Rita!

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  3. Like Tanya above, I was really puzzled by this fabric, too! Love how you did this-perfect for the fabric! When I first saw your photo, it reminded me of nautical flags.

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  4. This has to be one of my favorites, great job! Especially like the extra pop the quilting adds

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  5. Love the quilt, but really LOVE the back!!! Overall beautiful and fun!

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  6. Pretty! I don't know why, but it kind of evokes the aesthetic of the 2010 Olympics to me! I always envy your quilting lines! So pretty.

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  7. WEll, yes...when I first saw the fabric I did wonder...but you have sewn up another treasure Rita. Good on you!

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  8. This so reminds me of a page of signals flags in a nautical book! Well done!

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  9. This turned out really swell. The chevron bits add a nice pop here and there. And the back is brilliant. Maybe you should do a quilt like that... :-)

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  10. That is a great quilt! Love the brightness and clarity of the design.

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  11. I really love this quilt Rita ....it really pops.

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  12. Very nice! I started quilting again this summer and I've been the same way with planning out my next quilts. Unfortunately I couldn't stop myself and I now have several quilts started. :)

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  13. I swear Rita, someone could hand you a button, a garden hose and a spool of thread and you would come up with the most beautiful quilt. So lovely!

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  14. Rita,

    Stunning! I love your block layout and quilting is outstanding. Have a great day!

    Linda F

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  15. Another beautiful quilt, I just LOVE it! And, like someone else said, it reminds me of a page of maritime signal flags! :)

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  16. It does remind me of nautical also. I really like the quilting, granted it is more work, but it is so striking.

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  17. This is a gorgeous quilt! Thanks for sharing!

    -Katie Fleming
    Kate Michelle Designs

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  18. this quilt is so bright and fun. i love the panel piece you used on the background

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  19. What a super simple way of making a dramatic quilt. I would never have purchased these fabrics....silly me....look what a dramatic statement they make and so simple too. Grrrreat Idea!

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  20. I L-O-V-E it!!! If I still had my boat, was pregnant, or had a kid I would totally buy this, but alas none of those are true. It's gorgeous and like everyone else said above this fabric was something I think all of were kind of puzzled on how to use. You've helped us all recognize how amazing it is!

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  21. Fun! This reminds me of nautical flags, perfect for summer days! Thanks for sharing it.

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  22. Oh I love it!! Especially the back!!! Love the modern/crazy pieced strip!! Need a beach house and a white sofa, with this quilt adorning the back!!!

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  23. It's just beautiful, you did the fabric proud! Thank you for making such an awesome quilt & showing the fabric off so well, love it!!

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  24. That looks amazing! The colours really stand out against the white! I'm amazed at how quickly you sew them up! Love the quilting pattern =D

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  25. Beautiful, fun quilt, Rita. Love it!

    I was just looking at the Modern Quilt Guild site and found your "Birds of a Feather" quilt featured there. Congrats! Don't know how I missed that news release but so glad (and proud) to recognize your work.
    Mary

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  26. i really like this quilt. it reminds me of maritime signal flags... :)

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  27. This is great - I've been looking at that fabric and wondering what in the world you would do with it - your quilt is so fun and bright.

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  28. This is beautiful! Is your favorite Kona solid really Sprout? No where do you say my favorite kona color is? Help, you have no email I can find, i even went and pulled all the emails off the server. Thank you, I must sound like a nut!

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  29. Beautiful! Love what you've done here :) AND I really like the tri-cross-hatched quilting - looks great!

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  30. FYI...this is the quilt that drew me to your blog. Saw it on Flickr. Just love it. So fresh and colorful.

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  31. Amazing! I love the added grey polka dot and yellow zig zag. What fabrics are those?

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    1. I'm wondering the same thing ... they work so well, they are where my eyes rest before they move on to the other fabrics. Brilliant.
      Pam

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  32. Love, love this quilt! Your work is always so wonderful. Can you share what pattern you used to complete this gorgeous quilt?
    Thanks, Nancy

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  33. Thank you - I especially like the wide strip with all the white space. Think I may have to buy a bolt of white Kona fabric. Love the quilting patterns.

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  34. This is the best Modern Quilt I have seen in a long time, Great Job..

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  35. Wow, what a great idea! I love this quilt and the straight line quilting looks awesome! thanks for sharing! :)

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  36. Simply fun and funky!! Love it :)

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  37. Love, love, love this quilt. Thinking about making it. Is there a pattern for it available? N

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  38. I have this bundle and cant find or think of another way than this cute design....... love it.

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