Friday, 10 January 2014

Wake up to Kona

Hi everyone and welcome to my slot on the 'Wake up to Kona' hop. Many thanks to Madame Samm and to Carol our cheerleader.

For this hop we were asked to play with Kona solids for our project. That's really easy to do as the colours are fabulous and I love the feel of the fabrics. I had a jelly roll of Robert Kaufman Kona solids, Summer 13 which I bought with a gift voucher I won in a hop last year. I added some solids I already had in my stash and I was ready to start. I had several ideas of what I wanted to make but just couldn't decide between them. Help was at hand in the form of a Christmas card that carried the news that one of my husband's nieces had given birth to a baby boy. Every baby needs their own quilt so now I had my project I could get to work.

The run up to Christmas was very busy at work and I wanted Christmas to be a family time so I finally got to cut out my fabric on December 29th The pile of pieces looked so nice I couldn't wait to start sewing. 



The quilt went together very quickly. I quilted the chevrons in the ditch following the white and the border is a free motion meander. Unfortunately the weather is too wet to take the quilt outside to take a picture


The colour difference between the blue and the purple doesn't show up too well in the photo but looks good in real life. When I was quilting a certain young cat came in from outside with wet paws, jumped up onto the table and walked over the quilt so there are a couple of paw prints on it. It will go in the wash today and on Saturday we will take the quilt to it's new home.


Seconds after taking the last photo Picasso raced onto the quilt and made himself comfy. He really can be a pain when the weather prevents him spending a lot of time outside. I know the project had to be made with solids but I used a baby print for the backing. This way the quilt is reversible with one side suiting a very young child and the other perfect for him as he gets a little older.



I used some more of the fabrics to create a rainbow binding. and I'm pleased with the effect it creates.  I hope Hannah will like the quilt I've made for her son Edward.

Now you need to go and visit today's other participants as there's lots of great projects to see.

January 10
Sew Many Yarns (you are here)

I'm off to do a really happy dance as this is my first finish of the 2014 and it's only the 10th January. 2014 could be a really good quilting year.

Have a great day

Lyndsey

102 comments:

  1. What a lucky baby!! Your quilt is beautiful! :)

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  2. Beautiful, colorful quilt for a very lucky baby! I have one of those furry felines who thinks all the quilts should be for her. Thanks to Picasso for showing is the pretty baby print you used for the backing .... :) Pat

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  3. I love the way you arranged your color bars. Great quilt!

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  4. Just a happy, fun, and colorful baby quilt. I know how those pesky helpers are.

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  5. A perfect gift! I am sure it will be cherished :)

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  6. It's going to make a sweet gift. Lovely.

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  7. Very pretty baby quilt..thanks for sharing :)

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  9. Love the chevon baby quilt! Thank you for sharing.

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  10. Nice decisions - the rainbow binding is frames it all nicely. Glad I came by.

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  11. Hello Lyndsey! Very bright and cheerful. The recipient will be happy to have such a pretty and friendly rainbow in the clouds quilt that is modern and warm. Keep up the good work!

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  12. Lovely quilt and congratulations on your first finish of 2014!

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  13. Beautiful and awesome quilt. Your cat is right, it's a great place to cuddle. Nice job.

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  14. What a fabulous quilt - I love rainbow colours!

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  15. Wow! I love it! So happy and cheery!

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  16. such a great quilt - I love bright rainbows!

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  17. A wonderful happy and cheerful quilt. I love it. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

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  18. Love your Chevron quilt. The pattern and bright colors make me smile. Perfect for a new baby. And, Picasso looks right at home. lol

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  19. That looks great. I think a colorful backing works better because of all the colors of the quilt. Nice job.

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  20. A very pretty quilt, love the backing on it as well. Awesome combination! Ha ha, love the kitty picture. Picasso does not look like he wants to get off. Such a sweetie!

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  21. Gorgeous! I love the rainbow binding and the quilting you did.

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  22. Beautiful rainbow stairstep quilt - thanks for sharing.

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  23. Chevron quilts always make me smile…and this one is no exception…great combination of colour choices

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  24. Darling! She's going to love it! Blessings, Marlene

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  25. Great color use. Love it! 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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  26. What a great quilt! I'm sure the little one will treasure it as he gets older. Great job!

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  27. Your quilt is beautiful! I love the rainbow chevrons! Great job!

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  28. :) Your quilt is Cat Approved! Which is better than the Good Housekeeping Seal....Cats know a great quilt when they see one! Thanks for sharing!

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  29. lovely quilt, love rainbow colors and white, so pretty

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  30. What a sweet little baby quilt. I am sure she will love it!

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  31. Love your quilt.It`s a beautiful rainbow!

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  32. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh very nice Lyndsey. Nice bright colors and the cat seems to have fell in love with it.

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  33. Your quilt spells F-U-N!! Love it!

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  34. You should be doing a happy dance about how cute that quilt is...love it! Had to laugh about the cat leaving paw prints. My dogs are so attracted to a quilt that hasn't been photographed yet and wait for the moment I'm not watching them so they can walk across it. Pets are so entertaining! Thanks for sharing your beautiful quilt!

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  35. LOVELY! Who says cats and dogs can only see black, grey, and white. I think your cat knows what he likes.

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  36. First, let me say 'That is the cutest dog I've ever seen!' Also, your quilt is lovely. Perfect for a baby. svonfumetti at yahoo dot com

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  37. What a cute quilt you made Lyndsey ! LOVE the binding !

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  38. You can't blame Picasso for knowing a good thing when he sees it :D
    Beautiful quilt, Lyndsey.

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  39. What? I thought that this quilt was for me- you promised!

    This is fabulous as always and I am so upset that it won't be ariving any day now in the mail!

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  40. That looks so cute. Great use of your solids.

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  41. This is great! I love those colors and the zig zag design.

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  42. Ooooo! So awesome, and I just LOVE the binding. And what a goofy cat! Our family cat is the kind to watch from afar, she doesn't jump into projects (thank goodness, because beading was a big thing for me for many years). Thank you for sharing this beautiful chevron, it's so happy and such a great thing to see first thing in the morning!
    ~Brandy

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  43. Love chevron quilts!!! I have 6 cats so it's Very hard to not get their help at some point:) ha ha!!!

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  44. So colourful!! Great job - thanks for sharing.

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  45. Great rainbow chevron quilt! Thanks for sharing!

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  46. I do love it! Your binding is perfect for a fabulous quilt!

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  47. Beautiful quilt, thanks for sharing

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  48. your quilt is fabulous, I know that Hannah and Edward will love it, it is so perfect for a little one. Your binding is a great touch. LOL your cat is too funny

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  49. Adorable. I jjust love the bright colors you used. Thank you for sharing.

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  50. Beautiful quilt and I love all those bright colors.

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  51. I like the design of this quilt, and I didn't even realize these colors are the summer 13 Kona line. That's crazy because they look almost exactly like what I picked up for my Kona hop quilt without even knowing. Kona knew what they were doing to put the line together since the colors create such a vibrant top :-)

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  52. Hope yo get to do many more Happy Dances this year!

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  53. Love your baby quilt and feline model. Thanks for sharing.

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  54. Such a bright and cheery quilt. No wonder your cat wanted to be photographed with it.

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  55. Love the chevrons and the rainbow binding is perfect.

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  56. Lovely quilt! Looks like your cat isn't going to let you have it back anytime soon!

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  57. love your kona chevron quilt! baby will love it, too. you'll have to make the cat its own kona quilt.

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  58. Fabulous chevrons! Almost good enough to make we want to have another baby...but that is impossible since my youngest "baby" is 23!!! Great thinking on your part to make the quilt reversible!!

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  59. What a sweet baby boy quilt you have created. Cats are so curious! Thank you for hopping...

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  60. My gosh! I love the colors and they work sowell with your pattern. Great quilt.

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  61. lol, gotta love our fur kids! very pretty quilt, Thanks for sharing it. vickise at gmail dot com

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  62. Fun quilt :) I especially like that binding.

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  63. That's a beautiful quilt and I love that it can be used for longer than just those 'baby days'. I'm thinking solids are so wonderful and your quilt makes me want to sew the same.

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  64. love the rainbow binding! your kitty sounds a bit ornery! I like him! :) Great job on the quilt- Happy Dance- I have a few more projects done this year too!

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  65. The colors are so bright and cheery--perfect for a baby. As he gets older, they can use it to help him learn his colors. I'm sure Hannah will love this gift. Beautiful work!

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  66. How great to celebrate a finish so early in the year.

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  67. Lovely quilt. Looks like you had furry help. What a fortunate baby to receive such a gorgeous quilt.

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  68. Love how you worked with the solids the quilt is great and so is the cat.

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  69. I have made this pattern before, but not in solids. Those colours really pop. I can see the contrast between the blue and purple better in Picasso's photo- very useful kitty! Congrats on a January finish.

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  70. I have a kitty assistant too! :)
    Perfect new baby quilt. Can never go wrong with zig zags.

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  71. What a wonderful Christmas surprise! The baby quilt is so bright and cheery,perfect for the new baby!

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  72. Lovely quilt - those colors really pop!

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  73. Lovely bright and cheerful quilt. Baby will love it! well done.
    cheers
    maggie

    maggiemine42@gmail.com

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  74. Love the bright cheerfulness of your quilt! I have a quilt assistant who often tackles my quilts as well.

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  75. Your quilt is beautiful, and the 'solid' cat adds a lovely contrast. :)

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  76. This lovely quilt is headed to one very lucky little boy. Congratulations on your first finish of the year. Thanks for sharing.

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  77. Nicely done. My cats love all my finished quilts too.

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  78. Great use of Kona solids. Awesome quilt. Looks like Picasso likes it too.

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  79. Great baby quilt, and a lovely gift. Thanks for sharing

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  80. What a pretty quilt. I just love the colors. Any baby will just love all those bright colors too and the cat is too cute. I would LOVE to have a kitty walking across my work right now and wouldn't even care about the paw prints. We lost our kitty last month just before Christmas so it was a sad December for hubby and myself. We bought our cat on our 1st wedding anniversary and drove two states away to pick him up. :(

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  81. Great quilt! Love the pattern. The kona solids really worked for this one, so fun and bright:)

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  82. You just can't go wrong with Kona if you like color...beautiful quilt.

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  83. Love your quilt. The binding is a great finishing touch.

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  84. Well done, Lindsay! I'm sure Edward will love it. Great idea with the binding too!

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  85. I love it! It's so very bright and fun and I really like the scrappy binding!

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  86. So bright and happy, your quilt is a charmer. I've been smiling since I saw it. Love your colorful binding, too.

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  87. Oh what a cute baby quilt! I just love it. Thanks for sharing

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  88. What an awesome gift - and it IS a great feeling to have a completed project so early in the year!! Thanks for sharing.

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  89. Just perfect for a sweet baby!

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  90. Love those colors together. You did a terrific job.

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  91. Love the chevron pattern, didn't expect to be impressed with a chevron, but actually love it! The colored binding you made is a nice way to set off the center piece of the quilt.
    Thank you for sharing!

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  92. What a beautiful quilt Lyndsey and I love the way you did the binding!!

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  93. What a beautiful gift. The baby and his parents will love it!

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  94. Lovely quilt, love how it ages with the child.

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  95. I like chevrons and I like rainbows! Love the border you added and the quilting is spectacular! Your sweet quilt is gorgeous!

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  96. Great quilt! I love the colors with chevrons!

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  97. I loooove loooove loooove your quilt! Awesome job!! Your friend will love it...and so will her lil guy!

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  98. Hi Lyndsey,
    Your quilt turned out terrific! You may have to make Picao one though! He seems to really like it!
    xo jan

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