Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Wake up to Kona (day 2) with Amanda Murphy, Robert Kaufman and Aurifil as our sponsors

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January 7th-21st



Yes here we are Day 2 of our Wake up to KONA…. A lovely way to begin our year with loads of colour and coffee…Ok, that is just me….

 Amanda Murphy knows a lot about colour and coffee drinking.  She  sipped  - wrote and designed quilts for  Color Essentials that is filled with patterns that she created using Sunrise and Sunset bundles from Robert Kaufman…ohhhh and let's not forget Aurifil which is the thread that matches perfectly too….Yes it will be a year of colour… If you have been searching for inspiration on what to do with KONA SOLIDs…then you will be thrilled at what all of our ladies have been busy stitching...

And we love that you will be joining us…In fact today, we have quite a line up of COLOURFUL ladies who have quilted and sewed using only KONA SOLIDs….I know I am certainly ready to shed the greys of 2013 and burst through 2014 with COLOUR…..


Who is on our list to show and tell today?…. We limited our hops to a much more manageable list, so you will be able spend some time with them and cheer them on…. So please do, let them know how excited you are to see what they created…..

Big thanks to Carol who has managed this hop and sent out gentle reminders to keep this hop
in particular running smoothly….ON the top right of this blog you will note the whole schedule on her blog… She is a lovely cheerleader who never disappoints, she fills our hops with humour, spirit and yes she cheers a lot….Isn't that what a great cheerleader does…..So let's check what Carol ( 1st one on the list) and the other ladies have created today….






Check  back to see who are top 2 of the day are..
Tops for creativity
Tops for Wow FACTOR! 


Again today, it was such a tough choice….YOU all 
are putting your best foots, hands, minds forward
It was a pleasure to visit you all…YOU sooooo inspire us



Tops for WOW FACTOR




My mouth dropped, Sunrise never looked sooooo vibrant..
Yes we were wowed here. The dark kona gives sooo 
much impact to her centre. Like a perfectly framed
piece of art….No mistaken SUNRISE! 




and Tops for CREATIVITY



This lady always delivers CREATIVITY. Both of her projects
shouted that, but this one, the detail, the perfectly stitched pieces,
the choice of kona colours, the detail is hard to miss…
So we didn't….!



Each day all the participants on our hops 





Ohhhh and look we have some delightful and very generous giveaways...
From Amanda Murphy, Robert Kaufman and Aurifil Thread...







A delightful box of Aurifil thread…I chose threads that were in both
sunrise and sunset..thanks to Aurifil for always being there to stitch us all together…



And if ever you wanted a quilt designed by no other than Amanda Murphy
here is City Lights that was featured in her book..
The beginning bid starts at $150.00
YOU can bid on this quilt from  January 15-21st
Winner will be announced the 22nd!
Along with all the winners from our hop too! 
( link will be here on the 15th) 

All proceeds going to CCFC( crohns and colitis foundation)






YOU Matter!
To me, to our cheerleaders, to our sponsors
to all who stitch from their hearts….


Our next hop that we are still accepting
YOU,
check it out here

48 comments:

  1. Oh no! The link to my blog is wrong! That's Sew Julie should be... http://thatssojulie.blogspot.com I can't wait to see what everyone is sharing today!

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    1. Yours is fixed Julie…we ask that everyone checks their links with constant reminders…..Thanks To Carol for letting everyone else know…that is all we can do my sweet...

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  2. This was (to my knowledge) the first time I used Kona fabrics. In the past I just bought colour and never looked exactly at what brand I was buying. Sew very glad I joined the Sew Sisters Kona club...now I will receive monthly a small package of mmm mmm mmm Kaufman solids. Yay!

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  3. You all did some lovely work today. Samm, if I see the projects before you pick the top 2, I also try to guess which ones you'll be picking :) lol. I think I know what 2 will be the top 2 today!

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  4. More lovely work by the participants of the hop.

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  5. What a great blog hop
    I 'love' Kona solids - such a fantastic range of colours. The impact of those colours on a dark background can be so jaw droppingly inspiring
    In 2012 I received a charm pack of the new colours and I had such fun working up an improv project to take on holiday to sew

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  6. Oh so many lovely projects today also. The quilt with the X-blocks made my mouth to a big O. And the creativities have flowed today also as yesterday.It is a wonderful blog hop.

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  7. I don't know how you pick the top 2, they are just ALL amazing projects!

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  8. What a great blog hop! I have to admit that one little teeny thing confuses me.....how does one enter the giveaway? Does leaving a comment here enter me or leaving a comment on the participants blog...or something else? In any case I sure do enjoy seeing all the creative loveliness. And the giveaways are awesome, too.

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  9. Day two does not disappoint!

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  10. Am lookiing forward to sipping MY coffee and checking out all of Day 2's participants.

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  11. I do not envy your position of picking just 2 each day! So far everyone has knocked it out of the ballpark, I look forward to tomorrow's delights ;D

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  12. I'm just in awe at all the beautiful uses of Kona...WOW! Another fabulous day! :O)

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  13. Ditto what (ThaT OtheR LaDy) said ! The creative imaginations just blow me away !

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  14. Another great day of creativity. I am always amazed at the beautiful things the bloggers create and today is no exception.

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  15. Beautiful projects. Looking forward to more tomorrow!

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  16. Today was another great day! No disappointments here!

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  17. The x-blog ruler quilt really makes for stunning movement and the Kona solids are perfect! Great job on all the projects today.

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  18. wow, how great the projects are today using the KONA fabs...sewingblogsarefun@yahoo.com

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  19. wow, how great the projects are today using the KONA fabs...sewingblogsarefun@yahoo.com

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  20. Another wonderful day of Kona!

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  21. Love the beautiful colors by Kona! I always use it when I need a solid fabric.

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  22. Another wonderful day! I'm so honored to be hopping with this lovely bunch of quilters! pbstrand@msn.com

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  23. More wonderful ideas for using Kona today. This was a great idea for a blog hop.

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  24. stunning choices - I am glad to see the folded star pattern back - I used to make those in the 80's, and have a plastic bag full of oranges for another - also saved from the 80's!

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  25. The projects today were fabulous. Oh and by the way Bear Creek Quilting company had a mention of the blog hop including Amanda Murphy's book, and the Kona bundles with a link to Sewwequilt.com which I think is awesome!

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  26. I love this solid color hop. New Quilter.

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  27. I just love these hops. I jump out of bed every morning to drink coffee and look at all the outstanding projects. I love all this color! Great job to all.

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  28. This hop has been so much fun and it is only day 2! Love the picks for today.

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  29. Love the projects shown today. The picks were amazing .Thanks again for hosting this hop

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  30. Yes, we have some great Kona choices shared today, I agree with you on the purse, but The Stitches in Time with the purple backlighting was my top choice. Thanks, K

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  31. Thank you very much for like my quilts! It is a wonderful Blog Hop!!

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  32. Another day of quilting goodness. Thank you. The circular shoulder bag is extraordinary. A great pick for creativity.

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  33. I love your blog hops as they show me so much every day. I never knew solid fabric could be so stunning. Beautiful quilts and projects. Happily hopping...

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  34. Todays picks are right on,that bag is just to die for! The quilt is so unique as well,what a marvelous second day!

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  35. What creativity today….both your picks today were mine as well…absolutely love that purse!!!

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  36. Love todays winners. Great projects as always.

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  37. I really covet that beautiful bag and love the way the colors cascade down the quilt. Great projects!

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  38. Only two days in and there have already been such beautiful projects.

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  39. Those two projects are incredible. I'm off to check out the others!

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  40. Wow, that folded purse is phenomenal! Thanks madame Samm for another inspiring hop!

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  41. catching up on all the posts I missed so far. Just amazing quilts and that bag is so awesome!!!

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  42. Thank You very much for choosing my bag, Samm. I am very happy, that You like it:)

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  43. Beautiful work on day 2 too, I love Nicols wowen quilt,
    and I love colors!

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  44. oh wow! both of your choices to feature are jaw dropping!

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  45. Oh wow, what an awesome hop! I love these quilts, so inspiring! Makes me smile to see such bright colors and how they are arranged to make such beautiful quilts and projects. Great job on coordinating this hop!

    Jodi
    mtnfamily2013@yahoo.com

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