Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Wake up to KONA hop with Amanda Murphy, Robert Kaufman and Aurifil as our sponsors….

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January 7th-21st



Yes here we are Day 1 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  of just let me quilt….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….




January 7



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


DAY 1 and with already 21 photos to our KONA BOARD
I would say, we are going to be filled with a splash of colour
every day…Today, was no disappointment. Everyone 
was eager to share their best and the best is what you got

OUR Wow FACTOR today goes to:



This lady is known for creating depth, illusions, succulent pieces…
WEllllll today was no exception….don't you just want to squeeze these in your glass this morning…
So darn sweet I can't help but pucker wink….


and Tops for CREATIVITY




And really how could you possibly not drool over this piece…
It certainly helps that the backdrop of lovely mountains in the background gives
this sunset piece such impact….Yes that other lady knows how to impress us
with her creativity….


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  is still accepting
YOU,
check it out here

82 comments:

  1. The hop is off to a wonderful, colorful start! Looking forward to each and every creation. Thanks to you and to Carol and to all our lovely sponsors ... :) Pat

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  2. Just when I think you can't top the last hop, you give us something interesting we might not have considered! Thanks for organizing everything both Mdm Samm & Carol!!

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  3. Boy are there some really grand quilts to look at. Thanks for another great blog hop. What great giveaways! So many wonderful people to thank for this one, but wanted to thank you and Carol for putting this all together.

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  4. It is going to be a great blog hop, with all these wonderful KONA fabrics, oooo yeah! Thanks for everything and your creativity!

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  5. kona has such beautiful colors and these ladies have made them all sing today.....just beautiful...

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  6. I have so many fat quarters in solids and I have been wondering what on earth to do with them - I'd forgotten about the book - I HAVE IT ALREADY! This is a nice reminder of how beautiful a solids quilt can be.

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    1. Hi Julie..do hope you see this…you are a no reply blogger, so I could not reply back to you….could not agree more..there is something about solids that just wraps you in luxury

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  7. Oh, so many wonderful and awesome quilts today. Such a marvelous beginning of a blog hop with all that creativity. I love Kona Cotton with all the singing colors , but it is a pity that the Swedish quilters and the Swedish quilt shops not yet have discovered the fun to play with solid fabric. I had to order my fabric from US .

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  8. I am really excited to see all the Kona projects. First day kicked off with a WOW factor.
    Can't wait to see more!

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  9. This is going to be a great hop! I've been using more and more solids in my quilting lately, can't wait to see what everyone has made!

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  10. I hopped up early this morning to add some color to my world. Oh my such loveliness! I am excited to see the rest of the hop.

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  12. Thank you for challenging us every time in new ways, Madame Samm. I think this will be my favorite hop- it is so colorful. Amanda must had a great time working and creating with such pretty colors.

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  13. Great first morning!! Love your choices for today....these are gorgeous as were all of the projects.

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  14. I'm ready to start hopping! I love Kona and want to see what quilters are making with it. what a great giveaway too!

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  15. This hop is starting off with a big WOW! Can't wait to see what else everyone has in store.

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  16. This is going to be so much fun. I love solids and the impact they have. Sitting back and ready to enjoy.

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  17. Awesome blog hop! I can't wait to see what everyone does.

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  18. Wow the show stopper really is just that. Simply amazing work! Going to check them all out! Thanks

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  19. Bang ! is how this hop started off. Very Praise worthy ladies!

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  20. What gorgeous colors to "Wake up" to! Great start!

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  21. Great start to the day and the new year! Such wonderful projects today and fabulous giveaways from the sponsors. You really know how to throw a fun blog party! :0)

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  22. What fabulous colors! I love the citrus slice piece - it`s a masterpiece!

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  23. Today's offerings are a lovely shot of colour in many of our winter white lives! Kudos to all! Geta's piece is amazing.

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  24. How fun! I won a couple rolls of Kona skinny strips recently that I've already planned an all Kona solids quilt top with.

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  25. WOW!!! What a great way to start off the morning. The quilts are Fabulous and catch the eye right from the first peek. Someday.... it is so nice to see the solids make bold statements.

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  26. What a day. Two stunners!! All the quilts are lovely, but these 2, what can I say. I am so looking forward to seeing all the creations in solids. A nice way to start the new year. You have done it again!

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  27. What a great start to the Kona hop! I love all the colors and patterns, especially the Iridescence quilt that Carol made - wow!

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  28. Two awesome picks today. I had a feeling these two were going to be your choices today. I am always amazed by Greta's work and how she makes her quilts look three dimensional. I love Carol's quilt with the super bright, happy colors. Everyone did a great job on the first day. Looking forward to the rest of the hop.

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  29. So many beautiful projects. Love that you picked the Lemonade quilt, that was also one of my favorites.

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  30. What wonderful Kona entrees today! Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with.

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  31. BEAUTIFUL PROJECTS!!!!
    THANKS FOR THE HOP!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  32. I certainly agree with your WOW choice, Geta does great work! Enjoying the entries, glad to view these, adds colors to our white or for me brown world. K

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    1. love to reply…next time add a note with email….as you are a no reply blogger…all the best…see you again

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  33. What beautiful quilts....it is a great way to start 2014.....the Kona Cotton is beautiful....what great work all you gals do......

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  34. Looks like another great hop and the quilts today were amazing. After looking at them I think I'm going to have to make a trip to the LQS to stock up on some Kona solids.

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  35. What a great start to the hop. Such vibrant colors to contrast to all the beautiful snow we have this year!

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    1. love to reply…next time add a note with email….as you are a no reply blogger…all the best…see you again

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  36. I LOVE seeing what everyone is sewing! There are so many different color combinations to try and we can't sew them all so it is so nice to share. Thanks so much for sponsoring this blog hop!

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  37. I am so excited for this one. I love all of today's projects and can't wait for my day tomorrow!

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  38. Colour! Just what we need during these cold winter days! Great projects today, Looking forward to the rest of the hop.

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  39. Well, it looks like we are off to a great and colorful start of another hop. I am alway s fascinated by Geta's desgins and quilting. That other lady did a nice job too! LOL.

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  40. Wonderful start!!! Great Projects and fabulous giveaways from the Sponsors! Thanks to you and to Carol

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  41. getting such a wonderful example on the first day - somewhat intimidating to the rest of the participants I would think - that is truly stunning

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  42. I just love all the beautiful colors! Great job everybody!

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  43. All of todays projects were so beautiful. Everyone did a fabulous job.

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  44. What gorgeous colors and talent! What great giveaways also, thanks!

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  45. Sigh, it looks like I'm going to have to buy Amanda's book. Today's projects are fabulous and love your picks for today. Great job by everyone!

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  46. What a wonderful start to the new year. Love the shorter list of contributers. It really helps when you work to have a few less stops that you really want to make and comment on. The top choices were spot on.

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  47. These projects are fabulous! I love using solids when making a quilt.

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  48. Those quilts are electric. They are just the thing to wake us up from the winter doldrums.

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  49. The pictures of all the Kona bundles actually make my mouth water - and I did just eat supper!!! I don't think they make a color I don't like. Great day; I know the others will be just as fabulous!

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  50. Oh WOW! This is so much fun!

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  51. Those quilts are great. Love the solids- would not have used white as I love the way black makes colors POP but.....maybe I should try white and one luscious solids. Love Kona.

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  52. What a lovely start to the hop! And thank you for helping me push my boundaries a bit...a my house, solids used to be known as "the S word!" I'm quite enjoying my adventure with my Kona's and can't wait to show it! pbstrand@msn.com

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  53. This hop is a wonderful way to begin a fresh new year. The colors are cheery and bright. Thank you sew very much for being the best blog hop organizer. Happy New Year Dear...

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  54. Great blog hop. I love solids and have not used them in a long time. This is inspiring. I also enjoyed the Guinness stew recipe. Thanks.

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  55. I so agree with your choices today! Everyone did such a good job, but wow...how hard was it to choose...so beautiful and bright!

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  56. Love,love the lemonade quilt! What an awesome first day of waking up to Kona.

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  57. They were all fabulous, but the lemonade quilt really is different.

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  58. Geta never ceases to amaze me! I'm so excited about this hop! And thank you for making it a little bit more manageable for us. ;)

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  59. What a great day for color. Love all the quilts. Thanks for having this hop

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  60. This is going to be such a great blog hop! I do loves me some Kona solids. :)

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  61. I just must follow this blog hop. I have always loved Amanda's work and know this book is a must have. And who doesn't LOVE Kona ~ the coffee or fabric for that matter. ;)

    All the quilts today were gorgeous.

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  62. Enjoyed Day 1….so much talent…especially love that lemonade quilt!!! :)

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  63. Awesome awesome start to the hop, love today's pieces.

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  64. Oh, Kona.....what else is there to say?!

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  65. Day one was so inspiring. Just the right thing after a few dreary days--all those bright colors and bright ideas.

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  66. What a way to brighten a very cold, very white winter's day! Thanks for adjusting the number of blogs this time around. It will be much more manageable.

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  67. A beautiful beginning to the hop! Love Kona!

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  68. Today is my day to get caught up on some blog reading so I'm off to hop. I can't wait to see all the pretty projects.

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  69. The winner of Wow factor wowed me. Absolutely beautiful work. I love color

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  70. Amanda Murphy is so talented and no surprise Geta was the wow factor! This will be a great hop! :)

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  71. This just added the much needed sunshine I have missed so much. Reminds me of the orange trees in Florida where I used to live. Thanks for such a beautiful start to my day!

    Jodi
    mtnfamily2013@yahoo.com

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  72. this is so nice , I didn't think Kona solid was so nice to play with ! I want to tryyyyyyyyy !!!! thanks !
    mcphi05@yahoo.fr

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