Monday, January 20, 2014

Wake up to Kona on day 10 with Amanda Murphy, Robert Kaufman and Aufifil

ONLY 1 MORE DAY! Even our Blue Jays cannot believe it…
There was a hawk flying above this morning…
I think he knew something was out there ….


January 7th-21st

Yes here we are Day 10 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…..

Ohhh you just know this is going to be a good day..
when you see that other other lady as our very first
KONA presenter...

January 20

OKKKKKK, I just ran in ….
didn't even have time to pour a cup of josephine…wink..
I was so excited when I saw ALLLLLL of your quilts today

I could hardly believe what I saw on this day..
I am soooo afraid for tomorrow….I don't' want to see this end..
do you ??????

FOR THE WOW factor….

HOW could you not just goooo gaga over this…?
the floral with kona solids…the beautiful border
with love quote….takes your breath away….


( many of you could have been here today)

( by the way, both of these ladies could be wow and creative choices)

but this lady created something that looked like stain glass
affect…really well done using Sunrise KONA…
realllllly starlight wink...

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

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

Bid is around $260.00 so far….who will be bringing this one home
is anyone's guess!

Winner will be announced the 22nd!
Along with all the winners from our hop too! 

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…. 


  1. Ok, honestly, I don't know how you will pick just two from today...I've been surfing early (well, late but you know what I mean) and the entries are yummy! They make me want to go back and make another one! Beth @ Words & Stitches, pbstrand@msn.com

  2. Great entries, all of the projects!

  3. So many beautiful quilts, thank you for organising this blog hop.

  4. This has been a wonderful exebition for ME, as i am also New to Quilting. I only with i could get all of that nice material out here in Germany. I have Seen some beautiful Quilts infact they werde all beautiful and eben to visit so many nice Blogs as well. I will sure follow you all up again throughout the Year and on the next. Blog Hop.
    Regards Sylvia

  5. This has been such a fun hop. Going to see what everyone has made today.

  6. This hop was way more interesting than I ever imagined. But you're killing me with curosity on who the top 2 are. I don't know how you pick just two either.

  7. I am so excited about all these different ways to use solids. When I moved here about 8 years ago, none of the shops carried solids. I could not get even a plain WHITE! And I am so NOT a white-on-white girl. Now, everyone carries at least 2 bolts of Kona. At last, I can get all the black and white I want. I bought a Kona color card to I could plan and shop at home when I can't buy locally. Amanda Murphy would have to open her own store if she lived here. But I would be her first patron.

  8. Wow! I have simply been blown away by all the beautiful creations. I'm not much into using solids myself, but I am going to have to try it! What inspiration! And I will have to get Amanda's book. Thanks for this great hop!

  9. Todays entries are just as beautiful as the last few days. Choosing a favorite will not be easy.

  10. Just got up this morning and came to see the pretties for today. I am glad I don't have your job. Everyone has outdone themsleves.

    This has been a fabulous hop!

  11. I had to leave a comment for you because today's blog features are incredible!! Absolutely gorgeous! If I ever had a doubt about working with solids, today changed all of that. I will check back later to see who you picked...good luck with that. 😍

  12. Choosing a favorite will not be easy, there are so many fabulous quilts!

  13. The Blue Jay doesn't even look real! You are blessed indeed to be surrounded by such beautiful nature!



  15. Such pretty quilts everyone has been making! Thanks for hosting this hop.

  16. I'm so glad you picked the floral quilt with the love quote - it's awesome. Actually all the quilts are. What a wonderful hop.

  17. One 'WOW' project after another today…so many talented ladies!!!

  18. Thank you! I feel so honored!!! I know you must have had a very hard time choosing today. I didn't see a quilt or project that didn't deserve top honors!

  19. Linda's quilt is just absolutely beautiful, when I saw it my dropped and Amy's, well you know why I love stars, she is one herself. What a great day and certainly looking forward to tomorrow !

    1. my jaw dropped (that should say) It's jaw droppingly beautiful !

  20. This hop just keeps getting better and better! There were so many wonderful projects today.

  21. Wow. I can't get over the creativity today. It is really amazing. Beautiful projects - each and every one!

  22. No...I don't want to see this hop end. I have enjoyed every day and every participant's projects which are amazing. Thank you sew very much dear...

  23. Totally WOWed over ... totally!! Those are beauties as are everyone's projects, but the wow factor of these are totally amazing!! :)

  24. A wonderful day with so much color and happiness. And sadly tomorrow it is soon over. You have picked my favorites today, lovely Samm.

  25. Great showcase today, I certainly agree on the floral bouquet also. Thanks for challenging these gals, and us too. K

  26. Everyone's quilts have been amazing. I just love Linda's vase of roses. It is beautiful!

  27. Another stellar group! I think the variety of projects is phenomenal.

  28. Each day I am amazed by the creativity and inspiration out there. Loving the picks today

  29. I'm getting really lovely ideas! :)

  30. Really, really love the rose quilt and not the least bit surprised that it made the Wow pick of the day. Beautiful projects by everyone!

  31. No,I am not ready for all the Kona inspiration to end. Everywhere I hop I am surrounded by eye candy! What can I say other than Wow!

  32. Wow. You sure do have a tough job. These projects are all so fabulous.
    xo jan

  33. Another amazing day of quilty inspiration!

  34. Completely honored to be in the top two. The talented that has been shown during the hop has been amazing. I have enjoyed this hop immensely but always look forward to the next challenge!

  35. Its been nice visiting wach Morning will Miss it.
    Regards Sylvia

  36. just lovely! the applique quilt is a stunner! who would have thought to use solids for applique roses.


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