Friday, January 10, 2014

Wake up to Kona on Day 4 with Amanda Murphy, Robert Kaufman and Aurifil as our sponsors

Morning doves are calling in some quilt enthusiasts!


January 7th-21st

Yes here we are Day 4 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 from 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….

TODAY was another
blow me over with KONA day
Ladies most of you have reached for the sky
and have shown like stars….

Who Wowed us today?

This lady created this modern quilt
using a great technique. It was her first attempt
at anything modern. And my golly, she reached for the stars
and wowed us completely…Great photo shoot! 

What Wowed us for Creativity…

Now tell me who would not want a grown up hooded towel
like this? I would most certainly wear it with pride…
Don't you just love the colours of kona she selected…?
such a great design and she even made this into a Tutorial..
She creates lovely Tuts!

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
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
check it out here

It is the weekend now, see you all on Monday..
we have even more to show you….
Thank you for all of your participation,
as a creator, as contributor, as a sponsor
as a viewer…YOU WOW US! 


  1. This a wonderfully inspiring colorful day! Thanks to everyone! I shall dream in color again tonight .... sweet quilty dreams ... :) Pat

  2. Coffee and friends, good morning. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

  3. YOu are going to have a hard choice today Ms Samm. These projects are awesome!

  4. Great projects today! Yes, you will have a hard time choosing!

  5. I'm loving your birdie photos each morning! Another fabulous Kona solid day...I'm so impressed with the creativity! :O)

  6. Your getting VERY GOOD at catching those birds in flight ! Smile at the birdie ! The Kreative Kona Kontestants are Kaptivating me !

  7. I love it! Yes, I'll take a pretty hooded towel for myself... ;)

  8. Great projects again today! Thanks for all you do!

  9. Lots of lovely projects today!! The square applique is stunning!!

  10. Thank you for the kind words on my project. All of the projects today ... all of the projects in this big beautiful blog hop! ... are so stellar it is and honor and a big surprise to have my project featured here. Looking forward to all the creativity and inspiration that the rest of the hop brings! ... :-) Pat

  11. I am blown away by the projects featured this week. Who knew something so simple, Kona Solids, could have such an impact. Wow. Can't wait until next week to see more. Thank you so much for organizing this and thanks to all the cheerleaders for all the work they do. This is inspiration at it's best.

  12. as a grandmother of triplets, I would love to have three of those towels - such a wonderful idea -

  13. So many wonderful projects there have been this week. So full of color and so stunning. It has so far been an awesome inspiration and the creativities among the participating ladies have been so great. I am looking forward to next week.
    Have a great weekend

  14. Another eye candy day! Love your picks for today, one is so bright and happy and the other is a stunner.

  15. Awesome top pics today! I can't wait to see all of today's projects. Will do so this evening. Love the pics you're taking of the mourning doves in flight.

  16. It is amazing what you can do with Kona solids! What a fun hop this is.

  17. You have the hardest job ever picking two designs a day from these blog hops. It is so hard to choose! SOOO many great projects!

  18. Another wonderful day of seeing how cheerful and bright Kona solids can be sewn into lovely useful projects. Thank you immensely...

  19. So much loveliness.. Great projects today.

  20. Another day of amazing projects. So glad I don't have to pick the Wow or Creative project of the day! Looking forward to next week.

  21. Another fantastic day of Kona color,and the perfect way to finish off the week.

  22. These Kona colors really make us feel better in the winter! They make us feel alive!

  23. There were so many good ideas today! I loved them all!

  24. I'm behind and playing catch up. I got today's hops done but now have to backtrack to yesterday's since I wasn't able to get to them yet either. I just love the gorgeous color in the Kona fabrics so I don't want to miss any.

  25. Loving the hop! It's my first:) So many awesome projects!

  26. This has already been one of the best hops. I find myself wanting to play with Kona solids sew much more after each day's quilting goodness is posted. Have a great weekend.

  27. Honey, we are home! We got in late last night and were so glad to be in our own bed. We came home with the flu bug! grrr Nothing like traveling on day 3 of the flu! I didn't think we would ever get home.

    I will have to get caught up on my comment love over the weekend as I go and visit everyone's blogs who have already posted.

  28. More great projects today. I loved the bath cover too.

  29. Thank you for all these great blog stops! Super ideas and projects!

  30. Wonderful Kona projects, it is a great hop!

  31. So many wonderful creations! Thanks for sharing with us!

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  33. I am loving all the Kona projects. Loving the hooded towel. Maybe I should try to make one for my baby, she is due in three weeks.

  34. Beautiful projects. Thanks for all these stops to check out.

  35. I love the "WOW" quilt, the black makes this pop! I am going to do this quilt for my sofa in my cabin. I love this blog hop! Thanks so much for your time commitment on this hop!



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