Friday, January 17, 2014

Wake up to Kona on day 9 with Amanda Murphy, Robert Kaufman and Aurifil.

I am not sure the reason why our birds seem to have such attitude…
but this purple finch the one with the red tummy,
is upset about something…maybe because it is FRIDAY
and they are sad it is the weekend? lol


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 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….

Let's check to see what your KONA lover/creators
have for us today...

January 17

It is FRIDAY ( still have a couple more days to go)
 and  can I just say YOU all put through an amazing showing
…It took 2 coffees to make a choice….wink

WOW Factor today goes to…

This was done by a lady who took  the SUNSET collection to new heights..
( or you could say a realllll low-  in referring to sunsets wink)
But really she chose one of Amanda's pattern and made her own….
and we were certainly WOWED by it….

( played with it and took out background colour)
I think hers is much better, but it does create some wow 
excitement..ok maybe only for me wink...

And Tops for Creativity….

Even though this lady had entered her design into a contest
and did not win, we certainly were WOWED by her creativity…
very primary, and a photo shoot in a playground makes
it a WOW visual….

Played with hers too…just to show you what
you can do when someone has 2 coffees lol

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…. 


  1. Another colorful midnight hop with a cup of tea. I shall dream in color again tonight. Thanks, everyone! Sweet quilty dreams ... <3 Pat

  2. Couldn't go to bed without checking out Day 9 on this fun hop….more great designs and inspiration!!!

  3. Wonderful bright colors today...great blog hop Madame Samm.

  4. This sure has been an exciting hop. Generally, I look forward to weekends but last week AND this week, I can't wait for Monday.

  5. Those birds must know there is no Kona pretties during the weekend. This hop has me looking forward to Monday.
    There were some beauties today. Love what you did with the playground picture. That is one of my favorite effects.
    Have another coffee...lol

  6. I'm looking forward to Monday, too! Loving all the Kona beauties!

  7. What a lovely way to start the morning and am just starting my second cup of coffee too. I am so impressed by how fabulous these solids look.

  8. I can't get enough of Kona!! If I hadn't joined this hop; I'd never known how wonderful this fabric is to work with, Thank you....
    Great color in these two quilts.

  9. Another great day of projects! The more I see those Kona sunset colors, the more I need to acquire a fat quarter pack! Can't wait to show my project on Monday.

  10. How wonderful to wake up and find my quilt posted here!! Love the photo play you did with the backgrounds :) The playground quilt, in particular, really, really pops! Thank you so much for including me and letting me play along :) As always, I adore you and appreciate all your hard work!!

  11. I love looking forward to seeing what people create with solids everyday!

  12. Wow do I love the quilts on this blog hop Each day I get more inspired to start working with solids. Thanks again for hosting such a great blog hop

  13. I am so happy to get up each morning just to view all the amazing Kona solids projects from your wonderful participants in this hop. Thank you sew very very much...

  14. Beautiful quilts , just brightens my day

  15. you can tell that the ladies are really having a lot of fun with these solids

  16. Today is another day with more delightful projects. Thanks for putting it all together.



  18. The projects again today are wonderful!

  19. Amazing entries, as always! They make my day!

  20. These were my top votes for today as well. I have been enjoying this hop. I think I am going to have to get Amanda's book.

  21. just came across this blog hop - it's fantastic!

  22. Amazingly (is that a word?) stunning - both of them. Loving the black & white background with the quilt. Stunning.

  23. So many creative people, those quilts are amazing! I also love the little finches...some of my favorite birds. :)

  24. I've been enjoying this blog hop very much. I'll keep an eye on your future ones for possible participation.

  25. This blog hop have been a lot of fun! I'm loving all the bright, saturated solids especially!

  26. That flying geese quilt sure is a favorite! (I need to get that book) That modern quilt is my favorite of the day. Have a wonderful weekend Samm.

  27. What a great hop Madame Samm. I just had to stop by and let you know how fun its been.
    I have not worked with solids very much and truthfully have very few in my stash, but after seeing all these wonderful projects,I am very inspired to try something with solids. The Kona solids look yummy in such an array of colors.
    Thanks again to you & Carol for another wonderful blog hop.


  28. It's been a great week! I hate to see it end. Glad there's a couple more days.

  29. Amazed once again at all the creativity. Cute birdies too!
    xo jan@sewandsowfarm

  30. I'm in love with this fabric bundle and thread collection! OuuuuLaLa!!! Would love to enter your giveaway...how thoughtful of you!

  31. Beautiful! These quilts inspire me to start a solid only quilt, which I have never done!

  32. Never thought I would love all solids in a quilt, but these are beautiful!

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  34. love colour and love the quilts shown. Have never tried Kona, but I hear great things about it. love the inspiration

  35. I love the contrast you created when you removed the colors from the background.

  36. Love the solids in quilts but have always been puzzled as to how to use them! Can't wait for my copy of the book!

  37. Fantastic!
    And once again I must say, the photos are great,
    such a joy to to follow this hop and your blog mdm Samm.
    Have a nice sunday!

  38. My two favorite things in the world, fabric and coffee! I drink tons of coffee and buy way too much fabric, but you only have one life. I'm new to quilting and everything I have seen in this hop is truley inspirational. All the quilts I have seen are absolutely beautiful. Can't wait too see more.

  39. Lots of color!! You can never go wrong with color.

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  41. May I live long enough to make the quilts swimming in my head at this moment!

  42. It is just so amazing how different everyone's quilts are. So much creativity!

  43. More bird pictures - I love it! You have some very active and colorful friends. I love the blog, the giveaways, and the birds!

  44. Whew, finally caught up on seeing and admiring all the stunning projects from the week. Looking forward to the final days of this hop and especially a certain head cheerleader!

  45. Mmmm... Quilts and coffee. Two of our favourite things we have in common! Very interesting to see those quilts made the focus of those pics!


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