Thursday, January 9, 2014

Kona Solid blog hop

Hello, hello Everyone!

Thank you so much for stopping by. If you're new here, I hope you like what you see and come back :)

A big thank you to Samm for keeping these great blog hops going. And to Carol, our wonderful cheerleader this go around.

I had this beautiful FQ bundle sitting in my stash, just waiting for the right project to come along.



I thought something radiating...maybe stars of some sort. So I started searching around the web for inspiration and came across this adorable  starburst mini quilt from Canoe Ridge Creations. And thats when inspiration struck!

I wanted to use this star pattern, but expand it and make it like it was radiating outwards. I thought it would be great if I could use my FQ bundle, and have the colors gradient outward also, along with a few other colors.

So I got out my paper and pencils, then went to my EQ program and I came up with this.



By this time it was the middle of December, and I was busy making Christmas gifts. There was no way I was going to get this pretty quilt made.

So I scaled it down and used the colors that I had in my stash, and came up with this little wall hanging. It's 32"x32".



 I knew that my dh would really like it, as he loves the bright lime green and the orange. So I gave it to him for Christmas :)

I had the perfect backing in my stash too.



I used my walking foot to do some straight line quilting on most of the quilt.



But then I put on my darning foot and did a bit of free motion quilting.


My first time doing some stippling.



And yes, I DO plan on making a full sized quilt like the one I drafted sometime this year :) I'll be sure to show it to you when I do.

Thanks again for stopping by! Don't forget to look at all the beautiful blog hop stops. Here are the Ladies who are sharing my day.

January 9
                                                                     Everyone Deserves A Quilt



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100 comments:

JoyceLM said...

Very pretty - thanks for sharing.

Shari said...

So very nice. What a cool Christmas gift. Great job on the stippling. I purchase a free motion foot this week and hope to give it a try myself real soon. Thanks for the inspiration!

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

Small is wonderful especially when time is a factor. Great colour choice.

Mdm Samm said...

Wow Dorian, this is pretty amazing..I know one cheerleader who will just love all that purple….truly a great presentation….love the green centre...

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Beautiful! Great job on the stippling.

Carol said...

I love your wall hanging--gorgeous!

Carol said...

Love the orange in the middle and of course that purple looks great, too. Nice combination of colors and the design is beautiful! Gorgeous quilt and a great use of Kona solids!

Leah said...

Great quilt! Love how you used that fat quarter bundle!

M-R Charbonneau said...

I love that colour palette too. I love the quilt you made -- great quilting! Hope you get to make that other quilt you designed -- it's fabulous too!

Vickie said...

What a wonderful quilt color combination. I like what you did with the quilting, thanks for the ideas.

Wendi said...

Very cute wallhanging!

Sherry Von Fumetti said...

So pretty. That pattern definitely deserves a full size quilt! svonfumetti at yahoo dot com

Sherry Von Fumetti said...

So pretty. That pattern definitely deserves a full size quilt! svonfumetti at yahoo dot com

pinsandneedles said...

Love your design...can't wait to see the finished quilt. Your scaled down one is lovely!

beaquilter said...

uhh that looks great!

Scrapatches said...

Thanks, Dorian, for waking me up this morning with your beautiful little quilt. I think you should call this one, "Morning Star" ... :) Pat

Teresa Nance said...

Beautiful job on your quilt! It is hard to believe that it is your first time stippling.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Love the wall hanging and I cannot wait to see the full quilt when you make it. The quilting is gorgeous too.

Agnes B. Bullock said...

WOW! Spectacular! FAbulous!

charlotte said...

Very nice. I can't wait to see a full size quilt like this.

Needled Mom said...

Nice. The colors are really wonderful together.

sew.darn.quilt said...

You've definitely made the colour of the year take the spotlight with this beauty!

Britt-Inger said...

Your quilt is very beautiful. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

vicki said...

Very pretty. Thanks for sharing. vickise at gmail dot com

Brandy Pettit said...

Yeah, great stippling!! That's my next goal is to get something stippled. I enjoy how cheerful this quilt turned out, thank you for sharing it!
~Brandy

Elaine L said...

One of my goals this year is to Free Motion quilt. You have inspired me. Thanks

Heidi [Banks of Frog Creek] said...

Very fun! And what great stippling for your first time! I plan on buying a darning foot for my birthday and finally trying sone fmq :)

thequiltedcat said...

Very pretty and you did a great job on the quilting! I love your radiant star pattern and look forward to seeing the full size quilt on your blog in the future.

MooseStashQuilting said...

Wow wow wow! That sure jumps off the fabric now doesn't it. I love the colors. Such a beautiful design! And your straight line quilting is just perfect!

DuAnne said...

Smart move lady! When time is the factor, think smaller. Love your quilt…my dh loves bright colors too!

Beth said...

Wow great job first time stippling! Beautiful quilt.

Beth said...

Wow great job first time stippling! Beautiful quilt.

Just Quilt It said...

I love your wall hanging and know your husband did also! Lovely. Great colors. Your full-size quilt will be beautiful.

Linda said...

What a lovely design! Your little quilt is just beautiful!

Kathy MacKie said...

Those are definitely my colors, thanks for the fun inspiration.

Rachel said...

What a great pattern and I love that large stack of purples! That's going to be an awesome quilt. Very nice quilting on the mini version.

madebymeinred said...

Amazing coloring and great stitching.

Janarama said...

Love your quilt and the way you combined the bright colors.

Lorna McMahon said...

What an amazing design! Your choice of colours is perfect! You did such a fabulous job of the quilting. It really makes the quilt!

Katherine said...

Striking! Love those purples and your fantastic quilting.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Fantastic!!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Fantastic!!

JanesQuilting said...

You sure did a beautiful job with your quilr. You did those Kona fabrics proud!

DebraKay Neiman said...

Love this quilt. As a new quilter, solids are less scary to use. I am loving this hop. Happy New Year from Oklahoma, USA. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

Mara said...

mmm.. yummy colors!

Kathy Pfaltzgraff said...

Very colorful, you make those solids work!! Keep up the good work, K

Lou said...

Love it!!!

ritainalaska said...

really nice pattern ... one day you'll make that big one with that beautiful kona bundle. great quilting! thanx for showing it off.

Tiffany said...

It looks great! I LOVE the colors you chose and you did a great job with the quilting!

Kristen King said...

I love your quilt!!! The color choices are fabulous!

Patti said...

Beautifully done, and I sure love your colour choices!

Cathy's Chatter said...

Very nice! The quilting makes it look very pretty. Thanks for sharing

CeLynn said...

Just love the color combo that you used for this vividly beautiful quilt!

Emily C said...

Just beautiful. Love the colors.

desertskyquilts said...

Very nice quilt. I like the lime green in the center. Your quilting looks great, both kinds of feet.

Cindy said...

Pretty wall hanging. I'm inspired by your quilting...wishing I could decide on how to quilt my project but still unsure. Looking forward to seeing your original design come to light.

Patty D from NC said...

Very fun colors - i'm sure your DH enjoyed it.

Amanda Murphy said...

Love how the back coordinates and that was your first time doing stippling? Wow! It looks great!

Bobbie said...

lovely!

Audrey said...

A lovely little quilt. I await your larger one as your plan sounds like it will be a fantastic quilt as well. Thanks for sharing.

Bluequilt said...

Love the purples and love the quilt . Great job.

Margaret said...

Wow that will be a beautiful quilt when you are done with it. I love the wall hanging The colors are so bright

LittleHouseontheDairy said...

Love how you edited your idea to still make your creation!

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

Your quilt is so pretty…love the color combo!! Thanks for sharing :)

evelyn said...

Great job, the colours just pop. Can't wait to see the "big" one done too.

Darlington Gal said...

lovely

Paula@TheSassyQuilter said...

Love it! Great job on the stippling too.

Lisa in Port Hope said...

xThis is lovely! I like the contrast between the straight line quilting and the stippling. And puple and lime is one of my current favorite color combos.

sandra said...

Love the pattern and the colours are beautiful, thanks for sharing and I hope you get to do the bigger one.

Julia Plunkett said...

Great plan B and your machine quilting is wonderful!

Createology said...

Amazing quilt you have created. The solid fabrics and colors are beautiful. The stitching details are wonderful along with the perfect backing fabric. Thank you for hopping...

suemac said...

Got to love the purple.

Gmama Jane said...

Nice designing! I could never figure out EQ but you do it well.
Gmama Jane

Theresa said...

So very pretty!

Carla said...

Very pretty. You quilting really shows on that beautiful Kona fabric. I really think you made that Kona sing.

StitchinByTheLake said...

Dorian it's just gorgeous! Blessings, Marlene

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

What a great quilt with lots of wow factor!

Robin said...

That is very pretty!! I can't wait to see the quilt to match.

Heather H. Karr said...

Beautiful design. Thanks for sharing a fun mini. I like how your quilting design enhanced the movement of the radiating star.

The Slow Quilter said...

You did a wonderful job on the quilt love it.

gpc said...

Beautiful! Love those colors!

Sally said...

Dorian--beautiful design!! (and has Cindy seen all this purple???? Butter put a guard on it!)

LJ said...

Your scaled down quilt is wonderful and I'm sure it was appreciated by dh. It has the basic design of the first one and your color choices were great. Maybe one of these days you'll get that other one done, too. :)

VickiT said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Of course, you are using my favorite colors so that really helped get my attention. I really love the quilt you designed, but the scaled down one is just as beautiful.

Lisa said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Michele said...

It turned out great and it will make a fantastic full sized quilt.

lauraluvsloons said...

Lucky hubby. I love it when they love our projects.
Great FMQ on your wall hanging.
PS I Love the colors in your FQ bundle. That will make a great quilt.

WhoMom said...

The quilting really makes this wonderful star pattern pop. The purples are my favorite but I'm not sure I would have thought about putting orange with it and it looks lovely. Thank you for sharing.

apple blossom said...

beautiful quilt I love the star sew colorful

Textile Recycler said...

Gosh, I've never been able to get the hang of EQ. You use it well!
textilerecycler (at) yahoo (dot) com

JessicaK said...

Very cool pattern and the reserve side fabric is gorgeous.

Theresa said...
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Deonn @ Quiltscapes said...

Really great design. And that color combo, wow!

quilter said...

beautiful!

OhioLori said...

Wowie!! You did amazing job!! First time quilting stipples & all... We are all proud of you!! Awesome quilt!!!

Cheryl said...

I love love the purple star, beautiful!

jan said...

Hi Dorian,
I am late visiting but I love your quilt. And your quilting looks fabulous. Great job!
xo jan

Joanne said...

This is gorgeous and I'm anxiously awaiting the completion of your original quilt plan. That will be fabulous. I really like your quilting and thinks it "fit" perfectly with the quilt. You sure are one talented lady!

KaHolly said...

Ooooh!! Just love it. Great job quilting it!

Julie said...

I love this! The bright colors are so cheery and the quilting is fabulous!

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