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:

  1. Very pretty - thanks for sharing.

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  2. 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!

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

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  4. 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...

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  5. Beautiful! Great job on the stippling.

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  6. I love your wall hanging--gorgeous!

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  7. 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!

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

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  9. 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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  18. Nice. The colors are really wonderful together.

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

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

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

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  22. 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

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

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  24. 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 :)

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  25. 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.

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  26. 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!

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

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  28. Wow great job first time stippling! Beautiful quilt.

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  29. Wow great job first time stippling! Beautiful quilt.

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

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

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

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  33. 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.

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  34. Amazing coloring and great stitching.

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

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

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  37. Striking! Love those purples and your fantastic quilting.

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

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  39. 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

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

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

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

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

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  44. Beautifully done, and I sure love your colour choices!

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

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

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  47. Just beautiful. Love the colors.

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

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  49. 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.

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

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

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  52. 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.

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  53. Love the purples and love the quilt . Great job.

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

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

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

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

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  58. Love it! Great job on the stippling too.

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  59. 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.

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

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  61. Great plan B and your machine quilting is wonderful!

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  62. 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...

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

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

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  65. Dorian it's just gorgeous! Blessings, Marlene

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  66. What a great quilt with lots of wow factor!

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

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

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  69. You did a wonderful job on the quilt love it.

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  70. Beautiful! Love those colors!

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

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  72. 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. :)

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  73. 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.

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

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  75. 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.

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  76. 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.

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  77. beautiful quilt I love the star sew colorful

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

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  79. Very cool pattern and the reserve side fabric is gorgeous.

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  81. Really great design. And that color combo, wow!

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

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  83. I love love the purple star, beautiful!

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

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  85. 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!

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

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

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