Wednesday, 18 February 2015

I Heart Kona!

Jenn over at A Quarter Inch from the Edge issued a challenge for Kona enthusiasts to curate their own bundles. I jumped at the chance since I have felt the ones I was receiving to be a little dull. Here's what I came up with:

These first two are actually the same bundle. Amazing how different they look just by changing the lighting a bit. I admit that the lighting is not the greatest but it's winter in Nova Scotia and there's not that much natural light to be had.

L-R Caribbean, Cyan, Aqua, Azure + White for the background

I have actually been using these colors in a current quilt so that's why I chose them. I think it will work quite well. It had better because I'm in the middle of cutting out over 100 flower petals with these colors.

Top-Bottom Azure, Aqua, Cyan, Caribbean + white background
 Then I just had a little fun pulling colors from my stash. I love the combination of the coal with bright colors.

L-R Azure, Sprout, Punch + Coal Background
Tried the Palette Builder from Play Crafts with a picture of Darwin haha

Well, that was fun! What would you pick?

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Pink Lemonade

What?!? I'm using pink? That's right, I'm going all crazy up in here. It must be the cold weather or something. I love lemonade and for some reason, the pink lemonade tastes even better. I don't know why. Anyway, when I started to do up my Kona challenge list, I realized that I had a ton of pink that I needed to use up. I'm on a bit of a fabric diet so this was a good chance to play with some stuff I already had.

I knew I wanted to do HSTs but what layout?

Flying Geese?

All Crazy?

I decided to go with the flying geese but put one row facing down to mix things up a bit. Then I added some white in between the rows and as a border (not shown). 

Still working on the quilting which I should be done very soon. I was on an HST kick though so I did some of my charity blocks for our guild. We are using the colors as set forward by the Modern Quilt Guild. I surprised myself by having almost all of the colors - Wasabi, Cerise, Glacier and Bahama Blue (clockwise starting top left). The only one missing was Cedar. I will have to get some of that soon. I know that MadAboutPatchwork has a bundle that I might get.
I'm having fun with these HSTs and might do a bunch more! Wooooo! No pink this time, though.