I am super excited to share this quilt with you! I got to work with the wonderful people at Robert Kaufman to make a new quilt using the amazing palette that is Kona cottons. Why? Because Kona is turning 30 and they’re having a party! They want to give you a present!
Quilt first, present later.
When I sat down to make Rock Jetties, I knew I wanted to make a row quilt. I had been having a lot of fun playing with this style in both my Somewhat Herringbone quilt and my Fresh Pack quilt. I love blue and gray and I usually head to these colors first. For this quilt, where I could use ANY of the many Kona colors, I wanted to ratchet up the intensity a little. I went to tide pools for my inspiration, and thought of the shore where I grew up and the beaches on a recent trip to Israel. The ocean’s darker deeper colors are brightened up with seaweed and reflections of intense blue skies. I wanted to get a little bit of all of that in this quilt. The Kona colors I used are silver, iron, bonsai, cactus, aloe, ice frappe, celestial, prussian, indigo, aqua, azure, and graphite.
My quilt was quilted by the amazing Angela Walters, which is giving me gah-gah eyes to this day. It is unbelievably good. The quilt has big chunks of geometric color, and I love how the quilting enhances the organization of the shapes and tells a more detailed story.
The pattern for Rock Jetties is available free on the Robert Kaufman website, right here.
Now the present. You might know that Kona just came out with new colors, which brings the total number of Kona cottons up to 303. (Woah.) We’re giving away a charm pack of the new colors – just leave a comment on this post with your favorite Kona color to be entered to win! Entry is only open for 24 hours and will close tomorrow at 10:00 AM US eastern time.
I am just the third stop on a 30 stop blog tour of all the amazing quilts that Robert Kaufman and some seriously talented people have created for the Kona celebration. I particularly love the quilts by Carrie Strine and Lady Harvatine. And, I’m pretty sure those two quilts love each other too. They are page mates in the 30th Anniversary look book!
Follow the whole tour! Much more to see!
Saturday, November 1st: Johanna Masko
Sunday, November 2nd: Alyssa of Aria Lane
Monday, November 3rd: Dorie of Tumblingblocks
Tuesday, November 4th: Megan of Canoe Ridge Creations
Wednesday, November 5th: Daniela of Cozy Quilt Designs
Thursday, November 6th: Faith of Fresh Lemons Quilts
Friday, November 7th: Anita Grossman Solomon
Saturday, November 8th: Debbie of Esch House Quilts
Sunday, November 9th: Alex of Teaginny
Monday, November 10th: Darlene Zimmerman
Tuesday, November 11th: Nichole Ramirez
Wednesday, November 12th: Rita Hodge of Red Pepper Quilts
Thursday, November 13th: Lee of Freshly Pieced
Friday, November 14th: Julie of Jaybird Quilts
Saturday, November 15th: Latifah of The Quilt Engineer
Sunday. November 16th: Elizabeth Hartman
Monday, November 17th: Erica of Kitchen Table Quilting
Tuesday, November 18th: Karrie of Freckled Whimsy
Wednesday, November 19th: Valori Wells
Thursday, November 20th: Marilyn of Quilt Moments
Friday, November 21st: Cortney Heimerl
Saturday, November 22nd: Shayla and Kristy of Sassafras Lane Designs
Sunday, November 23rd: Shea of Empty Bobbin Sewing
Monday, November 24th: Carrie Strine
Tuesday, November 25th: Rachel of Stitched in Color
Wednesday, November 26th: Liz of Lady Harvatine
Saturday, November 29th: Carolyn Friedlander
Sunday, November 30th: Elizabeth of Don’t Call Me Betsy
Monday, December 1st: Emily of Carolina Patchworks
Tuesday, December 2nd: Ken Kaufman
Wednesday, December 3rd: Grand Finale!