Rock Jetties quilt – Kona is 30! – giveaway!

by Dorie on November 3, 2014

Rock Jetties quilt

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.

Kona 2014 colors

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!

Week 1:

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

Week 2:

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

Week 3:

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

Week 4:

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

Week 5:

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!


Jessica P. November 3, 2014 at 10:12 am

Looks like I am first. I am loving the new colors that Kona has come out with. It amazes me what fantastic quilts can be made with solid colors. I use solid colors, but I have never done an entire quilt in all solids.

Jessica P. November 4, 2014 at 8:26 am

I forgot to say that I love Ultra Marine Green.

bee November 3, 2014 at 10:29 am

my (current) favorite is cerise!

Lisa Marie November 3, 2014 at 11:05 am

I really love Kona Robin Egg. But I’m sure I haven’t seen all the colors — 303, that’s a lot!

Marti November 3, 2014 at 11:14 am

My favorites are Breakers and Pomegranate.

Quilting Tangent November 3, 2014 at 11:27 am

HELIOTROPE is my favorite.

D. Reeves November 3, 2014 at 11:28 am

My favorite is Goldfish.

J. Reed November 3, 2014 at 11:29 am

Parrot is my favorite.

Katie November 3, 2014 at 11:46 am

Limestone! Great neutral.

Melissa Quinn November 3, 2014 at 12:07 pm

Kona pomegranate. Love a pop of color. Your quilt is beautiful.

Amy Caldwell November 3, 2014 at 12:14 pm

I absolutely adore all the Kona colors and the fabric is “sew” soft. “Crocus” is my fave of all.

wendy November 3, 2014 at 12:20 pm

beautiful quilt, the quilting is seriously amazing! I love Mediterranean, Kona do some great blues!

Michele T November 3, 2014 at 12:20 pm

I can’t believe that there are 303 Kona solid colours – whoa indeed!! If I had to pick only one it would be Sangria to be my very favorite!!

Amorette November 3, 2014 at 12:25 pm

I am forever a fan of charcoal. I love it as my neutral in quilts.

Jessica trull November 3, 2014 at 12:47 pm

Beautiful quilt! Pond is my favorite color!

Jane Hauprich November 3, 2014 at 12:50 pm

Love the pomegranate! Would love to win!

LINDA November 3, 2014 at 12:58 pm

HELLO,love Kona Robin Eggs Blue !
Thanks for a neat giveaway!

Delaine November 3, 2014 at 1:11 pm

They are all beautiful, but my favorite is Ultramarine. Thanks!

Beth November 3, 2014 at 1:27 pm

I love aqua. Thanks for the chance.

pam w November 3, 2014 at 1:29 pm

I use kona turquoise in a lot of my quilts.

Rossie November 3, 2014 at 1:39 pm

Your quilt is so pretty. So good. So everything. I love Kona Curry with the heat of a thousand fires.

Julie Z November 3, 2014 at 1:49 pm

I really like the row quilt right now as well. I followed several state’s Row by Row Experience and they were all very unique. Thanks for the opportunity!

Sarah J. November 3, 2014 at 1:51 pm

Love to colors you chose- so pretty together! I love Kona Sunflower. Thanks for the chance to win!

Allison November 3, 2014 at 2:02 pm

Love your row quilt! I love greys and blues! Great design!

Jen Darrow November 3, 2014 at 2:36 pm

Love the Cabbage as well but my favorite Kona fabric color is the K001-1039 Bordeaux.

Gill November 3, 2014 at 2:36 pm


Amy S November 3, 2014 at 2:38 pm

1066 Cerise, obviously…. Love the quilt!

Trisha R November 3, 2014 at 2:41 pm

LOVING the new color Limelight!

Barb Colvin November 3, 2014 at 2:51 pm

Peridot is my favorite; I love all things green!!

Sylvia Anderson November 3, 2014 at 2:52 pm

Kona, Kona, Kona, each one representing 100 fabulous colors. Who wouldn’t want to have more of their luscious colors to work with? Thanks so much for the giveaway opportunity.

Maja November 3, 2014 at 3:30 pm

PICKLE looks yummy :)

Nancy November 3, 2014 at 4:24 pm

So many beautiful colours but of the new ones, ultramarine caught my eye!

Cheri Barker November 3, 2014 at 4:50 pm

Surf! Love the quilting in your quilt!

Debb Hulseman November 3, 2014 at 5:28 pm

Iced Frappe

Lisa E November 3, 2014 at 5:31 pm

Very cool quilt, and I love the name of it. I would pick “Jade Green”.

barbe November 3, 2014 at 5:44 pm

love the quilt, i really like bold geo shapes, be checkin out your blog more for sure, and no way can i pick one color, i haven’t even seen the new ones yet, my favorite could be one of them lol

Marilyn November 3, 2014 at 5:52 pm

My current favorite color is watermelon. I like the geometric pattern of your quilt and the quilting is spectacular. Tthanks for the chance to win.

Anne Beier November 3, 2014 at 5:56 pm

I love them all. But I will pick Sangria. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Kathleen Dalecio November 3, 2014 at 6:18 pm

I’m really in the mood for Kona Cotton Watermelon, K001-1384, today!

Pam G. November 3, 2014 at 6:29 pm

Wow! So many beautiful choices, but after changing my mind a dozen times, I have to go with Jamaica.

Carol H. November 3, 2014 at 6:52 pm

Beautiful use of the Kona colors. Thank you for sharing.

Cheryl V. November 3, 2014 at 7:13 pm

I love all the Kona colors, it is so hard to choose. I Love Tulip, but I would say I use Coal the most. It is just such a wonderful grey!

Linda Webster November 3, 2014 at 7:39 pm

I love, love, love Kona Snow!

Terri H November 3, 2014 at 7:49 pm

Love periwinkle! Thanks for the chance to win!

Liz Fane November 3, 2014 at 7:50 pm

Teal is a favourite of mine.

katieQ November 3, 2014 at 8:27 pm

My favorite is Green Tea.

Nona November 3, 2014 at 8:54 pm

I love your quilt. It reminds me of the mountains around Unalakleet, Alaska. I am going to make a shorter version of this quilt to represent part of the area I live in. Thank you for the wonderful design.

My favorite color is sangria.

Cecilia November 3, 2014 at 9:06 pm

Watermelon! Although it is very hard to choose just one.

diane beavers November 3, 2014 at 9:30 pm

ASTRAL is my new favorite of the Kona solids. Breakers will always be my go to color for skies and ocean water as you mentioned, it’s a deeper blue in Israel.
Thanks Dorie, your Rock Jetties quilt is truly awesome!

Karen J November 3, 2014 at 9:43 pm

Just plain RED.

Ellee November 4, 2014 at 12:42 am

Lagoon is my favorite!

Tabitha Keener November 4, 2014 at 3:18 am

I love Kona Snow! I seem to use this the most but I love all of their colors! Thanks

Quilting Jeannie November 4, 2014 at 6:25 am

It is difficult to chose one, or even two. I love the Terracotta and the Titanium…. and the teal. Yes. I really grow tired of prints sometimes and just love the calmness and excitement of solids. Yes, they are both.

karen fisher November 4, 2014 at 6:31 am

All the shades of purple!!

Karen November 4, 2014 at 6:39 am

Today my favorite color is jade. My favorite neutral is ash.

DebV November 4, 2014 at 6:59 am

What a wonderful quilt. I checked out the new colors and how hard is it to pick a favorite? I love them all. ASTRAL was the one my eyes hit on first.

erin November 4, 2014 at 7:04 am

I love your quilt, Dorie! It’s stunning. My new favorite Kona color is Grasshopper. big surprise, right?!?

Susie D November 4, 2014 at 8:26 am

I love these new colors. My favorite is Robin’s egg blue. It is so peaceful and calm.

Annette November 4, 2014 at 9:41 am

My favorite is Indigo.

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