Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Wake Up to Kona - A Stitch in Time

A Stitch in Time on our backyard ice rink - such an ice hog!
Those who follow me regularly know that I'm a devoted solid lover. Love, love, love my solids. And ever since I found Kona, I haven't used much else. A Kona colour card even topped my Christmas wish list this year. I should own stock. Hmm...

When I saw this Wake Up to Kona blog hop with the Sew We Quilt gang, I was all over it! Thanks to Carol and Madame Samm for organizing another great blog hop.

For my Kona blog hop piece, I used Kona White for the background and Charcoal, Steel, Iron and Ash, as well as a myriad of scraps for the colour bars. My camera was on its last legs so the colours are a little off -- sorry!

The quilting is the style I learned from the amazing Heather Lair and uses Aurifil white #2021 with purple #1240 for accents. I just love the added layer of design and texture that this style gives a wallhanging.


The colour bars made me think of the weights in the beautiful antique grandfather clock my grandmother passed along to me. That combined with the quilting made "A Stitch in Time" as a name feel appropriate. :)


Final size: 20" by 30".

If you are in the Ottawa area, you can see this piece in person, along with Happy Canada Day, Eh! and Heathia, at Brush Strokes in Carleton Place this month. They are in the Ottawa Modern Quilt Guild's first show!

Here are a few of my recent finishes that have featured Kona solids:

Happy Canada Day, Eh!
One Side of All Things Equal
One Side of Hands Hands Fingers Toes
Hmm, that's a lot of red and grey lately. May have to break out a bit in 2014, eh?

Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to check out my Wake Up to Kona blog hop mates today for lots of Kona inspiration:

January 8

122 comments:

  1. Your work is just beautiful…love the quilting!!! Thanks for sharing :)

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  2. You do not disappoint!!!!! Your Piece is simply amazing! Your incredible improvement over the past 3 years boggles my mind.

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  3. Thanks for sharing several of your beautiful pieces. I really like the hop piece and the name. Your explanation of naming was a nice touch to the piece. Love your quilting!

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  4. Your quilting is, as always, outstanding and a compliment to the simpleness of the design. Your infatuation with Kona Solids is obviously reciprocated. All your works using them are gorgeous!

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  5. Your quilts are fantastic! I love the names you give them too.

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  6. Your color bar quilt is wonderful and the quilting is fabulous! Thanks for shaing ... :) Pat

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  7. Perfect from the design, to the piecing and the fantastic quilting! Thank you for sharing.

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  8. Oh, so wonderful! Love it!! And so nicely named :)

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  9. Thanks for sharing! I love projects where the quilting tells the story.

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  10. The quilting on this is gorgeous! Love the story behind the quilts name too

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  11. Love it! Everything about it!

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  12. i really admire the quilting you used in your wall handing. it looks amazing

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  13. So beautiful.....your quilting is wonderful!!

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  14. What a great way to wake up M-R! A Stitch in Time was fabulous to see in person.

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  15. So fancy! That quilting is stunning and really adds to it. I love it!

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  16. Very elegant...the quilting really adds punch!

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  17. I love the simplicity of the design and the quilting complements it very well.

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  18. ohhh very out there as is bring me down to earth…YOU truly are a divine quilter….YOU shine no matter what you do…glad you shined for us again today

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  19. I love the simplicity of this design combined with the complexity of the quilting lines..... a perfect marriage! Thanks for sharing this work of art!

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  20. Wonderful quilt - the quilting really pops. Thanks for sharing.

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  21. I L-O-V-E your design!! The simplicity of the design is elegant. The pops of color are divine. The quilting is amazing. Looking sown on it from above it reminds me of crop circles. I loved seeing you were from Ottawa. My did was born there and grew up there, before moving to the states as a young man. I always feel a connection to Ottawa. Thanks for sharing your beauties today.

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  22. Beautiful quilt with gorgeous quilting! Wow!

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  23. What beautiful quilting! A nice art piece.

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  24. Love your design and quilting.Thanks for sharing!

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  25. Quite exciting! I love all the quilts you showed in today's post but most especially A Stitch In Time. I love your take on MODERN. I am adding you to my list of people I visit every morning.

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  26. Beautiful piece - so simple yet eye catching (lovely quilting). I do love the Canadian Flag piece from the first time you posted it.

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  27. I love the way you use color. Beautiful work.

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  28. Stunning ! I love the quilting , that truly makes this piece so special , terrific job !

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  29. You have a wonderful sense for color. I love the way you have used the different colors in you quilt. Your quilting is absolute amazing. Thanks for sharing your creativity and being part of this hop

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  30. Your quilts definitely deserve to be in a Quilt show, if they give out awards, you deserve First place.

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  31. Beautiful wall hanging! Love the effects of the quilting.

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  32. So beautiful!!! And your recent finishes are lovely as well :)

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  33. Wow, what a treat for the ice hog! LOL Your quilting is absolutely stunning! Beautiful quilt!

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  34. Just so pretty and your quilting is fantastic. Wow. Great job.

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  35. Wow! Your quilting is simply amazing....I love this piece! Blessings, marlene

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  36. You're work is beautiful! The quilting is breath-taking. Thanks for a great morning "wake-up".

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  37. I love how you've kept this simple and let the quilting shine. The Kona colours are truly magnificent!

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  38. No that's a modern quilt! Your quilting really makes it come alive. svonfumetti at yahoo dot com

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  39. WoW, I am in awe of your skills. Thank you so much for sharing with us. Simple is so beautiful when embellished with fabulous quilting.

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  40. That is just stunning and the quilting is amazing.

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  41. Wow! Very simple but stunning! The quilting is gorgeous. Did you do this on a long arm or on your regular machine? The quilting really makes a beautiful finish when using solids. Love your projects!

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  42. Wow! You sure have a way with design, colour and texture!! Beautiful - love it!!

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  43. You really know how to use those Kona fabrics! The details, stitching, and colors are just gorgeous...love it! Thanks for sharing your work of art and for hopping with us. :O)

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  44. Wow, what an amazing quilt! The stitching is absolutely stunning!!

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  45. Your quilts are just beautiful......What a perfect name for an artist view of a grandfather clock. I see the pendulum swing in your quilting !

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  46. Everyone of those is a WINNER! Such good looking work!

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  47. wow all your projects are so totally gorgeous, and the FMQ is stunning. Thanks for sharing your love of quilting and inspiring all of us

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  48. Love it!!!!
    wish I lived nearby to go see your quilts!

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  49. your quilts are always spectacular and this is no exception! The quilting itself really braings out the simple beauty of this quilt.

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  50. Wow! That is wonderful. And I love the stamp, it makes me want to make one to represent Walla Walla... probably have an onion on it hahaha! Anyway, thank you for sharing your gorgeous works of art with us!

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  51. wow!! I love your quilting ... the designs are great too, but the quilting is the "icing on the cake"!!!!

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  52. Fantastic quilt! Love the quilting and the outdoor photography.Simply gorgeous!!!

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  53. Your quilting is gorgeous! I loved looking at the pictures of your other Kona solid quilts. Beautiful work!

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  54. Wonderful quilt! I love it - thanks for sharing

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  55. All of your quilts are gorgeous! Your quilting is also just perfect for the pieces! Wow!

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  56. Oh, wow!!!! You outdid yourself! What great work!!

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  57. I absolutely love your style - your quilts have such energy!

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  58. Lots of quilting on those pieces, lovely work. Thanks for sharing

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  59. The stitching and piecing and colors...love. the name fits perfectly. You do beautiful work. Thanks for sharing your talent.

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  60. That is quite simply stunning. I love the quilting on this wall hanging. :-)

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  61. Wow! Such a striking piece, especially that lovely quilting. I like your modern style. :)

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  62. Wow. Your work is absolutely stunning -- and the quilting is fascinating. Great job! :)

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  63. Your Canada day quilt is fabulous! I really like how you use red and grey, those are two colors that I need to use more often!

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  64. Beautiful quilt! Good luck in the quilt show.

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  65. Gorgeous- the quilting just is amazing and makes the whole thing POP- very nice!

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  66. Your piece is stunning and the quilting is awesome! Very nice.

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  67. Beautiful quilts and wonderful quilting too. i didn't think all the solids would look so wonderful but i am really enjoying seeing them all.

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  68. Stunning and very original. Love all the quilts. 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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  69. Beautiful quilt with amazing colors and lovely stitching.

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  70. Very pretty. Thanks for sharing.

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  71. This absolutely grabbed my attention with its intricate stitching and small blocks of colors. Your work is amazing. Thank you for hopping...

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  72. Beautiful Stitching on your quilt. Love the pictures of your other projects. Your talent shines through!

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  73. beautiful work and the quilting is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your projects with us

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  74. Very lovely work, as always.

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  75. Your work is just wonderful. You are so creative. Thanks for sharing.
    cheers
    maggie
    maggiemine42@gmail.com

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  76. Your quilt is my favorite of all in today's grouping. Keep up the great work, K

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  77. A Stitch in Time is wonderful. I love the quilting. Your other work is extraordinary as well. Last night I just printed out the tutorial for the Snowflake in your previous post. I can't wait to get started on it. Thanks for sharing.

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  78. What an 'over the top' quilted wall hanging!! Your quilts are absolutely gorgeous. This one really shows what 'quilting' can do for a simple design. I totally love the stitching and am on my way to learn more about Heather Lair. Thanks for the tip.

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  79. OM goodness. What a surprise when I went to the Heather Lair link to discover that she had passed away this past summer. Her quilts are amazing and it looks like she did much of her work by hand. How totally lucky that you were able to learn this amazing quilting style form a master. I was hoping she might have given us tips and instructions in a book that I could order but didn't see anything. What an artist! What a quilter!!

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  80. Your work is so creative and you really know how to use solids to the best!!

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  81. Oh my,all of your projects are just so vibrant with the white/light background and the pops of color! They are all stunning,well done you.

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  82. Every piece is more lovely than the last....it's hard to pick a favorite!

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  83. So love the quilting you did on your wonderful little project. Well done.

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  84. What a stunning piece. Love the quilting.

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  85. Very lovely and the quilting is beautiful wish I could quilt like that. I love the Canadian stamp being a Canadian. Thanks for sharing your wonderful work.

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  86. very beautiful work ! thanks for sharing. i still love your canada stamp!

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  87. I am so glad I found your blog!! fellow Canadian!!! Center Wellington area of Ontario. Your quilt is amazing and the stamp quilt I love!! Is that your pattern? Fantastic!! I am now following you with Bloglovin

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  88. whoa! That's fantastic! A real beauty indeed. :)

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  89. Love the quilting! And purple! Keep warm!

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  90. Stunning! You can be very proud of your projects....they are beautiful!

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  91. I am humbled in the presence of the beauty of your quilts. They are gorgeous! If God invented anything better than Kona or Aurifil I think He kept it for Himself ... LOL

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  92. Beautiful quilts. Your quilting is stunning! Thanks you for sharing.

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  93. The quilting on this quilt is just amazing--beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. I also like what you did with the Kona fabrics. Really terrific work.

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  94. love your use of kona solids! the quilting is gorgeous!

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  95. Thank you for sharing your beautiful quilts. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

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  96. Love the wall hanging and agree with the looking like the pendulums on a clock! The quilting texture is outstanding. I have quilt envy!!!

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  97. What fun, thanks for sharing your awesome talent.

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  98. Your quilts are beautiful and your quilting is simply stunning! I can't figure out which of the quilts you posted I like best. think I've decided on one and them I take a closer look at another one. I finally decided that I didn't have to choose. :-) You are very talented! Thanks for sharing your creations with us today.

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  99. Lovely work. I also like the hands and side two!

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  100. Very pretty! I love the quilting, so detailed and fun. That stamp is pretty neat too. You take your quilt pictures in such great locations.

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  101. I always love to see your work, M-R! The quilting is just amazing!

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  102. Amazing quilting. wish I could handle SLQ but it drives me nuts :)

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  103. Love your work with solids! Stunning.

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  104. I love your solid, modern quilts. Beautiful.

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  105. So enjoying seeing your projects with solids!

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  106. Everything you make is beautiful and the quilting is amazing! Thank you for sharing! I would love your class!

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  107. Gorgeous quilting pattern, wow

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  108. love the stamp design beautiful

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  109. Wow, do I ever love your quilts!
    textilerecycler (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  110. Wow! lovely projects. I love your quilting!

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  111. It's stunning and I love your photos too!

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  112. This is stunning! The design and colour are fab and your quilting gives amazing texture :)

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  113. WOW... amazing. In love the Happy Canada Day, Eh & One Side of All Things Equal. Awesome!!

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  114. Love your projects!! The stamp one is sooo cool!! Awesome job on all!!

    ( I also LOOOOVE the quilt in your Post just before this one......is my Favorite! )

    Ohio Hugs!

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  115. Really beautiful. love the quilting.
    xo jan

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  116. I'm always inspired by your beautiful work with solids, M-R and Stitch in Time is no exception. You seem to find that balance between the right design with the right colours and make it look so easy. Look at the quilting!!! Wowie, did you go all out with some amazing quilting on this piece. Creates movement and so much texture that I want to touch it! lol

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