Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Swooning for Solids

Welcome to my contribution for the Kona Blog Hop.  I've been excited about this project since I signed up.


Many, many thanks to Madam Samm, our fearless leader who shares her love by organizing these amazing sharing opportunities.  Thanks also to Robert Kauffman, Amanda Murphy and Aurafil who have sponsored us this time around.  But biggest kudos go to Carol, who has been our tireless cheerleader for this hop.  She is great at communication, is filled with patience and and has been truly understanding and flexible.

I knew from the start that I wanted to make Camille's Mini Swoon.  Whenever I see a swoon quilt, it always frustrates me that some of the blocks pop with the star design and other with the surround.  I can sort of see the pattern, but I had the thought that if I took it down to two colors, it would show up loud and clear.  (And I think it did!)


I love the red/aqua combo.  Seeing it used in the different parts of the block helps me to see different possibilities.  One looks like a sparkly star, the other looks more like a flower to me.



The pics are awful because its been foggy here the last couple of days.  I finished it well enough ahead of time, but Mother Nature decided this wasn't important enough to cooperate for :(


I love the swirly stitches that I was practicing with FMQ.  They're not perfect, but they are fun :)


Now, that we've spent some time together, check out these other amazing projects today:

A Reformed Heath'n (that's me!)

Have a wonderful day!

... also hooking up to Sew Darn Crafty and Can I Get a Whoop Whoop.

82 comments:

  1. Kona and Swoon go together very well. It looks so beautiful! Thanks for hopping with us!

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  2. Oh, my favourite colours combined with the gorgeous Swoon pattern - just delicious! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful quilt with us, Heather.

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  3. You Kona Swoon is to swoon over, just lovely.

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  4. Swoon is too true. It's so pretty. Love those shades of blue and red.

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  5. Oh red and aqua and swoon! You brought together some of the best things in the quilting world. I hear you on the foggy weather. I was outside this morning drying off surfaces with a beach towel, so I could snatch a couple seconds of sun to snap a quilt picture. Crazy weather!

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  6. I love swoons! I love Kona solids! I love aqua, red and white! I love your quilt! ... <3 Pat

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  7. Your color choices are wonderful! Love your quilt. Thank you for sharing.

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  8. Hi Heather! I love your red/türkis quilt! I like how just the one block is different than the others! It really makes it more interesting. You did a fantatsic job at the FMQ as well. I still don't trust myself to try it again. Great work! Keep it going!

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  9. LOVE IT!! I've always loved how dif fabrics made that block so different and your two colours highlight that amazingness :)

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  10. Lovely, sehr schön.
    Gruß Sylvia

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  11. Your swoon in solids is beautiful. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

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  12. Your stars do shine! I made the mini swoon too...so cute. Thanks for sharing!

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  13. Beautiful! I think this is the first Swoon I've seen in solids. Love it!

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  14. Looks like I'm going to have to go Google "swoon"...whatever it is, I absolutely love your project. The colours are very pretty together, and your quilting is lovely.

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  15. Fabulous! I've never seen a solid swoon before!

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  16. Love your swoon blocks - thanks for sharing.

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  17. Very pretty. The red and aqua colors go so well together too. Beautiful work. Your quilting is wonderful. Any imperfections you have in your quilting just means you aren't perfect. Perfect is boring. ;)

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  18. I remember seeing this design in book my Nanny had, it was called Sunflower, I do believe your colour choice and depth of stitching makes this a sun worshipper!

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  19. I have to agree, Heather! Love the red and aqua combo! Your quilting is beautiful! Great job on this!

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  20. its lovely - I love red and aqua together and the quilting is fun too :-)

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  21. Perfect colors for those swoons. Great job.

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  22. Just perfect colors for Swoon....love it!

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  23. Eek! Love your mini swoon! I have been debating buying the mini patterns, because really...who doesn't love a good mini? Yours is divine! :) I think I agree - the two colors really make the pattern stand out.

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  24. I was looking at this mini pattern just last night,now I have to buy it for sure! Love the red/aqua combo too. Awesome quilt!

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  25. How beautiful! I love the color combination!

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  26. You're right, the aqua/red combo is a hit! svonfumetti at yahoo dot com

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  27. Oh, I love the Swoon pattern. You did a beautiful job on yours. I really love how the one is opposite the others. Fantastic idea!!

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  28. WOW, that color combo is now something I have to do. Great use of Kona! Your fmq is so sweet and I love that you tried something new. You have swooned me.

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  29. Very Pretty! Thanks for sharing. vickise at gmail dot com

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  30. One could never go wrong with red and aqua and Swoon ! Your quilt is gorgeous Heather.

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  31. I am swooning over this- have to give this pattern a try now! This is fabulous!

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  32. Swoon is on my list, too! The idea of taking it to its most simple components was very successful. I like that your quilt has 3 "typical" blocks and one "flower" block.

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  33. I like how you have made the secondary patterns pop with different color placement. Great project!!

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  34. Two of my favorite things in this quilt. Aqua & Red color and swoon blocks. Lovely quilt!

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  35. Your quilting is very pretty. Thank you for sharing your project!
    ~Brandy

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  36. I love your swoon quilt in the Kona solids and especially the colours you chose. Beautifully done.
    I am starting a swoon quilt for my husband in reds and blues but not solids I hope it is as lovely as yours.

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  37. this is lovely. and the FMQ is a wonderful set to the points. may not be perfect, but as my son keeps saying, that is what makes it so special. thanks for sharing and for the inspiration.

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  38. The two colors really do let the star pattern stand out. Swoon is right! Great work and thank you for sharing.

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  39. Love Swoon! Love aqua and red! Perfection!!

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  40. Nice! Love the aqua/red combo. Solids do suit this pattern well:)

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  41. Lovely quilt using Kona solids. Your color combo is beautiful. Thank you sew much for hopping...

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  42. Oh love your mini swoon and the colors are fabulous!

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  43. Great color choice for your mini swoon…thanks for sharing :)

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  44. Very retro colors yet modern. Nice job.

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  45. I'm lovin' the fun colors. Prety quilt.

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  46. This combination of red, aqua, and white is a winner. Great looking quilt.

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  47. It's beautiful! I love those colors together too! The quilting swirls are fantastic! Thanks for participating in the blog hop and inspiring us today!

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  48. swoon loves kona solids! love your color choice.

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  49. Swoon is one of my favorite patterns. I think this might be the first time I've seen it done in solids. Looks fab!

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  50. Beautiful! I love the star patterns that you choose for it. It really makes it pop! Thank you for sharing.

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  51. I love the KONA colors for the Swoon blocks. I like your swirly quilting too.

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  52. Love those blocks and it is amazing how the color placement changes the look of the block so. Your fmq is coming along fine.

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  53. Your two colour mini swoon is wonderful. It is intriguing how colour placement changes the look of a block. Thanks for sharing.

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  54. I love the aqua and red combo, beautiful!

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  55. beautiful. I have been wanting to do that swoon quilt and couldnt figure out what color. Hope you dont mind if I use your color scheme. Thanks for sharing

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  56. Great use of solids!! The "flower" arrangement of color is my favorite :)

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  57. Love the 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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  58. Great quilt! Love the colors you used.

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  59. Awesome job!! I looove the Swoon Pattern...is on my To Make Someday List! lol Your's is so cool...colors are great!

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  60. Your swoon is beautiful. Great job. xo jan

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  61. I love your Swoon mini. I adore the aqua/red combination. The combination keeps the eye moving. I like how you reversed one of the blocks. Great idea! I have it on my to-do list to make a Swoon quilt. However, I want to make a queen quilt - I know it's an ambitious goal. Now, that I've seen your mini, I may reconsider. Yours is fantastic. I'm beginning to think maybe small is better. I've seen where someone made the swoon block into a house block and I think that is clever, too. I love your aqua quilting. One of my goals for this year is to do some FMQ. Thank you for participating and being a great inspiration.

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  62. Swoon in solids is a great idea. thank you for sharing!

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  63. I just love it! Your color choices are really great. Yeah for you.

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  64. Lovely. Awesome color pallette.

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  65. How lovely! Your quilting is wonderful. Definitely eye candy!!

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  66. Lovely FMQ swirly stitches and a beautiful swoon quilt.

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  67. Lovely, thanks for sharing your inspiration. Janita

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  68. Absolutely beautiful quilt:) Thank you for sharing.

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