Sunday, January 19, 2014

Come One, Come All

To see the KONA "CIRCUS" at More Stars in Comanche ! 

Get your popcorn ! Get your peanuts !
   "The Greatest Hop on Earth" 
Sew We Quilt
Just Let Me Quilt
could not have been possible without 
the two most important,
 and cutest clowns  
there ever was !

Thank you to the lovely
 Amanda Murphy,
along with Robert Kaufman, 
and Aurifil for their sponsorship ! 
The inspiration for my Kona project came from pg.128 of Amanda Murphy's book, Color Essentials.
Her book is filled with quilt, place-mat and pillow patterns she createusing 
Sunrise and Sunset bundles from Robert Kaufman. 

        Presenting my version of           
Made the Comanche way, and photographed in the cattle's elephant's hay !
A Kona Sunrise fat quarter bundle with a Kona Black background were my fabric choices. 
 Black pops yummy colors like Bubble Gum, Cactus, Sour Apple, Corn Yellow and Candy Pink.  
For the piecing AND quilting I used luscious Aurifil thread.
Choosing to make Amanda's "Circus" pattern was a no-brainer for me...
because I love to sew Flying Geese and she made them my favorite way.

Yes, I too, was like so many of you..........I said, "What, a completely solid quilt !" 
NO WAY !   It's not possible !   I can't.....don't make me !
I've use Kona solids in my quilts for several years, because the fabric is so easy to work with and there are so many vibrant colors to choose from. But, I've never made an all solids quilt in my life ! 
~ However ~
 I was so very pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed working with all solid fabrics. 
I have become a solids kind of girl !
Thank you for stopping by on your way to visit more stars of
 "The Greatest Hop on Earth "
January 20
                          More Stars in Comanche (under the Big Top)
~Sew Incredibly Crazy~

See all the Kona creations HERE on Madame Samm's Pinterest page.


This little KONA Birdie....
  (I know, it's not a rooster, but it has WINGS )
 told me there is to be a GIVEAWAY !
I'll tell you about it in a sec 
This is another Kona solids quilt I made for my Mother.
 She loves flowers and birds and she always had plenty of seed, water and shelter for them. 
The word was, the birds knew to go to Helen's House
She used to sit on her deck for hours watching the birds in her gardens. 
My sweet Mama doesn't get around as good as she used to, as she is 80+9 & 1/2 years old. 
A lady never says her complete age you know !
 Now she'll have this quilt to look at when she can't make it outside.
" Mom's Birds and Blooms " 

I used a tutorial from Laura Wasilowski that she did for "The Quilt Show" classroom.
It's raw edge appliqued, machine and hand embroidered, and machine quilted. 

OK, NOW....
So, if you  don't have extra Kona solids to giveaway...what's the next best thing ?
3 half yard cuts of Gingham by RB 
Leave a tweet sweet comment for a chance to enter the giveaway. 
 For a second chance, tell me how you follow More Stars in Comanche. 
I'll mail anywhere in the world and tell you who won on Thursday the 23rd.
Please be sure I can contact you if your a no-reply blogger, 
Carol has a great explanation for the "No-reply Blogger" here!  

As always, God bless you.

the "other" clown