30 Quilts for 30 Years!

Welcome to the Robert Kaufman 30 Quilts for 30 Years blog hop!  We are celebrating 30 years of Kona cotton solids with 30 days of blog posts and giveaways!

I was so honored and excited when the lovely Nichole from Robert Kaufman asked if I’d be interested in participating in the 30 Quilts for 30 Years celebration I could hardly say yes fast enough!  I LOVE working with solids and Kona is my go-to choice.

The lookbook the RK team put together is just stunning!  My quilt is River Run, an all solid version of my Sedimentary pattern (Paper pattern available here or PDF here or here).  Ever since I designed Sedimentary I’ve had this quilt in the back of my mind – like a river running through a forest or field.  There are so many beautiful Kona colors now, 303 in all, that I was like a kid in a candy store selecting the greens and blues for my quilt.  The greens are avocado, basil, bonsai, chartreuse, grass green, palm, peapod and peridot.  The blues are copen, prussian, regatta, riviera and surf.  I quilted River Run with an abstract leaf pattern in the green areas and a design inspired by reflections on water in the blue area.

Now for the giveaway!  Leave me a comment below and you’ll be entered to win a charm pack of the new Kona colors for 2014 AND the paper version of my Sedimentary quilt pattern.  Tell me something about you and color – whether it is your favorite Kona color, one you love to work with or one you’re dreaming of!  Don’t forget to include your email address – you can’t win if I can’t find you!  The giveaway is open internationally and will close at 10 am Sunday morning US EST (UTC-5).

I wish I had the space to show you all the other beautiful quilts in the celebration!  You can see them in the lookbook and follow along all the stops on the blog hop listed below.  There will be a grand finale prize too!

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 with Aurifil
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!

Comments are closed now – I’ll announce the winner Monday!

  • Nykie P
    Posted at 15:39h, 09 November Reply

    I'm a big green girl but love working the orange , pink and purple. It's just such a happy and rich combination

  • Vicki in MN
    Posted at 14:20h, 09 November Reply

    That's hard to answer since I like sooo many colors! But I am really into blues,purples and gray mixed in. I think I need to make another quilt, LOL

  • bookmaven
    Posted at 14:03h, 09 November Reply

    I love the range of reds to accent my quilts…thanks for the opportunitty to win this!

  • Jessica
    Posted at 13:45h, 09 November Reply

    I love working with blues and teals when I am quilting, but my favorite color outside of quilting is pink. powersjlc(at)gmail(dot)com. Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

  • Jayne
    Posted at 13:41h, 09 November Reply

    I don't know if I have a favorite color~I just know I love bold and bright! There are so many beautiful colors in Kona Solids. If I could I would have each and every one of them!

  • Karen Fisher
    Posted at 13:19h, 09 November Reply

    Oh how purple and pinks would be great!!! Love these colors because they make me happy as I am sewing.

  • Mui
    Posted at 13:13h, 09 November Reply

    Love all the colours !

  • Katie Meyer
    Posted at 12:59h, 09 November Reply

    Oh I would love to win! I'm loving greys and neutrals right now. Krmeyer@gmail.com

  • Trudy Keller
    Posted at 12:45h, 09 November Reply

    Turquoise is my favorite color right now.

  • Kathy Grom
    Posted at 12:41h, 09 November Reply

    I have to confess that kona white is my favorite and I actually buy it by the bolt. Sounds boring but it sure make a nice background that makes any other kona color pop. Thanks for the chance to win some.

  • Allison C
    Posted at 12:08h, 09 November Reply

    I like grays and turquoises right now. Used to hate pink, but I actually like it and buy it now.

  • Melissa Torres
    Posted at 10:11h, 09 November Reply

    I like the browns and peoples, I've never made a quilt but I would like to try and make one. Your pattern would be a great way to start melabear1@gmail.com

  • curious
    Posted at 09:50h, 09 November Reply

    I am learning to work with solids more and more now that I have joined a modern quilt guild. Am glad Kona offers so many color choices and so many Choices within that color. My favorite olor, green. Sincerely, Paula K.

  • Patchwork and Play
    Posted at 09:01h, 09 November Reply

    I love a good strong teal or turquoise, not sure of my Kona colours I'm afraid, because I don't have a local quilt shop that stocks them! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • QuiltSue
    Posted at 08:41h, 09 November Reply

    My favourite colours are bright pink and orange, preferably used together in a quilt – I like the subtle approach!

  • Béa
    Posted at 08:23h, 09 November Reply

    Beautiful quilt ! I love Rich red and Papaya.

  • Kirsten
    Posted at 08:03h, 09 November Reply

    Love the River Run quilt! I really love how stunning solids can be used on their own – thanks for the chance to win!

  • June Garner
    Posted at 08:01h, 09 November Reply

    This past year I have started knitting as well as beginning my first quilt. The yarn stash began several months before the quilting bug bit me. I have been going through both yarn and fabric stashes and there is a a common color theme. It seems I gravitate toward darker hues of blue, gold, rose and grey. Renragjd@gmail.com

  • knitnkwilt
    Posted at 06:30h, 09 November Reply

    I can't believe it took me a week to find the Kona celebration–have some back blogs to look at. Love your blue/green version and all shades blue and green. I'm not a purist, but I use a lot of Kona solids. clairealex at gmail dot com

  • LChippy76
    Posted at 06:23h, 09 November Reply

    LOVE Jade Green! ! !

  • Beth
    Posted at 05:56h, 09 November Reply

    I love Kona solids for their gorgeous colors but also for their delicious names. Naming them must be one of the most fun jobs around. I think my favorite Kona name is "School Bus".

  • Chris Smits
    Posted at 05:15h, 09 November Reply

    Love that creamsickle. It made my mouth water. Now I've got to use it in my next quilt!

  • SarahZ
    Posted at 03:55h, 09 November Reply

    All of a sudden I am seeing pinks and purples and actually noticing them, and liking them! Hot pinks and deep, blue purples! I am usually a pretty reliable orange and blue person 🙂

  • Regina Marie
    Posted at 03:35h, 09 November Reply

    Been loving pink! Tonight I'm on a roll with reds….go OHIO State…. a quilt for my brother! Love all the kona reds! tweetyb936@aol.com

  • Dorothy
    Posted at 03:30h, 09 November Reply

    I love every shade of blue and reds.

  • Marsha Hodgkins
    Posted at 03:02h, 09 November Reply

    I would love any shade of Kona reds! It would work nicely with the Kona go-tos I always have, black and white!

  • PT in SC
    Posted at 02:55h, 09 November Reply

    Love your quilt in the blues and greens. Great job! I just love the new Pickle color. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  • Heather Graves
    Posted at 02:42h, 09 November Reply

    One of my favorite Kona fabrics is Windsor blue. Love!

  • Michele T
    Posted at 02:12h, 09 November Reply

    River Run is beautiful!!! My favorite Is Sangria!!

  • Mom C
    Posted at 02:12h, 09 November Reply

    I love the deep jewel tones. Your quilt is gorgeous. Thanks.

  • Ginny Worden
    Posted at 01:55h, 09 November Reply

    I love red, and find I can combine some version of red with almost any other color.It's all about attitude, love Kona colors, the definitely have attitude.

  • Annette
    Posted at 01:54h, 09 November Reply

    I love Sangria.

  • Debb Hulseman
    Posted at 01:53h, 09 November Reply

    My whole house is combos of blues and greens. Love your quilt. I would fit right in!

  • KittyAnnArt
    Posted at 01:48h, 09 November Reply

    LOVE the quilt, the colors – greens & blues are my faves! The other being ORANGE, yes orange LOL! What a great giveaway and celebration for the Robert Kaufman company! Can reach me @ playdoll2ATyahooDOTcom

  • charlotte
    Posted at 01:39h, 09 November Reply

    Wonderful quilt. Love the blues and the greens. I need to get busy and make a solids only quilt. Lots of yellow, my favorite color.

  • Dixie
    Posted at 01:14h, 09 November Reply

    Really like your quilt! I love shades of grey! And I feel pretty passionate about pale yellows!mumbird3atgmail.com

  • Janet M
    Posted at 01:12h, 09 November Reply

    Love your quilt! Of the new Kona colors, I like Pickle & Mediterranean.

  • Barb
    Posted at 01:00h, 09 November Reply

    Your quilt is beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win.

  • Jodi - usairdoll
    Posted at 00:59h, 09 November Reply

    Your quilt River Run is so gorgeous! Love all the colors that were used! I love all the new Kona colors and the names are great as well, hehe. Would love to see Watermelon, it's a lovely color.

    Thank you and Kona for a super giveaway and a chance to win.


  • Mary O.
    Posted at 00:41h, 09 November Reply

    I love all the Kona cotton colors, but especially the blues. I got my first Kona charm pack of over 40 different colors and was in heaven!

  • A Quilters Playhouse
    Posted at 00:24h, 09 November Reply

    I want to make the River Run version of Sedimentary. The colors work so well together, each making the other pop!! I love all colors…even orange…but recently have enjoyed working with pink and gray. Reminds me of my mom's retro kitchen…lol.

  • Marianne
    Posted at 00:12h, 09 November Reply

    It sounds crazy to pick a gray, but I like Steel. It is really versatile!

  • Nona Taylor
    Posted at 23:55h, 08 November Reply

    I am enjoying reading and exploring all the blogs of this hop. Thank you for being part of it. Your River Run quilt is delightful.

  • Brenda
    Posted at 23:39h, 08 November Reply

    great quilt! right now my favourite is wasabi.

  • Kate Yates
    Posted at 23:35h, 08 November Reply

    Love your river run quilt, i'll have to check out the others in the look book! threadeverywhere at gmail dot com

  • Casper65
    Posted at 22:36h, 08 November Reply

    I find it impossible to pick a favorite, that is why I made a quilt with all 243 colors, when that was all there were, and am now starting one with all 303 colors!!

  • jmj
    Posted at 22:34h, 08 November Reply

    love love love your river tun quilt!!!!

  • teachpany
    Posted at 22:28h, 08 November Reply

    Kona has such a nice feel! I love any of the purple shades, including orchid, geranium, and so many others. Great pattern design! It would be fun to win.

  • Therese Ruff
    Posted at 22:08h, 08 November Reply

    My favorite kona is snow. I bought a bolt! I also bought some kona charm packs. I'm making rainbow hexie table runners. Love all the colors!

  • Betsy
    Posted at 22:01h, 08 November Reply

    i just organized my stash and it confirmed I like and buy blue fabric. Purple and orange the least.

  • Anita
    Posted at 21:57h, 08 November Reply

    Love the combination of blues and greens like you have in your quilt!

  • Ali
    Posted at 21:55h, 08 November Reply

    I like Charcoal for every time I need a grey.. thank you so much for the giveaway!

  • PK Sews
    Posted at 21:30h, 08 November Reply

    I love the cool colors in this quilt. It's beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

  • Lisa Marie
    Posted at 20:43h, 08 November Reply

    I like mostly cool colors but this time of year I do like to work with rich, warm fall tones. Love your quilt — simple, but with a big impact!

  • Every Stitch
    Posted at 20:20h, 08 November Reply

    Lovely quilt! Solids are wonderful in modern quilts but also so good in the antique red and green baltimore style quilts. Poison green is one of my favourites for reproduction quilts. Thanks for the opportunity 🙂

  • Karen Hurst
    Posted at 20:11h, 08 November Reply

    I love green, any shade…and purple. Your quilt is perfect for my daughter…she moved from our village on the Fox River in Wisconsin to Boston and is missing home…I think she may need this quilt for Christmas.

  • Kristy
    Posted at 20:06h, 08 November Reply

    My color obsession right now is deeply saturated oranges and yellows. I love them and can't get enough! Although, any saturated color is yummy!

  • WYO Di
    Posted at 19:59h, 08 November Reply

    Color is an interesting creature; it can turn you off or turn you on. I for one, don't care for orange, so I challenge myself to use it in my projects. Personally, I lean towards the cool side of the color wheel.

  • YC
    Posted at 19:45h, 08 November Reply

    I've been so behind getting to know the new Kona colors! One of these days I need to make a quilt with navy, Windsor and delft… Maybe some minty greens, too.

    Beautiful quilting and color selection 🙂

  • Karen
    Posted at 19:36h, 08 November Reply

    First off, your quilt is beautiful. The name is perfect for that pattern and your choice of colors. I have been quilting for seven years. I have made nine quilts all gifts to family members. It has been a fun and creative experience. This month I am actually making a rainbow trip around the world for my sister's 60th birthday, so it is the first time for me to be using Kona Solids. I had so much fun looking through all the colors at the quilt shop deciding which colors to use. I can't say I have one favorite…all of them are beautiful.

  • Lynda McCullough
    Posted at 19:22h, 08 November Reply

    Ive begun using Grays as my neutral color. Kona has so many different Grays to choose from.

  • Karen
    Posted at 19:13h, 08 November Reply

    Uh, asparagus, pear, cyan, lagoon, punch, , , , ! And yes–your quilt reminds this Mainer of the Bagaduce River that runs along pine and fir forests right down the road from my house.

  • Four dogs and one quilter
    Posted at 19:10h, 08 November Reply

    I love all the Kona colors but Grass Green is my favorite.

  • Wendy S
    Posted at 18:59h, 08 November Reply

    Blues & greens have always been my favorite so I really love your quilt! My favorite Kona is Mediterranean.

  • Sharon
    Posted at 18:54h, 08 November Reply

    Love this quilt in solids..I have this pattern and can't wait to make it in solids as well!

  • Pam
    Posted at 18:53h, 08 November Reply

    Awesome quilt would make terrific baby quilts

  • Anne D
    Posted at 18:48h, 08 November Reply

    Great quilt. I am loving solids more all the time! I love blues and purples and cant decide on one favourite.
    Thanks for the giveaway

  • andreaf
    Posted at 18:45h, 08 November Reply

    What a great quilt! The colors are amazing! My favorite Kona color is sage, I used it for the back of my first "real" quilt which is made entirely of Kona solids. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Lisa E
    Posted at 18:24h, 08 November Reply

    I love all kinds of green. If I had to pick a Kona color it would be Jade Green.

  • Dawn
    Posted at 18:23h, 08 November Reply

    My favorite color is turquoise, and I am dreaming of making a quilt with that color. (dawnm1993 at gmail dot com)

  • Veronika
    Posted at 18:13h, 08 November Reply

    Love your quilt! Right now I'm obsessed with navy. We will see how long it lasts 🙂

  • Corinne
    Posted at 18:01h, 08 November Reply

    Kona solids have been bread and butter in most of my current quilts. I could not pick out one single favorite colour, it just always happens to be the next one I can get my hands on.

  • Barbe
    Posted at 17:42h, 08 November Reply

    if anything i use too much color lol, love it, the more the merrier. for me i have a hard time using only two colors.

  • Cecilia
    Posted at 17:40h, 08 November Reply

    I love using bright colors in my quilts and Kona cottons are my favorite. Their colors are so vibrant and I can't choose just one as my favorite. :-). Thanks for sharing your quilt and for the giveaway.

  • Anne Simonot
    Posted at 17:40h, 08 November Reply

    I love that pattern! I'm still pretty new to solids but I think working with them more is in my future plans. My favourite colours are greens and blues, so your quilt definitely speaks to me that way. annesimonot@sasktel.net

  • Paula Halabut
    Posted at 17:40h, 08 November Reply

    Love, love, love your work Debbie!

  • Karen
    Posted at 17:18h, 08 November Reply

    I enjoy using solids and can spend a LONG time in the fabric store looking at different combinations. I'm not sure that I could choose a favorite, though!

  • Crickets Corner
    Posted at 17:04h, 08 November Reply

    I love color! Everything from neon brights to soft pastels to deep rich hues.It amazes me how color affects everything in our lives from our moods to what we buy.

  • Linda
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  • Quilting Tangent
    Posted at 16:45h, 08 November Reply

    I have always loved colors, crayons to pencils to fabrics. Depending on the project which colors get used. I love the rainbow colors but know you can't always use them, and there are so many other colors in the world. 24Tangent@gmail.com

  • Havplenty
    Posted at 16:40h, 08 November Reply

    I love colors period. I have so many that I love blues, greens, tans and orange, orange, orange.


  • 46cdb652-94d2-11e3-85ba-000bcdcb8a73
    Posted at 16:20h, 08 November Reply

    I could look at color cards (and paint swatches) all day! Love choosing solids to go with the prints in a quilt. The solids give the eye a nice place to rest. my email is veeveebug@aol.com

  • Nicole
    Posted at 16:19h, 08 November Reply

    I have grand plans (don't we all?) of a quilt that is blues from stash to used them up with sashing of Indigo and the perfect orange. Kumquat? Carrot? Flame? (It will be a modified X & + block quilt).

    Your quilt is nice too; reminds me of the game Carcassonne, with the river expansion!

  • b
    Posted at 16:17h, 08 November Reply

    i love using just solids…. usually the soft to mid-range. love the quilt!

  • Helen
    Posted at 16:01h, 08 November Reply

    Love the Kona solids! And I love this quilt.

  • delaineelliott
    Posted at 15:52h, 08 November Reply

    I love Kona's solid colors and I love to make quilts with just solids. Blue and purple are my favourite colors. Thanks!

    Please click in the delaineelliott for my email link.

  • Mrs Quinn
    Posted at 15:20h, 08 November Reply

    I have dreams of doing a rainbow quilt. But there are too many options out there. Thank you for the chance. Your quilts are always so beautiful.

  • DonnaM
    Posted at 15:09h, 08 November Reply

    I've been using solid colors (Kona, of course!) more and more. Love two or three color combination patterns. Sprout is one of my favorite colors.

  • Adrienne
    Posted at 14:49h, 08 November Reply

    I have been dreaming of Kona watermelon since it came out in the new colors this year. I need some

  • Michele
    Posted at 14:35h, 08 November Reply

    Bluey greens have been my favorite colors for a while, so your quilt is terrific eye candy for me.
    I don't have my color card handy so can't pick the one perfect color. by name

  • Sylvia Anderson
    Posted at 14:34h, 08 November Reply

    More and more, as I am approaching 80, I find myself drawn to the brighter, bolder colors in the Kona catalog of color. Who would have thunk it! I would have thought just the opposite, but it could be, that as my vision worsens, the brighter colors are more appealing. Thank you for the great giveaway opportunity. lv2bquilting2@comcast.net

  • Gill
    Posted at 14:24h, 08 November Reply

    Great pattern – I find myself using solids more and more!
    I love Sprout!

  • Sarah
    Posted at 14:11h, 08 November Reply

    I love color combiations, and find myself dressing/using color depending on my mood. My favorite color is light pink. sarah@forrussia.org

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