I didn’t post the second half of the blocks or the completed top! I had finished the 8 required blocks, but 9 was in my final plan. Other things kept coming up so I was rushing until almost the last minute to try to finish the final block and put them all together, so of course there were many issues. I probably would have changed a few things, but I don’t think I want to rip out and do it again.
My center block was not in the Mini Series, but I think it ties in perfectly. My biggest frustration was that even though all of these blocks were to work together for the series, the finished size of each block is different. So even though I created the full size of each block, they all have a different color count, and different finished size. Frustrating, but able to go back and delete the outer edge and sew on a new, fatter edge. It’s not perfect, but it is done. I think it was raining outside that day so the indoor photo isn’t great. Will try to get a better one when it is DONE done.
Have you seen the Alison Glass / Guicy Guice Mini Series Sew Along? We are halfway done this week and I wanted to share. I did find one problem last night that you will see below, but I should be able to fix it.
I am using the Alison Glass Kaleidoscope fabric collection again, the same one I used for the Trinket Quilt. What I have found so far is that when I planned on a set of colors, each block has a different number of colors, so each block is a little different, and I start from scratch with my colors each time – but Kaleidoscope has 40 colors so it works. You can make the blocks to be any size – I chose to make them full size.
The first 4 Blocks are the Log Cabin, Courthouse Steps, Pineapple, and Hexagon Steps.
As you can see – the Hexagon Step Block is smaller than the other blocks – but I think I can fix it if I rip out the last 6 steps and redo them, and just cut it a little larger. I’m just not sure why the pattern was made that way.
I have my first row completed for the Bounty Hunter quilt! I sewed together the 8 blocks in sets of two. I am waiting to finish the next row so I can sew those together in sets of 2 and groups of 4 – less seams overall to try to match up. I should have the second row done by the end of the week – if all goes as planned. Then only 6 more to go! There are a lot of tiny pieces and many colors, but I do one step at a time, and it is really fun to see it all come together!
I don’t know if you have seen this on Instagram yet, but I am a pattern tester for this Bounty Hunter Quilt:
Doesn’t this look amazing?! I am cutting the Kona colors as I go through each block and I just love how they play together. Here is a shot of my first three blocks – can you see where they fit?
The bottom right corner. I am starting with the bottom row and working my way up. I will be posting my progress as I go along on Instagram, with some more updates here. The pattern is by Quilting Space Studio. They have several other ideas in the works so I am really excited! This pattern is made up of over 100 Kona Solids – I can’t wait to see this finished!
The Holidays were so busy and I was focused on so many other projects that my Kona Color Burst quilt top was in “half done” status for awhile. This weekend I powered through and did 2 blocks on Saturday and the final 6 blocks Sunday morning and sewed them all together. Finally done with the quilt top!
Then I ventured outside… It was “Feels like -11º” and very windy. I tried to get a shot of the quilt top on a serene white background – but instead you see my bootprints. You should have heard me yelling at the wind. These were the best shots I could get for now. I can’t wait until it is finished and I can try to get some better shots – and it might be warmer.
I cleared the board and started from scratch, with one colorful square at a time. I have been wanting to make this pattern for awhile, and with 365 colors to play with, it seemed like the right time. I took all the colors and a few neutrals, and built from the center out.
To make this easy, order one of each of the following charm packs, precut by Robert Kaufman Fabrics: Kona Cotton Pastel Colorstory CHS-692-85 Kona Cotton Bright Colorstory CHS-693-85 Kona Cotton Dark Colorstory CHS-694-85 Kona Cotton Neutral Colorstory CHS-695-85 Kona Cotton New Colors 2019 CHS-851-42
This pattern uses the majority of the colors, but just one of each. You will also receive a Bonus PDF on how I create my blocks, and my method for keeping them organized and sewing them together with the least amount of seams. And a new PDF with the charm pack color order and labels to print.
I made this with 5″ squares, for a finished size of 76 1/2″ x 76 1/2″.
I know I posted a couple weeks ago that the Kona Color Card Patterns were updated – but I updated them again! Two reasons: One, because I found Robert Kaufman’s charm packs to total all 365 colors and easily put it all together – I even have a PDF now with how they are sorted through the charm packs, top down. All you need to do is print the labels, label the fabrics and start sewing. Plus this makes the finished size even bigger and snugglier – I know that is what I am after, when we all try to share the quilt on the sofa for movie night!
And two: I moved one square of the Color Burst layout as I was sewing it together. And when one square moves, they all move. But this is it – no more moves, and it is almost halfway sewn together. I will have a Color Burst Quilt Top completed photo for you soon.
For now, below is my final floor layout and a photo of the bottom row sewn together. I am excited about it all coming together and what that will look like – definitely different than the computer version – but I had to start with something!
Find the Kona Color Card Pattern Set (x4) and the Color Burst Pattern here on Etsy. If you want to make one or more of these with the precut Robert Kaufman Kona charm packs, order one of each (per quilt): CHS-692-85, CHS-693-85, CHS-694-85, CHS-695-85, CHS-851-42. And 5 sheets of Avery 8167 labels. This Color Burst shown below will be just over 6′ square when finished.