Have you seen the book Rock Solid – 13 Stunning Quilts Made with Kona Cottons? Karen Burns from Martingale compiled an astonishing selection of modern quilts made with Kona solids by Robert Kaufman to inspire quilters who already work with solids, and entice those who don’t to start picking colors.
The designers pulled out all the stops to create masterpieces which we, thanks to detailed instructions and an abundance of diagrams, can replicate easily. The palettes chosen ran the gamut between a two-color to an over-20 color design, from the soothing to the festive, from the pastel to the bright: everyone will be pleased! As for me, I need to make more room for fabric elsewhere in my house because my studio is brimming with them.
Here are my favorite designs from the book:
|All photographs by Brent Kane for Martingale. Used with permission.|
This is Spectrum by Julie Herman. The easy blocks are perfect to emphasize her color placement. I love its simplicity and liveness.
Next is Solomon Stars by Anita Grossman Solomon. It reminds me so much of Anita’s cheerful and colorful personality. Like her on the stage, the stars on her quilt move on an undulating path inviting us to follow along, and keeping our attention!
The colors in A New Day by Megan Pitz remind me of the sky of early mornings. Nope, these are not stripped Kona fabrics!
8-Bit by Janice Zeller Ryan is interesting at so many levels: the center blocks pop out from the soft colors of the surrounding blocks, the on-point effect created by the careful color placement of patches, and all her color choices… I can’t take my eyes off of it!
Now that I gave you a taste of what’s in this gorgeous book, let’s move on to the giveaway. One lucky person will win:
Here are the rules:
– Leave me a comment to let me know your favorite color and that you are following this blog;
– For additional entries: follow Pieced Brain on Facebook and Instagram.
That’s it! All entries will be checked (yep, lots of work) and will count toward your chance to win. The winner will be announced on Friday, August 11.
Isn’t this a fantastic way to start the week?