Tuesday, November 25, 2014

a Kona Celebration + Cascade Quilt pattern release!

This November, Robert Kaufman is celebrating 30 years of Kona Cotton Solids.  They put together a pretty sweet blog hop, with a grand total of 30 quilts all made in glorious solids by a diverse group of bloggers.  If you haven't already... run, run, run to flip through this virtual lookbook.  Eye candy and inspiration await!

a Kona Celebration!

And you know, I like the idea.  What better way to celebrate fabric than to actually commission some quilts, include as many people as possible and give away fabric?  Oh, yes, that too.  Those people at Robert Kaufman are sensible.



One of my favorite quilts in the lookbook is this one by Valori Wells.  The construction is simple, but it makes such a glorious impact on the bed!



















When invited to participate, I was deep in the trenches designing Angled class.  Cascade quilt is a dual-purpose work, both for Angled and for the 30 Quilts for 30 Years celebration.  Win!  It's a twist on the flying geese block, using mainly flying geese and a few half square triangles to create a tumbling cascade of color and shape.

Cascade for Angled online class

Cascade quilt

I included some of my longtime favorites like Kona Cerise, Kale, Paprika and Storm, plus new stars from the 2014 color series:  Mediterranean, Sangria and Grellow.  Some of those new colors are dynamite.  Serious.

Cascade for Angled online class

Today, in celebration of Kona, I'm releasing Cascade as a stand alone pattern.  You can pick up your copy in my pattern shop now!  Pattern includes complete color story, so you can make a carbon copy of my Cascade.

Cascade quilt wintry colors

Or... well, I don't have to tell you that making your own color story would be entirely rewarding too.  Here's another version I had mocked up early on.  Doesn't it feel like winter?

And thanks to the RK team, comment on this post in the next 24 hours for a chance to win the New 2014 Colors Charm Pack.  Anyone can win, but be quick about it!  Good luck, friends. 

This giveaway has now closed.  Sorry!

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Bloghop Schedule

Week 1:
Saturday, 11/1: Johanna Masko
Sunday, 11/2: Alyssa of Aria Lane
Monday, 11/3: Dorie of Tumblingblocks
Tuesday, 11/4: Megan of Canoe Ridge Creations
Wednesday, 11/5: Daniela of Cozy Quilt Designs
Thursday, 11/6: Faith of Fresh Lemons Quilts
Friday, 11/7: Anita Grossman Solomon
Saturday, 11/8: Debbie of Esch House Quilts

Week 2:
Sunday, 11/9: Alex of Teaginny
Monday, 11/10: Darlene Zimmerman
Tuesday, 11/11: Nichole Ramirez
Weds, 11/12: Rita Hodge of Red Pepper Quilts
Thursday, 11/13: Lee of Freshly Pieced
Friday, 11/14: Julie of Jaybird Quilts
Saturday, 11/15: Latifah of The Quilt Engineer

Week 3:
Sunday. 11/16: Elizabeth Hartman
Monday, 11/17: Erica of Kitchen Table Quilting
Tuesday, 11/18: Karrie of Freckled Whimsy
Wednesday, 11/19: Valori Wells
Thursday, 11/20: Marilyn of Quilt Moments
Friday, 11/21: Cortney Heimerl
Sat, 11/22: Shayla and Kristy of Sassafras Lane Designs

Week 4:
Sunday, 11/23: Shea of Empty Bobbin Sewing
Monday, 11/24: Carrie Strine
Tuesday, 11/25: Rachel of Stitched in Color
Wednesday, 11/26: Liz of Lady Harvatine
Saturday, 11/29: Carolyn Friedlander

Week 5:
Sunday, 11/30: Elizabeth of Don’t Call Me Betsy
Monday, 12/1: Emily of Carolina Patchworks
Tuesday, 12/2: Ken Kaufman
Wednesday, 12/3: Grand Finale!

168 comments:

  1. I love this quilt! This is totally something I can see myself making. :) Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Great quilt! I love the colors and design of it. Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway,

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  3. Great quilt - congratulations!

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  4. One of my favorites that you have ever created! Love it!

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  5. Gorgeous quilt & gorgeous colors! It's time I made a Kona quilt. :)

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  6. Lovely quilt and a great pattern!!!

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  7. Love your quilt. Kona solids are so versatile!

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  8. I like thew way your new pattern moves and shifts, and I really like that you shared a mock up in a different colorway. :)

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  9. Oh, fun! Enter me to win the new Kona charm pack! Thank you.

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  10. Your Cascade quilt is beautiful! It will be fun to see it in different color ways through the years, but I think your original will always be the most breath taking :) Thank you for hosting this giveaway. Magistra13 at yahoo dot com
    Beth

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  11. I love this new quilt pattern! I love all the colors too! Thanks for the giveaway! cherisetower@gmail.com

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  12. Gorgeous quilts on the 30 Years 30 Quilts bloghop!

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  13. Your quilt looks great!
    tstanulis@verizon.net

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  14. Cascade is lovely. thanks for the chance.

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  15. I haven't worked with solids much, yet. This could be the push I need. :-) Thanks for the opportunity!

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  16. Cascade is a beautiful quilt! I'm loving this Kona solids blog hop - such great quilts on display.

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  17. What a beautiful quilt. I am so enjoying this blog hop and all the creative quilts in such vivid colors.

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  18. I simply MUST get out of my organized and practical box and learn to work with patterns as you show here! They are so beautiful and unique!

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  19. Gorgeous quilt! This hop is making me very interested in making an all solids quilt.

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  20. Love all the colors in your quilt. Great inspiration!

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  21. Wow, what an incredible quilt! Love the solids!

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  22. a dreamy quilt and a dreamy photo in front of your barn! I imagine gems!

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  23. HI, love your quilt!
    Thanks for sharing!

    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  24. I love the vibrant colours in your quilt!

    wlinda_ca at yahoo dot com

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  25. When I saw other people playing along, I figured you'd be right along, for. I know how you love your Kona! Your quilt is fabulous, Rachel!!

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  26. The colors in your quilt are very rich! Would love a chance to play with the charm pack.:)

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  27. I really like your quilt. The bright colors just make me happy. Thanks
    dragonfly9716 at yahoo dot com

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  28. Your quilt is very dynamic. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  29. Congratulations on your beautiful quilt - I've been enjoying following the blog hop all month! And thanks for the chance to win!

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  30. What a fun quilt! I love the large selection of colors that you get with Kona. So many possibilities!

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  31. Great quilt... I'm lovin all this inspiration to get sewing and creating!

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  32. Lovely quilt - so many colour ways possible with Kona cottons!
    fabricstasher24@gmail.com

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  33. Your quilt is gorgeous, thanks for sharing!
    ~Brandy

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  34. Such vibrant colors!! Congrats to you and Kona:) from Korea

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  35. I love the way Valori Wells' quilt pops in that white room. Her quilting is a such unexpected touch too.
    Of course I love your quilt :)
    Thank you and happy thanksgiving!

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  36. Love that quilt! I have yet to quilt with solids and this might inspire me to start.

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  37. Cascade is on my 2015 to do list. Right near the top. :)

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  38. I love the 30 for 30 Tour. The variety of quilts are so inspiring. Thanks for the chance. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  39. So pretty! Happy Thanksgiving:)

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  40. I've been enjoying this tour and cascade is one of my favorites! I've never made an all solids quilt, so it might be about time. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  41. Lovely quilt! Thanks for the giveaway and have a nice holiday!

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  42. What a fun quilt and thanks for the pattern, too.

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  43. Love your quilt! Is there Y seams involved? Have a wonderful holiday!

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  44. Love both color combinations in your quilt.....they are both so bright and colorful

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  45. I'll be as quick as a turkey outrunning the hunter!! Many thanks for the great pattern.

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  46. This quilt is awesome!! I love the design and colour pattern! Thanks for sharing in the hop!

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  47. Can always use more Kona colors!!!! Interesting pattern.

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  48. Love your new pattern and the quilt looks great! Kona colours are gorgeous!

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  49. Rachel, I'm falling fast for Mediterranean, Sangria and Grellow! Those are so stunning and your "Cascade" quilt is a show stopper. Thanks for sharing

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  50. Do love the pattern you created!

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  51. i love the lookbook! so many awesome quilts. and i was so happy to see you there. =) happy birthday to RK and congrats to you, Rachel.

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  52. This may be the push to do a solid quilt. Love your designs. blindsay1947@yahoo.com

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  53. Love the design! Thank you for showing us how beautiful quilts can be made with all solid fabric! tweetyb936@aol.com

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  54. Like so many of your designs, this quilt is altogether clever.

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  55. I love your quilt! Like everything you make, your colors just vibrate with joy. :) sarah@forrussia.org

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  56. I've never made a quilt using just solids before, but now the ideas are starting...thanks

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  57. I love how your quilts turned out. This pattern is quite unusual and very striking in solids. Great job.

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  58. Your quilt is simply stunning. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  59. That look book could keep me busy for the next ten years!! I'll have to start with Cascade. :-)

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  60. Congrats on the Cascade pattern release! It's beautiful.

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  61. Wonderful quilt! I like how you used the colors, it makes it so vibrant.

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  62. really enjoying all of these quilts! so much inspiration!

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  63. Congratulations on being included in 30 Quilts for 30 Years - fabulous quilt!

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  64. I've been wanting to make a solids quilt - thanks and congrats!

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  65. Your quilt is amazing. A solid quilt is on my list forever.

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  66. Beautiful quilt, and lovely new fabric colours.

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  67. Wow. What a beautiful quilt. Love love love it.

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  68. I like your quilt, so happy and fun!

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  69. What a beautiful finish! I love the sense of movement you go looking at this quilt. I hope you enjoy a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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  70. I love all the new Kona colors, but my favorite might be Grellow :) I still have lots of fun playing with my manipulative color card that I made during your color class, love that thing!

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  71. Love seeing the different projects and the new color range. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  72. Love your quilt and so many great ideas we have been given on this blog hop. Thanks for the fun.

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  73. Wow that is so three dimensional with the subtle use of colour and tone. I love that quilt!

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  74. Thank you for sharing this deliciousness!

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  75. Love your quilt and how you have used basic building blocks to make something that looks quite complex

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  76. I'm loving all the new patterns for solids lately and thanks for the giveaway! Cascade looks amazing.

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  77. I love Kona colours. I always struggle to choose between them. Love Cascade too

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  78. I love your quilt Rachel! And Valoris is my favorite too. xx

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  79. Wow! Cool angles and facets.
    I love the new colors this year, too. The purples and blues are just fabulous.
    reillyr2(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  80. Those are all so lovely. I've never done a quilt in all solids before...it makes the mind turn :)

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  81. great quilt, solids can be so much fun.

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  82. Love your color choices and quilt pattern! Great job.

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  83. How impressive those colors are ! Thank you for the chance to win .

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  84. Lovely quilt. The pattern and colors are both simply striking!

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  85. Beautiful quilt, the colors are great. dawnm1993 at gmail dot com

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  86. So beautiful. I love solids, but haven't made anything solid-y yet...just collecting them, lol

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  87. Love the colors in your Cascade quilt!

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  88. i have resisted buying quilt patterns so far, but this might just have to be the first!

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  89. Such a beautiful quilt! I hope you'll be offering your angles class again! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  90. Another beautiful quilt! It has been a really fun blog hop for sure!!!

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  91. Congratulations!!... Your Cascade [quilt] is stunning!! I love your choices in the original color story!
    So vibrant!

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  92. Very pretty quilt -- both the one on the bed and the one by the barn. :)

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  93. Cascade is a beauty, love the new pattern:-)

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  94. What a clever & colorful quilt! You did a beautiful job. Thanks for sharing.

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  95. WOW! What a great use of colors that really play well with each other!

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  96. Beautiful quilts and a great giveaway! I haven't worked with solids very much and this would be a great way to try ;c) shopgirl7232(at)yahoo.com

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  97. I love the design & the colors in your Cascade quilt!

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  98. Love Kona cottons - they're my solids of choice! Your pattern is great, too!

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  99. I have taken a thorough look at the Kona look-book and every quilt is fabulous. All the beautiful quilts in the look-book have inspired me so much; I have a new found love for kona solids. I am going to start collecting these lovely gems for my fabric stash. Thanks!

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  100. Congratulations on having your quilt included in this wonderful collection, and thanks for sharing!

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  101. I bought some Kona cotton today.

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  102. I love your Cascade quilt and totally see myself making one after Christmas. It is a lovely pattern!

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  103. Love your bright, bright colors. Definitely going to make something with Kona Solids in 2015.

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  104. Still on my to do list from your Angled class. Thanks for the chance to win. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  105. I love all your quilts in the angled class. Thanks for the giveaway. Email is colemansharon@me.com

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  106. I love your Cascade quilt - bright & beautiful!

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  107. I love your new bright pattern! I'll definitely have to get this! Thanks for the giveaway!

    tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

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  108. Lovely quilt, the colors are wonderful. Have a great Thanksgiving.

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  109. Love kona, love Cascade! Thanks for the giveaway, I hope you and your family have a great Thanksgivving!

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  110. This is my favourite from your Angled class!

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  111. What a lovely design. You always use Konas so beautifully!

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  112. Love your Quilt! this Tour has been such fun! Learning sooooo mnay cool ideas for just solids!

    Happy Thanksgiving Blessings!!

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  113. Your work is beautiful, thank you for the chance to win :)

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  114. Your quilt is stunning. I love all your chosen colors!!!

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  115. I like your photos!, and your design of course !

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  116. How do you manage to come up with yet another design? And more great color combos, too.

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  117. Your quilt is beautiful and looks lovely in all the different color ways.

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

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  118. It was a grand idea, and my goodness, I would love to have a hard copy of that Look Boo-- the work produced is truly inspiring! I love your Cascades and many others in there. Marvelous!

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  119. Your quilt is beautiful! I love so many of the Kona Solids...it's fun to see them come together in all these quilts.

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  120. Thank you for this chance to win a charm pack of the new colours.
    Katia

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  121. This is just stunning Rachel! Oh those colours!

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  122. Love this, Want to make pillows in this patern!

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  123. The quilt is awesome. Your color combinations are magnificent.

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  124. The quilt is fantastic! Love all colors!

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  125. I've never used Kona but I have read such good things about it. Love your quilt:))

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  126. I love this quilt! Thank you for a chance to win

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  127. I use Kona a lot! With SO many colors to choose from, I can always find something that is perfect!

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  128. Love Kona and love your Cascade quilt!

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  129. Your quilt sure catches the eye. b.j.day68@gmail.com

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  130. Beautiful quilt. I love the color transitions.

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  131. Love the quilt, with the barn in the background! I love seeing the country side and farms as I have always dreamed of living on one! thanks for the chance to win and have a Happy Thanksgiving! Mary
    mburnette912@bellsouth.net

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  132. I am loving all of these quilts! I love the impact of great solids!

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  133. Now that I've seen cascade In a different colour story, I might give it a go! Interesting how that works!

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  134. Absolutely beautiful quilt! Thanks for the giveaway chance!

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  135. Nothing better than Kona solids. (I'm really hoping its your color class that gets redone!) Thanks for the chance to win!

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  136. I like the colors in your alternate version.

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  137. Wow, these people are up at the crack of dawn to comment! I am happy to see these lovely plain colored quilts early this morning... such inspiration! Thank you!

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  138. In love with the new Sangria! Thanks for the chance to win. veeveebug@aol.com

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