Highlight Paper Piecing Tuesday

If you follow me on Instagram you will know that I was lucky enough to spend the weekend at QuiltCon in Pasadena.  I had never been to a National level quilt show before and it was a fabulous experience… but more on that later.  At QuiltCon Kona Cotton’s had a fabulous booth dedicated to it’s Colour of the year for 2016…

kona highlight

Kona has decided that each year they will create one new limited edition colour, and this year it was Highlight, an almost neon yellow.  They are also running a Colour of the Year block challenge where you can win a fabulous fabric bundle.    The Challenge runs from February 19th to March 1st and all you have to do is sew a block using Highlight and any other Kona colours you choose, upload a picture of your block to Instagram and tag #konaCOTYchallenge..

After getting my hands on a fat quarter of Highlight I felt I just had to play along, so I went to my trusty copy of 50 Fabulous Paper Pieced Stars by Carol Doak and got to work.

KonaCOTY block

I paired Highlight with Kona Deep Blue and Lagoon to make this fun block, which is an enlarge version of  Carol’s Kansas Star pattern.  It was nice to get back to sewing after 10 days of not touching my machine… I am so inspired by my weekend away and so excited to start creating again…

18 thoughts on “Highlight Paper Piecing Tuesday

  1. I love the block, and saw the challenge but havent been able to find any of the fabric here 😦 oh well am sure there will be other fun things during the year 🙂 Look forward to hearing about Quiltcon, another experience observed from theh sidelines hahahahaha

  2. i would love the pattern, it looks so cute being on its own without patterns on it? Never thought about that so off to the quilt shop to get some solids! My visa is already getting hot with the thought, hahahaha

  3. Sadly, Kona cotton’s as rare as hen’s teeth round here, so Kona might as well have said the entry was only open to the northern hemisphere… It’s an awesome colour, even I who does not love yellow, love this…

      • Yes yes yes yes! It may not be the whole of Australia, just my godforsaken outpost, but I can’t buy it in any of my LQSs. And Prima solids just don’t have the colour range or nice texture. Plus ordering them online adds a load to the price, already ridiculous down here as you know…

  4. Sometimes we need to step back from the sewing and view quilting as a whole. Can not wait to see what inspires you from the conference!

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