#02 Wake Up To Kona Blog Hop!!

Thanks for dropping by...for those of you who are first timers here at my blog, my name is Sandy. I've been quilting a little over 2 years now and blogging for about 6 months!! I'm a mother of 3 grown kids and have been married to my farmer for 28.5 yrs!!

 This is my second Blog Hop as a contributor and it has been so much fun!!
Don't forget to read to the end of the post so you don't miss out!! I have two wonderful prize sponsors, 
Check it out here!

Check it out here!

I want to thank Carol of Just Let Me Quilt for cheering the Wake Up to Kona Blog Hop, and allowing me to participate!! And of course Madame Sam and all the sponsors making this Blog Hop possible.
I knew I had to be a part of a Blog Hop that was all about Kona Solids,  especially since I finished a quilt top this year during the  Virtual Quilting Bee I joined over at Diary of a Quilter with Kona Solids!! The background is Kona White and each block is various shades of one colour. 

My first quilt in solids!! Got to love Kona!!
Just needs a border and backing!!  

Of course that wasn't enough for me to post about and I wanted a project that featured one of the new lines from Kona. I found an Atkinson Pattern I purchase a few months ago called "Hot Stuff"and placed an order with Mad About Patchwork for the Kona Sunrise Roll-Up, and here's what I made!!

 A Casserole Carrier

 BUT.......I had another Roll-Up, Kona Dark, and the pattern comes with 2 sizes. The above is for a 13X9". So I also made this.....

This one is for a 3 Quart Casserole!!

When you are making the casserole carrier you trim it down and them angle the ends....
So with the extras that were cut off, because I don't like to waste anything if I can help it (I'm sure you feel the same way!!), I made these...

Some Coasters.....

and a couple of hot pads to bring with your travelling casseroles!!

I hope I have inspired you to get creative with some Kona Solids too!! 

So here's the deal,

 I'm going to help a couple of you get started creating with Kona with the help of my fantastic prize sponsors... 

Mad About Patchwork
 is donating a Kona Roll Up of either Sunrise or Sunset (winner's choice)


Atkinson Designs

has donated 2 of the "Hot Stuff"  patterns. 

So if you want a chance to win, leave a comment below, telling me your favourite Kona solid or the last project you made with Kona solids, and if you follow me on any social blog or instagram... leave me a second comment letting me know how you are following me... for a second chance to win one of the prizes!! I will contact the winners, by email, at the end of the Blog Hop (Jan 22, 2014). Please ensure your are  not a non relpy blogger, or I will sadly  have to pick another winner!! 
Good Luck everyone!! 

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