The 2018 Kona Cotton Color of the Year is a bold and brilliant pop of color certain to awaken our creativity! If you haven’t heard, this color is called Tiger Lily, and it is sure to add a powerful punch of rich, warm orange to quilt tops and sewing projects throughout the year!
To jumpstart our creativity, Robert Kaufman invited five quilters to show off Tiger Lily by creating the wonderful quilts, below! Each of these patterns is available for free courtesy of Robert Kaufman. These dynamic quilts came to visit us at Missouri Star from Feb. 6 to February 16, 2018, and were displayed at Penney’s Quilt Shop! Have a look at the display below, and keep scrolling for images of each individual quilt!
Each of the Color of the Year quilts has a free pattern from Robert Kaufman and you can download by clicking on the image of the quilt below. You can also view the entire Tiger Lily lookbook HERE!
Tigerlily by Valori Wells
The Giant Pineapple by Karen Lewis
Autumn Bliss by Darlene Zimmerman
Terrace by Violet Craft
Mushrooms by Elizabeth Hartman
Looking for a Missouri Star tutorial for a Tiger Lily project? We think these three would make terrific choices:
A sweet Chevron Quilt would show off the boldness of Tiger Lily in a timeless design!
Sweet Blend Quilt
Created with Tiger Lily, a Sweet Blend Quilt is sure to dazzle!
Pecking Order Quilt
By using Tiger Lily to create the points of the Pecking Order Quilt, you can easily create a beautiful sun that is bursting with color!
Don’t forget to share all those colorful creations with us on our Facebook and Instagram using #msqcshowandtell! Happy New Year!
Robert Kaufman Fabrics has launched a brand new KONA Color of the Year series and their first ever, limited edition color is the happiest, most vibrant shade of yellow called Highlight. This cheerful color can be a delicate addition, a bold accent, or a complete showstopper!
We have the privilege of hosting the completely stunning Kona Color of the Year Trunk Show here in Hamilton in our Penney’s Shop, the Missouri Star Quilt Co shop devoted to solids, basics and specialty fabrics. The show features masterpiece quilts from some wonderful quilters, including Heather Jones, Elizabeth Hartman, Darlene Zimmerman, Valori Wells, and Carolyn Friedlander. These quilts are so inspiring! I love seeing so many interpretations and ideas sprung from one new shade of color!
There are so many different choices for color combinations that would work perfectly with this happy color, so we wanted to showcase a few. Don’t you love these citrusy shades of yellow and green?
You can also never go wrong with yellow and gray!
Here are some of the shades of gray featured in the displayed quilts.
What colors would you pair with Highlight? Take a look and let us know in the comments of this post!
In mid April we hosted a wonderful event here in Hamilton! Robert Kaufman Fabrics was celebrating the 30th Anniversary of their Kona Cotton solids fabric line, so they selected 30 amazing quilters and invited them each to create an original quilt using Kona Cotton fabric. For more information on the history of Kona and a complete list of quilters contributed, Robert Kaufman created a fantastic Lookbook, which you can find here
There were so many quilts that they filled our Sewing Center as well as a couple of our shops! They are just gorgeous and we loved having them here! This photo shows just some of the quilts that were in our Sewing Center, where we host frequent quilting retreats!
This quilt by Shea Henderson is gorgeous! We love the colors and it’s such a fun, memorable pattern!
The detail and color of each quilt was so impressive and mesmerizing!
Along with these incredibly meticulous and artful quilts, we had a few great events to add to the fun! Our very own Jenny Doan was signing copies of Block Magazine and gave one of her fabulous trunk shows!
We also had book signings with Shea Henderson for her new book, School of Sewing, as well as with Angela and Cloe Walters for their new book, Get Quilting with Angela & Cloe.
We had a super fun Cars & Quilts event that weekend, where people brought in their vintage cars and lined them up all along downtown Hamilton, then went inside to view the 30 Quilts from Kona! There was nowhere to park in town!
We love to look for opportunities to serve those in need, so during Kona Days we created kits for people to come in and sew pillowcases to be donated to a local women’s shelter. We also were accepting food donations to the local food pantry! Peanut butter and jelly are a treat for those receiving assistance from the food pantry, so we asked for those specific items when attending Jenny’s trunk show and got an amazing response!
We had a blast and can’t wait for our next big event in Hamilton!! Thank you to everyone who attended, participated and donated!!!
Ambrosia by Jennifer Young for Benartex
American Basic for Windham
Summer Breeze by Bella BLVD for Riley Blake