I love Kona! I know, you're saying "who doesn't?" We all love those bright, clear, crisp colors and the soft pastels and the vivid...well I'm preaching to the choir here. But I also love Amanda Murphy! Look at this beautiful new book!
Amanda Murphy's newest book, Color Essentials, is just gorgeous! The colors are so bright and crisp and clean that you'll just sit with your mouth open when you see them. :)
I went through it about ten times trying to decide what I wanted to make and changed my mind more than once, actually more than twice! First I looked at these place mats. Don't you just love them? Then I saw this...
Oh my....the colors are just stunning! But in the end I knew I wanted/needed to make a table runner so I chose this pattern to be my first creation from her book.
I loved that border on the two ends! But I knew that, for myself, I wanted to combine two blues with white - so spring like - that would blend with my Blue Willow dishes so decided to "tweak" this pattern, combine it with some others in the book and ended up with this...
I took this picture out in the bright sunshine - that's a shadow from a tree in my yard that you see on the side - but I figured it would take that light for you to see the subtle difference in the blues. I quickly realized you could see it much better indoors on my table.
What do you think? Does it work with my Blue Willow dishes? It certainly sets off that poinsettia don't you think?
If you think you might want a copy of this book be sure you tell me that in your comment. I'm going to give away a copy of the book! Just comment once and be sure I can get in touch with you.
Thanks so much to Kona for the lovely fabric, to Amanda for this fabulous book, to Carol for shepherding us and to Madame Samm for being such a great friend to quilter's everywhere. And be sure you visit the rest of the bloggers - you're in for a treat!