Bartow Quilt for Kona 30th Anniversary + giveaway.

I hope y’all had an excellent Thanksgiving! Mine was great. I ate, spent time with family, and just generally unplugged. I also managed to start in on some home improvements, which is what I’ll continue on with this weekend, but first, it’s my turn to share a new project.



Here’s a quilt that I did for the Kona Cotton 30th Anniversary.


Bartow Kona Quilt_Carolyn Friedlander


And it’s free.

The design is super simple, but sometimes that’s all you need. Konas are amazing to work with, and my favorite part about them is the beautiful range of colors. (There are now 303 of them!) This design is a celebration of that. I picked some old faves as well many new ones that they introduced this summer.


picking konas for bartow quilt_carolyn friedlander



I love working on projects like this that add so much color to your workspace! Wondering which color was up next was part of the excitement of putting it together.



Bartow quilt being quilted_Carolyn Friedlander


It was also a great canvas for playing around with some big stitch quilting…



Bartow Quilt Quilting detail_Carolyn Friedlander

Photo by Modern Handcraft


And now for the giveaway. Robert Kaufman has generously offered to give away a Doe coordinating Kona charm pack (which you could easily use to make your very own Bartow)! Leave a comment below mentioning your favorite Kona color in order to be entered. Drawing will end at 10am tomorrow (November 30, 2014).


Kona Doe Coordinates_Robert Kaufman


And make sure to check out these other great stops on the tour–so many great projects with Kona!

Week 1:

Saturday, November 1st: Johanna Masko
Sunday, November 2nd: Alyssa of Aria Lane
Monday, November 3rd: Dorie of Tumblingblocks

Tuesday, November 4th: Megan of Canoe Ridge Creations
Wednesday, November 5th: Daniela of Cozy Quilt Designs
Thursday, November 6th: Faith of Fresh Lemons Quilts
Friday, November 7th: Anita Grossman Solomon
Saturday, November 8th: Debbie of Esch House Quilts

Week 2:

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

Week 3:

Sunday. November 16th: Elizabeth Hartman
Monday, November 17th: Erica of Kitchen Table Quilting
Tuesday, November 18th: Karrie of Freckled Whimsy
Wednesday, November 19th: Valori Wells
Thursday, November 20th: Marilyn of Quilt Moments
Friday, November 21st: Cortney Heimerl
Saturday, November 22nd: Shayla and Kristy of Sassafras Lane Designs

Week 4:

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

Week 5:

Sunday, November 30th: Elizabeth of Don’t Call Me Betsy
Monday, December 1st: Emily of Carolina Patchworks
Tuesday, December 2nd: Ken Kaufman
Wednesday, December 3rd: Grand Finale!


Kona Cotton Solids 30th Anniversary
















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181 Responses to Bartow Quilt for Kona 30th Anniversary + giveaway.

  1. Ellee November 29, 2014 at 8:10 am #

    My current favorite Kona color is Lagoon, though it could change at any time. All of the Kona colors are gorgeous.

  2. Veronika November 29, 2014 at 8:12 am #

    My favorite is navy- – – followed closely by the new cabbage!

  3. Neva November 29, 2014 at 8:22 am #

    Yarrow is my new favorite.

  4. Dittany Matthews November 29, 2014 at 8:22 am #


  5. jackie November 29, 2014 at 8:23 am #

    Well I use a lot of snow, funny favorite but I love the way it looks with other colors, soft white.

  6. Heather November 29, 2014 at 8:28 am #

    Peapod is my current favorite, although I really love them all.

  7. Kate November 29, 2014 at 8:36 am #

    My favorite is Persimmon! That is such an awesome quilt.

  8. Camille November 29, 2014 at 8:39 am #

    So many to choose from–right now I’m exploring grays, so Iron and Shadow have caught my attention.

  9. Betty November 29, 2014 at 8:42 am #

    I love Persimmon because it is so richly vibrant.

  10. Chris November 29, 2014 at 8:42 am #

    I use Snow the most but Tomato is a fun color and so is Sangria.

  11. Susan Clay November 29, 2014 at 8:43 am #


  12. Ree G November 29, 2014 at 8:44 am #

    I like cyan as a favorite right now

  13. Stephanie November 29, 2014 at 8:45 am #

    I love cactus green!

  14. Beth November 29, 2014 at 8:47 am #

    Aqua is a favorite! Love your quilt.

  15. DiAnna Martinez November 29, 2014 at 8:57 am #

    Love the quilt….gotta say, I agree Snow is awesome to use.

  16. Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill November 29, 2014 at 8:59 am #

    My two new Kona favs are Watermelon and Sangria– just finished up a quilt using both together with Kona White!

  17. Jean Blythe November 29, 2014 at 9:00 am #

    I love so many of their colors. Grellow, Heliotrope, Jamaica, and Limelight are just a few of my faves!!! I’m such a color junkie!

  18. Krystal November 29, 2014 at 9:03 am #

    Loving the color Pacific! And love this quilt pattern – well done, again!

  19. Ann Desjardines November 29, 2014 at 9:03 am #

    My favourites would be smoke and fog

  20. Emily Firlik November 29, 2014 at 9:04 am #

    all blues, but especially SKY

  21. Shelley Parham November 29, 2014 at 9:04 am #

    I love your quilt. Cloud is currently my favorite Kona color.

  22. Debra Jalbert November 29, 2014 at 9:07 am #

    Azure, looks good and fun to say!

  23. Linda P November 29, 2014 at 9:10 am #

    always like peachy colors so nectarine would be a favorite to go with the greens and off whites I love.

  24. Grace November 29, 2014 at 9:24 am #

    I love kona curry!

  25. Barbara Drake Lasky November 29, 2014 at 9:26 am #

    Coal is my favorite.

  26. Giedra Bowser November 29, 2014 at 9:27 am #

    I really digging all the brights, but living the cactus color right now!

  27. Maureen Kelly November 29, 2014 at 9:28 am #

    Wasabi is my current favorite! I keep finding beautiful coordinating projects with it lately.

  28. Jennifer November 29, 2014 at 9:29 am #

    Favorite color = holly. Beautiful quilt.

  29. Toni Leli November 29, 2014 at 9:32 am #

    Right now I’m drooling over Azure!

  30. Hayley November 29, 2014 at 9:36 am #

    I do love your quilt. Sometimes you just can’t beat simple. My favourite kona colour is silver

  31. Jennifer November 29, 2014 at 9:39 am #

    This quilt pattern is beyond awesome. I love it! My favorite kona color would have to be snow or pomegranate. So bright and pink!

  32. jennifer November 29, 2014 at 9:41 am #

    Cedar looks nice this morning! Thanks!

  33. Kristin November 29, 2014 at 9:43 am #

    Has anybody said Kona PFD yet? I know it’s a neutral but I just love to work with off-white. It makes everything else stand out but it’s easy to stare at while working too.

  34. Susie Bauer November 29, 2014 at 9:44 am #

    Persimmon is my favorite. Just makes me happy looking at it, but not as happy as looking at this gorgeous quilt!

  35. Molly November 29, 2014 at 9:48 am #

    I love persimmon! Saw this quilt in the look book and immediately fell in love. Simplicity at its best.

  36. Colleen November 29, 2014 at 9:50 am #

    I love all the blues; Astral would be my pick!

  37. Carrie P. November 29, 2014 at 9:50 am #

    my favorite color is olive.

  38. Amanda November 29, 2014 at 9:52 am #

    I love Kona Coral. Thanks for the chance to win!!! Your Kona quilt is gorgeous!!!

  39. Kate Yates November 29, 2014 at 9:53 am #

    I love persimmon and berry the most, I love your quilt!

  40. Amanda November 29, 2014 at 9:53 am #

    My favourite is Kona Coral. Thanks for the giveaway. Your Kona quilt is gorgeous!!!

  41. Corinnea November 29, 2014 at 9:56 am #

    I will always love kona grass green.

  42. sonrie November 29, 2014 at 9:58 am #

    My favorite Kona color is Coal. It coordinates well.

  43. Berene November 29, 2014 at 10:02 am #

    My Kona faves change like the wind. But my fave at the mo’ is Tulip.

  44. Lauren Crumbliss November 29, 2014 at 10:08 am #

    I just referred to the RK site to see them all and was so excited to see Lupine – a purple resembling my favorite plant the scrub lupine. Love it!

  45. debbie November 29, 2014 at 10:09 am #

    Are you kidding? There is not enough space here to name all my favorite colors of Kona cotton! But to name a few ……Honey Dew, spring, cornflower and an all time favorite chartreuse! love the new quilt! Thanks for giveaway!

  46. Andrea Salisbury November 29, 2014 at 10:10 am #

    My favorite is pomegranate!

  47. Andrea Salisbury November 29, 2014 at 10:10 am #

    My favorite is pomegranate!

  48. Mary on Lake Pulaski November 29, 2014 at 10:12 am #

    Kona Aqua is my favorite!

  49. Gail November 29, 2014 at 10:13 am #

    Aqua and Azure are my current favorites.

  50. cynthia November 29, 2014 at 10:13 am #

    I love that quilt so much! As for choosing one Kona color–I’m a big raisin fan!

  51. Terry D November 29, 2014 at 10:14 am #

    My favorite Kona color is Olive. It’s my go-to green for everything. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway. I love Doe and all your fabrics!

  52. Melody Lutz November 29, 2014 at 10:15 am #

    Cabbage is at the top of my list!

  53. Jean November 29, 2014 at 10:16 am #

    I just bought some Kona for backing in white, but silver was right next to it and I would have gotten it if they’do had enough 🙁

  54. Meredith Eaton November 29, 2014 at 10:23 am #

    How do you ever pick just a few favorites?! I think “pool” is in my top 5 right now!

  55. Jocelyn November 29, 2014 at 10:28 am #

    I love adding neutral solids so my favorite Kona is Eggshell. Thanks for the giveaway.

  56. Lori Smanski November 29, 2014 at 10:36 am #

    I really love Indigo. It really makes the colors pop

  57. Regina D. November 29, 2014 at 10:37 am #

    Love the Kona corn yellow. Beautiful guilt!

  58. Jan November 29, 2014 at 10:41 am #

    I currently have a ton of Wasabi. I love how it dances between bright and dull.

  59. Kristen W November 29, 2014 at 10:52 am #

    I love surf! That bright blue is killer. And a doe coordinating one is right up my ally

  60. Liz November 29, 2014 at 11:01 am #

    Snow is my go-to background solid, but I feel like I’m on the verge of a major Fog phase. And I love Creamsicle from the new 2014 colors.

  61. Daphna Epstein November 29, 2014 at 11:19 am #

    Thanks for the chance. My absolute favorite kona cotton color at the moment is “sunny”

  62. Kimberly November 29, 2014 at 11:25 am #

    Beautiful quilt. Thank you for the pattern. Right now, I love Kona curry and kale. Happy Thanksgiving!

  63. Marianne November 29, 2014 at 11:30 am #

    I like the color Berry a lot! Thanks.

  64. Linda McLaughlin November 29, 2014 at 11:51 am #

    Persimmon on most days, indigo on other.

  65. Rochelle November 29, 2014 at 11:54 am #

    Beautiful quilt. Have enjoyed seeing all the quilts made with the Kona solids. Love the color citrus. Bright and cheery!

  66. Lori Friedman November 29, 2014 at 12:00 pm #

    Indigo I’m a classic and so is that blue!

  67. bee November 29, 2014 at 12:00 pm #

    my fav is cerise!

  68. Lila Retzer November 29, 2014 at 12:06 pm #

    yarrow, but that may change with my next quilt. Love your work.

  69. Barbara November 29, 2014 at 12:14 pm #

    Must I commit to only one? I’m doing a quilt now with an Avocado ground, so I guess I’m loving that the most right now. But also Pond, Curry, and Tomato. And Delft. And Snow for all around versatility.

  70. Sue November 29, 2014 at 12:15 pm #

    gotta love grasshopper!

  71. Jenelle Boxberger November 29, 2014 at 12:21 pm #

    I’ve been using “Snow” lately and I love it, but as far as colors I tend to lean towards the blues. Thanks for the fun.

  72. Mary Jaworski November 29, 2014 at 12:22 pm #

    New to Kona solids, colors depend on what I am making.
    Love this blog hop.
    Thank you

  73. Lisa Marie November 29, 2014 at 12:29 pm #

    Of the Kona colors I’ve seen or used my favorite is Robin Egg. But there are so many others I am not familiar with, and I may love a lot of them!

  74. Eunice November 29, 2014 at 12:31 pm #

    Lagoon is my favorite Kona solid color!

  75. Rachel Booth November 29, 2014 at 12:35 pm #

    Love this quilt!!

  76. Mina November 29, 2014 at 12:54 pm #

    too many Kona colors to choose a favorite. I really like working with Lime right now

  77. Mina November 29, 2014 at 12:54 pm #

    too many Kona colors to choose a favorite. I really like working with Lime right now

  78. Gill November 29, 2014 at 12:58 pm #

    Sprout and Cabbage!
    I love your quilt!

  79. Linda Brown November 29, 2014 at 1:24 pm #

    My favorite color is Cyan……

  80. L November 29, 2014 at 1:25 pm #


  81. Sarah November 29, 2014 at 1:31 pm #

    I think my favorite Kona color is lake, but I just love color so I say why leave anything out? This quilt is amazing. Wonderful work as always!

  82. teri c November 29, 2014 at 1:49 pm #

    Today my favorite Kona color is Silver.

  83. diane friedman November 29, 2014 at 1:59 pm #

    beautiful quilt, I would certainly try to make that one!

  84. Quilting Jeannie Z November 29, 2014 at 2:02 pm #

    Persimmons is my favorite Kona solid, but really I love most of their colors. I absolutely love your color barcodes quilt. My job at work is to unit dose and barcode medications. So, you see, I have to make this one! Thanks for showing us how. Love your work. Keep designing.

  85. kris November 29, 2014 at 2:15 pm #

    I love wasabi still but so many of the colors are lovely.

  86. Tiffany November 29, 2014 at 2:17 pm #

    hmm… sprout, breakers or pickle. gorgeous quilt!

  87. Laura brown November 29, 2014 at 2:29 pm #

    I love all the oranges its to hard to pick one!

  88. Pam S November 29, 2014 at 2:32 pm #

    I love the Lagoon color. Thanks for sharing your beautiful. joyful quilt!

  89. Diane November 29, 2014 at 2:32 pm #

    Love all your quilts + fabrics!

    Favorite Kona ~ periwinkle.

  90. sunny November 29, 2014 at 2:35 pm #

    My favorite color du jour is Tangerine.

    Congratulations on being included in 30 Quilts for 30 Years. Your quilt is so refreshing! I love your designs!

  91. VickiT November 29, 2014 at 2:46 pm #

    My most favorite color is Tulip.

  92. Elinor November 29, 2014 at 2:49 pm #

    Always so hard to pick just one but I’d probably say my current favourite is wasabi!

  93. Béatrice November 29, 2014 at 2:52 pm #

    Rich red & many more. Very beautiful pattern !

  94. kathy jacobsen November 29, 2014 at 2:55 pm #

    Fern! Love your new quilt design!

  95. Quilting Tangent November 29, 2014 at 3:02 pm #

    Heliotrope purple is my favorite color.

  96. J. Reeves November 29, 2014 at 3:03 pm #

    My favorite color is Goldfish yellow.

  97. Bluework November 29, 2014 at 3:04 pm #

    Snow is my favorite in almost every quilt. Your quilt is so awesome. Regardes from Germany ;-))

  98. J. Reed November 29, 2014 at 3:04 pm #

    Parrot Green is my choice.

  99. Sue James November 29, 2014 at 3:04 pm #

    Lipstick is my most favorite Moda color, followed closely by Kale!

  100. JoAnne T. November 29, 2014 at 3:08 pm #

    My favorite Kona cotton is Lagoon but Robin’s egg blue is a very close second. Your quilt is spectacular!

  101. Georgie November 29, 2014 at 3:08 pm #

    I love chartreuse…or any of those gorgeous bright greens. Love your quilts.

  102. Dawn Jones November 29, 2014 at 4:05 pm #

    My favorite is Glacier.

  103. Lori Morton November 29, 2014 at 4:09 pm #

    Pond..and Cabbage are my faves right now…love them ALL tho! 🙂

  104. Martha November 29, 2014 at 4:10 pm #

    Kona yellow is fabulous. Your pattern is now on my to-do list!

  105. usairdoll November 29, 2014 at 4:13 pm #

    Choose one? So hard to just pick one favorite, hehe. Love Smoke, Watermelon oh and of course Snow is a must. I could go on, hehe.

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


  106. Debb Hulseman November 29, 2014 at 4:24 pm #

    Love Niagra. And love your quilt.

  107. Janie November 29, 2014 at 4:25 pm #

    I love their purple. Your quilt is sweet, and the pattern is free. Thanks for the giveaway!

  108. Michele Timms November 29, 2014 at 4:28 pm #

    I am loving Sangria!! Your quilt is so fresh and bright, I love it!!

  109. Linda Webster November 29, 2014 at 4:55 pm #

    Snow has been my favourite colour for years. I use it often in my quilts.

  110. Anja November 29, 2014 at 4:59 pm #


  111. Bekka November 29, 2014 at 5:56 pm #

    I love them all (especially together, duh) so it’s hard to choose, but I have to vote persimmon!

  112. Mary Okruhlik November 29, 2014 at 6:00 pm #

    I really like Pond.

  113. barbe November 29, 2014 at 6:05 pm #

    kona is my favorite color lol i do love them all so there is no way i can pick one, looking forward to seeing the new colors in person

  114. Allison C November 29, 2014 at 6:08 pm #

    This is my favorite quilt pattern on this hop. Love it!

  115. Katie November 29, 2014 at 6:16 pm #

    fave kona a is yarrow. It’s a Perfect mustard yellow

  116. Adrienne November 29, 2014 at 6:17 pm #

    Watermelon is my current color obsession

  117. LINDA November 29, 2014 at 6:38 pm #


  118. Cheryl November 29, 2014 at 6:53 pm #


  119. Betsy November 29, 2014 at 7:09 pm #


  120. Kathie L November 29, 2014 at 7:17 pm #

    I use Kona snow all the time.

  121. Laura B November 29, 2014 at 7:27 pm #

    I love Kale.

  122. Camilla November 29, 2014 at 7:59 pm #

    love the simplicity & freshness of this!

  123. Vicki H November 29, 2014 at 8:17 pm #

    My favorite color changes often, but I will always like Snow.

  124. Sandy K November 29, 2014 at 8:18 pm #

    I like Lagoon.

  125. Sarah J. November 29, 2014 at 8:20 pm #

    Right now it’s Sunflower- but it changes frequently because there are so many lovely colors!

  126. Kristen Blake November 29, 2014 at 8:29 pm #

    Chartreuse & Tangerine are my favorites in Kona.

  127. Andrea November 29, 2014 at 9:04 pm #

    I love snow! It might just be white, but when its from Kona, the quality is unbeatable!

  128. Melissa November 29, 2014 at 9:28 pm #

    I love Pepper – it’s great when you want something really dark but black is just too much!

  129. Donna Burns November 29, 2014 at 9:34 pm #

    Ultra marine is wonderful – it reminds me of mermaids and where they live. Your rainbow quilt is appealing because of the unexpected points at which the colors change. It is on my list of quilts to make! Thanks!

  130. Sarah November 29, 2014 at 9:36 pm #

    I really like Bordeaux.

  131. Cecilia November 29, 2014 at 9:40 pm #

    I use Snow the most, but Watermelon is a favorite, too.

  132. Linda H. November 29, 2014 at 9:43 pm #

    Breakers. But I use white the most. Thank you for this lovely giveaway.

  133. Deb November 29, 2014 at 10:17 pm #

    I love yellows so I’d pick Yarrow.

  134. Carmen N November 29, 2014 at 10:30 pm #

    So hard to choose, but probably Peapod

  135. Elaine M. November 29, 2014 at 11:19 pm #

    Right now, I’d have to say Deep Rose would be one of my first choices. Sure a lot to choose from though..

  136. M November 29, 2014 at 11:28 pm #

    I love wasabi! 😀

  137. Karen November 29, 2014 at 11:31 pm #

    Oasis is nice and bright.

  138. Kathleen Dalecio November 29, 2014 at 11:33 pm #

    I liked your Bartow quilt when I first glimpsed it. With a close-up photo, I can see you hand stitched it, too! Awesome!

  139. Gidget November 30, 2014 at 1:30 am #

    Sunflower is my favorite color!

  140. Kimberly M November 30, 2014 at 1:41 am #

    It is hard to choose just one so, celadon’s my favorite because it is such a calm relaxed color. But chartreuse and hyacinth are a close second. I have always been drawn to greens and purples, as well always a touch of yellow.

  141. gigi voegeli November 30, 2014 at 4:39 am #

    I love all your fabrics! Can hardly wait for Doe!
    My favorite right now is Bluegrass.

  142. janet moilanen November 30, 2014 at 5:48 am #

    Pickle is my new favorite Kona color but the old standby that I use the most is Snow.

  143. Sandi S November 30, 2014 at 6:51 am #

    Pickle! Yep, pickle is my new fave color from Kona!!!!!

  144. Johanna November 30, 2014 at 6:59 am #

    I love azalea!

  145. karen fisher November 30, 2014 at 7:08 am #

    Love all the shades of purple…I love this quilt! Got to make one.

  146. Kitty November 30, 2014 at 7:11 am #

    I use a lot of Kona and I’ve loved all the shades I’ve used so far. Impossible for me to select a favorite color out off all 303 wonderful Kona’s!!

  147. Debbie Chenoweth November 30, 2014 at 7:22 am #

    i love grays, so iron and shadow are my two favorites.

  148. Emily November 30, 2014 at 7:23 am #

    I love charcoal, but recently saw a quilt with mushroom and thought that could be my new nuetral.

  149. erin November 30, 2014 at 7:53 am #

    boring as hell, but my favorite kona is snow. i can’t live without it!
    love your quilt – i am always amazed at the quilting. it is so beautiful.

  150. Abby November 30, 2014 at 8:25 am #

    Fabulous quilt – love the colors.

  151. Delaine November 30, 2014 at 8:31 am #

    I love all of the Kona colors but right not Graphite is my favorite. I works so well with any shade of blue. Thanks!

  152. Logan November 30, 2014 at 9:30 am #

    Snow is my go to. You can’t go wrong with a strong white to start with.

  153. julie November 30, 2014 at 9:35 am #

    love schoolbus plus tons of other Kona solids!

  154. Elizabethdx November 30, 2014 at 9:44 am #

    Coral is my current favorite Kona, even though my favorite color is blue. Thanks for the giveaway and for the beautiful pattern.

  155. Katherine Birrell November 30, 2014 at 9:46 am #

    My favourite Kona colour is sour apple

  156. DonnaM November 30, 2014 at 10:53 am #

    I use Snow the most, so I guess it’s my favorite. Love the greens as well.

  157. Susan Stanton November 30, 2014 at 11:00 am #

    My favorite…crocus! Love their purples.

  158. Debbie Gallett November 30, 2014 at 11:27 am #

    I love your quilt. It is so hard to pick a favorite, but I will choose azure.

  159. Michele November 30, 2014 at 1:22 pm #


  160. Katia November 30, 2014 at 2:39 pm #

    Pomegranate is my favorite colour !

  161. Katia November 30, 2014 at 2:39 pm #

    Pomegranate is my favorite colour !

  162. Karen November 30, 2014 at 3:17 pm #

    I know I’ve missed the giveaway (and I do adore Doe), but I wanted to tell you how much I LOVE this quilt! When the KONA anniversary blog hop started, I checked out the Look Book and my jaw dropped when I saw your quilt–I really mean, my jaw dropped. I’m glad you said it’s pretty simple–I hope this beginner can pull it off sometime soon! I’m a real fan of Kona and rainbow colors. I am truly smitten with you and your creativity. Thanks so much for offering us this pattern! (any chance you’d be able to post all the names of the colors–I can make out most of them, but a few are tucked under–I’d love to duplicate yours).

  163. Karen November 30, 2014 at 3:21 pm #

    Oops! Just checked out the pattern–and there were the colors! Thanks again.

  164. Lisa E November 30, 2014 at 4:53 pm #

    I’m afraid I’m too late, but I thought I’d try anyways. (These darn holidays just get in the way! :^) ) I like Jade Green, but I use Kona Snow the most. Thank you for the free pattern.

  165. Gayle November 30, 2014 at 4:54 pm #

    Anything that coordinates with Doe would qualify but I actually use a ton of Snow and Steel.

  166. Gayle November 30, 2014 at 4:54 pm #

    Anything that coordinates with Doe would qualify but I actually use a ton of Snow and Steel.

  167. Diane B November 30, 2014 at 6:50 pm #

    Cactus is my fave.
    Breakers, turquoise…anything serene.
    Carolyn, thanks for sharing your love of Noodlehead. I love her patterns too, so chic:)
    I’ve made the Trail tote and Road Trip Case.

  168. Mom C November 30, 2014 at 7:13 pm #

    Sky, but I love all the blues. Thanks.

  169. Michele T November 30, 2014 at 8:56 pm #

    So many beautiful and rich colours, my favorite is Merlot…. Or is that the wine I love??!! Lol

  170. Tamie November 30, 2014 at 9:34 pm #

    Lagoon is today’s favorite. Who knows what it will be tomorrow.

  171. raquel November 30, 2014 at 10:11 pm #

    my favorite Kona is Berry!

  172. Karen December 1, 2014 at 5:20 am #

    Love your quilt! I like the assortment of colors you chose. I would have to say I have a fondness to all shades blue. Thank you for the opportunity to win some new Kona Solids.

  173. Anna December 1, 2014 at 2:46 pm #

    I love “Cerise”!

  174. Elizabeth Bolton December 1, 2014 at 3:03 pm #

    I could NEVER choose just one color: Whatever one I’m looking at is my favorite of the moment! Can’t wait to receive my bundle of Doe fabrics – HUGE fan of your fabric designs!

  175. Kitty December 1, 2014 at 4:14 pm #

    Just one?! Seriously? I suppose I’d have to choose Pool, although I LOVE Kona solids since they coordinate with literally everything. There’s something about the combination of gorgeous prints with coordinating solids that makes a project particularly aesthetically smooooooth.

  176. Susan December 5, 2014 at 10:18 am #

    Fabulous quilt!! Curious about your quilting… is the big stitch quilting done on a machine or hand? Is the thread normal quilting thread or thicker? Love this look and I would like to add to some of my quilts. Thank you.

    • carolynfriedlander December 5, 2014 at 1:06 pm #

      Hi, Susan! Thanks for your great question. I do big stitch quilting by hand and with perle cotton thread in size 8 or 12.

      • Janet December 16, 2016 at 8:56 am #

        I was wondering about the stitching as well; it adds so much eye-appeal and texture. I love it! Great work!

  177. Janet December 16, 2016 at 8:55 am #

    My favorite is snow…I buy it by the bolt as it is just so soothing and is in every quilt that I make! Gorgeous colors, great drape, soft but sturdy. Can’t beat it…


  1. Bartow Quilt Finally Finished. - carolyn friedlander - October 19, 2018

    […] and my Bartow design became a pattern that I created for that release. (Free pattern here, and notes on the first version here.) I’m pretty sure that this version was my first version, or at least it was where I got […]

  2. Bartow Quilt in Collection CF fabrics. - carolyn friedlander - November 25, 2019

    […] This design goes back to 2014 and the 30th anniversary of Kona Cotton. I was asked to design a free project, and Bartow is what I came up with. (You can read about it in my previous blog post here.) […]

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