Spin City- Celebrating 30 years of Kona (plus giveaway!)

I feel truly honored to be here sharing Robert Kaufman’s celebration of 30 years of Kona Solids! Now this wonderful collection has 303 different colors!   To celebrate, they asked 30 different designers to play in their crayon box and come up with their favorite quilt in Kona Solids. (Good thing they like the number three!) And guess, what? They asked me to be one of them!! YES!



I was in a particularly springy mood at the time and completely inspired by their yellow, lime, and orange colors… So, allow me to present Spin City in citrus colors!


Spin City

I picked a quilt that is 10″ square friendly so I could play with the many different shades and really show off the collection of Kona colors. I also picked one of my favorite Cozy Quilt Designs patterns for showcasing lights, mediums and darks. At first I played with it in Electric Quilt, so I actually had a few other options to consider… check out this graphically engineered version in soft blues, purples and browns. Don’t you just love the shading effect?

Spin City Option 2


Or how about this version that uses black as a background? I twisted and turned the blocks to create a totally different look!  My very favorite thing about designing is exploring all the many options quilting can offer.. even within the same pattern!

Spin City Option 1b



If you love my final Spin City Quilt as much as I do check it out on the Robert Kaufman website.  And totally check out the Look Book for the other 29 amazing quilts. All so different. All so inspiring. My particular favorites are Smithereens by Emily Cier and the Bartow pattern by Carolyn Friedlander (which is actually a free pattern on the RK website! Click here for a direct link!)


Now the for really fun part! I get to give a lucky someone a charm pack of the new Kona Colors!!!   All you have to do is leave a comment on this post to be entered to win. You have 24 hours, then I pick a winner. Make it a nice comment to be considered. Just kidding.. sort of .:-)




We are on day five of a month-long blog hop.  Visit them all and qualify for prizes all along the way!

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!


And on a finishing note. If you don’t know me yet, my name is Daniela Stout, and I invite you to join me in my Cozy world! I own Cozy Quilt Designs (a book and pattern company) and Cozy Quilt Shop located in El Cajon, outside San Diego. We are about to move into a larger location and change our name to Cozy Creative Center… so big things are happening for us.) Come to our website and visit for a bit. Subscribe to our newsletter for local events and online savings. If you subscribe, we’ll even give you a free pattern!





122 thoughts on “Spin City- Celebrating 30 years of Kona (plus giveaway!)

  1. I love the secondary pattern in the quilt with the black background, but I like the orange, yellow, and lime version, too. Thanks for the chance to win some Kona.

  2. I love using Kona solids and the new additions to their collection are full of lovely purples – my favorite! Thanks for the chance to win!

  3. i have traditionally been a novelty prints fan, but in the last two years I began adding Kona solids to my stash and am currently planning a more modern quilt with a gray Kona. I even ordered the 303 color card. I am in l9ove!

  4. I am really loving a lot of the new colors coming out. I want to be able to play with all of them. A charm pack would be awesome.

  5. I come to you, on this rainy day
    to say hello and have my say.
    Off to work I soon my head
    although I’d really rather be in bed.
    No true, I say, quilting would be
    how I would rather spend this day you see.
    A Poet I’m not, but that’s okay
    this was just a wee rhyme to brighten your day.

  6. I confess, I usually don’t like colors with that citrusy edge, but you’ve converted me with Spin City! Thanks for stretching me!

  7. I love when people show me how amazing quilts can be in colors I would never have thought to use! Also love how switching the blocks around and color configuration creates something that looks like an entirely different pattern! Thanks for the chance to win!

  8. I am enjoying this Kona tour and am in fact making a quilt using only Kona solids at the moment. I love how your pattern creates secondary patterns on the quilts.

  9. What awesome quilts! So amazing how different a pattern can look by using different fabrics. Can’t wait to see more!


  10. Is 24 hours up yet? Even if it is, I like your quilt! I haven’t used EQ yet, but I can see how it would be fun to try out so many options. I do that for myself in paper or on Paint (not the best quilt design tool ever, but gives me a starting point). Thanks for sharing your process.

  11. Daniella, I like both of the designs you have created and would love to be inside your brain for a day. I so wish I lived closer to your shop so I could visit more often instead of just once in a while. I also love playing with Kona colors. Thanks for the chance to win some.

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