Last night was the big reveal for the Robert Kaufman Kona Solids Challenge at the Minneapolis Modern Quilt Guild. There were so many amazing projects! Each participant received a Bright Kona charm pack and was allowed to add one additional solid to the project. Locally, we also added that you must use half square triangles.
I decided to make pillows for my challenge since I'll be donating them to a local food allergy advocacy group for a silent auction. I am hoping the pillows might appeal to a greater audience?
The brighter pillow is a star from Katy's Constellation Quilt which is in issue #5 of Fat Quarterly magazine. I absolutely love this star. I did have a small border around my block to get to the 24" sized pillow, but next time I think I'd make the star smaller and the border larger to see the star a bit better.
The second pillow was inspired by this block I saw on flickr. If there is a name for it, I loved to know? I was nervous the center star wouldn't be obvious while piecing this, but once I started quilting it the design became much more apparent.
To see more of the Kona Challenge, check out the flickr group and also our Minneapolis guild flickr group.
And to more Friday Finishes, check out Amanda's new Finish it Up Friday Linky Party and Amy Lou Who's Sew-n-Tell .