30 Quilts for 30 Years - Bloghop & Giveaway

Robert Kaufman is celebrating it's Kona Cotton 30th Anniversary the entire month of November with 30 different designers, 30 quilts and a 30 day blog hop. Each day, one of the 30 quilt designers featured in the 30 Quilts for 30 Years Lookbook, will share their Kona quilt and today is our day! We will share some fun details of our Diamond Detour quilt and have a giveaway!

New Pattern - Diamond Detour

We were really excited when Nichole from Robert Kaufman contacted us early this summer to see if we would like to design a quilt for the Kona Cotton Lookbook. We love deadlines, and this was the perfect motivation to get a quilt pattern finished before the week of Quilt Market!

Robert Kaufman's 30 Quilts for 30 Years

These smaller diamonds were the perfect way to display a plethora of our favorite Kona Cotton colors. Choosing from 303 colors was not any easy feat, but we finally settled on bright saturated colors on a dark background. We used Cerise, Pomegranate, Honeysuckle, Watermelon, Tangerine, Torch, School Bus, Sunny, Corn Yellow, Citrus, Wasabi, Chartreuse, Parrot, Sour Apple, Cypress, Breakers, Lagoon, Copen, Lavender, Violet and Geranium for the diamonds and Pepper for the background.

Robert Kaufman's 30 Quilts for 30 Years

The Diamond Detour quilt pattern is available here in PDF and paper formats.

New Pattern - Diamond Detour

There are so many gorgeous quilts in this group, but one of my favorites is North and South designed by Nichole Ramirez! The combination of triangles, zigzags and colors is to die for!

Now for the giveaway. One lucky winner will receive a Diamond Detour pattern and a Summer '13 charm pack! To enter, just leave a comment on this post with your favorite Kona color to be entered to win! My favorite is Wasabi! Entry is open for 24 hours and will close tomorrow at 12:00 AM US mountain standard time.

Robert Kaufman's 30 Quilts for 30 Years

Don't forget to stop by the other blogs on the hop to see some beautiful quilts! Below is a list of all the blogs =]

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
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 - that's us!

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! 

Thanks for stopping by!



Karen said:

Your Diamond Detour Quilt is beautiful! I love the bright colors against the black background.
I would have to say my favorite colors are the different shades of blue.


Beatrice said:

I absolutely LOVE this pattern, and my favorite Kona is Rich Red….with many others !

Alice Ronne

Alice Ronne said:

Love your quilt! Bright colors are gorgeous and the pattern is stunning. My pick would be Cypress or maybe Pomegranate. Thanks for the awesome giveaway! akronne17 at gmail dot com

gigi voegeli

gigi voegeli said:

Love the quilt! Right now my favorite color is Bluegrass!

gigi voegeli

gigi voegeli said:

Love the quilt! Right now my favorite color is Bluegrass!


Jean said:

Loving heliotrope

Gina S.

Gina S. said:

Beautiful Quilt! Right now mine is Lavender.


Kathy said:

Love the Diamond Detour! It’s on my “to-make” list for sure! While I adore all the saturated Kona colors, my favorite is Ash…it is my go-to fabric, it makes all the fun bright colors pop! Thanks so much!


Hayley said:

my favourite is silver. So versatile!


Hayley said:

my favourite is silver. So versatile!

Michele Timms

Michele Timms said:

Love those colours and pattern in Diamond detour!!! My favorite colour is Sangria.

Mary Jane

Mary Jane said:

I love the new Kona color “Breakers”. I have a two color quilt in my mind for after the Holidays!

Allison C

Allison C said:

Love all the turquiose shades

Jenelle Boxberger

Jenelle Boxberger said:

too many beautiful colors, but I will select Wasabi. Love your quilt so cheerful and makes me smile. Thanks for the fun.

Sarah J.

Sarah J. said:

I love how the dark background really lets these colors shine! My current favorite is Sunflower (and about 100 others!!). Thanks for the chance to win!

Lisa Marie

Lisa Marie said:

I love Kona Robin Egg. With so very many colors though, there are lots of others I love too!

Mary Jaworski

Mary Jaworski said:

New to Kona solids through this blog hop, which has been wonderful. My color choices depend on what I am making.
Thank you for your talent and giveaway

Joyce Carter

Joyce Carter said:

Thank you for the giveaway. I use Kona Snow more often, but I also like Watermelon.

Mary Jaworski

Mary Jaworski said:

New to Kona solids through this blog hop, which has been wonderful. My color choices depend on what I am making.
Thank you for your talent and giveaway

Dawn Jones

Dawn Jones said:

Glacier is my favorite Kona color. Have a wonderful day, thanks for sharing.
dawnm1993 at gmail dot com


Chris said:

I really like the Diamond Quilt. Favorite color is probably Sassafras but really I use Snow the most.

Melody Lutz

Melody Lutz said:


Kathie L

Kathie L said:

sunflower is a favorite. I love a slpash of yellow. Your quilt is great, as is the quilting.

Betsy S

Betsy S said:

Tangerine! Lovely quilt.

Diane B

Diane B said:

Cactus is my new favorite Kona Cotton.
Thank you Shayla and Kristy…you’re design rocks!

Lori Smanski

Lori Smanski said:

Your quilt is gorgeous.
My favorite Kona colors are Indigo and Juniper – these colors really make the other colors pop.
I also like Cream and Ivory as back drops.

Lynne Tilley

Lynne Tilley said:

I love pomegranate. That quilt is gorgeous. Thanks for the inspiration!


Sarah said:

I really like bordeaux.


Kim said:

Since there are SO many choices, I looked at the fabrics you used in Diamond Detour and my favorite is Honeysuckle. I love the rich raspberry colors – not quite red or pink or purple.


Vickie said:

I agree with you – Wasabi is my fav. “Wasabi is the new Black!”


Gill said:

Fabulous quilt!
i love Cabbage!


Janna said:

Love all the colors but just can’t live without a good true black.

Sandy A in St. Louis

Sandy A in St. Louis said:

I love using Kona Snow for piecing with my 30’s repros, It blends so well with all the different shades in the repros. For color, I love the Peony!


Rochelle said:

Love chartruese and citrus. Your quilt is beautiful. The solid colors against the black are so vivid. Haven’t decided yet whose quilt I like best….don’t know if that’s possible since they are all so different and beautiful.

Cheri in California

Cheri in California said:

Looking at the solids like this always reminds me of the glass jars holding the colorful jelly beans at the General Store at Knotts Berry Farm when I was a kid! Choose a favorite color? VEry hard to do, but I guess the blues are currently in my mind’s eye for my next “favorite” color. It has been purples! Thanks for the giveaway. BTW…how many triangles or squares did you get out of one charm per color to make the zigzag blocks?


Jocelyn said:

I use a lot of neutrals, so my favorite Kona is Eggshell. thanks so much for the giveaway!

Janet T

Janet T said:

I like Pomegranate. Pretty quilt !


Marianne said:

I love the new color Goldfish! Beautiful quilt!

Lisa E

Lisa E said:

I love Diamond Detour and have several of your patterns. Next on my shopping list is Arcadia Avenue. My most used Kona color is Snow, but my favorite color is Jade Green.


DiAnna said:

Watermelon, definitely. :)


LINDA said:

HI, oh the Diamond Detour Quilt is beautiful!
It’s Kona Rich Red !
Thanks for sharing!

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