Kona Modern Quilts

Categories: Cheater quilts, Feathers, Modern, pebbling, Ruler Work, UncategorizedBy Published On: October 2, 201216.9 min read364 words6 Comments on Kona Modern Quilts

I have been working. Like really working. LOL Like it’s past 1:00 pm and I have not showered …working. TMI?

I am going to shower right after this.

I am on a deadline to get new samples finished up for my MQX booth. I have resigned myself to the fact I wont get them all done…but at least I will have a few new ones.

While in Portland at the NW Quilt Expo…..one night we went to the Fabric Depot. WOW! That place is HUGE…tons of fabric. I try not to buy anything unless I know I can’t get it at my own LQS. But I was also running out of projects at the show. I know, I could have just fallen over. I have all this work sitting at home and I didn’t pack enough…what is wrong with me? SO I needed a project I could put on the frame while I was there.   I didn’t get around to it…cause I found another print that I had started working on at the end of the show. But I just envisioned this to be a perfect sampler type of quilt to showcase many designs. I was right.:)


The print is “Kona Modern quilts” by Cynthia Frenette. YOu can see more here. I just added a solid border. That is kind of out of the ordinary for me…..but I am loving the modern quilt movement. I don’t know how minimalist I can go? It’s just not in my nature….more is more ( as Dolly Pardon says) and I typically like that motto. But in this case I knew I could add tons of texture with quilting…so I felt comfy with a solid border.

In True Charisma Fashion…I just couldn’t help adding my name…..the year….I also added the words “Faith” & “Hope”. I also used some curves cross hatching…..love the effect.

I really love the finish..the back says it all for me. I am trying to decide on a binding….Strip ( that is my usual fav)….but some how the charcoal black color seems to make more sense? What do you all think? 


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  1. Karin October 3, 2012 at 9:25 pm - Reply

    Charisma, that is really, really pretty! Your work is simply amazing!

  2. Jazz February 18, 2013 at 6:05 pm - Reply

    Charisma, I’m so glad you’ve got this blog! Your work is inspired and I love admiring all of it!

    • Charisma Horton February 19, 2013 at 1:26 pm - Reply

      Hi Jazz,
      Thanks so much! Long time since I have heard from you.Blessings.

  3. Cynthia June 28, 2013 at 10:59 am - Reply

    Wow! This looks fantastic! I love all the different motifs you stitched- it works really well with the fabric! Awesome!

  4. Susie at ProsperityStuff July 27, 2013 at 8:13 pm - Reply

    This quilt is stunning! I love the showcase of different quilting styles. Beautiful!

  5. patricia May 30, 2016 at 12:13 pm - Reply

    Do you have the pattern for this single wedding ring on line?

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