Author Archives: Latifah

Kona Charm Pack Winner!

Thanks everyone for all your kind comments about Triangulate and for entering the giveaway! Thanks Robert Kaufman for sponsoring!     And the giveaway winner is. . . drumroll please. . . number 45! And number 45 is Kathy Pfaltzgraff! Kathy look out for an email from me so we can get your address and […]

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Kitty - November 17, 2014 - 2:35 pm

Congratulations to the lucky winner!!
Thank you, Latifah, for the pattern of your great Triangulate!! You’re very generous!!!

Robert Kaufman: 30 Quilts, 30 Years

I love Kona Cotton! I remembered getting my first Kona color card and drooling over all the colors and all the possibilities. And to think they started with just a dozen colors 30 years ago! When I was asked if I would design a quilt to help Robert Kaufman celebrate 30 years of Kona I […]

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Joyce Carter - November 16, 2014 - 7:59 am

My favorite color is green. Thank you for the giveaway.) Your quilt is really stunning.

Kimberley Barrett - November 16, 2014 - 7:47 am

Love, love, love Lagoon!

Ellee - November 16, 2014 - 7:25 am

Lagoon is my current favorite color — subject to change on a whim, of course.

ButterflyGeorge - November 16, 2014 - 7:25 am

Love your quilt!! Sew many colors! I love the greens especially celery and asparagus!! Yum!G

Lee - November 16, 2014 - 7:02 am

I love Navy the best!!

Bridget - November 16, 2014 - 5:52 am

My favorite is medium gray because it goes with almost anything!

Barcelo Katia - November 16, 2014 - 5:27 am

I love honeysuckle ! Tard choice I love pinks ! Gold design with jour triangles.

karen fisher - November 16, 2014 - 3:57 am

All the shades of purple of course!

Karen - November 16, 2014 - 12:02 am

Your quilt is beautiful. I happen to be working on A Trip Around the World quilt with eight Kona colors. I hoping to have it done and off to the quilters by Monday. It’s been so much fun working with Kona solids.

Chris - November 15, 2014 - 11:15 pm

I would say it’s Kona Snow. I love the Teal but I use a lot of Snow and Black.

usairdoll - November 15, 2014 - 11:09 pm

Your quilt is beautiful! Kona Snow is a must, and some Watermelon, hehe.

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


Beth T. - November 15, 2014 - 10:32 pm

Cinnamon! No, Gold! Wait, no, it’s Moss! Maybe all three together, in a rich, glorious stripes?

Pauline - November 15, 2014 - 10:16 pm

My favourite of the new colours is Lime and I love Kona Snow with everything.

Cheryl V. - November 15, 2014 - 9:44 pm

I love them all, but right now I am working with Mushroom as a background, and I love the way it looks!!

Nicole Sender - November 15, 2014 - 8:51 pm

I like all the fresh colors. K001-45 POOL from Kona® Cotton is one of my favorites!

Carol - November 15, 2014 - 8:46 pm

I’m loving sangria. Thanks for giveaway.

Sonya M - November 15, 2014 - 6:33 pm

My favorite Kona color is Aqua. Thanks for the giveaway!

Tabitha K. - November 15, 2014 - 6:00 pm

I love Kona Snow! I really love all their colors, but I seem to use snow the most! Thanks for the giveaway!

Judith - November 15, 2014 - 5:44 pm

Right this minute, my favourite colour is Sangria. Who knows what it will be 5 minutes from now! Thanks for the chance to win.

Allison c - November 15, 2014 - 4:58 pm

Love Kona!!! I buy bolts of white and medium gray all the time.

PT in SC - November 15, 2014 - 4:39 pm

Right now my favorite color is pickle! Thanks! love your quilt!

Karen - November 15, 2014 - 4:38 pm

I love all the blues that look like seaglass and oceans–pool, lagoon, aloe, pond, . . . Yum!

Linda Webster - November 15, 2014 - 4:10 pm

My favourite Kona colour is Snow. I’ve loved it for years.

diane friedman - November 15, 2014 - 3:19 pm

lovely and thanks for the pattern!

DianeY - November 15, 2014 - 3:18 pm

Kona Cerise has long been my favorite, but I haven’t seen the new colors yet

Karen - November 15, 2014 - 3:17 pm

Wow! Did you really sew lots of really thin strips together to make those triangles? Or is there a secret? Beautiful quilt.

Mary Jaworski - November 15, 2014 - 2:38 pm

New to Kona solids thru this blog hop, don’t have favorite colors, yet.
Thank you for the giveaway

leanne - November 15, 2014 - 2:34 pm

love your quilt and thanks so much for the free pattern ! my favourite colour is azalea.

Francesca - November 15, 2014 - 2:34 pm

You always design the coolest quilts. Love this one too. My favorite Kona today is Chinese Red.

teri c - November 15, 2014 - 2:27 pm

One of my favorite Kona colors is carribbean but the grays are always useful.

Linda Fleming - November 15, 2014 - 2:21 pm

Indigo is my favorite!

Amy Caldwell - November 15, 2014 - 2:09 pm

Love all the Kona colors, but fave is “Crocus”

Gill - November 15, 2014 - 1:44 pm


Jodie - November 15, 2014 - 1:40 pm

My favourite colours are shades of purple!

Hayley - November 15, 2014 - 1:29 pm

My favourite is silver. A bit boring but so good!

Elaine M. - November 15, 2014 - 1:23 pm

I I love the Deep Rose, but it’s really hard to choose my favourite. Thank you.

Anja Clyke - November 15, 2014 - 12:53 pm

There are so many great colours, it’s hard to choose. I would say Persimmon and Chartreuse are my favourites. Great quilt. Thanks for the giveaway.

Janie - November 15, 2014 - 12:51 pm

Your quilt is beautiful. Thanks for the chance.

Tracy - November 15, 2014 - 12:32 pm

I love them all, but I guess I’ll pick tangerine. Love your quilts!

Linda - November 15, 2014 - 12:26 pm

I like Jamaica, because it reminds me of the color of the ocean down south.

gigi voegeli - November 15, 2014 - 12:22 pm

Today it’s Bluegrass! Thanks!

Joanna Stoesz - November 15, 2014 - 12:19 pm


Deb Crowl - November 15, 2014 - 12:16 pm

I love the Titanium! It works with so much. I also love your quilt. I downloaded the pattern and can’t wait to try making my own. Thanks for the giveaway!

Debb Hulseman - November 15, 2014 - 12:13 pm


Abby Langford - November 15, 2014 - 12:12 pm

Pommegranite is a favorite for me.

Adrienne - November 15, 2014 - 12:11 pm


Penny R - November 15, 2014 - 12:10 pm

Anything in the turquoise, teal, ocean blue range.

Lene Hinz - November 15, 2014 - 12:09 pm

I love pomegranate and your pattern:-)

LINDA - November 15, 2014 - 12:07 pm

HI,love all Kona colors>Snow is my favorite!
Thanks for sharing!

Quilting Jeannie z - November 15, 2014 - 12:02 pm

Tangerine is my favorite. But I love most of the colors. And I love the bar code quilt! Wouldn’t that bundle make that beautifully.

Melody Lutz - November 15, 2014 - 11:55 am

Greens are still a favorite…soooo Cabbage!

Arita - November 15, 2014 - 11:47 am

I love all shades of gray and right now I would say slate. Thanks for a chance to win.

Mary Okruhlik - November 15, 2014 - 11:45 am

I have been loving Cerise!

Veronica R. - November 15, 2014 - 11:39 am

Lovin the Sangria!

Sandy K - November 15, 2014 - 11:36 am

I love blues…ASTRAL, NIAGARA, and CARIBBEAN to name a few.

Vicki H - November 15, 2014 - 11:34 am

There are too many to choose from, one of my favorites is Gumdrop.

Donna Keating - November 15, 2014 - 11:33 am

I feel Sangria calling me!

joanna jenkins - November 15, 2014 - 11:24 am

Oh Latifah, this is a gorgeous, gorgeous quilt. I’m downloading the pattern for sure!
My fav color is the bright raspberry. Love the contrast to the background.

Karon Henderson - November 15, 2014 - 11:24 am

Love Kona Cotton. Caribbean tugs at my heartstrings sooo pretty

Anneliese - November 15, 2014 - 11:15 am

I love triangles and those look brilliant. wonderful quilting

Elinor - November 15, 2014 - 11:07 am

I use a lot of ash but one of my (many many) favourites right now is wasabi. Your quilt is fantastic!

Patti - November 15, 2014 - 11:07 am

I love working with navy! Thanks for the great pattern and giveaway.

Lori Morton - November 15, 2014 - 10:59 am

Love “Cabbage” green one for right now…Tangerine is close 2nd. But DO Loooove ALL the colors! They are Awesoem!

marcella - November 15, 2014 - 10:47 am

How do you pick one? Looking at the new colors that Jamaica blue is really beautiful – may have to collect that one first.

Joy B - November 15, 2014 - 10:42 am

that is a hard choice! But for me it would be a blue so probably Bahama Blue. But I love them all.

Emily C - November 15, 2014 - 10:41 am

I love Thistle. Such a beautiful light purple. I love pastels.

Rachel @ Quiltineering - November 15, 2014 - 10:36 am

I’m a bit Kona obsessed too! Right now I’m digging the violet :)

Gidget - November 15, 2014 - 10:35 am

Sunflower is my current favorite

Veronika - November 15, 2014 - 10:11 am

I love navy!! But out of their new colors I’m really digging the cabbage :)

barbe - November 15, 2014 - 10:09 am

pick one favorite, you’ve got to be kidding, lol and besides i haven’t even seen the new colors in person, Yet, and my favorite color might be one of those, love Kona

Lisa E - November 15, 2014 - 10:01 am

I use Kona Snow the most! My current favorite color is Jade Green. I love your quilt!

kathy pfaltzgraff - November 15, 2014 - 10:01 am

I’m a blue-green person, so I am going to say “Caribbean”is one of my favorite colors. But anything in a charm pack from Kona solids would be great. Kathy in Colo

Jessica - November 15, 2014 - 9:32 am

I love all manner of Kona jewel tones, but I mostly end up buying tons of grey. My best Kona story involves ordering 3 yards each of Kona Shadow and Kona Silver, because my LQS was out of what I needed and didn’t have an up-to-date color card, and I desperately needed the right match to what I was using. The right answer: Kona Silver! Latifah–if only I had your Kona nerd skills!

Annette - November 15, 2014 - 9:24 am

Sangria is my favorite.

Erin - November 15, 2014 - 9:14 am

I love Tangerine – such a great neutral :)

Jenelle Boxberger - November 15, 2014 - 9:11 am

Way to many to pick a favorite, as my taste changes all the time. But for now I would pick JAMAICA!. Thanks

Irmi L. - November 15, 2014 - 8:56 am

I love watermelon. Thanks for the chance to win!

Betsy - November 15, 2014 - 8:47 am

I love Tangerine.

Maja - November 15, 2014 - 8:34 am

I love watermelon. Perfect for autumn so vibrant and warm. Perfect all year long ;)

Betty - November 15, 2014 - 8:26 am

I use Lake pretty often and have even found some great uses for Cheddar! But then no Kona color is bad, right?!

Rhona - November 15, 2014 - 8:19 am

I love niagara, its so pretty, very nice quilt you made, love the colors, thanks so much for the chance to win!

Melissa Quinn - November 15, 2014 - 8:19 am

Pomegranate pink please!

Sue Kelly - November 15, 2014 - 8:19 am

Wasabi is my current fave, but like you I love them all!

Cheryl - November 15, 2014 - 8:13 am


Karen Thurn - November 15, 2014 - 8:07 am

I am drawn to blues probably because they remind me of WATER or places I’ve been to such as NIAGRA or places I’D like to be such as the CARRIBEAN, JAMAICA, MALIBU, or even to see the lovely BAHAMA BLUE especially now that it’s snowed here in ND, I’d love to stay at any OASIS in the RIVIERA or the MEDITERRANEAN.

Jessie Stampfli - November 15, 2014 - 8:04 am

My favorite color is chartreuse green, cannot get enough of it esp. at Christmastime!

Sunny - November 15, 2014 - 8:03 am

Wisteria is my fave. Love the name, the tree, the pre-cut.

Manette Gutterman - November 15, 2014 - 8:01 am

I love Kona Snow and any deep blues!

Jan - November 15, 2014 - 7:51 am

I love Pickle for some reason and then Ultramarine.

Natalie - November 15, 2014 - 7:47 am

So hard to choose, but I like Parrot! Thank you!

Marianne - November 15, 2014 - 7:44 am

I’m liking Goldfish in the new colors. The background is so different between the two pictures of your quilt. Both are pretty, but which one is accurate?

Tracie - November 15, 2014 - 7:35 am

My favorite color is yellow-it is such a happy and sunny color!

Tracie - November 15, 2014 - 7:33 am

My favorite color yellow-it is such a happy and sunny color!

Quilting Tangent - November 15, 2014 - 7:28 am

Heliotrope Purple is my favorite new color.

Christine Sherman - November 15, 2014 - 7:26 am

I love Tangerine, Pear and one of the navy colors I can’t remember!

Saira - November 15, 2014 - 7:19 am

Wasabi for me. Not sure how or where I’d use it …. but I love the colour!

Lisa Marie - November 15, 2014 - 7:08 am

My current favorite Kona color is Robin Egg. It’s mind boggling the number of colors available!

melissa - November 15, 2014 - 7:05 am

I am a sucker for green. The two color quilt you shared is fantastic!

Alicia - November 15, 2014 - 6:52 am

I’m loving Capri right now!

jackie - November 15, 2014 - 6:50 am

My go to color is Kona Snow. always works out great!!!!

Jocelyn - November 15, 2014 - 6:46 am

I love Kona’s neutrals. So Eggshell is my go to color. Thanks for the giveaway!

DonnaM - November 15, 2014 - 6:41 am

I’d love to use the new Pickle in my next quilt, but there’s so many to choose from.

VickiT - November 15, 2014 - 6:38 am

Wow. Your quilt is awesome. I just took a peek at the pattern. I’ve never worked with 1 inch strips like you’ve used. Were they any trouble to keep straight?

I have many ‘favorite’ colors of Kona Solids, but the one I am drawn to most, I think would be Tulip. Purple is my favorite color and that’s probably the closest to the shade I like most.

Debby E - November 15, 2014 - 6:16 am

Sooooooo hard to choose just 1! But Bahama Blue is my favorite color. I use snow or white the most! Thanks so much for the chance to win :)

janet moilanen - November 15, 2014 - 6:11 am

Snow is the white I use the most but that’s not really a color, is it? If you insist that I pick one, today it will be pickle – mostly because I love the name and it’s new!

Béatrice - November 15, 2014 - 5:57 am

Rich red & Snow are my favorites.

Anita - November 15, 2014 - 5:49 am

Niagara is my favorite color.

Deb G. - November 15, 2014 - 5:47 am

Although I keep several yards of Kona Snow on hand at all times, my new favorite color is Aloe!

Sylvia - November 15, 2014 - 5:45 am

Seeing all those colors is mind blowing, and I was tempted to play, ‘Pin the Tail on the Color’, but decided on Azalea. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity.

Michele - November 15, 2014 - 4:52 am

My favorite Kona is Snow, but I am drawn to the bluey-greens on the color card. I think I’d have flunked the Kona test– I never can remember color names.

del - November 15, 2014 - 4:50 am

My fave color is RED. Love your quilt, it’s stunning!

Ali - November 15, 2014 - 3:50 am

I love a bright turquoise. Thanks!

Ginger - November 15, 2014 - 3:36 am

My favorite color is navy. Kona makes a great navy, so dark, called Nautical. Love it!

Joan - November 15, 2014 - 3:35 am

My favorite color is Kona Snow, it is definitely a go to fabric! Thanks for the giveaway

Umaesew - November 15, 2014 - 3:21 am

I like all shades of orange. Thank you for the giveaway.

Delaine - November 15, 2014 - 2:42 am

My favourite color is blue. Thanks!

318 Patchwork Patterns Giveaway Winner!

I used a Random Number Generator to select a winner and the number is: This means the winner of the book 318 Patchwork Patterns is Irelle Beatie! She says: Congrats Irelle. Check your inbox for an email from me so you can let me know where to ship your new book!

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Delaine - November 15, 2014 - 2:39 am

I don’t know what I would make – too many wonderful choices. Thanks!

318 Patchwork Patterns Blog Hop: Around the Circus Quilt (and a Giveaway)

I couldn’t resist agreeing to be a part of this Blog Hop – Kumiko Fujita’s 318 Patchwork Patterns translated into English?!?!! Yes, please! I know a lot of you have hunted the Japanese version of this book down and now it’s available to all for purchase. World Book Media has worked with Fujita to provide […]

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kim t - November 11, 2014 - 9:50 pm

It would be hard to decide, but i would choose my favorite blocks and make a wall hanging for our reading space. Or I might look thru the whole blog hop for more ideas at the end and change my mind a few more times!

Alexis - November 11, 2014 - 6:32 am

I’d have to spend many hours looking to decide!

kimberlee - November 10, 2014 - 6:12 pm

Oh my, circus themed! LOVE I think I’d make a little pouch to hold some make up with one of the cosmetic blocks.

cezanne - November 10, 2014 - 4:20 pm

I love the circus blocks, but Santa and the reindeer might be my first project.

Claudia TN - November 10, 2014 - 3:08 pm

I’ve love every project I’ve seen so far. This circus motif is adorable! Not sure what I would make, but I’m sure that many of the items would make their way into Christmas packages. Thanks for the giveaway.

Lisa E - November 10, 2014 - 1:08 pm

I could see making some drawstring bags with cute blocks on them. Would be good holiday gifts!

Karen Thurn - November 8, 2014 - 7:43 pm

I’d probably make a bunch of the circus blocks into a quilt.

Karen Thurn - November 8, 2014 - 7:42 pm

I like the circus blocks and would probably do up a bunch of those in a quilt.

Karen - November 8, 2014 - 6:32 pm

I like the idea of making memory quilts, with each block representing some kind of memory.

apple blossom - November 8, 2014 - 11:56 am

circus blocks would make a cute baby quilt. thanks for sharing and offering the chance to win this book

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Alice - November 8, 2014 - 7:12 am

I’d probably start with making a pillow, since I’ve never paper pieced before. But I do like the idea of a baby quilt, so that would probably by my second project.
And I love the elephant! Especially with the stripes, works perfectly.

Lisa Marie - November 8, 2014 - 3:51 am

These patterns look so cute! I would like to make small gifts like table runners, potholders and zip pouches if I should be lucky enough to win!

NancyinSTL - November 7, 2014 - 5:29 pm

Those circus patterns bring back such fond memories of my early childhood when there was circus patterned linoleum flooring in the bedroom that I shared with my sister. So, I would want to make a toddler sized circus quilt for my recently adopted 2 year old great-nephew (my sister’s grandson) using patterns from the book, if I won.

leanne - November 7, 2014 - 4:38 pm

oooh I think I’d make the circus blocks first too – my mum loves clowns :)

jenni - November 7, 2014 - 4:29 pm

I love your circus, I would love to try it!

Liz - November 7, 2014 - 1:42 pm

I love love love the circus quilt – so adorable!!! I really like the chicken block…I’m not quite sure what i’d do with it exactly, maybe a table runner or wall quilt.

Umaesew - November 7, 2014 - 11:44 am

I’d probably make a wall tidy using a different picture on each pocket!

Judy - November 7, 2014 - 10:55 am

It’s so hard to choose a favorite project! I tend toward the kitchen related items though. I love your circus blocks!

Esther - November 7, 2014 - 10:44 am

I would use the circus for my baby!!!

Sue Kelly - November 6, 2014 - 7:44 pm

When we were new mothers, a group of us all would get together and make a cloth book for the next new baby. I’ve been wanting to make some more of those, now that another generation is popping up in my world. These blocks would be just perfect for that type of project. I can see it now…

Elinor - November 6, 2014 - 12:40 pm

You are super quilt genius! I love the paper pieced blocks – and would love to get my hands on a copy of the book

Kat Scott - November 6, 2014 - 12:28 pm

Love the elephant… I have several little boys that would love a circus pillow!

Alison Duncan - November 6, 2014 - 10:37 am

I have some robot fabric just waiting for some paper pieced cyborgs!

Phoebe - November 6, 2014 - 10:25 am

After seeing your quilt I am especially inspired to make a baby quilt – I particularly love the little sailboat block on the front of the book! Thank you for the giveaway.

Toni Leli - November 6, 2014 - 10:00 am

The Vehicle Collection would be perfect for my new grandson!

Karen Ann - November 6, 2014 - 9:32 am

I adore the desserts and would adore a throw pillow with some 4 yummies!!

June @ QuiltQuest - November 6, 2014 - 9:31 am

Wow! I’ve been searching for this book for a while, but didn’t realize it was being republished – and in English! I’ve been visiting all the websites associated with the book event and your quilt is the most outstanding! I would try to make what you made – thanks so much for the chance!

Irelle Beatie - November 6, 2014 - 9:26 am

My granddaughters would love the dancing girl as the centerpiece of a bag or pillow.

Pre - November 6, 2014 - 8:31 am

It’s cute how you put your performers in a ring! I’d love to take a few of the patterns in the book and start out with some new potholders and project pouches.

Belinda - November 6, 2014 - 7:28 am

I would definitely have a go at some of those animal blocks for a quilt and some pillows for my son’s playroom! Which desperately needs some jazzing up!!

MarthaB - November 6, 2014 - 6:07 am

If I won a copy of the book, I’d make blocks to use as hanging Christmas ornaments.

DonnaM - November 6, 2014 - 5:52 am

I’d probably start with some paper-pieced blocks for a table runner. And, then a wall hanging. And, then………… A great book for my library.

Jean Marie - November 6, 2014 - 3:52 am

I would make a circus quilt for a little boy. Thank you for the chance to win a copy of the book.

Mui - November 5, 2014 - 9:22 pm

I would like to make some drawstring bags for Christmas gifts.

Rachel - November 5, 2014 - 8:45 pm

I would love to make a Halloween quilt with some of the Halloween theme blocks :)

Jenelle - November 5, 2014 - 8:06 pm

The Halloween patterns are some of my favorite I’ve seen. I love how your circus quilt is coming together too. Thanks for the giveaway!

Kathy - November 5, 2014 - 7:52 pm

I too would make the circus themed quilt.

Anita - November 5, 2014 - 7:43 pm

I am so excited to see that this has been reprinted. I think I’d make a table runner. Thank you for the chance to win a copy.

Lisa Tucker - November 5, 2014 - 7:40 pm

I must make the elephant……6 minute circle? Off to Google

Pam pappas - November 5, 2014 - 7:06 pm

Hi , I would make the elephant! And I love your color choices.

Betsy - November 5, 2014 - 7:01 pm

I’ve wanted to make an elephant quilt for a baby. This would be perfect mixed with some pinwheel blocks.

nicole - November 5, 2014 - 6:44 pm

Oh the sail boats.
and of course the dancing girl.
and the…… lol.

KimberJ - November 5, 2014 - 6:10 pm

I would definitely use the circus blocks to make a baby quilt for a very special family in my life!

Hadley Giveaway Winner!

Free Spirit Fabrics was nice enough to sponsor a giveaway of a fat quarter pack of Denyse Schmidt’s Hadley fabric that includes coordinating solids. Out of 191 entries #24 is the winner!! Congrats Kei! We can’t wait to see your quilted table runners.   Check your email for a message from me!

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Pam pappas - November 5, 2014 - 7:04 pm

I would make the elephant, I love your color choices!

Jeifner - October 12, 2014 - 3:43 am

Congrats !

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