Crush – Kona’s Color of the Year

And it is GORGEOUS! Did you know that Robert Kaufman has Kona Cotton Color of the Year? Well I must say I am in love this year for sure. Crush – Kona’s Color of the Year for 2023 and I could not be more thrilled.

Did you know that when they issue a new color of the year, they also release all sorts of projects to celebrate it? They do!

Some of these are paid and some are free to use. So let’s take a look!

First up, let’s see what type of project we can purchase to make using Crush.

We have Berry Season by Elizabeth Hartman. What a cute quilt and great way to celebrate Spring/Summer! Pattern available at or likely available through Fat Quarter Shop. It will be available February 2023. Click on the picture to shop FQS Elizabeth Hartman patterns!

Nova Star by Then Came June is another stunning quilt that really shows off Crush – Kona Color of the Year. I love that it is a block that can be repeated. Sometimes those are my favorite to make where you can just plug in an audio book or podcast and get into production mode! has a tutorial and link to purchase this specific pattern. Click the picture to shop FQS for other Then Came June patterns.

Don’t forget to check out my FREE RESOURCE LIBRARY! New Mastering Methods sheets are available now!

And here are a couple of fabulous free patterns for you to use Crush – Kona Color of the Year in!

Arrowhead is amazing and FREE! How much do you want this quilt in your life? It’s getting printed and placed in my “must make in 2023” pile. Click the quilt to download your copy!

Intertwine is another FREE quilt pattern that is so modern and simple, but showcases Crush – Kona Color of the Year so well! Which do you prefer – Arrowhead for Intertwine? Click the quilt to download Intertwine!

How about this paid pattern that is available to purchase from Starshine is sure to please. Traditional stars with a modern color flare makes this quilt fun! Great throw size as well. Square at 66″ x 66″.

Fun Fact: Quilting Rebel Membership used a Modernly Morgan pattern for the sew along for January 2023! Never heard of a quilting membership before? Learn more right here! has some very cool patterns that have been on my radar for a while. I love some of her abstract work for sure and a few of them are for sale at Fat Quarter Shop if you click the quilt below. Check out her website as well for all the cool ones. I don’t see the tomato quilt for sale yet, so it might be released early in 2023. Check back for it!

There are even more projects you can take a look at right here at Robert Kaufman’s site via their Look Book. Look Books are so much fun when they put them out. They really give you a great look at a fabric line and how many different things you can do with it. Check it out!

Here’ to 2023 and all the beautiful quilting that will be made! I hope you have a fabulous year and look forward to connecting with you always!

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