2019 Kona/Pantone Challenge

Are you ready to make it with 'Splash' or 'Living Coral'?

Join us in our first annual Kona/Pantone 2019 Colour of the Year Challenge. We want you to get creative with Kona Splash K001-1789 or Kona Coral K001-1087. I have asked Chris Holmes of J.N. Harper,  and a quilty friend to help me specially curate a bundle of fabric just for this challenge. 

We will have 2 different coloured bundle available in both Fat Quarter and Half Metre measurements. Each bundle will have one piece of Kona cotton paired up nicely with 4 other fabrics. The choice of the bundle is up to you. 

We do have a few simple rules that I feel I should tell you about before you join up.

  • You must purchase a bundle of either 'Kona Splash Curated Bundle' or 'Kona Coral Curated Bundle' from Troll Brothers Quilt Designs.
  • Perimeter must be no smaller than 80" (20"x 20")
  • Your entry must include Kona Splash K001-1789 or Kona Coral K001-1087, you may add as much extra fabric from two fabrics as you wish. The original piece of Kona is required in your finished product.
  • Entry will consist of 3 layers (top/batting/backing fabrics)
  • Must have a facing or binding edge. 
  • Quilt top is to be primarily constructed of challenge fabrics, but may include one other fabric of contestants choice. (50% of your quilt top must be challenge fabrics)
  • Backing colour/print is your choice. We will not be judging your fabric on the back. Only the design on the front and your quilting. 
  • Entries are to be submitted via email to
  • We require you to submit 3 photos in order to qualify. One of the front, the back and one close up of your quilting. Please ensure your photos are of excellent quality as we would hate for you to come up short because of them. 
  • All entries are due September 30st 11:59 pm PST. Judging will be completed and winners will be contacted via email and announced October 31st or sooner via social media and by email. We reserve the right to tag you and post your photo to social media. If you are not comfortable with this, this may not be the challenge for you.
  • Judging will be done by Megan Harper and Chris Holmes of J.N.Harper Textiles
  • This challenge is open to Canadian Residents Only. 

Winners will receive the following:

1st Place: $200 CAD gift certificate* to Troll Brothers Quilt Designs & Quilters Dream Batting Twin Size Package donated by J.N. Harper Textiles

Runner Up: $100 CAD gift certificate* to Troll Brothers Quilt Designs & Quilters Dream Batting Twin Sized Package donated by J.N. Harper Textiles

*Gift Certificates are valid on in stock items. They can not be combined with other discount codes. If pre-sale items are purchased, the order will ship out when fulfilled in its entirety. Gift Certificates have no expiry date. 

 I hope you join us in on the fun as we celebrate the 2019 Colours of the year. We hope our challenge is a success and look forward to seeing all of your creations. 

If you have any questions about our challenge, please feel free to email us at