Friday, June 27, 2014
.... in color.
When I was a brand new quilter, I heard about Kona cotton solids from other bloggers. All the many colors drew me like ants to sugar. In 2010 I bought my first color card and never looked back. I've always been a Kona fan, because I'm a woman who loves options and a woman who wants the right color.... not a close color, the very. Right. One.
I think my second ever sponsor carried Kona. Now, so many of my sponsors do and then this year I welcomed the makers of Kona, Robert Kaufman, as my first manufacturer sponsor. These days Robert Kaufman sends me all the Kona I need. It is heaven. I am awash is color and good fortune.
So I want you to know that Kona and I are tight. In fact, I have an obligation to tell you that, to be open. But this is a partnership that most definitely fits my real self. And even if I had to spend my hard-earned blogging pennies on Kona, I most definitely would.
This week I received a shipment from Robert Kaufman of some things I needed (including more Kona Kale for my Cobblestones quilt!). I had asked for a new color card, since I never did get one that reflects the new 2013 colors. What I got was this gorgeous stack of 1/4 yard cuts, each labeled with its Kona name on a sticker. Well, thanks!
Only guess what? These aren't the new 2013 colors... they're the new 2014 colors, releasing this August! Oh my, happy dance! Altogether they're deliciously saturated, with a bit of a neon tinge. I'm thinking to make something with just the new Konas, for the pure color fun of it!
But first I have another project in the works. These fabrics are for a quilt I'm making for my new class and in conjunction with a Kona cotton event. It's the first time I'm making something for Robert Kaufman itself, and I'm so honored to have been asked.
More color coming up soon!