Friday, June 27, 2014

awash

 new Kona colors

.... 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.

 i heart Kona Cotton

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!

in the works

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!

33 comments:

  1. It's a match made in quilting heaven between you two. :)

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  2. Holy mother of Kona, that's a gorgeous stack of solids!

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  3. I'm loving those blues in the last photo. You are one lucky duck! I'm looking forward to seeing what you have planned for all if those pretties.

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  4. I love the large variety of colors! I have a color card as well, but it has the 2012 colors. I need to buy 4 more years for a quilt in process. Being able to pick just the right color was wonderful. I would say yes to that sponsorship too! I wouldn't mind having a fat quarter of every color. Have fun creating!

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  5. Oh Happy Dance!!! Can't wait to see what you are up to.....and what your new class is for us :)

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  6. How much fun is that! I can't think of anyone who could take better advantage of it than you. I look forward to seeing what you cook up as I know it will be luscious.

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  7. Such pretty stuff!! Can't wait to see more. I am loving your cobblestones quilt. Such a great way to use scraps and tie them all together.

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  8. beautiful fabric, looking forward to seeing what you make with these pretties. I am a huge Kona fan, too.

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  9. It's like a kid in the candy shop! :)

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  10. I simply adore strong jewel colours, and Kona has exactly what I like

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  11. Kona is my favorite, hands down!!

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  12. Those are some great colors! I have been a lover of Kona for years, it really has the greatest feel.

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  13. more new colours?? Oh my stars!!!!!!!!

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  14. Now that is heaven! I made a schoolhouse block colour chart quilt from Kona fabrics as I wanted a bigger sample of the colours I had, but I keep buying new ones so maybe I need to make another quilt...

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  15. Totally jealous. I would just roll around on the floor in all that fun fabric. It's like rolling in a pile of money, but better.

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  16. Oh, my! You must be in heaven. I love Kona. I'm working on a queen Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt which I am hand piecing (not EPP). I want to use a different color of solid in each flower. It is expensive to buy even a fat quarter (which I find a shop that will sell that amount) to get the variety of solids I need. I'm considering buying a jelly roll as that is plenty wide and then I could make more, if I ever decide to make another quilt some day. It only takes 6 solid hexagons (1" finished side) for each flower. So, buying all that fabric is expensive for the amount I need. Thanks for sharing the eye candy and making each and everyone of us drool. I can hardly wait to see what you do with it.

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  17. congratulations and i can not wait to see the finished project

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  18. I also love Kona. For my first Bee I eagerly signed up for the solids group. After a few mini rounds I have nearly enough for a big solids only quilt. Makes me so happy :) Congrats on a good partnership!

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  19. I love kona too, it is really the only collection of solids where you can get things the exact color you need! That makes me super happy! It also makes me happy to hear about new projects and a new c,ass (squee!)! Can't wait for more details!

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  20. Hi Rachel! Wow - these are so gorgeous!! I just began collecting solids through a monthly club and get 1/2 yard cuts of 10 colors monthly for a year - love them, too! Thanks for the 2014 preview!! Sure enjoy your blogging!

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  21. So exciting! What a great package!

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  22. Look at those colors! How fun!

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  23. Definitely lots of eye candy to admire in those photos. I adore Kona, and have used it for 95% of my projects that require solids, they are definitely a winner.

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  24. beautiful! When are you allowed to tell us the color names? I love that periwinkle shade hiding in the middle of the stack.

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    1. I'm going to let Kona do the announcing! I'm sure they're very proud parents of the new colors =)

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  25. Lovely! I love Kona too and use it almost exclusively. So exciting that you get to see all of the new colors! And I think I am working on a similar Kona project . . .

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  26. Kona colors! Absolutely beautiful. Didn't know they had a color card though. Now that's the way to order fabric. Where can I get one of those? mburnette912@bellsouth.net

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    1. You can get it right here at Pink Chalk: http://www.pinkchalkfabrics.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=1532

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