Saturday, February 14, 2015

Solid Fun!



I am linking up with Jennifer  @ A Quarter Inch from the Edge for her challenge to create your own curated FQ bundle of Kona Solids.

I am a solid fabric lover from a way back.  My very first quilt that I made 23 years ago, had solid borders.  I seem to add a solid fabric somewhere in my quilts.  I have a small collection of Kona solids in yardage and a bucket or two of scraps  as well as a giant trunk full of older Papillion solids.
My Kona collection is now mostly the blues and greys.  I seem to be attracted to those mostly.  Today I purchased these six Konas (more blues!) while shopping at It's Sew Time, my LQS. I just wanted to add these to my stash.
from the top to bottom --Cactus, Cyan, Lagoon, Peacock, Cayenne and Cerise

For the challenge...I had just recently purchased two pieces of  printed  fabric and will definitely be adding solids to whatever quilt I make with them, so I chose to use  Palette Builder to give me a hand in picking just the right shades to go with the prints.  Now I need to go shopping again because the only colour I have is the Iron!

Fabric #1


Fabric #2

I am a bit lazy at keeping my Konas tagged so that I know what colour names I have and therefore I keep buying the same colours.  I am going to try and improve on that in the future.

Yes I heart Kona solids!

Hop on over to the linky and check out what everyone else is doing.  Better yet, why not join in.  I hear there will be a giveaway!

Hope you got a chance to do some quilting today!


14 comments:

  1. I love the elephant fabric too! Great fabrics here!

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  2. Those solids are going to be awesome with those elephants. Both sets are wonderful.

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  3. The palette builder is so handy for matching solids to prints. I do love the elephants, too. :)

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  4. What fun! I just picked up a handful of solids the other day. Am going to have to check out this palette builder! Looks like a useful tool! Stay warm and safe!

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  5. Hmmm... more confirmation that I have a Kona problem. From your initial photo, the only ones I don't have are Cyan and Cayenne! Thanks for linking up, Linda! So glad you got your #stormfabric yesterday and weren't planning a mission for today!

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  6. Great colours, Linda. Why doesn't it surprise me that you have a trunk full of fabric.

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  7. Linda you are one smart cookie to actually plug your fabrics into the Palette Builder! LOL that didn't even occur to me. I am in LOVE with your two combos - especially the floral - Oh My! Heh heh and I see what you meant about Elephants on the brain. Lorna's Elephant Parade was a really fun quilt - you should do it someday! I started following you back (bloglovin') and look forward to seeing what you do next!

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  8. Love your new prints!!! excellent colors

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  9. This is the perfect use for the Palette Builder. I have a Kona colour chart but it does' have the newer colours.

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  10. Love that you used the Palette Builder to match that Cotton & Steel print! Those are such a lovely combo!

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  11. Gorgeous fabrics, both of them. Interesting to read about your approach to it all and the whole 'fabric builder' thing! xCathy

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  12. What great fabrics all around! And it's neat to see how you decide on your color/fabric choices.
    Happy stitching, Judy

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  13. Just found your blog. Thanks for the link to Palette Builder. I wasn't't aware of that great tool.
    I got your link from The Q and U blog.

    Christine in Ontario

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