Let’s Talk: 303 Pieces of Bliss

Locally I am only able to purchase about 10 different colors of Kona Solids fabric. The stores available to me don’t stock many solids for whatever reason. Which is sad, because I would kinda like to make a quilt using all solids.

A couple weeks ago I ordered Kona Berry, thinking it would be a strawberry-ish color because that’s how it appeared on my computer screen. Imagine my surprise, and dismay, when it was delivered and was totally not what I expected.

Kona Solid Berry

This is Berry. Hmm….

I ordered a yard and received 1-1/2 yards because it was end of bolt.  So even though it’s not the color I wanted, I scored some extra fabric.  Yay me!

Kona solid Pomegranate

This is Pomegranate. Think these two colors are alike?

I normally don’t like to spend my money on gadgets and whatnots; I think it’s much better to spend it on fabric. But after the Berry incident I sucked it up and ordered the Kona color card.

Kona Color Card

I am SO glad I did!  I was so excited when it finally arrived and I was able to see each and every color.  All three hundred and three of them, including the 32 colors recently added to the collection. Now there will be no more guessing, finger-crossing, or praying that I’ve ordered the right color. This color card is going to be so helpful and worth every penny.  I’m telling myself it will even save me money since I won’t end up with Berry when I really want Pomegranate.

Kona solid pomegrante berry

Is this a tool that you use? What quilty gadgets do you like?

Beth

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I'm a wife, mother of two, and lover of all things crafty. I love to cook up new things in the kitchen and in my craft room, and sometimes get "licking the spoon" mixed up with "licking the fabric"!!
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4 Responses to Let’s Talk: 303 Pieces of Bliss

  1. Joanna says:

    I bought a colour card for Moda Bella solids ages ago. I went for Moda because I mostly gravitate to Moda fabrics (eg. precuts) so figured the solids would always match but I don’t think I’ve really used it much though it has come in handy a few times. I’ve been considering switching into using different solids as Kona has more to choose from but then AGF feel so nice! You’ve just given me the idea that I could destash my colour card, hmm. Hopefully someone is interested in enough in Moda solids to want to buy it 😀

  2. Pam@SewingWilde says:

    I did the same thing with my Aurifil thread after getting a shade darker than I wanted. I use a lot of kona so the chart is on my list too!

  3. Kate Yates says:

    That chart looks amazing. I’ve been thinking about getting one. I am starting to accumulate quite a few “almost matching” shades of everything–it’s so hard to tell what color something is by looking at online photos! My favorite quilty gadget is my hexagon hole punch. It’s for paper, but it makes me want to make lots of tiny hexagons.

  4. Oh, I love my Kona color card. I’m a bit out of date since they released the new fabrics this summer, but it is so handy to use!

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