Saturday, April 14, 2012

Diamonds, Sapphires, Rubies and more!

Just a few posts ago, I showed you one of my entries in the Aurifil designer thread box contest over at Lilysquilts inspired by birthstone colours. There are so many incredible collections entered in the flickr pool that (a) I'm so happy I'm not a judge, and (b) it's highly unlikely I'm going to win my thread collection.

That's okay because Tammy at Marmalade Fabrics has announced a birthstone sure thing!  She's pairing Kona solids with modern birthstones and every month she'll list a gorgeous bundle of SIX Fat Quarters or 1/2 yard cuts.  Announcing.......

Gem150

April's stone is diamond, so this month's Gem Bundle is an incredibly useful set of 6 Kona basics: White, Ash, Medium Grey, Coal, Charcoal, Black.  I've used all of these colours over and over again in my quilting!

April Diamonds FAT Gem Bundle

As Tammy says, if you collect her bundle each month, by this time next year you could have 72 incredible Kona cottons to work with!  FQ bundles work out to just over $2 per Fat Quarter. That's a great deal. You'd be all set for colour spectrum blocks and quilts, maybe sign up for the Love of Solids Swap round 3, or make yourself a quilt like this one.

Full Circle by Poppyprint
my Full Circle quilt - sent to Japan for earthquake relief last year.

Read more about Tammy's new monthly Kona solid collections here.

Happy Weekend!


2 comments:

Monika Kinner-Whalen / My Sweet Prairie said...

THAT is gorgeous! Wow the glow you have going on in that quilt is fabulous!

: )))
~Monika

Dianne said...

Sweet deal at Marmalade! Thanks for the heads up Krista. Your thread combos are fabulous. Have you thought of doing one based on the photo of knobs you took in Paris? That photo in the middle of an array of threads would be lucscious!