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.......
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!
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.
my Full Circle quilt - sent to Japan for earthquake relief last year.
Read more about Tammy's new monthly Kona solid collections here.