Do you remember these from a couple of weeks ago?
I had huge problems trying to find sashing to go with my Martinique coin quilt. I had an idea of what I wanted but couldn't find any solid fabric that would replicate my idea. Why am I not surprised!!!!!
I settled on a soft blue/green that I thought would work, and it does, it just doesn't look like what I had pictured in my head.
I even sent an email to the Fat Quarter Shop, asking them for advice, and they were very helpful, but they could not help with a match to what I wanted.
I finally decided I needed to purchase a Kona solid color card.
it was a brilliant idea........
how easy is that......................................
it would have been, if there was even one left for sale in the whole world.
I tried everywhere to find one, none, nada, zip.
I found a Bella solids card, which I bought, and I am very happy with, but no Kona solids card.
I was getting desperate, I don't know why because I haven't made a thing in the last couple of weeks, but at the time, I was very very desperate. Then I had a brainwave, I realized I could buy Kona solid charms instead. No matter that it would cost almost $40. My reasoning, that if I have the charms, they are much bigger swatches than are on the colour chart, and I can always use them in my quilts when I don't need them anymore. I bit the bullet and ordered them.
my almost $40 of Kona charm squares,
oooh how exciting all those beautiful colours.................. and,
then the dilemma,........................................
I might have every Kona solid color in 5" squares,
but I have no idea of the name of each colour square.........
I had visions of sitting at the computer holding each swatch up to the screen trying to figure out which colour it is. Fortunately, I thought about it for awhile and then found that Robert Kaufmann have a list and colour pic of each colour in the charm packs, yippeeeeee. Now all I have to do is sit down and go through the list and match up the colours. I am still trying to figure out how to attach a non-permanent name to each square.
It was a great, expensive idea, but I think I would have been better waiting for the Kona Colour Card, which by the way was back in stock less than a week later.
C'est la vie!