Fabric, Kona Cottons

March 30th – Boys LOVE to GRILL

The Kona Cotton color of the day today is Charcoal. Its a rich dark gray like the charcoal you pick up to grill up your favorite outside goodies!

Handsome, my husband as he is affectionately called, loves to grill. And when I say he loves to grill, I mean that it is his “happy place”, like quilting is MY “happy place”. He says it is his favorite stress reliever. I don’t know. I don’t get it. Maybe it’s just a guy thing. But, his grilled food is pretty fantastic. It won’t matter what fancy meal I fix, or how good my cooking is because if the kids know dad is grilling… they make a bee-line for the house JUST for his grilled steak, burgers, brats or what-have-you. It’s ok. It’s not really a contest. He wins because then I don’t have to cook! There is a method to my madness!

So Kona’s charcoal is a beauty of a rich dark color. And this is a fabulous color (instead of black) to have as a background color. If you pair this with some rich, light and dark colors, it will work marvelously. The quilt below is an example. I used some of the most recent colors we’ve had to make it shine. Charcoal for the background fabric, Mulberry, Pansy, Robin Egg and Rivieria. Can’t go wrong. OOOO I love this quilt. It looks like gems floating on the waves of the sea.

Don’t be afraid to try unconventional colors as your background fabrics. Stop by our shop and get some charcoal today for your next hip and happening quilt project!

Bejeweled Waves by Kathleen Reynolds for Sew Charming Quilts

What combinations will you make with charcoal? Let us know in the comments below!

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