Fabric, Kona Cottons, Quilt Designs

June 14th- Like Putty in My Hands

Photo by Pixaby

Today’s Kona Cotton color of the day is Putty.

When I was a kid, I loved that kids toy, Silly Putty. It wasn’t exactly this color, it was a little pink, but I loved playing with it so much. But Silly Putty actually has an incredibly interesting history.

Here are fifteen facts you may not know about silly putty according to www.mentalfloss.com:

  1. Silly Putty was invented by accident.
  2. Silly Putty was packaged in plastic eggs because it was Easter.
  3. Silly Putty was first marketed to adults.
  4. Silly Putty’s production was placed on hold briefly during the Korean War.
  5. Silly Putty was purchased 1 year after the owner’s death by Crayola Crayon company – Crayola LLC.
  6. Silly Putty is a “liquid solid”.
  7. Silly Putty once lifted ink off of newsprint.
  8. Silly Putty is in the Smithsonian.
  9. Silly Putty went into space.
  10. Silly Putty has been used as a grip enhancer.
  11. Silly Putty has been used in zoos.
  12. Silly Putty has been made into art.
  13. Silly Putty has been one of history’s top selling toys.
  14. Silly Putty’s prices has never changed.
  15. Silly Putty’s formula is timeless.

Well, I didn’t know about all the origins of Silly Putty, but I knew it was fun and cool to play with as a kid. What I know now about putty, is the color that Robert Kaufman put together for us quilter’s to use and it makes a fabulous neutral to put in as background fabric, or anytime your quilt project needs a light to medium neutral. Putty will work for this. Check it out in this quilt below.

Like Putty to My Heart by Kathleen Reynolds for Sew Charming Quilts

You can never go wrong with a good neutral and some reds and blues, like Cardinal, Navy, Deep Blue and Sky. So your quilting process can become like…. well, putty in your hands.

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