Fabric, Kona Cottons, Quilt Designs

July 18th- Prairie Sky

Photo by Pixaby

Today’s Kona Cotton color of the day is Prairie Sky. This color is an amazing light blue that makes you think of clear heavenly skies.

Anyone who’s had any time to spend out in the midwest can appreciate the flatter terrain. You can see for miles it seems. That’s not to say that there isn’t ANY rolling topography… of course there is, but more little hills rather than mountainous hills, dips and valleys. That’s ok, because when the crops are in full bloom ready to be harvested, it is a sight to behold.

My Aunt Nancy lives in Kansas. She lives in a small town and knows its history quite well. She is an artist as well as was an art teacher at one time. She drew panels of the towns history and historic districts like a patchwork quilt. And it’s quite detailed. I like driving to visit her, not just because I love and adore her, but because I like driving through all these little places to see small town main streets but also the stretches of farmland. One time when my children were young, we were taking a trip through Kansas between family in Texas and our home (at that time) in Colorado. This particular trip we saw a couple of full fields of sunflowers and fields and fields of wheat. That was pretty phenomenal – I loved watching the wheat sway gently with the breeze. But that’s the midwest. Lovely small rolling topographies and fields of harvest. Don’t get me wrong. We have big cities too and too much concrete (in my opinion) with not enough parks. But there’s a little bit of everything for everyone, cities for the city lovers and lots of nature for nature lovers.

My friend Diane comes from the midwest and I’m sure she could tell you some awesome stories. I originally grew up in the country in the northeast, but then ended up in the south. But while parts of Texas are DEFINITELY SOUTH (think Houston), northern parts of Texas still feel like they fall partway between the south and the midwest. What do you think? Where are you from?

And growing up, one of my absolute ALL TIME favorite shows was Little House on the Prairie. I always daydreamed what it was like to live in that time period and pretended that Laura Ingalls was my twin sister. Well, we were both redheads, so it made sense in my head.

Well, to honor our beautiful color of the day, and the gorgeous prairie sky, here is a quilt for you. This quilt features Prairie sky, cinnamon, cardinal and gotham gray.

Prairie Sky by Kathleen Reynolds for Sew Charming Quilts

Drop us a line and let us know where you are from and your fondest memories!

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