Fabric, Kona Cottons

September 11- Amber Waves of Grain

Photo by Pixaby

Today’s Kona cotton color of the day is Amber.

When I think of Amber, the first thing that comes to mind is the opening vesre in the song America the Beautiful:

Oh beautiful, for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties,
Above the fruited plain!

I grew up in rural Illinois where it was not uncommon to see wheat fields coming to life after a long cold winter. The wheat was planted anywhere from September to November and would germinate and develop into young plants that would remain in the vegetative state until spring. As the season grew warmer, the wheat would grow and turn from green to an amber golden color. And yes it does look like it is waving when the warm summer winds blow through the prairie. Once this happened it was time to harvest. I’m sure there is a more scientific or technical process than what I am describing, but I was not raised on a farm and do not know the ins and outs of planting.

Today’s color is not quite the color of the wheat I remember growing in a field, but more of a darker golden color. This is the color palette that I have been rolling around in my head for awhile. I have several quilts lined up, bu I just love this color combination with Amber, Teal Blue, Aqua, and Snow. I need to finish up a few things, but this will probably be my quilt.

Snow, Aqua, Teal Blue, and Amber

Let us know if we can put together a bundle for you. What is on your cutting table today?

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