Fabric, Kona Cottons, Quilt Designs

September 12th – Amethyst, A Gem of a Color

Photo by Pixaby

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

Amethyst is the birthstone for the month of February. I find it ironic that my granddaughter Shana’s favorite color is purple…. pretty much ANY purple. This is why I made her quilt out of purple (a lighter purple – more lavender). See it below.

Did you know that amethyst is a violet colored quartz? Did you also know that the ancient Greeks wore the stones and carved drinking vessels from it believing that it would be a deterrent for intoxication? Amethyst is actually a silicate, has a hexagonal crystal system and is the most popular purple gemstone, according to geology.com.

Amethyst is a medium to dark purple. It works well with anything in the blue, pink/reds or yellow ranges. It works with blues and pinks/reds because purple is a secondary color made by blending red and blue. And yellows will work with it because it is a complementary color to purple on the color wheel. But here is a quilt for you that you may find enjoyable.

Florette Designed by Jeni Baker for Robert Kaufman

This quilt is roughly 58″ x 72″. It features amethyst, hyacinth, nightfall, midnight, purple, princess, tulip, as well as, blue bell, cloud and cornflower.

Give us a call and we will kit it for you today!

But if the above quilt is not necessarily your style. This one may fit the bill.

The Boardwalk by Amelie Scott for Robert Kaufman

Let us know in the comments below which quilt you prefer and why.

What’s on your cutting table today?

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