Fabric, Kona Cottons, Quilt Designs

September 25th- Graphite- Get the Lead Out

Photo by Pixaby

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

I am a bit of a pencil snob. I do not really know where it came from, possibly even probably my dad. When it comes to pencils I am very particular and I like a certain brand: Dixon Ticonderoga. I remember growing up that these were the pencils that were always in a cup on my dad’s desk or in his garage workshop. When I was a teacher they were my go to brand because they sharpen nice and write even nicer. When I am writing a pattern or just writing in general you will find me with this pencil. A fun fact about graphite is that it is a soft, black, metallic mineral composed of the element carbon. It is nontoxic and rubs off easily on rough surfaces, which is why graphite mixed with fine clay, rather than actual lead, is used to make pencil leads.

Today’s quilt is In Full Flight by Robert Kaufman designer Ariga Mahmoudlou. It features several shades of grey. I love using grey when I quilt. Kathleen teases me whenever we get a new shipment of fabric and it contains something in grey. Graphite is the perfects shade. It is a medium grey, and you can see that it works very well with Gotham Grey, Pepper, Quicksilver, Iron, and Steel to name a few. I hope you love today’s color as much as I do.

In Full Flight By Ariga Mahmoudlou

What is on your cutting table today?

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