Fabric, Kona Cottons, Quilt Designs

September 24th- Garnet

Photo by Pixaby

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

Garnets have been popular gems dating back to the ancient Egyptians. The stone is a symbol of lasting friendship. I guess in a way quilts could also be considered a symbol of lasting friendship.

Why do people quilt? I am sure there are many different reasons. I started quilting about eight years ago after my husband and I took a trip to Bend, OR. We were exploring the town and came across a quilt shop and decided to wander in. I have always loved fabric, but at that time I really had not done much quilting. I had made a rag quilt and a Dr. Who quilt for my daughter. The rag quilt was easy, a piece of batting sandwiched between two pieces of flannel. Sew an X through the square and then sew the squares together and clip the edges so that it ravels or rags up when washed. The Dr. Who quilt was another story. I did not have a pattern and I just winged it. Needless to say that the quilt would not take any prizes in a juried show. My daughter however loved the thing to death. I am sure she still has it packed away in a box, but it has seen better days. Now I quilt using patterns, make careful fabric selections, longarm or free motion quilt the top, bind, and label the quilt. I have learned a lot in the last eight years, and I am sure that I still have more to learn, but I quilt for enjoyment.

Today’s color Garnet is a deep wine color. The quilt by Darlene Zimmerman uses several different shades of red from Mahogany, Rich Red, Brick, Cocoa, Crimson, and Cayenne, just to name a few, for a stunning combination.

Mahogany by Darlene Zimmerman

Let us know what is on your cutting table today. You can get Garnet HERE for 15% off today only!

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