Fabric, Kona Cottons, Quilt Designs

October 9th – Raisin

Photo by Pixaby

Today’s Kona Cotton color of the day is Raisin. Raisin is a dark brown with hints of a purple or maroon undertone.

I grew up loving those tiny little raisin boxes from SunMaid as a kid. Then, in the mid- to late eighties, I happened to love the “California Raisins”. They were a fictional rhythm and blues animated musical group (and advertising/merchandising characters) composed of anthropomorphized raisins channeling their inner Marvin Gaye. I thought it was so cool back then that I actually had a t-shirt that had the California raisins on it. And I wore it… a lot. Until…… my second daughter was about three years old. I had my California Raisins t-shirt on under a jumper. I was holding my daughter and talking to my parents at the time. My daughter pulled at the front of my jumper (ostensibly to look and see what was underneath/inside/whatever) and without skipping a beat, yelled, “Look! Raisins!” Yeah. My deflating moment as a mom and what my chest held. My mom started laughing and I’m pretty sure my dad spit out his beer. Yes. The charming days of childhood.

We’ve featured this quilt before in March for another color, but it just bears repeating because it’s such an awesome looking quilt!

Aperature by Ariga Mahmoudlou for Robert Kaufman

Let us know if you’d like us to kit this for you!

Also, we are having a sale through the end of October – the first quilt you send for us to longarm for you is only 1.5 cents per square inch (regularly 3 cents psi).

Let us know – what’s on your cutting table today!

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