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DIYer is to Paint Deck as Quilter is to-


My beloved paint deck has a new best friend.


But this one stays in my sewing room.  And it unfolds to reveal all of this color goodness.


So now when I am working on a quilt (or pillow, or pants for the little man) and I want a coordinating solid, I can just whip out my handy card and find the perfect match.


Before I had to hope my computer screen was an accurate depiction of color.  I will let you guess how that turned out.

Or I had to be limited to the colors that my local stores carried.  And when I needed more and they were out and I had no idea what color I had bought I was up a creek.  But no more with this baby!

I have done two solids quilts in the past- an easy color box baby quilt and a zigzag quilt that was my (late) entry in the Robert Kaufman No Prints Allowed Challenge through the Kansas City Modern Quilt Guild.  Just looking at the Flickr group for that challenge makes me not miss prints for awhile.

With my handy card I decided that I needed to make a quilt for the end of our bed.  In solids please.

Because the master bedroom has gotten the short end of the decorating stick and I am starting to enjoy actually keeping the quilts I make.  And I like to forget all the other sewing projects currently in progress to start a new one.  Much more fun.

Just looking at the fabric makes me happy.


Now all I need is some long nap vibes…

7 comments on "DIYer is to Paint Deck as Quilter is to-"
  1. Too much pretty! I always love solids but never think to use them. Crazy.

  2. I love the Kona fabrics! That is what I used to make my most recent quilt. Sending long nap vibes your way so we can see the finished product!

  3. Can't wait to see the finished product- that fabric is calling my name. So cool, so blue, so perfect!

  4. Niiiiice!!! I rarely take advantage of the great fabric options online because I got burned by the color once (thought a background was white....turns out it was highlighter yellow). Also, I'm too impatient to wait for delivery. Can't wait to see the new quily.

  5. That looks very useful. Do you mind telling us how you got one?

  6. Carol-

    I ordered mine from Marmalade Fabrics!