Monday, 13 April 2015

Calling All Kona Nerds...

In the meadow we can build a snowman...
(No, scratch that.)

In the valley we can build a rainbow...
(Yes, that's better.)

I like it.
And, I like Konas too. A lot
Maybe not as much as some folks do, but I do like'em a lot.

We set out today to scour the shelves of Avonport Discount Fabrics in the Valley in search of 114 specific shades of Kona solids for the Gravity quilt, which was designed by Jaybird Quilts. I'm chomping at the bit to get going on it. Lot's of people in blogland have decided to give it a go. There's even a blog hosting a "Gravity Quilt-a-Long" if a person wanted to join in on this king sized, colour crazed, patchwork bandwagon...not that I am participating in it, but just sayin' there is one out there!

We found 'em... lots of them.

105 of them to be precise.
105 out of 114 ain't bad!

Yup, that's one helluva lot of Kona Candy in one fell swoop. 
The mother load of cotton-y goodness, all sorted & labeled, ready to go.

Is it wrong that I wanted to hug my bag of Kona?

Kinda makes me weak.
And a wee bit poorer than I was yesterday. 
Guess I'll have to save up some twoonies while we wait for the 9 delicious shades that were missing in action to show up in their order. 

If any of you fellow Kona Nerds out there want in on this adventure Faye ordered more books and the necessary rulers, it's all in stock and waiting for you there.... 


  1. That's a LOT of color . . . QAL is not for me, but I hope you have MEGA-FUN!

  2. I was looking at Jaybird's blog last night reading about this quilt. It is gorgeous and I cannot wait to read all about it.....right here!!!

  3. First off... no, it is not wrong to want to hug that pile of Konas. I almost hugged my screen. And you need to stop tempting me with oodles of tasty Konas, tales of FARTS, promises of QALs. I am not strong enough to resist the pull (or is it Gravity?) of that much Kona.

    Queen of the Kona Nerds

  4. This is going to be fun! Nicely done!

  5. holy I love all of those colors, HOW MUCH FUN!

  6. Oh my! Eye candy for sure! I bet cutting it all drove the clerk crazy!