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July 13, 2010


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I live in Richmond, VA and buy my solids at my LQS. She only sells Kauffman Kona Cottons-- they are reasonable and they blend well with most everything else. I think she boycotts other solids because they are meant to match exclusively with printed collections, or something. I don't know!

The Tempest looked great in dark blue, but it looks even better in light blue! I Love It! Are you going to add these color combinations to the pattern?!

Cherri House

Hi Jennifer...that is my thinking currently...but still not sure. It would be the one I didn't add that someone really really wanted. Trying to figure out the best solution for the added colors.

FYI - Luke is in the Army.


I live in Austin, Texas. There are a few places to find modern fabrics around here, but I do most of my shopping online (Hawthorne Threads, Fat Quarter Shop, Pink Chalk Fabrics, Etsy...)

Kona solids are my favorite by far! I love how on the Robert Kaufman site you can find a solid to coordinate with a fabric line. It's a lifesaver!


It really has been a great blog tour...I order my solids on-line...I have a Moda Bella color card and a Kona cotton card...and they help tons...definitely worth the investment. Oh, and I love the sky blue version...I've just been leaning towards blues lately!

Amy C

I live in the central United States. I do 75% of my shopping online. I do shop at a couple of quilt shops about an hour away. I shop at several online shops for Moda Bella solids. I haven't tried any other other solids. I love the gray quilt with the magenta, cherry pieces. Makes them pop.


We don't seem to have a lot of options in Hawaii-the LQS charges a lot! I do better online at Fabric Shack or Fabric Depot & whereever else I find a sale. You can usually get 7-8 yds in a flat rate envelope, so I usually stock up to fill an envelope-that brings the price/yd down & way less than locally! I usually stick to Kona because I have a color chart, but have bought some Moda Bella & the quality is nice.
I'm enjoyng your blog tour (is it fair to hope I win a copy of your book!) Really love the gray tempest!


I live in Guadalajara, México, and we don't have ANY quilt shop here... but I buy my solid fabrics at a local fabric shop even when there have no much variety of colors...
I go shopping on line too and I like Fabrick Shack and also Hawthorne Threads, Fat Quarter Shop, Pink Chalk Fabrics.

My fav are Kona Cotton Solids.

and I love those greens!

Domestic Me

Loving the tour. I'm a newbie quilter, so it's been great seeing everyone's blog and seeing the different styles in quilts.

I really like the gray one as I was thinking of a black one when you showed the first set of colors the other day. Thanks for reading my mind.

I haven't been to a quilting shop yet, just Hancock Fabrics and they didn't have very many solids to choose from especially in cottons.


Yahooooooo I loved the brown, still do. I asked for the green, yahoo it was delivered. But oh oh the gray is so beautiful. THANKS and great job.

Harley Dee

That pale blue is super pretty!
I live in Alabama, USA and get most of my solids at Hobby Lobby or Hancock Fabrics. The Konas I get from Hancock..


Oh! I do love that light blue! I love Kona solids. I usually use my Joann coupon for white, black, basics. I shop for colors online wherever I can get the best price and selection. If I can get all the colors I am looking for in one place I don't mind paying a bit more.


Are you kidding me? The gray is awesome! The best yet!


GRAY looks so rich!


The blue one is lovely! Very soft toned!

I know Kona Cotton and (solids with a bit of a cloud) STOF (DK). In Holland it’s pretty difficult to find solids. I’ve never worked with Moda Bella, Free Spirit or RJR Solids. It’s a big money saver to buy online in the US, but I love to support our quilt stores.
However, I bought all the Kona’s for City Park at Hancocks. Even with shipping costs it was less than half the price we pay. I bought a Kona colour card and that’s what I can advise to every solids lover!

Rafael's mum

Oh yes, LOVE that pale blue one! I have so many favourites now... impossible to make them all...


I love the grey one!
Kona is my favorite solid. I love buying it at Canton Village and at Pink Chalk Studio. I also like Essex that Canton Village sells, but it doesn't have so many colors.
I am from Holland and I buy international. In Europe the fabrics are very very expensive, so even with the shipping costs it is much cheaper (and nicer).


I'm in Canada and I buy online. I love the light blue and the gray - so striking!

Jill B

Ooooh - out of all of them I like the green best, followed by the grey. I'm looking forward to hearing where people get their solids - I live in Australia so would most likely purchase online.


I have made any quilts exclusively with solids so I don't have answers to your questions. The gray version really inspires me...perfect for my son and daughter-in-law. I am ready to try it!


I am for the green and the gray! I love the little pops of color on the gray!

Debbie - Esch House Quilts

None of the LQS's in my area carry solids. Yoder's in Shipshewana, IN has an amazing array (it is an Amish town) and I go there once or twice a year to stock up, but it is two hours away. I buy online the rest of the time. Before I discovered all the wonderful online fabric shops, I bought from Hancock's of Paducah. Now I try to spread the solid love around a bit.


Oooh, I love the gray!


Love that blue Tempest -- I'm not usually a blue person but I love it! It seems tricky to find all the solids I want at any given time from one source. Almost nonexistent in local stores. I usually stop by Pink Chalk Fabrics and Canton Village and Hancock's-Paducah to get what I'm looking for.


That gray is so yummy!

I really liked the pink one from the last batch as well.


Ooh, the gray one is my favorite. I'm in Michigan and I buy my solids online. Sue at Blueberry Buckle (?) has tons of Kona solids. I've also gotten into the Moda Bella Solids. The light colors are especially soft.


I think I like these three even better than the others.


I live in Canada and good, reasonably priced solids are indeed hard to find here. I use Kona because there are many sources online and it's very well-priced. It's also the first solid that was recommended to me and I have never felt the need to try anything else.

There is one online Canadian source for Kona (that I know about) and the prices are decent, given how marked up Canadian prices tend to be. It's at http://www.madaboutpatchwork.com/.

I do still buy most of my Kona from US online stores because even with shipping and the exchange rate it is often cheaper than ordering from Canada. My current favourite source is http://www.etsy.com/shop/blueberrybuckle. She labels all of the Kona solids in your package with the colour name and offers discounts for ordering larger quantities of any combination of colours (7 yards or 24 yards.) I've also ordered Kona from http://www.pinkchalkfabrics.com/.

siobhan toner

Here in the UK solids have been hard to come by. However we finally have a couple of online shops stocking them. I got my very first kona cotton a couple of weeks ago from www.simplysolids.co.uk

Angelina S.

I'm in Oklahoma USA & have a lqs, hobby lobby, & hancock fabrics in town. I usually buy kona cottons from one of those places because they're easy to get to & kona is consistent with their colors. I did buy some kaffe fasset shot cotton at a lqs in the next town & I absolutely love it & will definitely have to get some more. Beautiful!

I love the grey tempest quilt. (Actually I just love the tempest quilt. Such a beautiful, deceptively simple looking design) I'd want to swap out the reddish/pink/purple bits for more citrus-y colors though. I love grey with acidic brights! haha


I love the gray with fuchsia! Gray would probably be great with any brights ...


I'm alternately in MN and WI. I buy Kona cottons from JoAnn's or online at fabric.com or Hancock's of Paducah. I've just recently been gettig into solids - in no small part because of Cherri!

I love the Tempest in grey - it would be great with different shades of yellow, too. I think it would be wonderful in shades of dark blue where the small rectangles are shades of orange!

Meg in CT

LOVE the green one, Cherri!

For my solids, I know I can always depend on fabricshack.com--they carry every color of Kona, and their customer service is impeccable! Neither of my two LQS's carry very much in the way of solids, though I did find some shot cottons in one of them the last time I was there. I was very enthusiastic--hoping it might encourage them to branch out more, too!

Paula Leber

The Gray is fabulous!! Love it almost as much as the purple!


I have no clue why the brown wasn't a hit... I like it. I really like the grey. But i LOVE the orange. Congrats on the book - I'm smitten!


I´m in Copenhagen, we have solid in Denmark but not in so many color variations. I order Kona cotton on line at Etsyshop Blueberrybuckle. Kona Cotton color card is a must when shopping online.
I visit Fatquartershop and Fabric.com for other fabrics. Though I had to pay extra tax – customs and shipping, I can have fabric and notions for less online in USA, for large orders I use ShopUSA a packages forwarding service to Europe.
It was the City park pattern there got me into solids. City Quilts have I bought at an online bookshop in Denmark, City Habor is on my table right now
I love the grey tempest quilt


Grey looks marvellous!


they are all beautiful
but green is my favorit always!
im from israel and i buy on line from the usa ofcorse


I live in Hawaii where solids are hard to come by. I buy Kona solids at Blueberry Buckle on Etsy. She has a great selection and great customer service. Purple is my favorite color, and Tempest is on my to do list, but I must also do the grey one. It is calling my name.

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