Thursday, March 19, 2009

Kona cottons

Some of you may be interested in more information about the Kona cottons. Here is the full list of the colors Eileen identified as historical. The numbers refer to the numbers on the color card from Robert Kaufmann fabrics. I ordered the color card from Hancocks of Paducah. The numbers on their website are different from the numbers below, so you'll need to look at the color name. Right now these fabrics are on sale for $2.25 per half yard. Here is a link directly to the fabrics.

149 Papaya is Chrome Orange (which 21st century quilters now call Cheddar)
1482 School Bus is 1890’s orange
1551 Rich Red is Turkey Red
1480 Chinese Red is 1840-1860 Turkey Red
1390 Wine is 1920’s Turkey Red as well as 1860’s and 70’s Turkey Red
25 Ocean is the closest thing to 19th Century Prussian blue
1192 Lime, 1703 Grass Green, 317 Peridot, and 1451 Avocado are all overdyed greens from the 1850’s through 1900
1865 Celadon, 29 Spring, 1259 Old Green, 1328 Seafoam, 1256 O.D. Green are all 1920’s through 30’s greens
198 Parsley is 1820’s through 30’s green
1185 Kelly, 1166 Hunter Green, 137 Pine are all oil boiled greens of the 1850’s through 1870’s
1361 Spruce, 1217 Mallard are 1870’s through 1880’s greens
1002 Alpine is an 1890's green
1373 Teal Blue is 1850’s green
1151 Garnet is an 1890’s red
1082 Cocoa is Oxblood from 1870’s
1191 Lilac is 1840’s-1900’s


The Quilt Buddy said...

Thanks for sharing!

You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers! My family will also being going through rough times in the next few months!

Melzie said...

hugs prayers and much love, update us when possible. xoxo melzie

Mary said...

I don't really have any solids in my stash and have been avoiding starting to collect them but it's so tempting!

I'm sorry to hear both that you'd been sick and that your family will be facing difficult times in the months ahead. I'll keep you in my thoughts.

Betweens said...

thanks so much for the great color reference and where to get it especially for us that like to make reproduction quilts.
I hope that you are able to find a little peace of solace with your sewing as your patience is tested at this time.

Carla said...

Thanks so much for sharing the color information. I'm going to keep that reference handy. I hope that keeping your hands busy stitching will help you find comfort in the coming days.

Teresa said...

Great information - thanks for sharing. Hope you are feeling some peace during these days - prayers are being said.

Karen said...

Thank you for posting the information!
I also note from your previous post that something difficult is happening in your family. I wish you all the best whatever trials you may be facing.

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh this is wonderful information! I'm glad I checked in!

Quilter In Paradise said...

great reference! thanks so much for posting this...
I use the Kaufman Kona exclusively ( is that how you spell it? ) when I want solids. This chart will be very handy.
Can I reference this on my blog and tag back to you?