Today's shop gets me excited. Very excited. If I could afford it (and get away with it without the rest of the family packing up and leaving) I would have a bolt of each of the colours on the kona colour card. That's 221 different colours.
Mandy from Simply Solids is closer to achieving that dream long before me. She has a head start - she currently has 35 colours in stock but that number is increasing all the time. And the shop only opened a little over a month ago.
One of the best features of Mandy's shop is that you can order in any colour from the 221 and she will get it in for you within a few days (as long as you order at least 2 metres).
I am mum to three gorgeous kids, Jamie - 9, Freya - 6 and Audrey - 4, and live with my artist husband, mad dog, cat and rabbits in the Peak District.
Twenty odd years ago I attended an exhibition in Atlanta on slave quilts, it made a huge impression on me and I vowed that one day I would make my own quilt. I finally got round to starting a quilt when I was pregnant with my first child nine and a half years ago, motherhood took over and I never finished it, that is until two years ago - that is when I got the bug. I have an addictive personality and quilting and buying fabric has become my addiction. I was finding it frustrating that it was hard to source certain fabrics in the UK, especially Kona Cotton Solids, so decided to bite the bullet and start my own store. That was just over a month ago and I am now the largest stockist of Kona Cotton Solids in the UK! I am also stocking some Moda pre-cuts and some modern designer fabrics in ranges that I love! My store is just my own glorified stash!
Even if you're not a huge fan of plain cottons you will find something you like over at Simply Solids. The moda scrap bags are great value for money, and come packaged in a neat little bag which make them perfect for gifts (anyone planning my Christmas present? - I'll take any of them please but my particular fave is the Fresh Cottons by Fig Tree). There are fat quarter bundles, and beautiful fabrics from Jessica Levitt, Laura Gunn, and Patty Young (pic above).
If you've never tried kona cotton solids before here's your chance to give them a go. Or if you're a die hard fan, you'll love this!
Mandy is offering one lucky winner a bundle of 8 FQs from the neutrals range of kona solids.
That's 1 FQ each of;
ash, black, charcoal, bone, stone, white, snow, medium grey (pic below)
Simply head over to the shop, have a look round and then come back here and tell me what you like the look of.
Maybe pick up one of these beauties whilst you're there....
(the kona colour card - it's a thing of beauty and will suck many hours out of your life whilst you dream up new combos of colours)
Off you go!
Giveaway is on for one week from today (until August 18th) when I will announce a winner.
Rules are as follows;
Giveaway only open to UK and European residents. Winner will be selected by random. Prize is 1 x bundle of 8 fat quarters in the neutrals range. No substitutes.