Earlier this year, Robert Kaufman introduced a new Kona Cotton color that will be available exclusively for 2016. They call this their “Color of the Year” (COTY), and for 2016 the color is Highlight. I recently picked up 2 yards of Highlight and 2 yards of Black Essex Linen from the Intrepid Thread.
I think that Robert Kaufman is set to make an announcement for a challenge that will include using Highlight, so I wanted to have some on hand to be prepared.
Listen up! In about 2.5 weeks we're going to be doing a special challenge. We'll give more details closer to that date, but if you think you may want to participate, you MIGHT want to make sure your stash includes at least a little bit of the Kona Color of the Year (Highlight) and maybe some other #konacotton colors 😏 (JUST SAYING). Plan accordingly!😊💛💁 #konacoty
Update: The challenge was announced this week, and I have also learned that Anne @play crafts and Adrienne @On the Windy Side will not be hosting a quilt challenge this year (they have hosted the Pantone color of the year quilt challenges in the past and we’re discussing using Kona COTY this year instead).
Hey all! We've got big news! We're doing a Kona Color of the Year challenge and we want you to be a part of it. Read the graphic for instructions on how to participate! And if you're at #quiltcon stop by booth 909 to participate in one of our activities to win a fat quarter of Kona Highlight (perfect for this block challenge!). A winner plus 3 runner ups will be chosen on March 2nd ☺️💛💛 #konacotton #konacoty #RKatQuiltCon #quiltcon #quiltconwest2016 #quiltconwest #konacotychallenge
If you are looking for where you can purchase Highlight, check out the Intrepid Thread or the comments of the Instagram post above (several stores commented in the thread indicating that they have it in stock). I am curious what the announcement will say, and I hope I have time to add a project to my to-do list!
Linking up with Sunday Stash.