I just wanted to pop in today to share the fabric I received in May as part of the Stash Fabrics Kona Club.
It might not seem very exciting, but these fabrics often do a lot of heavy lifting in a quilt. Black, gray, and white are very commonly used as background colors, and the nuance in undertone in the shades of white and gray can make a huge difference in whether a particular fabric is the right choice when considering the rest of your color palette. The photograph of the fabrics above, with the calendar print out, might be able to give you some of the sense of undertones. From what I can easily make out in the photograph of the calendar, smoke, ash, shitake, and zinc all read as having brown undertones. Titanium, shark, and chalkboard read as having blue undertones.
Looking at all the fabric stacked together, you can really see the difference. In 2016, when I was wanting to make a quilt using a range of grays moving from black to white, I struggled with figuring out the undertones using the small color swatch card. So, I placed an order for a half yard of each solid and it was much easier to group them together and understand their color relationship having more fabric on hand. You can read more about my older Kona Stashing and undertone evaluation if you are interested!