Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Quilt Remix Blog Tour, Book Review, and Giveaway

Welcome to Stop #3 on The Quilt Remix Blog Tour!

Quilting Rockstar & my personal friend Emily Cier is having a blog tour for her new book Quilt Remix!! Emily is one of those people that no matter how many times you tell her she is awesome, she just doesn't seem to realize it! Her designs are beautiful & fresh and she just happens to also be one of the nicest people in the world. According to Emily I sometimes moonlight as the Carolina Patchworks PR Director. I wear many hats & I'm totally OK with that. ;-)

With Emily in her booth at Spring 2010 Market

Emily and I first met in October of 2009 at Quilt Market. I was immediately attracted to her designs and fabric choices. Emily uses lots of fabric from Tula Pink and Lizzy House which are both also favorites of mine. Her first market was a great success and it was clear to more than just me that Emily has a great eye for design.

Emily in her book at Fall Market 2009
Lizzy House in Emily's Booth at Spring 2010 Market



The book has 10 patterns based on traditional favorites. They are broken up by skill level and the book goes from easy to hard. Each pattern is shown in 2 color ways as well as all the math is provided for crib to queen size for most of the designs. I love that the categories are called Baby Steps, Walk in the Park, and Walking Uphill... Both Ways... In the Snow. The last one is very fitting for today since we got hit with quite the snow storm here in Philadelphia last night.


One of my favorite patterns in the book is Storm at Sea. Check out the photos below to see how different it looks in fabric by Fig Tree vs. Tula Pink!


Other favorites...

Trip Around the World

Irish Chain

My #1 favorite from the book has to be Pinwheel. In general I don't make pinwheel blocks but this layout really attracted me to them.


I couldn't resit any longer & started making pinwheel blocks yesterday. Emily's chart makes it easy to cut the right number of pieces for the quilt in 4 sizes. (Crib, Lap, Twin & Queen) I'm making the Crib size and planning on hanging it up on the wall.

In no time at all I already have this much done! I paired bold saturated prints with grey Quilter's Linen and then placed them on a white background so that they pop. I'm excited to keep working on this quilt and hang it up in my studio when I finish it!
Fabric is Free to Grow by Nancy Mimms for Robert Kaufman

At $16.95 this book is quite a deal and worth every penny!





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Giveaway Time!!

To win a copy of Quilt Remix leave a comment sharing what your favorite color is to use in a quilt and why? A winner will be selected on Saturday.

Giveaway now closed.
& the winner is...


Cindy Anderson said...

My favorite color to use in quilts is blue, there are just so many shades and I love Blue.
Cindy please contact me with your info!

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Check out the other stops on the book tour!

January 10th - Katie Pedersen sewkatiedid.wordpress.com/
January 11 (Tuesday) — Kathy Mack – pinkchalkstudio.com
January 12 (Wednesday) — Julie Herman – jaybirdquilts.com
January 13 (Thursday) — Ally Aller – alliesinstitches.blogspot.com
January 14 (Friday) — Rachel Griffith – psiquilt.com
January 15 (Saturday) — Heather Bostic – alamodefabric.blogspot.com
January 16 (Sunday) — Connecting Threads – connectingthreads.com
January 17 (Monday) — Deborah Moebes – whipstitchfabrics.com/blog
January 18 (Tuesday) — Cherri House — Cherryhousequilts.com
January 19 (Wednesday) — Kim Kight – trueup.net

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© Blog post written by Julie Herman
For more information visit http://www.jaybirdquilts.com/

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Carrie said...

I have found that there is a shade of green in all my quilts, it just seems to be a color that I am attracted to, and my eyes are green!

Janet said...

I have never been the first to comment! I think a little bit of red always adds a special something, but aqua is my favorite color in a quilt!

Peaceful Piecer said...

Has to be green. Thanks for a chance to win!

{BrianaArlene} said...

My favorite color to use is blue - it's always been my stand-by favorite color for everything, so I know that it will stand the test of time, and I will always love it.

Megan said...

I notice that brown and/or red always pop up in my quilts somewhere. Thanks so much for your review - I've met Emily and seen her quilts in person. I agree - she's amazing.

robin said...

Brown. My favorite color right now. Just so basic and earthy and rich. :)

Jenny said...

i don't think i have a favorite, but i do like primary colors in a quilt

free indeed said...

I'm attracted to any quilt with green and aqua in it...I'm attracted to ANYTHING green and aqua! Dishes, clothes, towels...etc. It's fresh and clean and is so calming. My whole house may turn green and aqua...

Wendy said...

My go to color is also green...somehow, most of my quilts end up with a bit of green of some tone. :) Thank you for this opportunity for an awesome giveaway!

Stephanie said...

I love to use white in a quilt - so crisp and clean!

Stephanie Zito said...

I just adore the unique patterns in Emily's new book! Thanks for the chance to win a copy of it! Being a mother to 3 girls I tend to use a lot of pink in my quilts! The girls LOVE purple so that is my 2nd most used color!

RWL said...

i really love using gray - it's become my favorite neutral, as it seems to make colors pop better than white!

teaginny said...

My current favorite color to use is grey - it's the new white :)

Melissa said...

I love using grey. It's so much more fun than white.

KristyLou said...

Hmmm, I really love reds in quilts. Especially when it is paired with mor emuted tones. It just pops right out. White is like that too if you use it right!

Erin M. said...

Blue, like my house, like my walls, like my jeans. I can't get away from it. Thanks for the giveaway.

Staci said...

Lately I can't seem to leave orange in the store. A couple years ago I never, ever used it. Isn't it interesting how our tastes change over time. Orange is so happy and warm.

Dresden Quilter said...

The quilts I make for myself always seem to have some pink in them.

Deb said...

It has to be red...I love the brights. Maybe it all goes back to the traditional small red block in the center of a log cabin quilt.

Claudia said...

I'm on a red kick, So red would be the color of the moment. However it's had to just pick one.

bubbygigi said...

I seem to always use black in my quilts because it gives a dramatic affect.
Gita/Bubbygigi

Suzi said...

RED! I almost ALWAYS find a way to include red in each and every quilt. I didn't know I loved red so much until I began quilting and picking colors.

Beth said...

There is no way I can pick one color!! EVERY color!

margie c said...

I love pink, but always lean to blues and greens, but it also depends on my mood and what I want to do! This book would be a lovely help to get me going :)
Thanks for the chance!

Delores said...

No favourite at the moment .... but I love that book!!
Would love to win it!

Stacey said...

fave color in a quilt, hhhmmmm, let me think......to be honest i am not sure, i love all colors and i guess it will depend on the pattern.

Willa said...

Blues. And related.
Just because.......

gill said...

Green! Somehow it seems to creep into almost every quilt I make!!

bertiequilts said...

I do like black as a background but I seem to use all kinds of different backgrounds... just as I like all different colors in my quilts. I love her design of making a regular quilt pattern and then turning it into circles. I would love to win this book so I can pursue this type of design.

Molly said...

I pretty much always have green work it's way into my quilts. However, white always makes the prints pop so beautifully and frames up a busy center. Thanks for the giveaway!

molly_dye(at)hotmail(dot)com

Amber H. said...

My favorite color to use in a quilt is BROWN. I have absolutely no clue why, but for some reason, it's my favorite go to 'neutral' color. I have a difficult time incorporating it into my wardrobe, so it's not one of my favorite colors.

I guess it just brings that extra bit of organic warmth that my brain needs to see in a quilt to be appeased.

Beth said...

My favorite color to use in quilts is really a color combo: red and blue. There are precious few quilts I've made without that combination in them. It's just *so* satisfying to me.

Thanks for the generous giveaway. If I'm not the lucky winner, I am definitely going to buy this book!

mariebeers said...

I use a lot of reds, browns and greens in my quilts. This book seems quite interesting, thanks for the chance to win it.

Lee said...

I love a little red - my first quilt was a log cabin and the red center which is traditional - like the heart/fire of the home. So I always love to put a little of that in my projects. Thanks!

Heidi said...

I seem to be drawn to orange and lime lately. Not sure why... maybe because spring is coming.

bethanndodd said...

That pinwheel quilt is calling my name!!! I have to say orange is my favorite (at least for today!). It adds such a nice pop of color and seems to go nicely with most of my quilts :) Thanks for the chance to win such an awesome book!
beth(dot)dodd(at)att(dot)net

Alli said...

I just started quilting, so I haven't made enough to have found a favorite color that I include, but I love grays and purples!

Jenn said...

My favorite color to use is white, although I don't use it enough. I like the white space that keeps the quilt from looking too busy.

Barb said...

Green! Such a simple word, but when paired with an adjective (or two) it comes alive. Light, dark, forest, olive, yellow, blue, pea, lime.... Put it in a print, use it for leaves, pair it with...

Barbara said...

I love using yellow - I think it complements and highlights about every other color out there

thanks for the give-away and still thinking of the family

Jessica Christensen said...

This is a more difficult question that it seems at first glance. I like to use white with any color, because it makes it pop, but I have been doing some shifting toward gray lately. The rest of the colors are all equally glorious to go against these backdrops.

Carla said...

My stash of aqua is really growing. It is such a fresh beautiful addition and makes me happy!

Mrs. Darling said...

I love pinks and reds. love!

thanks for the giveaway!

VickiT said...

I think my favorite color/s have become red and aqua. I think because it just looks "fresh" to me although I'm not sure that makes sense to anyone else. I can't explain it any other way. It's funny that I'd say those colors since purple and blue have been my favorite color combination since I was very young. We just won't discuss how MANY years ago that was "when I was young". LOL

thanks for the chance to win this awesome looking book.

H2Ogirl said...

Oh thank you for your review of this book. I love your take on this one. As for colors.. I'm stuck on orange at the moment. . oh I need out of my rut.

Cindy Anderson said...

My favorite color to use in quilts is blue, there are just so many shades and I love Blue.

L said...

I've a sucker for grays. Colors pop agains them, plus they won't overwhelm room decor

Dan Rouse said...

I (almost) always use blue.

Terrie said...

I love alot of colors but some kind of blue always seems to find its way in.

Sandy said...

I am building my stash of red. I finally found a pattern that I want to make using all red. Can't wait to get started.

Thanks for the great giveaway. I have made one of Emily's quilts already. Just need to finish quilting!

patricia said...

There is some shade of blue, usually a light aqua, in all of my work. I am starting to think the color chooses me instead of me choosing that color.

Emily said...

L-O-V-E your pinwheel quilt. {{swoon!}}

Thanks Julie! (and eek! there are pictures of me here!)

Ashley S said...

I seem to always try to put yellow in my quilt. Not a bright yellow, but a nice baby-like yellow. Which is funny, because I don't have yellow anywhere else in my house! -Ashley (Spurlocka@comcast.net)

Stitch-n-Lounge said...

I paired up a lavender print and a gray kona the other day and I think that may be my new favorite for quilts now. :)

Trisha said...

Wow! I love how she takes a traditional quilt and turns it on its ear. So cool! I don't know if I have a favorite color in a quilt but I do like how white makes the colors pop.

Linda E in AZ said...

My favorite is lime green - it's like yellow in that a little bit of it makes the other colors pop!

Lindsay said...

Lately I've been using chocolate brown as my neutral, and I really love how it makes the rest of my bright prints stand out but the richness too.

Sandy said...

I have a little bit of multiple personality disorder when it comes to colors.=)I use just about every different color. I'm most attracted to yellow and orange and red together. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

~Michelle~ said...

I'm not sure if I have anything consistent in my quilts... but I do love pink & orange together - and anything with gray!

MN2NM said...

It's definitely blue - all shades. It's my favorite color and it shows up in a lot of quilts! Love Emily's patterns. Thanks for the blog stop!

so-crazy said...

I really love all colors as I am a scrap quilter at heart but my favorite is blue. Linda

Jennifer said...

I LOVE blue. I have eriouss issues even buying a fabric without blue in it. Certainly if a whole line has no blue? Why? Why? There are so many shades, hues... it is just so pretty in all its' flavors!

floribunda... aka Julie said...

I love color so it's hard to answer... but I think there almost always ends up being at least a little bit of yellow in all my quilts.

stampmeup said...

I'm not a very experienced quilter, but I'm always attracted to Christmas & Americana themed quilts and bright (hot pink, aqua, lime green, etc.)colored quilts. So those fabrics are the ones I am building my stash with.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Hi again..and thanks for this chance...I love the look of the book....I have to say I am an earthy person....so browns..rust..a bit of black in there are all my favorites....but I do love magenta...and your start on the pinwheel looks great!!

Lynn said...

Love all jewel tones but blue ends up in many of my quilts.

karenfae said...

believe it or not a really simple color like white does it for me. I love making scrap quilts and white just really pulls it all together. Would love to win your give away.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

DianeY said...

I love lime green & there is at least a little in almost every quilt I've made-it kind of pops out enough that I feel you see the quilt design better.

Terri. said...

It has to be some shade of lilac to purple. It's just my favorite color.
tshaw6580@yahoo.com

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Although my favorite color is pink, I think I like to add a little Red to my quilts as it has a way of making the colors pop!

Becky said...

The color I seem to use most in quilts is white!! I haven't really found my style and favorites yet. But I seem to have an awful lot of blue in my stash! And I really love cool colors.

Christine said...

This is so much fun. My quilts always seem to have a creamy off-white tone in them, maybe because I'm a country type at heart.

lindaroo said...

Yellow! Cheery, bright, can be bold or soft, accent or base. It looks like Emily likes yellow, too!

Robin said...

Well, my favorite color is green. So I guess that would be my favorite to use in quilts (though I have made plenty of quilts without it, too). :) Lately though, I've been in love with orange, and that is definitely finding its way into my current projects.

adnohr said...

Green, definitely. Or blue. Or purple.

Kristine said...

I love using jewel toned colors. Rich purples, berries, teals, and blues.

Shevvy said...

I use green the most, to the point that I have to make myself use other colours for the variety.

Katie said...

I love orange. It's calming when you need it to be, bright for when you're sad, a piece of sun for when you're happy, and a little bit too vibrant for when you're angry. It can fit every mood! I especially love the Poppy line by Laura Gunn for Michael Miller fabrics! The colors are perfect!

annette said...

Kona's Snow has never let me down! Nor has "Espresso". That pinwheel quilt is calling my name!
ajsamborski@yahoo.com

janie said...

I love them all but i think a little black makes things POP !!

Carrie L said...

I've only made a few, but I've used off-whites in all of them!

schmidt1016 said...

I've always said that blue is my favorite color, but I hardly ever use it. Instead, I seem to make liberal use of purple. My daughter is so proud!

Leslie S. in MN
esclante at comcast dot net

Sue from TX said...

I Love ALL shades of aqua/teal!! I find it very cool, calm and collective!! I am drawned to it in every quilt shop and online shop I enter. Would love to win the Book!suedemasellis@yahoo.com

FryeStyle said...

I truly love color. Any color. But there is something about the neutrals - grey and black - as an accent. Makes it look modern.

pbs said...

Neat book and neat designs.

Black is my favorite color to have in a quilt.

Karen said...

I love red, but it has to be a particular shade, I call it barn red. It's a very browned red. It truly makes my heart smile :). It's a great book - would love to win.

Maria said...

I use lots of white, I think because it is a great back ground, it does not fight w/ the colorful prints I like to use.

two hippos said...

Of late, dark chocolately brown has been a quilting mainstay. Perhaps a winter thing?

Riain said...

I love love love red in a quilt. It's great as an accent, even better as a more dominant color, and it can slide into the oranges or browns so fantastically.

(Can you tell it's my favorite color?)

Melody said...

My colors tend to change over time but right now I seem to use a lot of orange. I'm sure I'll be using something new in a few months.

Quiltjane said...

Red is a neutral for me and you can sew the smallest patch of a bright red into any quilt to make it dance.

bruinbr said...

My favorite color to use is blue! The majority of my stash is made up of varying shades of this beautiful color :)

Marcia W. said...

Peace - calm - blues have always been my favorite color and I gravitate to blues in my quilts. A common finish in my (few) quilts is a binding of some shade of blue. Thanks for hosting this book blog tour and giveaway. I like Emily's modern take on traditional blocks.

Jill said...

Purple is my favorite color, but when I look back at stuff I've done, I see yellow appear more than anything else. I guess I'm just drawn to yellow in quilts.

Laura said...

My faves have been the blues such as the ones in the Neptune line, but I'm beginning to lean heavily towards all shades of grey. I think grey can look classy AND cozy.

Ducks and Rabbits said...

I love bright colours that pop! Especially blues and greens.

Jacqueline said...

Blues and purples... They are so soothing for me! Thanks for the giveaway!

Jamie Mueller @ SunFlower Seeds said...

I love turquoise and try to put some in every project!! Thanks for the giveaway!

Deb said...

I always seem to be drawn to the blues...so many different shades and tones. Such a relaxing colour for me and it is one of my favourite colours too.

Kitty said...

I'm always attracted to green--all shades of green. I love the pinwheel quilt and yours is looking so, so good!!

epban said...

I like to use orange...it seems to make a lot of different colors pop!

Blue Is Bleu said...

For quilts that I keep, I've noticed they've almost all got some shade of grey in them. Doesn't seem to be a habit I'll kick anytime though! Hehe :) Emily Cier's patterns are insanely gorgeous btw.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I really like turquoise and browns right now and I have no idea why...grin.

Billie in TX

Kathryn said...

I love to have some red in quilts that I make for me. It's also my husband's favorite color. I've had my eye on this book, and would love to win it. Kathie L in Allentown

Tiffany Sherman said...

I love using greens... all shades of green!

upnitestx said...

It's hard to name a favorite color that I use in quilts. My favorite color is peacock blue but I rarely use it in quilts. Red shows up a lot-I think because I have trouble finding red shoes that fit.

Mimi said...

I favour blues in my creations... I seem to be drawn to it in fabric stores, like a magnet.

Bev C said...

Hello,

My favourite colour to use is pink. Though I use what is suitable for the design.
Happy days.
Bev.xoxox

scottylover said...

I love pink. All shades of it, too! It can add the "pop" you want with its brightness, or be calm and subtle with the paleness. Love it!

This book looks like a great one! Thanks for the chance to win it!

Sandy A

Patty said...

I really depends on my mood or who I'm making it for. Lately there seems be a lot of pinks, blues and orange.

Judy in Michigan said...

I'm now attracted to pinks and yellows - somehow they just seem to pop into my work no matter what the other colors are. I rarely make a quilt that is one color. I've enjoyed your review as well as the comments. Thanks.

Ursula said...

Lime green always seem to sneak its way into my quilts. The brighter the better.

Cindy said...

Right now my favorite color is aqua. It's fresh and happy looking. Makes me smile.

Rachel said...

wow, that book looks amazing! Where's the best place to buy it?

Barb in Mi said...

Purple would be my color. Thanks for the GA - it looks like a great book with different type patterns!

Angela B. said...

I like white. I like how the colors stand out against it. Thank you for the post and the chance to win!

Beth McConnell said...

I love green....it seems to "appear" in all of my quilts.....Green makes me happy!! Thanks for the opportunity to win!!

Mystica said...

I like lime green. Specially when its mixed with light pink!

Bronwyn said...

I love a good deep blue - it highlights all the other colours that it may be paired with, yet it can have an attraction all of its own!

Janet said...

Today I must have pink!

Bry said...

I love to use plum! I think it is a bit unexpected and so rich.

Sarah Craig said...

Green is my favorite color to use in a quilt. I think it's because it was my grandmother's favorite color, and as much time as I spent with her as a young child, it was kind of infused into my being! Even my eyes have turned green, as an adult! It always reminds me of her - especially that particular shade our family members call "Mommom Green"!

trudys_person said...

Very hard to choose ... I love orange and pink and purple ... but maybe my favourite is black because it makes all the others pop! Thank you for the giveaway!

paulamb at shaw dot ca

GloJoeSews said...

It may seem boring, but I LOVE white! It seems to make the blocks jump out. Also, I've seen many quilts with a black background and find that beautiful for the same reasons. I've never used black but often use white!

WoolenSails said...

I think red is my favorite, just love the looks of rich dark reds in a lot of the ones I have made.

Debbie

Jenni said...

I love using yellow. The book looks wonderful...

Debbie said...

Your quilt from the book is looking great, Julie. I use orange in a lot of my quilts because I have to have bright colors! Thanks for counting me in.

cpurl17 said...

I'm a new quilter but there has to be a little bit of red (if I can!)

Sewhappy said...

I am not sure but orange often shows up, sometimes it's brown. I am a fall girl I guess ???

cw said...

My current favorite color is a really dark khaki green. It's such a calm color.

sophie said...

Lately, I noticed that I want to add a bit of yellow sunshine to warm things up.

Christina said...

I love yellow. I pretend I love red but then I always add more yellow! Very interested to see more of this book!

Melody said...

I like Red. It's an unexpected splash of color.

melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

Cory said...

Right now my favorite color to add to quilts is chocolate. It goes with so many of the other colors I am using and loving now. Thank you for the chance to win this great book. Take care and God bless, Cory

Brie Henri said...

I love pink but at the moment I am into purpley-blue-green colours ^_^

BTW I'm so glad I found your page you are very inspiring!

Brie Henri said...

PINK...nice and soft. Though I wont turn down a good magenta (which i guess is just a dark shade of pink)

heleen said...

I love blue. But there is alot of pink in my quilts also.

Jittina said...

Definitely blue. And why? Just because it's my favourite colour.

Jittina, the Netherlands

Candi said...

Lately my favorite color to use has been grey but i think i'm going to pick a new favorite color for this year!

Esch House Quilts said...

I seem to be obsessed with grey lately. I love its cool sophistication.

Nancy said...

Definitely purple - I love purple and green together a lot!

TheAccidentalCrafter said...

Just tidied up the craft room, I sure do have lots of pink, so I would say pink. Can't wait to see your finished pinwheel quilt. The layout looks really pretty.

Linda said...

I love white. I know that sounds boring, but I love how the quilting designs show up on the white. I really lets it shine.

Sabrina @ my little slice of pie said...

Awesome book review. Enjoy your blog.

Mommarock said...

Oh my favorite color in a quilt would have to be maroons. I havn't made too many, but the earthy tones are just calming to me, and my house is all of the browns, and creams.. with Maroon as the accent.. so Maroon would have to be my choice. This quilt book is breathtaking, and I agree, the pinwheels is amazing, I would have jumped on that one right away!

Mary Lou said...

Every fabric that I'm attracted to these days seem to have peach/orange colors in them.

tesuque said...

Early on, I read or was told that yellow was a "problem" color in quilts, could overwhelm, etc. So I defiantly made several quilts with lots of yellow - and love them! Still use it, just not as blatantly.

Kim said...

My favorite color to use in a quilt is green, preferably a nice lime or chartreuse. I just love those colors, they make me happy!

Peach Rainbow said...

I love pink so that's my favorite :)
Thanks for the chance!

Mary Pustejovsky said...

I love to use blue, but that's just because it is my favorite color. Lately I've been trying to get out of my color palette rut and have made some quilts with no blue or colors I regularly use.

Kat said...

I love pale creamy naturals (just barely off white) to make everything else jump out.

Cindy said...

Orange is my all time favortie color but I seem to use some pink in my quilts.

Thanks for the chance to win the book.

Robyn said...

I haven't finished a quilt yet but I've been building a stash of greens and earthy colours for a quilt I'm planning for my son. I love greens and earthy browns make a nice base for them to stand out from.

quiltma said...

I like the teal & brown combo, think that's my favorite now.

Mom on the Move! said...

Hummm... there is always some cream, 'snow', or white in my quilts. It seems to give it a crispness or something and let the other colors shine.

quiltzyx said...

When my sisters helped me re-do my stash, of the 3 cabinets, I think one WHOLE cabinet is full of blue, from navy to cobalt to turquoise, teal & aqua!

Lana said...

My favorite color is probably a smoky gray...its so calming with some fabrics or shows off as a great background! Not to mention, it's such a modern color...I just love it!

Ann said...

I love jewel tones.
Looks like a super book!

Keep Stitchin' said...

pale aqua and a pure red

Karen said...

A colour????? My quilts have to have lots of different colours. There is no way I could confine myself to one colour. I however can't go past spots.

Marisa said...

First off thanks for posting the book review and hosting this giveaway. Honestly, I don't have just one color. I love the combination of jewel toned purple, green and blue they make me think of beautiful flowers and butterflies. Yeah it sounds corny but I had this beautiful butterfly fabric in those colors I used in one of my first quilt tops and it stuck with me.

Marisa said...

I don't have one color but I love jewel toned fabrics. I especially love the combination of the jewel toned purples, greens and blues. Had a butterfly fabric once I used that had these colors and I just love the combination.

Sorry if this is a dupe comment wasn't sure if my first went through.

lgm52 said...

I don't know that there is ONE color I would use, but blue & green are my 2 favorite colors and can be quite a calming or striking combination.
lgm52@hotmail.com

Donna Joy said...

I like yellow or a dash of red, gives the quilt a bright spot.

Material Mary said...

Love red, but I have new favorites each time I sew a quilt, but definately red.
Mary

Maggie said...

I like using gray in each of my quilts. It makes a great background and some grays have great character and depth.

Great Pics! This looks like a good book! I’m in need of some more modern patterns and fabric combinations.

Thank you for hosting this great giveaway!

Nicole G said...

My favourite colour to use in a quilt is green. I just love green so much. It is a great neutral too.

Jen B. said...

I love blue and green, but both look better with a pop of yellow!

Julie in WA said...

One favorite color in a quilt? It would probably be yellow, for you need such a tiny bit and it makes a huge impression!

sewsilly said...

My favorite color to use in a quilt is any type of Fall color. I seem to collect those colors the most and love to use them.

dot said...

My favorite color to use is black. I have used black since I started quilting in the early 90's and people told me I couldn't. Black just seems to add that extra punch a quilt needs. Cross my fingers I win, this looks like a great book.

primanotion said...

My sorority colors are pink and green so I tend to use alot of both colors...thankfully I'm working on alot of baby quilts (for little girls) at the moment.

Kaye M said...

Green is the color that seems to be in most of my quilts lately. I think green says "life" and 'growth" so it gives some energy to my quilts. And I just plain LIKE Green!

Sarah said...

Difficulty picking just one favorite color! Depends on my 'Personality" of the day!! LOL
I love black for our charity quilts as we have many different fabrics donated for us to use.it seems to pull them all together. At home for romantic feel, I like the softer gray/blue tones paired with creams and browns.

Cassey said...

I'm totally jumping on the charcoal bandwagon right now...I'm liking it paired with plum. My favorite color in general has always been purple so I guess plum isn't too far off. ;)

tpott said...

I guess I would have to say cream it's very calming. Not too much, just enought to blend. Second favorite would be pink all shades...Thanks for the chance. I've been thinking about your nephew how is he doing? I know he's in everyones prayers. Just thought you should know.;)

dara said...

Wow, I am always looking for more inspiration- this looks fabulous.
DAra

Amanda said...

I just love using pinks and purples. In nice bright shades. But thats probably because I only have girls at my house to make quilts for.

Garilyn said...

I seem to be drawn to turquiose.

Natasha said...

Favorite color in quilt has to be a deeper blue. It seems to go with almost everything.

Donna B. said...

I've noticed that my quilts tend to have either pink or teal in them. Love those colors! They make me happy. I'd love to have this book. thanks.

Donna
dsharper258@msn.com

Chelsea said...

I know some don't consider it a colour, but I'm obsessed with white and have to have some in all of my quilts. I'm even tempted to make a quilt out of lots of different whites.

Donna B. said...

I love to use pink and green...bright and cheery.

Donna
dsharper258@msn.com

taliana said...

I love a nice bright blue. The color is just so cheerful and soothing. It makes me happy

T. Rehder said...

I always seem to use blue in my quilts, it is so calming to me, and has been one of my favorite colors forever so I know I'll always like it!

Shelley said...

I love using white lately - so fresh and crisp, and makes the colors pop!

ME said...

Can't wait to take a look in this new book!!! I love to use white in my quilts. I find that it makes the other colours stand out and appear bright!!!!

Christa

rderrett said...

Pink is my most used colour because it is a happy and bright colour. I want to use more purple as it is a more creative colour and can straddle the gap between warm reds and cool blues, thus making it versatile

Anna said...

I think it has to be geen for me. Very rarely does a quilt go by without green. Not sure why...

Pam said...

I love a little blue in my quilts. It's my favorite color but I got sick of it due to overuse.

Thanks for the chance to win!

abrasrose said...

I'm getting into warm tones now for some reason. I seem to be loving the colors I hated as a kid. I'm thinking about warm browns, rusts, and oranges with maybe some yellow to make it all work.

Nanbon44 said...

I use a lot of burgandy and rose or chocolate and teal in my quilts

sharon said...

I find I use a blue in a lot of my quilts. It seems to blend with a lot of things.

Michele Hester said...

Wow, I see I am not alone in my love to use blue in my quilts - i think it is grounding somehow?

SewCalGal said...

Looks like a fun book.

Hymm. What is my favorite color? Difficult to choose as I enjoy so many colors. But for this book I must say that I'd love to make one with white as a background and brights in the pinwheel circles. So I would say "white" as a favorite. But then I'd also love to make one with a blue background. And I can imagine green and so many other colors.

Again, I love so many colors and I see such potential for this book to be a stash buster of creativity.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Little Miss Shabby said...

Oh, I don't think I can choose just one! I am definitely an equal opportunity color user. =)

Polly said...

Pick a favorite color for my quilts? Only one? That's like picking out your favorite star!! Hmmm...probably a blue...a nice shade to rest my eyes... Thanks for the givaway!

Jansie said...

I am going to have to get this book if I don't win. ;) My favorite colors to use are black, red and pink.

Dj said...

Blue and Yellow. I just love the combo and it's bright and cheery.

Pat V. said...

These patterns would definitely push me outside my comfort zone, but I'm think I'm ready for a challenge...

snohpat@yahoo.com

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