Monday, 16 May 2011

Bella Solids Parade - Expert's Picks Day 1 (purple)

Have you heard about the Bella Solids Parade that Shruti has organised on her blog?

All month long, Shruti's highlighting a color and shade represented by a Bella Solid fabric and asking her readers to share inspiration photos that somehow feature that color. In addition, there are contests, giveaways, quilt-alongs, and more from Shruti with support from the generous folks at Moda and the Fat Quarter Shop. You can see more here.

One of the other activities is to show fabric bundles that are built around each color to showcase the different ways in which a particular colour can be used. Each bundle is made up from 3 additional solids and 3 prints to complement the day's colour. Shruti invited me to participate in her Expert's Pick series to create some bundles of my own. (Don't laugh - she was clearly running out of ideas for experts so she thought she'd scrape the barrel and ask me).

Over the next 7 days I'll be blogging the colour of the day and my picks. Some were much easier than others. A couple were TOUGH, right out of my comfort zone. But I really enjoyed picking the combinations of fabrics and hopefully you'll enjoy reading about them too. I'm away at Market right now so by the power of scheduled blog posts I'll be posting every day! Magic!


Purple is a 'safe' colour for me. So to make things more difficult I deliberately picked a large focal floral print that I wouldn't necessarily usually buy, and work around that.

purple co-ordinates

I really like the outcome!

Bella solids in caribbean (86), amelia orange (161) and hershey (41).
The pretty little dot is Tammis Keefe tribute petal tiny dots, the large focal floral is Patty Young's Espresso Dahlia Lama from the Sanctuary collection and co-ordinates great with Melissa Averinos' pink hex diamond refuge.

Are you been playing Quilt Market Scavenger hunt? If not - go back and read that post and get the low down, there's prizes to be won folks!


Molly said...

I love the purple and orange together! It just pops. Quilts made with "safe" colors, aren't worth my time, I'd rather make something that'll make me smile. Great combo.

Heather said...

Purple is awesome, but there better be an orange day. Just sayin' ;)

Siobhan Rogers said...

agree orange is great also love the tie in with the tiny bit of purple in the Espresso Dahlia - very nice!

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