Hello, hello, how nice of you to stop by! Today we are celebrating the fresh, new book We love color! We love color is a collaborative quilt book and the fact that 16 different people have designed the quilts really makes it an interesting and inspirational read! Our assignment was to make a quilt using Kona cotton solids solely and I loved to see what everyone had come up with! I love a project like this, when you are 'allowed' think outside of the box and get out of your comfort zone, even if I think the result still looks quite...me! There was a rainbow of colours to choose from...heaven! I went for happy and bright of course! I talk more about my quilt here.
I was asked to tell you where I get my colour inspiration...well...I just love colour! That is how simple it is, colours inspire me, especially when they are happy and bright and combined with non-colours such as white, grey or black. You know like the first bright yellow flowers that pop up after a long winter, when nature is still brown and grey. That is my colour inspiration!
I was very fortunate to work with a wide palette of kona cottons, but the color I keep coming back to is candy pink. So this is my favourite kona flavour, yum!
One lucky person will win a copy of We Love Color and a bundle of new Kona colors! Just comment on this post and tell me what your favourite colour is and you will be in the draw! The winner will be announced on June 13th!
That is not all! This blog tour is also a scavenger hunt and there is a Grand Prize! Each designer will be choosing a favorite Kona color, at the end of the tour, if you give a full list of every designer's favorite color, you will be entered for a chance to win a Bounty of Basics box containing 100 fat quarters of the top 50 Kona colors used in the book! Please visit the Swatch and Stitch blog for more information about that! Here's the tour schedule for you!
June 1st - Stash Books: stashbooksblog.com
June 4th - Valori Wells: valoriwells.typepad.com
June 6th - Kajsa Wikman: syko.typepad.com
June 8th - Modern Quilt Studio (Weeks Ringle & Bill Kerr): craftnectar.com
June 11th - Cherri House: cherryhousequilts.com
June 13th - Amy Ellis: amyscreativeside.com/blog
June 15th - Rita Hodge: redpepperquilts.com
June 18th - Jacquie Gering: tallgrassprairiestudio.blogspot.com
June 20th - Emily Cier: carolinapatchworks.com/blog
June 22nd - Malka Dubrawsky: stitchindye.blogspot.com
June 25th - Betz White: blog.betzwhite.com
June 27th - Lisa Call: blog.lisacall.com
June 29th - Jean Wells: stitchinpostinsisters.typepad.com
July 2nd - Elizabeth Hartman: ohfransson.com
July 4th - Alissa Haight Carlton: handmadebyalissa.com
July 6th - Kathy Mack: pinkchalkstudio.com/blog
July 9th - Robert Kaufman Fabrics: swatchandstitch.com