Monday, April 18, 2011

Impulse shopping and a giveaway!


I have a couple of local quilt shops but neither have a good selection of modern prints or solids.  So most of my shopping is done online and I'll admit I don't have the most restraint when it comes to shopping online.  Which brings me to today's dilemma.  I bought this beautiful bundle of kona greens, but green really isn't my thing.  Decor wise I love blues with pops of pink and orange for contrast.  The rest of my fabric stash falls firmly in the pink/orange/yellow range.  Greens?  What was I thinking?


What also arrived in the mail was my Spoonflower Heather Ross fabric.  I wasn't too sure about the grasshopper print when I ordered it, but now I love it and wish I'd bought more.  And the little girl with her horseys is HR perfection.  And this brings us to the giveaway.  Yup, a fat quarter of each.


How do you enter? The first part of my post should be a strong hint.  All you need to do is leave me a suggestion of what to make with those greens.  And for a second chance to win, follow me and let me know about it.  Easy peasey.

clockwise from top left: The Poseidon Quilt from Red Pepper Quilts, Sherbet Dreams from Kate Conklin Designs, Something I've come up with, Ice Cream for All #2 from Helen Richards Quilts


These are a few of the designs I'm considering for those greens, but I'm open to any and all inspiration.  And because I'm a meany, if you don't suggest something in your comment, you're out of the running.  Yup, I'm just like that.

salut,
C

ps  wow, can't believe I forgot to mention that I'll draw a name Sunday morning.

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72 comments:

  1. I've done exactly the buying greens thing (on the on-line purchases too). These may be yummy in a wonky star pattern with loved color as the backing or Dresden with different prints in the middle. I can't get over how fun the Dresden blocks are. This would be a hard one to figure out!

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  2. There are so many patterns that would look lovely in those greens. I like this one:

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  3. How about a green and white drunkards path quilt? I like green :)
    butler83ataoldotcom

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  4. I have been loving that poseidon quilt for a long time and think it would look super lovely in greens!

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  5. I think some simple log cabins would really look pretty. Love green. It's my favorite color.

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  6. I'm a new follower. Glad I found ya!

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  7. I'd like to make a green zig zag quilt!

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  8. Do you get the Fat Quarterly e-zine? Their last issue ("solids") had a great pillow pattern that has lots of appliqued green leaves on it -- it wouldn't use up too much of your stash, but it might help you with your scraps after a bigger project!

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  9. I think the poseidon would be absolutely perfect! But renamed something appropriately grassy :)

    Or possibly a simple zig zag or HST...

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  10. I'd go with a quilt from "City Quilts" ; she has some very dynamic, graphic designs--somewhat like Rita's Poseidon pattern, really.

    wordygirl at earthlink dot net

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  11. I thought city quilts as well. Or have a glance at Boo Davis' new book. Lots of fun designs with solids.

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  12. I think a big chunky solids quilt would look really great, like this one by Denyse Schmidt:

    http://www.dsquilts.com/fabric_and_patterns.asp?PageID=186

    Thanks for a chance at a great giveaway!

    Colleen

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  13. I a quilt with a bunch of different green squares would be good with white or black sashing. Especially if you graduated the color from one corner to the next diagonal color. Here is a link to the type of quilt I am talking about...
    http://www.redpepperquilts.com/2010/09/poseidon-quilt-finished.html

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  14. I think the sherbert dream pattern would look amazing!! Oh man, if there was any giveaway that I want to win, it's this one! I love those little horsies!!!! Thanks!

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  15. I'm totally a follower already!

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  16. So - I know you lean toward the modern, but what about using those greens to do a log cabin, or a bargello? Or even a trip around the world? Or maybe adding a stack of reds and prepping something for Christmas?

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  17. oooh i passed on the new HR prints and coule just kick myself :)

    idea...hmmm...i like the simplicity of a block quilt, like this (maybe with hand quilting)
    http://www.purlbee.com/sunny-tied-quilt/

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  18. I think it would be neat to make several rows starting with the darker and then moving towards the lighter. Then piece the rows together in the opposite directions.

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  19. The "Something I've come up with"... is AMAZING!!! When those greens showed up on my screen I immediately thought something fresh and spring and leaves and growing... and that lower left picture captures it all so beautifully, and in more ways than one. Up close, it's just these beautiful round geometric patterns, but back up.. and it's growing plants! I really love it.

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  20. You could make a green zig zag quilt....that would be really awesome!!

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  21. i think a log cabin would be nice. or just squares in a color progression!

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  22. I also like lots of blues in decorating, but green is a close sister of blue. You could make a pretty green quilt & I think it would accent what you've got. I personally like a green and white combo and love the blue square quilt you have in your post! Or -- better yet! -- Use some of that fabulous grasshopper print with the greens! Yup. That's my final suggestion. :)

    Thanks for the chance to enter!

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  23. Well, I would probably go with Cherry House's City Park pattern (http://cherryhousequilts.bigcartel.com/product/city-park) or maybe Empty Bobbin's Seeing Squares pattern (http://emptybobbinsewingstudio.bigcartel.com/product/seeing-squares-quilt-pattern). I just recently ordered something online as well that I ended up not loving like I thought I would. I hate that!

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  25. I'm now following you with Google Reader. Thanks for the giveaway chance!

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  26. I'd suggest following along with the Patchwork Squared P2 quilt along which Ryan over at I'm Just a Guy Who Quilts is hosting. The quilt blocks uses all solid colors, and I think a quilt like the one he's doing would look beautiful in all greens!

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  27. I like that Poseidon Quilt top! I would do just about ANYTHING for the horsie HR!!!!! :)

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  28. Deb beat me to the punch on the P2 QAL at http://www.patchworksquared.com/
    I also saw a post today at Heather's blog about a new book (Modern Log Cabin Quilting) with a lovely duvet photo that would look pretty as a quilt in monochromatic greens.
    http://alamodefabric.blogspot.com/

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  29. That's an easy answer for me: make City Green in City Quilts by Cherry House: http://lizzyhouse.typepad.com/cherry_house_quilts/2011/03/quilt-batting-giveaway.html

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  30. Hmm, maybe a Gees Bend style quilt or a liberated block style? Those are lovely fabrics, both the green and the HR!

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  31. Okay first off I am already a follower!

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  32. Second - I was going to suggest something like the The Poseidon Quilt - it's perfect for a range of one color like that. I think it would be great with green, but instead of white sash, use like grey!

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  33. I love Rita's quilt from RPQ. I think that would make a great quilt with those greens.

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  35. I am a follower and added you to my blog roll!

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  36. I'm a pink, red, yellow gal!! I love this here:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/teaginnydesigns/5535467110/in/faves-38043160@N05/

    Tks for the lovely give away. I missed out on this round of spoonflower : )

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  37. I'm loving the Poseidon Quilt pattern and think the greens would show beautifully in it.

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  38. I think those greens would make a sweet little project bag, with the shades all woven together.

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  39. A quilt chopped vegetables.. like this http://www.ohfransson.bigcartel.com/product/chopped-vegetables-pillows-modern-patchwork-pdf-pattern

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  40. Good afternoon! Please check out the March and August tables runners I made using greens. http://ilovescruffydog.blogspot.com/p/runners.html Ive received a lot of compliments on the veggy runner!

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  41. How about an improv landscape ala Intuitive Color and Design by Jean wells?

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  42. How about a postage stamp quilt with graduated colour?

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  43. I love greens & I'd go with the poseidon quilt!

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  44. I couldn't find your follow button but I subscribe!

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  45. I would love to make a zig zag quilt in those shades .. it would be soooo peaceful ...

    like this but tranquil http://www.flickr.com/photos/redpepperquilts/3648528058/in/faves-dedewarren/

    cleo

    cleo (AT) techgear.co.za

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  46. and now im following you too on google reader!!!

    ooooh and a second suggestion ... what about doing a colour wheel in the shades of green??

    http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=284239.0


    cleo

    cleo (AT) techgear.co.za

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  47. I think you should do the one in the bottom left corner, but perhaps with a bit of a simplification - like maybe do each teardrop in one solid color rather than pieced.

    Just my suggestion, FWIW. :)

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  48. I'm a brand new follower. ;)

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  49. I think i would make something abstract like a graduating striped quilt. I actaully like the one you designed though.

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  50. I'm a new follower and happy to be one!

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  51. I think this would look so cool with your stack of greens and maybe white? http://www.flickr.com/photos/craftytammie/5406585832/in/faves-littlebluebell/

    Or maybe something Hop-Skip-Jump ish? http://www.flickr.com/photos/ritapizza/3008810806/

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  52. I would use the greens in a quilt that I have been dreaming for my son!

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  53. I deleted my other suggestion, which was too vague. How about this idea?: http://www.modabakeshop.com/2011/02/sunkissed-by-spring-quilt.html or this one?: http://www.modabakeshop.com/2011/02/sunkissed-squares.html White would really make the greens pop. :)

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