Bella Parade '13 : Post # 7

6:26 AM

Hiya all!!!
Yup, yesterday's color was Charcoal!!!

Ready for today's color?

1. I am a  genus of flowering plants in the iris family comprising 90 species of perennials growing from corms.
2. The name is derived from the Greek κρόκος. This, in turn, is probably a loan word from a Semitic language, related to Hebrew כרכום, Aramaic ܟܟܘܪܟܟܡܡܐ, and Arabic كركم k, which mean "saffron" , "saffron yellow" or turmeric. Interesting how languages travel, grow & blend! Thanks again wikipedia!
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I am not a huge fan of the lavender-purple-violet clan and my stash seriously lacks them. So pairing these was quite fun!

First up, the monochromatic scheme

Pairing it with Freesia and Terrain Iris to make this cool monochromatic scheme

For the complementary scheme, I paired it with Sunshine!

To be a little creative, I went with a subdued theme by using it with Sunshine (again! I cannot get enough of it) and Aqua

Using it with prints!

I would use this more with children's prints or in monochromatic schemes. But that shouldn't restrict you from using it in a way you want!

Here are some of my favorites to go with this color

Nile Acacia Fat Quarter BundleTula Pink for Free Spirit Fabrics

Ashbury Heights Fat Quarter BundleDoohikey Designs for Riley Blake Designs

Wild Jasmine Fat Quarter BundleStudio 8 for Quilting Treasures

Summer Cleo Fat Quarter BundleAnother Point of View for Windham Fabrics

It will make beautiful girls quilt!!!

Girl Celebration Bunny Hill Designs Fat Quarter BundleAugust 2013 for Moda Fabrics

Lipstick Play Date Fat Quarter BundleDear Stella Fabrics

Princess Land Fat Quarter BundleMichael Miller Fabrics 

Rainbow Oh The Places You'll Go Fat Quarter BundleDr. Seuss Enterprises for Robert Kaufman Fabrics 

It will also look great with these spooky Halloween theme fabrics!

Legend of Webb Hill Fat Quarter BundleDana Brooks for Henry Glass Fabrics

Too Cute to Spook! Fat Quarter Bundle
Bella Blvd for Riley Blake Designs

How would you use it???

Would you like to win one yard of it?
Here's how to do that.
1. Mandatory entry. Guess the name of today's Color and leave a comment with the name.

2. For extra entries, you can post links to photos taken by you with the Color of the Day in it.
One entry per photo. You can enter as many as you want. They could be anywhere, your blog, Flickr, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram... Absolutely anywhere on the world wide web. The only condition is that IT MUST BE TAKEN BY YOU. If anyone is found to link to somebody else's photo, they will be banned from the event! To increase your chances to win, enter as many photos as you can. 1 comment per photo link.

Good luck & have a great day!!! 


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