Sunday, May 1, 2011

FQS Bella Parade Post # 1

Hello and Welcome to all my old and new friends... I'm absolutely excited to start off our month long adventure...

Without much fuss, here's the FIRST 



According to Wikipedia, White is a color, the perception of which is evoked by light that stimulates all three types of color sensitive cone cells in the human eye in nearly equal amounts and with high brightness compared to the surroundings. A white visual stimulation will be void of hue and grayness.

The word white continues Old English hwīt, ultimately from a Common Germanic wītaz also reflected in OHG (h)wîzON hvítrGoth. ƕeits. The root is ultimately from a PIE *kwid-, surviving also in Sanskrit śveta "to be white or bright"[2] and perhaps Slavic svet' "light".[3] The current Icelandic word for white, hvítur, is very closely related to the Old English and Old Norse forms of the word. Common Germanic also had the word *blankaz ("white, bright, blinding"), borrowed into Late Latin as *blancus, which provided the source for Romance words for "white" (French blanc, Spanish blanco, Italian bianco, etc.).

White often represents purity or innocence inWestern Civilization, particularly as white clothing or objects are easy to stain. In most Western countries white is the color worn by brides at weddingsAngels are typically depicted as clothed in white robes. Healing or "good" magic is called White magic. In early film Westerns the stereotypically "good guy" wore a white hat (earning them the name "White Hats") while the "bad guy" wore black (earning them the name "Black Hats"). This has given rise to the use of the names black hat and white hat for people who abuse and counter abuse of computer systems respectively. In popular culture this idea is sometimes reversed to play on reversal of stereotypes.

In quilts, white has been used right since the beginning of quilting... A full white bed is the ultimate symbol of luxury...

Picture Source : Pottery Barn

Traditionally, white fabric is used in whole cloth quilts and has been found striking...

Picture Source : Google Images

Today, it is combined with a variety of colors to make striking statements...

Here's a look with pastels...


or in combinations with bold solids!

Wonky Squares Baby Quilt by mamacjt
Photo by Mamacjt

Quilter's Pick

HToday's guest Quilter is Amanda Ryan of Scranda's Musings... 

Here's what she says about White "My favourite thing about white is that it's so clean looking and makes other colours really pop"

And her suggestions are
First the solids...

and Kelly

and the prints are

Expert's Pick

Our Expert of the week, Angela of Cut to Pieces, recommends

Bella Solids Etchings Slate Yardage SKU# 9900-170

Aqua Red Aqua Ta Dot Yardage SKU# CX1492-AQUA-D

Sugar and Spice Red Sugar Argyle Yardage SKU# C6114-RED

Now grab your cameras and start clicking... Upload your photos to Flickr Pool... 

Rules :
1. You can enter as many photographs as you desire in the next 48 hours! 
2. Irrelevant or disqualified photographs will be removed from the group pool... 
3. If anyone is found uploading photographs NOT CLICKED BY THEM BUT DOWNLOADED FROM THE INTERNET  they will be banned from the group.
4. The photograph MUST contain the "Color of the Day" - White!
5. Uploads allowed until 11.59 pm 2nd May 2011, GMT. 


Go for it gals...

And dont forget to tell me whats your favorite thing about this color! Leave a comment and I'll know what you like about it. Or just share an experience about working with it... Just say anything about the color itself!


  1. Working with all white in a project makes you think more about texture and precision. I really enjoyed it.

  2. I love a white background, but I'll be working with it for the first time this summer. I'm making rainbow dresdens, so I think the white will make them pop. :)

  3. White is a great colour to start off with! Those whole quilts show that it can stand alone and look spectacular too.

  4. You can see in Shruti's post what I do like about white. And the thing I don't like about white is that it gets so grubby whilst you're working with it!

  5. Ive 'recently' discovered how great white is with bright colors. Its such a clear, pure look - I love it!

  6. White is perfect for pop!!! I can always depend on it to be the perfect sashing!!

  7. I find working with white is hard for me because I like to set things in darker colors. However, it does add the 'set off' to a print that does have white in it when needed.

  8. The best thing I like about white? hmm, probably that you can dye it another colour! Actually, I do enjoy using white or snow as a background to really shock the eyes into loving colour even more.

  9. White is an excellent background for bright, clear colors to shine against.. clean and crisp

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