Tuesday, May 10, 2011

FQS Bella Parade Post # 10

Hey guys,
I'm back from my short trip that has been both exciting and exhausting! We all cousins spent these days together after a long time! And we absolutely did not care for mundane things like - sleep!


So, before I catch up with my sleep... Here's the 


Hershey (Chocolate)

Bella Solids Hershey Yardage SKU# 9900-41

According to Wikipedia, "The color chocolate is a tone of deep brown that resembles chocolateThe first recorded use of chocolate as a color name in English was in 1737.This color is a representation of the color of the most common type of chocolate, milk chocolate.
The word chocolate entered the English language from Spanish. How the word came into Spanish is less certain, and there are multiple competing explanations. Perhaps the most cited explanation is that "chocolate" comes from Nahuatl, the language of the Aztecs, from the word "chocolātl", which many sources derived from the Nahuatl word "xocolātl" made up from the words "xococ" meaning sour or bitter, and "ātl" meaning water or drink. However, as William Bright noted the word "chocolatl" doesn't occur in central Mexican colonial sources making this an unlikely derivation. Santamaria gives a derivation from the Yucatec Maya word "chokol" meaning hot, and the Nahuatl "atl" meaning water. More recently Dakin and Wichmann derive it from another Nahuatl term, "chicolatl" from Eastern Nahuatl meaning "beaten drink". They derive this term from the word for the frothing stick, "chicoli"."

I believe that it looks best in combination with White

But it also works best when combined with other neutral shades like beige and cream...

But it also looks good with other fresh colors 

green & yellow


Pink & yellow

Didn't that get your mind working???

It even looks great as a monochromatic solid quilt

So what pattern do you have in mind?

Let us see what our guests have in store for us!

Welcome, Sheila  from Thought & Found

"The great thing about this shade of brown is that it's a great neutral, but it's deep and rich enough that it works with both pastels and bold colours. All it takes is a glance at the natural world to see that a colour similar to the most fertile of soils is a perfect foundation for all sorts of colour combinations! 
I'm already dreaming of a quilt inspired by the aerial view of farm land..."

Wow! What a wonderful thought!

Here are her selections

Bella Solids Ruby Ice Yardage SKU# 9900-169

Bella Solids Grass Yardage SKU# 9900-101

Bella Solids Butter Yardage SKU# 9900-28

Love Tangerine Sandalwood Yardage SKU# AB55-TANGE

Philip Jacobs Collective Brown Tropical Yardage SKU# PJ23-BROWN

Sunkissed Lemonade Secret Garden Yardage SKU# 5441-12

Beautiful Choices Sheila!

And now, lets hop over to what Quilt Dad John has chosen for us... Did I tell you what he had to say???

"Hi! My name is John Adams and I blog at I am also a founding member of Fat Quarterly, a popular e-magazine written by and for modern sewists. Come learn more about us and our magazine on our blog, which always has fresh, fun content about the modern quilting community. I live in Cary, North Carolina, with my wife, 6 year-old twin daughters, 5 year-old son, and dog named Tula (named after one of my fabric designers, Tula Pink!)

I've been sewing and quilting now for about 4 years, and one thing has become clear to me in that time: my absolute favorite part of the entire quilting process is selecting my palette of colors and prints for my projects. This is one of the reasons why I enjoy making small project like pillows, mini quilts, and mug rugs so much -- I can scratch that creative itch and try out new fabric combinations on quick & easy projects. I love Shruti's Bella Solids Parade project and I jumped at the chance to submit my expert's picks!

Shruti's challenge was a bit, well, challenging for me. When pulling fabrics together for a new quilt or project, I typically start with an inspirational print or two. I then draw complementary prints and colors, including solids from that starting point. However, here I was asked to start with a solid, which is a bit different than my usual approach. What I found is that each focus solid would still lead me to a "focus" print or patterned fabric, from which I drew the rest of my palette.

This challenge was GREAT fun, and I hope you like my fabric bundles as much as I do! For those who read my blog, you know that I often have a hard time editing myself, so for a few of my bundles I couldn't help but throw in an extra print or solid or 2. Now I am inspired and already planning projects with each of my new bundles!

Thanks for the opportunity, Shruti!"

Thank YOU, John for getting this time out for me and my readers to do this!

Here's what he's selected

Bella Solids Etchings Stone Yardage SKU# 9900-178

Bella Solids Pink Yardage SKU# 9900-120

Bella Solids Together Tan Yardage SKU# 9900-179

Bella Solids Weathered Teak Yardage SKU# 9900-129

Central Park Lawn Zoo Yardage SKU# 27062-11

Modern Workshop Courtyard Green Roundabout Dots Yardage SKU# 11175-14

Bohemian Soul Hay Endless Dream Yardage SKU# BOH-502

Tammis Keefe White Later Alligator Yardage SKU# DS4793-WHIT-D

And here's how all of them look together

Great selection, John...

So hop over to the Flickr Pool and upload the photos!

Rules of the game?

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" - Chocolate!
5. Uploads allowed until 11.59 pm 11th May 2011, GMT. 

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