Monday, May 30, 2011

FQS Bella Parade Post # 30

Actually I must say Post # 29  & #30

So first, Color of the Day, yesterday

Bella Solids Grass Yardage SKU# 9900-101

Its a wonderfully sweet and light shade of Green... And of course, I love it!

Want to see some great green quilts?

Do you like them?

Now let us ask our guest today, Hilary McFarlane from Quilary - Take a peek over the fence...

"This lovely colour GRASS is a soft green with a bit more of a yellow tint to it.
Green is the colour that is most represented in my own stash, so I know that it will happily pair with many other colours. It is such a versatile colour and you can see it everywhere in nature paired with many different coloured flowers, fruits and leaves. It can be quite sophisticated with dark colours, cheery with red for Christmas or a bit funky with brights like orange.
Moda have already put it into their 1930’s palette and you can choose those solids knowing they go well together. If you want to be a bit more adventurous, think about pairing it with some of these solids."

Here's her choices...

paired with

Bella Solids Aubergine Yardage SKU# 9900-139Bella Solids Horizon Blue Yardage SKU# 9900-111Bella Solids 30's Pink Yardage SKU# 9900-27
Sweet Broderie Kiwi Cutesy Mosaic Stripe Yardage SKU# 30044-60Kumari Garden Blue Sanjay Yardage SKU# DF95-BLUEXFunky Christmas Santa Play Dots Yardage SKU# CX3136-SANT-D

Lovely package, Hilary!

And our guest today is a lady with quilts that have been inspirational to me right from my beginning days... She was one of the first ladies whose blog I started following...

Creator of these wonderful quilts

Kona Castle
escapade loves poseidon.




Pinwheel Sampler!!!
pinwheel sampler. {quilt along.}

And this is the  lady herself...

the ol' "take your own profile pic" pic.

Rachel Griffith

She is lovely and down to earth, in spite of being such a wonderful quilter... 

She has the most awesome "FAQ" page I have ever seen! Just check it out, you'll come back to me smiling!

Rachel is our Expert for the Week..
She sure is an expert...

She is going to pick the Bloggers Choice bundle for June at Fat Quarter Shop...

Rachel Griffith's Blogger's Choice Fat Quarter Bundle

Dont know what Blogger Choice Bundles are???
Its a club started by FQS where every month a featured Blogger picks 12 prints and 3 solids for the members...

Fat Quarter Shop's Blogger's Choice Fat Quarter Club

Join now, if you haven't already!

Here's what she has picked for us today...

paired with

Bella Solids Baby Yellow Yardage SKU# 9900-31 Bella Solids Horizon Blue Yardage SKU# 9900-111Bella Solids Magenta Yardage SKU# 9900-92
Silent Cinema Yellow Front Row Yardage SKU# JM45-YELLOModern Affair Bright Fusion Yardage SKU# MA-4301Essential Dots Hot Pink Yardage SKU# 8654-31

Surely stunning, Rachel!

Now on to our Color of the Day today,

The Color of the Day today is

Bella Solids Black 

Bella Solids Black Yardage SKU# 9900-99

Black quilts always look beautiful!

They are stunning...

They are dynamic...

The just take your heart away...

Aren't the quilts simple stunning... I forgot about putting captions as I started looking at them!


I love this color immensely... And at any given time, you can find at least 3 yards of it in my sewing room! (Except when I need it for a project! I need to run out of it a bit too often). Half the tunics that I own are black! (and I swear, it has nothing to do with black makes you look thin thing!)

I'm working on the DR Suess Quilt for kiddo, and I'll be using black to frame the blocks to give it a comic book effect! More on it next month!

I'm happy that I get to pick co-ordinates for this wonderful color!

I'm going to pick a bundle that you can use in a single quilt together!

I'm going to show you what I am working with

I'm picking

Bella Solids Red Bella Solids Bright Sky  & Bella Solids Yellow

paired with

The Cat in the Hat Celebration Quilt Panel

The Cat in the Hat Red Fish The Cat in the Hat Celebration Thing 1 & Thing 2 & The Cat in the Hat Celebration Yellow Messy Room

Bella Solids Red Yardage SKU# 9900-123Bella Solids Bright Sky Yardage SKU# 9900-115Bella Solids Yellow Yardage SKU# 9900-24

The Cat in the Hat Red Fish Yardage SKU# 10793-3The Cat in the Hat Celebration Thing 1 & Thing 2 Yardage SKU# 10794-203The Cat in the Hat Celebration Yellow Messy Room Yardage SKU# 10797-203

What do you think? I think it'll make a wonderful quilt for my little boy!

I'll write a pattern for it if I get 3 comments saying they want it!

Now on to what Rachel has picked for us!

Bella Solids Betty Teal Bella Solids Peach & Bella Solids Gray

paired with

Artful Home Teal Tonal Darling Dots Modern Affair Mango Flower Blast  & Shades of Grey Ragg Tagg 

Bella Solids Betty Teal Yardage SKU# 9900-126Bella Solids Peach Yardage SKU# 9900-78 Bella Solids Gray Yardage SKU# 9900-83
Artful Home Teal Tonal Darling Dots Yardage SKU# 5470-11Modern Affair Mango Flower Blast Yardage SKU# MA-4406Shades of Grey Ragg Tagg Yardage SKU# S11-01-RAG

Great choices, Rachel!!!

And all of you who love to play...

You can enter 2 photos for the 2 days today...

Join the game

Rules??? Here they are...

1. You can enter ONLY ONE photograph  in the next 24 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" - Grass & Black!
5. Uploads allowed until 11.59 pm 30th May 2011, GMT. 


  1. Can't wait to see your Dr Seuss quilt - give us the pattern! :)

  2. hehe, black makes us look thin. I would think it would be smokin' hot to wear black in India, no? Love all the pix today, thanks Shruti and Rachel!!


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