Saturday, September 21, 2013

Bella Parade '13 : Post # 21

Welcome back to another colorful day on the Bella Parade!!!

Yesterday's color was MAIZE!

Bella Solids Maize Yardage SKU# 9900-273

And here's today's

And the hints are :
1. I am a dark blue-coloured wine grape, and am used as both a blending grape and for varietal wines.
 2. When written in UPPERCASE, I also stand for a program of the California State University in partnership with higher education institutions, professional societies, and industry.
3. _ E _ _ O _

For the monochromatic scheme, I used i with Eggshell and Burgundy

Bella Solids Eggshell Yardage SKU# 9900-281Bella Solids Burgundy Yardage SKU# 9900-18

For the complementary scheme, I paired it with Ruby Ice Age (Its my favorite color ever - if anybody wishes to send me a gift - do send me this one!!! LOL!)

Bella Solids Ruby Ice Yardage SKU# 9900-169

For the creative scheme, I made this Vital combo using Grass and Royal

Bella Solids Grass Yardage SKU# 9900-228  

Bella Solids Royal Yardage SKU# 9900-19

And now I'm off to virtual window shop at fat quarter shop!

Dowager Countess Downton Abbey Fat Quarter Bundle
Andover Fabrics

Raspberry Tulip Batiks Fat Quarter Bundle
Hoffman Fabrics

Houndstooth Fat Quarter Bundle
Kanvas for Benartex Fabrics

In Full Plume Neutral Fat Quarter Bundle
Timeless Treasures Fabrics

Outer Space Fat Quarter Bundle
Vita Mechachonis for Camelot Cottons

Little Boy Blue Spot On Fat Quarter Bundle
Robert Kaufman Fabrics

Technicolor Fat Quarter Bundle
Emily Herrick for Michael Miller Fabrics

Saffron Edges Fat Quarter Bundle
Laura Gunn for Michael Miller Fabrics

Whistling Acacia Fat Quarter Bundle
Tula Pink for Free Spirit Fabrics

Would you like to win one yard of today's color?
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!!!  
Stay tuned for the next weekly giveaway later today & the announcement of the winners of the last week sometime tomorrow!!! 


  1. We shall drink no wine before its time (and its always time for wine lol) MERLOT! what a rich color!

  2. There are merlot borders on a couple of these "co-op mug rugs" I made for my colleagues ... The United Nations declared 2012 the International Year of Co-operatives and the rainbow is a symbol of co-ops.

  3. The Senior graduating class of my son's college lacrosse team (he's number 10) are wearing white and merlot uniforms ...

  4. There are little bits of merlot in this wedding quilt I made ...

  5. The inside of this orchid is merlot coloured ...

  6. Some merlot coloured grapes ...

  7. I might have accidentally pasted the wrong link on that last comment (about the merlot grapes). If so, here's the correct link. Don't count this as an eligible comment ...

  8. My daughter and her Grandpa. Grandpa is wearing a merlot coloured vest ...

  9. My merlot coloured toes ...

  10. The color is Merlot. I might like it with Technicolor.

  11. Merlot pieces in this plus quilt I made for my son's girlfriend ...

  12. Some merlot in this pansy ...

  13. And merlot in the centre of this pink pansy, too ...

  14. Merlot rings in these dianthus flowers ...

  15. Lots of merlot in this quilt square ...

  16. Merlot if the background colour of this sign for a lovely little place we had drinks in New York ...

  17. Appetizers featuring merlot coloured grapes ...

  18. Some merlot coloured sorbet on this fancy dessert I had in Montreal ...

  19. Bits of deep merlot in these dried tulip petals ...

  20. My daughter's friend is wearing a merlot coloured cardigan ...

  21. Here I am watering the garden while wearing my merlot coloured Bellarmine University lacrosse shirt ...

  22. Some merlot middles in these cookies made by me for Valentine's Day ...

  23. Merlot! Thanks for the inspiration.




  27. The colour of the day is Merlot

    I would pair it with Eggshell

  28. Colour is Merlot.
    I love the combinations you have selected again. Thanks

  29. Merlot! I'm not a red wine drinker, but I like this word!

  30. Lovely colors. Certainly would be fun to create with these gorgeous fabrics. You have a great eye for color.


  31. MERLOT, it is!

    Revathi at

  32. merlot
    smjohns63 at yahoo dot com


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