Saturday, September 7, 2013

Bella Parade '13 : Post # 7

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!!! 



  1. This is Crocus. I love the flower but find the color hard to work with. I would pair it with Ashbury Heights to bring some other colors.

  2. My guess is crocus! Your hints are so great! Love love love this color! I am getting ready to put together a purple and gold solid and batik quilt!

  3. Crocus! The anthers of the crocus is where saffron comes from.

  4. I like this colour but now that my niece loves it i love it too!!! Today it is CROCUS!!

  5. Crocus & I had to Google it becuz I just had lilac in my head lol

  6. Crocus! These grow wild on the Canadian prairie and it's an annual excursion to hunt the first crocus of spring.

  7. My clematis flowers are crocus-coloured ...

  8. There is some crocus colour in the mix in this wedding quilt I made ...

  9. Some pretty crocus coloured blooms in Uruguay ...

  10. For real domestic crocuses in Vancouver ...

  11. A big beautiful clematis flower seen while strolling in Vancouver ...

  12. Pretty little girls in pretty dresses at a summer wedding in Regina ...

  13. Spring blooms in our backyard ...,or.r_cp.r_qf.&bvm=bv.51495398,d.aWM,pv.xjs.s.en_US.M4-36_38X9A.O&biw=1408&bih=680&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&pid=5898845439381070082&oid=108670999800170702672

  14. My globe thistles are the colour of the day ...,or.r_cp.r_qf.&bvm=bv.51495398,d.aWM,pv.xjs.s.en_US.M4-36_38X9A.O&biw=1408&bih=680&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&pid=5789385008058851346&oid=108670999800170702672

  15. My niece with my Mom on my Mom's 80th birthday ...,or.r_cp.r_qf.&bvm=bv.51495398,d.aWM,pv.xjs.s.en_US.M4-36_38X9A.O&biw=1408&bih=680&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&pid=5695505311883002450&oid=108670999800170702672

  16. Crocus and Orange Heather Ross lined drawstring bag ...,or.r_cp.r_qf.&bvm=bv.51495398,d.aWM,pv.xjs.s.en_US.M4-36_38X9A.O&biw=1408&bih=680&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&pid=5813151766883970242&oid=108670999800170702672

  17. Sweetpeas ... my favourites ...,or.r_cp.r_qf.&bvm=bv.51495398,d.aWM,pv.xjs.s.en_US.M4-36_38X9A.O&biw=1408&bih=680&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&pid=5651698490244880994&oid=108670999800170702672

  18. I don't know for sure what this flower is called but I think it might be the "pincushion flower" ...,or.r_cp.r_qf.&bvm=bv.51495398,d.aWM,pv.xjs.s.en_US.M4-36_38X9A.O&biw=1408&bih=680&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&pid=5635285082167455986&oid=108670999800170702672

  19. "Crocus" is a popular colour for flowers, including these ...,or.r_cp.r_qf.&bvm=bv.51495398,d.aWM,pv.xjs.s.en_US.M4-36_38X9A.O&biw=1408&bih=680&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&pid=5624500275206193106&oid=108670999800170702672

  20. I see the colour of the day in this office bridal shower photo ... note the balloons ...,or.r_cp.r_qf.&bvm=bv.51495398,d.aWM,pv.xjs.s.en_US.M4-36_38X9A.O&biw=1408&bih=680&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&pid=5616455862181292290&oid=108670999800170702672

  21. This wedding bouquet fills the bill ...,or.r_cp.r_qf.&bvm=bv.51495398,d.aWM,pv.xjs.s.en_US.M4-36_38X9A.O&biw=1408&bih=680&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&pid=5598258071175236962&oid=108670999800170702672

  22. The crocus colour in a bookstore sigh in Williamsburgh ...,or.r_cp.r_qf.&bvm=bv.51495398,d.aWM,pv.xjs.s.en_US.M4-36_38X9A.O&biw=1408&bih=680&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&pid=5585289985194155554&oid=108670999800170702672

  23. Lobelia that are crocus-coloured ...,or.r_cp.r_qf.&bvm=bv.51495398,d.aWM,pv.xjs.s.en_US.M4-36_38X9A.O&biw=1408&bih=680&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&pid=5390273351833738962&oid=108670999800170702672

  24. Me in a Seussical wig that matches the colour of the day ...,or.r_cp.r_qf.&bvm=bv.51495398,d.aWM,pv.xjs.s.en_US.M4-36_38X9A.O&biw=1408&bih=680&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&pid=5445289631421138066&oid=108670999800170702672

  25. The colour is crocus (unfortunately, haven't used that one yet in my projects).

  26. The paler purple in this cuzco fabric is a crocus colour.

  27. I spy some crocus colour in the purple and white stripe on this zippy pouch

  28. The colour of the day .....Crocus
    I would pair it with Wild Jasmine with Studio 8

  29. Crocus! I love searching to try to find the names of the fabrics :)

  30. Crocus is today's color. When the crocus blooms it is a sure sign the Spring has arrived!

  31. I say crocus, thanks.
    smjohns63 at yahoo dot com


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