Monday, May 28, 2012

FQS Bella Parade : Season 2 : Post # 5

Bella Solids: Off White
Today's color of the day is Off White! It's a great neutral solid - for those times when you don't want the starkness of a true white. Off white is perfect for sashing and using as a base for all your beautiful colors. It really makes any color pop!

1. keychain 6, 2. 57.365, 3. Nametag, 4. clamshell pillow, 5. Traveling Quilts!! :D, 6. Washi Pillow, 7.Baby Brown and Turquoise, 8. Crop Circle Quilt - WIP, 9. Finished PTS7
Here are some excellent examples of off white. In the top row it's paired with some sweet pinks for a soft look. Then adding in some bold colors like in Jeni's name tag and Elaine's pillow - perfection! It can be paired with any color of the rainbow and still look perfect! Oh and check out that quilti there! I love it so much I might have to give it a try!

Off white makes a perfect backdrop for bright and bold color, and it looks great with other neutrals.

Here is a delicious bundle of fabrics that would look great with off white. Notice that some of the fabrics have colors on a slightly off white background!

I really love off white with a nice pink. I paired it with Bella 30's Pink (which is pretty fabulous on it's own), with a neutral off white dot, and a couple of the warm colored Heirloom prints by Joel Dewberry. I'm really loving this combination!

Here's our free motion quilt design of the day - I don't know what to call this, but I was going for a stretched out stipple effect, channeling the way that sand would collect along a beach. If you're already stippling give it a try! I love the variation here. I would use it for an overall effect on a whole quilt. It's so quick and easy too! 

Now, are you ready to win a yard of off white?? Here are the rules:

1. Create a pinboard with the name "FQS Bella Parade : Season 2"
2. Pin at least one image with the "Color of the Day" onto the board. The image has to be sewing related. Notions, sewing rooms, finished products anything.
3. Leave a comment with a link to your board.
4. The winners will be selected randomly and announced in the weekend giveaway post.
5. All entries will qualify to win the Bella Solids 2012 Fat Quarter Bundle in the weekly giveaway.
6. Pin it! And you could win it!


  1. I like to use off white when I do embroidery :

  2. I buy off white by the bolt, it's so useful.

  3. I love using white for backgrounds, it really makes other colours "pop!".

  4. I also love to use white for my quilts:

  5. An all time favourite!


  7. This is a really interesting quilting design! I'm going to have to try it out.

  8. white is such a great basic, here is my board!

  9. What a lovely bundle you've chosen! Here's my board:

  10. Love white :)
    My board -