Thursday, June 7, 2012

FQS Bella Parade : Season 2 : Post # 12

Bella Solids Indigo
Today's color is Indigo - it's a fabulous deep blue. I really love this color. It has a richness that most darker blues don't. It's bold and deep, a perfect addition to any quilt!

1. Received! - Down Under Doll Quilt Swap 2, 2. half square triangle + hexagon mini quilt., 3. wonky star pirate quilt., 4. Pillow Talk Swap, donesies!, 5. Swoon Mini, 6. first Swoon block, 7. my postage stamp! :), 8. pretty {little} pouch. round 2., 9. Front DQS 11
Indigo is great to use as a base solid instead of a neutral color, and it's also great when paired up with other blues to add depth as in numbers seven and nine above. I love how it makes those brights pop in the others! I don't know about you, but I'm in love with that little zip pouch that Megan made (number eight). It's too much for me!

Bella Solids indigo:
Andaluca II Fuchsia Moorish:
Bella Solids Platinum:
Michael Miller Baby Sea Dumb Dot:
Children at Play Cotton Navy Dot to Dot
Bespoken Orchid Jacquard:
Grand Hotel Azure Lobby:
Heirloom Indigo Fez:
Bella Solids Boysenberry:
I think indigo pairs well with a variety of other blues, and the addition of a berry or wine colored red kicks it up a bit. It's fun, sweet, and fairly gender neutral. I'd think this color palate would go really well for a nice winter blanket. It doesn't scream spring, but it does convey a really nice comfort effect. 

Today's free motion quilt design is very attainable and is great for newbie quilters. An overall loopy finish is great for a no-nonsense quilt, and it also adds a layer of sweetness to a child's quilt. The loopy pattern is pretty easy since we all have experience writing loopy L's and E's - there's no forgetting what you were doing (which is something that happened when I started stippling). And while it's not that complex it's a great warm up for more complex quilting. A lot of times I'll free motion quilt a couple rows of loops on a scrap before starting on my real design, just to test tension and get back into the groove of quilting. 

Now is the time that you can win your own yard of Indigo! Here's what you have to do to win: 

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. Beautiful color!!! Here are my pins

  2. Here's my board:
    This one will be constantly growing, because I'm in love in indigo this year:)

  3. I'm in again

  4. Love the FMQ pattern ;)

    My board -

  5. I fell in love with all the INdigo that Melinda was using at the retreat with Echo!

  6. Here's my board:

  7. I just finished a quilt this week that uses this colour exclusively for the backing with splashes of it on the front!

  8. Indigo is good :)

    Pinterest Board -

    Pinterest Board -

  11. interesting idea to use this as a background color