Tuesday, June 12, 2012

FQS Bella Parade : Season 2 : Post # 14

Bella Solids Mauve
Today's color of the day is Mauve! I'm really impressed with this one because aside from anything else, it's great to see some purple colors available! For a while it had been quite hard to find anything but a stark, harsh purple - but not anymore! This mauve is really a great color!

Bella Solids Mauve
1. For the love of solids swap, 2. Ula Lenz star, 3. OShinyBee: HSTs for Kelly, Twelve Triangles, 4.FTLOS sent, 5. DHWQ Week 49 - Star Jumps, 6. Doll Quilt Swap 12 Received, 7. This should be in someone's mailbox very soon. @bijoulovely I promise it's straight; I guess I took this at an angle. Blog post soon., 8. New Wave Front, 9. dqs11

See, doesn't it look fabulous! We have free reign to use pretty mauve with every project! Look how perfectly Elaine (photo 4) has paired it with aqua and other purples  - it really makes those colors shine! The use of a bright or mustardy yellow really adds a lot to it too, such as Jane (photo 5) and Raven (photo 8) did. And don't get me started on Jen's wonky star quilt - it's the perfect mix of organized chaos - and it surely must have been intended for me!

Bella Solids Mauve: www.fatquartershop.com/store/stores_app/Browse_Item_Detai...
Bella Solids Eggplant: www.fatquartershop.com/store/stores_app/Browse_Item_Detai...
Bella Solids Plum: www.fatquartershop.com/store/stores_app/Browse_Item_Detai...
Kaffe Fassett Collective Charcoal Spot:www.fatquartershop.com/store/stores_app/Browse_Item_Detai...
Kaffe Fassett Collective Pink Wrinkle: www.fatquartershop.com/store/stores_app/Browse_Item_Detai...
Lanikai Aqua Stained Glass: www.fatquartershop.com/store/stores_app/Browse_Item_Detai...
Nightshade Absinthe Coven Yardage:www.fatquartershop.com/store/stores_app/Browse_Item_Detai...
Nightshade Evening Raven Lace: www.fatquartershop.com/store/stores_app/Browse_Item_Detai...
Reunion Ink Nora's News: www.fatquartershop.com/store/stores_app/Browse_Item_Detai...
Now for a look at some fabrics that go well with Mauve. I'm very impressed at how nicely this bundle pulled together. Mauve blends really well with Tula Pink's new Nightshade line - it's got the same richness to it - deep and mysterious! Any yet you add a bit of a pink and orange zebra stripe and it's somehow more lighthearted! I paired some other solids (eggplant and plum) as well as some more whimsy black and white - with a touch of aqua. It works. I'm actually a bit surprised at how well mauve plays with all these other fabrics!

Here's my FMQ design of the day! This is one of my all time favorite random FMQ styles. I picked it up from Dana, after chatting with her at the Sewing Summit last year. While I usually add these loopy hearts along with a meandering stipple and/or some FMQ'd words, they're pretty sweet in rows all on their own! Give it a try and don't worry if you're a little wobbly at first! :) 

Now for the giveaway! Who wants a yard of Bella Solids Mauve??? Here's what to do to win one:

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. Here's my table runner: http://pinterest.com/shapemoth/fqs-bella-parade-season-2/

  2. As long as it is not paired with forrest green LOL http://pinterest.com/colleen_yarnell/fqs-bella-parade-season-2/

  3. I love purple http://pinterest.com/chunkybunny/fqs-bella-parade-season-2/

  4. Lovely color.
    Here are my board: http://pinterest.com/debuko/fqs-bella-parade-season-2/

  5. Love this color.
    Here is my board - http://pinterest.com/hueisei/fqs-bella-parade-season-2/

  6. I love this color too! But I've noticed that it isn't so popular among quilters:(
    Here's my board: http://pinterest.com/juliannapl/fqs-bella-parade-season-2-mauve/



  8. I found some fun mauve fabric! http://pinterest.com/pin/33706697181614613/

  9. I found a couple of gorgeous quilts using this colour!


  10. great greyish purple. http://pinterest.com/amidrex/fqs-bella-parade-season-2/

  11. I'm a little behind this week in searching out my colors, but here's my link....


  12. love the heart quilting :)