Monday, June 18, 2012

FQS Bella Parade : Season 2 : Post # 17

Bella Solids Strawberry
Today's color is strawberry!! I have to say this is one of my favorites of the new bella solids (have I said that before? I have a lot of favorites). Strawberry is a bright cheery warm pinkish red. It's great to add a nice summertime feel to any project.

Bella Solids Strawberry
1the brood, 2. saturday afternoon, 3. DQS11 - more progress, 4. party napkin quilt, 5. trip around the world quilt - b, 6. Untitled, 7. August Stitch Along in Progress, 8. Fairy Tale Quilt: Block 5, 9. pink mod mosaic block for donna
Here are some fantastic examples of strawberry in use. As you can see it fares well with both pinks and oranges as well as a huge variety of other colors! Check out the beauty of those english paper pieced flowers (photo 1) by "yummy lavender" on flickr, and how fabulous is strawberry paired with orange blue and grey in Amy's log cabins in photo 3! I also love a good color story like pictures 4 and 7 - sticking with pinks, reds and oranges shows makes the colors really shine!!

Bella Solids Strawberry:
Andalucia II Turquoise Moorish Tile:
Sketch Coral Screen Texture:
Hello Luscious Rosemary Grunge:
Bella Solids Chartreuse:
Curious Nature Silver Dimitri Vine:
Cabana Blooms Gray Flower Dot:
Bespoken Citrus Stitchery:
Bella Solids Turquoise:
I'd really love to own this bundle of fabrics. I could say that twice too - it's so fun and cheerful and happy! Pairing strawberry with a coral sketch, a bit of a grunge, a pop of yellow grey and a tad bit of blue - it's perfection!

For my FMQ design of the day I chose to do some large open flowers - which I always love to add onto a quilt to quilt the label onto (I usually FMQ the recipient's name, my name, and the year inside the oval part). Once I had that part done it still looked a little too loosely quilted for me - so I added some loopy hearts and cursive words - "love" and "hope" that go around all the flowers. This is an example of using several techniques of FMQ in one project. You don't have to feel limited to one style, and you don't have to be afraid to go back and add to it later! 

Now would you like a chance to win some Strawberry?? To win one yard of Bella Solids Strawberry here's what you'll need to do:

Rules & Regulations :
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. That was a tough one, I think the colours on my monitor are out...

    I missed the winners announcement at the weekend, was it on Shruti's blog?

  2. Here's my board:
    I got this beautiful pillow from my swap partner in PTS7.

  3. Another my favorite color :)

  4. Yummy!

    Pinterest Board -

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  7. Yummy color - I can't believe it that I didn't use it so far!
    Here's my board:

  8. I love all of the projects you found photos of to show, and the fabrics that you pulled together, too. The little flowers you quilted are adorable, too.

  9. Here are my pins:

  10. I made my board!

  11. Strawberry goes great with green!

  12. Another fresh colour!

  13. nice color!

  14. fun coordinating fabrics today Em!