Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Winner, Tips and No-Replys

The Quilting Gallery hop winner of my giveaway is....
Mr. Random drew #10
Marla over at Marla's Crafts blog
and she said...

She won...6 Patterns and can now work on 
following those directions!  

Thanks to each of you who left me a comment.  
I responded to all that had an email...
There were lots of NO-REPLY bloggers, sew if
you didn't get a response from me...that is why.

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My question for comments was...
What is your biggest challenge when using a pattern?

  "selecting colors/fabrics"  was the most common answer!

Sew here are my suggestions.

If you select color and fabrics you love...it usually works out! Look in your closet...it is full of colors you love together!  

Walk into a store full of color....like "Pier One Imports" 
What colors are calling out to you?   What do you look at first!

Find a pattern you like, make a single block with different colors/fabrics. Turn the blocks into "mug rugs". 

Go to a LQS and ask the owners if you can pull fabrics to play with color and prints.  And if you need opinions...they will certainly help out there. But, just remember its your opinion that counts.   

Sign up to get catalogs from on-line fabric stores.  They have great groupings of fabrics.  

Get on PINTEREST...Search for "color combinations"...you will be amazed!  I have a board called "Crayon Box" where you'll see some beautiful combos like this...

Check out ETSY for scrap bags.   Lots of quilters sell their scraps and you can create blocks using the scraps.   I'll have some coming soon to my Esty Shop.   But for now, you can check out my fabrics, kwilts and bags to see what I've put together for some fun color combinations.   

I hope you enjoyed the hop and will come back to see me soon!
Till then may all your Pleasures be Kwilty!   


  1. What a great hint. I don't think I have too much problem with color but hitting Etsy for scraps. Also congratulations Marla!

  2. Thanks for the tips Kathy! Love the new look of your blog.

  3. Congratulations to Marla. Thank you for hosting the giveaway. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family

  4. I love your Crayon Box board - thanks for linking to it! One of the best things about quilting is playing with color I think.


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