Friday, May 05, 2017

the subtle quilt

Welcome to finish up Friday AND the final day of the No Scrap Left Behind blog tour. I appreciate all of the kind comments that were left along the way. It's been fun to finally show the quilts I worked so hard on behind the scenes for months on end. (Secret sewing is not easy!)

Today my friend Amy, of Diary of a Quilter, is sharing her beautiful take on the subtle quilt. Amy and I have been long time blog friends and we've even been quilt market roommates a time or two. I had to chuckle when she picked the subtle quilt, because it seemed like it would be right up her alley. It's fun to see the quilt sewn up in a different color way, too! She's giving away a copy of the book, so be sure to visit her here.

There's so much I could say about this quilt, I don't even know where to start. It's definitely a favorite! In a lot of ways this quilt reminds me of my grandmother. She was a simple, hard-working lady who loved the color red. She was definitely a make-do-and-mend kind of woman. This quilt is an homage to her.
This quilt started out with the idea of making a scrappy Irish chain quilt, but completely scrappy, not focusing on just one color for the chain. This is really embarrassing, but this was the start....
It was a very rocky start, I might add, but I liked the idea too much to let it go. In the book, I shared the process of how I got from the photo, above, to the finished quilt, below. I thought it was important to include a section in the book about what to do when things AREN'T working. (Because I know that that's my reality a lot of times. ha!) Sometimes it's quite a process to get from the initial idea to the finished quilt.... but it's always worth it!
I used up a LOT of scraps for this quilt. Especially my low volume stash. I love that there is so much variety in the patchwork. One could look at it for hours. All of the chain blocks are red and white polka dots. A classic and a favorite. I have a feeling that this quilt will age very well.
Steffani did the beautiful quilting on this one, as well. I chose a simple daisy pattern, which finishes it off quite nicely.
This quilt is a generous twin size...66" x 90", but it would be easy to adapt to almost any size.
 
Today, I'm going to do a giveaway as well! I'm going to be giving away two copies of my new book! One winner, within the US, will receive a hard copy of No Scrap Left Behind. One winner, outside the US, will win a digital copy of the book. If you'd like to win, please leave me a comment in this post. In your comment, I'd love to hear what your favorite color (or combination) is at the moment. Be sure to include whether you are in the US or not, as well as your email address, so I can contact you in case you win. Thank you SO MUCH for celebrating my book release with me. I sure appreciate it!
 
edited to add: the giveaway is now closed. thanks to all who entered!
 
Ok, now it's time to link up your finishes for the week! Thanks for joining me for finish it up Friday!
 

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La Mañosa said...

Wow, I just love this quilt! Really great color combo and the red dot fabric is perfect. It is eye catching and yet soft.

I am always a big fan of blue and it is what I have the most of in my stash. Whenever I shop for fabric, I have to try to talk myself out of buying MORE blue. Lately I have been wanting to use more purple in my quilts. It is remarkably difficult to find good shades of purple. I am really liking purple with yellow or with orange.

Material Girl said...

I just love your quilt. Those red polka dots are very clever and I am a big fan of low volume neutrals for backgrounds. I make lots of scrappy quilts and love the simple, traditional patterns. So timeless and truly charming! I would love to win your book and am in the USA. Thanks for the chance and sharing your work.

Michellesayshi said...

I just finished a tshirt quilt in black and gold (it was the student's high school colors) and I love how it turned out! I also had a variety (50?) of gray shades in there too.

Nancy Lewis said...

I love this quilt and the quilting on it is really great. My favorite colors, right now, is navy and lime green. I am in the US and my email address is lewisnancy54 at gmail dot com.

cranberries said...

Beautiful quilt, my favorite combo right now is pink and turquoise


Judith in US

Unknown said...

I would work with orange!!!

Leslie Kohn said...

For me there is almost always some navy in each quilt I make, with some aqua or light blue thrown in. I also a few other colors, but those blues are almost always in the pile.

I have never made an Irish chain quilt, but would love to try one sometime. This quilt looks like it would be a perfect pattern to try!

(I am in the US)

Denise in PA said...

I love this quilt - the red with the low volumes is fantastic! I'm excited about your book! Sunday Morning Quilts is a favorite of mine. Glad you said "at the moment" LOL because I love ALL the colors! I'm leaning towards a warm palette right now with yellows/oranges/pinks. I'm in the US dlwharpATyahooDOTcom

Quilter said...


Going through a pink and green stage right now...
You have simplified the Irish Chain Quilt for me - think I might
be able to make one now... Love yours..Thanks for all the inspiration.
MaryLou

df722db0-84f5-11e5-abb0-c3833ce7fd88 said...

Currently, I like teal with grey or with orange if I want to wake things up. In the U.S., MjhenrichsATaolDOTcom

Grandma Beth said...

I LOVE your red subtle quilt , and the memory of your Grandma. My color focus would have to be blue- probably aquas. I live in the USA and would love to win your book. You are an inspiration!

Carolyn Jones said...

Beautiful quilt, Irish chain is one of my favorites. Right now I'm working on a small quilt with fabric leftover from the casual style bridesmaids dresses that I made for our daughters wedding. It's a blue and white floral with some green mixed in. A fun little project. I'm in the US

Nancy McClelland said...

I was given a half jelly roll that was mainly different shades of browns and greens. I thought it was too dark. I used a few other colorful strips and a cream background fabric and made a Jacob's Ladder quilt. I love how it turned out. My favorite color is purple and it usually play a significant role in most of my quilts. So this was a change for me. I am in the USA. Loved following along in the blog tour. Thanks so much!

Karen McMahon said...

I really love this quilt. It shows how beautiful simple and scrappy can be. I am not normally a red person, but the last few years I have been loving the red and white quilts. Maybe because there are so many beautiful ones around.

Ginette said...

I absolutely love this quilt! I think my favourite colour combo at the moment is pink and grey although it is very hard to choose. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of your book. I am from Ottawa Canada. ginette.vallieres@rogers.com

mindingmomma said...

My favorite color combination right now is grey and light mint green! Thanks for the chance to win, and way to go!

Mindingmomma at aol dot com

Ann said...

I have loved seeing all the scrap quilts this week. I also love making scrap quilts. I've made several but still seem to have lots of scraps. Looking forward to working on the next one.

Lori Vereide said...

I so look forward to your daily emails! It's a mystery to me because I am such a traditional quilter. I love civil war fabrics and 1930's reproductions, but I also love your cheerful, happy fabrics and designs. I pin most of them! Thanks for your inspiration.

Nancycim said...

I love reds and tans. Your new book is wonderful!

Debbie Lou said...

This has been a great blog tour. I look forward to owning a copy of your new book. I love 2 color quilts. I will have to make one soon. I make mostly scrap quilts, too. Love all the bits and pieces. Thanks for the tour of your new book. My favorite color combo is red with anything. I'm in the US. spoofs@juno.com

Lindsey F. said...

I love this quilt in red and neutrals. I have been enjoying the blog hop about your new book. Cannot wait to have a copy!

Deborah in MN said...

I love this quilt. This is much more appealing than even the traditional Irish Chain, which I have always loved, because of the subtle variations in the negative space between the reds. I think it gives it depth and life.
I live in Minnesota, like you. My favorite color at the moment is red. My e mail is kilkennyrose@yahoo.com. This book is on my wish list, so if I don't win a copy, I'll drop lots of hints to my family for upcoming gift giving occasions.

S Staum said...

Another beautiful quilt! My favorite color combo is turquoise/teal and lime green- And probably always will be! :-)
(USA)

nancy b. said...

Any form of turquoise/teal with any other color! Your new book looks like it was written just for me, scrappy is about all I make anymore. Can't wait to get a copy, especially if I win one! nancy in wyoming at yahoo dot com

Barb said...

Would love to have this book, as my scraps accumulate!
crazeematz@gmail.com

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jenni said...

I love your new book, it's on my Mother's Day list! My current favorite color is light icy pink. jpshirley@ymail.com

MissPat said...

A purple/violet lover here in all its variations from light to dark. I love the variety of your low volume background (even though I resist the term low volume). So much more interesting than plain white/cream or tone on tone.
I'm in the US. pate393ATgmailDOTcom
Pat

ThreadCatcher said...

Love all the red and white polka dot fabrics. My current favorite color combo is blue and yellow. I've enjoyed seeing the different projects in your new book through this blog hop. Congratulations.

Chrysanthemum said...

You've done it now... the Irish chain...is going to be my next quilt... in two colours! I've made several quilts that have a hint of an Irish chain, but never one so denoted to it... simplicity and frugal at the same time... Irish maybe???? ❤️ the blog, looking forward to getting the digital copy/book one way or another☕️😮

cjmont said...

ny favorite color is aqua and anything.

Needled Mom said...

The classic red and white has always been my favorite too. I love that you used the polka dots throughout. I'm in the US.

Sandra said...

Long time blog follower, new quilter. I love your work! Right now, I'm really liking rainbow quilts, all bright and happy colors! (I'm in the US, esandraATgmail)

Sage Drake said...

I'm loving pink + orange at the moment, but I would make this quilt using my stash of floral prints! Its' beautiful! i'm in the US :) sage.drake22@gmail.com.

Hedy Hahn said...

I have made 3 Single Irish Chain quilts and I absolutely have wanted to make a scrappy one like yours. My first quilt I made was red and white and I adore it. My favorite color is anything bright! I don't care for anything very dull and if my favorite is bright, then I love it. I think that kind of kills black and grays and white, though I do use them a lot as background. But bright lime, yellow, red and orange and green turn me on.

Quilter Kathy said...

I am loving red and white at the moment. Probably because it's Canada's 150th birthday so everything is red and white here this year. I have 3 red and white quilts on the go and really enjoying them!

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

lol Purple is my favorite color! I'm in the us. If I don't win, I'll ask my husband for the book for Mother's Day:)

elively said...

My favorite color is blue and for combination I have to go with blue and yellow!
I really liked your first book so I can't wait to get my hands on this one! Mother's Day is coming........
I live in the US.
Ellie

Robin Iorio said...

I am in love with your scrappy, red chain quilt! Currently, I am finally using up some of my oldest precuts. I did just finish up a KING size lone star quilt in ORANGE! This was a project very outside my comfort zone as far as color but it turned out great! I know you use "ugly" scraps with good effect so was inspired! Thanks for the nudge!

Regina said...

My favorite color is blue, always has been. I LOVE every tone, hue, shade, tint, and incarnation of that lovely color!

CandyR said...

I love this quilt and I love your blog! I'm thinking I need to make this quilt as you did in red polka dots cuz I also LOVE polka dots! Thank you for all the inspiration over the years!

Amy said...

I have really enjoyed this book hop. Each of the quilts speaks to me in so many different ways. Thank you for sharing your ideas. My currently color combination is turquoise, orange, and eggshell. The binding went on last night! Now to sew it down.

Unknown said...

I've been busy lately making baby things for my new granddaughter, so my colors have been gray, aqua, and yellow, and white. I have so many leftovers in these colors I could really use a copy of your book!

Vicki said...

I love every quilt in your book! I'm really using a lot of navy right now, but this Irish Chain has me dreaming of reds! A good color as our Nevada temps approach triple digits! :)

Tina said...

Your quilt is just beautiful! I've been loving red and white quilts lately and I love that your scrappy red quilt has low volume lighter colored fabrics rather than just plain white which really adds interest and creativity to your quilt. Yup - it's definitely red and white! Thanks for the generous giveaway. I live in the US and my email address is tfitzleahy at sbcglobal dot net

Rosyquilter said...

Love to use turquoise but really want to "use up" some of my scraps that are overflowing their bins. Your idea of a constant low volume but lots of variety is inspiring as is the great picture of the finished quilt so that we can see the quilt pattern used on it.

Deborah Hillyer said...

This is a beautiful quilt. Red and green quilts remain my all time favorite color way.

Deb E said...

Blue & yellow always make me happy. I love just about all colors (not especially fond of gray, but I use it anyway). Blue & yellow are always a great combination. Thank you for the opportunity to win -- I've had my eye on your book for a while now! Deb E / Oregon mdenders@msn.com

Vicki H said...

I have enjoyed the book tour. I seem to use green a lot.

Barbara D said...

My very favorite color is purple and I adore purple with chartreuse or olive. There have been so many lovely projects made from your book! I've enjoyed the blog hop very much!

Lindi Wood said...

I have so enjoyed your blog tour -- both to see your secret sewing and to see what your friends have done with the patterns. I've also found a few new blogs to subscribe to, so it's been a win all around. Still and all, I have to say, you saved the best for last. This quilt is a stunner! Thank you so much for all the inspiration!

sansuey said...

That quilt just fills me with WANT! I love red and textile prints--looking at those squares pleases me, but I also know if I attempted it the squares would never all line up neatly!

Ladybug Ltd said...

WOW-- looking at your quilt --- it is tantalizing. I love red/white polka dots -- reminds me of ladybugs. I LOVE ladybugs, even named my beagle pup Ladybug plus everything I make has a tiny ladybug tag sewn in a corner. But, I also want to make one for my daughter. Her new living room accent color is sea blue aqua & tan. The whole family loves to snuggle under a throw to watch tv. So I guess my favorite color is not red but POLKA DOT/RED. Thanks for change to enter drawing. In fact the picture I think that will show IS Ms Ladybug at 17 yrs of age. She's gone now.

Carlene said...

I just attended a retreat and Bonnie Hunter (the Queen of scrappy) was our guest and while there we made on of her quilts. Well as I was gathering scraps for that quilt, I just kept coming back to turquoise. It is funny because the quilt before that had turquoise in it also. I'm thinking that I am really being drawn to and liking that color this year so far. Congratulations on your book!!! I love what I have seen of it and can't wait to get a copy of it!! canbesweet@aol.com

u keep sewing said...

Greetings, Thanks for the chance at this grand giveaway! Love red and white quilts. Also love the civil war reproduction colors.
I live in Montana (the big sky state) USA.

Sheri said...

Oh I truly adore your reds and low volume Irish chain quilt, so for now I must choose red as my favorite, but isnt it wonderful we have a rainbow of options and can change our minds frequently!!! I visited Amy and saw her blue version which is great to see another colorway!! I am in the U.S. My email is sunshineinthattic@yahoo.com (sunshine in the attic). Thanks for a chance to win your fabulous book!

Unknown said...

I love your quilt. This book is definitely on my wish list. Color combinations -- hard decision! I love the colors in this quilt. I have worked with red and white lately since we now live in Tuscaloosa, AL, and we have a granddaughter who will graduate from the University of Alabama this summer. I also have a redwork UFO. So I guess I will say red and white. I also would like to make a red and tan quilt some day. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

Debbie said...

Red and white are a favorite combo. This year I seem to be in love with purple though! Love the quilting on this, as I am on the hunt for design for a 9 patch waiting the stitches. Love scrappy so I will look for your book!

Nouli said...

Greetings from Greece!
My favorite color is blue of seas and sky!
I'm a novice self-taught in quilting, inspiration from your blog is a great help. noulinaki@gmail.com

Heather said...

I have really enjoyed your blog hop! Congrats and good luck with your book - the quilts are gorgeous! Favorite color combos?....pink/green/neutral and two color quilts are my go-tos.
Gunterheather at yahoo dot com

QuilterGabrielle said...

Hi! I live in Mexico. I don't have favorite color combos but am currently finishing a baby quilt in salmon, grey, pinks and white for my 1st granddaughter? Thank you. I enjoy your posts.

quiltzyx said...

The Irish Chain is one of my go-to quilts & it's lovely to see yours in scrappy reds and pales.

Currently my favorite color combo is, hmmm, blue & black. I love black backgrounds!

Elizabeth said...

Would love to win your book and be able to make some beautiful quilts with my scraps. Elish47@aol.com

judys said...

couldn't be any better colors for me! Love red, love polka dots!!

Judy said...

I'm pretty much a multi-color lover, but I've been enthralled with some of the red and white and/or blue and white quilts I've seen lately. I really want to make one... USA

Mary Thomas said...

I have so enjoyed this blog-a-long! As a new quilter it has been especially useful to see scrap management before mine gets out of hand. I'm in a Grey/black/charcoal/white phase with dashes of blue right now which is odd since I'm an autumn chick all the way. Skipped the goth phase in my youth and it's coming out now I suppose.

Thanks for the effort of the beautiful book! Such a treasure.

Lynda said...

I am really tired of using white for a background - am currently using a Kona Sapphire and it is working so much better....love using grays of all shades as well.

LaDawn Dalley said...

I love just about any color combination! But truly scrappy is my favorite.
I was looking through your book with much interest at the fabric store the other day. I love it!

Dawn C said...

I love red too! I'm in the US.

Marsha said...

I really want to make a blue and white quilt from scraps. This looks like the perfect choice. I'm in the US.

Whitney M said...

Right now I'm loving grays and yellows with some red thrown in! Our move countdown is on and sadly the first thing packed was my sewing stuff! Thank you for all the inspiration while I can't sew!

Arita said...

Love your irish chain quilt....before I saw your pic of the scrappy one I was thinking of doing one like that....I agree scrappy in two colours is much better. Congrats on the great book.

Kay Vanatta said...

I always lean toward blues and greens and anything in between..... but that said.... I LOVE scrappy.. and I LOVE color... and just seeing the red & neutral Irish Chain has me wanting to make THAT one! I can't wait to see your new book - congratulations!

Charlotte Key said...

Purple and lime green for me. I am in the great state of Washington.

Happyme said...

My favorite color combination right now is hot pink and bright orange...there is something about that combination that just sings to me :). Thanks for the chance to win your fabulous book. I live in the U.S.A.

fwJIquilter said...

I was usually a blue girl, but have been spreading out to greens and yellows. Hard to say where I'll end up.

OhioLori said...

Love your Quilt!! & thank you for chance to win your Awesome book!! :D

Right now, my favorite combo is Blues & Yellows :)

jrwork said...

I am in the US, and my favorite combination right now has been blue/low volume. I think you have inspired me to start the irish chain! Thanks for the giveaway too :)

Dyann Cox said...

I seem to be drawn to orange right now, I'm not sure why. I LOVE scrappy anything, it makes me happy and warm at the same time. I really enjoy your blog and am inspired by your projects and and scrappy style. Thank you for this lovely book.

Anja said...

It has always been yellow for me, but at the moment I really like a bright green as well. Looks like a great book. Congratulations.

Diane Beavers said...

Suddenly I'm in love with Blue and White.
Thank you for the most fun Blog Tour and for including some advice in the book "when things don't go right" . It's then I usually toss that project in storage container for a bit.

bluestarof2(at)yahoo(dot)com

Michelle said...

Ooh I love this quilt so much... it has definitely been added to my list of must makes!
I would love to win a copy of you book way down here in little NZ!

Barb said...

I just finished a strip fabric tote bag with some beautiful blues--really like it. I am from Nebraska.
bjkaup(at)abbnebraska(dot)(com)

bumblebee53 said...

This is my absolute favorite! i love how you tied it together with the red polka dot "chains" and the low volume lights, and use of prints! So lovely, and so much improved over the start. This is easy on the eyes, even with a lot of red, and it has that "old timey Grandma" feel, while still being modern. I think our grannies were a lot more "modern" than they're given credit for. LOVE LOVE this quilt!

Gill said...

Navy and green!

Linda McLeay said...

Hello from New Zealand. I'm loving pink and orange combination at the moment.

Sunanda said...

I would love to do this in greens and blues with low volume background (and a few squares of purple.) That is my go to color way--though I am trying to branch out.

Nancy in IN said...

I love reds, the blue side of red. USA

Becki @ the beach said...

My favorite color is orange but I've been using a lot of turquoise lately.
I love this quilt of yours, red is the new neutral!
Thanks for sharing
Becki, caltexgal@aol.com

Sandal said...

I love quilts featuring red! But right now I am working on using up blues as they seem to have over run my stash. This is a great quilt for using up a color way in a scrappy fashion! Your book is full of wonderful and beautiful creations! Sandalkeeffe@gmail.com

WanakaJules said...

Teals. And coral. Love 'em!

Carrie said...

I am loving gray lately. I use it as my neutral! It doesn't show near as much dirt from kids and dogs as white does, so bonus points!
carriezacc@gmail.com

Quiltingwiththefarmerswife said...

I'm in theUS and have been hooked on feed sack material from the 1930 thru 1950 s for a couple of years. For many years, most of my quilts had a strong presence of pink. Now I use all colors. No favorites...just a scrappy feel. Thank you for including me in your drawing. Patty cmcdonald-44@hotmail.com

jsells said...

Beautiful quilt! Love the red with white polkadots. I am obsessed with polkadots these days. All colors.

Ellie G said...

I love red and white quilts! They have always caught my eye and made me smile. I'm collecting reds to make a new one now with this pattern. I pre-ordered your book and I'm slowly enjoying, reading, looking, enjoying and learning from it. Thank you so much for this treasured book. If I win the book, I will give it to a young woman who calls on me for quilting advise. It will serve her well.

Lee said...

Amanda, I am just commenting to say how much I adore each and every one of these quilts! I have entered a bunch of the giveaways, but couldn't wait any longer and just ordered my own copy five minutes ago! It will be such a pleasure to read it cover to cover and savor the images and your words. I'll definitely begin one of the projects soon! Congratulations on such a treasured publication!!

coastal gray said...

Green, I love how it can lean toward the blue or yellow side... its fresh, I'd like to make a quilt where it is dominant... yes, in the US at pam.sadler@sbcglobal.net

Anne Eicher said...

My next non-scrap quilt is going to be Kona snow, flamingo and dusty peach with possibly a little ice frappe thrown in! :) I'm currently trying to use up scraps... This scrappy irish chain is definitely on my to do list! LOVE it!!! (Florida quilter here)

Marsha said...

My favorite color way is green. It goes with anything.

Debbie said...

Red and white. Classic and clean but it seems like e dry time I make one some one claims it !!! Drhodes9@cox.net

Anne / Springleaf Studios said...

I think the idea of including what doesn't work is a brilliant idea to have included in your book. Love how the scrappy red turned out. It's a great design. My go to color is green but I am also drawn to using analogous colors a lot in my quilting.

Bonnie said...

I do love the color red in quilts and especially the Irish Chain! I made a red and cream Irish chain two years ago and as I was working on it, I didn't care for it at all. However, I persevered and now that it's finished, quilted and bound, it's one of my favorites and I'm so glad I finished it. One of the things I like about your Irish Chain is the pastel blues scattered throughout. Even though I love red, I'm weak when it comes to pastels! Your quilt caught my eye immediately because I saw a combination of two of my favorites....red and white, and pastels!

Diane said...

I've always been a blue/green fan.

Southern Gal said...

I love the red polka dot fabrics. Beautiful! I always love red with aqua or yellow with gray.

Anita said...

My favorite colors are red and white. Two color quilts are just stunning.
Anita in the US
acdiller@verizon.net

Dorothy Swift said...

This is a great quilt! I love the spontaneity and subtlety of the lights contrasting with the reds.
My current favorite combination I plan to work with is a green-yellow-pink combo.
I am in the USA

Jackie Papallo said...

Amanda congratulations on your new book! I have loved every project I've seen from it's pages and I can't wait to get my own copy. I'm a huge Sunday Morning fan and I think I have every one of your patterns. I enjoy your work very much. I'm all about lime green and love to use it in my quilts. Atlanta quilt girl right here.

Crickett said...

Love the Irish chain! I've been collecting 2.5" squares from my scraps to make one of these ..... someday!

My fave color combo is anything with PINK! I've also just made a 2-fabric Bargello and have developed a healthy love of ombre fabrics!

Wendy said...

Thanks for this opportunity. Wendy

Cynthia Knapp said...

Very pretty quilt! My favorite quilt colors right now are Orange and white. Thanks for all the inspiration you provide us. cknapp3626(at)sbcglobal (dot)net. Oklahoma, USA

momhulk said...

I like reds and off whites, but I also like blues and off whites.

pennylanequilts said...

I keep going back to aqua and orange variations. I love your red polka dots and low volume combo for a nice clean look.USA

Quilt Knightly said...

I think I might be in love with your book. I need your book. As for colours? I love the red in the original Subtle but would also enjoy a grey version, I think. With yellow binding, maybe.

Cher Merriman said...

This quilt is so beautiful and classic, and somehow speaks comfort to me. My favourite colour is green but I love turquoise/teal combos with gray or cream. And black and white is always a winner. One day I will make something completely scrappy; you inspire me to give it a try!
Cher in Canada

Little Love Stitches said...

I live in the US and I really love a red and turquoise combo or pink and turquoise. It makes me happy and is so cheerful looking. I am so thankful for all your hard work and hope your book is a great success. You have definitely inspired me to use all my scraps in a beautiful way.

Janice Holton said...

My favorite color combination is red with just about anything! I'm coveting this quilt pretty bad. :)

Barley h said...

I am in the United states. My all time favorite colors in quilts are blue and white. However right now I am in green phase.

RainbowSpinner said...

I love scrappy quilts. I am working on a Rainbow Irish Chain at the moment. I live in Australia. xox

Mary Howland said...

One color - I don't think that's possible for me to choose. I guess I'll choose green as I like all shades of spgreen.

Lesley said...

Love the idea and the low volume scraps. I love the green to blue spectrum but it is good to get out of your comfort zone sometimes isn't it? I don't use red a lot but I like it in your quilt.

mac said...

I am gathering blue and orange fabrics for a triangle quilt. Love the scrappy Irish chain. Australia

Sara said...

I can't decide, I'm all over the place colorwise, but green would certainly be in there, maybe with pink, maybe with yellow (or both). At the moment I'm saving 3inch squares in all colors to make the just squares quilt from Sunday Morning Quilts, but I haven't decided what background to use yet. I don't have tons of scraps, so I'll be buying a solid for that. Maybe white, maybe a purplish gray, maybe a jeansy blue. I'm in Belgium.

Barb Neiwert said...

I'm liking blues and purples right now. Not very spring/summerish, but delicious nonetheless!

Susie Q said...

I am thinking on the red dots in various sizes.... cool. My current colors are butterscotch and indigo - guess that pegs me as repro... but the pattern is timeless. Count me in... pbxmimiAThotmailDOTcom.

Debbie Clark said...

Beautiful quilt!! My favorite colors together are blues and pinks; however right now I can't get enough grays in my quilts. Congratulations on your new book! Reside in the US.
debclark2911@gmail.com

Debbie Clark said...

Beautiful quilt!! My favorite colors together are blues and pinks; however right now I can't get enough grays in my quilts. Congratulations on your new book! Reside in the US.
debclark2911@gmail.com

Debbie Clark said...

Beautiful quilt!! My favorite colors together are blues and pinks; however right now I can't get enough grays in my quilts. Congratulations on your new book! Reside in the US.
debclark2911@gmail.com

Jerry and Pat said...

Right now my color seems to be purple and greens.

Annette Ellis said...

I am loving navy and white right now. Your use of red and white are just stunning. I love to know you included a oh no section in your book. I am sure all of us quilters have been there. I am wanting to make an Irish chain, your quilt has inspired me. I live in United States. Thanks for the chance to win your book.

vkh6210 said...

I love purple and gray. Blue and white is a close second. This book sounds amazing. Thank you for a great giveaway. I am in the U.S. vkh6210 at gmail dot com

Lawrie said...

I live in Australia and enjoy using the bright colours from nature in my work. I especially like to use yellow as an accent to add interest.It always makes me feel happy.
Great job with the book and the interesting ways to work scrappy.

Huckleberry stitches said...

It's funny, I really started thinking which color is my absolute favorite and can never narrow it down to just one. Then I really started diggin real deep and discovered I am a seasonal favorite color gal.....so it goes like this......winter, it's Blue, Spring it's Orange, summer it's Red, and fall is auburn. So those are my favorite color according to which season I am in. So for today, Orange has it!
Love the book!

Lisa Boyer said...

All of your quilts are so happy and beautiful. Thanks for sharing your process--interesting to see that you reject some prototypes, too! Congrats on your gorgeous new book. My favorite color combo right now is purple, aqua and green...and all those intermediate shades on the cool side of the color wheel.

AmandaA said...

I love the idea of using red for the chain in this quilt. I think my favourite colour changes - but it's probably blue or aqua.

greeneyed girl said...

This quilt is gorgeous! I love light aqua and grey. I am in the USA.

Rinda said...

I love low volume quilt, i like sky blue with yellow on quilt. The Irish Chain that you sewn is pretty!
I do hope i will win your ebook #fingerscrossed

Elizabeth V. said...

Your quilt is lovely! Reading your connection to the red made me think of my grandmothers. I love that something as simple as a color can stir up those memories. I am loving blue and white just now (well, if we're being honest I love it pretty much always!). Congratulations on your book and thanks for offering the great prize!

dian said...

Your newest book looks amazing. I do really love the final draft of your version of the red and neutrals Irish chain. What a great use of scraps. I am confident that my grandaughter could use this idea to create her first quilt because of the simple sewing. Your book is a clear direction scheme for beginner as well as advanced sewists. Love it so much. gdavidhoffmanatyahoodotcom

Jean said...

I love the color green, but for a quilt I really love blue and white. It just feels so classic (like red and white, too). I live in Canada.

Sandy B. said...

Love your quilt! I would love to do one using mustard colored yellows!

Mary Ann said...

I am all over the place with color right now. I am working on a navy/white quilt with little sparkles of gold fabric in the washing squares.survivor972002@midco.net......I live in North Dakota...

Lori Nicholas said...

Blue and white is my favorite. I love all color combinations, but always seem to gravitate back to this age-old combo. Having said that, I feel compelled to give a try to red and white after seeing this wonderful quilt. So fun and cheerful. Looks like it would be perfect for cuddling up and reading a book, napping, watching movies and munching popcorn, family room picnics, dining room table forts, etc - definite a go-to for all occasions. Thanks for sharing your creativity and a chance to win your second book. I live in the US - Paducah, KY.

Mary at Fleur de Lis Quilts said...

Love your first book and can't wait for my copy of No Scraps! My favorite color combo is classic red and white but I'm thinking of an Irish Chain in red and scrappy neutrals. I'm a Louisiana girl (so USA) who loves everything about quilting.
Thanks for the fun this week and for the giveaway. Good luck to everyone!

stitchesoftime.com said...

Hello Amanda I love turquoise and pink together as those are the colours of my craft room so seeing them together always makes me happy. I love the look at the Irish Chain and the red and white dots are gorgeous. I would love to win a copy of your book, I am in the UK and my e-mail address is alisonmryan@yahoo.co.uk
Thanks very much
Alison

linda rose said...

Beautiful quilt. I have always been drawn to the red/turquoise colors. The red really pops! I'm in the US. sewhappilyeverafter at gmail dot com

Dawn F said...

I haven't quilted much with red fabric, but really love it! I have never tried an Irish Chain either, and I think I would learn a lot from this book. My favorite color combo right now is green and blue. I am in the US.

Kay in NJ said...

I believe that I just might follow your lead and do this up with my favorite greens in the chains. Congratulations on your book.
kaylfordsollimo@gmail.com

Momma Steele said...

Love your take on the Irish chain. I've seen it done so many ways, and I'd love to make each one. Lately I've been working with bright turquoise, pink and yellow. Such a fun combination!!

Janell Stoeger said...

Purple is my new black---I try to sneak it into every quilt I make. . .

Anda Wolk said...

I am a resident of beautiful Ontario, Canada who loves the combination of blue and yellow broken up with some white.....

the girlfriend gap said...

It is a toss up between blue and white and red and white. Janita

Jfb said...

Love this quilt , live in Dubai so your book will not be out here for months so will give me time to cut stash up !! My fav Colour ways purple n green jillbaileydubs16@gmail.com

Nancy said...

I love this quilt, especially that there aren't any blank white squares, just more smaller, subtly printed squares. I need to read the section about this quilt in your book and how you moved from your original idea. It happens to me a lot that what I thought would be great turns out not to be so great.

My favorite colors just now are red and brown.

Thanks for offering the giveaway and sharing your quilt.

Marlyn Anderson said...

I love teal and purple. All rainbow colors actually though, too. I'd love to win your book.

Sarah said...

I'm knee deep in yellow while working on an all yellow trip around the world quilt. Im not a huge fan of that color but I do like the way it's turning out.

Deborah Simich said...

What a great quilt - using one color for the chain was perfect. It is so inspiring to see that you tried something (mixed patch chain), it didn't work, and you moved on and found something that did! It is the "moving on" that is key! Thank you for putting together this awesome scrap book.

pam said...

red and mint at the moment. Working on a Christmas quilt. Thank you Amanda Jean. This has been a fun blog hop. Congrats on the new book.
Pam in Illinois
sydneybeanpug at gmail dot com

jann said...

My favorite color is green...and I haven't really made a green quilt yet! I may start with yours....I loved seeing all the scraps used in your backgrounds. Congratulations on the new book!

jann in Washington, USA

PegP said...

Love the red and white. Right now I see to be in a rainbow frame of mind.

Susi said...

My favorite combo is Blue and White - - but I have to say this Red and White Quilt is really lovely - I also love polka dots!
Have a blessed day,

LynneP said...

Love this scrappy quilt. I'm putting it on my "to make" list! Perhaps I'll use purples....
I'm in the US. Thanks for the chance to win your book!
jlpfefferATgmailDOTcom

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