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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Carie @ Space for the Butterflies said...

It has to be blue and gold for me - I can accept an extra colour or two into the mix but sky and sunshine is where my heart lies!!

Debbie said...

I seem to be in a turquoise mood. After quilting for 8 years I made a quilt for ME:) With all the scraps I made a wall quilt for my quilting room. I would love a copy of your book. Dlee822@gmail.com

The Cozy Quilter said...

I love red and white quilts. The polka dots are perfect. Thanks for this great blog tour to celebrate your book. I just finished my third vortex quilt and have another one started with leftovers from this one...sort of like a sourdough starter....I feed it and it eventually gets made into something.

The Cozy Quilter said...

Forgot to tell you my favourite colour is orange

Elin McCall said...

I like bright colors and especially magenta.

Lauren said...

Right now I'm playing with ideas for a rainbow quilt so I can use ALL my scraps...daunting, but I'm excited!

Alison said...

I am loving orange right now! I think its an underappreciated color.

April said...

I've been in a purple or lime green mood for color lately, not necessarily together. Love the red and neutral quilt! And her blue and neutral version was pretty too!
I'm in the US - aprilspolnicki{AT}gmail{DOT}com

Chris said...

I really like this quilt. There's something very satisfying about simply piecing together squares of the same size. Right now, bright happy colors and combinations are keeping my spirits up. We're in Idaho.

Sylvia said...

I love blue! It is my safe place! I am in the USA, thanks for the chance to win a copy of your book.

Teri said...

I am still stuck on red and Aqua. I used that basic scheme to decorate our beach house and haven't wavered yet!

Dondi Murdock said...

I am loving turquoise in anything. I have always liked it but in recent years, It has grown into a mania. Even if I don't win a copy, I will buy one. I love this red quilt too much to let it get away. Imagine it in turquoise...

Geoff said...

i fell in love with the color combo of a stack of tshirts while i was doing laundry recently, and i totally want to use the same colors in the a quilt: brown, grey, teal, and purple.

Kathy's Korner said...

My favorite color in a quilt in aqua. It goes so well with red, gray, yellow, pink, navy, green. I am in Alabama and would love to win a copy of your book!

Megan said...

My favorite color is purple (I know, go ahead and laugh). But recently I've been absolutely in love with a rainbow of solids. I almost exclusively have print fabric, but now I'm itching to make a solids quilt - with every color!

Sandy J said...

I'm in the US, and my favorite color these days is grey paired with any other color - especially orange. I'm mulling over a quilt in those two colors right now!

Sue said...

I have to force myself to work with anything other than blue/green.

Beth Morasse said...

I've always wanted to make a red & white quilt. I love yours. My favorite color is green. Oh, and I live in US.

Rose and Patrick said...

Navy blue and orange is the combo I'm working on right now! I'm in the US and will definitely be trying to make a quilt like this one!

Erin Barnes said...

I'm in a low volume moment right now, which is perfect for this quilt! Thanks for the giveaway!

Erin Barnes said...

And I'm in the USA

Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting said...

Fuchsia/magenta mades me feel warm and happy.

EmileeHope said...

So beautiful! I love an Irish chain quilt and the red and white combo is perfect! A true classic with a modern twist! ❤ (I have been into blue lately-mainly navy-but all blues!!!)

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

Oh wow - my colors change from day to day - I think that means I need help - ha ha

My quilt on the design wall today is patriotic - so lets go with that

Christine Sullivan said...

I can see the wrinkled nose from here, but, my favorite is purple with anything. I LOVE purple, probably enough to make up for it not being your favorite color! Thank you for the chance to win. momoftana at yahoo dot com

Belinda said...

Love this scrappy quilt! Find myself working with a lot of dark blues (from navy to teal) and corally oranges these days.

Leanne said...

It's hard to pick just one...I'm loving black and white with bright multicolored pops. I also loooove the bright primary color with the more subtle low volume scheme in your quilt in this post! I just want to make all the quilts! Haha! Leanne1388@gmail.com

Patti K said...

I love the quilt! Your comments about your grandmother made me teary. My grandmother taught me to sew a Singer treadle. I was blessed to have her in my life until I was 45! I live in Massachusetts and would love a copy of your book.

Frog Quilter said...

Would love to win a copy of your new book. frog2quilt@gmail.com

kathy said...

Oh, wow, I really love that quilt. I think my favorite color combo right now is almost anything with navy. Coral! Lime! Yellow!

Afquilt said...

I love classic red & white! Live in the US.

DLight said...

I really LOVE this pattern and I would do mine navy and different tones of orange.
I'm from Mirabel, Quebec, Canada.

Kathryn said...

I'm from here in the USA. I love green/blue combinations, but also love a bit of orange in there for zip.

Linda said...

Love sewing with squares, and thanks for a chance to win.

Penelope said...

This quilt is wonderful. All quilts in the book looks great.I have no favorite colour but in my stash is a lot of blue. I am from Uruguay. pennywehner@gmail.com

Tami Von Zalez said...

I have begun to think that in the quilt making process, quilts have a mind of their own! Many times I have started with an idea in mind and it turns to something else.
I like your use of red and white, so clean and crisp looking.
I hope to link up in the morning, putting a binding on a baby quilt tonight.

Penelope said...

This quilt is wonderful. All quilts in the book looks great.I have no favorite colour but in my stash is a lot of blue. I am from Uruguay. pennywehner@gmail.com

Georgette Kennedy said...

Aqua and coral are my colors of the moment. Must be feeling very tropical 🌴 waiting for warmer temps in Michigan. Would love to win a copy of your book.

Jan Snell said...

I am a blue girl. When I clean up my scraps, I can't believe how many quilts I have made that include blue. Therefore I have made several blue scrap quilts. It is a wondeful vicious cycle. I have just finished a scrap quilt that my grandmother started with me. She rounded up the funniest collection of scraps - some of my childhood dress scraps, her apron scraps, old curtains, curtain linings, you name it. Anyways I have been quilting about 30 years and promised on her deathbed (in 1994) that I would finish it. True to my word, I put the binding on it today. I thought of her with every hand stitch that I put into it, it is English Paper Piecing, and I am thrilled to honour her with this sentimental and cute (but not the prettiest) twin bed quilt. I love that quilting brings our grandmothers to mind. Now that I am a grandmother, I am thrilled that my grandchildren love quilts and enjoy many at home and at Grandma's. Janice.snell@gmail.com

Elizabeth Ruth said...

One of my favourite combinations is turquoise and cream. I thoroughly enjoyed "Sunday Morning Quilts" and refer to it often. Looking forward to using your new book. I live in Vancouver, Canada. elizabethruth18ATgmailDOTcom

Zizophora said...

I'm here in the US. My favorite color is blue, any shade!

Momi machts said...

Hello Amanda,
I am from Germany and I lOVE green. This is also the reason for starting the quilting. At last I could do a lot with all those hundred of thousand greens!!! I am working on my 3rd green quilt within a year.

And I love your book. I have the Sunday Morning Book and love all those inspirations AND that I must not throw away a bit of my precious fabrics (which are the double of the price as in USA!).

Love your fable for polka dots, and that there are so many different. I used to have a shirt in red which I loved as a teenager!

Greetings and thank you so much for that blog hop.
Christiane

Sharon Tucker said...

My favorite color combo right now is purple and grey. I'd love to win a copy of your book!! stucker1261ATgmailDOTcom. Thanks!!!

Angela Bowling said...

I love this quilt. Red and white are my favorite colors for a quilt. Your quilt has other colors but they are so subtle, not glaringly different. I love it. I am in the US and my email address is bowling2805@twc.com.

Silverthimble said...

My favorite colour is green - especially lime green. In my books, green is neutral and goes with everything - just look at nature. I am in Canada (hence the use of "u" in colour. 😀)
silverthimble@shaw.ca

Kelly P said...

I am loving yellow at the moment! Such a beautiful quilt!

Linda Hodges said...

I love red,white and black, right now. I would love to win!!
Embroidererlinda@gmail.com

Amy said...

My favorite right now is teal. It is all over my house. It pairs with so many colors and is so bright. I'm in Chicago where the sun finally came out.

Karen said...

That is a beautiful quilt!

I don't have a favourite colour at the moment. I want to do a two colour quilt this summer and I am struggling a bit because of that.

Jeanmarie said...

I'm in my Picasso blue phase right now :-) I keep leaning towards more blues and whites, or blues with red. Thanks for the giveaway!!

mamagoose said...

Fave combo right now...oh boy...anything bright with neutrals or black and whites are amazing hahahaha thats so vague l know. In love with emerald and grey and coral and navy. Red and white, of course

Dawn said...

My color combo recently has been navy blue, teal, light blue, aqua. I'm switching out all the burgundy in my house for navy blue and gray. Thanks!

Leanne Parsons said...

These quilts have all been so fun! Thank you for the chance to win :) I'm in Canada and my favourite colour has always been blue!

Stephanie said...

Now my favorite combination is yellow and turquoise. Thanks for the chance to win your wonderful book.

Renae Koehn said...

I love this quilt! It's just perfect! My favorite color is blue of just about any shade and one of my favorite combos is blue and yellow.
renae1225@ gmail.com

Debbie said...

I'm a big fan of red, and while I used to be addicted to red, black and white, I've moved on to red and teal. They really stand out and make you notice. Thanks for the contest!

Rita Lynn said...

The red fabric is just the right touch to pull it together.

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mangozz said...

I would love to make a pink and brown quilt and have been collecting fabrics for this purpose. I have been following this blog tour and am amazed at all the different variations of your designs. They are all very beautiful and inspiring and I would really love to win a copy of your awesome book! I want to make so many of the quilts. I am from Massachusetts. Thanks Amanda.

katybee said...

Loved seeing this quilt. On my "to make" list is a red and white double Irish chain. Now I think incorporating low volume into that may be the way to go. I think I've been channeling my 5 year old princess lately because I'm all about the pink. Okay not bubblegum pink more like faded rose. but still. pink.
(I'm in the US - forgot that in the first post)

Ray and Jeanne said...

Congratulations on your book's release. I love the subtle quilt! I love color and I think my favorite today is mango - a red orange. I am in the US. My email is randjmass AT yahoo DOT com ~Jeanne

Melanie said...

mhhh, how about yellow and Grey, something sunny yet modern and stylish :)

non US - mail @mell-meyer .de

Sarah Craig said...

Oh, I love this quilt!! I'd love to link to it for my "I May Have a Scrap Problem..." post this coming Wednesday, if that's ok. Such a great scrap buster! My favorite color these days is orange - so bright and cheerful, unlike the view outside my window right now... I'm in the US, and would love to win a copy of your new book! It's definitely on my wish list...

Christine said...

I love blues and greens. So soothing! And I am in the US.

Annette said...

As luck would have it, this red and cream combo is my favorite! I love your work!

Doris McCoy said...

I'm very much in love with bright purples & very bright almost neon greens. I love your work.

adaliza.com said...

That's a beautiful quilt - definitely one to cherish. My favourite colour is red and the classic Scandi red & white really 'does it for me'!

EBattles said...

Yellow- all shades! I'm in the US. Thanks for a fun blog tour! It's been great to read some new blogs and get inspired!

Anne-Marie said...

My favorite is hot pink. Or anything you make. I always love your color choices; they're so happy and cheerful. Or anything with an Irish chain type pattern. I'm in the U.S.

Bobbie said...

Just a simple quilt, but SO stunning! I love the red and white chain blocks. I am into purple and orange at the moment, which is really a hoot, because I HATE the color orange! I live in the US.

deb3891 said...

I'm in the US. My favorite color combination is vintage teal and white.

Flo said...

My favorite color combo is red, black and white! I have enough scraps to make this quilt and it will be my next project. Thank you for the giveaway. I live the US.

tisha @ quiltytherapy said...

The red Irish chain is great. It's giving me an idea for a box of scraps I've been holding onto.

Christy said...

Love your quilt. My favorite color is green. In the US>

Shirley JB said...

Red and white! I live in the USA.
All of your quilts are so stunning, it's been a great 2 weeks!!

Barbara said...

I love orange and gray -- the combo is both bright and subdued.

northshorequilter(at)gmail(dot)com

Sandra Lawson said...

Right now it seems to be shades of gray with either yellows or oranges in the mix.

Kim said...

I'm loving red and turquoise with some light grey thrown in the mix.

anna said...

red and white, on my list to make. great scrap patterns

Ariane said...

I love this quilt!! Gorgeous!!

Jayne said...

I would like to try something in grey and teal. I'm in the UK

Yvonne said...

My favorite color combination is now, and has always been blue and white. It's a good choice for either summer or winter quilts, as well as clothing for me and/or my great-grand-children. Here in California it fits the bill.
I enjoy your blog and all the fantastic work you share with us.

Susan said...

I love green, but love all bright color combinations. I've never made a two color quilt. I think I have to include scrappy as my favorite combination.

Janet M said...

I am working on an Aqua/Turquoise, mustard and coral quilt so I am into those colors right now. Love your new book! I bought Sunday Morning a few years ago when I decided I wanted to try a more modern approach to quilting and it really got me out of my rut. Thanks for all the inspiration and your authentic, unique style!

Barbara said...

I love pink and aqua right now, and I can't wait to make a few quilts in this colorway.

willowpillow said...

My favorite color to work with is turquoise. It goes with everything I'm working on at the moment! Thanks for the opportunity to win your book. I am a big fan of you and your blog.
My email is jtimeout@san.rr.com

Di~ said...

Green and blue...still! :) Idaho, oh and that is in the US! ha :)
THANKS A LOT!!

quilt for fun said...

My usual go-to color combination is blue and green. Right now I'm working on a quilt that's periwinkle and lime - just another version of blue and green! I'd love to win a copy of your book.

elevator_lady said...

My current favorite color combo is turquoise and grey. I'm loving all your quilts and this one is fantastic, too! :)

suzanprincess said...

I've never been able to limit myself to just a color or two, and I often go for unusual combinations: red, orange and pink; purple, lime and egg yellow; orange and purple with a variable accent color. And rainbow is always a happy choice. Guess that's why I love scrappy, whether random or controlled. And why I need a copy of your book! I'm in the U.S., susanprincess at att dot net

Yvonne said...

I love two color scrappy quilts, especially red and white quilts and blue and white quilts. I'm in the US.

Marcelle said...

Orange and white. Sounds like a dreamsicle, but it just looks crisp and cheerful to me! I love this quilt idea--need to get the book and make one. Thanks especially for sharing your "before" picture. It was a good reality check for me. I appreciate your steady inspiration into my inbox! Have a great weekend--and congrats on the book!

the momma said...

I don't actually have a favorite color combination, and I don't really have any colors that I don't like to use ~ but I guess I don't use purples and browns as much as other colors. I very much like where this quilt ended up. I look forward to reading about your process after you pick me as the winner of the book :-)

Happy Quilting and congrats on the new book ~ Tracy

Susan Jonsson said...

Gorgeous quilt to end the tour....I'm thinking do I have enough red Fabric? Thanks for a chance to win a copy of your book!

Joan Bowden said...

Just finished a yellow pineapple quilt on deep salmon background - loving yellow and pink at the moment. Thanks for the giveaway chance. refusestofear at yahoo dot com

Jocelyn said...

I think I love this quilt the best so far. My favorite combination is blue and white. Always fresh and comfy. Thanks for the great blog hop.

Gretchen Weaver said...

I really like your red Irish Chain. I'll have to make one someday. Thanks for such a wonderful book.

Carol said...

My favourite colour combo is royal blue and orange and also purple and green. But there aren't very many colours I don't like. I'm in Canada.

Eleanor said...

This is a beautiful quilt! Thank you for the opportunity to win your inspiring book. ecboeringa@gmail.com

MaryAnn Guappone said...

I am still working a lot with grey and turquoise. Maybe I will eventually move on? Love your scrappy chain.

Ginny said...

I love Thus quilt! I would live to win a copy of your book currently I seem to be crushing on blues and greens together

Ty * April said...

Red is my favorite color. I have found I am drawn to red and white quilts.
I'm in the US.
Aprilballard(at)hotmail(dot)com

AnnieO said...

Love this quilt! Red is a close second favorite color of mine, following green. The dotty chain is charming but unexpected and works well. My grandma quilted some and had treasured handmade quilts constructed with her sisters on her guest bed. I miss her so much! Congrats on getting so many scrappy ideas out of your head and made real! I would love to win a copy of your book.

AnnieO said...

Forgot to say I'm in the US! And my latest color combo in a quilt is blue and rusty orange 🍊

annemarie said...

I love your quilt especially the red. My color right now is green - can't get enough of it. I live in US.

Ptcquilter said...

Greetings from sunny Florida! I love the Subtle Quilt. I was just sorting my low volume fabrics I have been collecting for awhile knowing I wanted to do something with them but needed a project with something that was in someway visually familiar and consistent. The subtle quilt strikes that chord for me! Thank you for sharing your quilts on teh blog tour.

LindaKy said...

LOL I have two current favorites -- Purple and gray AND teal and gray. USA

Carola said...

I don't really have a favorite color combo. After just having finished a red, white and green top I am currently working on an all blues quilt. One of my favorite quilts though is a red and white one. And yours is more than special!

Tracy said...

I love red and white so this quilt of yours really spoke to me! It's on my bucket list to do!

Maxine Shaw said...

My favorite color is purple... specifically dark purples like eggplant. Together I really like purple and greens... like chartruse. I really like the subtle quilt. The low volume scrappy background is so appealing to me! It has such a vintage vibe.

Sue Choitz said...

Right now I seem to be using my blues and greens. With a scrappy emphasis.

cathy said...

Red and green, not the typical Christmas version, but other shades and tints and subtleties, with low volume scrappy backgrounds.
I am in the US.
Congratulations on your book.

Kathy Manning said...

I love turquoise and at the moment I want to combine it with a bright cobalt blue or purple. Love the red and low volume colours

puntadas de una peregrina said...

Realmente bonita la colcha en rojo!!!
Me encantan esos colores, también me gustan los colores otoñales: naranjas, ocres, verdes,marrones...
Soy de Girona, España.

Mi correo: pensaments16@gmail.com

Si

Joanna Wells said...

I'm new to quilting and would love to win my first quilting book! I love all the color combos I'm seeing, but really like anything with navy.,..especially navy with peach or mint. I'm in the US.

Teresa @ Aurea's Kitchen said...

Lovely quilt!! I love red and white.
I live in Spain, Europe.

Thanks

Susan L. said...
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Susan L. said...

I would love to make a quilt like this one! I am a big fan of red in quilts. When it doesn't run that is, which happened to me this week. Ugh! I live in the US.

Clare M said...

Ihave so enjoyed this tour of your book. I have put it on my wish list for mother's day. My favourite colour is green -any green will do. It goes with everything but I am liking it with soft orange right now. Thanks for the chance to win your e book. I live in New Zealand.

m murphy said...

From the Midwest My current favorite is magents and turquoise combined with some low volume prints I m always on the hunt for the next "perfect" fabric. Have this book on reserve at library. Unfortunately there are 57 reserves B4 me! I Need to win!

JoanG said...

I pretty much love all colors. But my absolute favorite to spark a quilt is red. I save all my scraps and try to use them in quilts, so I'd love a chance to win a copy of your new book.

Melissa Messinger said...

From south Central Pennsylvania and loving blue and green right now. Really enjoying the blog tour and my copy of your new book is on its way.
Melmess09 (AT)Gmail (dot) com.

kathyz said...

My favorite color is green -- love shades of green -- especially yellow greens-- paired with oranges, or with teals and yellows.
Really like the red polka dots too, though.
Love your site and am in the US.

Sue SA said...

Definitely red and white quilts top my favourite colour combo and made two R&W quilts, but one is more red and tan/cream, as my taste are the murky tones, rather than clear. I love a Irish Chain pattern, but only done it in scrap blue and white, I was planning a scrappy coloured one, like the "fail" you just showed. So disappointed to see that it didnt flow well, I will have to give that some thought as I have already cut a lot of my scraps up to use in that pattern! Congratulations on the publishing of your new book, hope it is a success.

maureen said...

The red reminds me of my grandmother also! (her kitchen was red and white) I will have to build a stash of reds, but this is definitely on my to do list.

Susan M said...

I am loving low volume and greys with brights at the moment. The scrapper the better! Just what
am I going to do with all those reproductions I have collected. From Canada's north country.

kylie Carlton said...

I love blue and green. My husband is a red and white lover. So I could do both! Thank you for your book blog hop - I have found new blogs to read and mark as favourites as well as looking at your gorgeous ideas! Thank you.

Joyce Carter said...

I have really enjoyed the Blog Tour this week. The projects and quilts were gorgeous! Thank you for a very inspiring week. And thank you so much for the giveaways.
My favorite color combination is green and pink. I live in the USA.

jrcarter727ATgmailDotcom

J Curtis said...

This quilt is so lovely! I love how it turned out. It is really interesting to see the overall effect and then the close ups to see the details of the scraps used. I love the combination of blue and light gray at the moment. But I also like a monochromatic approach with pinks and reds together. It is my favorite monochromatic scheme. I'm in the US! Thanks and congrats on the book.

Ann said...

Purple and green have been my favorite combination for quite some time. Finished a string quilt from my scrap bin today that includes many jewel tone colors, but tilts heavily toward my two favorite colors!

doodlebugmom said...

coral and pink, girly girl colors for me! (I am in the US)

blossom said...

I love blue, always. I'm in the U.S.

Barbara Sutcliffe said...

My favourite colour at present is blue, with a bias towards blue-greens. I have really enjoyed all the blog posts around your book these last two weeks.
I am in England.
br_sutcliffeATyahooDOTcoDOTuk

Hawaiian Time said...

I just did a quilt with yellow & gray for a friend. Would not be my first choice but have to say I LOVE IT.

Red & aqua are always favorites.

Jeanne in Ohio said...

I'm all color all the time, but I love teal and anything. Today it's coral. Thanks for the giveaway!

Wata said...

My favourite color is blue, but I like now the combination of brown and pink.
From begining I liked scrappy and now I am "superfan˝ because of you. Thanks for the chance to win.
From Spain

Karena Sarber said...

This scrappy quilt is so beautiful. My favorite color is dark blue and I would definitely make this with blues. Thanks for the opportunity to win this book. I'm in the US and my email is ksarber24 at gmail dot com. Thank you!

Tiffany said...

I am loving turquoise and red together these days. I would love a copy of your book - I am in the USA

Steph said...

Yellow and purple are my go to colours at the moment. I'm working on a pinwheel effect. I've really enjoyed the tour and would love a copy of your new book. I'm UK based and my email is speedy_steph_74@Hotmail.com

Joan said...

I like green with just about anything else, even purple. :) From Atlanta, GA.

Kathy Porter-Cunningham said...

I love barn red and any yellow. I'm outside the US.

Linda K said...

I love this quilt, with all the red dots, and the variety of low volume. Fantastic! I've been wanting to combine plum, gold, and brown in a quilt.

Michelle M said...

Right now I'm loving blue and white with a hit of orange. But your red and white is making me swoon!

AppleCritter said...

I just adore that quilt! How inspiring! I especially appreciate the fact that you showed us the "before" picture of when you weren't thrilled with it. I'm glad I'm not the only one who has to see and tweak things first!

I really love reds and aquas together. Those were our wedding colors from almost a decade ago, so I suppose I'm just partial and keep reverting back to them. :)

(Thanks for the chance to win your book! I'm from the US.)

krazycat6@gmail.com said...

Love your new book and the quilts are outstanding!! Thanks for sharing this blog hop with us.

legato1958 said...

Just LOVE this quilt!! I would love to win your book and make one for myself!!
Susie

Linda J said...

I love black and white with a punch of color like lime green, red, or yellow. I live in Minnesota!g

Jennifer said...

I'd love to win a copy of your book! I can't wait to see what's in it... my fave color combo? I guess it's low volume and brights.

Yanicka said...

I am doing a blue and white table runner. It is my first tie but win't be my last....I love it
I am in canada

Joan said...

My favourite colour is red and I'd love to win a copy of your book. Thank you for the generous giveaway and the chance to win. I live in Canada.

Christina Peer said...

My favorite color combination is blue and yellow, but with this quilt I would love to do a blue and neutral combination.

Bama Linda said...

My all time favorite is red, but I'm currently in live with bluegreen. Would love to win this book. I'm in the US

sharon diotte said...

Congratulation in an awesome book! My favorite Color is green and I'm in canada

margaret said...

love your book! I love scraps. USA mdmn08@gmail.com
My favorite combo for bags rightnow is black with a hint of red. Quilts it is black and gray.

Anita M said...
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Anita M said...

I like that you asked "at the moment" :) Blue and Yellow - at this moment! ;) I'm in the US.

Robby H. said...

An Irish Chain was my very first quilt. Maybe it's time to revisit that. I am never about one favoritest color. At the very least, it's a range of a color, does that make me indecisive or visionary? Ha! Right now I'm all about the turquoise, teal, aqua, blue-green, green-blue and anything else in the box/shop that is near those.
(bolderbaker.at.gmail.dot.com)

Joyful Quilter said...

the blog hop has been lots of fun and I love all your quilts, congratulations on a great book! Lately I've been making quilts with lots of solid colors so I can't say I have a favorite color at the moment. I'm in the US.

Havplenty said...

Black and white (or vanilla) is an all time classic for me as my clothes will attest to. I do love colors in general the more saturated (like the jewel tones), the more they pull me in. I have immensely enjoyed this blog hop. I'm a scrappy lover to the grain.

tushay3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

L said...

I'm enjoying natural linen with blues

Wendy said...

More scraps the better for me. I've got a big stash of Red and White which is my favourite. Would love to win your book and make every quilt!
Thanks for your fantastic inspiration.
Cheers,
Wendy

QuiltyMor said...

Lately I've been liking the combination of gray and yellow. Lots of yellow with white polka dots have snuck into my stash recently....This tour has been fun! I live in the northeast US.
Nybarlowatgmaildotcom

Kathy E. said...

Congratulations on your newest book, Amanda Jean! I know it will be a great seller and a well-used book in many sewing rooms. I always love purple and lime green together. U.S. citizen here.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I've followed along with your No Scrap Left Behind blog hop the whole time, and I've enjoyed every quilt and project! They are all so much fun! I love rainbow colors in scrappy quilts with low volume backgrounds! Thanks for the lovely giveaway! I live in the US.
diannbottrell@gmail.com

Tanya Quilts in CO said...

Turquoise and red--I am in love with Bonnie and Camille fabrics!

Lena Wilkinson said...

Congrats in the new book! I really like pink and teal together. This is a beautiful quilt. Would love to win a copy of your book! I'm in the US. lwilki04atvtdotedu

Kath said...

(USA) I'm really a rainbow girl at heart but do have streaks where a color or range of colors stand out to catch my interest. At present it's ocean colors - blue, aqua, teal, purple (think Kate Spain's Horizon collection) - peaceful, calm, refreshing. Your book is amazing!

Cathy Calloway said...

Love,love,love this Irish chain. I have been collecting vintage sheets to try something similar, with a low volume scrappy background and then solids for the chain. I am haunting thrift shops and garage sales this summer to try to collect what I need to make it this winter! Would love to win the book. I'm in Montana, USA

Carol said...

I've been gradually gravitating toward the beautiful cooling blue/green aquas lately. I guess I just need to make a quilt using that color predominately - and totally scrappy of course, the more aquas the better! Why use a few when you can use 50! I'm in Texas.

Diannia said...

I would say that my favorite has always been a blue or teal, but that red quilt is REALLY calling to me.

Judy in Michigan said...

Thank you for a wonderful 2 weeks of smiles and wows at your book tour blog. I hope I win one and if not, I'll be on my way to my LQS. Thanks for all you do for the quilting community.

Catholic Bibliophagist said...

It's hard for me to choose a favorite color or color combination. I like them all. But a blue and white quilt always makes me happy. (I'm in the U.S.)

patricia ludwiczak said...

I love this blog tour and have loved seeing so many variations - can't wait to buy this book. My favorite color combination is blue and anything -blue and brown, blue and green, blue and red. I love blue!

Afton Warrick said...

Lately, I'm liking the colors in succulents.

diane said...

Congratulations on your book.
I love yellow and I'm in the USA.
Ylmommyx4 at gmail dot com

Tu-Na Quilts said...

I've really been smitten by the black/white with a pop of one other color quilts. That color for me is yellow. kthurn@bektel.com

Pamela said...

Blue and yellow always are a winner for me! I'm in the US - momboat5@hotmail.com

Caitty1 said...

I'd like to make this in pink. I have enough pink scraps to make several. I live in the US and can be reached at theprudens@aol.com

Congratulations on the book and thanks for the chance.

Harrysmum said...

I love your red and whitish quilt but have an itch to make a blue and white quilt!
Love scrap quilts and I seem to keep making scraps so I'd love to win a copy of your book please!

Lynne said...

I've always liked Irish Chain quilts, but how much more interesting is this scrappy version, lovely! I don't have a favourite colour combination at the moment, but whenever I see a red and white quilt I think I should make one. It's timeless.

KaHolly said...

Greetings from Cape Breton! I didn't finish anything this week :(, but I'll have fun strolling through your linkys to see who did! Love this quilt. Has that very old fashioned, utilitarian look that appeals to me, I'm collecting red scraps, but hadn't thought of an Irish chain. Hmmm. Enjoy your day! The hop has been fun! Congratulations on your book. It looks just delightful. XO

frommyhouse said...

My favourite colour is purple, any shade of purple. Haven't made any quilts in this colour but have lots of fabric to do so. Loving the impact of your Subtle quilt, Amy's version, too. Would be amazing made with purple as the stand out colour!
Anne

Gram999 said...

I would so love to win your book here in Kansas City! You have a big fan here. I've been making scrappy 9 patches, so will see how that goes compared to yours and Amy's. Love them both. Right now, my favorite color is grass green. Thanks for a chance to win your book, and congratulations on that! Barb at btts90@aol.com.

Stephanie Hanson said...

Today my colors are blue and orange.

gigi said...

I've enjoyed the tour so much, thanks! Favorite combo right now is pink, orange, plum, greeny-gold. Pastel colors of autumn.
gigiv13@gmail.com USA

kt said...

Love this quilt! My favorite color combo is shades of blue and white. In in the US--ktyoung1(at)gmail(dot)com

Rosemary Boyd said...

Beautiful quilt. I'm going with aqua right now, but that changes often!

Aileen said...

My current favorite is black and white...but also blue and white
USA Aileycat1970@gmail.com

Aileen in Florida

Susan Smith said...

I love this quilt as all of the others! Red and white is a favorite combo but I also love blue and white and have never made one of those. Thank you for sharing the picture that didn't work!! It is good to see that others do things like that too!
I'm in GA.

Tammy t said...

Purple is my favourite colour. Thank you for the tour of your book, it's been so interesting!

Jill said...

The finished scrappy quilt has symmetry which is pleasing to the eye in my humble opinion. Coincidentally, I am gathering red and white fabrics to make a scrappy quilt.

Crafty Coffin said...

I love that it's not just red squares, it's red with white polka dots! So fun. My favorite color at the moment is aqua/teal - I must be longing for summertime! Congrats on the book and thank you for the giveaway.

Cooke said...

Oh, I've been dreaming of a red and white quilt for a while now! I haven't got beyond the effervescent dream-planning stage because I've been making baby quilts (the last one was blues and turquoises with a reverse of big whites and oranges) or quilts for the beds in other people's houses. You have, as is so often the case, inspired me over here in Connecticut.

Amy's Crafty Shenanigans said...

Stunning quilt! I gravitate towards aquas and teals in my sewing but green is my favourite colour followed by navy then red! Canada.

Mabel Goddard said...

Its a lovely quilt and a an inpiration to me . I have been thinking on making a red quilt for my bedroom. And this is a great opportunity to follow your pattern. Thank you for sharing .

Margaret Melachrinos said...

I am finding myself drawn to purple these days! The purple stash is building, the purple shirts are piling higher in my wardrobe! :-) Peggy in the US

Peggy said...

Love looking at all your beautiful creations and would love to have your book. Red was always my mother's favorite color and your story about your grandmother made me think of her. Thanks for all the inspiration.

Kathy Dorman said...

Right now, purples and grays are on my cutting table. Thanks!

Gretchen said...

What a beautiful quilt! I love scrappy quilts! I can't get enough yellow right now! Love your blog!

pingraham said...

I love this quilt so very much! I want to make an Irish Chain quilt, and using low volume scrappiness for the background really makes it so interesting and fun! I love so many quilts in your new book, and this one of my favorites. I admit it, I have claimed that several quilts in this book are my FAVORITE as you've posted about the book each day! Right now, I'm loving navy, and mixing it with pink or orange or peach seems to be my current combinations. I'm clearly a multi-favorite kind of quilter! Congratulations on your beautiful second book!
phoebeDOTbellDOTingrahamATgmail.com

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