We Love Color blog tour!

Today is my stop on the We Love Color blog tour.

We Love Color

I blogged a while back about the book and my quilt that is included. The book features lots of beautiful quilts!


The focus of the book is all quilts made with only Kona Cotton solids. I’m supposed to pick my favorite Kona cotton color and that’s incredibly hard to do! Do I go with the one I use the most (Coal) or with a more vibrant fun color?? I guess I’ll go with something more exciting than a neutral and pick the yellow in this quilt because I love it a lot… Butterscotch. It’s a great color!

And did you know that there are 28 great new Kona colors?

28 Konas

As part of the tour we were asked to feature one of the new colors, and mine is Parchment which you can see in the photo above, third from the top on the right. It’s a nice tan-ish, taupe-ish neutral. There are so many great new vibrant colors!

The book tour has been running for awhile now and is wrapping up soon but you have another chance here to win a copy of the book and a bundle of all of the 28 new Kona Cotton colors! Comment telling me what you love about sewing with solid fabrics and I’ll post a winner on July 11th. Good luck!

262 Responses to “We Love Color blog tour!”

  1. KerryQ July 5, 2012 at 10:57 am #

    I like how sewing with solids makes the shapes pop – you don’t muddy the waters with print. Also, choosing colors with a color card is like choosing penny candy at the candy store. Almost. Maybe Mr. Kaufman could work on the taste a little.

  2. Cassandra July 5, 2012 at 11:34 am #

    I love using solids, they bring print fabric projects together, and they are also wonderful all by themselves.

  3. Yolanda July 5, 2012 at 11:38 am #

    I LOVVVVE the quilting designs that POP with using solids.

  4. Amy July 5, 2012 at 11:40 am #

    I love your colors! Thanks for a chance to win.

  5. Ann July 5, 2012 at 12:23 pm #

    Solids do not have much agenda or baggage – girl print – boy print – flowers or monsters all only work for a smaller group but solids work for everyone.

  6. Stephanie July 5, 2012 at 12:25 pm #

    I’ve recently started using more solids as i think they are timeless. Some prints can look dates after a while but solids… they’re really starting to steal my heart!

  7. Becky July 5, 2012 at 12:29 pm #

    I love working with solids, as they seem to give more places for the eye to rest and enjoying just the quilt composition. I would say about every quilt has at least 50% of it in solids, and I love to try new shades of my standard colors.

  8. Catherine Sylvester July 5, 2012 at 12:47 pm #

    I love the freedom that solids give. They also leave the story of the quilt to the imagination.

  9. Kelly July 5, 2012 at 1:41 pm #

    i’ve actually been thinking about this a lot lately, and i don’t know if this even makes sense, but for me, i like that you’re actually creating the print, instead of using prints. for example, you’ve made quilts that look plaid, but you don’t use plaid fabric. i love that!

  10. Kylie C July 5, 2012 at 2:38 pm #

    I love that using solids allows your quilting to really POP!

  11. Gigi July 5, 2012 at 2:54 pm #

    I love using solids like paint to creat an image. Thanks for the chance to win.

  12. Lynnette July 5, 2012 at 2:59 pm #

    I love that you can use solids to make a very minimalist quilt or you can use solids to provide bright saturated shapes that pop.

  13. Kathy Gordon July 5, 2012 at 3:50 pm #

    I have been a traditional quilter but am leaning toward adding more solids as I am being drawn into the modern quilting arena. Thnx.

  14. Heather in Montreal July 5, 2012 at 4:48 pm #

    I am a rather traditional quilter,who loves bright colours,and in the past, I have almost never quilted with solids. Lately, I have been reading lots of blogs on Modern quilting and I am falling in love with solids. Whatever am I going to do with my print stash?!!! I guess I will have to use it as accents to the solids I am going to start buying now!! I hope this give away will get me started!

  15. Carol Y July 5, 2012 at 5:38 pm #

    Solids have the potential to be timeless, whereas patterned fabrics may be dated. I also like to showcase the quilting.

  16. Maria July 5, 2012 at 6:36 pm #

    I love the richness of color that solids can give! Thanks for the chance to win this book.

  17. Claudia July 5, 2012 at 7:02 pm #

    No matter how bold my fabrics are, solids calm them down and give a place for your eyes to stop.

  18. Melanie July 5, 2012 at 7:40 pm #

    I really love the clean lines. And it really let’s the quilting shine through. Thanks for the chance!

  19. Angie July 5, 2012 at 8:16 pm #

    I like to use solids because I like clean feel it gives quilts.

  20. kat July 6, 2012 at 4:23 am #

    Solids highlight the design of the quilt. With all of the beautiful fabric lines out now sometimes the fabric takes center stage over the design but not with solids. Solids are also more economical to work.

  21. Sharon Johnson July 6, 2012 at 5:41 am #

    I’ve been a traditional quilter, but with the new modern movement my tastes are going in a whole new direction. It’s exciting to create quilts my daughters love. Solids make the creating process SO MUCH FUN!!! Thanks for the giveaway.

  22. Pattij July 6, 2012 at 5:45 am #

    I love the variety of colors! They just make me happy!

  23. Irena July 6, 2012 at 7:32 am #

    Solids give me a freedom in designing quilts: work w/ prints and without, work w/traditional quilt & w/modern… Imagination of using it is unlimited! Love it!

  24. Cheryl July 6, 2012 at 8:13 am #

    Solids can allow for a striking design- with or without prints.

  25. Meg July 6, 2012 at 8:42 am #

    I love how versatile solids are, whether you’re using a neutral (or not so neutral) as a place for the eyes to rest, or pops of color to move the eye across a design, there’s little a solid can’t do. My favorite way to use them is as a pop of colorful binding–cerise and grass are two of my go-to’s!

  26. Jacklynn Grimm July 6, 2012 at 8:47 am #

    I love the solids and how bold and saturated the colors are. I would love to make something for my husband – a lap quilt for football season – he would appreciate the color and lack of flowers!

  27. Valerie July 6, 2012 at 8:51 am #

    I was originally drawn to quilting after seeing the Amish style of quilting. What I love about solids are that they have that Amish appeal with a bright and modern twist.

  28. Margaret July 6, 2012 at 9:31 am #

    I love how solids can be the focus of a quilt or just a background, and the myraid color combinations are so fun to play with.

  29. Cheri July 6, 2012 at 10:31 am #

    I love how all the colors pop, thanks for a chance to win.

  30. Kristin July 6, 2012 at 11:13 am #

    I love solids because they are so timeless. Solid quilts will not go out of style. I also love solids with a print or two or with lots of prints. I love that they are less expensive, but they really add zing because of the clean lines.

  31. Jan July 6, 2012 at 11:53 am #

    Solids make me focus on design, more than prints. I love working with solids.

  32. Kelie July 6, 2012 at 12:35 pm #

    I love sewing with solids because you can use them in any way shape or form and more than likely it will look great! Thanks for the chance to win!

  33. Haley July 6, 2012 at 12:43 pm #

    I love solids in quilting because of how bold and graphic quilts can be. I also love the simplicity of solids; I love patterns, but sometimes they can distract and detract.

  34. Linda Cartwright July 6, 2012 at 12:55 pm #

    I love sewing with solids, to add contrast to the print!

  35. Krystal Muller July 6, 2012 at 1:04 pm #

    I love that yellow color too! Thanks for the chance at such a great giveaway!

  36. Willa July 6, 2012 at 1:22 pm #

    Have not sewn much with solids but enjoy using as accents to prints.

    A favorite room I visit matches your parchment!

  37. Sharon July 6, 2012 at 3:05 pm #

    Solids just make such strong contrast, that is why I like them

  38. shannon July 6, 2012 at 4:21 pm #

    i *love* solids. i love solids because i like the “cleanness” and simplicity of them. and while solids might be “simple,” they give you the opportunity to create something “simple” or something “complex.” i love that with solids i love how i can just focus on that color. solids are timeless.

  39. SewLindaAnn July 6, 2012 at 4:27 pm #

    I love the way it makes me feel so artsy when I use solids. Like I’m composing an abstract painting.

  40. Kate July 6, 2012 at 7:46 pm #

    What I love about solid colors is using them against really busy coordinating fabrics. Just because it gives your eye a place to rest. And I think quilts made with all solids look like they have cleaner lines.

  41. holly wright July 6, 2012 at 7:58 pm #

    I like the clean, minimalist but vibrantlook solids create.

  42. Pam July 6, 2012 at 7:58 pm #

    I have been quilting with prints for many years now and I am always excited when I see new fabric lines come out, but recently I find myself drawn more and more to solids like never before (except Amish quilts). Thanks for the opportunity to win this book so I can plan my first solid quilt!

  43. Sue SmilesAlot July 6, 2012 at 8:01 pm #

    I think they add a crispness to a piece. Also it gives some solid area for the eye to rest if you use a lot of busy patterns.

  44. MelodyJ July 6, 2012 at 8:03 pm #

    Everything matches.


  45. Tiffiny July 6, 2012 at 8:13 pm #

    When I use a solid it is usually to make a bod statement, you want it to be noticed :-) Thanks for the chance to win :-)

  46. Kirsten July 6, 2012 at 8:59 pm #

    I really love using solids for more graphic and modern quilt designs. Thanks for the chance to win!

  47. Heather Mentzer July 6, 2012 at 10:04 pm #

    I love how sewing with solids really lets the design stand out.

  48. Amy Seven-Stitches July 6, 2012 at 10:38 pm #

    I love the way that certain combinations of solids can seam so plain alone, but just buzz when put together.

  49. Lori July 7, 2012 at 5:07 am #

    I love color! The thing I like most about quilting with Kona colors, (besides the great colors), is all of the possibilities for patterns. I like to use big stitch quilting and that type of quilting accented so beautifully on quilts using Kona solids. Thank you, Lori

  50. Jane July 7, 2012 at 5:24 am #

    Love solids and am so glad to see them “in” as a main component of a quilt! They used to be just for sashings!
    Thanks for the chance to win!


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