26 May, 2009

Trust Me

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It's the Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day!

I'm still feeling generous so I thought I would share more fabric.  It would make sense, then, to show you the fabric I plan to give away.  Yes, that would make perfect sense.  Unfortunately, my camera is not cooperating right now so I can't download the photos.  You'll just have to trust me.

Come on, you know I can pick the good stuff.  I love putting together based on colour and feel. In fact, quite often I will just pull fabric from my stash for some imaginary quilt. Maybe I'll bring home a new fabric that I bought just because.  Just because I liked it.  So I hit the stash and see what I have that works with it.  Maybe I'll even put that grouping aside for a while and let it simmer.  Maybe I'll let The Monster help me and see what she comes up with.  Maybe I'll even start a project then and there.  No pattern, no plan, just a pile of fabric and a little inspiration along the way.

For the giveaway please leave a comment telling me how you pick fabric for a quilt - does the fabric comes first or the pattern/design?  And tell me which colourway you prefer:
  
Yellow/pink
Green/Orange/Yellow
Red/Aqua
Green/Blue
Brown/Blue

I will pull from my stash 6 fat quarters in the winners choice colourway.  And I have no problem shipping internationally (I'm in Canada) so please drop me a comment by May 31

Don't forget to visit the Sew Mama Sew Giveaway site to see the rest of the blog giveaways. There is some good stuff out there.  Feel free to explore a little here too.

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Frogdancer said...

Green/Blue does it for me!

I always see a design I like, and then I decide on fabric. (Apart from my first quilt... that was born from a packet of scraps from a quilting shop.)

I've been reading you for a while now... I love your quilts. You make me wish that I didn't have to work away from home...

anne said...

yep, green and blue for me tooo, please please please. I pick the fabbie and then decide on the pattern, as some fabric just calls to be used in a certain way. Love your blog and hope your little one gets well quick. Happy Stitching

JazyJae's said...

The theme or design comes first then the colours then the fabrics.
Of those combos I love red/aqua.

Mushyhed said...

I usually fall in love with fabric and then try to find a pattern but I've been known to buy fabric after seeing a great pattern. So there's no rhyme or reason to my madness! I would love the red/aqua colorway if I was lucky enough to win.

Zarina said...

It's the 27th already - great now I really have to get well to prepare my giveaway.

For me, I prefer to use bundles be it FQs, layer cakes. I am away from any goodies and the shipping cost a bomb.

My favourite combo - red and aqua.

bubbachenille said...

The colour always comes first with me..Pink, Pink and more Pink !!

Amanda said...

I always pick the quilt first then drive myself nuts trying to find the right fabric to suit my creation.

My fav combo is red and aqua ;-)

Bridget said...

It's all about the fabric, chica! I buy fabric and when I see a project that might work, I get out the fabs and audition them!

BTW, my favorite combination is blue/green.

Many thanks for your giveaway!

CJ said...

I usually see a fabric that I LOVE and then try to figure out which pattern it would look best in. Many times I see a quilt completed and just love the entire thing and want to duplicate it. My favorite combination is Red/Aqua.

Trudy Callan said...

design first then the fabric.

green/yellow/orange

www.sewingwithtrudyblogspot.com

Karen said...

I've done quilts both by pattern first and by fabric first. Mostly they are motivated by a recipient tho.

Jessica said...

I always end up making quilts with yellow and pink...but red and aqua is my favorite to look at :)

mickyndan said...

I would have to say the design first and then the colours... I would also like to pick the brown/blue colour coordinates... thanks and can't wait too win (a bit confident hey)!

Micky

elizabeth said...

sorry about the camera! Doesn't that make you crazy!?

I quilt awful messily, so the fabric comes before the pattern. I usually see two scraps laying together and go: hey! that looks nice! And start grabing and pieceing from there.
And I must say, I love red and aqua.

sunshine said...

Hi, I love a surprise, and while I like ALL the colour combinations *smile*, I've been wanting to make a brown/blue quilt for a while, I've seen some beautiful examples online.

I've picked fabrics both ways: pattern first, or fabric first. Usually I pick one fabric I really love and either stash-match or buy matching fabrics depending on what I need for a pattern (once I make up my mind about a pattern).

Cheers,
Christine

Fulvia Luciano, artist said...

I first choose the fabrics, then the design ... usually. Love ALL those combinations--go ahead, surprise me! and thanks.

Marie-Noƫlle said...

The fabrics come first
and red and aqua is awesome ASFAIAC

True Blue Nana said...

I don't do the same thing every time. Of course I love fabric so most of the time the fabric comes first. I open the cabinet with my fabric and look at what speaks to me. Or sometimes I buy a fabric and come home and find something to go with it. I guess my favorite combination is green/blue but I also like red/aqua.

Anne said...

I pick the color based on the person I'm giving the quilt to since a lot of people have very specific taste.

If I won, I'd LOVE to try out the red/aqua combination!

Margaret said...

I think I wander around in a daze then something speaks to me and I'm off. (usually it's a pattern with certain shapes or colours) My preferred colours would be brown/blue. Thanks for being so generous.

Bison Girl said...

design first. Oh how I how I love picking out fabric.
I'd like more red/aqua :)

thanks for a great giveaway!

Brooke said...

So far I pick the pattern first, but I am a new quilter so need the safety net! As far as color, so far I have made several green/blue and brown/blue things, so I would like to try something different. Any of the other color combos would work, I trust you! :-)

djaj said...

The fabric comes first : I fall in love with the colors and then I try to imagine what I can make out of it...
And my coulours would rather be Green/Blue, but I love surprises !

Jackie Russell said...

Blue/Green colors for me. I usually pick the fabrics first then the design.

Natalie said...

I would have to say Red/Aqua. I usually need to know who or what the purpose of the quilt is before I pick fabric or design. But, after that, its a toss up! Sometimes I look for fabric to make a specific quilt, other times its the perfect quilt for the fabric! Thanks for letting me play!

Victoria said...

Fun giveaway, (and I trust you!)
I work both ways... sometimes I visualize what I want to make then pick the fabrics, other times the fabric inspires me. As for colors, I love them all but for today I will pick brown and blue.

katrina said...

That's a hard one. Sometimes the fabric comes from the design, but mostly I think that it's the other way round for me, like finding the right shoes and then dress shopping...probably I'm doing both ass-backwards.

I'm also QUITE taken by the red/aqua combo, but I'm not sure i'm brave enough to make it the focus of a whole thing.

Rachel said...

Yellow/pink or maybe red/aqua. I don't know, but one of those two! Haha!

Leslie said...

usually i pick the fabric before i pick the quilt...which gets me in trouble because then i usually do not have as much as i need and need to scramble off to the fabric shop for more. i think the red/aqua combination "speaks" to me the most

Erin said...

I'm loving green/orange/yellow right now. And for me, the fabric comes first - its the pattern that I have a hard time deciding on!

Kris said...

I'm still relatively new to quilting but I tend to pick fabric first and then the pattern. I would love to have fabric is a red/aqua colorway! Thanks for hosting a great giveaway!

PinkPetunias said...

i have to let the fabric pick me. really. when i go looking, it has to jump out at me. i figure the fabric is picking me. i just have to be there to catch it. :)

i have to pick? i love them all. i am going to say yellow/pink since i have so little yellow but if you like, you can do green/blue, i have tons of that but you might have some great focus fabrics that want to pick me. Your call! thank you!

Barbara Myltschenko said...

Honestly I'm so bad at putting colours together that i usually just buy from the same collection to make sure it all goes together. Sad I know but I'm new to quilting still, so that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it! I would love either green/brown or blue/brown, but after seeing your stuff, i trust anything you pick. Great blog!

Em said...

Pattern/design comes before color for me. Or I'll choose a color and end up with something completely different in the end.

I like Red/Aqua.

Little Love Things said...

Any color way would work for me!

I definately choose fabrics first and then figure out what I am going to make with them. I have to like the prints and patterns and colors in order to be inspired to make something. I love prints from Amy Butler, Heather Ross and Anna Maria Horner. I could buy their stuff all day and make a zillion different things from it.

Great Giveaway!

Robin said...

for me, the pattern comes first and then I fit the fabric to it. I am still new to quilting though, so I am sure that will change! I would love the green, orange, yellow colorway!!

Tamara said...

I have just started quilting so I don't have a system yet for picking the fabric and pattern!!!! I like brown/blue! Great giveaway.

Jen said...

Great giveaway, I love surprises... I'd love any color way... I choose fabric based around a single fabric that I'm loving or want to incorporate. Often it involves a very scientific laying of fabric on the floor of my loft or the fabric store (Quilter's Corner, how I love your patience!). Often, I'm inspired by blogs and ideas also, so I love the entry into so many blogs that happens on Giveaway Day...

roseread said...

The fabric always comes first. I prefer yellow/orange/green.

Becky said...

I often start with the fabric first, then try to find a pattern that i like. I love green/blue. It's really hard to find a fabric that I don't like :) Glad to hear that your little one is feeling better. My little one is 18 and just drove himself to swim team practice. These days are precious, Enjoy:)

Mlle Miracle said...

My choice is Green/Orange/Yellow.
I never did a quilt before, but I want to make one. I will pick the pattern/design first and then decide the fabric. Although I think that the quilt can change a lot depending on the color you chose.

mom2three said...

I usually go with fabrics first then just start cutting. I haven't made a quilt yet, just pillows and purses. I'm working my way up! My favorite colorway would be brown/blue. So happy I found your blog!

two hippos said...

I love a good surprise. I usually start with the fabric and design from there. The red/aqua colorway is my favorite.

I'm doing a giveaway as well and hosting a fabric swap. Come and check it out :)

modernquiltlove said...

I'm a total fabric junkie, I'll buy it just because it looks cool and figure out what to do with it later. The couple of times I've tried to buy fabric after picking the design I haven't been happy with my choices. I think it's because I try to force the fabrics to fit the project and if I just waited and shopped around I'd be happier with my choices.

Oh green orange yellow.

Tawnya said...

For me it is a toss up sometimes i pick the fabric and sometimes i pick the pattern. It just depends on what I am quilting.
I would love some red/aqua- for this I have the pattern I am just having a hard time finding the right fabric.

Anita said...

I do both sometimes I pick the pattern first and then select fabric. Other times it is the other way around. I'm not tied to one color but I do find that I have a lot of green and pink in my stash. So those must be some of my favorites.

Wendymoon said...

For sewing I usually pick the design first, then fabric, but for quilting I like the other way around, letting the fabric dictate the pattern. Would love to do a red/aqua combo!

Ellen said...

I so hope I win this one. I love looking at your color choices and your quilts.

I am just starting to really figure out how I pick my colors. So far it has been pattern first, colors second but there are a few color quilts I would like to do.

I am going to mix it up and say the colorways I like are:

pink/orange and aqua/red

but if I have to pick one of the originals I say yellow pink.

Thanks for a great giveaway,
Ellen

Barbie said...

Wow, what a great give-away. I've seen your projects and your stash so I know it will be good stuff!

I used to pick the pattern first and then the fabric, but in the last 6 months or so (since I've discovered online shopping for designer fabric - I'm in rural Canada so no cool fabric shops) I've switched it up! Now I choose fabric and then decide what to do.

I love blue/brown these days!

Andrea said...

I always pick the fabrics first for inspiration. Loving Red/Aqua at the moment as I don't really have any! Thanks for the giveaway!

nikki said...

I usually start w/ an inspiration fabric & built a quilt from there. I'm not too good at following patterns directly.

I can always use more fabrics in the green/orange/yellow color range since I work with them so much.

Jen said...

i use all the methods you mentioned, sometimes another quilt will inspire me, sometimes it's a fabric or two or three, and sometimes i'll find a pattern and i'll dig into my stash to create something.

i need more brown and blue in my stash so i'll go with those!

thanks!

I Love Baby Quilts! said...

I always have a backlog of family quilts i'm supposed to be making, so I pick the fabric based on who it's for. If they are a distant relative or a child, I don't use the good stuff! Is that wrong?

i'd like red/aqua.

sewing_passion said...

I haven't made a quilt yet, but I have plans to make a doll quilt for my niece. I have the fabrics now and need to choose the pattern. So I guess I would be the choose the fabric first type of person. I prefer a green/blue colourway.
Thanks for the generous giveaway! And thanks you for the chance to win!

Paula L. said...

Fabric comes first and I would love to have the red/aqua ones. Thank you very much for the giveaway!
ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

Frau Traumberg said...

I just want to start my first quilt. The fabric came first and I still don't know how I will combine all these lovely Heather Ross fabrics!

I prefer red/aqua, this combination could be my summerlove!

Greetings from Germany,

Tanja
:-)

Abra said...

I just choose fabric that I like. I love color and am always finding different combinations that work. I love red and aqua combos.

Kara said...

I have actually never made a quilt, but have been wanting to try my hand at it. I do sew lots of children's clothes. For that, usually I buy fabric that I love without knowing exactly what I might do with it, and decide on a specific pattern to make from the fabric later. I'm kind of compulsive.
millkara [at] gmail.com

Amy said...

design first, them the fabric.
I'm going to say red/aqua because I need to add more of those colors to my stash!

Mrs. Doodle said...

fabric first for me. ha... with the whole 2 quilts I have finished! he he

I really want to try something red/aqua. I think that is a cool color combo.

Oh I hope I win. I love surprises!

the mama monster said...

i usually see the fabric first then i find a way to make it into a quilt. i would love any of those color combinations! lovely quilts by the way.

Amy said...

I tend toward pinks and browns and greens but I am liking the idea of working with red and aqua lately. I often just fall for a particular fabric and find others to coordinate.

Amy - Park City Girl said...

I trust you! fun giveaway :)

pattynubs said...

green/orange/yellow would be my choice. Sometimes the fabric inspires the design I pick and sometime the design comes first. Right now I am into zig zag quilts using bright colors.

kristi said...

I can go either way in the selection of my projects but probably lean more towards the pattern first then the fabric. I lean towards green/blue colorways

curtisqueen said...

Love following you blog. You always have such inspirational and fun ideas. I usually get fabric first then look for patterns I think will set them off. Though sometimes I look at your blog or others and feel totally inspired and start searching for fabric. I would love aqua and red. I loved your aqua and red quilt and realized I have NOTHING in that color and it was so happy and funl

Joanna said...

I am making a queen sized quilt for my bed in Red/ Aqua, so I could certainly use some of that! I usually pick the colors first, then see what I have and then pick the pattern that best showcases the fabric.
josilva3(at)yahoo(dot)com

Sara said...

Red/Aqua for me....

It depends - most of the time it is the fabric that calls to me...and then I decide how to use it...

ChrisC said...

Thanks for the chance to win! I'm excited to have discovered your blog through this giveaway. I'm just getting started on quilting, but in general I start with the fabric and then figure out what to do with it. (Or, um, agonize over what to do with it because I have so many ideas!). My favorite colorway is red-aqua! Thanks again

Nicole said...

The fabric always comes first for me.
I'm also a pink/yellow girl.

Hello from Edmonton btw!

A La Mode fabric said...

How fun... a surprise hugh! Always the colors first... then the prints... then the pattern... I'm a big fat fan of Limes with anything!!! ;) Thanks!

Heather

Ahfat said...

I usually go for colours before anything. And I find that I usually ended up in pink coordination, so I would pick the yellow/pink colourway.

LFinn said...

I am just venturing into the world of quilting, but I would have to say that the fabric determines the pattern for me right now.

And as for colorways, it is so hard to choose! I think green/blue or red/aqua would be my choice--I know that isn't choosing one, but I can't choose just one!

whistlepeaknits said...

Fabric definitely comes first. I love red / aqua.

Heather said...

I choose the main color based on my mood and then build the rest around that. (I am a sucker for paisley so that's often the main fabric!)

And I agree, picking colorways is hard...but I'm in a sort of green/yellow/orange kind of mood.

Susan said...

I often let the fabric tell me what it wants to be. But once in a while I see a quilt, say like your "Key Lime Pie", and it speaks to me and I go in search of fabric to make one for me.

Colorways - blue/green!

daffodilhilltoo said...

I geuss I do both! I buy fabric because I like it so much I want to do a quilt with it and I buy patterns without any fabric for it yet. I really want to do a red and aqua quilt so I geuss I would pick those colors to get me started. Thanks!!

SewingMom2Three said...

I always pick the fabric first. I find so much creativity in looking for fabric. I can always find a pattern that will work. For colorways, I like them all, but if I have to choose, I'd choose brown/blue.

Megan said...

I'd say design first. For colors, I like blue/green.

Loralynn said...

For me it ususally starts with the fabric. I see something I love, I can't resist, I buy it...then I find a use for it. I love the yellow/pink colorway!

Jennadesigns said...

Brown/Blue for me (my little boy needs something, as my new baby girl is getting all the pink stuff I've made lately!).

I tend to pick a design first, then the fabric. I have a stacked coin quilt in pink Amy Butler/Heather Bailey that I'm currently working on for my daughter.

Love your blog - it's wonderful! I'm going to follow you as well!

Jingle said...

Well, I don't generally quilt, but I know what you are talking about because I do paper craft and sometimes choosing papers is JUST like you described! Sometimes you gotta just grab some and play!

Jingle said...

Oh...I forgot to add my favorite colorway! LOL! I'm leaning toward Red/Aqua just because it sounds fun!

melonkelli said...

I find a design first, then pick out the fabric.
Brown/Blue is my favorite, though I'm tempted by Green/Orange/Yellow for novelty.

Jenna Z said...

For me, fabric usually comes first because I have to use up my stash. I pick a couple of fabrics and then go to the web to find some pattern that they would work well in.

I love red and aqua!! How did you know?

Kyra said...

I'm all over the map, but usually I pick the pattern first, then the fabric. I love blues and greens together, so relaxing! THanks for the chance to win!

Rikke said...

I usually start out with an idea. Let's say I want to make a dress. Then I go to the fabric store and end up buying fabric I like, but wouldn't work in a dress... And in the end I have to find patterns for the fabric I have at home...

I think I would go for the brown/blue.

Mountain Home Quilts said...

I'm going to choose red/aqua. I've seen quite a few quilts lately with that combo and it looks sooooo nice. Thanks so much for hosting this giveaway! :)

Ashley said...

Hi Cheryl - would love to win a little surprise package of fabric! I'm kind of low on yellow, so maybe yellow/pink? I like it all though - any fabrics are great! I typically start with the fabrics and then decide on a design from there...

athereal said...

I love all colors! Uh... green/blue? For me, I usually find a fabric or two that I just fall in love with and go from there. I'll start pulling fabrics to go with it and looking for patterns that work with my new love. Or just stroke it and say "my precioussssss" over and over again. :o)
athereal at mit dot edu

Angelia said...

I usually begin with a pattern. I'd love the blue/green colorway,
Angelia
momtwoangelsATyahooDOTcom

aSprinkling said...

I have only made a few quilts, but I have picked fabrics several ways. For my first large quilt, I picked a pattern and then fabric. For my most recent one, I picked a fabric and then figured out how to feature it. Of the choices you have given, I think I would go with brown/blue as my preference.

Lisa @ Life with 4! said...

your blog name caught my eye. I'm a naptime quilter also.
I like blue/brown.
And I'm so new to quilting that I haven't figured out if i pick the fabric or pattern first. not sure yet!

Dolores said...

I am definitely a green/blue person but I am no snob. Hit me with your choice. It's rainy here in TO and I have a headache.

Beth said...

I love to sew and am dreaming of beginning to quilt. your blog has more than enough to inspire me... thank you! i just love red and aqua...in fact, i'm making an apron for my 5 year old wih those colors!

Marsel said...

For quilts, I pick both ways. Usually I choose the pattern first and then fabric, but I have been known to do the opposite on occasion...sometimes a fabric is too amazing to pass up!

I'm currently in a brown/blue mood...

Juls said...

hee hee, my word verification word is "flingfu" like a version of kung fu involving he flinging of something, like launry maybe? anyway...

I pick fabrics based on who or what the project is for, and based on that here is usually a theme. somehow my theme for my new baby boy went from rock star (think the entire michael miller rock star collection) to modern funky jungle (think joann generics with lime greens and jungle greens, blues and brown) I think thas my favorite color way right now, shades of green and blue. although, pink and yellow always reminds me of lemonade ;)

Raspberry said...

Anything with blues in it....although I'm tempted by the green orange yellow....but I'll say either green/blue or brown/blue.
Thanks!
rae_sunshine4 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Becky said...

I usually end up with one fabric that I am obsessed with, and then build around it. I love red/aqua together!

Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

KristenL said...

When I start a quilt, the color always comes first. Then I find a pattern that fits what I want to do with those colors. My choice of colourway is green/orange/yellow. Thanks!

ikkinlala said...

When I pick fabric for a quilt, the fabric generally comes first. I like to try to use what I have.

I think my preference from those colour choices would be brown/blue (it's a tough choice!).

ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

Lilly said...

The fabric always comes first and then I pick the pattern.
And green/blue is great for me.
Thanks a lot and please count me in!

Dawn-Marie said...

I usually pick the fabric first and then come up with the design.
Hard to choice on the colors, green/orange/yellow.
dkgrayod(at)yahoo(dot)com

alice232 said...

I've used every method imaginable for selecting fabric. I usually go in a shop with an agenda and leave with more than intended.

I'm loving blue and brown right now.

Trina said...

I usually get inspired by a single fabric. Lately I've done six or so orange/yellow quilts- all inspired by a single thrift store pillowcase. It's definately time to move on to another colorway. Blue/Green is about as far away as it gets.

Me? A Mom? said...

is it wrong that my heart was racing just imagining what might come my way if I were so lucky to win?

When it comes to quilting, the fabric usually picks me. I start with an inspiration piece and work around that. I'm starting to build my stash for a pink, yellow, orange quilt (based on some Heather Ross fabric!) and so I'd prefer that colorway.

Jules @ MoonCat Farms said...

Green/Blue would be my choice.

I tend to be a fabric addict. I pick up fabrics everywhere and then usually find something to do with them. Every once in a while I will have a project in mind first, but usually it's the other way around.

Thank you for entering me in your drawing.

Anne said...

Lately seeing other quilter's already done quilts on blog has been the reason I go with a pattern or the fabric! I love seeing other peoples work to get inspired. out of the colors I like Green/Orange/Yellow but really would be happy with any of the combos!

Gwendie said...

I pick both ways - fabric or quilt. I have a stash, too, but what quilter doesn't??? What I use seems to depend on seasons.

I think I'd pick green/blue. Thanks for letting me enter!

Louby Lou said...

I generally choose two or three fabrics I love and then match them with other, less in your face prints. Sometimes the design of the quilt does influence - using a large print on a small scrappy quilt wouldn't make the most of it so I'd tend to chose a small print.

As for my favourite colourway, I'd go for red/aqua.

Vicki said...

Red/aqua or orange/aqua if you'd like to mix it up. Lately I pick the fabric first, then make the quilt.

affectioknit said...

Definitely green/orange/yellow - I think I choose the fabric first...

andrea creates said...

Fabrics first for sure-
I like oranges and pinks or greens and blues...I'm not picky:)

Holly said...

I am usually inspired by a favorite print and go from there. Aqua/red happens to be my favorite color combination right now!

Jo said...

red/aqua!!!

I usually end up picking one pattern that I adore and go from there. Cotton is always my fabric of choice.

NAB said...

Blue and Brown...im addicted to brown right now...as for the quilt the pattern is first usually from looking at blogs and going oooh i want that one! But then again i have more quilts on my mind than actually finished!

Susan said...

The pattern most always comes first and then the fabric. As for colors...I love them ALL!

Charissa said...

Definitely pattern and design in green/orange/yellow. I'm expecting a new wee one at the end of the year and that could work for a boy or a girl. :-)

Jennifer said...

Fabric definitely comes first, though I am right now making my first quilt, so I might change my mind in a few years! I have been eyeing red/aqua for quite a while, so I would love to win that colorway! Thanks!

Jessica said...

fabric comes first though I always like pink! I'd love to make something with the red/aqua combo. Thanks!

Sara said...

Fabric definitely comes first. I pretty much make up my designs based on how the fabric comes together. I'd prefer the green/orange/yellow colorway.

MLE said...

Green/Orange/Yellow! Usually I find fabric I like and search for something to make with it. Thanks for the giveaway!!

Lisa said...

I'm a brown/blue type of girl! I usually fall in love with a fabric, then search for coordinating prints to go with it & decide on a pattern from there!

The Mangerchine's said...

red and aqua! i'm still new to sewing, so I usually pick my pattern first and then find a fabric.

The Sander Family said...

yellow & pink please. And I usually pick the pattern first, but I'm not really a quilter, so it is usually clothes for my kiddos. This giveaway is lovely and I hope I win!

lao80 said...

Love green/orange/yellow.

I pick the pattern first. If I pick the fabric, many times the prints are to big.

Shanny said...

Green/blue. pattern first and then the overwhelming choice for fabrics.

White Way to Light said...

I usually choose my pattern 1st so I know how much to buy and then decide on my fabric!

I love Red & Aqua together!

BTW - we are neighbors! I live in Chestermere! :)

Holly said...

I usually start out with fabrics I have, since they seem to inspire so much more often then the pattern! I love greens! Thanks for the chance to enter! =)

Baba said...

I always pick fabric by color fist then patterns. My color choice would be Green/Blue. Thank you so much for the chance.

Alexa said...

Depends on the quilt. My last quilt was driven by color (and any fabric that I could find in the right shade of blurple). Usually I just find 1 fabric that I love and work around that.
I prefer orange/yellow/green

kathytypestoo said...

Do people really have a system for that? Sometimes its the fabric, other times a pattern screams to be made. Either way, I'm good!
My favorite combo right now is brown/blue, but anything you are generous enough to give is good enough!

Nicole said...

I look for patterns first, but it's hard to resist good fabric deals sometimes! I like the green/blue combinations. Thanks!

Rachel said...

I usually like to look at the design and then pick the fabric. But right now I am trying to find a scrappy pattern I can use some of my stash on. I love all colors!
Thanks for doing the give away!

Coralee said...

I haven't made my own quilt yet, but I've found the pattern first and now I'm looking for the perfect fabric for it. I love all colors, but if I had to pick from your choices, I'd say pink/yellow

Jennifer said...

Right now I choose the fabric first. I would probably do Red/Aqua because I am working on a quilt now with green/brown/blue.

Betty Crocker Ass said...

I usually spy something in a store, grab it and go from there...when I made a colorway quilt, I noticed I don't have a lot of Green/Orange/Yellow. I love all three of those colors, I guess I just haven't found much at my local store that I love.

PS Hows work going?

Aimee said...

I always find (or dig out) a piece of fabric and love it, because I love all fabric, and then I think "what can I do with this, and what will go nicely with it?" It's a pretty random process sometimes, but I'm happy with it. Right now I'm very much into blue/brown. Thanks!!!

Mishkat said...

Red/Aqua (I love them both). And the fabric always comes first for me.

P.S. your quilts are gorgeous! I especially like the improvisational quilt.

emilyflippinmaruna said...

i've never quilted. i just started sewing a few months ago and so far have made mostly clothes for my two girls and myself with a few plushies in the mix. I buy fabric and let it inspire me as to what it wants to become, that's why I love the thrift stores so much! I like to mix vintage fabrics with all the great new stuff that is out there.

My color preference is red/aqua
thanks for the opportunity!

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The Shumate Family said...

fabric first...
and I prefer...

Green/Blue
or
Brown/Blue

Victoria said...

Oh, definitely the fabric first. And then invariably I run out! But improvising always helps my design so it's okay.

I'm really feeling the red/aqua these days.

Thanks for the chance!

Samantha said...

I go both ways (first time I have sad that on a blog comment ;-) )

Sometimes I see a piece of fabric and start there, pulling and playing with the stash until I have a happy pile and an idea of what to do with it.

And sometimes a design or pattern strikes my eye, and I pull from the stash with that in mind.

Truly, I have to say, pulling from the stash is one of the best parts of the entire process!

beccy said...

I'm loving the green! When I pick for a quilt it is always the fabric first... I'm a magpie! The size of the pattern generally influences me next and I trawl my books for blocks that will 'fit' :)

lesley said...

i always always start with colour. sounds like we choose our fabrics for projects in the same way, what we like, match it up, have some fun, then choose a project ;) i'd go for yellow/orange/green, sounds happy + fresh to me!
[by the way, LOVE that key lime pie quilt, gorgeous + original!!]

Anya said...

I'd pick the yellow/pink combo. I usually pick fabrics first, then the pattern, but it's unpredictable. Thanks for the chance.

Eema-le said...

Ooh ooh ooh, red & aqua. I love surprises.

Tanya said...

The fabric comes first for me and helps determine the design. I LOVE the blue/brown colorways.

Amy Godinez said...

I don't quilt because it scares me I hope you don't hold it against me. But I love to sew and I love greens and blues.

ircabbit said...

Mmmh, when I'm picking colors for a quilt, it's always been pattern first. Maybe I should try it the other way around and see what results!

My favorite colorway is green/orange/yellow.

Jenna said...

Fabric first and I love blue/green.
Thanks for the giveaway!
jmhamlin826 AT yahoo DOT com

Mare said...

I have only completed one quilt. But I'm working on a 2nd one. I choose the fabric before I decided on a pattern.

I love Blue/ Brown or Pink/brown combos.

Katie said...

I'm currently thinking about making my first quilt, so so far I think I'd probably copy someone else's design/colors! Red/aqua is my choice. katievarela(at)att(dot)net

Kenton and Marianne Ogg said...

Red/Aqua =)
I usually start with the fabric and lay it out until I can tell the best way to cut into it, which is usually the hardest part for me

Di said...

I usually choose the design first, then fabrics to go with it. Pink/yellow would be my choice of colours. Thank you for having this giveaway!

Beth said...

Your quilts are amazing! I just found you thru the giveaway and I am blown away. I am just starting to get a grasp on color and quilting (I'm mostly a knitter), so up until now I just spend time pulling what I like and putting it together. No real plan involved. Green/blue or red/aqua would be my choices for the fabric. Thanks for a great giveaway!

Ginger said...

Red aqua sounds gorgeous- I pick fabric based on patterns, really- then I try to match as I go :)

letter zed said...

hmmm. I've never made a quilt but I'd probably work from stash and just pick a pattern to fit what I'm working with. At least, that's how I knit. I would love some blues and greens to make my first quilt.

why not sew? said...

I always pick the fabric first and then decide what I am going to do with it! Red and aqua are what I've been looking for lately. Thanks!

RachelL said...

Thanks!
I love pink and yellow. Well, actually it's not my favorite, but I have a 4 year old daughter that dictates my color choices. :)

I pick a fabric and then the quilt pattern to show it off.

RP said...

I would love green/blue. Or any really!

I tend to pick the pattern first. Sometimes the fabric just speaks to me, and I have to find something to fit with it though.

Sue said...

I'm not sure what comes first, I think it's different on different days! I like green/blue, too!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

It depends on what I'm doing whether the pattern or the fabric comes first. Recently I started with a grouping using a pattern for a queen size quilt, then made two baby quilts out of the rest without a pattern.
My favorite colorway is red/aqua.

Jen Clark said...

i just taught myself to sew last year, and one of my 2 new year's resolutions this year was to make a quilt. (the other was to teach myself to knit - and that one has been conquered.) i have yet to start my quilt - so that is my summer sewing project!! so i've been scouring the web looking at patterns and colors...i'm thinking i LOVE red and aqua together, and they would go great in my house. now i just have to pick a pattern!!!

langlangcreations said...

I've been loving green/yellow/orange/red. You know, vibrant fall colors.

I have always picked a pattern first and then hunt for fabric. Maybe I should try it the other way one of these days.

Sara said...

i love working with colours!
my colourway, then, will be green/blue.

Carol said...

Usually the fabrics come first. I use so many in one quilt that there's always room for another. I like simple patterns to show off tons of color. As for your colorways? That's a tough one. I think red/aqua or the green/orange/yellow. Both sound intriguing! Thank you!!

autumnesf said...

I'm new to quilting and have only done 2 crib sized ones for shower gifts. So far I just go to the only fabric store in town with colors in mind and start picking. Not very creative.

Green/blue are two of the colors I'm looking for on my next project.

lindaschiffer said...

Good question! Mostly the fabric comes first these days -- once upon a time, when I first began to design quilts (twenty-five or more years ago), the design came first. Now the colors and print textures of the fabric draw me in and the designs follow. :)

My current favorite color combo is pink, yellow, orange/peach. ;)

Linda

BKelly said...

I have only made a few quilts at this point, but they have all been for specific people and specific tastes so i have gone out with a plan in mind. That being said, I am kind of impulse and may make last minute additions if I see a fabric I like. Lately I have been having a lot of fun with browns and aquas.

Alyssa said...

I'm brand new to sewing, but I aspire to quilting soon. I'm drawn to color combinations more than patterns. I love blue and brown!

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no4daughter said...

brown/blue is my favorite. I choose a pattern first and then pick the fabric. But I think I really have the fabric in the back of my brain somewhere as I am choosing the pattern.

Charity said...

Count me in, please! I think I would love some red/aqua, please!

unexplainedbacon said...

browns & blues please!

thanks for the fun giveaway!

Alissa said...

For me the fabric usually comes first!! And I'm all about red & aqua! Thanks for the generous give away!!

Bella Mama said...

I like to start with an idea for both colors and pattern - but they deffinatly both meld and morph until i get the perfect fabrics with the perfectly matching pattern! I have never worked with the red and aqua but am deffently intreged by it!

Lise said...

I'm working on my first quilt. I chose fabrics first, and then the design (crazy log cabin). It's in reds and aquas, so that's the coor I'd love to win. Thanks!

Emily said...

I've gone both ways--shopping for fabric for a pattern and shopping for a pattern for some fabric I fell in love with! As for colors, I usually prefer green/blue, but lately I've been seeing lots of red/aqua quilts that I've loved!

Knitlee said...

The fabric comes first and my favorites would be...yellow and pink

abcgirl said...

pattern first, then general colorway, then fabrics. Although if the right fabric came along it might inspire a whole quilt....

toblerhaus said...

I pick fabric first, always! I love Red/Aqua, but most any color scheme works it's way into my projects.

Angi said...

Fabric first for me and since my daughter has sworn off pink she prefers green/orange/yellow stuff while I LOVE red/aqua

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LB3K said...

Ummm, I will take any of the above! I have so many quilts planned it is ridiculous! Sometimes I pick fabric I love without anything specific in mind, other times I find a pattern I love and then find the perfect fabric to make it with.

Starbound Studios said...

Love your blog!

Many times I find fabric, then a pattern jumps out at me that would work great with that group! As far as colors, let's go yellow & pink! Beautiful spring combo!

azteclady said...

I am a beginner, so I can't answer the quilt question, really. I love the blue/green colors.

Thank you for the giveaway, it's very generous of you.

azteclady1 at gmail dot com

Christina, Steve, Clara and Elena said...

I almost always find the pattern/design first, then find the fabric. But Joel Dewberry's new stuff is making me think I love aqua and red together, so I'll try that, sight unseen!

Jenny said...

Green/Blue is one of my favorite combos.

I start with the fabric and then work the pattern out from there.

Cherry said...

The fabrics come first for me... I usually make things from scraps actually, and am currently working on a coin quilt made almost entirely from scraps, in a rainbow of colours. If I were to win this giveawway I would LOVE red/aqua- it can look so fresh and modern. I love them together,

Thanks for the giveaway.

Laurie said...

green/blue is my favorite but yellow/pink would be my pick for a mystery prize!! Thank you for a chance to win - especially a surprise prize!
Hugs,
Laurie

Lucy C said...

it's got to be orange and yellow for me, especially going into summer! I love coin quilts as well.
Thanks for a great giveaway!
lucy(at)alittlebitofsugar(dot)com

Collette said...

Hmmm, I guess the fabric comes first. I see it, I like it and then I figure out what pattern it might work with before I buy it. And recently, I've really been into brown and blue. You know, sort of like a bruise!

I'm glad to hear that the Monster is doing well! Spider bites, ick!

BeckyEtal said...

I am half/half, sometimes it's fabric, sometimes it's the pattern that gets me in first.

I like Red/Aqua as that is missing from my stash!

Anonymous said...

Hi! I love the element of surprise!!! My choice would be green/orange/yellow.
nancy_mc@live.com

Jody said...

Another Canadian! That's great. As for your questions, for me, the design comes first and then the fabric.

I would love to win some red/aqua fabric...already have some great ideas.
thanks for the chance to enter!!

Bethany said...

I am an experienced seamstress, but a beginning quilter. I am think that the color combo would come first for me, then the pattern/quilt,then the fabric.

I am in LOVE with red/aqua right now!

Alexis said...

I've not made many quilts (yet!) but the one currently cooking in my head is based on a multi coloured print, and I'm looking for other mono colour prints of solid to build around that print.
And I'm loving all the aqua and red quilts I'm seeing out there in blogland, gonna have to get me some!

gretchen said...

green/orange/yellow. i've had it go both ways. sometimes a fabric just calls out to me and i find a pattern afterwards. other times i find a pattern i love and spend hours in the quilt shop looking for just the right print.

Leigh said...

I'm on a green/blue kick right now. I almost always buy fabric that strikes me and then decide what to do with it later!

Ali said...

I love your blog and your quilts are beautiful! I am always attracted to colors before I figure out what I'm going to do with them. I would like either blue/green or brown/green. I am pleased easily :)

junglewife said...

Red and Aqua just sounds so fun!!! I've never done anything with those before and I'd love to try!

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