Blogger Bella Bundle Blog Hop {Giveaway}

It’s no surprise that I’m pretty crazy for solids.  All kinds of solids.  Mainly because I’m a longarm quilter, and where there are solids, there is room to get a little fancy.  I like fancy.  Well, I just signed up for the latest session of the 4×5 bee on Flickr and I made some blocks for my quilt.  When the bee ends, I’ll have 5 more blocks from new friends from the bee.

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I also have a stack of text fabrics that will work well with this palette.  In fact, I pulled a bunch of fabrics that work well with this bundle– some oakshottes, mirror ball dots, black and white prints, and text fabrics.  They all work so well with just this small pop of chartreuse, don’t you think?  and I just can’t wait to quilt in all this negative space!

So, have you met my friend Anna from Urban Stitches?  She and I have been friends for almost 3 years through San Antonio Modern Quilt Guild, and if you are short on ideas, she’s a great person to talk to.  I can’t tell you how many times Anna and I have just sat around brainstorming creative ideas. She is definitely my muse!  She also is the proprietress of the Etsy shop Ciao Bella Solids, which is where I get a LOT of my solids.    What I love about Anna’s shop is that if you order at least 5 yards, she’ll only charge $5 per yard… and that’s without a coupon.  I’m not a fan of trying to keep up with coupons, and I know that any time I need solids, I can get them for that price through her shop.  Also, if she doesn’t have what I need, she’s quite often willing to order it for me since I usually order 5-10 yards at a time. (I love solids as backings, and I sure can’t beat the price.)

Anyway, Anna let me pick out some solids, combine them to make a bundle, and then asked me to give it to you!  So here’s what I picked.

ImageLet me introduce you to my little friends, from top to bottom.

Light Lime

Chartreuse

Etchings Stone

Dove

Etchings Charcoal

And she has the bundle in fat quarters, half-yard cuts, or yard cuts.

Some of our other friends from the guild are also playing along.  They have picked out fabrics to make bundles, and will each be giving away a bundle, so make sure you mark your calendar and hop on over to them, too.

April 15- Anna of Urban Stitches
April 22 – Erin of Schlosser Designs
April 29 – Jen of ReannaLily Designs

All you have to do to get a shot at winning a fat quarter bundle of my fabrics is leave a comment telling me your favorite thing to do with solids!  Also, sorry, but Anna isn’t able to ship internationally.  You have until April 15 to participate, and then a winner will be chosen with a random number generator.

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22 Responses to Blogger Bella Bundle Blog Hop {Giveaway}

  1. Kcotcher says:

    I am just starting to use a few more solids in my projects. They are great for my 4×5 bee blocks.

  2. Jamie says:

    I like to use them for backing and binding.

  3. Jamie says:

    I like to use them for backing and binding.

  4. Pam C says:

    I love quilts with solids but most of my fabrics are prints. I would love to add some solids to my quilts.

  5. Kelly O! says:

    Gorgeous bundle!!

    My (current) fave thing to do with solids is to randomly piece rectangles and squares into 12.5″ blocks, then cut the block in half(ish), and arrange the cut halves on either side of a block, with sashing in between. Piece that into a bit of contrasting solid, and you’ve got a great quilt top in no time!

    That bundle would be a fabulous quilt with a deep purple, a bright white, or a navy blue maybe…..

    Thanks for the inspiration and a wonderful giveaway!

  6. kimr says:

    I love the stack you created! I am in love with all shades of green right now! I am dying to make an all solid mini quilt I saw. It is mostly green with some bright colors to mimic a garden.

  7. Gina T. says:

    Since I’m so new to quilting addiction – first quilted 10 years ago – I don’t have a lot of solids, either. I fall in love with prints! I’m currently doing a BOM with solids and I’m enjoying it. It would be fun to add some more colors to add to my prints. Thanks, Danielle!

  8. Midget says:

    You can take any fabric, solid or print and turn it into something amazing.

  9. Rebecca says:

    I love those colors!!!!

  10. Kathy says:

    I love to integrate solids in with prints, then use the same solid for my binding with another solid that compliments as the backing!

  11. Chelle says:

    I’ve been adding them into backing more and more. Thanks for the giveaway!

  12. Paula says:

    After reading your blog, I’m surprised at the color choice…I would have thought “PINK”!
    I am currently a lime and gray fan and I’m having issues cutting into some of them…maybe if I had more….LOL!

  13. Kathi B says:

    I’m rather new to quilting and haven’t gotten comfortable yet with mixing prints and solids in my piecing…gettin’ there though. So at this point I mostly use solids in bindings and backings.

  14. Melissa H says:

    Fun! I’ve discovered that solids are sorely lacking in my stash so this would be great and I’ll have to check out the shop. $5/yard for high quality fabric is a great deal. Thanks for the chance to win

  15. Melissa H says:

    shoot, I don’t mean to try to enter again but I forgot to answer the question–lately I’ve been doing a lot of dyeing and overdyeing so solids are fun to mess with color. For these colored solids they’d be in a quilt for sure!

  16. Pam Biswas says:

    I might mix these up with some print charms I have accumulated. I have a small architextures that might go with them….whatever, it will be a quilt. Thanks for the chance to win.

  17. Erica says:

    Aside from using solids to highlight awesome FMQ, does petting them count? If so, then petting first and quilting second!

  18. MarciaW says:

    Your bundle is absolutely wonderful. I like using solids to give the eye a place to rest in my quilt as use lots of print fabrics.

  19. Linda says:

    THANKS FOR SHARING!
    SUCH NEAT FABRICS!

  20. Bambi Mayer says:

    Awesome color choices–I would love to create something around those fabrics. I got a HQ Sweet 16 a few weeks ago and quilting got so much easier so I’m all about those negative spaces now!

  21. Lynne McL says:

    Oh solids- how I love thee. I’m a relative newbee and I’ve been “practicing” by making pillows. With a small project I’m more willing to go my own direction and use bold, unusual color combination – as well as feel more confortable in machine quitling.

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