Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Pick your color any color but today mine is GREEN!



You will be seeing GREEN...

Good Morning my name is Deanna and I am from Wedding Dress Blue.
However this is not about Blue at all it is about GREEN...read on..

About a year ago I took a good look at my stash and discovered that I had a lot of green. More green, in fact, than any other color.

Why do I have all this green?
"I don't really like green," I said to myself. "I have never made a green quilt."
Well, that explained the green overload. It came in, through a variety of means, and it never went out.
Time for a challenge.

So, during the past year I have made three green quilts.
Two are finished.
One for my aunt and uncle in the colors of their alma mater.



One for my parents.



One, still underway, for a high-school graduate to be.

I have decided that I like green. It has a place. It makes a great quilt...
or two, or three, or FOUR.

Yep, I have started a fourth quilt. This one in green, blue and brown. I think it will be wonderful.



So, the next time you need inspiration, or a challenge, or just need to get rid of some fabric, try a Color Sensitive Manicure.

Thanks to Stash Manicure and Madame Samm for the chance to share. What about you? Want to share your "color" or idea. Leave a comment here or contact Madame Samm and sign up as a guest blogger. Hope to see you again, here at Stash Manicure or over at my house, Wedding Dress Blue.

Deanna

26 comments:

  1. Well, I'm sort of "in"to green lately but even if I'm biased...these are great quilts! Nice Work!

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  2. I am just like you. Have a lot of blue in my stash and that's because I never sew with blue, just buying them :)

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  3. I don't allow an overload - when a color bin is looking a little full it is the dominate color choice in the next quilt. I did find that I was "lacking" the color orange as it is not my favorite color. So I challenge myself to work with some orange.

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  4. I have more ideas than time to execute them. But I can't help be inspired to make something else!

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  5. Good Morning Deanna....could it be yes it could...GREEN is YOU...lol This post made me take an inventory of what I have a lot of ...PINK I have lot's of PINK...and here is the scoop..I have not made a PINK quilt to date. SEW this is my solemnly swear after I get over my orange phase and that will be easy, I do not have any more orange in my stash...I am choosing to make a PINK quilt... and pssst.. I don't have any GREEN in my stash to share with you ..PITY ....lol
    Great post...

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  6. Awesome tip! I think I'm in the same boat. I have a lot of pink right now, so I think my next quilt must be pink! I adore your string quilt, think I might try my hand at one of those :)

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  7. I've been doing that, trying to work off a specific color, thank goodness for the holidays, they help use up colors that I never use.

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  8. GREAT quilts! I like to manicure in colors as well. Greens and blues are my favorite ones to play with!

    In stitches,
    Teresa :o)

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  9. Every quilt I make is wild, so every color is included. Thinking about it, though, I don't have much green in my stash. It isn't divided by colors, but still, I can only think of a few pieces that are mostly green. Well, the tie-dye fabric has a lot of green... :-)

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  10. I realized when I was making something last week, that i did not have enough green, lol. I love green, but there are never the types I like in our store.

    Debbie

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  11. When I get in my "clean-up moods" I am always about concentrating on one color for a particular project. So the three current projects, all throws, are pinks, autumn and blues with brights plus I have a collection of tab;e runners in greens and browns on the go. I am quilting a batiks GFG as well.

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  12. Your quilts are all beautiful. My favorite is your string quilt. Gorgeous!!! I love the idea of using up a colour that you tend to let sit. It's a great challenge to use that part of your stash. Thanks for sharing this wonderful idea. Hugs Ariane

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  13. I have so much red and dark blue, my favorite colors, but you can only make so many patriotic quilts. Wish the quilt fairy would come and give me some ideas on what to do with it. Also, way too much Thimbleberries in my stash. BettyLou

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  14. What a great idea! I'm going to look at my stash and see which color I have too much of. :) blessings, marlene

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  15. I say, "Go Green"! What fun quilts!

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  16. What a great post!! Love the themed color quilts.

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  17. I have to admit that green is my favorite color and I love your quilts. Yours gives me a few ideas now so I can go dig into my green pile.

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  18. I think I have lots of green too, but its not too pretty! Good post.

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  19. I think my favourite is blue.....no, green. Wait, maybe red, or........yellow. Or.......I remember...my favorite colour is...batik. If it's in a batik, it's a favorite!!!

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  20. Green is, and always has been, my absolute favorite color - except olive - lol! Funny though, I've not made many green quilts, guess I will have to remedy that soon.

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  21. I got a request for two twin size quilts, but they had to be yellow ! I managed them both from my stash, and got a third pieced, and still have more to make - but I do love yellow :)

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  22. Your quilts just prove what I've always known...all greens go together! xo, Nan

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  23. Green isn't my favorite color either and I, too, seem to have a lot of it. Thanks for the inspiration. Also, I love how your quilts have "feet".

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  24. Green is my most favorite color ever so I LOVE your green quilts. I will have to work on a color that I find less appealing. Thanks for sharing.

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  25. I just love those green quilts Deanna!! Thanks for sharing them :)

    SheilaC

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