Welcome! I’m so delighted to have you here for the final stop on the True Colors Blog Tour. It’s been a fun couple of weeks, hasn’t it? So many wonderful expressions of color on this tour. I could really get carried away talking about Kathy’s magic using Anna’s fabric. But I’m here to talk about my projects, so let’s talk about what I got and what I did with it.Free Spirit sent me Jenean Morrison‘s True Colors to work with. Since I already had Jenean’s Wishing Well fabrics on hand from the last round of Market sewing, I was ready to dive in and start mixing and matching. (Do you know Jenean? If you don’t, you definitely want to change that. She is a wonderful person and an amazingly talented artist.) I began with the handbag. The pattern is Anna Maria Horner’s I’ll Have One of Everything bag from her book, Seams To Me. The citrus colors in Jenean’s True Colors collection make great slices of interest on this bag. Half of the prints are from True Colors. The other half are from Wishing Well. Combined, they really pop and shout “Spring!”I couldn’t resist whipping up a little pencil case using the green gingham print from Wishing Well and little scraps from the True Color charm pack. Just look at how well the journal (covered in Jenean’s Palm Springs print from her California Dreamin’ collection) goes with everything.I could have stopped there, having plenty to blog about. Instead, I kept playing (something that will hardly surprise my regular readers) and ended up with a little table topper. I started quilting it with big stitch quilting using Anchor pearl cotton thread, my favorite. More stitching is on the agenda for this piece, but for now, you can see the play of color and texture. This piece incorporates scraps from Jenean’s Wishing Well, Beechwood Park, In My Room, and Grand Hotel collections with the True Colors prints.
The point of the True Colors collections is to have mixers and blenders that resist the stereotype. They are created to play well with others, to blend without dissolving into the background, to add interest without stealing the show. They do all of that and more. I think you’ll find favorites here, prints you go back to over and over again.I hope you’ve enjoyed each stop on the blog tour, finding inspiration and joyful color along the way. We have one last thing to take care of….a giveaway! Free Spirit sent me fabric to share. I have one fat quarter bundle to giveaway, as well as a designer roll plus two charm packs for each of two lucky comments. (That’s three winners, just to be clear.) Here’s all you have to do to enter:
- Leave a comment on this post before the deadline to enter. There’s no right or wrong answer, but I’d love to hear how True Colors inspires you.
- One comment per reader. Duplicate entries will be deleted.
- You have until 12:00 midnight Pacific Standard Time on Thursday, February 6, 2014 to enter.
- International entrants are welcome.
- Winners will be selected by Random Number Generator.
- Winners will be notified by email and will have until February 13, 2014 to respond. If winners do not respond, a new winner will be selected by Random Number Generator and notified by email.
Good luck! I may not have time to reply to each and every one of you who enters, depending on the amount of comments. So to everyone who enters, “Thank you!” I’m looking forward to reading your comments.
UPDATE: This sweepstakes is now closed. Winners have been chosen and announced.