Friday, June 22, 2012

We Love Color

By we, I mean all of us, but identifying our mutual love of color is not the reason for my post. This is:
If you're asking what this is, then you're in for a most pleasant surprise. This is the cover to a wonderful, new book put together by the talented people at Stash Books and the equally talented people at Robert Kaufman fabrics, makers of Kona cotton solids.
In the interest of full disclosure here, I should tell you that I am one of the 16 designers lucky enough to have a quilt in this book, but that's not entirely why I love it and am recommending it.
The concept for this book is brilliant because it focuses on a very, simple idea: designing and crafting modern quilts using just solids. That allows for a couple of things: first, the contemporary look so many of us are drawn to is really at it's best when rendered in solids. Solids let the designers and makers focus on shape and line and all those fabulous elements of design rather than get caught up and distracted by prints. Second, Kona encompasses so many color choices that you won't have a problem finding colors that work together and are really not limited by the solids-only approach, but actually liberated by it.
And, if you weren't already blown away by the plethora of colors available to you from this collection, hold on to your quilted hat because Robert Kaufman fabrics is introducing 28 new colors, including this intense, rich blue, Regal. I love this color almost as much as I love pistachio (here,I am referring to a color, but I want the record to show that I love pistachio in all its forms including the ice cream variation).
If you're still grasping your hat then you're ready to receive the next bit of information I'm throwing your way. Stash and Robert Kaufman fabrics are giving away two fabulous prizes: a copy of the book and a bundle of the new Kona colors. I know. I know. Be still my heart.
What do you, lovely reader, have to do to win that prize. Well, I'm going to ask for something a little out of the ordinary prefaced by a brief explanation.
The quilt I designed for the book is called the Sweet as Pi Baby Quilt. It's a simple-to-make round quilt. I like shaped quilts; I think you'll like them too. I also love the play on words of Pi meaning 3.14 and the means to determining the size of a circle and its homonym, pie, which I can eat in copious amounts. So, if you'd like to be entered into the drawing for the book and fabric bundle, tell me what you favorite pie is. If you have a link to an online recipe, all the better, though it won't influence your chances in this totally random drawing.
If you'd like more info and to see the tour schedule, click here of here if you'd like to view and, hopefully, join the flickr group to show off your own We Love Color creations.
I think that's it. Go forth and be colorful, my friends!

231 comments:

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Karrie S said...

Cherry pie is my favorite ;)

Beulah said...

I LOVE Key Lime Pie!!!Followed closely by Frozen Lemon Pie! :D

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Jacey said...

I share your love of all things pistachio. I can't get enough of that delicious flavor.

Hmm. I think my all-time favorite is lemon meringue. Although my cousin made a triple berry last year that blew my mind. I need to get that recipe.

Sharon said...

Oh, you want me to pick a favorite? That's really hard! I love pie. Let's see, either Lemon Meringue or Custard pie. Oh, maybe pumpkin too! And I haven't mentioned cherry either. See what I mean? Pie is just awesome. The book looks pretty darn awesome too! Thanks for the chance!

Anonymous said...

My favorite pie is Peanut Butter Cream, the way my mom makes it. Thank you for the giveaway! We Love Color has been on my Amazon wishlist for a couple weeks!

misplacedpom said...

Always blueberry pie!

mad elena said...

I love peach pie, especially a la mode!

P├ętra said...

It's hard to pick just one pie I love so many different kinds. I am going to have to say my Caramel Turtle Pie. I won a little pie contest with it so I think it's a good one.
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Congratulations on the book and thanks for the chance to win!

onepieceofstring said...

I like two kinds of pie - hot pie and cold pie!

Amys Crafty Shenanigans said...

Loving Lemon Meringue pie, or apple pie with a slice of cheddar cheese, or Mississipi Mud Pie or Shepherds Pie or Cottage Pie....!! Yummy!

Caitlin T. said...

My favorite pie is chocolate pecan---particularly the version made by my college roommate's mom. We actually had a table filled with different pies at our wedding, instead of cake. It was delicious.

Erin M. said...

Strudel topped apple pie. I actually thought today about making one (and then eating one.)
Thanks for the giveaway.

Denise said...

Apple - and they have to be sliced!
Denise at dlkedv@yahoo.com

Holly said...

I worked as a baker in a pie shop for the past year but it didn't change my favorite: fresh blueberry (with lots of lemon zest) under a lattice-allbutter crust. YUM!

Susan said...

Triple berry for sure, or at least something with marion berries. Yum! I am so glad that I had a chance to check out your blog - awesome!

thepepperedgoat said...

Pie, mmm, I'm already drooling on the keyboard. My very favorite pie is blackberry. Or maybe cherry. Strawberry rhubarb is also a strong contender. Wow, this is much harder than I thought. Can cheesecake be considered pie?

TJM wanna be quilt artist said...

peanut butter meringue custard pie…yum yum from my days in Decatur AL

Paula said...

No question about it-----homemade pecan pie!!!

Sarah said...

My favorite pie is Marie Calenders French Silk Pie http://allrecipes.com/recipe/french-silk-chocolate-pie-i/

Quilting in the South said...

I like chocolate merengue pie .

Lori said...

My all time fav is graham cracker pie---a graham cracker crust piled high with a yummy vanilla pudding--pastry cream type filling. topped with just a smidge of whipped cream, Heaven!

CathyH said...

Apple. Pie. My favorite! The Solids are wonderful!!

Lisas Mom said...

My favorite pie is triple berry pie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream to compliment the tartness of the berries. Yum! :)

sewfrench.com said...

Northern Michigan homemade blueberry pie. It's about that time!
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Debbie said...

Pecan Pie is my fav too, & here's the recipe I use! http://aquilterstable.blogspot.com/2011/11/tuesday-at-thanksgiving-table-and.html
LOVE the new KONA colors and your new book!

Mom C said...

Chocolate pie in it's infinite varieties. Thanks.

Deere Driver said...

Since you haven't drawn yet, I want to tell you about my daughter's play on Bye Bye Miss American Pie. As a junior high math project she re wrote the song and it started, Bye Bye Mathematical Pi...

Willa said...

Buttermilk pie!

Melody said...

I love Peach Pie. But if it's pie chances are I'm going to love it.

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Gill said...

Apple pie and custard!

vanessa said...

Fav pi is pecan warm w vanilla chocolate ice cream

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