pat sloan's focus on the center book tour.

03 May 2012

{comments closed. winner will be announced soon.}

pat sloan frontCover

yep.
you read that right.
pat sloan has a new book :)

if you are a medallion quilt fan, you will loooove this book.
i wouldn't slate medallions as my favoriite quilt, but look at this one . . .

Pat Sloan L5531_bluelagoon
*blue lagoon - from pat sloan's focus on the center book*


i really like this one.
it doesn't scream, "i'm a medallion quilt!!!"
BUT it has great flow.

i was trying to figure out what fabrics i would use to make my own 'blue lagoon' and here's what i came up with . . .

my market loot.
*salt air by cosmo cricket for moda*


wouldn't that be yummy?!?!
especially those aquas. <--me thinks yes.

no blog hop would be complete without a giveaway:
two lucky ps i quilt readers will win their own focus on the center book!!!
just leave a comment telling me what one color dominates your stash.
{winner will be drawn may 7th.}

and don't forget to visit all the peeps on our blog tour:
{they'll also be having giveaways!!!}

april 30th
leisure arts

may 1st
vanessa christenson - v & co
carrie - la vie en rosie

may 2nd
bonnie hunter - quiltville
michele foster - quilting gallery

may 3rd
victoria findlay - bumblebeans inc.
rachel griffith - ps i quilt

may 4th
jackie kunkel - canton village quiltworks
dana bolyard - old red barn co

may 5th
vicki welsh - field trips in fiber
faith jones - fresh lemons quilts

and visit pat sloan EVERYDAY for even more chances to win.
pssst: pat asked me a few curious questions. yall should go see what went down. just sayin'.

happy hopping yall.

♥ rachel

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313 comments:

Minnie said...

I love red fabrics, there's something about them that just make me want all of them...the brighter the better!

x

jofridsquilt said...

My favorites are blue in all valoers. Hugs Jofrid

Karen's Cross Stitch Corner said...

ooh red and yellows, they are such mood brighteners, Im working on collecting lots of red fabrics for an all red and white quilt!

DonnaP said...

Of all the colors, I have lots of pink. Yes, pink, not my favorite. But I do have a grand-daughter - 'nuff said. ;-)

Andrea said...

Looks perfect for spring. Greens are definitely what dominates my stash. I am always attracted to greens and continue to buy them.

Jessica said...

Probably teal/aqua/blue. I'm kind of obsessed.

hiyacinth said...

My current mania is collecting blues--and thanks to you, I have acquired some great blues lately from your design lines!

Sandy D said...

In my stash there seems to be a lot of blues and greens.I like your choice of Salt Air,I wonder why?Could it be the blues and greens.

Susan said...

Without a doubt.... its BLUE!

amidthismoment said...

I have a lot of blue.

-Bobbi

4dreamsr said...

Purple is still may fav, but do have lots of green cause that's what most leaves are. Love your blog, been following for bout a year.

Quilterbell said...

Lately I seem to have lots of pink fabrics!!!! I should do a bit of shopping to balance it out!, Thanks for the chance!.

mascanlon said...

Well right now it's full of orange, teal and sage because that's what my granddaughters nursery palette is but for me it's always about the blues....all hues and values! Thanks for letting us play along Rachel, Pat's book is very intriguing.

Mary said...

I love red, but when I look around in my sewing room blue dominates with the largest amount of fabric. Green comes in a close third.

The Gad-A-Bout Gal said...

Blues in all shades and designs.

Linda said...

HELLO! IT'S REDS AND WHITES IN MY STASH! SOMETIMES PINK CREEP IN AND MAYBE SOME GREENS! AS YOU CAN SEE I'M A BIG FLORAL FAN! THANKS FOR SHARING!

msstitcher1214@yahoo.com

Kimberly said...

Red with white pindots rule my roost! I blogged all about them a few days ago if you wanna have a peek :o)

Patty said...

Pinks and purples...I have 3 granddaughters

Ella said...

I seem to have an abundance of green and orange lately.

KristyLou said...

Right now its red that dominates!!!

DianeY said...

About a year ago, I decided I needed more red & yellow-now I would say those colors dominate!

Nancy said...

My stash has been taken over by grayed reds - from light to dark.

Lisa Marie said...

I'd say I have more blues than anything.

Almaelou said...

Blue! I just finished a quilt top in purple and pink and I'm not sure about it. I love cool color tones.

wackywoman said...

Currently it's black and white. Need to make a big ol quilt. :)

Teri said...

Since I have two grandaughters, pink dominates my stash!

Nana Jo said...

Aqua dominates my stash lately.

Kelly O. said...

i have a lot of blue--not all the same blue but lots of varying blue--sad cause I don't even prefer blue but for some reason I'm busting with it!

Alisa said...

At the moment, blue. But that changes often. My favorite color is green so I'm drawn to that as well.

Kelsey said...

Loads and loads of green!

New Salem Homestead said...

I tend to gravitate to the colors of Autumn, however, I love reds! I also have the Salt Air fabrics and love what you will be doing with it. I am still the decision stages with that.

Suzan said...

I was looking over my stash just the other day and I have a lot of green and a boat load of black and white fabrics.

bhafer said...

Lots of blues in my stash... and lots of is old or should I call it vintage? Thanks for the chance.

April Mae said...

My dash is dominated by Black and Pink. I'm really not sure which one takes home the gold.

Thanks for the opportunity!

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

It would have to be yellow! Although greens would be a close second!

kurtzcraftsblog.com said...

Green! There is green everywhere! =) The second dominate color in my stash is orange =)

Mary said...

Nice stack of Fat Q's for your choice to make this quilt.. I have a lot of Stash so it looks like a rainbow. My favorite color is Purple. Thanks for a chance to win this book.

LC said...

I don't really have a stash to speak of. I'm working on it! I do find myself mostly drawn to cooler colors like blues and teals though. I love me some teal.

paulette said...

Definitely red dominates my stash!! Thanks for a chance to win this wonderful book!
Paulette

Lee Ann L. said...

I would have to say whites and off whites which is weird because it's not a color I work with best. :-)

Penny said...

Checked my stash ~ seem to have lots of green fabrics & remembering hearing when I began quilting that green, like grass & leaves goes w/ everything but I almost have just as much yellow fabric!Of course, Yellow is my fav color!

Jeanne said...

I seem to have more reds than any other color of fabric. Brown is a close second.

Teresa F. said...

I seem to have more blues, burgundy and cream fabrics.

robin said...

Green. :)

Cliodana said...

nice quilt! my stash.... i'll say blue... but honnestly multicolor will be better!

Margi said...

I have a very wide variety of color in my stash but I'd have to say purples and blues are the predominant colors for sure.

Gabriella said...

In my stash the predominant colour is blue!!!

Heidi Staples said...

I have such a mix of colors so I'm not sure if one stands out...maybe aqua? Thanks for the giveaway!

A.J. Dub. said...

I think I have the most blue in my stash, but I really don't have a lot of any one color.
This books looks great!

Krysta said...

I wish I could say that pink dominates. Unfortunately, I have three boys, so I definitely have A LOT of blue right now :)

Lyn said...

I really love the aqua fabrics. Thanks for the chance to win

kfr14819 said...

I think I have mostly green in my quilting stash. Thank you for the opportunity to win!

Amy said...

I have a lot of green and turquoise-ish colours at the moment. I also have a lot of plaid, mostly red plaids... Great giveaway - thanks for the chance!

Amanda said...

Yellow! I love yellows of all kinds, esp those in salt air!

DebrafromMD said...

Red is the dominant color in my stash.

Kathryn said...

I have lots of green - my favorite. Kathie L in ALlentown

Greta said...

Orange and Pink. They are my two favorite colors. I don't have a large stash so when buying for projects I have managed to gather the most of these two colors.

manon said...

I just love the bright colors, just beautiful.

Karrie S said...

RIght now, my stash is full of projects for different people, and I don't really have a dominating color. If I won the lottery, it would be teal, yellow, green, white, gray, and oranges. THanks for the chance to win. I love this blog and have been following you for quite awhile. I think you are my first quilting blog!!

jac. said...

For sure green dominates. Oh I'd love to win and surprise my mom with this book. she is obsessed with Pat sloan

QuilterLaura said...

While my favorite color is blue, and I do have a TON of it, I actually have more neutrals, if you include whites, creams, tans, etc.

kt said...

I love blue, as does my daughter, so I have lots of blue!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Usually blue dominates my stash..but right now; it seems to be rose shades;..lol

Heather said...

I don't actually have a color that dominates my stash, I've been changing lately in my color palate preferences. BUT I have this Salt Air FQB and I have to tell you it is truly scrumptious. I love it beyond life itself and I really need to buy myself at least one more FQB of it. You will love anything you make out of it.

Patticake's World said...

I gotta say PINK!

Kristin said...

I think it would be a tie between blue and purples.

Lynn said...

Blues! I have three daughters but still more blue than anything....Perfect since I now have two grandsons.

Terrie said...

Oh lord, hands down it would be blues, I have a large bin overflowing with nothing but blues :)

Laura C said...

Pink. Pinkety pink pink. I never thought I liked it but I keep making all these pink quilts...

Rowen said...

Greens are my favorites and I have way more of them than anything else

Linda in PA said...

Blue is the dominant color in my stash. I need to make an all blue quilt. Maybe that would even out the stash color playing field. Thanks for a chance to win a copy of Pat's new book. The quilts look great.

B Greene said...

Dark shades of blue are ceratinly dominant in my stash - so soothing! Thanks for the giveaway chance!

Deb said...

While it's not my favorite color, I seem to always have more blue fabrics than anything else.

Melissa said...

I lean toward green. Thanks for the chance to win.

Michele said...

I have lots of aqua. Thanks for a chance of a another great giveaway!

Knittingdancer on Ravelry said...

I have mostly blues in my stash.

Barbara McD said...

My stash is mostly made up of BLUES.

Thanks for the giveaway!

kwiltnkats said...

By far blue is most dominant, of course I've got teals stashed in among all the other blues. Next up is red and then green right now. When my containers won't close anymore a scrappy one color quilt from that particular container takes place! It's been a while now since a blue quilt was stitched...time is about now! I'd love to have my hands on Pat's new book. Sandi

Lex said...

probably grey/black or pink

BeachQuilter said...

I am surrounded by blues and teals-love them!

Pamela V said...

Aqua and greens

Sharon said...

I have really enjoyed the blog hop for this book. I have never made a medallion quilt either but looking at Pat's book makes me think I could. The most dominate color in my stash would have to be red. I love red.

Christine M said...

I don't really have any one colour that dominates my stash. It's not a very big stash. Perhaps I need to alter this!

Gunilla said...

I always seem to buy more turquise fabric...think I actually need some dark blue and brown! Thanks for the giveaway!

Susan said...

I've always wanted to make a blue and white quilt---maybe this would be the one? Thanks for the chance to win!

The Görnandts said...

PINK! I can't stop buying it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Treasuresofjoy said...

I've been in school and haven't seen my stash in sew long I don't even know. I guess pink though.

Sewcando said...

Easy....that would be a load of red fabrics. I saw the most spectacular star quilt with a scrappy red background (love). :)

~Jess said...

Definitely a tie between blues and greens.

barbara said...

Blue dominates my stash but purple is my favorite.

Carla said...

Yippee a new book! Red is my favorite color but suprisingly, blue dominates my fabric stash. Go figure....

Cheryl Gomez said...

Blue dominates my staash

Becky S. said...

I have a lot of aqua and pink.

marieinaugusta said...

Pink has a very strong dominance in my stash, followed by blue

kath in ohio said...

That is an easy one: pink & green! kmfosnaugh@gmail.com

Anne said...

Blue is jumping out at me from my stash. Have fun at Market.

Quilt Monkey said...

Green is my favorite color, and so I tend to buy a lot of green fabric. However, for some reason, I rarely use green in my quilts! That one color keeps building while the others get used. Yes, I'm an oddball! Thanks for the chance!

Rosa said...

My favorite is green.Have fun at Market!

Cecilia said...

I would have to say that green seems to be the color I have the most of. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of Pat's book.

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

O que eu mais tenho e azul e verde.Obrigada.tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

Jane said...

Not total domination, but it looks like there's more reds. And a surprising number of browns. Hmm.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

reds

Janelle said...

Probably green. I love it and it finds it's way into nearly all genres of fabric and I do like to mix it up!

Machelle said...

Green is the color that dominates my stash! I never get tired of it! Do glad to have found your blog! I am trying your"famous pasta salad" recipe tonight!

Sallie said...

Pink. Thanks for the giveaway!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I think Pink and blue dominate my stash :-)

Stacey said...

Brown with Pink coming in second!

Donna @ Snowbound said...

I'm dominated by blue, with all these boys in my house is no wonder!

Kirsten N said...

I think I have a lot of blues in my stash - thanks for the chance to win!

pinsandneedles said...

blues dominate my stash but I'm starting to change that...although slowly.

Sue said...

My favorite color is purple - but somehow I have collected a lot of pink in every shade!

DEAN FAMILY said...

I'm not really sure what a medallion quilt is but I'm sure this book could solve that. Right now my stash is loaded with reds because I want to do a red and white quilt sometime.

Rhianneholmes(at)hotmail.com

Sel said...

Blues definitely dominate. All shades, all colours, from the aqua shades to the navy.

scottylover said...

Pink! I love pink and buy just about every fabric I find in pink. I have one WHOLE tote of pinks! (and I still buy more! LOL
And I have been wanting to make a medallion quilt for a long time. This would be perfect!

Sandy A

Jenny said...

neutrals dominate in my stash...grays, creams, whites, tans you name it. love em

Wivi said...

Red, pink, green, creams.

patricia said...

I struggle to keep them even, but that never happens. Two largest tubs are white/beige neutrals. Next is probably the greens and yellows. Who can really pick one color???

Karen said...

Blue definitely dominates. And, strangely, I don't seem to use much blue in my quilts.

Pat said...

I get teased by quilting friends that I am the Green Queen.....the largest percentage of my fabrics are green!

Debbie B Sam said...

Blue - all shades

sandra said...

I think pink but I don't know why because it's not my favorite. I really love red and aqua. I really would love Pat's new book thanks for the chance

Marcia W. said...

I don't really have much of a stash. However, pink is my least favorite color so have more of it because tend to put it aside (from bundles). My favorite color is blue and I have very few blue fabrics. Hope that makes sense.

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Lisa said...

i have a lot of blue and pinks mostly small prints. Love to win Pat's book.

Dora, the Quilter said...

Huge stash, but no one color dominates. I used to be able to say violet and teal dominated the stash, but that hasn't been true for quite a few years. Hmmmm.....

Jan - Big Brown Dog Primitives said...

It's Red all the way!

debbiekl said...

Lots of greens in my stash!

Jessica Christensen said...

It came as a surprise to me, but I have more pink than anything. Huh. I didn't think I was such a pink girl.

Lori said...

red. definitely red. In fact, I think you could use red in a medallion ;)

Laura said...

I seem to be in love with blue, at least for quilts.

Marilyn said...

I keep bouncing back to pinks. Not just pretty pink, but all shades - dusty, bright, apricoty, as long as it is pink.

Kate R said...

Salt Air would be wonderful!! Perfect choice. My stash has a whole lot of blue and purple and nearly no yellow or orange. I'm working on branching out a bit!

Kaye M said...

I love aqua and when I look at my stash there is plenty of it! tkmattson@hotmail.com

Myra said...

Pink. Definitely Pink. After having four sons I finally got a daughter and have since gone a little nuts on the pink fabric. But that's a good thing. : )

bee said...

most definitely blue! that drawer is full to the top in my stash. :) it's so pretty.

Jennifer Gail said...

I'm a green freak:)

Wendy said...

Red! Love my reds!

Kristy said...

Currently RED dominates...but blue runs a close second.

Sandi1100 said...

I have a lot of pinks and blues. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of Pat's book. Enjoyed your Blog.

Laurie said...

I'd say green dominates my stash - and pink, oh and maybe orange. thanks for a chance to win - laurie

llsbaskets at comcast dot net

Thim3 said...

Purple is my favorite color so I do have a lot of purples in my fabric stash.
thim3@hotmail.com

Di said...

Ummmm, that would be PINK! I just love the colour, and so does my little granddaughter :-)

BeachQuilter said...

I have lots of blue!

Marianne said...

I can't say any one color dominates my stash. I'm pretty equal with them all.

KMSC said...

I would have to say purple dominates my stash. I love it in all it's variations. Thanks for the chance to win Pat's new book.

Aggiequilter said...

Greens seem to dominate my current stash ... it would have been blue a few years ago. I'd love to make a medallion from Pat's new book, thanks so much for the chance to win!

Kathy said...

Red dominates in my stash.

Brenda said...

I don't really have a stash... usually just enough for the project I am working on.

Sewgirl said...

Blue is the top winner of stash domination in my closet. I have loved blue all my life, so it's no wonder!

Patty said...

Green is my favorite color fabric. I have more of that color than any else.

Patty said...

Green is my favorite color fabric. I have more of that color than any else.

Stitched With Prayer said...

Well, I have only been quilting for four years, minus a couple for time off due to surgeries. But all is well now and I checked my meager stash and I can truthfully say that it looks like the stash of a new quilter...a little of this and a little of that but not enough of any one thing to say that one color dominates. My goodness it is really a hodge podge of bits and pieces I've picked up, but no yardage to speak of and with one fat quarter bundle that was a gift, I just have most every color. I can tell you however what color I am lacking in my stash, you won't believe it, but it is RED! Amazing isn't it, LOL. thanks for a chance in your giveaway! Hugs...

Whitney M said...

Christmas fabrics....I seem to hoard them!

JoyceLM said...

Green's my favorite color & it definitely dominates my stash. Thanks for the chance to win.

LJ said...

Pink is the dominant color in my stash and purple runs second.

M-R said...

Green! Thanks for the giveaway! It looks like a great book!

Jill said...

Blue predominates and yet I rarely use it! Sounds like that is what I should try in a medallion quilt.

bulabean said...

I have a lot of green..I can't pass up a good green :)

Nicole G said...

My stash has a lot of green in it. what can i say? It's my fave.

Julie said...

I too have a lot of green in my stash, but red is gaining ground! Thanks for the chance.

Sandi said...

Those fabrics would be gorgeous in that quilt. And you're right, it's a medallion quilt but doesn't necessarily look like a typical medallion quilt. Hmmm... I like that. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of Pat's book!

JaneB said...

I have lots of red of every shade and prints with lots of red. I love it. Such a happy color.

supersara20 said...

I don't have a certain color at this point, it used to be pinks or aquas but I have been working on evening things out lately.

Tamie said...

I believe it is blue at the moment. Thanks for the giveaway.

Carole said...

I have a lot of yellow and orange. Guess it's because I cannot wear those colors but love how bright they are.

Debby, crowefan0517 said...

That's a very easy question. Orange! It is my most favorite color & my stash shows it. Thanks for being a part of Pat's blog hop book tour. Hope I win!

-debby
crowefan0517@yahoo.com

Hannele said...

I'm trying to broaden my stash to all colours, but I think blue still dominates.

Anna said...

that spectrum between blues and greens - aquas, turqoises
now i want one of those bundles!!

Lisa said...

My quilt fabrics favor the blues, just like my wardrobe! Thanks for the chance to win!

Kristy said...

I was surprised to find out when I moved my sewing room from downstairs to upstairs that I had way more blue fabrics than purple! Purple is my favorite color but I think I use all the purple up and now need to use more blue to balance things a bit. Or else buy more purple to match the blue pile! :-) Thanks for the giveaway- K-

Karen H said...

I seem to have a lot of rainbow colored fabric, but even more than that would be lots of reds......:) Thanks for the chance to win!

Tracey @ The Peony Teacup said...

I LOVE Salt Air! I love the aquas and the charcoals together.. planning to make my sister a quilt using those prints :)

I have a lot of reds and blues in my stash atm, but there's a fair amount of pink & green to go around!

Janet said...

Oh I have a lot of blues... but they aren't my favourites - the reds are. They're just harder to find.

Judy1522 said...

I have a lot of blues in my stash.

Alice said...

I am an equal opportunity purchaser, but probably more greens and pinks are to be found in my delightfully packed shelving units at the moment!

Sandy said...

My stash has an over abundance of blues and reds. Thanks for a chance to win Pat Sloan's new book.

Rocio said...

Right now I have lots of oranges and grays. I love that combination!

Diann said...

Surprisingly, purple.

jackiero said...

variations of cream, thou rust was the immediate color I though of :D

charlotte said...

It's a toss up between yellow and blue. Both have a lot in them.

Le temps des cerises said...

Red at the moment - I am obsessed!!! I need to make an all red quilt :)

Ruth said...

I'm constantly drawn to anything in the aqua/sea green colorway. I wear those colors all the time.
This looks like a great book, one that a pretty new quilter like me can use.

Diane N said...

Mostly pastels...as in baby girl fabric!

Betty said...

Red, brown and cream in equal portions. I love to combine those colors.

trillium said...

Blue! blues in all shades

trilliumcreates AT gmail DOT com

Inga said...

I checked my fabric stash and results were interesting to me. I think I like pink and blue but I have the most of creams,tans,ivory,white.....and blacks. I looked in the mirror and called that person boring!

jmj said...

Blue blue blue blue. Last year I made many Quilt of Valor quilts, all red white and blue, the last quilt I made was green and red, a nice change. I'm now working on a quilt with Yutata cotton, lots of blue and white, but a good bit of grey. I think the next needs to be bright, but who knows????

LeAnne said...

Lots of blues and purples in my stash.

Deb said...

Would love to have a copy of the book! Thanks!

Linda K said...

Thanks for the chance to win! My stash is heavy in red, but of course, that's not a surprise. I LOVE red!!!

HomespunHeidi said...

aqua and lime!

Wendy said...

You know I'm not sure I have more of any one color than any other color. I guess I try to equally collect all of the colors. I think if anything I lack the category of large prints.

Jennifer said...

I think my stash is heavy on greens but latety I've been collecting Red White and Blue to make a Quilt of Valor. My daughter is currently in Kabul Afghanistan so RWB is high on the priority list. Thanks fo rthe opportunity.

JenJohnson said...

Blues!! i have an abundance of blue, every shade of it :) it's def my go to.

mimi said...

I don't have a very big stash. But the stash I have has lots of purples. It is my favorite!

strandkorbtraum said...

my stash is dominated by blue ... which makes me realize I need to get some other colours.

Denny1600 said...

Blue!!

Pat said...

I love the blues!!! and then the pinks, and then the greens, and then the yellows and the list goes on and on.

Twiga said...

Teal/Aqua seems to be the hot color at the moment. Quikcly followed by a Lime Green. Weird I know!

annemarie said...

Green is by far my favorite.

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