Monday, December 3, 2012

Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day - Rainbow Solids


The Giveaway is now CLOSED! I will announce the winner tomorrow morning! THANK YOU SEW MUCH FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION and THOSE THAT ARE NOW FOLLOWERS! You all ROCK!   
 
I've got a little slice of a rainbow solids that I'm giving away for Sew, Mama, Sew's Giveaway days. (If you don't know what that is, oh wow, you need to check it out - hundreds of blogs linking up and giving fabulous stuff away).
Back by popular demand, I'm giving away SIX fat quarters (orange, red, green, yellow, blue and purple) of high quality quilting fabric from my local quilt store.


  Here's how to enter:
1.  Leave me a comment telling why you think so many of us are draw to using solid colors in our projects.  (PLEASE MAKE SURE I HAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS!! No email = NO ENTRY!!!!   If you are a no-reply blogger, please include your e-mail in your post!)
2.  For a second chance to win, become a follower, and leave me a comment, or leave a comment letting me know you already are! (again, make sure I have your contact info if it's not listed in your profile)
3. You may leave one additional comment a day though December 7, 2012 for additional chances to win.
The giveaway will be open until Friday, December 7th at 8:00 PM EST. 

Ms. Random will draw one winner and I will notify him/her about their winnings (again, please please make sure I have a way to contact you, if the winner does not have contact info listed either in their profile or in their comment, a second winner will be drawn). I will ship internationally!

Color Me Quilty!

Pat

642 comments:

  1. I think we like that there are no patterns to match or try to get in the right orientation. And also that the design can speak louder without the competition from the patterns.

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  2. I think that solids remind us of the rainbow and you can really put them together and they look amazing!

    Thanks for a chance to win.

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  3. I think we like solids because they're easier to pair with patterns (relative to pairing other patterns)!

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  4. Because I think many quilters find it easier to match the colours and the results are always striking.
    I am already a follower.

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  5. I think solids are popular because of the huge array of colours available and that they are truly modern. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  6. maybe it's acceptance of a more "modern" asthetic?

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  7. I think it's because prints can be distracting and solids help you focus more on the pattern itself.

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  8. I love how versatile solids are-- they can quietly shore up the prints, or make them shine, or shine all their own. They add that little something to a project!

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  9. I never cared for solids until I started learning free motion quilting. The solids show the quilting so beautifully and the quilting doesn't get lost in the fabric pattern. Love your rainbow array!

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  10. Solids are so much more versatile!

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  11. I like solids because they add a very neat design element to a project.

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  12. I think people like to use solids because patterns can make it easier to mix and match.

    Mary
    iammaryburke@gmail.com

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  13. I am a follower

    Mary
    iammaryburke@gmail.com

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  14. I hardly ever use solids...guess it's about time I started! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  15. Solids are never dated or go out of style.

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  16. Solids are just vibrant and great for modern look and its endless capability..

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  17. solids let you showcase your talent.

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  18. Because you can achieve such a lovely effect using solids! Thanks for the chance to win

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  19. I've never actually been big on solids, I've replaced them with blender prints, but I'm planning a quilt that is solids as the main and a blender background which I'm really looking forward to working on! Thanks for the give away!

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  20. Why are folks drawn to solids? Because they're so easy it's comforting. It's like being a kid again and having a brand new box of crayons at your fingertips!

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  21. Solids are so fun to work with. I've always loved Amish quilts.

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  22. I like how vibrant solids can be

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  23. They are so easy to match to pattens!

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  24. I like playing solid colors off of the prints in my quilts. It seems to make the prints "pop" when placed next to a solid color.

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  25. Solids are great, I use them in almost every project. I think they're wonderful because you can use several different solids and pick up on several colors in a focus print.

    em_komiskey@yahoo.com

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  26. I love the simplicity of solids. The simple graphic lines of a quilt in solids really draws me in...

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  27. Solids seem to be more modern when added to a quilt in my opinion.

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  28. I think we are influenced by Amish quilts and the simplicity of a solid color.

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  29. Solids? They have a fresh modern look!

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  30. Solids give an extra punch and draw the eye to any companion patterned fabric.

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  31. I am a follower. Great giveaway

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  32. I like solids because they're usually bright, vibrant & bold. No subtly, they draw the eye & help to pull a quilt together

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  33. I think solids are a good blender fabric.

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  34. Your eye is not distracted by the print and therefore the design comes out so much more when using solids!

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  35. Solids are very eye catching, and add some interest to your project.

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  36. Solids looks so bold and are timeless ( think Amish quilts).

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  37. solids give a simple clean modern look which i love, they allow for endless combinations and possibilites!

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  38. I think solids give the eye a place to rest when used with other patterned fabric and on their own I think they just give a feeling of comfort (at least to me when I see an all-solids quilt)

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  39. Solids make the prints just POP!

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  40. I think it is because.....solids make the prints POP!

    sowingstitches [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  41. I like the solids because I can match so many others things with them.

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  42. I think we use solids to give the eye a rest. It can break up the busyness of some prints.

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  43. I just really like how solids stand out, and help to showcase all your prints!

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  44. Easy to pair with patterned fabrics. Thanks!

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  45. because they are so bright and really stand out. I love brightness!

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  46. Pretty stack of fabric! I love using solids because they have such high visual impact in a quilt.

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  47. Solids can be used in almost any project, so they never go out of style. Thanks for the chance!

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  48. You don't have to worry about direction of print, and you can use them in any project.

    flowerbubbleskids(at)gmail(dot)com

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  49. I think they help draw colors out of prints that otherwise might not have stood out as much!

    crunchyconservativemommy (at) gmail(dotcom)

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  50. A wonderful bundle, thank you! I use solids to help keep the distraction down. Prints are great, but if you have too many in a quilt it gets so confusing. So we need a resting place for our eyes. I think many quilters feel the same way :)

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  51. I think solids go with every decor and season so they are kind of universally pretty! Thanks!

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  52. solids let the quilt pattern be the star instead of the fabric

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  53. Rainbows. It's about the beautiful colors of the rainbows!

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  54. I like no rules, and that somehow feels easier to me with solids.

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  55. I am a follower. sherlasky@mac.com

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  56. They pop against prints, they are very versatile, and they come in so many different colors. Plus they are usually cheaper so they go a lot farther on a tighter budget.

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  57. solids have such visual impact since they show off technique while matching just about anything

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  58. This sounds like a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

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  59. Solid colors set off the prints so well, and look fantastic all on their own, too!

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  60. Haha, I recognized the bundling ribbon on that pack! I think people like the timelessness of solid colors.

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  61. for some quilters, solid colors make for a more modern look.
    for me, i use them to 'highlight' my prints.
    either way, they are a staple.
    thanks for the chance to win!

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  62. i follow you with my google reader and yours is one of my favorite blogs!
    that's a big compliment cause i read LOTS of quilty blogs.

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  63. My 4yr old daughter likes rainbows, so I tend to be drawn to solids and bright colors b/c I know it will make her happy with whatever I make from them

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  64. I like solids because of the high contrast in solids-only quilts. :)

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  65. Solids let the pattern speak for itself.

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  66. I like solids because they help pull everything else together. Also, there are just so many incredible colors - what's not to like?

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  67. And yes, I am a follower, as well as a soon-to-be member of the new FLMQG! And my email is cathyb53@gmail.com, in case. You don't already have it.

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  68. I think it gives our eyes a place to rest soemtimes after a busy busy design or pattern that may be used on another fabric, and the versatility of it.

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  69. I also follow you.
    Nikita.smith@hotmail.com

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  70. With these solid, it could be possible to make a kind of rainbow... I think solids are sometimes the best choice when wanting to play with colors !

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  71. I think solids are perfect for showing off a pattern. Quilts with prints in them sometimes lose the pattern effect!

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  72. I think solids make it easier to show off your work, no prints=no hiding!

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  73. I use to use mostly white and cream solids and nothing else, but have been using a lot more solids of other colors. I think it quiets the project some and also gives me a place to show off my quilting that I have been working so hard to get good at.

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  74. I am happily following along :)

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  75. I think solids give us variety. Sometimes you just need to "calm" of a solid instead of the busyness of prints. They balance each other out.

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  76. And I'm a new follower! You can't follow too many quilting blogs! =)

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  77. i like to use solids to help tie in the prints

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  78. I think solids are bold and draw the eye towards whatever you make with them. I made a bracelet display snake out of rainbow solids (just sewed together the solid pieces into a long tube and stuffed it and then put the friendship bracelets that I sell around the "snake") It turned out so bold that I get more compliments on the rainbow snake than on the bracelets sometimes hehehe

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  79. Solid fabrics usually make the quilt pop. They accent the patterned fabrics and are beautiful together.

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  81. I think that with solids, you end up making your own "print" when your quilt top is done. Thanks for the giveaway!

    robyn(dot)geddes(at)gmail(dot)com

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  82. I learned the hard way especially working with busy fabrics that if you throw in some solids your eyes seem to travel better across the quilt. And I'm a new follower to your blog and on facebook! Thanks for the giveaway! I'm a non-blogger myself so here is my email addy maria.carroll14@gmail.com

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  83. I think solids are great because they have a versatility that prints don't. It's the same in clothing and also knitting. Those patterns are so great but they're more challenging to figure out what to do with.

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  84. It's not so busy on the eyes. If I want, I could use every color in the giveaway pack and it would look good together. Bright, but good. But if they were patterned, it would be way too busy, and detract from the actual item. jamesandpennym(at)gmail(dot)com

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  85. Solids are great b/c they really allow the design to shine!
    lizeves(at)gmail(dot)com

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  86. I actually don't use solid colours much, I am a bit scared of them, I always end up buying creams or whites or pastel colours.

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  87. I am mostly a matchy matchy type girl. I like to match a solid with a couple of prints. I even find myself doing this in scrap quilts. LOL

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  88. Solids give the eye a place to rest and keep the quilt from being too busy with patterns.

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  89. I've never used just solids in a quilt before. I usually use them as fillers.

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  90. They give the eye a rest and they unite the other fabrics. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  91. I think that solids give a project an organized look that draws attention eatkin85(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  92. This would be perfect, just yesterday I commented to my son (who I was helping making a bag) that I need to replenish my solids! And a rainbow!

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  93. I'm a follower. eatkin85(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  94. Solids just make all the fabulous modern prints pop!

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  95. Solids are an excellent way to enhance printed fabric and they provide a relaxing transition to the next print.
    For me "modern" quilting is predominantly an experiment in overall quilt design where the form of the elements, their color, the way they interact in a "negative" space make the quilt. To emphasize form, the choice of solids seems a very logical one.
    Personally I love solids and the actual range of colors we can buy is a wonderful thing!

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  96. Solids can be anything. Modern, classic, retro, country. I love them.

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  97. I'm a follower and thank you for a chance to win!

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  98. I think I shy away from patterns because they are harder to match.

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  99. To me, it's that feeling you got looking at a fresh box of crayolas, as a kid :)

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  100. I know I love solids because they are clean and modern!

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  101. Solids have a clean look to them and make the print fabric stand out!

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  102. i like that solids have such a classic look to them in any pattern. also, that they give a chance for the eye to rest without having to be part of the background.

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  103. Solids can really do a lot of things for a quilt, either kick up or tone down a print fabric or just make a really easy on the eyes pattern, I am a print lover but I've come to really understand the need of solids :)

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  104. I am a new follower crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  105. I love solids and the primary colors are great for kids! crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  106. Probably because solids are so easy to coordinate both with other solids and with prints. Thanks for the chance!
    ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

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  107. I'm a new follower
    ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

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  108. I actually don't often use solids--I don't have many in my stash, but it'd be great to offset a busy print!

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  109. Using solids is much easier! At least, that´s my excuse :-)

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  110. I find it easier to pair solids together than prints. But I also love the boldness that comes from solids. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  111. I think the solids make the other colors pop.

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  112. I'm drawn to solids because they make a quilt with prints look fantastic!

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  113. solids are fun to play with and can calm down a scrap quilt

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  114. I think the solids make the quilt so outstanding

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  115. Most of my stash is non solid, maybe because when I do have solids I use them as a filler to up-play the prints. Solids are also fun to do shade stuff with. I became a new follower!

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  116. I think solids give a cleaner look to intricate patterns.

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  117. i like using solids so that the crazy print combinations i use can take center stage - without overwhelming. i've newly discovered this technique and would LOVE LOVE LOVE to add some more solids to my stash. thanks for the chance!

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  118. I think solids can look very modern and they make the quilt design pop.

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  119. I think that it makes your patterns stand out.

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  120. I've always thought of myself as a print person, but looking around my sewing room recently, I realized that I have at least as much solid fabric. It's so bold when used with prints.

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  121. I was slow to embrace the solids... until I saw all the beautiful projects made with solids... now I want to make a solid quilt!

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  122. I like solids as they can emphasize a color in a print, and give the eye a nice spot to relax as it travels across the quilt. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

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  123. I like to use solids, because it showcases my patterned fabrics!

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  124. I love solids because they tend to make patterns pop and they give a more contemporary look.

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  125. I love solids because there's no distraction. Even when I use patterned fabric, I prefer tone-on-tone or single toned designs.

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  126. And I'm a follower! Thank you for the giveaway - I had so much fun with the last one, finding new blogs to read.

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  127. Solid colors give soothing, uninterrupted pops of color.

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  128. I think that it really accentuates the prints, and give the eye something to focus on.

    limor477 at aol dot com

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  129. I love the bright saturated colours, and it gives a quiet place for the eye to rest in the quilt.

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  130. I use soilds to help break up all the prints.
    hulseybg at gmail dot com

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  131. The solids are like the white space in design. Gives the eye a place to rest, even when it's a busy part of the pattern. :)

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  132. I think solids are imperative for today's "modern quilt"! Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

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  133. I like solids because they can help to showcase the pattern being used or a complimentary printed fabric

    Desi
    weeshareblog@gmail.com

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  134. blog follower

    Desi
    weeshareblog@gmail.com

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  135. I think we are drawn to these colors because they create a very clean looking design.

    carolinebock1 at yahoo dot com

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  136. I don't often use solids, but I am trying to learn how to use them more often.

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  137. I think we use solids because it gives the eye a place to rest amongst the busy look of the prints. I use solids in most of my quilts because I need that bit of calm.

    megsuedesigns at gmail dot com

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  138. They help frame and enhance the primary design. Thanks for the opportunity on a great draw.
    bonnielarson58@gmail.com

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  139. Solids allow the design to really shine. I also think solids provide the perfect background for some awesome quilting!

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  140. I love the sharp contrast the solids give (and it is easier to cut with no pattern to line up).

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  141. I actually don't own many solids at all...the former scrapbooker in me is always mixing prints. But I do love all the solid quilts and things around the internet - so bold and yet simple at the same time :)

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  142. It's like white space, but not as boring.

    Thank you!
    Jess in ON
    jess [dot] whyte at that gmail place.

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  143. I suspect that solids, which have not been used much in quilts for years, make our new projects look more "modern."

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  144. I think that solids allow the quilt pattern to shine, they also calm prints down and can be used to emphasize a print.

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  145. Solids help the prints to shine, I think :)

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  146. What a great site! I'm new to the site. I love using solids to make any patterns, either in other fabrics or in the design itself stand out as much as possible. Accenting with solids can provide such a great relief to the eyes.

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  147. One thing about solids is there is no surprise about how it will look...so many times I cut into a patterned fabric and say, eek, it doesnt give the same look now. And they do set off the pattern I use really well.

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  148. I think because sometimes simplicity is better.

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  149. I think its because they show more impact on the pattern rather than the fabric

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  150. Adding solids to a quilt helps to showcase the prints, if you're using for sashing or whatnot. Bold colors and shapes are also very modern so that is another reason why we love solids.

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  151. It matches with anything :)

    hines.jenna@gmail.com

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  152. Solids are much easier to combine, I think.
    Have a nice christmas

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  153. I am new to using solids on a quilt top but admire the many that I see!

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  154. I was following you via reader before but now I am an "Official" follower. ;-)

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  155. Using solids shows off your fabric and creating space allows you to use less but see more

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