Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day! | Color, Glorious Color!

GiveawayDayMay6Wahoo! Giveaway Day is here! The awesome folks at Sew Mama Sew coordinate a massive effort of blogging sewists who host a giveaway at their blog on the same time, placing links to all the giveaways in one place. To all the new folks who’ve come here from Sew Mama Sew, welcome! I’d love to have you add me to your reader or sign up for my monthly newsletter (there’s a form right in the sidebar) so you can drop by for a dose of color once in awhile! 😉

As a fabric dyer who can dye anything she wants, I found that this prospect of endless possibility can stymie me. For me, the answer to this has been to choose a palette of colors, and really spend my time working with them in different pieces that I make. For the past couple of years, a lot of my work has been done using my Jewel Tones palette:

Quilting Arts Gifts 2012

Last Fall I started working on a new palette I’m calling Autumn Splendor. These are complex colors, all dyed with different amounts of all 3 primary colors, and they resonate very strongly with me!



This Spring I had a hankering for some pinks and greens – not pastel, not neon, but somewhere in between:



What better way to share my love of color than to give one lucky commenter set of fat quarters in the palette of their choice, along with a piece of multi-color fabric in those same hues?

How to enter

Leave a comment telling me which color palette you prefer:

Jewel Tones

Autumn Splendor


Spring Greens


I’ll have  comment monitoring on, so don’t worry if your comment doesn’t show up right away!

Who can enter?

Anyone! I’ll ship Internationally.

When does it close?

Commenting will be open until May 10 at 5 p.m. PST. I will use good old to choose a random # and email the winner by May 12, and ship out the fabric the following week!

361 Responses

  1. Wow what a giveaway!! How can you choose?? I’d love any of the prizes. If pressed I’d choose the jewel tones, but oh goodness they are all awesome.

  2. Ooh! I think the jewel tones wins every so slightly, but they are all so lovely.

  3. Wow, beautiful work…it’s hard to pick between autumn and spring…both look amazing to me and I love both seasons! Thanks for a great giveaway.

  4. You know, normally I’m a total jewel tones kind of girl, but I really like the Autumn Splendor. So rich and warm.

  5. I love the spring greens! It is going into winter here at the moment, they would make it feel a bit more pleasant!

  6. Love the complexity of the colors in the Autumn Splendor palette. I’d love to play with those.

  7. How amazing that you dye your own fabrics! They’re all so pretty, but my favorite would have to be the jewel tones. I like bright colors.

  8. I am most moved by the “Autumn Splendor” palette. They seem to be the most contemplative of the three.

  9. Soring Greens — because our snow season was so extended that we’re all starved for a bright splash of color.

  10. Oh goodness, they’re all so gorgeous! To choose just one, I’d go with the Spring Greens, but they’re all just lovely.

  11. I’m loving the Spring Greens right now! Probably because of the season!

  12. All of them are so beautiful! I need the spring colors though to make a May quilt. Thanks for the chance.

  13. They are all beautiful, but the jewel tones are my favorite. Thanks for the give away.

  14. Hi Candy, They are all beautiful but I think my favorite is the Autumn Splendor! What a fun give away.

  15. Thank you for sharing such a fun giveaway. I really love the Spring Greens collection because they are such happy colours.

  16. This is like asking which one is your favorite child…they are all great, but think with what I have planned for the near future, Jewel Tones is the one I am drawn to.

  17. Love, love, love the jewel tones! I’m new to quilting and love your fabrics and use of colour. You’ve made me want to try dyeing, too!

  18. Normally I like bright colors and they’re all gorgeous but I’d have to pick Autumn Splendor

  19. Gorgeous fabrics! I’d take any, and if I have to choose I’d pick Jewel Tones or Spring Greens.
    Thanks for the chance!

  20. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the owls!

    ALL the fabric is so beautiful! I love coming to your site 😉 I get your newsletter.

    If I win, I would pick the Spring colors. Thanks!

  21. Your work with color produces gorgeous results. I think I am partial to the Spring Colors. However, I like them all.

  22. Wow! I love them all!But I think Autumn Splendor is my favorite!!! Thank you so much for the giveaway!!

  23. absolutely stunning.
    I love them all.
    But will choose the Jewel Tones.

  24. Oh, I like them all. If I had to choose right now…I’d say spring…we need a little of that around here.

  25. Thank you for the chance to win some of this absolutely stunning fabric.

    I would have a hard time choosing which but, since I am a fan of vibrant colour, I think I would choose the Jewel Tones.


  26. I am really torn but I think jewel tones speaks to me the most. I could see making something really special for my son with it.

  27. I thought my head was going to explode trying to pick but I’ll say Autumn splendor is my favorite (though I just think the Jewel tones are stunning I think the more mellow colors are my speed until I’m a more proficient quilter) Thank you for the giveaway!

  28. WOW! These are gorgeous! I love the Spring Greens. Pink and green is my favorite color combo and these are really great. Thank you for the giveaway.

  29. All of the palettes are beautiful but my favorite is the Spring Greens. Thanks for the chance to win.

  30. So many beautiful colors! I’d go with the Spring Greens because they’re so clear and bright. 🙂

  31. My favourite is Autumn Splendor. I love those owls you made. Acutally everything posted above is wonderful!

  32. This is just a simply awesome giveway. My color palette would be the jewel tones. So vibrant and sure would make a pretty lap quilt. Thank you for being a part of Sew Mama Sew giveaway and giving me the chance to win.

    Sandi Timmons

  33. They are all gorgeous is so hard to pick one. Would have to say Jewel Tones


  34. My first choice would be the jewel tones. I’ve done a lot of fabric dyeing and it’s so hard to get those intense colors! Especially the red – very impressive!

  35. I’m a sucker for really bright colours, so I would go with the jewel tones. Thanks for the chance to win some of your dyed fabrics!

  36. Love all your work. My choice , since I have to choose, is Spring Green.
    Beautiful,beautiful, beautiful!!

  37. I’ll be honest…I have drooled over your Autumn Splendor colors since the first time I saw them! Thanks for the chance to win!

  38. Those colors are just “eye candy” to me! Thank you for the chance to win such glorious fabric!

  39. Oh my, these are all sooo beautiful! You do lovely work. So hard to choose, I think I would go with the brights though 🙂

  40. No question– Autumn splendor is the palette for me. Thanks for the generous giveaway!

  41. Oh wow! Fabulous fabrics. I love the jewel tones and the Spring palettes equally. not sure which so if I am the lucky winner (and thanks for the chance) I’ll let you choose and surprise me. 🙂

  42. I would have to choose the jewel tones, but they are all beautiful. Thank you for the chance to win.

  43. I love the Spring Greens — and I love the little owls too! Thanks for the chance…

  44. They are all so beautiful! I think that Spring Greens are my favorite right now!

  45. Beautiful!!! You are so talented! All your bundles are gorgeous! I love the Autumn Bundle, great colors!

    Thank you fo a super giveaway and a chance to win.


  46. All the palettes are beautiful. I would choose Spring Greens. Thanks for the giveaway.

  47. I like them all, but right now I need spring colors… it’s still cold here!

  48. I love Jewel Tones… I am trying to get “out of the box” I am in with the standard everything! Thanks for the chance!

  49. They are all stunningly beautiful,but since I am a fall/autumn girl it would have to be the Autumn Splender 🙂

  50. Such a hard choice to make…all the colors are simply gorgeous! If I absolutely had to choose, I think I’d have to say the Jewel tones would be my first choice.

  51. I love the spring greens! But the Autumn palette is also really beautiful. Giveaway day is so fun — thanks for the chance to win!

  52. Gosh I really can’t pick between jewel tones and spring tones. Lovely fabric 🙂

  53. Oh my god! I a so glad I found this blog! There is nothing like hand dyed fabrics. The color, depth and fascinating textures! My daughter does this in her fibers class! She has given me a beautiful stack of hand dyed fabric, but I cannot bring myself to cut the up…yet! I signed up for your newsletter.
    Spring colors would fir in nicely!

  54. They are all beautiful, but I like the jewel tones the best 🙂

  55. Oooh, I would really like the jewel tone packet! What a great giveaway. And, you could throw in one of those cute little owls. =)

  56. I am torn between the Autumn Splendor color tones and Spring Greens color tones, but I think I would get the most use out of the Autumn Splendor tones!

  57. Hmm. Your work really draws my eye to the strong jewel tones. But since spring finally came I still have to say that spring greens is my favorite 🙂

  58. Your fabrics are gorgeous!!! I really love the jewel palette.
    Thanks! I’m going to go check out your shop. I used to dye yarn and would love to
    Try fabric!! I’m going to check out your shop now.

  59. Like most all of us, it’s hard to pick just one! Just to go a little outside my own box, I’ll pick the Autumn Splendors.

    Thanks for the chance!

  60. Well, I normally love bright colors but I am really liking your Autumn splendor colors! Thank you for the chance 🙂

  61. Goodness they are all so beautiful.
    If pushed I would pick Autumn Splendor.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

  62. Just love the spring greens, I’ve just started dyeing and haven’t managed to create anything as wonderful as these. Thanks for this opportunity.

  63. What lovely fabrics! Spring greens would definitely be my choice but they are all lovely. Thank you for offering the giveaway.

  64. I love the jewel tones. they are so beautiful and bright. One day I hope to try my hand at dying my own fabric.

  65. Even though I adore the fact spring has finally arrived, I must say I love the colors of the autumn fabrics best. They match each other so nicely, love the bags you made of those fabrics!

    Thanks for a great giveaway!