Friday, June 15, 2012

Bella Parade: Hello purple!

Welcome to my stash post as a part of the Bella Parade, a celebration of the new colors making their debut this year for Moda's Bella solids line.  I was given four of the new solids and asked to shop my stash for some fun pairings for these solids.

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from left to right:
Bella Wisteria, Bella Mauve, Bella Petal Pink, and Bella Sand

I love working with solids, but I realized as I attempted pairing these solids with prints that I usually work in the opposite direction - finding solids that match prints that I want to work with!  It took several auditions for my to find my final four prints to work with this solids stack.

Now, admittedly, I'm not normally much of a purple person. It's a hard color to shop for in fabric, as the options are typically quite limited, but I was able to find four really great prints in the purple section of my stash that played really nicely with all four shades in my stack.

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prints from left to right: Tula Pink Parisville Eye Drops Dot in Dusk, Anna Maria Horner Loulouthi Framed in Shadow, Pat Bravo Modernology Fashionable in Azure, and Anna Maria Horner Loulouthi Clippings in Passion

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There are lots of other great coordinates for these four Bella colors, and here's a few to make your wallet sweat...

Birds&Bees


Freshcut


Poetica

Thanks for joining me today to hear about these four new colors - to learn more about the other new colors Moda has introduced, be sure to visit Shruti and Emily to read the other wonderful Bella Parade posts.  I hope you'll join me tomorrow to make a fun, easy project using some pieced chevrons! 

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6 comments:

  1. Oooh da lolly! New solids? Yes, please. It's nice to see these other fabric lines, too. I look forward to some chevron fun :-)

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  2. Looking forward to seeing the chevron fun you have lined up for us! Don't they give those solids such lovely names to go with their pretty colours?

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  3. I'm pleased to see new solids. I have to admit my eyes like a rest now and again.

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  4. Purple is hard for me too,but I keep finding myself making things with it lately. I really enjoy using the Poetica though:)

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  5. Great colours, the shades are so soft! Orange/red are hard colours to find too =D

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  6. Lovely fabric combinations!

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