Sunday, January 31, 2016

February Color Announcement and Fabric Giveaway



The color for February will be brown, and just to mix things up a bit, I am encouraging the addition of pink accents.  With the help of Vicki Welsh, I designed this palette called sheep which I am ready 
to use for my column along blocks for February.  I have a nice simple pattern planned for this month, which should create a great secondary design. Hopefully the tutorial will be ready soon.  
Thanks to Vicki, I also have a hand dyed bundle of fabric ready to give away to one lucky blog reader.  You will notice that it is not the same as the inspiration palette for the month.  A funny thing happened while Vicki was dying the Rainbow Scrap Challenge fabric for this year.  She had just finished dyeing all of the necessary fabrics, along with one for the giveaway and one for her to keep when she found two more orders hiding in the line.  So the giveaway fabric is inspired by the colors, but not the same.  This gradient is called Harvest Moon and has brown in it along with orange and black.  To enter the random drawing for this fabric bundle, just leave a comment on this post with the name of your favorite kind of chocolate.  I just love junior mints.  They are my favorite movie time treat.    

  

89 comments:

Julianne said...

Sees Candies!

Teresa in Music City said...

LOVE those colors :*). Favorite chocolate is dark chocolate, and I love Andes mints too!

Jean said...

I used to love dark chocolate, but cannot eat any candy now, so eat lots of good veggies from my garden.

Quilting Tangent said...

Love the orange, brown and black combination. Milk chocolate is my favorite. 24Tangent@gmail.com

The Joyful Quilter said...

Solid Dark bars from Matthew's in Hillsborough, NC.

Karen said...

My favorites are dark chocolate milky ways.

Julie in GA said...

I love brown and pink together.
My favorite chocolate is Dove dark chocolate.

Deb A said...

What a great color bundle! Plain Hersheys... then twin or kit cat...oh heck - any milk chocolate candy will do! When I need a chocolate fix at night and can't find any I make some hot cocoa =).
Thanks for the chance to win.

tubakk said...

I've seldom used brown, so this will be a real challenge for me. Maybe I can use my friends' scraps. Have already got some in a plastic bag. My favorite chocolate is Norwegian Milk Chocolate. Thanks for the giveaway.

Ursula Yeo said...

I haven't "met" a chocolate I don't love yet. My current favorite is the Black Currant Lindt chocolate bar. My sister introduced me to it this Christmas. This is my first year joining in with your rainbow scrap challenge. I am enjoying it. Luckily I have lots of browns to use for this month. Thanks for the linky you do. It really is fun to see what others are doing.

Marly said...

I would love to eat masses of chocolate, but now it has to be just small amounts of pure chocolate: at least 70% cocoa. It's so bitter I can't eat much!
I like the combination of brown and pink so I hope I find some in my stash.

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

I love dark chocolate at 70% or better--my favorite one now is by
Ghirardelli--need my 2 squares every day--just like taking my Vitamins--important for my health!!!
Hummm--pink-I just realized yesterday that is one color that I did not keep much of in moving down here--and not sure why as it is my favorite color!! so guess I better do some online shopping today!!
love and laughter, di

Angie said...

The fabric combo looks yummy - orange & chocolate! My fave chocolate treat is any kind of dark chocolate. Can't wait to go play with pink & brown.

Pamela Arbour said...

Love the color for this month. I think I can handle that! Can't wait to see the blocks for this column!

Rochelle aka Bella Quilts said...

I definitely love Peppermint Patties!!! Anything dark chocolate is a treat. Yummmmm!

martha said...

Godiva chocolate,my fave! Enjoying your blog. Is Vicki Welsh the daughter of Wanda Hanson? Wanda gave me my first quilting lessons. I lived a couple of blocks away from her.

Donna W said...

Dark chocolate is my favorite. But, I have to admit that I will eat any and all types of chocolate.

SandraC said...

Hmmm, how to pick just one chocolate?! I rarely buy them, but I love BridgeMix. I try not to get them because I just can't pace myself and end up eating the whole bag!

barbara woods said...

any kind of sweet chocolate not fond of unsweet dark chocolate

gayle said...

My Quilty 365 square for yesterday was pink on brown! I feel like a psychic!

Kathy's A Quilter said...

Sweet Georgia Browns from Purdy's Chocolates. Oh that sea salt, caramel and dark chocolate...must.have.chocolate...

Grandma said...

I love all chocolate but if it has mint in it, I am in haven.
patsystitch@gvtc.com

Linda said...

Lovely colours! I like milk chocolate and have recently found one with a lemon cream filling. Delicious.

Kate said...

I love pink and brown as a color palette. That color combo should make some fun vintage dresses this month. My favorite chocolate is anything that includes salted caramel.

Rommy van Houten said...

I like mlilk chocolaterie, rich and creamy mmmmmmmm!

AnneP said...


Chocolates with orange cream filling are my favourites

Quilty said...

Beautiful bundle! I love dark chocolate, 72%

Jennifer said...

love the PINK accent! and bless your dear, sweet little heart for picking an easy block for this month! :)

Patti said...

I love the combination of the brown and pink have always wanted to make something with it. My favorite in the candy department are turtles made with dark chocolate.

sunrise4501 said...

Your colors are wonderful, that bundle is beautiful. My favorite chocolate? Hard to pick but if it must be one, I would choose Russel Stover assorted chocolate.

Linda said...

Beautiful bundle of fabric this month. My favorite is milk chocolate.

Frederique said...

Orangette! Thin orange peel coated with dark chocolate

Cathy said...

Oh, I'm glad we are getting to brown early this year. Thanks! And, I love any of the hand dipped chocolates from the local family owned business called Lagomarcino's. They have been making chocolates since 1908. And since Valentine's Day is this month I will probably get a box of their finest mixed chocolates. Yummmm.

Cat Lady said...

The colors for February are the colors of one of my favorite chocolate candies: Chocolate Covered Cherries! You noticed I did say one of my favorites.

Linda Fleming said...

Love the beautiful fabric bundle!

Delighted Hands said...

Love the color palette for this month! I love the salted caramels I get from Costco!

Kat Scribner said...

For special times or even a surprise, DH buys me the bag of wrapped chocolates -- dark chocolate with rasberry fill - ummm, nearly better than more fabric.

Lynne Stucke said...

Interesting color choices this month!! And, as to my favorite chocolate, it's Cadbury's Dairy Milk -- the REAL thing, not the fake made-in-America stuff they're selling here now!

Janna Saeger said...

Picking a favorite chocolate is like picking a favorite child! I love them all.

Kathy S. said...

My favorite kind of chocolate is a Maraton bar. I haven't had one for about 30 years. I don't think they still make them. They were a long braid with caramel in them. I remember buying them frozen at my favorite swimming hangout as a kid.

I just googled it. Guess Cadbury makes some thing similar called a Curly Whirly. I've never seen one. Thanks for the chance to win.

By the way, I LOVE brown!!!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Dove dark chocolate is my favorite. Browns are not something I have tons of, but I have enough to make a go of it.

Linda M @ Pieceful Kingdom said...

I'm a Hershey's fan here. But I do love Junior Mint Hot Cocoa!

Remnant Quilter said...

You fooled me! I thought for sure February would be pink or red -- I must be in a rut! I've got tons of browns and pinks so this works better anyway; you must have seen my scrap bin ;-) Milk chocolate with a chocolate filling; I'm thinking of something called Ferero Rochet, which I cannot spell. Thanks for the chance to win!

beaquilter said...

uhhh fun brown. light or dark? well I don't make much of either, but should be fun!

beaquilter said...

Oh oops. I just got a box of ferrero rocher chocolates. LOVE those...

Ellen said...

Milk chocolate is my friend and Sweet Marie is my favourite chocolate bar.

Julierose said...

Dark chocolate with orange bits would be my choice--love pink and brown together....hugs, Julierose

Dasha said...

Sadly, chocolate is now on the list of things I can't eat. (sob!) But if I could, I would say Lindt milk chocolate every time.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

We have a local gourmet chocolate factory so this is easy ;) Sarris Chocolates

judyquilts said...

Love your brown choice with pink accents. This should be fun.
My favorite chocolate is dark chocolate covered almonds.
Judy
Pickinstitchin@yahoo.com

Lisa S. said...

I'm looking forward to working with brown this month. My favorite chocolate is Ghirardelli milk chocolate caramel.

Nell's Quilts said...

Mars Bars are a current favourite but not to eat, to bake with. They make a wonderful choclatey treat. I'm looking forward to working with the brown/tan and pink.

Nancy said...

My favorite candy is made by a small company in Canton, Ohio, called Heggy's. Their peanut clusters (which they call peanut patties) are out of this world delicious. They make many different chocolate candies and the chocolate they use, I think, is Peter's.

Beautiful colors in those giveaway fabrics!

Nancy. (ndmessier @ aol.com, joyforgrace.blogspot.com)

Mary Ellen said...

I do not eat chocolate. Now on the other my husband loves Cherry Blossoms so i buy chocolates for him.

Ivani said...

time for Brown and Pink...let's go!
My favorite is semisweet chocolate.

katie z. said...

Dark chocolate sea salt caramels are my current favorite treat!

Brown is a bit of a puzzle for me on my applique, as I don't really need any brown. I think I'll work on a yellow block for one, as it has oodles of pieces! I may have to pull a pink or two as well. We shall see as the month goes along!

Robin Klein said...

My favorite chocolate is Cadbury. With this sheep theme feels like I need to either make a sheep block or applique a sheep on one of my blocks. Can not wait to start. Would LOVE hand dyed fabric! Thanks....Robin
robinsbusiness@hotmail.com

ladydobie said...

My favorite chocolate is Sees Candy, with nuts.

PeggyinNO said...

I don't eat chocolate anymore but my favorite used to be a Twix bar! I really miss those!

Cecilia said...

My fav is a Hershey bar with almonds. Thank you for the giveaway.

Jennie in GA said...

It is really hard to narrow a favorite chocolate down. Guess I will go with Turtles.

Walter said...

Good dark chocolate like our local Chocolate Decadence; Doves in a pinch! thanks for giveaway. pjrquilter (at) msn (dot) com

Craftyheart2 said...

Cadburys Old Gold but it is so long since I had one not sure I remember the taste.

Lori in South Dakota said...

Oh I LOVE Brown!!! Dove dark, peanut butter M&Ms, and Andes Mints. Any kind of chocolate is good.

Jo said...

I love Cadbury TOP DECK. Milk Chocolate on the bottom topped with a delicious white chocolate. Are you hungry yet.....

Renee Musso said...

How about orange flavored sponge candy dipped in dark chocolate? Love that. Don't have much for browns and pinks together so this will be a fun challenge

sophie said...

I love the Belgian chocolates that have hazelnuts blended into the chocolate, that the French call praliné.

Quilting Babcia said...

Chili-chocolate bars from Lindt are the house favorite around here!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I love your February colors - they immediately made me think of strawberry filled chocolates! But my favorite chocolate is the dark kind, with a little sea salt added. Yum!

floribunda said...

someone recently sent me some Lindt bars -- dark chocolate with sea salt -- and they're my new favorite!
I'm enjoying using Vicki's fabrics...

Bonnie said...

Yummy colors whether with pink or orange. Favorite chocolates? Chocolate Chip Cookies made with Ghirardelli chocolate chips. YUM!

Chantal L. said...

The picture of Vicky's fabric looks like Napolitan Ice Cream. So YUMMY!! My fav chocolate: all of them. I ADORE chocolate! I don't have a sweet tooth, I have sweet teeth lol. Each tooth has a favorite. I love dark chocolate, Sea salt caramels, Bridge mix, truffles and for a real treat, I stop at a Laura Secord store and indulge!! Aren't you hungry just now? lol. ;^)

Lydsfire said...
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Lydsfire said...

The brown with pink accents is a great color combo. My favorite candy is reeses.

Bernie Kringel said...

See's candy, specifically the Bordeaux. Yum!!!

LA Paylor said...

I had chocolate made in Belgium once... very good. I like sacher torte actually, whatever chocolate they make that with, yum!
LeeAnna at leeannaquilts at gmail dot com

June D said...

My new favorite is chocolate sweetened with monkfruit, "Lakanto Monkfruit Sweetened Sugar Free 55% Caco Chocolate". Just discovered it last week at the grocery store, it tastes really good and it only 120 calories for half of the 3 oz bar too! Thanks for the chance!

Carol said...

My favourite chocolate is peppermint.

MontyBear said...

Godiva

Amy said...

What?!??! How can it be February already?!?!?!
Good golly -- a month into 2016's RSC, and I've got nothing to show.
You amaze me, girl :)

Judy H said...

Dark...good, dark chocolate...I prefer quality over quantity

Beausoleil Quilts said...

Dark chocolate goes perfectly with coffee. I love a little piece with my Latte to go.

Nancy Magee said...

My favorite chocolate...white Reeses cups. YUM
nnmagee@hotmail.com

Marsha Cooper said...

Brown will be interesting. I look forward to looking through my box of 2 1/4 inch squares today to see what I have in browns.
Maybe I can get in some brown hexagons this month too!

marsha.seiberling@gmail.com

Mary said...

Dark chocolate is my favorite, and it could be combined with mint, sea salt caramel, almonds, cherries or be just wonderful by itself.

KaliaContiki said...

When it comes to chocolate I am not really picky, but my absolute favorite is Laura Secord French Mint Royale. I can savor it for hours, taking tiny bites - it drives my husband nuts because he eats his in 3 bites!

Ellee said...

See's Candies Bordeaux in milk chocolate. Yum! -- soparkaveataoldotcom

Georgia said...

I haven't met a piece of chocolate that I don't like.

Cathy Tomm said...

Thanks for a chance at a giveaway. I love so many kind of chocolate. I guess I would say a chocolate cream in dark chocolate.