Windham Fabrics announces Natalie Barnes as a part of the Fabric Design Family!

Friday, May 22, 2015

Post and Beam giveaway(s)

meet our second new pattern

Post and Beam

fabric shown is

you may have seen this pattern version of this design
at
EE Schenck/Maywood Studios
in some of the Spring Market photographs

but you probably have seen this version of the quilt too
it was featured in Quilter's Newsletter Magazine special edition,
21 Best Tradition with a Twist Quilts
this version has a scrappy charcoal background
including
and a little
"kitchen sink"
thrown in
the accents are a bundle of little dots from

you can incorporate
a fabric line
with your stash!  with your scraps!

we'll be selecting two winners for this giveaway
Fresh Water Fabrics batiks bundle
and
"Cycles of Life fabric collection by Kristen Berger of Kite Flying Society for Maywood Studios" bundle
(bundle available mid june)
(thank you EE Schenck!)

leave us a comment
and answer the question:
what is your favorite scrappy background color?
neutral?  white?  black?  red?  beige?  or another color?
let me know!!
(and tune in tomorrow for a new pattern!!)

be.do.create.
natalie.

39 comments:

Diana said...

I like black for the scrappy background color, the blocks seem to pop.Like the new pattern. Thanks for the giveaway.

Dianne said...

I seem to use pale blue quite often.

Jackie said...

Love using grays for background!

Judy Fowler said...

I would probably use my favorite color...BLUE!

PK Sews said...

I love using low volume white and beige prints for a scrappy background. Thanks for the chance to win!

Cecilia said...

I use a lot of Kona Snow. It is not as bright as white, but not too yellow. Great pattern!

Kathryn said...

I've used a lot of Kona Snow in my time.

Quilting Tangent said...

Fresh Water Fabrics batiks bundle please.
Neutral is my first choice, have no problem with white or black for the background. 24Tangent@gmail.com

Gill said...

I usually use white but I might have to try using charcoal soon!

Anonymous said...

I have been using low volume neutral patterned fabrics as scrappy backgrounds recently and want to try using lighter values of grey as well.
Susan in Dublin
(Sgrancio at comcast dot net)

Bennett and Graves said...

A pale Kona grey.

scottylover said...

I love using a creamy white. That way, if there is white in the quilt, it picks up on that, but if there is more brown or tans, it picks that up.

Sandy A

Vicki H said...

I tend to use white and off white for the backgrounds.

Connie Cain said...

I am kinda of stuck on black scrappy backgrounds right now. Love the way color pops against the black! :)
craftyccain@gmail.com

Carrie P. said...

I like to use neutrals with some kind of pattern on the fabric.

Carrie P. said...

I like to use neutrals with some kind of pattern on the fabric.

carolann said...

I like to use Kona Snow for backgrounds but want to use grays and blues for a different look. carolann427@aol.com

Carol said...

I've always used a lot of black backgrounds because they make bright colours look even brighter. but lately I've been using navy. It's still nice and dark but adds a little something extra.

Katy M said...

I really like grey against bright colours at the minute, looks very modern. Thanks for the chance to win, I love this pattern ;)

delaineelliott said...

I like grey or cream for a scrappy background colour. Thanks!

Please click on the delaineelliott for my email link.

Anita said...

I often use a light grey for background.

Sowing Stitches said...

I use tons of unbleached muslin as a back ground in many of my scrappy quilts.

CarolZ said...

I live yellow. Always makes me smile.

CarolZ said...

I meant to say I love yellow, but live is probably OK too....

Jessica said...

I love to use grey most of the time for background fabric.

Anonymous said...

I usually use an off white. It seems to go with most of the fabrics I use.
Patty
paweis at yahoo dot com

L Finney said...

That pattern is amazing and the quilt is gorgeous! Grey is definately my favorite background color.

Ellee said...

I've been using gray a lot recently for my backgrounds. I also like to use pale pastels. White is too stark for my taste. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

minibea12 said...

My favorite scrappy background is neutral!
nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

Ptcquilter said...

Gray is my favorite background color

Ptcquilter said...

I alternate gray or Kona snow as my favorite. Buy them by the bolt.

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alicuz quilts said...

I like to use an off white color if that's in the palette of my other fabrics. Thanks for the chance, love this pattern.

Kathryn said...

I like white with a touch of blue.

GranChris said...

I usually go for a Tone on Tone white these days.

quiltzyx said...

I tend to use black for background for that extra pop.

Lynn Douglass said...

I tend to like dark charcoal for background fabric, because it lends a bit of drama to a project. I also love using black and white prints anytime I can.

anna brown said...

I love to use black but i really use a lot of beige........happyness04431@yahoo.com

natalie. beyond the reef said...

THANKS, EVERYONE, FOR THE GREAT IDEAS! BACKGROUNDS CAN BE JUST AS FUN AS THE FOCUS FABRIC, I SAY!!! AGAIN, SO SORRY I COULDN'T REPLY TO EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU....THE RANDOM NUMBER GENERATOR HAS CHOSEN 5 - PKSEWS AND 38 - ANNABROWN. AGAIN, PLEASE LET ME KNOW THE pattern POST WHEN YOU EMAIL ME YOUR MAILING ADDY. AND THANK YOU FOR STOPPING BY, ALL OF YOU!