Tuesday, March 19, 2013

drab or pretty......

are you one that gravitates towards the dark, drab, grungy colors when decorating, sewing and such...... LiKE Me!



or do you seem to collect the pretty, bright, sweet fabrics and such......


well i started by making the darker one, using my usual color choices, made even grungier with some tea staining but with Easter coming, thought i would also stitch one up using Easter Egg colors, quite sweet but not quite me....... so...... if you are more inclined to decorate with the pretty, brighter quilt then maybe i should just give it to you? which you? let me know and also make sure i have an email address to contact you for your home address.....

if you want to stitch one or two up of your own, i simply used 3 & 1/2" squares, sashing pieces 1 & 1/4" x 3 & 1/2", setting squares 1 & 1/4" ........

enjoy tomorrow is the First Day of SprinG!
cheri

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67 comments:

Kath said...

what a generous gift! I usually like dark colours, especially red, but at this time of year here in England, we are ready for some light bright colours!

Gayle said...

Those colors are so perfect for spring decorating! Please count me IN!

Debi said...

How sweet of you! I absolutely love the dark one~not dreary at all. I too always gravitate to those colors & now that I'm getting 'older & bolder', I make no excuses for my taste ;-))) I'd love to have a chance at it. I'm attempting to get back into quilting & I think this would inspire me! Thanks & warm regards, Debi

Karen said...

I am dark and grungy for sure.

Quiltdolls said...

I am dark. Usually the darker the better. The more black the better.

kim

Jill said...

Oh how cute the bright one is with those jellybeans....love them both!

Colleen said...

I am all about dark except for the holidays! Would love to win the pretty quilt as it would be PERFECT at the front door to greet everyone :o)

marie said...

I'm a dark kind a gal, but would like to win your bright one as it would be great for Easter.

Cathy said...

Thank you for the giveaway ....I love the dark and grungy!

Lou said...

I love your darker version. I do gravitate to similar tones for my own quilts, but when making samples and gifts I like the opportunity to use something different. I love your blog. Thanks for sharing with us.

Sandi said...

I'm into the bright and pretty colours personally but I enjoy seeing what people can do with the darker palates.

I'm an out of the box kink of gal not a traditional one.

It's interesting on how you can change things up with a few colour changes.

Janet O. said...

I'm a dark and dirty quilter, but that is a very nice piece for Spring decorating. I'd love to give it a good home. : )

Margaret said...

I love bright colors! Not garish, but bright and pretty. lol! Thanks for the giveaway!

kelley said...

I am not looking...because I am so far behind on my 9 patch blocks...but if I did look they are both wonderful~

Ronnie said...

I like them both but the dark one is my favorite, thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

I just love the bright colors in that quilt! Please put me in your drawing!

paulette said...

Dark and handsome!! Hardly drab!! Love both but my heart belongs to the dark side!
Paulette

liz said...

I love anything you make : )
I think I will make one

Susan said...

So pretty!!! Love both colors. Please count me in your drawing.

Lori said...

tend to be more a muted gal, but I could tea-dye the Easter version!

Heartsdesire said...

Love the Easter egg colours. It's always nice to try something outside our comfort zone. I usually tend toward the darker, Civil War fabrics, but this little quilt is so sweet.

love2quilt said...

I love them both...my grandaughter would probably choose the bright one and i would choose the dark one but they are both made with love. Thanks for sharing your great talent with all of us.

Andrea said...

I love the pretty, bright quilt Cheri!

Suzanne said...

I love anything made by you, Cheri!
Thanks for sharing.....( :

Suzanne said...

I love anything made by you, Cheri!
Thanks for sharing.....( :

Glynis said...

Both quilts are so pretty and look to be quilted very nicely. I might have to just make one for myself. I like brighter colours for Easter and to welcome spring.

Lori @ applegrovetreasures said...

I have to say I enjoy both! I use a lot of darker colors but with four little ones you gotta add the color too!

Lesley said...

Cheri, both your little quilts are wonderful! Love the dark...love the bright! I can never quite figure out who I really am! I guess I'm eclectic? Would definitely find a place of honor for your bright quilt...do the candies come with it?

WoolenSails said...

I do love your first one, wanted to do something for easter, but not bright and you found the perfect combination of colors to make a prim easter.

Debbie

quiltgrammy said...

Well, Cheri I just received my little 9 patch quilt today and I LOVE IT, thank you so much, so yes I love the dark colors, but I do have a little granddaughter that loves bright and beautiful quilts, so I could still find it a good home.
quiltgrammyt2@gmail.com

Emilou said...

Earthy, grungy, dark, muddy, tea stained, coffee stained, those are my favorites, and as my dear friend called it 'dirty'. Yes, I like 'dirty' too. Thanks for the generous giveaway. Blessings and smiles, Emilou :-)
elyws@yahoo.com

Rosemary said...

I love your quilts, Cheri. Dark or Bright they are all special. I have to admit I am more prone to the bright but live with my daughter who leans to the dark side. We have it all covered. :) I would be proud to have a Cheri made quilt in my house. I've made a few but not like you. Great giveaway and thanks again for sharing your talent with us.

Kathy B. said...

My favorites are dark colors - tea dyed of course! But, your spring-like colors in the Easter version are pretty eye-candy! You are so creative and inspiring. (I just received my "House Quilt" pattern and can't wait to start stitching one up!) Thanks for the chance to perhaps win!

Marlene said...

Drab or bright...both are great!
But for Spring I do tend to put out brighter colors.
I'd love to win your sweet quilt!
Thank you.

Nancy said...

I'm a chameleon. I love muted colors, bright colors, dark colors.... It's not helpful, really. Both of your quilts are lovely (but I love the first one better).

Barbara said...

Pick me, pick me, pick me please!

Patti L. said...

What a great change of pace! I would love your little quilt and thanks for a chance to win!

Patti L.
plautumn@yahoo.com

Sally Hurst said...

I love both the darker and the brighter when it comes to quilting. I love Civil War reproductions, but am liking many of the modern fabrics and quilts, too. I am trying to open myself up to having a bigger range.
I would love your small, brighter quilt!

Brenda said...

I would sure love to win your bright quilt! I live in Wisconsin and today is the first day of spring and our temps will struggle to reach 22 degress and we will have below zero wind chills. Could really use a dose of spring!

Sharon O said...

"dark and grungy" fit my style but when spring rolls around I love tossing in the surprise sparkle of the sweet and unexpected brightness of your choice in Easter Egg colors!

Anonymous said...

You're so inspiring and generous. I'd love the bright colors to welcome spring, thank you! capoppies@yahoo.com

Patti said...

I usually prefer the dark colors, but spring is the one point in time that I appreciate brights as well.
Please enter me in your generous giveaway. If you have a moment, stop by my blog where I am having a giveaway as well :)
Blessings, Patti

Synthia said...

I really don't care about the color. Any quilt from you would be a treasure.

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Nancy said...

I love the jelly bean quilt because I am a big fan of pink.

Robin said...

Would love to be gifted with the springtime little quilt! We are all so different in our preferences for color and fabric. That's what makes the world so interesting.

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Susan said...

I love them both! What a nice giveaway!

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Angie said...

Just too cute---both of them. :) So I would be thrilled with either one. :) Happy Spring!

Anonymous said...

I really love the simple pattern and your lovely quilting
Louise D
dvd.elma@comhem.se

Anonymous said...

What an adorable little quilt! Love the colors, too! Thank you for the chance at your drawing. Happy Spring!!

Barbara S. from Cumming, GA

grann616 said...

Gosh, I'd really love your darker one,but any one made by you is just fine! Sharon Lozano

Carrie ~ Cricketwood Prims said...

I love the dark and grungy, but your quilt looks perfect with those jelly beans!

Randy D. said...

Those jelly beans look very delicious!! Are they included with the little quilt?? Just kidding. Your tops are wonderful in both colorways!!

Anonymous said...

Both of your little quilts are adorable, just like all your patterns! Please include me in your drawing - I would be honored to be chosen to receive your quilt! Janet Kay

Grandma Rita said...

I am up to my eyeballs in snow and low temps with wind chill are still below zero! I think the bright colors are just what I need to give me hope that spring will eventually get here!
Grandma Rita

Crystal said...

Love the dark colors. Thanks for the chance to win.
cjknights1@gmail.com

Karen said...

I love both quilts! The bright is more my style. Your blog is such an inspiration to me.

Katherine said...

Love them both but I always go for brighter this time of year.

Marca said...

I find that the older I get the more I crave color. I have been delighted to see some brighter colors in the reproduction lines lately. And the colors are brightening up outside, too. I would love a chance to win.
Marca

Kellie from Indiana said...

I like both of your makes. They have nice clean lines and the colors make a real statement. I would love one.

The Civil War Quilter said...

I naturally gravitate to the darks too. If I decide to sew light, I grab the pinks and poison greens. Love that combo. Your light mini is perfect for Easter/spring.

Wendy said...

I naturally go for the darker colours but then I slip in some pretties once in a while. This would fit right in my 100 year old house.

Sharon said...

I am more of the Civil War colors, but for this time of year, a pop of Spring always makes me feel happier! Winter needs to move on...thanks for the chance to win!Sharon
gritsgirlsc@sbcglobal.net

marian said...

Cheri, they're both adorable!! i tend to lean towards the darker murkier colours just like you!! love your work :))) cheers...Marian

mrsmcbee said...

I used to like the drab, country primitive colors, but now I am into vintage, 30's vintage to be exact!!! I still love primitive but mostly use colors of the 30's now!! I do love your quilt you made, it would look great in my living room!