Friday, March 31, 2017

Mad for Solids: Elite Eight!

Our Mad for Solids bracket continues! 
Thanks to everyone who has joined in the fun, voting for their favorite bundles (it's so hard to choose, isn't it?!).

We have the pleasure of announcing our Elite Eight!
Voting starts up again on Monday. 

A little eye candy for your weekend...another look at the eight bundles that will be competing next week:

By Elizabeth Eastmond of OP Quilt (@occasionalpiecequilt)

"Even though this madness is happening in Spring, it's also the month of the Paris Fall Fashion Shows.  I fell in love with all the colors being shown by the house of Gucci, and pulled from the hues from the clothes that walked the runways this month.  They are a rich combination of red, pink and teal with a pop of periwinkle, fresh melon and citrusy green.  They are all Guccilicious!"
Fabrics (clockwise from top): 121-079 Raspberry, 121-055 Poppy Red, 121-108 Clementine,
121-087 Lemon Ice, 121-012 Pale Iris, 121-138 Gulf Stream, 121-137 Poseiden, 121-013  Teal

Magenta Madness

"The inspiration for this bundle came entirely from a shirt worn by a man sitting in front of me in church. It was a plaid shirt in shades of magenta and gray, and the fabric had such a beautiful sheen that I wanted to ask him where he bought it. These colors are a little different than the ones I normally work with, but I find them exciting and soothing at the same time."
Fabric (from top): 121-046 Royalty, 121-030 Bordeaux, 121-150 Wine, 121-028 Red Violet,
121-107 Wisteria, 121-085 Thistle, 121-021 Mauve, 121-018 Petal

Tourmaline and Mustard Seed 
By Christine Perrigo of Contemporary Custom Quilting (@ccpquilt)

"I used to drive by a house on the way to visit my family that was painted mustard with cream trim, and teal shutters. I thought that color scheme was genius, and have been wanting to translate it into fabric."
Fabrics (from top): 121-013 Teal, 121-100 Aruba, 121-062 Pale Aqua, 121-138 Gulf Stream,
121-063 Citrus Yellow, 121-007 Maize,121-139 Daisy, 121-142 Golden Rod

Birds of Paradise
by Shelley Brooks (@shelleybrooksquilts)

"Bird of Paradise was inspired by warm lush colors with a flash of green for fun and silver to make it all glow.  Normally, I gravitate to cool colors - greens, turquoises, blues, but lately I've been looking at a lot of quilt inspirations with warm citrusy colors.  When this bundle of Painter's Palettes Solids arrived - I pretty much squealed - they are gorgeous together!"

Fabrics (from top): 121-010 Silver, 121-089 Island, 121-108 Clementine,
121-124 Carrot, 121-055 Poppy, 121-073 Sangria, 121-028 Fuchsia, 121-151 Grape

Pull the Stars from the Sky
By Shelby Marie Skumanich (@godshomemovies)

"This bundle was inspired by images of galaxies and the night sky. I chose tones of blues and purples, added black to deepen the palette and selected a pale silver and pale yellow-gold as the lightest values. The title is a line from a Nine Inch Nails song that I've always loved. The fabrics, combined with others, will eventually be used to make a log cabin quilt. The centers will be small, representing the stars and the dark colored logs will vary in size, so the stars will be scattered across a rich, dark background."
Fabrics (from top): 121-004 Ebony, 121-001 Midnight, 121-161 Abyss, 121-050 Cadet,
121-080 Amethyst, 121-046 Royalty, 121-017 Honeycomb,121-104 Aluminum

Spring Lichen
By Jayne Willis of Twiggy and Opal (@twiggyandopal)

"Bye Bye Winter…Hello Spring! One of the first signs of Spring is the soft, delicate lichen that grows around the big tree in my backyard. If you look closely you can see an array of colors that only nature has to offer. That is until I picked this bundle of fabric! The different shades of green are most prominent in Lichen, yet there is are subtle shades of blue and teal. My bundle is all about Nature…Natural ombre colors!"
Fabrics (from left): 121-101 Azure, 121-100 Aruba, 121-000 White, 121-102 Lime Light,
121-088 Lime Mist, 121-094 Agave, 121-095 Beryl, 121-039 Jade     

Colorado Spring
By Stephanie Ruyle of Spontaneous Threads (@spontaneousthreads)

"These are the colors that greet me every spring. The multitude of purple crocus, and the yellow green leaf buds against the vast blue Colorado sky."
Fabrics (from top): Violet 121-149, Grape 121-151, Lemon Ice 121-087, Wasabi 121-061,
Aruba 121-100, Cyan 121-098, Poseidon 121-137, Abyss 121-161

Kona Sunset
By Sheri Cifaldi Morrill of Whole Circle Studio (@wholecirclestudio)

"Inspired by colorful sunsets over the ocean coast of the Big Island, Hawaii, I selected this tropical color palette."
Fabrics (from top): 121-028 Fuchsia, 121-068 Rosebud, 121-118 Verbena,  121-005 Bright Yellow,
121-100 Aruba, 121-062 Pale Aqua, 121-138 Gulf Stream, 121-013 Teal

Enjoy your weekend and see you back here on Monday!

And if you're feeling really inspired by these solid bundles see all 168 Painter's Palette Solids here and ask for them at your local quilt shop. 
Find a list of the quilt shops currently carrying our solids here.  


  1. All my favourites made it through :)

  2. Two of my best favorite are there.Thanks for the fun!

  3. As if the first round wasn't hard enough!!! All such beautiful bundles!