Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Emerald {a mosaic contest}

Slow down a minute, my friend, and ponder with me in color.

image from MerrimentEvents.com

I invite you, today, to indulge in Emerald.  This "lively, radiant, lush green, is the Color of the Year for 2013"  - Pantone

Emerald {a mosaic contest}
from top left:  suitcases, bag, foliage, teacup, shoes, home interior

Emerald has always been a favorite color of mine.  It's so strong, unashamed, rich and inviting.  Amongst other greens, emerald leans towards the blue spectrum.  It seems a little rare in fabrics, but that's likely to change!  Kona Fern is a lovely example.  In it's boldest form, emerald certainly turns heads.  I love the way it pops out against blacks, whites and grays, insisting it is only green, only the most common color on earth.  Only.

Emerald {a mosaic contest}
From top left:  cabinet, bed, table setting, color swatches, dress

Emerald mixes well with all sorts of colors: yellow, blue, teal, pink, any shade of green and all the lovely neutrals, of course. With pink it reads vintage.  With peach, ethereal.  With aqua blue, dreamy and comfortable.  In a rainbow, it blends, cheerfully.  Emerald and navy is a classic combo with decidedly preppy indications.  I particularly enjoy emerald with bright chartreuse green.

value connections
my Emerald City quilt

Yes, I do love green.

I invite you to join us for a Fabric Mosaic contest sponsored by the illustrious Fat Quarter Shop.

Carefully craft your mosaic of 9 fabrics from among the offerings at Fat Quarter Shop.  Choose fabrics to express your interpretation of Emerald for fabric lovers.  Your collection can read strongly of the color or hold sweet accents of Emerald. 

Once you have your fabrics, the free Mosaic Maker tool makes it a snap to create a mosaic by copy and pasting image url's from Fat Quarter Shop.  To find url's, right click on the image you want to use, and then choose "copy image URL".  Try searching "green" at Fat Quarter Shop to get started!

To enter the contest, add your mosaic image to our collection here.  If it suits you, link to a blog post explaining your choices - that helps us spread the word about our contest.  But no blog post is required (you can put your image url in the url space).  Anyone can enter, anywhere in the world.

Add your mosaic by midnight January 15th.  You can make up to 2 mosaics!  On  the 16th, I'll open voting.   We'll have two winners!  The 2 Top Mosaics will earn a complete half yard set of their mosaic fabrics!!!  Winners announced January 19th.  Enjoy!

14 comments:

  1. Ah so fun! What you said about turning heads in its boldest form made me think about the Wizard of Oz. Did you know that in the book (vs. the film), the city was so bright from all the emerald that everybody had to wear special glasses (much like sunglasses)? Guess they didn't want to cover the actors faces. Kind of like how they changed her shoes from silver to ruby to show off Technicolor. :)

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  2. how do I include my mosaic? I tried adding the link from my image on mosaic maker but it just says that the link has already been used. I have saved the image to my computer so hopefully I can upload it from there

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    1. Well, you will have to upload the image to somewhere online in order to be able to share it. Unfortunately, you cannot upload it directly to link maker. Try loading it to flickr, facebook, picasa anywhere that you have an account and then copy the image url to use in the link party.

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  3. All this greeny goodness is so inviting...

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  4. I actually found myself mentally slowing down when I read the first line of your post!! I love you descriptive writing, you have a gift!

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  5. Such a gorgeous colour to play with!

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    1. Isn't it though! I just bought a little basket purse with Emerald stripes in it today. Totally because it's the color of the year ;)

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  6. Thanks for the fun contest! I really love those deep greens and had a lot of fun finding a few that paired well with some rich black. It's kind of a great palette for this time of year here in Seattle. :)

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  7. Thank you Rachel - great to see everyone's take on "Green"

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  8. Oh, awesome! I'm going to use your luggage mosaic as color inspiration for my Imagine Circle guilt.

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  9. Green is my absolute favorite color, in just about any shade. I like the fact that "emerald" is the color of the year (my eyes are emerald green, so I'm a bit partial to it!). This was quite fun! Thank you!!

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  10. THis was fun!
    I'M enjoying everyone's creations, and would love to see actually items made...

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  11. What a fun idea!! So interesting to see how everyone else has interperated Emerald.

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  12. It was so much fun to make a mosaic. Thanks for a chance to dream and ponder on all these green fabrics!

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