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I invite you, today, to indulge in Emerald. This "lively, radiant, lush green, is the Color of the Year for 2013" - Pantone.
|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.
|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.
|my Emerald City quilt|
Yes, I do love green.
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!