and the winner is:
yep, that's right
you've been randomly chosen
to receive last weeks'
Please email your name and street address to: Info@michaelmillerfabrics.com
Now for today's color story:
If I had to choose
to describe the pairing of
Aqua and Red
it would be:
(maybe that's why I love seeing polka dots in these groupings. Nothing says happy like polka dots.)
lighthearted, fun loving, modern, retro, hip.
Graphically eye catching
(used on many magazine covers, a Martha Stewart "go to combination")
once you start noticing it;
you'll see it EVERYWHERE.
you'll see it EVERYWHERE.
Here's what I had within arms reach in 2 minutes here in the studio
I'd love to know if you've used these colors
to celebrate a happy occasion
to make something
and made someone
we'll be announcing a random winner next Wed.
along with a new Color Story
I love these colors together! I have yet to make a quilt with them, but I'm dying to get my hands on these colors for a bright, happy summer quilt!
Beautiful! Love red & aqua! The fabric is so pretty!
Oooh love the pairing of red with aqua! I haven't stitched anything with that combo but I'm sure I've made some cards!
Love those fabrics! Thanks for the giveaway!
This is one of my ALL TIME FAVORITE color combinations...throw in some pink and - well...PERFECT! Oh the things I could make with this!
LOVE these fabrics! These would make adorable summer dresses/skirts for my daughter.
My beach bag is made with these fabrics. Plain Jane Laminate. LOVE it! Makes me think of warm sunny weather playing in the water with my kids.
Very inspiring. I see a darling apron out of the owl fabric. Love it!
I have used these colors for a wedding quilt for a step daughter, she loved it.
I'm currently working on an aqua/red quilt - LOVE that color combo!
One of my first quilts was in this combo-I want to do it again!
I haven't used this color combo to make anything before but these fabrics have definitely inspired me!
I just helped put together a two-year-old's birthday party with a circus theme... and aqua and red were the color palate. It IS so happy!
Lovely!!! I made a few baby bibs in these colors and they were a hit! Thanks!
I like the flower print across the front of all of them, but love the owls, too.
The bee group I'm in picked those colours for our secret Project 51, they certainly are a happy mix!
I am currently trying to decorate my dining room with this happy color combo. My table is Aqua and my chairs are Red. Everyone thinks I am crazy. I just need to make a table runner to tie it all together.
I just made 'house' numbers for our apartment door and mounted them on these colours.... a happy entrance.
I ADORE this happy partnership! So much so that I used it for this Illustration Ihttp://www.etsy.com/listing/68285427/our-story-print
What a dream it would be to win those gorgeous fabrics! Thanks for the chance, Catherine
I love this color combo because it is great for boys OR girls.
I love this color combo! Last year I made my daughter a red velvet coat (red riding hood style) with big chunky aqua buttons, and I made her a matching aqua corduroy skirt, with red and white polka dot corduroy trim around the bottom. It was my favorite, and she liked it too. It just feels happy!
My two favourite colours - and spots as well!
One of my favourite colour combinations. So fresh and cheerful. Thank you for the chance to win those lovely fabrics.
What could be more patriotic (in a very modern, yet retro kind of way), more refreshing, more tasteful, more cheery than red and aqua??? These colors together make me feel lively and like you said - HAPPY!
Gorgeous colours and fabulous fabrics - what a lovely giveaway!
Wow! I LOVE this colour story - I never noticed it before, but these colors combine so perfectly to say summer! Ooh, fingers crossesd, the random generator picks me!!!!
I haven't used this colour combination before, but I see it in my future. You are right, it is a really happy combination.
This is my favorite color combo! Thank you for this chance.
I used these two colors to make the State Fair Schnibble. It's really a happy little quilt. Thanks for the chance!
These colors say summer, happy, memories and cute ruffley dresses for my girls. Oh how I'd love to get my hands on some of that fabric!!!
Love the colors. While the fabrics are more girl inspired the colors are totally boy. My son's room is completely done in an aqua and red. I absolutly love the colors and I now feel inspired to do something for my little with them as well.
Love red and aqua. My niece did a wedding quilt in those colors and it was show stopping. I would really like to quilt with these colors.
I love these colors - I've always loved red and adding the aqua is so fresh. I don't know that I've ever used them, but I'd love to! :)
Oh Gosh, Silly me, I did not answer your question! Yes I have used this color combo. a lot. Ran a swap with these colors made two quilts;(one for my sister, one for me. And did a block exchange! Yes, love these colors!
I'm a big fan of red and aqua. So cheerful!
i love these colors together! i've used them in my kitchen along w/ a bright yellow. the room makes me happy! :)
To me, these colors mean happy and being out in the summer sun, splashing in the pool, running about in fields. :)
Red and aqua is so modern selection, but still very girly selection. I like this color story very much!
I made an aqua/red sun dress for my granddaughter from the Plain Jane collection. It was so adorable paired with some red polka dots.
I would use these over and over!
Awesome color combination! Brings in favorites from both of my daughters!
doing a nursery in these colors for a friend and the word she used to describe this room when it was done was, "happy." Love it.
I adore this colour combination, but haven't used them much together. Last year I made a Farbenmix Feliz birthday dress for my niece with these colours, with a matching bag and hat - she got so many compliments.
love love love this color combo. have for a long time. the word I would use is FRESH. fresh clean colors anytime of the year. I see quilts, totes and purses! (mauh) Liz
I haven't personally used these two together yet, but every time I see this combination, I love it more and more.
Much as I like it, I've yet to use this combination. I thought it was just me, but I see I have company! Thanks!
Oh, pretty please! I'm crossing my fingers twice for this one :) Aqua/red is a fave combo for me!
I have been attracted to this color combo since it started popping up...but have never done anything about it...maybe now is the time?
Nothing says Happy better than bright colorful flowers. Love all these prints. I'm read to sit and sew the day away. Jill
I just finished knitting a baby sweater in these colors - it's adorable and I can't wait until the weather turns a little cooler so it can be worn!
I am looking for the right combination to make my daughter a quilt, this fabric is just what I'm looking for! Love it!
Aqua/Red is one of my favorite color combinations! I've designed a quilt and kitchen accessories with it!!
What a great color combo. I've not thoght to use just those two before and think my daughter would really enoy a quilt with this combo.
I just passed out! these are my two favorite colors together. I read the story baby and I like what you are sayin'
Cute! I like those daisies!
I keep my fabrics in red locker-baskets on a robins-egg-blue shelf - so fun - but a little distracting sometimes :)
Love this combination. Red always says happy to me. My sewing room has red in it.
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I love this color combo. I'm thinking of using aqua/red in my guest room.
This is one of my ALL TIME FAVORITE color combinations! I used it for inspiration in a cathedral window toddler quilt that is listed in my etsy shop. And I plan to make some Christmas items using that color combination.
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Oi used these colors this spring for a mother daughter banquet that I was in charge of. It turned out great!
Not only do I love that combo in fabric,, it is on my walls of my little sewing, guest room area! Of course, I added school bus yellow w/huge black polka dots too....really jazzes it all up!!
Oh yeah, I can sleep 7 in my little guest area!!
I made myself very happy when i used this combo to decorate my tiny craft room!
love these colors!! i used them to decorate my kitchen and make myself happy!!!
I have not used them yet but I have plans to. So this give-away would be perfect for me. :-) Thank you for the chance. Take care and God bless, Cory
We are having twins in November and not finding out the genders so I am painting the walls a light aqua and using red for one baby and grey for the other. We have white furniture and this will be so neat! I really like the fabrics in your stack are they a new line? Thanks!
Yes, yes, yes!! These colors are SO happy!! I've most definitely used them to make myself and others happy with some quick projects I've whipped up. I reach for the red/aqua combo again and again. :)
my favourite two colours! I just painted our wooden bench in an icey blue and am planning ice blue and red pillows!
Love this combination. It is so fun. I had planned to make my newest granddaughter's quilt in red and white but when I added a bit of aqua it really popped. Thanks for the chance on this great fabric
I love both those colours, and together they just pop!
I never would have put these colours together but can't believe how good they look! I have my eye on the owl fabric especially, it's so adorable :o)
Oops was so excited I forgot to answer the question - I haven't used these colours yet, but after seeing this would love to use the owl material to make something for my nephews. Seeing them is always a happy occasion :o)
happy fabric bunting with these colors fly around our house during the summer months!
I've been waiting to win this competition, then I will make my daughter a quilt! lol
I have these colours in my stash - so fresh and cheerful. As they are in my stash I have yet to make something - maybe a skirt for myself. Or even some cushions for my sofa (it's aqua)
I would NEVER have thought to put these colors together, but I LOVE them. If I don't win the give away, I am going to have to track them down
This colour combination is magical!
I never combined these colours, but now I think I'll try:)
Of course I would be the HAPPIEST if my number came up...I do love dots, flowers, red and aqua. YES worth repeating..I am HAPPY just seeing this ...happy, happy, happy ....lol
OHH love love love aqua and red together! I really like aqua with most anything...
Oh I have some red and aqua blocks at home just waiting to be sewn into a quilt top! You are making me want to fake sick and run home to do it! PICK ME!!!!!
polka dots, my favourite thing, and in my favourite colours. Bev
I love this color combo! Last year, I used aqua and red as the primary color theme for my daughter's Alice in Wonderland birthday party. I also love using pops of red in my house since I have a predominantly cool aqua/teal decor.
Both remind me of people close to me: aqua = Grandma, she had it everywhere in her house and red = Mom, she has that everywhere in her house. I also love it because both colors are good for girls and boys things.
I adore aqua/red! It says "classic with a touch of fun!" Love love love it!
I am using these colors in a baby quilt for a local charity.
Happy is definitely the word for these colors! Love the colors and the fabrics!!
Oh I love this combo! I love it so much that my blog colors are aqua and red! And I have been adding aqua to my red ans white sewing area. In my my happy sewing area, I have lots of aqua and red fabric which I use to make dresses and aprons. It makes me think happy thoughts! Thank you for the chance.se
I LOVE this color combo. I WILL have them one way or another!
These colors looks so clean and summery... love them!
I've used these colors together to make a picnic quilt & they were a big hit!
I love this colors together! I am huge aqua fan already and it's amazing how many colors it really makes great combos with!!
I LOVE these colors together. My kitchen is full of both! I'm dreaming up a colorful new apron with this collection. Can't wait!
One of my favorite color combinations! It's so happy!
Love love love these colors together. I would love to get my hands on those fabrics:)
I have a small stash of this combination. I'm mildly obsessed with the pairing of soft and bold :)
SWEET SWEET COLORS!
I'VE MADE LITTLE DOLLS FROM THESE+THEY ARE SO CUTE! THANKS SO FOR SHARING!
I used these colors in my son's nursery! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this combo! I've used it quite a bit on my designs too! Would really enjoy making a cute summer skirt or apron with those fabrics!
I am in the process of incorporating these colors in my sewing room. They are so upbeat and fun!
You know, I had a serious sit-down with myself right after the first of the year. I've learned to sew within the last year, and I also embroider, crochet, knit and craft. I was thinking, "what makes me happy? Which colors define who I am?"
About that time I looked over at my Sonic cup and there were those colors--aqua and red.
The next day, I happened to see a fabric swatch of 'Plain Jane' in aqua/red. IMMEDIATELY, my mood elevated and I realized--THESE are my colors!
I am in process now, of planning a makeover of my home in these colors that make me so very happy.
Thanks for the great giveaway!
Yes!! Made an apron for my daughter 2 Christmases ago - aqua print with red cherries! Still one of my favorite prints!
I love Aqua! It seems to go with everything and makes it springy/bright.
I love these colors together! I have made several pillowcase dresses and aprons with your plain jane fabric. These colors just make you happy. Thanks for the giveaway.
I have made a lot with Lil Plain Jane Aqua... just added something to the group on Flickr yesterday that was quite cute, if I do say so myself!
My sister-in-law had these colors for her wedding last year and it was fantastic. I just discovered this blog and can't wait to see more color stories for inspiration! Thanks!
These are the colors we used for my daughters 3rd birthday! So fun together!!!!
My kitchen is aqua and red.... aqua walls, red 50's diner table, cherry fabric on an aqua ground for the curtains - polka dot bowls... it's my favorite room :)
LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!
One of my favorite combinations! I am using it to make a sampler quilt (teaching a class). You can see some of the blocks: http://artquiltmaker.com/blog/2011/07/sampler-quilt-update/
Someone above in the comments suggests aprons and I think that is a great idea!
Love the big plain jane flowers and wish you would reprint it or put it on Spoonflower! As you can see I am using it as a focus fabric. I love it because it is a very happy fabric.
I love those red on white dots and the aqua/turquoise on white dots in the photo above.
I am in the process of redoing my bedroom and lobbying for this color scheme. We will see.
I hope you will add your fabrics to SeamedUp as well.
Oh, my favorite combination right now. Love it.
Love them! Gotta figure a way to link up a picture of a dress that I made! :)
I love these colors together and wear them all the time, not only in summer... I made lots of bags with aqua, red and flowers or dots... The fabrics look amazing, I would love to win !
These colours just scream 'SUMMER' :-) lovely x
I agree so Happy! I love this color combination!
Made a photo album on my Facebook page with designs from this fabric! Love these colors together!!!
I am a total "red" person! I love red and almost any intensity! The combination with the aqua makes the red a bit smoother and nice ;o)!
I totally agree, Red and Aqua = Happy! I have been collecting them for a couple months now to make my grand daughter a quilt and matching curtains for her bedroom!
I don't think my first attempt worked! I love the colors together. The red is so hot and the aqua so cool. Like a pool on a hot summer day!
I haven't used this color combo, but I think it would be great for a beach blanket!
No, I haven't used these colors together yet, but probably will sometime. They're so cute! Thanks for the fun!
what an amazing color combo! i discovered a love for this one, last summer. so i made strawberry shortcake and put them in my turquoise bowls. it was a visual feast! i would love to make some tote bags with this combo!
Summer! this color story makes me think of summer and the beach in California. I would love to make my kids summer accessories.
I am very surprised but I love this color combination. So bright and cheerful!
I LOVE the red and aqua colorway! I've used a lot of Lil Plain Jane to make girls dresses. They are a big seller.
I make pettiskirts in this color combination & Im planning mating shirts with this collection!
I love this combination so much I had my logo changed to red and turquoise...Love it!!!
What a lovely, happy fabric collection! Polka dots always make me smile! I have all kinds of projects and ideas swimming in my head...
I have just finished making a quilt and decorating my daughter's room in these colours my 2yr old daughters response "oh WOW!".... I love the combo so much am really wanting to make my other daughter a quilt in the same colour way!
Gorgeous!!! LOVE these colors together!!!! I see dresses for my Granddaughter!!!! Bright and Beautiful!!!! I can't get enough of them!!!
Those colors are great together. I almost put them together for a bee string block for one of my bees, but then I kept that one for myself. I just couldn't give it up.
love the fabrics, and the colours, thanks for the giveaway,
These are fabulous fabrics and the color combination does make me smile. I would simply love to win these! Thank you for the giveaway.
So beautiful! I just feel more summery when I look at them. I just discovered your fabrics and I can't get enough!
Love , Love, love the color board. Love the blue and red bird cake. That's on my list of favorite cake decor/design.
I started to notice aqua and red combination in quilting/home fashion fabrics when I immigrated to US. Back home light blue was always paired with yellow , light green , purple or navy blue.
How fun, and true. I have a sewing machine placemat thingy in these colors. It makes sewing that much more fun!
Such a retro combo for me, I would love to win. Thanks for all the colour stories, they're fun to read.
I've been using lots of aqua lately but so far have used it with lime green and yellow. Using it with red is definitely on my list! Your fabrics and photos are inspiring.
these retro colors are awesome! I am a quilter and I sew for my two granddaughters..lots of ideas for these fabrics going thru my head..would love to receive this giveaway and get busy creating something really cool...
I have used this combo to make my girls some clothes, but I've been wanting to use the red/aqua combo to make them a quilt for their bed
Yes, I used this combination in a string quilt - aqua paired red and also some other colors. I wanted contrast.
Thanks for the chance and the color story,
LOVE this combination! So happy, so vibrant. I really need to make something from these!
I love these colors!! They make me feel happy :). Would love to win!
Aqua and red are the colors in my creative space! I would love to win!
I want to make a dress and apron out of these colors and baby gifts too. I LOVE the pairing of these colors
You're right. Just look around a little and you'll see those colors together. On my desk my Yoplait yogurt and Sonic drink cup are in those colors. As for myself, I made my sister-in-law some maternity tops in that colorway. I guess that would qualify for a HAPPY event. Thanks for the giveaway.
I haven't made a quilt with these colors yet, but I'm hoping to--and the person it will make happy will be me!
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I haven't made a quilt with these colors yet, but I'm hoping to--and the person it will make happy will be me!
wordygirl at earthlink dot net
This is one of my favorite combinations. I just love every quilt I've ever seen with them. Gathering enough different fabrics from my LQS to make a full quilt with just these colors has been a challenge so ohhhhhh the things I could do with that fabric!! Great giveaway ;)
I haven't made anything with these colors, but boy do I want to!! Both the colors and prints are gorgeous!!! Thank you for the giveaway...sure hope I win :)
Have an aqua/red quilt in progress for my (king sized) bed! I am using redwork blocks and fussy cut flowers in it as well as lots of mixers- dots, stripes, etc. I think it's going to be my masterpiece!
Love this color combo, though I'm yet to make something from it. I was thinking just the other day that out of all the color combos that have been popular in the last couple of years this is definitely the happiest
Have never used aqua and red alone together, but have a turquoise and red (darker shades) quilt in process (slow process). Since turquoise/aqua is one of my favorite colors, it finds its way into almost everything I make if it's at all possible!
Love, love love! I'm expecting my first girl after having two boys and decided I was going to use aqua/red to decorate the nursery. Was in the process of looking for fabrics to make the bedding when I found this blog. These colors are HAPPY and I can't wait to see how the nursery comes together.
Love this gorgeous color combo!!
Would love to make a quilt with these beautiful colors :)
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can just see all this fabric made into fabulous clothes for my granddaughters
I am working on a red and white quilt - but I love this combination of aqua with red. It is so cheerful- I love the combination!
I absolutely LOVE this color combo!!! It's my favorite!!! I haven't made anything with them yet but have been looking for fabric to make a red/aqua quilt. I can't wait!!! Thanks for the giveaway! Hope I win!!! :)
I have some fabrics stashed together in those colors. I love that combination. It always makes me smile!
I haven't used this combo before (I've often paired aqua with brown or green), but I love it!
I'd love to make a quilt in these happy colours but the only thing I've made so far in red/aqua is a little fabric basket to gift some chocolates. I think my friend was pretty happy :)
Lovely giveaway, thank you!
Love the color combo. I've used it on cards for sure, and also on a kitchen towel. Used the bottom flower fabric actually! Hope to win!!
What a beautiful combo! I never thought of those two together. There are many combinations I came up with, for quilting and for wearing but this is just one I didn't think of.
Great idea! Very inspirational! Sure I will take it for one of the many baby quilts I make.
BTW, loved the tutorials, especially those huge Bean Bags but also the other useful stuff!
This color combo has become on of my favorites! My cousin got married in April and these were her colors. She had me make several things for the wedding like shirts and headbands for the flower girls, mini purses for the bridesmaids and for her wedding gift I made them a pillow that had their new last name out of those colors. http://polkadotwhimsy.blogspot.com/2011/04/wedding.html
Right now my bathroom is painted aqua and I've been wanting to add some red :)
i love the combo of aqua and red--especially on a bright white background. i haven't made a quilt with these 2 colors exclusively--but i want to!
I am so drawn to these two colors together! I am questioning whether they're found together absolutely everywhere these days and therefore the inundation has convinced me, or if they really do complement each other and have a positive effect on me. I've actually decided it's the latter...they just WORK together, so nicely.
Oh boy how I'd love to start a project with such happy colors!! Maybe soon. Thank you for the inspiration!
I love these two colors. I can hardly wait to make a quilt with them - you are right - it just sings out happy. Thanks for the opportunity.
the first time I saw red/aqua together was in 1969 - my friend had painted her kitchen cabinets with red inside and around the base and bright aqua doors - it was the first thing seen at her entry. She really made a statement with those colors, and I've been a believer ever since! Great for toys, too!
The combination of the colors look so pretty!! I love the ideas you guys did with the poster board!!
This color combination isn't something that was an instant beauty in my mind, but it's really grown on me. I'm actually really loving it lately. It IS happy happy happy and I LOVE the owls and polka dots.
These ARE happy and cheerful colors. Would love to win some!!
Have loved aqua forever...adding red makes it so fresh. Thanks for the inspiration.
It's funny: this is such a great combo but until I got into quilting and fabric, it's not something I noticed or would have thought of myself! I'm glad I discovered it because it now is one of my favorites - so happy!
That's a colour combination i have yet to try. i usually like to pair my aquas with yellow (yes... think IKEA, kinda.). but the fabrics do look all-so-lovely that i am persuaded to try red and aqua as a pair soon! :)
Love the color combination! I've used them in patriotic blocks for charity quilt.
I am, just this evening, using Plain Jane, Red Quarter Dots and Aqua Eiffel Tower to make a bean bag chair for my daughter's 7th birthday on Monday! I love aqua and red!
I love these colors! What a wonderful giveaway!
What beautiful contrast! Love these colors!
Love Aqua and Red together! Thanks for the opportunity to win!=)
Such a perfect combination! They make me smile!
I think my Lillypie would love these colors, she is my 41/2 yr old granddaughter she loves homemade things
oh my, how could anyone ever choose just one color combination when they all reflect every mood i have!! thanks for sharing such great collections~ i'm starting my wish list now!!
Wow is pretty cool, i have never try to to combine this colors and they look very cool, thanks for open my eyes.
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After two awesome boys we decided to try one last time for a girl. Tears flowed when the dr. Told us we were being blessed with a princess. I've always wanted aqua and red for the nursery but am finding it rough to find crib bedding in these colors. I can't wait to lay our sleeping little girl in s red and aqua nursery. The colors remind me of my childhood and are so bright and lively!!
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