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2013 Color of the Year + a Giveaway



If you are here for the Quilting Gallery Bog Hop welcome! I'm glad you have stopped by!

We have been working on A LOT of new things in the sewing studio but have been sidetracked here and there. First there was a back injury and then the flu knocked us down for a while. But, things are back on track and now we are playing catch up to get our new patterns ready to go. If you want to keep tabs on our projects you can like us on Facebook. That is where we will share anything new first. :-)

I've been looking at a lot of color boards, color combinations, and new fabric for new projects and something stuck out to me when checking out several new lines. It wasn't the Pantone color of the year for 2013, which is emerald, but instead blue stuck out to be a focal color in several of new collections.

I thought navy or indigo would be the Pantone color of the year for 2013 because it seemed to be popping up all over the place in late 2012. Quilting fabric, home dec fabric and accessories, and clothes.

Here are just a few of the new or upcoming fabric lines I spotted with navy or ingido blue as a main color aspect.

BasicGrey, PB and J for Moda


BasicGrey, PB and J for Moda


BasicGrey, PB and J for Moda


Kate Spain, Honey Honey for Moda


Kate Spain, Honey Honey for Moda


Kate Spain, Honey Honey for Moda


V and CO., Simply Style for Moda


V and CO., Simply Style for Moda


Cynthia Rowley Paintbox for Michael Miller_2
Cynthia Rowley, Paintbox for Michael Miller


Cynthia Rowley Paintbox for Michael Miller_1
Cynthia Rowley, Paintbox for Michael Miller


Cynthia Rowley Paintbox for Michael Miller_3
Cynthia Rowley, Paintbox for Michael Miller


Laura Gunn Edges for Michael Miller
Laura Gunn, Edges for Michael Miller

Rashida Coleman-Hale Tsuru for Cloud 9
Rashida Coleman-Hale, Tsuru for Cloud 9

Rashida Coleman-Hale Tsuru for Cloud 9_2
Rashida Coleman-Hale, Tsuru for Cloud 9

Rashida Coleman-Hale Tsuru for Cloud 9_5
Rashida Coleman-Hale, Tsuru for Cloud 9

I also spotted navy in a lot of the new spring clothes and shoes. Peplums are on all the spring 2013 trend lists...are you a fan? I'm on the fence about them myself. 

Target Spring 2013 Navy Peplum

Target Spring 2013 Dress


Old Navy Spring 2013 Scoop Neck

Old Navy Spring 2013 Flats

I LOVE the navy trend for spring! One trend bandwagon I won't be hopping on anytime soon is the supposed hot, new crop top that is going to be a big hit this spring. Props to anyone that can wear one. I'm just not sure how great they would look on me with my spanx underneath. ;-)

Spring 2013 Crop Top Trend
Spring 2013 Crop Tops

I hope you enjoyed this collection of blue, blue, blue! For this blog hop I am giving away 2 patterns to 2 winners.

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Simply leave me comment before 6:00 PM (CST) on March 15th. The comment can be about anything. Some ideas are how do you feel about the new crop top trend, do you like using navy in your quilts, what do you think about emerald as the color of the year for 2013, do you have a favorite fabric from the images in this post....anything you'd like to share. You can also like us on facebook for a second entry. If you are already a fan on facebook just leave us a comment there for your second entry. 

Thanks again for stopping by-- Happy Quilting!




I love to sew. I think my only problem is finding the time to do it! thanks for the chance!


and i liked you FB page


Wow...thats amazing that the mirrors the new trend in clothes this year. I really love the Cloud 9 line. I do use navy quite a bit in my quilts...I'm partial to blues of any shade.

Amy @ Sew Incredibly Crazy

I love to quilt and love navy! Crop
Tops- not so much! Thanks for the giveaway!

Heather Braun

I love the color navy! It's one of my favorite and I wear it often. My daughter has some really cute outfits from Gymboree that are Navy, White, and coral. Love it! Thanks for the giveaway! I am a new follower!

Heather Braun

New fan on FB, look forward to check out your blog! Thanks again!

Amy DeCesare

I'm with you, I think, and was surprised about Emerald, and not Navy, being the Pantone color this year. I love the collection you've made up to show off Navy on this post. It makes me look forward to summer even more!


I'm not a big fan of floral fabrics. My local guild is very traditional and almost everyone uses florals with a pale background. It does get a bit overwhelming. i tend toward the bold and very bright, however, at the moment I am working on a very sombre log cabin wall hanging.


Oh, I'm with you - Navy would have been my choice for the year!

Becky Greene

I would be much more likely to wear a peplum top than a crop top - much to the general public's relief :-) Thanks for the great giveaway chance!


I love navy and emerald. Thanks for the giveaway!

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures

Fun pattern choices! Thnx.

Amy C

I had hoped it would be navy too as I ADORE navy blue and there is so much out there(as you have shown)!! I do love green too though so the emerald has been fun but there really isn't much out there with the shade of emerald they have chosen. Love our patterns and giveaway!!

Ann Phillips Thompson

I like emerald green but always wonder who chooses the "Color of the Year". I guess I'm not much of one to follow the trends! LOL I'm enjoying your blog tho and thanks for the chance to win.

Cindy Smith

In my younger years I wore cropped tops and love them. I love navy but haven't warmed up to green yet.

Julie A.

Love the color navy and love the patterns. Thanks


I used to not like navy so much but here lately I am gravitateing towards it and orange. Thanks for the chance to enter your giveaway.

Gail Sabramsky

I love emerald. Yesterday I went for my manicure and the esthetician wanted me to try the new emerald nail polish.

Vicki H

I like the color emerald and all other greens.

Barbara Orozco

I don't wear crop tops because I carry around two years' worth of Christmas cookies on my stomach and hips, and I hardly use navy. I don't like emerald either, so I probably just do what I'm doing, if I have the time to sew.
Thanks for the chance!


I like the navy trend, but I'm with you on the crop tops. I think very few people can pull that look off and I am not one of them.


I do think our eyes tend to draw to the colors that interest us. I seldom use the navy and had not noticed it in the new colors.


I love navy and I'm glad to see it coming back in - a big no-no to crop tops though!!


I am loving the navy---not loving the crop and so-so on the emerald. It isn't my favorite shade of green.


Lovely fabrics shown here today. I love Emerald being the 2013 color. Crop tops...ok for the young.

Margaret  Schindler

Since Blue is my favorite color I really love the new fabrics coming out.

Joyce Mitchell

Green's my favorite color so I like the choice of Emerald. And navy is a great classic neutral. But my chance to wear a crop top of many decades ago. Thanks for the chance to win.

Joyce Mitchell

I'm already liking you on Facebook. Thanks again.


I am not a huge emerald fan, I prefer to work with greens that are less intense.


I'm not a fan of the green color of the year. I use navy in my quilts sometimes but I love wearing the color!

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