Friday, March 6, 2015

Blog Tour for A Modern Twist (Natalie Barnes & Angela Walters)

The winner of a copy of A Modern Twist
is Walter 
chosen today- 3/15/15
Congratulations!
and thanks to everyone for joining in the fun.


The switches have been flicked here! Wheels turned! Buttons pressed! Levers thrown! Banners unfurled! Hats tipped! Winks winked! Angels sent!  And conga lines are forming below!

Why? Well, this is how it felt as I turned the pages of my good friend, Natalie Barnes’ new book. A MODERN TWIST.

photo credit for all - Brent Kane (Martingale)

Creating a book is like giving birth – there is a huge part of oneself that goes into designing the quilts, developing the patterns, deciding just what ‘other things’ you want to share --- then you get to write it all, turn it over to your publisher, and wait.

Being a close friend of Natalie’s I felt at times like a mid-wife during this long process, so as I turned the pages I felt wonder as one does in checking a newborn for all her fingers and toes and enjoying a giggle at the appearance of her dimples.

This book is a double WOW!
Incredible quilting projects, but with an extra punch of Natalie.
My favorite project is – CIRCLE SHUFFLE (boy, this one would be beautiful on my bed!)



Natalie’s background in designing pours out as you read the pages on color and composition. She gives these subjects an extra punch – leaving nothing out. Natalie's words will have you escaping your comfort colors with visions of possibilities. (comfort colors aka the colors that seem to pop up over and over again in your projects-my early ones were blue and yellow/ now days they seem to be purple and green).


So, if you are a beginner quilter or hmm, an experienced quilter you will find wonder and interest in how Natalie presents, and provides her own personal take on these subjects.

Angela Walters also share amazing information on color and contrast along with quilting that bring each quilt to life, and provides tons of design ideas for these Modern Twist projects.



I feel a lucky person to be able to call Natalie – friend for many, many years. After all, no one else was told me today ‘you should not be shoveling snow’ -

Lucky and proud to find my own books amongst some other great and informative titles she listed in her ‘include in your library’ section.

Lucky and proud, too to be able to offer you all a chance to win a copy of Modern Twist.

So, as I said at the beginning – ‘the conga line starts below’.

Leave a comment here telling
me what are your comfort colors?


Want an extra chance to win a copy of Modern Twist?
I’ll be posting about Natalie’s book on my
Facebook Rose Hughes-Quilt Artist page
Like the page there (if you haven’t already) and leave a comment there telling
me where you like go to find quilting inspiration.


I'll be picking a winner on March 15th.



These other great bloggers are participating in this tour, so check out their sites and enjoy the fun!

02 March - Victoria Findlay Wolfe + CONTRAST
Victoria Findlay Wolfe
www.bumblebeansinc.blogspot.com

03 March - Teri Lucas + COLOR
Generation Q Magazine
www.generationqmagazine.com

04 March - Julie Herman + COMPOSITION
Jaybird Quilts
www.jaybirdquilts.com

05 March - Jenny Wilding Cardon + COLOR
Martingale
www.blog.shopmartingale.com06 March - Rose Hughes + COLOR
Rose Hughes
www.rosehughes.blogspot.com

07 March - Amy Smart  + CONTRAST
Amy Smart
www.diaryofaquilter.com

08 March - Carolyn Friedlander + COLOR
Carolyn Friedlander
www.carolynfriedlander.com/blog/

09 March - Latifah Saafir + COMPOSITION
Latifah Saafir Studios
www.latifahsaafirstudios.com/blog/

10 March - Amy Ellis  + CONTRAST
Amy's Creative Side
www.amyscreativeside.com/blog/

89 comments:

  1. You've given us an enticing glimpse of this book! My comfort colors right now seem to be turquoise and orange. I'm sure there would be something fun in the book for these colors.

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  2. I am working with natural linen right now and I am very comfortable!

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  3. My comfort colors, the ones I would wrap myself in if I needed a hug, are soft shades of blue, rose, green and cream.

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  4. i like working with teals and other greens right now. My pop colors csn be yellow, orange or red.

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  5. Hmmm hard to choose, but right now barn reds, dark blues and golds. Throw in some browns and greens and I could snuggle all day!

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  6. I favor blues like periwinkle - it makes me think of oceans and water.

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  7. My comfort colors are blue and cream. This looks like an awesome book! Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  8. I prefer the soft, pastel romantic colors..

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  9. My current comfort color phase has been the blues, sour greens, and low volume backgrounds, mostly whites and creams.

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  10. My current comfort color phase has been the blues, sour greens, and low volume backgrounds, mostly whites and creams.

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  11. my colors are teal, purple and blue.

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  12. I love blues and greens. Yesterday at the lqs I found a gorgeous faded lime green to go with some grey blue fabric that really made me happy :-)

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  13. My favorite comfort color would have to be green. I love any shade of green, my friends call me the queen of green. I would love to branch out and use more oranges, yellows, browns and blues.

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  14. I love Circle Shuffle too!
    I like blues!!

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  15. green and brown are my comfort colors. thanks for a chance.

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  16. Qarm palettes are my comfort colors - oranges, reds, red violets.

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  17. My comfort colours are blues-turquoise.but my stash has every colour of the rainbow.

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  18. This spring it is aqua, coral and butter yellow. What a fun give away! Thanks for the chance.

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  19. My comfort colors are blue and red. I love Circle Shuffle also-thanks for the chance to win!

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  20. I use blue, green, purple alot, cool colors. I have been a "traditional" quilter since 1990, when I began quilting, but really like modern quilts! I have 2 nephews in the Navy, how do you think 'Circle Shuffle' would look in red, white and blue?
    cork@pa.rr.com

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  21. My comfort colors are blue and orange.

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  22. My comfort color is teal. Teal and brown, teal and yellow, teal and teal, teal and purple.

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  23. My comfort colors are reds, oranges and pinks. They make me SMILE out loud!!

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  24. Burgundy reds, those are the main colors in the quilt on my bed, with solid bedskirt and shams to match. I feel warm with those colors.

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  25. Burgundy reds, those are the main colors in the quilt on my bed, with solid bedskirt and shams to match. I feel warm with those colors.

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  26. I love browns...fall colors.........ps I forgot to say on your facebook page but I also get inspired by blog hops too...happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  27. I love bright summer orange and deep eggplant. Separately in projects but can't stay away!

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  28. My comfort colors are pinks, blues and purples.

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  29. I love a navy blue with lime green.

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  30. My comfort colors are pink and green.

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  31. I migrate to greens and browns, but love all colors but pink.

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  32. I migrate to greens and browns, but love all colors but pink.

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  34. My comfort colors are greens and blues.

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  35. My comfort colors are blues and yellows. Thanks for the great giveaway. I've also shared your giveaway on my Giveaway List for just sewers & quilters at wowilikethat.com. Thanks again. (debbie at wowilikethat dot com)

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  36. I love browns and blues. Modern Twist looks fantastic--thanks for the giveaway and for sharing your thoughts about it and Natalie.

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  37. I love reds and whites and would love to make a quilt with those colors.

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  38. I always go with greys No matter what else is in the color scheme, grey finds its way in!
    allisonpogany@gmail.com

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  39. My comfort colors are blues and whites.
    kdavis1@centuryel.net

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  40. My comfort colors are pink and green. I'm so glad to have found your site on this blog booktour.

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  41. As I sit here gazing out on all the snow that will hopefully be gone I can not help but smile at all your comfort colors comments. Isn't color just a wonderful, wonderful thing!!! Good luck to you all, and I'll be checking in everyday 'til the drawing takes place for a bit of color comfort of my own. Thanks for joining in! ~Rose

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  42. I love the place mats with the greys and then the pop of that gorgeous shade of blue. It is still soft but yet it adds some zoom power.

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  43. Aqua is definitely my comfort color--maybe because I grew up in the landlocked Midwest and now live near the coast of (snow-covered at the moment :) Maine!

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  44. Light pink, cream, light blue. sarah@forrussia.org

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  45. Navy and grays and low volumes- - this book looks amazing!!

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  46. My comfort colors are green and blue but as I think back only 2 of my 25 or more quilts feature them. And truth be told Natalie has helped push me in other directions. She has such lovely curated bundles of vivid color!

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  47. I think my comfort color is teal (aka turquoise). It's interesting I hadn't thought about sneaking it into the quilts I make though. Maybe I should give it a try. Thanks for hosting this giveaway.
    anndunn24(at)gmail.com

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  48. I think my comfort color is teal (aka turquoise). It's interesting I hadn't thought about sneaking it into the quilts I make though. Maybe I should give it a try. Thanks for hosting this giveaway.
    anndunn24(at)gmail.com

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  49. My comfort colors are soft shades of blues... Thanks for chance to win this great Book! :)

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  50. Teal, turquoise, fushia, and wonderful purples! This book looks amazing. I recently discovered Natalie and her patterns and love Angela's quilting!

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    1. For me, my favs are somewhat seasonal..autumn yellow and orange, winter, grey and a pop of color, spring blues and greens, summer all!

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  51. I never really thought of comfort colors as I like pretty much every color! But probably if I had to pick, they would be blues/greens and autumn colors. Thanks for a chance to win this beautiful and inspiring book!

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  52. I'm all over the place with colors. That's why this book would be so good for me. Right now I'm experimenting with background colors other than white-navy, gray and black are my latest. Thanks for the chance. Camille@focus20.com

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  53. I always fall back to blues and greens. They'e so nice.

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  54. I use Kona Snow and lots of blue in my quilts!

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  55. I love blues and pinks☺️ sonjasmith76@yahoo.com

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  56. I am trying to put together grey and aqua but need another color to add a pop. Not sure what to add.

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  57. I seem to be in transition at this time, originally I loved blues and greens but am now leaning towards oranges, reds and yellows with a bit of blue.

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  58. I seem to be in transition at this time, originally I loved blues and greens but am now leaning towards oranges, reds and yellows with a bit of blue.

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  59. Blues and greens do it for me! Thank you for the opportunity to win.

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  60. My favorite are blues and purples. Thank you for the opportunity to win such an interesting book.

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  61. I have a stash of pinks and blues, but I think my comfort color is aqua. Thanks!

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  62. Blue and green are my comfort colors. You can tell because they are 3 times as large as the rest of the colors in my stash!

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  63. Now that is a hard question! I love to use all colors ~ but my comfort color I will say is lime green! Why?! I don't know, but I have loved it for a long time!

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  64. Blues white and greys are my colors - all shades!

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  65. Blues and greens are my go to colors. They are so organic and natural. Comforting.

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  66. Comfort colours are the blues, teal and a splash of violet

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  67. Cranberry, navy & gold. I love brighter colours and I love black & white, but the Big Three are much more common in my work!

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  68. Blues & greens bring me comfort - reminds me of the beach.

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  69. Blues and black bring be comfort. I love quilting with a black background

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  70. I love purples - something reassuring in them!

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  71. Reds,oranges and yellows...can't create without them!

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  72. Blues, greens, purples and RWB seem to be the colors that i use most. Just love working with them

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  73. love turquoises for comfort color

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  74. My comfort colors are browns, golds and greens.

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  75. My comfort colors are sea greens & blues as well as coral

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  76. If my stash is any gauge, greens, corals, golds. pjrquilter at msn dot com

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  77. I think white must be my comfort colour going by my quilts. They all have white in them!

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  78. My comfort color is purple, but I also like to throw browns in when I can.

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  79. My comfort colors are blues and cool color combos...they make me feel relaxed and rested.

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  80. My comfort colors are blues & reds. For today anyway.

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  81. My comfort colors are browns, teals, purples.. to start with anyway.

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  82. My comfort colors are blues and greens. I have all colors in my stash!

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  83. My comfort colors are turquoise and lime green. Can't use them enough!

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  84. It certainly has bee fun hearing all your comfort colors, and some of these really got me thinking about possibilities... thank you all for joining in. Sadly, there can be only 1 winner and WALTER it is you! Congratulations.

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