We Love Color Blog Tour

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I was slightly overwhelmed with work when We Love Color was presented. New book due, 14 new patterns, market, still not settled after a move, etc. That kinda thing — could I really take on one more project?

Looking back on it though, I’m so honored to have been included. It’s a great group of quilters and a pretty awesome result.

For the most part, my color choices are inspired by nature, everyday life and the world around us. Whether it be the bright sunsets…


or a rainy weekend drive…


or a beautiful flower amongst the weedy and mossy backyard…


or spring…


or just a morning walk in the park.


What is my favorite color?
Hardest. question. ever. I took a scientific approach to this. I compiled all the colors included in my next release (full of more fabulous Konas!) and added up the yardage. The most used, and therefore favorite, color is…


Aqua-1005. Not shocking if you know me. Exhibit A:


My quilt.

It’s the purple one and also appears on the back cover of the book. The pattern includes instructions for multiple sizes.



It’s a very ‘me’ quilt.

New Colors!
I’ve been sewing with the new colors over the past week and I’m loving them. One new one is Poppy-1296.


Pretty accurate I’d say.

A copy of We Love Color and a bundle of all the new Kona colors. One lucky person will win! Leave a comment below to be entered.

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Winner will be announced June 27th.

Want more? Check out Robert Kaufman’s Swatch and Stitch Blog for more info and the whole tour schedule. Also check out the We Love Color Flickr group.

227 thoughts on “We Love Color Blog Tour

  1. Helena Cameron

    Love the look of this book and your quilt is beautiful. New to your blog but enjoying it. Thank you

  2. Klary de Vries

    It would be interesting to make a quilt of the favourite colors from the participants of the We Love Color Blog Tour. But it would be amazing to win the whole bundle (or the book). Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  3. Anne Marie Johansen

    Love your pictures, very inspirational. I really like the quilt that looks like a tunnel (dark in the middle). Would love to try and work with solid.

  4. Linda

    Of all the different solid fabric lines, I think Kona is my favorite, and now that I see it, I think Poppy could be right up there with Orange as a favorite color! Would love to see what I could do with the book and that luscious stack of color. Thanks for the chance.

  5. Robin

    What a great giveaway! Thanks for sharing some pictures of the new book as well– yet another to add to my wish list. :)

  6. Katie Verna

    Holy Kamoly! What a giveaway! We live in Raleigh now and I love to read of your responses to the Pacific Northwest. We used to live there and I miss the place, in all its flavors. Thank you for offering this giveaway.

  7. Joyce Mitchell

    Love your inspiration pictures. Thanks for the chance to win this great new book.

  8. Caroline in NH

    Love the picture of the curled-up fern.

    I’d love to be entered to win the fabric. I’ve done very little with solids, but would love to give it a shot. Thank you!

  9. Sandy Dagg

    Love the greens,blues and purples in this bundle.Would love to have this book to see what I could put together.

  10. LauraC

    I love your quilt in the book-the book looks fantastic. I also excited about the new colors – especially poppy.

  11. michele

    I can’t wait to get my hands on the new colors. Your post today was beautiful– thanks for the inspiration, and for the chance to win

  12. Verona

    Thanks to your blog, I’ve become a Kona fan. I audore the whole rainbow of colours and could drool all day over the new colours

  13. LJ

    We Love Color and I love color!! :) Can’t wait to see how your quilt goes together. It’s one of those that is so different that I am unable to “see” the blocks and I wonder exactly how it’s put together. Purple is wonderful but I’d love to see lots of other color combinations, too. All these new Kona colors are so exciting and beautiful. Thanks for the giveaway.

  14. mrsmoore

    Your quilt is fantastic, and I am so glad you could design it amidst all your other demands!

  15. VickiT

    Your quilt is gorgeous and a great choice of colors. I’m a huge lover of all things purple so your quilt really catches my eye. Next after purple is aqua because it reminds me of summer for some reason.

    Thank you for the chance.

  16. Anita

    Poppy is an awesome color! But it would be fun to make a quilt with all those colors in your rainy weekend drive photo.

    • emily Post author

      It’s a common color palette here, eh? It’s amazing I don’t have more grey quilts. #seattlesnark #iloveitherenomatterhowgreyitisattimes

  17. Debbie

    Your quilt is something else – so unusual and full of interest! Love the colors! Oh how I wouldn’t love that bundle!

  18. Kim

    Awesome combo for a giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win :) I can’t wait to see the new Kona colors, I’m hoping they have (or will have) a color card supplement.

  19. Kris

    Have a new color card but would so love a chance to see these new colors in person:) You quilt is stunning, love the shapes!

  20. Leila

    I love your quilt! You always come up with great patterns. I can’t wait to see your next projects with all those Konas.

  21. elsa

    Your pattern looks wonderful ~ love the idea of using just solids for an entire quilt ~ something I have yet to do.
    Looking forward to your new release too.
    Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  22. Nancy B from Many LA

    I love your quilt – purple is my favorite color! Thanks for the giveaway!

  23. Leslie A.

    I really like your nature pictures for color inspiration. It was also interesting how different aqua looked when used with the other colors.

  24. Marcy

    Absolutely love your quilts and colors. Those solids just make everything pop.
    Would love to have the book and new colors to create my own. Thanks.

  25. Lindsey

    I love the concept of using all solids – so sophisticated. Please enter me in the book giveaway.

  26. Laura

    Another beautiful quilt! I love all the amazing patterns you come up with using solids :) Thanks for the chance to win the book AND fabric! awesome!!

  27. Kris

    I love Poppy but I also love Aqua! I think the new colors are beautiful. Thanks for the giveaway.

  28. patty

    Aqua – that’s a great color! It is hard to choose a favorite with all the colors that are available. I am looking forward to seeing the book and drooling over all the beautiful quilts that were produced with everyone’s hard work!

  29. Lisa Marie

    This book looks inspiring and the stack of FQs is to die for! Your quilt is lovely — glad you found time to fit in another project. Thanks for the chance to win!


    Love your quilt, I love all your quilts, I just finished making one your quilts a couple of weeks ago. I would love the book and fabric.

  31. Melissa

    Thanks for sharing your inspiration- it’s everywhere, isn’t it? I need to notice more when I’m looking around in my everyday life! Thanks for the chance to win- this looks like an awesome book. Love the use of solids!

  32. Margaret

    Beautiful quilt, Emily! My favorite solid is always changing. Right now it’s Pacific, a nice royal blue.

  33. Jean

    Love, love your quilt! Looks so difficult, can’t wait to see the book and learn your secrets. And that new palette — yummy!

  34. Lizii Bii

    I love how you figured out your “favorite” color. . . math in action. (The teacher in me finds that really cool).

  35. LC

    I love the Aqua too! So pretty! I’m holding out on winning a copy of this book, and I want it so bad I almost can’t wait for all the giveaways. Thanks for the chance to win!

  36. Barbara

    I’d love to make a quilt using solids, especially the aqua you chose as your favorite. Thanks for the chance to win this book.

  37. Claudia

    I like them all because solids are so much fun to work into a busy quilt but prefer the red/pink tones.

  38. Sew Very Sherry

    What fun! Solids are great to work with and your choice of purple in the book looks great without the ‘teen’ feel. Aqua is very popular now.

  39. charlotte

    I am enjoying the blog hop and seeing all the great solids used. Makes me really want to sew something solids only. I have never done that, but there is always a first time.

  40. Lynn

    The book looks wonderful! Your pictures are terrific. I’m an aqua color lover too. Thanks for the chance.

  41. Kay

    Your work is just fab. Thank you for a great giveaway. Loving the blog hop. My favourite colour is melon by the way.

  42. Jessica Tierney

    Congrats on the new release! I love your quilt in the book. It’s gorgeous and so rich. My kids ask me all the time what my favorite color is. I can never decide. I did buy a huge pack of sharpies last week: 24 of them. I loved sorting through the colors and settling on my favorite. I imagine you have a similar experience when the new konas arrive. Heaven, I do believe! :)

  43. Lisa E

    Your purple quilt is beautiful. I love purple and always have good intentions to use more of it in my quilts. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  44. Cristina Schweitzer

    I love your purple quilt and what a great design! Thanks for the chance to win!

  45. Becky Greene

    I am so ready to fully embrace solids – this bundle and book would sure help!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

  46. Peggy S

    Love them all! Camellia Pink is my current favorite and I adore working with the new solids.

    • emily Post author

      I think there’s going to be a *lot* of Camellia in one of the upcoming quilts (currently just a sketch). M helped with it’s design… which probably explains the pink…

  47. Kathy Raabe

    The solids along with your book would be a great way to leap into solid fabric quilting. Never done one yet, but this would be a great start. Thanks so much!

  48. Ali M

    I love how you came to your favorite color by determining most used! I hope I can have Kona Snow NOT be my most used color some day, there are so many great options!
    Great quilt, that books is on my must get list!

  49. Carolyn Venne

    I’ve just recently developed a love of using solids, so I’d love to win this!

  50. Sharon

    I am loving all the showcased ‘old’ and ‘new’ Kona colors. I wonderful book to get people excited about ‘solid color’.

  51. Sarah M

    Beautiful quilt! And aren’t we all just blown away by the range of colors? So glad they added that super bright yellow – not something I’d use a lot of, but a very welcome addition.

  52. MarciaW

    Kona solids are in a great range of colors and do like that poppy red. Thanks for the giveaway as would enjoy making a solids quilt using the new colors and a design from the book. I also like your patterns.

  53. Jill

    I love the pile of pebbles photo. Maybe a quilt with that palette and a splash of your favourite aqua?

  54. Audrey Schaefer

    Love your site, it’s always an inspiration. I’d LOVE a chance to win the book and the Kona fabrics. I love color, bright, intense and bold! Muted colors bore me and I tend to lose interest in that type of project. Give me color, preferably a red for the main color, and I’ll race you to the finish line!

  55. Amy Losordo

    Emily, your quilt is so pretty and I love how you use nature as your inspiration for colors. Nothing could be more perfect with Kona solids offered in a wide variety of colors.

  56. Pat Hersl

    The poppy got me! I’m a coral fan. And there isn’t a room in my house where it would shine. Too many colors to love.

  57. holly wright

    So many beautiful hues and tones ; inspiring and daunting at the same time!
    Nature is an amazing inspiration!

  58. Andrea

    This book looks so fantastic. Plus that bundle of solids is so beautiful. Right now I’m loving greens. Thanks for all the inspiration.

  59. SewLindaAnn

    So glad you decided to add on one more project, your design is the best! Love the picture of the crab in one of the earlier posts too.

  60. arti mader

    I love the photos for your inspiration–especially the dramatic rainy drive. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity.

  61. Sharon

    Love these blog tours. This looks like a great book. BTW, I love SCrap Republic, I just finished Pivot

  62. Judith

    I can’t wait to see the new Kona colours up close and personal. Poppy looks brilliant! I’m always looking for that “perfect” red.

  63. Brittany

    I am hearing a lot about this book. It sounds wonderful.
    I feel funny because I just went to the Kona site this past weekend and looked at all of the colors. I saw several that I liked and have used and several that I had not heard of. Now I think I know why I had not heard of them.

  64. Joan Rodriguez

    The photos you chose would inspire me too, great shots. I like your purple colored quilt. I just finnished a quilt with purple as the dominate color. I named it “Purple Slushie”. :)

  65. Fran

    Love your quilt & your inspiration photos are pretty amazing as well. Thanks for the chance to win this book.

  66. Kathy

    Your quilt is just lovely. This book looks fantastic as well… I love solids and how the interplay of color is so striking in a large project.

  67. Jeannette

    I love aqua as well it goes with everything! This book looks great and I need help to use solids, as I never really use them much.

  68. Jenny D

    Fantastic opportunity … wonderful sources of inspiration. Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us all.

  69. Julie

    The poppies mingled with the cornflowers in the fields around us are a picture at the moment. Your pictures are indeed an inspiration too.

  70. Sarah

    The new colors are really delicious. I love that storm picture. Was that from your phone or camera?

  71. Anya

    Love your quilts – and love Aqua too!! Thanks for being in the book and the fun giveaway.

  72. Bobbi D

    The Poppy is beautiful. I love gray’s too. I hope I win! Love solids! Thanks for the giveaway!

  73. Karen ZS

    Beautiful quilt! I’ve been keeping a secret – I collect purple fabric, ssshhh! Someday I’ll paint every room in my house purple, drive a purple car, and only sew purple fabrics.

  74. Suanne R

    Great pictures. I, too, love purple. In fact, one wall of my living room is painted a deep eggplant purple.

  75. Elizabeth Johnson

    I love Kona Aqua too! Really want to win the book so many great people in one book, how inspirational. Oh, and all the new Kona Colors. Wow, what a giveaway! Thank you!

  76. Nancy

    Just looking at the sampling of quilts you shared makes me want this book verrrrrrry badly! Thank you for offering this giveaway!

  77. Lorraine V

    I love your photos of your inspiration. This book would be a fantastic addition
    to any quilter. thanks for the give away.

  78. Barb in MI

    All the quilts in the book look fabulous! And so many Kona colors I have never even heard of – I wonder who makes up these fancy color names… Thanks for a chance!

  79. Ann

    Your quilt is cool! It woudl be wonderful to win the book and, OMG, that stack of fabric!!! Keep up the good work with your projects!

  80. LynAnne Smucker

    I love you new stack of solids. I have only recently started using more solid fabrics in my quilts, so this book looks really interesting. Thanks for the chance to win.

  81. ritainalaska

    great pix! love your quilt … i haven’t the skill for precision piecing but i could certainly applique to look like that. this is really an inspirational book; the spring piece with the bird, next to yours is really cute. thanx for the opportunity to win a copy!

  82. Carmen

    Aqua is great — it’s kind of funny to find “your colour”! I think mine is definitely white first, but then maybe School Bus or Tangerine…Dunno why! Thanks so much for your giveaway!

  83. amorette

    i love the approach to picking your color- it makes a lot of sense! i love the poppy too though…

  84. Julie

    Love your inspirations! Isn’t it amazing the color combinations found in a frame of landscape? Nature never “clashes,” does it? Aqua is a very good choice – when forced to make one :)!

  85. Sarah

    Can’t wait to see the book and the pattern for your lovely quilt! Thanks for the chance to win.

  86. Bethany C.

    Gorgeous inspiration…fabulous quilt! Can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of this book!!

  87. Julianna

    Aqua is not easy color in quilting. I am a bit afraid of using it (because it’s so light and every my mistake is even more visible on aqua).

  88. Kathy Ryan

    I love your quilt. Purple and turquoise are my favorites. You pictures are also beautiful and inspiring. Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

  89. Sue Smilesalot

    That quilt looks awesome! I do especially love the colors chosen for it. Oooh I want that book so badly!

  90. Sarah

    I would love to win this bundle!! I always tend to buy the deep batik colors, but if this bundle was in my stash…I couldn’t help but try to create!! Thanks for the oppurtunity!!

  91. Beth T.

    I have so much to learn about quilting with solids. This beautiful book looks like it would be the perfect combination of guidance and inspiration.

  92. Angie

    What a great post! I love the aqua color and really love your purple quilt! Excited about this book. :)

  93. Alexis

    Your quilt is so pretty. I love the new poppy color too. Thanks for the chance to get it!

  94. Tiffany

    I keep saying I want to quilt with only solids but I have yet to do so. I would love to win this!

  95. jmniffer

    I would love to make a solid colors quilt. This is just the book to show me the way. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

  96. Robin W.

    I am SO thankful that AuroFil poste your quilt! I love your stuff and hadn’t heard of you before! I have marked everything I can and really hope I win!

  97. JGB

    I absolutely want to win this book. Luv luv luv solids! It looks awesome! Your quilt is amazing!

  98. Deb

    I’m just finishing a totally solid quilt….binding it today….and I so love all of the kona colors that I used in it. Thanks for this marvelous giveaway.

  99. Gina

    I’ve not made a quilt exclusively with solids, but the more I see the lovely work of others, the more I am inspired to do so!

  100. Beth

    Thank you for the opportunity to win. I seem to reach for kona “snow” quite often. Now Im thinking about a two color quilt with poppy and snow!!!

  101. usairdoll

    Your quilt is gorgeous! Love seeing all the wonderful and colorful quilts. Your pictures are amazing as well. Would love to have this book in my library.

    Thank you for a great giveaway and a chance to win.


  102. MollyP

    I am loving this book! The quilts are just gorgeous! Aqua and poppy should be the main color theme for your next design, Emily. Thanks!

  103. Linda F

    This book looks amazing!! I was just adding it to my cart on Amazon. It would be even better if I could win it!!! I know just the shop to buy all my Kona—in all the colors!! Please pick me!

  104. Barb

    I love the new colour, Poppy. We named our Australian Shepherd Poppy because she is a red Merle. But now I think it is because she pops up all over the place. Love the book and the use of solid colors.

  105. Kerrie

    This book looks amazing! It’s already on my Amazon wish list, but how awesome would it be to win this with the Kona solids stack?

  106. Mary

    Wow – fantastic book and congratulations on having your on the back cover. I’d love to spend some time fingering the fabric and picking out a quilt to try in the book.

  107. Katie

    I love your poppy flower picture and the purple quilt! I can’t wait to get my hands on this book so I can check out how you made it :) Thanks!

  108. Andrea Avni

    I’m just starting to integrate solid colors into projects as my quilting evolves, so I’m greatly looking forward to the new book. Thanks for sharing your ideas and talents on this great blog!

  109. Nichole

    Love your “On Solid Ground” quilt – so dynamic with the colors and overlapping shapes. Thank for the chance to win!

  110. Liz Tius

    First of all I have to say that I love your website. I have been following you for about a year and enjoying reading your posts. Kona cotton is one of my favourite fabrics. One of my favourite quilting tools is my Kona colour card. A whole book using only Kona cotton. Be still my heart….

  111. Amy

    I live your quilt! I am envisioning it in reds,blacks/grey.. Oh how I would love to win! Thank you for the chance:)

  112. Elisabetta

    what can I say more? thank you so MUCH for this opportunity
    I love fabrics and these solids are perfect for a rainbow quilt!

  113. Pat V.

    Emily, aqua is a very nice color, but my favorite is purple. And I just love your quilt!

  114. Beulahcdot

    I love color probably becuase I grew up in Florida and there are always flowers blooming somewhere. :D

  115. Jittina

    I’ve never made a quilt in only solids. I would love to win the book or the fabric so I can make my own solids quilt

  116. Allison C

    Love your quilt! I would love to finally make an all solids quilt since it has been on my to-do list for years.

  117. Alyssa

    I almost missed the giveaway! I love your quilt, I’m thinking about attempting it for my King size bed, should be a wonderful challenge! Thanks Emily!

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