Build your color confidence: take out the color (video + giveaway!)

Bee-u-tiful Table Runner
“Bee-U-tiful” table runner from
Knockout Neutrals

When it comes to choosing colors, value seems to be the grand enigma for quilters. We all know that value plays an important role, but Pat Wys is one of those designers who’s figured out how to choose fabric values for quilts just right, every time. And because Pat’s a longtime teacher, traveling all over the country to work with guilds and shops, she’s got a clear, straightforward way of explaining how she works her magic. If you’ve ever made a quilt that lacks contrast, Pat’s wisdom may just give you the lightbulb moment you need.

Now, Pat’s idea for mastering value is an unusual one, but it will give you hands-on practice for learning about value like no other teaching tool can. Here’s what she suggests: to build your value-choosing skills, strip away all color from the next quilt you make, leaving only value to play with.

Quilts from Knockout Neutrals
“Mist” and “Cobblestones” from
Knockout Neutrals

A no-color quilt? Well, not exactly! When Pat talks about taking color away, she means the colors on the color wheel. What’s left, you ask? Neutrals. Whites, creams, beiges, tans, browns, grays, and blacks. Below Pat talks about the value choices she made for one of the quilts from her book, Knockout Neutrals:

“‘Road Trip’ has lots of sparkle because I combined many fabrics—black, brown, tan, very light creams, gray, taupe, you name it. If it’s neutral, it’s in this quilt. It’s the placement of lights right next to darks that makes the fabric jump and move. That strategic placement of value in design, whether you’re working with neutrals or colors, is where we get the term contrast. Value and contrast are both important in designing quilts. Look at them with a sharper eye. You won’t believe what you’ll see.”

Road Trip quilt values
“Road Trip” in black and white, left; the quilt in Pat’s neutral color palette, right. Are you surprised by which fabrics read as light or dark in the black-and-white photo?

When we met up with Pat at Quilt Market, she shared her ideas for setting the “mood” of a neutral quilt—and her choices all depend on contrasts in value. Watch this quick video to see her demonstration; then check out the slideshow of her gorgeous neutral quilts below. Would you choose soft and subtle, or daring and bold?


Watch “Quilt colors: sophisticated neutral quilts” on YouTube

Learn more of Pat’s value tricks in her two bestselling books; follow our Knockout Neutrals and Spotlight on Neutrals boards on Pinterest.


GIVEAWAY ALERT: Pat Wys has been chosen as Aurifil’s Designer of the Month for September 2014, and we’re celebrating early with our friends at Aurifil! At the bottom of this post, learn how you can win one of two Aurifil thread collections, plus a copy of both of Pat’s bestselling books.

Auriful thread giveaway


Which kind of quilter are you: soft and subtle, or daring and bold? Tell us in the comments and you could win a copy of Knockout Neutrals, Spotlight on Neutrals, and a 12-spool thread pack from Aurifil Threads! We’ll choose two random winners one week from today and let you know by email if you win.

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Thanks to all who entered the drawing! The winners are Sandy and Natalie.

Sandy says, “I love bold and bright. Value is the key to making the colors work. With out lights and darks even the boldest or soft colors would be very dull or in your face. The use of a variety of values make a quilt sing.”

Natalie says, “I’m usually a bright and bold girl. I’m in the middle of a Civil War quilt with a neutral taupe and all the brightest oranges, purples, green, blues, yellows and pinks I could find. So excited. But my next project in cream, soft yellow and grey. All I know for sure is that I would never sew without AURIFIL. Simply the best!”

We’ll email you both about your prizes. Congratulations!

J'Adore quilt from Knockout Neutrals

J'Adore quilt from Knockout Neutrals

Day and Night quilt from Knockout Neutrals

Day and Night quilt from Knockout Neutrals

Arboretum quilt from Knockout Neutrals

Arboretum quilt from Knockout Neutrals

Road Trip quilt from Knockout Neutrals

Road Trip quilt from Knockout Neutrals

Dominoes quilt from Knockout Neutrals

Dominoes quilt from Knockout Neutrals

Feels Like Home quilt from Knockout Neutrals

Feels Like Home quilt from Knockout Neutrals

Caramel Latte quilt from Knockout Neutrals

Caramel Latte quilt from Knockout Neutrals

Bee-U-tiful Table Runner from Knockout Neutrals

Bee-U-tiful Table Runner from Knockout Neutrals

La Belle Fleur Bed Runner from Knockout Neutrals

La Belle Fleur Bed Runner from Knockout Neutrals

Back-Porch Basket Pillow from Knockout Neutrals

Back-Porch Basket Pillow from Knockout Neutrals

White Chocolate quilt from Spotlight on Neutrals

White Chocolate quilt from Spotlight on Neutrals

HavenStone quilt from Spotlight on Neutrals

HavenStone quilt from Spotlight on Neutrals

French Silk quilt from Spotlight on Neutrals

French Silk quilt from Spotlight on Neutrals

Going My Way quilt from Spotlight on Neutrals

Going My Way quilt from Spotlight on Neutrals

Scrappy Nines quilt from Spotlight on Neutrals

Scrappy Nines quilt from Spotlight on Neutrals

Summer Stitch In quilt from Spotlight on Neutrals

Summer Stitch In quilt from Spotlight on Neutrals

Sunnyside quilt from Spotlight on Neutrals

Sunnyside quilt from Spotlight on Neutrals

Baby Its Cold Outside quilt from Spotlight on Neutrals

Baby Its Cold Outside quilt from Spotlight on Neutrals

Kitty's Baskets quilt from Spotlight on Neutrals

Kitty's Baskets quilt from Spotlight on Neutrals


1,158 Comments

  • In quilts for myself, I tend toward subtle. In quilts for kids, I go bright. I absolutely love the quilts in these books! They’re giving me inspiration for my next project.

    —Karen Watkins on April 3, 2014
  • I do both, but probably daring and bold most often.

    —DebrafromMD on April 3, 2014
  • I love bold colors but in junior high I was diagnosed as having some sort of color deficiency. What ever that means. The world looked pretty good to me, but I could not for the life of me see the figures in the dotted color charts. So I was put in a special color program and a whole new world opened up for me. I am now more color sensitive than most people. Also the older I am the bolder I get and the quilts I make get funkier and funkier. I would have so much fun with those pretty threads in my projects.

    —Ulrica Healy on April 3, 2014
  • Such an interesting question. I suppose I have leaned towards soft and subtle in the past, but have increasingly been moving into daring and bold. Change is good!

    —Barbara R. on April 3, 2014
  • I would say I’m "daring and bold" as I love lots and lots of colors in my quilts. Thanks for the giveaway!

    —Connie on April 3, 2014
  • I’m not good with choosing color combinations, so "someday"
    I would like to make a nuetrals quilt. Your book would
    help me a lot.
    Thanks,

    Paulette Doerhoff

    —Paulette Doerhoff on April 3, 2014
  • Daring and bold.

    —Quilting Tangent on April 3, 2014
  • Well, of these two choice, I guess I fall more on the bold and bright. I never seem to have enough neutrals!! What a great give-away! I may have to stock up on neutrals because these quilts are stunning.

    —Beth Scott on April 3, 2014
  • I am kind of in the middle. I tend to lean towards softer colors but on occasion will pick something brighter. I have Knockout Neutrals and it really showed me how stunning softer colors can be!

    —Connie Kudsk on April 3, 2014
  • I am "daring and bold" — but this takes soft and subtle to a whole new level. I will not be looking at neutrals in the same way anymore! Very nice!

    Shayne Squires on April 3, 2014
  • My best answer to this question is that I must be bi-polar when it coems to quilts. I love the soft, gentle neutrals, wild brights and everything in between. Great give away. I love Pat’s books!

    —Linda Smith on April 3, 2014
  • Daring and bold for me but my daughter loves soft and subtle.

    —Four dogs and one quilter on April 3, 2014
  • I tend toward soft and subtle – these books look awesome!

    —Gwen W on April 3, 2014
  • I’ve never considered myself daring and bold

    —Kathy Stewart on April 3, 2014
  • Right now, I need the bright colors to help me forget this long, dreary winter.

    —mary powell on April 3, 2014
  • I’m "daring and bold"! I’m always choosing bright and bold colored fabric and love using wacky patterns! Thanks for the great giveaway!

    —Sarah Scott on April 3, 2014
  • I’ve never considered myself daring and bold but I guess I must be since I’ve never made a quilt with neutrals.

    —Kathy Stewart on April 3, 2014
  • I am definitely a soft and subtle, however, my interests are being peaked with all of the new bright modern fabrics that have come out. Very anxious to fit a neutral quilt in my queue of "must do" quilts.

    —Janelle Bucher on April 3, 2014
  • I am leaning more towards the bolder designs now.

    —JoAnn L on April 3, 2014
  • Daring and bold for sure! (in every part of my life, not just quilting)

    —Judi Duncan on April 3, 2014
  • I am more of a bold and daring quilter. Especially bc orange is my favorite color. My spring and summer quilts are brightest.

    Kim Calhoun on April 3, 2014
  • To color or not to color…quilting gives us the ability to try many approaches to art. Each quilt will fill a specific vision the designer has for a particular project.

    —Mary Ann Hymel on April 3, 2014
  • I would say that I am daring and bold but Pat’s books are making me rethink that!

    —Regina on April 3, 2014
  • I love to be daring and bold with my quilts. I love bright solids.

    —Tina on April 3, 2014
  • I think daring and bold is the way I lean, but a lot of my family loves neutral whom I quilt for 🙂 I’d love these books for some great ideas

    —Jessica Lutz on April 3, 2014
  • I can be all over the spectrum but I lean towards daring and bold.

    —Rosalyn on April 3, 2014
  • I love neutrals! There are never enough! I like brights, but on someone else’s quilt.

    —Connie Phillips on April 3, 2014
  • More of a soft and subtle type person and my quilts reflect that. Two tones and antique style quilts are my favorites.

    —Patty on April 3, 2014
  • I love the bright colors and would love to use some neutrals

    —Coleen Bryant on April 3, 2014
  • I prefer blended quilts…and I would love to read more about neutrals and their use in quilts since I still have a lot to learn since I am new to quilting.

    Thanks for offering this giveaway.

    —Charlotte Owendyk on April 3, 2014
  • I tend to choose softer quilts but not on the neutral side as she is suggesting – time to think out of the box !

    —Joni on April 3, 2014
  • I think I’m somewhere in between. It depends on where the quilt is going to go, what the season is or if I feel like just doing something different.

    —Louise Warren on April 3, 2014
  • I guess I am in the middle of these two choices. I tend to go more for the earthy colors but occasionally I throw in a "wild" color that coordinates with my other color choices.

    —Elaine S on April 3, 2014
  • I am more of a bold and bright quilter – I am collecting some neutrals for a low volume quilt in the future though. I definitely am a modern style quilter

    —Jodi on April 3, 2014
  • Bright and bold….love the happy colors!

    —Jill on April 3, 2014
  • I fall more into the "daring and bold" category! I love colors in fabrics and threads and experimenting with new techniques.

    Jennifer B on April 3, 2014
  • I love using bold colors and most of my quilts are colorful (usually for children) though at the moment I am planning a subtle quilt for my Mother.

    —Sue on April 3, 2014
  • I’d say I’m more soft and subtle. Although I like brighter colors in my applique. I don’t lean toward neutrals, however, but would be willing to learn to use them.

    —Susan Green on April 3, 2014
  • I don’t discriminate – I do both! Thanks for the giveaway.

    —Diane on April 3, 2014
  • HELLO,I’m a soft+subtle quilter; except for when I do bold red+white projects! Pat’s book looks so interesting>love to win it+the yummy threads! Thanks for sharing!

    —LINDA on April 3, 2014
  • I am definitely the "bright and bold" type, but would love to expand my quilting expertise into using more neutrals.

    —Deb Martens on April 3, 2014
  • I am more of soft and subtle kind of girl. I like the romantic look to my quilts. But I do sometimes have a bolder side to me. Thank you for the chance to win.

    Brandi Pond on April 3, 2014
  • If I was ruler of the quilting universe, I would say, "Daring and Bold Rules!"

    —Jacqueline Stauch on April 3, 2014
  • Right now I am using 1800’s fabrics. Usually I like to use jewel tones and batiks. Good to mix it up from time to time and stretch your wings.

    —Julie T on April 3, 2014
  • I decorate in neutrals, accent in bolds so I can change out colors frequently.

    —Julie A on April 3, 2014
  • I am both types of quilter, soft and subtle but also daring and bold. I have found the older I get the more daring I become. Even my fabric choices have drastically changed over the years. I still love my neutrals but Wow when I see a bright colour I just have to have it as well!

    —Denise Sunderland on April 3, 2014
  • I am "all over the board" when it comes to color choices. I like bolds and brights, soft florals and some neutrals.

    —Paula Kunkel on April 3, 2014
  • Daring and bold.

    —Jeanne on April 3, 2014
  • Hi there
    I think I am a "bold" kinda gal – but some of my quilts look "Off" so I am a terrified quilter and now a "kit" person
    Thanks for the opportunity
    Cheers
    Cathy

    —Cathy on April 3, 2014
  • Definitely daring and bold for the most part but occasionally do something soft and subtle.

    —Brenda on April 3, 2014
  • It depends what day it is. Sometimes I go wild and crazy and love to play with color. Sometimes I feel like challenging myself with softer, more subtle neutrals

    —Pat N on April 3, 2014
  • Daring & bold, yet it’s hard to categorize myself. I definitely appreciate both. Thank you for the opportunity to win. It’s an awesome drawing!

    —Mary on April 3, 2014
  • Soft and subtle it is, but I have enjoyed working with brighter colours.

    Sylvie G. on April 3, 2014
  • I love Low Volume and Neutrals, but haven’t really ventured into them much.A neutral quilt is on my bucket list!

    jan on April 3, 2014
  • Bold & daring. I love making quilts with bright colors.

    —Sandra Pigg on April 3, 2014
  • I enjoy all kinds I have tried some that I didn’t like, like applique, but I have tried it. Enjoy all the designs. Wish I could live a long life to do all of them.

    —Sondra House on April 3, 2014
  • I do all kinds depending on the recipient or the mood i am in but love to play with color and shadows

    —Roxanne j Vaillette on April 3, 2014
  • I am soft and subtle, but trying to get more daring and bold?

    —Gitte Andersen on April 3, 2014
  • Soft and subtle.

    —Ann Grimes on April 3, 2014
  • I am more soft and subtle unless I am making for my twin three year old grandsons then it is bold and very colorful! Would love to win! Thank you.

    —Dorisjean on April 3, 2014
  • I am a Bold and Bright kinda gal! But then again, it depends on the pattern!!

    —Wanda on April 3, 2014
  • I like my walls to be soft and subtle, but I like my quilts to mostly be daring and bold. (I have made a few soft and subtle quilts, though.)

    —Kathy F. on April 3, 2014
  • It all depends on the quilt. Sometimes it’s subtle thing, sometimes it’s bold! Love the threads, no matter what!

    —Barbara Nemeth on April 3, 2014
  • I depends what kind of mood I am in. Sometimes I just have to have color and sometimes I like the calmness of neutrals.

    —Cindi Pope on April 3, 2014
  • I usually do soft and subtle. However, I am working on a bright on white, and having a lot of fun.

    —Ruth Kido on April 3, 2014
  • Daring and bold.

    Sallie on April 3, 2014
  • I love soft colors, blues and pastels. For kids I usually use bright colors. With everything, I use Aurifil thread. My favorite!!

    —Sandra Post on April 3, 2014
  • I like browns, greens, and blues when quilting. I also like brights for my grandchildren. I am very much still a learner and like trying colors but often need help deciding on colors that go together.

    —Nancy Beck on April 3, 2014
  • I would say I’m more of the daring and bold but that’s mainly because my favorite colors to work with are brights, batiks, and jewel tones. Those colors speak to me.

    —Jennifer on April 3, 2014
  • I appreciate both bold and neutral but I LOVE color so have to choose the brights. Love a lot of contrast in my quilts.

    —Carol Poitras on April 3, 2014
  • My quilts are daring and bold. Not neon bright, but not wallflower colors either.

    —Gail Bartlett on April 3, 2014
  • I love to work with Bold and Bright. Most of my quilts now are for my grand children.

    —Mary Helene on April 3, 2014
  • Daring and bold, definitely! I really struggle with pastels and neutrals.

    —Michelle Anderson on April 3, 2014
  • I’m more a soft and subtle but do also make bold quilts for kids.

    —Connie Wood on April 3, 2014
  • Neutrals (both light and dark) with a touch of bright for punch.

    —Joanne Schaeffer on April 3, 2014
  • I love bold and colorful – matches my personality, but I wouldn’t mind getting out of my box with some neutral colors.

    —Cyndee on April 3, 2014
  • LOVE ALL THOSE BRIGHT COLORS

    —carol helmlinger on April 3, 2014
  • I let the fabric inspire me. Sometimes it is bright and bold, like the baby quilt I just made using Me and My Sisters fabric or the soft pallet I am working on now from Fig Tree.

    —Fran Dill on April 3, 2014
  • Bold and bright are new loves!!!

    —Kasandra Lee on April 3, 2014
  • I actually love both! Love the boldness of colors and the softness of neutrals! Thanks for the chance to win!

    —Kim on April 3, 2014
  • I am a bold and bright but with a touch of the soft and neutral . I can’t really say I have a side because that fabric usually "talks" to me to let me know what to do with it. Hard to explain But I would love to win this thread and the books.

    —LaRae Scheidemantle on April 3, 2014
  • I would have to go towards bold as I don’t work much with neutrals but I love the quilts featured in this post.

    —Holly Fitzpatrick on April 3, 2014
  • Love all those bright colors! They would be amazing in overall quilting. Think of me as a winner!!!

    —CAROL HELMLINGER on April 3, 2014
  • I love color!!!! Although neutrals can be beautiful as well.

    —Serena on April 3, 2014
  • I like to go daring and bold. I especially love jewel tones!

    —aimee marshall on April 3, 2014
  • Tend to be a soft color quilter, but have quilts in the to do pile that are bold and beautiful. Home is in the Americana theme so it is the dulled red, cream and blue. Next quilt is going to be a bolder white, yellow, teal, and blue. You have to expand your ideas. I did’t start quilting till I was 55.

    —Ramona Rudisill on April 3, 2014
  • I’m soft and subtle, but want to be bold and daring.

    —Kathy on April 3, 2014
  • Depends on my mood. And I also find that my taste has changed over the years as well. Besides, the fabrics nowadays are so much more varied than they were 35 years ago when I started. So every quilt is a new adventure, both in colour and design.

    —Caroline van der Velde on April 3, 2014
  • Connie, I’m in the middle too! I tend to pick subtle colors for myself, but for the quilts I make others, I usually go much bolder and brighter! The one exception is a Cathedral Windows quilt I made with Amy Butler fabrics….I couldn’t bring myself to give it away after all the work it took, so it is at the foot of my bed!

    —Traci Lunsford on April 3, 2014
  • I am seldom bold but don’t like to limit myself to just one style. I do love scrappy!

    —Donna Keating on April 3, 2014
  • I go more for bold and bright. Would love to add those books to my library and those threads to my collection. Thank you for the chance to win them. Have a HIP-PIT-TY, HOP-PIT-TY, Great Day!

    —Robin Huss on April 3, 2014
  • I love color. The more color the better.

    —sara gomez on April 3, 2014
  • Since I tend to wear black, navy and brown, I love to quilt with brights, spectacular colors!

    —jJane Scelfo on April 3, 2014
  • I just started to quilt and love it. I don’t have much material or supplies, so I just make do. So far I’m having fun with it.

    —Susan Chronister on April 3, 2014
  • …My home and my personal preference is the soft neutrals….but I love being able to make gift quilts using the bright bold colors of the rainbow….doing that allows me to step outside of my comfort zone….andI can venture into a new "world"….and be just as happy

    Margo Reilly on April 3, 2014
  • I tend more to bold & bright in my quilts. I think not so bold as to be ‘daring’, but definately not ‘soft and subtle’.

    —Nancy S. on April 3, 2014
  • I’m definitely into the bold and bright. I spent 2 decades trying to surround myself with tons of neutrals so now all I want is color!

    —Fawn B. on April 3, 2014
  • I am still trying different ways, I have only been quilting for about 3 years and have been trying neutrals, soft colors and bold colors. I haven’t really decided which I really like best to work with yet. Would love to build my thread collection and books to build my designs and colors.

    —Jeannette Michel on April 3, 2014
  • I just about always use bright and bold and consistently admire the soft and neutral colors! Go figure. Looking at the stash is a rainbow. gotta step out and go soft. Maybe these books will be my kick start?

    —Diana on April 3, 2014
  • My wife is working Om a "winter quilt" in neutral shades with wool

    —rick on April 3, 2014
  • Daring and bold,

    —Beverly Lusk on April 3, 2014
  • I tend to make more bright and bold quilts,but I love these soft and subtle quilts! May have to make something using neutral colors.

    —Chris on April 3, 2014
  • Im definitely in the "daring and bold" category. I love bright colors and sharp contrasts. It takes me ages to finish a quilt so i want something that will stand out when I’m done.

    —Elizabeth Hollingsworth on April 3, 2014
  • I am probably warm and sutle, but would like to be more bright and bold.
    Thanks for the chance to win

    —Linda Middlemist on April 3, 2014
  • I actually like both depending on my mood and the pattern of quilt. I love a little of everything!

    —Kathy on April 3, 2014
  • In what I make I go daring and bold but in my life I’m subtle! lol Great giveaway – thanks for the chance!

    —Judy Ward on April 3, 2014
  • Both! All colors and intensities. What appeals to me for one project may be exactly the opposite of what I select for the next. That’s one of the big reasons to love quilting…the endless variety of fabrics and patterns.

    —Constance Pentzer on April 3, 2014
  • I love all colors. Depends on who it’s for. Kids I like bright colors the others are admixture.

    —Sheila Stepp on April 3, 2014
  • Threads are one thing I am really needing. Been quilting for yeara but now getting more details and the machine demands something better

    —Patricia on April 3, 2014
  • all of the above~

    —Julie A. Boster on April 3, 2014
  • I’ve always been drawn to the softer pallet of colors. I have yet to branch out to the bolder side but it’s never too late! By the way, I love aurifil thread.

    —Elizabeth. Kuntz on April 3, 2014
  • Bold and DARING!

    —Anita on April 3, 2014
  • I do mostly soft and subtle AND daring and bold. Depends on the day, and my mood. Thanks for the opportunity to win such a fabulous giveaway!!!

    —Kris Svoma on April 3, 2014
  • Love the more neutral colors, love browns and deep rich colors, love it all, love to quilt

    —Yvonne on April 3, 2014
  • I can be dashing and bold, I like to use black an awful lot. Loving the browns and coffees and cream looks though.

    —linda harriott on April 3, 2014
  • Loud and wilde for me! more neutral for gifts as that goes with most anything! LOVE your quilts!

    —nancyB on April 3, 2014
  • I need new thread awesome

    —ivy gabbard on April 3, 2014
  • I am a soft and subtle quilter who wants to become bright and bold!

    —LaJuan Lee on April 3, 2014
  • Daring and bold! Like creating my own unique designs!

    —RaeKurz on April 3, 2014
  • I think of myself as daring and bold with a hint of subtlety.

    —Qurrat Thakur on April 3, 2014
  • I am a little of both, love any style of quilting. My friend has the "Neutrals" book, and I am always itching to steal it! The thread collection is wonderful, would love to add to my supplies

    —Suzanne on April 3, 2014
  • I have become bolder the longer I quilt. Maybe I should say the longer I quilt, the more confident I become to experiment with colors.

    —Deb on April 3, 2014
  • I quilt in bold and bright colorful fabrics so they stand out!

    —Larry on April 3, 2014
  • Soft and subtle, But want to be daring and bold!

    —LaJuan Lee on April 3, 2014
  • Definitely bold- the more colourful the better! I love the modern fabrics with fun prints and patterns.

    —Joslyn Wilson on April 3, 2014
  • Daring and bold makes a statement, but soft and subtle is so elegant. It depends on the purpose of the quilt which color choice works. When in doubt, soft and subtle.

    —Kathy Brown on April 3, 2014
  • I am totally bold and daring. Subtle? What does that word even mean. The more bright colors and bold lines I can have in a quilt, the happier I am.

    Gene Black on April 3, 2014
  • I definitely am a soft neutral gal. While I do like high contrast, my quilts that I make are more subtle and "light".
    Love the quick video Pat did on explaining her neutral color choices.

    —kristie on April 3, 2014
  • Definitely – Daring and Bold!

    —Sandi Gilreath on April 3, 2014
  • J’Adore- yum!

    —Penny on April 3, 2014
  • I’d like to say bold and bright, but I’m too afraid to let myself go that way. I tend to be more neutral though. Hopefully one day I will overcome my fear of color.

    —Anita B on April 3, 2014
  • love the natural colors makes it more comforting to snuggle up to

    —marylou smith on April 3, 2014
  • I’m a mixture of all but more on the bold side . I like to push the envelope .

    —Sandra McDowell on April 3, 2014
  • I love them both! But lean toward the bold.

    —SHELLY ALLAN on April 3, 2014
  • I love her beige neutral quilt I hadn’t thought of doing this. I tend to like splashes of color as a beginner.

    —Beth Morton on April 3, 2014
  • I tend toward "bold and daring." I like my quilts to have visual impact!

    —Rita Subrt on April 3, 2014
  • I can do both and have but I prefer bold in your face vibrant colors for more modern designs.

    —Margaret Smeeding on April 3, 2014
  • I guess I’m both. I love vibrant colors, but some occasions require more neutral colors. It depends on the intended recipient of the project, I think. Some people, just don’t want all of those bright colors disturbing their peace!!!!

    —Rosiemc on April 3, 2014
  • Wonderful! I like soft pastels most of the time, but love brights for kids

    —Nancy G on April 3, 2014
  • Depending on the day I wake up I can be any of those. Today I am bold. I really need to buy this book I think it is truly inspirational. It is a must have on my list.

    —Chris on April 3, 2014
  • The best part about giving away most of the quilts I make is that I can be daring and bold with colors because the quilts do not have to match the decor of my own home which tends toward the blah and humdrum!!!

    —Teri Sinclair on April 3, 2014
  • After making quilts for a long time, I find myself going back to the neutrals time and time again! They are my favorites.

    —Phyllis Hawkins on April 3, 2014
  • I do both but mostly soft and subtle

    —BevM on April 3, 2014
  • Both, but I lean towards c.w. scrappy, which can be subtle not neutral. However, I have done neutral, and brights. Would love this book and thread.

    —Dee on April 3, 2014
  • Both

    —Linda Carter on April 3, 2014
  • Brights and bold vibrant colors.

    —Terry Pitcock on April 3, 2014
  • I’ve been wanting to make a neutral quilt since I saw one at my friends house. Just love these. I also love Aurifil threads since I was turned on to them a couple of years ago.

    —Kimberly P on April 3, 2014
  • Soft and subtle. I’ve gone bolder but the others are my favorites.

    —Patricia Hersl on April 3, 2014
  • I love the BOLD!

    —Cynthia T. on April 3, 2014
  • I think I am more daring and bold but I need to learn to embrace the neutrals, not sure I can without a pop of color, lol. Would love to be inspired by this book and sewing with Aurfil is like sewing with butter. Keeping my fingers crossed!

    —Cindy Jackson on April 3, 2014
  • I am generally soft and subtle. But I can be bold and daring when I want to have fun or I am making quilts for the grands!

    —Susan Monroe on April 3, 2014
  • Daring and bold, though some days soft and subtle is the better choice.

    —Donna on April 3, 2014
  • I am daring and bold. I love colour. Thank you for the chance.

    —Joan on April 3, 2014
  • Daring and bold for sure!

    Alyx on April 3, 2014
  • I enjoy both styles, but Pat has definitely opened up my idea of working with neutrals. And I want to create many more!

    SewCalGal
    http://www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

    SewCalGal on April 3, 2014
  • I am definitely subtle. I am not good at the quilting part so I don’t want my stitches to show too much. Love this thread and use it a lot..

    —Anita on April 3, 2014
  • I am usually a soft and subtle quilter, but occasionally bold and daring! Thanks for a great giveaway.

    —Janet nykiel on April 3, 2014
  • I’m definitely a ‘daring and bold’ kinda gal. I love my color and I L-O-V-E my Aurifil thread!

    Congratulations, Pat!

    Kaaren on April 3, 2014
  • I tend to like soft and subtle but have a daughter that really likes daring and bold so this is helping me push myself in new directions..

    —Barbara on April 3, 2014
  • I love soft and subtle, but not beige. Green, blue, grey or even steals.

    —Therese on April 3, 2014
  • Soft and subtle. Although, love daring and bold that other people make. I am a newer quilter and still hesitant about taking chances!

    —Dianna Brooks on April 3, 2014
  • Depends on the pattern and the fabric that happens to catch my eye. Love working with neutrals but bold colors make me smile!

    —Lynn j on April 3, 2014
  • only quilting since 2005, i love them all! bold, black and white, soft…i havent made a neutral one yet, but it is definitely on my bucket list! thanks for the chance to win

    Jamee Levy on April 3, 2014
  • I love using all kinds of fabric. I guess my favorite is brights. I have never made a quilt for myself. They have all been gifts. It is just so much fun making and giving them away. It is such a joy. It is something that me and my daughter do together on weekends.

    —Ruby Goates on April 3, 2014
  • Somewhere in the middle – fresh and funky.

    —Sue Bone on April 3, 2014
  • I try to do both.

    —Beverly Nordang on April 3, 2014
  • I love color. I think bright can be used in subtle ways.

    —natalie radbill on April 3, 2014
  • I think in general, I prefer bold and bright. I haven’t tried soft and subtle because I’m kind of afraid of making something and then thinking it’s boring. That, and the more monotone it is, the more it shows the cat hair. LOL

    —Meghan O'Connor on April 3, 2014
  • I love bright & bold colors. Neutrals needed for balancing

    caroline Rohrer on April 3, 2014
  • I like to make all kinds of quilts. I use Electric Quilt to draw ideas and often color them in greys to work with value options. A good design can work in many styles of fabric.

    —Sally on April 3, 2014
  • I love soft and subtle. And I absolutely love Aurifil thread! Thanks for this chance to win.

    —Linda on April 3, 2014
  • I love subtle color choices.

    —Becky Kohn on April 3, 2014
  • I love brights for me and bolds for kids! Do a little neutral but not much!

    —Teri on April 3, 2014
  • I would say that I am a daring and bold quilter, the brighter the fabric and brighter the thread, the happier I am~~

    —Jill McLauchlin on April 3, 2014
  • I try to be soft and subtle, but I think it comes out as daring bold, so I pretend that was what I was going for.

    —Sarah on April 3, 2014
  • I love looking at the Martingale/the patchwork place I could spend for ever looking at the beautiful work you show. And it gives me a boost to improve my work.

    Thank you for such a kind compliment, Myrna! –Jenny

    Myrna Hardin on April 3, 2014
  • prob mostly soft and subtle but i’ve tried my hand at some bold, colorful modern quilts. i love both. i love, love neutrals together in a quilt but with 4 cats it can become a challenge to have really light quilts! lol

    —donna shearrer on April 3, 2014
  • I am very partial to warm golds and browns with a touch of black.

    —Shirley Fulton on April 3, 2014
  • i try to be daring and bold, but i don’t seem to find myself buying many fabrics that fall into that category. i am not on to be afraid of a bold use of color, but i gravitate towards the more earth tone by nature.

    christopher on April 3, 2014
  • I love soft and subtle. I have been trying different brands of thread because I do lots of paper foundation and small/miniature quilts. I bought my first spool of Aurfill thread and have found it works well for my small projects! I prefer using 100% cotton thread and find it hard to find a very fine cotton thread. Autifil seems to fill the bill!

    —Liz Ewing on April 3, 2014
  • I always lean towards daring and bold. I’ve been thinking of challenging myself to do a monochromatic quilt specifically so I could play with value.

    —Cindy on April 3, 2014
  • Threads look amazing and the books do too. Would love to put them to good use.

    —Katie Irick on April 3, 2014
  • I tend to go more towards the softer colors. Would love to win.

    —april paramore on April 3, 2014
  • I’m usually soft and subtle

    —Dana on April 3, 2014
  • I love the contrast of bold colors

    —Delinda on April 3, 2014
  • I love the idea of using neutrals but it so hard for me to pick what looks well together

    —Karen Bullard on April 3, 2014
  • Not really soft, more scrappy but very durable. I want my quilts to last several lifetimes & to be enjoyed & well used.

    —Toni Brooks on April 3, 2014
  • Both! But I lean toward the neutrals.

    —Theresa on April 3, 2014
  • I love bold and daring but every time I look through Knockout Neutrals I start thinking about making a neutral quilt. I love the subtle use of Pat’s colors.

    —Karen P on April 3, 2014
  • I have used both brights and neutrals, it depends on who I am making the quilt for. If I see they choose brights for their home then I would make it to suit them or visa versa.
    For myself I would choose more of the soft and subtle as I like the pale pinks, blues, greens and mauve.

    —Lois Auger-Barrie on April 3, 2014
  • I am mostly a soft and subtle quilter but once in awhile I like to be daring and go bold! I love the warmth of neutral colors. I do like bolder colors for holidays like Halloween and Easter. Thank you for sharing!

    —Angelia L. on April 3, 2014
  • I love Aruifil thread!! It is the only quilting thread I use. I would love to win the thread and the book because we are doing a color challenge quilt at our quilt group. We had to reach in a bag and pick a random color as our challenge color. This book would be extremely helpful. Thanks!!

    —Nancy B on April 3, 2014
  • I’m a bold & daring quilter , I love lots of bright colours & different fabrics , texture in my work ..
    Anusha

    —Anusha krishnamurthy on April 3, 2014
  • I love bright bold colors with lots of great contrast.

    —Jessica on April 3, 2014
  • I love daring and bold colours!! What a wonderful Giveaway.

    —Ranju Gandhi on April 3, 2014
  • I’ve done both, but enjoy working with color the most! I’d love to try your Aurifil Thread, as I’ve never used it before.

    —Becky Couture on April 3, 2014
  • Lots of time just depends on the mood I am in, or who I might be making a quilt for. Love all color.

    —Marilyn Martin on April 3, 2014
  • Like bold colors for my self.

    —Grace Mauer on April 3, 2014
  • I generally stick to the softer palettes too but am trying to break into the bolder and more daring colors, would really love to win these!!!!

    —Julie Javorsky on April 3, 2014
  • I like soft and subtle.

    —Teresa Knittingdancer on April 3, 2014
  • Hmmmm I guess I would say soft and subtle. I adore sewing with neutrals , but love pure colors. Thank you for a generous giveaway !

    —Becky in Georgia on April 3, 2014
  • Working with neutrals is good practice for identifying value.

    —Di on April 3, 2014
  • I tend to love the bold. Thanks!

    —Michele on April 3, 2014
  • I seem to be a bright, bold and sassy type of color person but I have to admit, one of the prettiest quilts I have ever made was one using beiges/browns that was a pattern called Hash Browns. I made it to get me out of my "box" and it worked! A also made a string quilt with just cream colored fabrics and it is just gorgeous!

    —Mary T. on April 3, 2014
  • Definitely bold and bright!

    —Katherine Sarlay on April 3, 2014
  • I really like bold and bright. Aurifil thread is my favorite thread and just starting my collection.

    —Marion MacLachlan on April 3, 2014
  • I quilt to the persons personality I make the quilt for in an array of colour either way so I need every colour thread to meet the demand. Happy sewer xxx

    —Angela Wallis on April 3, 2014
  • Bold! I’m collecting fabrics now for my first quilt!

    —Kay on April 3, 2014
  • I would LOVE to win! I love bold and soft, suttle colors. Thanks so much for doing this!

    —judy on April 3, 2014
  • I love bright and bold but i do want to learn how to use value in quilts

    —vandy on April 3, 2014
  • I tend to pick bright, clear colors, like a box of crayons. But I appreciate the subtle colors.

    —Gretchen L on April 3, 2014
  • I am more a soft kind of girl.Hope I am lucky.

    —Jenny Moore on April 3, 2014
  • Although I love daring and bold colors and prints in quilts, I prefer my quilts to be soft and subtle colors, when making them for myself.

    Jane on April 3, 2014
  • Like my personality, I make quilts big and bold. However, the longer I am a quilter the more I can appreciate other styles. But typically my stash is bright and bold.

    —Holly Lightfoot on April 3, 2014
  • I seem to be more in the bold category, but I enjoy viewing monochromatic quilts & have been meaning to try one.

    —Esther rastegari on April 3, 2014
  • I use soft and subtle colors, but have dabbled in bright for a few quilts. Bold? I’m not there yet!

    —Teresa on April 3, 2014
  • I’m a soft and subtle person…I actually feel uncomfortable working with (and wearing) bright colors!

    carolyn on April 3, 2014
  • I think I am more daring and bold than soft and subtle. I love bright colours

    Tiinatei on April 3, 2014
  • I’m mixed. I go where the fabric takes me!

    —Melanie V on April 3, 2014
  • In my embroideries I use daring and bold colors, but in my quilts I tend to love soft and subtle ones. Thanks for playing !

    Chez Nadege on April 3, 2014
  • I have a tendency to choose earth colors, but I do love anything Asian in bold colors that I can pair with black for a "boom" statement. I’ve been collecting taupes, tans, greys, and browns for a couple of years for an all neutral quilt. Isn’t it amazing how different colors make us feel differently?

    —vickie on April 3, 2014
  • Daring and bold for sure!

    —Holly S on April 3, 2014
  • It depends on the quilt and/or the recipient…Right now I am in a bold mood!

    —Kathy on April 3, 2014
  • I would say I am a bit of both, I like to quilt daring and bold, but also love the soft and subtle look for comfy quilts.

    —Sasha-Rae on April 3, 2014
  • I am all over the map. I have gone from safe, high contrast (bold colors with white) to Civil War repo fabrics and pastel baby colors. I am experimenting more with the thread colors I quilt with, being less safe and more bold!

    —Lisa McQueeney on April 3, 2014
  • I brought Autifil threads and really love it! It is so much better for your machine. I would love to win as my supply is getting low. Most of my are neutrals.

    —Shirley Thompson on April 3, 2014
  • I’m daring and bold with my colors.

    —Melissa Slofkosky on April 3, 2014
  • Daring and Bold! I especially love the colors you can get with batiks.

    —Mary on April 3, 2014
  • I’m usually daring and bold because I like bright colors, but I’ve recently started dabbling with neutrals and the more I work with them, the more I’m liking them.

    —Carol on April 3, 2014
  • Bold but not too bright, blue and beige are my favorites.

    —Louise Peeler on April 3, 2014
  • daring and bold

    —Kathy Luehrs on April 3, 2014
  • soft & subtle always….:)

    dianne on April 3, 2014
  • im definitely soft and neutral with teensy bits of bold here and there. im blown away by the quilts in this book!! thanks for a chance.

    —jenny on April 3, 2014
  • I would say that I am daring and bold as I like a lot of contrast in my quilts. But that does not mean I am unwilling to try the softer and subtler side of quilting.

    —Nancy on April 3, 2014
  • I am an everything goes type of girl – depending on what strikes my fancy at the time.

    —Deb C on April 3, 2014
  • Love the thread – books look interesting too. Would be nice to win!

    —EdieS on April 3, 2014
  • When I started quilting for real I preferred pastels and the lighter colors. I’ve gotten alittle better and more confident with my color selections and now I’m not afraid to chose brighter colors. I love the way they make me feel. That being said there are some neutral quilts that I have picked out that I really want to make.

    —Joanne O'Neal on April 3, 2014
  • I agree with others…really depends on who quilt is for…and quilt pattern bein’ used. I’m pretty new to this quilting world…but tend to go for bolder colors… I do have neutrals in my growing stash tho too. 🙂

    —Lori Morton on April 3, 2014
  • Most of the time I use saturated colors. I have done some very soft, low contrast quilts as well.

    AEKoester on April 3, 2014
  • I tend to choose daring and bold, but enjoyed hearing Pat speak at our local guild. She makes soft and subtle look easy.

    —Judy W on April 3, 2014
  • I enjoy both but tend to lean toward daring and bold. I love the way you show all the quilts in a book. This one certainly has some beautiful ones!

    —Mary on April 3, 2014
  • I love bright and bold, definitely my favourite to work with and within my comfort zone. I find neutrals a bit intimidating, but will have to get over that one day.

    —SharonS on April 3, 2014
  • soft and subtle.

    —Sylvie Bissonnette on April 3, 2014
  • My quilts would be soft and subtle even though sometimes I am in the mood for daring and bold. Thanks so much for the giveaway.

    Carrie P. on April 3, 2014
  • I think I am a little bit of both. I love soft romantic color, but I also like bold, bright primary colors, especially in florals and geometrics. Thanks for the giveaway. Jackie

    —jackie on April 3, 2014
  • Definitely daring and bold, but neutral colors appeal to me in my home.

    —Linn Jencopale on April 3, 2014
  • I am more of a "soft and subtle" quilter — the boldest I get is in a scrap quilt, when I tend to be more liberal with color. I love the look of these "neutral" quilts!

    —Michele Van Epps on April 3, 2014
  • Definitely soft and subtle. Love the neutrals books. Just finished making the cover quilt from "Knockout Neutrals" with reproduction fabrics and it looks gorgeous. Thanks for a great pattern, Pat!

    —Joyce on April 3, 2014
  • Daring and bold when the design suits it.

    —Liz on April 3, 2014
  • I’m mostly a soft and subtle quilter, I gravitate toward earth tones and blended colorways in my own quilts. But I’ve enjoyed going down the bold quilting path recently, after teaching my college-age daughter and several friends how to quilt. Their love of bright, new, fun prints has been very contagious! Thanks for the chance to win this great giveaway!

    —KrisTX on April 3, 2014
  • I love the neutrals, just might have to try making one. Thanks for the chance to win.

    —Kalynn on April 3, 2014
  • I lean more to the vibrant, but am increasingly pulled toward neutral quilts.

    —Joan Stoltz on April 3, 2014
  • I think about both kinds, but would like to try making a blended neutral quilt, then my FMQing could be done in a contrasting color and really stand out. This giveaway is really appealing. Thanks for putting my name in the hat for the drawing.

    June @ QuiltQuest on April 3, 2014
  • Personally, I am more of a soft and subtle quilter, but it depends on who the quilt is for. I do love to have fun with bright and bold colors when that is what the recipient likes.

    —Terri Karasch on April 3, 2014
  • My quilts go all the way from soft and suble to bright and colorful!

    —Mary on Lake Pulaski on April 3, 2014
  • I usually go toward the bright and bold, but I am loving the neutrals, just might have to try making one. Thanks for the chance to win.

    —Kalynn on April 3, 2014
  • Mostly I use bold bright colors; however, one of my most loved quilts was made using all browns. I enjoyed seeing the photos of many of Pat’s quilts and may have to make more neutral quilts.

    —Elizabeth on April 3, 2014
  • The bold colors are a comfortable way to live vicariously through threads. Though timid and safe in life, the threads are very rewarding in quilt arts.

    —Teresa Wade on April 3, 2014
  • I’m a "don’t lock yourself into any one box" type of person, when you leave your options open, you allow creativity to flow !! Just like dressing is a mood thing, what you put on sometimes depends on your mood, well so does picking out your new quilt colors…… leave it open, see what inspires you!!

    —Molly on April 3, 2014
  • I love bold colors! I wear them AND quilt with them. I do try to mix it up with some softer colors from time to time though.

    —Heather on April 3, 2014
  • Daring and bold, without a doubt!

    —Sydnie Wauson on April 3, 2014
  • As long as the color pallets mesh well, I can go either way. Depending on the project, I may go bold and bright or soft and natural. Either way, you can’t go wrong because you are doing what you enjoy.

    —Danielle on April 3, 2014
  • Depends on the project and my mood, but I think I lean more towards neutrals unless it’s a boy baby quilt and then the bright side comes out. I’m sure the threads would blend in whatever I am planning at the time.

    —Roz Agulnik on April 3, 2014
  • I am know for the bold and unusual. Would love to win so I can retrain my brain.

    —Alison deHaan on April 3, 2014
  • I have been both, depending on occasion, and also my mood!

    —KATHERINE MCNEESE on April 3, 2014
  • I am both. I love bold and daring occasionally, but usually more soft and subtle. However, I would more describe myself as tentative. I don’t trust my own judgment in choosing colors and fabrics for quilts. I think I need Pat’s books!! Thanks for the chance to win them. And, Aurifil is my favorite thread!

    —Susanne H on April 3, 2014
  • Daring and bold…. love colorful!!

    Jo Ann D on April 3, 2014
  • Definitely soft and subtle but I would love to be comfortable outside the box with daring and bold!

    —Tanya on April 3, 2014
  • I am a bold quilter most of the time. I like contrast. However, the quilt I am most proud of is a neutral colored one I made for my husband. I really love the soft earthy tones of it. I think this book on neutrals would nudge me in that direction more often.

    mandy laseter on April 3, 2014
  • I love bold colors, but I quilt with softs and subtles. I need to do more with bolds and brights.

    —Mary Ann Fogleman on April 3, 2014
  • I have come full circle from very dull and "safe" to bold, brilliant and daring. As long as I like it and it makes me feel " happy" – it’s mine! Thanks for this chance to win.

    —Jane from Ma on April 3, 2014
  • I don’t think I’m bold since the fabrics I choose aren’t saturated colors. I do like to have pops of color though. Perhaps I’m a middle of the road person. What a great giveaway, hope I win.

    —Ann Dunn on April 3, 2014
  • Mostly more earth tones. But love some of the jewel tones and am working on one right now. Loving it!

    —Diane A on April 3, 2014
  • Some days I’m daring and bold and some days I’m soft and subtle. I’m still trying to find my style after 20+ years of quilting. After all, it is a woman’s (or quilter’s) prerogative to change her mind, right?

    —Paula on April 3, 2014
  • I’m normally a very bright/bold quilt maker but these neutral quilts are gaining ground with me. Would love to try something like that!

    —Audrey on April 3, 2014
  • OMG,I just started saving neutrals,I would love to have that book and I can always use more thread!!Your threads look very different from want I usually have?why is that?Well Just Want to Say THANKS FOR SHARING!

    susan Bass on April 3, 2014
  • I love bold bright colors that contrast and really pop against each other…Kaffe Fassett, etc. Would love to win this thread collection/1

    —Irene Lambright on April 3, 2014
  • Quilting for family gifts I use soft and subtle – Less likely to clash with furnishings. But for me -I want the quilt to jump out at you and say HERE I AM.

    —lavonne on April 3, 2014
  • It depends, sometimes I am earthy, other times bold colors. I think if I were to have a preference it would be bold bright color.

    —Carol on April 3, 2014
  • Most of my quilts are soft and subtle as they are so easy to live with as well as easy to accent. Soft pinks, greens, blush for a background — makes think I should get on and start planning another quilt project !

    —Susan Stone on April 3, 2014
  • Truth told, I have been both, but I believe I prefer the more subtle combinations. Thx for the giveaway!

    —Laura G on April 3, 2014
  • I tend to lean more to bright and bold, but at times go for neutral subtle backgrounds it depends on the project. The effects of both can be very powerful in their own context.

    Sandi H on April 3, 2014
  • BOLD! there are very few neutrals in my stash.

    —Su on April 3, 2014
  • Definitely daring and bold, however I have become obsessed with gray lately, and started a gray and yellow quilt. It’s a bit out of my comfort zone, but I am loving how it is coming out so far!

    —Z Any Mouse on April 3, 2014
  • Bold, bright, high contrast, modern is more my comfort – scrappy and anything goes, though I love how the neutrals look and want to work more with them… my stash just needs more depth in that area.

    —regina on April 3, 2014
  • I prefer soft and subtle colours, also earthy tones and reproduction fabrics

    —Jutta on April 3, 2014
  • As I have progressed as a quilter, I find myself leaning more towards bold and sassy…bright and happy quilts seem to be pulling me in…happily! But I have a black/tan/cream UFO that is still gently calling out to me to finish! Thanks for the chance to win!

    —Tracy A Greenlee on April 3, 2014
  • I lean toward calm colors but on occasion have been known to bust out the bright clear colors. It seems to depend on the season. Winter and Spring are bright colors while Summer and Fall are when I sew the muted ones.

    —Rina on April 3, 2014
  • I love subtle. But I will work with most anything depending on who I will receive the quilt.

    —Louise on April 3, 2014
  • I think I’m more Soft and daring as well as Subtle yet bold. I like to have balance between my wild side and my relaxed side. That’s the challenge!

    —Wendy M on April 3, 2014
  • I tend to go with subtle colors, unless it’s for a childs room that is decorated otherwise. I am going to look into the mentioned books, there’s a couple of patterns that would be very nice for some members of my family.

    —Jaye Gause on April 3, 2014
  • I have been on a black,gray,white, binge but love to put in a touch of a bright bold color in random places.

    —Cathy on April 3, 2014
  • I can do both soft and subtle and bright and bold. Depends on the pattern and what fabrics I’m seeing it in. Love Pat’s neutrals books as those are probably my favorites though.

    —Jacque Wright on April 3, 2014
  • I like daring and bold. I want my quilts to be noticed!

    —Judy on April 3, 2014
  • I would say most of the time soft and subtle. I love the warm colors, especially brown, oranges, yellows.

    Penny on April 3, 2014
  • I’m a bold & bright quilter for sure. I tend to love using rich, saturated jewel colors, but I am planning on making a softer batik fabric quilt sometime soon. We all need to change it up once in a while.

    —Jean Biette on April 3, 2014
  • I am more daring and bold. I admire and appreciate those who quilt in a soft and relaxing style, but I like to make a strong statement.

    Susan G on April 3, 2014
  • I would say soft and subtle in most quilts except for children. For my grandchildren I like primary colors.

    —Lucine on April 3, 2014
  • Every one of those neutral quilts called my name and made me sew happy, so my tastes obviously run to soft and subtle. Thanks for the opportunity to indulge this side of me.

    —Peg G on April 3, 2014
  • I am usually a Bold and Bright quilter but depending on my mood easily become a soft and subtle quilter.

    —Cathie on April 3, 2014
  • Daring and bold, absolutely!

    —Joan Trotter on April 3, 2014
  • In the past I’ve always been more subtle, but I’m starting to go more bold and bright. Wonder if this has anything to do with age, lol!! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

    —Geni Pickens on April 3, 2014
  • I like both Soft and Subtle and Daring and Bold! It all depends on the design/ pattern I use!

    —Cathy R on April 3, 2014
  • Bold colors…lime green is a neutral is what I was told.

    —Judy morin on April 3, 2014
  • Daring and bold, mostly, but I try to do some low volume from time to time.

    Anita on April 3, 2014
  • I would make a beautiful neutral colored throw with matching pillows for my living room! Beautiful patterns in this book!

    —Debi Tisdale on April 3, 2014
  • For many years I used "safe" color combinations, but I tend toward the pure, strong colors when I’m making choices. Lately, with the new modern trend in quilting, I’m using combinations that I would have considered bizarre or not working together before — I’ve been reading a lot of color theory and looking at complementary, split-complementary combinations for my quilts and becoming more cognizant of value choices. But I have to admit, with my brother’s first grandchild, the first girl born in our family in 20 years, I went VERY PINK!! (after 8 grandsons, you get a little tired of denim blues and browns.)

    —Barbara Roe on April 3, 2014
  • In quilts for myself, I tend toward subtle. I love the quilts in these books! They’re giving me inspiration for my next project.thank you

    —marta on April 3, 2014
  • usually in bolds, preferably batiks! However, I certainly like the look of neutrals, I’m just "drawn" to brights!!!

    —Sandra on April 3, 2014
  • Soft and subtle…I love a neutral quilt, shades of brown, tan and cream…Maybe with a slight touch of pink or blue!

    —Amanda Horr on April 3, 2014
  • I usually go bold but with a little restraint. My favorite colors to work with are in the warm part of the color wheel but these neutral quilt patterns are very exciting and modern looking. I may just have to try one or more.

    —Gail D. on April 3, 2014
  • Pat’s neutrals really are gorgeous! My quilts are very different but I love dark colors often with golds and tans mixed in with the greens, blues and reds. I especially love the table runner done in the neutrals though. I would love to make that!

    Loris Mills on April 3, 2014
  • i used to be subtle but im getting bolder!!

    —Jennifer on April 3, 2014
  • Bold and Daring. I like things that are bright and cheerful and make a statement.

    —marion moore on April 3, 2014
  • I’m daring and bold. I like the bright happy colors and love the contrast I make with the bolder fabrics. I don’t know why they appeal to me – but maybe the quilts I give away will make the person feel happy and beautiful.

    —Dorothy Hoopes on April 3, 2014
  • I am both soft and subtle and daring and bold. It depends on the pattern and for whom I am making the quilt.

    —Susan on April 3, 2014
  • Definitely daring and bold, which is a surprise to me! Thanks for the chance.

    Patti on April 3, 2014
  • I tend to be more soft and subtle but I’m daring myself to get out of the habit, try new things, and be more bold. Now I hope to be lucky!

    —Rita G on April 3, 2014
  • "Road Trip" is a "knock-out". Neutrals have a special place in my heart!

    —Barb E., highlands Ranch, CO on April 3, 2014
  • Daring and bold is definitely my strong suit. But, in the last 6 months I’ve been adding neutrals to my stash for future use; just haven’t worked up the nerve to start using them yet!

    —JEA on April 3, 2014
  • I would have to say I’m "daring & bold". I love bright colors. Your soft & subtle quilts are stunning. I just may have to try one.

    —Beth on April 3, 2014
  • Generally I work with bold colors; however, right now I’m involved with two quilts that are on the quieter side. Most of the time when I’m planning a quilt I think about who I will be giving it to and then use a color scheme with value that I think that person will enjoy.

    —Virginia in AK on April 3, 2014
  • I love reproduction fabrics and many muted fabrics for myself. Many gift quilts have made me go out of my comfort zone which is a good thing. I love the quilts that were shown from the Knockout book. Really cool.

    —Pat Rudolph on April 3, 2014
  • I’m more into the softer combinations, but recently fine myself leaning towards the high contrast … could thise b an age thing?

    —Marcia Bruce on April 3, 2014
  • I guess I am both – I am working on a black/gray/white and lime green quilt right now but I also love the beautiful subtle colors of the landscape – prairie winters and ocean blues. I also love the warm tones of orange, purple and green.

    —Cindy Wienstroer on April 3, 2014
  • Well…usually soft and subtle, however the occasion has for bright and bold for kids works well. I’m just happy quilting and colors. Judy

    Judy Laflin on April 3, 2014
  • I can’t decide which I do, one day it’s calm colors and the next day a wild hair hits along with an explosion of color.

    —Terry Smith on April 3, 2014
  • I usually use neutrals in my quilts b/c they blend with so many colors! I should be a little more "Daring"!

    Susan E White on April 3, 2014
  • I like quilts that are Bold & bright I love to play with colors. Sometime nuetrals are good too, depends on the pattern. You can make anything pop if you do it right. Laura

    —Laura siemms on April 3, 2014
  • Most of my stash is civil war inspired, but lately I’ve changed a bit, and work on modern fabric and solids. I do love this thread, and would do a big happy dance if I won! Colour preference is something in between..

    Elin on April 3, 2014
  • I’m turning into both. Things are getting a little brighter around here, but just a little.

    Billie Kretzschmar on April 3, 2014
  • Most of my quilts are bright and bold. I also try to tailor the quilt to match the recipient, but thinking back, most of my gift quilts are bright and bold. I like the people I give them to feel that they are cheery!

    —Nancy on April 3, 2014
  • pastel once was me….until I met Kaffe Fassett… he brought flashy colors into my life.. and my quilts, somehow colors have a big influence on my mood… the latest quilt I made was a half log cabin, yellow in the heart changing to purple …my "good humor" quilt,(that’s the name It has got)… looking at it takes away "the blues"….

    still need some harmony in the colors but I am no longer scared to use bright colors.
    on rainy days (we have many of those here in Belgium) the quilts brighten up the rooms and the spirit!

    —Anne De Buck on April 3, 2014
  • It depends on who i am making it for, all for my sons asnd myself primitive very mute colors but bold in what i do with them not always traditional but my grandaughter is soft and subtle she is into pinks and greens shabby chic so it is a toss up in my house. thanks for the chance to win

    debra on April 3, 2014
  • I like both soft and bold but usually tend to pick bright colors. I love aurifil thread and it’s all I use. Thank you.

    —Diana Smith on April 3, 2014
  • I tend to lean soft and subtle even when I am trying to go daring and bold.. I love the bold looks, eye catching, but these neutral pieces here are also just as eye catching

    Debbie D on April 3, 2014
  • Definitely Daring and Bold, although Baby It’s Cold Outside could get me in the mood for Soft and Subtle!

    What beautiful quilts!!

    What GORGEOUS thread!

    Thanks for the opportunity!

    —Jetta Neely on April 3, 2014
  • If I’m making the quilt for me I tend to either do fall colors or blue/green tones, nothing too bright. But I have made some pretty wild & bright colored quilts for others who I know like those colors.

    —Michelle on April 3, 2014
  • Both! I love colour and that includes both bold and subtle. Which I choose to use ultimately depends upon the quilt’s recipient. My daughter would not have appreciated receiving her brother’s vibrant orange and grey quilt, nor he her subtle soft blue and sand one. I love making both of them. Thanks for the chance to win such a lovely prize.

    —Judith on April 3, 2014
  • I tend to use earthy tones but must get out of the rut.

    helen on April 3, 2014
  • I love bright colors on white

    —Holly h on April 3, 2014
  • I don’t think I’m "soft and subtle", but I don’t do "bold and daring" very often — and I’m always surprised when I do.

    —Elizabeth Monahan on April 3, 2014
  • I am a soft and subtle quilter. I want to make all the quilts in these books!! They inspired me so much. I love hand applique and use Aurifil threads for a masterful look.

    —Pat Harrison on April 3, 2014
  • For myself, I’m more of a soft and flowing kind of quilter, but when quilting for someone else I try to choose the pattern and color scheme that fits each person’s style. My three grandchildren have very different personality styles and their quilts reflect that. Two boys and one girl (only girl in the family) pull me to new directions. The daughters-in-law are quite different as well so it is a great challenge to balance out the personalities in fabric tone and design with the rhythm of their lives. I love this time of my life with all the richness that it brings and all that I can share of myself with my family and friends. It is a gift for me to offer others.

    —Janet Brown on April 3, 2014
  • I think like people, quilts have their own personality. Each in its own way deserves to stand out and given to a recipient which is of the same. Bold or neutral or a combination, they are all beautiful. All will have a special place in the heart of the person who receives it. Thank you Sheila Carney

    —Sheila Carney on April 3, 2014
  • I love all the bright and tropical colors! Maybe it is because I am a Florida native and just love color. I do like to do softer colors once in a while, but I always go back to the brights.

    —Melinda Harman on April 3, 2014
  • I am more of a soft and subtle person. Although I love the bold colors. I might get wild and crazy in my old age. Thanks for the giveaway.

    —Debbi Powers on April 3, 2014
  • I love all the quilts from these two books so I must lean towards soft and subtle!

    —Nancy A on April 3, 2014
  • When I’m making something for myself, I tend to lean toward neutrals or soft, muted colors. For friends or kids, I usually go for brights!

    —Angela T. on April 3, 2014
  • My favorite colors are teal blue/green splashes of yellow and red, and I love being challenged to create something of my own. The web is a treasure trove of inspiration and diversity.

    Becky Bradley on April 3, 2014
  • It generally go for the biggest contrast, but these quilts are beautiful. Can’t wait to try some.

    —Martie Gorton on April 3, 2014
  • I am mostly daring and bold but I am fascinated by all neutral quilts both for their elegant looks and for the challenge they would present in choosing fabrics. At least it seems like a challenge, given my love for bright, clear colors. I would love to give it a shot! Thanks for the chance to win.

    —Lisa Marie on April 3, 2014
  • I make both kinds of quilts, it depends on who I’m making the quilt for. I love the idea of neutral quilts and I want to make one soon. Thanks for the chance to win the thread and Pat’s book.

    —Cecilia on April 3, 2014
  • I like to mix it up as much as possible if i make a blue quilt the next one with be anything but blue. A traditional pattern will be followed by something new different. I love trying new techniques, that way it never gets boring, As ifquilting ever could be boring,

    —Laura DeLange on April 3, 2014
  • I generally got for the bigger contrast in colors.. But this quilts are beautiful. Can’t wait to make some.

    —Martie Gorton on April 3, 2014
  • My quilts choose their own colors. Love a wide verity in my drawer when it is time to choose.

    —Ann Benjamin on April 3, 2014
  • I like both, but I lean a bit more towards bold right now. I have seen some beautiful neutral quilts, though I have made one in the past, so I just might again.

    charlotte m. on April 3, 2014
  • Love color that is bright, and would love to win this.

    Bonnie McDaniel on April 3, 2014
  • I tend towards the soft and subtle, but I am working to include more of the bold in my quilting. I do like the contrast the bold brings to a quilt.

    —Laura Nagy on April 3, 2014
  • Color means happiness!!

    —Rosa on April 3, 2014
  • I am between soft and subtle and bold!

    —Judy on April 3, 2014
  • I like bold colors. I’m a new quilter so I don’t have a lot of thread choices on hand.

    —Teresa on April 3, 2014
  • I am more soft and subtle, but with all the new books and fun bright fabrics and patterns have starting choosing more of the bright and bold!

    —Paula Bish on April 3, 2014
  • While I really like bright, bold colors, I tend to blend colors when choosing for a specific project. Color is definitely a challenge for me, often I have someone else help me find the colors I need.

    —Michele Dawson on April 3, 2014
  • I like the bright colors on the moment. I will make a neutral quilt once 🙂 Thanks for the chance!

    —Hanke on April 3, 2014
  • I tend to go for soft and subtle colors when quilting, but getting more bold in my old age.

    —Keri Wheeler on April 3, 2014
  • I’m a bold quilter. My colors don’t always work, but I keep trying!

    —Roberta Lamaere on April 3, 2014
  • My favorite in quilts is soft and subtle because it is relaxing to me. I love the blended quilts where each fabric color flows quietly. Thank you for this exciting giveaway! Have a blessed day!

    —Lana Stewart on April 3, 2014
  • So far I have been a subtle quilter. I have done one black and white with bright orange. I am ready to start something more colorful!

    —Jackie on April 3, 2014
  • So very pretty, really like the neutrals.

    —Debi on April 3, 2014
  • I guess it depends what I am planning – mostly I like traditional quilts currently making a blue and white DWR I am very partial to batiks now, but am not too confident when it comes to bright colours. I do like the more neutral ones. I pick up a lot of inspiration from the internet.

    Joan on April 3, 2014
  • I would have to say I’m daring and bold, although I like all colors, from neutrals, to pastels to brights. However, my first quilts were with brights, and now I’m somewhat locked in because I try to use my stash for my quilts, buying as little fabric as possible.

    —Cindy Dahlgren on April 3, 2014
  • I love civil war reproduction fabrics. I am now into applique and would like to use these fabrics. Any suggestions on fabric lines to buy.
    When I quilt for kids I like to use bright and cheery fabrics.
    Thank you.
    Martha from Tellico Plains, TN

    —Martha Sanchez on April 3, 2014
  • I am a bold and bright girl. Jewel toned floats my boat. For me there is, too, serenity in a less neutral palate. If they have gold veining so much the better. I use the neutrals as contrast, but bright is the main value.

    —Brenda Burwell on April 3, 2014
  • I’m definitely ‘daring and bold’! It’s much safer to put together color than to attempt neutrals…One of my many goals in quilting is to practice the subtleties of this style…

    —Judy White on April 3, 2014
  • I’m a daring and bold quilter because I love contrast. I’ve only made one neutral quilt and loved how it turned out. I’m definitely going to make another one.

    —LeAnne L on April 3, 2014
  • Brights are best and red must always be included.

    Linda F. on April 3, 2014
  • I lean towards the bright and bold! Jewel tones, hot pinks and greens. I did like seeing the quilt in black, whites and grays. What a great idea. Next time I want to "see" rather values as I a rarely make a quilt with the fabrics shown, I will make a black/ white copy of the finished wuilt’s picture!

    —Judi on April 3, 2014
  • I’m new so I haven’t done anything too daring yet. I’ve been playing with bold colors but so far I haven’t tried to mix a lot of prints. Thanks for the contest!

    tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

    —Tabitha Keener on April 3, 2014
  • As my eyes age, I find I am drawn to bolder and brighter colors and projects that highlight a contrast in values.

    —Bonnie Goodrich on April 3, 2014
  • I have always used color in my quilts as I make a lot of baby quilts, however, the neutral quilts by Pat are truly beautiful. I had not thought of using neutrals in an over all quilt as I have usually used them as lights in making my quilts. There is no doubt that I will definitely change my way of using them in the future. Thank you Martingale for introducing Pat and publishing her book.

    —Linda Zingaro on April 3, 2014
  • I have not made a quilt using neutrals however I am inspired by the magnificent quilts in this book and there are at least 4 I want to make for various family members. Would be wonderful to win it.

    —Kim Britton on April 3, 2014
  • I can’t be soft and subtle – I tried but my colours alwaus head towards daring and bold! I love bright blues and purples, greens and yellows, reds and oranges! Even black and white with a splash of red gets the creative juices going!

    Jan Allston on April 3, 2014
  • I love color–lots of bright colors. Most of my pieces are scrqappy and very colorful. LOVE that thread

    —Carol Ann Johnston on April 3, 2014
  • Usually my quilts are darker earth tones. However, I do like to occasionally get outside my box. I have seen some gorgeous quilts with bright colors against white backgrounds and think I will try one of those soon.

    —Kalen on April 3, 2014
  • I love both, subtle and bold! Just depends on the mood I am in when quilting!

    —Linda Cartwright on April 3, 2014
  • I think I am more the bold type but I am experimenting with being subtle.

    kris on April 3, 2014
  • Daring and bold! I am easily bored!

    —Sandy on April 3, 2014
  • I like both kinds depending on what I am doing. Soft neutrals on some things but bright bolds on the rest. Do not want to get into a rut!

    —valerie csmith on April 3, 2014
  • I love the look of the neutral colors. Tend to purchase batiks in blues, greens and purples.

    Sally King on April 3, 2014
  • I love using neutrals, so I guess ‘soft and subtle’ but i love high contrast quilts, so maybe I’m ‘bold and daring’. Maybe I’m ‘soft and daring’!

    —susan on April 3, 2014
  • All of the quilts I have made have been pastel or turquoise (my favorite color). I have several projects in my queue that are bold and bright.

    —Kelly Kirby on April 3, 2014
  • I more subtle I’m new at quilting but will try more bold color.

    —sonia afanador on April 3, 2014
  • For the most part, I tend to like the subtleness of neutral tones with just a touch of color. I can appreciate more colorful and sometimes bolder combinations, but in my soul, I just seem to really connect with softer tone on tone combinations.There is a real sense of calmness about them. The bolder and more colorful feel more like art to me and the neutral say come, relax and enjoy. So I bet you can tell in which direction I usually go!! Thank you for allowing me a chance to voice my opinion and having a chance to win such a great prize!

    —Joan on April 3, 2014
  • I have the Spotlight on Neutrals book – Love it! I so want to make a low-volume quilt with neutrals, and have been adding to my stash for the day when I sit down to do it! My quilting color style tends to lean more towards the tone-on-tone colors, and bold prints a usually used sparingly…Thanks!

    —Kristi on April 3, 2014
  • The older I get the more Daring and Bold I get,so at 72 ,I’ d go for the Daring and Very Bold!

    Lucy P. 4/3/14 on April 3, 2014
  • I am a bold colour girl. As I lover of batik fabrics is anyone surprised. I love the brights and love creating with batiks. At the moment I am working on a scrappy batik quilt.

    Cynthia on April 3, 2014
  • Daring and bold AND soft and subtle. I go back and forth between the two!

    —CarolynR on April 3, 2014
  • I tend to gravitate toward earth tones and two color quilts. Trying to push toward some bright colors.
    Thank you for the opportunity to win this giveaway.

    —Marlo Raub on April 3, 2014
  • I like to mix subtle colors into a mostly neutral quilt. It gives it a spark of color which I feel is missing in a purely neutral quilt

    —Donna on April 3, 2014
  • These quilts are stunners! I’m sure I fall in the soft and subtle group. Thanks for the chance to win these two super designed books!

    —Marie Chat on April 3, 2014
  • I call myself the manic depressive quilter lol! I like to make quilts that are bright and just make you smile or I like darker more historical quilts! Either way I’m happy at my sewing machine! Thread would be heaven!

    —MaryEllen Carder on April 3, 2014
  • I usually always prefer working with soft pastels and neutral quilting threads. I do sometimes challenge myself by working with brighter colors, but always seem to come back to a softer palette.

    Peggy D. on April 3, 2014
  • I guess I’m a bold quilter. I like lots of contrast, because I like the block designs to shine and stand out from backgrounds. With a firefighter hubby and three sons to quilt for, I use a lot of black, red, yellow, white, grey.
    My husband doesn’t like a lot of bright colors, so it would be nice to try more neutral than just grey.
    reillyr2(at)hotmail(dot)com

    Rachell R on April 3, 2014
  • In thinking about this question, I have decided that I am basically soft and subtle with a hint of daring and bold. Mostly though, it depends on who or what I am making the quilt for. Bold colors are good for kids whereas the subtle appear more formal to me. I was really drawn to the subtle quilts shown in this email. Wow …. just lovely!

    —Karen L. on April 3, 2014
  • USEABLE SCRAPPY…

    —LMJF on April 3, 2014
  • Both! I enjoy working with color, both bold and subtle!

    —Pat on April 3, 2014
  • I like both but lean towards soft and subtle.

    —Debra G on April 3, 2014
  • I usually go bold and daring but have made more subtle/ neutral quilts. My favorite quilts are the ones with bright color. Both my parents quilt, Daddy goes for color while Mom goes neutral. I guess I’m more like my Dad in my color choices. I’d love to win either prize, one of would make good use of it.

    —Brenda Buck on April 3, 2014
  • I think with the prizes offered I could be a little bit of both style!

    —Pat on April 3, 2014
  • Usually I go for bright but am currently working on a neutral and loving it! I didn’t realize how many fabrics I already have that fit the bill. Who knew?

    —Fern Pekarofski on April 3, 2014
  • Daring and bold

    —Martha on April 3, 2014
  • My choice of colors totally depends on my mood.I like variety of color combinations. Wonderful giveaway!

    —Rivka Hamdani on April 3, 2014
  • I’m a neutral kind of gal, but the younger generation, teenage, infant and very young grandchildren have forced my quilt making into a whole other spectrum of colors. I love making the bright beauties for them all, but for me? Give me my neutrals. Maybe some subtle fall tones, or soft black and grays. The books and thread look wonderful, thanks for a great giveaway.

    —INA ANDERSON on April 3, 2014
  • that mostly depends on my stash and my pocketbook. lately I have been bold and colorful and before I was more soothing to the eye, but it really does depend on what I can afford.

    —diane on April 3, 2014
  • I am a soft and subtle person and do mostly applique which gives me the chance to add a pop of color.

    —Julia Wright on April 3, 2014
  • I prefer daring and bold, but not to say that I don’t like neutrals and soft colors.

    —Lucille B. on April 3, 2014
  • I am soft and subtle. Thanks for the giveaway!

    —Janie on April 3, 2014
  • I guess I’d have to say I’m more l.bold and colorful but I am always attracted by neutrals and soft and subtle.

    —Colleen Gorman on April 3, 2014
  • Definitely bold, love the bright and colorful patterns.

    —Anita Ezzell on April 3, 2014
  • I love bold and bright. Value is the key to making the colors work. With out lights and darks even the boldest or soft colors would be very dull or in your face. The use of a variety of values make a quilt sing.

    —Sandy Sagan on April 3, 2014
  • purples purples are my favorite…thanks for the chance

    —karen fisher on April 3, 2014
  • Usually soft and subtle but someties bold 🙂 thanks for the chance! 🙂

    Éva on April 3, 2014
  • I am definitely a bold and bright person! I love color and find it infinitely interesting to play with different combinations. All those different colors of thread would definitely expand my opportunities.

    —Terry on April 3, 2014
  • Soft and subtle, but I like to make bold quilts to give as gifts 🙂

    —Pat Bluemel on April 3, 2014
  • I love the soft and subtle colours for my own quilts. make many baby quilts and in those, I use the brights.

    —Wendy W on April 3, 2014
  • I’m usually a soft and subtle but I love brights for Christmas. I’m currently trying a quilt with neutrals too!

    —Jean on April 3, 2014
  • The bolder the better for me, but I’d love to try some neutrals!

    —Deanna H on April 3, 2014
  • I used to be all about bold, bold, bold – I like the jewel colors paired with intense black, for instance – but as I’ve aged, I often am attracted to the subtle nuances of neutrals – very interesting to observe these changes in myself!

    I’d be delighted to win this prize, but whether I do or not, I want to thank you for your wonderful posts, Martingale Press. The books, the demos, the sales, the patterns – you do such a great job!!

    You’ve made our day, Elizabeth; thank you so much for your kind words! –Jenny

    —Elizabeth Bolton on April 3, 2014
  • I have only been quilting for a year and all of my projects have been bright. I am now working on a more neutral quilt and I think that it will be very effective as a wall hanging. I love some of the neutral quilts shown and may try one for my next project.

    —Linda H. on April 3, 2014
  • So far I haven’t made a quilt for myself just a few baby blankets I have just started quilting. I would like to make one for myself in the neutral tones. I think they would make a beautiful quilt that would go with any decor.

    —carrie mikulich on April 3, 2014
  • I love daring and bold colors. Thanks for the great giveaway!

    —Nancy on April 3, 2014
  • so beautiful…all the quilts. I’m glad you didn’t ask me to choose as I can’t.

    —Doris on April 3, 2014
  • I am deffinetly not afraid of color. At times, I wish I was though!

    —Kathi Yerkey on April 3, 2014
  • Daring and bold! At least where color is concerned. I love these neutral quilts, though — many of them I would call daring and bold as well.

    —Diana Steverson on April 3, 2014
  • Sou brasileira!!!!Então gosto de cores vivas e ousadas,só para minha neta que faço suaves.Amo Aurifil,uma amiga de Utah me envia oba!!Gostaria muito de ganhar fios maravilhosos.Obrigada!!!! Translation: I am Brazilian!! So enjoy vivid and bold colors, just to make for my granddaughter. Aurifil love, girlfriend of Utah sends me wow! I would love to win wonderful thread. Thank you!

    tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

    —Maria do carmo on April 3, 2014
  • I enjoy bold colors for some quilts, especially childrens, but I’m impressed with how much contrast can be achieved with neutrals, as shown in the photos from these books! I’d love to win this prize!

    —Lynne Donoghue on April 3, 2014
  • I love bright and bold colors

    —Tricia scott on April 3, 2014
  • I can be both soft and subtle or bright and bold as I love to quilt in all colours depending on my mood and who the quilt is for. I just love any fabric, colour and threads.

    —Lee on April 3, 2014
  • I love bold quilts, the more color the better.

    —Kristine K on April 3, 2014
  • Bold and colorful!

    —Heather Gavin on April 3, 2014
  • While I appreciate a bold colors my personal preference is soft and subtle and definitely neutral … muted quilts. I love to see what others do; it inspires me not to copycat but to let myself "go" and see where that journey takes me. Great question!

    —Linda H on April 3, 2014
  • Wow! Well I thought I fell into the ‘daring and bold’ category, but these (mostly) subtle neutrals have blown me away so I might change my mind!

    —Anne on April 3, 2014
  • Definitely soft and subtle

    —Christine on April 3, 2014
  • I would say I was more soft and subtle when it comes to my quilting. Thanks for the great giveaway.

    Christine M on April 3, 2014
  • I prefer the daring and bold end of the spectrum. After all, my quilts will fade someday on their own, right?

    Beth Strand on April 3, 2014
  • I love to work with Neutrals but I need to do something colorful once in a while too! I have three sons and I usually make darker quilts for them but their wives love colors! I’ve been looking to buy these books for a while—maybe I can win them!!!

    —Bonnie Emmons on April 3, 2014
  • I lean towards blues,greens,teals,golds and love yellows. Thank You for a Great Give a Way

    —Sharon Ingalls on April 3, 2014
  • Usually I am a "soft and subtle" person, but every once in a while I break loose with some brights.

    —Karin on April 3, 2014
  • I always thought I was a neutral quilter till my LQS owner pointed out that I always go for bold in her shop! Seems I spend so much time there she knows me better than I do!

    —Stella gray on April 3, 2014
  • My style is daring and bold when I am making something for myself,my oldest son or my oldest granddaughter. The most recent quilt I made has black for negative space and bright yellow,blue,green and multi color print with all the solid colors I mentioned, using Wendy Sheppard’s " Movement in Squares" pattern.
    It’s soft and subtle when I am sewing/quilting for anyone else in the family.The King size quilt I made for my niece and new hubby this winter features beige’s, off white, dusty blue and green, and brown.
    Variety is the spice of life!

    —Linda on April 3, 2014
  • I love soft and subtle colors. Very rarely do I work with bold values. Love this book and if I don’t win it, I might have to purchase it!

    —Judy on April 3, 2014
  • I love both soft pale colors combinations and bold color drenched batiks too. It depends on my mood which palette I want to worth with, but I love them all. Thanks for the chance to win!

    —Amanda Best on April 3, 2014
  • Reds, purples and greens are my favorites but I love all color and also love the neutral palettes. I take photos of my quilt blocka in black and white to judge the balance of the values.

    —Cecelia M. on April 3, 2014
  • I like them both, but I think I lean more towards subtle. I think civil war reproductions are so beautiful.

    —Melissa Wayda on April 3, 2014
  • Definitely a "daring and bold" sort of quilter, so neutrals would be a definite growth experience. Haven Stone would meet with my eye’s approval, however, so I’d have to learn to use neutrals in this way.
    thanks!

    —Linda Erickson on April 3, 2014
  • I tend to stick with the "safe, neutral colors" for my pallet. Sometimes for a baby quilt I will go a bit out of my box but I try to get back in as soon as possible. My friends try to challenge me to use more bold colors.
    Sometimes they succeed.

    —Grams on April 3, 2014
  • I like it all but I will admit to using mostly bright colors. I suppose it depends on my mood. =)

    —Crystal Flemmer on April 3, 2014
  • I do soft an subtle and bold colored quilts. Love scrappy and can use almost anything. Love giveaways and hope to win. thanks

    —Martha Lane on April 3, 2014
  • I love to work in bold colors. Before my mom moved, we went thru her stash and realized she was a "quiet" quilter–pastels, neutral, etc. We were a good combination. She was my first teacher and I think of her every time I pick up a needle to quilt

    —DJ Weston on April 3, 2014
  • I prefer subtle for myself and daring for giveaway projects!

    —Janis T on April 3, 2014
  • I seem to be drawn to the bright bold colours for my quilts but after seeing the examples of neutral quilts I think I’ll be trying this style soon. Would love to win!

    —Karon Henderson on April 3, 2014
  • I love neutrals and the many quilts I see that are browns, greys or tans.
    But I always seem to make quilts that are very colorful… I love them but I would like to try something neutral. Maybe if I get the books I will be inspired to try one. And love to have the thread too. Could put it to good use.
    Thanks

    Mary G on April 3, 2014
  • I generally like the soft and subtle quilts, but the Bee-U-Tiful table runner really catches my eye, too!! Love working with neutrals!!

    —Janet Rainforth on April 3, 2014
  • Gosh, I am learning how to quilt now and I am not always sure what to use for color! I tend to stay with basics or ask for help from someone at a quilt store. Someone else’s expertise helps me to be more adventuresome!

    —anne cravillion on April 3, 2014
  • I would say bold and daring with a dash of soft and subtle!! I am dying to do an all neutrals quilt!!

    —Cheryl V. on April 3, 2014
  • I am a mix of both. I am drawn to the bold and bright– however, my decor lends itself more to the soft and subtle. I think it’s time to redecorate! LOL I enjoy working with both.

    —KimR on April 3, 2014
  • I tend more towards the soft and subtle quilts unless I am quilting with kids prints in which case it is definately the bold look. I love the neutral quilts shown from these books and would love to have them both. Thanks for the chance to win.

    —Jill on April 3, 2014
  • I like the neutrals and soft and once in a while I do wild I just love to quilt. 🙂

    —Melissa Soto on April 3, 2014
  • I definitely love the bright and bold colors. But I must admit that black and white quilts always are tempting.

    —Perri Krom on April 3, 2014
  • Strong and bold. Every time I try soft and muted it always grows stronger as the quilt progresses and I end up with more leftover fabric for my stash. What a shame!

    —marea drayton on April 3, 2014
  • My favorite colors are red/white/blue in one combination or another. I do go outside of ‘my box’ and quilt with other colors when I make gifts for my friends or when I make a new quilt for one of my bedrooms. I love using variegated thread on my projects. Aurifil is one of my favorites, not only for sewing, but I use the 12 wt. for hand embroidery and I love the Lana Wool for my wool appliqué projects…..

    —Brenda Youngson on April 3, 2014
  • Bright clear color for me!

    —Sherry on April 3, 2014
  • I love more neutral quilts but I usually buy a kit because it’s easier for me to see it ahead of time and have every thing in hand to make.

    —carol simmons on April 3, 2014
  • The neutrals are my cup of tea~ Love them. I would love to read both books and I am so interested in making at least one of these beautiful quilts.

    —Peg Gilham on April 3, 2014
  • Always prefer bright colors or Southwest Colors. Turquoise, fuschia, popped by a dark background is my preference. I am not from the Southwest but have always been attracted to their designs and colors and now I live there. If it isn’t southwest, I prefer animal fabrics again with bold colors on softer blues. Isn’t it wonderful that we can change from one quilt to the next and create whatever suits our interests or the interests of the person we are gifting with the quilt.

    —Jacqueline Gould on April 3, 2014
  • I tend to alternate–am usually getting bored by a quilt toward the finish line and so I choose something quite different for the next project.

    —Dixie on April 3, 2014
  • I tend toward the daring and bold side. I like things to have spark!

    —Pam on April 3, 2014
  • It depends on who I am making the quilt for, and the design of the quilt. I’m happy quilting either, it also
    depends on the day and how I feel, which will lead me to which project I choose to work on.

    —Barbara OC on April 3, 2014
  • I am daring and bold. I love quilts with lots of color.

    —Mary Hayes on April 3, 2014
  • I absolutely love colour and particularly very bright ones. Orange and yellow as well all shades of purple and turquoise, I am a little daredevil when it comes to colour and shapes all sorts of shapes to use are lovely too and I only recently have found the courage to do free motion quilting a box of those wonderful threads would be fab to win

    —Sylvie Plested on April 3, 2014
  • I normally use neutrals and more subdued colors for quilts. But, there are times when I have a wild hair and go with bright colors!

    —Pam on April 3, 2014
  • I was never a "bright and bold" person until I started making quilts. I’ve always been drawn to earth-tone colors and felt the most comfortable wearing them and decorating in them. But since I’ve started quilting (8 months ago!) I’m LOVING bold colors.

    —Lynne Hannant on April 3, 2014
  • I think I’m a mix of both but leaning more toward soft and subtle.

    melissa on April 3, 2014
  • Soft and subtle all the way!

    —Suzette Fraser on April 3, 2014
  • Soft and Subtle, mostly a traditional girl. Love antiques and my colors and patterns seem to follow that path. Sometimes I think I may be scared off by bold, bright and wild designs.

    —Marti Morgan on April 3, 2014
  • I love bright and bold, but still work with neutrals and softer colors as well.

    —Edie on April 3, 2014
  • Mostly,I would say I prefer neutrals–more traditional. But I also like the beautiful bright colors. It all depends on the project. I just let inspiration help me to decide.

    —oberdiane on April 3, 2014
  • I think some years I am bold and bright and some years I am neutrals or soft. I find I will see a book that has some interesting colors or designs and I am drawn to it for a while and then I see another book and I go in that direction, I hope it never ends, the excitement when I see a new book and I just have to have it so I move in a new direction.

    —Robin on April 3, 2014
  • I usually do soft and subtle. Want to do daring and bold but just can’t quite get there.

    —Glenna on April 3, 2014
  • Wow, Pat’s quilts are absolutely stunning! I seem to alternate between soft and subtle and daring and bold! It just depends on what I envision for the project I’m working on. I have to admit that when I go with bright colors, they sure make me smile. But when you combine the neutrals Pat chooses and her fabulous designs, I don’t think you could possibly go wrong!

    Susan Mulvihill on April 3, 2014
  • Didn’t see a sign up for the giveaway

    Debra, your comment is your entry; you’re officially entered! –Jenny

    —Debra on April 3, 2014
  • Sorry — to me it is not a choice between color or neutrals, I love them both. But if I am going to all the effort to make a quilt the values of the tones must come through. I want to see the stars, stripes and patterns in the quilt-show off my work. Sometimes it is important to pick a contrast with the thread to show the quilting. Mostly, for me it depends on who gets the quilt, what the quilt says when it speaks to me (and they all do) and what kind of feeling I want it to emphasize. Cozy and cuddly or bright and spectacular! Because of my eclectic tastes — Scrappy works for me too.

    —Nancy Sutton on April 3, 2014
  • I like to be a soft and subtle quilter unless it comes to doing a quilt for a child then I like to go bold … My daughter has requested a black and white quilt and the fabric has been gathered!!! Lol Thanks for the chance to win.

    —Heather P on April 3, 2014
  • I’m a soft and subtle, traditional kind of quilt girl!

    —Diane Norden on April 3, 2014
  • I am a soft and subtle kinda gal. While making a couple of kids quilts I have gone bold but I am definiely subtle. These books would have a lot of quilts for me to make.

    —Sandy D on April 3, 2014
  • I do both subtle and bold and daring. It all depends on my mood, and the fabric and designs that speak to me.

    —Tonia Holm on April 3, 2014
  • Since I own a purple couch, I would say bold and daring.

    —Cindy on April 3, 2014
  • Definitely soft and subtle.

    —Bertha Mallard on April 3, 2014
  • I make both sorts of quilt but people are always a bit surprised when i produce something bright! Perhaps I am seen as a mostly neutrals person in clothing and decor and people expect that to continue into my quilts.

    PS I have already made one quilt from Spotlight on Neutrals -it is agreat book.

    —Gloria on April 3, 2014
  • I have the book and made one of the quilts. Just love the designs and also love Aurifil thread, my personal favorite.

    —Mary Montgomery on April 3, 2014
  • Maybe, a big maybe, I am both depending on many things: the project, the materials I can get and mainly my state of mind. I am usually a very happy person so my color choices go with those mood.

    —Fanny Blanchette on April 3, 2014
  • I like the simplistic the soft and subtle gives but I am more bold and daring. I love mixing and matching colors.

    Dainty Diva on April 3, 2014
  • If I fall into a category, I think I make more colorful quilts, using neutrals as backgrounds. However, looking at the quilts in this article, I think I am going to try all neutrals — I think they are very attractive.

    —Carol Schon on April 3, 2014
  • I love bright, vibrant, happy colours and try to select them to reflect the personality of the person I make a quilt for as well as my own. I have made some quilts that have more subtle colours and I really like them though I find I usually go back to the brights. However the colours in Pat’s book are very inviting so perhaps I need to change direction a little.

    —Barb on April 3, 2014
  • Color, definitely color, the brighter, the better. Some of those neutrals are downright yummy too. I have my first black and white project in process, the first in my 25 years of quilting. I find it hard to work with colors I cannot wear–not that I wear my quilts, but I disappear in the brown family of neutrals.

    —Whiskers on April 3, 2014
  • I have done both. And sometimes I surprise myself. It is always fun to see what happens with color.

    —Debbie Grasley on April 3, 2014
  • I love bold and bright colors…..without a doubt!

    —Marianne on April 3, 2014
  • Mild not wild….conservative yet a sou son soups on? Of adventure….color is always a challenge. Thread is always a great and Pat’s books would be a great aid to a color whimp….ooo please quilting fairy make me lucky if Not color brave.
    Jane Modjeski

    —Mj Modjeski on April 3, 2014
  • It depends on the project and who it is for. Any quilting is good quilting. Thanks for the great giveaway.

    —Diane H on April 3, 2014
  • I tend to like bright, bold, graphic in quilts, but I do take a stab at softer, more blended projects too. Pretty much just love it all.

    —RST on April 3, 2014
  • I’m more of a soft and neutral thread user. I L❤️Ve your thread!

    —Mary on April 3, 2014
  • Oh yes – soft and subtle is for me and to finish the quilt with those wonderful Aurifil threads. How much better can you get! Every quilt in those books are on my bucket list. I hope I can live so long but why not give it a try.

    —Mary Bruemmer on April 3, 2014
  • I like all color waves of quilts but I usually do colorful (bold)
    ones!!

    —Mary Whiting on April 3, 2014
  • It depends on the quilt. I love batiks, but I also love repro civil war fabric. I like neutrals, but I I made several quilts with Kaffe print, which are anything but neutral

    —Jean Etheridge on April 3, 2014
  • I am such a bold color person would love to win all the threads especially. Thanks for the opportunity

    —Traci Sharp on April 3, 2014
  • I do both, but tend to the soft and subtle more often. Thanks for the chance to win.

    —Beth B on April 3, 2014
  • I am more bold and daring now than when I first started quilting.

    —Diane Farmer on April 3, 2014
  • I tend to be soft and subtle, but one of these days I’m gonna bust out and be BOLD AND DARING 🙂 🙂

    —Lynne Tilley on April 3, 2014
  • Mostly bold and bright

    —Denise Shipley on April 3, 2014
  • I am a soft and subtle quilter, and I love the neutral quilts Pat has designed! Hope she makes more books in the future!!

    —Janet T on April 3, 2014
  • I am both. I definitely used to be all soft and subtle but my journey has taken me to be more daring and bold. I like to revisit soft and subtle as I find it very comforting and soothing. Thanks for a great giveaway, video and post.

    —Audrey on April 3, 2014
  • I tend to go more bold, but wish I knew how to handle the neutral palette with greater confidence.

    Lee Dubois on April 3, 2014
  • Oh what an awesome prize to win so generous…….the quilts are beautiful……..I have been collecting neutral fabrics but not sure how to proceed with them…….I just love quilting and with the wonderful colour,modern patterns and fabric who could resist any of them……….Noelene..

    —Noelene Winter on April 3, 2014
  • I love variety so some of my quilts are soft and subtle, others are daring and bold.

    —Theresa on April 3, 2014
  • I think mostly I’m bold and bright but I think a neutral quilt would be very nice.

    Vicki Steckbeck on April 3, 2014
  • My quilts are soft and subtle, I love the soft hues of the 1930 reproduction fabrics. These quilts are inspiring, I think my next quilt will be using neutrals. Thank you for the opportunity to win such a great give-a-way.

    —Shirley on April 3, 2014
  • I lean towards the soft & subtle colors… I love the colors of the sea & the beach. But I do jump into bold & bright for children’s quilts!

    —Jeannine on April 3, 2014
  • Interesting question indeed! I think my choices span the spectrum. I rarely use pastels though. It depends on my mood when I choose the fabric and for whom I am making something for.I like colors with a depth or richness of hue.

    Melissa Dufresne on April 3, 2014
  • I have to have some color in my quilts. However the White Chocolate quilt was very pretty. Thanks for the opportunity.

    —Sheila Kester on April 3, 2014
  • I think I’m somewhat bold as I like a lot of contrast and bright colors. But I’m beginning to be attracted to low volume quilts, too, and would like to make one. I love my Aurifil thread and would love to win some more and also this book.

    —Lois B on April 3, 2014
  • I lean toward soft and subtle colors in my quilts, but I LOVE bright colors as well!

    —Tina Rettig on April 3, 2014
  • I use just about every color combination, as I make many quilts for 14 grandchildren and 5 greats – plus their Moms and Dads. Also do quilts for charity. The neutral quilts are just stunning in both the simplicity of pattern and color – very restful! Thanks for the give-away – I know whoever wins will be happy!

    —Sue Engel on April 3, 2014
  • I am enrolled in 2 BOM’s where I am using a bright and bold theme, but have also started my Dear Jane journey where it will be soft and subtle. The instructions in these books will enable me to work out how to make those somewhat dreary old fashioned tones work together in DJ. For the bold brights, I need to learn more about spacing the colour values as I have several varieties of each. For example I have lemon and yellow, or there are light/medium/dark green fabrics to mix up. These books and threads would of course be an awesome aid.

    —Julie on April 3, 2014
  • I lean toward soft and subtle but do baby quilts in bold and bright.
    Thanks for the give away.

    —Bonnie L on April 3, 2014
  • I like both kinds, but I would probably pick the soft one first. Thanks for the fun blog and for the drawing.

    —Jenelle Boxberger on April 3, 2014
  • I would say I’m a mixture of both. In depends on my mood, and the fabrics I;m using.

    —Terri van Gulik on April 3, 2014
  • I love the pink green and browns of the pastels .

    —Jeanne on April 3, 2014
  • I love BLUE! That’s always my first choice when I start choosing colors for my quilts. I’ve seen Pat’s program and now want to do a neutrals workshop with her. She’s a fabulous speaker and talented designer and quilter.

    —Amy Cofer on April 3, 2014
  • As I have "grown up", I’m definitely more daring & bold with the use of color! The more color the better! Have also learned to appreciate differences in value as well as intensity.

    —Charlotte on April 3, 2014
  • Well, after giving it some thought, I determined myself to prefer the more subtle quilts…but then I saw Mist and HavenStone and thought, "wow, I’ve gotta do them!" So now, I don’t know what I like best! I guess I’ll just have to win the books and make ’em all!!

    I’ve met Pat in person, and she’s a lot of fun!! Congrats on your newest book!!

    Karin on April 3, 2014
  • I tend towards bold colors, but I really need to learn about color combinations!

    —Kathy U. on April 3, 2014
  • I love both, and quilt with both. Do more bright as I tend to like that best!

    —Gerri Watmough on April 3, 2014
  • I believe I am the bold and daring. When I go into a store to look at fabric, my eye is drawn to the bright colors and not the neutrals. I am still a beginner but I have gotten a lat start in my life as I am in my 60’s. I am always reading new hints online. I love your site.

    Donna Rothacher on April 3, 2014
  • I usually like "daring and bold". My favorite "color" is anything bright. But earth tones also have a special place in my heart.

    —Karen B on April 3, 2014
  • I guess I land in the middle, sometimes it’s all about the neutral to calm things down and then other times it’s the bolder the better. I find that it depends on my mood at the moment, sometimes that’s even how I choose to use a quilt I’ve made.. Thank you so much for the opportunity to win such a nice gift.

    —Liz Schraeder on April 3, 2014
  • I would say both. I flip back and fourth.

    —Norma Beckemeier on April 3, 2014
  • I tend toward daring and bold. But the occasional more neutral project does work its way into my quilting. Either way, I like sharp contrast…which can be achieved working with the different values .

    —Barb Bryson on April 3, 2014
  • I REALLY LOVE neutral quilts — but I’m more of a muddy Civil War coloration type of girl! This would truly be a wonderful surprise to win a collection of beautiful Aurifil threads! Aurifil is my very most favorite thread! Fingers crossed!

    —Sharon Ernst on April 3, 2014
  • Soft and subtle!

    —Linda Lovely on April 3, 2014
  • When I started quilting, I was a soft and subtle, now I am leaning more to the more daring and bold.

    —Mary Schmidt on April 3, 2014
  • I love neutrals, and yours are fabulous. Can’t wait to see the book!

    —Mary Rose on April 3, 2014
  • I am all about the color! The brighter, the better. I always knew that playing with fabric creates a more visual quilt but have only recently found that neutrals are whole new world. Investigating neutrals is now on my to do list.

    —Margaret Miller on April 3, 2014
  • I’m a bold person, just love the bright colors!

    —Karen on April 3, 2014
  • "Soft and Subtle" is my choice but lately have been bold with several mysteries that I have been working on. When I took a good look at my stash iit is always short on Neutrals because I use them first. lol Would love the books and the thread, my favorite! Thanks for the chance

    Deb P on April 3, 2014
  • Love them both but probably would lean more to the neutral side. Totally love reproduction fabrics the most!

    —Gail on April 3, 2014
  • If I had to make a choice, I’d say I make soft and subtle most often, but I really like to do both. Soft neutrals and pastels, bold primary and secondary colors, I love working with all colors!

    —Karen on April 3, 2014
  • I, too, love both, but probably lean more toward high contrast. It all depends on the mood that I want to set with the quilt.

    —Linda H in Alabama on April 3, 2014
  • I tend toward colorful, but not bold…subtle, coordinated, but usually not from one line of fabric. I love the look of subtle…not a lot of white backgrounds for this girl!

    —Candra on April 3, 2014
  • Oh, I am a bold and daring one! I love color in everything! But…looking at those lovely neutral quilts, I could easily see myself putting one together. Thanks for the inspiration!

    —Kathy E. on April 3, 2014
  • There are occasions for soft and subtle, but nine times out of ten it’s bold and bright for me. A neutral quilt would be a challenge, but I’d not thought of one as being bold. That would be a great learning experience. Doing, rather than just reading, really sets the info in my brain.

    —Mona on April 3, 2014
  • I prefer bold colors and black and whites with a bright color here and there.
    There are so many placese to find inspiration, ideas on the web.

    —Amala 'Miller on April 3, 2014
  • I am a daring and bold person when it comes to quilts. Thanks for the opportunity to win such a great prize.

    —Maria Henderson on April 3, 2014
  • My preference goes to neutral quilts using tan, soft pink,light blue ; but it happens that I work with patriotic fabrics.

    martine on April 3, 2014
  • I like more neutral colors but love to make bright quilts as gifts!

    —Lee on April 3, 2014
  • Daring and bold! 😉

    —Tish on April 3, 2014
  • I’m a middle road quilter – some bright & bold like in baby boy quilts but lots of soft but colorful quilts too. And I’ve made a pastel neutral quilt for my daughter in law – pale beige, gray, yellow, pink & blue. she loved it – so I’m always up for another design of any color palette.

    —Joy B on April 3, 2014
  • The thread colors are beautiful! I never considered making a neutral quilt until I saw those shown from the books. Beautiful "must-makes"!!

    —Judy Offen on April 3, 2014
  • Depends upon what day it is and who’s the quilt for, but most would probably say BOLD. I also tend to do my own selections, rarely buy kits which drives my family crazy as I ponder over colors and designs.

    —TRACY DVR on April 3, 2014
  • I am a soft and subtle quilter, but I’m not opposed to trying bold.

    —Debbie Fowler on April 3, 2014
  • I like and use all. It depends on who or what or where it is going. Color of any shade is such a life lifter.

    —Carolyn h on April 3, 2014
  • I’m a dual color personality quilter. Love the neutrals and the brights, all depends on the design and what vision I have for that quilt. Thanks for the giveaway !

    —Sue on April 3, 2014
  • I love the bold red, oranges, teals and blues and can’t wait for spring after this cold, bleak, and dark winter…I’m quilting flowers because I can’t wait for the garden. It’s taking too long to bring me the colors and the threads are just so beautiful.

    —Trish Palmer on April 3, 2014
  • While I can admire these beautiful quilts in neutral colours, I am a girl who needs color in my life. I always choose brights for my quilt projects.

    —Jillian A on April 3, 2014
  • I’m fascinated by Pat Wys’ quilts. They’re so gorgeous & versatile. Guess I’m just a "neutral" person.

    —Pat on April 3, 2014
  • Most of the time its soft and subtle but my baby quilts are on the bold side. Thank you for the give away. Phyllis

    —Phyllis on April 3, 2014
  • I guess I’m daring and bold because I love color! But I have been known to make soft and subtle quilts, too.

    —Robin Smith on April 3, 2014
  • my house is pretty neutral throughout, with the odd accent of subtle orange, muted green & wine…. i am just starting to work on quilted runners for my dining room & they are beautifully neutral shades of cream,tan beiges….. i have to admit to liking my neutrals very much at the moment. my daughters Dr Who quilt that we are working on together is a very bright…

    —Suzanne Keal on April 3, 2014
  • What kind of a quilter am I????? who knows, but I would have to say daring in that "I will try any pattern I like no matter the level of difficulty" and Bold as I love bright colored quilts. I would love to win this great prise. thanks

    —Janet Crossman on April 3, 2014
  • I like both depending on my mood. Bright, bold colors are exciting and boost my energy while the softer neutrals help with relaxing. Both have their part in my day.

    —Sharon Owens on April 3, 2014
  • These quilts are all so beautiful and can stand on their own without color.
    I tend to love a little more color, depending on what I am quilting. For table runners, especially holidays, bright colors are a must, but quilts are another story, depending on who is on the receiving end. Our great granddaughters definitely love color, but our adult grandchildren generally prefer quilts that compliment their bedroom colors.

    —Sylvia Anderson on April 3, 2014
  • That would be hard to decide because I like both……..subtle and bright & bold! Guess it depends on the project.

    —Pam on April 3, 2014
  • I love Auriful thread and I love neutral quilts.

    —Nancy Simmons on April 3, 2014
  • I like bright clear colors with lots of contrast yet some place for the eye to rest.

    —Carol on April 3, 2014
  • I love quilting with colors that are daring and bold, but this book intrigues me very much. Thanks for the chance to win!

    —Joyce on April 3, 2014
  • I’m not really sure which I’d fit in. I like jewel to medium tones, but not much in the way of bright primary or pastel colors. I think I sort of fall in the between on this one. lol

    —Cheryl Rich on April 3, 2014
  • It depends… Sometimes I’m in a soft laid back mood and will work on a project with soft, subtle colors. And sometimes I’m in a daring upbeat mood and lean toward bold colors. Problem is I change moods often and as a result have quite a few UFOs in my sewing room. LOL I eventually do get a project finished. Woohoo!

    —Lana Frazier on April 3, 2014
  • I love bold, bright colors!

    —carol broughton on April 3, 2014
  • I love the bright colors that reflect natural beauty in God’s creation!! So many to choose from!!!!
    Thanks for you inspiration!!!

    christine harris on April 3, 2014
  • I do lots of brights and darks. Very few neutrals. But when I see all the neutral quilts, I am inspired. They are beautiful. Maybe next time…..

    —Alisa H on April 3, 2014
  • I am a soft and subtle quilter when it comes to colors, but I am bold and daring when it comes to the designs. I love quilt patterns that give me a challenge, especially with a little applique thrown in! I would love those books and the Aurifil Thread! Sharon M.

    Sharon on April 3, 2014
  • I’m mostly daring and bold! Once and a while I turn to soft and subtle simply to calm my life and rejuvenate my energy! 😉

    —Brenda Iwami on April 3, 2014
  • I am mostly daring and bold….

    —Nancy on April 3, 2014
  • I go in for subtle mostly but like to use a "sparkler" on occasion to liven things up. That being said, I just completed my oldest UFO (1975-1985) and it is PURPLE! Reminds me of Pat Campbell telling us in a class years ago, "Magenta is my neutral"

    —Maggie on April 3, 2014
  • I am a soft pastels person who loves small pops of bright color. Some of my favorite blocks have a red-brown focus (basket or birdhouse) surrounded by soft seasonal backgrounds.

    —Lynne on April 3, 2014
  • When I was a kid, I always chose the brightest, craziest color combinations. It used to drive my grandmother and mother crazy because they made all my clothes. They couldn’t keep me away from playing with the colored fabric when choosing the material. My tastes haven’t changed one bit, I still chose the brightest, craziest material I can find and make colorful quilts (orange is the driving force right now). I want to make the neutrals, I just cant because when I pick my material it’s always bright and there is little money left for the neutrals. Maybe someday?

    —Dana C on April 3, 2014
  • I Love the books, we have them in our Guild library and I have checked them out a few times. I tend to gear toward bold colors and don’t seem confident enough to try the neutrals, but am willing to give it the ‘good old college try!’i just have to get some fabric and do it! Thanks for the contest I’d love to win and have the books in "My’ library! Jeanette

    —Jeanette Spellmeyer on April 3, 2014
  • I’m a table runner of all beautiful colors.

    —Gale on April 3, 2014
  • At heart I am a neutral kind a girl of 63, but have been trying to do projects with a lot of color(out of my comfort zone). I love brown, all shades of brown, but quilters that I am around most, don’t like it and say it is an absence of color. There is beauty in neutral with a calming affect on the spirit. I will go back to my favorite colors this year-a promise to myself.

    —Deborah DeBerry on April 3, 2014
  • I do like bright color, but the J’Adore quilt looks so rich! And a bright pillow would add my color!

    —Cindy Weeks on April 3, 2014
  • I prefer a more blended look but with some contrast so it doesn’t get "mooshy"! I love seeing the black & white version of the quilt so the value really stands out.

    —Susan C on April 3, 2014
  • I tend to be more daring and bold, but LOVE some of the more subtle and calm quilts in her book. I need to play more with values.

    —Maryellen on April 3, 2014
  • Bolds for me but I like the look of the gentler shades of sage green, peach and small roses in the mix. Love the tree of life quilt!

    Debi C on April 3, 2014
  • I go "bold and daring" on quilts for kids. Soft and subtle is what I make when the recipient’s personality calls for it. it is fun to do both types of quilts

    —Barbara Murray on April 3, 2014
  • I am soft & subtle, although I just made some bright easter placemats for a swap band I think those chickies are pretty happy!

    —Liz on April 3, 2014
  • I’m a relatively new quilter and have been working with bolds because they seem easier to figure out/work with. The good thing is that I’m using color combos I’d never have guessed I’d like. But…my knowledge and skill will expand as I challenge myself with neutrals and subtle colors. Thanks for the opportunity to win the thread or books!

    —Jennifer T. on April 3, 2014
  • I think I am a little bit of both soft and subtle as well as daring and bold. The reason is I like soft colors and coordinating then as a little bold either in color or the design itself. I have just finished a log cabin quilt using tone on tone for one side of the block and striking colors of burgundy and greens or the other side.

    —Kathleen on April 3, 2014
  • Bold but I’d be curious to try neutrals!

    —Ashley on April 3, 2014
  • I am a daring and bold quilter.

    —Robyn Jones on April 3, 2014
  • I tend to favor the subtle. soft tones over the bold. But I received some fat quarters of bold fabric recently that need to find a quilt.

    —Sue Bialorucki on April 3, 2014
  • I think I fall somewhere in between, but mostly soft and subtle. I love the new low-volume quilts that are being made today, but also love all the Civil War repro fabrics as well.

    —Heartsdesire on April 3, 2014
  • I am out on a limb, not out of my box, I love Pat’s no color quilts, they are driving me wild to get to make one (I normally quilt with brights) and I have promised myself I will complete some I have started first, wonder how long I will hold out?
    Thanks for the giveaway and congrats to whoever wins…

    —Charlie on April 3, 2014
  • I hope I am all of those things. I’m always trying something new.

    —Nancy McFall on April 3, 2014
  • Soft and subtle most of the time but sometimes the person for whom I am making a quilt is so vibrant that I go daring and bold and I always love the colorful results.

    —Denise F on April 3, 2014
  • I love love love bright colors! But I also love to use soft pastels too!Thanks for the chance to win! 🙂

    —Debby E on April 3, 2014
  • I have never been daring and bold in anything. I guess I have always been in the middle. But the more I experiment, I fine that I really seam to be leaning towards the neutral, soft and subtle. Something my hard water doesn’t like

    —Barbara Weygandt on April 3, 2014
  • Daring and bold most definitively

    —Heather on April 3, 2014
  • I love both it depends who I have in mind for the quilt .

    —Jeanne Brown on April 3, 2014
  • I like jewel colors so I’d say I’m bold and daring. I don’t go for muted tone’s, it’s just not me. I like scrappy quilts if they have lots of fabric colors no so much if they are soft toned.

    —Jami Price on April 3, 2014
  • I am a fairly new quilter, so don’t really have a style yet. I have a few quilts in progress, all in varying shades. I do love the look of the neutral quilts and have admired Pat’s first book. The quilt designs are lovely and the use of neutrals is fascinating.

    —Karen VR on April 3, 2014
  • I have two quilts that I am working on now and one is black and royal purple and the other is shades of brown so I guess that makes me both.

    —dana faber on April 3, 2014
  • Bold and striking is what I prefer! Don’t want to be considered dull.

    lorraine e. slauson on April 3, 2014
  • I alternate between couch quilts from published patterns to small-ish wall quilts of my own design. I use a huge variety of fabrics for the latter and conventional quilting fabrics for conventional sewing efforts. Best tip I could offer – sew with a friend — always rewarding.

    —Rosanne B. Berton on April 3, 2014
  • I think it depends on what the quilt says to me.

    —Lori Watkins on April 3, 2014
  • Mostly soft and subtle but sometime really bold to the point of overpowering. I love working with neutrals they coordinate with everything.

    —Karen on April 3, 2014
  • I go from soft colors to bold but usually use colors not neutrals.

    Janice Kleinschmidt on April 3, 2014
  • I think I move toward more bold and daring. I used to think I didn’t like orange One day while cleaning house, I realized I had some orange in every room! Who’d a thought it?!?!?!

    —Linda Clark on April 3, 2014
  • My favorite is whatever I am working on at the moment, until I see the next quilt pattern then that is my new favorite. I love it all.

    —Mary Miller on April 3, 2014
  • I am Definitely Daring and Bold! A neutral quilt would definitely be out of my comfort zone and new challenge.

    —Char Rayl on April 3, 2014
  • I’m definitely a "soft and subtle" quilter. 🙂 I love jeweled colors in other people’s quilts, but they rarely make it into my stash.

    —Debra George on April 3, 2014
  • I’m just learning to quilt and try to make the best color choices when choosing a project

    —Rita Detwiler on April 3, 2014
  • I think it depends on what mood I’m in as to whether I want subtle or daring colors. I am definitely not afraid of color and love to play around with it. My favorites change from time to time but I guess I love the muted soft colors the best if I had to pick just one color scheme.

    Terri on April 3, 2014
  • I love the bold!! bright colors and patterns always seem so cheerful

    —Bernadette McAllister on April 3, 2014
  • I love neutrals, they are so calming.

    Peggy Skillen on April 3, 2014
  • As a new quilter, I tend to do mostly scrappy quilts. Just to try patterns and use fabric I already have. I love the neutrals in Pat’s book and would love to try some. Her quilts are some of my favorites and have them on my list of to do’s.

    Susan Paxton on April 3, 2014
  • I was going to say that I couldn’t label myself as one or the other. Then I had a good long look at my stash – most of my fabrics are in baskets stacked in rainbow order, my scraps are packed in containers, in rainbow order, my threads are sorted into rainbow order, my bobbin holders…you guessed it…rainbow order; colouring pencils…rainbow order; favourite quilt…an eyespy in rainbow order rows…I guess that that puts me into the bold and colourful camp without a doubt! Speaking of rainbow order…Aurifil collection…swooooonnnn 🙂

    Hilary on April 3, 2014
  • I am always drawn to pastel colors but these neutral shades are so beautiful that I need to explore that blend soon.

    —Joan H. on April 3, 2014
  • I am definitely bold and daring but would like to try soft and subtle. I love the look but keep going back to bold by default.

    Glenda on April 3, 2014
  • I love all quilts but my favorites are quilts that have alot of contrast.

    —brenda lea on April 3, 2014
  • I live in the Pacific Northwest where the skies are often gray and I am drawn to colors that are bold and daring.I am fascinated with the way colors sing together!

    —Linda Jewett on April 3, 2014
  • I usually make quilts with high contrast, but have looked at neutral quilts recently with a plan to make one. They are so calming.

    —Margie Jones on April 3, 2014
  • I would say bright and bold – I love the jewel tones, and I tend to use a lot of them.

    —Karen Cohn on April 3, 2014
  • My natural bent is to bold and colorful, but I also really like most of the quilts shown in this post; evidently it’s a variety of colors–or non-colors–together that appeals to me.

    —SUSAN STEFUN on April 3, 2014
  • I started out very soft and subtle-lots of pastels. I’m becoming more bold and bright over the years. The neutrals seem very soothing. I’ll have to try those too.

    —Joan on April 3, 2014
  • I use mostly soft and subtle colors.

    —Terri Tresise on April 3, 2014
  • I would say soft and subtle, I just finished a low volume quilt top and really love the look of it!

    Bethany M on April 3, 2014
  • I try to be daring and bold, but it often seems to appear more subtle when I’m done.

    Lyn Kaufmann on April 3, 2014
  • I started quilting using only "regular" fabrics, no funky or batiks. Now my favorites are those wonderful batiks. The colors, the patterns all inspire me. I love to use batik fabrics with a traditional quilt pattern. I have collected neutral fabrics to make a Pat Wys inspired neutral quilt. Just have to make a decision on her pattern! So many great ones to choose from. Decisions, decisions, decisions!

    —Vickie on April 3, 2014
  • I love them both! Sometimes I crave the soft and subtle, other times I am in the mood for bold and daring. But picking the fabrics (colors) that play well together in a quilt is always a challenge so I think working with neutrals would be an excellent exercise to better learn the roll of values.

    —Darlene Graham on April 3, 2014
  • I would say soft and subtle. Red, white and blue is as bold as I get when I am making something for one of my girls.

    Betty drake on April 3, 2014
  • I love black and white but do a splash of bright colors, I have also make the lights with black these books look like some thing I would love to try and make. Thanks for giving us a chance to win this giveaway

    —Lynnea Olson on April 3, 2014
  • I lean towards the soft, subtle and "aged" looks of neutrals, Civil War repro’s and muted colors. It makes me feel like I might have a connection to someone in the past.

    Thank You for the chance to win this wonderful give-away. It’s right up there in my favorite palette.

    In Kind Regards,
    Tricia

    —Tricia Morrison-Stork on April 3, 2014
  • I’m a little of both. I can make an off the wall colorful quilt one day and turn around the next and make one in subtle blues and greys. I think for me, as much as anything, the inspiration for the quilt determines if the end result will be bold ot subtle. If a vivid flower garden inspires me, the colors are going to be bright, energetic and bold. If the inspiration is the ocean, the quilt will be made of more serene, relaxing hues.

    —Linda on April 3, 2014
  • I lean more towards soft and subtle. Thank you very much for the chance to win!!

    —Ellen on April 3, 2014
  • I’m both! Sometimes I make a soft blended quilt and other times I’ve got to have that contrast.

    —Marianne on April 3, 2014
  • Usually daring and bold, but I would love to make an all gray quilt!

    —Becky Greene on April 3, 2014
  • I am suble and subdued. The reason being choosing colour especially bold and bright is a scary process.

    —Pauline Thoman on April 3, 2014
  • Guess it depends on the quilt design. Usually I lean toward bright and bold.

    —Kathy Elamon on April 3, 2014
  • I am definitely daring and bold, I just don’t do soft and subtle at all.

    —Jo on April 3, 2014
  • NEUTRALS are the new "New for me!! Thanks for the opportunity!

    —Donna on April 3, 2014
  • I love Aurifil threads a neutral colors in quilts! I just need advice on the neutrals!!! It would be great to win the thread and books! Inspitration!!!!!!

    —Kathy M Boice on April 3, 2014
  • If it’s for me, it’s primitive colors, black, dark red, mustard, tan. I have made some beauties for gifts that are much brighter and colorful. The gift I am currently working is black, gray and white, pretty neutral.

    —Jodi on April 3, 2014
  • I love soft, subtle, and cozy.

    —Julia Elliot on April 3, 2014
  • I am a soft & subtle quilter. I don’t have a lot of bright colors, preferring pastels over them.

    —Sandy A in St. Louis on April 3, 2014
  • I love bold bright colors but never can seem to get enough of a value difference! Would love to try neutrals.

    —Nancy Schwall on April 3, 2014
  • I really love bold and daring colors. Lots of contrast and intense colors really give quilts a visual punch!

    —Karen on April 3, 2014
  • I can be either. It depends on what fabric has inspired me, with batiks being my favourite. Some of them are certainly bold, but I love them.

    —Gloria Meyer on April 3, 2014
  • I am bold and daring. I love to use bright solids with a lot of contrast in my quilts. Thanks!

    —Delaine on April 3, 2014
  • I started a "browns" quilt at one time. It was all browns, anywhere from cream through tan to deep mahogany. Once I started putting the blocks next to each other, I realized that I hated it. I might have to go back and re-think the color placement, maybe that’s where I went wrong. I think I am a safe quilter – not bold at all.

    —Barb Johnson on April 3, 2014
  • Not too many neutrals in my stash, but these are gorgeous.

    —Marsha on April 3, 2014
  • Soft, subtle, daring, bold, doesn’t really matter. I usually throw in a zinger color fabric in some of the quilts I make, but the main thing I add to all of my quilts no matter the color is of course…the love. Things always come out better adding the love.

    —Brenda B on April 3, 2014
  • I like bold and daring mostly, but I do like soft and subtle, especially in the spring.

    —Brenda Sanders on April 3, 2014
  • I like lots of color and contrast

    —Marcia Herath on April 3, 2014
  • I could go either way depending on the season. I am usually soft and subtle, but since Spring has been to long in coming I am making a quilt now I call "Riot of Color"! So much fun!

    —Judith on April 3, 2014
  • I love bright and bold colors! Give me bright yellow, red, blue! The brighter the better!

    —Elaine L on April 3, 2014
  • Your quilts are beautiful. I think I have gotten bolder with my quilts as I have gotten older.

    —Marilyn Amundson on April 3, 2014
  • I usually use subtle colors, except for kid quilts.
    I do enjoy neutral colors as backgrounds for brighter accents.

    —Wilma Searcy on April 3, 2014
  • I love color, the bolder the better! I have made neutral quilts, but my heart belongs to the wildly colored ones!!

    —Pat on April 3, 2014
  • I work in neutrals/Japanese taupes and also in bold colors, but I am presently leaning more toward the neutral palettes. I don’t find them dull at all, but restful, while being rich in subtle differences that look complex and interesting to me. Plus, quilts made from the multiple colors of Japanese taupes go well with a lot of different furnishings.

    —Lin S on April 3, 2014
  • I guess I would pick soft and subtle, but think of myself more as "chicken"! I am a longarm quilter and so admire the brave choices of color my customers use and wish I could do the same. If I do go a bit brighter, I get too matchey with the shades of color and I think I miss the "pop" that quilters get when they throw an orangey red in with the blue reds. I hope at 78, I am not too old to learn and change!

    —Nancy Walker on April 3, 2014
  • Love the soft, subtle quilts but I always seem to make the bright and bold ones.

    —JackieP on April 3, 2014
  • I’m soft & subtle

    —Robyn on April 3, 2014
  • Both. I love them all!

    —Skipperdee on April 3, 2014
  • It depends on who the quilt is for. I like daring and bold colors and prints, but when I’m making a quilt for someone else, I usually use soft and neutral colors, because they are so classic and go well in every room. I would love to sew with these books! Thanks for the chance to win!

    —Pam S on April 3, 2014
  • So far the quilts I have made have been more bold and daring. I love the look of the neutral quilts and want to make one soon.

    —Judy on April 3, 2014
  • I seem to switch back and forth between both!

    Julie in GA on April 3, 2014
  • I like both types of quilts. For my own use, I prefer the ones with more contrast. I would love to have the Aurifil thread as I had to give up my stash in a recent move. The two books would entertain me with dreams of new quilts to sew. I love the idea of using neutrals in quilts. They’re also more likely to be liked by men.

    —Elizabeth on April 3, 2014
  • The longer I quilt, the more daring and bold I become. I used to over match fabrics, and from a distance, I couldn’t tell I had done all that work piecing. I’ve learned from, and enjoyed, every quilt I’ve made.

    —Lorraine on April 3, 2014
  • I love colour in my quilts – blues and greens, purples and yellows – rich and vibrant. But I also like browns if the y are of rich hue, and greys – both slate and soft as dove. I never thought of neutral as being vibrant and rich of hue but some of these quilts are certainly both. Those I love and would enjoy making and displaying in my home.

    —Kathleen on April 3, 2014
  • I love jewel tones, so I guess I’m bold and daring. I find myself struggling sometimes to express a softer side of colors that blend well together. I love the look of neutrals, I just lack the confidence at this point to tackle one. The book listed seems like it just might be my answer.

    Jody Gibson on April 3, 2014
  • I like both though I lean towards bright & bold. I never know how it is going to be when I begin.

    —Pat D on April 3, 2014
  • Soft. & subtle!

    —TaraA on April 3, 2014
  • I love the bright and bolds for babies and young children but for my home I prefer the more calm colors. Would love to try one of the quilts done in the neutrals! You always have the best give aways….thanks.

    —Carol on April 3, 2014
  • Soft and Subtle colors are popular among my fabric collection but I love color especially in the spring time!

    —Lisa Sachs on April 3, 2014
  • I love bold and bright colors and designs.

    —Kitty on April 3, 2014
  • Well, I don’t think I’m either soft and subtle or daring and bold when it comes to color. I definitely love color, but more like rich colors as opposed to wild colors.

    —Susan K. on April 3, 2014
  • When I look at the soft colors of taupe and cream with grey and chocolate, I feel a calmness….the quilts relate to a lovely felling of elegance in the decor of the bedroom. I am changing in the way I purchase my fabrics, looking for the neutral colors more to blend into the existing ones that I have in my stash.

    —Helen Merrick on April 3, 2014
  • I’ve always been one to go for the bold and bright quilts. I even went so far as to buy an entire bolt of black fabric to use as background fabric in my quilts. Having said that, when I’ve made quilts for my children for their weddings, they’ve requested more muted colors. My son’s was off-whites with muted dark fabrics, and my daughter’s is blue & white. I probably have enough of the more neutral colors to do an entire quilt with, but it would take a bit of education, I think, to get it right. The book would be the perfect education!! Thanks for a chance to win it, AND the aurifill thread!! Love it!!

    —Vivian Oaks on April 3, 2014
  • My quilting tends to be daring and bold. However in my personal life I tend to be more soft and subtle. I should switch both up some. Thanks for the give-away.

    —Vivian on April 3, 2014
  • Both, it depends on what I’m thinking of when I pick my pattern and then I go with the colors that speak to me. I don’t know why, but when I start with soft and neutral I end up with a bold and daring quilt. But the opposite is true too. When I think I’m going to do a bold and daring quilt I end up with a soft and neutral quilt.

    —Monica Gerhart on April 3, 2014
  • I began quilting ‘safely’ as a soft and subtle girl but in the last year, I’ve been living on the edge and choosing daring and bold patterns and fabrics. I’m loving my new found colour genre.

    —Sharlene B on April 3, 2014
  • I’m a soft and subtle gal. I’m at home with calm, peaceful colors and love neutrals.

    Donna on April 3, 2014
  • I am both – depends on my mood at the time I purchase fabric. Right now I seem to be searching for serenity.

    Holly Smith on April 3, 2014
  • I am I guess a soft subtle quilter although I do like working with brights some times, And Really love working with reproduction fabrics. my favorite thread to use for appliqué is Aurifil as it blends in really well with my fabrics

    Kind regards
    Judy McBride

    —Judy McBride on April 3, 2014
  • I lean toward the bold and daring colors. They make me happy and brightens my day

    —Teresa in SD on April 3, 2014
  • "It depends." for my own home, I tend to go with subtle. For my grandkids, I tend to go bold, high-contrast, colorful.

    —Eileen K-M on April 3, 2014
  • I like the high contrast quilts. As I get to be a better quilter, I am using better material and threads. Books make me expand my skills, to I will be hoping to win them.

    —Deb G on April 3, 2014
  • I have recently discovered how valuable Aurifil thread is! Best thread to use on your sewing machine! I am amazed at how minimal the thread lint is. Such a "healthy" thread for all sewing machines! Just had to let you know how I feel!!!! Now, to the real question… I am more daring and bold but also have a soft and subtle side! Quilter of all trades!

    —Nancy S on April 3, 2014
  • I am fairly conservative with color but I have ventured & made a very bright Kaleidoscope quilt & it almost makes me spin. I absolutely love the neutrals, they are very rich in their own right.

    —Annette Mole on April 3, 2014
  • I switch between soft/subtle and daring/bold with different projects. I’ve never made a quilt using just neutrals. I love the examples you’ve shared on this post. Maybe a neutral quilt should be my next project!

    —Linda Webster on April 3, 2014
  • It all depends who its for. Baby quilts I like to keep it bright. My son’s quilt that I’m working on now is mostly neutrals. Now that Spring is here I’m thinking brights and bolds

    —Connie Rodriguez on April 3, 2014
  • While I recently made a monochrome quilt that I LOVE, I tend to prefer the bold and brightly colored quilts 🙂 And Aurifil is my absolute FAVORITE thread to use! Thanks for the opportunity to win this great giveaway!

    —Diane Dashevsky on April 3, 2014
  • I like bold color contrasts, but I liked Pat’s color schemes very much. I will have to put one of them on my bucket list. What color thread shall I choose?

    —Marilyn Koestler on April 3, 2014
  • COLOR!
    And more COLOR!!
    and… dare I say

    C O L O R 🙂

    —Deanne on April 3, 2014
  • Daring and bold.I love to sew with bright colors and would love some new threads to use with them.

    —Doris Benedict on April 3, 2014
  • I like the bright and bold quilts

    —Inda Olinger on April 3, 2014
  • I describe my quilts as interesting quilts; not beautiful quilts. When I found out late in life that my husband was part Cherokee I research Native American art and reproduced the art in quilt patches. Next I decided to do a quilt picturing the cattle brands of friends and families alternated with patches of western teamed machine embroidery patches. Then with a ton of input from my husband I did a quilt honoring the veterans in both our families. I had pictures and their unit patch printed on fabric. Also had one veteran dog, my husbands dog that served during WWII. Veterans especially like that quilt. All the rest of my creations,I’ve given away. When ever I show any of these quilts I get a lot of feedback. Makes all the work worth it.

    —Carol Moore on April 3, 2014
  • I tend to be "soft and subtle", but lately find myself becoming a little more "bold and daring". Change is good! I would love to win these awesome books and thread. Thanks for the opportunity!

    —Kathy Biciocchi on April 3, 2014
  • I’m pretty much soft and subtle. I love the neutrals and how the blends can make something so beautiful. I was just telling my quilting pal today that I think it is time to make my neutral quilt and she informed me, no we need more fabric. LOL a true quilting friend.

    Jeanne on April 3, 2014
  • Bold and daring, I love bright colors and my quilts usually stand out. My daughter (12) likes neutral colors. Don’t know where she came from???

    Robin on April 3, 2014
  • Thinking about the various quilts I’ve made, and the ones I see that attract me, I definitely go more for bold and daring quilts.

    —Vicki on April 3, 2014
  • This is a question that really makes me think lol. I can’t really say one way or the other – sometimes I am more subdued, so soft and subtle would fit; other times, I like to use high contrast and be bold. But sometimes I get caught in the selection process… I will choose colours/prints that look great together in yardage, but then once you cut them up and start putting them together? Well, let’s just say they looked really good together as yardage! LOL Value is something that I think I try to consider in choices, and I am getting better at it. Thank you for sharing Pat’s books with us, and for the opportunity to maybe add these to our quilting arsenal!

    —Carol J on April 3, 2014
  • I am more of a soft and subtle quilter.

    —Jill Hicks on April 3, 2014
  • I have always like the bright colors, then I finally got glasses. Now that I can see details at a distance the more subtle colors are appealing.

    —Crystal mills on April 3, 2014
  • For traditional quilts, I prefer soft and subtle colors, but for modern quilts, I choose bold and daring colors!

    —Vicki Sprain on April 3, 2014
  • Who needs black when there are so many fabulous brights! Though I secretly want to do a grey and white project.
    After such a long winter, it’s been fun to have wonderful colors to work with.

    —Tina on April 3, 2014
  • I love bold and daring colour and also appreciate the nuanced interplay of well chosen neutrals. It just depends on the day really.

    —Jody on April 3, 2014
  • I’m more of a soft and subtle, but like splashes of color.

    —Corinna Honer on April 3, 2014
  • I love color! But for myself – I tend toward neutrals & earthy tones.

    —Sara on April 3, 2014
  • I think that I would categorize myself as soft and subtle, but interestingly, most of the quilts I’ve done so far have been in the daring and bold category! I’m a new quilter and value and color placement has been something I’ve been pondering lately as it is so much harder than it looks. I would love those books (and the thread, of course!) Thanks for the giveaway!
    sarah@forrussia.org

    —Sarah on April 3, 2014
  • I find myself being bold and daring in picking out most fabrics. I am finding that as I get older and more experienced I am enjoying some of the more subtle shades. I still need help in choosing fabrics – hopefully I will get better at that!

    —Eileen on April 3, 2014
  • I would love either book. I like soft and subtle and both books would fit my style.

    —Julie Goedeke on April 3, 2014
  • I am drawn to colorful quilts, especially baby quilts,colors that make me smile.
    Would like to try a neutral colored quilt, nice and calming.

    —sue larame on April 3, 2014
  • I love working with all fabrics, but I do lean towards bright and bold it depends on who I am making the quilt for.

    —Julia on April 3, 2014
  • I tend to go for brights and rich colors, but the quilts in this book make we want to try some of them – absolutely gorgeous!

    —Rachel Holznienkemper on April 3, 2014
  • While I have made quilts falling under both categories, I think my work is primarily soft and subtle. When showing my finished work to a quilt class, a favorite teacher often observed that the room grew very quiet because my quilts were so calming.

    —JudyH on April 3, 2014
  • I like both daring and bold and the neutrals . I tend to bounce back and forth between the two. Love the books.

    —Rita in Iowa on April 3, 2014
  • I like bright colors, but since I am usually making gifts I chose colors I know the person getting the present will like!

    —Theresa Brooks on April 3, 2014
  • I have stash in both styles! I really try to match quilts to recipients.

    —Joan on April 3, 2014
  • I love to make all kinds of quilts, but the ones in this book are really knockouts. I would love to win nd the thread too!!

    —Deborah Taylor on April 3, 2014
  • I can honestly say I am bold and darling BUT then I saw the Back-Porch Basket Pillow and La Belle Fleur Bed Runner and have some neutral projects in my future!!! Love, Love, Love them!

    —Norahann on April 3, 2014
  • I tend to do soft and subtle. With variegated thread. Would love to have the confidence to do bold and beautiful

    Lucinda Collins on April 3, 2014
  • I would say I normally go with soft and subtle, but I am venturing into more bold fabrics.

    —Vicki H on April 3, 2014
  • Daring and bold

    —Barbara on April 3, 2014
  • Quilts for myself tend to be soft and subtle. Quilts for the kids are made more bold. Thanks for the giveaway.

    —Sandy K on April 3, 2014
  • I would say when making quilts for my house it is soft and supple, but I make more of the charity quilts and they go to seniors and ill children so those are Bold and daring..

    —bonnie on April 3, 2014
  • I love earthtones. I’m always looking at tone on tones in beiges and
    the like. I need to get out of my box.
    LaNelda on April 3, 2014

    —lanelda george on April 3, 2014
  • For myself…DARING AND BOLD. but most of the time for others I take the subtle avenue

    —Lawana Whaley on April 3, 2014
  • I use a lot of bright bold colors in my quilts, but would love to try some neutrals. Pat’s books would be a great way to expand my quilting palette.

    —Bonnie on April 3, 2014
  • Neither bold or very neutral. I lean toward contrast in color and intensity.

    —Janet on April 3, 2014
  • I love high contrast colors but the neutrals are very relaxing. I would love this bood. The basket quilt is great!

    —Randi Hodson on April 3, 2014
  • I mostly go for subtle colors but have been wanting to try more brights lately.

    —Kathy h on April 3, 2014
  • When I think of quilts I think of winter…warm….and comfy…..so most of my quilts are designed in winter dark colors….fleece is awesome to work with…..and patchwork patterns for the old comfy look….

    —Darlene Krystal on April 3, 2014
  • I tend to use soft and subtle fabrics in the quilts that I make. But,
    once in a while I get a wild moment and go bold and striking.

    —Donna Street on April 3, 2014
  • My favorites are ‘unusual’ color combos (some might say ‘bold’; often solids instead of prints) used in patterns that I’ve altered to make a quilt unique and truly my own.

    —Marty on April 3, 2014
  • I cannot believe how wonderful those neutrals look! I love earth tones and muted colors but I certainly find it difficult when making quilts that call for a range of one color or depth of color, etc. I need a lot of help in this area and this book looks like it explains a lot! Would love to win this.

    —Helen Bowie on April 3, 2014
  • I do both kinds of quilts, but more of the bold and daring. Trying some very nontraditional piecing.

    —Kim Rhody on April 3, 2014
  • I need to make a quilt in neutrals — I tend to go for bright colors!

    —Betty in NJ on April 3, 2014
  • I am a soft and subtle quilter. Although when I am making a quilt for friends, if they like bright colors, I usually make a bold and daring quilt for them.

    —Ellen on April 3, 2014
  • I really love the look of the book Knockout Neutrals. And Aurfil thread is the best piecing thread I have ever used. I am normally a bold fabric buyer but seeing the quilts in this book it makes me want to run out and buy neutrals.

    —Janis Taylor on April 3, 2014
  • I would say I am daring and bold. I have made pastel quilts but always give them away. I love the large bold fabrics and solid kona cottons, the bolder and brighter the better but also like neutrals very much.

    —Cindy on April 3, 2014
  • I love both it depends who I have in mind for the quilt .

    —Jo Anne on April 3, 2014
  • I never realized I was a "neutral" quilter, but definitely subtle. These books would fit me to a "T".

    —Brenda J on April 3, 2014
  • Can I be both? Laughing, I move back and forth – one month I’m working on a Kaffe Fassett color palette, the next month I’m working on pale neutrals in soft grey and blue, the next month earth tones…and on and on.

    —Stacey on April 3, 2014
  • In the quilts I’ve made my granddaughters bright bright would be there chose. I have a grandson and I’m thinking I’ll get a break. I have found that I do love color, but would love to make something neutral once in a while.

    —Kathy Spruill on April 3, 2014
  • I would consider myself "subtle"…but I am trying to step "out of my box" and do quilts more bold colors!

    —Diane on April 3, 2014
  • Since my granddaugter was born 7 years ago I tend towards bright and bold colours. Thanks for the chance to win this awesome giveaway.

    —Sharon Bourque on April 3, 2014
  • I’m usually a bold and brights person, but wow, I really like the J’Adore, Arboretum, and La Belle Fleur from Knockout Neutrals, and White Chocolate, Going My Way, and Scrappy Nines from Spotlight on Neutrals. I am really impressed by them and surprised that the neutrals make such an amazingly impactful design.

    —A-Lo on April 3, 2014
  • As a new quilter, everyday is a learning day. I love to add to my stash and this would be a great addition.

    BettyLynn Milligan on April 3, 2014
  • I really like the neutrals, my favorite color is brown!

    —Sunnie on April 3, 2014
  • Both, depends on the project.

    —Lisa Timmer on April 3, 2014
  • I tend on going towards bold. Love the book! The quilts are beautiful!

    —Patti in WI on April 3, 2014
  • I am not terribly bold, but every so often I break out of my traditional mould, and make a modern quilt-"strip twist" was one of them, and I liked it so much, I taught it to my granddaughter. I think that I like traditional quilts the best, with lots of hand stitching.

    Gail G on April 3, 2014
  • I love color, all colors. Even when I try to stay toned down, I just can’t help myself, I have to add a dash or two of bright color. I do love the black, tan and grey quilts you are showing. All of the quilts are beautiful.

    Sandy Farmer on April 3, 2014
  • It’s usually daring and bold.

    —Tesuque on April 3, 2014
  • I like both but do more daring and bold

    Mary Gobble on April 3, 2014
  • Neutral for me; bold and bright for kids and grandkids…

    —Boo on April 3, 2014
  • Daring and bold mostly but of course I have neutrals in my stash 🙂

    —Missy on April 3, 2014
  • I love bright colors and bold patterns. I often use brights with black backgrounds to make the colors really pop.

    Frances T on April 3, 2014
  • Hi. I think I am "soft and subtle". I have only made a couple of quilts so far and they have been relatively tame. BUT with each quilt I am getting braver with colours and designs so eventually I will get to bold. I love quilting because I can play with a rainbow and it ends up in my quilt. 🙂

    —Donna Miller on April 3, 2014
  • Soft and subtle most of the time. Have had moments of daring and bold! 🙂

    —Priscila Brine on April 3, 2014
  • Kind of daring for sure.

    Kathi on April 3, 2014
  • I like clear colors, mostly jewel-like tones, but the colors have to fit the quilt and the person I’m making it for!

    —The Quilted Dog on April 3, 2014
  • I am a "soft and subtle" quilter. This book is wonderful and would love to have it and know it would get used a lot.

    —Donna W on April 3, 2014
  • I love the vintage styles my grandmother used to make but I have fallen in love with these neutrals!

    —Eileen B on April 3, 2014
  • Oh I am a little of all of it! I think it’s spring so now into the subtle, but just let summer come and I’ll try a little bold!

    —Kathy on April 3, 2014
  • I have always leaned more toward soft & subtle, but am "coming out of my shell" and using bolder colors/prints.

    —Michele on April 3, 2014
  • I’d say I tend towards soft and subtle, but love color too!

    —Kathy W on April 3, 2014
  • I prefer daring and bold. I love all the color.

    —CarolAnn H on April 3, 2014
  • I love it all but lean towards soft and neutrals. Would love to have the book to explore as there are so many options and ideas there. Would love to win the thread – does anyone ever have enough… 🙂

    —Beverly on April 3, 2014
  • I make my choice of color for the person I am making it for

    elr on April 3, 2014
  • When I read the question, I answered "soft and subtle." I looked at my fabric, there are some really wild and bold reds, oranges…I now need to say I am BOTH. I like various values and colors.

    —carol on April 3, 2014
  • Yes! Yes, I am the bold and bright, but in the same breath I am subtle and neutral. I am a bright color person, but challenge myself to do something just the opposite from time to time.

    —WyoDi on April 3, 2014
  • I’d have to say daring and bold. I have sometimes started out with soft and subtle, but seem to add the daring and bold regardless. I can’t seem to stop myself!

    —Marion on April 3, 2014
  • Soft and subtle, love it!

    —Nancy D on April 3, 2014
  • Bold, absolutely!

    —Sue G on April 3, 2014
  • Daring and BOLD that is my style! Love that bright aurifil thread. It would look great on my bright wedding ring quilt. Thanks for the contest.

    —Vickie VanDyken on April 3, 2014
  • I love them all!! Bright, bold, neutral, dark, light. All of these quilts shown are absolutely beautiful. Would love to win the books and the thread. I think the books would be great inspiration for me being a new quilter. Thanks for the opportunity to comment and enter the giveaway.

    —Patsy Wilkerson on April 3, 2014
  • My friends and family would say daring and bold , but secret be told, my first quilt was subtle and still brings a smile to my face.

    —Susan B on April 3, 2014
  • I love "daring and bold" because I like vibrant colors. I LOVE batiks.

    —Rosemary on April 3, 2014
  • I’m pretty much both. I’m not fond of pastels as a whole but have mixed them when needed get the right look. I think I am mostly a bold color quilter. I especially love working with Batiks. Can’t beat the wonderful colors.

    —Barbara Dolan on April 3, 2014
  • I love working with both, if it was a quilt for me it would be neutrals.
    I have only finished 2 quilts, one black and white and one was the McCall’s quilt along. I have about 4 WIPs for granddaughters, so they are very colorful. 🙂
    craftyccain@gmail.com

    —Connie Cain on April 3, 2014
  • I am a bold and daring color person. Even in my stash I have very little neutrals and they are for making my bold and bright fabrics stand out and sing.

    —Sandy H on April 3, 2014
  • I am definitely soft and subtle. I love old comfy quilts in soft worn colors.

    —Kathy Davis on April 3, 2014
  • I LovE BotH soft And Bold And Sometimes I Even Go NeutRal. I Don’T Know Why I AM Getting Extra Capital LettRs. Will Stop!

    —Domaris Foss on April 3, 2014
  • Bold & bright!

    —Cheryl Rink on April 3, 2014
  • I lean towards soft colors, but I tend to make bold bright quilts……….I like them both!

    —Mary Messersmith on April 3, 2014
  • I have always loved the bright bold colors and fabrics of Kaffe Fassett; but, I am so loving the look of the new modern quilts. I will definitely use some of the soft, subtle colors and fabrics in a quilt or two…..maybe even three.

    —LaVerne Mullane on April 3, 2014
  • Always been "soft and subtle" but I’m trying to break free in my old age & become more "daring and bold"!

    —Cynthia W on April 3, 2014
  • If I had to pick, I’m a daring n bold quilter:D

    —M on April 3, 2014
  • I do both tues of quilting,just depends on my mood or who the quilt is for!!! Both are beautiful!!!!

    —LaTrelle on April 3, 2014
  • I am naturally drawn to soft and subtle, but I am attempting broaden my horizons and work with bolder colors.

    Monica Sisk on April 3, 2014
  • When I look at my stash, it seems pretty obvious that I am drawn to the bright and bold. I like both the "hots" and "cools" so I have a hard time accumulating more neutral colors. As a child of 10 or so, my favorite color combinations were purples and greens. Here over 50 years later, that color choice is still strong!

    —Terry H on April 3, 2014
  • I tend to be drawn more to the bold quilts.

    —Yolanda Robinson on April 3, 2014
  • I now tend toward the bright and bold colors for my quilts, although I began quilting with the Thimbleberry fabrics. I would like to try the Japanese style neutral designs, however.

    —Roberta Kennedy on April 3, 2014
  • I’d say I’m daring and bold. I like to try new techniques and color combinations when I create a new quilt top.

    kbo on April 3, 2014
  • I think I’m a little bit of both. But I do like mostly fabric that is bright and makes me happy.

    —Kathleen Lambert on April 3, 2014
  • I love the Knockout Neutrals and Spotlight on Neutrals even though I’m generally a quilter of daring and bold. I plan to make a couple of neutral quilts for the men in my life. I can’t wait to enjoy those neutral tones just as much!

    —Janet in ND on April 3, 2014
  • Bright and bold for me. I love solids and what you can do. Neutrals are just not that impressive, unless you really use tones that are at the opposite end of the spectrum.

    —S davis on April 3, 2014
  • I’ve been looking for a book that would help me learn color value and this looks like it’s the one for me!! The beautiful thread would be a huge bonus!! Thank for the chance to win!!!

    —J Simon on April 3, 2014
  • I am a soft and subtle quilter. The book looks filled with beautiful ideas!

    Susie on April 3, 2014
  • I love the neutrals, but cannot say that I stay with only neutral or bold. I fell in love with a few quilts in Spotlight on Neutrals and hope to make one this year. But, I keep getting side tracked with using my stash.
    Then, I have never done a black and white quilt, maybe I should go that way. I have a black, white and gray floral which will need a good range of values to work. Maybe this new book would be the boost to go for it. I would love the to win Knockout Neutrals to, wait for it………
    Knock out more of my stash. Sorry, couldn’t resist.

    —Janet Hashberger on April 3, 2014
  • Daring and bold.

    —Debbie H on April 3, 2014
  • I love both, so when it comes to being a quilter, I guess i have a split personality! 🙂

    —Lou Wotzke on April 3, 2014
  • I’m a little bit of both but mostly bold and daring. I do like soft and pastels every so often. I think if I were to only use one type of color or one tone of colors I would get bored.

    —Jackie Wisherd on April 3, 2014
  • So glad you will be giving away both books as there were so many quilts I liked in both books. Will be hard to buy only one. What a wonderful giveaway. Thank you for letting us take part in this. Anne

    —Anne Shelbaer on April 3, 2014
  • I am from a family of color blind men so the brighter and bolder the better My dad only saw fire engine red and shades of grey. I love bright bold colors and have never thought of neutrals. The quilts in neutrals are simply lovely. I will need to try neutrals. Thank you for the inspiration.

    —jo on April 3, 2014
  • I love ’em all, but CW repros the best.

    —Joan Jakubowski on April 3, 2014
  • I love bright bold colors most of the time. There are some exceptions. I must say the first time using your thread was wonderful. The look they create is absolutely fabulous and the thread sews with less problems. The best thread made in my opinion. Keep up the good work.

    —Carroll Robison on April 3, 2014
  • I like one-color-family and two-color-family quilts, all kinds of tone and value of a choosen color, bright or neutral depends on the receiver, both the books and the thread also are calling my name
    thanks for this give-away

    —Jo T. on April 3, 2014
  • I seem to like variety. My first quilting material purchase was Laura Ashley hex packs, in pastels. The first quilt I actually finished was bright batiks with black sashing. I like pastels and brights and enjoy the additional pop with a black with brights or white with darks.

    —Karen on April 3, 2014
  • I love soft and subtle but have done both. I love working with color and values, and putting fabrics together. Love to keep learning.

    —Elaine Bryksa on April 3, 2014
  • I am definitely daring and bold – not keen on wishy washy colour schemes. It depends really on who the quilt is for – what they like – I make for the person and their taste not necessarily mine. My true favourite is scrappy and bright.
    Pauline

    —Pauline on April 3, 2014
  • My style depends on who the quilt is for and what they like. I have had my eye on spotlight on neutrals for a while and would love to win a copy.

    —Jen B on April 3, 2014
  • I am using so old thread, would love to try the bright new colors add pizzazz to my quilts presently working on denim /flannel back quilt number 5 made one for each grand child for graduation always embroider on the denim side name grad date school name star sign birth flower so need color to snap it up thanks

    —Carmen E on April 3, 2014
  • The quilt I’m working on at the moment is definitely "bold and daring" – an Amish style half square triangle quilt using complementary colors…in the past I’ve also made "soft and subtle" quilts.

    —Linda Fleming on April 3, 2014
  • I’ve always gone with the soft colors because I’m scared to pick bold ones! Her books look like a wonderful tool.

    —Terri C on April 3, 2014
  • I can do either, and love using subtle neutrals as background for big, bold applique!

    Rita Goshorn on April 3, 2014
  • What are my color choices? I choose the brightest of the brights and any happy colors. I see friends getting their sunglasses on for show and tell. My quilts are happy!

    —Sherry on April 3, 2014
  • I’m color blind so my choice is to be daring & bold which sometimes breaks quilting rules!

    —David on April 3, 2014
  • My quilting "formula" is to use several contrasting fabrics, and at least one subtle print fabric that mirrors a main color. I have used some surprising color combinations, and was pleased with the results.

    —Joanne Lenigan on April 3, 2014
  • Daring and Bold! But getting ideas from these neutral fabrics…time to play with values! !!

    —Melody Lutz on April 3, 2014
  • I am not soft, subtle, daring or bold in my fabric choices. I think I just may be a little different. 😉 Anyway, would love to win a copy of this gorgeous book

    vicki on April 3, 2014
  • I’m usually a bright and bold girl. I’m in the middle of a civil war quilt with a neutral taupe and all the brightest oranges, purples, green, blues, yellows and pinks I could find. So excited. But my next project in cream, soft yellow and grey. All I know for sure is that I would never sew without AURIFIL. Simply the best!

    —Natalie Mieremet on April 3, 2014
  • Hi after listening to Pat’s video, I was surprised to discover that I am daring and bold, great to understand this, thank you Happy Sewing Jenny

    —Jenny Gibson on April 3, 2014
  • I do both but I love bold colors.

    —Saskia von Sivers on April 3, 2014
  • Well it totally depends on what I’m making and who it is for. For instance a baby quilt may be a soft neutral or pastel color and a quilt for someone else is bold. I try not to limit myself to either. I do however find myself drawn to red and whites and black white and grey at the moment. 🙂

    —Paige Gonzalez on April 3, 2014
  • I have been using soft pastels but I think I will be brave and start with bolder colours.

    —anna on April 3, 2014
  • Love quilts as they all seem to have a beauty of their own.

    —mararet on April 3, 2014
  • I love to make scrappy quilts. Love soft florals. Good way to use up my fat quarters. I have been quilting for 2 1/2 years and just love it.

    —Maureen Frost on April 3, 2014
  • I tend to use both but the bright and bold are my favorites.

    —Patricia Price on April 3, 2014
  • I am new to quilting. Made my first quilt for my Father-in-law who is a military veteran over a year’s time. I learned a lot!!! This quilt was what I call subdued R-W-B tones but I prefer bright colors. Never again will I work so long and hard on a quilt that doesn’t make me smile.

    —Lori M. on April 4, 2014
  • My quilts are bold. I love bright colors — tropical hues in particular. Batiks are my favorite fabrics for sure.

    —Evelyn on April 4, 2014
  • I guess I’m a combination… Some projects I go for the gold and be all bold… And others, soft is the style. Just love to sew and create and especially love Aurifil threads! Thanks for the early celebration!

    —Karen Miller on April 4, 2014
  • I still have left to dare to start making a quilt! But I think it is coming closer, I love the inspiration I get on social medias!

    Janne Ellingsen on April 4, 2014
  • For me I like neutral because of my floor.When I sew batiks I love combinate colors.I take the 2 options.I always sew with auriculares because thread is very strong.

    —els on April 4, 2014
  • I do love colors in quilts but they have to pop. Other quilts are awesome with blended colors. I guess it all depends. I did just do a neutrals quilt with grays, tans, creams and golds for my brother and sister in law’s 50th wedding anniversary last year. It turned out absolutely elegant. I added a gold satin 1/4″ faux piping inside the binding to tie in the gold theme of their 50th. But I gave it away! Even my husband said it was elegant. I am finding myself drawn more and more to neutrals in more and more quilts. I already have a copy of Pat’s "Spotlight On Neutrals" and have so many favorites in that book. Knock Out neutrals is definitely on my wish list. Awesome projects.

    —Sylvia Bryan on April 4, 2014
  • soft and subtle and a newbie to quilting..

    —Vicki Kleiner on April 4, 2014
  • Sono tutti belli e dipende molto dal Quilt…di solito amo i colori brillanti e sui toni dei colori freddi dagli azzurri ai verdi. Translation: They are all beautiful and really depends on the Quilt … usually I love the bright colors and shades of cool colors from blue to green.

    —Flavia on April 4, 2014
  • Neutrals definitely make a statement in another way! So much inspiration all around, I need to try quilting.

    —Debbie on April 4, 2014
  • For myself, I like muted or soft colors. Otherwise it depends on who the quilt is for. I’ve been wanting to try a neutral quilt.

    —Barb Colvin on April 4, 2014
  • I think I must be bold. There’s always a lot of contrast in my quilts.

    —Allison Evrard on April 4, 2014
  • Oh my gosh! Are these quilts beautiful. She has learned out to make these neutrals sparkle. I love the backporch pillow.

    Paula K.

    —Paula on April 4, 2014
  • I am a soft and subtle ‘neutral’ quilter.

    —Catherine Lemanski on April 4, 2014
  • I usually go bold! But I am loving the soft ones!!

    —Karen Madon on April 4, 2014
  • I like soft and neutrals with a bite of color!

    —Margaret Shaw on April 4, 2014
  • I think I would have to go with daring and bold because I liked the black/white combined with the brown/tan neutrals the most in the quilts that were shown. But I have to say Haven Stone is my favorite in the quilts shown. Thanks for the chance to win these great gifts.

    —DebV on April 4, 2014
  • I lean toward the bolder, brighter side.

    Connie on April 4, 2014
  • Bold and bright all the wayI thanks!

    —Diana Williams on April 4, 2014
  • I love the soft and subtle look, and Aurifil threads.

    —Judy on April 4, 2014
  • I love bold and bright but keep trying to tone myself down by stashing the soft and subtle.

    —Nancy R on April 4, 2014
  • I’m a daring and bold kind of girl although I’m working up to doing a more subtle neutrals quilt. My palette is changing a bit to include some of those.

    —Marilyn in Alberta on April 4, 2014
  • This was an eye-opener for me. I would never have considered so little color. I am a scrappy quilter, and begin with what is ‘at hand’…..but now: I will plan a neutral quilt. Thanks so much for bringing this to our attention.

    Irene Krall on April 4, 2014
  • I am definitely a Bold and Daring quilter. I ALWAYS choose at least one bright and contrasting color for all my quilts. Often others question my choices in fabric, telling me it wont work. What an awesome surprise when my quilts turn out so good and have others tell me they were wrong.

    —Lori on April 4, 2014
  • Typically I am daring and bold, but have gained an appreciation of the subtle hues over the past couple of months. I am preparing myself to go against my grain & try some subtle value quilting.

    —Chriss on April 4, 2014
  • I love subtle colors with a splash of bold. This is a "huge" opportunity to make that quilting project a masterpiece and an opportunity to use a product I’ve never used before.

    —Dianne R on April 4, 2014
  • Mostly BOLD and DARING when it comes to color!

    —Madeline Trainor on April 4, 2014
  • I like bold & bright especially for kids quilts, have made all. Kinds in the past.

    —Kathy on April 4, 2014
  • I am old fashion and love the soft and subtle colors with old fashion patterns.

    —Jo Ann Cherry on April 4, 2014
  • I love bright colors. But your pictures show some beautiful neutal colors also.

    —Shirley Burnham on April 4, 2014
  • I tend to use a lot of color in my quilts but can see myself giving a neutral quilt a try.

    —Ardith on April 4, 2014
  • I usually wind up making bold quilts but would love to make a neutrals quilt.

    —Pat D on April 4, 2014
  • when I’m surrounded by a soft and subtle colored quilt, I sleep like a contented baby so I gravitate towards those colors for all my quilts.

    —Susan on April 4, 2014
  • I’m a brand new quilter, but am gravitating to bold colors with plenty of neutral or negative space. The fresh, modern style really appeals to me!

    —Kelly B on April 4, 2014
  • I think I am in the middle, not to dull but not to bright. Thanks for the giveaway.

    —Diana Collins on April 4, 2014
  • Tough question. I like both the bright and bold colors, but then the soft neutrals draw me toward them. A lot depends on why and who I’m making the quilt for.

    —Debbie Smith on April 4, 2014
  • Definitely daring and bold but I’m always open to trying something new!

    —June Robertson on April 4, 2014
  • I love the neutrals, but also the bold and brights. Right now our guild is beginning our challenge and the paint strip I was given is "taupes." I think I have it planned, but of course, once I begin the quilt takes over and comes out like it wants to.

    —Janet on April 4, 2014
  • I am definitely a daring and bold quilter and have been working up to trying neutrals in a small quilt so this books would give me the inspiration to try one.

    —Lynda Nunez on April 4, 2014
  • Just like my personality…I’m daring and bold in my color choices for my quilts! I’m teaching my husband to quilt and would you know it…he loves the subtle neutrals. Go figure. I do have to say, I love Pat’s quilts.

    —Susie Furgason on April 4, 2014
  • The beauty & thrill of quilting is that we have endless options & variety!! I used to stick with mostly earth tones but now find it fun to mix it all up – brights, neutrals, scrappy, seasonal. Nature inspires me – you can see both blended neutrals & bright contrast and both are beautiful!!!

    —Judi on April 4, 2014
  • I find I like to do a little of everything. It all depends on what is calling to me from the pattern or what I am currently seeing in fabric

    —Sue on April 4, 2014
  • I’m a traditional piecer but love to experiment with value!

    —Claire on April 4, 2014
  • I am a bold color person. My quilt may be a traditional pattern but made using bold fabric colors. I love bright colors spools of Aurifil thread. The spools are the jewels of my sewing room

    —Cindy B on April 4, 2014
  • I love colorful vintage looking quilts but I find that neutral or muted colors are easier to decorate with at least for my home.

    —Donna H. on April 4, 2014
  • prefer to make scrap quilts. I often use blue and I like to match colours.

    —Agnes on April 4, 2014
  • I am definitely a colour person. My latest quilt is medium to dark jewel tones on a basic black background.

    —kelly patchett on April 4, 2014
  • I usually do brights, but this would be cool to experiment more with value!

    Denny on April 4, 2014
  • I’d say I was daring and bold but I’m also soft and subtle at times! Nothing wrong with a bit of both!

    mary on April 4, 2014
  • I go both ways depending on my mood, and the fabric that screams ‘buy me!’ the loudest when I’m in the quilt shop. I do love the modern look and neutrals are so perfectly suited to that style that I find myself adding more subtle tans and teals and corals to my collection. Thanks for the giveaway, and for introducing me to your books.

    Susan Entwistle on April 4, 2014
  • I’m an "as the mood strikes" woman! I’ve done daring and bold and I’ve done neutrals, and combos thereof. In hand-dyeing, I find that I love the challenge of producing interesting neutrals as well–they’re harder to create than the daring and bold in that world. but in my quilting, I really enjoy using both!

    Sandy H on April 4, 2014
  • I love lots of bright colours, so I would say I am daring and bold!

    Gerri Richards on April 4, 2014
  • I tend towards bold fabrics, but am now leaning towards pastels for baby quilts.

    —Trina in Seattle on April 4, 2014
  • I love bold and daring!

    —Melissa Pagliai on April 4, 2014
  • Definitely Daring and Bold!! I love bright bold colors and anything with green!

    Lisa on April 4, 2014
  • Would love to learn how to use neutrals better. These quilts are amazing and I see a new quilt beginning soon.
    Jan

    —Janet on April 4, 2014
  • As a fairly new quilter, I have not yet developed a style or a preference, I like what I like and so far there is not much I don’t care for. I appreciate subtle and bold and love great use of colour. Thanks for the opportunity.

    —Michelle on April 4, 2014
  • I love Neutrals. In my quilt, I always included them not as a background, but a stand out color on itself. I don’t think I can make a quilt without it. I am more of a Fall color gals.

    —Elinor Forguson on April 4, 2014
  • Creo que soy audaz, ya que hace poco que empecé a incursionar en el patchwork, pero me interesa seguir aprendiendo

    Translation: I think I’m bold, since just recently I started to dabble in the patchwork, but I want to keep learning

    —alicia on April 4, 2014
  • I enjoy both colorways. Sometimes I’m in a neutral mood and enjoy the subtle color changes that are so gentle on the eye and heart … and other times I enjoy a bold splash of color that awakens the soul.

    —Karen on April 4, 2014
  • I have changed from soft and subtle to daring and bold….over many years!
    Thanks

    —Deborah on April 4, 2014
  • I enjoy the soft and subtle look. It gives me the feel of nature. The neutrals used in the quilts shared are wonderful. Thanks for the wonderful ideas and comforting appearances!

    —Pam Blake on April 4, 2014
  • I am a soft and subtle quilter and I love Pat Wys patterns! But when it comes to my sons, grandchildren and my husband, the wilder the merrier and my design board shakes, rattles and rolls with all the colors it has worn these past few years!

    —Janey on April 4, 2014
  • My color choice, whether bold or subtle, depends on the quilt, the season, and is based more on the recipient. If it’s for me though, I prefer the jewel tones in shades of turquoise and purple.

    —Jan on April 4, 2014
  • I do a mix–often bold and daring, but love some subtle combinations, like pale teals and greys.

    Renee on April 4, 2014
  • I’m like the Amish women, subtle colors in my clothes and bright, perky, stand-out colors in my quilts that go to children at David’s House, police cruiser quilts, and the Child Advocacy Center.

    —Sarah Silk on April 4, 2014
  • I love bold bright colors, but these neutrals are definitely something I’d like to try!

    —jane d on April 4, 2014
  • Daring and Bold but some soft and subtle really appeal to me. I’ve had enough quilts end up just "muddy" – without sufficient contrast – to appreciate the idea that a neutral quilt can be instructional. There were many quilts from the Neutral books that I’d love to make.

    —Karen Falvey on April 4, 2014
  • Love the look of the contrast in the black neutrals. Wonderful quilts!

    —Margaret on April 4, 2014
  • I’m probably more of a soft and subtle kind of quilter. However I like to be bold once in a while. I love Pat’s patterns. Thanks so much for a chance to win. Hugs

    Cathy on April 4, 2014
  • I always thought I was a pastel person, but have recently discovered brights and I love them. Even MORE recently I have discovered neutrals and have another love! Okay…I just love ALL types of quilts and colors! Thanks for the chance to win!

    Linda Pawlak on April 4, 2014
  • I enjoy both I love colour in quilts. However I think
    the right neutrals are important as they make colours pop
    and give the eyes someplace to rest.

    —Kerry on April 4, 2014
  • I usually go for the softer colors, but every once in a while, I am tempted by the bright, bold colors! I love, love, Aurufil thread.

    Sharon Fitzgerald on April 4, 2014
  • I’m really not into the bold fabrics they make now. I love neutrals!

    —Brenda Hulsey on April 4, 2014
  • I’m like a magpie when it comes to those bold colors. They just leap out of my fabric collection saying "Pick me, pick me"! Having said that, I always design in grey scale or sepia tones to see the value/contrast. I bet it will take some real discipline to actually make a quilt out of those gorgeous neutral grey, sepia, tan, B&W fabrics I keep collecting.

    —Coco on April 4, 2014
  • I’m actually a little bit of both. I like trying different things… But I do love Aurifil and color!… And I would love to win all that beautiful thread! And those great books!

    —Margaret Mead on April 4, 2014
  • Becoming much more daring and bold as time goes on 🙂

    —Kit Little on April 4, 2014
  • I straddle the fence. My love is Civil War fabric….but red is my favorite color. I guess I’m blended with an occasional pop of red.

    —Judy Purcell on April 4, 2014
  • I love colors, but I wouldn’t call myself a bold quilter, I am doing a solids only quilt right now and then next I am working on a cream and grey quilt, would love to win Pat Wys books and Aurifil thread is awesome!

    —Mara on April 4, 2014
  • Color, Color, Color!

    —Karla Bird on April 4, 2014
  • Mother nature colors (soft and subtle) are my favorite. I also tend to use bold and daring for children’s quilts.

    —Rosalind Gutierrez on April 4, 2014
  • I would say subtle. I love the cival war fabrics and the Amish fabrics and the country colors found in Thimbleberries and Kansas Troubles and others like them.Also 1930’s. I am more a traditional style quilter and when I make things to wear and for my home. Two of my daughters like the bold and daring.My other daughter is more like me but also likes the contemporary designs she sees.

    —robin on April 4, 2014
  • I love bold and daring colors in my quilts.

    Gabrielle on April 4, 2014
  • I get inspired at the quilt shop, when a bolt of fabric just pops out to me. It can be a bold and daring color or pattern or a soft and subtle color or pattern. That’s the basis of where l start. I have seen a quilt done in neutrals and was gorgeous…my next quilt l would love to do in just neutral colors – it would be stunning.

    —Anne on April 4, 2014
  • When quilting for myself, I tend to be more subtle, but when someone else wants bright and colorful, I give them bright and colorful!

    —Karen O'Connell on April 4, 2014
  • I am definitely soft and subtle. Although I do try when making gifts for friends and family to utilize colors that suite their personality. With that said, I do go outside my comfort zone at times. I would love to have copies of her books. The projects look fun and I love how she uses color

    —Tammy on April 4, 2014
  • When I started quilting, I was very timid about color but now I feel the more the better and brighter is always the best choice. My husband attributes this change to the cataracts that I have developed. I think I am just more open to the possibilities of life!

    Mary Ellen Fleschner on April 4, 2014
  • I make all types of quilts. It’s according to who I’m making it for.
    Personally, I usually make the more neutral quilts for myself, only because it suites my house more. But for the kids, I go wild. Those are really fun to make. The quilt pictures in your post are beautiful.
    And who doesn’t love Aurifil thread?

    —Paddy Eastman on April 4, 2014
  • Daring and Bold. Sometimes when I see a new soft collection, I have to have it. It would be fun to try a neutral quilt for a change.

    —Marsha Nelson on April 4, 2014
  • I usually make bright, bold colored quilts but recently I tried a monochrome Log Cabin design that I truly love. I would like to use more neutral colors but am stuck for ideas. I NEED this book.

    Donna Pitts on April 4, 2014
  • I love color, but appreciate the subtle, soft neutral colors as well. I already purchased the book Knockout Neutrals and it is amazing! Would love to make all of the quilts in this beautiful new quilting book.

    —Darlene L on April 4, 2014
  • I love, love, love color! Nothing is too bright or bold for me. But throw some neutrals in with the bold and it is amazing. And….Aurifil is the only thread I use. Will not use anything else ever!

    Pam on April 4, 2014
  • I have done whimsical children’s quilts and holiday quilts so daring and bold, but I am inspired now to try a soft and subtle one for my neutral bedroom.

    —Linda Louise on April 4, 2014
  • I lean towards soft and subtle and like to use neutrals with just a surprising pop of color.

    —Regina Harris on April 4, 2014
  • I’m going with daring and bold, although I can be subtle in a pinch!

    —Laurel on April 4, 2014
  • for sure, bold

    —debbie pete on April 4, 2014
  • I have always loved neutrals. But there are times when daring and bold are fun to play with.

    —Elizabeth Phinder on April 4, 2014
  • I like soft and subtle, but also bright and bold also. I can flip both ways. I love cream, black and red the most in quilts. I love many of the quilts in the book!

    —Patty Ojeda on April 4, 2014
  • Guess I’d say I’m "bold and daring," because so many times when I see a pattern I like or even get started into my quilt project, I start "tweking the layout or changing" how I put the quilt together. A few years ago, I made a full scale American Flag (80″x110″)using bandana flannels in red and blue prints, with basic white and completely "ragged" it out. I just about have to keep it under lock and key because so many people want it. Our son was serving in the middle east at the time and it was stitched with a lot of prayers, tears and joy because he came home to his wife and family with minimal injuries.

    Jeanne on April 4, 2014
  • I prefer bold and colorful, but I want to make a quilt for my nephew and his wife. I’ve not found something I would like to work on because their choices are neutral. Now I can get excited about a quilt for them. Pat Wys’ books show wonderful surprises.

    —Mary on April 4, 2014
  • I have recently switched to BOLD prints, but after looking at the neutrals in the recent post, I think I am HOOKED! They are amazing. Thanks for the "heads-up" on a new way to look at the world.

    Mary Reed

    —Mary Reed on April 4, 2014
  • I can go both sides, but I like more soft and subtle

    Jessibeth Vicenty on April 4, 2014
  • I love daring and bold but seem to make a lot soft and subtle. What a great giveaway! The video was great!

    Elizabeth Johnson on April 4, 2014
  • I am soft and subtle, sometimes bold with children’s quilts. Thanks for your tips and giveaways.

    —Sandra Aiken on April 4, 2014
  • The older I get, the brighter & bolder the colors get that I use! Perhaps it is that I’m more adventurous now that I’m older & am not so afraid to try new things! LOVE…LOVE…Aurifil thread!! These books look amazing! Thanks for the chance to win!

    —Janet Frank on April 4, 2014
  • The fun of quilting is it can speak to every mood I am in when I pick out a project. I also love to buy a kit that someone else has picked the colors as it helps get me out of the same old same old. When I am really stressed and need to slow down I do go toward neutrals.

    Loretta Swan on April 4, 2014
  • I am definitely a daring and bold person! That is my love whether it be in neutrals or in colors. Lots of pop and zing and eye catching going on. But I do have to admit that the softer, subtler version definitely has its place. I used to work in the interior design field and depending on the look one is going for in a room soft and subtle can be just as beautiful.

    —Irene Quednow on April 4, 2014
  • I like bold, bright colors. I also like pastel colors, such as 30s prints. I don’t think I can be categorized into any one particular quilter. Thank you for your give away.

    —Linda on April 4, 2014
  • Love colors, brights, jewels and yet I am drawn also to neutrals and want to play more there!!

    —Jane Prestidge on April 4, 2014
  • I love bright and bold–and brighter and bolder!

    —Carol Salisbury on April 4, 2014
  • I am definitely soft and subtle

    —Nicola B on April 4, 2014
  • I love variegated threads and holds and brights! Time and place but really that can be almost all of the time 🙂 haha! Thanks for such an awesome giveaway =D

    Tiffiny @smiliemommy on April 4, 2014
  • I tend towards the soft and subtle, but occasionally I will try to be bold!!

    —Margaret Milner on April 4, 2014
  • I do both, although I am more known for my bold color choices! And I LOVE me some Aurifil, so would love to win one of the giveaways… Thanks!

    Renee

    Renee on April 4, 2014
  • Love bright colors.

    —Susan Whatley on April 4, 2014
  • I love bold quilts often choosing bright fabric colors on a dark background, but lately working with more neutrals such as I used for my latest Civil War quilt. Can’t imagine using any thread except Aurifil – it’s my favorite quilting thread.

    —Jill Ames on April 4, 2014
  • I love color and tend to do bright, bold and colorful, but I also do soft colors as well. I like the neutral colors but haven’t done any neutral colored quilts …. Yet! I have a tendency to " color out of the box!"

    —Debra Horan on April 4, 2014
  • I usually am pretty timid in my use of color but lately I have been using more bold colors, especially in quilts for children. I do love Pat’s use of neutrals to obtain such gorgeous quilts.

    —Sherril McGann on April 4, 2014
  • The quilt tells me what to do. Sometimes it is subtle and sometimes it is bold. I hae a blue quilt that is quilted in orange!

    —nancy k on April 4, 2014
  • I’m daring and bold, but I love low volume quilts. I need to make more and resist the urge to put color in them

    —Allison C on April 4, 2014
  • I am a new quilter but I would have to say I am bold. I love bright rainbow colors and earthtones and I prefer to do my own thin instead of traditional blocks and patterns.

    —Kelly on April 4, 2014
  • I like the daring and bold. I live in Alaska and during the dark winter months the contrasting colors brighten my home. Thanks for your tips and giveaways, I’ve learned so much.

    —Gina on April 4, 2014
  • I’ve just made my first quilt while taking classes. I chose brights as it’s for my grandaughter who loves purples and blues. It’s a bargello. I’m sure I will enjoy this hobby and look forward to chosing different colors and shades!

    —Audrey Miller on April 4, 2014
  • I take classes but for the colors, I have asked members from my family to choose and then I get help from my quilt shop. Sometimes they are bold sometimes subtle…I like learning the patterns so the colors don’t really matter…But the quilts in Pat’s books are absolutely beautiful…The colors she has used appeal to me very much, I would have those in my home.

    —claire on April 4, 2014
  • I am an artist and I like all spectrum of color. One quilt may be black and white with neutrals and the other extreme might be all the bright batiks I can find. Color or lack there of, I find to be the creative challenge. Both have qualities I love. Thanks for your inspiration and giveaways.

    —Carrie Perlman on April 4, 2014
  • Love these soft and subtle COLOR QUILTS. Have always liked a definite color
    combination before. These are really nice.

    —Donnae C on April 4, 2014
  • Daring, bold and creative. I rarely stick to a pattern, instead I find ways to make it "one-of-a-kind".

    —Cindy S on April 4, 2014
  • I am going towards bold in my older age… nice of you all to give things away

    —Diane Gullett on April 4, 2014
  • I tend to be a "bold" color person, but have grown to love the lighter more neutral tones. I have started collecting neutrals for my next quilt. I would love to win Aurafil threads and/or a book. Thank you for this opportunity.

    I love your updates and info on your books.

    —Karen on April 4, 2014
  • I tend to go daring and bold in all my quilting… I am not a subtle kind of person when it comes to choosing colors and values… I pick strong contrasts both in hue and value. I like bold bright colors, lots of blacks with brights. I do have my occasional quiet times when it comes to color, but they only show in my quilting in rare instances.

    Anne Sidell on April 4, 2014
  • I love both. Different feels for different quilts.
    I like the idea of taking black and white photos to help determine value of non black and white fabrics. Thanks

    —Donna Asp on April 4, 2014
  • I go for both ways, but probably more the soft and subtle.

    —Mary on April 4, 2014
  • Almost always I’m daring and bold! BUT soft and subtle quilts pull at my heartstrings. I love Pat and her enthusiasm. Thanks for such a great giveaway:)

    Sarah Vee on April 4, 2014
  • When I first began to quilt, I was told that Aurifil thread was the best and I’ve never been disappointed or made a change. It is top of the line to me!

    Lana Uhles on April 4, 2014
  • I prefer bolder quilts, not necessarily bright crayon colors but ones with contrast and standout.

    —Vivian on April 4, 2014
  • Daring and bold.

    —Mary Howard on April 4, 2014
  • Love the colors, or lack of color, the black and white really does show us the contrast.
    Love the Auriful Thread……a pleasure to use

    —gladys wahl on April 4, 2014
  • Although I like soft and subtle I prefer to do quilts that are daring and bold.

    —Daynora on April 4, 2014
  • I seem to like subdues colors the best I find them restful That said if I’m working on a child or baby quilt I do use bold and bright. I guess I like all kinds depending on the purpose of the quilt.

    —Louise Buker on April 4, 2014
  • My last 2 quilt top have definitely been bright although I like softer colors too. Bright or soft both appeal to me so long as well co-ordinated with enough contrast so pattern doesn’t get lost.

    —Sue on April 4, 2014
  • I really like soft and subtle colors in quilts for myself. I think they add a touch of elegance to the décor. I also admire the bright and colorful quilts others make. Perhaps reading these new books will make me a little more adventuresome in color choices.
    Thank you for offering this opportunity to win something quilty.

    Shirley Deyoe on April 4, 2014
  • I am a varied quilter – some days are bright, bounce off the quilt colors; other days it is subdued for a classy look. I am NEVER afraid of color OR lack of color – both can add to or not a quilt you are working on. I also NEVER have just ONE quilt going at the same time – more like 3-4!

    Thank you for a chance to win something!

    —Alene Knox on April 4, 2014
  • I started out liking the soft and suttle but find myself drawn to bolder colors these days!
    I just love fabric!!! I love to surround myself with it. When I get more I rearrange my room. That’s fun too.

    —Debby on April 4, 2014
  • I’m a soft & subtle person – really like the examples shown from Pat’s book in the sepia tones. Looks simple, but can certainly be a challenge.

    —Lynne on April 4, 2014
  • Yes, I’m subtle and soft too. But I WANT to stretch my self into new venues 🙂

    —Mickey Louth on April 4, 2014
  • i’M MORE OF A SOFT & SUBTLE KIND OF GIRL FOR MY OWN QUILTS. BUT THE QUILTS I MAKE FOR OTHERS TEND TO BE BRIGHT AND BOLD

    —Nancy on April 4, 2014
  • I love both styles but lean more to the bold and daring. Thanks for a great giveaway!

    —Darla in PA on April 4, 2014
  • I used to be shy but now I am bold.

    Debbie Taylor on April 4, 2014
  • Bold and Daring!!! Taking my quilting to new heights or at least I think its new heights.

    —dianna eickhorn on April 4, 2014
  • Not daring and bold, that’s for sure. I like pastels, florals, gentle prints. I love the Bee U ti ful table runner.

    —Joanna on April 4, 2014
  • I love neutrals and have a love of muted historical colors in my own quilting. However, my favorite quilts were done (and signed) by my great-great-grandmother in the late 1920s and early 1930s, hand pieced and hand quilted in bright depression colors. I also have a machine quilted quilt done by my great-grandmother in the late 1930s.

    —Pam Oleson-Kremer on April 4, 2014
  • Unless you are a dog or a cat (who can only see a few colors, and most of world is neutral), I cant see the purpose of putting aside all the bold beautiful colors God made for our eyes to see! from muted Civil War, to Bold primary colors, I love to quilt in COLORS. I loved the runner than used bold opposites of neutrals,but would always add a color if it is available. I can see the value of neutral quilts in a house focused on all neutrals, but my eyes would get depressed after a while and SCREAM to see RED or BLUE or YELLOW.

    Juliet on April 4, 2014
  • Although I have made quilts with bold colors, particularly when working with batiks, I truly like soft and subtle quilts more. The contrast of navy blue, tans and creams in a quilt is a favorite color combination.

    —Katherine Morvay on April 4, 2014
  • When I first learned to quilt, my sister gave me a clear plastic red tool to look through to judge value of a fabric. Using a black and white photo does the same thing. You can still buy this red clear plastic visual aid at any quilting store, and it will soon help you see the strength or value of each fabric you are choosing to add to your quilt, and your quilts will benefit from more variety and visual POP.

    Juliet on April 4, 2014
  • The tool is called a Ruby Beholder. I just got mine out. Available at Martingale.com

    Juliet on April 4, 2014
  • I had a wonderful mentor who taught me to explore all aspects of the color wheel. Since then I’ve made many quilts from subtle to bold — I guess that makes me a daring quilter! 🙂

    —Evelyn on April 4, 2014
  • I love bold colors, but am still a little afraid to use them in my quilts. I am learning to, but it is a slow process.

    —Brandy on April 4, 2014
  • Usually like soft colors but I find that I am becoming more attracted to bold colors lately.

    —Sandy on April 4, 2014
  • I love both soft and subtle fabrics as well as the bold and beautiful ones. I probably make more of the bold quilts, as I have 13 grandchildren that I’m always making things for. that tend to be in the more active and bold color lines. Although when sewing for myself I tend to lean more toward soft subtle lines. Thank you for the chance to enter to win these great prizes.

    —Marge buck on April 4, 2014
  • I love soft pastel colours best, but sometimes a girls got to break out!

    Lorraine on April 4, 2014
  • I love soft and subtle colour schemes. I love doing traditional applique and piecing and letting my hand techniques speak for themselves.

    —Kathy Gruwell on April 4, 2014
  • I am definitely a fan of the bright and bold, but I do enjoy the more subtle colours as well. It depends on the effect I’m trying to achieve. Thanks for the giveaway and the informative post.
    I once did a neutral quilt as a wedding gift. Neutrals was what the bride wanted – taupe, beige and white, but to me it was quite boring, until I finished it. While I wouldn’t choose that colour scheme for myself, the effect was actually quite pleasing when I finished it.

    Laura B on April 4, 2014
  • I like bold colors but I off set it with neutral colors so they pop. I love the tree of life quilts and I trying to decide my colors. It should be fun!

    —Debra Caldwell on April 4, 2014
  • I can do soft and subtle, but for the most part, I’m right out front bold as can be with my quilting.

    Thanks for the chance to win this great prize.

    Marilyn in MS

    —Marilyn Wilson on April 4, 2014
  • I love the contrast and making my colors pop!

    Kathleen Gold on April 4, 2014
  • I love the contrast and making my colors pop!

    Kathleen Gold on April 4, 2014
  • I tend to be more of a soft and subtle sort of quilter, but I do love bold and beautiful too! The quilts in Pat’s books are beautiful and I would love to win one of them. Thanks for the chance!

    —Paula on April 4, 2014
  • I am a soft and subtle girl. I love to see high contrast quilts at a show, but almost always end up making soft and subtle quilts for myself.

    —NYgal on April 4, 2014
  • I love both. I always go for daring and bold for myself, as I love darker, bolder colors. I made a neutral quilt for my sister-in-law. I make quilts of all types and colors. I just love quilting. My husband says I have "quiltitis." I made him a quilt with Kansas troubles fabric and he was in love!

    —Lindsay Galli on April 4, 2014
  • I’m definitely a ‘daring and bold’ kinda gal, I’ve been renovating my home to be all neutral base so I can now be as bold in colour choice in my quilting as I want to be….loving it!

    —Michelle on April 4, 2014
  • Love them all except for dirty-looking fabrics. Have a hard time deciding because as in the song by Ray Stevens, "Everything is beautiful in its own way."

    —Margie on April 4, 2014
  • I love to go from bright to subtle, mostly in blues.

    —Rhonda Best on April 4, 2014
  • I’m daring and bold, but I’d like to be able to do those subtle choices too! Thank you so much for the giveaway!

    —Ali M on April 4, 2014
  • I am both the soft and subtle and the bold and daring. It depends on who is receiving the quilt and what they have asked for or what they are known for. I love using all colors. I am always pleasantly surprised by what color combinations people ask me to do. I always write down every color they want and then I have fun working them all together.

    —Pamela Zajicek on April 4, 2014
  • I tend towards bold. Neutral scars me! I think mistakes show up more in neutral colors. I could be wrong.

    —Susan Brooks on April 4, 2014
  • I am a newbie at quilting and have not developed a signature style yet. So, I will say I am so where in the middle. I like both neutral and bold.

    —Kathie Craig on April 4, 2014
  • love taupe see in japanese quilt but i am fefinitely bold one

    —Tomomi on April 4, 2014
  • I have made both but lean towards the bold.

    —Pat on April 4, 2014
  • Have not tried using neutrals only but these quilts are knockout gorgeous. Plan to make one in the near future.

    —VK Mayo on April 4, 2014
  • I have always been a daring and bold kind of girl. The brighter the better. Recently i have begun my daring move into a BOM that involes using points. Its in a colorway thats more suttled then I am used too. I would love win any colors bold and bright, soft and suttle. They all work for me.

    —Lisa Staley on April 4, 2014
  • I like to think I am a cross between the two. Neutrals are soothing but every so often I like to shake it up and do something bold.

    —Jane Bachus on April 4, 2014
  • Bold and bright because T have quilting for grandkids lately and they picked the fabrics. I am ready to go back to soft and subtle for a quilt or two. Thanks for the chance to win.

    —Dee on April 4, 2014
  • Having come from a quilting tradition of small calico prints, I have moved almost 180 degrees the other way. I love big, bold, and modern, but God bless you, Mother, anyway.

    —Betty Jansen on April 4, 2014
  • Daring and bold — bring on the bright colors!

    —Mary P on April 4, 2014
  • I am always drawn to bright, happy colours but at my last retreat I won a large pile of neutrals! Ran out and bought " spotlight on neutrals" . Have the book and fabrics waiting patiently on the shelf! Really like the quilts in that book.

    —Stella Macd on April 4, 2014
  • I am a soft and subtle

    —Bridget on April 4, 2014
  • I bounce between the two — it all depends on who the quilt is for (and my mood!)

    —Robin May on April 4, 2014
  • I like both so I could go either way soft and subtle or bold and darng.

    Lynda on April 4, 2014
  • I thought I had dreamed this as I was looking for something to make for my great nieces. I wanted to use my love of hand embroidery and quilting. I stumbled on to your site and now have all kinds of ideas swimming around in my head. I also want to try and to share the quilt blocks with my sister so we have a long distance project to work on and share over Skpe. Thank you to all of the contributors of this site. YOU ALL ARE AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    —Bonnie Johnson on April 4, 2014
  • Also I like bright bold colors for children. I tend to use a lot of Amish ideas for my quilts at home. Oh what am I saying— I just love color and quilting. I will make just about anything!!

    —Bonnie Johnson on April 4, 2014
  • My tastes are pretty broad – I love rich, saturated colors, but at the same time time I am drawn to the soft, feminine colors and prints that would be characterized as "cottage" or "shabby" style.

    —Margaret Lawrence on April 4, 2014
  • I think I started off very subtle when I started quilting, but as I have gotten older the colors are just bursting forth in the quilts I make. They tend to be very bold and colorful but I still like a soft pallet to tame the color beast in me every so often.

    —connie on April 4, 2014
  • I’m a daring and bold quilter!!

    Connie Campbell on April 4, 2014
  • I prefer bold colors. I’ve made easy & simple bright quilts for my numerous nieces and nephews. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

    —Maria Leal on April 4, 2014
  • I tend to favor clear rich tones though I have made some more neutral colored quilts that turned out well but they are not my first choice.

    —Melissa D on April 4, 2014
  • When I first began quilting I liked bright quilts but now I like the softness of neutrals

    —Di on April 4, 2014
  • When I first started quilting I was very much "keep it subtle". Now having gained a bit more confidence, it’s game on, I love throwing bright happy colours into my quilts, every time I work with them it makes me smile all day as I stitch and snip, then when completed it’s like my very own ray of sunshine, very handy for those long dull days of winter.

    —Janet on April 4, 2014
  • Mood dictates colour, and colour dictates mood. I like both, but tend toward bright and bold.

    —Sharon on April 4, 2014
  • I really like scrap quilts. Right now I am doing a Civil War Quilt from patterns in Weeks and Belk’s book, Civil War Quilts, using fabrics reproduced from before and during the Civil War. As most were pieced by hand, that is how I am doing the blocks, and will make it a pot holder quilt. But I really like those soft, subtle quilts.

    —Lorraine Robertson on April 4, 2014
  • I think I’m somewhere in between!

    —Mary Ann on April 4, 2014
  • I’d say I’m daring and bold.

    —MoeWest on April 4, 2014
  • I like the neutrals but maybe with a little pop of color.

    —Debby on April 4, 2014
  • The neutrals in this email are lovely and elegant but I would get bored with them after a while. I like to surround myself with splashes of color from the simplest neutrals through the bright reds on to exciting blacks. I especially like everything blue but also enjoy the greens of summer. Color enhances our lives in so many ways. Thanks you for this opportunity.

    Jan

    —Jan on April 4, 2014
  • So far my quilting has been limited to baby quilts and small holiday gift items like table runners, small wall hangings, and pillows. My baby quilts tend to be bright and bold. Other items depend on the project. But I would love to try a more neutral or monochromatic quilt such as those beautiful examples shown above! Thanks so much for planting the seed of a new creative direction!
    -Pat D on April 4, 2014

    —PatD on April 4, 2014
  • Daring and bold! Love using bright colors. Thanks for the giveaway!

    —Lesley on April 4, 2014
  • I wouldn’t really call myself daring and bold but I guess I am as I have never made a quilt in neutral colors. Thanks for the giveaway.

    —Renea on April 4, 2014
  • I love quilting with soft and subtle colors

    —Mary L on April 4, 2014
  • Right now I am soft and subtle but there is an inner voice that is shouting "go bold and daring, it’s Ok".

    —Barb S. on April 4, 2014
  • I guess I would be "soft and subtle"! Thanks for the chance to win. I would love to get a copy of her books!

    —Karrie Smith on April 4, 2014
  • I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the brights! In fact, I have stripped my home of nearly all neutrals. I still have black and white and some lovely browns, but gone are the ugly beiges, tans, and other dull, drab, nondescript colors. Sorry to be so blunt, but I lived with the horrid beige my husband picked out for over 30 years! Now our walls are the brightest yellow imaginable and I can decorate with the brightest jewel tones and lovely batiks. I do own enough creams and other lights to make my brights sing.

    —Linda Towers on April 4, 2014
  • Definitely bold. Subtle is okay but never says "Wow! what a great quilt". I love contrast.

    —Peggy C on April 4, 2014
  • I love bright bold colors. I could do a black and white quilt but it would have to have a pop of a bright bold color, like fire engine red, in it somewhere for it to be mine. Would love to win the thread collection since I’ve started playing with decorative stitches in my designs.

    —Rhonda on April 4, 2014
  • I’m usually daring and bold, and favor saturated color combinations and organic forms. I like art quilts and applique. I am also starting to enjoy neutrals with machine embroidery accents, and learning about quilting my on home sewing machine. So many ideas so little time! This is a dynamite give away!

    —mmobley on April 4, 2014
  • I have to confess my favourite colours tend to change. For a long time I mainly chose earthy, country colours, but over the last decade with frequent trips to the USA I have moved through Civil War fabrics, to muted fabrics of Australian designer Lynette Anderson and now towards some brights like Bonnie and Camille. My stash has it all but the photos of the neutral quilts sure does have me itching to try some of those wonderful patterns. I would love to win the books and the thread. Thanks for the opportunity and Best wishes from Rayls from Western Australia.

    —Raylene Hartman on April 4, 2014
  • I like soft and subtle most of the time. But when I want to push myself and grow I like to step into the daring and bold. I have been trying to gather a collection of bright colors to make into a quilt that will almost keep me up at night with the high contrast of a black to really make them pop!

    —Tina on April 4, 2014
  • I would have to say that for the most part, I am a soft and subtle type quilter. Having said that, I am always trying to break out of my box and be more daring, trying new colors and patterns but values is something that I am always working on getting better about it. Therefore, I can say without a doubt, I would love to win her books and the thread. Thank you.

    —Doris Worthen on April 4, 2014
  • I love color! Bold and striking. Friends use the soft neutral colors and I admire their results. I want to try softer colors one day but I always end up choosing the bright bold colors!

    —Amy F on April 4, 2014
  • I have changed in my color preference the last ten years. I went from a pastel person to a vivid color lover. Now when I go scouting for fabric my eye is drawn to bright bold colors. Never thought Id see the day, but its here and I love it so now I am bold and daring, however soft and and subtle is beautiful too.

    —louanne heggins on April 4, 2014
  • I’ve always been bright and bold. But the last 6 months I’ve really started playing with black and whites and greys. There are some pretty neutrals out there now. Thank you!!!

    —Sonya wood on April 5, 2014
  • I am definitely in the bold, colourful camp. Although the last quilt I made was black, white and cream. I do enjoy colour though.

    Melanie on April 5, 2014
  • I love neutrals mixed with bold. What beautiful work you have and love your books.

    —Sheral Brewer on April 5, 2014
  • After looking at the books’ samples, I guess I’m more a daring & bold quilter–which surprises me! I’m drooling over the back porch basket pillow even though I’m more a piecer than someone that does applique. This book is going to change the way I look at myself & quilting.

    —Linda on April 5, 2014
  • I tend to go bold and bright. I love color and playing with it. I think some of the low volume and neutral quilts out and about are lovely though.

    Colette on April 5, 2014
  • I love the bold and daring. Especially during the long winter. I also make a lot of scrappy quilts, too, but they tend to be more toward the neutrals, which makes my husband happy. He includes my generous "quilting allowance" in our budget, so gotta keep him happy.

    —Elizabeth Larson on April 5, 2014
  • I think I am somewhere in the middle but these neutral quilts are certainly intriguing! Thanks for the giveaway!

    —Diane on April 5, 2014
  • I am both it all depends on the time of year, who the quilt is for, what it will be used for. For myself I usually go with neutral colors. But I just love thread no matter how it comes, woven, knit, floss, spool, yarn you name it I love it.

    —Tina Howell on April 5, 2014
  • Daring and Bold!!!! This is a VERY INTERESTING concept. I feel clueless when it comes to picking my colors/values. I usually (meaning all the time)go with the color choices of the pattern maker. Would love to be able to pick my own and love the result. Thanks for the giveaway!!!

    —Sherrye on April 5, 2014
  • Bold and daring. I like jewel-tones the best of all and then autumn colors. I think I really need to read Knockout Neutrals!

    —KdBrown on April 5, 2014
  • Probably daring and bold although I would probably call myself more clueless and just throw them together and see if it works. Love Pat’s quilts. I would really use that book. Thanks.

    —Mom C on April 5, 2014
  • I haven’t been brave enough to do high contrast. Value is something I feel I will never conquer. I need help

    —Kim on April 5, 2014
  • I’m most definitely Bright and Bold. I’ve made several neutral quilts for friends and I enjoyed the process but give me red any day.

    —Maggie W on April 5, 2014
  • I tend toward colorful quilts with neutrals for contrast. I usually do scrappy sampler quilts. I get bored making the same block over and over.

    —Sandy Curtis on April 5, 2014
  • I love the neutrals. Never would have guessed that they would be so beautiful! Love your books.

    —Doris Cardno on April 5, 2014
  • Can I be both? I’ve done bold & bright, & I’ve done calm & neutral – depends on my mood & what/who the quilt is for!

    —Kathy on April 5, 2014
  • I tend to lean towards subtle and pastel colors.

    —Emily C on April 5, 2014
  • It took me a long time to get the feel for how well value worked in quilts. I find that the scrappier the quilt, the better chance to create that sparkle between values. I love the neutral palette and think it works really well. But I also love the bold side, so it will depend on the project. Hopefully all quilters will learn to be comfortable with either style!! Just keep trying new things.

    —Shar on April 5, 2014
  • I am in the middle. Done bold and bright for kids. But tend to be in the middle. Not so neutral but not so bold either. So what would that be. LOL

    —Vickie on April 5, 2014
  • Bold and daring would be me. I started out quilting with soft pastels and neutrals but I’ve learned to mix it up a bit with some real contrasts and love the results. I still do pastels for Project Linus but babies love bright colors too. I just plain love making quilts in any color combination. Thank you for the opportunity to win the great book and "love" the thread collection.

    —Judi Jordan on April 5, 2014
  • Although I don’t really consider myself either one, I would have to say I fall more under the "Bright & Bold" category…. I do admire the soft pastels & neutrals both & would like to get out of my comfort zone & try one of them.

    —Carol Gearey on April 5, 2014
  • I am drawn to the sophisticated, elegant look of the soft and gentle Blended quilts and I am sure they are my favorite… until I see the high contrast of the Daring and Bold quilts and then I think they are my favorite. Neutral quilts, whether Blended or High Contrast are gorgeous and I love them all.

    Aurifil threads are the best. With the purchase of my first spool I quickly became a thread snob :>) I highly recommend them.

    —Georg on April 5, 2014
  • I am more a bold and colorful quilter, but do admire the neutral quilt wave recently. Thanks for a chance!

    Barb in MI on April 5, 2014
  • Usually strong colors but love neutrals!

    —Inger Martinson on April 5, 2014
  • Daring and bold. I love when traditional blocks are interpreted with unusual colors and textures. I love monochromatic.

    —Sandy on April 5, 2014
  • I think I can say I am both kind of a quilter: daring and bold and neutral. It depends alot on my mood

    —Marina on April 5, 2014
  • Love colorful and bright fabrics, but find neutrals or muted color quilts are easy to live with for a longer time. Hurray that the author has written about neutrals.

    —Judy Y on April 5, 2014
  • It depends on my mood. I love bright and bold, but when I look at your book and patterns, I’m in awe at how beautiful the neutrals are.

    —Kim on April 5, 2014
  • I would say soft and subtle, with an occasional burst of daring & bold!
    cheers
    maggie

    —Margaret Parks on April 5, 2014
  • I’m in the daring & bold catagory! Love colors & patterns that are challenging!

    —Jan Jones on April 5, 2014
  • I do both but probably the bold most often.

    —Nancy Angerer on April 5, 2014
  • There are so many beautiful colors and hues and I love them all. I don’t pick them by my mood, but for the person that will receive the finished quilt.

    Cathleen Ray on April 5, 2014
  • I lean more toward the color and bright type of quilts, but also love the look of the neutrals for a soft and subtle quilt

    —Karen on April 5, 2014
  • I love bold & colorful–sometimes on a soft & subtle quilt!!

    Jane Massingill on April 5, 2014
  • I love neutral quilts. Absolutely love J’Adore, would love to make that one.

    —Micki Turk on April 5, 2014
  • I haven’t been quilting long so I tend to keep my colors "safe" – I use a lot of analogous colors. Even when my sister requested a red and purple quilt, I used reds with a lot of purple in them, and purples with a lot of reds in them! It felt scary using bold colors like that, but it turned out to be fun!

    —Barb Keeler on April 5, 2014
  • For years, I fit in the Soft & Subtle category. But as I’m getting older, I’m feeling more bold and incorporating much more color than before. And loving it!

    —Pearl on April 5, 2014
  • I am more of a subtle, traditional quilter when it comes to patterns and fabrics. Have enjoyed using Aurifil for my piecing and domestic machine quilting. I especially like how the subtle colors, with so many shades, work on my machine quilting projects, provides definition without stealing the show! Also like that I can get more yards on my bobbin, thus increasing the time I can stitch without a refill.
    The only time I am enticed to use bold/bright colors is when I am making baby/children’s quilts or ethnic quilts. Then I can find compatible and high-contrast thread colors to enhance my projects.
    Thanks for a wonderful product. The more colors the better.

    —Laura Nagel on April 5, 2014
  • It depends on my mood. Sometimes I’m bold and daring and sometimes I’m soft and subtle. I love the bold colors, but I’m a sucker for fabric with roses on it !

    —Jan Harbuck on April 5, 2014
  • I would like to be daring and bold but seem to always be subtle

    —karen fisher on April 6, 2014
  • LOVE LOVE your book, I have Spotlight on Naturals. I have been using Auriful Thread for the past two years and love it. Each time I go to the fabric store I buy a spool so I am building up my stash of thread.
    Would love to win

    Thanking you in advance

    —Marilyn on April 6, 2014
  • I just love traditional quilting and using beautiful threads to hightlight my quilting designs. Neutral shades provides nice backgrounds for my machine art.

    —Doreen newhook on April 6, 2014
  • I am usually the soft and subtle type but I really admire the use of bold colors as well. Some day soon I want to challenge myself to use bolder colors in a project.

    —Jeannette Olton on April 6, 2014
  • I love and do both . Depending on the weather Colder I like warmer and warmer I like the bold colers

    —judy on April 6, 2014
  • I enjoy pieced quilts with LOTS of contrast. If I take the time to cut and sew quilt blocks together, I want to see how the shapes fit together to form the block design.

    —JLouise on April 6, 2014
  • Although I like soft and subtle, I tend to use more bold and bright colors. I need variety when I make Quilts of Valor for our Veterans!

    Barbara Winkler on April 6, 2014
  • Neutrals go with everything and let us all take a break so we can enjoy all the designs and colors or neutrals. i find men like neutrals so much better.

    —lisa janak on April 6, 2014
  • I definitely do Soft and Subtle. I so need to explore colour!

    —Piroska on April 6, 2014
  • Bold is probably my middle name. I’m told I should venture into new worlds. Neutrals might be just the experiment I need.

    Carol on April 6, 2014
  • Soft and subtle

    —Lisa Garrett on April 6, 2014
  • Subtle, I guess, with occasional journeys into bold

    —carol n on April 6, 2014
  • I’m soft and subtle but would love to become bold. Love your quilts!

    —Susan on April 6, 2014
  • I tried really, really hard once to make a soft and subtle fan quilt in pink and soft green. It did not turn out soft and subtle. It was surprising how dark the greens became. I now make mostly high contrast dark and light quilts. Sometimes I can use the bold and bright fabrics and sometimes there is just too much dark in the lights or too much light in the darks. But I find I can use all of these in strip quilts.

    —Mary Johnston on April 6, 2014
  • I keep leaning toward the bold. Doing a quilt in nothing but neutrals would be a real challenge for me. Would love the book to help get me going. Thanks for the chance!

    —Elizabeth Tallau on April 6, 2014
  • I am a soft and subtle girl—-but my colors now are going for the deeper colors of soft. Looking at all the new colors in the fabrics, I have a tendency to "fly away" to the deeper and brighter colors—am I getting old? Bright makes you smile and be happy…………..!!!!!!!

    —Diane Schwarz on April 6, 2014
  • My stash says I’m bold and bright-color loving, but I love the soft and subtle when I think about a quilt in neutrals. Winning would give me a good excuse to try a neutral quilt…. 🙂

    —Margery on April 6, 2014
  • My quilts are bold, but I have made 1 neutral quilt which I love. I really like Pat’s Road Trip and Bee-U-tiful quilts. I might have to make these!

    —Karen M on April 6, 2014
  • I am generally daring in bold in my quilting. I love to try new techniques and create my own patterns for quilts. Sometimes this method backfires but I still appreciate the quilt for what I tried to accomplish. Thanks for the giveaway. svonfumetti at yahoo dot com

    —Sherry VF on April 6, 2014
  • I have been working with bold Kaffe Fasset and Ricky Tims colours, but should stretch myself to work with pastel colours too. I’ve just ventured into free motion quilting on smaller project – another challenge as I grow more adventurous. Creating, design and colour all present challenges . . . I cannot believe I had to retire to discover such an exciting world!

    —Helen Fox on April 6, 2014
  • I think I tend to go towards the soft and subtle but I am starting to branch out and go for the bold and daring.

    —Phoebe on April 6, 2014
  • I began quilting thinking I preferred Soft and Subtle
    quilts, however after 15 years of quilting, I have
    trended toward more Bold colors over time!
    I have been using your Aurifil threads over the
    Past couple of years. I love it and have been adding
    your thread to my stash, so I won’t run out.
    I love all the bright colors, as well.
    I have been studying color techniques lately
    and am interested in your ideas. Maybe I will
    make a neutral quilt next, using your techniques.
    Thank you.

    —Barbara S. on April 7, 2014
  • I much prefer bold bright colors, I have only been quilting for 4 years but now I am hooked, I just love looking at all the beautiful fabrics that are on the market today & have certainly bought my fair share of them, some are so pretty I am not sure I will be able to cut them up. I have made quilts from both bold & subdued fabrics & I do find that i much prefer the bold colors. Thanks for this chance to win,

    —Barb Sprague on April 7, 2014
  • I love Bold colors with a bit of neutral here and there. I have been told I have a good eye for color. I did make a reversable quilt with one side bold fall colors and the other in a range of neutrals and I do like both.

    —Rosalyn on April 7, 2014
  • My inner child is still alive and strong so I am definitely a "daring and bold" quilter. Value is important because the quilt needs both, areas that"pop," and more subtle areas where the eyes can rest.

    Sometimes I am also "soft and subtle." Value is even more important in order to create a relaxing, sophisticated quilt.

    —Crazy Cuban on April 7, 2014
  • I’m sort of new to sewing, but I think I am soft and subtle. I would like to do something bold though.

    —Natalie F on April 7, 2014
  • I love the high contrast with colors OR values!
    And then, sometimes i just love a monochromatic quilt…gotta love ’em all!

    —Sunnie Malesky on April 7, 2014
  • As a newbie quilter sewing for my nieces,definitely bold! In time I believe I will quilt with more subtle colors, but, for now lots of cheerful colors!

    —Linda Lee on April 7, 2014
  • Used to be nothing but pastels for me, now I a always drawn to the bright bold colors Funny how people change…

    —Judi C on April 7, 2014
  • I go for the bold and daring….at least most of the time.

    —Donna on April 7, 2014
  • I think I like to make daring and bold quilts the most, but depending on the recipient, I might make a softer, subtler quilt. Thank you for the awesome giveaway!

    —Paula on April 7, 2014
  • I like muted colored quilts, but also bold large squared ones. I’m mentally working on a quilt-type wall hanging, except that instead of using fabric pieces I’ll knit it using the variously textured white yarn I have collected over the years. I’m looking forward to reading this book to help understand the concepts I’m missing.

    —Laurel on April 7, 2014
  • I have done both… but daring and bold is what I like most.

    —Darrell Hardenburg on April 7, 2014
  • I think I go daring and bold often, but I think a neutral quilt can be amazingly beautiful!

    Jess @One English Teacher on April 7, 2014
  • I’d say daring and bold, love the choosing fabrics in the colorful realm and never hesitate to try new colors together. But when it comes to neutrals, I freeze. I have borrowed the Neutral book from the library so often and want to make one. Perhaps winning this would give me that push to go neutral!

    —Paula on April 7, 2014
  • I prefer the more subtle colors but have made some quilts with bold colors.

    —Joyce on April 8, 2014
  • I LOVE bold and colorful!!! Why live life in muted, subdued tones when you can splash the rainbow over and into everything?!!!
    I never thought I had an artistic fiber in me but when I started choosing fabrics, matching/accenting colors I was astonished that I, actually, was an artist!!! I choose material instead of canvas….and LOVE it!!
    Thanks for the chance to win thread to sew up a couple more brilliant quilts!!!

    —Beverly on April 8, 2014
  • If choosing for myself, I tend to gravitate to the soft color shades, but also love the plain stated neutrals.

    —Donna on April 8, 2014
  • I’m a neutral girl. I just discovered Yoko Saito and would love to make one of her quilt patterns.

    —Sherry Jurykovsky on April 8, 2014
  • I’m mostly a bold – I love color, but there are occasions when I go the soft and subtle directions. It really depends on the pattern and who I’m making it for.

    —Terri on April 8, 2014
  • I trend towards bright. However, I have a friend who is big into subtle colors now and I would like to challenge myself to make a him a neutral quilt. Thanks for the chance to win! These books would be quite helpful.

    Rachel on April 8, 2014
  • I will consider more valu in my choices as well as color. I’ve always just picked what loked good togethere but sometimes they just did not finish up as well as I expected. I see now that I need to consider the value as much as the color. I lean more to the dusty shades of the jewel tones

    Debi C on April 8, 2014
  • i’m a mixture of both – depends on my mood!!

    —angie on April 8, 2014
  • I do mostly soft and subtle, but use some dusty or muted colors as well.

    Victoria Miner on April 8, 2014
  • I’m definitely more of a "soft & subtle" quilter, with an obvious preference for soft pastels and light neutrals as well as circular lines rather than straight edges in my quilts.

    —Christa Dunn on April 8, 2014
  • I have been "soft and subtle" but I ave been challenging myself! It is a great challenge for me!

    Margo Brown on April 9, 2014
  • I’m more of the daring and bold type. I love seeing and trying new prints and patterns in bright colors.

    —Susan Stanton on April 9, 2014
  • Bold and Daring!

    —Penny Hey on April 9, 2014
  • It depends on who and what the intended purpose of the quilt is. If there is no recipient in mind, I tend to choose very bright, primary colors.

    —Shelor Robin on April 9, 2014
  • I love making all kinds of quilts! I used to lean toward more neutrals, but lately I have been craving color!

    —Leah Corbin on April 9, 2014
  • I would say that I fall into the soft and subtle mixed with a health dash of "scared to use color." When I do go bright, I tend to lose the focus on value — it’s very difficult to see past the color.

    —Brenda on April 10, 2014

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