Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Urban Grit colorstory giveaway

Congratulations!

sewing_lil_roses

you're the winner of last week's 
giveaway
 please email your name and street address to:
info@michaelmillerfabrics.com
Now for today's color story:
You could call this color story neutrals but I think there's so much more to it. This is the one story that really speaks to the time we're living in.  In rocky times it says stability.  It's solid but not stodgy.  It's the wise investment in pieces that will never go out of style.  It's  the palette that can be cutting edge new or just plain edgy.
as we speak these just landed in my mailbox
 personally I think to make this palette work, it's all about the contrast between the shades. If I want a combination to "pop" and not look drab it's my preferred tweaking technique. But then again that's personal.
note the cream "almost white" in these.  Trust me it's intentional.
 What's your thoughts on this timely yet timeless color story?
leave a comment and you could win a yard of all the 
Urban Grit prints pictured above!
Winner to be announced next Wednesday!

141 comments:

Nooly said...

So very sophisticated! Love it!

Jodi-JoJoMia's Place said...

I like this, it is different from my usual bright, pink, etc stuff that I like. The colors look so good together and I bet a lot of them would work as a neutral with other colors too! Thanks for the chance to win.

deede said...

I like it too. I agree with you; it fits the times in which we are living. But it also has an upscale Dia de los Muertos feel to it, too, that's not kitschy.

Thanks for the great giveaway; I'm loving this series of fabrics!

Magpie Mimi said...

Very gritty! I really like the subdued tones and tough but chic patterns.

Brid said...

Very fitting for modern ant classic sewing too, the pattern in the foreground is timeless.

Hillary H. said...

Love the mixture of colors and the theme! Definitely loving all the different MM fabrics :)

Scenic Pit Stops said...

I love these colors, and agree, so much more than just "neutrals".

Great giveaway, thanks!

Katie Johnston said...

I agree, as well. I love all the bright color popular these days, but you also need a really good base to go from. These are a perfect example of how to be modern without a separate wardrobe for each new season.

Marcia W. said...

This is a colorstory that I like because it is a modern take on neutrals. There are several neutrals quilts that have caught my eye lately that would look great in this palette. Thanks for the chance to win this colorstory bundle.

sewkalico said...

Awesome! These color stories just get better and better and every single one has been amazing in it's own way. I love this one especially!!

Mandy said...

Each week I think I've found my favorite color story and then the NEXT color story comes out and I love it even more! Keep them coming!

Sequana said...

I agree. Great for Day of the Dead.

Total grit. Almost steampunk.

**Amanda** said...

Very modern fabrics. I love them!

Mary said...

I just love those fabrics, especially the skulls I see peeking in the stack of bolts. I would love to win these!!!

Mary - iammaryburke @ gmail.com
http://www.quiltgenius.com

traceytoole said...

Love this gray because it is not a true gray, more of a taupey grey. It looks great with the other colors in the prints!

Tavie said...

I want to see a runway show where high-fashion models take to the catwalk carrying bolts of these fabrics.

Jill said...

Love brown and black together!!

Teresa Felgueiras said...

I love the black and white combinations.Modern and sophisticated at the same time.

SewLittleMissLadybug said...

I love these. They are so funky. Ooo, the things I could do with them.... x

Joe and Julianne said...

Beautiful! Love them all!

Chris said...

I love the colors

Soraia Melo said...

wow..very elegant!
I would love to win...they are gorgeous :)
Thanks

Brianna B said...

I like the colors! Very subtle!

Mrs.Fitz said...

I really like the lacy one that's featured.

Mrs. Meringue said...

Timely yet timeless is the perfect way to describe this color story. They're comforting and blend well with other pops of color, too! Such a fan of these prints!

Saperlotte said...

Très chic! I love it!

Swinky Binky said...

LOVE the prints (super into skulls) and the colours are great too!

Jenny said...

now we are talking the color story that has invaded my quilting completely this past year. i have felt so at home with the neutrals...love this grouping!

Katherine said...

Love this collection!

Boody Babies said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE it! I can see new throw pillows for my living room and a super sassy skirt for my niece.

Amanda O. said...

I'm really drawn to this color story, it feels very sophisticated yet approachable.

Lulu et Gigi said...

There is a hip sophistication to these colors, modern, edgy, and yet it has this rebelious gypsy feel to it at the same time. My mind is running a mile a minute with all the fantastic creations that can be made with these! I love how the creams/whites make the other hues pop!

ceodraiocht said...

Those skulls are just in time for crafting for Dia de los Meurtos and the additional combos are stunning.

baebe said...

LOVE these colors! Will have to grab me some of these! (Also noticed the new designs from "you know who" furniture on your inspiration board - totally in love with them, too! These fabrics would go so well!)

Debi said...

These colors draw me in. I adore the masculine lines of these fabrics.

Goosegirl said...

Very steampunk! My almost 20 year old would love it!

BizzyMom said...

Oh my word!!! I love the sophistication and elegance of it all! Absolutely gorgeous!

Mel Robinson said...

I adore the lace doilies pattern! Gorgeous......as is EVERYTHING you guys do.....and now after reading this I realise the name belongs to 2 people, I feel so clever!

Kim Nugent said...

I love a good base to start with and neutrals are the way to do it! An accent of color looks so much better when pair with neutrals.

Jari said...

I so love, love, love it!

Crafty Pancakes said...

The hard and soft elements of the patterns are edgy and fabulous! I cannot wait to create some amazing things with the collection.

erin said...

Love the large skull print.. and the colours are great together.

1lesliehart said...

Those are beautiful! So classy but rough at the same time!

karen serna said...

so i apparently love all colors. :) there hasn't been a fabric combo that you've put up that i don't love. :)

DianeY said...

Love these prints! I could use some in a quilt I'm currently planning!

Lisa Marie said...

I think it's interesting that all the colors can be called neutrals, but the way they contrast with one another is too dynamic to be called neutral. I like it!

Cheryl said...

This is like a marriage of the new neutrals. Lovely!!!

Mary Deckert said...

The black and brown combinations are beautiful!

Tanis said...

very sheik, I love these fabrics!!

tanisanderson at shaw dot ca

WandaFish said...

Chocolate chic with a gritty edge!

Love these fabrics, thanks for the chance to win :)

Sew Lovins said...

Smoky yet bold, Love the colors and prints, specially the skulls with scissors!! Thanks

isabel-lala said...

Wow, the fabrics look awesome !! Just starting the learn how to sew so love the fact to have a chance in winning fabric to start having a go! Thanks!

Cheryl said...

This colorway is beautiful! It reminds me of a rainy fall day when you just want to curl up with a book.

Judith of Pink PolkaDot Originals said...

Ohhhh, this is fabulous!

pwagner688 said...

(hip) Grandma meets GaGa!! Love this combo!!!

Sarah said...

Gah!!! I love it! The main front fabric is just stunning, the subtle colours are luscious :-)

Lotte said...

adorable! wow! chic! mine?! ;)

laura said...

sophisticated, timeless, stunning...yes all of that...but warm & gritty all at the same time. can that be possible?

The Mindful Spirit said...

Oh my, how simply dreamy and earthy and simply marvelous............

Jen B said...

It's not my color story, but it is the color story of a lot of my friends. Ans of course I need to make them something!

toadstooldots said...

Gosh, that are MY colours. Would only sew things for moi and not for DD...

Ky said...

Exactly my cup of tea :)

Tamara said...

my 5 step daughters and daughter in laws would be fighting over who i make what for with this group! I am not sure if replys are going thru so my email is tamaraboatright at hotmail dot com

Lee-Ann said...

Love this colorstory, and the juxtaposition between the crochet and skull motif.

M flynn said...

I love this color way! So fun and funky!

Em said...

I love how versatile this collection is! Depending on how it's used, it could be appropriate for girls or boys, men or women.

ROBBIN S said...

What a great color combination!
Robbin

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robin said...

I really like that color story. I love brown a LOT!

James-Linda said...

SO BEAUTIFUL!
THIS WILL SELL LIKE 'HOT CAKES'!
I'M DREAMING OF WHAT I'LL MAKE ? THANKS SO FOR SHARING!

jldouglas@wispwest.net

Melissa said...

OH it is just beautiful! My first thought is that it reminds me of old negatives or photos. The wonderful old colors you find in them. Lovely.
A wonderful vintage feel inthem.
I would adore winning a bit of this..
thanks for the opportunity!
gramiekins@yahoo.com

Missus Vonkysmeed said...

Oh pretty! And, gasp, are those fancy skulls on there?! Love it!

Traceyg said...

Gorgeous colour way...would look beautiful in my bedroom.

apron girls said...

I love the grunge mixed in with the more classic quilting prints.

Janice said...

Love these colors....can imagine what I can make already!

Melissa said...

I appreciate that quilting fabric can be considered edgy ;)

April said...

I love this, it adds a touch of sophistication and maturity to the brighter, more saturated colors.

Rachel said...

I love the colors. The gray is really pretty.

Erin said...

LOVE the colors!!

Michelle said...

Love the colors.

♥Duff said...

now THIS is something I can get into. I love the way the palette almost mocks the playfulness of the prints. It's that little surprise--the unexpected in something that only seems demure from a distance but upon closer inspection has a wicked sense of humor.♥

Christina said...

It has livingroom written all over it! Thanks

Beth said...

I really like the color combination. Our couch is that same hard-to-define brown and I've always loved the way colors change when placed near it.

I'm not so crazy about the skulls, but that is probably a generational thing, because I can think of a lot of younger women who would be.

Thanks for the giveaway.

wordygirl at earthlink dot net

Michelle said...

Great colors!

Cindyrella said...

one of my winter goals is to add more browns to my wardrobe/life. weird goal i know. i've always leaned towards black but i am being to feel the love towards brown.

cheryl said...

I am planning a neutral quilt after Christmas. I think it will very restful in the bedroom.But I see fighting to keep it from my DD.

Mecham Inc. said...

Love the color scheme!

dudrear said...

I love these colors. the mixing of the gray and the browns is a favorite. I'm using it on my bedroom at the moment.

Papa C said...

This will inevitably be one of Michael Millers history makers. Papa Couture has just finished an Ashton City Bag in Frieda Frill Cocoa. I can't wait to get some Urban Grit on my my new line!

Nick and Kristin said...

Love the story this set tells!

KatheG said...

This is a really nice collectoin - darks haven't been much in my palette - but that may change. Thanks for showing more to us.

Katya said...

Never thought I would put gray in my faves palette but here it is. I adore it paired with yellow. Thanks for the inspiration.

Cora Buehler said...

Love this one! Very urban and trendy yet can be classic too-
thank you for the awesome fabric choices!

Lisa said...

Love the colorway. So sophiticated.

ssmith said...

I love the incorportaion of skulls! I like the neutral but still fun color palate. So much I could do with this!

Natalie said...

I love the piratey theme. Just in time for Halloween! or for kicks :P

Karen said...

LOVE the blacks, browns and grays!!!!

Laura said...

i could not love any color combo more

MaddyMaze Studio said...

I absolutely LOVE this line and I'm 46!!! I think you've hit an untapped market here....just love the color story.

Kathy Gray said...

Awesome fabrics!! Very cool & Edgy!! I'll definately have to buy some to make bedding for my new grandbaby!

Sarah said...

This is one set of fabrics that won't likely be turned into a baby quilt. So grown up!

Paula -- CutieFruity said...

I"m saving all these for ME! o KIDS ALLOWED!

Whitney said...

This color story really speaks to me. I've been looking for new quilt ideas and this is just perfect.

Kelly Shehee said...

I have to say that this fabric reminds me of New Orleans. It just feels like NOLA. It kind of resembles the culture of the area. LOVE IT!

Ginger said...

Love the adult feel to the fabric and the colors.

ginger c at gmail dot com

faustina78 said...

I love these fabrics, they go with anything and yet bring an edgy, yet classic look to any project.

amie said...

this one is my favorite out of all the fabrics

Tricia E said...

I'd love to make a modern quilt with these - very cool.

Domestic Artisan said...

Love this colour way, the main one reminds me of dollies : ) I would love to make sonmuch with these.

Stacey McMillan said...

Love this!! So funky and would look good as so many things, great teen stuff especially

Anonymous said...

Definitely much more than "Neutral"! It has something for every lady, from modern to modest! Love this prints, colors, and theme!!!

ANDREA B. said...

I love the Urban Grit colors & prints. The possibilities for using these fabrics are almost endless!

Mimi said...

I'm in love. These can join me in my home anytime. I would love to win a yard, too. Thanks for the chance.

Anonymous said...

This classic color way incorporates now designs and updated colors. Would be fun to work with!

Coloradolady said...

I like it, perfect elements for a girl who likes gypsy, cowgirl things.

Mel said...

I love this! It's soft while edgy. I love the colors and wear them often!

Catskill Quilter said...

Striking! These are certainly not mundane!

Momma Bear said...

Love It! Classy and modern rolled into one!

Koujo Kakyuu said...

This collection makes me think of my sisters-in-law. Captures their vibe.

Anonymous said...

I think that you have given those colours a real contemporary feel. And I am also getting chocolate, dark, milk and white!
judithlynes(at)btinternet(dot)com

Judith said...

Wow, what lovely fabric. Would love to win some of this. Thanks for the chance.

tnapay said...

earthy and glamorous

bryana said...

Love them! Timeless awesomeness

Lavinia said...

The colours are so vibrant and full of life.Nice work!!!

odd duck said...

Lovely colors and patterns!
kellyeann (at) mac (dot) com

Beth Robinson said...

Wonderfully fun fabric!

Moni said...

Yes, these are definitely the colors that I wear most.

Klemm Family said...

I think it's very sophisticated. Although I love a pop of color, these are colors you can always fall back on.
skklemm at gmail dot com

Jovanna said...

Can't go wrong with black! I like picking the "black diamond" or "hematite" alternative that is a great neutral when gold or silver is not floating your boat. I am loving the grey that is popping up too!

Bethany said...

Colors reminds me of last day of autumn and beginning of winter days grey purple and white

susigoesout said...

Hi,
I´m a grey, mud, and dirt color wearing person, when it comes to clothes. Accesories can´t be pink, tuquoise and orange enough. This collection is perfekt for me. Let me win!

Henria O. said...

I love the browns and grays in this color story!

Jenn said...

Been sewing clothes for my 3 year old for a little over a year now, always love your fabrics. I recommend them to those that want me to make their little ones clothes, too! Keep up them coming!

Rebekah said...

I think this would be a great set to have in your stash. They would serve as a basis for a lot of other things. I'd like to see the skull fabric done without the knitting and sewing needles. My son is asking for things made with skulls/ pirate theme. I'd also like to see a color story based on the birdsong fabrics. It seems to me that there are a lot of colors in those prints that don't have corresponding fabrics in the collection. As an online shopper, its always nice to have someone put the colors together for you.

tricialee said...

Love it

Michelle said...

Love these colors! Thanks for the chance to win.

Elonka said...

Love it!!!!!!!

Baa-Me Kniits said...

I adore that Urban Grit....it speaks to me! Lovely :-)

Anonymous said...

Thinking I have been remiss in not using these color combinations! In Love...

Anonymous said...

I love the prints. They remind me of designs that you might find on the Taj Mahal.

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I love these colors, and agree, so much more than just "neutrals" Definitely much more than "Neutral"! It has something for every lady, from modern to modest! Love this prints, colors, and theme!!!