One Fabric Nation – Color Brigade
Honestly, I Just LOVE everything Jennifer Paganelli does. Her fabric design and color sense really speak to me. Well, serenade me is more like it.
Full, rich, and over the top.
Sheer joy to my soul.
ColorBrigade is a perfect example. Lush florals and highly detailed damask like patterns. And a fun tiled geometric.
Very reminiscent of the fifties.
So for today’s post, I decided to cut up a bunch of 3 1/2″ squares and play with them on the design wall.
So much fun setting up different combinations!
The blocks below are based on a quilt from Kaffe Fassett’s book Heritage Quilts.
The blocks in Kaffe’s book are larger with more rows radiating out, but I just wanted to see how they shaped up and how the colors and patterns played together.
Check out my Instagram page for the short video I created while playing with them.
And to help celebrate fall’s glorious colors in the northern hemisphere, I thought we should have a little giveaway of Color Brigade courtesy of the wonderful people at Free Spirit Fabrics!
So please leave a comment on this post telling me about some of your current favorite colors right now or your thoughts on Color Brigade itself. I will draw three names next Tuesday, October 18th. Each one of the winners will win one of these little fat quarter bundles below.
Here’s to sweet dreaming in color! (Day or night!)
Keep sewing, keep happy,
These fabrics are beautiful. I especially love the floral on an aqua background. Right now I find myself working with a lot of gray fabrics. It is a great neutral.
Those are such gloriously luscious prints. I love everything teal/aqua/turquoise right now.
Jackie Vrazel Henderson
I love the fact that they are fall colors and still so vibrant! I am currently working with a lot of black and red as I make matching Christmas outfits for seven of my kids but I am looking forward to finishing and moving into fall sewing!
I too am a fan of everything JP!! She just can’t get it wrong. I’m loving the greeny blues at the mo! hell what am I saying, I always love the greeny blues, but I’m loving that there is so much at the moment.
I love the delicious mix of colors for this collection! My favorite color has always been turquoise and I love to feature it with a black background to make it pop!!
I also love everything Jennifer does, and I especially love Color Brigade! I have always been a big fan of the color blue, and navy and aqua are my very favorite shades. Thanks for the fun video… such a fitting song to use!
I would love a chance to win! I have never used any of Jennifer’s fabrics (yet) and think her use of color and design are wonderful! I hope to make a quilt with her fabrics soon. 🙂
I love how Jennifer uses bright pinks & blues & greens! Always makes me think of the islands!
There is nothing as beautiful as JP fabrics and the feel is so amazing….love the colors. I like to mix the colors and make skirts for my grand babes..they love them..the most fashionable 9 year olds….
I these fabrics, I need these fabrics! Stunning!
I can’t say that I really have a favorite color. But I love Jennifer’s fabrics! I have used them for quilts and aprons and totes. They are just joyful! The colors, designs – all work so well together!
I love the pink, yellow and blues!
I’m partial to blue, especially aqua
I am not familiar with this designer, Scott, but the fabrics are lovely. Looks like you have a real following! I’d have to go online to find this fabric – I think I will!
That fabric is gorgeous!!!! My current favorites are grays & mustard!
Love all these fabrics. So beautiful.
Thanks for the chance to win some lovely fabric goodies! My current favorite color is teal, because it goes so beautifully with the bright red, orange and yellow Fall colors we’re experiencing in Massachusetts right now. Jennifer Paganelli is my all-time favorite fabric and pattern designer, because I love the colors she uses, and her prints range from softly pretty to wildly retro, and they all seem to coordinate with each other, regardless of which line they are from. I think Color Brigade is perfect for Fall sewing, because I’m seeing a lot of the maroons, yellows, and browns in the changing leaves right now.
The blues, greens, and yellows are so rich looking. I want them all!!
The greens in these fabrics are glorious and all the colors are so rich. I love them all and I need them!
The cranberry colors are my favorite this time of year! I just purchased a boat load of the Color Brigade, I’d love more!
I just love light pink, lime green, turquoise and lavander, flowers.
Any of her colors and prints are amazing. This collection is a good thing for sure.
Heidi Boatman Meeks
My favorite color is pink, BUT, BLUES in fabrics are my fav!! Loving the Color Brigade!!
JP was my first fabric designer crush and still my favorite. Her colors and designs always make me happy.
That is some really gorgeous fabric. Lately I have been loving gold and rust and burgundy colors. Thanks
I absolutely love Jennifer Paganelli and her collections! I have been collecting her fabrics for years and have a special “top shelf” where only her stuff goes! The vibrant colors and gorgeous pri to can make the gloomiest rainy day happy! Color brigade shines bright in my collection!
I love them all. I think the navy with largr floral is my favorite tho!
Dark plum and olives are my favorite colors right now! 🙂
Until I retired recently I made children’s clothing and sold on line. Jennifer Paganelli was my favourite designer and anything I made using her fabrics always received favourable comments and sold well. Now I use her designs in my quilt making – such beautiful fabrics. Currently I love aquas mixed with pink, orange or red.
I am big time JP lover and any chance to win more for my addiction is welcome . JP fabrics always reflect happiness with vibrant coordinating designs.
I am in love with reach greens, such as olives, emeralds and chartreuse. With pops of turquoise, mustard and plums. Bottom line, I’m a color addict and all of Jennifer’s fabrics set my color loving heart on fire!
That is supposed to say rich greens! Ugh!
I am loving this collection because the colors are vibrant and strong. I love all tones of oranges and greens
I love pink and orange. Those are my favorites currently. I love Color Brigade and can’t wait to get my hands on some of it! The colors are so rich.
I simply can’t choose – I too love all of Jennifer’s fabrics!!!! Right now I just finished with some pokemon fabric and next up is priates – my small work from home business is to custom make bunting
Thankyou for such a beautiful and generous giveaway. I love bright and rich colours and especially orange, pink and purple, the colours in my hair. These JP fabrics are saturated in strong stunning colours thT they are all to die for…
Color Brigade is gorgeous the colors are so bright and look beautiful in all the different design blocks you put together.
Grays and purples. Love the examples.
this post makes my heart sing with joy….I think I am back into browns after so many years….
I love ALL of Jennifer’s fabrics! I am especially drawn to the turquoise and periwinkle blues, but, I also really like the minty greens and the bright pinks! Oh, and the golds and yellows!! I guess I just love them all!!!!
I love all of Jennifer Paganelli’s fabric designs. Their rich lushness attracts me every time I see them.I admit to being hesitant to buy them to use in a project. Your blog today has made me ashamed of my cowardice though and I am determined to move out of my comfort zone AGAIN! I do love color so this will be fun! Thanks for the giveaway and the encouragement to try something new!
I am in love with the vivid color scheme the designer has chosen. This is a color combination that I can easily live with!
I love the rich colors and complex designs of this collection! Your design wall is looking lusious! My favorite color combination is green and purple and blue, and I saw some swoonworthy combinations of that on your Instagram video. Thanks for the fun!
I love the rich burgundy and flirty pink!
These are beautiful, Scott. I’m not familiar with Jennifer Paganelli’s fabrics, but she has my attention now!
I usually am drawn to blues, but I think in this fabric line, the pinks are especially attractive to me. I haven’t been able to purchase any of Jennifer’s fabrics yet, but I have enjoyed using several of her Sis Boom patterns.
I am loving mustard at the moment. I would love to win some of your fabric. I see everyone else getting to play with it and I want a turn
I’m drawn to the turquoise/blue/aqua colors, but honestly I love all the colors in Jennifer’s fabrics. They are so vibrant and cheerful.
Beautiful colors, for my high school sewing club students to work with!
Absolutely beautiful, so perfectly vibrant! I can think of many delightful things they could be used for!
Marcia Wynes Petty
Right now I am loving the Autumnal colors –adding a splash of turquoise and some pinks. This giveaway would make for some fancy Christmas gifts I’d love to make and, best of all, I have the book already “Happy Home”! 😀
Oh My I just love the collection of colors…I see hippie sewn things.
i will forever be in love with ALL of JP’s ranges ❤️ especially this one
Oh my I love them all. I can’t decide which one’s, blue-green , florals.. So lovely. Thanks for the chance.
I love a mix of greens as they are some of my favorites.
I just love all of these fabrics! So much! I really want to get my hands on that royal blue/dark pink combination. It looks heavenly! 🙂
I am loving everything about these fabrics! Such happy prints!
I love JP’s fabrics! I put some in every quilt that I make. Right now I’m liking the warm colors: gold, yellow, pink, orange, red. But my all time favorite is aqua, like the Caribbean Sea. Big florals are wonderful. And classic damask designs too. JP’s fabrics are fresh and new, but they also remind me of being a happy little kid. I can’t wait to use Color Brigade!
Been wearing a lot of yellow recently –I match the neighborhood maple leafs
Anne Haynes McNeill
Would love to win this! Love the prints and many colors.
They are all beautiful! I have been really drawn to purples/plums etc recently. I love big florals!
I am loving plum and turquoise right now, with a light gray as a neutral for balance. Color Brigade is just gorgeous! I love all the bright colours. They would make a perfect quilt top! Thanks for sharing!
Normally I’m drawn to all the warm fall colors of rust, oranges, golds and browns but at this moment I’m liking yellows and grays for some reason. Thanks or the chance.
The aqua and green shades are beautiful!
I just so excited finding and being introduced to new sites for my favorite thing in the world to me. Playing with fabrics! Looking forward to reading and seeing more!
Di Wilsey Geer
I have loved the same colors for some time, claret, turquoise, forest green, cobalt blue.
Rght now, I am loving the magenta, royal blue and yellow. Happy colors to me they are.
My favourite has to big large print purple flowers. I’ve been meaning to make something for myself and i really want to find something soon for our Australian Summer. Any suggestions would be amazing. Good Luck everyone. Would love some fat quarters though
Lately, I am really favoring midnight blues and aquas. Thanks for the chance to win some lovely fabrics:)
Such gorgeous vibrant colours!
Loving grey and wine colors right now, these fabrick are so beautiful!
Wow!! Just breathtaking!
I’m loving ALL the bright colors! I’ve been using a lot of aqua and purples lately.
The fabrics are nothing short of amazingly beautiful! Jennifer has the most delicious combination of colors and florals! Can’t have a favorite as ANY of them would be a cherished quilt in anyone’s home! Love working with beautiful fabrics. Its like bringing in the outdoors!
These are so bright and gorgeous! I don’t usually use such bold colors but I have a few patterns in mind for these.
Gorgeous colors! My favorites right now are golden mustard tones and charcoal gray. But I’m loving the greens and burgundy in the collection!
I love how vibrant the colors are. Perfect fall florals and geometrics.
I am loving turquoise, aqua, sage, and dusty pink.
I love that the colors are appropriate for autumn and spring. I can’t wait to see how I can incorporate them into my daughter’s dresses!
Love ALL the colors! Teal, mustard, & Ruby are my favorites right now.
These floral are absolutely gorgeous! My favorite colors right now are teal and pink.
Love the bright blues
Right now I’m so into all the hue variations of Red, White, Blue!!!
Shara Jean Hansen
Im loving greens royals and mustards in boys. For the girls im loving dark teals, royal purples and vibrant cranberries.
I just stumbled onto your site and I’m in love! I love your yellow fabrics and the combos you’ve done with them. I’m now looking at combos to make some Christmas gifts. Thank you for your designs.
I love the floral on navy! I love a dark background that really makes the flowers pop!
Love JP! Her floral prints have a vintage flair that I love!
I love floral prints. Reds, gray, aqua.
Love me some JP! Growing up on the same island she did, I can see the colors and designs that she uses for inspiration definitely come from ST. CROIX!
Love all of your color combinations but my favorite colors this fall are navy and orange!!!
I love bright colors and bold prints-exactly what these are. I wasn’t surprised to see you experimented with Kaffe Fassett patterns and these prints. They remind me of some of his-which are my all time favorites.
They are all beautiful! I love vibrant colors and jewel tones.
I am always drawn to these bold, amazing designs by JP. I am also a rabid fan of Kaffe Fassett! I would love to work with these fabrics.
I’m all new to working with fabric and quilting but I’m so enjoying the color combinations.
I love them all!
I am pretty smitten right now with jewel tones like emerald green, sapphire blue…. and I love florals!
I’m loving anything teal/aqua/turquoise.. or giant floral prints! Thank you for this chance!!
Gorgeous colors! Lately I’ve been into blues like navy and aqua.
OMG! Love these!! Pink is and always will be my FAVORITE color!! Turquoise is a super close 2nd! Would LOVE to make something with this fabric!!
My favorite colors to use right now are mustard, coral, and navy.
I really love these fabrics!
With fall in season, I’m in love with mustard and plum combos as well as rich oranges. This time of year is my favorite and this fabric line looks absolutely beautiful!
Beautiful fabrics! I mostly sew for my 2 year old daughter, and we both love anything floral. No specific colors as long as it has flowers! ♡
I can’t get enough florals! That darker blue just speaks to me!
I’m in love, love, love with emerald right now. I’m also partial to tangerine and aqua, too. These fabrics are so gorgeous! Thanks for the giveaway!
Flowers, flowers, flowers!! I love the brightness of this collection with the pink peonies as my fav! I think I need a floral quilt just for meeee!
I am in a orange/black/white/teal fabric mode right now, finishing up some Halloween projects!
YUMMM throwing teal in with the orange and black! Genius!!
Love!! I’m always a fan of navy, pink, and light blue.
My favorite colors are bold bright colors which is why Jennifer Paganelli is ALWAYS right on point with all of the bold reds and blues and teals! She is my Fav
Color brigade is lovely.
Lisa Wilson Grant
So gorgeous I am partial to greens and blues.
I absolutely adore all the prints !
Floral of any sort. Makes my heart glad. This groupping looks outstanding. Good for a fussy cut.
I am loving blues, purples and golds!
Such inspiring colors! I have been making hot pads with football fabric but can’t wait to start a new quilt
I love bright colors, so JP speaks to my soul… Right now I am really into oranges and yellows… And pink is always my fav
I am new to your sight. I love all the colors but the brighter the better! Was a guest last week when you spoke in Sandpoint. You were the perfect person for me to hear. I always thought I couldnt be a qood quilter because my corners dont always match up. You showing and telling of how you mix things up and shake up the rules, kind of like a rebel, was music to my ears!!!
Color that feeds the soul! Thank you for the visual treat. Lately, I have been working with teal, but am also feeling drawn to lush dark florals, such as navy. Oh, and plum!