Scrap Republic Blog Tour

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This contest is now closed.  Thank you to everyone who participated.  To find out who won, click here: WINNERS

Today’s post is to celebrate the color GREEN and to talk about Emily Cier’s latest book, Scrap Republic. It’s also about some pretty awesome prizes–we’re going to have five lucky winners this time, so read on!

Do I love the color green? Oh, yes, I do! In fact, it’s my favorite color. (Well, technically teal is my favorite color, so that counts for blue and green, right?) In fact, all of us here at Connecting Threads must love green because I just noticed that our Green fabric category is the largest color category BY FAR with 125 green fabrics. So yeah, we’re green lovers over here. To me, green is just so fresh and lively. It makes me think of all the lush trees we have here in the Pacific Northwest. Plus, some of my favorite foods are green…salad…avocados…pickles…green olives…ok, now I’m getting hungry! I made this fun mosaic to celebrate the beauty of green with photos from Flickr.

1. Green Parrot, 2. green_aftermath, 3. tuesday :: green, 4. green glass, 5. Avocado Horiz, 6. sprout, 7. green vintage wallpaper, 8. Green [Explored – thank you!!], 9. Green, 10. green machine, 11. Green nature, 12. Green buttons, 13. green seats, 14. Green, 15. Green apple, 16. Green stripe

Now, about the book. Scrap Republic is very rainbow-themed, so even if you’re not a green lover, persay, you’ll love this book if you love color. Emily shows you how to make the quilts scrappy and with yardage, so you can go wild, or be restrained with your palette. This is my favorite quilt from the book:

Whirl in Scraps from Scrap Republic

Rainbow, scrappy and curves–gorgeous!

Now on to the prizes! Win one of these babies, and we’ll all be green with envy (ok, I couldn’t resist!):

A copy of Scrap Republic from C&T Publishing (printed version for residents, PDF for international)

A Scrap Republic Eco Tote from C&T Publishing (US residents only)

A Bag o’ Scraps from Robert Kaufman (US and International)

A Mrs. Roy G. Biv Pattern from Carolina Patchworks (the pattern that inspired the book!) (US and International)

And we’ve chipped in a ROY G BIV (stands for Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet) Essential Cotton Thread assortment (thread colors are Red, Pumpkin, Butter, Lime, Cerulean, Midnight, and Red Violet) (US residents only)

How awesome are those prizes! To enter, simply leave a comment telling us what your favorite shade of green is to use in quilting by 12AM PST on Tuesday, October 11. We’ll announce the five random winners on Thursday, October 13. Good luck!

Rules: No purchase necessary.  One entry per person.  Must provide a valid email address so that we can contact you if you win.  One comment per person, please.

And be sure to visit all the stops on the tour because you get a chance at these prizes at every stop!

Monday October 3: White
Rachel Griffith @ p.s. i quilt

Tuesday October 4: Pink
Kathy Mack @ Pink Chalk Studio

Wednesday October 5: Red
Kimberly Jolly @ Fat Quarter Shop

Thursday October 6: Orange
Jake Finch @ Generation Q Magazine

Friday October 7: Yellow
Pat Sloan @ {The Voice of Quilting}

Saturday October 8: Green
Melissa Burt @ Connecting Threads

Sunday October 9: Blue
Scott Hansen @ Blue Nickel Studios

Monday October 10: Indigo
John Adams @ Quilt Dad

Tuesday October 11: Violet
Allie Heath @ Robert Kaufman

270 responses to “Scrap Republic Blog Tour”

  1. Ana Says:
    10/08/2011 8:07 am

    I like to use the green shade called Meadow for quilting. Thanks for the great prizes and a chance to win them!
    ps: I love that green machine!

  2. Brenda Saunders Says:
    10/08/2011 8:11 am

    I have always loved green. I’m about to make a quilt with the colors of sea glass.
    Green glass can be found in many shades and is quite easy to find. Pale green will be
    used in my quilt.

  3. Cory Says:
    10/08/2011 8:22 am

    Right now my favorite green is lime because is one of the citrus colors I am decorating my kitchen with. Thank you for the chance to win one of these great prizes. Take care and God bless, Cory

  4. Kristy Wilkinson Says:
    10/08/2011 8:23 am

    My favorite color green to quilt with is olive. I made a quilt for my mom with various shades of olive and they all worked together well.

  5. Judi Says:
    10/08/2011 8:26 am

    I love teals and blue greens, but also lime. Green is my second favorite color (following blue).

  6. KZK Says:
    10/08/2011 8:28 am

    Blue-green for SURE!!!

  7. DianeH Says:
    10/08/2011 8:31 am

    Green has been my favourite colour all my life. I’m partial to dark green. Thanks so much for a chance.

  8. Heidi Says:
    10/08/2011 8:52 am

    I love green too, but it’s a tie between the brighter green of Kona “Fern” and the subtle color of “Celery”. It never fails when I am picking paint colors the colors I always pick have a undertone of green that you don’t see till they are up on a larger portion of the wall – this has worked in my favor as well as against. Can’t wait to see this book in person, love the scrappy quilts!

  9. Shelley Says:
    10/08/2011 9:00 am

    Green is so soothing to me. I love the whole range from pale washed beach glass to the deep shades of forest green here in the Northwest.

  10. Kaye Mattson Says:
    10/08/2011 9:01 am

    I love all greens but I seem to sew with sage green and teal fabrics alot! Thanks for a chance to win such great prizes!

  11. Linda Erickson Says:
    10/08/2011 9:24 am

    Lime green is the new yellow – love it!!

  12. Deserae Fiedler Says:
    10/08/2011 9:45 am

    I love a bright, happy medium shade of green. :)

  13. Jayne Moore Says:
    10/08/2011 9:49 am

    I love bright quilts, so lime green it is!

  14. Rosanne Derrett Says:
    10/08/2011 9:51 am

    Emerald green – the deeper the better! There is just something to beautiful and almost mysterious about it

  15. Lesly Says:
    10/08/2011 9:55 am

    I love a clear grass green. My biggest pile of scraps is the green pile – I really do love it.

  16. Sunnybec Says:
    10/08/2011 9:56 am

    I like sage green especially when used with a deep pink.

  17. Dawn Says:
    10/08/2011 9:59 am

    I love a spring green but my favorite green is teal ( because I also love blue and green together).

  18. Four dogs and one quilter Says:
    10/08/2011 10:01 am

    I love green too; Chartreuse would be my favorite.

  19. Lindsey Says:
    10/08/2011 10:01 am

    I love green! My favorite greens are deep, vivid greens and yellow greens, like leaves on deciduous trees at the end of summer.

  20. Mariah Says:
    10/08/2011 10:13 am

    I love all greens, but sea green is my favorite. Trying to find appropriate fabric in that color to make myself a mother-of-the-bride dress.

  21. Amber H Says:
    10/08/2011 10:35 am

    I keep purchasing either Kona Cotton Grass or Kona Cotton Apple.. those are my favorite shades of green that Kona puts out!

  22. Anne Says:
    10/08/2011 10:42 am

    My favorite color has always been green. All shades of green but especially fresh yellow greens like brand new leaves. I have greens in every room of my house. It’s my neutral and works wonderfully with all seasons and changes of decor. Love the idea behind this book and can’t wait to see it for real. I have tons of scraps just waiting for some inspiration.

  23. Beth Says:
    10/08/2011 10:53 am

    My favorite shade of green would have to be teal. You can work many greens and blues with teal which is what I love. This book looks fabulous. Thanks for the chance to win such awesome prizes

  24. Cecilia Says:
    10/08/2011 11:02 am

    I think lime green would be the color I use the most in my children’s quilts. The other green would be an emerald green. Thanks for the review of the book and the giveaway.

  25. Jenny Says:
    10/08/2011 11:02 am

    i love kelly greens and celery green

  26. linda harriott Says:
    10/08/2011 11:05 am

    British Racing Green.Doesn’t get much darker.

  27. Becky M Says:
    10/08/2011 11:08 am

    I love working with blue greens. I seem to have the most of those in my stash at least!

  28. Tesuque Says:
    10/08/2011 11:09 am

    A spark of acid green, chartreuse, anything leaning toward yellow .

  29. Vickie in Cleveland Says:
    10/08/2011 11:11 am

    Green has always been one of my favorite colors. I wore a kelly green sweater in my high school grad pictures. I was upset, though, that they “colored” it wrong! (This was way back before digital pictures!) I have green everywhere in my house. I got all my mother’s green dishware after she passed away, because my oldest sister hates green. Can you believe such a thing?

  30. Gayle Says:
    10/08/2011 11:29 am

    Hey Great gifts to come….My favorite color of green is the Peridot which was my Mom’s birthstone and happens to be DGD#3’s favorite color when sitting next to sky blue. Thanks for the great gifts and the chance to win them.

  31. Mame Says:
    10/08/2011 11:30 am

    My favorite color of green to quilt with has to be olive. It can easily hide out almost like hiding in the forest of other colors! LOL!

  32. Linda Says:
    10/08/2011 11:38 am


  33. pamela Says:
    10/08/2011 11:44 am

    Emerald green is definitly the richest color of green. Every color that is used with this green just seem to pop and exploded with vibrance, it doesn’t get better than that!

  34. Pat V. Says:
    10/08/2011 11:54 am

    My favorite is a deep, emerald green, like the hills of Ireland… I actually live in the Seattle area, and that town is nicknamed the Emerald City (tho I have yet to meet any Dorothys).

  35. Julie Says:
    10/08/2011 12:06 pm

    So many beautiful greens to choose from! I just finished a quilt using Kona Green Tea, it was very peaceful. I’ve always loved Sea Foam green too but my current favorite, that is sitting on the shelf waiting to be used, is Lime!

  36. Sew Create It - Jane Says:
    10/08/2011 12:07 pm

    There is nothing like a little lime green to lift a quilt up…lime green and blue is a great combination!

  37. Sandy A Says:
    10/08/2011 12:14 pm

    How fun! I would have to say that my favorite shade of green is granny smith apple green. So bright and cheery and it goes with so many other colors!

  38. Lorna Says:
    10/08/2011 12:30 pm

    Lime green is my favorite…its a neutral isn’t it? LOL!

  39. Marika Says:
    10/08/2011 12:34 pm

    My favorite shade of green is apple green (just like the Granny Smith green).
    Thanks for this awesome giveaway !

  40. Judy C in NC Says:
    10/08/2011 12:35 pm

    I love the green color of Spring and new leaves – every Spring I look for this exact color in fabrics and have never quite found the right shade – afterall, the one I am talking about was made by God. Thank for this wonderful opportunity to win the giveaways. Fingers crossed. Judy C

  41. AlessandraLace Says:
    10/08/2011 12:35 pm

    I love olive green and lime green. hugs

  42. amorette Says:
    10/08/2011 12:51 pm

    i am all about the bright lately, so i say kelly green!

  43. Beth T. Says:
    10/08/2011 12:55 pm

    I use a mossy green as a neutral, and I’m amazed at how it matches or recedes or accentuates so many different colors. Thanks for participating in this giveaway. Like everyone else, I would so love to win.

  44. cate victor Says:
    10/08/2011 1:12 pm

    My favorite color green would have to granny smith apple green or lime( can I pick 2? LOL)

  45. Lee Lenfest Says:
    10/08/2011 1:15 pm

    My favorite shade of green is the deeper shades such as Kona’s Grass or Hunter or Bella’s Christmas green.
    Thank you for a chance to win. :-)

  46. Marcia Says:
    10/08/2011 1:17 pm

    It depends on my project whether I grab LIME green or FOREST green! If I am working on kids’ quilts or “I Spy” quilts…I love the bright pop a lime green will add to a project. If I am working on larger quilts I tend to go with the burgandy, navy, cream, and forest green colors. However, I haven’t met a green I didn’t like! ;^)

  47. Rachel Says:
    10/08/2011 1:18 pm

    Why, the Spring green I just got home from buying…LOL…Thanks for the opportunity! (LOVE those threads…my very favorite…in any color…LOL)

  48. Carol Says:
    10/08/2011 1:19 pm

    When I think of green I can’t help but think of a family in the town I grew up, their last name is greene …. and everything was green, their house, clothes, pets names, cars, food, they even named their daughter after a green gemstone!

  49. Dee Says:
    10/08/2011 1:34 pm

    My favorite? Well, I use olive to military green alot, but lime really pops in batik qilts. Your green pictures are way too fun!

  50. Julie Says:
    10/08/2011 1:39 pm

    Green is absolutely my favorite colour!. so any green is my favorite to quilt with. i love lime, kiwi, emerald, kelly, grass, teal,olive all of them are my favorite. thanks for the chance! please pick me!!

  51. Jennifer Gail Says:
    10/08/2011 1:42 pm

    I’m a green freak. My favorite green is Emerald Green.

  52. Vickie Says:
    10/08/2011 1:47 pm

    My favorite green is lime! Love it! Thanks for such a great giveaway and a chance to win!

  53. Wendy Says:
    10/08/2011 1:49 pm

    I love lime green and the beautiful vibrant accent it can add to quilts.

  54. Nancy Says:
    10/08/2011 1:54 pm

    My favorite green is a bright spring green. It seems to help everything come alive in my quilts!

  55. Carol D. Says:
    10/08/2011 1:54 pm

    I love fresh vibrant green! Thanks for the chance to win!

  56. Cheryl Says:
    10/08/2011 1:55 pm

    I would have to say lime green, because it just makes other colors pop in a quilt.

  57. Billie K Says:
    10/08/2011 1:59 pm

    I pretty well like just green green….maybe that’s grass green.

  58. VickiT Says:
    10/08/2011 1:59 pm

    My favorite color of green is Moss Green. I almost bought a sofa in this color a few years ago and am regretting that I changed my mind all the time.

  59. Charlene Says:
    10/08/2011 2:04 pm

    Green is an awesome color… I have emeralds in my wedding ring, it was a color in my wedding and it definately shows up my quilts. I love everything from a vibrant lime green to a deep warm forest like green!

  60. robin Says:
    10/08/2011 2:08 pm

    I like a nice medium fresh green, not too bright, if that makes any sense!

  61. Audrey Says:
    10/08/2011 2:10 pm

    My favorite color is green! I love grass green and kelly green; lately, I have been loving an asparagus green!

  62. Lydia Says:
    10/08/2011 2:19 pm

    Oh a lovely lime green against a purple/blue handdye please.

  63. Mimi Says:
    10/08/2011 2:30 pm

    I love the richness of green and moss green is a favorite which is most commonly seen in my quilt creations!!

  64. Newbie Quilter Says:
    10/08/2011 2:32 pm

    Green is my absolute most favoured colour in the entire spectrum and I’ll take it any shade ;)

  65. Corinne Says:
    10/08/2011 3:02 pm

    I live in the woods and there are so many shades of green. It is truly amazing what nature can do. For me it is the shade of hunter green that stands out.

  66. Claudia Says:
    10/08/2011 3:04 pm

    My favorite shade of green is olive. I love to match my eyes in my clothing and on my quilts.

  67. Mims Says:
    10/08/2011 3:10 pm

    green if my favorite color, too. and i love all shades, but currently i’m working a quilt with lime green as a major part of the palette.

  68. Mary Jo Says:
    10/08/2011 3:24 pm

    Green is a color that goes with just about everything! I think lime green looks great with eggplant, and I thing hunter green looks great with cranberry red! So many shades that go well with everything!! I love to see green in the spring after winter!! One of my favorite things!!

  69. Wendy B Says:
    10/08/2011 3:26 pm

    I just loooooove the colour of Sage Green…..can’t explain why….just do! Lime Green comes a close second though!
    :O) Wendy B xo

  70. Rebecca Says:
    10/08/2011 3:30 pm

    I like lime green :)

  71. Madeline Wallace Says:
    10/08/2011 3:33 pm

    Right now I am using a dark ivy green, because it can go with Xmas stuff, and is helping me fix up some antique blocks that have a dark green fabric in them that of course you can no longer get. The dark green doesnt seem too new, and accents the old green. I also love a nice leafy green.

  72. Ella Says:
    10/08/2011 3:33 pm

    I’m a big fan of kiwi green (though I can’t each the actual fruit since I’m allergic to it). Thanks for a chance to win!

  73. katie paxton Says:
    10/08/2011 3:41 pm

    Because I like the darker primitive colors, my favorite green would have to be sage green.

  74. patricia Says:
    10/08/2011 3:44 pm


  75. Bonnie Blessing Says:
    10/08/2011 3:49 pm

    I guess my favorite shade of green would have to be leaf green. The foliage color goes with a lot of other colors. Thanks for a chance to win.

  76. tracey p Says:
    10/08/2011 4:42 pm

    My stash has more green than any other color, but my favorite green is lime.

  77. Karen A Says:
    10/08/2011 4:48 pm

    I usually gravitate towards a lime green shade, but I just returned from a trip to the southwest and the sagey gray green of the landscape was so striking, I may have a new favorite.

  78. Cori Says:
    10/08/2011 5:23 pm

    I’m a big fan of olive green!

  79. quilary Says:
    10/08/2011 5:25 pm

    Bottle green – the first quilt I ever made had bottle freen as the main green and also one of my favourite quilts – a triple irish chain memory quilt for my MIL’s 80th, used that as well. Thanks for the chance :)

  80. kim mcintosh Says:
    10/08/2011 5:28 pm

    I haven’t actually quilted yet but will in the very near future – I’m just starting to learn the ropes! My favourite green in nature is the green on my hostas in my garden
    mcintosh dot kimberley at gmail dot com

  81. Sheddy Says:
    10/08/2011 5:32 pm

    I love apple green. especially combined with Carolina blue. Gorgeous! thanks for offering the chance to win

  82. Carrie L Says:
    10/08/2011 5:34 pm

    I love lime green, but have quilted more with sage greens. Thank you for the giveaway!

  83. Maggie barber Says:
    10/08/2011 5:40 pm

    Peacock green!

  84. bea Says:
    10/08/2011 5:41 pm

    Only one?? I love a nice light olive-y shade, but I’m also really happy when I find something in a shocking chartreuse to use in a quilt.

  85. Jill Says:
    10/08/2011 5:52 pm

    I love a nice warm fall green. Thanks for the chance!

  86. Melinda Says:
    10/08/2011 6:02 pm

    It’s tough picking just one shade cause green is my fav, too. I like a nice fresh apple green and also any green mixed with blue. I also love copper patina green. Yep!

  87. MaryJo Says:
    10/08/2011 6:05 pm

    My favorite green to use in quilting…it’s a toss up between a fun, bright lime, and a beautiful sage. Thanks for the chance!

  88. Joyce Mitchell Says:
    10/08/2011 6:14 pm

    I love sage green & even painted our bedroom that color. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  89. RANCHMOM Says:
    10/08/2011 6:22 pm

    My favorite color of green is Teal, or blue green but my favorite green in a quilt depends on the rest of the colors being used, is it 30’s or civil war, romance or bright colors.

  90. Beccy Says:
    10/08/2011 6:24 pm

    I also have a disproportionate amount of green in my stash. My favorite color green to quilt with is a fresh herbal green.

  91. Barb Says:
    10/08/2011 6:28 pm

    I don’t think I’ve ever met a green I didn’t like, but the one I turn to most often is sage green…it just goes with everything in my house, and it’s such a restful color.

  92. Kate Says:
    10/08/2011 6:39 pm

    Really hard to pick a favorite green- love them all! I really tend to go for a soft, sage green in clothing, but look for a more teal or blue green in my quilts.
    And how fun is lime green when paired with a bright pink? They are all good!

  93. Toni Anne Says:
    10/08/2011 6:50 pm

    My favorite green would be evergreen. Great blog tour, I’m really enjoying this. ;->

  94. Sherry J. Says:
    10/08/2011 7:30 pm

    I love sage green, i even painted the walls in two of my rooms that color. it seems to make it into almost every quilt I make.

  95. Carrie Says:
    10/08/2011 7:39 pm

    My favorite is olive green, or lime green. Maybe it’s sage. I don’t know! I just love all greens!!

  96. bee Says:
    10/08/2011 7:43 pm

    my favorite green is chartreuse right now. i never knew it was a shade of green until a few years ago – i’d always pictured it as a magenta-y, deep purple-pink for years! so now i see chartreuse everywhere and love it.

  97. KarenC Says:
    10/08/2011 7:47 pm

    Lime is my favorite green. Just a little bit in a quilt gives it a great pop!

  98. Allison Says:
    10/08/2011 7:48 pm

    Even though I love to use bright colors and love like bright lime colors I feel like I more often use sage like colors when I use green…

  99. Tamie Says:
    10/08/2011 7:51 pm

    I love celery green but depending on the situation, I could name many more. Thanks for participating in the book tour.

  100. FryeStyle Says:
    10/08/2011 7:57 pm

    Green is a neutral to me. You see it everywhere in nature. It’s hard to pick one favorite from all the greens. But if I had to choose just two, it’d be Viridian and Chartreuse!

  101. Carol Y Says:
    10/08/2011 8:11 pm

    Any and all shades of green work for me! I guess I like greens with some yellow in them, like the leaf in the lower right or the VW Bug.

  102. roccagal Says:
    10/08/2011 8:15 pm

    I love avocado green!!! ( as well as lime green, olive and chartreuse and …) I just love green-my fave color!!!

  103. Ali Hughes Says:
    10/08/2011 8:42 pm

    My favorite shade of green? hmm…I don’t know if I can pick one! I like kind of dark and bright, ones that go well with blue. I recently made a baby quilt that focused on a dark solid green (maybe forest?), and bright green with blue and yellow polka spots and stripes. So cute! Even with no “baby green”, it was perfect for a new little boy!

  104. Jocelyn Says:
    10/08/2011 8:48 pm

    I really like Aqua or turquoise. I know theres blue in these colors too, but I think they are very cool and refreshing colors.

  105. Jane Freeman Says:
    10/08/2011 9:35 pm

    I like any green that would be considered traditional in a Christmas quilt or used for appliqued leaves. I guess almost any green would fall into those two groups!

  106. Marilyn Says:
    10/08/2011 9:51 pm

    For quilting, I like a varieties of green in my applique but my favorite is probably a darker green – the color the leaves are whenthey’ve had lots of sun and sufficient water.

  107. Janet K Says:
    10/08/2011 10:23 pm

    I love a nice bright lime type green, but not neon.

  108. Mary Ann Says:
    10/08/2011 10:35 pm

    Oh I love most shades of green but right now I am very partial to lime, its part of the palette for my new granddaughter room so I have been having lots of l fun with it. thanks so much for such a fun giveaway!

  109. Melissa Says:
    10/08/2011 11:23 pm

    I haven’t used much green in quilting yet, but my favorite shades are granny apple and teal! Thanks for the giveaway!

  110. Mary Says:
    10/09/2011 12:27 am

    My favorite green has to be a Fresh spring green.

  111. Grace Says:
    10/09/2011 4:48 am

    Green has never been a favorite color or mine, but I will use it where ever it needs to be in a quilt project. But, lately I have been drawn to the color combination of purple and lime green with some crisp white for good measure!

  112. Patti Says:
    10/09/2011 4:48 am

    being of Irish decent I would have to say Emerald Green is my favorite.

  113. Jodi Says:
    10/09/2011 4:53 am

    At the moment I am using some Dark Dark Green with some softer dusty green with dusty pink and a pink & burgundy rose bud print to make my first ever quilt.

  114. cloudmom Says:
    10/09/2011 4:59 am

    Love the colors of chartreuse and lime green. I used these colors with teal to update my bathroom this summer.

  115. Kathe G Says:
    10/09/2011 5:17 am

    My favorite shade of green is the green color of grass – so clean and fresh. Thanks.

  116. KrisD Says:
    10/09/2011 5:34 am

    My favorite green collored thread to quilt with is LIME green! It’s bright, fresh and really makes the quilting POP!
    I’m having fun with this blog tour! It’s like taking a trip to places I’ve never been and finding some treasures!

  117. Pat Says:
    10/09/2011 6:57 am

    I like to quilt with a seagreen…seems to blend with most lights and mediums in my quilts!

  118. Sherrilynn Bair Says:
    10/09/2011 7:07 am

    After visiting Charleston SC recently, I’ll be looking for shades of sea green…..

  119. Monica Says:
    10/09/2011 7:09 am

    I love,love,love the wonderful shade of spring green…you know the one. It’s the first hint of color after a long winter of grey. Makes my heart sing, cause it means summer is coming!

  120. Barb in MI Says:
    10/09/2011 7:13 am

    My vote is for lime green – thanks so much!

  121. Cat Lady Says:
    10/09/2011 7:17 am

    For a long time green was not one of the colors I used in quilts unless I as doing applique and needed stems and leaves. Now it seems like my stash has an abundance of differing nuances of lime green. When I can find it, I also like to pick up what I call true green.

  122. Jennyroo Says:
    10/09/2011 7:20 am

    I love brilliant kelly green! Not just for Christmas but for all year long!

  123. Sarah P Says:
    10/09/2011 7:31 am

    I would have to do a lime green. My daughter is in to green and it has to be neon or lime. thanks for the giveaway.

  124. Valerie Says:
    10/09/2011 7:38 am

    Green has crept into my decorating and sewing life very quietly, but when people comment on how they like my green purse, I guess I have to give it up for green! I like the kiwi color that is so popular now, but am a sucker for sage, too. Even tho I didn’t see myself as a ‘green’ person, actions speak louder than words! Thanks for the give away!

  125. Shirley Says:
    10/09/2011 7:43 am

    My favorite shade of green right now is chartreuse. I am painting my bathroom that color along with gray (hope I like it!).

  126. Micheline Says:
    10/09/2011 7:52 am

    I love green – all kind. but recently i just finished a quilt with olive green fabric – i found a lot of them at CT-

  127. Linda in PA Says:
    10/09/2011 7:56 am

    I really like lime and kiwi greens. I made a purse for myself using assorted batik greens and purples. I like it, but wish that I had used only the lime/kiwi greens and left out the darker greens.

  128. Marlene Says:
    10/09/2011 8:17 am

    My favorite grenn for quilting is lime green. It just adds so much pop to projects.

  129. Donna Says:
    10/09/2011 8:17 am

    Fern green, sage green, spring green, love spring when everything starts growing and coming alive. Green is calming, rejuvenating . Thanks for sharing.

  130. Rebecca Goernandt Says:
    10/09/2011 8:18 am

    I really like lime green to liven up a quilt threatening to become boring. Just a touch here and there, and bang, you’ve got an eye catcher.

  131. Carrie P. Says:
    10/09/2011 8:23 am

    My favorite green to use in quilts, lately,
    is olive green. I love all greens too. And avocado. Yum!

  132. Ginger Says:
    10/09/2011 8:39 am

    I like a bright happy green to use in quilting.

  133. poppyinpink Says:
    10/09/2011 9:17 am

    Green to me is a symbol of provision and life such as in leaves and the patterns, textures and shades of green of leaves is an endless source of design inspiration. Love em all!

  134. Kylie Carlson Says:
    10/09/2011 9:22 am

    I love bright apple green especially paired with white and cherry red. Love that row of green seats you included.

  135. Mindy Says:
    10/09/2011 9:37 am

    My favorite??? Lime green. Its such a happy color :)

  136. kathy h Says:
    10/09/2011 9:40 am

    I love all the colors in this book. My favorite shade of green is the dark hunter green.

  137. Cindy Dickinson Says:
    10/09/2011 9:53 am

    My favorite green is lime green. I just love how it pops in a quilt!

  138. Barb Colvin Says:
    10/09/2011 9:59 am

    I’m not sure there is a shade of green I don’t like. Spring green, soft sage green, hunter green and malachite green are among my favorites.

  139. Beezus Says:
    10/09/2011 10:12 am

    I have to say my favorite shade of green to use in quilting seems to be a lime green, but any of the light and bright greens are fair game in my book! :) Thanks for hosting!

  140. Linda Says:
    10/09/2011 10:44 am

    Green is not my favorite color but despite that I always seem to end up with a lot of green in my quilt blocks. I’m not sure I could pick a favorite shade but I try and stay away from yellow/greens.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  141. Elise Says:
    10/09/2011 11:00 am

    Definitely love every shade of green, but I have especially been loving olive lately! Though moss green is right in there too. Excited for this book!

  142. Lindsay F Says:
    10/09/2011 11:25 am

    My favorite shade of green to quilt with is sea foam green.

  143. Lisa Marie Says:
    10/09/2011 11:31 am

    I use lime green a lot! And a nice deep emerald green is nice too.

  144. Karen in Tucson Says:
    10/09/2011 11:44 am

    I have always loved GREEN! Over the years I have used all shades but lately I have found the bright lime green has added punch to a couple of the quilts I have put together. The prizes sound so great and I would love to win!

  145. anna lumsden Says:
    10/09/2011 11:53 am

    My fave color is lime green.

  146. Tina H Says:
    10/09/2011 11:57 am

    Loden… so soft. Also neon lime. Sometimes together!

  147. MarciaW Says:
    10/09/2011 12:11 pm

    My favorite greens are blue greens like teal and evergreen. Reminds me of nature. Thanks for the great stop on the blog book tour.

  148. Katie Says:
    10/09/2011 1:36 pm

    I love to use a Kelly green or a bright green that’s like fresh grass :)

  149. KrisL Says:
    10/09/2011 1:40 pm

    I love ANY green but lately my very fav green is olive. Thanks for the chance to win!

  150. grapes and hearts Says:
    10/09/2011 2:20 pm

    I love all the fresh ones not so much of the darker greens… lime perhaps most at the moment ;o)

  151. kristin Says:
    10/09/2011 2:23 pm

    I’ve always been partial to chartreuse — and it’s not just because I like the name. I also like rich, foresty greens, too.

  152. jodi Says:
    10/09/2011 2:27 pm

    I’m a big lover of lime – so bright and refreshing!

  153. Erica/beeps Says:
    10/09/2011 3:52 pm

    I really like yellow-greens in quilting – like a medium shade that is a little dusty. I’m working on collecting some for my next quilt project!

  154. SewLindaAnn Says:
    10/09/2011 3:53 pm

    My favorite to use in quilts is a light sage green.

  155. Tas Says:
    10/09/2011 3:57 pm

    Green is one of my favourite colours. My favourite shade is a beautiful sage green. Heavenly.

  156. laura Says:
    10/09/2011 4:26 pm

    my favorite shade of green is apple green or primary green

  157. meagan Says:
    10/09/2011 4:47 pm

    A favorite shade of green is difficult to pin down, but since I make a lot of baby blankets, I really like a bold emerald green to go with the other bold colors I use.

  158. lee Says:
    10/09/2011 5:21 pm

    I love sage green the most – but love all greens! thanks for the review and giveaway.

  159. Susan Says:
    10/09/2011 6:07 pm

    Soft sage green works well with some many colors that I think that’s my fav!

  160. Debbie Gallett Says:
    10/09/2011 6:07 pm

    I love all greens but am especially drawn to a kind of olivy foresty green.

  161. Joan H. Says:
    10/09/2011 6:54 pm

    I really enjoy quilts with a lot of greens in them. I guess my favorite would be a soft teal.

  162. Ellen Ban Says:
    10/09/2011 6:57 pm

    My favorite green is Chartreuse!

  163. Amy Says:
    10/09/2011 7:25 pm

    Oh, I have always loved green. My very favorite is grass green, though lime is a close second.

  164. DeDe Says:
    10/09/2011 7:46 pm

    My favorite greens are the ones you see in lush tropical prints. But the green I have been useing in quilts lately is that crisp apple green that looks pretty with all the rainbow colors.

  165. Nancy B in Many LA Says:
    10/09/2011 8:24 pm

    My favorite green is sea foam green

  166. Rose Says:
    10/09/2011 8:49 pm

    I’ve been working with lime green alot because my grand daughter’s favorite color is green and I’ve been making alot of things for her.

  167. Emily K. Says:
    10/09/2011 8:55 pm

    my favorite quilting green is a grassy green. My first (and only whole) quilt was put together from Moda Botany fabrics, and the green that the designers chose for this line is just perfect.

  168. Mom C Says:
    10/09/2011 9:15 pm

    I painted my bathroom a pale mossy, green color. I didn’t think I would like it but it is my favorite room, so calming and peaceful. I love the calm, cool greens, they tone down a quilt that is going too wild and loud. They just settle me right down and I feel more peaceful.

  169. Michelle Says:
    10/09/2011 9:29 pm

    I love green! Well, I would have to say I like to use a mossy lime green in quilts the most. Did you know, I’ve heard it said, people with a high IQ choose green as their favorite color?

  170. Laura Says:
    10/09/2011 9:32 pm

    Right now I’m loving lime and teal-green! Thanks so much for the opportunity to win!

  171. Carla G Says:
    10/09/2011 11:31 pm

    My favorite greens for quilts are Teal and Lime. Just depends on the look I’m trying to get… Thanks for a chance to win! :)

  172. Jane Says:
    10/10/2011 2:36 am

    Olive would be my green choice at present, but I really can’t think of a shade I don’t like and wouldn’t use happily. Thanks for the opportunity!

  173. Gill Says:
    10/10/2011 3:28 am

    I love green – it’s my favourite colour! I’m quilting with a grassy green thread at the moment

  174. Kate F. Says:
    10/10/2011 4:27 am

    Hmmm. Well, apple green is a favorite of mine in quilting, but I also love using mossy greens as neutrals. Forget white, off-white, and cream. Mossy green is the way to go.

  175. Pam Says:
    10/10/2011 5:09 am

    I love all greens. I love the bright limes the most.

  176. patty Says:
    10/10/2011 5:59 am

    I like lime and sage green – not together – but these are the two shades of green I like. I have use a lot of Connecting Threads Moss Essential for quilting all the sage quilts I have made.

  177. Donna Sykes Says:
    10/10/2011 6:02 am

    The greens I like are sage green and teal. This sbook looks very exciting. Thanks for the chance to win.

  178. Lisa K Says:
    10/10/2011 6:23 am

    I love apple green!

  179. Greenstylemom Says:
    10/10/2011 7:19 am

    I love green! Is it obvious by my internet “name?” I’m making in a quilt in shades of green and greys (and there are some Connecting Threads prints in it!). I’m going to love the finished product but had to put it away until after I get all my holiday projects finished.
    If I had to choose one favorite shade of green it would probably be good ol’ Kelly Green.

  180. April Says:
    10/10/2011 7:50 am

    I love lime green lately, although the Cerulean in the threads above sure looks close enough to me! I love green with purple and brown lately. My bedroom is a avocado-sage combination, which we just love. I’ll be working on a quilt for our master bedroom next with all kinds of greens and burgundy.

  181. pattieC Says:
    10/10/2011 7:53 am

    Green can be a hard color with all the shades but I think sage is my favorite. Love it with blue.

  182. Patty Says:
    10/10/2011 8:31 am

    I also love green, all shades of it. Right now I am collecting green batiks to make a quilt I saw in a magazine. I think the green with a sage or brownish edge to it has to be my very favorite. I even painted my bedroom that colore.

  183. Sandi Says:
    10/10/2011 8:43 am

    I love lime green! It goes so well with the bright orange and yellow I’m drawn to, as well as with the turquoise I’m loving.

  184. Michele Says:
    10/10/2011 8:51 am

    I love lime green as well. I’m amazed by how well it “plays” with almost every other color!

  185. spork Says:
    10/10/2011 9:00 am

    I love all greens, because green’s the color of spring!
    And green can be cool and friendly-like,
    And green can be big like a mountain,
    Or important like a river!
    Or tall like a tree!

  186. Muriel Says:
    10/10/2011 9:01 am

    I love the lime green for quilting. Against black, it’s awesome or patched with other pastels makes a lively, fun quilt.

  187. Valerie Says:
    10/10/2011 9:01 am

    My favorite shade of green right now is lime green. I have a bunch in my stash and want to make a black/white/lime green quilt with it. I even have lime green quilting thread!

  188. Robyn Says:
    10/10/2011 9:01 am

    I like the dark rich green that reminds me of leaves.

  189. Megan Says:
    10/10/2011 9:02 am

    I love a really dark green, especially when it is matched up with a light pink.

  190. Christina P Says:
    10/10/2011 9:04 am

    I love bright yellow greens– the ones that are everywhere in spring. My photography teacher hated them because she thought they looked toxic, but I love them– even in my quilts!

  191. Mary White Says:
    10/10/2011 9:07 am

    I love all shades of green, except maybe the neon greens.
    If I had to pick just one shade, I think I’d have to say sage green.

  192. Marcia Nicewarner Says:
    10/10/2011 9:09 am

    All so beautiful.. could not pick just one. love all the colors.. Will send pictures of my new Connecting Threads Quilt.. (KING Size)

  193. Sue D Says:
    10/10/2011 9:10 am

    Lately, I’ve been leaning away from my old favorite sage green to more of a lettuce green — a medium to pale green the color of fresh sprouts. But as long as it’s green, it’s good!

  194. Jennifer Says:
    10/10/2011 9:11 am

    Green is my favorite color! I think in the spring I like lime green best, but when fall comes, olive is my favorite!

  195. Elma Lutman Says:
    10/10/2011 9:12 am

    I’d have to say bright lime green is my favorite. I like bright vivid happy colors.

  196. Cheryl T. Says:
    10/10/2011 9:14 am

    Green has turned into my favorite color, especially the lime green! I like them all!

  197. Shannon C. Says:
    10/10/2011 9:17 am

    My favorite shade of green right now is Grellow. I love the brightness and the yellow undertones.

  198. Sally King Says:
    10/10/2011 9:20 am

    Aurifil #1231 Spring Green is my favorite color of green at this time. I too love greens.

  199. Barb Hull Says:
    10/10/2011 9:21 am

    It is a toss up between spring green and bright bold lime green. Spring green represents renewal and rebirth. Lime green is just so WOW!!!!

  200. Katrina H Says:
    10/10/2011 9:25 am

    I like the bright apple green right now, almost a neon green.

  201. Angel Says:
    10/10/2011 9:28 am

    Green is awesome! All green! Okay, except for the lime shades. I could do without those, I guess. Mix them with the rest of the greens and they aren’t so bad. :)

  202. Becky Says:
    10/10/2011 9:35 am

    I love green, but my mother hates it… so I quilt a lot of rainbow quilts, so I can use both emerald and lime, which are my favorite shades.

  203. Patricia Wilson Says:
    10/10/2011 9:36 am

    Lime green, Granny Smith apple green are my favorites. Love the greens in the rainbow quilt. It is a beautiful quilt.

  204. Gene Black Says:
    10/10/2011 9:45 am

    Teal is my favorite. (But I lean more toward the blue side of teal!)

  205. Monika Says:
    10/10/2011 9:52 am

    Emerald Green is my favorite color (I’m a May baby) but its not as easy to find and work into quilts. I fall back onto the more sage greens.

  206. Penny Magas Says:
    10/10/2011 10:02 am

    Mint green is my favorite, but I look best in the darker greens – hunter, avocado.

  207. Jeanne Says:
    10/10/2011 10:08 am

    Sage green is a favorite green as it is a relaxing color. It also goes with so many other colors. Thanks for the chance to win.

  208. mary t salmon Says:
    10/10/2011 10:14 am

    I am really into lime green…but teal is a favorite too.
    Thanks for the chance to win thread…I REALLY need thread.

  209. Becky Weimer Says:
    10/10/2011 10:15 am

    Lime green because it tends toward yellow. Such a cheerful color!!! :)

  210. Beth B Says:
    10/10/2011 10:20 am

    Green is my favorite color! It is hard to choose just one shade, but at this moment, I’ll pick light sage. Thanks for the chance to win.

  211. ellen k Says:
    10/10/2011 10:31 am

    I love ALL greens, (maybe because I’m a redhead). but I love foresty Wa. state greens. My favorite is a thread color Palmetto, deep grey-green, like a hike near Mt. St. helens.

  212. Nancy D. Says:
    10/10/2011 10:47 am

    Green has not ever been a favorite of mine, but I’m learning to like it more these days. I’m working on a baby quilt for a gal in my office who will be a grandma for the first time. I really like the green in it – its pea greenish color I guess:)

  213. karen Says:
    10/10/2011 10:58 am

    Right now my color is limey psychedellic green. I am making wild color quilts and love it!

  214. Annie Chermak Says:
    10/10/2011 11:00 am

    I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE springy yellow-green! Like new grass, like neon lime, like sunshine through leaves — pair that with a nice orangey-red and you’ve got ==POW==!!! woo-hoo, I want that book!

  215. DONNA Says:
    10/10/2011 11:00 am

    My favorite color is lime green. I try to use some in everything I make. I love that cheerful feeling it adds!

  216. Janice Zoeckler Says:
    10/10/2011 11:05 am

    My favorite green a sage green. I find it works well with most projects. If I am using bright colors, I like to use a bright lime green–more like an apple green. It makes blocks pop.

  217. Ray J. Says:
    10/10/2011 11:06 am

    My favorite green is teal – which as you said is a blue green. My second favorite is grass green.

  218. Kathy W. Says:
    10/10/2011 11:08 am

    Forest green is my favorite green color. I like it with burgundy and beige. Thanks for the chance at these great prizes!

  219. Dmyers Says:
    10/10/2011 11:16 am

    Green is beautiful in quilts! Love grass green

  220. Karen Becley Says:
    10/10/2011 11:17 am

    Love, love, love, olive green in all shades light to dark. This color goes with almost every color depending on the shade, light or darker.
    I buy more of this color than any other.

  221. Margaret Says:
    10/10/2011 11:20 am

    Grass green is my current favorite.

  222. Cathy Says:
    10/10/2011 11:30 am

    I LOVE lime green. So bright and fresh!

  223. Anna Marie Houck Says:
    10/10/2011 11:35 am

    I love greens! My favorite would probably be Christmas green

  224. Julie L Says:
    10/10/2011 12:00 pm

    It is hard to pick a particular green – when I’m bummed out about too much winter I love seafoam – anything to make me think of the ocean. Of course I love a good deep rich, palm leaf green as well. It really makes orange pop in an unexpected way. Then there are teal greens which are just complete oohs and ahs! I love most greens, I’m even starting to love 70s shades of green in olives and murky tones too.

  225. Linda J Says:
    10/10/2011 12:46 pm

    Emerald green – so rich. Love the prizes.

  226. Cindy Says:
    10/10/2011 1:12 pm

    Grass green, and the color green that you only see in newly “popped-out” leaves…such vibrant colors! Those colors herald Spring up here in the Great White North! :D

  227. MollyP Says:
    10/10/2011 2:24 pm

    Green is my absolute favorite color. I have more cuts of green fabric than I am willing to claim. I use a lot of bright, clear greens like grass and kelly. I just finished up a quilt with Kona “cactus” green and am working on another with Kona “fern.” FYI, Kona cactus will sear your corneas if you stare at it too long. If I ever decide to start a solids/tonal quilt, it will be green and I will have no problem using only stash. Thanks!

  228. Centella Tucker Says:
    10/10/2011 2:30 pm

    Teal — light and dark

  229. Denny Aleckson Says:
    10/10/2011 2:31 pm

    I love using a variegated green thread! And for fabric i love using anything thats kind of “Limey” Thanks for the chance!

  230. Shirley Tonn Says:
    10/10/2011 3:31 pm

    My favorite green is spring green. You know that fresh green of new grass in the spring. I grew up and still live in the midwest and love the green of newly sprouted fields against the black of the soil they are planted in.

  231. daisy Says:
    10/10/2011 3:42 pm

    thanks for your post – my favourite green is probably a kind of lime green – crisp and clean – yum.

  232. Janelle Says:
    10/10/2011 3:49 pm

    I have been very into natural greens, like fern and olive, soft and complimentary with a pop of any other color
    thanks for the chance!

  233. Neomi Says:
    10/10/2011 4:02 pm

    Its not easy being green but I’m willing to try :)I love a cool grassy green

  234. Cindy Says:
    10/10/2011 4:32 pm

    I like a muted lime. It goes with country or yellows and many other color ways.

  235. Kristen Says:
    10/10/2011 5:15 pm

    Chartreuse is my favorite color of green…you can brighten any quilt up with just a little or a lot! :)

  236. sylvia Says:
    10/10/2011 5:31 pm

    I like a dark jewel-toned green!

  237. Sue Says:
    10/10/2011 5:52 pm

    Apple green is my favorite—so cheerful! Would love the opportunity to be one of the lucky winners.

  238. Sharrieboberry Says:
    10/10/2011 6:28 pm

    My foyer and kitchen are a color called “Shagreen”. My friend that helped me pick it calls it “my color” since it starts with the first 3 letters of my name.
    It’s apple green but with more gray instead of yellow. So pretty! So I’m always looking for fabric with those tones!

  239. annie Says:
    10/10/2011 6:33 pm

    I love lime green!!!

  240. Debbie J Says:
    10/10/2011 6:38 pm

    I love bright greens!!

  241. Jesse Says:
    10/10/2011 6:57 pm

    I love deep deep shadowy mossy green, and seventies rich avocado.. Luscious!

  242. Penny Says:
    10/10/2011 7:07 pm

    My son’s and my best friend’s favourite colour is green and I work with it all the time! I love picking greens for them (they love all shades!) My particular favourite is lime green, especially when I can mix it up with some pinks and other fun colours! I am looking forward to the info on colour in this book! (I am also happy that even though I live in Canada, my mailing address is in the USA! Gotta love border towns!) Thanks for hosting!

  243. Cindy Says:
    10/10/2011 7:16 pm

    I love the all the rich fall colors!

  244. Deb Says:
    10/10/2011 8:16 pm

    I like a smoky country green. I’d love to win the book.d

  245. Maureen Haynes Says:
    10/10/2011 8:22 pm

    I love the “country” greens-fern and olive shades!!!

  246. Jodi Guerrero Says:
    10/10/2011 10:52 pm

    The color green I’ve been using the most is a deep green. Sorry, I’m not sure of the name. I also like using a wide variety of greens for my leaves when doing applique. This tour is great asking us think of each color, what it means to us, our favorites and how we use them.
    Thank you and the Sponsors for the great giveaway and a chance to win.

  247. Amanda Best Says:
    10/10/2011 11:54 pm

    I love bright Christmas green the best!

  248. Michelle senkow Says:
    10/11/2011 4:03 am

    I love all shades of green-the colours in my garden

  249. Chriss Moore Says:
    10/11/2011 4:29 am

    I love green… need I say more?

  250. Laura Says:
    10/11/2011 5:01 am

    Emerald green is my fave!

  251. Christie, Describe Happy Says:
    10/11/2011 5:43 am

    I’m a sucker for full saturated apple or kelly green. Looks like such a fun book to work with and love those extra goodies!!

  252. Chelsea Says:
    10/11/2011 7:31 am

    I love chartreuse. Not only is it a great colour, but it’s just such a great word!

  253. lynn Says:
    10/11/2011 7:32 am

    Kelly green!

  254. Bunny Says:
    10/11/2011 8:29 am

    Green apple is a favourite of mine. Sage green comes as a close second.

  255. DebbieKL Says:
    10/11/2011 10:09 am

    I love sage green with other earth tones (like browns). For more fun, I like a bright kelly green.

  256. Marnie P Says:
    10/11/2011 2:11 pm

    I love Blue. Any blue. Light, dark, medium blue, any shade makes me happy. Could it be my blue eyes? Maybe?
    Blue quilts always make me look closer at the design. If the design is another color I try to imagine it in blues.

  257. JenniferB Says:
    10/11/2011 2:17 pm

    my favorite color of green is army green

  258. Celine Says:
    10/11/2011 2:32 pm

    Because of the season I like the dark green of Christmas but I also like bright green for kids quilts. Thanks for the giveaway

  259. faith hope & cherrytea Says:
    10/11/2011 7:33 pm

    luving evergreen ! ooo and lime ! …. green’s great =))

  260. faith hope & cherrytea Says:
    10/11/2011 7:33 pm

    luving evergreen ! ooo and lime ! …. green’s great =))

  261. faith hope & cherrytea Says:
    10/11/2011 7:33 pm

    luving evergreen ! ooo and lime ! …. green’s great =))

  262. delia Says:
    10/11/2011 7:36 pm

    I like the jungle green from the Crayola crayon box. It’s amazing that I remember this stuff.

  263. Sara M Says:
    10/11/2011 10:17 pm

    I would have to say my favorite green is a celery color like what I have on my craft room walls. I personally think its kind of a versatile color, seasonally speaking. Thanks for sharing your love of green!

  264. faith hope & cherrytea Says:
    10/11/2011 7:33 pm

    luving evergreen ! ooo and lime ! …. green’s great =))

  265. faith hope & cherrytea Says:
    10/11/2011 7:33 pm

    luving evergreen ! ooo and lime ! …. green’s great =))

  266. Carrie Dunn Says:
    10/12/2011 4:38 am

    So hard to choose one green, I use so much of it in my quilting, but one of my favorites was a fabric that was bright green with dark green dots on it that I used as a binding on a halloween quilt.

  267. Lisa LeBlanc Says:
    10/12/2011 5:44 am

    I would say green apple or lime green…especially with some bright pinks and white. Lisa in Texas

  268. Deb Says:
    10/12/2011 8:09 am

    Green is my all-time favorite color. Apple green is the best of the grees, though!

  269. Jennie Steward Says:
    10/12/2011 8:53 am

    My favorite color green for quilting is lime green. I did a quilt for my grandson with lime greens, black and white. It is my favorite quilt to date that I have made. Thanks for the chance to win these prizes!

  270. Sandy Narayan Says:
    10/12/2011 9:22 am

    I love to use Olive Green in quilts. Thanks for the opportunity to win.