February 4, 2016

Hmmmm.....


I feel like this will become something fabulous!

January 28, 2016

Coming soon...


http://www.ctpub.com/blog/how-to-add-the-perfect-quilting-to-an-appliqu-quilt/ 

January 25, 2016

Work in Progress


Not sure where I'm going with this, but I love the feel of these sweet little triangles!

May 22, 2015

What Shade Are You? {A Blog Hop and Giveaway}

It's no secret how much I love solids! I love them so much, almost all my quilts are made exclusively with solids. So when RJR {www.quiltwithlove.com} contacted me about participating in their What Shade Are You Blog Hop, I said yes with no hesitation! I had a quilt rolling around in my head for a while and knew immediately the RJR Cotton Supreme solids would be perfect to work with.



This quilt is very mid-century modern inspired. I saw a picture on Pinterest showing a mid-century piece of yard art (at least I think that's what it is!) with a very cool design. That was the inspiration.


Look at the off-center holes - very 1950s wonky! And the "alternate" blocks are the centers from the first "block." Very cool - and very translatable into fabric.  

I seem to be going through a rainbow phase right now. All my quilts seem to use predominantly red, yellow, orange, blue, green and purple! I chose these colors plus three gradations of gray to use with them as the neutral. Each block is offset, like the inspiration photo and I offset the entire quilt center, to keep the effect going. I think it turned out pretty nifty!


I named it Rec Team for the rectangles, of course - and if you've every had a child in youth sports, you know all about rec teams! So it's also an homage to my children's childhoods!

This is a twin size quilt - perfect for your rec team player! I used seven shades of bright colors - Moulin Rouge, Banana Cream Pie, Tangerine Dream, Amethyst, Neon, Royal Blue and Poolside. The three grays are: Argento, Gale Force and Silver. Argento, which is the lightest gray, is such a beautiful neutral to to work with. It is such a light a gray that it almost has no color at all, but yet adds a bit more to a modern quilt than a plain white does. I really love how it turned out - and so does Poppy!


As part of the blog hop, RJR is giving away a fabric bundle of the fabrics used in the quilt. And as an added bonus, I'll give the lucky winner a pattern of the quilt. The pattern will be available from Everyday Stitches later this summer. Go to www.everydaystitches.com for a sneak preview of this and other patterns.

To enter, leave a comment saying what your favorite solid color is and I'll randomly pick 
a winner from the comments. But hurry, I'll pick the winner next TUESDAY, MAY 26!

Also check out the RJR Facebook page for more blog hop participants and to see their fabulous projects made with Cotton Supreme Solids!

Good luck!





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