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!





Comments

  1. My favourite (solid) color is the rainbow ... over and over ... if I have to choose, I would denominate another color each day ... TODAY I would pick a cool vibrant pink ... ;)))

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  2. My favorite at the moment? dark purple! Wonderful!

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  3. My favorite color is anything orange or aqua.

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  4. i love rose but any bright color

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  5. Today my favorite color is Poolside! :)

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  6. Rec Team is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing it, and for this great giveaway. I love any shade of purple.

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  7. Aqua or gray but just got an RJR color card and am having a serious crush on Tourmaline.

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  8. Purple, always purple!πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

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  9. you're making Argento seem like the best color ever! I also love a good solid brown but find them few and far between. My favorite is the Peppered Cotton brown/black cross-weave. Does that count as solid? Thanks!

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  10. My favorite color is aqua. Quilt design is interesting. Your kitty has the right idea in cuddling with it. Thanks for the chance to win the fabric and pattern!

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  11. My favorite color is Opera Mauve, thanks.
    cork@pa.rr.com

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  12. Hi there Jenifer,
    My favourite colour is: Lavender…just makes my heart thrill every time I see it!!!
    Thanks!
    QUilty Huggs,
    Jacqueline
    snausages22 at yahoo dot CA

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  13. I used to love purples and reds but now, I always smile when I work with yellow... reminds me of sunshine, spring flowers.

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  14. I would have to say aqua! The color of summer!

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  15. Thanks for the chance to recreate your lovely quilt! My favourite is turquoise though I love all the rainbow quilts around at the moment just like you! x

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  16. My favourite solid colour is cornflower. Thanks for the giveaway!

    wlinda_ca at yahoo dot com

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  17. Love them all, today I feel like poolside! Nice pattern.

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  18. Gotta go for the green....Lime green! Makes me happy! Thanks quiltindlj at yahoo.com

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  19. Aqua, but it is subject to change.

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  20. I use a lot of gray, but since that's technically not a color...turquoise is my other fav

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  21. I love oranges of all shades. Tangerine Dream sounds luscious.

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  22. I'm a sucker for bubblegum pink. I love the new pattern.

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  23. Lime green has been my favorite for several years.

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  24. My favourite would be Orange and purple.

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  25. I love the Argento. This pattern is a definite winner!

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  26. I wish I could be so creative to come up with awesome quilt names like you!!!! My favourite colour is in the Aqua range.... From light to dark I love it all!!

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  27. My favorite changes all the time, but recently I've been enamored with Mint green.

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  28. My favorite is black...with rainbow colors.

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  29. Green! Any shade just green, green, green!

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  30. What a wonderful pattern! Deep teal is my absolute, all-time favorite solid. Thanks for the fantastic opportunity!

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  31. cool pattern, my favorite color is purple

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  32. I'm loving a deep lavender color right now.

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  33. My favorite is green.. Patty
    paweis at yahoo dot com

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  34. For quilting, I really love using blues. powersjlc (at) gmail (dot) com . Thank you so much for the chance. Your quilt is lovely.

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  35. Today my favorite solid is lime green! Love the rec team quilt!

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  36. You designed a great pattern. Orange is my favourite colour. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  37. My favourite solid colour is blue. Any shade. :o)

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  38. Your quilt looks fantastic! I'm a big fan of rainbows too. I also seem to be going through a coral/poppy phase right now. :)

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  39. I love rainbows. If I had to pick one color it would be purple. I'm liking the Cotton Supreme Solid labelled 9617-214.

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  40. Loving a butterscotch or cheddar solid! Thinking of a solid white or cream with that rich yellow/orange. Yum!

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  41. My favorite solid constantly changes, I admit... yikes - greys and black are my always go-tos, tho! Thanks for the chance!

    Liz
    boltonia55@yahoo.com

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  42. I really like argento as well. I am a big fan of grey neutrals

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  43. I love the blues but I would have to say the red is wonderful.

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  44. Odd, but I just really like gray (light/med/dark). It really highlights bright colors well. Thanks for the inspiration - I also pinned that image thinking it would be nice to use! notwendy gmail

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