What Shade are You with Audrey Yeager

*pinch*.  Sorry, just had to pinch myself to see if this opportunity was for real.  Yup, I am part of the “What Shade Are You?” blog series for RJR Fabrics this week and I couldn’t be more excited!  


My name is Audrey Yeager, and I am fairly new to quilting, only having become really obsessed about 2 1/2 years ago and making a ton of quilts since.  

You can find me here:

blog: http://audreysreflection.blogspot.com/iv>


I have become completely enamored with Cotton & Steel fabrics, and use a lot of the Cotton Supreme solids that complement the lines.  When I received the color swatch chart I was just amazed at all the shades and colors to choose from.

To help me narrow down my choice, I went to my “Art” board on Pinterest and chose some of my current favorite pieces for inspiration.  I am really drawn to the art and illustration of Helen Dardik. Look at this amazing combination of colors below.  I especially love that emerald green and the light blue.

Here are some of my favorites:









And my biggest inspiration came from this collection of images focusing on the semi-circle design.







I decided to pick my colors from these images and matched them up with the color chart as best as I could and here is the resulting bundle:



The colors from the Cotton Supreme solids I chose are:

Kelly Green (127 T)
Citron (337)
Sunny Delight (326)
Tangerine Dream (276)
Bandana (367 C+S)
Paris (235 RP)
Chili Pepper (49 T)
Hot Pink (217)
Rhododendron (181 T)
Amethyst (215)
Hydrangea (214)
Lapis Lazuli (192 T)
Royal Blue (126 T)
Riviera (274)
Turks & Caicos (292)
Peridot (342)
Harlequin (358)
Clover (128)
Optical White (33 T)
Black (34 T)

And here is my quilt:



I began by drawing some semi circle shapes on some Heat N Bond lite, cutting them out, and ironing them on the backs of the different colored solids.

To make some of the more complicated designs, I pieced some strips for some, and on other, I cut out tiny bits of fabric backed with Heat N Bond and ironed them on.

After lining up the semi-circles and ironing them all on, I appliqu├ęd around each with a blanket stitch in invisible thread.




I quilted with a really loose stipple pattern, leaving some of the semi-circles un-quilted to make them puff out a bit from the others.
I backed my quilt with my favorite color…a solid emerald green, which is so super soft! 


To finish, I added a fun black and white striped binding with fabric from my stash.


Some more shots:






Thanks so much to RJR Fabrics for this amazing opportunity!  I already have another project in the works with my scraps from this one!
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    Mary D

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    Congratulations on being chosen to showcase with RJR blog hop. Your quilt is cheery, creative and inspiring. At first glance I thought you had used some prints but reading your process, I now know that the quilt is made with all solids. I love the prints posted that you used for your inspiration.

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    Brenda Ackerman

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    I adore the quilt you created and the process that you followed to come up with the colors. Very unique and interesting; I love the fabrics that you got that inspiration from and no wonder. Such vivid images with bright and glimmering colors in each of the prints. Thank you for sharing and have a fantastic creative day!

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    janequiltsslowly

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    Super. Love your inspiration illustrations and the quilt design!

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