What Shade are You with Sharon Parcel

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When RJR Fabrics asked me to join their What Shade Are You? Challenge, I knew I would be stepping out of my comfort zone. But I took the challenge and loved every minute of it! Every week, I have enjoyed all the amazing, beautiful quilts on Instagram and here on the blog. So now it is my turn to show my creation.

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The Cotton Supreme Solid colors I chose for my quilt top are:

#351 Pewter
#339 Tropicana
#352 Meadowland
#274 Riviera
#349 Aloe Verde
#338 Flamingo
#331 Pink Orchid
#244 Bubblegum
#366 Toyboat
#228 Eggnog
#244 Rio

I must tell you that I had three different quilts running around in my mind, and finally chose a pineapple block. After taking a class from Gyleen Fitzgeral and using her Pineapple Tool…I was hooked on making pineapple blocks. Gyleen had recommended that we NOT use solids to make these blocks….I said to myself…Why not? I was stepping outside my comfort zone using all solids, so why not step out a bit further?

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This is what I came up with. Deciding how to break down the pineapple blocks took a bit of thinking, but I am happy with how it turned out. It depicts God’s love for me…softly, raining down on me. One of my favorite hymns is “Rain Down”…thus the name. Still debating about a pattern for this…probably paper pieced for more accuracy in matching seams.

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Working with RJR’s Cotton Supreme Solids has been a real treat. The fabric is the high quality which one has come to expect from RJR and the colors are amazing! The hardest part about this challenge was when I received the color card and had to choose from the amazing colors.

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I want to thank RJR for the opportunity to take part in the What Shade Are You Challenge. It has made me think and step outside the box. This has been an enjoyable journey!

You can find me on Instagram: punkydoodle53 Or on my blog: www.yellowcatquiltdesigns.com

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    Kaholly

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    You did an incredible job! Your quilt os beautiful!

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    Sandra Kaye

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    Your quilt is just delightful Sharon. I love the way you have the pineapple fading towards the one corner. And the colors you picked are perfect. Well done, well done. Hugs, Sandie

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    Paige

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    Beautiful quilt using the solids and great photography too!

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    janequiltsslowly

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    This is an amazing design. I love how you deconstructed the pineapple block. Are all the cream areas pieced or did you use solid squares?

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    Kathy

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    What a lovely quilt, I like the solids, I also like your helper, my cat does that too, especially when I have been sewing too long

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    Pat

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    Great job. Love the quilt. I vote for a paper pieced pattern.

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    Darlene

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    This is beautiful, is there a pattern available?

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    Marsha Hardman

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    Where can I find pattern for quilt?

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