What Shade are You with Carolina Asmussen

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Hi, here is Carolina Asmussen and welcome to my stop on the RJR blog hop! I bought my first sewing machine in 2010 in Switzerland and since then I never stopped to sew. I like to design my own quilts, most of the time for contests and exhibitions (you can check my instagram: @carolasmussen). Over the last 2 years I had the honor of being part of some important exhibitions, like the International Quilt Festival in Houston and American Quilter’s Society Quilt Week.

To design this quilt I was inspired by those balcony gardens some people have in their apartments. I don’t have any talent to take care of plants and flowers… I’m actually allergic to pollen! So, at home, the garden stays outside. But I love to see how people can be creative with their space limitations in their apartments and are able to create compact and colorful gardens. Luckily as a quilter I can bring all the colors I want with fabrics and threads inside my home (without any sneezing).

My mini quilt “Balcony Garden” (41” x 41”) was made especially for RJR Fabrics. For this quilt I used cotton supreme solids to make (64) 5 1/2” drunkard’s path blocks. You can find the template here. Download and before printing make sure you scale to 100% and your template is going to be exactly like mine.

So lets start with my shades and how to cut them:

2 + 1/2 yards- 33T Optical White (background), cut 64 templates B

1/2 yard – 319 Overcast, cut 8 templates A

1/2 yard – 175T Shell Pink, cut 8 templates A

1/2 yard – 286 Ruby Slippers, cut 8 templates A

1/2 yard – 282 Gale Force, cut 8 templates A

1/2 yard – 343 Martini Olive, cut 8 templates A

1/2 yard – 342 Peridot, cut 8 templates A

1/2 yard – 294RP Cove, cut 8 templates A

1/2 yard – 309 RP Nothing Hill, cut 8 templates A

and 3 yards – 362 Argento for the backing fabric and binding

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Now it’s time to sew all your templates A and B together, making the 64 drunkard’s blocks. I like to piece every “flower block” first, and after that, piece all the 16 “flower blocks” making my top quilt design.

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For quilting I coordinated my fabric shades with the colors of threads (its a good excuse do add more spools to my collection!). I used Aurifil 50wt and to quilt the background variegated thread.

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And voilà! My Balcony Garden! Many thanks to RJR for the fun! I was thrilled to work with your amazing cotton supreme fabrics!

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Comments (41)

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    Janet

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    Love it!! Great colors together.

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    Gabriela

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    Great article! Carolina Asmüssen is an excellent teacher and artist. Her name will be noticed soon!

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    Silvia

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    Amazing job! I loved to know the story behind the design choice.

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    Marline Reis

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    Wonderful job!!!!! I love it !

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    Ana Paula Allievi

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    Awesome job! Great work putting the colors together. I loved it. Carolina Asmussen is an amazing artist!

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    Lucy Reis

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    Caolina congras
    You’re always shinning.
    Proud of you.

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    ayrton santiago

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    Congras.
    Wonderfull.

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    Crys Lozano

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    Love your work!!!! Beautiful quilt , love the way you put your colours together.

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    krico

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    I saw this quilt coming to life at home, it is beautiful!

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    Robin

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    Love it

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    Jayne

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    Such delicious colors! I total get the garden balcony vibe!

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    Karen Linton

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    This is a gorgeous quilt!

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    Sarah

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    What a lovely quilt!

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    Brenda

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    I love your creative use of the drunkard’s path block. I’ve been recently playing with it also. There are so many possibilities!

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    Elise

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    Wow, this is beautiful and just the right size project! I am putting this one on my to make list!

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    Angela Purrenhage

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    Really lovely job!

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    Rebecca K

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    I love the shape of your blocks (tulip feeling) but so modern!

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    Karen Hootman

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    It’s beautiful.

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    Christy Johnson

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    So lovely! These colors are so calm and refreshing together. Beautiful work, Carolina!

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    Anita

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    What a beautiful quilt! I have to make more quilts using the drunkard’s path’s block!

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    Cindy

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    What a beautiful combination of colors! Your quilt is wonderful!

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    Linda Bick

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    Love these colors!!!!!

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    Mariana

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    I love this color palette! What a beautiful mini!!!!

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    Lynne

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    Wow, Carolina, this is just stunning! Much more beautiful than my balcony garden!!! Love, love, love your colour palette 🎨 xxx

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    Roy

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    Really elegant!

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    Victoria

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    Love that color palette!

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    Linda W

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    Beautiful mini. Love your color selections. I just ordered a set of drunkard’s path templates and can’t wait to play with them. Thanks grinnie1961 at gmail dot com

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    Camilla

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    Very, very beautyfull!

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    April Martin

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    Beautiful way to set the drunkard’s path! Love and your colors!

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    Ina

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    I am a big fan of your work! Congratulations!

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    carolyn

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    i love this quilt but the link for the template isn’t working for me. can i get it some other way? thanks

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    Marcelo

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    Very creative work

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    Robyn Dixon

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    You certainly have an eye for colour. The quilt is stunning.

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    Ruy

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    It’s so beautifull !!!

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    Ioleen

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    Love how this turned out. Beautiful colours.

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    Nancy

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    Thank you for your inspiration! I don’t think that I have ever sewed anything that didn’t have patterns in the fabric. I’d like to try this pattern.

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    Kristine

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    Simply lovely work. Thanks for sharing!

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    Lori

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    The curves of drunkards path are a perfect way to showcase the colors of this collection.

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    Hayley

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    Wow!! Great use of shape and colour. Love it!!

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    Roseanne

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    Your mini quilt is so cute! I need to push myself and try curved piecing. 🙂

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