What Shade are You with Nikki Clark Murray

Hello everyone! I’m Nikki Clark Murray aka @babylovequilts on Instagram. I am a avid sewer of quilts, blankets, and baby accessories and I am so happy to be sharing my latest quilt design with you all. When RJR Fabrics asked me to be a part of this blog hop, I was so excited I screamed a little, which was then followed by lots and lots of dancing.

I have been designing my own quilts for several years now, and I knew from the start of this project that I was going to design something brand spanking new for it. I had so many designs floating around in my head, I knew it was going to be hard to pick just one.

The inspiration for the quilt came to me one day while I was on a walk with my kids. I saw the quote “be the rainbow in someone’s cloud” earlier that day and thought… How can I make that into a quilt? Naturally the quilt had to be a burst of color, seeing as its a rainbow, so I opened up the color card and started planning. 34 colors later, this is what I chose for the quilt top…

Redwork
Moulin Rouge
Chili Pepper
Bandana
Beach Coral
Mandarin
Tangerine Dream
Carrot
Sunny Side Up
Sunny Delight
Lemon Chiffon
Custard
Sprout
Sour Apple
Clover
Kelly Green
Shamrock
Twilight
Horizon
Turks and Caicos
Electric Blue
Lapis Lazuli
Caviar
Hydrangea
Jacaranda
Amethyst
Grape
Argento
Overcast
Grey Stone
Celeste
Pewter
Kerchief

For the backing I chose the Cotton + Steel’s Printshop Starry in Seaglass as I thought it went well with the theme of the quilts, plus that print is just super adorable.

In the end, the quilt turned out to be more beautiful than I thought. It measures at 60×72 and consists of 270 half square triangles.

After I was done taking pictures of the quilt, I realized that this will be the first quilt, in a long time, that I actually get to keep for myself! I haven’t been able to do some selfish sewing in a very long time, and when I do, I never get to fully finish it (you should see my UFO pile, its HUGE). So thank you RJR Fabrics for asking me to make a quilt using their amazing Cotton Supreme Solids, they are truly wonderful to work with and for allowing me to finish a project that turned out truly amazing.

Be sure to stop by @rjrfabrics and my page @babylovequilts, as there will be an amazing giveaway. Trust me its something you dont want to miss out on.

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    Constance

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    I love your fearless use of color and joyful creations. I am sorry to see that the giveaway is on instagram. Between work, home, family, and my hobbies, I barely have the time to keep up with facebook. It alone is a big enough distraction from my quilting projects and I will pass up Instagram and the other social media sites. Congratulations on your selection for the blog hop!

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    Quilting Jeannie

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    This is a beautiful quilt. I love HST, too.

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    Quilting Tangent

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    Great colors!

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    Colleen

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    Awesome job Nikki, way to go!

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    Judi D

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    I don’t know how to do Instagram, but your quilt is stunning!

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    Jo

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    Nikki!!! Awesome ! It’s beautiful!! Can’t wait to see it in real life ! 💜☮

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    Debbie

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    Gorgeous! The colors are so vibrant. Love the starry backing!

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    Rachel

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    What size squares did you use for this quilt? Thanks!

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