What Shade are You with Amber

To say I was excited to join in on RJR Fabrics “What Shade are You” blog hop is an understatement! I was so excited to play with these yummy solids!

I am a huge fan of Carolyn Friedlander and when I was trying to figure out what I would make with these fabrics, I knew it would be one of her patterns. I took one look at the Aerial pattern in my stash and knew! This was the quilt!


Quilts + Beach = Perfection, don’t you think?

When the fabrics arrived, I was pregnant with my second child and had absolutely NO SEW-JO. None. Notta. Zilch. Even looking at my studio made me nauseous. It was so strange. So these beautiful fabrics sat on my cutting desk for months. Yes, months, until my Baby Boy was born on June 30th. I got home from the hospital on July 2nd and by the end of the following week this quilt top was pieced! Boom. Sew-Jo came back with a vengeance!

This pattern is paper pieced, which is my absolutely fave. It’s so therapeutic for me. Plus, all the vibrant colors of these solids really made my day each time I sat down at the machine to work.

I thought of each section as a plot of land and had plans to make this very green oriented, but as with all my grand plans, the quilt took on a color story all it’s own. I feel like all the colors really work well together. A bit soothing, a bit edgy and a bit exciting.

Here is a list of the fabrics I chose for this quilt:
Cove 294
Apricot ice 387
Cantaloupe 209
Horizon 354
Pool side 327
Jam jar 400
Meadowland 352
Sea glass 234
Sweet pea 420
Orchid 421
Lilac festival 378
Wisteria 424
Night 280
Electric blue 296
Paris 235
Flamingo 338
Tropicana 339
Chili pepper 49
Black cherry 394
Pistachio 404
Kelly green 127
Sea foam 301
Meadowland 352
Aloe Verde 349
Banana cream pie 336
Tangerine dream 276
Eggnog 228
Kona coffee 117
In the buff 320
Chalkboard 382
Shadow 431

I chose the grey sprinkle print as the border. I wanted something neutral and those little sprinkles make me think of herds of cattle or horses surrounding plots of crop land. The backing is a bright lawn, so soft and really shows off the quilting.

I quilted this on my Juki 2010-Q with a free motion foot. I knew I wanted straight lines, but I did not want them to be perfectly straight. The quilting is straight matchstick lines in each individual plot, with the border being left un-quilted. The binding has a few of my favorite colors scrapped into the sprinkle grey.

I’m in love with these solids. Beautiful weight, vibrant color and so easy to work with! Not to mention so many colors to choose from! It was hard to pick! I wanted them all!

A huge thank you to RJR Fabrics for allowing me to make this gorgeous quilt! If you want to make this quilt as well, I have good news! Head over to my Instagram @bossmarecraft to win a bundle of your own! Believe me, you don’t want to miss out!

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    Deb Deane


    I love EPP! I know am not usually drawn to solid colors but as usual RJR has hit another one out of the park! And so did you! Beautiful Quilt!!!💜✂️😇

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