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Summer Sampler Quilt Along Block 3

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Cut Block 2

Light Gray:

§ Cut 3 squares 6 1/4” x 6 1/4”, then cut diagonally once to make 6 half square triangles. (A)

§ Cut 10 squares 3 1/2” x 3 1/2”, then cut diagonally once to make 20 half square triangles. (B)

Green:

§ Cut 1 square 6 1/4” x 6 1/4”, then cut diagonally once to make 2 half square triangles. (C)

§ Cut 4 squares 3 1/2” x 3 1/2”, then cut diagonally once to make 8 half square triangles. (D)

Navy:

§ Cut 2 squares 3 1/2” x 3 1/2”, then cut diagonally once to make 4 half square triangles. (E)

§ Cut 1 square 6 5/8” x 6 5/8”, then cut diagonally twice to make 4 quarter square triangles. (F)

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For finishing and sewing instructions, head on over to Sandra Clemons’ blog post. Share your pictures with us on RJR’s Facebook Page, or on Sandra’s Facebook page, or send a quick email to us at quilwithlove [at] rjrfabrics [dot] com and we’ll share them!

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Happy Father’s Day!

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Happy Father’s Day to all of the Dads today! In celebration of today, we are offering a give away of a fat quarter bundle featuring fabrics from Spiced Pumpkin by Lynette Anderson.

ENTRY 1: Leave a comment below about how you’re celebrating Father’s Day

ENTRY 2: Post a picture on our Facebook Page of how you’re celebrating the day and leave a comment on the blog for a second entry.

What Shade Are You Blog Hop with @evildemondevildog

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Here is our guest post from Paul @evildemondevildog. Please make sure to head on over to his instagram for a chance to win a fat quarter bundle made up of the Cotton Supreme Solid fabrics that he selected.

You know me, I spend far too much time on Instagram and not a lot of time on the blogosphere. I probably need better time management skills, but figuring that out would just interfere with my quilting.

Back in March, I posted a piece I was working on and came across a comment from RJR Fabrics inviting me to participate in their What Shade Are You blog hop. Well, you never have to ask me twice if I want to play with fabric! So with a heartfelt Yes, of course, I received their Cotton Supreme Solids color card and began plotting my quilt adventure in earnest.

So in 25 plus years of quilting, I’ve used RJR fabrics before (yes, I have a fanboy thing for the mad skills of Jinny Beyer and if you’ve not checked you Patrick Lose’s Basically Patrick line, you are missing out), but believe it or not I had never discovered their solids. And as with all things fabric, I was a kid in a candy store! As you can see over at their site, the color range is fantastic. Deciding on which ones to use was a bit of a challenge, since I just wanted them all!

I had for months been pondering doing an economy block piece. There were lots of folks doing pieces with them earlier in the year, and I felt like I had been left behind – but not in a Kirk Cameron bad movie kind of way though. And I had also become intrigued with Cotton and Steel, a division of RJR Fabrics. I had been using their basics line and was happy with the colors and patterns. Their fall 2014 line up included Tokyo Train Ride, Mesa, Cookie Book, and of course Mochi. The bunnies. Oh the bunnies.

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Now to figure out the solids to go with them! Here’s what I went with: Citron, Raging Ruby (which btw needs to be obtained if for no other reason than it’s name), Denim, Riviera, Meadowland, Egg Nog, Meissen Blue, and Battleship. I also used a Cotton and Steel solid called Moonlight. Armed with these solids, I was ready to go. Here’s the complete line up!

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International Picnic Day Celebration!

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Our winner, Jeanine Zimmerman, for the Pi Day giveaway back in March made this lovely quilt with her fat quarter bundle. We wanted to share with you her quilt top. The baskets reminded me of a picnic and I figured since today is International Picnic Day, perfect time to share!

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In celebration of International Picnic Day, I’d like to do a giveaway with two charm pack bundles of Pie Making Day by Brenda Ratliff. Please share with us what you would pack for a lunch picnic excursion in the comments below for a chance to win! There will be 2 winners.

Summer Sampler Quilt Along Block 2

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Here is block 2 of Sandra Clemon’s Summer Sampler Quilt Along! Included below are her cutting instructions as well as links to her page for her sewing tutorial. I’ve got a few colors selected and will be sharing soon the quilt as I sew the blocks together.

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Light Gray:

* Cut 2 squares 4 7/8” x 4 7/8”, then cut diagonally once to make 4 half square triangles. (A)

* Cut 16 squares 2 1/2” x 2 1/2”. (B)

* Cut 4 squares 2 7/8” x 2 7/8”, then cut diagonally once to make 8 half square triangles. (C)

Navy and Blush:

For each color:

* Cut 1 square 6 1/2” x 6 1/2”, then cut diagonally once to make 2 half square triangles. (D)

* Cut 1 square 2 7/8” x 2 7/8”, then cut diagonally once to make 2 half square triangles. (E)

* Cut 1 rectangle 2 1/2” x 4 1/2”. (F)

Green and Red:

For each color:

* Cut 1 square 6 1/2” x 6 1/2”, then cut diagonally once to make 2 half square triangles (1 extra). (D)

* Cut 1 square 2 7/8” x 2 7/8”, then cut diagonally once to make 2 half square triangles. (E)

* Cut 1 rectangle 2 1/2” x 4 1/2”. (F)

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Please go here for her sewing instructions as well as a chance to win a fat quarter bundle featuring Cotton Supreme solids.

Spotlight on Jinny Beyer Winners are Carolyn Montgomery and Patti Karp

We used the random number generator from Random.org to help us select the winners for the charm bundles.

Spotlight On Jinny Beyer winner 36 Spotlight On Jinny Beyer winner 36 Patti Karp Spotlight On Jinny Beyer winner 84 Spotlight On Jinny Beyer winner 84 carolyn montgomery

Carolyn and Patti, please email message me here at quiltwithlove [a] rjrfabrics [dot] com your non PO Box shipping address, so I can get your charm square packs shipped on out to you. Thanks again for participating in our giveaway!

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QNNtv with Patrick Lose

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He wanted to let everyone know that he has just finished taping Season 3 of “Quilting Celebrations with Patrick Lose.” It’s the companion show to his Quilting Celebrations magazine, which features quilted projects to help celebrate the holidays and the seasons. He’s the Founder/Editor of the magazine, with a new segment of each show, airing every week. At the end of each month, an entire new episode is available on QNNtv.

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If you aren’t familiar with his program, click the link to take a look at his 10 minute segments, in which he and his guests teach various techniques, ranging from door banners and wall hangings, to holiday quilts and table toppers.

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QNNtv is offering a coupon code PATRICKLOSE at checkout to provide new sign-ups a $20.00 discount. For those that sign-up or are already members, what are your favorite segments that you’ve watched?

If the link is not working, please copy and paste this URL into your browser, http://goo.gl/PyBTSS to get the discount.