What Shade are You with Casey Johnson

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“What shade are you?” Flying Geese Quilt Hi my name is Casey, I am 26 and I love quilting and thread painting. You can check out my work at caseytaylorthreads.com, or Instagram @caseytaylorj I could not believe it when RJR emailed me about participating in their Cotton Supreme Solids block hop. No one had ever asked me to participate in their blog hop, so I was very excited! When I received the color card in the mail I was blown away by just how many color choices they had to offer. I don’t normally work with strictly solids so I had no idea what to make or what colors to choose. I decided to pull a color palette with greens, blues, red, pink and mustard as my color inspiration! I chose 15 colors (including 5 background colors):

The colors I chose for this quilt are:
Tickled Pink 330
Caviar 345
Anemone 251
Carolina 313
Proud as a Peacock 289
Kelly Green 127
Sprout 249
Peridot 342
Golden Topaz 285
Bandana 367
Greyhound 321
Burlap 310
Linen White 32
Kona Coffee 117
Sand Dune 193

Wow when the fabrics arrived I could not get over the vibrant hues and how soft and how much body they had.

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I knew what ever I decided to make I couldn’t just use solids, I had to toss in a few Cotton and Steel Black & white prints (obviously).
Here are the Cotton + Steel Black & White prints I used:
Bear hug metallic
Flock metallic
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2.5″ Gingham Black
Petite Plus
Sprinkle Black Cat

I wanted to create a unique pattern with improv and modern piecing. While I was way outside my comfort zone, why not draft a large paper piecing quilt pattern… So, I created my own flying geese pattern that graduated in size from 12″ wide to 1/2″ wide geese. For the centers of the flying geese I pieced together slivers of solids and B&W fabrics creating fabric to cut from.

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For the background I used a graduation of neutrals from light to dark.

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To give the quilt a modern feel I left a bunch of negative space in the background.

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For the backing I pieced together leftover colored solids, Cotton and Steel B&Ws, and background fabrics.

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Since there was a ton of negative space, why not play around with graffiti quilting to enhance the body of the fabrics and the texture of the quilting? To continue with the modern/improv feel I quilted using Aurifil 50wt thread in a variety of colors that coordinated with the Cotton Supreme Solids.

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I bound the quilt in leftover solid scraps and B&W fabrics.

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Finished Quilt Size: 52 x 60

Happy Quilting!

XX Casey

What Shade are You with Audrey Yeager

*pinch*.  Sorry, just had to pinch myself to see if this opportunity was for real.  Yup, I am part of the “What Shade Are You?” blog series for RJR Fabrics this week and I couldn’t be more excited!  


My name is Audrey Yeager, and I am fairly new to quilting, only having become really obsessed about 2 1/2 years ago and making a ton of quilts since.  

You can find me here:

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I have become completely enamored with Cotton & Steel fabrics, and use a lot of the Cotton Supreme solids that complement the lines.  When I received the color swatch chart I was just amazed at all the shades and colors to choose from.

To help me narrow down my choice, I went to my “Art” board on Pinterest and chose some of my current favorite pieces for inspiration.  I am really drawn to the art and illustration of Helen Dardik. Look at this amazing combination of colors below.  I especially love that emerald green and the light blue.

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And my biggest inspiration came from this collection of images focusing on the semi-circle design.







I decided to pick my colors from these images and matched them up with the color chart as best as I could and here is the resulting bundle:



The colors from the Cotton Supreme solids I chose are:

Kelly Green (127 T)
Citron (337)
Sunny Delight (326)
Tangerine Dream (276)
Bandana (367 C+S)
Paris (235 RP)
Chili Pepper (49 T)
Hot Pink (217)
Rhododendron (181 T)
Amethyst (215)
Hydrangea (214)
Lapis Lazuli (192 T)
Royal Blue (126 T)
Riviera (274)
Turks & Caicos (292)
Peridot (342)
Harlequin (358)
Clover (128)
Optical White (33 T)
Black (34 T)

And here is my quilt:



I began by drawing some semi circle shapes on some Heat N Bond lite, cutting them out, and ironing them on the backs of the different colored solids.

To make some of the more complicated designs, I pieced some strips for some, and on other, I cut out tiny bits of fabric backed with Heat N Bond and ironed them on.

After lining up the semi-circles and ironing them all on, I appliquéd around each with a blanket stitch in invisible thread.




I quilted with a really loose stipple pattern, leaving some of the semi-circles un-quilted to make them puff out a bit from the others.
I backed my quilt with my favorite color…a solid emerald green, which is so super soft! 


To finish, I added a fun black and white striped binding with fabric from my stash.


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Thanks so much to RJR Fabrics for this amazing opportunity!  I already have another project in the works with my scraps from this one!

What Shade are You with Erin Barry

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Well hello!! My name is Erin, and I can be found at Quilt By Starlight or on Instagram under @quiltbystarlight.

I was so excited to join the fun when RJR Fabrics asked me if I would like to make a quilt out of their range of Cotton Supreme Solids. I’ve only been quilting for just over 2 years, but it’s my passion and I love every aspect of the process, even the binding!

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When the colour card arrived, there was a great deal of pondering to be done. Do I choose the colours and then let the pattern be dictated by them? Or pick a pattern and then select colours?

In the end, I selected a pattern, and then painstakingly curated a colour palette.

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The colors I chose for this quilt are:
Putting Green 290
Tiffany Box 291
Emerald City 329
Horizon 354
Turks & Caicos 292
Meadowland 352
Toy Boat 366
Blue Skies 264
Cove 297
Notting Hill 309
Elephant Pink 277
Kerchief 364
Argento 362
On The Rocks 283
Overcast 319
Optical White 33

And I threw in a bit of Cotton and Steel’s Navy Sprinkle for good measure.

Once the fabric arrived however, seeing those gorgeous colours in person, my mind was drawn to some artwork I had seen by an extremely talented street artist from Germany, 1010.

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I love looking for inspiration from the real world, so when inspiration strikes, you should never ignore it! I sent off an email asking if he would give me permission to translate one of his portal artworks into an improvisational quilt and the response was positive, and encouraging, so I started cutting away! It was thrilling to just cut and piece as I went, building the quilt from the centre out, hoping and praying as I got to the last F8 that I would have just enough to finish that section. He also has a portal in the shape of a triangle that I might have to try down the track.

I honestly think that ‘Elephant Pink’ is one of my new favourite colours. I just love the way it pops against the cooler colour palette and those gorgeous neutrals.

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Once I finished the quilt top, I loaded it up onto my new Handi Quilter Avante and set to work. I knew I needed something to complement the graphic industrial nature of the quilt design, so I settled on straight lines with Aurifil 2615 in 40wt. I just love the texture it gives. I bound the quilt in the Argento which was the perfect neutral to complement the background and not take away from the quilt top.

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I am so thrilled with how this quilt turned out, I think I might even hang it in my studio, if my family doesn’t claim it first.

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And that’s a wrap! Thank you so much to RJR Fabrics for giving me the opportunity to turn this idea into a quilt and to be a part of this fantastic line up of quilt artists!

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What Shade are You with Nydia Kehnle

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I was really excited when RJR Fabrics asked me to be apart of of their What Shade Are You Blog Hop. I have been wanting to create another Half Square Triangle quilt and thought it would be a perfect time to do so.

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When it was my time to select my colors I was immediately overwhelmed about where to start… There were so many beautiful colors to choose from. I decided to scroll threw some of my favorite color inspiration pins on pinterest. I settled on a beautiful series of travel photos found on the awesome travel blog Kevin and Amanda.

The colors I chose for this quilt are:
Putting Green
Tiffany Box
Neon
ToyBoat
Meadowland
Aloe Verde
Sprout
Peridot
Harlequin
Peapod
Glow in the dark
Ginkgo
Seaglass
Citron
Bougainvillea
Twilight
Hydrangea
Verbena
Jacaranda
Grape
Amethyst
Graystone
Overcast
Linen
Kerchief
Burlap
Greyhound
Driftwood
Moss
Cream
Moonlight

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I really wanted my quilt to be mostly neutral, with pops of these colors, but as I got to working the quilt just took a life of its own. I decided not to fight it. I think thats what I love most about these types of quilts… the Journey, letting the colors just flow and letting them decide ultimately where they should go. No plan. Just play.

For the quilting, I knew I wanted something simple to keep the quilt soft and cuddly. I opted for an on-point straight line cross grid.

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I can’t tell you how many out-takes of this photo there were…. Because of the Princess Mabel… She didn’t understand why I was on the floor and not giving her attention….

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I bound the quilt in Bougainvillea which I am pretty sure is my new favorite color… Backed in Driftwood. I hand stitched the binding using Spagetti from WonderFil 12wt. It was first time using it; it’s pretty nice to work with and I love the results.

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I plan on keeping this quilt on my couch, its cozy and a perfect size for cuddling under. I think I may crank the air on today just so I can enjoy it!

Thank you to RJR Fabrics for the opportunity to be a part of this event!

What Shade are You with Jeni Baker

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Hi! I’m Jeni Baker and you can find my work on my blog, Incolororder.com, or on Instagram @jenib320. Finding ways to be creative every day is an important part of my life. I started sewing from a young age, but I didn’t starting quilting until 2009. I’ve been hooked ever since! I love figuring out how to make things work and especially doing quilt math!

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When RJR Fabrics approached me about participating in the What Shade Are You? blog hop, I was excited to join in! I’ll be honest though, I was a little intimidated to work with just solids. It’s definitely outside my comfort zone, but I was excited to take on the challenge.

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I have been itching lately to work with log cabin blocks, and I’ve had this particular design tucked away for a while. It’s been waiting in the wings for the perfect project. I liked the idea of changing the shape of the center of the block to a rectangle, to see how it would affect the overall look of the block. The blocks in my quilt finish as a square because of an extra log at the end, but otherwise, they’d finish rectangular. Cool!

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There were so many colors to choose from when looking through all the Cotton Supreme Solids available, at first I was overwhelmed with the possibilities. I ended up choosing a color scheme based on a piece of artwork by Susan Driscoll of The Print Tree.

Here are the solids I used for my project:
Pink Sapphire 218
Just Peachy 278
Seafoam 301
Overcast 319
Marvelous 332
Bougainvillea 333
Feeling Blue 335
Tropican 339
Argento 362
Harlequin 358

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For the quilting, I knew I wanted something non-geometric to break up the design a bit. I went with my tried and true wavy lines. These are done using a walking foot, and the quilt is smoothly turned to the left and right while stitching to get these organic, uneven lines. It’s a relaxing design to quilt, and it’s very forgiving!

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I used 358 Harlequin for the binding and a Cotton + Steel print, 5023-003 Sprinkle in Petal, for the backing.

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I’m hoping to find somewhere in my apartment to hang up this quilt, I am really happy with how it turned out!

Thank you to RJR Fabrics for the opportunity to be a part of this event!

What Shade are You with Krista Hennebury

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Hi, my name is Krista and you can find me on instagram @poppyprint or on my blog. You’ve seen this design from me before – I made a 4-patch version and called it Quarter Round last year for the Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild’s Modern Mini Showcase exhibit. It also proudly hung in the Small Quilts category at QuiltCon 2016. I did a digital mock up of the design in Touchdraw and I got so excited about all of the design possibilities available just by colour-blocking certain strips and making more blocks to repeat the pattern.

When I sent a picture of the 4-patch to my creative genius friend Berene looking for name suggestions (Quarter Round was her idea), she also thought I should try making it with an ombre effect. I held that thought.

Recently, RJR Fabrics asked if I’d like to participate in their What Shade Are You? feature on their Quilt With Love blog. The blog hop showcases their Supreme Cotton Solids. This was my chance to choose as many colours as I wanted to make any project my little heart desired. “Yes please” was my reply!  Of course, actually choosing the fabrics took me f.o.r.e.v.e.r.

Cotton Supreme Solids from RJR for my Round Peg, Square Hole quilt.

The last couple of years I’ve been enjoying working with the contrast of warm and cool colours in my improv work, so I thought I’d do the same with this quilt. Here are the colours I finally chose from the Supreme Cotton Solids colour card.  They are listed in ombre order from lightest to darkest in their colour groups.

Shell Pink 175T
Candyland 86T
Hot Pink 217
Rhododendron 181T
Ruby Slippers 286

Glow in the Dark 204
Peridot 342
Wimbledon 205
Clover 128T
Kelly Green 127T

Goldenrod 92T
Carrot 131T
Tangerine Dream 276
Mandarine 159T
Chili Pepper 49T

Seafoam 301
Nile Green 90T
Toy Boat 366 C&S
Horizon 354
Twilight 353

and finally, Kerchief 364 C&S as a warm white background.

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And here it is! All 38″ square. Because I can’t stop myself, there’s a lot of straight line quilting 1/2″ apart in concentric squares and it’s all on the bias grain of the fabric. There was definitely some distortion of this little quilt (even with ditch-stitching the edges of the blocks to stabilize them first).  A full wash and blocking was in order, so I did that prior to finishing the edge (see below). I can honestly report that these fabrics are 100% colourfast in cold water. No running, no fading. I used a mild, unscented powder detergent. 

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I love this positive/negative star that happens when the 4-patch blocks meet in the middle! Every one of the sixteen 10″ blocks in this quilt are built with the same pieces. The resulting illusion of round edges within the square block are all about the colour placement and which strips are designated “background”, or in this case white.

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I just couldn’t bear to border the blocks in with a binding, so I chose to face the quilt. I’ve done this before using different techniques and always been very pleased with the results. This time, I followed a tutorial by fellow VMQG member Terry Aske. You get such nice, sharp corners! (I used the method of cutting out a 1/2″ triangle of batting in each corner of the quilt).


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Here you can see both a front corner and what it looks like on the back where the facings overlap.

I’d like to thank RJR for the opportunity to work with their lovely solids. I’m excited about issuing a pattern for the Quarter Round block with some layout suggestions and colouring pages so that you can try it, too! I’ve got a couple of pattern testers raring to go, so hopefully I can finalize the pattern early in the fall.

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What Shade are You with Katie Youdell

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Hi there, my name is Katie, and you will find me on Instagram as @iamkateyz. I live in a funky beach town just outside Vancouver Canada. I have three mostly grown children and a husband who, along with a growing menagerie of animals and a small garden, keep me pretty busy. I am a pastry chef by trade but these days I only bake for family and friends.

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I’ve been quilting since 1999, shortly after the birth of my second child. When I started quilting the only fabrics available were quite traditional, novelty prints, or batiks. There wasn’t much variety for solid fabrics, likely because quilt teachers then told us not to use solids. They told us to use mini monochromatic prints that would “read” as solids but add more interest to the quilt. Boy, am I glad attitudes have changed! I was so happy to be asked to join in the What Shade Are You Blog Hop. It gave me a chance to do something a bit different and try out the luscious Cotton Supreme Solids.

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My quilt is made up of a single repeated traditional quilt block called Chain and Hourglass. I handquilted it in a circular pattern that is at odds with the piecing to add a bit more interest. I was amazed at how modern this quilt looked made up in solids!

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For the piecing I used 10 RJR Cotton Supreme Solids. They are:

Tropicana 330

Orchid 216

Rio 311

Proud as a Peacock 289

Riviera 274

Seafoam 301

Harlequin 358

Goldilocks 368

Overcast 319

Optic White 33

I also used one Cotton + Steel print, as the binding. It is Persephone 5059-1, and it’s from the 2016 black & white collection.

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Thank you RJR for the opportunity to work with these delicious fabrics. I really enjoyed working with them!

What Shade are You with Alisa Kutsel

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Hi everyone, I’m Alisa from A Stitch in Between and you can find me on my Instagram @astitchinbetween or my website http://www.astitchinbetween.com I currently live in Taipei, Taiwan, but I have lived in four different countries before I got here. I became interested in quilting around two years ago and although I mostly focus on mini quilts and mugrugs, an occasional throw size quilt does sneak through.

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My tastes vary quite a bit, I enjoy trying out different types of projects and techniques and work in different color schemes. However, the love of bold colored rainbow remains constant, so when RJR Fabrics approached me with a blog hop opportunity, I knew it would need to be something colorful and something epic.

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A while ago, I made a mini quilt for a swap on Instagram that consisted of 800 1-inch triangles, which I paper pieced together in a very colorful design. The mini had both solid and patterned fabrics. I desperately wanted to recreate the design on a larger scale and with only solids; thankfully What Shade Are You blog hop offered the perfect opportunity. Since cutting 800 triangles by hand sounded like torture to me, I used Sizzix Big Shot Plus and the equilateral triangle die. That really made a huge difference in my sanity. But once I put everything together, I realized that I needed to add 160 more triangles to achieve the size I needed. After I managed to cut those out from the scraps, this baby became my “960 triangles” quilt!

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In an extraordinary lapse of judgment, I decided to hand quilt this beauty, but after 1 hour and only about 5 square inches done, I went back to my senses and my trusty machine.

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I used 7 different Aurifil Thread colors that coordinated beautifully with RJR fabrics and I love the effect the rippling hexagons created on the back. I have no skills whatsoever in free motion quilting but straight lines? Straight lines I can do!

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I used the following fabrics in this quilt: Chili Pepper, Electric Blue, Mandarin, Riviera, Indigo, Turks & Caicos, Tourmaline, Citron, Sunny Delight, Carrot, Rhododendron, Cove, Pool Side, Grape, Bougainvillea, Sprout, Kelly Green, Aloe Verde, Hydrangea for the binding and Cotton and Steel Sprinkle in Kimberly Blue for the backing.

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I really wanted the quilt to be photographed illuminated by an evening sun to really make the yellows shine, so my two sisters and I organized a quilt glamour shoot on the beach (tough life, I know). Picture us frolicking on the beach (very supermodel like) effortlessly holding the quilt without a care in the world while the camera is snapping away. And definitely don’t picture us sweaty and sandy, holding surprisingly heavy quilt with sore arms, avoiding the confused gazes of the beach goers and panicking that the quilt will get wet and dirty before the pictures are done.

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My sister in law was behind the camera, my sister and I were holding the quilt and my niece held the light reflector; the photo shoot was definitely a family affair and I suspect they all might expect some sort of reward for their effort, which is of course my endless love.

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This was such a fun project for me to make and I absolutely loved working with Cotton Supreme Solids, the colors and the quality of fabric are outstanding and I’m so honored to have been asked to make something with them.

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I hope you enjoyed my contribution, hope to see you on my blog or Instagram and thank you again RJR Fabrics for such a wonderful opportunity!

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“A Quilt of 960 triangles”

Size: 52” by 52”

Fabrics: RJR Cotton Supreme Solids and Cotton and Steel (listed above)

Thread: 7 different colors of Aurifil

Pattern by A Stitch in Between (not released)

What Shade are You with Carolyn Murfitt

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I’m Carolyn Murfitt and you can find my work on Instagram @freebirdquiltingdesigns or my website. I have been making quilts since about 2011 and have been a longarm quilter since November 2014.

Basically I am addicted to making quilts and quilting them, so when RJR fabrics asked if I would like to be a part of the ‘what shade are you’ blog hop I jumped at the chance.

When I thought about what shade am I, I realised I was every shade of the rainbow, so I knew straight away that I wanted to make a lonestar with as many of there beautiful cotton supreme solids as I could.

I used a lot of small amounts of different colours to create the effect I wanted:

For the yellow section I used Lemon chiffon, citron, sunny delight, goldenrod, sunny side up, golden topaz, butternut, and pumpkin.For the orange/red section I used carrot, cantaloupe, tangerine dream, oriole, mandarin, bandana, morocco.For the Red/dark red section I used Amaryllis, noel red, chili pepper, moulin rouge, scarlet letter, red wagon.For the dark pink/purple section I used Sunset ruby, rio, pink sapphire, raging ruby, ruby slippers, grape, purple haze, bougainvillea, aubergine.For the blue section I used night, lapis lazuli, royal blue, lancaster sky, bora bora, proud as a peacock, Turks and Caicos and horizon.Finally for the green section I used meadowland, beach house, wimbledon, pea in a pod,martini olive, aloe vera, clover emerald and putting green.

I cut up lots and lots of 2.5 by 5.5 inch rectangles.

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The lonestar came together quickly and before long it was time to audition the background fabric for the star.The Cotton and Steel grey sprinkles fabric was the winner and I think you will agree it looks perfect.

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But, as I started putting the lonestar together on the design wall, I decided to play around with the layout and loved the concept of a deconstructed lonestar, something a bit different.

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Once the top was pieced, I decided it needed a pieced back too.

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Then it was time to load it onto the longarm and start the quilting.

I colour matched my aurifil threads.

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The grey sprinkle negative space was quilted first, I call this my ‘fanciful garden’ design.

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The garden grew and grew!

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Next up was quilting the lonestar. I stitched in the ditch all of the seams with clear aurifil thread and then colour matched each thread colour to the fabric colour and quilted a continuous pattern into each section.

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The cotton and steel grey sprinkles was perfect with the bright solids and quilted beautifully.

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Finally it was finished and I could take it off the longarm and see the quilt in its entirety.

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I love it!!

And the back looks just as good!

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Now she is bound, she looks even better, this quilt is definitely a she!

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and another one!

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Thank you so much RJR Fabrics for asking me to be a part of this blog hop! Your cotton supreme solids are so soft and colour saturated, they are going to be the only cotton solids I use moving forward and the cotton and steel was perfection, quilted beautifully.

A special thank you to the lovely ladies Rachael, Demetria and Jennifer for all of your help and enthusiasm with this project!

What Shade are You with Laura McDowell Hopper

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Hi RJR Fabrics fans! I’m Laura McDowell Hopper and you can find my work on Instagram @sonicstitches or on my blog. I’ve been quilting since 2014 and I’m a member of the Chicago Modern Quilt Guild.

When RJR Fabrics asked me to be part of this blog hop, it didn’t take long to decide what shade I am. My shade is black. There’s nothing I love more than fabrics popping off a dark, solid, black background. After receiving the Cotton Supreme Solids color card in the mail, I was instantly drawn to the blues and purples and thought they would look great with RJR’s black solid. I was also so excited to see that RJR Fabrics makes solids that coordinate perfectly with Cotton + Steel basics! I picked my favorite colors, paired them with my three favorite Cotton + Steel basics, and started thinking about the quilt I wanted to make.

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I am constantly inspired by music. I spent twelve years training to be a classical violist, then switched career paths to become a museum curator and interned at a music museum in college. Music history has been a big part of my life as long as I remember, and Bruce Springsteen is one of the most important musicians to me. The night I was invited to participate in the What Shade Are You blog hop, I was at the Chicago stop of Bruce Springsteen’s current tour. Bruce and the E Street Band have been on tour since January playing their entire album The River. I decided to use that concert and album as the inspiration for my quilt!

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Originally released in 1980, The River is an epically long album that features some of my favorite Bruce songs. The album is a mix of fun party songs (“Sherry Darling,” “Crush on You,” “Hungry Heart,” “Out in the Street”) and painful songs about growing up (“Stolen Car,” “Wreck on the Highway,” “Independence Day”).

Bruce is at his best when he writes songs about folks who are down on their luck and striving to make their lives better. The title track of The River breaks my heart every time I listen to it. The story of a couple thrown together, realizing that the circumstances of their lives may prevent them from realizing their dreams is vivid, moving, and incredible song writing.

I thought about what that song would look like to me as a quilt. I envisioned the blues and purples as the song’s characters, meeting at night separated by the dark river. Knowing that the track is inspired by Bruce’s sister and her early relationship with her husband who, despite the bleak tone of the song, are still married today, I had all of the fabrics meet at the back of the quilt to emphasize that the reality of the song has a happy ending.

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Here’s the front and back of “The River” quilt. I love minimalist design, big shapes, straight line quilting, and visual impact. RJR Fabric’s Cotton Supreme Solids brought this vision together perfectly. A big thanks is also due to my husband, Mitch, who patterned this quilt from my drawing. My favorite part of his time doing quilt math was hearing him say, “I’m going to algebra so hard right now!” Mitch also takes all of my beautiful quilt photos.

The Cotton Supreme Solids I used were:

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Horizon

Riviera

Grape

Opera Mauve

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The Cotton + Steel basics I used were:

Black Cat Sprinkle

Teal Netorious

Grape Dottie

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Thank you so much to RJR Fabrics for asking me to be part of their blog hop! This quilt was the first time I used their Cotton Supreme Solids, but it won’t be the last time. The soft feel is what drew me to Cotton + Steel fabrics early on in my quilting, and their solids have the same softness. I can’t wait to work with these wonderful solids again!