Following you on Instagram. I love pink and purple. Have loved them since I was a little girl….LOVE this quilt!😍😍😍 Sew bright and cheery!
My name is Nadia @nadiashae and I’ve been quilting since the summer of 2013, when I needed a new hobby to get myself out of a “funk.” My best friend taught me how to use a sewing machine, and I’ve been hooked ever since. I became more obsessed with quilting later that year, when I began my graduate studies in English and needed something to take my mind off of the stress of grad school. From there, I stumbled into the Instagram modern quilt scene and the rest is history. I’ve been in several swaps and have made lovely friends since then. More recently, I became a founding member of the Central Ohio Modern Quilt Guild in my new town of Columbus, Ohio. I can’t wait to see where quilting takes me next!
Taking on a project for the What Shade Are You series was definitely a challenge for me. Before this, I quilted exclusively with prints and blenders, aside from background fabrics. I was pretty daunted by the idea of letting solids take the lead on this one, but I took the challenge head on and I added another new endeavor to the mix: large-scale quilting.
I’ve long been inspired by Heather Jones’ quilts, with their large-scale blocks and bold colors. I wanted to give it a go myself, so I used the Giant Starburst Quilt-A-Long from the Canoe Ridge Creations blog as my guide. It was difficult for me to deal with such large pieces at first, but I quickly got the hang of things and now I’m so happy with the results!
I love a good star quilt, and with the huge one-block pattern and the bold solids, I feel like I achieved my goal of “tradition-made-modern.” I was drawn to all of these colors because of their rich saturation, and I’m so pleased with how they pop against that white background. I’m pretty proud of this one—it’s the first thing I ever shared at a guild meeting, despite my nerves 😉
I can’t wait to finish this quilt—it’ll be perfect for picnicking and reading at the park, once spring returns!
Size: 60” x 60”
Pattern: Giant Starburst by Megan @ Canoe Ridge Creations
RJR Cotton Supreme Solids (clockwise from top):
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Hi! I am Gina and I blog at Party of Eight Our Story, or at least I did before I joined Instagram (IG). I am very active on IG so my blog has been a bit dormant but I am happy to be here today for the RJR What Shade Are You blog hop featuring RJR Cotton Supreme Solids. My husband and I plus our 6 six kids make us a party of eight.
I am a self taught sewist and learned to sew about 7 years ago by sewing up vintage dress patterns for my twins. I soon discovered I liked more fabric than I could buy yardage for clothing so i started buying smaller cuts. I decided I would make some quilts to use up the fabric I loved so much, but you guessed it, making quilts lead to more fabric not less. There have been periods of time over the past 7 years when I haven’t had much time to sew due to newborns, toddlers, tweens, and teens so small project sewing has been most of what I have done the past 3 years. My youngest started pre kindergarten in the fall so I am feeling ready for larger projects. I have proclaimed 2016 to be the year of the quilt and will be making each of my kids a bed quilt plus one for my husband and I. There will be some garment sewing as well and I have friends I would like to sew for too!
My project was born by getting a head start on my 2016 quilt making. We recently bought a duvet cover for one of my twins because she loved its mint-aquaish color and large florals. This duvet was the color inspiration for my What Shade are You project. I chose a geometric quilt block to balance the floral print. I hope you will head over to my blog to check out more pictures and read the story of the quilt I made.
Make sure to head on over to her blog, Party of Eight Our Story, for a chance to win a fat quarter bundle, featuring the fabrics that she chose to use in her project!
Once upon a time, Rebecca taught high school, earned a masters degree, and worked in research. Back then she found her creative outlet in embroidery and quilt making. These days every bit of Rebecca’s education and mental energy goes toward raising her young children – as only a perfectionist and over-achiever would – but still finds her creative outlet in designing and making quilts.Rebecca’s first book with Stash, Modern Rainbow: 14 Imaginative Quilts that Play with Color, came out February 2015. In it she explores using the entire spectrum in quilts in creative and inspired ways.
“If you had to be a color, which color would you pick? That’s a fancy question for “what’s your favorite color? My answer is (of course) ALL THE COLORS!!! Which is why for my project with RJR’s Cotton Supreme Solids “What Shade RU?” blog hop I chose blue and green solids.”
Rebecca lives in St. Louis, Missouri with her husband, 4 children, and 2 dogs. Make sure to head on over to her blog, Bryan House Quilts to learn more about her quilting adventures as well as a chance to win a fat quarter bundle featuring the Cotton Supreme Solids used in her quilt design!
There will be a fat quarter bundle giveaway for the Cotton Supreme Solids she chose to use in her quilt design. Make sure to head on over to her blog and to leave a comment!
I found out that the theme for the RJR booth at Fall Market was going to be Paper Cranes. I instantly headed over to Pinterest for some inspiration. Once I saw the paper piece crane blocks I knew I was going to base my quilt on those. I thought a print would create a dimensional feel to the cranes and by framing them with rich RJR solids they really just pop out at you.
I was inspired by the Fibonacci sequence in this quilt as well. The crane in the lower left is the largest of the cranes. It is surrounded by three cranes slightly smaller which are then surrounded by five cranes slightly smaller with the final frame of seven cranes in the smallest size.
I added two different colored fabric flanges to the quilt before i bound it to create a bit of definition as the final touch.
I love the mixture of solids with prints. I’m definitely the kind of designer that likes a lot of color and a odd color combinations. This quilt covers all of that and yet still feels cohesive. Don’t be afraid to mix and have fun with your fabrics.
Working with solids is a challenge to me and I love a good challenge. Solids are stunning and dramatic … but you have to be careful because it’s easy to see mistakes in the solids. I always feel a sense of accomplishment when I finish a quilt with RJR solids. It’s a really good way to show off your skills as a piecer.
This quilt was quilted by my aunt and long arm quilter – Barb Raisbeck of Quilts by Barb, www.quiltsbybarb.
A little bit about me: I have been quilting for twenty years, and in the last five years I have been particularly inspired by the immense variety of colors available when working with solids. In that same time, I have transitioned to doing a lot of design work based on things all around me–upholstery, flooring, logos. I’m particularly inspired by the beauty of Amish quilts, with their bold designs and striking color combinations. My work has been published in various magazines as well as two collaborative books. Besides making quilts for family and friends, I regularly donate quilts to help raise money for disaster relief at an annual auction in my hometown of Fresno, California.
The quilt design was inspired by upholstery fabric and the color palette was inspired by the backing fabric. I chose two shades each of orange, red, gold, purple and green, along with white and dark brown for contrast. Make sure to head on over to Cindy’s blog for a chance to win a fat quarter bundle featuring the fabrics in her quilt!
Hello everyone, I am Lisa and I blog at In The Boon Docks and I am so excited to have a quilt of mine “In the What Shade RU?” Blog Hop for RJR Fabrics Quilt With Love – A Blog Dedicated to Everything RJR! I love solids colors they can stand alone or help a print “pop”!
The answer to “What Shade R U?” I have to say I love all colors! My friend and Long Arm Quilter, Irene Hensley, quilted the “Plus Quilt”.
Make sure to head on over to her blog for a chance to win a fat quarter bundle featuring the fabrics she used in her quilt!
Sarah Craig, you may remember her from the Thread the Needle Winner a few weeks back. She is our lateset participant in our #whatshaderu participant!
She first showed me her lovely selection of colors from one entire section of our Cotton Supreme Color card with a few of our turquoise blue additions!
The quilt came out lovely! To hear about her wonderful story, please make sure to head on over to her blog, Confessions of a Fabric Addict, to hear about her quilt creation along with a chance to win a fat quarter bundle of her fabric selection!
A self-taught embroidery artist, Nichole @wildboho savors the time she spends pairing color, pattern and fabric combinations to create modern hoop art. She began experimenting with non-sewing related fiber arts while young and her appreciation for these arts grew as she stashed embroidery floss to make friendship bracelets, dabbled in weaving and rug hooking and learned how to knit. In recent years, she discovered her love for creating contemporary hoop art embellished with freestyle embroidery. When she’s not untangling skeins of floss, she can be found pottering around garden centers with her husband or encouraging her two boys to get creative with sticks and mud and beads and paint.
Take a look at Nichole’s instagram previews for the #whatshaderu 2015 blog hop!
photo taken by Friends in Photography
My family owns and operates an apple orchard in the fall. When I picked my colors from the gorgeous selection of Cotton Supreme Solids I went with a pallette of reds, oranges, greens, and blues to go along with the apple orchard theme.