#Whatshadru Blog Hop with Victoria Findlay Wolfe

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Victoria Findlay Wolfe of Victoria Findlay Wolfe Quilts is an Author, International teacher, Juki Ambassador, Aurifil & Sizzix Designer and mother. Victoria’s approach is to work quickly with many colors, and let her instinct tell her what will be the final result, while keeping a playful attitude. Her current work, “Double Wedding Rings, Traditions Made Modern” are on view at the International Quilt Study Center in Lincoln, Nebraska through August 3rd. Victoria’s work is directly related to her grandmother, Elda Wolfe, whose she has been inspired by, and honors her roots in the Midwest.

Make sure to check out her post here for a chance to win a fat quarter bundle from the fabrics that she chose.

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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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What Shade Are You? Blog Hop with @Sariditty

I typically gravitate toward bold and bright colors, especially rainbow themed designs. However, I wanted to experiment with a new color palette inspired by the colors we’re using in our fixer-upper-renovation home. I find this palette is very reminiscent to me of Lake Michigan – where my husband grew up. Everything from stormy lake skies to summer sea grass to moonlit lake water is reflected in this palette. It’s soothing and peaceful and makes me so content.

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Here are the colors that are selected from the Cotton Supreme Solids.

Optical White, Argento, Overcast Tourmaline, Glow In The Dark, Sprout Sea Glass, Meadowland, Toy Boat Cove, Notting Hill, Tiffany Box Cloud 9, Carolina, Pool Side Celeste, Hyacinth, Verbena

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My original plan was this design – my own, although a somewhat simple take on squares, HSTs, and strips. I love the movement of one tonal jewel to the next.

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I quilted it with my own style: Sketchbook Quilting. I’ve doodled for years and years and finally realized my doodling transfers to quilting perfectly.

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I quilted each “section” with different Aurifil colors – integrating and blending the tonal flow.

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And lastly…I had a handful of random pieces left, so I decided to make up a lined pouch using metallic silver thread and leather.

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The pouch is so fun to me!! I am able to store colored pencils, iPad Mini, or other nic-nacs…or fold it in half for a cute summer clutch!

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As of now, I maintain all my business, custom orders, videos, patterns, etc. via Instagram (@sariditty) or on a little Facebook page: www.facebook.com/designsbysari.

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Head on over to @Sariditty on Instagram to win a fat quarter bundle featuring the fabrics that she chose for the Blog Hop.

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What Shade Are You Blog Hop @greenandbell

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Hi, I’m Rebecca from the North of England, UK. My background is in Graphic Design and I juggle my job as Senior Artworker in the charity sector with looking after my two boys. I’ve been quilting for a couple of years but it’s only over the past twelve months that I’ve become more serious and passionate about it. I’m a self-taught quilter and enjoy doing my own thing, which basically means making it up as I go along! I particularly love English Paper Piecing and was keen to see how RJR Solids would work for an EPP project.

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What Shade Are You? Blog Hop

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Today is our latest What Shade Are you blog hop participant, Jenifer, from www.42quilts.com! Rec Team is the quilt I designed using RJR Supreme Cotton. It’s a mid-century modern inspired design. The bold graphics and wonkyness of the era are so appealing and so fun to translate into fabric! I chose 7 bright colors and 3 shades of gray for my palette. The RJR solids are so vivid and strong, and with the gray, the color pops right off the quilt! Check out her post here