Malam Batiks Fat Quarter winner is Connie Cain

2015.09.08 Connie Cain JB Winner

Congratulations to Connie Cain as our winner for the Fat Quarter bundle of Malam Batik fabrics, designed by Jinny Beyer. Please private message us here at quiltwithlove [at] rjrfabrics [dot] com with your non PO Box shipping address and we’ll get the fat quarters shipped right on out to you. Thank you again for participating!

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Sultan’s Garden by Mary McGuire

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A visit to Istanbul left me with lasting impressions begging to be interpreted into a fabric collection. The Sultan’s Garden is reminiscent of a magical time; the time of the sultans, an era of ornate palaces, bazaars piled high with silk carpets, intricate mosaic patterns covering harem walls, and glimpses of swirling colored fabrics hidden behind marble screens. The elements in the line are adapted from the iconic imagery I extracted from the Turkish culture, then added a bit of my aesthetic, and infused into my patterns. The focal is a tulip, a symbol of the Ottoman Renaissance. Amulet is inspired by the ‘evil eye’ a popular good-luck charm made to ward off jealous eyes.

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The Sultan’s Garden is offered in two colorful palettes. Sunny apricot and watery turquoise hues define one color combination. A second color story features berry inspired lavenders set on a backdrop of subdued natural greens.

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Leave a comment below about a trip that inspired a quilt project for a chance to win fabric cuts of Mary McGuire’s latest fabric collection, Sultan’s Garden, hitting stores now!

Happy Labor Day from all of us here at RJR Fabrics!

Happy Labor Day

We would like to wish everyone a happy Labor Day from all of us here at RJR Fabrics! We will be closed on Monday, September 7th, 2015 in observance of our National Holiday. We hope that everyone enjoys a safe holiday, three day weekend in honor of the hard work and effort of all those in the American labor movement. Thank you from all of us here at RJR Fabrics. How will you be celebrating your Labor Day Weekend?

#whatshaderu Blog Hop with Nichole @wildboho

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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.

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Take a look at Nichole’s instagram previews for the #whatshaderu 2015 blog hop!

Apple Hill Farm Fat Quarter Winner Katy M

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Congratulations to our winner, Katy M for the Apple Hill Farm fat quarter bundle!

2015.09.01 Apple Hill Farm Kay M Winner

Thank you all for participating in our giveaway! Katy M, please private message me at quiltwithlove [@] rjrfabrics [dot] com your non PO Box shipping address and I will ship the bundle on out to you!

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Redwork Meets Bluework by Legacy Patterns

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“I have always been drawn to two-colored quilts and embroidered projects. I love doing handwork, stitchery, handquilting, embroidery and punch needle. This is really what inspired me to create this next line. The prints are adapted from vintage swatches circa 1880s. There is a mix of ground shades. The crisper whiter grounds represent my interpretation of what the fabrics would have been in their original state. The tea stained grounds are how the grounds appear now in the original vintage swatches. I wanted to give people the option of ground shades, a newer look or a vintage look. Quilters can also choose to combine the ground shades to give more depth in their projects. If you look at a vintage quilt you will notice that there is a lot of variation in the background because of how fabrics age differently over time.”

“This collection is not limited to traditional Redwork and Bluework and two-color quilts. The original concept was to design two distinct color groupings, however, they can be mixed and matched to create wonderful Americana themed, Quilts of Valor and other patriotic projects.”

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Here Audrey Wright, designer of Legacy Patterns, shows us a few of the blocks from her Anna’s Runner pattern.

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Kits and fabrics are shipping now. Make sure to ask for the collection, Redwork Meets Bluework, at your local, independent quilt shop!

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Lynette-Anderson

#quiltwithlove with Lynette Anderson

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Lynette Anderson got into quilting when she worked on her baby quilt for her first born. She has the quilt still and used it as an inspiration for her new pattern, which will be available on her website soon. She has recently reworked her design to incorporate fabrics from her fabrics lines with RJR; Bread and Butter and Pocket Full of Daisies. I love the crib size baby quilt, the stitchery is lovely.

SKU’s used are: Floral 2002-003, Stripe 2007-001, and Grey 2407-001.

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Share with us your first quilt design and #quilwithlove story to be entered in to win a fat quarter bundle of some of her Bread and Butter collection.

Second entry is if you sign-up for Lynette Anderson’s newsletter and leave a comment here.

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Mini Quilt Dresden Design by Alissa from @goldshoegirl

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Amazing mini by Alissa of Gold Shoe Girl featuring our upcoming Everything but the Kitchen Sink due out this fall! Visit her blog to see how the project came together plus a chance to win a FQ bundle of the fabrics she used.

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Make sure to head on over to her blog page for a tutorial on how to put the project together and for a chance to win a fat quarter bundle!

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#whatshaderu blog hop with Persimon Dreams

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Hi everyone! This is Kim Lapacek from Persimon Dreams. I’m super excited to be apart of the #whatshaderu blog hop!

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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.