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Today, Amanda Rolfe of 3and3quarters, shares with us a tutorial on how to put together a coffee cup wall hanging featuring In the Kitchen, by Patrick Lose. In the first part of her youtube videos, she shows us the initial paper piecing instructions for the individual coffee cups.
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):
Nadia / Instagram: @nadiashae
Hello Quilters! I am excited to be able to share with you my Neutral Territory fabric line. The colors range from cream-tan-grey and black. This reproduction group was inspired by the Civil War Blacksmiths and their traveling forge who traveled with both the North and South Armies to repair the wagons, artillery, horse shoes and tools.
This quilt Web in the Window was created using Neutral Territory and a Black Cotton Supreme Solid by RJR Fabrics. I like the way the shades of fabric blend to give the quilt depth. This quilt is designed for the confident beginner and goes together in a snap! It is available on the Legacy Patterns website.
Another pattern that will be released in January is called Salt & Pepper. It was designed using precut 2 1/2” Pixie Strips. It is perfect for a retreat or weekend project. I love the time saving feature using the precuts.
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!
If you haven’t checked out our Facebook Page yet, make sure to head on over for a daily giveaway for our 12 Days of Christmas consumer celebration!
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!
Watch and Win! Watch Indygo Junction’s new video Sew a Perfect Bias Neckline Facing and ENTER TO WIN fabric and patterns!
I’m a Belgian woman, 36 years old, with 2 kids, who studied history. I’ve been a bookseller for 12 years. I started to sew 7 years ago and my fingers have never stopped moving. My hobby transformed into a craft with Octopurse’s birth. Octopurse was born after I created some purses as gift for the teachers of my kids and they love it. I’ve done many tests to find the best shapes and a great “puffy touch”.
Octopurse allows me to share my love for colorful japanese and US fabrics. Meeting a lot of kind people all around the world is the best reward 🙂
The beautiful clutches can be can be purchased at her etsy shop.
We have some winners to announce for our previous posts!
Sandy K is our Shades of Autumn” winner.
Cindy A is our winner for International Music Day with Perfect Pitch by Dan Morris.
Please make sure to private message me at quiltwithlove [at] rjrfabrics [dot] com your non PO Box shipping address and I’ll ship out your winnings right away! Thank you to everyone for participating, there are many fun giveaways and fun features coming up before the end of the year, stay tuned!
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!