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Hi all! My name is Jennifer, I’m the person behind the screen bringing you news on all things RJR and I’m happy to introduce a new segment on our blog called, “Sew Lately…” A better way to show everyone the exciting things going on with us! Be sure to subscribe to our blog so you won’t miss any exciting news!

So lately here at RJR we took a peak inside the RJR art studio where the creative duo behind Flaurie & Finch, Linda Fitch and Vanessa Stevens are hard at work on their quilt, Daisy Day Dream which features Blossom Batiks.

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Vanessa shares, “We decided to kick off the Flaurie & Finch brand with a line of batik fabrics. Linda and I love to design batiks because of the range and depth of color that is achievable, and since they are hand dyed in Indonesia, every piece is uniquely special”.

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This entire collection can coordinate together or can be split into five distinct color groupings: Bella Vita, Tiger Lily, Blue Bonnet, Freesia, and Starling. As you can see from the Daisy Day Dream quilt Vanessa is working on the color variations work beautifully together!

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Want to find out how you can win a FQ bundle of these amazing batiks? Well keep on reading!

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Can you believe its all pieced? Looks like all these ladies need to do are the borders and quilting!

Leave a comment on this post about what you like most about this new line for an opportunity to win a FQ bundle of the color grouping of your choice! Make sure to check out their collection Blossom Batiks available now and stay tuned for more exciting Sew Lately news 😉

Happy quilting from RJR!

Craftsy BOM 2016 Garden Charm Quilt

Craftsy Block of the Month 2016

We’re excited to share Lynette Jensen’s all new 2016 BOM class, Garden Charm. It’s a free block of the month class exclusively available through Craftsy.

Craftsy Block of the Month 2016 Yardages

Along with the Free Class, Craftsy is offering an exclusive kit featuring beautiful, hand-picked fabric from Lynette’s two newest RJR collections, Home Again and Sand & Stone. Warm, welcoming and adorned with charming ditsy and floral prints, these fabrics come together for an enchanting, 84″ x 92″ quilt that you’ll cherish for years to come.

What Shade Are You with Gina @Party of Eight Our Story

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!

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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.

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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!

Exploring color with Rebecca Bryan

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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.

Modern Rainbow by Rebecca Bryan 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.

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“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!

Winner Round Up!

We have some winners to announce for our previous posts!

Sandy K is our Shades of Autumn” winner. Sandy K Shades of Autumn Winner

Cindy A is our winner for International Music Day with Perfect Pitch by Dan Morris. Cindy A Perfect Pitch winner

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!

Whatshaderu blog hop with Persimmon Dreams

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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.

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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.

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I added two different colored fabric flanges to the quilt before i bound it to create a bit of definition as the final touch.

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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.

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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.