Friday, May 9, 2014

RJR Cotton Supreme Solids Blog Hop AND a Giveaway!

A few weeks ago I was asked to participate in the RJR Cotton Supreme Solids Blog Hop and today is my turn for posting my project. This Blog Hop is brought to you by Pink Castle Fabrics and RJR Fabrics.

What Shade are you? I got to choose my own colors!
 (fabrics were supplied to me at no charge - courtesy of RJR Fabrics)
[The colors I have used: 274 289 292 328 327 291 301 126 127 347 348 346 249 204 339 49 276 131 159 218 326 222 337 182 103 176 278 339 257 325 330 218 331 333 279 317 332 33 34]

I already had a plan ~ a foundation paper pieced block that I has long been on my must make list:
Color Wheel - Kaleidoscope Collection EQ7 - Red Pepper Quilts
Color Wheel - from the Kaleidoscope Collection for EQ7
Pattern/Design by Andrea Bishop
16 inches x 16 inches.
Color Wheel - Kaleidoscope Collection EQ7 - Red Pepper Quilts

This block/mini quilt is from the EQ7 Kaleidoscope Collection. The block is called Color Wheel and is designed by Andrea Bishop. It is foundation paper pieced in eight separate sections, and I had the most fabulous time playing with the colors! It is the perfect block to highlight the range of RJR Cotton Supreme Solids available and the subtle differences in shades/hues. 

Color Wheel - EQ7 Kaleidoscope Collection - Red Pepper Quilts
Color Wheel - Kaleidoscope Collection EQ7 - Red Pepper Quilts

And then of course I had some leftover fabric scraps to play with:
Making Waves - Improvised / Free Hand Curves Pillow Cover
and matchstick quilting
24 inches x 17.5 inches

Listed for sale in my Etsy Store: Modern Waves Pillow Cover
Making Waves - Improvised Pillow Cover - the back - Red Pepper Quilts

The pillow cover is again made with all RJR Cotton Supreme Solids. This is my first time working with improvised wavy, curvy lines and found the free form cutting, sewing, and quilting completely liberating. I was even surprised by how much I actually loved the process!

Making Waves Pillow Cover - Matchstick Quilting - Red Pepper Quilts

For the quilting I have color matched the top thread with the fabric, although I have swapped some of the colors around ~ for example, orange thread on a yellow solid fabric, and yellow thread on an orange solid fabric. My sewing machine was in a wonderful mood and stitched nicely, but I wasn't going to push my luck by changing  the bobbin thread for each top thread color change. I think it worked out well. I wish you could touch the screen and feel the texture!

Making Waves - Pillow Cover - Red Pepper Quilts

RJR Fabrics are giving away a Fat Quarter bundle of Cotton Supreme Solids in the same colors that I also received/used to one lucky RPQ reader.

To be in the draw please leave a comment on this blog post. Only one comment per person/per email address - email me if you are not able to leave a comment (redpepperquilts at gmail dot com) and I will leave a comment on your behalf. International entries welcome! The draw will take place at 9 am on Monday 12 May 2014 (Australia - EST). 

The winner will be announced by edit to this blog post and will also be contacted by email.

What can I say? I LOVED working on both these projects - a sewing high, of course late at night, followed by hours of restless sleep. With thanks to RJR Fabrics for their generosity and Brenda from Pink Castle Fabrics for your support!

Thank you for all of your entries!
The winner:
Congratulations, Kris! Kris has been contacted by email.

Thank you for stopping by!