Blog hop: what shade are you?

What Shade Are You Logo 2016

I’m SO excited to share this quilt with you today. It is my second attempt at this design and definitely my favorite. (You can see the first version here.)

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This time I teamed up with RJR fabrics as part of their “What Shade Are You?” blog hop. Did you know that RJR carries a line of Cotton & Steel coordinating solids? All of the colors I chose are from that collection. I find it difficult to look at hundreds of colors and pick just the right shades all on my own (especially online). It was much easier after narrowing it down to the colors already chosen by the Cotton & Steel designers.

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Yep, it was a lot of HSTs. I used the 8-at-a-time method (good tutorial here) and trimmed them 20 or so at a time over the course of a week. It really wasn’t that bad, I swear.

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I usually press my seams open but this time I wanted to see how accurate I could get with them pressed to the side and interlocking. It really turned out quite nice but it took a lot of time and attention to get it right.

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I’m working hard on a pattern for this design. Watch for that later this summer!

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The good news for you is that RJR is giving away this gorgeous bundle on my Instagram account (@sarahschrawdesigns)! Grab your phone and head over there right away – the giveaway closes at 9 pm EST on Sunday, May 8.

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I loved this bundle so much I’m already making another quilt with it!

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Being Cotton & Steel coordinates, they obviously go perfectly with Cotton & Steel’s prints. This is last year’s Christmas line, Tinsel. I’m most definitely going to be getting some of this year’s Christmas line (Garland) to add to this project.

Thank you so much for visiting me here today, and don’t forget to look me up on Instagram (@sarahschrawdesigns) and enter the giveaway! Thank you RJR!!

9 thoughts on “Blog hop: what shade are you?

  1. wow! This quilt is gorgeous! It is a lot of HSTs but I bet making eight at a time is gratifying. Your stars are very pretty, too, and I’ll bet that mixing these up with the new line will make a stunning quilt, especially if some of the solids work in both lines. I’m excited to see the final product!

  2. I find both of your quilts lovely, but I agree with you about the second 🙂 Did you find the time with the interlocking method worth it. Very nice work–very colorful.

  3. I love this quilt! Looking to make something for my son/guest bedroom. Did you end up making a pattern for this quilt? I’d like to purchase. Thanks!

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