I was so excited when RJR contacted me about being part of their “What Shade Are You” blog hop. I’d seen several of the amazing quilts that had been created up to that time, and I knew I wanted to do something bright with many colors! I’d been working on several traditional patchwork blocks at the time, and I knew I wanted to step outside my comfort zone a bit. I had seen an image online of a curved pinwheel block, and thought that would be a fun design. But I wanted to be able to incorporate more colors, so I planned for each petal of each pinwheel to be a different shade of the same color from the others in its block. Honestly, the hardest part of making this quilt was narrowing down my colors from all the lovely ones RJR makes!
to make my curves, and randomly arranged the finished pinwheels until I had a layout I liked!I quilted with straight lines to oppose the curved lines, and bound with scraps of teals, greens and blues. When it came time to take pictures, I knew I wanted to use this amazing mural on the outside of an art gallery here in Fort Worth – it’s a perfect spot for pictures of a bright quilt!
I just love the way this quilt turned out – exactly as I had pictured it in my head, and I LOVED working with the Cotton Supreme Solids. They cut and sewed like a dream, and the colors are gorgeous! I’ve made a bunch of quilts using solids and these definitely rank at the top of my list!