When choosing colors for this project I searched through my Pinterest folder for color combos and decided on this image. I originally intended to make a baby quilt with these fabrics, but the quilt grew a bit as I changed my design. I compared the RJR color card with this swatch and finally decided the following colors for my quilt: Bora Bora, Proud as a Peacock, Wimbledon, Matcha, Rhododendron, Hot Pink, Orchid, On the Rock, Turks & Caicos, Pink Sapphire, Riviera, Optical White, and Silver. (Most of the colors I selected are available at Pink Castle Fabrics. Links are provided for colors available.)
|Source: Photo Card Boutique|
Originally I intended to do some 1/4 circle piecing with these fabrics, but once they arrived, I really wanted to keep it simple. I ultimately decided on stripes.
This is a wonderfully simple quilt and perfect for new quilters. I simply cut my 1/4 yard pieces into strips of various widths and sewed them together until my quilt front was 54" and my quilt back was 57". The challenge is lining up the front and back precisely when basting. My skinniest strip is 1/4" finished. The widest is about 7". The quilt finished up at 40" x 54". It's a nice lap quilt. To make your own version of this quilt you'll need about fourteen 1/4 yard fabric pieces (not fat quarters) depending on how many strips you cut.
The back is the same style, although I did the stripes a bit wider overall.
I quilted swirls on this one to soften the lines a bit rather than accentuating them with some type of straight-line quilting.
My trusty photography sidekick loves the snow. I think Pixel would be happy if it snowed year-round (I, on the other hand, would not).
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Disclosure: The fabric for this quilt was provided to me by RJR Fabrics. The giveaway is sponsored by RJR Fabrics.