RJR Blog Hop: What Shade Are You?

by Nicole
If you know me, you know I love working with solids! So I was more than happy when RJR Fabrics invited me to participate in their blog hop: What Shade Are You?  
As part of the blog hop, I got to work with their Cotton Supreme Solids collection. I chose to work with this lovely set of blues, yellows, and pinky-purples. 
From these fabrics, and a few Cotton + Steel basics, I created Bolt. 

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Bolt gets her name because she reminds me of a bolt of lightening blazing through the sky. She measures 48″ by 60″ and is made up of Birds in the Air blocks.

I quilted Bolt using straight lines spaced about half an inch apart. These straight lines give Bolt lots of texture.

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It was a pleasure working with the Cotton Supreme Solids. I love how vibrant the colors are and how lovely they coordinate with the Cotton + Steel basics.

If you want to see other quilts from the blog hop, check out the RJR Fabrics Facebook page. If you’d like to purchase Cotton Supreme Solids, you’ll find them at Pink Castle Fabrics.

RJR Fabrics is giving away a bundle of the Cotton Supreme Solids that I used to make Bolt. If you’d like a chance to win, please leave a comment. I will choose a winner randomly. The giveaway is open to folks in the U.S. and Canada. I’ll leave the giveaway open until Sunday, October 19th at 9:00 p.m. EST.  Good luck!

The giveaway is closed.

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Denise Russell October 17, 2014 - 4:13 pm

Oh… I love it! What a beautiful quilt!

~Diana October 17, 2014 - 4:48 pm

Nicole! Oh! I should just start putting "standard, gushing about your work comment" when I see your posts. Seriously, you should have your own book by now. I just LOVE everything you do!

Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl October 17, 2014 - 4:56 pm

Bolt is a great name for this design, the straight line stitching echoing the pattern makes it feel like the energy radiating off of the strike.

Marti Taylor October 17, 2014 - 5:00 pm

I love that you did straight line quilting to mimic the bolt shape. Where the opposite lines meet and continue looks fantastic. Thanks for the link to the Birds in the Air tutorial, I can't wait to try it.

Michele T October 17, 2014 - 5:15 pm

Looks amazing and the colours are so rich and gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing!

Judy@Quilt Paradigm October 17, 2014 - 5:17 pm

Beautiful quilt! The quilting on this is awesome!!

Mara October 17, 2014 - 5:25 pm

Gorgeous quilt, love the name Bolt too!

Kris October 17, 2014 - 6:02 pm

Love this quilt!

Regina October 17, 2014 - 6:13 pm

Very nice quilt and I'm loving the name Bolt! I haven't tried the RJR Cotton Supreme Solids and would love to give them a go!

Quilting Tangent October 17, 2014 - 6:30 pm

Bolt is a good name. Nice choice of colors. 24Tangent@gmail.com

Amy Harward October 17, 2014 - 6:40 pm

I love the colors you chose for this quilt! Just lovely!

Helen October 17, 2014 - 7:10 pm

Love your quilt! I have never made a quilt from only solids but would certainly like to do so.

Michele @ Undiscovered Optimist October 17, 2014 - 7:16 pm

I love that the way you turn the block gives you some colored triangles together. It adds a beautiful sense of random placement.

Patti October 17, 2014 - 7:24 pm

Beautiful! Love the colors that you chose!

Patricia October 17, 2014 - 7:25 pm

Very good job on the quilt! I have really enjoyed watching your quilting expertise grow!!!

Crickets Corner October 17, 2014 - 7:26 pm

I really love Bolt! This is what happens when the perfect design, fabric and quilting all come together…….Perfection!

Stacy Bohannon October 17, 2014 - 7:52 pm

I absolutely love these colors together, they just make me smile! The bolt traveling across the quilt is awesome!

Jenny October 17, 2014 - 7:55 pm

Fantastic quilt, I love the way you switched things up every so often.

KathleenD October 17, 2014 - 8:29 pm

Bolt is stunning! I love how energetic it is, as well as clean and modern. Congratulations!

delaineelliott October 17, 2014 - 9:28 pm

I love your quilt. Thanks!

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Alexis Borsboom October 17, 2014 - 9:50 pm

What a lovely and dynamic quilt!


Vicki H October 17, 2014 - 10:28 pm

I love the colors you used in Bolt.

Allison C October 17, 2014 - 10:45 pm

Love these colors! And I like the printed fabric mixed in with the solids.

Katy Cameron October 17, 2014 - 10:56 pm

Love the wee flashes of print fabrics in amongst the solids

Bec October 17, 2014 - 11:54 pm

I love your quilt and the name is quite appropriate. The colors are gorgeous and I like how you scattered the cotton + steel basics throughout. 🙂

Back Porch Extras October 18, 2014 - 12:21 am

I love your quilt! It is so today's simple dramatic stripe of color!

PK Sews October 18, 2014 - 12:30 am

I love the colors you selected, and your quilt is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

jinsnapp October 18, 2014 - 2:12 am


Cherise Towrr October 18, 2014 - 2:14 am

What a beautiful quilt! I love those pinky purple fabrics too!

Pat October 18, 2014 - 2:26 am

Very nicely done. I need to work more with solids.

Jodena October 18, 2014 - 2:45 am

I've made this in traditional fabrics but the solids are great too. I may have to make a quilt using this block again.

Beth October 18, 2014 - 2:52 am

This looks amazing! I love the colors!

OhioLori October 18, 2014 - 3:23 am

Love Love Looove your Quilt!! These fabrics are Awesome!

Pauline Perry October 18, 2014 - 3:33 am

WOW! I love Bolt! Your quilt is wonderful and the name is perfect. The quilting is gorgeous too. I love the fabrics on offer the colours are fabulous.

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JANET October 18, 2014 - 4:03 am

Very nice quilt! Love the colors.

Debbie October 18, 2014 - 4:07 am

This is beautiful Nicole! And what a pretty bundle…

Maria October 18, 2014 - 4:34 am

Love what you did with this bundle!!

JaneB October 18, 2014 - 6:39 am

Great colors!! Thanks for the chance to win. Bolt is beautiful! Birds in the Air is one of my favorite blocks. I think it may be because of the name.

GranChris October 18, 2014 - 7:07 am

I love the way this turned out. Great color choices.

Sweet Dreams Quilting October 18, 2014 - 7:52 am

Beautiful quilt! I love the solids you used. So vibrant!

Debbie October 18, 2014 - 11:04 am

Your quilt is stunning. So so so pretty. Thanks for sharing it and thanks for the chance to win.

allison pogany October 18, 2014 - 12:27 pm

Gorgeous! And I love your color choices!

smithcindyk October 18, 2014 - 1:03 pm

Great job! I love that quilt and the colors.

andpins October 18, 2014 - 1:23 pm

That quilt is gorgeous. I love the negative space as much as the geese!

Ruth Griffeth October 18, 2014 - 2:45 pm

I love your quilt, Bolt, it has that POP of color that is just perfect! My hubby and I have two varying opinions on his minimalist idea, This blanket would be perfect!

Cynthia Samples October 18, 2014 - 2:49 pm

I love the bolt quilt. The colors are beautiful. I have been quilting a long time, but new to modern quilting.

Pierro October 18, 2014 - 2:50 pm

Rosemary B here:
I just got this email blog update 🙁
Here it is Saturday 11:00 ish.
So this is amazing. I love it. I love the precision and the quilting.
Perfect colors too. well done

Noel Minneci October 18, 2014 - 2:55 pm

Fear no color!

Patti October 18, 2014 - 3:05 pm

Love the quilt!! Love your blog. Would LOVE to win the bundle, thanks for the chance. Patti

Cecilia October 18, 2014 - 3:23 pm

Beautiful quilt! I love the pattern and the colors you chose. Thank you for sharing.

Karen L October 18, 2014 - 3:31 pm

Fun quilt. And a perfect name! nice work.

diane October 18, 2014 - 3:47 pm

You are amazing, as always! Love this quilt and the color combo.

HeatherK @ A Reformed Heath'n October 18, 2014 - 3:53 pm

So striking =) I really like this return to straight line quilting.

Marcie's Quilting Therapy October 18, 2014 - 4:02 pm

Beautiful quilt Nicole! It is so striking – and the quilting really makes it! Thanks for the chance to win the fabric. Marcie

valschrbr October 18, 2014 - 4:10 pm

Couldn't the triangles be made with squares sewn together and then cut diagonally using a white square for each set? It seems logical to me, but I'm not sure how it would be done.

Beth October 18, 2014 - 4:16 pm

Beautiful bright colors! And the quilting is perfect!

Shaunna B October 18, 2014 - 5:12 pm

this is lovely! I'm loving birds in the air lately!

Cheryl October 18, 2014 - 5:14 pm

I love how you added a few small geometric shapes in with the solids — and Bolt is the perfect name! [my first comment had an error, I hope I am not duplicating this]

Christine October 18, 2014 - 5:43 pm

Such an elegant quilt! The design really makes the solid fabrics sing. Thanks for the contest.

juliehallfeldhaus October 18, 2014 - 7:18 pm

Cute quilt I love it:) Thanks

Kristy October 18, 2014 - 7:26 pm

Such a beautiful quilt! Thank you for the chance at the giveaway also!

Janet M October 18, 2014 - 8:17 pm

Love the fabrics – love your design!

Mrs Quinn October 18, 2014 - 10:09 pm

Beautiful. Love the color combo and the design is so clean and modern.

Cheri Edmonds October 18, 2014 - 10:39 pm

What an awesome quilt, I love it!!!!!

Gwen October 18, 2014 - 10:40 pm

What a beautiful quilt! The Birds in the Air block is one of my favorites.
Thanks for the giveway chance!

Patti October 18, 2014 - 10:44 pm

Your design shows the versatitily of these fabrics so beautifully! Thanks for sharing your quilt with us, and for the giveaway!

Veronika October 18, 2014 - 11:51 pm

What a stunning quilt! I love love love the simplicity of the design and the colors are so perfect!!

john hutchens October 18, 2014 - 11:55 pm

beautiful quilt love the colors
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Karen Caves October 18, 2014 - 11:58 pm

What a gorgeous quilt!!! Stunning!

pippirose October 19, 2014 - 1:03 am

What a stunning quilt! love the colours!!

Kathy Davis October 19, 2014 - 1:33 am

You can never have enough solids!

Jennifer Stutheit October 19, 2014 - 1:49 am

Bolt is beautiful! I have been scared to try quilting lines that close together. But, yours is so stunning that I might have to give it a try. I love your blog; thanks for sharing your work with us!

Tamie October 19, 2014 - 2:15 am

I love Bolt. So pretty.

Sarah October 19, 2014 - 2:19 am

I love your color choices. sarah@forrussia.org

tlcala4me October 19, 2014 - 3:15 am

Completely loving that quilt! Love the colors and the design.

LethargicLass October 19, 2014 - 3:40 am

I adore Bolt so crossing fingers that I win 🙂

Amorette October 19, 2014 - 4:24 am

What great colors! I like the movement in this quilt a lot. Lots of straight lines is my go to method as well.

Jan October 19, 2014 - 4:33 am

I love this quilt, and the tute for the block is great.

Beth October 19, 2014 - 5:43 am

The quilt is perfectly named. There is so much dynamic energy in it–a streak of lightning is very apt.

Miggsie October 19, 2014 - 7:10 am

Love the color palette you chose, and the design, too – another fantastic quilt!

Lisa in Port Hope October 19, 2014 - 9:33 am

Thank you for sharing this dramatic arrangement of a traditional block. I love the cool and warm mixture of fabrics.

guest r October 19, 2014 - 9:46 am

Thank you so much for the chance:) I would love to win this for my mom.
Sara rai

Emily C October 19, 2014 - 12:30 pm

Beautiful quilt. Love the colors and the zigzag.

Mary W Quilts October 19, 2014 - 1:41 pm

Love the quilt. Sew fresh with the solids!

Michele October 19, 2014 - 4:06 pm

The colors are just great! I love it!

Alicia October 19, 2014 - 4:07 pm

Love the splash of prints.

Melissa October 19, 2014 - 4:08 pm

What a gorgeous quilt! I really like the modern take on the birds in the air block. Thanks for the chance to win!

Cloud 9 October 19, 2014 - 11:50 pm

Those colors really pop against the white background. Love the straight line quilting (I'm so into that).

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