Anyhoo, today is my day for the RJR cotton supreme solids blog hop in conjunction with Pink Castle Fabrics. Actually, my real day was last Friday, but that didn't quite happen in the rush up to market, so we're a bit late but better late than never, right?
For my project I used the following RJR cotton supreme solids;
209, 217, 218, 292, 327, 332, 336, 348
I wanted something that would be a good picnic blanket in bright colours (because it's always a good idea to attract the bees and the wasps when you're having a picnic with some bright fruity colours, right?)
My project is a simple quilt using FQs following a pattern I wrote for issue 7 of love patchwork and quilting. It's a big square framed with rectangles - super simple and it's FQ friendly, with little waste, which is always good. I loved using these solids, I found they didn't fray much at all, which is always a good selling point, and they feel really nice. It's a really nice base cloth, with a soft hand and not a lot of sheen, which is my preferred type of solid. I'm in 2 minds on how to finish this now (which is why it's not finished). I don't know whether to back it with a towelling and turn it rather than regular binding, and just fix the centres of each block with tying or something, or to make it into a regular quilt. I quite like the idea of towelling for something that would be lighter weight and a bit absorbent (because here in the UK we have a lot of soggy grass). I'm still mulling that one over, but the sun just started shining this week so I'd better get a wriggle on and decide before summer decides it's over.
|my camera is missing too...apologies for my phone picture *sigh*|
Check out the rest of the projects at the RJR facebook page! And stop by Pink Castle Fabrics when you need to buy RJR cotton supreme solids for your next project!