I have recently had the opportunity to work on a project for RJR Fabrics for the second time (first time here); this time I primarily used Cotton Supreme Solids with Cotton + Steel's Lucky Strikes collection mixed in.
Did you know that RJR manufactures Cotton + Steel? That means that their solids match perfectly. And they are lovely and soft and vibrant. I used a color scheme for the solids that was inspired by Lucky Strikes and then mixed in a few of the prints.
Originally I was planning to use on point squares for the quilt, but decided to try something a little different. Can you see the shape? It's a half hourglass/half HST block (does this have a name?) and involved a little bit of trimming but I thought it was a fun way to make the quilt.
I quilted 4 diagonal lines, 1 inch apart along each of the stripes. You might be wondering if that is enough quilting, and it isn't. I am going to do some hand quilting in each of the squares which will take me quite a while so I decided to go ahead and share. It will be a good project to work on during the holidays and you will probably be seeing this quilt again when the hand quilting is finished.
For the backing I used this gorgeous Lucky Strikes print. It is amazing and the pink colorway is just as good.
The binding is a navy RJR Cotton Supreme Solids solid. While I was working on hand sewing the binding I started to wonder: am I the slowest hand sewer ever? Maybe. One thing that has helped me though is using thread conditioner (I use this one) to keep thread from getting tangled and knotted. How did I not know about this before? But even with that help I am still slow
GIVEAWAY: To enter a fat quarter bundle of the solids I used in this quilt, please leave me a comment below! I will pick a winner on Sunday November 15th.
Finished size: 63" x 70"