Thursday, November 12, 2015

Intertwined Quilt and Giveaway- RJR Cotton Supreme Solids

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.  
intertwined quilt
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.  
intertwined quilt
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.  
intertwined quilt block closeup
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.
intertwined quilt
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"

79 comments :

  1. I used to have terrible tangling. But someone informed me a couple of years ago that thread has a right and wrong direction -- I didn't know! I realized that my routine for threading a hand sewing needle was making my thread backward, every time! When I fixed that I had no more tangling. It was nutty.

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  2. I love this quilt, beautiful fabrics and such a simple design!

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  3. This is a great quilt and I love the pattern!
    I just looked and it seems that it is called
    "3-patch Quarter Square Triangle".
    It also has another name, I saw it in some of my
    magazines once, but it would take some time
    to look for it... :)
    Best wishes!

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  4. Love the way each print is carried all the way across. Gives the woven illusion so much more effectively than just scattering an entire precut pack across the quilt. Thanks for that third pic--now I see! As for hand binding, Jenny is right, plus some thread brands (Mettler, for one) are more likely to tangle. What motif will you quilt in the white? Cwoosley12@yahoo.com

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  5. I love this quilt! I love everything about it. Magic!
    Thank you for showing how you made the blocks. Would you consider writing a pattern, too? I am sure I!m not the only one who would want to buy it.
    I am a very slow at hand-sewing also, but I enjoy it. One thought: shorter lengths of thread, say, 16", tangle less. I like thread conditioner, too, and I think Threads has an article or YouTube video on the "correct" direction for threading a needle.
    I look forward to seeing the hand-quilting.

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  6. When you say "not enough quilting" do you mean not as much as you'd like, or not enough to hold it together/quilted too far apart per the batting recommendations? Just curious!

    It looks lovely!

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  7. Love this quilt! Cute pattern and such fun colors!

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  8. I love this quilt and the colors you've used! It's bright and cheery and looks like woven ribbons when it's really built with triangles! Great job! Do you have a pattern or tutorial available? I think I'd really enjoy making this quilt for myself.

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  9. I really like this / great colours and a clever pattern.

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  10. This is a beautiful quilt!!! I love the weave pattern and those fabrics, sigh.... So pretty!!!

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  11. HI, THANKS FOR SHARING YOUR PROJECT>BEAUTIFUL QUILT!
    NEAT GIVEAWAY>THANKS! msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  12. Just like many others I love the pattern! And your colors are gorgeous. I enjoy hand stitching my binding -- whether I'm fast or slow. I find I'm faster if I JUST stitch, but usually I stitch while the TV is on so I'm slower. It's all good though -- stitching keeps me distracted enough to not be driven crazy by my husband's endlessly flipping channels!

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  13. I like the quilt pattern and the way you mixed solids and prints together. Very nice.

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  14. What a beauty!! I just love the woven effect! Would love to try this. :)
    craftyccain@gmail.com

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  15. Your quilt is beautiful - love the bright fabric you have used and your quilting is just perfect! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  16. I absolutely love the pattern and your choice of fabric! Impressive.

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  17. Oh my gosh!!! what a GORGEOUS Quilt!!! You chose the colors & prints perfectly for this Pattern! Soooo AWESOME!!! Looooove it! :) Thanks too, for chance to win your Give-a-way too!

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  18. Very very nice job love the quilt and your colors are beautiful ty for sharing.....happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  19. Your Intertwined quilt is beautiful. Great Job!

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  20. That is beautiful, makes me think of spring and picnics!

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  21. What a pretty quilt! Thanks for the chance to win the fabric.
    jlpfeffer@gmail.com

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  22. Your quilt is stunningwith the mix of solids and prints. My favorite colors is always blue but I have been reaching out to other colors for some pop.

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  23. Really interesting and very striking quilt pattern. Love the simplicity yet intricacy... and the fabrics are fabulous.

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  24. Cute pattern. Thread Heaven thread conditionerror works for embroidery and beading as well as for sewing!

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  25. What a spectacular quilt! Simple but beautiful.

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  26. Great pattern and choice of colors.

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  27. Thanks for the chance to win! Beautiful solids

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  28. Such lovely colours in this quilt! Thanks for a chance to win!

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  29. What a super cool quilt...really enjoy the design and fabrics!

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  30. I really love this quilt! Such a fun design. Thanks for the chance to win some great fabric! :)

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  31. Your quilt is so very beautiful!! The colors are so rich. Thanks for the chance to win the generous giveaway.

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  32. I would love to make this quilt.

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  33. What a striking quilt! I love the colors and lines. Thanks for sharing this!

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  34. such a beautiful quilt. That Cotton and Steel print is one of my favourites!

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  35. Beautiful quilt! I love the colors!

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  36. I love the backing material! I am currently working on a quilt in my head...someday I will actually start it... :)

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  37. Love this design. The backing is beautiful too. Thanks.

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  38. I love your quilt, & how you quilted it! I'm going to have to look for that pattern, to make up myself.

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  39. This quilt is just beautiful...I love the colors you chose to work with.

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  40. Great quilt design - can see this in various fabric styles. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  41. This is a beauty. I am always drawn to woven style quilts. With little children in the house, you must hurry to get things done. Over the years I have learned to enjoy the binding process and its deliberate " slowness". Have a happy Thanksgiving.

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  42. Your close-up photo revealed the mystery of how this quilt was pieced. Very clever, and the quilt is eye-catching! I'm a slow hand stitcher, too. Bindings take me forever, and hand quilting even longer. I'd forgotten about thread conditioner- mine is used up and have not replaced it. I will now.

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  43. Gorgeous...I love the crispness of the colors!

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  44. This is beautiful! I love your fabric selection, the colors are gorgeous! Would love to win these!

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  45. Love the quilting part and can't wait to see the hand quilting.

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  46. SO pretty. I would love a chance to win.

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  47. love the modern look of this quilt! The block is deceivingly easy to make. Thanks for sharing this idea.

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  48. Love your choice of fabrics for this quilt.

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  49. Love that quilt and can't quite decide how you did that. LOL

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  50. Very cool! Would love a tutorial!

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  51. Very cool! Would love a tutorial!

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  52. I love the quilt you created. I stared at it on the RJR Facebook page and just had to let you know how striking it is. I've not been able to find Cotton & Steel locally, but it is on my list for when I go to the big city over the holidays. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  53. This quilt is beautiful! You are very talented! Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  54. I love this! Will you be sharing the pattern?

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  56. I love how bold and graphic this quilt is!

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  57. Love this quilt! What a nice mix of fabrics too!
    I'd love to win a bundle.
    Suzanneyerks@gmail.com

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  58. Great quilt! I would love the giveaway bundle!

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  59. Great design and amazing colors. Thanks for the chance.

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  60. The interwoven effect is so interesting. The colors set the design off perfectly.

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  61. What a lovely quilt. I love the quilting. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  62. Beautiful quilt Erica ! Love the colour and pattern combination. I don't know how you get so much done with 3 kids now - very impressive.
    Thanks for the chance to win some of these great fabrics !
    Colleen - farmersfeedfamilies@gmail.com

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  63. What gorgeous fabric! Who wouldn't love to make a project out of these?

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  64. What gorgeous fabric! Who wouldn't love to make a project out of these?

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  65. I LOVE this quilt! Will you be sharing the cutting and block size?

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  66. I love the pinky-coral color in your quilt!

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  67. I'm very into solids and blenders right now as i plan a few baby projevts5!

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  68. I'm so bad at hand sewing that I avoid it at all costs! I machine bind all of my quilts and have even pieced in my label to the backing fabric and just quilted over it! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  69. What a beautiful quilt, and a great use of the colors/fabric.

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  70. Very cool quilt! I'm excited to see the hand quilting.

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  71. I love the colours you've used-so pretty! I'm going to have to get me a cotton supreme colour card!

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