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It's My Day for RJR's "What Shade Are You?" 2018 Blog Hop

It's My Day for RJR's "What Shade Are You?" 2018 Blog Hop

 I'm so super excited to be back on RJR's, What Shade are You, Blog Hop for 2018! I was involved back in Oct. of 2014 showcasing a fun modern quilt, designed using a technique from the book Quilting Modern, and I had so much fun I thought I'd submitted another quilt idea. This time a twist on my Topographical Quilt pattern, and was so thrilled to be selected. 

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Just a quick intro for new readers and all those joining in on the Blog Hop who may not know me... I'm Sandy a wife, mom of 3, mother-in-law to 2 and Nana to one sweet granddaughter. I've always been a crafter/sewer, and started quilting/blogging back in 2012. Now I'm designing my own quilt patterns and finishing my own quilts (computerized long arm) and loving every minute of this amazing journey. The online community of friends I've found and the inspirational works I see everyday, I just love it!! I share all of my journey here on my website UpStairsHobbyRoom ,  @upstairshobbyroom on Instagram and FaceBook I would love to have you follow along.

Let's get to the fun part though.....I don't know about you but when I ask myself the question, What shade are you? I can't commit...😜. It changes with my mood, the weather, the time of year....and I just love colour...so why commit to just one...I'm a rainbow girl...so of course my quilt project includes all the colours a girl could ask for and all the shades too...!!! And RJR had me covered with their amazing selection Cotton Supreme Solids

Get ready... here is my colour list, with 11 colours and 5 shades of each colour, it's a long one....      To make it easier I am listing them from lightest to darkest in the order I used them (I hope) within their general colour name.

Blue: 094 Cornflower; 313 Carolina; 316 Lancaster Sky; 296 Electric Blue; 280 Night

Coral: 278 Just Peachy; 338 Flamingo; 355 Beach Coral; 339 Tropicana; 257 Amaryllis

Green (dark): 403 Julep; 366 ToyBoat; 290 Putting Green; 329 Emerald City; 401 Teal

Green (light): 103 Tourmaline; 348 Neon; 249 Sprout; 349 Aloe Verde; 375 Think Green

Orange: 387 Apricot Ice; 209 Cantaloupe; 276 Tangerine Dream; 372 Orange Crush; 415 Pick Up Truck

Pink: 216 Orchid; 217 Hot Pink; 419 LipGloss; 181 Rhododendron; 357 Sunset Ruby  

Purple: 254 Verbena; 424 Wisteria; 214 Hydrangea; 317 Jacaranda; 121 Grape

Purple/Red: 332 Mauvelous; 421 Orchid; 279 Purple Haze; 422 Plum; 361 Aubergine

Red: 356 Moulin Rouge; 325 Scarlet Letter; 222 RedWork; 416 Red Wagon; 324 Syrah

Teal: 294 Cove; 376 Luau; 274 Riviera; 292 Turks & Caicos; 354 Horizon

Yellow: 265 Custard; 182 Lemon Chiffon; 384 Citrus; 379 Sunnyside of the Street; 410 Mustard

See what I mean...a long list...but, oh so beautiful!!

Topographical~Rainbow

When I originally designed the Topographical quilt it was a smaller version made in greens, blues and teals from the Cotton Supreme Collection (you can see it here) and I loved it, but I knew I could do more with it...so the Rainbow version was created! I hope you like it!

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I quilted it using an E2E Digital pattern called Ripple from Urban Elementz (also available in paper pantograph) and King Tut Cairo thread. I love how this looks on the Topographical pattern                                        (this blog post contains affiliate links click here to learn more)

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You'll notice that some of the shades are very closely related and the camera didn't quite capture the variations on some...but trust me in person all the shades show...

 This bench was a gift from my father-in-law...he built it for my birthday this past year! Doesn't it make a great quilt backdrop? I love it!!

This bench was a gift from my father-in-law...he built it for my birthday this past year! Doesn't it make a great quilt backdrop? I love it!!

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The Topographical Rainbow measure approximately 108" x 110...but it can be made smaller and laid out in so many ways...here are just a few ideas...The revised Topographical Quilt Pattern is now available in my pattern shop!! Look for it here or in the drop down menu!

 oh the sweetness...every quilt needs a little love...Ava giving the quilt a kiss

oh the sweetness...every quilt needs a little love...Ava giving the quilt a kiss

The GiveAway

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 RJR Fabrics is giving away a FQ Bundle with some of the fabrics I used in my quilt...so I designed another version of the Rainbow Topographical quilt for this bundle...and for those who may not want to tackle so many fabrics or a King Sized quilt. This will be a simplified version, smaller blocks and less rounds...I'm including a PDF pattern of this version in the giveaway for the winner so they can make a Topographical Rainbow of their own.

So Good Luck everyone....

 Approximately 53"square

Approximately 53"square

My Happy Place Row Along....Home is Where the Heart Is!

My Happy Place Row Along....Home is Where the Heart Is!

Blog Hop: The Happy Place Row Along Starts Today!!

Blog Hop: The Happy Place Row Along Starts Today!!

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