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Mar 14, 2014

RJR Supreme Solids Blog Hop

Mar 14, 2014
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When I was asked to participate in RJR's Supreme Solids blog hop, I happily said yes - as I am always interested in trying out different solids for quilting.  I had not tried RJR's Supreme Solids until now - and they are quite lovely to work with.

Here is a mini quilt I made to decorate my new sewing space using a cheery bundle of the Supreme Solids.  I am calling it Origami Bloom.


This quilt very starkly contrasts the other quilt I have hanging in my sewing space.  And I intentionally like it that way.  I think this quilt shows a different side of my personality, perhaps one that is analytic, geometric and basic.  I chose two shades of greens, oranges, blues, and purples.  The two shades of each color are intended to be close to each other, and in the same tone.  I wanted each petal of the bloom to look as if it were a piece of origami paper, bent and angular, with the lighter shade mimicking the backside of a continuous loop.  


I gave this mini tight straight line quilting to add simple dimension to the quilt - and the bias navy stripe from Bonnie & Camille's April Showers to give the binding a PUNCH.  I love it!  And the little confetti ticker tape squares in the border make me smile too.  :)

Thank you to RJR, who is giving away a bundle of the Supreme Solids I used for this project!  Pink Castle Fabrics carries many of RJR's Solids here. Scroll to the end of the post to enter the giveaway.

Quilt Stats.
Name: Origami Bloom
Size: 24" x 24"
Design: by AnneMarie Chany
Fabric:  RJR Supreme Solids: 033 Optical White, 314 Oriole, 276 Tangerine Dream, 333 Bougainvillea, 331 Pink Orchid, 296 Electric Blue, 126 Royal Blue, 347 Grass is Always Greener, 346 Sour Apple, and Navy Stripe from April Shower's for Moda
Piecing:  Me
Quilting: Me

Enter the giveaway below for your chance to win this cheery bundle.

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151 comments:

  1. I love working with bold solids! Thanks for the opportunity.

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  2. I like this! and I like your other quilt this shares space with. I haven't done any straight line quilting yet but I'm liking it on this piece.

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  3. Love your little quilt. Love solid fabrics

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  4. I really like this. What color thread did you use for the quilting?

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  5. I like all styles of quilting and switch from project to project depending on who I'm sewing for. I love the Origami Bloom pattern and am hoping you'll publish it! It looks great in the solids you chose. Beautiful work! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  6. I love the 3D effect and the bright colours!! I am always making quilts for family and friends, so choosing the fabric (and pattern) depends on their taste....sometimes its a guessing game but I've been lucky!!

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  7. Love this little quilt and the straight line quilting is perfect. Thanks for the chance to win!

    Barb spurr@mts.net

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  8. I change my style to suit the giftee. I like the look of modern quilts, but my style is still very traditional and muted colors. My DILs keep me hopping with all the new little ones they are having, so I'm being stretched creatively. :) These solids will help add lots of depth to those new baby quilts!

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  9. I love your bold and cheerful quilt with its clean modern lines. I change my style frequently, depending on who the quilt is for. I have several friends who would love a modern quilt so I'd like to do something in solids. Thanks for the chance to win! Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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  10. I jump all over the place with both quilt styles & fabric.

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  11. I love this clean design. I make something different all the time, depending who gets the quilt. I make what I think fits their personality. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  12. I switch to whatever fabric allows me to fulfill the picture in my head :)
    I do everything from modern to traditional home portraits so anything and everything is an option as a material

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  13. I love earth tones and have a lot of it in my stash. I am trying to go brighter and more modern.

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  14. I almost always use bright colors, and lots of different prints. I'm still working on my first all solids quilt. I could definitely see doing another one! I love this quilt - so bright and cheery!

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  15. Gm Ido change my quilting up a bit.... I like to try one design in every book i get....love the fabric

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  16. I always gravitate towards prints but I am in love with these solids!!!

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  17. I am fairly new to quilting so I don't really know what my style is. I have tried several different styles and want to keep trying more. I do tend to gravitate toward solid fabric (this I do know) Thanks!

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  18. I especially like modern prints in bright, clear colors. But it is good to change it up sometimes! I make gifts for lots of different people so I try to make things that might not be my style, but might be theirs. Right now I am working on two more traditional quilts in darker colors -- the big plus to this is I'm using up stash that I bought many years ago, before the proliferation of modern fabrics.

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  19. My style bounces around all over the place. I am just finishing a traditional muted tones and my two new projects are a Mariner's Compass and a take five with a lively collection of fabric, 'Love lives here'.
    Diane in Wyoming

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  20. I gravitate towards Halloween fabrics. OK, I'm drawn like a moth to a flame. lol For every Halloween quilt, I try to do another quilt in any other fabric. But, I DO prefer bold colours.

    Love Origami Bloom. Such great inspiration for the sewing space

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  21. Love the solids. I was afraid of solids but now I love them
    Shawn

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  22. I like working with solids and geometrics however, I have a stack of florals that I have pulled for a triangle QAL so I guess any fabric works as long as it is beautiful

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  23. Great use of colour! A very modern approach to an old favourite.

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  24. I am all over the place with the styles of quilting I use. I'm making a very traditional quilt (with untraditional fabrics) for my Mama, but I'm also working on a bunch of scrappy modern projects too. And I like it that way. Definitely keeps my interest up. :)

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  25. I love your bright and cheery quilt. So far, I have pretty much stuck with solids but starting to branch out into prints.

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  26. I use them all but I will go back to 30's fabric when I run out of ideas. Your quilt is wonderful.

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  27. Beautiful I love the colors. The binding is a perfect fit too!

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  28. Yes, each quilt I make is different and the quilting always follows the theme of the quilt. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  29. I don't have a lot of solids in my stash, so I don't mix it up too much that way. I try to vary the patterns I use though to get some variety. I find BOMs get you to make blocks in a style you may not otherwise do

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  30. My sewing fabrics vary from quilt to quilt also. My "finally finished" quilt top is the very same block pattern! Maybe if I had these solids, it wouldn't have taken me 10 years to complete!

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  31. I change dramatically between quilts. It might be because I'm generally making them for someone else. I've just embarked on a solids only quilt and I'm really loving it. It's the first time for me. I gravitate toward novelty prints. In my mind they match up with people. Your quilt is beautiful! I love the "shading" effect of the colors.

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  32. I haven't made enough yet to really have a specific style yet. I mostly make modern quilts, but haven't made an all solids one yet. I'd like to try that in the future.

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  33. Each quilt is different: Christmas colors, Rainbow, Solids. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  34. Thanks for the giveaway... I totally shift dramatically between quilts- this year I've done an all solids, an all polka dot, a vintages floral, a fussy cut modern novelty, and several scrap quilts. I love 30s repro prints, too!

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  35. Yes, I find the style of quilt or project changes depending on what or who it is intended for. I have started using more solids recently though!

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  36. I gravitate to geometrics and bold colors... But LOVE to mix it up and try new styles / fabrics / colors!

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  37. I like to mix things up! I like bold prints and colours.

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  38. Your quilt looks lovely. I'm just imagining what I could do with solids.

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  39. Beautiful color selection. Love the simplicity.

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  40. I don't think my fabric style changes too much - I love bold colors. Geometrics, solids, and blenders are my favorite. I'm not a huge fan of vintage or even low volume. My QUILTING, however, varies a lot. Sometimes I'm in the mood for straight lines only, other times easy meandering, other times fancy things like feathers and stuff.

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  41. I tend to stick to modern style. Bold colors, geometric shapes, lots of negative space.

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  42. My quilting style does change- usually between traditional and contemporary. I'm wanting to try out a modern quilt with solids. Thanks.

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  43. I do tend to change with the quilts - it depends upon what the person I am making it for likes.

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  44. HELLO, I am a traditional quilter, but once in awhile I like to do something modern;switching from my patriotic+pioneer colors to wild bright colors of pink and green! Thanks for sharing!

    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  45. I love almost all fabrics and need to do a solids design. Maybe I will win!!!!!

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  46. I am so loving working with solids in the Vice Versa BOM. Thanks for challenging me to move out of my comfort zone.

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  47. I love solids so thank you for the giveaway! I think my style changes from quilt to quilt, but I often stick to solids.

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  48. I've always wanted to make a solids quilt ... pick me :) thanks for the chance!

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  49. Fabulous.I always mix solids with prints.do a quilt only with solids is on my to do list!

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  50. I love small prints mixed with solids. Their is just something so sweet about tiny prints!

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  51. Great project. I use all kinds of fabric, but my favorites are batiks and Kaffe Fasset.

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  52. Great use of solids! I have some solids just begging for a quilt.

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  53. I completely agree! I'm always switching up fabrics and colours. Sure do like your Origami mini! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  54. I gravitate to geometric prints, polka dots, and text prints - but I need to branch out to florals, and maybe even vintage-y fabrics too. I like to mix things up but don't always know how!
    Such a lovely little mini! Thanks to RJR for a great giveaway!

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  55. I like fabric. solids and prints, I like vintage prints, basically I don't have a favorite, it depends what I'm making and for whom.

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  56. I'm always switching but I have to admit my favorite quilts are the all solid ones!

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  57. I haven't worked much with solids but it looks like fun!

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  58. I'm starting to switch styles and fabrics. Mostly because my daughter says all my fabrics look alike....giggle. I guess we all have our favorites.

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  59. Love the 3D look of the "loops"...Want to work more solids in my quilting and this has quilt inspires me.

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  60. I'm a modern quilter and I like to use a lot of color.

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  61. Very nice project. My goal this year is to finish and give away or use quilts that I start. I really like FMQing so solids help that stand out - although I'm still learning so sometimes it's nice to have a design in the fabric too. These colors are so vivid - very appealing. Thanks for the chance.

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  62. I do a mix of everything. Prints, solids, I go back and forth!
    Mejayne
    Jalalonde@ aol.com

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  63. What a clean and crisp looking little quilt. I especially like the contrast of the binding. It really sets it off. Thanks for the opportunity to enter for a chance to win such beautiful RJR fabrics.

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  64. I swing back and forth completely. At the moment I'm just finishing of a baby quilt with some feed sack type fabrics, then the next in the line up is a boyish robot one, then DH would like a modern solid blues one. For me it makes it more interesting doing a variety of things.

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  65. I always look for 3-D designs and I love this one!

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  66. I think I stick with a style, but not with prints. I like the star quilts. My first quilt was a baby quilt, lots of pooh bear and fields, with stars and sashing. My second quilt is an applique quilt and my third is another star/sashing pair, but in floral prints and full size.

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  67. I love this mini quilt. I am finding more and more how much I love working with solids! Never would have done that a few years ago. Now I really enjoy the solids and I do move between solids and print frequently. In fact, frequently every day. Never have just one project going so I can see lots of fabrics everyday. Depends on my mood which I pick up first.

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  68. Absolutely LOVE this quilt!!! My fabric choice depends on the project, but looking at my stash I gravitate to bright and bold colors.

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  69. Love the look you get with solids. Bright colors always look so fresh!

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  71. This is a great quilt! My personal quilting style changes from project to project. I like to experiment.

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  72. What a happy quilt - makes me smile! Yes, I alternate quilt styles - just depends on my mood.

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  73. My fabrics vary from quilt to quilt. I love how your quilt turned out!

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  74. I find the fabric shows me what to do. Work with the beautiful colors and patterns that call to you, and you can't go wrong. The RJR Supreme solids you used are titanic!

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  75. The shading is wonderful. fran.daoust@yahoo.com

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  76. Your Origami Bloom is so beautiful. Love the straight line quilting too!

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  77. Those colors look vibrant. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  78. I tend to stick with bright medium colors, but I do have a variety of quilt styles! It depends what my mood is!

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  79. making my grands what they want is kinda changing up things

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  80. Your Origami Bloom would make a great modern baby quilt. As a new quilter, solids are a lot more comfortable to use. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  81. I have never made a quilt using all solid fabrics. Would love to try my hand at it.

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  82. I haven't made an all-solids quilt yet, but I certainly want to. Maybe when I finish a couple of my other wips? Thanks for the chance to win.

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  83. I love the bright solid of this collection. I have not had the opportunity to work with these solids.

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  84. I love your mini's! I mix solids in my quilts occasionally. I've never done a whole quilt in solids though.

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  85. Your quilt is beautiful and the straight lines do make it pop with the cute binding! Love it! I love solids because there are so many possibilities, and pink is one of my favorites. Honestly though, any bright happy color turns into a favorite here lately. Thanks

    tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

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  86. I find myself gravitating towards more modern prints, so I am trying to use up all of the old florals and novelty fabrics I've accumulated over the years.

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  87. I'm new to quilting, so I have yet to make just solids. You have done a beautiful job!! Thanks for sharing 😉

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  88. Love the ticker tape border ! Super cure!

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  89. I've been trying to try solids, but I like scrappy busy quilts and solids don't seem to lend to that so well. Its good to stretch

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  90. I really Love your Origami Bloom mini....the colors are beautiful!! I am a new quilter and don't really know what my style is yet. I like the bright bold colors of modern quilts and the warm colors of primitive quilts. Thank you for sharing!

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  91. Scrappy is my favorite - so I like to use everything all at once!

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  92. Love these solids. Bright baby quilts are my thing and these solids would work wonderfully in them.

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  93. Fun idea! I use a lot of fabrics, but often use bright prints. I went through a time period of using white on white as the background, which I still like a lot, but I also started using solid white. Somehow just a small change like that made a difference for me.

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  94. I mostly use prints but have made a few all-solids quilts that I really love. I really want to make more minis with all solids.

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  95. I use mostly bright prints but will change up to suit the preferences of the recipient! I plan to make myself an all solid quilt in the future!

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  96. I am a equal opportunity fabric kind of girl! If I like, own it, etc, I will use it!

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  97. So far, my style has been pretty consistently - traditional blocks with modern prints. I have made only a mini in all solids and loved it so I think it may be time to try a larger scale quilt in all solids.
    (majesticjenkinsAtgmailDOTcom)

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  98. I quilt with all kinds of different fabrics--batiks, solids, Civil War repros, moderns--and in all kinds of styles, from traditional to liberated. I often wonder what it says about me that my quilts look so very different from each other. Some people's quilts all seem to have a signature look, but mine certainly don't.

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  99. I just finished all the blocks for my first all solid quilt- love it! My style is most definitely traditional modern (right now at least lol!).

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  100. I normally prefer bright prints, but would love to try a mini quilt in all solids.

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  101. This quilt is so cute. I probably use more modern fabrics, but change quilt pattern often. I don't think I've created the same pattern twice (yet).

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  102. I stick with solids and geometric prints.

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  103. I like to mix prints and solids. I prefer prints that are vintage / retro.

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  104. I don't quilt as often as I'd like to, but I do occasionally wonder if my quilts look like the same person made them. I think I change it up, both in style, color, and pattern?!?! Thanks for the opportunity!
    mmckee at wi dot rr dot com

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  105. I've used mostly prints, but would like to try working more with solids.

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  106. I accent my scrappy quilts with bold solids. Bright, bold solids are my favorites.

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  107. I love florals, vintage and solids! thanks!

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  108. I really haven't worked with just solids hmmm might be time to venture out.

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  109. I tend to only use modern prints...I have yet to make a solid quilt. Thanks for a lovely giveaway.

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  110. I use a variety of kinds of prints, but my favorites are solids and tone-on-tones.

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  111. I use a variety of fabric styles and techiques for my quilts. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  112. I do indeed change from quilt to quilt. I do both modern and more traditional style quilts. I have found a love of solids just recently.

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  113. I consider myself to be an eclectic quilter...I let the fabric speak...and I gravitate towards fabric! :) Everything but the stiff double knit of the '70's. :)

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  114. I change from quilt to quilt. I've just finished a couple of modern quilts and now I'm in the mood to pull out a folksy appliqué quilt that is in the WIP pile.
    tstanulis@mac.com

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  115. I gravitate to old fashioned country fabrics. The only quilting style I have changed is that my current quilt is a quilt as you go quilt.
    kdavis1@centurytel.net

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  116. I find my quilting style and fabric choices change with the season. Right now, I am wanting soft pastels. Hoping for spring I guess!

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  117. I'm a newbie...so loving everything! Thinking of making a quilt for the beach; so looking for summer fabrics, now.

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  118. I like to bounce back and forth between solids and prints. Prints are so fun but bold solids can make such a statement!

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  119. Love your mini quilt. I don't have many solids but there are so many fab solids quilts out there

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  120. I don't think I have enough experience to say if i have changed my style from quilt to quilt. i need more under my belt to get a sense of my style!

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  121. Yes I change my fabrics around. I didn't at first, but now I'm starting to see the fun in having each quilt look different.

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  122. I use what ever fabric strikes my fancy, It doesn't matter, cotton, linen, wool I use them all.

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  123. I need to learn to use solids more. I always fall I love with prints and forget that the solids can really enhance the patten.

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  124. Since kinda new to Quilting...not sure I have "A Style"...do love scrappy, bright & cheery colors...and mainly do prints...even if need a solid color, I find blenders that have prints, ya know? lol But I do Love your lil Quilt...makin' me rethink solid Solid's...maybe! lol lol

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  125. The quilt you made is super cute. I really like the colors.

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  126. I tend to stick with the same style of fabric in my quilting right now. I've been using bright colors with black to make the colors really pop.

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  127. I tend to stay with the same styles. I like to do more modern, bright style quilts. Ocationally I wil do a traditional style block with bright colors. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  128. Recently I made a challenge quilt for my local modern quilt guild and I was so proud of myself for finishing it because it was all dependent on me, not a pattern, etc.

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  129. I have not perfected a "style" just yet. I am fairly new to quilting. However, the possibilities that can emerge or exciting and encouraging. I especially love the pop of bold colors. :)

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  130. I definitely switch it up. I love to make my own patterns, usually using a technique I haven't tried before (e.g., curved piecing). Other times, I like to take it easy on my brain and just follow a pattern. Great question. svonfumetti at yahoo dot com

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  131. I'm only just finishing my second quilt, so I don't really have a style yet, but my next quilt will be with much brighter fabrics. It's for a friend who loves bright colours. Is the giveaway is open internationally? I'm in the UK. jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

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  132. Every project for me is a new project, I'm pretty sure you can't pin me down to just one type.

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  133. Each is unique. I have a bit too much ADD to focus on repetition.

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  134. Every project. I am all over the place with my quilting styles, likes, and happenings. Thanks for a nice giveawawy/

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  135. I try and use a variety of fabrics and patterns, though my favorite quilts tend to be the ones that have saturated colors. I also like the metallic laced fabrics. Thinking about it, I probably don't change my fabric style too much between quilts. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  136. I haven't been quilting much, but I do like different styles. I really like modern patterns, but then I'll see something traditional and really like it too! I'm sure I'll eventually develop a style (well, maybe!) but I enjoy all fabrics, colors and styles!

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  137. I definitely alter from modern to traditional, etc depending on who I am making the quilt for. I love the variety.

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  138. I tend more to blues and pastels and then supplement with coordinating fabrics in traditional quilt patterns. I'm wanting to stretch myself to do other things - using more variety of colors, more non-traditional patterns, and just being willing to take a challenge instead of a safe haven.

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  139. These fabrics look great. I'd love the chance to play with some.

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  140. I've just doing a vintage sheet quilt - but before that I used low volume fabrics. I think at heart I prefer brighter bolder prints

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  141. I mostly quilt with solids, but I like to incorporate prints in some quilts as well. It really depends on the design of the quilt and the blocks I'll be using as to whether I think a print would be well suited :)
    Thank you so much for the chance to win!

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  142. Love your mini with the origami look! I gravitate toward florals, always have. I am making a conscious effort to add solids to my stash and my daughter helped that out on Christmas and my birthday by giving me several yards of solids. I love when someone else picks fabric for me! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  143. Yes, I do change styles from quilt to quilt. Variety is so much more fun! And the quilting I do also varies. I have yet to quilt an entire quilt with just straight lines. Thank you for the chance to EIN this solids bundle! Someday I hope to make an entirely solids quilt.

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  144. I'm learning to FMQ. I mainly do straight line quilting, but I'm starting to become more confident in other styles of quilting. I noticed that I need more solids, and I don't stash solids, but buy them as I need them. ksmith8@emich.edu. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  145. All solids have been in vogue since Esprit unveiled theor pre-war Amish quilts (which incidentally is nothing like the Amish are producing nowadays.) The challenge of mixing solids and prints is one of balance and making a commitment. In my observation, mixing works best when the quilt is overwhelmingly solids or overwhelmingly prints. If not done well, the solids will draw the eye and the quilt can feel quite flat.

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  146. I love this, is the pattern available?

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    1. Hi Donna. Thank you! Glad you like it! There is no pattern available at this time though.... AM

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