what shade are you? blog hop & giveaway

You guys, I’m so pumped for today’s post! I was asked by RJR Fabrics if I’d like to be part of their What Shade Are You blog hop, featuring Cotton Supreme Solids, and of course I jumped at the chance!

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Solids are my first love, so I was excited to get in on the fun.

I knew I wanted to do something simple, graphic and bold. I’ve had an idea in my head for a while, and this seemed like the perfect time to try it. So, with my pattern in mind, it was time to choose my fabrics! After browsing the beautiful range of colors, I decided on this palette of lovely jewel tones.

cotton supreme solids

colors from top to bottom: goldilocks, turks & caicos, night, purple haze, rhododendron, chili pepper, black, on the rocks

So, here it is!

cotton supreme solids quilt

The quilt is a combination of squares, HSTs and 4-patches. The finished size is 63″ x 84″, perfect for curling up on the couch with a big glass of wine cup of hot tea. I’m a big fan of bright colors and high contrast, but this pattern would look great in any palette. I may have to try it with prints too!

For the back, I took all my leftover bits and did a little improv panel to break up the black. I kind of LOVE IT.

cotton supreme solids quilt

I bound the quilt with Netorious in black from Cotton + Steel. Yum! I kept the quilting simple and stuck to the grid. I used a lovely grey Aurifil 50wt that blends beautifully with the different colors. It’s already so soft, I suspect this is going to be deliciously cozy after a wash and fluff.

cotton supreme solids quilt

This was my first time working with Cotton Supreme Solids, and I have to say I’m completely smitten! The fabric is super soft with a nice drape, and it sews up like a dream! They definitely give other premium solids a run for their money. And if you like working with Cotton + Steel fabrics, you’ll love these!

If you use a lot of solids, I’d recommend picking up a color card for easy reference and to take the guesswork out of online ordering.

cotton supreme solids card

Ready to give Cotton Supreme Solids a try? RJR Fabrics has generously provided a fat quarter bundle of my color palette to give away to one lucky winner! (The lighter blue is missing from pic but will be included in the bundle).

rjr fabrics cotton supreme solids


To enter the giveaway:

  • Leave a comment letting me know what you would make with these.
  • Earn a second entry by following me on Instagram (I’m @muchoxoxo). Just leave a separate comment that you follow (include your IG name).

*Only two entries per person please.

*The giveaway is open to the US and Canada. Sorry, no PO Boxes.

*The giveaway will remain open until Wednesday, April 15th at 9pm PST. One winner will be chosen at random and announced here, as well as being notified via email, by Thursday, April 16th.

Congratulations to RUTH R. for being the lucky winner!!! I hope you enjoy working with these fabrics as much as I did :)

Be sure to visit the RJR facebook page to check out the other participants’ projects. There’s some great stuff, and a new post goes up every Friday.

cotton supreme solids quilt

I think there might be a little nap in the sun in my future.

have a great weekend!



53 thoughts on “what shade are you? blog hop & giveaway

  1. Wow – love the boldness of your quilt (and the back is pretty nice too!). I would probably do a small mini quilt with those fabrics (and I would probably add some stripes since I seem to be into stripes….) :)

  2. I love how these look at HSTs, so maybe i would go that route too, maybe a little like the Rebel quilt from libselliot?

  3. I love your quilt. I am sure I would make a quilt, the colors are wonderful but I don’t know what pattern right now.

  4. OMG! is what I thought when I saw this beautiful quilt! I would like to make one similar with a little flare of libselliot! Thank You for the chance to win.

  5. I would use these to make a Lone Star quilt. I inherited one my great grandmother made and I would love to make a companion to it.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  6. Your quilt is stunning! The blue in it is perfect to bring it all together. With this fabric I would really like to try a similar quilt. Thanks for the giveaway!

  7. What a happy fun quilt! Thanks for sharing it. I would use this fabric for some bright pillows for my porch! Thanks!

  8. I working on a quilt right now using RJR Cotton Supreme Solids paired with Cotton + Steel print (Hat Box). I absolutely love them! What a great selection of colors you chose for your project. I think you are right…a color card is a fantastic resource for reference.


  10. Gorgeous quilt!!! I would attempt to make a I I-version if I were the lucky winner of this bundle.

  11. I would make something for m me, not sure what, but something. Thanks for the chance to win such beautiful fabric. vickise at gmail dot com

  12. I am a quilter at heart. I would have to make a quilt with them. I love the quilt you did. I always run to print fabrics for my quilts. I actually have never used all solids in a quilt before. I think I will use this bundle, if I am lucky enough to win, to make a solid fabric only quilt. Thanks for the chance.

  13. I have a king-sized quilt planned for my hubs (well, he’s editing it, but it should be any day now… ), and it requires ALL solids – these would roll right into that one. :)

  14. i love your use of color! if i won, i’d give these to my best friend and have her make something for me

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