Friday, April 04, 2014

Nap Like an Egyptian quilt

Welcome to finish it up Friday! Today is also my day on the RJR Solids Blog Hop brought to you by Brenda of Pink Castle Fabrics and RJR Fabrics.
I had a chance to play with the cotton supreme solids from RJR and I was impressed. The fabric has a nice weight to it (not too thick, not too thin), it is easy to work with (very little fraying, which is super!) and the quality is fantastic (very smooth with no blemishes). I was also impressed with the colors--so vibrant and pretty!
It took me several weeks to decide what to use these pretties for! After much deliberation, I combined the solid bundle with some Anna Maria fabrics from my stash. I sewed them up using Cheryl's pattern Nap Like an Egyptian from Sunday Morning Quilts.
I usually don't work with this many saturated colors at once, (or triangles, for that matter!) but it was a nice change of pace. You may have noticed that some orange fabric worked it's way into the mix. After several blocks things were looking kind of....predictable. The orange "stirs the pot" just a bit, but in a good way!
I quilted it with straight lines to echo the large triangles. I washed and dried it and it puckered up in an unattractive manner. So, I went back and quilted around each small center triangle, then buried about a million thread ends. The additional quilting seemed to help tame the puckering. I could probably add even more quilting, but I think I'm done! After making 200+ quilts I learn a lesson every time. (Unfortunately, some of those lessons have to be learned more than once. Doh!)
The quilt measures about 63" x 70" or so. It's nice lap size and it's already super soft and snuggly!
 
I'm happy to be offering up a fat quarter bundle of the Cotton Supreme Solids to one of my lucky readers. This bundle features the same solid fabrics I used in my quilt (plus white).
The specific colors (from top to bottom) are:
#33 Optical White
#181 Rhododendron
#348 Neon (it IS bright!)
#349 Aloe Verde
#292 Turks and Caicos
#328 Bora Bora
#333 Bougainvillea
#341 Stormy Night

If you would like to win this bundle, please leave me a comment in this post. You can tell me what your favorite day of the week is, your favorite color, your favorite snack, your favorite beverage, your favorite fabric line, your favorite WIP....anything along those lines....just don't say "pick me", please! Thanks a bunch. :)

Now, if you would like to link up your finishes, it's time! Thanks for joining me for finish it up Friday!

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Jo said...

I adore your use of saturated color, the quilt came out beautifully. Today my favorite fabric collection is Fox Field by Tula Pink.

Janet Schultz said...

Great colors and I like the mix of colors. I like putting colors together next to each other that you would never think would work. They usually play nice together :0) I've been using a lot of Joel Dewberry fabrics lately and I really like them. I'm doing a herringbone quilt as you go quilt (tutorial from Maureen Cracknell). I love your Sunday Morning Quilts book and have been looking through it to find a quilt to bust some stash! Thanks for the chance to win! shopgirl7232(at)yahoo(dot)com

Beth Schnell said...

Love the colors in the is. My favorite day of the week is Saturday thats when i finally have time to quilt.

Jody Polen said...

Your quilt is beautiful, I love the bright colors. I think I would have to say my favorite day do the week has to be Sunday. It is the day that I relax, spend time with family and reaffirm my committment to God by attending church and having fellowship with others there.

Joye with an e said...

Hope you enjoyed your break. I can see you are re-charged! My favorite overall color is red, but I tend to run through "moods" of others as my "current" favorite. Right now my current favorite is aqua. Thanks!

Cynthia said...

Favorite Color Purple. I had purple shag! carpeting in my bedroom growing up
Happy to see your back blogging and love the quilt. The colors are amazing it would look great thrown over a white couch or chair.

Ginette said...

My favourite colour is orange. I think it adds some pop to your quilt. Glad you added it in there!

Cindy Pilkington said...

Mmmmm, I love a hot or cold Chia Tea Latte! I love the color cheddar in small doses in a quilt. Thanks for the giveaway! I really need some solids!

valentinegirl said...

My all time favorite fabric line is gypsy girl by Lily Ashbury and I'm working hard at hourding/purchasing some of the last bits from online sources. I'm not sure what exactly I'm going to make with it all!!!

Denise in PA said...

What a great bundle to win - thanks so much! Some of my favorites....Saturday - particularly when I can stay home all day and sew! Fabric line: Hope Valley Color - can't pick, love all the colors Drink - Mandarin Orange Seltzer Food - spaghetti & meatballs. And, that's way more than you ever cared to know about me - LOL! o:)

Linda Lewis said...

I've been practicing different quilting techniques and I love the straight lines on your quilt, they really enhance the triangles.

Kitty said...

Gorgeous bright quilt!! My favorite color is rainbow (as my 4-year old says!), but if I have to pick one, I love blues right now. Turquoise, teal (ocean blues), to bright blues, all the way to stormy dark midnight blues. I'm in the planning phase of making a Storm at Sea quilt for my dad, using... Blues!! :)

Peaches1003 said...

These are a few of my favourite things... Sunday mornings (sleep ins!), bedtime stories (currently reliving my childhood with the Faraway Tree), Tuesdays (sewing day), coffee (lots of it!) and choooooooolate.

Lovely quilt by the way. I do love the cheeky orange

Deb Graves said...

Lucky me! I am going to two quilt exhibits today very close together.

Born4Travel said...

My favorite smell in the world is a babies head.

Thanks for the chance to win.

Fran said...

Your quilt is beautiful! And the name is genius. I really like Saturday best of all - the start of the weekend always seems to offer so much promise. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

Brianna said...

My favorite color group are carribean waters colors. Anything blue, blue green, tropical. This might be the really long winter talking!

Joyce said...

Lately, my favorite color seems to be a lime green..not sure why, but I like it! And my favorite day of the week seems to be the day I end up having off and have the house to myself for guilt free sewing!

Patti said...

I love this quilt! I was taught "back in the day" that all of your quilt fabrics had to be "matchy-matchy" to produce a beautiful quilt. They lied! Thanks for making such a gorgeous quilt!

Robin Woods said...

My favorites seem to change a lot. I'm really in love with saturated colors, but I've been dipping my toe a little slowly. Not sure why. I think it feels so "big" to go bold, andi don't want to mess up!

Amanda K said...

I absolutely love your quilt. My favorite day of the week is Friday!

Cindy said...

My favorite day is Wed as I can go to my quilting circle; favorite color is purple; my favorite time of the day is 6 am to 10am, my house is quiet so I can check my blogs, do housework or sew. Missed you during your down time but completely understand.

Sandy said...

My favorite drink is Coca-Cola. Unfortunately, I rarely drink it since I'm trying to watch my weight. The lo-cal stuff just doesn't do it for me; it's full test or nothing. I always have been of the opinion that if everyone in the world drank Coke, the world might, indeed, achieve "perfect harmony."
PS: Your triangle quilt is inspirational.

KatheG said...

Love your work. My favorite time of the day is first thing in the morning - 5ish - and I get to watch my world wake up and all is quiet and clean and serene. Thanks.

debbi d-w said...

Love the brights in this quilt! My favorite color is green - which I am anxiously awaiting here in Chicago this year!

Carole Shaffer said...

my favorite color recently has been peach and ivory together, or purple and lime green, teal and beige :) i love bold colors in general not very much the pastels. Favorite day of the week would be Friday night and Saturday cause i get to do the things i love like photography , sewing and catching up on movies.

Nana-Bob said...

My favorite color is blue and my favorite day of the week is Sunday. I can get more sewing done after church than any other day, lol.

Michiel said...

What a nice givewawy! My favorite color is Yellow. Favorite fruit is any citrus. Favorite pet is my dog Scamp. Favorite child is (oh wait. Can't do that.) Have a great day.

Anonymous said...

Favorite beverage: Diet Coke. There is none in my house, and I'm not caffeinated enough to leave the house and get some. Quite a quandary!

Silvana said...

Il mio giorno preferito è il venerdì perchè poi ci saranno due giorni di riposo. Molto bello il lavoro che hai fatto con i colori solidi. Mi piacciono molto ma non ho ancora lavorato con loro. Non ho mai lavato i miei lavori dopo che li ho trapuntanti ma mi piace l'effetto e penso che il prossimo lo farò senza bagnare i tessuti prima. Grazie per tutto quello che fai e, speriamo di vincere. Ciao Silvana

cjmont said...

my favorite color is aqua; i painted my happy place aqua, i have a lot of aqua shirts and a stash of aqua fabrics.

Shauna said...

My favourite day of the week is Friday because I know the weekend is coming and I will have time to kick back and have some sewing time.

Barb and Sharon said...

My favourite WIP is my Irish Chain quilt. I am waiting for my quilting skills to improve before I put it on the frame. My favourite beverage is a good cup of rich strong coffee!
Barb@Witsend

Ann Dunn said...

My favorite day is Saturday...the paper carries the New York Times crossword puzzle and I enjoy trying to solve it. I have the book Sunday Morning Quilts and am inspired by the different quilts. I love your Walk the an Egyptian quilt. Funny that orange wouldn't be the first color considered for a quilt but somehow adding it to the mix of fabrics brightens everything. Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

everinprogress said...

This is such a fun quilt! Love the bright colours. My favourite colour at the moment is raspberry pink

Kay said...

Gorgeous, your quilt uses some of my favourite Anna Maria Horner fabrics too. Thanks for a fun giveaway too. xx

Lisa Van Dam said...

My favourite colour is... all things bright! I love bold and bright and I love pink and green together or green and orange and purple :)
Your quilt is super lovely and I the orange looks great in there :)

JanetD said...

My favorite day of the week is Friday- no responsibilities on that day so it's my quilting day. It motivates me during the week to work hard so that day is as free as possible! Love those saturated solids!

rrjane011749 said...

My favorite food group is CHOCOLATE!

Nancy said...

What a great triangle quilt! My favorite color is purple blue.
Thanks for the giveaway

Richard Healey said...

My favorite time of the day on the day of the week is Friday at 5pm when its quitting time for the week and I can go home for the weekend and make a quilt. I recently participated in the Triangle quilt along and was happy to see your triangle quilt this week it looks fantastic.

NebraskaNative said...

A stunner of a quilt!

My favorite WIP is the Union Jack quilt I'm making out of 543(to be exact) EPP hexagons. I'm amazed at how quickly it's coming together and my satisfaction with the repetitiveness of EPP. Cheers!

Julie L said...

I am so glad you are back!!! My favorite day of the week is Friday. I love curling up on Friday night with my iPad to spend an evening with all the fabulous finishes on your blog. Thanks for your efforts to help us newbies learn!!!

Nita said...

Good morning! I am sitting here with a cup of coffee at my elbow, looking over the lake which is smooth as glass this morning and thinking about my day. Today I am driving to a nearby town to pick up a full sized quilting frame that is being gifted to my by a total stranger ... A hand quilter like me who can no longer use it. She wants it to go to someone who will enjoy it as her late husband made it for her years ago. She is elderly and has discovered long arm quilting, which she can do with her stiff fingers easier than the hand work. My favourite things are mornings like this.

Jude Jones said...

my favorite day is Saturday and i'm having a great one! love the quilt! thank you for the giveaway!

Melinda Kiefer said...

Love your quilt! My favorite color is orange.

Jackie said...

My favorite colour is green, favorite day is Sunday, favorite thing to do is anything quilting. I also love fabric shopping and that can be anytime or day.

Patti said...

My favorite day of the week used to be Monday, everybody back to work, school.
Sewing room to myself. Now not so sure but I do know that right now my favorite color is aqua. Keeping my fingers crossed.

Rosyquilter said...

Love these brights... I have your books so will look for this pattern and try it. FUN!

juliehallfeldhaus said...

i'm a pink girl!! love your quilt too:)

Christine S said...

I love your quilt and I love orange!

pizzaeater said...

My favorite color is aqua. Every time I go to the store I seem to gravitate to that color.

Vicki H said...

I love your quilt. I am lacking solids in my stash so I don't usually even think of putting solids in my quilt. I definitely need to slowly start adding solids to my shopping trips.

Pank said...

Very cute triangle quilt. My favorite color is pink. I enjoy sewing when I can nights and weekends usually I enjoy my moms brownies when she makes them as a surprise. Happy quilting to you! I enjoy your blog too!

Sarina said...

My favorite color is navy. I love the mix of solids and prints in your quilt! It's great!

Dawn said...

Favorite drink: diet coke
Favorite author: Barbara Kingsolver
Favorite show: Modern Family
Favorite dessert:warm brownie with vanilla ice cream

LizA. said...

love, love, love the colors in this quilt--they make me smile. My favorite wip is always the one I'm NOT working on....

joanold said...

Hmmm! Which question to answer? My favourite day of the week is every day, my favourite colour is the colour I'm working with, and my favourite WIP is always the one I'm working on, but the thing that never changes is my favourite beverage. TEA! I'm English, and I drink tea all day long.
Pick me, pretty please.

mree said...

My favorite book is At Home by Bill Bryson. Is is a fun read, full of interesting facts about everyday life through the ages.

Deborah said...

Here we go! Favorite...
pink
coffee
chocolate
sewing
I think you can guess the categories :)
Thanks for the chance,
Deborah

Theresa Henderson said...

lovely, just lovely

Angela said...

I love your quilt! It's so bright and cheery. My favorite flowers are tulips because they're bright and cheery and make me smile especially after a long winter.

Melissa said...

What a fun quilt! The colors really pop! My favorite day of the week is Saturday because I finally get to sleep in!

Rose E. Glasses said...

I missed the Friday link up while you were on sabbatical. So many talented people! Thank you for hosting it again.

Opening your blog, I saw your Nap like an Egyptian quilt and the visual beauty surprised me with a little squeal of glee. Oh, embarrassing. My husband asked if I was alright, I think he thought I choked on my coffee!

I am smitten with the unusual, yet traditional forms in quilting, like diamonds,hexies and kite shapes. I am loving triangles that are 60 degrees.

Thank you!

CeLynn said...

My favorite day of the week is Friday,and my favorite color is green. I really love this quilt pattern,and need to purchase the book so I can make a quilt with it! Love the fabric lines you used to make yours. It is so vibrant with color!

Michele said...

I love your blog. My favorite colour is blue. I have lots of prints with blue, but after reading some blogs, yours included, I am starting to like blue with other colours that are more jarring and cause a bit of a splash. Thank you.

kathy said...

My favorite while-the-kids-are-napping treat is an iced chai. Gives me the kick to get something done in that golden window!

Jamsamily said...

I absolutely love this quilt. Definitely going to have a go at it myself. My favourite WIP is a English paper piecing hexagon flower quilt that I am doing for my daughter. It is definitely a labour of love!

Anonymous said...

My favorite color was always blue, but I've been drawn to soft greens and grays lately... feels like spring!

Karen said...

I need more solids in my stash, and this bundle would be a great filler! My favorite color is blue, so I need to work at getting some other colors in my cupboard.

Melissa said...

Your quilt is fabulous and welcome back...you were missed!:) My favorite color is aqua. Enjoy your weekend!

Susanhusan said...

I don't think I have a favorite object, color or beverage of any kind, but I do know that my favorite thing to do is to spend time with my family.

Marisa said...

Thanks for the opportunity-I love this quilt! My favorite color is grey, and I love coffee. I'm wild and exciting :)

Sara Fiedler said...

I love this quilt. Your choice of color combos is great. My favorite color to add to quilts is warm yellow or mustard. Saturday, our Sabbath, is definitely my favorite day of the week.

abhelix said...

To answer your questions:
Any day I can work on my quilting is my fave day (but they don't happen very often!).
My fave color is blue.
My fave snack is potato chips.
My fave beverage is iced tea (sweetened).
My fave fabric line is anything in Batiks--I love Batiks!).
My fave WIP is my king sized Bargello quilt I am currently doing for our bed.
I am a new quilter--only been quilting for just over a year and my Bargello is my 3rd project.
My second project was a king sized quilt for our bed with the pattern of Radiance.

Love seeing your quilts! They are gorgeous! :)

Verna LaBounty said...

Nap like an Egyptian is such an interesting pattern. I loved learning it in the workshop you gave in Fargo to the Quilters Guild of ND. I'm working on my purple themed Egyptian quilt. So sorry you left us with a bad cold.

Verna

Emily Carnes said...

My favorite day of the week is Friday, I am always a "TGIF" person on Friday! I have the most free time on the weekend for things like sewing.

I love this pattern and the colors you chose are fabulous!! As a quilting "newbie" I'm continually inspired by your work. Thanks!

Emily at backtothecraft.blogspot.ca

janie said...

Love your new quilt, so bright. My favourite day of the week is a day when I can sit and sew, working on a quilt in any manner without a lot of interruptions. Thanks for the giveaway.

Kristen said...

I absolutely love the look of this quilt! I haven't done a whole lot with solids, but I think I would enjoy working with these. Thank you for the chance!

DebbieS said...

Love your quilt! Favorite color....blue - any and all shades of blue. Thanks for the chance to win!

Kim said...

Love bright colors!

Lesley said...

I love the triangles and colors. I always worry about points with triangles. Guess I just need to practice more. My favorite animal on quilt fabric iss a hedgehog. So cute!

Patty said...

My favorite color is green. I've been collecting green batiks for a quilt I saw in a magazine. But in the meantime after seeing your picadilly quilt I am going to be making it first. I love the mix of colors and have lots of fat quarters I can use.
paweis at yahoo dot com

snausages22 said...

My favourite fabric line is Hubba Hubba. reminds me of the bubble gum I chewed in the 1980's!!!
Thanks for the giveaway,
Jacqueline in Pitt Meadows

the mrs said...

My favorite color is red and I'm working on my first red quilt project right now...actually red, white and blue.

lnfol said...

Love my morning yogurt with raspberries and a cup of coffee.....love to quilt too.

QuiltyGal said...

Such a beautiful quilt! My favorite color is blue, followed by red ... there just aren't enough of both! Thank you for being crazy!! Such inspiration :)

Lindsey F. said...

Favorite treat - reading in the warmth of a sunny window with a cup of tea.

Clare said...

Love the colours in your quilt! My favourite WIP is always the one I'm working on right now!

Teresa Stanulis said...

Love the triangle quilt! Burying thread tails is my least favorite part of quilting and I have a bunch to bury on the quilt I'm currently binding. My favorite day is Friday because I love to anticipate having a whole weekend ahead!
tstanulis@mac.com

hoff said...

Sunset is my favorite time of day. I also love all the colors that come along with it as the sun slips under the water! So very glad to read your blog again-like a friend has returned! Thanks, Dian gdavidhoffman at yahoo dot com

Martha Samuels said...

Love the quilt. I love purple and Dr. Pepper. What a combination!

Patti Hanson said...

My favorite colour would have to be teal. I have yet to find a colour with which it doesn't work well so I treat it like an adventurous beige.

JaneB said...

I'm just starting this quilt for my daughter in grey, aqua & coral. Those colors are really beautiful. My favorite color is green. Welcome Spring!

Grandma Helen said...

Gorgeous quilt - so colorful! My favorite beverage is iced tea (unsweetened please), the colder the better, even in the winter. There is always a big glass sitting near my machine as I piece or quilt.

Marianne said...

I've never worked with triangles quite that large. I need to try that pattern. And I agree the orange just adds a bit of sassy to that quilt. My favorite color varies. Today it's pink but it's almost never blue.

Mary Ann said...

Love,love the quilt. One of my favorite things to make are tote bags! I also like diet coke!!

Miranda said...

pick me!

Steph Blair said...

I don't want to tell you my favourite anything I'm afraid, just to day how much I love this quilt - great triangles!

Diane Kersey said...

My favorite day of the week is Saturday. Saturdays are when I get to spend more than an hour working on my WIPs and actually make som progress!

dogloverlaura said...

I love the addition of orange in your quilt. I just got Sunday Morning Quilts and have my eye on that triangle quilt. Thanks for such an inspiring blog! Oh, and my favorite food is chocolate...:)

Candice Smith said...

Glad to see you back and writing. The saturated colors are gorgeous in the triangles quilt. It's quite beautiful.

SueAnn W said...

Any day is my favorite day of the week.......as long as I get to stay home. Sometimes I don't leave for 7 or 8 days and when I do I'm amazed at how the world I drive through has changed. I like my house ......weird I know

Anonymous said...

My favourite day is rainy Wednesday so I can sew all day long. Love your quilt Amanda just beautiful. Thank you for the giveaway and hosting the linky party. Marie x (mlismore@optusnet.com.au)

Patty D from NC said...

favorite tv show - Downton Abbey

Just J said...

I love my husband. I love purple. I love jigsaw puzzles and reading books. And I love quilting.

Marcia Demuth said...

I am so glad you are back. This quilt is gorgeous. I don't really have a color that I sneak into my work. I am partial to the 30s reproduction fabric.

Susan Stanton said...

Your colorful quilt is lovely. The colors are paired so well together. My favorite thing ... a beautiful day outside.
yoyopattycakes @hotmail.com

Ann Tomko said...

I LOVE those triangles!!! SO pretty!!!

Yvonne Campbell said...

I love the triangles. It's perfect. I love chocolate. It's my favorite thing anytime or any place. Hope you're having a nice weekend. Thanks for the giveaway!

Lisa LWN said...

Beautiful quilt. I love the colors. My favorite color is PURPLE! And my favorite day of the week is Tuesday (followed by Wednesday) because those are the best days to go shopping (everyone else is at work). :-)

Gigi Pereira said...

Love this quilt! Welcome back.
My favorite "small victories" moment is when I have a place on a quilt where lots of little points need to line up. I stitch the final seam, open it up, go press it open annnnnd...TA-DA... It all matches up perfectly:)
Sometimes it's the little things.

Hannah said...

Love the quilt. My favorite color is bright green.

Heather Hambrick said...

Awesome quilt! Congrats on working outside the box in color and shape on the same quilt!! My favorite color is purple or pink depending on the day, but is also love aqua and turquoise together. Thanks for the chance to win.

deanna said...

My favorite color is yellow, but I love to make quilts with blues & greens. That color combo is restful for me - important for a working mom of 3 boys. ;)

sewhappyfun said...

Welcome back! You were missed. My favorite snack to eat when I take a break from sewing is Lime Tostitos. Just love them!

Megan Musselman said...

My favorite season is Spring! Even though I have horrible allergies, I love watching all the things in nature grow and flourish.

Anonymous said...

My favorite color is green. Favorite day of the week is Saturday (a big sewing day of course). I really love what you did with all those bright colors. And I ESPECIALLY love the orange. :)

Megan Musselman said...

My favorite season is Spring! Even though it have horrible allergies, I love watching all the flowers and grass begin to grow!

Amanda Guthrie said...

Pretty bundle! I can't go without my coffee in the mornings!

Ptcquilter said...

Love the quilt . Blue is my favorite color and I love to use it with white. I like 2 color quilts using many fabrics to represent the 2 colors.

mherath said...

My favorite color is green but after the winter we had I like anything bright and cheerful.

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

My favorite color is purple and I just was at Joanns and saw a new line by Juliana Horner that is gorgeous and purple!

mary said...

My favorite color is yellow. Can't get enough.

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