Charleston Square Quilt // Finished Modern Quilt

RJR Solids Quilt

Hurray! A finished quilt! This quilt is called Charleston Square, and made with super-sized blocks from my Charleston Square Tutorial I posted last summer.  I have a fun pattern in the works for this quilt, until I hit a road block in terms of poor health and moving to Oregon. The good news is, we made it to Oregon. The funny news is, I remembered I needed to photograph this quilt 15 minutes AFTER the movers showed up last Saturday, so I took it outside for the most impromptu iphone photoshoot ever. Hopefully I can share better photos when we get our stuff in a few months.

RJR Cotton Supreme Solids

Today I am sharing a quilt I made with these beautiful RJR’s Cotton Supreme Solids as part of their What Shade Are You? Blog Hop.   I love working with solids, and I’m a fan of these.  They have a nice hand (they aren’t flimsy) but still manage to be pretty soft, and even have a slight sheen to them.

RJR blog hop 300x250

As a bonus, there are lots of really beautiful, saturated colors to choose from with a nice selection of neutrals.  RJR Fabrics has a special section on FB dedicated to the blog hop that showcases the various projects.

RJR Solids Whole Quilt

I finished everything but machine sewing the binding to the front of the quilt back in March, and then got really sick for a few months. Thank you, RJR, for pushing off my date until today. The good news is, you can peruse all of the other projects now since this is the last stop.

RJR Solids Quilt Back

I quilted lines about 1/3 of an inch apart over the blocks, and quilted a square-ish meander in the negative space. I backed the quilt in the Turks and Caicos solid, and its going to be soft and nice once it is washed and dried.

Katie Blakesley RJR Fabrics

RJR is giving away a FQ bundle of the fabric I used. Please leave me a comment ( US and Canada only) and let me know what size quilt you like making best.  I will draw a winner after the holiday weekend (Tuesday the 8th).

Pink Castle Fabrics carries all 120 of the RJR solids, I believe.  Brenda also has a Color Inspirations Club where she sells fq and half yard bundles solids each month, so check it out if you are interested.

RJR Solids Quilt 2

The solids I used are below (love the names!)

33 Optical White
181 Rhododendron
209 Cantaloupe
292 Turks & Caicos (this is the backing and binding)
310 Burlap
311 Rio
321 Greyhound
333 Bouganvillea
339 Tropicana
348 Neon
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239 Comments

  1. Judy Howard
    Posted July 4, 2014 at 8:09 am | Permalink

    I would love to win these fabrics and make a queen size quilt.

    • diane conner
      Posted July 4, 2014 at 10:28 am | Permalink

      These are really pretty fabric! I like queen size also. the grey is pretty for the top and i love how the back makes it pop

  2. cheryl hammond
    Posted July 4, 2014 at 8:09 am | Permalink

    Beautiful design with such lovely fabric!

  3. quiltgoddess
    Posted July 4, 2014 at 8:11 am | Permalink

    I like making baby quilts because I can easily quilt them myself, and I can use fun bright colors that are not in my home decor.

  4. sue
    Posted July 4, 2014 at 8:16 am | Permalink

    I like making queen size quilts best.

  5. Susan Waggoner
    Posted July 4, 2014 at 8:19 am | Permalink

    I try to make the new babies at church a quilt.

  6. Pam S
    Posted July 4, 2014 at 8:21 am | Permalink

    What a beautiful selection of colors! I love your quilt. My favorite size of quilt is a lap quilt.

  7. Cheri Sedgwick
    Posted July 4, 2014 at 8:22 am | Permalink

    I love the colors, they are so summery. I have done all sizes of quilts but a larger throw to twin is what I like the best. Happy 4th.

  8. Jacqueline Adams
    Posted July 4, 2014 at 8:22 am | Permalink

    Right now it would be twin as I have two to complete.

  9. Dortha Clemmons
    Posted July 4, 2014 at 8:26 am | Permalink

    Like your quilt. I need to give solids another chance. Your quilt makes them look really good.

  10. Posted July 4, 2014 at 8:27 am | Permalink

    Love this quilt and the colors you chose! I tend to mainly make wall quilts or throw sized quilts, although lately I’ve made a couple of twin sized ones. I don’t like doing the same thing over and over so I tend to make appliqué projects or smaller pieced ones. :-)

  11. Karen Richardson
    Posted July 4, 2014 at 8:40 am | Permalink

    Your quilt is really neat, it’s fresh. I like making queen sized quilts.

  12. Lea
    Posted July 4, 2014 at 8:41 am | Permalink

    So far, I like baby-sized quilts. I’ve only made two, and I can’t imagine quilting anything bigger on my sewing machine, though I do intend to do so eventually. Those colors are fabulous.

  13. Posted July 4, 2014 at 8:41 am | Permalink

    I like twin sized quilts the best. They are perfect to tuck around and be a burrito for naps and fold nicely for the backs of couches or chairs.

  14. Jackie VanHeule
    Posted July 4, 2014 at 8:43 am | Permalink

    Love the colors! I like to make baby quilts. Your quilt is beautiful!

  15. Beth
    Posted July 4, 2014 at 8:45 am | Permalink

    I love making oversized lap quilts. The colors of this are so pretty!

  16. Brigid
    Posted July 4, 2014 at 8:46 am | Permalink

    I like baby and lap quilts the best! They’re quick to make and let me try different patterns without committing to a large quilt.

  17. Sheri Liermann
    Posted July 4, 2014 at 8:54 am | Permalink

    I like the quilt! I like making large lap quilts!

  18. Lisa
    Posted July 4, 2014 at 8:57 am | Permalink

    My favorite quilt is twin sized. I like your use of grays in this quilt.

  19. Kathy S
    Posted July 4, 2014 at 8:58 am | Permalink

    I like a twin size best. Plus it is about as big as I can comfortably quilt on my home machine.

  20. Amy L
    Posted July 4, 2014 at 9:01 am | Permalink

    Gorgeous quilt – it glows like a late Summer afternoon. I like to make lap and twin sized quilts. They are quick and I can handle machine quilting them on my home sewing machine.

  21. Melissa Vera
    Posted July 4, 2014 at 9:04 am | Permalink

    I am a new quilter and have made a few lap quilts. I love the colors you used on this quilt and am working on a modern look baby quilt using bright colors instead of pastels.

  22. Posted July 4, 2014 at 9:05 am | Permalink

    I like making lap quilts! They aren’t too big or too small! :)

  23. Linda
    Posted July 4, 2014 at 9:08 am | Permalink

    My favorite size to make is lap size because it’s big enough to be useful and still fits in the neck of my machine.

  24. goonyburd
    Posted July 4, 2014 at 9:10 am | Permalink

    I like making lap quilts – easier to finish, and faster to make!

  25. Ella
    Posted July 4, 2014 at 9:10 am | Permalink

    Lap/throw quilts are my go to size. I hate wrestling with my machine on the bigger projects.

  26. Sharon Linders
    Posted July 4, 2014 at 9:11 am | Permalink

    Your quilt is scrumptious! I like making all sizes of quilts. The last two I made were large kings as all my children have king beds. What’s easier? Anything smaller! LOL! Most of my donation quilts are twins.

  27. Cindy Switzer
    Posted July 4, 2014 at 9:11 am | Permalink

    The quilt is gorgeous and I love the colors! I love being able to completely cover/wrap up in blankets, so my favored sizes are the more full sized!

  28. Betsy
    Posted July 4, 2014 at 9:23 am | Permalink

    Lap size is my favorite. If I don’t make big quilts, I can try out more patterns and fabrics!

  29. Mary S.
    Posted July 4, 2014 at 9:23 am | Permalink

    I do like making twin size also but think I’ve made more queen for the family!

  30. Posted July 4, 2014 at 9:24 am | Permalink

    I like making throw sized quilts….about 50 x 62.

  31. kaholly
    Posted July 4, 2014 at 9:24 am | Permalink

    It’s just beautiful. I love how the blocks play so well together!! I pretty much only make baby/lap/twin sized quilts now. All my loved ones have their big ones! Glad you are feeling better! Enjoy Oregon! I’ll bet it’s beautiful there.

  32. Sheri Andresen
    Posted July 4, 2014 at 9:24 am | Permalink

    Oooowww Ahhhhhhh love your quilt. I like making large throws to wrap up in while watching TV or napping our winters are cold here in Northern Indiana

  33. Caroline Kaleigh
    Posted July 4, 2014 at 9:28 am | Permalink

    Simply GORGEOUS quilt! I love making oversized lap quilts because I struggle when quilting larger projects on my home machine.

  34. Dixie McIntyre
    Posted July 4, 2014 at 9:29 am | Permalink

    I love making twin size, not too big and not too small! Funny you listed the backing color as Turks and Caicos, I am going there this coming week. Who knew..

  35. Susan Stanton
    Posted July 4, 2014 at 9:38 am | Permalink

    Your color choices are lovely. I’ve never worked in just solids, but would love to after seeing how pretty yours are paired together. I like making a double or queen size quilt. I like a large quilt to snuggle under.

    • Sydney Liggett
      Posted July 4, 2014 at 9:46 am | Permalink

      I love all sizes but baby quilts give instant gratification. Love the big bold blocks in this one!

  36. Posted July 4, 2014 at 9:39 am | Permalink

    i like throw size. they are easier to get through my machine and i don’t have to worry about precise measurements. :-)

    crystoll at aol dot com

  37. cdahlgren2013
    Posted July 4, 2014 at 9:40 am | Permalink

    I prefer twin sized quilts, but I make a lot of lap quilts also. I love this one a lot. I get nervous having all that white space though, as I’m not sure my quilting is good enough to do it.

  38. Lorna Wainwright
    Posted July 4, 2014 at 9:44 am | Permalink

    What a lovely quilt! I like doing lap quilts. They are easy to quilt on my domestic machine and who can’t use another lap quilt?

  39. Linda Thielbar
    Posted July 4, 2014 at 9:46 am | Permalink

    Can’t wait to get this book and be inspired for some modern quilting!

  40. Mary Ann Sack
    Posted July 4, 2014 at 9:47 am | Permalink

    I like lap quilts – loving the modern quilts – who knew???

  41. ronnie
    Posted July 4, 2014 at 9:49 am | Permalink

    I like a double sized quilt top.

  42. Posted July 4, 2014 at 9:50 am | Permalink

    I like either baby quilts (quick and easy) or throw-sized (most usable). Your quilt is lovely!

  43. Posted July 4, 2014 at 9:51 am | Permalink

    That would be a great pattern to showcase some big prints in the center too! Hmmmm….quilt size for me is dictated by what I am willing to pull through the little harp of my machine so I guess no bigger than twin. I really need to learn to be more patient and QAYG!!:)

  44. Katie Brown
    Posted July 4, 2014 at 9:51 am | Permalink

    My boxes are packed and move in 2 weeks. Trying hard Not to sick : ).
    Hope you love your new space . Happy 4 th !!!!ka

    • Katie Blakesley
      Posted July 4, 2014 at 10:04 am | Permalink

      Good luck! Moving can be so hard and good at the same time!

  45. Posted July 4, 2014 at 9:52 am | Permalink

    anna brown…..I like lap quilts there nice to snuggle up under……Happyness04431@yahoo.com

  46. Kelly J Minnick
    Posted July 4, 2014 at 9:52 am | Permalink

    I love the bright vibrant colors! When I’m choosing fabric it has to reach out and grab me and these colors do that. I start out saying every quilt I make is going to be just a lap quilt, but I can’t stop and they usually come out to be a queen size.

  47. Posted July 4, 2014 at 9:55 am | Permalink

    Because of my fibromyalgia I have mostly been making baby quilts. I have barely any solids. Thank you for the chance.

  48. Jennifer Boone
    Posted July 4, 2014 at 10:10 am | Permalink

    Glad you got to Oregon and hope you feel better soon. All that unpacking!
    I prefer 45×60″ quilts as most I make are for kids. But this size is also nice for adult lap quilt.
    I’ve never made a quilt entirely of solids yet.

  49. Amanda Collins
    Posted July 4, 2014 at 10:12 am | Permalink

    I love, love the bright colors!!! I would love to win these fabrics so that I can make a quilt out of these!!!

  50. Sheila Fernkopf
    Posted July 4, 2014 at 10:13 am | Permalink

    Beautiful colors and quilt. I like making bed quilts – twin or full size.

  51. maggielou
    Posted July 4, 2014 at 10:15 am | Permalink

    I love these colors. I like making king size quilts. I always start and say I am going to make a smaller one but I just keep adding to it.

  52. cynthia
    Posted July 4, 2014 at 10:19 am | Permalink

    Almost all my quilts are queen-sized.

  53. Casie Williams
    Posted July 4, 2014 at 10:21 am | Permalink

    Love to make throws and baby quilts — never too many of those and they make nice gifts! Love your color choices.

  54. Sherri Huff
    Posted July 4, 2014 at 10:24 am | Permalink

    I love your beautiful and bright quilt! I usually make lap size quilts. Once made a king size for my niece’s wedding present, way too big, I won’t do that again.
    Thanks for sharing your story and quilt. I hope ya feel better!

  55. Posted July 4, 2014 at 10:28 am | Permalink

    First, I would like to welcome you to Oregon! I’ve lived here for 20+ years (in Corvallis) and love, love, love it! Your quilt is absolutely beautiful! I prefer to make quilts about 60×60 but then always wish it was bigger :)

  56. Posted July 4, 2014 at 10:28 am | Permalink

    This quilt is gorgeous. I love the design and the colors! I rather like making generous lap-sized quilts, somewhere between your standard lap and twin sizes. Although I’ve recently started branching out into larger sizes. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway- such a great bundle!

  57. Jane
    Posted July 4, 2014 at 10:32 am | Permalink

    I just found your blog and love your Charleston Square Quilt. Winning the fabric collection would be wonderful. Making baby quilts, lap size quilts and double bed size quilts is what I love to do.
    JaneN

  58. Sue weiby
    Posted July 4, 2014 at 10:34 am | Permalink

    The quilts are beautiful, I would love a chance to win these great solids

  59. Kristi
    Posted July 4, 2014 at 10:35 am | Permalink

    Katie: Happy 4th of July and welcome to Oregon! I hope you love it here. If you are in the Portland area, there are several quilt stores nearby as well as great quilt guilds (including two “modern” guilds). Enjoy Oregon!

  60. Posted July 4, 2014 at 10:36 am | Permalink

    I’m happy that you’re feeling better!
    It would be a toss up for me – bed size and lap size run pretty much side by side. I think I’ve probably made more queen size than any other! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome quilt and to RJR for the giveaway!

  61. Maria
    Posted July 4, 2014 at 10:39 am | Permalink

    Wow, that is beautiful! I seem to end up making a lot of lap/throw size quilts.

  62. Quilting Tangent
    Posted July 4, 2014 at 10:40 am | Permalink

    Nice modern quilt. I make queen size quilts.

  63. Jacklynn Grimm
    Posted July 4, 2014 at 10:48 am | Permalink

    I prefer to make lap/throw size quilts – here in Wisconsin we use them all winter to cover up and watch football. A perfect size to wrap up in. Thanks for the chance to win – what a beautiful bundle!

  64. Posted July 4, 2014 at 11:04 am | Permalink

    Lap or twin size quilts are the ones I make the most of.
    I love your bundle, and thanks for the giveaway!

  65. Penny R
    Posted July 4, 2014 at 11:05 am | Permalink

    If I am designing a quilt, it usually will be in the 52X68 range.

  66. Jenn R
    Posted July 4, 2014 at 11:09 am | Permalink

    I’m a lap to twin-size girl. Thanks for the chance to win these beauties!

  67. Shannon M
    Posted July 4, 2014 at 11:11 am | Permalink

    I’m loving making the mini quilts right now during the summer!! They satisfy my need to quilt but also leave me plenty of time to be with family and be outdoors!!! Thanks for the chance to win!!!

  68. Posted July 4, 2014 at 11:16 am | Permalink

    I like to make smaller size quilts, I have a real basic sewing machine and can’t handle the big stuff. Lovely quilt.

  69. jess @quilty habit
    Posted July 4, 2014 at 11:18 am | Permalink

    This is so pretty, Katie! I love your blocks – will have to check out the tutorial. Thanks for the chance and Happy 4th!

  70. Betsy
    Posted July 4, 2014 at 11:23 am | Permalink

    Love the colors. My favorite quilts of late are lap size quilts.

  71. Linda
    Posted July 4, 2014 at 11:24 am | Permalink

    HI,love these solids! I like to do charity baby quilts best! Thanks for sharing!

  72. catskillquilter
    Posted July 4, 2014 at 11:25 am | Permalink

    I tend to like to make smaller quilts – but in reality, I usually make quilts large enough for a twin bed or full bed. There is just something about a bed quilt…
    Good luck with the move!

  73. Beth T.
    Posted July 4, 2014 at 11:30 am | Permalink

    I’m so glad you’re feeling better–this is just another sign that you’re back on the sunny side of the street.

  74. Posted July 4, 2014 at 11:31 am | Permalink

    Such beautiful colors and pleasing pattern to show them off. I’m newish to quilting and haven’t tackled anything larger than a twin–challenging to wrestle with large ones on a home machine. So I love baby and throw sizes.

  75. AnnCP
    Posted July 4, 2014 at 11:39 am | Permalink

    I start small – and then they end up being a queen size quilt!!!

  76. Karen
    Posted July 4, 2014 at 11:40 am | Permalink

    I’m so glad you’re feeling better and safely in your new location. I like making lap size quilts.

  77. Denise Mitchell
    Posted July 4, 2014 at 11:42 am | Permalink

    I love making baby size and lap quilts. Good luck everyone!

  78. DianeY
    Posted July 4, 2014 at 11:46 am | Permalink

    I tend to make fairly big quilts that will fit generously on at least a single sized bed, and often up to a queen size love the colors in your bundle-they really play nicely together

  79. Carol Broughton
    Posted July 4, 2014 at 11:46 am | Permalink

    Beautiful quilt! I like to make large lap quilts.

  80. Wendy Sweet
    Posted July 4, 2014 at 12:20 pm | Permalink

    I love this quilt. I would make a queen size quilt.

  81. Stacy
    Posted July 4, 2014 at 12:26 pm | Permalink

    This would be awesome to win and make! I love color 155, it’s a light grey but I don’t know the exact name!

  82. GG
    Posted July 4, 2014 at 12:34 pm | Permalink

    Stunning! Lap size is my favorite, perfect for donation quilts. Thanks for your fun and informative blog.

  83. Posted July 4, 2014 at 12:39 pm | Permalink

    Very nice eye pleasing quilt. i love the backing color. I love making what I consider large sized throws approx 65 x 80. I want the recipients to be able to wrap themselves up in my quilts.

    tushay3(at)yahoo(dot)com

  84. Amy Cavanagh
    Posted July 4, 2014 at 12:45 pm | Permalink

    Anything from 12″ to 60″ is good for me. I have a VERY tiny cottage with limited floor space so the smaller quilts suit best! Yay – I am a Canadian!!

  85. Marcia loechler
    Posted July 4, 2014 at 12:46 pm | Permalink

    Love making queen size quilts. Just brought a gray sofa @ chair. Seems to be the go to color of the day.the days new black.

  86. Posted July 4, 2014 at 12:48 pm | Permalink

    I love making queen sized! Always good to sleep under.

  87. Posted July 4, 2014 at 1:04 pm | Permalink

    I’d love to make a lap size quilt with these!

  88. Posted July 4, 2014 at 1:13 pm | Permalink

    I have not yet made a queen sized quilt but my husband wants more quilts for our bed so I need to get started!

  89. Posted July 4, 2014 at 1:14 pm | Permalink

    These solids are beautiful! I love your quilt. You must be thrilled to get something finished since you haven’t been feeling well. I know how that can be! My favorite size quilt to make is a lap quilt or maybe even one a little smaller. They are easy for me to find places around the house to show them off!

  90. Lynne B
    Posted July 4, 2014 at 1:16 pm | Permalink

    I have only made lap quilts so far.I am fairly new to quilting.

  91. Ann
    Posted July 4, 2014 at 1:23 pm | Permalink

    This is fantastic. Winner or not, I’m making this quilt. Thanks so much Katie.

  92. Barbara
    Posted July 4, 2014 at 1:43 pm | Permalink

    I hope you are feeling better.

    I make either twin or queen sized quilts. I don’t want a quilt that won’t fit a bed, although the big sizes sure do get tiring!

  93. Janet T
    Posted July 4, 2014 at 1:44 pm | Permalink

    I’m not afraid of any size. Larger takes longer to make, so I make sure the fabric and pattern is something I will like all the way through the process.

  94. Maureen
    Posted July 4, 2014 at 1:57 pm | Permalink

    I’ve mostly made lap size and twin sized (with a few wall hangings thrown in). I REALLY need to make myself a quilt though now that everyone else has one! So a queen is in my near future!

  95. Posted July 4, 2014 at 1:57 pm | Permalink

    What an exciting move! I hope everything starts to feel like home soon. :)

    As for quilt sizes? I like lap size quilts, but as a person who is 6’4″, I have to have a big lap quilt, so they are usually queen size!

  96. Karen
    Posted July 4, 2014 at 2:07 pm | Permalink

    What a beautiful use of the colors! As a newbie, I stick to mini-quilts and wall sized for now. More courage later!

  97. Mindy Sederquist
    Posted July 4, 2014 at 2:15 pm | Permalink

    I love king size because we use our quilts as bed spreads.

  98. Darlene Mangum
    Posted July 4, 2014 at 2:24 pm | Permalink

    WOW…I was not aware RJR had solids in 120 colors! That is insane in a good way!
    I love making all sizes of quilts.

  99. sharon
    Posted July 4, 2014 at 2:35 pm | Permalink

    although I love to have new quilts for my king size bed– that size is a beast even when using a long arm
    so, my 2 favorite sizes are baby (but somewhat limited use) and a generous twin, A big twin is big enough for a kids bed or grace the top of any bed but, is not tooo big to just sleep on the sofa

  100. Posted July 4, 2014 at 2:40 pm | Permalink

    Your quilt is beautiful. You are very talented. I prefer to make lap or afghan size quilts. Thanks!

  101. Posted July 4, 2014 at 2:40 pm | Permalink

    My most common size quilt to make is ‘lap’ or ‘sofa’ size … if I am making a quilt for our bed, I make queens.

    I really like your quilt for this hop! The colors are scrumptious. :) So glad you are better and settling in – Oregon is a nice place. Very different than the east coast in climate and geography, but the people are still great.

    :) Linda

  102. Posted July 4, 2014 at 2:50 pm | Permalink

    I’ve been making crib quilts as baby gifts.

  103. Diane Lussier
    Posted July 4, 2014 at 3:17 pm | Permalink

    I would love to win the fabrics and do a Queen size quilt!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

  104. Carol
    Posted July 4, 2014 at 3:18 pm | Permalink

    I’ve always preferred making bed quilts, but lately I’ve made some smaller quilts and at least they get finished.

  105. L
    Posted July 4, 2014 at 3:19 pm | Permalink

    I like crib size quilts–they finish so quickly!

  106. Sara Nixon
    Posted July 4, 2014 at 3:46 pm | Permalink

    i always make big quilts, I I want quilts big enough to put on a bed or completely roll up in on the couch.

  107. Kari T
    Posted July 4, 2014 at 4:12 pm | Permalink

    I want to make a queen size quilt for me!

  108. Terri J
    Posted July 4, 2014 at 4:27 pm | Permalink

    First things first: Glad you are feeling better and that you made it to Oregon. Now, I truly enjoy making large lap size quilts. They look great folded at the bottom of a bed, across the back of a couch or chair, and cuddle up nice in front of the TV.

  109. Elizabeth Bolton
    Posted July 4, 2014 at 4:30 pm | Permalink

    My favorite size is twin, which I use as lap quilts. I have a pile on the couch for movie-watching and snuggling. Since my attention span is only medium, it’s hard to get all the way through a full-size or larger quilt!!!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  110. Sally Noel
    Posted July 4, 2014 at 5:04 pm | Permalink

    I have done all size quilts but like baby best! Love these colors.

  111. barbara woods
    Posted July 4, 2014 at 5:16 pm | Permalink

    i can handle baby or twin sized best but make a lot of mine queen sized

  112. Linda Talasis
    Posted July 4, 2014 at 5:36 pm | Permalink

    Queen size Love the colors!!??

  113. Posted July 4, 2014 at 5:39 pm | Permalink

    I like to make twin size best. Mainly because they are easier to work with.

  114. Posted July 4, 2014 at 5:45 pm | Permalink

    What a great quilt – love those blocks! My favorite size quilt to make is lap size. Not too overwhelming to put together, bind, quilt, etc. Thanks so much for the chance to win!

  115. Allison C
    Posted July 4, 2014 at 5:53 pm | Permalink

    I usually make lap to twin sized quilts

  116. nanci
    Posted July 4, 2014 at 6:04 pm | Permalink

    I love making baby quilts & lap size.
    On my bucket list…is your star baby quilt from awhile back. Thanks for the chance to win these gorgrous fabrics.

  117. Mom C
    Posted July 4, 2014 at 7:02 pm | Permalink

    Seems like when I am making a quilt to gift I end up oversize twin to full. When making for family, they are usually queen. I kinda feel, if I’m going to all the work, it needs to be big enough to be worth it. Love your quilt. Gorgeous colors. Thanks.

  118. Posted July 4, 2014 at 7:24 pm | Permalink

    I like making lap size quilts that can be used on the sofa.

  119. snausages22
    Posted July 4, 2014 at 7:26 pm | Permalink

    Hi there!
    I prefer to make queen-sized quilts and table runners.
    Thanks for the giveaway,
    Jacqueline in Pitt Meadows

  120. Lisa Tucker
    Posted July 4, 2014 at 7:47 pm | Permalink

    I’m making lap size or baby quilts as I’m trying some new techniques

  121. Posted July 4, 2014 at 7:48 pm | Permalink

    I love making any size of quilts really! I am working towards having a queen quilt for every month for the guest room! It will take me forever because I keep making them for other people!

  122. Barb Kaup
    Posted July 4, 2014 at 7:55 pm | Permalink

    I like full or queen size quilts, but also make lap quilts when I want something quicker.

  123. Tammie
    Posted July 4, 2014 at 8:02 pm | Permalink

    I like to make queen size, they are best for snuggles.

  124. Marjorie henwood
    Posted July 4, 2014 at 8:08 pm | Permalink

    gorgeous quilt!!! I make mainly queen size quilts because I sell them. But I prefer to make lap size…they quilt up easier. thanks for this chance

  125. Posted July 4, 2014 at 8:15 pm | Permalink

    I love this quilt! I really like lap quilts best, but usually make crib size because I can quilt them myself and because there are just a lot of babies being born to my sweet friends! Also, I just like the fabrics so much: Heather Ross, Sarah Jane, and Aneela Hoey are my faves!

  126. Csrol Niehaus
    Posted July 4, 2014 at 8:57 pm | Permalink

    Ready to make a full size bed quilt for one of my grandkids and this fabric would look great in it!

  127. Ashley
    Posted July 4, 2014 at 9:04 pm | Permalink

    I like making twin size. Not so hard to quilt at home as a queen, but I feel like I’ve accomplished so much more than a baby quilt!

  128. Christy
    Posted July 4, 2014 at 9:33 pm | Permalink

    I like making throw sized quilts. They’re about the biggest that will fit through my machine!

  129. Helen
    Posted July 4, 2014 at 10:08 pm | Permalink

    I make mostly throw-sized quilts or kid-sized for charity quilts.

  130. Tamie
    Posted July 4, 2014 at 10:38 pm | Permalink

    Beautiful quilt! Baby quilts are really fast!

  131. Jan
    Posted July 4, 2014 at 10:51 pm | Permalink

    Beautiful quilt! I like to make throw quilts about 60″ x 72″.

  132. Erin M.
    Posted July 4, 2014 at 11:23 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for sharing the beautiful quilt. I love working with solids too. I appreciate the quickness of baby quilts 40 by 40 but I like the usefulness of bed-sized quilts- twin or larger.

  133. Becky Banet
    Posted July 4, 2014 at 11:24 pm | Permalink

    I like making throw quilts the best and giving them as gifts.

  134. D.W.
    Posted July 4, 2014 at 11:39 pm | Permalink

    Love the brights also. I like making quilts that are about 60″ x 72. Welcome to Oregon, I’m a native Oregonian. Love it here

  135. Kelly
    Posted July 5, 2014 at 12:07 am | Permalink

    What a beautiful quilt, as usual! Thanks for the opportunity- I like piecing and quilting fairly complex small/mini quilts, or more simple crib to l sized. I’ve done a few bed sized, but I don’t love quilting them on my domestic machine, and I don’t have tons of space to accommodate basting or even squaring up!

  136. Diana Z
    Posted July 5, 2014 at 1:03 am | Permalink

    Small baby quilts are my first choice but I would like to make a queen size.

  137. Posted July 5, 2014 at 1:05 am | Permalink

    Wall-hanging is just perfect!

  138. Jean herm
    Posted July 5, 2014 at 2:36 am | Permalink

    My quilts determine their own size. Each quilt gets built as it goes until it tells me that it’s done. ( or I run out of fabric) I have never built a quilt with solids but would love to try.

  139. Chris
    Posted July 5, 2014 at 3:12 am | Permalink

    I usually make Lap to Twin but seems like I have been making larger lately. Who knows why. I love your quilt. Beautiful.

  140. jude jones
    Posted July 5, 2014 at 3:36 am | Permalink

    i like throw quilts mostly bc of the time and $ commitment-thank uou for the giveaway!

  141. Sarah
    Posted July 5, 2014 at 4:12 am | Permalink

    I like making queen size quilts. Thanks so much!

  142. Posted July 5, 2014 at 4:56 am | Permalink

    I like to make bed sized quilts that fit somewhere between a full and a queen. Thanks for the chance to win!

  143. Global Toss-up
    Posted July 5, 2014 at 6:00 am | Permalink

    I’m planning to make a baby quilt for my stepson’s little one, expected next January. Wouldn’t all these colors and this pattern be really fun to make for him/her??

  144. Posted July 5, 2014 at 6:39 am | Permalink

    I like to make baby and lap quilts.

  145. KT
    Posted July 5, 2014 at 7:12 am | Permalink

    I like making lap and baby quilts best because they’re easier to quilt on my little machine. Great quilt–love the colors you chose for it!

  146. Paula K.
    Posted July 5, 2014 at 7:28 am | Permalink

    It seems i end up making an over sized twin by the time a binding is put on the quilt. I would say that i always manage to up size most patterns and that is the rexult. Sincerely.

  147. Holly u
    Posted July 5, 2014 at 7:58 am | Permalink

    Lap quilt size is my favorite. Fairly quick to create, not too large to quilt on my standard sewing machine.

    Thank you!

  148. Kathy Phillips
    Posted July 5, 2014 at 9:19 am | Permalink

    I would love to win these! I would make a King size quilt! Great colors!!

  149. Posted July 5, 2014 at 9:37 am | Permalink

    Beautiful quilt and fabric! I have a couple of new babies to sew quilts for.

  150. Caryn
    Posted July 5, 2014 at 10:03 am | Permalink

    I like making full quilts…big enough for a bed, but can still pull them off and snuggle under them on the couch.

  151. Posted July 5, 2014 at 10:18 am | Permalink

    I just love solids and I would like make a queen-sized quilt for me. Thank you for the tutorial and the wonderful chance to win.

    Sandi Timmons
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

  152. Posted July 5, 2014 at 10:30 am | Permalink

    Love your quilt, the colours go beautifully together. I make lap quilts mostly but am moving bigger.

  153. Lisa Marie
    Posted July 5, 2014 at 10:57 am | Permalink

    Lap quilts are my favorite to make and give as gifts.

  154. Julie De Pauw
    Posted July 5, 2014 at 10:57 am | Permalink

    Congrats on surviving a move! I like lap size best.

  155. Jennifer
    Posted July 5, 2014 at 11:03 am | Permalink

    I like to make lap size quilts. Glad you are feeling better, love this quilt!

  156. allison pogany
    Posted July 5, 2014 at 11:05 am | Permalink

    I like making lap quilts because I am impatient!!! Congrats on the move and wishing you good health!

  157. Shelly Kuropaywinski
    Posted July 5, 2014 at 11:22 am | Permalink

    Love the colors! The background really makes the colors POP! Thanks for the chance to win,

  158. Posted July 5, 2014 at 12:04 pm | Permalink

    I like baby quilts, easy to start, and easy to finish!

  159. Lindsay Bullinger
    Posted July 5, 2014 at 2:46 pm | Permalink

    Love making baby quilts or lap size. My niece is having her first in Copenhagen – see a quilt and a trip in my future!

  160. Vicki H
    Posted July 5, 2014 at 3:12 pm | Permalink

    I like to make bed size quilts. I like the quilt you made.

  161. Sandy K
    Posted July 5, 2014 at 3:13 pm | Permalink

    My favorite to make is lap or throw size.

  162. Shayne
    Posted July 5, 2014 at 5:40 pm | Permalink

    Baby and mini quilts!

  163. Posted July 5, 2014 at 5:47 pm | Permalink

    What a bright and fresh looking quilt! I make throw and baby quilts. It’s about as much as I can handle.

  164. Posted July 5, 2014 at 6:25 pm | Permalink

    Beautiful colors. I like lap sized quilts!

  165. Liz
    Posted July 5, 2014 at 7:20 pm | Permalink

    I almost always make lap size quits – perfect for cuddling up under!

  166. Janie
    Posted July 5, 2014 at 7:52 pm | Permalink

    I like making lap quilts and quillows (quilts when folded turn into a pillow) gives me a quick fix and easy to machine quilt. Thanks for the giveaway.

  167. Charity
    Posted July 5, 2014 at 8:11 pm | Permalink

    I like making twin quilts the best… Big enough to show off on a bed but not so big you need a vacation after you finish… Love those colors!

  168. Amanda
    Posted July 5, 2014 at 8:59 pm | Permalink

    I have mostly been making lap sized quilts.

  169. Carla G
    Posted July 5, 2014 at 9:01 pm | Permalink

    Twin size or lap size is the size I prefer. :)

  170. Sarah J.
    Posted July 5, 2014 at 9:31 pm | Permalink

    I love the quick satisfaction of a baby/ kid sized quilt. The colors you used are beautiful- thanks for sharing!!

  171. Posted July 5, 2014 at 10:38 pm | Permalink

    Your quilt turned out beautifully! I really like making throw-size quilts—they come together quickly and are great for cuddling on the couch. Hope you’re settling in well into your new city!

  172. RANDI COOK
    Posted July 5, 2014 at 11:08 pm | Permalink

    Queen size

  173. Allison D
    Posted July 5, 2014 at 11:24 pm | Permalink

    Love this! I usually make lap size but I may need to make some a little bigger if I’m going to convince my tall boyfriend to use them.

  174. Robin Shepard
    Posted July 6, 2014 at 1:20 am | Permalink

    I generally make quilts 42 inches square as I make them for senior care and hospice charity and they need to be that size so they don’t get caught in the wheels of the wheelchairs.

  175. jenetamasson
    Posted July 6, 2014 at 2:36 am | Permalink

    ‘Nap’ sized quilts, as they are faster than larger sizes. Though I love making quilts for beds too.

  176. Abbie
    Posted July 6, 2014 at 7:22 am | Permalink

    I love lap quilts. They are the perfect sized project for me!

  177. Posted July 6, 2014 at 8:42 am | Permalink

    I like making crib and queen size quilts.

  178. Nancy
    Posted July 6, 2014 at 10:12 am | Permalink

    I like to make a quilt that you can take to bed if you wish, something to snuggle in……love the colors, especially the backing. Will be looking for them on our local Shop Stroll.

  179. Lori Morton
    Posted July 6, 2014 at 10:23 am | Permalink

    Love to make baby quilts & Throws…easier for newer quity person! lol Tho am starting a Queen size now…a first BIG one for me…

  180. Sherry Purtell
    Posted July 6, 2014 at 10:40 am | Permalink

    I love working with solids. I like to make crib and throws. Love this pattern.

  181. Posted July 6, 2014 at 10:40 am | Permalink

    I love your quilt! I think that I am tending to like quilts that are 60″ – 80″ square the best as I find that gives me a nice size to add to a bed or to use on the sofa. I have wanted to try these solids, thank you for the chance to win.

  182. Posted July 6, 2014 at 11:01 am | Permalink

    I would love to win these fabrics! I have done a lot of scrappy style quilting and on my books is one of solids! I tend to make mainly large/ oversized throw quilts. Nothing better than cuddling up with your quilt while relaxing with your family. :-)

  183. joni lawrence
    Posted July 6, 2014 at 11:38 am | Permalink

    What a beautiful quilt. sorry you were sick and a move … not fun. I like to make throws the best. Thank you for this opportunity.

  184. Angelia L.
    Posted July 6, 2014 at 12:44 pm | Permalink

    Your quilt is gorgeous…..I love the colors! I am a new quilter and getting ready to make my first throw size quilt. I have made a few small wall hangings and now it is time to go bigger but not too big.

  185. kmcneese
    Posted July 6, 2014 at 3:00 pm | Permalink

    The quilt size varies from project to project: king to less than a foot!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  186. bee
    Posted July 6, 2014 at 3:34 pm | Permalink

    lovely! good luck with the move & unpacking. i don’t know that i have a favorite size – I enjoy all the quilts I make from baby quilt to my most recent queen sized finish!

  187. nanci
    Posted July 6, 2014 at 3:36 pm | Permalink

    Love to make baby quilts & lap size. Thanks for the chance to win!

  188. Posted July 6, 2014 at 4:03 pm | Permalink

    I like making lap quilts, they work up quickly and everyone wants one!

  189. Julie in WA
    Posted July 6, 2014 at 4:11 pm | Permalink

    I like to make generous lap size quilts the best!

  190. Posted July 6, 2014 at 4:24 pm | Permalink

    This is so pretty! I adore how simple and modern it is. How awful being sick for months I hooe you are doing well niw with health and the move. I grew up in the Northwest – it’s a nice plave to be.

    I adore making twin-sized quilts. With five kids there is always somewhere for them to go and since my hubby and I are tall (6′ and 6’6″) they make great couch quilts too.

  191. Posted July 6, 2014 at 10:10 pm | Permalink

    Nice. Simple design. Simple quilting.

  192. Jeanine
    Posted July 6, 2014 at 10:54 pm | Permalink

    I really like the look of solid color quilts, and I’d love to make a throw-sized quilt out if those beautiful fabrics. Throw quilts are my favorite because they are easy to display, and so cozy to curl up with!

  193. Janita
    Posted July 7, 2014 at 12:24 am | Permalink

    I like making 60 inch square quilts . Thanks for a chance to win. Janita.

  194. Posted July 7, 2014 at 12:37 am | Permalink

    I like making lap and twin quilts best because they are easier to get through my machine for quilting but big enough that I can cuddle under them. Thank you for the chance to win. I hope you had a great holiday weekend. :)

  195. Tabitha Keener
    Posted July 7, 2014 at 1:27 am | Permalink

    So far I’ve been making lap size quilts which are easier to handle for me. Eventually I will try a king size though! Thanks for the giveaway, I love how your quilt turned out, beautiful!

    tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

  196. Rochelle
    Posted July 7, 2014 at 1:28 am | Permalink

    Well I’m a beginner and have just finished one crib-size quilt for my grandson. It’s a good size when you’re learning. Thanks for the chance to win!

  197. Melanie C
    Posted July 7, 2014 at 2:16 am | Permalink

    I like large lap size that would fit on a twin bed.

  198. Chris
    Posted July 7, 2014 at 2:20 am | Permalink

    I really try not to make larger then a Twin but lately I have been making big quilts. I love your quilt and the neat, clean lines.

  199. Susan in OK
    Posted July 7, 2014 at 3:43 am | Permalink

    I’m glad you made it to Oregon. I hope you are feeling much, much better. I usually make queen quilts. I think it would be fun to make a queen quilt as well as a mini quilt. My guild has a quilt show every two years and auctions small quilts. It would be fun to make a small quilt for the auction in two years. Thank you for participating and the great quilt. I love solids.

  200. Lee
    Posted July 7, 2014 at 5:57 am | Permalink

    I like making twin sized quilts! thanks! Your quilt is great!

  201. Sandra Allred
    Posted July 7, 2014 at 8:37 am | Permalink

    I’m still a new quilter and have only made lap size so far. I’m working on my first queen size now. I’d most likely make a lap quilt with these:).

  202. Dianne
    Posted July 7, 2014 at 8:48 am | Permalink

    I like to make at least a twin sized quilt. My husband and I are tall so a lap size just doesn’t cover very much. lol :)

    Dianne

  203. Christy H
    Posted July 7, 2014 at 8:54 am | Permalink

    I like baby quilts, just because they take less time and I can still fit in my standard sewing machine.

  204. Michele Timms
    Posted July 7, 2014 at 9:01 am | Permalink

    Your quilt is beautiful and I love those bright rich colours!!! I most enjoy making lap quilts and since I hand quilt, that size is large enough!!

  205. Sherry VF
    Posted July 7, 2014 at 9:48 am | Permalink

    I love how you varied the shades within a block on the quilt. I definitely prefer to make lap quilts because they are easy to manage when quilting on my domestic machine. svonfumetti at yahoo dot com

  206. Posted July 7, 2014 at 10:22 am | Permalink

    I like to sew up a large throw size quilt. I put them on top of my white duvet on y extra huge California King bed for a splash of color. Thanks for the chance to win some really inspiring colors of fabric!

  207. Kathleen
    Posted July 7, 2014 at 10:41 am | Permalink

    Love your new quilt. I like making lap to twin size quilts. Thank you for the chance to win.

  208. Yvonne
    Posted July 7, 2014 at 11:44 am | Permalink

    The bright colors are beautiful. I need a new quilt for myself. Thanks!

  209. Kathy M Boice
    Posted July 7, 2014 at 11:54 am | Permalink

    What beautiful colors of fabric!! I like making queen size quilts and baby quilts. Thank you for the giveaway! Good luck everyone!

  210. Posted July 7, 2014 at 12:11 pm | Permalink

    Wonderful quilt! I like to make large lap quilts. Big enough for the afternoon nap.

  211. Posted July 7, 2014 at 1:56 pm | Permalink

    Love this! I like making baby quilts, mostly because I have a tiny machine and it’s difficult for me to wrestle anything larger through it. Thanks!

  212. Kathy h
    Posted July 7, 2014 at 4:04 pm | Permalink

    I like making baby quilts and lap throws the most because they are easier to quilt. But I would love to make more bed size quilts to showcase more fabrics.

  213. Karen Van Raden
    Posted July 7, 2014 at 4:22 pm | Permalink

    I like to make queen size quilts best, because I think most people have at least a queen sized bed. Beautiful colors in your quilt!!

  214. Posted July 7, 2014 at 7:25 pm | Permalink

    YOur quilt is fabulous! I like making lap size quilts the most.

  215. Jenn
    Posted July 7, 2014 at 7:38 pm | Permalink

    I prefer to make baby quilts. The colours of this quilt are stunning!

  216. gibbspeggy
    Posted July 7, 2014 at 8:38 pm | Permalink

    I would use these to make a lap quilt for World of Charity Stitching. Thanks.

  217. Posted July 7, 2014 at 8:59 pm | Permalink

    I like to make full size quilts, but really need to make a king size for my bed.

  218. Joan H.
    Posted July 7, 2014 at 10:20 pm | Permalink

    I like making baby and children’s quilts. They are easier to quilt on my domestic machine

  219. Angie C
    Posted July 8, 2014 at 1:20 am | Permalink

    Wonderful quilt! I like to make baby and throw sizes quilts. Thanks for the chance to win!!

  220. Sallee Cee
    Posted July 8, 2014 at 6:53 am | Permalink

    Your color choices work beautifully together! I like to make lap sized quilts – especially square ones!

  221. Posted July 8, 2014 at 8:10 am | Permalink

    I just started using a lot of solids in my quilts, but I’ve yet to make an all solid quilt yet. I missed the giveaway, but I don’t care what size quilt, as long as it’s a quilt. I don’t like making anything else but quilts!!!

  222. Kelly Wilson
    Posted July 8, 2014 at 10:55 am | Permalink

    I am trying to concentrate on wall quilts so I can practice FMQ and binding on smaller projects. My cats think they are cat beds but they would do that with a queen size too.
    Love your color choices!

  223. Michelle Olsen Sasak
    Posted July 8, 2014 at 12:14 pm | Permalink

    I really like making lap quilts. They are easy enough to quilt on a domestic machine, and I think, more versatile gifts since you can give them to any age or size person.

  224. Posted July 8, 2014 at 12:17 pm | Permalink

    I tend to make the smaller, lap size or baby quilts. They are easier to finish. I have a huge queen size quilt which is barely sandwiched and I have 3-5 blocks + sashing motif completed out of 13 blocks.

  225. suzanne
    Posted July 8, 2014 at 2:59 pm | Permalink

    I prefer making lap size quilts. This seems to be the size that lets me practice skills the most without spending too much time wrestling with it.

  226. Karen Thurn
    Posted July 8, 2014 at 3:06 pm | Permalink

    I like to make queen sized but then I went to Germany and they each snuggle under their own blanket so I might just start making smaller ones; then I can make more. kthurn@bektel.

  227. Posted July 8, 2014 at 3:50 pm | Permalink

    Lap size quilts are my favorite because I can still manage to quilt them on my Bernina 440 without streaming too many curse words together! Bigger than that and I’d send it out. Gorgeous quilt and thanks for the giveaway!

  228. diane
    Posted July 8, 2014 at 10:34 pm | Permalink

    Turks and Cacos is so surreal! Twin size is my fav to make since I have no long arm , that’s about all my machine and sewing space can accommodate.
    Thanks for sharing the opportunity to win the RJR solids.

  229. Sarah
    Posted July 9, 2014 at 4:56 pm | Permalink

    I like to make quilts somewhere around 60 x 80

  230. Posted July 10, 2014 at 6:18 pm | Permalink

    I like making baby quilts they are easy and relative fast :) Love those colors too!

  231. Posted July 11, 2014 at 8:09 pm | Permalink

    just wondering if you’ve announced the winner on this?

    • Katie Blakesley
      Posted July 19, 2014 at 2:50 pm | Permalink

      I haven’t. I’ve had a sick week or two. I’ll update the blog post with it today. Thanks for the reminder.

      • Posted July 21, 2014 at 9:25 am | Permalink

        I do hope you are feeling better and continue on the healthier path!

        • Katie Blakesley
          Posted August 19, 2014 at 4:12 pm | Permalink

          thanks so much. Its certainly a day by day thing!

  232. Posted July 13, 2014 at 2:39 pm | Permalink

    Your quilt it lovely. I love the colors you matched together.
    I really love making baby quilts. LOL partly because my husbands side of the family has been booming with babies for the last 5 years. Partly because I can finish relatively quickly and see the end. And then I love how they are used and loved.

  233. Kathleen Dalecio
    Posted August 1, 2014 at 10:43 pm | Permalink

    I really love the colors you’ve used in this quilt! The Cotton Supreme Solids are gorgeous!!! I must find some to use myself.
    I prefer making large throw quilts – pretty much twin size.

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