Friday, February 14, 2014

RJR Cotton Supreme Solids Blog Tour & Giveaway!


Hello everyone! Welcome to my stop on the RJR Cotton Supreme Solids blog tour! 

I’m pretty excited to share with you what I made, because it’s one of the many things I’ve been obsessing over for such a long time without being able to show you.


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So recently I moved house. The new house is brand spanking new and whilst its decorated in a really lovely way, it needs some “me” touches. So I made myself a throw pillow for my bed. 


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Inspired by the colours in the painting on my bedroom wall, I chose:

Indigo 191
Banana Cream Pie 336
Doll Face 67



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I added a bunch of prints in similar colours and whipped up an economy block pillow of 16 blocks made using Rita's tutorial.


I think I gave these solids a pretty good testing because I mixed them with all kinds of different substrates. Standard quilting cotton of all different weights, Echino linen, other Japanese linen, essex yarn dyed... I would definitely say they are a "plays well with others" kind of solid.

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They're lovely and soft; I believe the technical term here is that they have a nice "hand", but that phrase makes me laugh so much I can't ever say it in real life ;-) They're not at all cardboard-y (which I have found with some solids...) but they hold a pressed crease really nicely.

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And the colours are beautifully vibrant which is exactly what you want in a solid isn't it? Yes. I'm definitely a fan. I super enjoyed working with these RJR cotton supreme solids and I love the final product; which is interesting really because solids aren't usually my go-to choice for projects.

You can find a huge array of RJR Cotton Supreme Solids in stock at Pink Castle Fabrics, and also some at the Fat Quarter Shop. In the UK, well, I can't find a stockist yet but it sounds like a job for Simply Solids doesn't it?! :o)

The goodnews for you guys is that RJR Fabrics is offering a Fat Quarter bundle of each of the colours I picked! Just leave me a comment below to be in with a chance to win. I'll draw the winner in one weeks time. Good luck!

139 comments:

  1. I love the bright and happy colors! Very inspirational.

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  2. I'm a total solids girl so it would be so much fun to try these ones. Your cushion is gorgeous, I love the colours you've chosen. They go so well with the pictures and that fabulous wall behind your bed!

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  3. Works wonderfully in that room. Love it!!

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  4. Lovely pillow! Will recreate it if I win! (Or close thereabouts.)

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  5. Congrats on the new house! I'm a yellow gal too, so lovin' the pillow.

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  6. Your new house looks lovely as does your new pillow. I'd love to add some of the same splashes of color to my bedroom as well. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  7. Love the pillow.... is that a wallpaper on your wale behind? love the texture of that too .

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  8. Your pillow is so cute. I love to make pillows for gifts. Thanks for the chance to win these great fabrics.

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  9. That's a beautiful pillow - love the colors!

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  10. I love your pillow and your wallpaper too! Thank you for a chance to win.

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  11. Gorgeous colours!! Love the cushion and hope you're enjoying your new house!

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  12. Gorgeous cushion! Nice to see some of this sewing you've been doing too. Show us more!!!

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  13. I love the way the gorgeous pillow complements the room - the perfect accent. Thanks for sharing!

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  14. I just came to your page seeing you on RJR. I adore Your Obsession quilt! Can't wait to check out your new book when it comes out. I have been quilting about a year now and have been a total print girl. I love seeing what can be done with solids though! It's a whole new avenue to venture down. Thanks for sharing your new sewing space too. I'll be adding your page to my reader. Thanks for a chance to win some beautiful solids!!

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  15. gorgeous combo....and all white gives a terrific canvas on which to weave your color magic...have fun!

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  16. Beautiful pillows! Great ideas! Thanks for a chance to win!

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  17. Your pillow is perfect for the room. Thanks for sharing!

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  18. so lovely! I keep having to talk myself out of making an economy block cushion... not until I've finished some of my WIPs anyway!

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  19. Gorgeous pillow and I have to say sprout is my favourite green fabric!!
    And I LOVE that wallpaper!

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  20. Lovely pillow! Thanks for the chance to win yummy fabric

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  21. I love your pillow. It makes me want to make one for me! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  22. wow i like the pillow the deer head was out doorsy but upbeat,,,ty i really enjoyed it gl every one..........

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  23. Pretty and bright! I love the colors you chose, they coordinate well with your pictures. Your pillow really adds a pop of color for your room. Thanks for sharing.

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  24. Love the look of solids in the the pillow I usually use blended (like white on white) colors. Would love to win and get a chance to play

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  25. OOOH I love RJR fabrics and you picked such nice ones for this pillow, great job!

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  26. Oooh, I love that touch of green it really lifts it!

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  27. Love the design and the color choices. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  28. Love this economy blocks. Thanks for the chance.

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  29. Gorgeous cushion! And I love the funky wallpaper in your room :)

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  30. You have a wonderful eye for color. That pillow design and colors are beautiful and looks fantastic in your room. Great job. I've actually been shopping for solids to make a quilt that will help show off free-motion quilting. I haven't yet tried RJR Cotton Supreme Solids, but they do look like they are high quality thread counts with gorgeous colors. Certainly would be fun to win and create with this bundle.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  31. I hAVE BEEN LOVING SOLIDS SINCE 2011…AND STILL DO…IF I WIN USE THIS EMAIL PLEASE OPENWINDOWSTUDIO6@SBCGLOBAL.NET….HAPPY STICHING1!

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  32. These colors are so pretty and refreshing. And you, by the way, are a very pretty lady!

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  33. Oh these would definitely help me get over my fear of solids - great choices Lolly-J xxx

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  34. Your pillow cover is fabulous. The art was a great starting place for inspiration.

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  35. Looks like beautiful colors and fabric.which I would love to have...and my granddaughter (oldest one) loves that lime green - so the pillow for her would be a great project and birthday gift for her!

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  36. I need solids so badly! These are gorgeous! Thanks for the opportunity to win some!!

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  37. I love the colors in this bundle. Thanks for the chance to win

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  38. Beautiful pillow. I love the solids. What a lovely giveaway. I hope I win.
    Happy Valentine's Day!

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  39. Great pillow I love it. Thanks for the chance to win some fabric.

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  40. I love the pillow you created! I'm looking for some pillow ideas to go with a chevron quilt - this might work. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  41. Very cute pillow. Would love to win some fabric - thanks for the chance. :)

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  42. I can't put grey and yellow together as it still reminds me of my school uniform (even after all these years), but adding in green takes away any hint of school.

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  43. Love the pillow. Would love to win and make my own pillow
    Shawn

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  44. Nice colors to make a free motion sampler quilt with. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  45. cannot wait to see some of this new fabric line in person to check out the colors - love working with solids

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  46. Love your pillow. The colors are so pretty.

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  47. Congrats on the new home! Great colors, and fun project!

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  48. Lovely color choices!!! And I love that 'square in square' pattern. I made a couple of hot pads with that pattern/idea and am looking forward to making a quilt of it someday. Thanks for the great giveaway!!

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  49. Great color combo...I always like to try to use some yellow in my projects...it gives just a bit of pop! Thanks for the nice giveaway!

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  50. These are great colours and I love the restful look of the cushion with solid sin it instead of being all zippy prints. Thanks for a great giveaway. x

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  51. I LOVE solids and LOVE the colors you chose - fabulous. Love the wall behind your bed too. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  52. I've got a fat quarter of an RJR solid and you're right, it does feel lovely! I love your cushion. Happy New Home!

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  53. I just made a small wall hanging for a bedroom re-do using the economy block tutorial. Love your color theme!

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  54. I would love to win those solids - the colors are wonderful!

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  55. Love this color combo and I have hardly any of those colors when I need them!

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  56. Love those colours. I plan to make a quilt for the spare room which is not too girly.

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  57. Beautiful vibrant, great hand, so no more!

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  58. Beautiful! And, what is that wallpaper behind the bed? It is awesome!!

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  59. Great combination of colours! I especially like the green with the navy. It would be fun to have the challenge of making a quilt with these solids!

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  60. Scrumptious colors! So welcoming for Spring!
    Congratulations on the house too.
    xo jan

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  61. I love your cushion!
    The greens are fabulous!

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  62. The colors are fantastic together. The way the solids surround the printed fabrics really adds a nice touch to the design. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  63. Love your pillow! I'm with you...solids are not my go-to fabric choice, but I am beginning to think they need to start joining my little band of prints if for no other reason than to jazz things up a bit. Not to mention making me think outside my rigid little color box.

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  64. Hi,what a beautiful pillow>love it!
    Thanks for sharing your project+the RJR fabric giveaway!

    cobaltt16@yahoo.com

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  65. Great choice of solids in your pillow/cushion, makes your simple prints stand out so well. And the chance of a fat 1/4 bundle - can't be bad!

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  66. I agree, the pillow matches the amazing wallpaper perfectly! Wonderful space! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  67. I love the pillow, I like the difference in the piecing instead of the usual squares you've used the diamonds. After just finishing 6 pillows of different designs, but all same colour scheme, I'd wish I'd thought of doing what you've done. Maybe next time :)

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  68. The colors look delicious and the pillow is just gorgeous! Love how you used the economic blocks.

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  69. That's a surprising color combo, I really love it! Thank you so much for the giveaway!

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  70. Definitely plays well with others!! Love your wallpaper - the cushion is a perfect addition to the bedroom!!!

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  71. The pillow is lovely! Thanks for a chance to win!

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  72. RJR gave these solids great names, I especially love"doll face".

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  73. Beautiful expression of self! I love the color combination in that room.

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  74. I love your bedroom wall! It's so bold and fun. One day when I settle down and stop renting I hope to have a little more fun with my wall treatments too. :) Thanks for the chance to win your bundle.

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  75. Loving your colour combo LJ! And great fussy cuts too! Jxo

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  76. I love how your pillow coordinates with the rework. Looks great!

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  77. Pretty colours, and love the wall behind your bed!

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  78. Love the colors in your pillow. Awesome giveaway. I am a new follower. So glad that I found you.

    wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  79. Love you pillow. Its beautiful. Colors go perfect with your walls and pictures.

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  80. Love your selection of colors. So pretty.

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  81. Those are beautiful colors! And funny thing.. I am in the process of making/creating decorative pillows too...for my living room and my guest bed room. I have some done, and others, still need stuffed, but they will look so nice! I now need to make some for my bedroom and family room...I need lots of color...as I am not able to paint the walls and the main rooms are kind of all together! THese would be great! Thanks for the drawing!

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  82. Wow! you have quite an eye for design; the colors do "play well with others"! Thanks for sharing.

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  83. I happen to love the same bright super solids that you do! The pillow you created is super and smashing in your bedroom. Thanks for a chance to win some of the same hot colors.

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  84. Ohhh love the colours, I often use lime green for binding makes everything pop

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  85. I love the scrappy economy blocks, but I love your more coordinated one more. (By the way, what is that wallpaper - it's amazing?!)

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  86. Lovely cushion and lovely colours too :(

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  87. Your cushion is really gorgeous & it looks fantastic in your room (the wall behind your bed head is amazing!). Thanks for the chance to win these lovely RJR Solids.

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  88. Let me be the 101st person to tell you that that cushion is drop dead gorgeous & fits your room beautifully!!
    Oh I just read the comment before me & realised its a giveaway. D'oh!! LOL
    Cheers
    Lush x

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  89. Love the pillow, and how well it works with that gorgeous wall!!!

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  90. Excellent colors! Your room is fantastic!

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  91. I love the fabric and your room!! Thanks for the giveaway!
    lenelson(at)mail(dot)com

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  92. Your bedroom looks lovely, and reminds me of summer, please, come right now summer ;)

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  93. What a gorgeous pillow! The colors really pop! I haven't had a chance to try out RJR solids yet so I would love to win this bundle to play with.

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  94. Ooh, great colours! Love your bedroom wall, too!

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  95. Great pillow! Would love to try these solids, it's one of the few I haven't used yet..

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  96. These colors are awesome, thanks for the giveaway! dawnm1993@gmail.com

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  97. I love those colors together. I have my fingers crossed.☺

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  98. Such lively colors! Thanks for a chance!

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  99. Very nice pillow with rockin' colors. Thanks for sharing and for this generous "crazy generous" giveaway.

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  100. Gorgeous colours on your pillow! Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

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  101. Love your pillow and that wallpaper is amazing!

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  102. Gorgeous pillow! I love yellows and limes in quilting! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

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  103. They certainly do "play nicely" ... your pillow is fab! Thanks for the opportunity to play with these delicious looking fabrics :)

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  104. I especially love your inspiration, and the colors you chose are gorgeous.
    Susan in ct

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  105. I absolutely adore those colours. Perfect choice!

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  106. Look at you with your brand new sparkly posh pad! Your cushion is gorgeous x

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  107. I have the dollface fabric and love it. It is such a perfect neutral. I'd love to win and see sprout and peridot and their friends!

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  108. What a cool pillow! Love the colors! :)

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  109. Beautiful, vibrant green is energizing but livable.

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  110. I love the solids and the colors in this collection!

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  111. Thanks for the chance to win! Lovely pillow!

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  112. Love the colors and inspiration. I too have recently moved into a new home and it could use a bit of color.

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  113. Love the colors and inspiration. I too have recently moved into a new home and it could use a bit of color.

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  114. The colors look great. I am trying my skills to incorporate colors I do not normally use. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  115. I love the pillow that you made! the colors are really Great together.

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  116. Greens are awesome. I made my first paper pieced block with the same one you used in the pillow. Very beautiful combos.

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