Thursday, March 30, 2017

Mad for Solids: A Giveaway

Have you been following along with Paintbrush Studios (Instagram and blog) and their Mad For Solids March Madness bracket?  Today my bundle is "in the game"!  Scroll to the bottom of the post to learn about the giveaway.  In the meantime, here's the inspiration for my "FLORIDA" solids bundle.

Colors:  121-099 Rice Paper, 121-094 Agave, 121-039 Jade, 121-100 Aruba,
121-138 Gulfstream, 121-137 Poseidon, 121-054 Tangerine, 121-124 Carrot.
  “The solids I chose are shades of my favorite blue, with a neutral and two oranges thrown in, all representing sunny days in Florida.  I think these colors are perfect for the graduation quilt I plan to make for my youngest who will soon attend college far from Florida and its warm climate.  These bright colors remind me of vacations spent on Siesta Key with its cool sand, clear blue waters, and glorious sunsets, as well as lazy days spent lounging by the pool on orange chaise lounges.” 

I challenged myself to use all 8 colors (no less) in a single quilt block.  I found this block in the Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns.  It's referred to as a Double Irish Chain, but to me it also has a courthouse steps thing going on ;-))  The squares finish at 1".

Playing around with the image, I came up with this layout of four squares.  Kind of cool, right?!

I really like what happens when more blocks are added.  Check out the secondary patterns created!

I don't know whether this is the pattern I will use for my daughter's graduation quilt, but I sure do love the idea.  Did I mention how much I love these colors?  The fabrics are nice to work with as well.

Now for the giveaway part:

You have two opportunities to vote in today's bracket.  Leave a comment on Inspired by Fabric's blog post naming your bundle of choice and/or leave a comment on @PBStudioFabrics Instagram post naming your bundle of choice.  I would love for you to vote for Florida if you like it.  Winning bundles move on to the next round, and everyone who comments has a chance to win.

Thanks for stopping by,


  1. Rene, love the bundle you put together and blooks too! I voted!

  2. Beautiful color palette! And love the quilt block too! It would make an awesome quilt! Good luck- of course I voted for you!

  3. Lovely colors! They really sing together. Good luck!