I am delighted to be a part of the RJR Supreme Solids Blog Hop.
My original design is the quilt pictured made with half square triangles. The colors graduate from dark to light with the motifs fading at the edge of the quilt. I used the quilt design as inspiration for a table runner and coordination coasters.
I think the colors are perfect for summer. Read through this post and you will find a simple tutorial to make your own set of summer coasters at the end of this post!
RJR Supreme solids cottons are a lovely quality with a beautiful hand and saturated colors.
The colors I used pictured in the pinwheel coasters from Left to Right, Top to Bottom are :
Rio #311, Lemon Chiffon #182, Cornflower #94
Crimson #108, Custard #265, Celeste #102
Background Fabric - French Vanilla #111
Colors used in the table runner:
Background: French Vanilla #111, Center Star - Crimson #108, Right and Left Stars - Rio #311, Yellow Border stars - Cornflower #94l
RJR Supreme solids can be found at Pink Castle Fabrics [Here]
All the swatches for RJR Solids can be found on their site [Here]
A link to the Facebook page with all the beautiful projects can be found [Here]
RJR is giving away a FQ set of all the solids used in my projects!
Please leave a comment on this post and tell me what you would make with the FQ set of RJR Supreme solids. Give away is open to US and Canadian residents.
Commenting is open until June 12th, 2014, 9:00 p.m. PST.
Good Luck : )
Now for the Tutorial!!!
Pinwheel Coasters Tutorial
Supplies (for one coaster):
1 - 4" square background fabric - French Vanilla #111
1 - 4" Square Solid fabric - As listed above
2 - 1 1/2" x 4 1/2" strips print fabric
2 - 1 1/2" x 6 1/2" strips print fabric
1 - 6 3/4" batting
1 - 6 1/2" square solid or print fabric for backing
Rotary Cutter and self healing mat
All seams are 1/4"
Place the 4" squares of the solid and background fabric right sides together. Pin in place.
Stitch around the perimeter with a 1/4" stitch.
Cut the square diagonally, corner to corner creating 4 triangles.
Press seams open.
Arrange the pinwheels as shown. Stitch the top row together. Press seam open. Stitch the bottom two rows together. Press seam open.
Stitch the top row to the bottom row. Press seam open.
Stitch the 1 1/2" x 4 1/2" strips to the top edges.
Stitch the 1 1/2" x 6 1/2" strips to the side edges.
Press seams toward the outer edges.
Place the finished coaster top on top of the batting square.
Quilt in the ditch along the diagonal pinwheel seams.
Trim to 6 1/2" square.
Place the backing square right side to the front pinwheel top.
Stitch around the perimeter leaving a 2 1/2" opening.
Clip corners. Press seams open.
Turn right side out.
Slip stitch the opening closed.
Stitch in the ditch around the pinwheel square through all layers.