Friday, September 9, 2016

What Shade Are You? blog series for RJR Fabrics

*pinch*.  Sorry, just had to pinch myself to see if this opportunity was for real.  Yup, I am part of the "What Shade Are You?" blog series for RJR Fabrics this week and I couldn't be more excited!  

My name is Audrey Yeager, and I am fairly new to quilting, only having become really obsessed about 2 1/2 years ago and making a ton of quilts since.  

You can find me here:


I have become completely enamored with Cotton & Steel fabrics, and use a lot of the Cotton Supreme solids that complement the lines.  When I received the color swatch chart I was just amazed at all the shades and colors to choose from.

To help me narrow down my choice, I went to my "Art" board on Pinterest and chose some of my current favorite pieces for inspiration.  I am really drawn to the art and illustration of Helen Dardik. Look at this amazing combination of colors below.  I especially love that emerald green and the light blue.

Here are some of my favorites:

And my biggest inspiration came from this collection of images focusing on the semi-circle design.

I decided to pick my colors from these images and matched them up with the color chart as best as I could and here is the resulting bundle:

The colors from the Cotton Supreme solids I chose are:

Kelly Green (127 T)
Citron (337)
Sunny Delight (326)
Tangerine Dream (276)
Bandana (367 C+S)
Paris (235 RP)
Chili Pepper (49 T)
Hot Pink (217)
Rhododendron (181 T)
Amethyst (215)
Hydrangea (214)
Lapis Lazuli (192 T)
Royal Blue (126 T)
Riviera (274)
Turks & Caicos (292)
Peridot (342)
Harlequin (358)
Clover (128)
Optical White (33 T)
Black (34 T)

And here is my quilt:

I began by drawing some semi circle shapes on some Heat N Bond lite, cutting them out, and ironing them on the backs of the different colored solids.

To make some of the more complicated designs, I pieced some strips for some, and on other, I cut out tiny bits of fabric backed with Heat N Bond and ironed them on.

After lining up the semi-circles and ironing them all on, I appliqu├ęd around each with a blanket stitch in invisible thread.

I quilted with a really loose stipple pattern, leaving some of the semi-circles un-quilted to make them puff out a bit from the others.
I backed my quilt with my favorite color...a solid emerald green, which is so super soft! 

To finish, I added a fun black and white striped binding with fabric from my stash.

Some more shots:

Thanks so much to RJR Fabrics for this amazing opportunity!  I already have another project in the works with my scraps from this one!

Friday, July 29, 2016

That's My Girl! Scrapping Our Stash Blog Hop with process video

Ever month, a group of my scrappy friends get together and we do a little blog hop with projects we've made from our stash!  Yes, I actually used the products I have in my stash!

Check out the Blog Hop list at the end of this post and be sure to hop along!

Today I used some older Basic Grey (Soleil) and Studio Calico (Printshop).

And some close ups of all the lovely layers!

If you want to watch me create this page, check out my video here:

And here is the blog hop order for this month!  Go see what lovely things other people have dug out from their stash!

Audrey   <--- You are HERE!

Stay scrappy my friends!

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

A "Wild Wood" baby quilt! Dear Stella and Therm O Web!

Therm O Web has teamed up with Dear Stella and we have been able to use their amazing fabric collections for some awesome projects this month!   I chose to work with the "Wildwood" collection, specifically because of the adorable mushroom and owl prints!!!  But the colorway was just my style, too!

Here is the baby quilt I made with appliqued "orange peels" in an non-traditional arrangement.

 Project Supplies:

HeatnBond® Lite Fusible Adhesive
SpraynBond® Basting Spray
Liquid Fabric Fuse™

Project Instructions: I began by ironing Heat N Bond® lite to the back of each fat quarter.  The size of the roll of Heat N Bond® is the perfect size of a fat quarter!

Then I used  template to cut out a whole bunch of orange peel shapes. One of the prints has some flowers with a touch of a dark raspberry color, and I wanted to pull that out a bit more, so I found a solid raspberry in my stash that matched perfectly.

I arranged my shapes on my background and then peeled the Heat N Bond® paper from the back and ironed each shape in place.

I appliqued around each one with a zig zag stitch. Then it was time to baste and I always us the Spray N Bond® Basting Spray to baste ALL of my quilts...any size. Once quilted, I attached the binding and use some Liquid Fabric Fuse™ to help me keep it in place so I could get a perfect machine stitch on the back.

I found this perfect wood grain print in my fabric stash to use as a backing!

 Thanks to Dear Stella for letting us work with these fabulous fabrics!

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Live It Up "A"! About me for Just Nick with a process video.

I'm so excited to be back for another term at Just Nick!!  I LOVE using Nicoles' cut files and you are going to fall in love with the upcoming designs!

The next few weeks, the DT are introducing themselves with an "About Me" page.  And here is my page:

I went through the store and chose the Criss Cross background for my page for the simple reason that I just LIKED it!

Here are a few close ups!


You can watch how I put this page together HERE:

Can't wait to share my projects with your over the next 6 months and so happy to be back on the team!

Stay scrappy my friends!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Just Clique Kits Pep Rally- You & Me Everyday with process video

Hello everyone!   I am super excited that I am part of this months "Pep Rally" for Clique Kits!

During the Pep Rally, you will hop along to Clique Kits subscribers and DT blogs to see how different people have used the June Kit, La Dolce Vita.  Look at how gorgeous this kit is:

Today I am sharing with you my THRID page I have made with this kit.  I am lucky to be part of the Just Nick DT, and this month we are collaborating with Clique Kits.  I will put links to my other pages below.

I wanted to pull out the rainbow of colors for this page, and here's what I came up with:

I clustered all my "rainbow" bits on the left of the photo.  I dug through the kit to pull out rainbow papers, sentiment strips, and fussy cut little rainbow bits from one of the patterned papers.

On the right, I stuck to black and white and grey with just a little peek of color on the date banner.

 I decided to leave the acrylic pieces on the photo clear to add some depth and interest without taking away from the photo.

If you would like to watch me create this page, I have a process video here.  I'd love to hear what you think and am always welcoming new subscribers!

If you'd like to check out my other pages with this kit, I have two other process videos as well:

Here is the hop order for today. Be sure to check out the other amazing creations people have made with the kit this month!


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