166 RJR Solids Blog Hop & Giveaway

4.18.2014

Happy Friday!  Today is my stop on the RJR Solids Blog Hop!
I'm excited to share these happy pillows I've been working on lately.
I chose to go with a pretty bold color scheme for these, using RJR Cotton Supreme Solids in Hot Pink (217), Rio (331), Tickled Pink (330), Emerald City (329), Putting Green (290), Tiffany Box (291), Pewter (351), Gale Force (282), Black (34) and Optical White (33).  I added in a few prints to give a little extra interest.
Accuquilt had recently sent me a few new dies to try out, which were perfect for this project!  For the triangle pillow, I used the Equilateral Triangle Die with my Accuquilt cutter to cut the triangle shapes.
I used the Clamshell Die to cut the shapes for the clamshell pillow, which saved me a ton of time!
I machine pieced the scallops and then hand appliqued them to the front of the pillow.
I did a bunch of wavy quilting on the clamshell pillow before adding on the top piece.  I used variegated Aurifil thread in 28wt which gave it a really cool texture.
I quilted the triangle pillow in diamond shapes.


I added in some hand quilting with Cosmo metallic gold floss to finish off the clamshell pillow.  I love how it turned out!
Overall I was really happy with the RJR Cotton Supreme Solids.  The hand of the fabric is really nice, somewhere in between Kona Cotton and Cotton Couture or Art Gallery.  Soft, but with a good weight to it, if that makes sense?
Jackson wanted to model with the pillows too!  He always seems to walk through the middle of my photoshoots.  At least this time he sat down!
Then he got tired :)
RJR is giving away a fat quarter bundle of the solids I used in this project!  To enter, simply leave a comment on this post!  I'll choose a winner on Tuesday, 4/22.  The giveaway is open to US and Canada only.  Please make sure to leave an email address so I can contact you!

Update:  This giveaway is now closed.  Congrats to our winner, patriciadavis!

Make sure to check out the rest of the blog hop on this facebook page!  Lots of pretty things being made with these solids.  You can find RJR Cotton Supreme Solids at Pink Castle Fabrics!

166 comments:

  1. Your pillows are so pretty! Ashley (dot) michelle (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  2. I especially love the different techniques on the clam shell pillow. Very creative. Karenmaddox50@gmail.com

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  3. I especially love the different techniques on the clam shell pillow. Very creative. Karenmaddox50@gmail.com

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  4. love the pillows. and thanks for the give away. I would greatly enjoy winning this prize. avonladypatty@yahoo.com

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  5. I love solids. Sometimes they're needed to break up the busy-ness of prints and they also help lower the cost of a project, too.

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  6. The word chic comes to mind with your lovely pillows :)
    Thank you!

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  7. What pretty stack of color! kcannon@anwsu.org

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  8. Beautiful pillows!! Great colors!

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  9. Thanks for sharing all the details that really make these pillows special.

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  10. I love your cushions - They look amazing!!!

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  11. very nice work hun..happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  12. Love the clamshell, especially with the hand quilting! And the bundle, thanks for the giveaway!

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  13. I love y our clamshell pillow! The wavy quilting is so cool.

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  14. It is always great to have extra solids around. Cute pillows!
    kdavis1@centurytel.net

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  15. I too love the clamshell pillow with the hand stitching which is my favorite technique. Thanks for the chance

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  16. Lovely pillows, especially the clamshells.

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  17. Wow, beautiful pillows and precious precious baby!! I would love to win!

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  18. I love how your pillows turned out, especially the wavy quilting on the clamshell pillow. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  19. Your pillows are great! I love all the little details on the clamshell one. Also, I want to steal Jackson. He's so cute!

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  20. Love love the clam shell pillow!! I like the hand quilting touch on machine pieced fabric. The colors are gorgeous!
    yayacajungrl@hotmail.com

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  21. Your pillows are beautiful! I just got a few RJR solids from Pink Castle Fabrics and can't wait to try them out.

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  22. Wow, love the pillows! I see so many all solid projects that I just love, I really need to make one of my own!

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  23. cheery colors! i keep telling myself I'll make a triangle quilt and seeing this bumps that up my to-make list!

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  24. Love the pillows and wish I could make some for me but unfortunately my living room furniture is covered in a large floral print and I have to be very careful with what to put on it. Some day I will get plain plain plain slipcovers made.

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  25. I love the pillows. So cute to have a rainbow of colors.

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  26. I love your pillows! Especially the clamshell one. Gorgeous!

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  27. I love your color selection! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  28. Your pillows are beautiful!! I have a clamshell pillow on my to-make list.

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  29. Love the combo of hand and machine quilting. Great colors!

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  30. Gorgeous colors and lovely pillows. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  31. Love the pillows! And your puppy. He is toooooo cute.

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  32. I never used to like solids, but all the creations I've been seeing lately have made me a convert. Your pillows are beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

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  33. I love all these colors and would truly love to win this giveaway package. Your pillows turned out just beautiful.

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  34. I love the quilting on that shell pillow, the varigated thread works so well!

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  35. I love the pillows and Jackson is adorable!
    Thanks for the give-a-way :)

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  36. Oh he is such a cute pup and he matches the bed! Love those clamshells, havent tried those yet but maybe I need to. These fabrics are lovely, thanks for the chance!

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  37. I love your pillows and pooch!

    lenelson(at)mail(dot)com

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  38. your pillows are lovely and inspiring :) Thanks for the chance!

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  39. Nice cheerful pillows. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  40. Such lovely pillows. I like using solids to highlight a specific color from a favorite pattern. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  41. Gorgeous pillows - I love the colors. Thanks for sharing & for the giveaway.

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  42. both really great projects i now want to make!

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  43. oh i love those pillows, such awesome color combos! thanks for the giveaway!!

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  44. Love those pillows! Would also love to have the fabrics! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  45. Love your pillows. I love solids and I thank you for the chance to win. Matsche.christine@yahoo.com.

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  46. I love to use solids and think you did a very nice job on the pillows. Thanks for the giveaway. I've never sewed with this brand of solid and I'd enjoy seeing how they compare.

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  47. The triangle die is the next one on my list. Love the colours you used on your pillows.

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  48. these are very springy
    thanks for the giveaway

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  49. I love the clamshell pillow, so pretty.

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  50. I love the colors! Thank you for the giveaway.

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  51. I love everything about your pillows - the beautiful colors, designs, shapes, quilting, etc. It has inspired me to make some pillows like this for my house.

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  52. These colors are so fresh! Thanks for the chance to win. VermontPines at aol dot com

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  53. Very cool- love the pillows and the quilting you did!

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  54. Oh my gosh, Jackson is just adorable! Your pillows are fantastic too. :)

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  55. The colors in your bundle are just perfect. I especially love the hand stitching you did on the clamshell pillow. Very pretty!

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  56. Love those colors and those pillows!

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  57. The pillows and colors are absolutely beautiful. The designs you choose are perfect for the colors. I'd love to win the fantastic fabric. Thanks for the chance
    katztoo at exede dot net

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  58. Love the pillows. Jackson is a cute photo bomber.

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  59. I love pink solids and these look lovely.

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  60. What a wonderful array of colors. Your pillows turned out beautifully.

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  61. Beautiful job- I really appreciate the quilting. Love the model, too!

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  62. I love the colors you chose! kgeraci [at] gmail

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  63. I like the colours you chose (and now you can tell I'm in Canada).
    quilts at nicolehannah dot ca

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  64. Lots of pretty colors! Reminds me of spring flowers!

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  65. HELLO, very nice colors for very nice pillows!
    Thanks to you+RJR for a grand giveaway!

    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  66. Great pillows... love the wavy quilting. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  67. Love the color palette! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  68. I would love to win these colors, Thanks!
    Sarah O
    simplysarai at hotmail dot com

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  69. Lovely pillows! Makes one feel like spring has come at last!

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  70. I have heard wonderful things about these solids but haven't been able to find them around here. Pink and green is my favorite color combination quickly followed by pink and gray. Never would have thought to put all three together!

    Thanks for the chance to win these lovelies!
    Sandy A

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  71. Great colors. I'm really liking solids lately.

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  72. Wow, you made some great pillows! I love how those clamshells turned out!

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  73. Those are really pretty, and solids are so nice to have and use. Nancy: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

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  74. Wow! Your pillows are fabulous!!!

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  75. Time for me to use more solids! Such pretty colors to choose from. Pillows are stunning.

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  76. Love the bold, vibrant colours in your pillows! The clamshells are amazing. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  77. I love love love the triangle one! The scallop is so cute also! I love how the triangle pillow matches your blog's background :)

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  78. The pillow are gorgeous, but that dog knows how to work it for the camera! Thanks for a chance to win!

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  79. Love your pillows! The straight line quilting looks very cool.

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  80. The varigated Aurifil thread rocks on your Happy clamshell pillow . love the color Rio. and Tickled Pink. I know what you mean by sturdy yet soft . as does Jackson all curled up. I'm jealous e got to feel the fabrics before me:)

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  81. Your pillows turned out beautifully!

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  82. Lovely and such poppy colours. Excited for more solids! Thanks for the giveaway

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  83. Your pillows are just gorgeous, and the pop of color on the bed looks amazing! I love these colors with the gray, thanks so much for the chance!

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  84. I love solids and RjR solids rock. Thanks for the chance

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  85. love these, thanks tjwbewatcharterdotcom

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  86. Beautiful Pillows! I sew need some solids for my stash :-) Thanks for the chance!

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  87. Wow! You made the exact two patterns that I've been wanting to try - Clam shells & Triangles. Love the colors too!

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  88. I like the idea of something a little softer than regular Kona - these solids sound great. Gorgeous pillows!

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  89. I would buy those pillows in the store--they're so fun!

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  90. Love the colors of the pillows. I have an AccuQuilt. I'll have to try those dies. And I like your description of the hand of the fabric. I understand completely and will definitely look for it.

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  91. Great pillows and your pup is so stinking cute!

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  92. Love the solids and the polka dots!! Fun colors and cute little pup!!

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  93. Your Pillows are AWESOME! Love the Colors you used!! (& your lil Model is a cutie!!)

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  94. Love the pillows, thanks for the chance to win!

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  95. Great pictures. With Jackson! ☺️

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  96. I love the pillows. I love Jackson too.

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  97. Thank you for sharing how the hand of the fabric felt, I love that, and it sounds really awesome, cause I love the feel of AGF, but sometimes want something to feel a little more substantial, after washing did it iron out okay? grecomara at gmail dot com

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  98. The pillows are beautiful! I love the colors you chose!

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  99. I've been in love with solids for at least 3 years now - maybe 5, but feel somewhat paralyzed by them. I love them with white - and lots of it - backgrounds. I'm looking for the perfect pattern to use them. This collection is beautiful.

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  100. Beautiful pillows! I love the quilting you chose to accompany the clamshells... gorgeous work!

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  101. Your pillows are very happy and very beautiful! Thanks!

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  102. Your pillows are beautiful. Love your use of the variegated thread - great texture! I'm also a fan of your Jackson!

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  103. The colors really pop against your fluffy pillows! I love the color combination. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  104. I love the quilting on your clamshell pillow but OMG you have the cutest little doggie! Such a sweet little face.

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  105. Thanks for sharing your ideas - sounds like nice fabric!

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  106. Love the color combos and the cool texture created in these pillows. Thanks!

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  107. The pillows are great. I really like the triangle one.

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  108. love your pillows. great use of the solid fabrics.

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  109. Your pictures are stunning, as always. So are your pillows :)

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  110. I have been wanting to make a clamshell pillow. So pretty!

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  111. What interesting and lovely colors!

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  112. Great pillows - I love pink & green together!

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  113. Your color choices really feel like spring to me! Thank you for the chance to win!

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  114. What lovely pillows. Happy Easter.

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  115. Your pillows are beautiful! I love the colors you chose.

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  116. I loved these pillows as soon as I saw them on IG. I love the colors together.

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  117. I love the grey with the pink & green. jhunsberger (@) gmail (.) com

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  118. I am amazed at the amount of sewing you seem to accomplish in a week!

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  119. WOW. Lovely pillows, wonderful colors.

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  120. I LOVE this color combination, and your pillows are beautiful, especially the clamshell. I am doing my livingroom in these colors at the moment, and hope that I win. :) Thanks for the giveaway. sarah@forrussia.org

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  121. Love your pillows and love the color combo!

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  122. Again I am amazed by color combinations that I wouldn't put together and they look fabulous. I really get inspiration from items like these pillows.

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  123. Love the hand stitching on the clamshells. It's beautiful.

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  124. Love the stitching on your clam shell pillow! svonfumetti at yahoo dot com

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  125. I really like the clam shell pillow. The textures in it are great.

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  126. Great clamshell pillow and I think it looks extra pretty with your hand quilting.

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  127. These pillows are beautiful. I love the clamshell design; the colors are so vivid and vibrant and make me feel happy. Jackson makes a great model for the shot as well!!

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  128. Love the pillows and the wonderful background quilting on the clamshell one!

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  129. I love these colors together! Very spring like. I never would have thought to use all of these together.

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  130. Love these pillows! I've never really used solids for feature fabrics before but have really been wanting to try something! These are beautiful colors to try something new for me!

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  131. Beautiful pillows. The background quilting on the clamshell pillow gives a wonderful texture. I really like the hand quilting on the clamshells as well. Thanks for sharing.

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  132. That fabric combo is amazing! Thank you for the chance to win :)

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  133. RJR fabrics are amazing thanks for the giveaway!

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  134. i love this!! would love to win!
    janicevandyk@shaw.ca

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  135. These pillows are amazing! I want to make a clam shell pillow now!

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  136. Amazing, love the clamshell pillow. Thanks

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  137. Your pillows are lovely! -- soparkaveataoldotcom

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  138. Lovely! mlbalderson(at)gmail(dot)com

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  139. Pretty clamshells in such lovely solids. I have always loved coral & teal colored fabrics. Makes me think of the tropics.

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  140. You chose a beautiful pallet. I love how the hand embroidery sets off the claim shells.

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  141. I've never tried RJR solids, and I would love too! Thank you for the giveaway.

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  142. That is gorgeous! Do you have to have a quilting machine to attain that wavy look?

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  143. What a pretty stack of fabric, and I love those pillows. Thanks for the opportunity!
    mmckee at wi dot rr dot com

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  144. I love the colors. I have recently discovered the versatility that using solids affords.

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  145. Pretty spring pillows. I am ready to do anything to spiff up this house! I think the clamshell design looks like fun.

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  146. I love solids since you can finish any project with them :) Love what you have done, those pillows they looks really cute!! I'm working now on some projects for mothers and fathers day so this would help me a bunch lol :)

    jessibeth.viera[at]gmail[dot]com

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  147. This is a lovely group of solids. I've been wanting to try to work with just solids on a quilt for some time now. Haven't chosen a pattern -- too many possibilities are roving around my mind.

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  148. Oh wow! The pics with your pup look like they belong in a magazine!

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  149. These are gorgeous! I love the pillows!

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  150. I really like what you did with those fabrics! The hand quilting is a great touch. Thank you for a chance to win.

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  151. Love the pillows--the fabrics are gorgeous!

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  152. So pretty and I love the colors you picked. Jackson is awfully cute.

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