Hoop Quilts Video Tutorial: How to Wrap a Hoop

HOOP DAY is almost here!  Thanks so much for your excitement to see Hoop Quilts... Minis in the round are coming soon.  Soon as in FRIDAY  :)

With encouragement from you, I took the leap and gave a video tutorial a whirl.  It shows how I wrap the hoops for the Hoop Quilts and frame them up.  It's not hard at all - but I thought it may be helpful for you to see it in action before you try it.

PSST....This is a SUPER SNEAK PEEK at the samples I made for the pattern.

Check out the video tutorial "Hoop Quilts: How to Wrap a Hoop".... please, go easy on me guys!  This is my first video ever from my home studio.  It was quite the learning experience... with lots of duct tape and other debacles.

Get ready for Hoop Quilts!
WHEN: Friday, March 17, 2017.
WHAT:  HOOP Quilts PDF Pattern
WHERE:  right here! in the Pattern Shop PDF or Print

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RJR Supreme Solids Blog Hop

When I was asked to participate in RJR's Supreme Solids blog hop, I happily said yes - as I am always interested in trying out different solids for quilting.  I had not tried RJR's Supreme Solids until now - and they are quite lovely to work with.

Here is a mini quilt I made to decorate my new sewing space using a cheery bundle of the Supreme Solids.  I am calling it Origami Bloom.

I think this quilt shows a different side of my personality, perhaps one that is analytic, geometric and basic.  I chose two shades of greens, oranges, blues, and purples.  The two shades of each color are intended to be close to each other, and in the same tone.  I wanted each petal of the bloom to look as if it were a piece of origami paper, bent and angular, with the lighter shade mimicking the backside of a continuous loop.  

I gave this mini tight straight line quilting to add simple dimension to the quilt - and the bias navy stripe from Bonnie & Camille's April Showers to give the binding a PUNCH.  I love it!  And the little confetti ticker tape squares in the border make me smile too.  :)

Thank you to RJR, who is giving away a bundle of the Supreme Solids I used for this project!   Scroll to the end of the post to enter the giveaway.

Quilt Stats.
Name: Origami Bloom
Size: 24" x 24"
Design: by AnneMarie Chany
Fabric:  RJR Supreme Solids: 033 Optical White, 314 Oriole, 276 Tangerine Dream, 333 Bougainvillea, 331 Pink Orchid, 296 Electric Blue, 126 Royal Blue, 347 Grass is Always Greener, 346 Sour Apple, and Navy Stripe from April Shower's for Moda
Piecing:  Me
Quilting: Me

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