Monday, April 11, 2016

Quilting with Solids - American Made Brand Solids

I started a new project this week.  Just a teaser of a photo to share so far but since I am having so much fun making the Words Are quilt for my daughter, I needed to start another smaller texty quilt - this time for me.

Here is what I have so far.  Can you guess where I'm headed?

I just love quilting with solids.  My favorite go to solid is American Made Brand.

American Brand Solids

 I've a little bit of almost all of their 75 yummy colors in my stash.  You can find them at many quilt stores including Fat Quarter Shop as well as my local quilt store, Cary Quilting.

 It was love at first sight when I had the chance to contribute a block in 2014 to represent North Carolina.  Look at this amazing quilt!  ( More information here.)  My block is the one with the five lighthouses - roughly halfway down the quilt.

American Made Brand License plate quilt
Photo from the Works blog

The richness of these colors and the feel of the fabric make them a pleasure to work with.   One of the best parts is that this fabric is completely made in the USA - from the cotton to finished product.

zip bags american made brand solids
Bags made during my Bag It series last fall

I was very excited when American Made Brand agreed to sponsor the Bargello QAL and provided a couple of fat quarter bundles to be awarded to participants.  (I just love the colors in these bundles - they really are favorites.)

As you can see, I used several of these in my Bargello quilt - a fun coincidence!

bargello quilt

Have you made a Bargello as part of the QAL?  Don't forget to enter the Linky party to have a chance to win!  (Information on the QAL is here.)

Thank you American Made Brand for sponsoring the Bargello QAL as well as being one of my blog sponsors.

Have a wonderful day! Patty

1 comment:

  1. hehehehe...I won't guess my friend...but may I say your letters are very pretty in red?!! I love to use solids for paper piecing, no wrong side!!


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