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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Rainbow Quilt ~ Finished!

I own lots of quilt patterns and books, but my favorite thing to do is come up with a design in my head and then work it out with the fabric that is in front of me. That's what I did with my charity quilt, my Riviera quilt, and these rainbow squares that I received from a recent swap, and I must say, I am quite pleased with the results. See what you think...

Rainbow Quilt ~ Finished!White Kona cotton was a great choice for surrounding all these lovely fabric squares.

Rainbow Quilt ~ Finished!Each square is a different fabric, so if you turn the quilt one way, it looks like this.

Rainbow Quilt ~ Finished!And if you turn it the other way, it looks like this!

Rainbow Quilt ~ Finished!I love the aqua fabrics...they remind me of cool water on a hot summer day!

Rainbow Quilt ~ Finished!The peachy colors remind me of sherbet...yummy and refreshing!

Rainbow Quilt ~ Finished!The pinks remind me of cotton candy...light and fluffy and so very sweet!

Rainbow Quilt ~ Finished!I've always loved greens. They just make me happy.

Rainbow Quilt ~ Finished!And here is the whole quilt, all 35 by 43 inches of it, laid out on the grass, just waiting for a little baby to curl up in the middle and take a nap!

Rainbow Quilt ~ Finished!I love the cuddly quiltiness that happens after a new quilt is washed. It just makes the quilt that much cozier!

Rainbow Quilt ~ Finished!Naptime anyone?

Rainbow Quilt ~ Finished!Love that pink swirl fabric!

Rainbow Quilt ~ Finished!The backing was pieced from a selection of fat quarters from my stash, making the quilt sort of reversible!

Rainbow Quilt ~ Finished!Rainbow quilt hanging out with the sunflowers and butterfly bushes.

Rainbow Quilt ~ Finished!Rainbow quilt lying around with the black eyed Susans and the cone flowers.

Rainbow Quilt ~ Finished!Rainbow quilt relaxing on the glider under the pink impatiens that seem to love that end of the porch.

The design I used for this quilt top was fresh out of my own head, but I'd be willing to pull it out again and do a tutorial on it if anyone is interested. (Editor's note: a picture tutorial for this quilt can be found HERE!) I enjoyed making the blocks not line up with each other, giving the quilt a little bit of a wonky look, like something out of a Dr. Seuss book. But if you look closely, you will see that there is a method to the placement of the blocks which is really quite simple.

This quilt will be making its way into my Etsy shop soon, so if you're interested in having it for yourself, just let me know!

And don't forget to sign up for my Summertime Giveaway by clicking HERE and following the rules for the giveaway. They are super easy and relaxed, just like summertime should be!

Happy Stitching!

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