I call it Rainbow - lol - it is actually a quilt that has colors from yellow to orange to red to purple to blue to green - I made over 120 6.5" unfinished 9 patch blocks - then I cut not sure how many 6.5" black squares - I started in the top left with yellow and worked across the top with 7 9 patch blocks with black squares inbetween - to red at the top of that row - I used the same colors and gradiated across the quilt top till there is blue in the bottom left and green in the bottom right - the middle area is pinkish red and purple -
This is not my pattern - I saw this on Keepsake Quilting site - I have a ton of 6.5" 9 patch blocks left because of trying to get the gradiation just right you have left overs - and I am going to sew them together and put on with the backing fabric - which I haven't picked out of my stash yet - or I might make a big pillow from them - haven't decided - guess when I find the backing fabric if they will work with it then I will have that answer...
This is the 2nd quilt I have made that I call my Rainbow quilts - the other one had a white background - can't remember the block that I used for that one but was similar...
I finished piecing 2 Linus project quilts I started over the weekend. The first one I started with 6" squares and I decided to go with 5" squares for the second one. I was using up some Moda marble jelly roll strips I had and ran out, so I had to improvise. Now to get them quilted, I usually send my quilts to be quilted by a long arm quilter, but I can't afford that for all the Linus quilt tops I have. I'm thinking some straight line quilting on these 2.
ramona, i made my own paper piecing templates, they're off one direction just a smidge, i need to find it so i can tighten my seams in one direction. i am using my featherweight and she's a good girl, she doesn't eat my ends. i do have to hold onto the top thread for the first stitch getting started or she pulls it to the bottom and makes a snarl along the seam. with these tiny peices a fat seam can make the block a bit off (come to think of it, that might be why the blocks are a bit off one direction). i am not making a queen sized quilt out of these, and i only need 64 blocks. perhaps a few more for a border, but i'll wait and see on that.
i haven't had a machine eat an end when i am paper piecing. my old singer and bernina were pros at that, i don't have a problem with either of my vikings eating ends.
gini in north idaho
I need some advise... Please ignore my rotten picture, but.... I only have enough butterfly fabric left for a 3 inch border... should I skip it or will 3 inch look ok with such large blocks in top?
I think a 3 in border will look fine. Beautiful quilt.
heeheee! My 2 cents worth....
kelly, anything you do will look fine. do you have any of the green left? i would do a little green border, half the size of your butterflies, add the butter flies and the black for the binding. but no borders will work just fine with this quilt too.
Thanks Nana... I am going through a purple/butterfly phase right now.. bought lots of different fabrics with butterflies...lol..
Pam:heeheee! My 2 cents worth....
lol Pam... Im having trouble with no borders... cause I always have borders...lol.. maybe I need to change my ways...lol..
gini: do you have any of the green left
I do have green left...
gini:i would do a little green border, half the size of your butterflies,
thats a good idea
Kelley - I am not sure if a 3" border will work or not - to me - I think it would be too small - I would just not border the quilt at all - use the butterfly fabric for the binding and that will pull it all together. Very pretty quilt by the way - I do like simplicity.
I did not work on my quilts yesterday at all - it seemed that the pain kept interfering and today I found out where the pain was coming from - a storm came through and it was raining all morning...
I did get Rainbow pressed though and ready for the borders... now to lay it out and figure out this border thing...lol... I hope to have it done this weekend and go searching in my sewing room for something to back it with...
I am on block P of my Snowmen A-Z and so close to having that block done I need to just finish it - but again - hands are swollen - almost couldn't get my biggest size rings on - yep have rings for swelling of the hands - I normally wear a 5 1/2 but when my hands start swelling the 5 1/2 will not go on - so I hate not to have wedding rings on so I have ones that are 7 and 8s... today I barely could get the 8s on... a little lotion helped though -
Quilty hugz to all! Off to pay the piper for the work on the hot tub!
In Salem Oregon they have a great quilt shop....Greenbaum's Quilted Forest. They have a show in October called Quiltopia. This is the ad and quilt on it is awesome- the cat is so neat I had to share it w/ you all! I also love the purple and orange used in quilt.....