Friday, December 30, 2016

rainbow quilt complete

Welcome to finish it up Friday!
I was able to finish the rainbow scrap quilt this week! It is a simple quilt, through and through, but I love it all the same! If it were any larger, I'd be seriously tempted to keep it for myself.
For the backing, I did some color-blocking with a few solid fabrics from the stash. Solids are nice to use for a pieced backing because it doesn't matter were the seam falls, there is no pattern repeat to match!
I kept the quilting super simple....just an X through each block. I used my hera marker to mark the lines before I quilted, because I'm horrible at just eye-balling it. It's an extra step, but to me, it's totally worth it.
There is such a fun variety of fabrics in this quilt! I had to dig deep for enough low volume prints to fill in. Some were repeated several times, but I think it worked well anyway.
I love this gray stripe for binding! (It's from my good neighbors collection.) This is probably the 4th or 5th quilt that I've bound with this fabric. I don't think it will be the last, either. :)
The patchwork squares were cut at 5". The quilt measures 45" x 63" and it's scrap project # 190!

Now it's your turn! Please link up your finishes for the week. Thank you, as always, for joining me for finish it up Friday!

26 comments:

Gretchen Weaver said...

Your quilts are so pretty, I love the colors, so bright & cheery. Have a Happy New Year! villacrestfarm@gmail.com

Carie @ Space for the Butterflies said...

It is just so pretty and I love the grey as a binding, it works beautifully 😀

Colleen Potter said...

beautiful, you inspire me. Happy Holidays !

Jessica said...

The magic of the hera marker. It's the best (when I can see it - sometimes I really need chalk!). Your rainbow is so inspiring and calming. Happy New Year!

Melissa Corry said...

Love the fantastic rainbow of patchwork. And the low volume whites are so fun, it sets it off just perfect!!

Bernie Kringel said...

Perfect fabric choices Amanda. Looking at this, it is a great example of your Mighty Lucky challenge lesson. The values, the varied fabric scale (love that red and white polka dot!) and the low volume selection. Another wonderful finish. Happy New Year!

pennylanequilts said...

I love this quilt with its charm squares and the color scheme mixed with the low volume prints. You are on a roll with your end of the year finishes!

Judy @ Sew Some Sunshine said...

Such an incredibly happy quilt! Happy New Year!

Angie in SoCal said...

It's simplistic beauty make this quilt shine. Your thoughtful selection of the squares is so perfect.

Shannon said...

Your rainbow quilt looks soft and beautiful!

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Another great scrap quilt. Happy New Year to you and your family!

Kate said...

A beautiful finish!

teresamnj said...

Very pretty! Love the colors, and the simplicity!

Snowcatcher said...

Such a great quilt! Happy new year!

Paige said...

Finishing off with the gray binding was perfect! Happy New Year!

Tammy Stack said...

So jealous of your pretty finishe's! Me, working too much this week, but I'll be motivated for finishes next week

Little Quiltsong said...

Beautiful quilt and beautiful finish with the quilting, backing and binding! You did a wonderful job placing all of those squares. Wishing you a Happy New Year!

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

It may be a simple pattern, but your colour placement makes it awesome. Great finish.

Donna J said...

I really like the simple patchwork. I was here earlier and came back to look at all the finishes...but they have all disappeared. Is it my computer or something else.

Donna J said...

The 3rd time is charmed, it must have been my computer because all the links are back. Love the this quilt, and the scrappy rail fence is amazing.

legato1958 said...

What a gorgeous quilt! I love the way you put your scraps together, your quilting, and the binding!
Susie

Angela Atkins said...

Very pretty little quilt. Such a simple pattern and a great way to use up leftovers--and still beautiful.

Tami Von Zalez said...

Oh no, it says you cannot add links ... registration expired.

Liz said...

Beautiful!

Lorna McMahon said...

This beauty is another winner! Love the grey striped binding. It's been a pleasure to visit here all year, knowing there will be happy fabrics and quilts to see. Wishing you a Happy New Year and Happy Stitching in 2017!

Staci said...

I am so excited about your book! Can't wait!!
My goals for this year are lofty!
1. Have FUN!
2. Don't make UFO's.

Yep, that's it!!

Happy New Year!