Tuesday, May 17, 2011

a quilt top

So, I'm finished juggling rainbows!  It took a good bit of perseverance to work through all the irregular sashing shapes while trying to maintain the light-to-saturated color scheme.  In fact, I believe it took about 3 solid nights of work! 

Rainbow Craze Quilt Top

I haven't measured the finished quilt top, but that's my husband doing his best to hold it here. It's definitely a big one!


After Kona Sky and Banana, I used Kona Aritchoke sashing and some Kona Peridot in the far left corner.

To be honest, I'm still not in love with the layout I created.  But, I'm thinking that this is going to be the kind of quilt that's more fun to examine on a macro level, rather than from afar.  And, I suppose, that's how quilts are enjoyed anyways - a piece at a time on your lap.  I'm sure the family who receives it will be blessed!

this corner

Since you can't see the saturated corner very well in the first pictures, here's another view.

 Cross Block by Alecia Sharp

Ooh, and I had a little fun with this one!  Alecia Sharp (Beauty in the Details) made the petite little cross block without any border.

a little stripe block

I found that I had too much green space in the saturated corner, so I enlarged her block using this this little stripe block I had made last month.  Love the way the colors blend so well!

I'm looking forward to seeing this "Rainbow Craze" quilt finished and off to it's new family as soon as I get past some upcoming deadlines.  Thanks for your patience, friends in the Faith Circle!

44 comments:

  1. Wow - this may just be the most fantastic rainbow quilt I've ever seen. Love it and I like the idea of using lots of different types of blocks in one quilt of various shapes and sizes. Turned out fantastic :)

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  2. I think you did a fantastic job!

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  3. I love the layout, even from a distance! And I'm sure you're right, the family will love the quilt up close.

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  4. I love it! And you're right--it is best appreciated on a macro level. I think of that when I take full-length photos of my quilts. Unless it's a wall hanging, no one will ever see them all stretched out again!

    Now...how are you going to quilt it??

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  5. Rachel, it came out amazing! I love it ... and I love to think the family who receives it will love touching and exploring all the different blocks, colors and styles! I bet each child will have a favorite block! :)

    Great work and thanks for sharing.

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  6. I like the way it turned out with all the different blocks - it will give each family member a chance to pick their favorite part, and everyone can find something to like! :)

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  7. It looks just wonderful! I love all those bright colors. Beautiful!

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  8. That's beautiful!! Very cheery and eclectic and fun.

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  9. It turned out fantastic! It is very nicely balanced. Good job!

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  10. Gorgeous! This is the type of quilt you want to hang on a wall and look at for ages! Jxo

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  11. Extremely cool! So bright and colorful :)

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  12. I think you did a fabulous job. The colors are wonderful and I love the sashing going from light to dark. Great imagination and creativity!

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  13. Oh you did good there, it all looks great!

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  14. Kudos to you! When I saw all those different size blocks I had no clue how you would be able to put it all toether! It's an amazing, cohesive, beautiful rainbow!

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  15. The "Faith" circle did such a great job. The squares are so fun to view. And I think you should give yourself more credit. That's no easy task and you did a great job. It's obvious you spent a lot of time trying to make it visually appealing...and you did! It's so fun...

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  16. Wonderful job! This is a very happy quilt! The quilt looks balanced- which was quite a feat with all of those blocks. You said that you don't love the layout, but I think that you should be proud of it. I like how unique this layout is. It will be unique just like the family who gets this gift is unique. Don't be too hard on yourself with this, it is a job well done.

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  17. Love it! Well done - and you made everything fit together beautifully!

    All the best - Chris

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  18. this looks great! I think you did an awesome job joining all the blocks together!!

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  19. It's gorgeous! Love the colors and how you did the sashing!!

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  20. Wow, Rachel, this quilt is just breathtaking. I love the way you varied the sashing. This is one of the reasons I am enjoying do.Good.Stitches so much - these supremely unique quilts that this group creates! The family who receives this quilt is going to be so excited :)

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  21. I think it looks great, so much fun!

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  22. I think you did a wonderful job! I can't wait to see how you are going to quilt it? Good Luck!!!

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  23. Yea!! It turned out amazing!! Great quilt!!

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  24. my favorite block is the one w/the diagonal white blocks - put right on the diagonal line w/the big jump in color saturated sashing ... it looks nice! =)

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  25. amazing perseverance!!
    i love the results.

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  26. Aw...I like it! It is weird and very not traditional but that's what makes it special!

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  27. I sometimes have trouble getting far enough away from a quilt to see the whole picture, but you're right that quilts (especially big ones) are most appreciated at the macro level, scrunched up on our laps.

    I should remember that next time and not worry too much about the big picutre!

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  28. Such a fun top ! Fabulous job putting the mismatched blog into a cohesive ensemble!

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  29. Thanks all! I think you're right - the children will have fun exploring it for sure. As for quilting, I think I'm going to quilt it with simple curliecues. It's one FMQ pattern that I've had success with and it won't add too much "more." But, suggestions are welcome!

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  30. great job of putting it all together rachel. :)

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  31. I just could not picture the whole thing in my head but I think you did a great job...it looks like a big challange (or like a lot of very colorful scientific charts, haha)! I'm sure they're going to love it! Maybe I missed it, but how are you going to quilt it??

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  32. This is one of the coolest quilts I have ever seen!

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  33. Looks great! I can't wait to see how you quilt it!

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  34. What a fabulous rainbow quilt! I love it!

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  35. I think you did the blocks justice. The progressing shades of green are a great compliment the vibrant blocks. You and the Faith circle should be very proud!

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  36. How beautiful! The colors are so gorgeous! I have always loved bright colors. My mom used to tease me when I was a child dressing myself; I didn't care if colors or patterns matched - as long as it was colorful I was happy!

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  37. Love the colours, love the blocks and love the way you have put them all together. So, what's not to love? It must have been such fun to work on and a real challenge. You should be very proud. Whoever receives this quilt is one lucky person!

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  38. Perseverance has won! It looks great!
    It could almost become an 'interactive' quilt for the children. "How many yellow triangles are there?" "Who can find the purple chairs?" "What is the colour order of a rainbow?" etc etc.

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  39. Beautiful! I love love love all the color. And the sashing is so creative and works so well. Great work everyone! It's been so inspiring to watch as it was put together.

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  40. Hey Gal,

    I love this quilt top, totally unique. I featured it on my blog and wanted to share the link with you. http://koolbeenz-blog.blogspot.com/2011/05/featured-crafter-stitched-in-color.html

    Feel free to grab my "Featured Button".

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  41. How FUN! I love the whole idea of this quilt! It is such a happy quilt! Great job!

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