Thursday, May 12, 2016

Love in Vintage Rainbows

Love in Vintage Rainbows

My latest collaboration quilt with Love circle of do. Good Stitches is complete!  Our palette was inspired by our Vintage Rainbow mosaic contest.  How do you think it came out?  I think the team did a spot on job of emulating the slightly-off vintage greens and pinks combined with true blues and raspberry reds.

Love in Vintage Rainbows

This half square triangle setting has become a pattern called "Framed" which is to be part of my upcoming online class.   It's a great choice for scraps, as shown by the way it's come together here with diverse fabrics and a somewhat open-ended color scheme.  I've been working for a few months on Patchwork from Scrap which will run twice this summer (July and September).  More details soon!

Love in Vintage Rainbows

I finished the quilt with zigzag quilting along diagonals that emphasize the frames (on point squares) in this quilt pattern, plus additional straight line quilting in the ditch of other seams for durability.  Our Love circle quilts are destined for children through Wrap Them in Love.   Got to stitch them to last!

Love in Vintage Rainbows

As per usual, I pieced together some large stash yardage to make up my quilt back.

Love in Vintage Rainbows

These three fabrics are all Anna Maria Horner prints, actually, from three different collections.  I'm often drawn to her work.  You can find similar choices at Intrepid Thread, which has Anna's just released Mod Corsage as well as many older Horner finds.  Someone was just asking me for Loulouthi, and I pointed them to Mod Corsage, especially Memory and Observations.  I'd like to get some myself!

Thanks, Love Circle, for teaming up to create quilts for good.  It has been truly a pleasure to lead this circle for coming on 6 years!  Our membership has evolved throughout that time, but always the outcome is so worthwhile.  I imagine myself stitching with you for years to come!


25 comments:

  1. I love how it came together. It's beautiful. I'm fascinated with your backing. I am going to start doing mine that way. I have enough bits and pieces for combining for a back instead of having to buy large amounts of fabric for backs.

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    1. Yes! I rarely ever buy fabric for a backing. It feels good to keep my stash moving =) Thanks for all your comments, City Girl. I wanted to let you know that I cannot respond to you via email because your email address is hidden through your Google/Blogger account. That's fine, of course, just wanted you to know that's why you never hear from me.

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  2. I think it came together really well. HSTs just have infinite possibilites.

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  3. So beautiful! Hope you are doing well! Thinking about you frequently!

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  4. I absolutely love this! It's amazing how this arrangement creates such a new take on simple hst's! And that palette... I want to borrow it and make lots of things with it - it just lights me up.

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  5. Such a wonderful vintage vibe in the color palette! But a mod twist with the design. Nice collaboration.

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  6. Really stunning!!! Love it!

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  7. Definite vintage vibe! And such a fun HST layout! Great work, all of you...it looks ready to be loved!

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  8. Love the arrangement! Hard to believe it's only HSTs! Beautiful finish!

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  9. The fabrics and color combinations are wonderful - refreshing and vintage all at the same time. Rachel the backing is just perfect too!

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  10. Oh wow! It's an awesome quilt. I love it.

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  11. Oh wow! It's an awesome quilt. I love it.

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  12. I love how it came together! Really nice work, Rachel. These colors are so fun, I want to make something with them soon.

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  13. como te encuentras senti mucho la perdida pues soy seguidora tuya desde hace mucho yo ahora estoy muy enferma y me gustaria conocerte en persona vivo en Barcelona ciudad condal España siempre haces buenos trabajos sige asi

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  14. como te encuentras senti mucho la perdida pues soy seguidora tuya desde hace mucho yo ahora estoy muy enferma y me gustaria conocerte en persona vivo en Barcelona ciudad condal España siempre haces buenos trabajos sige asi

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  15. It is beautiful! I love that it really does look vintage. The Love circle should be proud :)

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  16. I really love this vintage-y scrappy quilt! I predict your students will enjoy making it in your class this summer!

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  17. Simply beautiful, what size is this quilt?

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    1. Thanks! It is 48" x 60", which is on the smaller side for a throw, but seemed like a good choice since our bee quilts are intended for children.

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