Saturday, 9 June 2012

Random Rainbows – a finish!

Well I meant to get organised and post this yesterday so it could be a Friday finish. But it didn’t happen. However I did finish the quilt on Friday so surely that means I can sneak it in to TGIFF over at Quilt Matters… ;)
I’m not sure where to begin talking about this one, so let’s just look at a picture first.
RR finished 2Let’s go with… I am so happy with this quilt. It makes me smile. It brightens up a cold winter’s day. It’s filled with rainbowy goodness!  This quilt of happiness was made from Bee blocks from my first ever online quilting Bee. You can read a bit more about the Bee side of this here.
RR draped with backing fabricI had hoped to give it a lovely rainbow backing and binding, but that did not come together. However I had the perfect amount of that leafy fabric (something by Red Rooster Fabrics) for the backing. Hurrah! I thought about a rainbow scrappy binding – which would look fab on the front of the quilt but like clown vomit on the back. So I went with a beautiful light grey. So pleased I did.
RR foldedThe quilting is very basic stitch in the ditch. I’m a basic quilter. I don’t get brave enough to experiment and do fancy pants stitching throughout. I wish I had that courage but I don’t. So I go with what I know. Basic quilting. Plus I wanted minimal quilting as I want this to be a beautiful soft quilt to snuggle up with.  
RR on the line Look! It’s even rainbow and happy when it’s falling off the clothesline during its photo shoot. Or maybe it’s just being coy and playing up to the camera with different poses. Who knows with quilts. They certainly have minds of their own. Ask any quilter. Quilts dictate how to be pieced, what fabrics to use, and how to be quilted. We are merely slaves to the design that’s trying to come out in quilt form. In this case, I think this quilt had the right idea.
RR finished This quilt is going to a fabulous charity that works with children in foster care and crisis in Australia. It’s called Angels for the Forgotten. They are always looking for quilts and little bags – check out their website if you’re interested in sewing some goodies for them! I know they’d appreciate it!
And finally – a big thank you to my fellow bees from QCA who made these beautiful blocks for the quilt. I so appreciate your time, effort and your persistence :)
TGIFF 2_new


  1. It's beautiful.
    And, you do better than me. I haven't even learned how to stitch in the ditch machine quilt! I've watched a couple of videos on youtube about it but I'm afraid it's going to take someone to actually show me how to do it in person.

  2. It is beautiful and it will make a lovely snugly gift for someone tha really needs it. Well done.

  3. It's beautiful Kristy and I think the simple quilting is just perfect!

  4. Everything about this quilt is happy and cheerful so, hopefully, that will be passed on to the eventual owner.

    Great quilt, great result.

    P.S. How is clown vomit different from anyone else's? On second thoughts probably best if you don't answer that!

  5. I do like your rainbow quilt. Something about rainbow colours against white just looks great. Nice one!

  6. I love rainbow goodness quilts, Kristy, and this one is beautiful! Good call with the binding. The grey was an inspired choice! Thanks for linking this up to TGIFF!

  7. Congratulations on this quilt. It is wonderful. I just love the rainbow happy. I think your backing and binding choices work very well with this. I love the pattern. Did you create it? If so, you should do a tutorial on it.

  8. The quilt looks amazing. The rainbow colours will brighten up these windy wet days. Love the backing and binding =D

    I'm having a giveaway on my blog. There is one extra day to enter =D

  9. I love rainbows! And this quilt is the perfect showcase for them! And well done for sending it to charity - It will be greatly loved I'm sure!

  10. Gorgeous quilt, I love your color choices!


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