Saturday, October 25, 2014

Blogger's Quilt Festival - Pieces of a Rainbow

It's time for the fall version of the Blogger's Quilt Festival sponsored by Amy's Creative Side.


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My entry for the ROYGBIV category got started as a request from my daughter, Drama Teen, to make this pattern, Jigsaw by Alyssa Clancy,



in rainbow colors as a bed size quilt for her room.  Here's what came out of that request.   


It took a couple of years for me to gather up the fabrics for this quilt.  Even then there was an awful lot of switching in and out of fabrics as I got to the bottom rows.  Getting the color change to flow from the orange to the red-violet from upper left to lower right as the shades moved from lighter to darker from left to right was probably more of challenge then I was really ready for.  The whole fabric selection process was an education in color theory.  I'm still not sure I got the flow quite right, but Drama Teen loves it, so it works.  

The quilting was done by Trudy Lindemann, who never disappoints.  She varied the thread colors to match the colors in the quilt. 


The free hand flowers echo the quilt back and look just as good on it as they do the front.



The colors in the backing fabric match the colors on the front and it has the same shifts in color as on the front, so it worked really well.  
 Hand stitching the binding for Drama Teen's rainbow quilt was completed a few days after she'd had knee surgery to repair a torn ACL that ended her high school volleyball season just a week before their first game.  She told me that the quilt reminded her that even while she was hurting, that she was loved.  Her quilt felt like one big hug from Mom when she most needed it.  


This quilt goes pretty much everywhere with her.  So I'm pretty sure it will be well loved.  That's the best gift she could give me.  

There's a lot of eye candy over at the Blogger's Quilt Festival.  I'm going to go get a second cup of coffee and indulge in the best quilt show one can enjoy from the comfort of your recliner.  Thanks for stopping by my entry.  Enjoy the rest of the posts.  

12 comments:

  1. I'm so glad she loves it because I know how much you put into it; especially the unseeing near the end with the purple block! It's a lovely quilt, congratulations.

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  2. Enjoyed watching the whole process and progress of making this quilt!

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  3. Gorgeous work, Kate. I had missed how you quilted it. Great choice.

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  4. such a happy quilt...not surprised she takes it everywhere...so great to see our quilts being loved xo

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  5. A quilt journey that finished so beautifully! It turned out so well after all your changes. Glad DT treasures it too :)

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  6. I love this quilt and waited excitedly for every post you did about it. It turned out absolutely beautifully - the colours, the patterns, and the quilting are just sublime. LOVE that picture of DT as well ...this quilt was finished at the perfect time !

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  7. Best wishes Kate! This is a winner in my book!

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  8. I think this is so gorgeous! Your colors are so lush!

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  9. Love your ROYGBIV quilt -- the progression of colors is so well done. And I'm happy to see the quilt being used -- and loved!

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  10. What a fun quilt! Great job with the colors - and the backing is just so perfect.

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  11. Yep! THIS is the post I remember!! (Beyond me why I didn't let you know how much I loved it then!!)

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