Friday, October 23, 2015

Bloggers Quilt Festival Fall 2015 - An RSC Quilt for the ROYGBIV Category


The temps have cooled down and Quilt Market is coming up so it's time again for the autumn Bloggers Quilt Festival hosted by Amy of Amy's Creative Side.  


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My entry for the ROYGBIV category this time around is the quilt that's featured in the header.  It's my first finish from playing along with Angela's Rainbow Scrap Challenge.  Last year she decided to offer a scrappy sampler project as part of the challenge.  The sampler blocks used up lots of scraps so it wasn't hard to justify starting another project.  




The blocks were constructed using Angela's tutorials, but the final setting was up to me.  The black sashing really made the color in the blocks pop,  but a solid black border seemed a bit bland.  After a bit of searching for some inspiration, the idea to add the chevron blocks to the corners was found in Sunny Steinkuhler's book on "Blocks, Borders, Quilts!"  



The color progression in the chevrons is the same as the color progression across the quilt.  The 4 strips added enough color to perk up those bland borders.  

Trudy Lindemann did a wonderful job with the quilting.  She matched the thread color to the block colors and used black in the borders.




Drama Teen wanted something swirly for the quilting and Trudy nailed it.  

Deciding on a color for the binding wasn't going real well. It was hard to pick just one color.  Then I found some yardage left over from backing Drama Teen's first rainbow quilt.  




The rainbow stripe really framed the black while echoing the colors in the blocks.  

Before I could finish adding the binding, the quilt needed a name. Naming quilts is always hard for me and this quilt was no exception.  Drama Teen came to the rescue, she'd just finished a lab in chemistry where they used a flame to identify substances by their color.  You can get just about every color in the rainbow from burning the various elements in the periodic table.  So the name Flame Test seemed appropriate.  I had a lot of fun with the label.  



When I finished photographing the quilt, Drama Teen immediately whisked it away to be her couch quilt.  As you can see in the header picture, Flame Test is already in use and well loved. I've already been informed that it's going to college with her.  

I'm looking forward to checking out all of this year's entries. The rainbow quilts can be found here, while the main festival post is here.   There really is something for everyone.  Thanks for checking out my entry.  

22 comments:

  1. It is a lovely quilt and such a fun label.....

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  2. I love everything about that quilt, including the label, and especially that DT loves it so much!

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  3. There's nothing better than having a quilt you've made immediately claimed and loved. Great job! Your colors just glow with the black sashings - love it!

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  4. This is one of my favorite quilts of yours. Just beautiful.

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  5. Everytime I come to your blog I am smitten by this rainbow quilt, I just love it!

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  6. My fingers are crossed for you. I love that quilt too. What does ROYGBIV stand for?

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  7. I like the black sashing and border. The FG are a great addition. Love Rainbow quilts. Good Luck in the Festival.

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  8. Love the label. What a fun quilt. I really like the addition of the chevrons.

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  9. Oh, so happy you entered this one in the Festival - love this quilt!!

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  10. Happy to see this one entered...I love it ! :)

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  11. I love your quilt. It's gorgeous!!

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  12. Oh wow - so much work went into this -it's beautiful.

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  13. It's beautiful. I'm still undecided as to whether to enter any of my quilts

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  14. How wonderful that it is appreciated it always lovely to hear isn't it. I love the arrows on the boarder. Great use of scraps well done.

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  15. Growing up in India we said VIBGYOR (Violet, Blue, Indigo, Green, Yellow, Orange, & Red). Whichever way you look at it , your quilt is bright, beautiful and colorful. Black really brings out the brightness. Hope you win!!!
    Sew Preeti Quilts

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  16. What a lovely quilt - all those bright colours against a dark background - just my type of colour combinations. Lovely.

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  17. Love, love, love this quilt. You put it together wonderfully. Good luck. You've got my vote!

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  18. Oh that is a great entry!!! I love it!!

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  19. An incredible amount of rainbow delight. Love how you followed through with the progression.

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