Thursday, May 5, 2011

Rainbow-tastic!

I finished my Bottled Rainbows quilt, and we took it on location for a photo shoot. (Yes, there were other people at this location. Yes, they looked at me like I was nuts.)

Bottled Rainbows finished!
I was worried that the precariously draped quilt would fall in the water. I was more concerned that I would fall in the water. We both left dry!

Bottled binding
I used particularly rainbowy prints from Ann Kelle's Remix for the backing and binding. (Thanks for pointing me in this direction, Elizabeth!) I love the 1980s feel of that line.

Bottled rainbows on rocks...why not?
I loved the quilt-as-you go angle of this project. It's something I'll try more of in the future.

Bottled Rainbows...on bench!
This was billed as a leisurely quilt-along, but I quickly got addicted to putting the blocks together.

Diego the Donkey
I asked Luke to name our donkey, and he decided on Diego. I like it (and I'm surprised he didn't choose Batman). You can kind of see the quilting in this photo. I tried to quilt lines on either side of the seams, but the bulky intersections gave me too much trouble. I ripped that out and attached the blocks to the backing by quilting around the scrappy center. Hope that's enough!

Bottled Rainbows Rolled
I considered cutting these stripes on the bias, but I ended up deciding against it. Still second-guessing that decision.

Bottled Rainbows with model
My patient photo assistant

Definitely check out Rachel's quilt-along if you're in the market for a scrappy project!

19 comments:

felicity said...

Fabulous, fabulous. Diego is definitely the star of the show. :)

Becky said...

oh so fantastic! It is just gorgeous. The colors are spectacular! So where will this beauty live?

Elizabeth D. said...

I just love it, Katie!! And I'm impressed with Luke's naming skills - very nice. Ryan tends to go with completely random syllables put together for names, like Wegoto, for instance. I know, weird! I love the backing you picked, and I don't think you should second guess your binding, I like that it's not bias-cut, I think it looks fantastic. Did Luke claim this quilt for his own?

Kati said...

I love the backing. How fun to have it all done! It turned out great.

audreypawdrey said...

It is so beautiful! I am definitely bookmarking this one for the future. Are you at Oak Mtn.? It looks familiar, but I can't quite figure it out. It must be because I haven't lived in B'ham since 2003. Anyway, I love the backing and the binding. It is perfect for this quilt and it reminds me of Rainbow Brite, which I love.

Sarah Craig said...

Your quilt is beautiful, and I love the binding just the way it is!! Great backing, too.

Hollie said...

Wow! This turned out amazing! I especially love the binding you chose.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

This turned out great. Congrats!

Marci Girl said...

Oh my, you were brave, I know if I had done that shot, both my quilt and myself would have left soaked! HA! It is beautiful! I like you binding, not on the bias, it is great! I bought the remix zig-zag to make a border on mine, hoping that it reflects the zig-zag stitching!

traceyjay said...

ACK!!! It's amazing!! beautiful quilt. So... did you add the backing at the end? Is that how it worked... and quilted each block to the scraps???

I'll have to do some research.
Love the quilt and love the photos. Luke's pretty cute too. ;)

Carolyn said...

It came out so beautiful!!

Lee said...

It's amazing! I love it! The binding and backing are so perfect! : )

Rachel Hauser said...

Great shot, Katie! I really like your fabric choices. That line is perfect for this project. Hey, someone mentioned Rainbow Brite, who I adored as a child. Perhaps she inspired us all =)

Leah said...

I love this. What a great way to use a bunch of scraps!

Sunshine said...

Katie, that turned out beautifully! I can't wait for my scraps to finally catch up with me - this move has been a royal pain in the you-know-what regarding quilting! I've been on withdrawal for over a month now!!

Well done!

Coffeebean's Dailies said...

this is gorgeous! congrats on the finish!

Candice said...

So so beautiful!! Yours is my favorite so far- and I love your backing and binding choices- so neat! I have 2 down, 14 blocks to go- hehe- I hope mine looks as lovely as yours and I will be happy :) It's just perfect!

jaya pratheesh said...

spectacular quilt!

excellent work .

Aus said...

Great shot, Katie! I really like your fabric choices. That line is perfect for this project. Hey, someone mentioned Rainbow Brite, who I adored as a child. Perhaps she inspired us all =)