Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Blogger's Quilt Festival: Rainbow Bright

I'm getting this posted just under the wire, so I'll keep it brief! I don't have anything new to share for the Blogger's Quilt Festival, so I figured I'd show you my favorite recent finish. This quilt is the work of the Peace Circle of do. Good Stitches, and it's off to its new home with help from the folks at My Very Own Blanket, an organization that provides quilts for children in foster care. I LOVE this quilt and really need to make one for myself!
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To make the star blocks, we used this tutorial from Diary of a Flutter Kat. It makes 17.5-inch blocks, so the quilt came together really quickly.

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Be sure to stop by the Blogger's Quilt Festival for endless inspiration! Voting starts soon!

*Quilt Measurements: About 51x68
*Special Techniques used, if any
*Quilted by…Me!
*Best categories: Favorite Group/Bee Quilt, Favorite Throw Quilt, Favorite ROYGBIV Quilt

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27 comments:

Heather D. said...

I just love this one Katie!

felicity said...

Me, too - a superb scrap buster!

Jill said...

I love negative space stars! And your color choices were great, this quilt is lovely!

Sylvia said...

A wonderful cause. Good for you to support it.


I have always wanted to do a quilt with sawtooth stars embedded in a background of squares since I saw it in a book 10+ years ago. They used yellow for the stars and light to dark blue for the "sky" background. I love the rainbow colors that you used!

Debbie said...

I really do love this quilt! Perfect one to showcase!

Lonci said...

It s wonderful fun and colorful:)))

Kristie said...

Best quilt ever. I plan to directly copy ;)

Suzanne said...

I love so many things about this quilt! I love colour and scappy quilts. I'm sure whoever receives it will treasure it and take comfort in it! Beautiful!

Dana - Old Red Barn Co. said...

It's gorgeous! I'm always a sucker for rainbow gradation and this is killer! I admire you for making beautiful things and then giving them away. That's what it's all about!

Meg said...

I love rainbows and stars! Beautiful!

kameleonquilt said...

Beautiful quilt. I loved your star pattern being different within each colour.

sewfrench.com said...

Ooh, fun quilt! I've been wanting to make a star quilt, this might just be it! Love that it's a charity quilt. The foster program is special to me.

Kristie said...

psssst...nominated you for favorite ROYGBIV and favorite bee quilt!

CitricSugar said...

This is really fun! Love it.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I love looking at that quilt. I'll be helping to make up kits for our QoV group for that quilt soon. I had 2 unplanned trips to TX (FIL had bypass surgery) so, I ran out of time.

Franziska said...

I like it a lot, too. Thanks for sharing.

Kirsten said...

Beautiful quilt - love the scrappy rainbow blocks!

tusen said...

I love the pieced colourful blocks, they look great.

Kate Brown said...

I love the colors and pattern. So bright and cheery. I love it!!

Eileen said...

Beautiful! Quilt and story. What a lovely quilt for a child in a stressful situation. Thanks so much for sharing. Have a great day

Diary of a Flutter.Kat said...

Looks gorgeous! I'm sure it will make someone very happy.
I was this close to entering my original version into the festival too, but decided to do my cheeky quilt instead.
This design is one of my favourites I've made though :)

sonia said...

Beautiful quilt! I love the backing too.

Camilla said...

Great! You get my vote in the finals!

benta atSLIKstitches said...

Love this, hope is ok to Pin it for future inspiration x

Maureen Cracknell Handmade said...

I love everything about this rainbow quilt!!

FarahLin said...

Hi, visiting from Kim's, Crafternoon Delight - wow! It's gorgeous, love everything about it! And it's very noble of you to be doing this for charity. Well done and you've got my vote!

bagiennka said...

Just beautiful! For every season, for every month, day and minute. Perfectly matched colors and nice quilting. I love it.