Thursday, August 15, 2013

Rainbow Scrappy String Quilt is Done!

I'm so delighted to have finally completed this happy, happy quilt!

Rainbow Scrappy String Quilt


I finished the top way back in April but I was waiting and waiting for the perfect quilt back to come floating down from heaven and lay on my floor. It turned out to be a simple turquoise sheet from Ikea. I'm in love with it, and I think it lets the front really shine.

Rainbow Scrappy String Quilt Back

I chose to channel one of my favourite online quilters, Rita at Red Pepper Quilts, and her penchant for bold, stripe-y bindings. There were a couple of naysayers amoung my closest quilt critics (my boys) but Instagram was there to help with a chorus of yes-sayers! The print is called Itty Bitty RicRac and it is from Lakehouse Designs.

Rainbow Scrappy String Quilt

She finished at 59" by 71".  Also trying to follow Red Pepper Quilts' style, I put a grid on it, quilting a nice diamond crosshatch all over. I have no clue how Rita's quilts are so incredibly flat and smooth, but we're all wrinkly and crinkly over here anyways, so this quilt fits right into the family. The top thread in the quilting is Aurifil 50 wt in a light gray and I continued the rainbow motif on the back, using Aurifil 3817 (a variegated) in 50 wt in the bobbin.

Rainbow Scrappy String Quilt
 

25 comments:

  1. I love this quilt, Carla! The stripey binding is just perfect!

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  2. This is so great Carla. All the pretty colours and fabrics work beautifully. I imagine this will be yours?

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  3. This looks fantastic! I love the bright colours and the straight lines. The binding gives it a fun pop - what do boys know anyhow? ;-)

    I just found your blog a week ago and am enjoying getting caught up on all of your wonderful projects. Your blog came up at the top of the list when I searched for completed quilts using the Charming Stars pattern from Moda Bakeshop.

    Then your blog popped up again only a few days later as I am a Kona Solids subscriber at Sew Sisters. When I realized you are also a fellow Canadian I knew I had to add you to my Favourites list! I live in the Okanagan but grew up in Edmonton.

    Lisa

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  4. Gorgeous! I love it! I must make one and use up my scraps. Did you use a pattern? Or just came up with it as you went?

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  5. I love the turquoise for the back. WAAAAY better than the yellow I used. Great choice! It's a beautiful quilt =)

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  6. It is gorgeous! What a wonderful quilt. I hope you are planning on keeping this one?!

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  7. That's just ridiculously pretty - great job!

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  8. Wonderful quilt, hope you are keeping it ;-)

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  9. I love it! So very happy! Ever time I see a string quilt I want to make one!

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  10. Oh my! It is absolutely and incredibly beautiful!! I love the rainbow theme for a quilt... And string quilts are so much fun!!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  11. Absolutely gorgeous, fun and so worth sharing! Hope you don't mind if I share it with a link back on my facebook page at http://facebook.com/sewfreshquilts.
    Congrats on the lovely finish, Carla!

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  12. Your rainbow string quilt sure turned out beautiful. I love the turquoise that you used for the backing as well as the striped binding. I think the binding as a little bling to the quilt!

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  13. Definitely a happy quilt; i love the stripey binding!! You have been finishing so much lately!! Beautiful work as always :)

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  14. I love your quilts! All of them!

    Marion

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  15. Very pretty! Your quilting looks great!

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  16. I love this quilt! It's controlled scrappy with very successful quilting. The binding is perfect for it.... I might just have to think of doing one too. Great inspiration... A+++++ Thanks for sharing it. AND have fun with all of your boys! wow hugs su '-}

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  17. I absolutely love this quilt. Is there a pattern for it? I made a charity quilt for a little baby at my church who had to have open heart surgery before she was one month old and still continues to have medical problems. She has an older sister that I would like to make this quilt for. She is such a special big sister and very loving to her sick little sister. I am quilting the charity quilt by hand and as soon as I finish it we are going to auction it off and the money will go towards helping her family with expenses to take them back and forth to Vanderbilt Hospital. If you have a pattern or can tell me where to get one I would appreciate it. My email address is qwilter1@yahoo.com

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  18. Rita would be proud! Love her work too! New follower!

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  19. It's a beauty!!! Great job!! But 6 boys and homeschooling them, a GREATER job!!

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  20. I love the colour play, the stripy piecing gives to the blocks. It was clever idea to use the multicolour Cotton Mako' 3817 in the bobbin to add some colour play to the backing.

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  21. this is so pretty! Everybody loves a rainbow, right? ;)

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  22. c'est spendide belle coordination des couleurs bravo!!!!

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  23. GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!! This is on my bucket list!!!

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