July 27, 2017

Rainbow Picnic Blanket Sew Along

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I recently participated in the Rainbow Picnic Sew Along hosted by Rachel at Stitched in Color.  From the stash I pulled a Kona Cotton New Bright layer cake and a canvas print that I accidentally purchased years back, thinking it was quilting cotton when I ordered it.


Quilting is a doodle design with many different design elements merged together and is done in black thread.


Oh my, the backing, just delish!  You can imagine my disappointment when I opened the package and it was canvas instead of quilting cotton!  I'm so happy to use it up!


Quilt Stats:

Pattern:  Rainbow Picnic Sew Along
Size:  58" x 65"
Fabric:  Kona Cotton New Bright layer cake
Batting:  None
Backing:  Canvas print from Connecting Threads.
Quilting:  Doodling design, edge to edge, done on Gratitude.

This quilt is for sale in my quilt shop.


Save 30% off pattern downloads at Annie's through Sunday!  Their Jelly Bean Dreamin' pattern is on my to-do list to use up some Bonnie and Camille scraps!



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July 21, 2017

Star Crossed Rainbow Lap Quilt | Finished or Not Friday Linky Party!

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Welcome to Finished or Not Friday where you can share your finished {or not} projects!

My Finish is a lap size Star Crossed Rainbow with a white background!


This quilt is made with one half of a Kona jelly roll.  The pattern gives the layout of each color to create this exact quilt and utilizes strip piecing for quick assembly.


This quilt top laid on the stair rail for quite awhile because I couldn't figure out how to quilt it.  It wasn't asking for feathers, swirls, or flowers, and I ended up choosing interlocking loops for a more modern look.


The Benartex Gradation Rainbow backing is simply amazing.  It's a shame that it doesn't photograph nearly as beautiful as it is.  I'm sure this also makes it hard for online shops to sell.  It's one of those fabrics ya gotta see to really appreciate.  It just glows.


Here's Craftsy's picture for reference.  But cry me a river, they're all out ... I bought every yard they had.  ;)  I plan to list some of it in my pattern shop soon.


Quilt Stats:

Pattern:   Star Crossed Rainbow, pattern available here.
Size:  Lap size, approx 60" x 60"
Fabric:  Kona Cotton
Quilting:  Interlocking loops on Gratitude.
Batting:  Hobbs Heirloom 100% Cotton in white
Backing:  Benartex Gradations in Rainbow

This quilt is for sale in my quilt shop!

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It's your turn to share your finish {or not}!  What's welcome at this party?  
  • Any in-progress or finished project made with fabric, yarn, or thread.
  • Projects from this week only.
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