Friday, 20 November 2015

A rainbow quilt

I've never made a rainbow quilt before.
They just seem too ordered and not random enough for me.

I thought I'd have a go though.
Just because I thought I should.

Fabrics were picked.



And the decision to go with a Flying Geese block was made, with much cutting ensuing.



And much boringly essential trimming with the Bloc-Loc ruler.



I sewed one row up and then pondered my next move.


And then over the past couple of weeks, I've slowly, slowly added to it.



Until today, when 286 Flying Geese units later,  I was finally done.



I enjoyed making it but I think I am hankering after a quilt with slightly more wild fabrics now.

Linking up to Finish It Up Friday


Just need to decide what the pattern will look like and then cutting will commence.

20 comments:

  1. It's so cheery and happy, love it!

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  2. It's beautiful, and the perfect quilt to look at on such a dreary cold day as today.

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  3. Love! I like the light blues and others that you used as background fabrics. I need to branch out with backgrounds.

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    1. I agree. Love your color sense and your composition!

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  4. Love it! By breaking up and mixing about the pattern as you have, it introduces a bit of a wild side. It is certainly not staid in any way!
    You could always go crazy with something bold on the back.

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  5. It's a lovely lively, colourful quilt, but doesn't have your usual exuberant selection of patterns. I think this is an example of Tick, done that, fabulous in its way but not to be repeated.

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  6. To me it doesn't look too ordered, I think using a variety of background fabrics helps. It's beautiful.
    Would you recommend the Block-Loc ruler?

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  7. I really like this, it is a happy quilt. x

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  8. Wow, it's lovely. I, too am not normally into the orderliness required by a rainbow quilt, but I love yours. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  9. Wow, it's lovely. I, too am not normally into the orderliness required by a rainbow quilt, but I love yours. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  10. Just gorgeous, well done on that selection, looking forward to its finish!

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  11. I do love this. The different facing geese give it a random feel ; )

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  12. Beautiful! Rainbow+ geese: love it. Good thing you sewed them over a few weeks because sewing the same (small block might be boring. Or addictive? Anyway 😍😍😍

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    1. 6 faces with eyes as red hearts were meant to appear

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  14. I enjoy your blog. I love your chose of fabrics and patterns. I stumbled on your blog from the fat quarter shop. I will be back to see more. angie from sioux city at g mail dot com

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