Friday, October 25, 2013

Blogger's Quilt Festival, ROYGBIV Category Quilt Entry

AmysCreativeSide

Welcome to my blog, and my Blogger's Quilt Festival Entry in the ROYGBIV Quilt category!

Rainbow Scrappy String Quilt

This scrappy quilt top emerged from my machine last spring after colour sorting all my string sized scraps!

Scrappy Rainbow String Quilt Top

 You can find the tutorial I used to construct the string blocks over at Film in the Fridge. Or, a similar method is shown in Elizabeth Hartman's book, Practical Guide to Patchwork, under the quilt "Valentine".

  Rainbow Scrappy String Quilt

The backing I finally chose is simple a turquoise sheet from Ikea, the binding is called Itty Bitty RicRac by Lakehouse Designs. I pieced it all and quilted it all with Aurifil thread, using a rainbow variegated thread on the back, which I love. The quilting is an all-over grid done on my machine, diamond-y like the blocks.

Rainbow Scrappy String Quilt Back

Quilt Stats: Dimensions: 59" by 71" 
Fabrics: scrap strings 2" and less, centre strips are made with Habitat Dandelions by Michelle D'Amore for Bernatex. Binding is Itty Bitty Ric Rac by LakeHouse Designs. Backing, Ikea sheet. 
Batting: Warm & Natural 
Thread: Aurifil 50wt for piecing and quilting 
Completed August 2013

Rainbow Scrappy String Quilt

  Thanks so much for visiting and enjoy looking around the Blogger's Quilt Festival!

21 comments:

  1. Hi Carla! Your quilt is amazing celebration of colours! I would love to wathc that every day! Beautiful work! x Teje

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  2. So pretty! That quilt is happy to me!

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  3. That is a very cheerful rainbow quilt!

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  4. Pretty pretty! What a great quilt that will be to cuddle under during winter!

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  5. I love it. This is so beautiful.

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  6. Beautiful! Love all the different fabrics you blended together into such a wonderful quilt!

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  7. Love this! I'm guessing you mostly use green on other quilts then!

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  8. This is just beautiful! Love all the scraps.

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  9. I love string quilts and yours is gorgeous with the rainbow of colors!!!! Love the turquoise color for the backing too.

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  10. I love scrappy quilts! This is just gorgeous!!

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  11. This is such a beautiful string quilt, I love it and it makes me want to make one for me.

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  12. Now I want to make on of these!

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  13. Wonderful job. So bright and cheerful.

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  14. I absolutely love this quilt, it makes me want to break out the scraps again :)

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  15. This quilt is stunning. I thought so the first time I saw it and I still think so. The way you chose to lay out the colours and the vibrancy of the blocks are just happy-making.

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