Friday, August 2, 2013

A Rainbow of Favorite Things - Finished !!!

43x60
My 6 inch hexagon quilt is finished
It is completely hand pieced and quilted. No machines were involved.
Paper pieced and then hand quilted with perle #8 in a rainbow of different colors. 

It's a rainbow of my favorite things. 

I started in the middle with black - the absence of color and some crayons, then a mix of colors in some of my favorite things - buttons, ice cream, cupcakes, butterflies, candy...

Red is for valentines, strawberries, zinnias, roses, cherries, tulips, tomatoes, candy canes...

Orange is for pumpkins, peaches, oranges, carrots, daffodils...

 Yellow is for bananas, daffodils, lemonade, sweet corn, roses, sunflowers...
Green is for christmas cookies, kiwi, broccoli, peas Irish, basil, pears...

Blue is for blueberries, butterflies, merry-go-rounds, unicorns, iris, fairies, aprons, hoarfrost...

Purple is for pansies, plums, clematis, fairies, grapes, hydrangeas...

 The back is a multi-colored batik I picked up on sale.  I sometimes don't have very even stitches so I didn't want them to stand out too much on the backing.

I'm glad I'm finished with this. I've been working on it off and on for a very long time so it feels very good to be able to cross another UFO off the list.

Since I have a finish I'm linking up to Finish it Up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts.   And, since I really think I deserve a Whoop, Whoop I'm also linking up at Confessions of a Fabric Addict.  And, I'm also off to give a Weekend Update at Block Lotto. 

24 comments:

Sarah said...

I love your hexie quilt, it looks amazing and the detail in some of the hexies gives it fantastic visual interest! You really do deserve a whoop whoop!

Brenna said...

This is just amazing!

wombatquilts.com said...

This quilt is too much fun. I love how bright it is and all the fussy cutting. Good job.

wombatquilts.com said...

This quilt is too much fun. I love how bright it is and all the fussy cutting. Good job.

Frances said...

This is a lovely hand stitched, hand quilted project. Thank you for sharing

sophie said...

It's so beautiful and I love how you filled it up with the things you love.

Thanks for joining the Weekend update Linky party.

Julierose said...

This is just beautiful; I love all those novelty prints done in color waves! Great quilt! Julierose

Wendy said...

I love your quilt...it is just stunning! Loving all those bold and beautiful fabrics that you used...great finish...

littleorphanskein said...

Absolutely love this! What a great idea.

audrey said...

What a great quilt! Wonderful work.:)

Jane said...

Ooh, nice! I bet you had fun with this. Love all the gorgeous fabrics you used.

joe tulips said...

This is gorgeous. I love all the color!

Gerry Krueger said...

This quilt is so you!!! I love anything that is rainbow. Hugs Gerry

Suztats said...

Such a gorgeous rainbow!

Karen H said...

Lovely quilt - very well done! :)

Brenda said...

congratulation! I love the interplay of the novelty fabrics with the pieced hexies. what will you do now for a hand project?

Renata's arts and crafts said...

OMG this is amazing!... I do not find words to say how beautiful is.

Quilter Kathy said...

It's truly a fantastic finish...congratulations!

Sarah Craig said...

Wow!! Just wow!!! Whoop whoop!!

Lorna McMahon said...

This is an incredible quilt! I love all the bright colours, of course, and the hand quilting, but the best part is how you incorporated whole and pieced hexi's into the design. Beautiful job! It is truly worthy of a Whoop! Whoop!

Valerie Reynolds said...

I agree: AMAZING!!! I absolutely love that it's a quilt of all your favorite things...what a unique idea! I want to make one!!1

val from myplvl.blogspot.com

Muddling Through said...

That is an incredibly beautiful work of art! I truly admire your fortitude, I would never get it done. ;)

Sarah Lizzie said...

A is for amazing, B is for beauteous, C is for colourful, D is for dazzling, E is for exquisite........!! Every letter of the alphabet can be used to describe this delightful quilt!! 'Tis truly sublime!!

Liz said...

Outstanding effort and result, Congratulations! This is one to cherish. Your colors and "favorite things" theme really shine. I love most that you made it completely by hand. Inspiration!