Thursday, October 31, 2013

Blogger's Quilt Festival - A Hand Quilted Rainbow


AmysCreativeSide
Let me tell you about my entry in the Blogger's Quilt Festival going on at Amy's Creative Side.    I couldn't decide whether if I should enter my Rainbow of Favorite Things quilt into the RYOGBV category or the Hand Quilted Category.  I finally decided upon the Hand Quilted. 


43x60
6 inch hexagons
It is completely hand pieced and quilted. No machines were involved.
It was paper pieced and then hand quilted with perle #8 in a rainbow of different colors. 

And the quilt is 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, shamrocks,  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.


11 comments:

tubakk said...

Your quilt is so pretty. I love the way you hand quilted it.

Suztats said...

Gorgeous! Best of luck in the competition.

Quiltbenaco said...

Stupendo!

CitricSugar said...

Beautiful - and great use of colour!

Ella said...

Lovely! Can I ask how long it took to complete?

UKMUMINUSA said...

beautiful, love all the hand stitching.

scraphappy said...

What a fun collection of fabrics you must have to be able to come up with so many great color coordinated memories.

Queenie Believe said...

Beautiful quilt! I love all the fabrics, a story to be found in each hexie!
Have a great day.
Always, Queenie

sewfrench.com said...

I love all the variety of blocks you incorporated! Beautifully done! Hand quilted is always a winner in my book!

sewfrench.com said...

I love all the variety of blocks you incorporated! Beautifully done! Hand quilted is always a winner in my book!

Brenna said...

Beautiful! I love all of the fabrics and the hand stitching!