Sunday, January 29, 2017

At The End of This Rainbow is a HEART of Gold


Heart of Gold
It's just a top right now




When finished this will go to my youngest brother who unexpectedly had a quadruple bypass last year shortly after Easter.   It was unexpected because he's not overweight nor does he have high blood pressure.     At any rate I hope this quilt reminds him to stay heart healthy and that I love him and his heart of gold. 


I made these blocks (or I guess I would call them units instead) from 4.5 inch  scraps last year as a Rainbow Scrap Challenge project.    You know (if you are a regular blog reader) I usually don't lay out my quilts (on my floor - no design wall here)  but instead sew blocks together randomly but this rainbow configuration I decided upon meant I had to lay blocks out and then, good golly, Miss Molly, I had to make sure I not only sewed them together correctly but sewed them together pointing in the right direction.  Sheesh!  It didn't all go so smoothly and I have to say I became reacquainted with my old seam ripper that has grown lazy but in the end I have a rainbow trail. 


My inspiration was Kathy Doughty's (of Material Obsession) "Red Centre" quilt. 

This is a UFO I hope to finish up this quarter. Since I now have a top I'm getting closer to that goal!   I'm not sure what I will use for the backing and I hope there's enough rainbow fabric left for the binding.  

Check out what everyone else is doing with their scraps at: 


My February OMG (One Monthly Goal) is to get this finished!! 


I didn't make my February OMG goal so now it's my March (One Monthly Goal) OMG to get this quilt finished!!  


24 comments:

Ariane said...

This quilt top is looking amazing!!

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

Great quilt! What happened to your brother is the reason all guys need annual checkups to check their cholesterol. I have to make mine do his, he is tall and thin, with normal blood pressure too. He gripes about it, but he does it.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Those simple blocks really created a wonderful design the way that you put them together! I can see it required a lot of planning to get the right number and color of blocks, all in the right place! I love this one, Cathy!

Jayne said...

I hope your brother is doing well! What a beautiful quilt with a very special meaning!

Quilter Kathy said...

A fabulous scrappy quilt!
Glad your seam ripper had a little workout... wouldn't want it to feel neglected! LOL!

Andra Ridout said...

Gorgeous, fun quilt!

Peggyinno said...

what a wonderful quilt. Best wishes to your brother, may he enjoy this treasure for a long time.

Ann said...

Best wishes for your brother's speedy recovery. This quilt is a beautiful reminder of sibling bonds. I'm sure he will love it.
Excellent choices of black/white polka dot for the border and rainbow (rather than random) arrangement of blocks.

Kat Scribner said...

What a great quilt, so bright and colorful and happy!

Angie said...

Another great finish! The rainbow heart in the center is perfect. Also, thanks for reminding me I wanted to try this pattern!

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

I love this quilt and I am sure your brother will too. This is a block I have been meaning to make but always forget. Maybe I will start some today. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

Terry said...

What a lovely quilt, very cheerful. I'm sure it will be loved.

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

A wonderful quilt, lots of bright happy colour!

claudia said...

Beautiful quilt!!!

Sue SA said...

Love this quilt, love the rainbow colours, the block and the heart in the middle, lots of fun and a great use of scraps.

audrey said...

Very nice! It's chalk full of love, that's for sure.:)

Monica said...

This is a great pattern for a rainbow quilt. Love it! I have to officially add a rainbow to my "list."

I'm sure it will cheer up your brother!

gayle said...

This is a spectacular quilt, right down to the bottom of its heart! I love that rainbow trail!

Nancy said...

You just have such a way with scraps! Like no other, I'm sure. It's a fun and beautiful quilt. How could your brother not love it when it's sewn with so much love and is bright and cheerful!

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Very fun (and clever)--love it!

Nann said...

What a wonderful interpretation of the design -- the heart at the center is perfect! (And congratulations on getting all those pieces oriented correctly.)

Lisa J. said...

What a wonderful quilt. I love the shapes and the wonderful colours. Good luck finishing it.

Patty D from NC said...

Love the colors in this quilt. Thanks for linking up to Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and good luck on your project.

Patty D from NC said...

Great quilt top and recycled goal. Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and good luck with your project.