Friday, June 16, 2017

Into Every Rainbow Some Life Must Fall

Coin Toss
It's a top! 
63 x 77


I knew immediately I was going to make a rainbow, use bits and pieces from the "parts department" and make it approximately 60 x 80 and when finished it would go into a pile for donation to someone who needed some rainbow cheer. 



I first gathered together bits and pieces I had laying around here in one color.  That included some four patches, crumb blocks, miscellaneous four inch blocks, postage stamp blocks, leftover rail fence type pieces, ends of 2.5 inch scraps I had sewn together into strips.   I made some stars out of crumb blocks to get bigger blocks and I made some red flying geese but other than that I basically just had to sew a few four patches, postage stamp and crumb blocks together into strips measuring 20.5 inches.   


Rows and columns are separated by 1.5 inch blue (sky behind the rainbow) strips. 



When the three columns were all sewn together I had an almost squarish quilt at 63 inches in width and 65 inches in length.   That was a little off my goal of 80 inches in length so I raided my chunks milk crate for some 6.5 inch pieces in rainbow colors and made some six inch HSTs for the top and bottom - arranging HSTs in rainbow order.  I think I intended the color side of the HST to be next to the main body of the quilt with the blue on the outside but sewed them all together in reverse order so that's how it goes. 





12 comments:

Julierose said...

I think this is really beautiful...love all the parts in there...nice rich colors...hugs, Julierose

---"Love" said...

You come up with the neatest ideas for quilts! I think you must see quilts in your sleep! Also, your machine must run all night on automatic, all on its own! This quilt is unique, and beautiful! ---"Love"

Cathy said...

A beautiful and ingenious way to use scraps and parts. The quilt is absolutely gorgeous!!

Quiltdivajulie said...

This is a quilt that I would love to see in person -- vibrant, scrappy, and uniquely YOU. Love it a LOT!!!

Sue SA said...

What a fantastic quilt from the spare parts department, well done!

Linda said...

You have so cleverly spliced together pieces from your "Parts Dept" to make a gorgeous quilt. It's so lovely.

Monica said...

I wonder if this quilt is what got me started on my hourglass idea? Anyway, it turned out great! You are really motivating me to make some rainbow projects too. :D

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Love it--it's like a stained glass rainbow!

Kaja said...

Great photo and a great quilt! I loved the idea for this so I'm happy to see it as a finished top. You are so good at pulling all the different pieces together and, like Monica, I find the rainbow theme extremely appealing.

Kathy S. said...

Gorgeous! This will certainly bring someone cheer! Congrats on another beautiful finish.

PaulaB quilts said...

You must have a room full of part to make such a gorgeous rainbow. The blue sashing gives it that stained glass effect, wonderful!

Shasta Matova said...

Great use of the parts department to make a wonderful, bright, cheerful quilt.