Sunday, March 11, 2018

It's a Finish! Roy G Biv's Coin Purse


Roy G Biv's Coin Purse
63 x 77
Hand quilted


I made this in response to an AdHoc Improv challenge in Jan 2017 to make a Chinese Coin quilt.  I'd made a couple of them ages ago (about 2008?) with Halloween fabrics for my granddaughters but that was it. 

Well, I like challenges but I didn't have any fabrics I really wanted to cut up and use in a Chinese Coin quilt.  So I hit the "Parts Department" looking for bits and pieces in rainbow colors.  Who doesn't love a rainbow? 


I had a few green postage stamp blocks, some blue four inch orphan blocks...

...red rails left over from a kaleidoscope quilt, orange ends I had sewn together into a strip from the ends of 2.5 inch scraps...

...green 2.5 inch strip pieces (yummy broccoli and cupcakes), blue crumb blocks...



...orange four patches, yellow crumb block stars, blue rails...you get the picture.   I used blue for the separator between colors and columns because rainbows go with blue skies. 


I hand quilted with perle #5 in variegated colors of the rainbow that I had on hand.  I stitched vertical lines without marking in rainbow color order.  I enjoyed a visit with all those bits and pieces of fabric as I stitched.  A lot of them made me smile.  


I used a light variegated gray fabric for the background so the rainbow stitching would show up on the back.  Solid colors of the rainbow served as binding. How about that...one strip of each color was the perfect amount. 


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I spent a lot of time Slow Sunday Stitching at Kathy's Quilts and 
Oh Scrap! the scraps I used!  Quilting is More Fun than Housework. 

29 comments:

quiltingmimi said...

Love how you take all these pieces that don't go together and make them into something wonderful.

Deb said...

I just love this quilt, when all else fails go to the parts department sure worked out well. Love the hand quilting and the use of different color threads. This is such a fun and cheerful quilt.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I love a rainbow quilt, and that you made it from all those bits and pieces and spare parts is even better! This one is beautiful, Cathy!

Libby in TN said...

Parts quilts are some of the best, certainly most interesting. It's fun to remember where the parts came from.

swooze said...

Wonderful quilt!

gayle said...

Well, no wonder parts of this made you smile - this quilt is enough to make anybody smile! What a happy rainbow!

Renee said...

Beautiful!

---"Love" said...

What a great idea to have a parts dept. you can pull from! It all went together very well, and I love your quilting! ---"Love"

Linda said...

Amazing quilt to make from your Parts Department blocks. Stunning! Love the way the dark blue sets off all the blocks of rainbow colours.

Marly said...

A great improvised solution to an improv challenge! Brilliant!

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

This is one happy quilt. Lucky you finding such great orphans in your parts department. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

Janie said...

Very classic, RGB and friends. I like the three columns design and I agree with Marly, it's ' a great improvised solution'
'Brilliant!'

Sue SA said...

Great finish, bright and cheery, just perfect...oh no more then perfect when in comes from the parts department!

Mystic Quilter said...

Love the burst of colour coming from this quilt!!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Hooray for another rainbow quilt from the Parts Department!!

Louise said...

I love the rainbow stitching on the back, and how the binding turned out just right. Forget about pots of gold, who wouldn't love to find this quilt at the end of a rainbow? :)

mangozz said...

Bright and cheery quilt! I especially like all the colors of your quilting. I'm surprised that Perle #5 wasn't too difficult to quilt with.

mangozz said...

I meant to ask, how did you manage to get the lines so straight without marking?

Quiltdivajulie said...

I love a goodly number of your quilts, but I think this may be my most favorite of all. FANTASTIC!!

Carole Williams said...

This is a very pretty quilt. I love the blue linking it all together. Anyone would enjoy this as a gift , but very few would realize all the time it took to hand quilt it. Great job!

Nann said...

Awesome, Cathy!

MissPat said...

You certainly can work magic with orphans from the parts department. My orphans would never go together so well. But then I don't think I have enough orphand to make a whole quilt anyway.
Pat

Cathy said...

Between you and Roy G. Biv, that is a totally stunning quilt! I think it’s worthy of a magazine feature!

Robin said...

What a fun fun fun finish. You sound like it was a delight to put together. It looks so playful and energetic. Thanks for sharing.

Kat Scott said...

delightful results from your parts department!

Ann said...

What a clever way to improvise Coins and use up those leftovers. This is a wonderful quilt. Love all the details of layout and stitching. Thanks for linking with AHIQ. Many people will enjoy reading your process.

Mystic Quilter said...

Your quilt show us all why having a "parts box" is such a good idea - delving into yours you've made a beautiful quilt!

Glenda said...

Congratulations on a finish for this month, I like how you did the quilting using perel thread, I have lots of balls from my mums collection and will try using it on my sashiko work next time. Thanks for sharing so many photos was great to see how you built this quilt up. Cheers Glenda.

felicity said...

I do love a good Roy G Biv arrangement - great finish! On behalf of the 2018 Finish A Long global hosts, thanks for participating!