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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Blogger's Quilt Festival!

I can't believe it's time for another Blogger's Quilt Festival!  When I was trying to decide which quilt I should enter in this one, my choice was clear.  I've decided to enter Shattered Rainbow in the ROYGBIV category.


Of all of my quilts, this is one that I feel especially proud of for a few different reasons.  This was my first rainbow quilt, and the first time I attempted to blend colors gradually around a quilt.


Another little victory with this quilt is that I planned my binding.  Each section of the quilt is bound in the corresponding color.  I love that the binding doesn't detract from the color layout of the quilt.


Most of all, it always feels wonderful to use up all of the scraps in my scrap jars, and with this quilt, I accomplished that!  The quilt measures 88" x 96," so that's a LOT of scraps!


I pieced the backing with wide rainbow stripes, bordered by a dreamy gray polkadot.  I thought it looked soft like a cloud!  All in all, this quilt is one of the finishes I have been most proud of!

Quilt Stats:
Name- Shattered Rainbow
Size- 88" x 96 in.
Quilting- Free motion meandering by me
Entry Category- ROYGBIV Quilts

*Edited 10/25- Since I've had a few people ask me, I used THIS method for my improv piecing.  The only difference is that I made 8 inch blocks instead of 12 inch, and of course I sewed one color at a time.

So, if you get the chance, pop over to Amy's Creative Side to check out all of the fabulous quilty inspiration in the ROYGBIV category, and all of the others!

AmysCreativeSide.com


43 comments:

  1. What a fabulous quilt! I love everything about it.

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  2. I absolutely love it. The planning on it is fabulous. It looks so effortless, yet I know the time you had to spend to blend it just right, and the binding is genius. Congrats to you on a fabulous quilt!

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  3. boy oh boy oh boy!!! I adore this quilt, Kelly!!! Inspiration!!

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  4. Love, love, love all that colour! Love the backing and how you matched your binding.

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  5. IT is an absolutely beautiful quilt that encompasses the rainbow color idea perfectly!! your concept and binding and backing are very well thought out.

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  6. It's gorgeous Kelly! I need to do that with my scrap jars too - great idea for next year's Rainbow Scrap Challenge!

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  7. Gorgeous! Your binding is such a perfect touch.

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  8. It's lovely Kelly. the back proves it was made for the ROYGBIV category!

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  9. Gorgeous quilt and the gradual colors are done very well!

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  10. Oh, Maureen!! This is sooo gorgeous!! You did an awesome job! Good luck in the Blogger
    s Quilt Festival.

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  11. Wonderful!! I love the way you ave blended the colours in softly from each area and also the binding. You'll certainly be getting lots of votes for this special quilt. x

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  12. I love it everytime I see it! Such a gorgeous quilt!

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  13. this is a real beauty so colourful and the binding works so very well great job

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  14. A truly wonderful quilt Kelly. Great layout and well done on the binding ; )

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  15. I'll be heading over to vote for your quilt soon! This is just awesome.....
    Can I ask if you had a plan with your cutting or did you just pick random pieces and just sew till you got a large section of 1 color?
    Peggy

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  16. I love your rainbow quilt. Probably my favorite! The binding is exceptional!

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  17. You did an outstanding job of turning your scraps into a beautiful quilt. I love the randomness of piecing the blocks. You just gave me the courage to do something similar with my scraps too. Good luck in the festival.

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  18. That's a great choice to enter! Good luck! :)

    I love that you made it so big; I think giving a quilt some size makes it much more versatile.

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  19. Hi Kelly! Your quilt is gorgeus! Wow, what colours and the Fabrics are so beautiful! Good Luck! x Teje

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  20. I just love all these colors!

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  21. Kelly, This quilt is fantastic!!!

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  22. I love the way all the colours are all brought together - beautiful :)

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  23. This is fabulous Kelly - I love that you took the time and effort to match the binding. Good luck with the festival!

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  24. Gorgeous! I can see why it is your favorite!

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  25. Great job utilizing all the color and fabric variety. Well done for your first ROYGBIV.

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  26. Wow I absolutely love your rainbow quilt it is gorgeous and a winner in my book!!! Would you please tell me what ROYGBIV stands for. thanks.
    Pauline

    perry94022 at hotmail dot com

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  27. Great quilt Kelly and how satisfying to have turned all those scraps into something so beautiful

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  28. This quilt is fantastic Kelly and very inspiring to me to use up my scraps! I l LOVE what you did with the binding!

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  29. Congratulations on winning! You deserve it. Enjoy this moment.

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  30. Congratulations, Kelly! I'm so happy for you! I love this quilt! x Teje

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  31. Congratulations on your win! It's a beautiful quilt--and the rainbow binding is icing on the cake.

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  32. Kelly, congratulations on your win. Your quilt is beautiful!

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  33. Still love this quilt. Goodness, I think my scraps could make a quilt to cover Australia!

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  34. ROYGBIV, Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet (order of colors of the rainbow)

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  35. Excellent color combination, love your work !

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