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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Irresistible and NTT

Happy Needle and Thread Thursday, y'all!  You know what I can't resist?  Sewing a rainbow.  And even more than that?  Sewing a scrappy rainbow.  That little peek that I showed last week has turned into this scrappy rainbow medallion quilt, and just looking at the goodness that has come from my scrap jars makes me happy!

If you're a regular around here, you probably already know that this quilt was made using the structured improvisation techniques from my book Stash Statement.  It is such a fun, versatile method, perfect for using up your precious scraps, and my book makes it easy peasy.  Check out my book link on my left sidebar.

When I designed this quilt, I played around with several different blocks to create the medallion.  I ultimately realized that because the piecing has so much detail, simpler shapes worked best to let those scraps really shine.  Also, blocks that incorporate white on the edges work well to give some separation to each layer, rather than having to add several white borders into the design.  Even though this photo shows an un-pressed quilt top, I am already in love with it, and I have an amazing quilting plan for it, so stay tuned!

Last week's party was jam-packed with awesomeness.  heARTS Creations linked up this fun, scrappy quilt.

Cynthia at Quilting is More Fun Than Housework shared this unique plaid log cabin quilt.  Lovely!

This Quilter's Planner Sampler quilt was made by Kathy at Kayak Quilting.  I love those colors.

And finally, Ali at Arabesque Scissors showed off this gorgeous Liberty rainbow mini.

Okay, friends!  It's time to share your beauties from this week.  Let's party!

1You can link finished projects or WIP's , but just keep it about quilting and sewing!
2. Link to your specific post (not to your home page!) to make it easier for others.
3. Please remember to spread the word and post my button or a text link.  
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*If you're new to the party, here's a helpful tip for linking up- select "Auto Crop"  when selecting your thumbnail photo.  For some reason, trying to crop your own image results in the dreaded "white question mark box," and we definitely want to see your awesome work!  :)


  1. Kelly, your medallion quilt is amazing! Your Stash Statement technique works so well for creating different shapes and getting all that lovely color in a quilt. You really had a fun idea there!

  2. That's a super clever use of scraps - I love the rainbow effect; great work!

  3. Your rainbow medallion is beautiful, and I love how you have incorporated the white into the blocks rather than having them as separate borders, great idea!

  4. Once again, I love how you use your scraps to make "new" fabric and then make the blocks. I'm looking forward to getting this book. (It's an easy Christmas gift suggestion for my son so I'm holding back even though I want to buy it every time I see something made with that style. Great job.

  5. Kelly, your quilt is gorgeous. When I see rainbow quilts, I realize I need to organize my scraps! Thanks for hosting the linky!

  6. This is such a creative quilt, Kelly! I absolutely love it!

  7. I love your rainbow quilt, just gorgeous. Tha other Quilts are great too.

  8. I love a rainbow! This is gorgeous Kelly! The white around each block lets the colors shine. The simplicity of the blocks was a smart choice...even though the quilt looks anything but simple!

  9. Well, would you look at that. When I read your post last week I had no idea such an incredible quilt would come from the piece you wrote about. Amazing!

  10. I have just been drawn into your world of scrappy improv. Your quilt top shown today is cheerful and lovely. I also like some patterns in your book as well. I'm popping over to Etsy right now. I can't wait to learn your method.

  11. I love, love, love your quilt! What a great use of scraps!

  12. Your medallion quilt is beautiful! Great job.

    And thanks for featuring my log cabin this week :)


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