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Blogger’s Quilt Festival


I thought it would be a lot of fun to share a quilt for the 2013 Blogger’s Quilt Festival! If you’re visiting from the festival, welcome! I hope you enjoy your visit.

I made this quilt top right after mother-nature dropped an amazing 30″ of snow outside my window. I based  my design on the “Strip and Flip” pattern over at Cluck, Cluck, Sew. I used a jelly-roll of Simply Color by V&Co for Moda, and carefully arranged the strips to create a rainbow gradient that transitioned well between darks and lights. Once I had everything laid out the top came together quickly, and the piecing provided some much needed color therapy.

Inspired by the blizzard, I backed this one in the coziest white flannel.  And to keep it perfectly soft I quilted it with a serpentine stitch. It washed up so soft and fluffy, perfect for cuddling under during a monster nor’easter.

As it turns out, this quilt is still with me even though I finished it a few weeks ago. It will be leaving for its new home soon, but I was able to snap a few refreshed photos today. I think it’s just as cheery in early spring as it was in late winter. 🙂

Quilt Stats:
Size: A nice lap quilt, 52″ x 75″
Pieced and Quilted by: Me! on my Janome Horizon.
Best Category: ROYGBIV

I hope you enjoy the rest of the Blogger’s Quilt Festival and thank you so much for visiting!

{ 18 comments… add one }
  • CitricSugar May 25, 2013, 12:57 am

    I love the way you arranged the fabrics within the different colours so it looks like it fades in and then out all along the rainbow. Lovely!

    • QBee May 28, 2013, 12:08 am

      Thank so much! I spent a lot of time re-arranging, I’m so glad to hear my plans came through.

  • Tiffany May 25, 2013, 2:16 am

    This is the perfect way to use such a stunning fabric line!

    • QBee May 28, 2013, 12:15 am

      Thanks, Tiffany! I love this line, too. Taking this quilt out actually prompted me to buy some yardage for my stash… and I’m supposed to be on a fabric buying break. Whoops! 🙂

  • Mara May 25, 2013, 8:16 am

    Lovely, I love the pattern and you have really made me want to buy this line of fabric, even more.

    • QBee May 28, 2013, 12:13 am

      Thanks, Mara! This line is even better in person, you won’t be disappointed if you pick some up!

  • SarahZ May 25, 2013, 5:52 pm

    simply gorgeous!

  • Leanne May 26, 2013, 2:25 pm

    This is a beautiful quilt.

  • straythreads May 27, 2013, 7:29 pm

    very clever looks like bolts in a shop

  • Deborah May 30, 2013, 10:51 am

    such a lovely quilt – your choice of pattern really matches the fabric 🙂

  • Nancy Crozier September 19, 2014, 4:03 pm

    Where can I get the pattern and fabric for the rainbow quilt?

  • WesternWilson September 29, 2015, 5:43 pm

    That was very brilliant, how you planned for the two chevron prints to match up…a very nice twist on this pattern!

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