Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Scrappy Stash Quilt-Along: Finished Rainbow Quilt




Ellison Lane Quilts

Wow, I wasn't sure I was going to make today's deadline with this quilt! Who knew you could baste, quilt, and bind a quilt in a day? Well, not technically a day. I basted and started the quilting last night.

This morning, someone was already trying to take posession of the quilt, before I'd even finished the quilting!
 My cat George. She's got that "What do you mean I have to move?" look to her.

 Ta da! A lovely Rainbow Quilt. (It's not really that wonky. Just the fence making it look that way!)

I was going to quilt it with straight lines following the diagonal of the blocks, but I really see the diagonal along the purple blocks when I looked at it. So, I did (kind of wonky) straight lines on each side of the block seams and in the middle of each block. I wish the stripey binding stood out a bit more. It's a great stripe from Prints Charming that I've had for a while.


 The back is pieced from some of the fabric I used for the binding and a cute print I had in my stash. I think it was originally curtain panels.

Here's a close up of the backing fabric and a peek at the binding.

This really was a stash buster for me. The only thing I bought was a little Kona White for the borders. Everything else, including the batting, was from my stash.
Oh, and I can actually put the lids on all my scrap bins now! Whoo hoo!

10 comments:

Jamie Lee said...

Well done! The backing is perfect and I like that striped binding. Way to go busting those scraps!

9patchnurse said...

I love your quilt!! I always enjoy striped bindings and that backing fabric is too darn cute! I don't blame George a bit for hopping on board.

SIMPLESEW said...

Its cool ! check out mine

Tessa Marie said...

It looks great. I love how you lined up the border colors with the blocks and the backing is adorable!! Super job :)

Lynn Douglass said...

It looks great, Christy! I love the print on the back, too! Good for you in making your goal!

Carla said...

This is lovely : ) I like the border you did.

Melissa Loves Color said...

Love the border! Great job!!

lesleyworth said...

wow! beautiful borders and a fantastic binding!

Pat V. said...

Love your border. I may have to try that on my next one!

jillytacy said...

I love this quilt! It's beautiful! I love the colors and the fabric on the back. Gorgeous. Even better it was all from scraps.