Monday, September 26, 2016

Bloggers Quilt Festival ROYGBIV

I nearly missed the festival this year, but have decided at the 11th hour, to put in a quilt.  This is Rainbow Kitty Rows, my quilt for the Modern Quilters Ireland Rainbow Rose QAL that Ruth of Charly & Ben's Crafty Corner designed this past summer.  It is going in the ROYGBIV category in the Bloggers' Quilt Festival hosted by Amy at Amy's Creative Side.
This is made from all scraps and stash.  The rainbow kitty fabric is Laurel Burch, left over from my Merry Catmas quilt.

Those rainbow arching kitties in their haphazard rows are on the back too.
I had lots of fun quilting this one and I am so pleased with how it turned out.
Pre-binding, and pre-washing, but the light was really good here to show off the quilting definition.

I used Aurifil variegated in the star and the carpenter's wheel star surround, and Isacord white in the Kona Snow background.  I'm pleased that the effect of the quilted 'frames' is how I envisioned, that the pieced block sections float and the quilted frames weave underneath.
I did lots of micro or matchstick quilting behind the ghost geese to flatten them down but so worth it.  I was also surprisingly pleased by the wavy quilting I did in the carpenter's wheel star surround.

I also like this flimsy shot:

You can read more about the quilt here.  It hangs by my longarm on the wall, a great colourwheel to have as a reference as well as a great boost to my spirit that I did that!  On Avril!

Under our Pee Gee Hydrangea trees, which are still blooming like crazy two months later, as it's been so warm. I have a bouquet of them sitting on my counter as I type this!
Hope you'll hop over to the festival and take a look at all the wonderful creations, truly inspiring and good food for your creative soul.  Voting begins this week; click here for the Viewers' Choice voting form.
http://www.amyscreativeside.com/2016/09/19/bloggers-quilt-festival-fall-2016-edition/

19 comments:

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

I love the texture you created in the background, Sandra, the block really does seem to be floating up above it. What a perfect entry for the ROYGBIV category of the festival, too. :)

Nancy J said...

Superb entry choice, and nothing like a last minute dash, with the lovely story to go with it, and in my opinion, the story is a huge part of any entry.

Ruth said...

The quilting looks amazing and I love the flying geese in relief. Fabulous result!

Stitchin At Home said...

Beautifully quilted, great entry.

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

I love seeing this again. You did a great job. Good luck.

Vicki in MN said...

I just love how you quilted this one! Good luck.

Preeti Harris said...

So thrilled that you decided(even if it was last-minute) to participate in the BGF. This Rainbow quilt is meant to be flaunted over and over again!!! It is time to show it off once again. Best of Luck!!!
Hugs,
Preeti.

Ariane said...

This is a super cute quilt. I love the quilting on it too.

Soma @ whimsandfancies.com said...

I love your quilting, Sandra!! This one is amazing! The flimsy photo is so pretty, looks like stained glass.

-Soma

Tish Stemple said...

I'm glad you entered this one, it is one of my favs that you have done. All that background quilting is phenomenal. It just occurs to me that the pose of those little rainbow kitties is the same back arc Miss Caroline likes to do when shes hanging from the curtains or the quilt on the back of the couch :)

SandraC said...

I love this quilt. I hope you don't mind, I've pinned it for future inspiration!

Linda C said...

You know which pic is my fave of course lol! But my second favourite is the texture in the pics, WOW!

KaHolly said...

SO glad you made this decision! You did such a beautiful quilting job on this quilt! I just love it and know I will refer back to it often! Good luck! XO

Marlene said...

'Better late than never' as the saying goes. I love everything about this quilt Sandra and hope you do well with it in the festival.

Johanna said...

Great use of colour and wonderful quilting!

helenjean@midgetgemquilts said...

Still love this quilt and your quilting is stupendous . I have a big case of quilting envy

Jasmine said...

This is gorgeous! I especially love the border effect of your quilting.

Susan said...

Pretty quilt, great quilting. I'm voting for it.

Quilting Babcia said...

Brilliant - your chosen hues, your quilting expertise, everything about this is just perfect! (I still need to finish quilting mine, lol!)