Rainbow Blossom Update


This corner flip was a beautiful accident.  I wanted to show how close I was to finishing the binding, so I flipped the corner back and it landed exactly like this.  For once, no further fussing was necessary.

My January OMG was to finish the top of my Rainbow Blossom quilt, baste it, quilt the background, and get the binding on.  I went above and beyond and the whole quilt will be finished by the end of the month!  I could have finished the binding before I took this photo, but I like having handwork to do in the evening while watching television so I am going to save that for tonight.

My original plan was the quilt the background around the pieced elements, put on the binding, and then come back to finish quilting the colorful bits when they were stabilized by the background quilting, but after the top was basted, I couldn't resist starting with that pink seashell - I could see how I wanted it quilted in my mind and it seemed silly to wait.

I like to take pictures of my quilting from the back of the quilt so the lines show up better.  Once the seashell was done, I just kept going, alternating background and pieced elements until the whole thing was quilted.  This only took me about two weeks, which is fast for this sort of custom quilting, but I was having a ball with it and kept finding time to slip away and quilt "just one letter".

I'll share more close-ups in the final reveal post, which won't be up until sometime in mid-February.  We're in the middle of an arctic blast right now and I'm going to wait until it gets closer to freezing before I take my helpers out to shoot the final photos.  For now I'm linking up this successful finish at Elm Street Quilts.


Danice G said…
Very pretty and colorful quilt.
Sharon Tucker said…
This quilt is beautiful - both front & back!! Did you piece all those wonderful solids on the back too??!