Friday, April 6, 2012

Finished Scrappy Rainbow Quilt

Ta-dah! Finally pictures of the scrappy, rainbow quilt that has been in the works since Christmas.  
A full-body shot. I am SO happy with how this quilt turned out.  It's kind of a step away from my usual primary color palette. You can see the original progress on this quilt here and here.  All the pieced portion of the quilt was made entirely from scraps. So that makes it a mostly free quilt, right??  A lot of the scraps are leftovers from cutting the kits for the Soul Blossom quilt last spring. 
Here is a close-up of some of the fabrics. Most of them are so wild.  There are fabrics from Amy Butler's Soul Blossoms, Amanda Murphy's Veranda, a little Lizzy House Pearl Bracelet, Deena Rutter, Sugar Pop - just a really eclectic mix. The colors are so much brighter than the rest of my house - most of my house is much more muted coloring. But I love how bright and cheerful it is. I may keep it on my bed in the winter just to cheer things up. The quilting was done by the talented Becky Heslop. (Hi Becky!)
With such a loud front, I wanted to choose a print for the back that would be equally loud and cheerful.  This fabric is from Dena Design's Taza collection for Free Spirit.  
I choose a tangerine-y binding because I've been digging orange for a while now. I used Jenean Morrison's Silent Cinema - also for Free Spirit. I ran out with only a small chunk left, so I used some leftover Deena Rutter Happier Strip to finish. I like it. 
And since I'm sharing the quilt, it must mean that the pattern is finally finished! I am not too inspired at naming quilts, but since we're on a Muppets kick around her, thanks to the latest movie, I couldn't resist Rainbow Connection. I still remember loving singing my little heart out to that song in the 1st grade. :)

This pattern includes sizes: Baby, Twin, Throw (same as mine 80" x 80"), Queen, and King. Woo! (and Whew!) The pattern is $9.00 and available for instant download by clicking on the Buy Now button.

It is also available in my Etsy shop.

69 comments:

Debby said...

What a happy quilt!! Need to add this pattern to my wish list. Lovely work.

Michelle said...

it turned out absolutely beautiful and cheerful...the orange is fantastic :)

Elizabeth Dackson said...

Awesome job, Amy, it looks great!

Michele said...

Such a happy quilt.

Ann Marie @ 16 Muddy Feet said...

That is like the block I am making my scraps into to. It is a great scrappy pattern.

Katy Cameron said...

Oooh, so pretty! Love all the bright colours on it, it'll really brighten up a winter day :o)

notes of sincerity said...

Oh Amy! What a "happy" and pretty quilt! :o)
You did such a beautiful job!!

kitty crafter said...

what a fantastic pattern! Who wouldn't want to wake up to those bright colors every day? I love it.

Margaret said...

Lovely quilt! I love the way that the colours blend into each other.

Shelley said...

I really like it Amy! It's out of my usual color zone too but it just screams summer fun!

trace said...

Wow, that is one pretty quilt! It is definitely on my 'to do' list.

randi--i have to say said...

Very nice quilt, Amy! I do love the backing you chose!

Congrats on the pattern too!

QuiltyGirl said...

Oh, it's so lovely! What a great use of scraps!

ktquilts said...

Wonderful quilt. Truly drool-worthy! Do you mind if I pin it on Pinterest for future reference?

Jeanne W. said...

This is just absolutely delightfully beautiful! This is a quilt that will always make you smile! =) LOVE it!

Rosa said...

This is absolutely beautiful.Great job!

Diann said...

I love it! Especially the orange in the back and binding.

Heidi Staples said...

Gorgeous! Absolutely gorgeous!!

toots2u said...

Beautiful!!

April said...

Oh Amy. It is gorgeous. I am totally in love with it. You did a beautiful job.

Cherry Street Quilts said...

Gorgeous! and I love the name, and the backing, and the binding.

Melissa, SoChick! said...

I agree, such a happy beautiful quilt! I love the rainbow of colors without it looking like a rainbow... If that makes any sense. ;-). You do beautiful work!

RaeLyn said...

It looks absolutely fabulous! I love the scrappy-brightness of it! Hooray!

CitricSugar said...

It's gorgeous! I also love that the rainbow is broken up and quite subtle. It's not your typical pot-of-gold rainbow. It's quite grown up, and still a little whimsical. Beautiful job.

Little Bluebell (Adrianne) said...

Beautiful scrappy with a purpose quilt! : )

girlsmama said...

It's gorgeous! I will have to get the pattern! The crazy wild prints are perfect.

Mev said...

It's beautiful! I love all the crazy patterns together!

A.J. Dub. said...

What a fabulous scrap quilt! Love your binding and backing too!

Jenny said...

I love love love it.

Lynne (Lily's Quilts) said...

Gasp Amy I just love this quilt and I LOVE the name too - I'm sitting here singing along just like Kermit and Piggy...

Longvacation said...

What a beauty!

Becky said...

Your Rainbow Quilt turned out perfect! Just crazy about the bright splash of color on that back!

Teresa F. said...

Wonderful! I love your rainbow quilt. Well done.

Crafts4others said...

love the quilt.

Sewing In CT said...

It's a gorgeous quilt because it is like a classic old family heirloom and yet it is contemporary and bright. Well done!

annemarie said...

Absolutely beautiful. Would this pattern be appropriate for a novice quilter or is it more advanced??

Livia said...

That is a beautiful quilt! And quite fittingly colorful in time for Easter weekend.

MomBrose said...

Gorgeous!!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Beautiful! I love the pretty colours and the backing has a gorgeous 70s vibe! Silent Cinema is gorgeous and the binding is lovely :) mmmm tangerineness! Happy Easter Amy!

Jo said...

What a beautiful quilt!

Sallie said...

So pretty and happy! Love it!

Jennifer Salter said...

GORGEOUS! Definitely pinning this for future inspiration!

Nicole said...

Absolutely beautiful! Love the colors you chose. What a great way to use up scraps! And the backing is perfect!

Jennifer said...

This is the next on my list and it is because of the name. Rainbow connection is my favorite muppet song!!! My husband looked at your quilt and said this is a must have and when I saw the name, that was instant permission to buy more fabric :) thanks for the motivation!

Jennifer said...

This is the next on my list and it is because of the name. Rainbow connection is my favorite muppet song!!! My husband looked at your quilt and said this is a must have and when I saw the name, that was instant permission to buy more fabric :) thanks for the motivation!

patchworkdelights said...

This looks great! So light and summery!

Michele said...

That is a really wonderful quilt. I love it, not only because it is gorgeous but it is my favorite color scheme.

chiagu said...

I love the way this came out and it's going on my to-quilt list for sure! Great job!

Dayna at Precut Paradise said...

I love the colors..Very pretty quilt!

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Very sweet! It just sings 'spring'!!

szyju szyju... said...

wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

It's just beautiful Amy!

felicity said...

Amy, this is indeed a Brilliant pattern. I love the quilt, and I think the name Rainbow Connection is perfect.

missavene said...

It's wonderful!!! Love the quilt, and love the name <3

Kim Walus said...

Love. Love. Love it! Congrats on a finished quilt and pattern!

wtpooh11 said...

It is beautiful. I only hope I can make a quilt as good as this.

Samantha Jayne said...

This is such a lovely quilt!

helen said...

beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! such a lovely way to incorporate the rainbow into a quilt.

handmadebyclairebear.com said...

I love this quilt!! It's fabulous, wonderful, wow (I'll shut up now) I love colourful fabrics and quilts and this certainly counts as one. I'll have to go and dig out my scraps now and see if I have enough to make one just like this for myself.
Claire Bear

Kristie said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Amy! Wonderful job, a rainbow of smiles to look at every day :). Enjoy it!

Bumblebee said...

Wow, this is gorgeous!! A fantastic cheerful quilt that will make any day brighter!!!X

Thimbleanna said...

It's Beautiful Amy -- Congratulations!!!

Barbara said...

I love the colors...this is beautiful!

Shop Girl said...

Fantastic Finish! I am always so inspired with your lovely creations.

Karen said...

Its a beauty Amy. Congratulations on your latest pattern release. I love your colour choices (front & back).

sweet diesel designs said...

Absolutely love this!

Kati from Kati's Quilting said...

Wow,it looks beautiful and I specially like the orange binding!

Terri Morse said...

Amy, I've been looking for the perfect quilt for my Soul Blossoms fat quarters and lots of other fabrics. This is it! I already purchased the pattern and I have 8 blocks completed. I LOVE the way they've turned out. Thanks for such a great pattern.

Marie said...

I'm in love - love the stripieness (is that a word?), love the happiness, love it all.