For the Blogger's Quilt Festival this spring I am entering "Rainbow Squares" -- my re-interpretation of Tula Pink's pattern "Fade to Pink." This has been the favorite quilt in our house during the past year!
And it was such a fun quilt to make! The pattern is found in Tula's book Quilts from the House of Tula Pink, and would be an easy one for beginners. The cutting is easy, sewing the rectangles together was easy, and there are no corners or blocks to match up. It is constructed in rows, separated by long strips of background fabric.
And it was quick to put together!
I finished the quilt top in two days,
and then spent 2-3 days quilting it. (long days!)
This quilt is huge!
In this photo my husband is standing on our front steps, trying to hold up the quilt -- and his arms aren't quite long enough!
The quilt measures 80 x 80,
a great size for my daughter's bed.
I quilted this myself on my Juki, which was exhausting!
I fell in love with Denyse Schmidt's signature figure-eight long-arm machine quilting pattern when I first saw her book Modern Quilts, Traditional Inspiration.
I wasn't sure if I'd be able to replicate this by free motion quilting on my home machine, but I think it works!
My quilting is definitely more "organic" than hers,
but I love the overall effect.
For the back I used fabric from Ikea --
aren't the houses fun?!
Thanks so much for visiting my blog today!
I hope you enjoy the rest of the the Blogger's Quilt Festival!
Beautiful job with this pattern! I love the quilting you did too, it really gives dimension to all of the white.ReplyDelete
Great quilt. Gorgeous fabrics. The quilting is wonderful - so much work!!ReplyDelete
Love the backing, too.
Really really nice Michelle. Love those houses on the back too!ReplyDelete
Beautiful! And well worth the quilting time for that result... :-)ReplyDelete
This looks great! Love the colors, and the quilting is awesome!ReplyDelete
Love the colour layout, and I do love a good Ikea backing fabric :o)ReplyDelete
This is a fabulous quilt! The colour play is perfect!ReplyDelete
What a beautiful quilt for your daughter's bed. I don't think I've ever seen any quilts from this book. If they are all like this it must be good!ReplyDelete
Oh fabulous!! And gotta love Ikea for cheap, effective backing fabrics! I have stashed the numbers and a music print for backings one day!ReplyDelete
What a fun, cheerful quilt! Fabulous :) the back is great, I love the pieced strip and how it contrasts and complements the b/w houses print. Well done! I bet your daughter loves it :)ReplyDelete
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Love it -- stunning yet simple. well done you!ReplyDelete
Well done!! I love the color transition pattern. Now I have to investigate your figure 8 quilting pattern... it looks really nice on this quilt.ReplyDelete
Hello there! This is my first visit to your blog! We are a team of volunteers and starting a new initiative in a community in the same niche.ReplyDelete
Your blog provided us useful information to work on.
You have done a wonderful job!
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Beautiful variation of color and great job laying it all out! : ) I entered this category too!ReplyDelete
It looks really cool! Nice work!ReplyDelete
I really love this quilt. :) And the summerville print on the back is just pefect with the rainbow colors. :)ReplyDelete
I love this quilt. Love the color layout and the quilting too.ReplyDelete
Tula Pink! I thought about making this with a fabric line or two but haven't yet.ReplyDelete
Love this quilt! Your layout and the colors - perfect!ReplyDelete
i love the back on this quilt!ReplyDelete
great progression of color Beautiful!!ReplyDelete
wonderful quilt - and the houses on the back really make it :-)ReplyDelete