Friday, September 27, 2013

A Finished Rainbow QAYG Top!!

I'm so excited!  I managed to finish the top of this quilt last night.  (I would like to thank my wonderful quilting assistants: Coke, Ice cream, and Star Trek; without you three, I would have been sleeping well before this was finished.)

I'm quite happy with how this turned out.  I was worried that it would be dominated by all the pink and purple since I'd originally wanted the the quilt to only have a couple little on the corners.  Well, when I decided to go twin sized, I made three more blocks of each color, which worried me, but since the middle is mostly blues and greens, it doesn't scream "PINK!!"  It's more, "hey dude, rainbow!"

The only minor hiccup in this quilt was last night as I was trimming all those blocks up, I realized they'd shrunk because of the quilting.  I suppose I should have seen something like that coming since quilting a normal quilt usually ends up with the quilt shrinking or growing and requiring some squaring up.  But I just trimmed them all down to 12" instead of my expected 12.5" and everything was hunky dory.

When I finished the top last night and measures 58" x 92", which is a little scant on the sides and long on the bottom.  So I decided to just wait until morning to try it on the little dude's twin bed to decide whether I needed to add another row.

See all of it bunched at the bottom?  I think most of that will just hang nicely if I didn't have the foot board, and I could just tuck it under.  But it will hang much lower there than on the sides. 

See?  It hangs a little under a full block on the sides, but a whole block and a half on the bottom.  So I'm going to ponder for the day whether to add another strip of blocks to the side.  Luckily, I got all of those batting and purple scraps, so I don't think it will be a problem.  

One more, because I just love how they look all stacked up!

Linking up with Amanda Jean for Finish It Up Friday and over at Lily's Quilts for Fresh Sewing Day!

Lily's Quilts


  1. This is great! I don't think the pinks overpower it at all. It's beautiful

  2. Lovely pictures of your lovely rainbow quilt - love the scraps too!

  3. My gosh, this is visually stunning. It will be interesting to see how you finish it up, with the sizing. I just love the rainbow theme! So bright and cheery.

  4. oh my goodness, this quilt is just fabulous!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

  5. So gorgeous!! What a fabulous rainbow quilt! Will you use the QAYG method again for anything else?

    1. I will. It's really fun to have such a big quilt already finished without having to monkey it around through my machine. I will have to take some time away from it, but I tend to not want to do things again anyway. I'm too excited for new things.

  6. Love Love Love it! I'm going to have to try that QAYG!

  7. fantastic rainbow! I just love where you thanked your 'quilting assistants' :)

  8. Yum, yum, and more yum. LOVE. Bright. Cheery. Perfection :)

  9. Hi, I saw you over at the small blog meet and wanted to visit and say hello. What a colorful quilt this is! I love it. -

  10. I saw this on Flickr and found your blog. I love this quilt! I have 16 block go to make one of my own. Thank you!


Go on! Comment! I love reading what you think! -m