Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Blogger's Quilt Festival: ROY G. BIV

I'm really happy to join in on the Blogger's Quilt Festival hosted by Amy at Amy's Creative Side.  I've loved looking through all the quilts before, and now I get to enter my own!  You should really go check out all the great quilts linked up, there's so much inspiration.  I've already added a few quilt patterns and techniques to my "to do" list.


And now to my entry into the ROYGBIV category.  (It's one of my favorite categories, and I'm not alone.  It's probaby one of the happiest pages of links in the festival.)  This is one of my favorite, yet trying quilts to date.  I've written all about how to make the Quilt As You Go blocks here, the first time I thought I was finished here, the decision to hand quilt to mitigate lumpiness here, and the really finished post here.

It was a lot of work, but the end result is so happy.  It has a permanent place on the couch and has traveled with me when I've slept away from home.

The blocks are all Quilt-As-You-Go, done in dense straight lines.  Then, after piecing them together and backing it with flannel, I hand quilted with Perle cotton.  I loved those evenings, just sitting under it and adding stitches.  Most are just plain running stitches, but I got to highlight patterns in the fabric and outline things.

Thanks for stopping by!  Now go check out more quilts!


  1. I had to wander on over to have a closer look at your beautiful quilt as soon as I saw the thumbnail. It's gorgeous. I made something similar last year and its one of my favourite quilts too.

    Your quilt is stunning.

  2. Wonderful RoyGBiv. I love to look at all of the quilts in the BQF.

  3. I love improv piecing! Great job.

  4. Love the extra detail of the embroidery on the quilt - I think with the potential for adding little details like that a quilt could go on for ever and never be "finished"

  5. what a gorgeous quilt, I love the design, the rainbow and the hand stitching! Beautiful quilting

  6. Really lovely! Love rainbows and your quilt looks great.

  7. Very fun quilt, wonderful color transitions.
    Have a great day.
    Always, Queenie

  8. I love the hand quilting. It's so sweet. I can see how this quickly became a favorite. :)

  9. You are so right, that quilt is happy. It made me smile to see it. Beautiful work!


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