Thursday, 21 July 2016

Rainbow Rose QAL - Finish

This week is the final link-up for the finished Rainbow Rose quilts at Modern Quilters Ireland.  I finished mine yesterday and took it out for a quick little shoot today, as it's been drizzling off and on.

rainbow rose

I know it's supposed to be a Rainbow Rose, but for me it's more of a Colorwheel Star))

After a lot of deliberation I decided to quilt it in echo shapes in the variegated thread I have left from my Bubbles quilt. The thread is not a full rainbow, it doesn't have blue and yellow in it, but it's still very fun and bright (incidentally, the binding fabric has no blue either)))

rainbow rose qal

rainbow rose QAL

rainbow rose QAL

I rather like how it fills the (still dreaded) negative space.

I marked the quilting lines this time, so they are more or less straight and I think I can consider my July monthly goal of walking foot quilting achieved with this and the rehearsal on the Candy quilt. I still have a couple of quilt tops which can also be walking-foot quilted till the end of the month.

I was deliberating the binding for a long time as well and finally decided on that not quite rainbow but definitely multicolored stripe I've had for several years (brought it from a trip to Moscow). I think it plays rather well with the quilting thread. To add some interest I cut the bias stripes in different directions to echo the star rays.

I couldn't find any appropriately rainbow fabric for the back, so I used the light grey piece which I was considering as an alternative to the white background in this quilt. So from the back it looks like a super minimalist whole cloth quilt ))).

rainbow rose QAL

Note how the binding has a different look from the back, with the stripes converging, not diverging as in front. Anyway, I suppose it will be more of a wall quilt, so the back won't get seen a lot, instead it will get a hanging sleeve.

If I ever have a sewing room, I think this would be a good thing to have on the wall there, for reference as a color wheel))

rainbow rose QAL

Linking up to Rainbow Rose QAL at Modern Quilters Ireland
Fabric, Thread and Yarn at France Nadeau
Off the Wall Friday at Creations by Nina-Marie 


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20 comments:

  1. It is so lovely! Your binding is great :)

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  2. It's so pretty! I like that quilting too!

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  3. Lena it turned out beautifully! I love the way the colors are laid out and flow from one into another!

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  4. Just so pretty-good choice of fabrics to demonstrate the colors. I like the white backing and the quilting is perfect as the colors are the main event and the straight line quilting complements your ideas,

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  5. Lovely! I like that the quilting enhances the piecing design! Well Done!

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  6. I like your quilting and it's very much how I would like to quilt mine but I still haven't done it yet. i guess I will have to mark lines as well but I'm not very good at sewing on a straight line. What did you mark your quilt with?

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  7. I also think it looks more like a start. A gorgeous rainbown star. I like how you quilted it and your choice of thread for the white space. The resulting quilting motif, as seen on the back, is stunning. In my opinion, this quilt has two front sides.
    Thank you for participating to my Fabric, Thread and Yarn link party. I wish you a beautiful Sunday!

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  8. Beautiful finish, both front and back. I do love striped and plaid bindings, they can add so much interest to the whole.

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  9. I really like the straight line quilting - been pondering how to quilt mine and great to see so many ideas in the link ups! This looks beautiful!

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  10. Your quilting looks terrific -- the variegated thread adds a subtle punch. And the colorful center is wonderful. Congratulations on completing OMG this month.

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  11. Beautiful quilt and the colors are so neat! I like your choice of fabric fro the binding, congrats on a great finish!

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  12. Love the rainbow star, both front and back. The grey back was a great choice, showing that excellent quilting. Congrats. BTW, my post is acting weird, just hit the Home button and it will show up.

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  13. Wow, your fabric choices looks stunning together and the thread choice like icing! Really a pretty finish for your future sewing room!

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  14. I love this quilt! Your quilting is wonderful. It fills the space beautifully, and I love symmetry, which it provides nicely.

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  15. Beautiful version and lovely quilting! Well done!

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  16. I love the radiating and labyrinth effects you have going with your quilting designs here! That binding is just perfect as well. And the back--!! I'd be alternating months: rainbow side out, backside out! ;-)

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  17. This is a gorgeous finish! Like the use of variegated thread - I still haven't finished mine so might use that tip! It looks just as stunning from the back - well done with your walking foot quilting - goal definitely achieved!

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  18. Congrats Lena for winning another prize for linking up! I've a bundle of magazines for you! Thanks again for quilting a long!

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  19. I love how your quilting lines echo the star and how that shows on the back as well. Beautiful!

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