Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The quilt is Up!

My Rainbow Quilt is finally completed, quilted, bond, and Up hanging on the wall.  I love it in our new space - it adds bright cheery color to the whole room!  Here are a couple of pictures to enjoy...  Doesn't it go great with the stools my husband painted?!

Now what should I tackle...

Monday, March 7, 2011

Thought for Today!

"For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness."
Ralph Waldo Emerson....

Enough Said!!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Sun's Out!

It's a good afternoon!  
Sun is out and snow's-a-melting!  

I love winter when it comes but am very ready to see it go! 

Played with the Rainbow Colors... A little!

Wow - I really love working with this colors!  They are so far from what I would normally introduce into my home space.  Fortunately I have a NEW SPACE to decorate and COLOR! Lots of color! Is what I am going for.

I used the 2 1/2" strips plus a black with tiny dots and a white to make the center of this Rainbow Quilt.  I used a wonderful black fabric that I have had for years for the border and I love! how this came together :)

 AND! it wasn't as hard as it looks!  I actually created 9-patch blocks with four different bright colors and black dot as the center...  cut the 9-patch into four pieces AND this was the result!  The shortcut idea came from the book:

Two from One Jelly Roll Quilts [Paperback] -Pam Lintott (Author), Nicky Lintott (Author) 

Their website is:


Their sample was this quilt:

Adorable in pastels but I have to say...  I like the brights better!  Interested in a "how to"?  Let me know and I'll post it!!

Have already begun cutting into the 10" blocks...  Be back soon :)