Today's Friday finish is my rainbow quilt which I only started last weekend. It's not been as quick to make as I had hoped. There was so much quilting of those tramlines, and then I quilted a fold (probably because I had not basted it properly) so I had to undo lots of quilting and re-quilt it. It was a little frustrating. I think my sewing machine got frustrated as well - the needle kept falling out and the tension went off. I was panicking a bit because my warranty ran out last month, and isn't it always the case that electrical things break just after your cover runs out? Anyway, I did some troubleshooting and I think I have solved the problem. Here's hoping!
This is a big quilt (81" x 43"), but I wanted to include all the colours in the jelly roll. I quilted using matching threads. Some were exact matches, some less exact. I know I have a lack of orange threads in my collection, so the orange strip was quilted with more of a golden brown colour. It seemed to work.
I love the backing fabric and binding I chose. I think a delicate grey works wonderfully against every single colour and is worth remembering for the future with other bright combinations.
This quilt will eventually be in my craft room. There is a rainbow theme being developed in there. We still don't have the storage from Ikea (grrr!) but when we do I will take photos of the room and this quilt in situ.
Keeping with the rainbow theme, my next project is going to use these fabrics:
As I mentioned on a previous blog post I am taking part in Project Leesa's Sew My Stash 2015 and there is a Weekend Challenge taking place now. In summary, you have to make a project by Sunday from at least 75% stash and it has to have a "heart" theme for upcoming Valentine's Day. I'm going to use all stash (promise!) and make a rainbow heart mini quilt to hang in my craft room. I'm sure there are people making things for loved ones, but I've just made my fella a quilt so this project is going to be for my lovely craft room and is a homage to my beloved hobby.
I'll be posting updates on Instagram (I'm @stitchandpieces) but pop by on Sunday to see the finished piece.
Enjoy your weekend!