17 April, 2012

Rainbow Quilt Finished

And I love it!

I usually like to use a background that offers more contrast ( like white) but this gray fabric worked good as well.


Some rules of quilting can be safely broken but there is one that I will ever follow from now on - starting  quilting from the center to the outside. Especially for circular designs.
I was too confident -  in me, in the cotton batting, in my sewing machine. I wanted to take as reference the outer edge of the colored design so I started quilting from the outside to the center. 


But the batting wasn't actually 100% cotton  ( it was 80/20, and there is a difference between them, the quilt top shifts on the 80/20 batting),  the walking foot of my machine doesn't work as it worked 10 years ago and I was too much in a hurry to finish it...
So when I reached the center patch, I counted 7 puckers. I stitched 2 rows of stitching around the grey patch and somehow I managed to flatten them.  Lesson learned!

On the back there are a  few puckers too, but I hope my little nephew Alex will not notice them.

I am glad that I took the time to piece the binding with diagonal seams.

I love the look of straight stitching. I don't have enough patience to rotate the quilt under the needle and stitch with a walking foot .But someday I will buy a new machine that will help me in this matter. And then I will have more quilts quilted in this way.


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Wishing you a great sewing week,
Geta

UPDATE
The pattern for this quilt is now available

33 comments:

  1. I love it too. It's wonderful!

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  2. I bet your nephew will see only the bikes on the back ;) and the beautiful colors on the front... as any innocent child do. So that we'll all try to remain innocent and see only the beauty of this quilt ;).

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  3. It looks great - and a few minor puckers will not worry anyone.

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  4. Wow - turned out so pretty. Did you get dizzy going round and round? I don't even see a single pucker so you did a good job making them disappear.

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  5. Wow, der Regenbogenquilt ist super geworden.
    Liebe Grüße Grit

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  6. I love the quilting, you did a great job, on a very cute quilt. Perfect for a little one.

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  7. Love your rainbowquilt - it looks so great :-)
    Wish you a kreative week.
    Quilthugs.

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  8. This is really just gorgeous! I couldn't resist featuring it as the Quilt of the Day. http://www.justcraftyenough.com/2012/04/quilt-of-the-day-4/

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  9. Geta -- spectacular ! Love the design and the quilting.

    Thanks for sharing.
    Karen

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  10. fantastic quilt and the quilting is awesome :)

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  11. Such a stunning design and the quilting really sets it off.

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  12. It turned out GREAT! I really like it,pat yourself on the back.Wig.

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  13. I absolutely love all your quilts (quilting)! This one is no exception to that feeling. I, too, loved the straight lines you did. Keep on quilting; I love following your blog.

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  14. Gorgeous? Is this your own pattern?

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  15. Oh My, I am sooo in love with this quilt- I am currently obsessed with rainbow quilts and am planning one myself- this is just gorgeous!

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  16. Simply stunning! The quilting just makes it perfect.

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  17. The piecing is beautiful but the straight line quilting is phenomenal!

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  18. This is some AMAZING quilting!!! Beautiful.

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  19. This is amazing quilt. I am much inspired by this block. Your work is beautiful.

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  20. What a gorgeous quilt! You've done a fantastic job!

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  21. Your quilt is just awesome & so inspiring! Nicely done!!

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  22. This looks amazing, despite your quilting troubles!

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  23. Your quilt is amazing. Love the colors and the movement. It almost seems like it's mooving.

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  24. This is wonderful! I think your quilting is perfect!

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  25. Thank you for blogging and keeping your readers interested. Your work is lovely and I enjoy your honesty about the difficulties you encounter and the solutions you find. Your choice of colors are refreshing. Thanks for sharing.

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  26. This is beautiful! Will you consider offering the pattern for sale? Thanks for all the tips you share.

    Beth

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