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:

Trillian said...

I love it too. It's wonderful!

...tiktakro... said...

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 ;).

Susan said...

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

Vicki W said...

It's fabulous!

susiloci said...

Que hermoso trabajo!!!!

Lynn said...

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.

Grit said...

Wow, der Regenbogenquilt ist super geworden.
Liebe Grüße Grit

Eileen said...

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

2ne said...

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

kat said...

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/

Sharon S said...

fabulous quilt & quilting.

Karen said...

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

Thanks for sharing.
Karen

leanne said...

fantastic quilt and the quilting is awesome :)

Kirsten N said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

LJ said...

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.

Cherie said...

Gorgeous? Is this your own pattern?

Leeanne said...

Fabulous!!!

tartankiwi said...

Beautiful! A job well done!

Molly said...

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!

Kelly said...

Simply stunning! The quilting just makes it perfect.

Betty said...

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

Sew Sane Jane said...

This is some AMAZING quilting!!! Beautiful.

pans and needles said...

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

Katie said...

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

Debbie said...

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

Katie B. said...

This looks amazing, despite your quilting troubles!

Teresa F. said...

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

Needle little Balance said...

Wow! Your quilt is fantastic!

Ginny said...

This is wonderful! I think your quilting is perfect!

Penny Boden said...

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.

Beth said...

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

Beth

@pril said...

This is really gorgeous! I featured this on my blog: http://koolbeenz-blog.blogspot.com/2012/07/featured-quilters-sewers-1-tutorials.html

Feel free to grab my Featured Button if you like.

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