Tuesday, April 19, 2011

rainbow geese quilt

I've been gone from the computer for a while, first our internet wasn't working and then we were out of town.  I had hoped to post this before we left, but it just didn't work out.
I am going to be totally honest here, I LOVE this quilt.  I only wish I had made it bigger, it's pretty small, baby size.  I want to make another that's throw size.  I'm not sure I will though.  Maybe if I make the geese bigger.
I repeated the rainbow theme on the back.
My pink-loving know-it-all kindergartener informed me that pink isn't really part of the rainbow. and she's right, but I do like it with pink.
I bound it in white, which goes against EVERYTHING I know as a mother. Kids are messy! The less white the better, but I couldn't come up with a better alternative.  I do love the white, and the little piece of rainbow on the binding.  Hopefully it won't get too dirty.

67 comments:

  1. How beautiful! That gives me good ideas for a rainbow color block swap that I'm in. Jenn

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  2. It's wonderful :) I am *really* wanting to make one of these

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  3. well, the white just means it will get washed a lot and be nice and snuggly. ;) It's soo beautiful. And I think Pink is a perfectly acceptable color for a rainbow. lol

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  4. Ack! Love it! It's absolutely gorgeous.

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  5. What a beautiful quilt! I did a little rainbow hexagon piecing for a swap partner and realized I am missing a lot of shades of the rainbow. If I ever want to make a quilt like this (and I do!) I will have to make add a lot of red, true blue and kelly green to my stash. It's funny, I love all those colours, but I don't have much of them.

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  6. I love it! I'm a little afraid to make a geese quilt, but starting out small might just be the motivation I need to get my butt in gear!

    Oh, and the pieced back is ahh-mazing!

    Happy Quilting!

    www.skippitydodahquilts.blogspot.com

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  7. That strip of rainbow fabric in the binding is Wonderful!! A quilt with this pattern is definitely on my to-do list.

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  8. That strip of rainbow fabric in the binding is Wonderful!! A quilt with this pattern is definitely on my to-do list.

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  9. That rainbow rocks my boat with or without PINK! Beautiful.

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  10. I love everything about this quilt!

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  11. I love the little patch of hears on the back side. I made a geese quit for my nephew, it was oranges and yellows with a construction theme. It's a fun pattern to make.

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  12. I know exactly how you feel about the white binding but there's so much white in the rest of the quilt, it'll need washed often in any case. Love this happy quilt!!!

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  13. Incredible! I just love it. I don't stop by to comment on your quilts nearly enough, but I always enjoy seeing what you're crafting.

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  14. I love it so much! especially those rainbow bits in the binding! :) definitely make another!!!

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  15. Absolutely darling! Nice job.

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  16. Had to comment on this one, it is lovely. There is a no-waste geese method, maybe try that for faster piecing? You would end up with more geese of the same color but you did want a larger quilt next time.... :)

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  17. Super pretty! I am quilting up my rainbow 9-patch right now and the back is also rainbow kind of, but pastel rainbow. :)

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  18. Super cute! I love the color order on the diagonal. Nicely done!

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  19. I love this too! I'm working on my own little rainbow quilt right now. What's that little piece of rainbow fabric you pieced into the binding? Thanks!!

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  20. It's gorgeous! I am determined to make a rainbow quilt one day soon.

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  21. So wonderful. . I love love love it!

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  22. That is such a beautiful quilt! I love the white binding - it is perfection! And that rainbow strip makes it even more so.

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  23. What a fantastic quilt! I love it! :)

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  24. I love everything! Beautiful!
    Monica

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  25. It's great! Nice work! I love that the rainbow is on a diagonal.

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  26. That is sooo pretty. I love the way the colours change accross the quilt! I am new to quilting - and things like this inspire me to keep going and push myself that bit further than I think I can go. Can't wait to see some of the dear jane quilt!!!!

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  27. Pink is in my rainbow! Love the quilt.

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  28. In this case I think the quilt is the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow! And the rainbow of colours means you don't have to choose, you can have them all - how clever!

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  29. I love this quilt!

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  30. I can see why you love it - it's great!

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  31. haha, I have a kindergartner too. the darling little know-it-alls! Lovely finish, Nettie!

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  32. I absolutely love this! I like the white binding too. Great Job!

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  33. What a wonderful quilt. I love a color wheel type quilt but this one is so different. Great job.

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  34. Beautiful! Who cares if pink isn't technically part of the rainbow, it looks right.

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  35. Beautiful! My daughter is so into rainbows right now. i will have to show her this:)

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  36. wow, your quilt is stunning!

    jade

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  37. Absolutely gorgeous!! I've never been a fan of flying geese patterns but you've changed my mind!

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  38. It's beautiful. A real show stopper. Good job!

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  39. I LOVE this quilt, too!
    I love rainbow quilt, period.
    Beautiful job.

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  40. what a great quilt. could you do one with a black background to make it more 'childproof' ??

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  41. this is so awesome. it makes me happy just to look at it!

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  42. looks wonderful. i especially like the back!

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  43. If you do a geese quilt any larger, the blocks would have to be larger. Proportion and all that, or at least that's the excuse to use.

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  44. I love all of your rainbow quilts!!!

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  45. I love that little piece of rainbow on the binding - nice touch!

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  46. Oh I'm def going to use a white binding soon. Love the look!

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  47. I love this Nettie. I did a rainbow coin quilt and always want to find time to make another rainbow.

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  48. Di sent me. Oh my, I love this. I have the Quilt in a Day Jumbo Flying Geese ruler. I've been looking for an excuse to make it.

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  49. I love the geese pattern and this turned out beautifully perfect!
    Love it!
    Susie

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  50. What a really pretty quilt. I think it would look great if you made it to fit on a queen size bed.

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  51. As a kindergarten teacher, I got a giggle out of your little one's rainbow thinking. The quilt is absolutely beautiful, and I really do love that bit of rainbow on the binding!

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  52. I love the quilt with smaller triangular patterns. It must have been very tiring to sew.

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  53. lovely looks!! a little bit mosaiq alike, and I love that!!
    cute ^_^

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  54. Wow It is amazing Information. I like it

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