Monday, June 4, 2012

rainbow scraps

Well, obviously I've still been distracted.  I have found time to sew and quilt, it's the sitting down at the computer to write a post that I have a hard time with.  Now it's summer, and that creates a whole lot of different distractions....
I finished up my Rainbow Scraps quilt several months ago, and I still love it.  It's so colorful.  I've seen this quilt several times around blogland, and I love each of those too.  You can't go wrong with scraps and rainbows, I suppose.
 I copied Jolene, and went with black and white for the binding.  I almost did grey, but this was just so much better.
 blue on the back, and all from my stash!  Yay!  It's my ongoing goal--to try to use up my stash.  In my mind I have visions of using up my entire stash, and then being able to add to it.  But the reality is, I have got to get sewing if I want that to happen.

38 comments:

  1. I seriously gasped when the pictures loaded up of this quilt! It is so beautiful! I love every piece of it!

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  2. it looks awesome, Nettie! i was so excited to see a post from you pop up in my reader. yay!

    (i know all about the summer schedule changes. i will be feeling your pain later this week when the kids get out of school. i'm a little scared, lol!)

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  3. just gorgeous! This is such an amazing, happy, bright quilt.

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  4. Beautiful!
    I'm having the same struggle getting posts up, or sewing time too for that matter. ;)

    The quilt really looks great!

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  5. Beautiful!

    And I understand feeling torn about using up your stash. I want to but then start to panic if I use up too much of any one fabric. So silly!

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  6. I love it! I'm a sucker for anything rainbow.

    I meant to get in touch with you sooner, but I wanted to thank you for putting together your zigzag quilt tutorial. It inspired me to get off the fence and make my first quilt, a rainbow zigzag quilt. Here's a pic: http://thenearestfuture.blogspot.com/2012/02/mimis-rainbow-quilt.html

    I love your blog--thanks for the inspiration!

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  7. Beautiful and cheerful! I love the striped binding and backing too. Perfect! www.paperstarfish.prettyposies.com

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  8. Really really nice. I love it.

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  9. Oooh, I do love a good rainbow quilt, and this one is stunning. I bet you had fun sifting through your scraps and deciding which to use.

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  10. Such a pretty quilt! You can't go wrong with a rainbow, and yours is a gorgeous example.

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  11. Wow this is so gorgeous, well done! I have just finished piecing a rainbow squares quilt top made with lots of bits of my favourite vintage fabrics, I'm pleased with it so far but I think your scrappy design is more interesting than squares - something to try in the future! Thanks for the inspiration. :) Rachel @myrainbowvintagehome.blogspot.com

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  12. Love your rainbow scrappy quilt...very pretty!!!

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  13. I dream of having a stash big enough to do this! Great job. Do you know what the flower fabric you used on the back is?

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  14. But what a stash it is! You have so many beautiful fabrics. Enjoy them =) The siren call of new fabrics is strong, I know.

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  15. What a lovely quilt! Very nice, definitely one to put on my "someday" list :)
    xoxo melzie

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  16. I love it Nettie! I always am inspired by your creations! :)

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  17. Your quilt is really beautiful! I can totally relate to having time for sewing, especially with summer here... so much else to do!

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  18. I love your rainbow quilt. The black and white strip binding sets i off nicely. Good job.

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  19. Beautiful quilt. I have two baby quilts to make in the next six months (one for me, eek!), and I just might do something like this.

    Congrats on your beautiful baby girl. I hope you're getting some sleep!

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  21. Love the binding!

    Just wanted to let you know that I featured you in my blog post today: http://thecraftymummy.com/2012/06/another-10-quilting-blogs-i-love/

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  22. beautiful quilt, Nettie, you have such an eye for design. I love to watch your family grow. love to all.

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  23. Loving your quilt, the binding is great, not something I would think to do. Just blogged about my crafty weekend with my girls. I love all the crafty things. So relaxing and great fun :)

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  24. I love the rainbow quilt! And I understand the hard part about getting around to write the blog post!

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  25. I love it! It's so bright and cheerful!

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