Wednesday, January 23, 2013

bee imaginative

My first official finish of 2013, I was about half way through quilting it before we moved, so it was a quick finish and a quick finish=FUN!
this is my last quilting bee quilt in my queue (phew!--so nice to have them put together instead of just a pile of blocks) and it is one of my favorites!  I loved each and every block, and all together, it's WOW!    You can see my inspiration pic in this post.

 I was way into rainbows at the time this quilt was started, and I still love them, but I am so in love with the two tone greys in this quilt.  I think they make the colors pop.
 I'm still not sure if this rainbow stripe is right for this quilt, I really wanted a grey on grey stripe for the binding, but grey is a tricky color and nothing really matched.  I even considered making my own striped fabric, but knew it would be too bulky.  In the end I went with rainbow, but I wish I could've made the grey work.
 backing, colorful zigzags and leftover grey.

Thanks to all my friends who made a block.  It's perfect.

20 comments:

Suburban Stitcher said...

Looks lovely and cozy!

Jenny Squawk Scheidt said...

I love the two tone greys. I agree with the binding but there is only so much you could do. Of course there is always designing the perfect fabric on <a href="http://www.spoonflower.com>Spoonflower</a>.

Annabella said...

Oh goodness, it's stunning and I adore the two tone grey and the binding. It's just beautiful - no wonder it's a favourite!

Kelli said...

the binding is one of my favorite parts!

Rainbow Vintage Home said...

Oh wow that is SO beautiful!! Love the mix of brights and greys. And I really love the bindings! So inspiring - thanks! Rachel x

CitricSugar said...

It's just beautiful!

I love how the grey tempers all that colour so it isn't overwhelming. It's just right.

Lisa C said...

I am not a modern quilter so to say I really think this quilt is smashing is quite an admission for me. This is just fabulous. Great job!

Patchwork and Play said...

Great quilt! I love rainbows too so this graphic design really appeals to me! Fabulous!

Leslie said...

oh I love this! the two tones of grey are perfect with your other colors!

Kirsty said...

What a beautiful quilt!! I really love the piecing!!

Sewjournal said...

i think the rainbow binding makes the quilt! It was what really caught my attention. What fabric did you use?

Cheryl Arkison said...

I've used that same fabric on a binding too. I had the same reaction. And it was silly, in my case, because the quilt was a rainbow of colours and had white in it. It still doesn't sit 100% right with me, but there it is. The colours are just so saturated in it.

SewSara said...

i love everything about this quilt! i'm going to pin it to my quilts board so i can remember it for inspiration in the future!! :)

Austysmum said...

Very inspiring! I never would have thought to team rainbows and greys but now I feel I really have to! Love it! And the binding truly works. I don't think a grey binding would have had nearly the same impact.

QuiltNut Creations said...

That binding is fantastic! Congrats on the finish.

Samantha said...

grey+rainbow=perfection! Love it!

Carol E. said...

It's beautiful! I can see why you love it so.

Carolyn said...

It's so gorgeous I am really jealous!!!

and I love the binding so much, I hope it will grow on you!

Samantha said...

I love how colorful it is, yet still incorporates a lot of gray. Well done!

krista said...

nice work! i agree that a grey stripe binding would have been awesome, but the rainbow stripe works too, for sure. what a neat quilt!

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