Friday, 4 November 2011

A Friday Finish

Rainbow / Postage Stamp Quilt

This quilt was originally started to "Bust my Scraps" and help me satisfy a desire to have / make a rainbow quilt.   It also featured in my last post "Exploring the Process".  

I can now happily say that I am pleased with the way it has turned out.  The flower quilting served its purpose and I feel, add a little "extra" and did not make it too stiff (I personally prefer quilts that are soft to snuggle under and not stiff from heavy quilting). 

Before the binding.
This is the first time I have done more that "in the ditch" or 1/4" borders when quilting a quilt so it took me outside my comfort zone and I am looking forward to trying it again.

Ideally I would have loved to put a binding on that was a multi colored stripe but in keeping true to this quilt (being a "Scrap Buster") I decided to go with something that I already had.  I have used the Pink Sunkissed word print (I have a little thing for word prints).

Finished size is 47" x 54"

I can see another rainbow quilt in the future ....... just need some more colored scraps and then go again!

How do you use your scraps?

Happy stitching,


  1. very nice Sharon,well done

  2. I love your Quilt and it turned out so cute and perfect.

    Great job Sharon ^__^


  3. Sharon the quilt turned out really beautiful! You're quilting really looks nice! Great job! Thanks so much for sharing! :)

  4. It is just wonderful! I wish i cood coordinate fabrics like that.. well I would have to HAVE the fabrics in the first place to coordinate, but you did a truly fabulous job!

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  6. Just popping over from Sunni`s linky party - your rainbow scrappy quilt is gorgeous! I just `liked` it. How big were the squares? They look tiny! I have some rainbow charms and can`t decide what to do with them. This is a great idea.

  7. BEAUTIFUL!!!! Saw you at Sunni's!

  8. I may just send you some scraps so you will be sure to make another. This is fantastic and such a source of inspiration. I want to go work on my own rainbow quilt and get it finished up!!
    Thanks for linking at "This Week"!

  9. I really love this and the hexie quilt just below. Nice!!

  10. Your rainbow quilt is so bright and beautiful and you have made such a wonderful job of the quilting. The flower quilting is perfect!

  11. I am visiting from your link on Sunni's blog. This is absolutely beautiful! How long did it take you to make this? Really, really beautiful.

  12. beautiful quilt Sharon, love the rainbow effect and your quilting is fantastic


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