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Saturday, August 20, 2016

Rainbow Boxes

I am going to call this customer quilt Rainbow Boxes because I don't know the original name and because she used a plethora of scrappy fabrics in creating these beautiful rainbow colored blocks.  


Fortunately for her, I didn't have anything on the machine when  she handed it over to me, so I loaded it right away and that evening I had probably two thirds of it quilted.  Now.....if it hadn't been Dream Cruise weekend on Woodward Ave in Detroit (my husband waits for this all year long), I probably would have had it done right away.

But....off to Woodward we went several nights this week and most of the day today (Saturday, the official day of Dream Cruise).  

So, upon coming home today after the Cruise, I decided to finish this one up.  



I used Black Glide thread on top and  black Fil-Tec on the bottom and used the pantograph called Ribbons and Roses.  I thought this was very appropriate as it is a bridal shower gift.  



So, it is all complete and ready to be given back to the customer in plenty of time for her to get the binding on for her shower.


Hopefully, I can get one of my quilts on the machine tomorrow.  The one I have planned is the last one on my "to be quilted" pile.  I do have a couple more that "should" be on that pile, but I am just not ready to do those yet as far as experience goes.  So, we will see what time allows.

Feels good to get another one off the machine though!





3 comments:

  1. Lovely quilt. I think the pattern (without the sashing) is from the book "Successful Scrap Quilts from Simple Rectangles" by Margaret Rolfe. It is one of those very versatile blocks that is open to a myriad of variations.

    Lovely quilting too.

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    1. Thank you anonymous. It was a fun quilt to work on. I love black quilts with color.

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  2. Very pretty quilting design for this quilt!
    I wonder if the fabrics have any special memories for the bride or groom.
    I'm sure they'll cherish this gift.

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