Friday, March 2, 2018

Rainbow Strings Quilt Finished

March breezed in (literally) before I could finish my Rainbow Strings quilt. I had hoped for a February finish, but oh well.  This was started as a Rainbow Scrap Challenge quilt back in the summer of 2016. It finished at 64 x 80”.  The quilting is just meandering vertical lines.


Because it was so blustery outside today, the quilt is just pinned to my design board.

I left the muslin foundations on the back of the blocks, and that necessitated a lot of pressing to open up the seams so they’d lie flat.


And this is the crazy backing. I love it!

This was Goal #4 for my Finish-Along Quarter One goals.  Now I only have one more 2017 Rainbow Scrap Quilt to finish, and that is my Plus Quilt. The blocks were all sewn last year, but they need to be sewn into a flimsy and then layered, quilted, etc.  I’ll probably get to that in April or May. But if you are craving more Rainbow Scrap Goodness, why not join us over at Angela’s So Scrappy blog for our regular Scrappy Saturday linkup?

This month at the Rainbow Scrap Challenge, our color is green - from mid-tones to light greens and yellow-greens (“grellow”).  Since we are only a couple days into this month, I only have one block to show so far.


This is the first of two green birds that I’ll make this month. When the darker greens come up again later in the year, I will have two more to make.

And that’s about it from here. Oh! Darla wanted me to tell you that the Rainbow Strings quilt is very soft and passes her sleep-test inspection.




22 comments :

Ariane said...

What a great quilt. It looks wonderful!! Congrats!!

Katie said...

I love that back! Makes one a little dizzy, but I'm okay with that! The little bird is sweet, too. And Darla is clearly a very good quilt inspector, going so far as to sleep test them!

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Yes, the quilt is SO pretty. But the back did cross my eyes a bit, lol. Lots of things are doing that lately. Love your bird blocks.
xx, Carol

scraphappy said...

That is quite a backing! Perfect for a rainbow string quilt. Congrats on the finish!

Sally Trude said...

Sleeping on the job while there is a cute green bird flying around your house...tsk tsk tsk.

Ivani said...

Cathy congrats on the finish!! It is a beautiful quilt, I love string quilts, ♥ did I mention this before? LOL So cute see Darla taking a nap on it. And Yes there is pretty and cute green bird also.

Linda said...

Great Rainbow String Quilt! Backing is perfect. Little green bird looks very chirpy.

Louise said...

I always get a kick out of your little bird blocks. So cute! And your Rainbow Strings quilt is just what I've pictured in my head for my own string blocks. Thanks for the inspiration and a goal to work toward :)

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Cathy, this is gorgeous! I love all the color - and the backing is perfect. Where ever did you find it?

Emily said...

Oh my goodness, those strings look fabulous! Congrats on a beautiful finish! I also love your birdie.

sunny said...

Great strings, and I LOVE your backing! I think I need to put birdies on my list, too.

MissPat said...

About gorgeous finish. I started some string blocks for RSC last year but never got back to them when garden season came. I need to stop being a squirrel and settle on a couple to actually finish.
Pat

Jamie Janow Elfert said...

Great finish, but I especially love the backing!

gayle said...

That backing is gloriously perfect!
Now the question is - is Darla merely pretending to sleep in order to lull that birdie closer?

Cathy Tomm said...

Great backing, love the rainbow fabric. Love the string quilt. Your green bird is so cute.

Marly said...

Lovely string quilt; congratulations on finishing it! Your little bird is so sweet! Are you making a complete aviary of a quilt?

Jennifer said...

Love your rainbow string and that cute little green bird.

Angie said...

Great finish on the rainbow strings and FABULOUS backing!! The spring bird is adorable - the collected flock is going to look amazing!

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

Looove it!! Its so bright and cheery!

MartiDIY said...

I love your rainbow string quilt! Your bird is adorable. Those blocks will make a spectacular quilt. I think it's wonderful that you make quilts for the animal shelter. I usually donate my scraps to a local quilter who is part of a group that makes bedding for our shelter.

Cathy said...

That's quite a string quilt! Congrats on that cheery finish with the wild backing.

And I'm wondering what will become of those cute little birds. What size are they? Are you combining with another block?

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Glad to know your quilt passed the 'Darla Inspection'! It passes my long-distance inspection as well...lol. Love the cute wee birdie!!