Friday, August 19, 2011

Inspired.....Er, Copied


I was sitting in the middle of a very messy sewing room feeling uninspired, but I wanted to make a quick something for the bazaar.  I was starting to get frustrated when I remembered seeing Tamiko's beautiful, simple quilt the other day.  Bingo!  I had a Kona charm pack and this was easily a project I could whip up in an evening.  Hooray!

I accidentally left out a whole row because it fell beneath my sewing chair, but, in retrospect, I'm happy it got left behind since it was another whole row of green and I think it would have been too much.
My natural instinct with rainbow quilts is to bind them in a grey or black--I've done this on two previous rainbow quilts.  For this one, however, I chose a solid red for binding because I wanted to keep the quilt gender neutral and still baby-ish.  I thought grey or black would seem too modern.

I am most happy with the back!  My hubby thinks I should display the quilt this way because he thinks its so cute (no he didn't use that word).  I traded for this old Alexander Henry print a long time ago, but I've never found the right project for it.  I knew I wanted it for a baby quilt backing, but I could never decide on a quilt top design that would match.  This was a perfect fit, literally!  I couldn't even trim an inch around after I finished quilting.  I used up every last centimeter of backing!  

Simple, fast, and satisfying, what more could you ask for in a project?


7 comments:

ellesquare said...

so cute, Kelly. I saw that quilt, too, and wanted to copy it immediately!

AllieKatMom said...

I think it turned out perfect! Love the rainbows on the back and the front...plus I really would be surprised if this didn't sell. Its Noah's Ark and didn't you say the Bazaar is at your church?
Who wouldn't want this awesome homemade goodie :)

I like the red binding. I think the gray would have been too boring on this quilt. Just because it is already really simplistic.

Flying Blind... said...

Got a feeling I may be 'inspired' by this too!!
It's lovely, and the backing is so perfect x

Katie B. said...

Such a fun and happy quilt!!

Cherry Red Quilter said...

I almost agree with your hubby re displaying the back except that I love the front too - great baby quilt!

Sarah @ FairyFace Designs said...

This is so pretty, love it!

Patchwork Notes said...

Looks great! I'm so glad that you were inspired to make your own!

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