Friday, September 28, 2012

2012 Rainbow Scrap Challenge Strip Quilt Top

I plan to make 3 quilts with rainbow color themes during this 2012 Rainbow Scrap Challenge.
Knowing how busy December can be, I thought I'd go ahead and piece a strip quilt top using most of the 2 1/2" strips I saved each month. I love those yummy orange strips.
I guessed two of the remaining three month's colors might be black and brown, so I added a few strips of those colors. Please know that Angela hasn't said what October, November and December's colors might or will be. I just made a guess. Could be wrong. The other two rainbow quilts will have the correct colors.
Because I'm trying to use scraps and stash fabrics for this challenge, I used a stack of colorful 10" squares I had cut a year or two ago and a few yards of blue daisy fabric from my stash to piece a backing. I used six of  those 10" blocks in the quilt top. Next week I'll sandwich this top and back with some Warm and White batting.

27 comments:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Oh, this is so cute! Love the front and the back - just delightful.

Impera_Magna said...

Very nice, Sheila! Such a bright cheerful quilt...and love your pieced backing too!


Marina said...

Sheila, it's beautiful! I am amazed by your inspiration and productivity! :)

Cathy Tomm said...

Great rainbow bright quilt

Candace said...

I love the front and the back, such a day brightener.

Terri said...

Love your quilts! Rainbow strips are perfect...just like a rainbow.

Hugs

scraphappy said...

So pretty! I love what you have done with all your rainbow strips. As for the rest of the year, you have good logic.

Deb said...

That came out great! Sounds like we'll have brown and black over the next three months =).

Teresa in Music City said...

You are very industrious! 3 quilts from the rainbow challenge!!! Wow! I look forward to seeing them come to life :*)

Sheila said...

I don't know about that, Deb. haha. But I wanted to mix some black and white into this number :)

Edith said...

Lovely Rainbow strip quilt, what a good idea.

Angie said...

Using shorter strips (shorter than traditional jelly roll strips) gives the quilt great motion and color. Really nice rainbow project!

Cyn ;-) said...

What a great idea. LOVE it! My oh my, but you have been busy. *g*

Cyn ;-) said...

PS: I'm curious... did you make this "1600" style? It sure looks great.

Sheila said...

Yes. It is the "1600 style". I cut around 42 length of width strips in half, randomized the pieces, sewed them into one long strip and did the famous "jelly roll race."

Linda at Roscoe's Ma said...

I love your strip quilt. Thanks for posting the method you used for the strips. It looks great!

Kate said...

Beautiful quilt. Love all the bright colors you used and how you pieced the back.

Dar said...

I love both of your rainbow scrap quilts. They are so bright and cheerful. Nice use of your scraps too.

Quilter Kathy said...

That is an awesome rainbow quilt...and you're making three of them...wow!

Sarah Craig said...

What a wonderful quilt, Sheila! Love the mix of strips and squares. Whoop whoop!!

Karen said...

Adorable. I love the pieced back. Another way I can use my leftover binding pieces.

LuAnn said...

Just love your rainbow quilt!

Faye said...

Wow, so much colour. Beautiful and bright.

Megan said...

Wow, you did a seriously awesome job of putting your stash to work! I love the "header" at the top of the strip quilt and the pieced backing! Also, your carpet looks insanely clean, considering you just finished a quilt top ;)

Mrs.Hearts said...

Lovely quilt top, and the backing is perfect for it! I'm stopping by from Freemotion by the River's link-up.

Ellen said...

Love the rainbow strips - what a great idea to use for your quilt.

Sue Daurio said...

what a wonderfully cheery quilt. Love it, both front and back.

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