Saturday, July 26, 2014

2014 RSC July, Rainbow String Quilt Finished


Much of this week was spent piecing my RSC string quilt top. Some of the 8.5" paper pieced string blocks were made during last year's Rainbow Scrap Challenge. Feels good to have this rainbow quilt finished.
One of the large blocks of four 8.5" string blocks is black on white strings. Another large block is four 8.5" string blocks of small colorful prints. I feel they add a bright lightness to the quilt top. The large blocks are sashed with 2.5" strips of Kona white fabric. The borders are 2.5" colorful squares and 2.5" white squares.


The backing is 18 fat quarters. The batting is low loft cotton White and Natural. It's quilted with a loose free motion meander using white cotton thread. The binding is a stripped green fabric print. After a go in the washer and dryer it finished at 62" x 81".
I have a few more red blocks that I'll work on this week and post next week with blocks made in the chosen August RSC color. It's been fun playing with red.
To see what others made with their red scraps this week, go here.

26 comments:

Impera Magna said...

Oh, gorgeous! I LOVE everything about this quilt! Great job, Sheila!

Is this for you or a gift?

djaquilter@yahoo.com said...

Love the border you chose for your strings. So nice to see these RSC blocks finished off into quilt.

Sally T said...

That border is quite wonderful. And its fun to see a finished rainbow quilt. I sometimes forget that that is where we are headed.

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

Oh I love the checkerboard border with the string blocks! It really sets it off nicely!

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Marly said...

I love those string blocks; I'd no idea they were so enormous! The checked rainbow border is a nice finishing touch.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Especially love the checkerboard borders (and that FQ scrappy back) !!

Debbie said...

String quilts are always great, but this one is so beautiful! And I love your scrappy back fabrics. A wonderful job.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I agree with everyone - great string block, but the setting and border treatment make it so special. And the back - sweet touch!

Angie said...

What a wonderful finish! I love the scrappiness of the strings and the checkerboard border just gives it extra pop!

soscrappy said...

Beautiful quilt! Strings are definitely going on my list for next year. The light blocks really do a great job of adding lightness, and the border is perfect! Love it!!!
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Edith said...

This is beautiful, I especially like your border and the fat quarter back. Lovely work, congratulations on finishing up.

Karen said...

Your string quilt is awesome. I love it.

Nell's Quilts said...

What a great string quilt project . It must feel good to have this finished.

Jo said...

I love the borders on your quilt too

Gina said...

Love it. I've still got some scraps left from each month so I could make a few string blocks up xxx

Gina said...

Love it. I've still got some scraps left from each month so I could make a few string blocks up xxx

Charo said...

Awesome!!! I love it, so bright and colorful! The border is perfect and I love the scrappy back too.

Congratulations!

Charo said...

Awesome!!! I love it, so bright and colorful! The border is perfect and I love the scrappy back too.

Congratulations!

Andee said...

Very nice finish, love all those colorful strings!

Terri said...

So pretty. I love the border with the rainbow string blocks. The back looks good, too. Lots to look at there.
Hugs

sewyouquilt2 said...

love your string rainbow quilt. and the backing is fun too.
also love your playing with reds. isn't it fun to play in the fabric pile?

Sarah said...

Fantastic finish, well done! The boarder looks great to, but I just love the scrappy strings! Nice backing fabrics to!

Quilter Kathy said...

It's awesome! Congratulations on a fantastic scrappy finish! Love it!

Cathy said...

Oh, I didn't get around to visiting last week but I know what I'm going to do with my string blocks when I get enough of them! Awesome job.

LynneP said...

What a wonderful quilt--so cheerful bright LOVELY!!!

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