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Rainbow Block Quilt

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I’ve finished my Block of the Day Quilt – now known as my Rainbow Block Quilt! I am really excited with how this one turned out. It’s so bright and fun! The blocks are each unique and it’s such a beautiful sampling of so many designer’s fabrics. I used white sashing (Bella Solids) and I think it really makes the blocks pop. I used coordinating fabrics for a fun stripe on the back.

I quilted this free motion style and used a Denyse Schmidt floral from Katie Jump Rope. The final size measures 48″ x 62″.

I could really see this quilt on a toddler bed, but that’s probably because I have two young kids myself and see everything through a mom’s eyes. It’d be perfect to cuddle under on the couch as well!

I’ve decided to start selling some of my quilts in an Etsy shop! I figured it would justify all the time I’ve been spending on this hobby. And answer my husband’s question of “what are you going to do with another quilt?”

ETA: Thanks for helping my photo make Flickr Explore for September 17th, 2009!

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Front Top Blocks

Front Bottom Blocks

Back Stripe

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16 Responses to “Rainbow Block Quilt”

  1. 1

    Very cute quilt! I like the idea of a block a day.

  2. 2
    Kate says:

    This is one gorgeous quilt!

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    whatthestitch says:

    This is amazing. I love it. Seriously! This just makes me want to quilt and quilt…it’s 1:30 am though, so I’ll have to wait till tomorrow, haha.

    How long did it take you to quilt this?

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    whatthestitch says:

    Nice! I know you said in one of your posts that Film in the Fridge is one of your inspirations…she’s one of mine too! Do you have a favorite of hers?

    Also, this quilt totally makes you one of my inspirations, too :)

  5. 7
    whatthestitch says:

    This one is my favorite (sorry, haven’t learnt how to create links!):

    http://www.filminthefridge.com/2009/04/20/far-far-away-improv-quilt/

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    Katie B says:

    Congrats on deciding to sell your quilts! I know you’ll see lots of success.

  7. 9
    Lindsay says:

    It turned out great! I love the colors and the quilting.

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    whatktmadenext says:

    This is a gorgeous quilt! I’m planning on making a cushion from rainbow fabrics so have been looking around for inspiration, and this definitely counts as inspiring!

  9. 11
    amandajean says:

    it’s so very wonderful! i love it!!!

  10. 12
    Melissa says:

    I just stumbled across your blog, and I just have to tell you how inspired I am! You do such beautiful work!! I’ve got so much inspiration, just from browsing around your site :) If only I could get through my to-do list of things to sew for other people, then I could finally get to sew for me! lol

    Thanks for the eye candy!!!

  11. 13
    Robin says:

    This is a beautiful quilt!!! You’ve got me inspired now. :)

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    Em says:

    I too just found your blog and am speechless. This rainbow quilt is an all time favorite of mine, wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Anne says:

    I would love the pattern for this…It’s amazing!!!

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