Rainbow Confetti ~ A Finished Quilt

Rainbow Confetti by Fresh Lemons Quilts

In the middle of end-of-school-year-madness, I managed to finish my Rainbow Confetti quilt.  This string quilt was foundation paper pieced and uses Vanessa Christenson’s awesome Ombre Confetti Metallic fabric for Moda.

Rainbow Confetti by Fresh Lemons Quilts

This quilt is a gift for a very special teacher.  I thought I was way ahead of the game this year.  I pieced it in April and had plans to quilt it right away, and then sit back and relax my way through May.  Well, you know what they say about the best-laid plans?  After I finished the quilt top, the kids and I had the stomach flu, one after the other after the other.  Once we were all better, it took a couple of weeks to get back to this project.  Well…I finished with 4 days to spare this time!

Rainbow Confetti by Fresh Lemons Quilts

I mentioned this is a foundation paper pieced quilt.  I created my own template  with 3 strings of color per side and white in the middle.  The squares are 8″ x 8″ finished and the quilt is 7 blocks by 8 blocks, or 56″ x 64″.  I don’t have a pattern for sale for this particular quilt, but you could get a similar look using Vanessa’s ombre fabrics with my Prism quilt pattern.

Rainbow Confetti by Fresh Lemons Quilts

Ombre fabrics are so fun.  So many shades of color in each fat quarter!  For the backing, I used Cotton+Steel’s Sprinkle fabric.  I love the neutral base for the pops of color on the front.

Rainbow Confetti by Fresh Lemons Quilts

I quilted this using my BERNINA’s BSR foot, in a meandering free motion pattern using Aurifil 50wt white thread.  Definitely my go-to quilting design.

We have been so lucky to have amazing teachers again this year at school.  My daughter is wrapping up her final days of elementary school, and I’m getting surprisingly sentimental over it!  It’s exciting to watch them grow and become their own people, but hard at the same time.

Here’s the to start of a fun summer!

 

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11 Comments

  1. Reply

    Anne Beier

    May 23, 2018

    Beautiful quilt. And the colors make me excited about the summer.

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    Sabra Kachelein

    May 23, 2018

    That is beautiful. I’ve been wanting to do something with those ombres. Almost did the Summer Sampler with them. Great job!

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    Anorina Morris

    May 23, 2018

    It’s a beautiful quilt and I’m sure will be cherished. My son started high school this year and my daughter has one more year of primary school… I know how you feel xx

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    Jodie

    May 23, 2018

    What a beautiful, happy quilt!!

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    Sally K

    May 23, 2018

    Love it! It’s so fresh and happy. I received a half yard bundle for Christmas and I’m trying to decide what to make. This style is now on the list. Thanks so much for sharing with us.

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    Liz

    May 24, 2018

    What a beauty! I love ombre confetti and your quilt really makes it shine! When you make your own foundation, do you draft it on paper or do you use EQ?

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      Faith

      May 24, 2018

      Hi Liz – Thank you! I use Adobe Illustrator for all my templates. This template could easily be made on paper though! You’d just want to make sure the line measurements are the same on both corners, so your seams line up on your finished quilt.

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    Ginevra

    May 24, 2018

    Really an amazing quilt, Faith! I just bought an ombre confetti jelly roll and I was thinking at the perfect quilt…. this is it! I really like how colors are combined; have you any advice on how turn colors in every square to obtain the rainbow effect?
    Thank you again for sharing this beauty!
    Ginevra

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    Karen Seitz

    May 24, 2018

    Lovely!

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    Megan Anderson

    May 24, 2018

    I have bought a fat quarter bundle on this ombré line and haven’t been able to decide how to use it! I seen your quilt and knew I had to recreate it!! I’m in love!
    I know you said you don’t have a pattern but would you mind sharing how big your strips where and maybe a brief description if it’s not too much to ask……?

  10. Reply

    Anne

    May 25, 2018

    This is gorgeous! Can you tell me what the width of your strips were? Did you use a jelly roll or fat quarters?

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