Winter Rainbow Quilt Top

Winter Rainbow Quilt Top

I will save the story behind this quilt for when it is actually finished, but I wanted to share the quilt top because I’m so excited to have finished it last night! I think the bright colors will be what saves me during the long winter ahead. It is, of course, inspired by one of my quilting idols, Rita of Red Pepper Quilts. I hope everyone else in US is staying warm out there!

Off to sew Christmas presents! Nothing like a deadline!



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    December 12, 2009

    That is a great top. The colors will surely brighten the cold nights.

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    December 12, 2009

    It looks so lovely! I love how the brightly colored fabric contrasts with the black and white.

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    December 12, 2009

    Love it! I too love the contrast of the black/white with the colours!

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    wishes, true and kind

    December 12, 2009

    I can see how it was inspired by Rita, but you have definitely made it your own. Your quilt is really fabulous!!!

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    December 12, 2009

    Another beautiful quilt! Thank you for the inspiration!

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    December 12, 2009

    I can’t tell you how much I love this quilt!

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    Katie B

    December 12, 2009

    gorgeous. The black is so cool.

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    December 12, 2009

    The quilt is just lovely. The black sashing makes the colurs come alive. I hope it warms your heart and home all winter!

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    Claire - Matching Pegs

    December 13, 2009

    The charcoal and white really make those colours sing.

    This quilt looks Christmassy to me in a Summery, Southern Hemisphere kind of way (which is only relevant because where I am it is Summer, and so Christmas is pretty colourful).

    Hope it cheers up your winters for many years to come.

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    December 14, 2009

    It’s beautiful, can’t wait to see it all done!

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    izzy inspired

    December 15, 2009

    I am drooling…it is beautiful!!!

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    December 17, 2009

    I love it! The colors are so beautiful against the black and white contrast! LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT!

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    December 17, 2009

    This is gorgeous. I love the black/white/brights combo – it’s really stunning!

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    wishes, true and kind

    December 18, 2009

    This quilt is absolutely incredible! Very unique and beautiful!

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    December 20, 2009

    Gorgeous quilt top!!!

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    January 1, 2010

    Oh man! This is killer! Love it!

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    January 6, 2010

    Wow love the colours, please please show a piccie in full when finished. Awesome

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    January 11, 2010

    This is really gorgeous! Love the dark sashing!

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    amy (sew~amy)

    January 12, 2010


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    January 12, 2010

    i have never seen a quilt using black so successfully. thanks for the inspiration.

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    February 17, 2010

    I love this quilt. Would you mind if I posted a picture of it on my website? I will reference your site – I would like to comment about how I really, really want to make one similar to this. I have been thinking forever of doing something with all colors of the rainbow in it, and I love how you have combined them.

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      February 17, 2010

      Kathy – I’d be honored for you to use my picture on your blog as inspiration. Thank you!

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    happy zombie

    March 13, 2011

    STUNNING! I love your quilt (and it’s name, too)!

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    Nancy Middlebrooks

    September 10, 2013

    Love this quilt. It would be great for the leftover orphan pieces I have. Can you tell me where to get measurments for making one simular. Thank you, Nancy

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    Nancy Middlebrooks

    September 10, 2013

    Where can I get the measurEments? i THINK THIS IS SO BEAUTIFUL