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Thread: Charisma's version of "Bottled Rainbows"

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    Super Member charismah's Avatar
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    I visit many blogs...and before I started LAQ I was a pretty prolific piecer/quilter. Believe it or not! :wink:

    I came across this blog and the quilt called "Bottled Rainbows"

    http://www.stitchedincolor.com/2011/...ape-quilt.html

    I knew I wanted to make this quilt! I bought all of the material thinking next year I would get around to making it until one day when my long arm needed a service call I just new I could get this quilt pieced in the meantime....The pattern/instruction teach it in QATG method but I wanted to long arm it......Scrap BIN wasn't depleted much..

    The blocks that some of the other girls make are much neater or groomed and fitted than mine..but I wanted the raw form...no cutting of my scraps ...I just wanted to use them as I pulled them out of the bin....I love the effect..and I think this makes a quick easy, graduation gift, a great exercise of color confidence.

    *Some of colors are kind of hard to see..lots of shadows where i took the pictures..the purples don't show up well...

    I wanted a simple quilting design...and I rally enjoyed it because i didn't have to make anything perfect as it was my own quilt..LOL.

    I used a Kaffe fabric for the back, and I am including a picture of my binding fabric.
    Thanks for looking!
    Happy Easter!

    It is actually a really bright colored fabric
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    Beautiful! I love the colour makeup of this.

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    It's really neat. Are the raw edges turned under on the smaller pieces of fabric? I can't tell by the pics.

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    That's a really fun, cheery quilt! And of course, I love the way you quilted it!

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    What a unique quilt, love the colors and of course the quilting is awesome as usual.

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    Wow! I've sewn the crumbs together but this takes scraps to a whole new level!

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    Jubilant color! Fabulous and fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by justflyingin
    It's really neat. Are the raw edges turned under on the smaller pieces of fabric? I can't tell by the pics.
    Nope...I left them raw so that when it gets washed it will be raggedy.....in the pattern they discuss several ways...leaving it raw, using pinking shears or zig-zag stitching around them to secure those edges down. I wanted the raggedy look.I think it would be really cute if it was flannel..and I put a few flannel scraps in the blocks...but I don't have that much flannel.

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    Wonderful idea. Another quilt I want to add to the "to do" list. How long did it take you to do one block? Seems simple to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by charismah
    Quote Originally Posted by justflyingin
    It's really neat. Are the raw edges turned under on the smaller pieces of fabric? I can't tell by the pics.
    Nope...I left them raw so that when it gets washed it will be raggedy.....in the pattern they discuss several ways...leaving it raw, using pinking shears or zig-zag stitching around them to secure those edges down. I wanted the raggedy look.I think it would be really cute if it was flannel..and I put a few flannel scraps in the blocks...but I don't have that much flannel.
    Love the raw edges! It will be even more comfy after it frays a bit. Thank you for sharing.

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