Rainbows and Woodgrain!

This is one of my favorite finishes ever.  I am often loathe to start paper-piecing projects.  They are such hard work.  But I fell in love with this pattern by @jeliquits on instragram.

I bought a layer cake and a charm pack of Kona solids and spent an hour identifying the colors to use.  (I wanted this to be a gender neutral quilt so I avoided pinks – which is too bad because it ended up going to a baby girl, but oh well….)  I am not really of fan of solids –  there are so many fun patterned fabrics out there. For me, most of the fun is the fun fabrics.

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But in the past few months I have been moving from crazy prints to blenders to most of my last few projects relied heavily on solids.

IMG_2315 _Snapseed The outer border of this quilt is the fabulous Dictionary print by Tim Holtz.  My favorite fabric ever.  I luckily still have many yards.

The inner border is a cool print by Katarina Rocella in her Indelible collection.

I did a very dense woodgrain quilting pattern (I think this is the third or fourth time I have finished a quilt this way).  I do love it – because of the end product and the fun of the process.

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I made the border extra wide using a blue Carolyn Friedlander print that is also one of the few patterned fabrics in the center bit.  I backed the quilt with this sweet Tula print from her Bumble collection.  So soft and sweet for a baby quilt.

I delivered this quilt to work too late.  The recipient started her maternity leave the day I got it there.  :/  It will be waiting for her when she returns.

Linking up with Finish It Friday.  Woot

Published by ghrn

Wife, stepmom, corporate grunt, quilter, liberal, dork

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