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.
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.
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.
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
10 thoughts on “Rainbows and Woodgrain!”
This is outstanding! What a great quilt! I love the colors and that quilting is so cool!
Thank you so much, Beth!!!
What a fun and unique baby quilt! I love the wood grain quilting that you did on it.
Thank you so much ! This was a very fun quilt to make.
Awesome finish. I really love you quilting!
Thank you so much, Kat – that is so sweet.
What a great design. Your quilting looks fantastic. Visiting from FIUF.
Thank you so much – this quilting was so fun.
Beautiful, beautiful! What a wonderful gift, probably hard to give away! Great design and color choices, and the quilting is well done. A total winner!
Thank you so much! That is so very kind. (and, yes, a little hard to give way 🙂 )