Sunday, October 27, 2013

Blogger's Quilt Festival: Miss E's Rainbow Quilt

Rainbow Quilt
My oldest daughter, Miss E, is always fascinated when I am making something.  She inevitably asks whether the result is going to be hers and all too often that answer is "no, not this time..."  When I told her that I decided to make her a quilt she was so thrilled one would think that I had never made her a quilt before!  Apparently, in her mind baby quilts don't count.  When I consulted with her on color she insisted that her favorite color is Rainbow --- I guess in the world of a 4 year old Rainbow qualifies as a color all on its own...Rainbow Connection
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Luckily for Miss E I had recently read and loved Emily Cier's Scrap Republic and had in my stash a set of 5" color wheel charms from a color wheel charm swap.  The result was a beautiful color wheel rectangle which definitely holds its own amongst a stark white background.
Rainbow Quilt using Pinmoors
Unfortunately, with three children and a full time job, it took me quite a bit of time to complete the quilt.   I kept being asked "Today Mommy?  Will it be done TODAY??" However, given the fact that Miss E sleeps with it each and every night since the day it was finished I think she has forgiven me for the long wait.
Rainbow Quilting in progress
Miss E's Rainbow Quilt was pieced and quilted all on my Bernina Activa 130.  The quilting was simple using Aurifil cotton threading in straight lines with the center block of color being quilted in blue thread.
Casual Fold
Rainbow Side
BindingOn the chair
I made a special label for Miss E so that she would always remember why this quilt was made and what was going on in her life at the time...
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Rainbow Fold
Whenever I share this quilt with anyone they can't help but smile - after all there is a child in everyone of us that still enjoys the beauty of a rainbow.  This quilt was so simple that I admit I would never have made it had it not been for my little girl insisting on getting exactly what she wanted!

I am entering Miss E's Rainbow Quilt in the ROYGBIV category of the Blogger's Quilt Festival.  She is going to get a kick out of this post when I show it to her in the morning...hahahaaa...

AmysCreativeSide

- rebecca lynne



22 comments:

Jess @ The Elven Garden said...

Gorgeous quilt lady! But that label is the absolute BEST - such a beautiful idea, and so unique.

Kristy @ Quiet Play said...

Such a beautiful bright quilt! I lovehow you did the label on the back - very clever!

Erin @ Missy Mac Creations said...

Great choice for the BQF. Still loving it. So cute that she sleeps with it every night. That must totally warm your heart. x

moira said...

love this. the binding is inspired and the label is just fabulous

Charlotte said...

beautiful quilt, and that label is such a wonderful idea! I love it (and may have to "borrow" the idea!)

Leanne said...

The asymmetrical not-wheel shaped colour wheel in this quilt is wonderful, I love it. The quilting is really fun too. It is a great entry in the festival.

Lisa said...

Beautiful child and her beautiful quilt! She sounds a little like her Mommy! Can you say strong willed

Graciela said...

Beautiful! How did you make the label?

Jacque said...

Fabulous! I, too, want to know how to make a label...did you post on it already? :)

CitricSugar said...

Wonderful! Clean and classic, and loved by a child - that's the trifecta right there!

traceyjay said...

Mommy quilts are the very best kind. And this one is no exception.
so wonderful! I just love it... and that label! ♥

Queenie Believe said...

This is an awesome quilt! Love the stipe boarder and the label is out of this world wonderful.
Have a great day.
Always, Queenie

Susan Owenby said...

Beautiful! I so love the envelope label and sweet note. Lovely gift, I'm certain she will cherish it!

Patti said...

Aw, Rebecca, what a beautiful quilt. and the label pulls at the heartstrings! Miss E will have this treasure forever.

Nat at Made in Home said...

It is beautiful, love that label!

Jayne said...

I adore the binding and great little envelope label! I'm a fan of ROYGBIV!

Canadian Abroad said...

Such a gorgeous quilt and an equally amazing label.

Corinnea said...

Your quilt is beautiful and your label is perfect!

Becky said...

Great quilt, great story, wonderful label, and great name, which happens to be the same as mine ;-).

Mata Hari said...

What a beautiful quilt and I simply adore the quilt label "envelope" idea. Must steal it and give you lots and lots of credit!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Oh Rebecca, it's such a beautiful quilt and some great shots but that label has me crying!! It is such a brilliant idea and so special. I adore how creative you are and what amazing memories and treasures you create for your girls. xx

Janine said...

I always loved this quilt but I don't remember the label - it's adorable!