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Welcome to my blog about my quilting journey! I started quilting in 2006 with a quilt of my own design which started as a cushion cover and ended up as a single bed sized quilt! Now I'm totally hooked....maybe obsessed is a better word for it.

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Rainbow Lattice - February UFO, tick!

Well here we are on the 17th February and I've finished this month's UFO already! Feeling pretty pleased with myself, although to be fair its not a massive quilt (60" square) and I had already stitched in the ditch between the blocks. Nevertheless a finish is a finish!

As a recap on how this quilt came about, I took part in a rainbow charm swap a couple of years ago and wanted a project to show off the rainbow.  I had a block in mind and knew I wanted to use black and grey so off I went to Spotlight and as luck would have it found this fabulous grey/black print. I could not have found a better fabric for what I had in mind.

After fiddling about for far too long picking just the right colours from the charms I had and then auditioning various layouts:

I settled on my final layout as I felt it let the rainbow squares be the stars of the show!
The finished top:
When it came to the quilting I stitched in the ditch between the blocks with grey and then decided to use these lovely threads which I won early last year in a Quilt Block Swap Australia giveaway. 
I matched the colour of the thread with the colour in the centre of the blocks and only quilted the grey side of each block.  The quilting was quite difficult to photograph as the fabric its on is quite busy! Hopefully you can see it well enough.


As for binding I toyed with the idea of having two sides black and two sides in the grey but didn't fancy having to deal with getting the corners right and so decided black was the way to go. The binding is all machine stitched and finished with a diamond shaped stitch in Aurifil Dove grey.


Here is the finished quilt, my Rainbow Lattice:
I do love this quilt and plan to write a tutorial for it. It will be my first tutorial so a landmark for me I guess!  Ooops, nearly forgot to show you the back, here it is:
The main fabric is a Sock Monkey fabric which looks knitted
 and the other is a sort of wavy rainbow.
One more photo for good measure!
Oh do you like the box I used to hold all my threads while I was quilting? Any idea what sort of a box it is?

Its a Ferrero Rocher box! The choccies were nice but I think it looks so pretty with all the coloured threads inside instead and it was a great way to keep all the threads I was using for this project together in one place. I just wish I could figure out how to get the label off without damaging the plastic so it looks better.
Are you like me and see any new container as potential quilting storage too?

Now my hubby and I are off to take my mother in law away for the last week in February for a holiday at the beach at Port Broughton.  Looking forward to a relaxing week away so I can come back all rested and ready to get cracking on March's UFO project.

Thanks for visiting my blog today,

10 comments:

  1. well done, I love this quilt. I can see lots of potential for that block in fact, as I have a lot of novelty fabrics to use up, so look forward to your tutorial. The special stitch on the binding was a nice touch.

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  2. This is such a great quilt and so visually captivating. I love the effort you put into the quilting too, and the black binding all round gives it a good crisp finish. I've used FR boxes too, I like that they're clear so you can see whats inside and the plastic is strong, it means you have to eat all the choccies to make room for the sewing things, but hey sometimes you just have to do these things in the name of art. Have a fun week away.

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  3. I love your quilt! Now while waiting for the tutorial I have to find the fabric in all colours. I wish you a happy holiday!

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  4. What a great pattern for the fabrics you used. I also love the decorative edging. I love the dimensional look of this quilt!

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  5. Beautiful quilt! I look forward to seeing your tutorial.

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  6. Love this quilt! I love the colours and the shadows (black) on the boxes. Just beautiful.

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  7. What a beautiful quilt! It seems like 90s vintage (it seems strange to call the 90s vintage btw)

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  8. Like it, I really like it! The back is also looking great Now I feel my hands starting to itch. :D

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  9. Love the quilt! I've used Goo B Gone on my boxes, and it has worked well.

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  10. It's gorgeous! So glad you told us all about it. Looking forward to that tutorial. And I, too, see any container as potentially storage worthy!

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