Friday, November 1, 2019

Color Block Rainbow Scrap Challenge Finish

Sometimes the simplest scrap quilts become a favorite of mine!


I finished up my Rainbow Scrap Challenge color block quilt this week.  Isn't it pretty?!

The blocks are simply made with 2.5" squares grouped by color.  All from the scrap bin!



With such an explosion of color in the blocks, I thought it needed a hot pink binding.
For the quilting, I simply used a serpentine stitch in a dusty plum color along all the seams.



I wanted to keep this one gender neutral but I just couldn't pass up this fabric for the backing.  It had been gifted to me months ago and I just haven't made a top that suited it.  
These two look amazing together!



Who can have a gray day snuggled in a quilt like this!

I was originally going to donate this one but I think I might take it on the road for a while and use it in my trunk show.  It is a great example of how scrap quilts can be simple and bursting with color!





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39 comments:

Georgia said...

This is an excellent example of how our scraps can be used to create a beautiful quilt. I have loved your quilts since I was introduced to them beginning with Geese Migration.

Libby in TN said...

The back -- oh, yeah! I always love seeing what you do with value gradation.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I love it - like you say - very colorful - I need to make up more like this too - I am using a lot of my fabrics in 2.5 inch squares too and it is working up so well

Alison V. said...

Absolutely beautiful! I have a whole bin of 2" squares that would be perfect for a pattern like this!

Linda Swanekamp said...

It is a beautiful and cheerful quilt. Love it.

Elizabeth V Kelbaugh said...

Lovely rainbow scrap quilt!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

When I saw your post on Bloglovin this morning, "Wow!" was my first thought! I love it, including that perfect backing and binding! You should definitely keep it as part of your trunk show - I would love to see it in person.

Anne / Springleaf Studios said...

This is a fabulous example of color and simplicity at it's best.

Jenny said...

So pretty, it's a gorgeous quilt.

Paula said...

I've loved seeing the blocks come together and the finished quilt is great! This is another one for my bucket list.

Ellie said...

Fabulous!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Stunning RSC finish, Cynthia!!! The top and backing were DEFINITELY meant for each other. LOVE it!

cityquilter grace said...

very pretty blocks...i gave up on the RSC and donated my blocks...

Pamela Arbour said...

FABULOUS!!!!!!!’n

piecefulwendy said...

Is that ever pretty! Someday I need to try this!

Chantal said...

Awesome! Congrats on this colorful yet peaceful quilt. I love this one. ;^)

Jocelyne said...

how big is your Rainbow beauty?

Louise said...

It's a juicy Lucy quilt, for sure! Bright and bold and fun! The simple quilting really works well, too. Do you use your machine's serpentine stitch, or kinda free-hand it? Either way, it's a super finish :)

Joni said...

You do have an excellent eye for colorizing scrap quilts! What a beautiful finish - and that back is perfect! It will be a perfect cuddle quilt for the long gray Oregon winters.

Lynn said...

Thoroughly delightful. I do enjoy 2.5 inch squares. Yours looks fabulous

MissPat said...

This quilt is luminous. It just glows. Perfect rainbow quilt in a colorwash style.
Pat

Rochelle aka Bella Quilts said...

What a beautiful quilt. I'd have a hard time letting go of it. What was the finished size? How big were the blocks? Love seeing how you use all your scraps.

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

A wonderful scrappy quilt, I love all the colours! And yes, the backing fabric is perfect with it!

Clare M said...

Stunning colourful Quilt. Makes me want to run to my scrap bins and start one. Hugs

KaHolly said...

Truly magnificent!

Violet Withey said...

That backing wow love it. It takes those simple blocks of color and makes it sing!

Vicki in MN said...

Yes indeed you should take this on the road as it will get loads more ooohs and ahhhhs! So pretty.

Sylvia Anderson said...

Love, love, love this beautiful quilt, and since I have buckets of scraps, would be a fun project after the holidays.

Barb N said...

Yes, keep that one! Or send it my direction, lol! Such a good example of how seemingly disconnected fabrics can play well together. It's beautiful!

Frédérique said...

Wow, pretty colors all together!

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

Oh my - what a gorgeous explosion of color! I want to make one right now. So inspiring - thank you.

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

What a beauty! Your colors really do make this quilt pop! Excellent colorways!

Deb A said...

What a beautiful quilt you made from the scrap bin! Great job on the finish.

Cathy said...

Another amazing scrappy finish! This one's a real beauty!!

Linda said...

Lovely quilt, great backing, an excellent example of using scraps and the RSC model.

Cathy said...

Wow! What a beautiful scrap gathering! It glows. Congrats on the finish.

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

Oh it is spectacular!!! They way your eyes move over the colors!! Oh lala!

Kate said...

Simple, but oh so fun and bright. Congrats on a gorgeous finish. RSC quilts are some of my most favorite in blogland (and in my own sewing room).

Angie in SoCal said...

I really like your so colorful quilt. And from scraps no less - wonderful! The backing fabric is spectacular and so right for this top. Congrats.

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