Friday, November 8, 2019

My Rainbow Garden

This year, I decided to do something a bit different for one of my Rainbow Scrap Challenge quilts.  Each month I made various blocks that represent things found in my garden in the designated color.  I love seeing all these fun designs but I have never wanted a whole quilt made with the various block.  

So this way, I had the joy of making each block and putting them all together into a fun quilt.



I enjoyed searching the internet for each block design.  And many, I simply designed using graph paper and a pencil.




Some of my favorite blocs are the apples, pear and the tomato.



I not only included various fruits, vegetables and flowers, but you can find lots of my garden friends and foes in my quilt.


Even the imperfect bee is busy pollinating my flowers!



I pulled a dotted backing from my stash and added a striped binding from a fabric I have been trying to use for years.


This bright quilt will definitely be appreciated during the winter months when I miss the bounty of color, food and enjoyment I get out of my gardens. 

 It will keep me cozy as I earmark my seed and gardening catalogs dreaming of spring!





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24 comments:

Raewyn said...

Making your rainbow scrap quilt in this way was a great idea..... And the finished project is beautiful!

Libby in TN said...

So cute! The birdhouse is still my favorite block.

Michelle @ From Bolt to Beauty said...

Fun! I'm crazy about the pear block, but the scrappy low-volume background has me ooing and ahhing, too. : )

Andree G. Faubert said...

Hi Cynthia, what a great colourful quilt. That must have been lots of fun to make, including finding and drawing the blocks! If you feel like it, please consider linking up to Free Motion Mavericks.

Chantal said...

What a unique quilt! And fabulous too! Congratulations! I love it from apple to zucchini. I think my favorite is the Morning Glories. Fantastic work! ;^)

Sue SA said...

This is a gorgeous quilt and I have really enjoyed seeing you build the blocks over time. Fantastic finish, well done.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

This is so great! It must be so fun to look at in person. I think my favorite block is the apples, too, but I have enjoyed seeing them all as you shared them. Wonderful finish, Cyndy!

Barb N said...

So fun, and meaningful for you! Fantastic to see your completed project come together. You're ready to dream of spring!

Rochelle aka Bella Quilts said...

A beautiful finish. I think it will brighten your room during the bleak days of winter when color is at a minimum outside the windows.

Cathy said...

What a clever and darling quilt! It turned out great, and I even love all the scrappy background fabrics. I’m with Libby; the birdhouse block is my favorite!

MissPat said...

It's been fun to watch this quilt "grow". I need to try a quilt that uses various size blocks with fillers in between.
Pat

The Joyful Quilter said...

It's fantastic!!! Congrats on getting finished.

Quilter Kathy said...

SUch a creative quilt... I love it!
Congratulations on finishing this great quilt...enjoy!

KaHolly said...

What an awesome post today showcasing your extraordinary creation! This was an ingenious approach to RSC and I simply adore the result!

FlashinScissors said...

What a beautiful, colourful quilt!
I love the birdhouse and the apple core, oh and everything!
Well done, it’s lovely!
Hugs,
Barbara xx

Louise said...

This quilt tickles me to no end! I love that each block is distinctly scrappy and wonderfully edible :) Congratulations on your RSC finish!

Jayne said...

That turned out great! I love all the blocks and how you puzzled it together!! I knew you'd knock it out of the park!

PaulaB quilts said...

This seems to be the most creative of any of your beautiful quilts. You will be able to have sunshine and flowers all through the winter, what a treat!

Quilting Babcia said...

What a fun quilt! Love every bit, especially that little hen.

Michelle said...

Such a fun, whimsical quilt! Fantastic finish!

gayle said...

Your blocks have been making me smile all year, and the final quilt is absolutely fantastic! So much charm in your birds and your bees. (And your veggies and flowers!)

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

Adorable!! and that is my kind of garden - No weeds!!! ha ha

Emily said...

I love this finish so much! I really enjoyed seeing what you would make each month with that color. I must have missed the chicken the first time but am glad to see her now. This is just so much fun!

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

I love this quilt! So striking and pretty and fun to look at!

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