Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Blogger's Quilt Festival - Fall 2015 ROYGBIV Circles

My second quilt entry into the Fall 2015 Blogger's Quilt Festival over at Amy's Creative Side is one of my favorite Scrap-A-Palooza quilts.

For those of you new to my blog, the Scrap-A-Palooza series is an ongoing event where I share the details of a scrap quilt I am making.  All of the quilts are sewn from scraps and are usually really quick and easy.  I try and share the main assembly steps along with my thinking behind the choices I make.  Sometimes, other quilters join me and I share the quilts they create too.

 This fun, scrappy circle quilt is my entry into the ROYGBIV Quilt category.
(You can read the original post here.) 

 It was made entirely from my scrap bin.  Bits of fabric were grouped by color then sewn into offset log cabin blocks.  While I shared a few other possible layouts, I settled on these fun dots of color.


I really enjoyed using low volume scraps for the background on this quilt.  I am really pleased with how it turned out.

 A subtle print for the backing and a golden binding finished it ff nicely.

I played around with swirls and feathers for the quilting.  I did all the quilting in a simple white thread.

 Using my scraps and playing with color is something I do quite often.
Who doesn't love a Rainbow!

A big thanks to Amy for hosting this event. 

I hope you are able to take some time to visit all the bloggers who have entered the show.  Then you can nominate your favorites for Viewer's Choice before the 29th..  Voting for all the categories opens on the 30th.  It is a great opportunity to discover new, inspiring quilters.

 If you are interested in seeing more of my quilts, here are my other entries over the years:

Fall 2013: Star Surround

Spring 2014: Appliqued Flowers
Spring 2014: Geese Migration

Fall 2014: Wiggle Time
Fall 2014: Vertical Scraps
Spring 2015: Rainbow 9 Patch
Spring 2015: Life is a Highway

Quilting is more fun than Housework
If you have scrappy projects you would like to share, feel free to link them up on Sundays with Oh Scrap! Every week you can find tons of scrappy inspiration!

Quilting is more fun than Housework...

Linking up:

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Jasmine said...

I love this rainbow, and definitely enjoyed seeing it again.

Nancy said...

What a fun quilt, Barb! Fun to see, fun to use, too, I'm sure! I love the backing you chose.

Kat said...

I have loved this one all along, and I still do!

Rochelle aka Bella Quilts said...

This is a beautiful quilt. I admired it when it debuted and still like.

CapitolaQuilter said...

Love this quilt and the way the rainbow spatters the canvas. Good choice for the category of the festival too.

Sandra Walker said...

So love seeing this quilt again..as you know, since I did it with my own spin on it lol!

Jayne said...

You are my Scrap Queen! I love this quilt! ROYGBIV at its finest! Good luck in the festival Cynthia!
...added to my bucket list...again!

Susan said...

Love this pattern! It's a great use of scraps! My small Modern Group just made one, 5'x7', with a black background. I'll post about it in a month or so--one member needs to do the binding.

SarahZ said...

The Dot layout just takes this to another happy level! Well done, and so so pretty!

tisha @ quiltytherapy said...

Great use of scraps and like the layout.

Jo Ferguson said...

I love this quilt. You got my vote.

Anonymous said...

I've always liked these curved log cabins. I usually make a heart, but your circles look wonderful. I voted for you, that's how much I liked it. =)

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