Thursday, April 16, 2015

Reverse Rainbow Starburst Complete


Well I’m back. I closed my blog two months ago to deal with an unfortunate and devastating event in our lives and only recently felt a renewed interest in quilting. This Reverse Rainbow Star quilt was waiting for me to sandwich, quilt, and bind it, and I spent a couple days losing myself in the familiar and comforting motions of the quilt process.


Using FlutterKat's tutorial, I started these scrappy 16-patch blocks for the Sweet 16 Quilt-along 2015 on Sarah’s blog. I still haven’t decided where this quilt will go, but for now I’m enjoying the bright colors of so many beloved fabrics. Four months into my moratorium on purchasing fabric, I'm happy to say this quilt was made entirely from my stash.


The back is anchored by a large 16-patch that reflects the arrangement of color blocks on the front. I almost like the back more than the front.


My quilting was a mix of curves, zig-zags, and straight lines.


With all the color going on, white seemed a good choice for the final border and binding.

Thanks to my sweet husband for being my quilt model.

UPDATE 4/21/15: Today I found out my niece has cancer and I've decided to sent this quilt to her. Hopefully it will give her some comfort.

7 comments:

  1. Sorry to hear that you were going through some bad times in your life. It seems we all have these now and again. I'm glad to see that you are back to quilting because you do such beautiful work. I just love all of the vibrant colors in these. So alive and cheerful. I hope you enjoyed the Chickpea, Avocado and Feta Salad even though you didn't have the feta. I think it's a pretty key ingredient, but I hope it worked out okay.

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    1. Pattie thank you so much for your kind words.
      I made guacamole instead and decided to wait on the avocado salad and get some feta first! I'll report.

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  2. Hello Linda! It is nice to have you back... I missed you! I was sorry to hear that you have had some troubled times and I hope that everything has been resolved now and that all is well again. Your quilt is lovely and I really like what you have done with the back! Take good care! Hugs Christine x

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  3. I love your quilt so much!!! What a fantastic use of your stash. I'll be sending prayers up for your great-niece. *hugs*

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    1. Cathy thank you! We appreciate the prayers.

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  4. I have missed your sunny posts the past couple of months and have searched for you many times on my sluggish and failing iPad to no avail. Plus, I lost my email! Today is the first day that "Where's Linda?" hit me while I was at my seldom used real computer and it was so easy to find you! I'm behind on my blog reading and posting so this is a bit late but I want you to know that your absence has prompted me to keep you in my prayers. I just felt there must be something serious distracting you from your blog. I am so sorry to hear about your great-niece and I will be lifting your family and her caregivers in prayer.

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    1. Gayle thank you for the prayers and for thinking of me. I've been thinking about you too. I was out of it for awhile, and our problems are not over but it feels so good to be back amongst the support that wonderful bloggers like you can give.

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