Monday, May 25, 2009

Rainbow swap quilt top

Back in March, I joined JanesFabrics' rainbow swap. It was a centralized quilt block swap. You choose your color and the block you wanted to do and you made 9 blocks. In the end, you would get a small sampler quilt. I wanted a larger quilt so I ended up joining 2 sections. I made 9 yellow blocks called paper pinwheels and 9 maroon blocks called friendship star variation.

Jane is a wonderful swap hostess! She is so organized and very encouraging to all the swappers. She even sent me these beautiful coasters for joining the swap! I should be the one sending HER a gift for organizing the swap. What a sweetie!



I received my blocks on Saturday. I love getting random mail from all the bees. It was so weird to get all my blocks at the same time but also exciting at the same time. I had plans for Saturday night but I started putting my blocks together when I got home. Around 1:30 a.m. I realized I needed 2 more blocks so I made 2 blocks in pink because all quilts need a little pink :) I stayed up until 4:30a.m. working on my quilt top. Sunday was an overcast/ rainy day so I was able to finish it. I didn't get a picture until today. Here it is...my pretty Rainbow quilt top....



The finished quilt top measures 66"x80". Soooo pretty!
Jane will be hosting a Halloween swap mid June so make sure you visit her blog and keep an eye out for the post. I know I'm going to.



12 comments:

  1. really very cute! what a great idea!

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  2. Oh awesome! The pink is a nice addition. I was trying to figure out how you got 20 blocks out of it! Hehe :)

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  3. it looks outstanding!! I adore pink and it fits in so well. This swap was such fun and thanks for the shout out about the Halloween one!! it was such fun to have you!!!

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  4. Yay! I'm glad you sent me the link to your finished top! I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who gets the sewing bug and stays up until 4:30am!!

    Beautiful quilt, glad I could be a part of it!

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  5. Simply awesome!!! I haven't received my blocks yet but after seeing yours, now I'm sorry I didn't join up for two as well. What a beautiful job you've done.

    Thanks in advance for your block and of course to Jane who did a marvellous job as swap hostess.

    I'll be on the lookout for the Halloween one as well.

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  6. Wow you are fast!! Love your piece. I am looking forward to gretting mine together. Thanks for sharng.

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  7. That looks so great! And a perfect size for keeping warm. I'm sorry I sorry I missed out on this swap!

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  8. I'm not sure the best way to answer questions in the comments of blogs but to answer your question about the embroidery girls. It took me 6-8 hours of often interrupted time to get them done depending on how intricate they were. BTW, love the qwuilt. I love how they pop with the white background. It makes it look almost like the Hawaiian quilting.

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  9. I love this quilt... it is so cool. I love all of the blocks. Such a cool idea. You are so talented and well motivated. I need to get off here and get motivated now... okay I am going right now.

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  10. Pretty! I like the one that looks like DNA (double helix).

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  11. I'm so happy to see a finished quilt. I was in two sections too (different from yours) and I was thinking of making 2 pink blocks as well. Loved how yours turned out. It give me motivation to work on mine.

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  12. I'm still trying to decide on mine. Lovely. The swaps are so fun.

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