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Rainbow Rows Quilt

I got Elonie’s Rainbow Rows Quilt back from Abby who did the quilting for me.  I couldn’t be happier with the way that it turned out.  When I had initially talked to Abby about the quilting, I had been thinking about straight line quilting it.  Instead, she suggested using a chevron pattern.  Abby has some great quilts pictured on her blog that she has chevron quilted, of which I’d been eyeing,  so  using that pattern on Elonie’s quilt was a welcome suggestion.

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For Elonie’s quilt, I asked that the zigzags run vertically on the quilt to emphasize the rows.

I think it works very well with the rather geometric nature of the quilt.

Elonie is so tickled to have her quilt nearly finished.  She wanted to sleep with it the day we got it but I had to tell her that it still needed the binding sewed to it.  Speaking of the binding, any suggestions for what you would choose?  I had been planning on using a solid grey.  But, now I’m leaning a little bit towards a script print–maybe one of these?:

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Or one of the Art Gallery Squared Elements fabrics–maybe one of the greys?:

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Which direction would you go in?  I suppose I could also do a scrappy binding using all of the solids in the quilt–I’ve always been happy when I go that route as well.

Hope you all are having a great week!

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Rainbow Row Along {Row #12} Last Row!

We’ve made it 12 weeks and we are now ready for the last row of your Rainbow Rows quilt!  Yay!–I know Elonie is ready to have her quilt finished!

For this row, I am using Pure Elements Cabernet.  I had such a hard time photographing the true color of this dark purple fabric.  You can best see it in this post–so just pretend that all the pictures below are a nice dark purple and not some off shade of black! =p

Fabric Requirements:  1/4 yard Cabernet Pure Elements Fabric by Art Gallery and  1/2 yard Moda Bella PFD White

From the Purple fabric cut (2) 2 1/2″ x wof strips; subcut into (16) 2 1/2″ squares, cut an additional (2) 2 1/2″ x wof strips; subcut into (8) 2 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ rectangles

From the White Fabric cut (2) 6 1/2″ x wof strips; subcut into (7) 6 1/2″ squares and (2) 3 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ rectangles, also cut (2) 2 1/2″ x wof strips; subcut into (32) 2 1/2″ squares

Sew together two white 2 1/2″ squares and one 2 1/2″ purple square as pictured.  Make a total of 16 units.

Sew together two of the units made above and one 2 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ purple rectangle to make a plus block.  Make a total of 8 blocks.

Sew together the plus blocks and the white 6 1/2″ squares–alternate pieced/white squares beginning and ending with a pieced block.  Sew a 3 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ white rectangle to the top and the bottom of the strip.

Sew the final strip to the Rainbow Rows Quilt Top.

And we now have a completed quilt top!  I hope you have all enjoyed these weekly installments of the Rainbow Rows Quilt.  I am glad to have a finished quilt that I hope Elonie will enjoy for years to come!

If you have made or are making a Rainbow Rows Quilt of your own I would love if you would share it in the LMS flickr group!

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Rainbow Row Along {Row #11}

For this weeks row we will be making our last appliqued polka dot row.  Row #11 Details:

Fabrics:  1/4 yard Verve Violet Pure Elements by Art Gallery Fabrics & 1/3 yard of Moda Bella PFD White and 1/2 yard HeatnBond Lite.

From the White solid cut (3) 3 1/2″ x WOF strips, trim selvages and sew end to end, cut 1 strip 3 1/2″ x 96 1/2″

From here, I’m going to refer you to the directions for Row #3.  Make an identical row using the Verve Violet fabric.  Remember this handy tip:

When you are ready to iron the circles onto the white strip, place the long white strip directly over top and centered onto the pink polka dot row in your quilt top.  Then you can lay the purple circles in place without having to measure their placement & it will be identical to all the dotty rows.

Sew the violet strip onto your Rainbow Rows quilt top.

Next week we will complete our quilt top with one last dark purple row.  If you’ve been sewing along for the last 11 weeks you’ve now got a pretty cool quilt top!

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Rainbow Row Along {Row #10}

Whew!–What a busy week and weekend I just had.  Fortunately I was still able to keep on track with my next row of Elonie’s quilt.  I’ve been excited about this block since designing the quilt–and it turned out just as cute as I had hoped.

For this row you will need:  1/2 yard of Tile Blue Pure Elements by Art Gallery Fabrics & 7/8 yd. Moda Bella PFD White.

From the Blue Fabric cut: (2) 8 1/2″ x wof strips; cut into (8) 8 1/2″ x 10 1/2″ rectangles

From the White Fabric: cut (4) 2 1/2″ x wof strips; cut (16) 2 1/2″ x 10 1/2″ rectangles, cut (3) 2 1/2″ x wof strips; cut into (8) 2 1/2″ x 12 1/2″ rectangles, cut (2) 4 1/2″ x wof strips; cut into (16) 4 1/2″ squares, cut (1) 2 1/4″ x wof strip; cut into (16) 2 1/4″ squares

Place a 4 1/2″ white square right sides together in the corner of the blue rectangle.  Sew a diagonal line.

 Trim a 1/4″ seam allowance and press.   Sew a 4 1/2″ white square on the other top corner(on the 8 1/2″ side).  Sew a diagonal, trim a 1/4″ seam and press.

 In the same manner, complete the bottom two corners using the 2 1/4″ squares.

Sew a 2 1/2″ x 10 1/2″ white rectangle to the sides of the Raindrop block.  Press away from the center.  Sew a 2 1/2″ x 12 1/2″ rectangle to the bottom of the block.  Press away from the center.  Make a total of (8) 12 1/2″ Raindrop Blocks.

 Sew the Raindrops together to complete Row #10.

Sew the row onto the Rainbow Rows quilt top.

Next week we are onto the purples!

On a side note: For those of you following along on the SuperSized Block Along, I updated the the “Cutting Instructions for the Whole Sampler”.  If you saved or printed out the cutting instructions before Saturday morning double check to make sure that you have the current version on my blog.  I changed up the piecing on one of the blocks to make it a little bit easier.  If you have already cut the pieces for the entire sampler you will have just a few more pieces to cut.  It doesn’t change the yardage requirements at all.  

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Rainbow Row Along {Row #9}

It’s time for another dotty row in our Rainbow Row Along.

Fabrics: 1/4 yard Cozumel Blue Pure Elements Fabric by Art Gallery Fabrics and the 3 1/2″ x 96 1/2″ white strip that you set aside from Row #7.

You will also need 1/2 yard of Heat n Bond Lite.

From here, I’m going to refer you to the directions for Row #3.  Make an identical row using the Cozumel Blue fabric.  Remember this handy tip:

When you are ready to iron the circles onto the white strip, place the long white strip directly over top and centered onto the pink polka dot row in your quilt top.  Then you can lay the aqua circles in place without having to measure their placement & it will be identical to all the dotty rows.

After completing the strip, sew it onto the quilt top.

In just 3 more weeks our quilt top will be complete!