Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Circling the Rainbow--A Favorite Finish!

Cheryl at Meadow Mist Designs has started a brand new monthly link-up called Favorite Finish. It's a place for us to share our favorite finish of the past month. Her timing couldn't be better, because I have my first finish of 2019 ready to share, and it is truly one of my favorite quilts ever! I wish there were beautiful outdoor photos showing the quilt draped over a park bench or something like that, but all I have are straight-on hanging shots that were taken indoors.

Circling the Rainbow, 50" x 61"
based on "True Colors" by Nancy Mahoney
from her book Simple Circles and Quick Curves

This is my Circling the Rainbow quilt, which was started in January of 2015 as part of the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. Every month that year, I appliqued circles in the assigned color for each month to their black-and-white-print backgrounds. There are 143 applique blocks total in this quilt. Instead of arranging the colors in vertical columns as Nancy's design had them, I went with more of a wash of color across the quilt.



The quilting design was chosen to emphasize the circles and is done in grey thread. Each applique circle has three rings of stitching around it, and they overlap to form interlocking shapes. The beautiful quilting was done by Jan Walsh of Cat's Meow Quilting of Brookfield, Wisconsin.

For anyone wanting a closer view of my quilt, I am thrilled to announce that you will be able to see it at AQS Quilt Week in Paducah at the end of this month. Unfortunately, I won't be able to attend the show this year, but it is a great honor to have my quilt on display there.



Linking up to:
Favorite Finish at Meadow Mist Designs
Needle and Thread Thursday at My Quilt Infatuation
Whoop Whoop Friday at Confessions of a Fabric Addict
Finished or Not Friday at Busy Hands Quilts
Rainbow Scrap Challenge at soscrappy
Oh Scrap! at Quilting is more fun than Housework

30 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, Julie! This quilt is gorgeous, and I am SO EXCITED that it will be in Paducah for Spring Quilt Week! I will definitely look for it!

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  2. It's beautiful and worthy of the honor!

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  3. Simply lovely quilt--congrats on being chosen to show!! I love how you set this one great work hugs, Julierose

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  4. That is gorgeous!! Congrats on the Paducah show, it's sure to be a favorite there too!

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  5. Congratulations on your gorgeous finish and having your quilt hang at Paducah. The quilting design is perfect... truly a stunning quilt.

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  6. Spectacular finish. Love everything about it.

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  7. That quilt is absolutely spectacular! I love it!

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  8. Spectacular eye candy. Fabulous finish!

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  9. Congratulations on your fantastic finish. I just love it.

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  10. That is wonderful! Congratulations on the finish and on having it at the quilt show in Paducah!

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  11. Wow that is awesome! Congrats on having your gorgeous quilt in the Paducah show!
    I remember when you were making these blocks!

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  12. Congratulations! It's is stunning! I too remember when you were making the blocks.

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  13. Circling the Rainbow is achingly beautiful! Congratulations on a stupendous finish!!!!!

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  14. Congratulations on the Paducah show! How wonderful! And such a pretty quilt. All scraps, too!

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  15. I love your Circling the Rainbow quilt and I will see it in person at Paducah! Congratulations!!!!

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  16. This is lovely; I remember your making the blocks, but didn't see the finished top. I love the colour-wash layout which creates a wonderful dynamic. You deserve to win, but alas, I'm not one of the judges!

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  17. Beautiful quilt! Congratulations on your Paducah showing! It's amazing to think this started as a Scrap challenge project.

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  18. I remember oohing and ahhing over every block you made during the RSC for this quilt. LOVE the way it looks with all the grey backgrounds. Truly a favorite finish!

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  19. Such a pretty quilt! Congratulations, it's a beauty!

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  20. Wow! Outstanding!!! Thanks for sharing.

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  21. All of the above. I think everyone else has used up all the adjectives to describe this marvelous finish. So sorry you will not get to see it on display in person. Hopefully some of those who go to the show will send you photos of it, although, of course, you'll always have the original to inspire you.
    Pat

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  22. that is a stunning quilt and paducah is lucky to have it.

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  23. That is SEW awesome!!! Congrats on a fabulous finish AND getting accepted into the Paducah quilt show. Kudos!

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  24. Stunning finish! It was fun to watch this quilt evolve through the RSC. Congrats on your Paducah run!

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  25. Stunning! I can see why it is a favorite. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

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  26. This is such an awesome quilt! I love the rainbow set on the black and white fabrics!

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  27. What a fantastic quilt. Love the colors, love the pattern. You did a beautiful job!

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