Ribbon Rainbow

**edited to add: I'm also linking up to amylouwho: sew and tell for June! Thanks for stopping by!***

Hello! I am linking up for the first time to the Bloggers Quilt Festival 2011!!! It's an amazing show with so many talented artists and quilters. Go there right now to see them all!
This quilt is brand new but also a new favorite of mine. I've only been back in the quilting game for a year or so now. In that time I've made a bunch of quilts and this one really exemplifies my style. I have a quilt crush.  I  designed the quilt myself with two things in mind: rainbows and zigzags. Using fabric from the stash, mostly solids but a few polka dots here and there I pieced this using HST and solid squares. Simple yet complex! There are a lot of lines and colors to keep straight. I was humbled by the seam ripper more than once. This quilt was a challenge to make, but worth every effort and every seam I ripped out! Now I'll let the pictures do the talking.....
Ribbon RainbowFabric: cotton in white, solid or solid w/white
Batting: Poly/Cotton blend 80%/20%
Dimensions: 46"x70"
Started: March 2011
Finished: April 2011
Quilting style: Continuous Straight Line diagonals & zigzag boarder
Sewn & Quilted by me on Husqvarna Viking 980 Prisma







I am also linking with some great linky parties happening all week. Check them out in my side bar to the left.
Cheers!
Kelly

41 comments:

Patty D from NC said...

Very nice. It really catches your eye.

Jan said...

Love your very unusual zig zag. The rainbow effect is fabulous.

Chris said...

What a fantastic quilt design! I love the ribbon effect!

elizabeth said...

Your quilt is so beautiful!

Kristie said...

It really does look like ribbons! What a happy quilt :-)

Teresa said...

Very cool! I never thought of using HST like this!

Lotti said...

Love this quilt it's gorgeous, I've got a rainbow quilt on my to do list. I subscribe to your blog but am also doing the bloggers quilt festival, it's lovely seeing what others are doing

SewHappyGeek said...

Wow, your quilt is so beautiful! Love the placement of the grey and black! And I guess I better go check the festival out too, so thanks for the link!

Becky said...

Gorgeous! Love every bit of it!

................Three Mennonite Quilting Sisters said...

Lovely quilt! I like the rainbow colors and vibrant look. Thanks for sharing. --Julia

fallingforpieces said...

Love this! What a clever design, so much fun with just squares and HSTs!

Eleni said...

What an awesome colorful quilt:) I love it!!! You did such a fabulous job!!
Eleni

shopannies said...

so very pretty my grandmother was a quilt maker and I have always loved quilts thanks for sharing come see me at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

Elaine said...

I love rainbow colored quilts. It is so cheerful.

Ellie-Mae said...

Wow, what a neat way to make zig-zags. I'm loving rainbows at the moment, I can't seem to stop making rainbow quilts.

Debbie said...

Wow, your own design - lovely! I can see where it would have taken alot of 'figuring out.' Very nice completed quilt! If I was you, I'd keep designing! ;-)

stitchinpenny said...

Great quilt, the bright colors and bold arrangement definitely live up to the name.

Jan said...

LOVE your quilt!

Christie, Describe Happy said...

Oh how cool, the zig-zag rainbow combo is really fun! Does it feel good to be quilting again?

Quiltbenaco said...

Che effetto fantastico!
Ciao

Eileen said...

Love your vibrant and beautiful quilt. Want to do a rainbow quilt one of these days. Yours is very cool design. Thanks for sharing and have a great day

Karen said...

Your quilt looks so bright and vibrant. I love the design and the use of colour. Great!

Sara said...

The movement is excellent!! Thank you for sharing:)

Crafty Girls Workshop said...

Very pretty, thanks for sharing!

quiltilicious said...

Very vibrant - I like it

Sarcastic Quilter said...

Please forgive me... It is kick ass! Love that ou designed and created it and locate rainbow ribbon effect. :)

Hollie said...

So pretty. I love how the ribbons give the illusion that they're spinning.

Sandra said...

great rainbow ribbons quilt (although after reading an article about snake quilts this week, this is looking rather snakey ;)
Come see my entries: #210 repro cheddar orange stars-minature and #214 antique applique garden delight

Sara @ Sew Sweetness said...

Oh wow! Looks so beautiful with the rainbow colors. I have a pattern with a similar design, that I wasn't too impressed with, but seeing your quilt and the fabrics you chose is a game changer for me. Wonderful!

SewHappyGeek said...

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Marci Girl said...

Well I love rainbows, so obviously I will love this quilt! It is beautiful!

Jane said...

Beautiful quilt! How do you get so much done?!

Karen said...

I love the ribbons in the quilt. The quilt brings warmth and sunshine. Great Job!

Kristen said...

Yummy color ribbons!

Sarah Craig said...

That is so cute! I love the way it looks like ribbons.... Whoop whoop!!

SarahB said...

This is a beautiful quilt! So striking!

lemonadegal said...

Simply beautiful! I love how the ribbons curl down the quilt. I'm going to have to study this layout a bit more. :)

susan said...

Great colours, design and sewing. Love your quilt.

Kirsten N said...

Gorgeous - the colours really pop against the white background!!!

Sara said...

Love all the bright colors! Very cheery! Thanks for sharing.

handmadebyclairebear.com said...

I made my first quilt last winter(http://handmadebyclairebear.com/2011/06/09/the-first-quilt-i-made/), basing the design on stacked coins. I've been wanting to do another colourful one for a while now. You've given me inspiration for the pattern.
Thanks.