WELCOME to my blog :) I am SO happy you have stopped by for a visit!
I am a new quilter and have gone a bit bonkers with quilting over the past 9 months. You can read about my quilting beginnings HERE.
I am so excited to be participating in the Fall Bloggers Quilt Festival!! Whoo Hoo!!! I am entry #258. If you like what you see, I'd LOVE your vote :)
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I have had such a hard time trying to figure out what to say about this quilt.... (it's late, I am tired and for some strange reason, I am out of words!) lol (if you know me, I am almost never short on words)
So, on with the quilts story..... At my mqg we received 75 different 6" squares to make a hst quilt. I surfed the internet looking for what I'd like to do with them. I fell in love with Red Pepper Quilts HST Overload quilt. I had my heart set on making mine just like hers when my sweet hubby lost his job and I needed to make due with my cute little stash :\ No worries! I had a pile of AWESOME green that would not only make due, but turned out pretty FANTASTIC! ;D
I used THIS method for making my hst's. It's the BEST!! :)
Super EASY and no trimming! Oh the joy's of bias.
The back is a piece of fabric ended up with in an odd sort of way. My sil got it out of her grandmothers home after she died :( It is WAY old, but it totally works! Happy day :D
Now for the reason I call this Rainbow Fishes! Can you see the fishes? I always thought the blocks looked like fish, but my visions were confirmed when my 11 year old son walked in the room and exclaimed, "HEY MOM! THOSE ARE COOL FISH!!!"
My other children now all concede that they look like angel fish :) Score one for the mom!
In order to make this quilt square, I had to add 6 more blocks. The original 75 did not include red, do I added the red to give me the full(ish) spectrum! :) In my additions I accidentally added a duplicate print :( Can you find it?
I bound it in the same green after auditioning many different fabrics. The green binding just disappears and lets the rainbow shine :)
Here are the quilts stats:
Quilted my me and my cute little Pfaff and it's AWESOME squeaky walking foot ;D
HST's using THIS method
Best Categories: home machine quilted quilt, ROYGBIV (color wheel) quilt, throw quilt