Rainbow Squared


I wanted to show you this quilt, but I don't have a lot of words to add.  I have purposefully chosen to keep this blog only as a journal of my quilting.  Most of the time, I'm great with that.  I enjoy reading about others' personal lives and find inspiration from blogs that talk about real heart matters and the deep down soul-touching stuff (like this).  But, for various reasons, that's not what I'm doing here.

So right now I go blah blah blah di blah about this quilt, when really this is just barely scratching the surface of things I care about, or am thinking about...Well it just feels a bit silly.    But, moving on...


I really do like this quilt, and my husband said he liked it too, (without me asking him!)  I did some good old-fashioned stipple quilting on this one.  I'm still really liking straight line quilting more at the moment, but for some reason, or no reason, this happened.


This quilt is made directly from a pattern in Scrap Republic.  I yabbered a bit about this book back here.  Somehow I thought this quilt would end up bigger than what it did.  It's only about 45" square.  I think I'd like to take the pattern and see if I could find a simple way to enlarge the whole thing a bit.  Maybe I could even just add wider strips of neutral color.


I found this quilt very gratifying to make.  I just indulged my love of bright saturated colors and scrappiness!

32 comments:

  1. Very pretty and vibrant, sometimes there are no need for words, a picture says it all!

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  2. it's lovely. I particularly like how you've used various colors of white and cream. That adds interesting shapes to what would otherwise be solid white sashing areas. Nice!

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  3. Beautiful quilt, I love it. You made me smile with your comment about your husband liking the quilt (without you asking him). It's the same for my hubby.

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  4. Fabulous. Off to put that book in my cart!

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  5. Another great quilt! (if you need to vent about non-blog-appropriate matters you could always shoot me an email)

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  6. It's really a gorgeous quilt. You are making very good use of that book!!

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  7. Jolene, this is just beautiful. I love the colour combos and the pattern of course is wonderful. I'd love to get my hands on that book someday!

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  8. It's beautiful and your pics are gorgeous, too!

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  9. I just love it Jolene and find myself saying that about everything you make. :)

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  10. I love this! The colors are so bright and happy!!!

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  11. well i just love it jolene...big surprise right! i love everything you make. i really need to get that scrap republic book. i think it would be a nice addition to my growing stack of make it books and hopefully would help me to make it through a good portion of my scraps!

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  12. Gorgeous- just like all the other quilts you make!!!

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  13. Nice quilt, I really like it!

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  14. This is so beautiful! Love all the bright colors.
    Quilting by the River

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  15. It's beautiful!

    The great thing about blogs is that they can be whatever we choose them to be!

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  16. Beautiful and happy! It could easily be made larger. I like the color of the solid you used. It's a bit softer than white.

    I love the diversity I find in blogs. Some are very personal, others less so, others driven by a business plan. I hope that you're able to find peace with what has been on your mind.

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  17. It's really pretty. I enjoy your blog and talent any way you want to present it. Just keep creating!

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  18. Oh yes bigger would be better!

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  19. Thank you for sharing your work. And since it's your blog, it's your rules, none of it is silly. It's all just pieces of you. I hope all is well or can be eventually.

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  20. It's lovely! I've been wanting that book, and this quilt may have sealed the deal!

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  21. This is so cute!! I love your colors and the quilting is amazing!

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  22. Oh it's fantastic!! I've been eyeing this book, after your great review and this amazing quilt I'm sold!

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  23. While your blog does not serve as a place for you to share things non-quilting related, I hope you have a good support network, as it seems like you might need it right now. Hugs to you.

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  24. It's adorable!! Another beautiful quilt.....

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  25. I like those quilts that are simple and colorful.
    Adorable is the word!

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  26. Gorgeous quilt! I will come back and look at it again as it is mesmerising!

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  27. the colours are divine, I almost want to eat it!

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