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Heath's Rainbow I Spy Quilt

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Heath's Rainbow I Spy Quilt

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Quilting Quickly: Patterns, Techniques & Tips taught by Jenny Doan

Learn how to make quilts in a fraction of the time. This class is perfect for beginners and quilters who want to pick up the pace of piecing.

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Category Quilting
Type Functional
Style Whimsical, Casual
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What materials did you use? I bought and cut rainbow coloured squares and did a lot of fussy cutting for the I Spy squares!!

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What are you most proud of? I am really proud of how well the colours go together and that I worked this out all by myself. I am astonished that the stippling worked out. I also loved the clear thread for the first, stabilising run of stitching in the ditch. I changed colour thread for stippling each of the diagonal lines of coloured squares. I also free motioned waves inside the dark blue sashing. It is nowhere near perfect - but I can't believe that did it! I'm surprised it worked out at well as it has. Yaaay!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? I practised the free motion patterns over and over on the same quilted patches. I didn't bother to make new patches as I found that I just needed to get the movement pattern in my hands - it didn't matter that I was going over old attempts - and it saved a lot of wasted fabric and batting by just re-quilting the same patches. Joen Wolfrom's tip to use the red plastic to evaluate the values of the colours was essential in trying to assemble the pieces in the rainbow. I also used another of her tips to look at nature - I discovered that rainbows are a lot brighter in the middle!

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It is beautiful, gorgeous colours! stunning!!

04/14/2013 Flag

Thanks Lisa! I have surprised myself - Yaaay! :)

04/15/2013 Flag

What a wonderful fun quilt! So much thought into all the details paid off handsomely! Love your advice on using the same practice pieces for FMQ. Will definitely try that :D Thanks for sharing.

04/15/2013 Flag

Thanks very much Jean - it took a while - but it was worth it in the end! I didn't realise what I had got myself into :-D

04/19/2013 Flag

What a fun quilt! You and I have something in common....Jenny, Leah, and Anne all have a hand in my quilting projects too ;-) I don't try to copy one person's style - just adapt the tips and techniques to fit my own comfort level. Good luck on your next project.

05/24/2013 Flag