Heath's Rainbow I Spy Quilt

Project Description

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! 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!

What you will need

  • I bought and cut rainbow coloured squares and did a lot of fussy cutting for the I Spy squares!!

Q&A with ParadiseBreezeQuilts

Lisa Gardner asked:
It is beautiful, gorgeous colours! stunning!!
ParadiseBreezeQuilts answered:
Thanks Lisa! I have surprised myself - Yaaay! :)
NanaJeanFL asked:
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.
ParadiseBreezeQuilts answered:
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

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