Saturday, March 22, 2014

So Excited to Share!

I haven't had a finished quilt in quite awhile! Just my pages in my Art Journal challenge and they are a bit behind too! Life has been busy! 
So I'm so excited to share my finished quilt from the 2013 Rainbow Scrap Challenge. I really love how this quilt turned out. 
The pattern is called Russian Rubix by April Rosenthal for Prairie Grass Patterns.  I just fell in love with this pattern. It was so fun to make. I'm kind of a math geek so I was intrigued by how April figure how to work this pattern. 

The 2013 Rainbow Scrap Challenge (see my side bar) only included 11 colors so I added 5 additional colors so the quilt finished with 16 different colored rings. 
I added 3" borders to frame the quilt and give it a bigger dimension. This quilt finished at approx. 48" square.
At first I debated making 2 of each color but changed my mind. I pieced the extra orange block on the back.
I love the scrappiness of this quilt. It is fun to look at all the different fabrics pieces and remember where they came from or were used before. The binding was also made with pieces from each color in the quilt.
Bonus ~ the backing is also from my stash!
I quilted each octagon with a pinwheel design using thread that matched the color of the ring. In the negative space, I FMQ part of a design I found online. I adjusted the design to fit the inside of each ring. The border was straight line quilted in 1/2" rows. Hope you like it!

I'm linking up at SEWjo!

10 comments:

  1. Like it?...not just that, I LOVE it. What a fun quilt design and color array to look at! Wonderful work on this quilt! I keep wanting to start my next quilt but I keep getting mail art ideas and they tug at me harder at the moment.

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  2. FANTASTIC! I need a finish that good! Congratulations and thank you for linking up to SEWjo Saturday!

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  3. Your quilt is amazing. I really had to think about how the block is put together! Great math skill for the designer!
    I adore the fabrics you have selected!!!
    Esther
    esthersipatchandquilt at yahoo dot com

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  4. I have this quilt pattern started with Denyse Schmidt FMF original fabric. I have everything cut but have not gotten back to it to put it together. It is a fun pattern.

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  5. It is Beautiful! I bet it makes you smile every time you look at it! I love the center design made in each circle. The reward of a finished quilt is the best feeling. Glad you have been able to get back to some sewing :)

    I am on the home stretch of one of my winter projects. It has been a UFO for way too long. When I get it finished believe me I will be shouting WOO-HOO! Janita

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  6. Just awesome. I love how it turned out. Congrats on the finish.

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  7. Your Russian Rubix quilt turned out awesome! Thanks for showing it off!
    xoxo
    April Rosenthal
    Prairie Grass Patterns

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  8. Beautiful quilt! Such a great design and use of scraps!

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Sweet sentiments