Thursday, December 8, 2016

Finally done!

I have a finish!  
This quilt has been made over the year which makes it seem like it has been around a long time! The Rainbow Scrap Challenge hosted by SoScrappy announces a color of the month. You can choose anything to make or follow along. This year Angela designed a column quilt which I did not do but looked amazing put together. Maybe next year....
I choose to make a blocked based on the Soul Searching block. I changed the bar sizes so each block was smaller than the original. This would allow me to use more blocks hence more colors.
There are 12 colors even though the challenge was for 10 colors. I added an extra medium blue and an extra light green to round out my quilt. The background for the blocks is low volume prints. 
The backing fabric is from my stash. I pieced it with a column of 3 lanterns using printed fabrics that read as black for lantern's background.  
I made a scrappy 'piano keys' border using this technique I found on pinterest. 
I quilted using an organic straight line in the lanterns in the thread color of the lantern. In the low volume areas and in the border, I FMQ loops down each bar.
I'm naming this quilt Lantern Festival because it reminds me of the Chinese lanterns that fly in the sky at a lantern festival. This quilt finishes at 57" x 66".
I'm linking up to SoScrappy!

I have a few more projects hanging around my sewing room that I hope to find time to work on during this already busy time of the year.  
What have you been working on?

16 comments:

  1. That's a really fun block for the RSC! And hurray for a finish! I love those piano keys around the edge.

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  2. That is a lovely finish. I did the same block for the RSC a few years ago and mine are still in blocks!!! Seeing yours makes me want to get mine out again. I love the border too.

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  3. A finish !! YEA for you!!! It is Beautiful Dawn. I love the big blocks of color! The texture of the quilting looks yummy too. Wishing you a Merry Christmas with your family. Janita

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  4. Look at that! Your quilt is all done. It looks great Dawn. Your borders is a fun frame.

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  5. What a great quilt! It's so lovely! Amazing how scraps can create something so nice. I love the big blocks of color. Great finish!

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  6. Looks great, I love scrappy quilts. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. What a lovely quilt! I made one similar to it last year, but I love how ordered yours is! And what a great border - thanks for that link!

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  8. Congratulations on this fantastic finish. Love the front as the back. A very simple block can turn out fabulous when joined with the others. Very well done. ;^)

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  9. This is a gorgeous quilt. I love how you put it together and how you made the backing.

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  10. A lovely finish! I especially like the border and the "dark" lanterns on the back!

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  11. Lantern Festival is the perfect name. Your colors just seem to glow. The balance of the different colors is just right also. The back is a perfect ending. Congrats!

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  12. Congrats! on completing your RSC Quilt. It's scrapalicious!!!

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  13. great quilt. love that you used a variety of lights from off white to light tan. adds alot of dimension. Micki@2dogsstudio.us

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  14. I love it! Congratulations on your grand finish.

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Sweet sentiments