Thursday, November 15, 2012

A Little Modern Rainbow Quilt


One of my end of the year goals was to make some small gifts to have around for my daughters to give as birthday presents.  



I usually prefer to make these gifts with no certain recipient in mind.  I find it more fun to just make what I want to make and then have my daughters pick what they want to give.  I also make a lot less mistakes this way because I'm not stressing over perfection - I guess because I know that if it doesn't work out, I have 3 daughters who love to own anything I've made!


However, this little quilt was made with a very specific recipient in mind - a little girl who is very special to my daughters was turning 5 and getting a special doll for her birthday so a doll quilt seemed like the perfect gift.  I have been wanting to try this design ever since I added a little rainbow stripe corner to this quilt.   And I used this opportunity to again practice some FMQ.   I washed it to get it all crinkly and then immediately put it in the mail before my middle daughter had the chance to sneak it to her room!


And here is a sneak of another gift I am making for a specific recipient (who is turning an age much older than 5!)  My middle daughter is helping me with this one and we have a very special thing planned for the back.  We actually are already late with this so I'm hoping she can find some time between gymnastics and ballet to work on this over the weekend!


And on the subject of gifts, the lovely Deborah of Simply Miss Luella sent me a beautiful stack of low volume fabrics.  This photo shows just a few of the fabrics - she sent so many great ones plus a large piece of Denyse Schmidt flea market fancy!  I think she sent them in response to this post which talks about my first attempt at a low volume quilt that ended up not being very low volume!  Regardless of whether that was the reason, it was so thoughtful of Deborah to think of me and I am so excited to make an actual low volume quilt!

Calendar reminder:  Sorta Summit is this weekend!  You can find all of the information including the class schedule and sign up here.

Linking to Crazy Mom Quilts and Thursday Think Tank at Canadian Abroad.


26 comments:

  1. That is a great idea to make small gifts to give out with out the worry. I love the star quilt and the fabric.

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  2. I love the makes. The star one looks a fabulous work in progress.

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  3. I really like those star blocks. The little bits of text fabric in the background is lovely. But I'm a sucker for text.
    And I think your rainbow quilt is beautiful. Really nice quilting. Definately perfect for a little birthday.
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  4. I like the little modern rainbow; but I love the star blocks. Outstanding and inspirational.

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  5. Delicious Beth, they're all such fun :)

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  6. I love that you got a gift of "low volume" fabrics! It's so easy to be seduced by the bright colors at the quilt store but it's those light ones, the white-with-attitude I always wish I had more of...

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  7. These are so amazing! Love them!

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  8. Low volume is fun to play with ; ) enjoy your quilting

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  9. Love that rainbow quilt! Those low volume fabrics are great -- Deborah is such a sweetheart!

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  10. Great presents, I am sure the recipients will love them! And yeah to low volume!

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  11. Wow, they are both terrific, and I completely agree with you about just making things without a specific recipient makes them loads easier to make, really takes the pressure off. Ange x

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  12. The rainbow quilt is great - so bright and cheery!

    I'm loving the star blocks too!!

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  13. Love the rainbow quilt! The perfect antidote to cold winter days. Gorgeous x

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  14. I love rainbows :) what a nice idea to make handmade gifts for your daughters to give. What lucky friends they have!

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  15. The rainbow quilt is so beautiful Beth I'm sure the recipient will love it. I love your star blocks, I'm looking forward to what they become.

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  16. Gorgeous happenings there, as always.
    You really are on fire with your creations.
    Gorgeous colours too.

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  17. Thank you! At least I'm not the only one out there who prefers to make and enjoy and decide where it goes later! I honestly thought I was!

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  18. Love the text fabric and rainbows! Good guess about the low volume fabric!

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  19. everything is beautiful! What a great idea to have a pile of quilts to give as gifts! I am SO digging those stars with the texty background. Can't wait to see that one done!

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  20. The modern rainbow quilt is very refreshing

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  21. The rainbow quilt is so pretty! Love the fabrics and colours you've used for the star blocks,it's looking fabulous already! can't wait to see what you and your daughter have come up with and look forward to the reveal.

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  22. Wow I love this rainbow quilt. It's so pretty and your FMQ looks great. How kind of Deborah to send you some low volume. (I know her too, she is just lovely!)

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