Saturday, July 2, 2011

First Bee Quilt!

I had a few days off last week and worked on the Double Rainbow quilt..happy to announce it's finished! Bound, washed, and ready to be mailed to Saskatchewan. I have shown it to my niece already (so much for a surprise) by way of facebook and she loves it so that is fantastic.

Originally, I was going to go with some small rainbow (all colours in) mosaic tiles for the back, but then I started leafing through Modern Log Cabin Quilting, and the rest, as they say, is history. I love the punch of bold colours against the Kona Coal. I only wish I had had better luck (or skill) in the basting. I'm a little irritated that the row of log cabins isn't more centred. Oh well.

For the binding, I went with Ann Kelle's lovely Remix rainbow striping - it just yelled out to me from the shelves of my local quilt shop. It makes this quilt a quadruple rainbow...but I think we can handle it.
I quilted it in some random diagonal lines. I had other plans, but these things change. In the interest of not pulling out my hair on my days off, I went simple. Hope it's enough quilting to hold it together!

Thanks to all the members of Sew Modern all-Canadian Bee. You gals did a fantastic job. Made my work so much simpler! I hope this is the first of many quilting bee quilts I put together.

- Donna


Holly said...


I think that my square might be the tiniest...but the white washing is definitely angled! Phewf! So against my nature.

I LOVE the log cabin back! I think that your niece got two quilts in one with this reversible beauty.

SarahVee said...

donna, it's gorgeous! LOVE your binding fabric. And I think the off-centre log cabin back is very modern:) Great job! Glad to see another finish in our group.

Sara said...

Donna!! It is stunning, both front and back! I agree, that binding was the perfect choice. Such a beauty to add to your finished pile! Great work!

Sara said...

I must also commend you on that perfectly mitred corner, too! :)