Saturday, September 22, 2012

Groovy Rainbow Quilt

Have you been following/joining in with the Groove Quilt quilt-along at Pile o Fabric? Alyssa is doing a fantastic job hosting this quilt along and she's such a new convert to sewing but it's pretty obvious she's already addicted, here's hoping for our sake she stays that way!

Groovy Rainbow Quilt

The top for my Groove quilt is pieced. The concept was cloudy grey skies with a touch of sunshine and blue peeping through. I plan to quilt the greys with some kind of cloud like swirls and the rainbow sections with something to represent raindrops. I had to alter the piecing method to fit my rainbow sections so it was bit fiddly putting it together. The fantastic pattern comes from Emily Cier at Carolina Patchworks.

There are some fabulous looking quilts appearing in the Quilt Along flickr group.

A few things I discovered - improv. paperpiecing is fun, all greys are not equal, it's very difficult to buy grey fabric online, you never quite know if it's going to work out until it's done, and my husband is about 4 inches too short...

9 comments:

Pile O Fabric said...

I am seriously blown away! This is so darn Groovy and awesome, WOW! Way to make the quilt your own. And thank you for your kind words about my blog :) So glad you are participating!

blondie19012k said...

That is absolutely amazing! I love the idea of the sky being the theme, the rainbow section looks brilliant :)

MaterialGirlQuilts said...

So gorgeous!! Wonderful interpretation...I'm blown away with how awesome it is!!
Amanda

SeeLifeMarvels said...

Very, very, nice. I may have to modify your interpretation to my preferences for the sea. Hmmm...

The Thompsons said...

It's gorgeous!! I love the rainbow effect.

Amira Ameruddin said...

The rainbow grooves are amazing! love it.. and u are among the quilter + graduate students..me too. Can't wait to see this groovy get quilted. Will be following you!

Kathy said...

Awesome!!!

Car said...

WOW. WOW. WOW. It is awesome!

Corinthians Grace said...

OMG this is amazing. My fabric has been cut and ready to go for ages but this... I think I need to rethink the whole thing!