Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Wonderful Wednesday - RSC15/16 String Quilt

Welcome to another edition of Wonderful Wednesday!!  This week, you will see the transformation of a UFO.  Take a walk with me through the process of turning my RSC15/16 Rainbow Strings quilt top into a completed quilt.  And it counts for the Spring 2017 (Ravelry) UFO Club, too!

From a quilt top:

Which sat waiting its turn.  Waiting.  Patiently. For MONTHS!  NO!  Not in the driveway!!!

Then (eventually) it was "locked and loaded" on the longarm:

Stitch by stitch, it was changed into a partially quilted top:

Then it was a quilted top:

ALL over the course of ONE DAY!!!

Eventually, it was trimmed... thanks to my weekly Summer Sewing with my good friend Needleb:

Here is a floor photo...

...One of the back of the quilt...

This one shows a more accurate representation on the backing:

And for a different perspective, a shot from the other direction:

I had an idea for the binding:

It took a lot of colors and a LOT of sewing:

It also took an equal amount of pressing:

It was finally ready to be bound, but that took a bit longer than it might have due to a hair-brained scheme modeled after Bowie on the Ravelry Quilters Knitting group.  Matchy-matchy binding:

I think the result was worth the effort:

The quilt measures 54" x 72" and will be a gift for a dear friend:

This is what the completed quilt looks like from the front:

Here's another look at the bound (and delivered) quilt:

If you could hear her, you would hear her saying,
" Mine. Mine!!"
(I *think* she likes it.)

Thank you, again, Angela, from the So Scrappy blog for hosting the Rainbow Scrap Challenge as a way to encourage us to USE our scraps... one color at a time (and sometimes more.)  I have enjoyed quilting along with you for the last several years and I am SEW pleased to (FINALLY) complete my first RSC quilt!

ETA... Linked up to Oh Scrap!!

Until next time...
With persistence, finished happens!!!

Ignore the people and the shadow, but just LOOK at how the quilting POPS!!  Color me happy.  :o))


  1. What a great quilt, and I love the frog on the binding strip. It always means more, when our quilts are loved!

  2. I've never seen a ruler as large as the one you are using for squaring up. It's huge! Your matchy-matchy binding is amazing. The finished quilt is beautiful, congratulations!

  3. I really like this quilt. I can see why the recipient was so happy!

  4. What a beautiful quilt and a lovely gift!!

  5. Yeah! Congrats on a great finish! I LOVE the quilting. Perfect choice! This is my kind of quilt, scrappy from beginning to ending!

  6. This is such a BEAUTIFUL quilt!!! Great job! The colors are just perfect!

  7. LOVE the string quilt. I love using spirls on fun scrap quilts too. A Great finish for sure!

  8. just when I say I don't want to do any more string blocks you make me change my mind, I just love it, such a fun quilt.

  9. String quilts are a favorite of mine and this one is really pretty! What a great gift for a good friend. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

  10. Such a great quilt, and a lovely gift for your friend! I like the quilting you did, and especially the scrappy binding!

  11. Congrats on your first RSC finish, a major milestone. May there be many more. Love the sort of random block placement, gives movement to the whole.

  12. Such a gorgeous quilt! No wonder she's saying "Mine Mine!"

  13. This is gorgeous! I love the binding!


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