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Let's Catch Up | A Couple of Rainbow Quilts

2020 has been one hell of a year! I am trying to make my way back to this space, but I know it will be hit or miss as we get ready to move in a couple of weeks!


During my time away I spend a lot of it helping my kiddo with school and stitching up a bunch of new quilts. I still can't believe it has been 2.5 years since we moved to the Upper Peninsula. Now we are moving again, staying in the U.P, just moving closer to my job working at a quilt shop. So of course my oldest daughter wanted to give her two friends quilts before we move, so that meant I needed to get quilting.

This first quilt was made with my 2.5 inch square stash. I originally sewed 16-patch blocks, but wanted more of a punch, so I sewed 4, 16-patch blocks together to make one large block. Since I wanted to create a rainbow spectrum, I added the sashing and finished with a border. I love how this one turned out and Nora's friend loved it.


One of the perks of my job is access to a long arm machine! I am really starting to get comfortable on the long arm. I'm trying different motifs, as I tend to love a loopy swirl. I need to work on some fill quilting and combining different quilting styles. I enjoyed the time to practice and becoming more comfortable with the long arm.


Both of these quilts were made entirely from my scrap bins and stitched during the stay at home order. Between sewing and running I mostly kept my anxiety in check. I am glad to be living where we live.

This quilt was created from sewing my scraps together and squaring them up as I went. This is one of my absolute favorite ways to use up those little bits of fabric that I just couldn't part with. I see another quilt like this in the future, since my scrap bins are overflowing again!


I used cuddle for the back of both quilts. It really has become my go to backing as of late. I love the softness factor and the weight that it adds to the quilt. And bonus, two quilts done and gifted! Now it is time to get back packing up the house.





Comments

  1. Pretty quilts. I love the striped bindings. Be safe while moving.

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  2. So gorgeous. I like the idea of the 4 blocks together. It really gives it nice definition with the white lattice. Good luck on your move.

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  3. One Kind of longarm do you use?

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  4. Sorry, I meant to say what kind of longarm do you use?....

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    1. The shop I work has APQS machines, specifically I have quilted on the Millie, Luecy, and Lenny.

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