Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Rainbows, Christmas Blocks, and Bonnie Hunter

I love rainbows. There are two reasons. The first is the religious reasons. After that it is just because they ARE rainbows. Beautiful, colorful, miraculous, fascinating. We have been having a lot of late afternoon storms in my area for over a week. I took this panorama picture behind my husbands shop yesterday. I have so many pictures of rainbows now. 

As I was cleaning a stack of papers yesterday I find a wonderful large block pattern. It was an insert in a package from American Patchwork & Quilting. I decided the blocks would be great for a Christmas quilt. Below are the first two blocks. They are very large. They are 15.5" unfinished.

 Over at Jo's Country Junction with Jo and Kelli, they are having a little Show and Tell Challenge. The challenge will run for a few weeks, so I need a quick-ish finish. To use her words, "The goal is to get a project further along or maybe even to get it finished-either a Bonnie Hunter project or a project that Kelli and I have designed." So I broke out this quilt. I started working on it about three years ago. I finally have it finished and sandwiched. I started quilting it, but got frustrated and put it away. Well, this looks like a good way to break it out and finish it. 

This is the top.

Here is the back. I used up a bunch of larger scraps to make the back.

Here is my idea for the quilting. I drew this design into every main block. I am not sure what I will be doing with the other blocks yet. 

Here is a quilted block. I still like the design, I just need to relax and do it.


1 comment:

  1. I use it a lot. I just mark the center dot, start my needle there and do lazy 8's. After the first 8, turn your quilt and do the second one without starting and stopping a lot. It looks good!