Rainbow sampler quilt top

Rainbow sampler - finished quilt topIf you were just thinking to yourself, “Man, my day is really lacking in eye-searing rainbow awesomeness,” you’re in luck.  Put on your sunglasses, and feast your eyes on my finished Rainbow Sampler quilt top!

I worked on this project on and off from March through September (6 months!), so it was quite a bit of work for such a small quilt top.  Part of the time-consuming process was the hand-sewn hexagon panel, and part of it was the customized nature of this project.  I had both an Excel spreadsheet and a Powerpoint file for this quilt, and each panel was planned out in detail to make sure it would fit.  I also used this project as an excuse to try out a bunch of new-to-me techniques and traditional blocks for the first time, including curved piecing, equilateral triangles, English paper piecing, flying geese four at a time, and working with very thin strips.  I learned so much in making this quilt, and I’m pretty happy with the finished top!

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My year in quilting

 

Jellyroll race quilt - quilting in progress

This year has been all about quilting for me.  I’ve been really enjoying participating in the Cambridge Modern Quilt Guild, which is full of extremely talented quilt artists.  And I do not use the word artist lightly!  My work is total amateur hour compared to many of these quilters.  With that said, I’ve been learning a lot and thoroughly enjoying the process.  Here are the highlights of my quilting progress since January or so. Continue reading