Monday, April 30, 2018

Rainbow Quilt and more...

The Rainbow Quilt is finished. I used scraps of fabric and made string blocks in the different color ways.

I quilted this before I took my Bernina in for maintenance and problems. This donation quilt is about 55" by 55". 

I used Dream Cotton Batting and Aurifil #4655 blue variegated thread to quilt a large meander.

The back is a navy blue with circles. I bought this fabric last fall at Circle of Friends Quilt Shoppe in Thunder Bay, Ontario.


I've been working on my Bright Log Cabin Quilt. When I finished the blocks, it was time to decide on a layout.

I went back to look at Amanda Jean's quilt and ended up choosing the same layout she used.

The quilt is together and ready to be sandwiched and quilted.


As I was putting the extra log cabin blocks in the "What should I do with this?" pile this morning, I noticed the sailboats left from Just Sailing Along last November. The log cabin blocks seemed perfect with the sailboats so I began playing. I had the blue water fabric from our little trip to Rock Island, Illinois, in January.

I do love designing on the fly. It reminds me of my sewing days when I designed my own patterns. There was always lots of trial and error. However, today was pretty easy and fast! I already have a finished quilt top.


Yesterday Ray decided he wanted to take pictures of the moonrise and the sunset. So we headed to one of his favorite spots last evening. I took a few pictures with my phone. Of course his are much better!

Here is one of the sunset with one of our many wind turbines. There was lots of dust in the air - our farmers are in the fields because it's really spring!

Looking the other way, here is the full moon.


I think I'd better turn my attention back to the garage sale - I'm so glad I'm about ready. It won't be long and it will be over. YAY!!!!


  1. Everything in this post is beautiful, from the stunning quilts to the pictures of the sunset and the moon. I love how you played with your extra sail boat and log cabin blocks to create a gorgeous new design. You are amazing!

  2. The Rainbow quilt is the colors and the diagonal layout. Really great. You just can not go wrong with any layout using log cabins blocks. This one is great too.
    But the overall winner is the quick design using the boats and logs.....colors were perfect to work together. I love what you created. So fun and spontaneous.

  3. Those are some great quilts and quilt tops. I like the sailboats/log cabins. Hope the garage sale goes well. Hopefully the rain will be ending before the sales start.

  4. Such a beautiful rainbow quilt and that bright log cabin and the new sailboat quilt are just gorgeous! You will bring lots of happy smiles when you deliver them in December!



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