Thursday, December 30, 2010

My Final Quilt Finish of 2010

This is my No Rhyme Nor Reason quilt. I love how it turned out. I do not love these photos of it (I think the clouds raced in the second I got out of the car with my camera). But I really wanted to post about it before the end of the year. Anyway, take my word for it, the quilt is about 100 times more vibrant "in person."
I made this quilt for my husband for Christmas. Somehow even the kids kept it secret from him! I had made the squares earlier in the year, but they had been packed away until I decided to put it all together in mid-December. It is for our queen-sized bed. I think my Yeti-sized Selvage Snowman quilt top may be slightly larger than this one, but otherwise it's the biggest quilt I've made.
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It's the first time I've used sashing in a quilt because these squares were just so wild and busy they really needed to be separated. I won't be rushing to use sashing again any time soon. In my opinion, sashing is just another thing for me to accidentally get crooked.

This quilt has pretty much every fabric from my stash in it. There are lots of fun squares in it for the kids to find. It works a little as an I-Spy quilt.
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It is my own design. The tutorial I wrote to make the blocks for this quilt is here.

So I'll see you in 2011. Wow! Thanks so much to everyone who has stopped by and said 'Hi' in 2010. Happy New Year!

19 comments:

Pinkadot Quilts said...

Riel, great quilt I love all your colors! Hope you and your family have a happy new year!!!

Linda said...

What a cool quilt! Your sashings are perfect. Love seeing your creations. Have a Happy New Year!

Kelly said...

That is stunning, I love it!

Melinda said...

I am always inspired when I come to your blog. I love bright quilts as much as you do.

Sara said...

Great quilt! I'm going to have to make one for myself!

Hands Sew Full said...

That is a wonderful quilt! I hope he loved it! I really like the snowman too and can't wait to see how he turns out! Happy New Year

Mama Spark said...

I love how this came out! How wonderful that your kids kept the secret too. Happy New Year to you and your family!!

Jen said...

Beautiful! So colorful and happy! Another fabulous creation! I can't wait to see what you design in 2011! Happy New Year!

Rachel said...

Wow, it's huge and awesome! I love it! May you have many snuggly nights under this wonderful quilt.

Canadian Kristin said...

Riel, your mind must be full of jellybean colours and fantabulous thoughts and high energy ideas...and if not, your multi-coloured dreams under this crazy-awesome new quilt are sure to be!!!!! I am just so impressed by the amazing variety and stellar unique choices in fabric!

Seriously, you have got to be the funnest girl around!!!

You just inspire me again and again to play with fabric and just give it a go! You ROCK, Lady!!!

Wishing you much love, joy, peace and quilting in the New Year!!!!

carol said...

Wow! I am blown away by your style and taste in fabrics. We could be twins! I love wild and bright and fun whimsy too. Thank you for your inspiration. I think I will be adding you to my blog reading list!

Rafael's Mum said...

Love all the colour in that quilt! A Happy New Year to you too!

Vesuviusmama said...

How wonderful it will be to sleep under that beauty!

Tania said...

I moseyed over via WhipUp because I GASPED when I saw such quilty goodness. And something without rhyme OR reason is right up my alley! Excellent job – hearty congratulatories...

Connie said...

Beautiful and such wonderful colors! I bet your husband just loved it!

Jewel said...

I just found you through Whip Up. This is a super quilt and thanks for the tutorial on the block I am gonna use it for some cute baby fabric I have.

Things Hand Made said...

wow, thats an amazing quilt.

Litchi said...

Just saw this on Whip Up- what an incredible explosion of colours! I love it!
The photos are pretty amazing too- perfect backdrop : )
Well done!

Mary said...

This is gorgeous! All of your quilts have so much life and color and fun in them. I think that I would like to do something similar to this. I just love scrappy quilts.