Saturday, November 27, 2021

A Rainbow Scrap Challenge is FINISHED!

It's always so exciting to finish a quilt... but even more so when it's a long term scrappy project that was 8 years in the making! November's UFO began in April 2014 and was inspired by Bonnie Hunter's Maverick Stars pattern. Each month I made a couple of blocks with the Rainbow Scrap Challenge.


The quilt top was put together at a retreat in September 2019. And then it needed to age sufficiently in the magical UFO closet.  (You have one of those don't you!?!?)



diagonal wavy line quilting

The quilting was inspired by Preeti's serpentine quilting and I quilted horizontal, vertical, and diagonal wavy lines.



I used up some leftover grey scraps for the binding, most of which were trimmings from backings. I love that fabric with the glasses that was in a scrap bag - it looks like the block is supervising the binding process!






And when the quilt was finished, we went on an adventurous outdoor photo shoot. 
Here is the "stars on the wood pile" shot.

Finished size: 48" x 66"




The fall leaves were a carpet, crunching under foot as we searched for good locations for photos.
Here is the "quilt over the rail" shot.



And my favourite photo is "stars on the oak leaf path"!


Proudly linking up to One Monthly Goal and the Rainbow Scrap Challenge.

25 comments:

The Cozy Quilter said...

Gorgeous finish! Congratulations! This one must weigh a ton with all those seam allowances. Love your rainbow stars!

Gretchen Weaver said...

Congratulations on the finish! A finish always feels so good, especially when it's been a long term quilt. She's a true beauty!

Stephanie from Ontario said...

Huge accomplishment. I have a bin of cutoff triangles! By using the RSC for this project, your blocks are nicely coordinated.

scraphappy said...

I can't think of anything more exciting than a finished quilt! Seeing this one finally come together after all these years is awesome! Congratulations on getting it across the finish line. It looks great in all those fall themed locations.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

so pretty it turned out really good.

Quilter-NM said...

BEAUTIFUL QUILT!

Rose Marie said...

Sweet quilt and an UFO done! Your photos are great and you found some nice spots.

Sara said...

Such a pretty scrappy quilt. Stars are always my favorite block.

Lyndsey said...

Kathy that is a gorgeous finish and your photo shoot gives fabulous backdrops to enjoy with the quilt. Perfect.

Sylvia@Treadlestitches said...

Hurray! It's a wonderful quilt, and a very seasoned UFO! Stars are one of my very favorite blocks. BTW, is my UFO closet magical too? Hope so!

Jenny said...

Such great outdoor shots of your lovely quilt!

Janet O. said...

Oh, those aged finishes feel so good, don't they? This is a "sparkle plenty", happy quilt. Kudos to you, my friend!!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Your stars quilt is beautiful, Kathy! I love all that scrappy color. Congratulations on your finish!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Fabulous scrappy finish, Kathy!!

Fiber Babble said...

Congratulations! What a HUGE accomplishment! The only way I can claim a finish on an 8-year-old project is if I find a top on the shelf that just needs borders ;-)

It's gorgeous and fun and all the cool words - Good job!!

maggie fellow said...

it is lovely and aged to perfection:)

Shasta Matova said...

Your quilt has aged like a fine wine. It is a gorgeous quilt and well worth the wait. I do have a UFO closet too, after someone showed how they hung up quilt tops on hangers.

karenbbsnow said...

Awesome finish, love the scrappiness. ....the magical ufo closet, lol. Mine has not been too magical lately but that is a goal for next year.

Angela said...

Oh, I love your scrap quilt! It is so pretty!

Andree G. Faubert said...

Congratulations on your finish Kathy. It's a very lovely quilt :-)

Karrin Hurd said...

Beautiful finish! Congratulations!

Miaismine said...

Yes! It's so exciting to finish a UFO! It's gorgeous. The time it spent in the UFO closet caused it to age like fine wine! Congratulations!

Nann said...

Eight years -- that is indeed long-term! Congratulations on a fine finish.

Sandy Panagos said...

What a lovely finish, and such great photos, too. Congrats on checking a UFO off the list!

Patty said...

Beautiful! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish.