Tuesday, June 28, 2011

W.i.P. Wednesday and an Accuquilt Giveaway

I only have one big work in progress this week. I'm determined to finish up my Bottled Rainbows quilt before I get moving on any other projects, like the cathedral windows quilt or the vintage sheets I was so psyched to get started on.

One problem... I've decided to make finishing my Bottled Rainbows quilt even harder by adding a border. So, I'm still not done with that one, but I am kinda happy with the progress. Please ignore my wrinkles! (And while you're at it, check out Rachel's finished quilt, the inspiration for mine.)

Bottled Rainbows quilt with border

The center blocks have been joined, and the border pieces are loose. The stripes in the border were a happy mistake, because I cut one side too short, then I melted candle wax on another strip while giving it a quickie iron on the floor. But I like them a lot now, and can't imagine the border without a little flair!

Tufted Tweets for quilt back

I've also picked out some fabric for the quilt back. I have 4 yards, which won't be enough, but I'll use up some scraps or solids for the rest. Tufted Tweets: so happy to see you in my mailbox this week! Picked up at Contemporary Cloth for a bargain at $4/yard. I'm seriously rethinking my quilt binding on this one though. Might pick up a solid and go plain, or maybe some simple polka dots.

If you're feeling lucky, check out the Accuquilt GO! Baby fabric cutter giveaway on my other blog, Craft Buds! (Open worldwide; giveaway ends on July 4.)


I also wrote a review of the machine, which I love and think is going to be very useful in future quilting projects!

Linking up to W.i.P. Wednesday at Freshly Pieced!



18 comments:

  1. LOVE that border!! LOVE IT!!!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Oh, see, now I'm wishing I hadn't already finished my Bottled Rainbows - making it bigger is an awesome idea!!! I bet it's going to be amazing :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. Ohhh I love love love your border! And the extra "flair" just perfect. This just makes this quilt for me, great job!!

    ReplyDelete
  4. oh my gosh! *love* the purple sofa fabric!!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Love the border on your Bottled Rainbows! I'm so glad you had your little mistakes so you could add the extra flair!!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Rainbow piano keys! Excellent! That will just complete it.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Oh, I really love the border on the bottled rainbows!

    ReplyDelete
  8. The piecing on your border is fantastic! It goes perfectly with the rest of your quilt.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Your bottled rainbows look great! and thanks for the tip on bargain tufted tweets, i've just been over and ordered some :o)

    ReplyDelete
  10. Me too, me too, me too. Love the border! And the entire quilt is fabulous! $4 for Tufted Tweets? Dang, that is a bargain! Good luck getting it finished!

    ReplyDelete
  11. I agree -- the little rainbows in the border are a great accident!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Love the border and the stripes you added. Looks fab!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Your quilt is looking good and the border is going to make it pretty interesting, I like the stripes.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Gorgeous bottled rainbows! And Tufted Tweets is a fabulous choice for the back. Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday. : )

    ReplyDelete
  15. I just started my blocks, I have two finished! I am doing a mandala inspired theme for the center and am still trying to figure out what I'll do for the border -- I love yours!!!

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...