Project QUILTING 11.6: Vibrant and Vivacious

When I heard that this week's Project QUILTING challenge was Vibrant and Vivacious I immediately thought rainbow.

Before I forget, this is your official reminder that we're nearing the end of Show Me Something Rainbow! Be sure to link up your finished rainbow projects by the end of March. There's still time to finish something up in the next nine days. :-)

I chose a rainbow of fabric in lighter and more vibrant tones. I realized as I started piecing that my wonky, irregular log cabin wasn't really very wonky, but I went with it. My strips were cut without a ruler, approximately 1.5" wide.

Once my quilt top was complete, I started to consider my options for quilting. I couldn't resist pulling a rainbow of thread for the quilting. Including white for attaching the binding, I used 14 colors of thread on this project.

From left to right, the thread I used: Aurifil 50wt Light Lilac (#2510), Light Robin's Egg (#2710), Light Avocado (#2886), Champagne (#2105), Fleshy Pink (#2420), Baby Pink (#2423), Dove (#2600), Red (#2250), Burnt Orange (#1133), Yellow (#2135), Green (#2870), Medium Delft Blue (#2783), Dark Violet (#2582).

I considered wishbone quilting but opted for this variation with loops on one end and points on the other. In the end, I like that my quilting looked like a series of Vs for the Vibrant and Vivacious challenge. I wish I could say I planned it. ;-)

My quilt finished at 16" x 16". The great part about making a mini this size is that you can back it with a fat quarter. I chose this black and white silhouette fabric for my backing. I wanted black and white so my many colors of thread would be visible on the back.

Thanks for visiting. Be sure to hop over to Kim's blog to see the 100+ quilts made this week for the Vibrant and Vivacious challenge.

And on to my next rainbow project! I'm participating in the Mini Series SAL on Instagram and I've chosen a rainbow to feature in my blocks.

I've linked up to Free Motion Mavericks.

10 thoughts on “Project QUILTING 11.6: Vibrant and Vivacious

  1. Mel Beach

    Always a fan of rainbows and impressed you had so many light colored prints (something lacking in my stash). Quilted Vs is so effective--kudos on your determination to use so many threads!!

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    1. sarah

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      The light-colored prints were such a challenge for me! In many cases it was my only option... and some weren't really optimal. An exercise in using what I've got for sure. Thanks for visiting, Mel!

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    1. sarah

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      Maybe it's my current mood, but I am working with a lot of rainbows at the moment. Thanks for visiting!

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    1. sarah

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      Thank you, Mary! Nothing like a game of beat the clock with 13 thread colors! I even buried all my threads and hung it on the wall in my studio. :-)

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    1. sarah

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      Thank you, Anorina. I am always glad when I take the time for more intricate quilting/texture. Always worth it. Though I don't always have time.

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