Monday, November 7, 2011

ROYGBIV for Claire - making progress

ROYGBIV- Top done

The quilt top is done on the quilt I am making for my friend Claire. It is a ROYGBIV log cabinish quilt. Many of the centres are from the beautiful red batik that Claire picked out. I understand that on traditional log cabin quilts red centres symbolize the warm hearth in the home.

ROYGBIV - Top done

It is hard to photograph this quilt top since it is 70" x 90" - each block with its white frame is an 18" square. Worse for the photographs is that it is very dark and late. However, it is very dark now at by 6:00 p.m. so late really does not matter.

ROYGBIV - Top Done

I have been having a lot of fun with all this colour. And with making big blocks. Since I did not want to make each coloured block the same  size, I framed each with white and then trimmed the white borders until each block was an 18" square. The blocks were easy to join together at that point.

ROYGBIV - Top Done

Now you have seen a picture from each of the four sides. It is all pressed and waiting for its back, which I hope to make more progress on tomorrow night. If it is working out as I hope (I already ripped it apart once on Saturday) I will be able to share the back later this week.

The plan is to then quilt it with an all over stipple - I am going to use Rhonda, at the Quilter in the Gap's tips and tricks in the Duo Quiltalong for machine quilting as it has been a while since I last stippled a quilt this big. Then I am thinking of a striped binding similar in style to the one Debbie at A Quilter's Table used on her wonderful Swoon quilt.

I am going to link this my favourite link-ups as they are open, Fabric Tuesday in the morning, the other two WIP links on Wednesday. Please go ahead, click the buttons below, and check out the wonderful work that gets posted at each of these, I will be doing that too.




Fresh Poppy DesignWIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


Best,

Leanne


90 comments:

  1. It's looking so fresh and bright.

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  2. This is such a fun quilt, Leanne! I can't wait to see the backing AND the binding!! Good luck on the quilting - that's a big quilt!

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  3. Wow - it's really beautiful! I love all those lovely colours with white! Nice thought to have a warm heart in the house!
    Happy quilting!
    x Teje

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  4. I love, love this quilt. And if it makes you feel any better, it is dark by 5pm here now!

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  5. Beautiful quilt. Love the colours.

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  6. Looks great, I'm looking forward to seeing the backing and the binding, too.

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  7. This quilt top is a stunner. Love it and looking forward to seeing what you have done for the back.

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  8. Great work Leanne - it really is stunning, and I love the symbolism of the red center!

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  9. I saw your photo on flickr, and this quilt top looks so good. The white frames bring everything together. Great idea to get all the colored blocks to one uniform size. I'm sure she will love it!

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  10. Thanks for mention and I see you answered my question as to who this quilt is for. Your friend is quite blessed.

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  11. The colours are gorgeous! This is really going to be lovely :-)

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  12. This is just awesome. I love the bright colours you are using.

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  13. I absolutely love this quilt top!! The white sashing sets off the blocks beautifully.

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  14. Oh it is beautiful, and you should do the binding like Debbie's Swoon quilt, it is fabulous!

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  15. hehe I love that name. roygbivlogcabinish ; )
    Thanks for linking! Lucky Claire! ; )
    ~Monika in Saskatoon

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  16. I love colorful quilts and this one definitely qualifies! I like the variety of sizes and how you used the white strips around each square to even things up. You are one very creative person!

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  17. A fabulous rainbow of colour! I love this quilt!

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  18. Oh that's gorgeous Leanne! Congrats!

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  19. This is absolutely beautiful! Definitely going on my Pinterest board!

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  20. What a lovely quilt, so fresh with the white borders

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  21. Rhonda is a genius. Can't go wrong using her tutorial! And your top is amazing! I love anything ROYGBIV!

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  22. Beautiful colors! It IS hard to photograph projects this time of year. I always feel like I am sewing against the sun. However, you did a great job capturing your lovely quilt top! Adding it to my pinterest collection. :)

    http://pinterest.com/jenelle_eanda/

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  23. This is really pretty, Leanne, and I completely understand about the challenge of photographing something large, not to mention this time of year. I think your photos turned out really lovely, though!

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  24. I love rainbows and this looks to be bright and sunny gift for your friend. Brava!

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  25. I love your ROYGBIV quilt. It is just so pretty!

    Mary
    http://www.quiltgenius.com

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  26. I love the white borders with log cabins, add a rainbow theme in and I'm hooked! This looks great :)

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  27. This is going to be amazing, Leanne! I love the bright rainbow colors set off against the white! Cannot wait to see the finish!

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  28. What a beautiful quilt - love the fabric choises as well as the red centres. Dang, I just got one more project on my want-to-do-list :)

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  29. Wow, this is amazing. I love the different blocks and how they are all unified with that red center. Lovely...

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  30. log cabins are great - your colors are fabulous!

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  31. Love this quilt and thanks...because I didn't know about the color in the center! Great success in the quilting hopes for you!

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  32. Wow, your colors really pop on this!!!

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  33. So beautiful! I know your friend will love it!

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  34. It's gorgeous Leanne!! I sure do love me a good rainbow quilt! Your is so fresh and bright and clean, Claire is going to LOVE it.

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  35. This brightened my day.
    Where are you in Alberta?
    K

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  36. I really like all the different fabrics you incorporated! And the color organization is just delightful!!

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  37. I love the log cabin design. The colors are brilliant looking!

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  38. I love the colours. A rainbow quilt is on my list of to do's - one day!

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  39. I love rainbow quilts.. yours included! I never knew that a red center meant a warm and happy home - I really like that!

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  40. Working on my free-form Log Cabin, too. Yours is lovely, beautiful and graceful. I laughed when you said it's dark and late, but it gets dark at 6 p.m. so late doesn't really matter. I've taken so many photos late a night--I got a kick out of that.

    Really, it's just beautiful. And because you're first on the Linky stage, I hope you get lots of really nice comments!

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  41. This looks like a fun quilt to make! I'm your newest follower and I hope you will follow back!

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  42. It's beautiful! She is lucky to have you as a friend :)

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  43. Oh, this will be a beautiful quilt!

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  44. I really like this take on a rainbow quilt!

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  45. I really like this take on a rainbow quilt!

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  46. I can't wait to see this finished! And I love the i spy aspect - those cats are too cute.

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  47. I've been admiring rainbow quilts for a while. I really like your version.

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  48. Absolutely beautiful. I love that you call it ROYGBIV instead of rainbow!!

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  49. You know I love this quilt Leanne - hope you are well!

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  50. It's just as beautiful as I thought it would be. Your friend Claire is so very lucky to receive this beautiful quilt.

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  51. oh it's a gorgeous quilt, so bright and vibrant, really pops.... ohh lucky Claire

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  52. It is beautiful! wonderful fabrics and colors too.

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  53. So bright, such gorgeous colours. What a lovely quilt!

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  54. It's rainbow-y and lovely! You may have had trouble getting an ideal shot, but you can still see how happy and bright the quilt is.

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  55. I love this! All the color is wonderful!

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  56. Love this!! You are doing an amazing job! Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting on the Homemade Stockings!

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  57. Oh, wow, it's beautiful. What a great idea to frame it in white!

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  58. Absolutely stunning L! You've such a great eye for colour! Jxo

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  59. I love the rainbow of blocks! It's especially lovely with the white sashing- gives the eye a place to rest and makes the colors stand out so well!

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  60. Beautiful! So bright and cheerful!

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  61. Ooh, I love this quilt idea, I always love sorting by roygbiv order so this quilt is just right up my ally!

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  62. I LOVE the bright rainbow-y-ness of this quilt!! LOVE it. :o)

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  63. This quilt is fab. I love that orange and black print I see. It's really striking.

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  64. I am glad I cam by to see this lovely modern version of a log cabin, very inspiring, I like your use of colour and the red heart is precious part of the story of the quilt.

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  65. This quilt is drop dead gorgeous! You did a fantastic job and I can't wait to see it finished!

    Vicki @ Quilting Lodge

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  66. Stunning! I love all the color, and I love all the white! Gorgeous!

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  67. I love that rainbow! Now I want to make a log cabin quilt too...

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  68. despite the lighting issues the quilt looks great. I'm sure the recipient will love getting it.

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  69. What a lovely quilt! Thanks for sharing!

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  70. What a fantastic top! I love how you laid out the colors. I need to practice my roygbiv with something like this.

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  71. Log cabin is my favorite quilt block and I LOVE what you have done with this one! The fabrics are so bright and fun!!

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  72. this is stunning. i love the red block in the middle

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  73. I love all that color! great quilt!

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  74. Oh I just love rainbows, and what a fab idea to have the 'warm heart' centres too

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  75. Gorgeous! I am a sucker for anything rainbow!

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  76. What a beautiful quilt! Love the log cabins. Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday. : )

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  77. Wow! It is beautiful.
    I have gotten so many good ideas from looking through everyone's posts. Now I have to get sewing! :)

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  78. I like the tidbit about the red square in the center of the log cabin block. I've never heard that before. Beautiful quilt!

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