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:

MariQuilts said...

It's looking so fresh and bright.

Debbie said...

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!

Teje said...

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

Little Island Quilting said...

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

Siobhan said...

Beautiful quilt. Love the colours.

tusen said...

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

susan said...

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

Flying Blind... said...

Stunning Leanne!

Manda said...

This is gorgeous!

Annabella said...

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

Mary Menzer said...

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!

Quilter in the Gap said...

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

Sarah said...

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

Heather D. said...

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

Shelley said...

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

Marci Girl said...

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

Collette said...

gorgeous colours! love it. x

My Sweet Prairie said...

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

Foolish Feathers said...

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!

felicity said...

Lovely lovely, Leanne! :)

Patchwork and Play said...

A fabulous rainbow of colour! I love this quilt!

**nicke... said...

very very pretty

Laura said...

Oh that's gorgeous Leanne! Congrats!

Live a Colorful Life said...

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

Tanya said...

What a lovely quilt, so fresh with the white borders

Sunni @Love Affair with my Brother said...

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

Jenelle said...

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/

Elizabeth D. said...

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!

My Life In Quilts said...

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

Mary@QuiltGenius said...

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

Mary
http://www.quiltgenius.com

Melissa said...

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

Toni said...

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

Cille said...

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 :)

Jeanette said...

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

Linz said...

That is gorgeous!!! :)

Jennifer said...

log cabins are great - your colors are fabulous!

Dee said...

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

KristyLou said...

Wow, your colors really pop on this!!!

Melanie said...

So beautiful! I know your friend will love it!

Pat said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Julie said...

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.

karin said...

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

Christie, Describe Happy said...

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

Kristen said...

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

Dianne Neale said...

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

sydthewyd said...

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

occasionalpiece said...

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!

diane said...

love this quilt

Cori said...

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

Marsha C said...

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

Kerstin said...

Oh, this will be a beautiful quilt!

Kristy said...

I really like this take on a rainbow quilt!

Kristy said...

I really like this take on a rainbow quilt!

Chelsea said...

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

Rachel said...

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

Rebecca said...

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

Annabella said...

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

Marg said...

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

Pippa Parsons said...

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

elle said...

It is a beauty!

Sheila said...

It is beautiful! wonderful fabrics and colors too.

Maggie said...

This is gorgeous!

Jess said...

Really beautiful quilt!

mtnquiltr said...

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

Ella said...

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.

Melinda said...

I love this! All the color is wonderful!

Amber said...

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

Marlene @ KISSed Quilts . com said...

Great modern take on a log cabin.

M-R said...

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

Judith, Belfast said...

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

Shannon said...

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!

A Girl said...

Beautiful! So bright and cheerful!

Olivia said...

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

Kelli said...

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

Allegory said...

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

poppyinpink said...

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.

Quilting Lodge said...

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

Vicki @ Quilting Lodge

Susie at ProsperityStuff said...

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

Julie said...

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

Scrap,Quilt, Preach said...

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

Rachel said...

What a lovely quilt! Thanks for sharing!

Brooke said...

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

Marie said...

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

Leslie said...

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

Allison said...

I love all that color! great quilt!

Katy Cameron said...

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

janeylulu said...

Gorgeous! I am a sucker for anything rainbow!

Lee said...

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

Leila said...

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

Crissy said...

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