Sunday, May 27, 2012

H2H 2012 Quilt finished


I got this years H2H quilt done in the nick of time.  I wanted to make a scrappy rainbow quilt this year, and when I was queen bee at Stash Bee Hive 2, I asked for these blocks with this design in mind.  It is so much fun to see all the different fabrics people used.  There are no repeats in the bunch, which I think is amazing. I used a purple batik to bind it. This quilt will be going to Em's Happy Chemo Quilts.  It is lap sized and just right for staying comfortable and cuddling.
I also had some time to play with a piece for my international robin.  I can't show you much, but I did play with making one border using Gwen Marston's method of setting in narrow lines.


Can you see them?  I wanted them to be subtle.  These are very addicting to do.
I also had a brilliant idea about using a piece of Kaffe Fassett fabric my table mate Karen shared with me last weekend.


If you look carefully, you can see that I cut out around the two red leaves past the seam line so I could pull them out and leave them over the top of the piece I was attaching it to.  I still have to stitch them down, thus the pins.  I was very pleased that my idea worked.  I just hope Willa is okay with my adding something on top of her center piece.  It doesn't cover much, and I really like the depth it adds to the whole piece.
Tomorrow, I need to figure out how to do the next step in the other international robin piece I am working on.  I am a little behind there.  I also need to finish my May doll quilt and get it ready for mailing.  Who knows what else will come up.  I am going to just enjoy the process.
Joyful quilting, everyone.




14 comments:

Sarah Craig said...

Miki, your H2H quilt is fabulous! Such wonderful colors! Thanks for participating in H2H this year!!

Cathy said...

I just love all of it! Great jobs done~ ♥♥♥

P. said...

What a wonderful, colorful H2H quilt! Great scrappy rainbow blocks. I am very intrigued by the technique you described for that Kaffee fabric overlying an adjoining piece. That is really cool.

Pattilou said...

Great quilt. I've been wanting to do a rainbow quilt and I absolutely love the freedom of yours!

Karen said...

I love your colorful H2H quilt. It is bright and cheery. This quilt will bring much joy to someone special.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Love the rainbow quilt - who doesn't like to wish on a rainbow. Great blocks!

BunkHouseQuilts said...

Such a wonderful quilt! And love how you were able to set the blocks into a diagonal rainbow especially with gifted blocks. Marvelous! By the way, I love your new "about me" photo!

Sheila said...

I love your scrappy, colorful, happy H2H quilt! So much fun going on here!

Willa said...

I love the red leaf addition!! You are so clever and talented!

Kat said...

Miki, your H2H quilt is beautiful! I've had "scrappy rainbow quilt" on my wish list for a while now and yours is so beautiful, I'm definitely bookmarking this one for inspiration!

Sue Daurio said...

Love the rainbow quilt, no repeats in fabrics, what a treasure :)

Rebeckah Austin said...

I am so happy that you are sending this to H2H! I love that you used yours Stash Bee quilt for this. I see my blocks!

mammafairy said...

So good to see the quilt finished! Love it

em's scrapbag said...

Love your H2H quilt. Such a cheerful rainbow of color. Thank you for your generosity.