The Wonderful World of Color

Spring is in the very very early stages.  Green grass has begun to sprout up in little tufts here and there, and I’m so glad I finished this quilt in preparation for spring.  
This is a group effort from last year’s “Stitch That Stash Bee.”  For my month I asked for these reverse rainbow starburst blocks in any color of their choosing.  I’m so pleased with the variety of color I received, and I really think the grey block in the center helps to balance everything out.
I had to hand quilt this one.  I just had to.  The quilt told me to.  Since the stars were a little funky I thought some fun square in square stitching, off center, would be what they needed.
I had this quilt almost done for MONTHS, and then it sat folded neatly on the corner of my sewing table for longer than it should have.  But, it’s finished now.

With a gorgeous Alexander Henry print for the back.  Thanks Bee Mates for my lovely quilt.  I’ll certainly think of the sweet new friends I made when I’m curled up under it.  🙂

Linking up with Show and Tell TuesdayLets Bee Social, and Needle and Thread Thursday.

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24 Responses to The Wonderful World of Color

  1. Leslie Unfinished March 15, 2014 at 1:25 am #

    Yay for you! It’s such a cute quilt!

  2. Janet @ Simply Pieced March 15, 2014 at 2:01 am #

    I love your wonky stars and your hand quilting. Great finish!

  3. Cherry March 15, 2014 at 2:17 am #

    Great Spring quilt – beautiful finish!

  4. Sonja March 15, 2014 at 2:46 am #

    That is gorgeous! The colors really are beautiful together.

  5. Charlotte March 15, 2014 at 10:41 am #

    beautiful hand stitching!

  6. Renee March 15, 2014 at 4:50 pm #

    I love all those blocks! Makes me want to get out my scraps and make one right now! The quilting look perfect with them.

  7. Deb March 16, 2014 at 3:47 am #

    Wow! So fun to see all our blocks together! And I adore the hand quilting and the funky little stitched block… Perfect!

  8. Lorna McMahon March 18, 2014 at 1:16 pm #

    This certainly is a lovely spring quilt! Love those scrappy wonky stars. And I agree…. that gray block just pulls everything together. Your hand quilting sure makes this quilt special!

  9. Dee March 18, 2014 at 1:23 pm #

    Oh, what a happy quilt! Love everything about this! Esp the hand quilting! Awesome finish!

  10. Cathy Garrels March 18, 2014 at 2:01 pm #

    Oh, I just love it!!

  11. Anna March 19, 2014 at 4:24 am #

    Oooh, I love this!! I think you’re right about the gray block. And the hand stitching just makes it so much more special!!

  12. Rachel March 19, 2014 at 3:25 pm #

    I agree, that grey block in the middle gives it a little extra something. Very nice looking finish.

  13. Kim @ TiesThatBindQuilting March 19, 2014 at 3:28 pm #

    Beautiful! And I totally agree with you about the grey block. Lovely finish!

  14. Samantha March 19, 2014 at 3:38 pm #

    That is stunning- I love it! And the hand quilting makes it so special!

  15. jan March 19, 2014 at 3:39 pm #

    Amanda! I love it! Really pretty and I do love the grey block! Great finish!.
    xo jan@ Sew and Sow Farm

  16. canuckquilter March 19, 2014 at 3:58 pm #

    I’m glad you listened to the quilt and hand quilted this one. It just works! Love the bursts of spring color.

  17. Andrea Turner March 19, 2014 at 7:21 pm #

    This is fabulous! I love what you did with the quilting.

  18. Margaret March 20, 2014 at 12:03 am #

    Oh, this is so lovely and such a good idea for a bee. Could I steal your idea for my bee group? (great name for a blog too!)

  19. Sandy W March 20, 2014 at 4:45 pm #

    love your quilt and hand quilting!!

  20. Paula@TheSassyQuilter March 23, 2014 at 4:58 am #

    Simply beautiful! Love the hand quilting:)

  21. nerospost March 27, 2014 at 3:13 pm #

    Hi! I love your beautiful quilt! Colours and Fabrics are so great and the pattern with stars like that is fantastic! I hand quilt and I was happy to see you, too – it gives something Special for this quilt! x Teje

  22. Lea March 27, 2014 at 6:09 pm #

    Oh, I really like this quilt! The off set stars are fabulous. The backing fabric is perfect. It’s a beauty!

  23. Angela Atkins March 29, 2014 at 1:24 pm #

    I like the quilt–love the star mixed in with the rainbow colors. What are you using to hang up that quilt on your fence? It looks like a slacks hangar?

  24. liz April 17, 2014 at 9:05 pm #

    This is a stunning quilt. Love everything about it!!

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