Tuesday, September 6, 2011

everything's coming up rainbows

I've completed my "Everything's Coming Up Rainbows" mini quilt just in time for my For the Love of Solids swap partner! She really hoped for something with rainbows. I was happy to oblige and play around with this combo again (I went rainbow in my "99 Bright Flying Geese on the Wall" doll quilt too), but this time just in solids.


The quilt is made of a combo of 20 different solids in a rainbow of colors, paired up with borders of white and Kona ash.


I couldn't resist going rainbow on the back as well.


But I did choose to keep the binding more simple with deep purple and shot of cerise.


For the bonus item, I made a tanagram fabric puzzle. I first saw the link to Beauty All Around's tanagram-esque fabric puzzle tutorial in a mosaic on the long thread, and I knew I had to give it a try! I made my pieces just a bit bigger though (they finish out at 4" square) and chose to topstitch around all of the edges instead of hand-stitching the openings. There are 42 of them after all! I think they'll provide a bit of fun for my partner (and maybe a small little someone else in her house).


I also made a matching pouch. The pouch is made from a strip of rainbow scraps and grey linen and features a lime green lining.


I figure my partner can use it for the puzzle pieces, or whatever else she wishes! (I have a rainbow zip pouch in a similar size that holds a small notebook and Cooper's crayons.)


All in all, this was a super fun swap to participate in! Everything I've seen in the For the Love of Solids flickr pool is amazing. It's fun to think about what might be coming my way!


32 comments:

Natalie said...

what an awesome swap package!! I love the puzzle idea! I know this isn't for me but you sure have a lucky partner :)

Amy said...

Krista, this is one of the best swap packages I have ever seen! You will have a delighted partner!

Sarah@PingsAndNeedles said...

oh Krista ... this is just totally wonderful ...

knottygnome said...

that is awesome! i wish it were mine (though i don't think it is)

Becca said...

I love all of these!

Angela {fussycut} said...

What a beautiful quilt. I love all of your extra goodies! Your partner is going to be thrilled.

Mary Menzer said...

This is all great stuff!

Alli said...

I love your mini quilt and pouch! And those tanagram puzzle pieces seem the perfect size for a bajillion coasters... :D

felicity said...

Agreed - one of the best pacakges EVAH! The puzzle is such a thoughtful and creative touch. Lucky, lucky partner!

Svetlana said...

Oh, so beautiful! Lucky partner.

Jessica said...

ugh I'm so sad this isn't for me. I don't think I asked for any rainbows, but these rainbows I would gladly take! So good Krista!

Ariane said...

I love this quilt!!! It's gorgeous!!!!

Ruth said...

Oh! What a lovely quilt! I especially like the back too! Just beautiful!

JuneBug said...

This is a fantastic combo! And I hope to get it! If not... maybe I need to make myself (or my littles) a tangram set...

diana said...

Ok, fine, I'll go in a swap with you :))

Now, really, they are all amazing! All.of.them.

Debbie said...

Lovely projects! I confess I especially love the quilt!

jmday said...

Oh my!!! I am in love with all of it. I am such a sucker for rainbows!

Leanne said...

It is all so wonderful, it is excellent work!

randi said...

wow! your swap partner is one lucky girl. this is a seriously great quilt!

Poppyprint said...

I had the same thought as Alli - your partner is totally gonna be set for a big cocktail party with all those coasters! hehe. Seriously, this is a stellar package for your partner. I really, really, really, hope you get a lovely package in return. You always knock it out of the park.

Leslie said...

what a lucky swap partner you have....the quilt, to begin with, is amazing. the back took my breath away....but the tanagram puzzle and the little pouch just takes it all up a level...your partner is going to love this.

Anna said...

all I can say is that you are amazing!!!

myredbike said...

What a lucky partner you have! I love all the solids items you've created here. Those tangram tiles look so fun! We did a similar game at a Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild booth - we put a ton of HSTs on a design wall and let people play!

carrie said...

Love the quilt!

Shelley said...

Lovely quilt and fun quilt puzzle! I like the quilt back almost as much as the front. And the little bag... I think I need one of those!

Sarah said...

wow! Lucky swap partner!

Liz @ LivingMySweetLife said...

Omigosh I hope it's me! Lol I love it all!!

bloomingpoppies said...

All of your items are so fun and pretty! The mini quilt is extra special, rainbowtastic!!!

sewkatiedid said...

All of this is delish. What a lucky partner!

sew.darn.quilt said...

I just happen to come across your blog through another's list and I'm so happy to have clicked!
Your solids quilt is such fun. What's the secret to the blocks? The airplane quilt is adorable. I look forward to exploring more of your blog :)

Carolyn

Rebecca said...

wow the tangrams are so cool! great gift for practically anyone...hmm, think i'll go start some! :o)

Geo.JoJo said...

Almost a year after starting, and I finally finished my first quilt using this mini quilt as my inspiration. I just loved it so much that I had to make one for myself, with only some slight modifications. Hopefully one of my friends or siblings will have a baby soon so I can give it to them to brighten their nursery. Thanks so much for the idea, Krista!