January 8, 2015

Custom Twin-Size Rainbow Strip-N-Flip {Finished!}

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This quilt is one of my Quarter 1 Goals for the 2015 Finish Along.  HERE is my original post.

The Rainbow Strip-N-Flip twin quilt is finished!  She is so very sweet and adorable.  We'd love to keep this quilt, but this one has another home.
Picture overload!  I love them all!
My customer chose wool batting because they live in Alaska.  I plan to use wool in future quilts for us.  It has a higher loft, is so cozy, and is still machine wash/dry.  The quilting is more visible with wool batting than it is with cotton because of the higher loft.
 I love the whimsy the dots add.
On a twin bed, the white and some of the rainbow will hang over the sides.  I like the rainbow running clear to the top and bottom of the quilt.
My customer provided the fabric for this quilt and placed the strips in the order she liked before mailing them to me.  I am happy to make quilts out of customer-supplied fabric as long as it is high-quality 100% cotton fabric.
Rainbow confetti dot backing is a perfect match.
Quilt Stats:
  • Pattern:  Strip-N-Flip, a free tutorial by Cluck Cluck Sew.
  • Size:  Twin, 65" x 87"
  • Fabric:  Riley Blake strips, white dot, and confetti backing.
  • Batting:  Quilters Dream Wool
  • Quilting:  Allover medium meandering stitch in white thread on Mrs.Singer, my antique 31-15 mounted on a long-arm quilting frame.
  • Binding:  Double fold variegated pink, blue, purple, attached by machine for durability.
  • Value:  Bright and sweet!
This quilt was a custom order in my Etsy shop, Busy Hands Quilts.

This is my first finish in the 2015 Finish-Along!  I'll link this project up at the end of March.
Linking to:
Crazy Mom Quilts
Needle and Thread Thursday Sew-Many_Ways Cooking Up Quilts Hug-a-Bit Quilts Kitchen Table Art www.thatswhatchesaid.com Modern Tradition Quilts Fresh Poppy Design .

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lalaluu said...

This is a great pattern - so easy and fun to do. I like that you made it bigger with some extra fabric. The rainbow colors are gorgeous, too!

Terri Ann @ ChildlikeFascination.com said...

Nice job making quick work of the quilting. That binding is really near, I love the idea of a verigated binding on this colorful quilt!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Myra....this quilt is gorgeous!!! ?thank you for the link.

Barbara said...

I love your customer's choice of colors. Those oranges are spectacular (actually, the whole spectrum of colors is fantastic).

SuperMomNoCape said...

Your customer is going to love it!! Like another commenter I too like that you made it larger than the original tutorial.

M-R Charbonneau said...

Such great rainbow goodness! I love it! Thanks for inking up to TGIFF! Myra!

Daytona Damsel said...

I love this quilt. So Happy and colorful.


Snowcatcher said...

What an awesome rainbow quilt! I love the colorplay!

Beth @ Cooking Up Quilts said...

Wow! I really like this quilt. The colors are fantastic and I like the way you did the strips. Your customer is sure to love it! I haven't tried wool batting yet but would love to give it a try sometime. Thanks for linking up to MCM!

Jessica Cornman said...

The colors! Love them.

Pedal Sew Lightly said...

So pretty and cheerful. I love the poof quality of the wool batting. I have a Singer 15-91. She's pegged at a 1953 model. She lives in a cabinet and my Juki gets to take trips on my Grace frame. Thanks for sharing!

Nurdan Kulluk-Rennert said...

For the love of rainbows!! It is gorgeous!! Thank you for linking up with me at Monday Makers!

Sandra :) said...

That quilt is FANTASTIC! I would never have thought of cutting the strips into chunks and then adding the inset fabric to widen the entire quilt - it's brilliant, and it looks great - especially with the varied width of the insets. I don't think you could have found a more perfect backing, either - your customer must be THRILLED!

Anonymous said...

It looks so great because your color gradations are masterful. I like the simple quilting, too. That keeps the focus on your wonderful colors.

Adrianne @ On the Windy Side said...

You have been busy!