April 8, 2013

Full Size Rainbow Wave Quilt for My Daughter!

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Rainbow Bunkbeds
My daughter's newly decorated room.  Don't you love the walls?!?  The other two walls are blue, which I may show you on another day.  That half of the room is ... not ... clean!!!  I had originally planned to make a Rainbow Plus Quilt on the top bunk {remember the 60 solids I purchased?}, but when Millie and I found this set at Kohl's for uber cheap, we couldn't pass it up.  It matches perfectly!
The bottom quilt is a full-size Wave quilt with 18 different solids, made by yours truly.

Rainbow Wave in Full Size
It is LOVE ... or what!?!

Rainbow Wave in Full Size
It turned out truly AMAZING!
Rainbow Wave in Full Size
The backing is a Riley Blake chevron in apple green and white, and oh, my, this fabric was a charm to work with!  WAY nicer than lesser quality flannels from other sources.  I washed and dried it once before assembling the quilt since flannel shrinks more than regular cotton fabrics and will shrink again when washed a second time.  The quilt top and binding were not preshrunk.

Rainbow Wave in Full Size
Here is a close-up of the candy binding.  YUM! 
I quilted across the quilt twice in the colored areas, varying the height of the "swoops" as the wave progressed; and the white has tiny up/down swoops in it which you can't see.

Rainbow Wave in Full Size
Can you see where the two chevron fabric pieces were joined?  It's pretty hard to find it!  This high-quality flannel from Riley Blake was printed so perfectly on excellent fabric that the points met amazingly well.  I pinned the two pieces together at every zig zag and had no problems whatsoever.

Rainbow Wave in Full Size
Quilt Stats:
  • Pattern:  New Wave by Oh, Fransson!, free
  • Size:  75" x 85", full bed size
  • Quilt Top Fabric:  18 Kona solids with white
  • Batting:  100% cotton, thin
  • Backing:  Riley Blake Chevron in flannel
  • Binding:  Sweet Treats, double fold with 45-degree mitered corners, attached by machine
  • Quilting:  Varying sized "swoops" within the colored waves and small swoops in the white
  • Value:  Truly uplifting!
I am taking custom orders for Rainbow Wave Quilts in any size in my Etsy shop!
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giddy99 said...

It's glorious! What a fantastic quilt!

Mego said...

VERY good Mom! It's beautiful!

RobotMomSews said...

It's lovely! So bright and cheerful! I love the colors and the binding fits perfect!

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

Ooh I really love this! What a happy room.

~Kelie~ said...

oh WOW! That quilt is amazing and the room looks fantastic!!!!!!

Pam said...

oo la la xo

Randee Erickson said...

Mrs. Hearts...aka 'cuz'
It turned out gorgeous!!! Lorna and I should come spend the summer with you and quilt our hearts out!

Dee said...

What an amazing combo! Your quilt is so fun and happy! What an awesome quilt for your daughter!

grapes and hearts said...

Love your daughter's room and that bedsheet is really a perfect match! Your quilt is amazing and the wall colours so bright. Would have loved this bedroom myself ;o)

Lou said...


Renee said...

What a fantastic quilt!! The colors on that pattern are so pretty!

Unknown said...

Love it! The bright colours and simple design create a fabulous one-two punch. Weeeee!

Emily said...

Although I'm not a huge lover of rainbow quilts, I love this one! You did a beautiful job. I would love to live in that room if I was a kid :)

Mike Pearson said...

I've always wanted to try the wave from oh fransson, or at least a variation on it... looks great!

Sara said...

very nice and what a fun quilt!!

Christina Fairley Erickson said...

Lovely! I'd love to have you stop by Design Wall Weekend blog party and share your link at http://fiberartistjourney.blogspot.com/

Schulz Family said...

visiting from link a finish friday. This is incredibly stunning. WOW

Foster said...

Stopping by from both Crazy Mom Quilts and Fiber Artist Journey. What a fabulous quilt. I love the bright colors. It is so fresh for springtime!

Julie Hirt - 627handworks said...

I'm loving this!!

Jeni B Quilts said...

Love the quilt! And the walls too, lime green in my favorite color!

Anonymous said...

The wave quilt iran amazing job. you should be very proud of this and your daughter has such a wonderful thing to treasure

West Michigan Quilter said...

Love you quilt. Love all those bright rainbow colors and the way you put it together and quilted it. Great job.

Sue Daurio said...

Great quilt!!

Anonymous said...

What a fabulous quilt! Just adore it!

Amanda said...

It looks great! I love the colors that you chose!

Pam said...

What a beautiful quilt! Love the wavy design, color and quilting!

Val's Creative Life said...

oH mYRA....this is fun. I absolutely love that jelly bean binding!!! I also love your backing selection! You find fabrics that compliment your front so well.