October 16, 2014

Rainbow Sparkler Twin Quilt for My Son

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ETA:  This quilt will soon be entered in the Blogger's Quilt Festival in the ROYGBIV category!

A Super Sparkly RAINBOW Sparkler Quilt!

Upon seeing his sister's rainbow quilt, my middle son also wanted rainbow quilts in his bedroom.  Fast forward a year, and he got his wish.  He had outgrown the Jungle Quilts I made him eight or so years ago, in my mind anyway, although he was not asking for new quilts.  It was me who wanted to change his room!

He has bunkbeds in his room, and I made the full-size quilt in January and this twin-sized quilt in June of this year.  This post is way overdue!  And I've never posted about the full-size quilt because I thought I'd make a pattern out of it.  I'll get that posted soon because a pattern is not in the plan.
Rainbow Sparkler Twin Quilt

I was careful to place all the colors along this side so they would show when on the bed.  This quilt goes on the top bunk.  He can see the whole quilt when it's on the bed, no problem - there's no way I can due to my height deficiency!!

Rainbow Sparkler Twin Quilt
He likes pink and purple and wanted them included!

Rainbow Sparkler Twin Quilt
A black background seemed a better choice for a boy!  The original pattern was made with white rather than black, so this is a completely different look.
I added a 2.5" strip to all sides to make it a better fit for a twin-sized bed.  The original pattern is a lap at 60" x 84".

Rainbow Sparkler Twin Quilt

The backing is extra-wide Spot-On in Red by Robert Kaufman.  I was disappointed that this fabric is not very soft.  I really regret not using a black and red chevron in flannel.  I used Spot-On in gray on my queen-sized Star Light Star Bright quilt, and the gray was much softer than the red.
Rainbow Sparkler Twin Quilt
More eye candy!

Rainbow Sparkler Twin Quilt
Quilt Stats:

  • Pattern:  Sparkler by Freshly Pieced
  • Size:  Twin size
  • Fabric:  Kona New Classic Roll-up and Kona Black
  • Batting:  100% cotton
  • Quilting:  Allover meandering in black thread on Mrs.Singer, my antique 1896 31-15 which is mounted on a 12-foot quilting frame.
  • Backing:  Robert Kaufman Wide Spot-On backing in red
  • Value:  Amazingly sparkly and cheerful!

Linking to:
Crazy Mom Quilts
TGIFF at Dizzy Quilts
stitch by stitch IMG_6373 Fresh Poppy Design Photobucket Val's Quilting Studio


Shannon said...

I just love rainbow quilts! Yours is so striking! So many different colors of solids put together so beautifully. Great job!

Cathy said...


Janet @ Simply Pieced said...

This is gorgeous and a real eye catcher. I'm so glad your son likes it! Thanks for linking up with TGIFF!

PaintedThread said...

Love the colors and the layout. What a fun quilt!

Cathy said...

This is a gorgeous quilt! I really love how the black background makes it all pop.

PugMom said...

It came out great. I love the dark background against the rainbow colors!

Micki @ 2 Dogs Studio said...

I love the bright colors with the dark background. Great job!

Unknown said...

A beauty!!! Love the pattern, lay out and quilting! Gret yob!!!

Mari said...

Beautiful! What a great quilt for a boy. I love the black background. It looks so good!

Sharon said...

What a great quilt for your son. Set in black, just right!

Zenia Rene said...

Very Nice! I REALLY like the white version you did for your daughter. As I was scrolling down the page, it was like fireworks jumping out at me! I found you on Free Motion by the River. Stop by my blog for a visit anytime.

Izzy said...

This is gorgeous! The colours really sparkle on the black background! Thank you for linking up at TGIFF!

Laura B said...

Love those vibrant colours!

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

What a neat quilt! Hopefully the backing will soften up after you wash it.

Unknown said...

Amazing! A gorgeous rainbow quilt. I love all those colors. Great job. Hope your boy have nice dreams when he sleeps with the beautiful quilt.
Love from Amsterdam

Kate said...

Those brights shine against the black background. Beautifully done.

Val's Quilting Studio said...

Tuesday ARchives was your theme this week girl!! You rainbow quilts are just wonderful!!!