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Sunday, June 7, 2015

Confetti Rainbow Stars - a rainbow improv experiment

Well I finally can count this as a finish! I must say I spent a whole lot of time thinking about what step to take next in this process. In the end, I probably took a few too many "steps," but it was fun and used up a bunch of solid scraps - win win!

After making the stars into 17" blocks, the  top wasn't quite big enough, so I sashed it in mostly corresponding 2.5" wide solids and then again more randomly around 5" wide so it finishes about 65" x 65" - great for couch snuggling.

My trusty quilt holder here was complaining that he was tired of "too small quilts that he can't sleep under." What nerve! It could have been in response to being told to scoot his big forehead down a little & out of the picture. Can you feel the love? lol

A different perspective..
 The back  - jack. See that pretty red & white dot binding? 

Finally a finish from my FAL Q2 goals!

Confetti Rainbow Stars

Pattern/inspiration:  Confetti Star PP pattern & Paper Pieced Modern Book ("Squareburst" center rainbow block)

Size: 65 x 65"

Fabric: Kona solids including white, scrappy mod prints for stars and red/white dot scraps for binding

Thread: Aurifil #2024 for piecing & quilting

Later gater, FMT


  1. Hi Francine! I think you Confetti Rainbow Stars quilt is just beautiful. I love how you let it evolve with the improv technique. Very colorful and great way to use up those lovely solids from the scrap bin. ;-) And there is one more quilt in the house so everyone is happy! Enjoy!

  2. I love all of those stars! :)

  3. You'll be happy (& maybe a bit stunned) to know that I think it's BEAUTIFUL! Admittedly, my favourite part is the symmetrical prism in the centre... :D I'll be very happy to give it a home as I am not too tall to enjoy such a comfy quilt for sleeping under... Bad Quilt Holder! Seriously, it's really lovely. Great work!

  4. It's lovely! You did a great job!

  5. Those quilt holders! What can you do? I like your enlargement addition. It looks very fitting. I also like the nice breathing room within this quilt and the occasional framing.

  6. I love your quilt, it has such a light and airy feel, very modern! I'm helping Adrianne with the FAL and I'm to also say that I am visiting as part of the FAL Cheerleading Team.


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