Blogger’s Quilt Festival – Rainbow Race Quilt

Welcome to everyone stopping by for the first time for the Blogger’s Quilt Festival. I’ve been posting quilt posts here for about a year and half now. You’re probably giddy with excitement to check out all the quilt festival quilts — and I don’t blame you. But, if you want to swing back by, you can check out the quilts that I made in 2013 by using the tab at the top of the page, and here are my previous entries in the quilt festival — my geometry squared quilt and a books and cat quilt for my grandma. Follow along if you want to. As soon as I get my house listed on the market next week, I hope to get back to my sewing machine for some serious quilting time!

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But, let’s talk about why you’re here — this year’s entry. I call this quilt my Rainbow Race quilt. I’m entering it in the original designs category. Yep, this is my very first quilt design! I want to get the pattern drawn up for it by the end of the summer. If you want to read more about the story behind the design, you can check out the original reveal post for the quilt.

I think the next time I make the quilt, I’m going to use a jelly roll to see how jelly roll friendly the pattern is. I think with just a little yardage added in it will be. I loved working with all solids for the quilt (Kona colors used are listed on the reveal post) and would definitely love to make more quilts using all solids.

racing stripes solid quilting threadsWhen it came time to do the quilting, I pulled out this fun arrangement of threads.

racing stripes back 3 I used a solid black background so the colors would pop against it. I tell you what — getting the 50 x 60 quilt through the 5 1/2 inch space on my domestic machine was a workout, but it was worth it.

quilt signature in racing stripesI even signed the quilt with my last initial. See that little W in the green thread? Well, ok, I didn’t mean for it to be there, but while I was wrestling the quilt through the machine, I accidentally bumped the stitch setting to zig zag. I realized it while I just had a W, so I decided to go with it. I’d like to think of myself as the Zorro of the quilt world. That could work, right?

So, if you love the quilt and want to vote for it in it’s category or as viewer’s choice, I won’t tell you no. Voting starts on May 23rd. Really though, winning would only be icing on the cake though because designing my own pattern and seeing it come to life was an amazing process. I hope to do more of that in the future.

Go check out the other quilts in the festival. I’m blown away each year by the amazing talent of the quilters who post and love hearing the stories behind their quilts.

7 thoughts on “Blogger’s Quilt Festival – Rainbow Race Quilt

  1. Really love your finish! The black backing is unusual and really ‘pops’ the threads ! Good luck with the house sale!

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