Sunday, August 9, 2015

Rainbow Connection

I am proud and happy to share my latest finish 

with you!


Formerly known as "Modern Amish", 


its new name came to me as I was sewing on the 

binding.


 As each quilt is unique, so should be its name!


Why "Rainbow Connection" you ask?


Hopefully the rainbow part is obvious!


The 'connection' part relates to the fact 

that this is a bee quilt, 


with all but the centre and one block made by my 

MCM Bee mates in 2014.


These blocks connect us in a very special way!

Siggy blocks included in the backing

So thank you ladies for your stars!


Especially Rene who kindly made me a second one 

when her envelope arrived empty!


And Mary who made two because she didn't think 

her first one was 'good enough'!

I thoroughly enjoyed hand quilting it too!


Each block is so unique and reminiscent of its maker.


It is bound with a scrappy, spotty binding


a happy contrast to the mainly solids and black!

Happy days!

SUZ

PS- It's not too late to enter my giveaway over here



27 comments:

  1. stunning clear colors set on that great black !
    congrats on a great finish

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  2. It's beautiful! I love the solids on the black, they just glow. What a great bee, everyone is so talented.

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  3. oh my gosh! What a fun surprise to see this this morning! It turned out stunning!! Just a really really lovely finish. I'm so pleased to have had a tiny part in it!

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  4. Hope you enjoy this treasure for many years Suz!

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  5. This is divine - just love it!!!! And it makes my Amish with a Twist II look a bit like a wallflower.

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  6. Rainbow Connection is a stunning quilt Susan. A fantastic finish.

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  7. I so love this quilt! The colors are amazing and that black really makes them pop out and sing. Fun to see our signature blocks on the back (and thank you again for waiting for mine). I agree--the new name is perfect!

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  8. What a fun quilt! The binding is absolutely perfect.

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  9. I don't think I ave a piece of fabric in my whole stash that is black.......or even has black on it.......but your quilt looks great...the blocks pop out bursts of colour........

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  10. Such a stunning quilt - the solid blocks look amazing with the black background!

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  11. What a thing of beauty! It's so striking, Susan. Looks like all the blocks were planned to go together, when we well-know they weren't. And how impressive that you took the time to hand quilt. I admire you for doing that. So how big did this end up?

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  12. Wow! It's gorgeous and vibrant. Love those rainbow colours paired with the dark background as it lets those blocks shine, without competing with one another. Congrats to you and your bee mates for this lovely finish!

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  13. Such a bright and cheery quilt from a bright and cheery group. I like the print you chose for the back too - I remember that was not an easy decision. This includes some absolutely stunning blocks.
    Rene's blocks escaped the envelope containment lines? Oh dear.
    Nothing about Kermit's song 'The Rainbow Connection'? I used to hear that every morning on the school bus when I was in primary school.

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  14. Wonderful! Vibrant! Vivid! That is a great quilt!

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  15. This is stunning. What a talented group of friends and a great treasure to have.

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  16. This is absolutely beautiful! I could just stare at those blocks all day. What a treasure and a great effort by everyone involved. Bravo!

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  17. Congratulations on finishing such a striking and meaningful quilt!

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  18. Well this one takes my breath away Suz

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  19. How beautiful. I just love the black background - this should definitely start a new trend! Away with the low volume, and bring in the black!

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  20. Very nice to see this again. You hand quilted!! Good for you. It was a pleasure to make a block for your quilt ; )

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  21. It's fantastic! I like the bold colours and the variety of blocks works so beautifully. The scrappy binding is perfect and special quilts like this deserve to be hand quilted :)

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  22. Wow! Wow! Wow! You should be happy and proud! This is a magnificent quilt. You are so gifted in working blocks together and making it all flow! Amazing!

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  23. What a fabulous quilt! I love the binding too.

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  24. Well this is rather beautiful - love how all the colours POP against the black, and especially love that middle star.

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  25. Your finished quilt is spectacular!! I love the new name - Rainbow Connection - it's perfect. The bee blocks seem to glow against the black fabric. Thanks for waiting on my second block. I now use quite a bit of extra tape on my bee mailings ;-)) !!!

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  26. This is amazingly beautiful. I'm so happy to have a block in this work of art.

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  27. Wow wow wow !!! . . . Rainbow Connection. Perfect name for a fun colorful quilt. You did such a wonderful job bringing all the stars together into a beautiful arrangement. I'm happy to have been a part of it. Sorry to be late in seeing your post. I'm pretty behind once again in blog reading. Blaming it on the summer schedule.

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