48 x 56
Yay, my iron finally arrived! I am so excited to get something finished! I have 2 quilts to share with you today. The tops are the same on both quilts.
This first one has a cream colored back and a red binding. Love the texture I got with the quilting, but we'll get to that in a minute.
I got this parrot fabric at an estate sale last summer. It was a weird size and I put off using it because I couldn't decide how to cut it and which pattern would be best for it.
This year is all about getting things out of the closet and into quilts so I came up with this block. It is made from a cream colored jelly roll I found in the closet. The parrot fabric is cut 4.5 by 8.5. The block is 8.5 x 8.5 unfinished.
After I had the top sew together, I was worried it was going to be too plain. It needed some custom quilting to liven it up.
I quilted back and forth in the cream part of the blocks changing directions at every seam working my way across the quilt. I love how it make the parrot fabric puff up.
There are 2 different quilting rows that repeat. The black arrows show one row and the red shows the next. Before I started quilting, I poked pins in the top to mark the spots I wanted to quilt to make sure I could get all the way across the quilt without stopping.
If you look closely, you can see where I changed directions along the seams of the blocks.
I had enough parrot fabric to make 2 quilts. This one has a blue back and blue binding.
The quilting really stands out on this quilt. It was actually the first one I did. That's when I decided to put a lighter color on the back of the second one.
When I went outside this morning to take pictures this gorgeous rainbow was waiting for me!
It was much more magnificent in person. The colors were so vibrant! It is actually a double rainbow, the top rainbow was more faded. I don't think I've ever seen one like this before. I couldn't get a picture of the whole thing because there was a tree in the way. But I thought I would share it with you!