WiP Wednesday #17 – Rainbow Herringbone

Now that the florals have left the building, I have been able to resume my normal rainbow programming. This past week I finished the first rainbow broken herringbone quilt top from the blocks provided by Rainbow Bee #1. Version two is still coming up next, so hold your unicorns. (Lest we forget all the blocks I’m making for version three, that will be for moi!) What is it with women at work all having babies at the same time? I hope it’s not catching, because these hips cannot afford another child!
This baby blue herringbone was my block contribution. I felt like it almost got the iciness I wanted, except for that Art Gallery print above the AMH leopard–it reads a tad teal. I know the recipient won’t mind…

…but when it comes to making the same version for myself, I’m gonna switch it up with this newly acquired Michael Miller disco dot.
Oh, and not only did I finish the quilt top, I finished quilting the sucker as well! Bam! I did outline quilting around each herringbone bar with white Aurifil 40wt. I tried to weenie out and pick an easier quilting method, but some wise people on Instagram told me to, “Suck it up princess and get your sew on!” Glad I listened to them.

Binding is up next, and boy do I have a surprise in store for that one. You ain’t seen all the shades of fabulous yet!
Linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced for WiP Wednesday! 
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced
Nearly there.

41 Responses

  1. *Cornelia* says:

    oh i love your rainbow broken herringbones, tried my first herringbone too last week,

  2. The O's says:

    woot! Can't wait for the big tah dah reveal!

  3. sharpie says:

    Mmmmm mmmm mmm. Eating. This. Up.

  4. Vera says:

    Looks great. I want to see more …. NOW! lol

  5. MsMidge says:

    Love love love! Oh and in breaking news,looks like we have the same carpet lol

  6. I love rainbows and the herringbone pattern is great, clean, and crisp. Lucky babies! Good job on the quilting!

  7. Aubrie S says:

    How fun! Looks fantastic quilted!

  8. Honora says:

    You make me happy.Glitter on with your bad self!

  9. Paula says:

    Fab-u-lous. The white sashing really makes those colours sing. It looks so different to when you posted the layout ideas. Loving it loads.

  10. Leo says:

    Is that disco dot fabric actually glossy? or is that just the lightening?
    Did you decide on machne sewing the binding or doing it traditional?

  11. knottygnome says:

    it looks really gorgeous. love the rainbows.

  12. Kelly Cole says:

    ah! This quilt is beautiful! I love me a rainbow quilt! Glad I found your blog from Freshly Pieced.

  13. Auntie Pami says:

    Love it! I want to do something with some

  14. noga quilts says:

    Beautiful quilt! The colors, the fabrics selection – perfect!

  15. Lee says:

    Yes! So happy you stuck with the quilting! It's amazing. And I'm on the edge of my seat over here for the binding!

  16. Nutsy Coco says:

    I love it! The colors and design are great!

  17. Kelly Smith says:

    Gorgeous! And the quilting is amazing! Glad you sucked it up. LOL

  18. I love your quilt!! Sew on girl. Thanks for sharing with us.

  19. It's awesome. I like that I can come here for color when I'm working on something muted. The rainbow oasis.

  20. mbartholomew says:

    Love it. Can't wait to see what you do with the binding.

  21. oh hey, check you out quilting bff. i hear you on protecting those hips, i keep getting word of babies too. something is in the water. this is simply stunning and i can't wait to see your binding. so glad you put on your big girl panties and followed through with the quilting – it is stunning! but, really, anything on this quilt would have been fab. gorgeous!

  22. Jessica says:

    Love your quilt! Nice use of a fun block.

  23. Gorgeous, again!
    esthersipatchandquilt at yahoo dot com

  24. Kelly says:

    Love, love, love!

  25. Janet M. says:

    This is so pretty! I love all the colors!

  26. Anne says:

    Absolutely brilliant! Although you really need to stop being such a tease and give us the full reveal already. 😉

  27. ~Diana says:

    Hello Gorgeous! I love doing herringbone…this gives me inspiration!

  28. wow! i cannot wait to immerse myself in Quilting culture-new to the craft (and now working in a craft store) and now new to your blog…so excited to learn! ty, Bea x

  29. Julie says:

    looks awesome – can't wait to see what kind of pop your binding will have!

  30. JB says:

    This is gorgeous – can't wait to see the binding! Rainbow quilts are the best.

    Jenny @ Note to Follow Sew

  31. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh my soul!!!!! I can't say enough about these quilts…I have do make one….I simply love them all!!!1

  32. B says:

    I love love triple LOVE this! Love + Unicorns!

  33. Sooli says:

    Uh oh, sounds like there's a pregnant chair at your work – make sure you keep away from it. Loving the rainbow herringbones – do I feel a rainbow binding coming on?

  34. Beautiful! Rainbows are very good for babies. I think. 🙂 Good job on the quilting. Sticking with it is almost always the answer.I have a hard time binding spectrum projects so I will be watching for your choices…

  35. Congrats on the Aurifil facebook feature! It is well deserved!

  36. Mareenchen says:

    Aaaaawesome! So looking forward to your version witht he disco dots. I keep seeing them and they're fab.

  37. snips says:

    This is sooo amazing!

  38. I love this one! I just keep coming back and looking at it – so pretty and bright and fresh and modern and pretty… and pretty…

  39. Katy Cameron says:

    Those instagram followers can be really mean about making you buckle down and do really hard stuff ;o)

  40. Kelsey says:

    Disco dots *drool* sooo shiny! I used the white version for my background fabric in my kaleidoscope quilt and am still obsessed. I can wait to see your version #3 in all its disco glory!

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