Bloggers Quilt Festival Entry

When I saw there was a ROYGBIV category in the Blogger’s Quilt Festival which is hosted by Amy’s Creative Side, I decided to enter my Hopscotch quilt. Some of you have seen this quilt before, without the binding finished, and for some of you this will be your first look. If you are a new visitor from the festival, welcome! I’m so happy you’re here! I hope you’ll take a few minutes to look around and stay a bit.

Rainbow Quilt

I wanted to make a quilt using bright rainbow prints that look like solids from a distance, and I think it worked!

The most fun part of this quilt was doing the quilting. I quilted a different design in each color column, and used matchstick quilting in the background pieces. I used Superior’s So Fine! threads in colors that matched each column so the threads blended in. Here are close-up shots of the quilting:

Green-Quilting Matchstick Purple-and-Blue-Quilting Yellow-and-Green-Quilting

Total quilting time was about 18 hours on my Handi Quilter Sweet Sixteen, but it was worth every minute. This is one of my most favorite quilts.

The backing is pieced from two fabrics – a Kona Solid and Carolyn Friedlander piece. If you look closely, you can see the big ole bee that flew past as I was snapping this picture!


I love how you can see the quilting detail on the back.


For the binding I used leftovers and made a colorful scrappy binding. It’s the perfect finishing touch!

Scrappy Binding

For the festival, quilts can be entered into one of several categories May 15 – May 21  and you can vote for your favorites. Voting begins May 22 and there are already some great entries.  It’s a fun way to see lots of great quilts, be inspired, and discover new blogs and quilters.


I hope you have some time to visit the festival and see all the lovely quilts. You can see the other entries in the ROYGBIV category by following this link.

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About Beth

I'm a wife, mother of two, and lover of all things crafty. I love to cook up new things in the kitchen and in my craft room, and sometimes get "licking the spoon" mixed up with "licking the fabric"!!
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10 Responses to Bloggers Quilt Festival Entry

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  2. Barbara F. says:

    Love this quilt! I like how you quilted each block with a different pattern and used the scrappy colored binding for your finish. Great job! Is there a pattern available for this quilt?

  3. Jasmine says:

    Love the scrappy binding! It adds such a nice frame to your beautiful quilting.

  4. Judy says:

    Beautifully done! The way it looks like it ‘builds’ up to the middle is the first thing that caught my eye, such a great use of color! And the use of the prints that read as solid was definitely a success! I thought it was solids until I saw the close up shots!

  5. marykmalon says:

    I have not yet visited the quilt fest link you but you have my vote! I love your work, time well spent! I want to enter a blog in the fest but as a newbie, I feel a bit intimidated. Ill give it some more think. In the meantime, good luck with your entry, you have winner!

  6. Diane says:

    I am very inspired ( and impressed) with all the quilting patterns you achieved with your HQ16. I have just finished a bunch of ruler work with mine and am so looking forward to some free form work. I love the visibility the HQ16 gives. As for the shoulders.. I still need to learn to relax. Heidi (what I named my HQ16 that I got just before Christmas) is still new to me but it is turning out to be a beautiful friendship. Your blog and this quilt in particular are a real source of encouragement for me.

  7. Anne Beier says:

    Love this quilt, especially the colors. Good luck. I entered in the hand quilting category.

  8. Susan says:

    You know I love this quilt. I’m glad you decided to enter it. Perfect category!

  9. sherri says:

    so pretty!!! 🙂

  10. What a beautiful finish! The scrappy binding is really fun, and I love the orange backing (but I do have a thing for orange!). 🙂

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