Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Rainbow Steps and Stairs

I am so excited to say that my Half Moon Modern quilt is complete and I named it "Rainbow Steps and Stairs".  I love the Half Moon Modern collection.  The colors are so bright and cheerful and the patterns are simple and bold.



These fabrics were so much fun to work with.  They make this quilt happy and cheerful.  In order to get the bold rainbow pattern, I chose fabrics from the collection that have more color than the white background.  I love the big polka dots scattered throughout the quilt.   


The solid fabric in this quilt is Robert Kaufman's Kona Cotton in Snow.  This is such a pretty, soft white that blends nicely with the Half Moon Modern collection.  The binding as well as a section of the back is Half Moon Modern's Chevron in Lime.

The quilting patten turned out really well.  I quilted 3/8" on each side of the vertical and horizontal seams and 1/2" on either side of the diagonal seams.  The lines crossed each other neatly to form these pretty stars.


This quilt is 48" by 55" and is a good size for snuggling up with or as a decorative throw.  Oh, did I mention that I went a little picture crazy with this post.


The lime chevron border sets off the pattern and the colors nicely.  Who doesn't love a good chevron print?



I am so happy that I have some of this fabric left over for future projects.  This green is so pretty and bright.


My family and I went to the park again to take quilt pictures and my 4 year old son helped.  He took this picture of the waterfall, so I had to add it in.  He is quite the little photographer.


I am also excited to share that my Etsy shop is now open.  You will find this quilt listed here - Rainbow Stairs and Steps and the listing for the pattern here -   Rainbow Stairs and Steps Pattern.  There are several other quilts and mug rugs  listed that I have made in the past such as the 30's Rainbow Tumbler Quilt and Beach Bound Tumbler Quilt.

I have been hard at work on the computer preparing the pattern and my shop.  My poor sewing machine is probably feeling very neglected.  I need to get back to the drawing board and start planning the next project.  More sewing, less computer!!


Happy Sewing!
Candace

39 comments:

  1. What a beautiful quilt! I love your colors and the lime chevron is perfect with it.

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  2. Candace its just gorgeous..such a happy quilt! Great pictures

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  3. Fantastic! You have made so beautiful quilt! I love those bright colours with white and the binding is so fresh! Lovely fabrics!

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  4. Candace it is gorgeous and congrats on the new Etsy shop. This one won't last long I'm sure!
    Amanda

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  5. Beatiful quilt! Color are fantastic!
    :)

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  6. What a great quilt! Very summery! I really like your quilting design. I might just have to borrow that (if you don't mind!!).

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  7. Your quilt is beautiful! Congrats on finishing it! Thanks for sharing.
    Freemotion at the River Linky Party Tuesday

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  8. Very pretty quilt! Love the way the quilting made stars on the back!

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  9. I love the bright colors! It looks great!

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  10. The quilt is gorgeous. Good on you Candace..inspiring!

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  11. Lovely! I really love seeing how the most simple patterns can have such impact with the right colors and arrangement. You did a terrific job!

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  12. This turns out really nice and bright. Love the waterfall shot. I'm working on the 1/2 square triangle I SPY now! I'll share in a post soon. Thanks for the inspiration for that one! : )

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  13. This turned out great! I love the bright colors and you did an awesome job on the quilting. Congrats on the etsy shop. I checked it out and it looks fantastic. Good luck with it!!

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  14. Gorgeous quilt! I love this line of fabric and I love what you did with it. Such a bright happy quilt!

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  15. I love the quilt, but I think I most love the chevron stripe on the back. It looks amazing with this quilt!

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  16. Yay! It turned out so great! I love it!

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  17. Wow, this quilt is really beautiful!! Liz

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  18. Looks great-colors are just super and that chevron print is so fun! Congrats on opening your Etsy shop!

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  19. Hi there

    I'm visiting from Sew Many Ways. Love your rainbow and chevron quilt, it's really beautiful!

    I'll be sure to check out your Etsy shop. Have a great day!

    Claire x

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  20. OMG- I LOVE this quilt. Linked to you from Sew Many Ways! lso love your header!

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  21. This turned out so pretty!! Love all the colors against the white! It's so sunny and happy! I'm a new follower visiting from Craft-O-Maniac. It would be great if you'd visit and follow back at http://parklandparish.blogspot.com/ Thanks!

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  22. Oh my goodness this is beautiful! I love it! And I'd love for you to link this up to my party!!

    http://destinationcraft.blogspot.com/2012/08/destination-cutesy-monday-29.html

    Thanks!

    Kathryn
    destinationcraft.blogspot.com

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  23. Very pretty! I would have to drive a long way to get a nice place with water to photograph my quilts...oh..and no helper either! Drat!

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  24. There is so much I love about this quilt. It might have single handedly convinced me to get back to quilting!

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  25. So beautiful! Love the vibrant colors!

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  26. So pretty! The colors really stand out!

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  27. I love it!! I just finished a rainbow hourglass quilt myself! I definately love the rainbow look and I am going to have to do more! They are so fun and pretty! I love how you quilted it!

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  28. Chiming in with yet another "love it"! The chevron makes such a great addition on the back and for the binding.

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  29. Thank you everyone SO much for all the wonderful comments! You make my day!

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  30. I think I'm going to have to become a quilter. I have so many on my pin board right now. Yours is absolutely stunning. I'm pretty sure I've pinned other of your quilts right off etsy!

    We'd love to have you participate in our new Eat Make Grow blog hop:

    http://foyupdate.blogspot.com/search?q=eat+make+grow&max-results=20&by-date=true

    We are always looking for bloggers with great content!

    Foy

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  31. Thanks so much for linking up to my party! I'm featuring this lovely quilt tonight at the party!!

    Kathryn
    destinationcraft.blogspot.com

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  32. Beautiful quilt,quilting and fabrics choice.Great job!!

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  33. Beautiful and cheery! I love the chevron binding. I found you through Lily's quilt linky party, and glad I did!

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  34. So pretty! I just love the chevrons! And the way you quilted this is beautiful!

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  35. The back is so pretty that if I had seen it first, I would have thought it WAS the quilt

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  36. Love the colours in your quilt! It looks fantastic! The binding is so cute!

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  37. The quilt is gorgeous!I love, love, love the quilting and your chevron binding. Fantastic!

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