Sunday, December 6, 2015

A Scrappy Finish

 Bulk Mail is officially done!  This started with 1.5 inch strips in a rainbow of colors.  I sewed up one each month for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge.  The center squares are 12 by 12 for 144 total squares.  Each border uses 60 more squares.  Add to that 20 cornerstones and that means that 2528 1.5 inch squares were put to good use in this quilt top.
 There was a soft green and pink paisley print on yellow background that got stretch out with just a little bit of extra yellow for the back.
 The rainbow binding might just be my favorite part.  I pulled out one 2.5 inch strip from each color of the rainbow and sewed them together in spectrum order.  It was so satisfying to hand sew the binding down, knowing how close I was to the end based on which color came next.
One last shot of the quilting.  Pebbles and ribbon candy in the wide sashing strips and a simple stipple on the colors.  I am linking up at Quilting is More Fun than Housework for Oh Scrap! on Sunday.  Showing off your scrappy progress on Sunday is the perfect follow on to ScrapHappy Saturday, so be sure to go visit and see what scrappy fun is brewing out in blogland.  

22 comments:

Karen said...

It is beautiful. Very special rainbow quilt. Great finish.

Deb A said...

Beautiful quilt. Love the scrappy rainbow binding. Congrats on the finish.

Ariane said...

This is a beautiful quilt! Love it!!!

gayle said...

I love the quilt, love the name, and love the rainbow binding! That's a very happy quilt!

Julie in GA said...

Gorgeous quilt with the perfect name! I love it so much!

Delighted Hands said...

Excellent work! This is a beauty, first class all the way!

The Joyful Quilter said...

While I would have been tempted to add a border (since I'm one of THOSE PEOPLE who tend to think that a quilt isn't complete without one), Bulk Mail is PERFECT just the way it is. Congrats! on another FANTASTIC FINISH!!!

Kat said...

Lovely scrap quilt! I'm a sucker for a good rainbow.

Mystic Quilter said...

Lovely, lovely quilt - and such tiny squares!

katie z. said...

I love it!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Your quilt is just beautiful! What a great idea for your scraps!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

What a bright fresh quilt. Congrats on the finish!

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

This is one great scrap quilt! But such tiny squares :)

Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

Vicki W said...

That is fantastic!

Angie said...

I love how this turned out - wonderful scrappiness!!

Cathy said...

Your rainbow stamps has to be about the scrappiest project I've ever seen! And it is simply gorgeous! Congrats on another spectacular finish. I'm thrilled that you set the bar so high!

Andee said...

It looks great!

Edith said...

What a beauty, just love it. Great binding idea, I think I'll copy that.

Sheri said...

I adore your quilt---what a great use of scraps!

Sheila said...

I love these tiny square blocks. It came together beautifully. Congratulations on a colorful finish.

Ellen said...

Congratulations on another fantastic finish! That is a lot of squares and you put your scraps to such good use.

Lynda Halliger Otvos (Lynda M O) said...

Angela, I am in shock with Awe and Wonder at the magnificence of this quilt. Over 2500 pieces is an amazing feat. And the beauty of the quilt astounds me. Thanks so much for hooking up with Cynthia Brunz--that's where I saw this most gorgeous piece. I love it.