Rainbow Quilt Top Finished

I've finally made it and my huge (approximately 2.10m x 2.30m/ 82.6" x 90.6") quilt top is finished - and photographed πŸ˜‰ Good friends were so nice to let me baste it on their terrace, which is pretty much the only place where I could spread it all out.2016_08_27_zickzack_arnolds_scaledThis is my first FAL Q3 2016 finish πŸ˜€ (original list here)Β  It was actually quite nice basting it outside - it was hot all day long and then it finally cooled down outside. Inside it was still way too hot. But basting outside does have its downsides....The colors attracted some flying ants, so I was somewhat busy to swipe those all off again and again. And then the cat fell into the pond (1st time ever <groan>) and the shortest way back into the house went straight over my quilt top.Β  I wouldn't have thought, that a cat's fur can hold THAT much water. So I had to finish basting a partially soaking wet sandwich before it got too dark outside.

Here's another picture, where I tried to straighten out the the dimensions:


Most of the fabrics are actually "scraps" from other projects I did before. In addition to that, two friends of mine raided their scrap bins for me. So there are a lot of memories attached to this quilt top.

And now it's time to quilt this little one πŸ˜‰ I'll be quilting it on my home machine, with wavy lines. I don't quite know yet, whether it'll be free style wavy lines (organic lines?) or whether I'll be taking a wavy stitch from the machine. We'll see....

Linking up with, Let's Bee Social @Sew Fresh Quilts, Oh Scrap @Quilting is more Fun than Housework and Fabric Tuesday @Quilt Story. Both buttons/links can also be found on my side bar πŸ™‚

2016 FAL

Have a wonderful week!


11 thoughts on “Rainbow Quilt Top Finished

  1. Kate Heads

    The quilt is lovely Vanni, great colours and I like the design. Sounds like you had quite an eventful time basting it. Sorry I laughed, but you made it sound so funny. I do hope your quilt has recovered, and good luck quilting it on your machine, it sure is big. i look forward to seeing the results.

  2. Jayne

    This is beautiful! What makes it great...it's all scraps! That and the rainbow. Have fun quilting, I know it will be amazing when it's finished!

  3. Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl

    Scrap quilts that hold many memories are so much fun. I really like that you have friends that donated fabric to help with the project, too. And I hear you about we cats - I bathe my indoor cat on occasion, and he will always want to sit in my lap to dry off. I suppose turn about is fair play. I look forward to seeing how you finish this!

  4. Sandra

    Of course that would be the time the cat would fall into the water....it makes for an even funnier memory of your day!!!

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