Rainy With a Spot of Sun






I so rarely have names for my quilts, but when I looked at this one in these photos, I thought of a rainy cloudy day, and obviously one bright spot of sunlight!  So it will be called 'Rainy With a Spot of Sun"!

I have such grand ideas of giving each of my quilts a name, but somehow it, never seems to happen.  maybe I should make that a goal for 2014?  haha, there are much greater goals that I should be attending to first...

About this quilt:I used the 'Slab Method' from Sunday Morning Quilts.  The whole top is made from my scrap pile (plus a few bigger pieces).  Using this Slab Method makes it so much easier to put together a random looking quilt like this.  Basically, they have a diagram of how big each 'slab' should be (they're all different sizes, but fit together perfectly).  To make these slabs, you sew together smaller scraps till you reach the sizes specified.  Make sense?  Well you should buy this book anyways!

It was a great way to use up lots of scrap fabric fast!  Looking at the quilt top now, I think I'd choose slightly less contrast between the two colors.  The pink really stands out, which is kind of cute, but I'd prefer something more understated. 

I backed it with a voile again, and tied it with sparkly pink yarn.  So fun, and that super squishy softness you can only get  with a tied quilt!

Dimensions: 51"x60", so just perfect for a lap quilt or toddler bed.

30 comments:

  1. This is the most perfect and lovely quilt ever.

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  2. Such a pretty quilt, and I love the pink! I think I'll steal some inspiration from you, since my blue scrap bin runneth over - this is a great way to use up those scraps!!

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  3. i love this quilt! love the fabric and the pink yarn and everything! what type of yarn do you use (cotton, wool, etc)? and does it launder well? thanks for sharing. :)

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  4. I love it! The thing I love most about your quilts is how they look like instant "old favorites"! So cuddly and lived in! If you know what I mean... :)

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  5. So pretty and it looks so comfy!!

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  6. We must both be yearning for spring this crazy Alberta winter! I just made a baby quilt top that I named "sunshine and showers"!

    I must make a tied quilt sometime. I can only imagine how squishy it must be with the voile, too! Such a great, home-y aesthetic.

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  7. its definitely a fun quilt. I love the binding fabric!

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  8. Such a sweet Little Beauty!!! love the pink yarn!

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  9. Wow lovely quilt, I have been interested in doing some hand tying, your pink and blue combination works really well x

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  10. Wow! I love the spot of sunshine. I have that book. Now I better go look at that pattern and get busy. I'm inspired.

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  11. Wonderful. I love a lot of colour. Sunday Morning Quilts is my favourite book btw.

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  12. I love this blue and pink yarn combo! Awesome quilt!!

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  13. I love your quilt and now I know what a tied quilt looks like I want to tie one of my next quilts. Now all I have to do is learn how to tie a quilt so You Tube here I come. YAY and thank you so much for sharing your gorgeous malorgeous quilt Rainy with a spot of sun. P xxx

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  14. Wonderful quilt. I love that book too, I think I will eventually make all of the quilts in it, it has great ideas for scraps :)

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  15. I have been meaning to try the slab method. This is a perfect name, by the way. And such a comfy-looking quilt!

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  16. I like! it kinda reminds me of Gramma B.

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  17. You are so right on in this post, tied quilts are the ones I like to curl up with! I like the feel of an overly quilted stiff as a board quilt - said no one ever! Lets start a movement to bring back TIED quilts!

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  18. Hello I discovered you online and I've fallen in love with your beautifully handmade quilts! Thanks so much for inspiring us with your charming creations !! Have a happy 2014 with lots of stitching moments♪♪♪ With love from sunny California, xoxo

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  19. So beautiful. Those colours together are divine.

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  20. It's so lovely, Jolene! Thanks for the kind plug for the book. :) your tied quilt is so cozy looking. We have one tied quilt in rotation at our house and it's always a favorite. I oftentimes have to fight my husband for it! I can only imagine how lovely the voile backing would be!

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  21. Well of course, I love it! I can see how the contrast is really intense, but you made it feel so right by using that particular yarn to tie and backing it with a girly voile. Tell me, do you find it physically difficult to tie with thick yarn? Like you have to work hard? if you don't, I wonder what kind of batting you use? Maybe that makes a difference.

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  22. It's lovely! And looks oh so cozy. Between the tying and the voile, I would love to curl up under this beautiful quilt. Your scraps came together so nicely. I love how all the prints play off of each other.

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  23. I love love love the charm of the hand ties!

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  24. I completely love this quilt! It reminds me of the quilts my grandmother made--full of hugs and warmth.
    And Oh SO pretty.

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  25. VOILE ??? Can you bring this now famous masterpiece to KQG and show me. It sounds scrumptous!. Thx sweetie.

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  26. It's gorgeous! I love tied quilts. I tied my first scrappy trip around the world and now I'm hooked! I haven't tied with yarn yet, only perle cotton. Was it hard to get the yarn needle through the fabric? I love voile but I've been nervous about putting it on a quilt at my house -- I'm afraid the very thin fabric will get torn with all the rambunctiousness. Has it worn well on your quilts? Of course, with a homeschooling group meting here 2x a week, it has to be like steel and iron to survive!!! Love your beautiful quilt. :-) ~Angela~

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