Friday, February 26, 2016

Friday Flimsy Finish - Rainbow! I Spy! Polaroid!

Yes, that's a lot of exclamation points. I sometimes play it a little fast and loose with the punctuation around here, (I have a love of parenthesis and ellipses...), but this time, it's totally warranted!
DT's I Spy Polaroid quilt top is done!!! Three exclamation points!!! And I love it. It's not entirely original. I didn't invent the Polaroid block or rainbow palette, but working those little strips of improv in there really makes it feel like it's all mine.
On a grey, dark, damp, windy day (and you wonder why I call February "The Month of the Dark Lord", this quilt top really brightened up my sad backyard. Thanks to the 4X7 Challenge @ Berry Barn Designs, I've finished this top and made a start on the backing. No plain Jane back for this one!
All those wee fussy cut blocks make me very happy. I keep thinking about all the fun DT are going to have with this in the years to come. Makes every one of those ten jillion seams worth it. Each Polaroid block is 4 ½ inch with it's coloured frame. There are 13 per row and 12 rows. And no image is repeated!
So, if you're having a darkish day, enjoy this rainbow. Sometimes we all need a little rainbow. It's there. You just have to look hard.
I'm linking up today with TGIFF @ Lisa in Port Hope as well as with Finish Up Friday @ Crazy Mom Quilts. Yay for finishes!

J



35 comments:

  1. This is absolutely stunning!!! Yes, all the exclamation points!!! The kona solids (in rainbow order, no less) really do set off the Polaroid blocks and fun prints perfectly. I am excited for DT and have visions of great snuggles, forts, and capes in their future with this quilt.

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  2. What an amazing quilt! Gorgeous color and lots of pics. Great quitl! It looks huge.

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  3. It is indeed a very bright happy quilt. Must have taken a long time to collect all those fabulous polaroid-worthy fabrics.
    http://sewpreetiquilts.blogspot.com/

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  4. Such a great finish. Lots of love and work in this quilt. DT will have tons of I Spy moments.

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  5. Are you still in the Maritimes, where is the snow ? It's a lovely quilt. I'm watching it grow for several months and it's giving idea for our guild next charity quilt.

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  6. ohh my that is freaking awesome, I love the improv blocks, such a great idea!!!!

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  7. Yay for finishes is right ~ divine!!! {I love those exclamation points too!}

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  8. Stunning! And worthy of all the exclamation points and more.

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  9. There just aren't enough exclamation points here! (But I'll only use one. I'm being frugal.) I love how this finished--and especially the combination of the improv rows with the polaroids. It makes the design all your own. What a happy quilt for dreary, dark February.

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  10. Best kids quilt ever! My daughter would have loved this when she was little. I spy kept her entertained during many grocery store check out line waits. Congrats on a great finish!

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  11. hi, this is fantastic! just gorgeus happy colours and all those little pictures are so beautiful! this surely inspires me to make polaroid quilt! x teje
    ps. nelli insists to sleep over my left hand so i'm typeing just with right hand.

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  12. Awesome! I love the rainbow and all of the Polaroid details, an amazing quilt top!

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  13. That went quick! This pledge is paying off for you. I don't think I've ever finished a top that large. There might be hints of ADD in the reason. But lotsa little colourful fun things would counteract that.
    The last photo shows DT's names; thought I'd say so in case you weren't down with that.
    And in Aug/Sept I'm coming to EAT ALL THE SEAFOOD I CAN! (That deserves a lot of exclamation points too, since we've been living in the Alps for years now and there's a lot of great stuff here but scallops aren't one of them.) When not mowing down and preventing my littles from drowning, I *might* just *happen* to route us past a LQS or two. I've got three weeks, unlimited kms and a good exchange rate. Please advise :)

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  14. Looks awesome!! And your lack of snow is amazing.

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  15. Yeah!! I love it. DT are going to love it as well.

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  16. Oh my goodness - this quilt is so much fun to look at! I love all the colours!

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  17. Great idea, such a fun quilt!

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  18. It deserves many more exclamation points! It is not flimsy by any means! A-mazing!

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  19. Gorgeous quilt! Very creative and alive with color.

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  20. This is absolutely gorgeous!!! One of the happiest quilts I've seen.

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  21. The extra exclamation points are totally warranted!!!
    The kids (and a few grown-ups, I suspect) are going to have so much fun with this. Adding the improv coloured rows was truly inspired.

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  22. Congratulations on this huge big, I spy rainbow, flimsy of improv greatness!!! I have been enjoying watching your progress on this and love that you added those scrappy improv rows. Such a wonderful way to brighten up this dull and dreary time of year!

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  23. It's a great finish! I love those polaroid blocks.

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  24. I love it! I just finished one this week as well. :)Congratulations on a fantastic finish!

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  25. It absolutely deserves all those exclamation points!! It's so bright and fun. Congratulations on a great finish.

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  26. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I think this sums up my impression of this quilt top.
    How 'bout a few more?
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  27. Really like the improv blocks in between - a lot bigger than I thought when I saw the WIP photos - he must be delighted - it looks brilliant!

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  28. Love it! It's perfect! Is there something written in the blue section?

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