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Blooming finished

just in time for Fresh sewing day!

Whilst watching the Olympics opening ceremony on Friday, I finished stitching down the binding on my rainbow bloom.  Oh how I love this quilt, it has usurped the HMM quilt as my all time favourite.  Aneela's pattern is fab, with well written and easy to follow instructions.  

I am taking this quilt to Ireland with me to get some decent pics and then it's coming right back home, to live on my sofa.




Rainbow bloom - Pattern by Aneela Hoey

Quilt stats:
Approx 73" square
112 dresdens in 34 different fabrics
A million and 1 hand stitches (okay maybe that's a slight exaggeration and I did have help on the third dresden plate)
Background fabric - Kona White
Backing and Binding - Moda extra wide dotty in grey.


July was another month of little projects for me.  I did a lot of hand sewing, which I am finally starting to like.
July's makes


August is going to be another handstitchy month as I quilt my BQS mini and attempt to make a EPP pillow. 

I am linking up with Lynne's Fresh sewing day and WIP Wednesday.

41 comments:

  1. I think I'm in love with all the stuff you've made. And it sounds so exotic to "take this quilt to Ireland" to photograph it!

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  2. You have made so many beautiful things this month - you could be some sort of quilty Olympic eventer!

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  3. Tons of pretty and cute projects. If that's possivle, your quilt looks even more beautiful now that it's all done. I never thought I'd fall in love with hand stitching, either, and here I am using it for more and more neat finishes AND finding it relaxing! :)

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  4. Love that Bloom, it really works well with the rainbow!

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  5. Your Bloom is so gorgeous - so glad I could help out with the hand stitching. I might just have to make one - seeing how beautiful yours and Charlotte's are (and Aneela's too of course).

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  6. Wow, you finished a lot in July. Your blooming quilt is beautiful. P.S. I love hand sewing.

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  7. Wow - spectacular! Also v impressed with your various crafty makes for July - you have been busy - love the circle of flying rainbow geese!

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  8. The quilt is beautiful, as is the other one in light blue, grey and terra (?).

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  9. Relieved that sanity prevailed in the end - blooomin` marvelous.

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  10. Oh Bloom is simply amazing!! I didn't realise just how big it is - what a fantastic finish. Love love love.

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  11. So so beautiful Kelly! I ♥ it!

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  12. wow! Gorgeous rainbow bloom quilt - love the prints you've chosen. Lovely small projects too! =)

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  13. So gorgeous Kelly - it has turned out so well. And your July makes are all fab - I really covet that little dresden ipad case!

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  14. It is an accomplishment for sure : ) Enjoy

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  15. Your bloom quilt is gorgeous! I don't blame you for keeping it all for yourself :-)
    Amanda
    amanda@materialgirlquilts.com

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  16. loving that bloom, and well done on the binding - I know how you hate that!

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  17. Your bloom quilt is on MY list of favorites! What a beauty!

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  18. looks great, look at all that hand stitching!!

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  19. What a labor of love your Rainbow Bloom is! I don't know that I could've ripped out the stitches as you did during your first round of quilting. I applaud your determination and patience :) It's a *stunning* result.

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  20. Your bloom quilt is just perfect. LOVE it :) The quilting is spectacular!

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  21. That quilt is a stunner - be warned somebody in Ireland will want to keep it!

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  22. I'm so glad it is going to live with you after all. :) I can't wait to see the fancy Irish pictures. :)

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  23. So glad that you are going to bring that gorgeous quilt home with you again.
    I so want to see it IRL one day - maybe at next year's Fat Quarterly Retreat.
    Are you enjoying all your hand sewing?

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  24. Do try to keep the Bloom away from any more soy sauce, though, eh? :-)

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  25. Olympic binding he medal to you xxxx

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  26. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Wow, that bloom quilt is fantastic! Every project you showed is simply beautiful!

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  27. Blooming gorgeous! The quilt is stunning and I love each of your lovely makes! Great month :)

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  28. I am so in love with your bloom quilt!

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  29. What a beautiful quilt, Kelly! I knew it would be gorgeous!

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  30. Your Bloom quilt is incredibly gorgeous! Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday!

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  31. Just beautful worth every stitch.

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  32. You are sure you want to keep your bloom quilt... I can look after it for you, it is SO beautiful!

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  33. So great to finish one so big this month. Looking good.

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  34. I love this quilt, it's a gorgeous pattern and the colours are just fab. It sounds like it's been a bit of a trial too! Well done :)

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  35. How did I miss this post about your finished quilt?! This is gorgeous. You should be very proud! I can't wait to see the pictures of it in Ireland, I wish I could take pics of my quilts in Ireland :). I am also still drooling over your dresden ipad cover. I love the newsprint fabric as the background.

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  36. Cute work you have going on there. It all looks great!

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