Swoon over the Rainbow

I’ve been on a color kick, yes?
Rainbow Swoon at Living with PunksI have to be completely honest.  I hated did not like this quilt as I was making it!  Here’s the reason:  I did something I normally don’t do and used super cheap fabric for this quilt.  I had the vision in my brain and headed to Joann’s, with my side kick in tow, and was determined to find all my fabrics right then and there.  That’s where my problem was.  I didn’t leave that store until I had all the colors!  There were not enough solid colors in stock to make it right, so we headed to their calico print section, which can be a problem.  Those fabrics are cheap for a reason!

Rainbow Swoon at Living with PunksWe painstakingly spent 2 hours in there picking out fabric.  Some I actually liked, but I have to admit, I settled on some of them…like the yellow…and the orange…

Rainbow Swoon at Living with PunksAsk me how I like it now?

I love it!


Rainbow Swoon at Living with Punks  I’m still am not excited about the yellow…The print is too big compared to the others and the color hue is a little off.  But all the other colors are so great, I can make my brain overlook it  :)  I love the black polka dot in the centers tying them all together.  And I’m happy that I chose it for the binding too!

Rainbow Swoon at Living with PunksThe backing was basically chosen  by which one of those prints still had enough on the bolt to make it up!  It was between blue and yellow….so you know why I picked blue!  Ha!

Rainbow Swoon at Living with Punks
Rainbow Swoon at Living with PunksAs far as quilts go, this one was on the easier side to put together.  I got the blocks down to about only 2 hours each which I think is pretty decent considering the size of this thing  :)
Have you made the Swoon Quilt?    Here is the Flickr Group that got it all started for me!  Check them out!

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  1. says

    By far my favorite Swoon quilt. It’s gorgeous! I haven’t been converted into making one for myself yet, but I was just pushed a little bit closer by this quilt!

  2. says

    Gorgeous! I agree, the scale of the yellow print doesn’t quite match the rest, but it still looks great. I didn’t even notice that until you pointed it out. :)

  3. says

    I love your Swoon!! Rainbow quilts always catch my eye and I think the way you laid out the center block with each color pointing to it’s match is fabulous!

  4. says

    Obviously I’m seriously stalking your blog at this point. I love this quilt. So much so that I’m tempted to pretend I can actually sew and take it on. Mostly because you say it’s easy.


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