Saturday, December 31, 2016

Rainbow Farmer's Wife {End of RSC 2016}

It is fitting that today is the last day of 2016, and I just finished the quilt top of my 2016 Rainbow Scrap Challenge project, my scrappy 1920s Farmer's Wife. Before Christmas, I showed my rows partially completed, and I trimmed up the quilt top last night!

Here's my finished top before I trimmed it:


At 67 x 88, it just barely fits into my kitchen. This is a pretty decent twin size, so I don't plan on adding a border. I don't know if I want to quilt this one myself or not, but my goal was to get the top done before the end of the year, and I accomplished that! Hooray!

Last night I got the top trimmed and here it is "in the wild" aka on the dead grass of our apartment complex, which just has to do for the time being.


I was pleasantly surprised by two things in putting this quilt top together. First, I was impressed with how well the colors end up blending from one another in the quilt. I think it helps that I didn't just do lines of each color - I tried to "interlock" each color with the next to make the color changes less abrupt.

Second, I am wildly happy with how nicely all of the different prints, and styles of prints, are playing together. there are a few larger scale prints that stick out more than the rest, but overall, I don't find it to be too busy nor too gaudy. I think the simple grey setting is a huge factor in keeping it from being too much.


Sharing at the last Scrap Happy Saturday of the year! Hopefully by next Saturday I'll have my plan for the RSC 2017!

Happy New Year to you and yours!

13 comments:

  1. Oh, Alison! That came together beautifully. Looking forward to seeing what you have planned for 2017 and wishing you a SCRAPPY New Year!!!

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  2. The quilt top came together beautifully, Alison! I do love how the colors flow and the top has a wonderful feeling and balance to it. Congratulations on getting the top done this year as you had hoped, too. :)

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  3. Beautiful. It ALMOST makes me want to make this quilt. Congrats on the last-minute 2016 finish. I look forward to seeing what you do in 2017. Your colors and pattern choices are always inspiring.

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  4. Alison, that is just gorgeous! So many fun blocks, and I really like the sashing you chose, too. Congratulations on a lovely finish! Happy New Year!

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  5. Congratulations on a beautiful flimsy! The colors really do blend beautifully. Amazing how that can happen with so many pretty fabrics all playing together so nicely.

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  6. Your Farmer's Wife quilt turned out beautifully! The colors are so vivid, the gray really works to highlight all of them. Congrats on a gorgeous finish!

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  7. It looks wonderful! Congrats on a great RSC finish. And, thanks for sharing your progress over the year.

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  8. That is such a beautiful top, Alison. You did an amazing job on this. I enjoy reading your blog. A healthy and Happy New Year to you and your family.

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  9. Hurray! I've really enjoyed watching you make these blocks all year. Congrats on the finish!

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  10. Hey Alison, I think the grey really makes this quilt work so well. It looks just gorgeous. And congrats on making that goal of a finished top by years end :-D
    E xx

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