Rainbow Rows Quilt

Posted in quilting, Quilts, Rainbow Row Along on Oct 31, 2013

I got Elonie’s Rainbow Rows Quilt back from Abby who did the quilting for me.  I couldn’t be happier with the way that it turned out.  When I had initially talked to Abby about the quilting, I had been thinking about straight line quilting it.  Instead, she suggested using a chevron pattern.  Abby has some great quilts pictured on her blog that she has chevron quilted, of which I’d been eyeing,  so  using that pattern on Elonie’s quilt was a welcome suggestion.

Photo Courtesy of www.latimerlane.blogspot.com

For Elonie’s quilt, I asked that the zigzags run vertically on the quilt to emphasize the rows.

I think it works very well with the rather geometric nature of the quilt.

Elonie is so tickled to have her quilt nearly finished.  She wanted to sleep with it the day we got it but I had to tell her that it still needed the binding sewed to it.  Speaking of the binding, any suggestions for what you would choose?  I had been planning on using a solid grey.  But, now I’m leaning a little bit towards a script print–maybe one of these?:

Image Courtesy of www.fabricworm.com

Or one of the Art Gallery Squared Elements fabrics–maybe one of the greys?:

Image Courtesy of www.hawthornethreads.com

Which direction would you go in?  I suppose I could also do a scrappy binding using all of the solids in the quilt–I’ve always been happy when I go that route as well.

Hope you all are having a great week!

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  1. 1
    Kathy says:

    I like the idea of a scrappy binding with the fabrics you’ve used. That has the added advantage of you being able to re-bind it the same in a few years if the binding wears out. I made a quilt for my son when he was little, and now I need to replace the binding. It’s hard to find something that matches now.

    A dark gray would look good on yours, too! I love how your quilt turned out – I’m sure she’ll love it.

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    Deb Johnson says:

    I think pull out the darker green to bind it……..or the background color to let the patterns shine. It’s so pretty and your quilter is a jewel!! Hugs, Deb

  3. 3
    Lisa McGriff says:

    Squared Elements in the aqua…. althought I love a good black and white text.

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    Sigrid Golnik says:

    Just wanted you to know that I enjoyed your Rainbow Row Quilt and followed along on your Blog as it was ‘built’.
    As to what binding? Well, I’m still totally new at this and though I could see a grey looking very nice – if it were me, I think I would love to pick up a greenish shade as shown from the Art Gallery fabrics like the one on the Top right or second row left side.
    I also have to say that the chevron quilting on it really pulls the different blocks together. Beautiful job all around. Can’t wait to see your decision on the binding.

  5. 5
    dispack says:

    The quilt turned out LOVELY! I’ve been watching progress and production and wishing I had time for one more project…are you interested in selling the scraps you may have left over???

  6. 6
    Lynda H says:

    I would definitely use the scraps from the quilt to bind with – keeping it bright – both the print and square pieces are not bright enough, and using a black or dark would just picture frame it – rainbow scraps it is

  7. 7
    Jan says:

    I’m not a fan of scrappy binding, usually it detracts from the quilt, not always. I’d go with the squared elements in teal, or kona charcoal with about 9 or 10″ of teal. This quilt is so wonderful, and you have a great quilter.

  8. 8
    Marguerite says:

    I love a scrappy binding. It uses up possible left overs and brings all the colors together.

  9. 9
    Terri M says:

    I think I would go with either the limey green text print, or the lime squared elements prints. I think because you only have a little row of the limey green in the quilt that if you binded it in a limey color that that would bring it all together and set it off :) Awesome quilt, I love it!

  10. 10
    Sarah Schraw says:

    Oooh ooh text text! That’s my rather excited vote. :)

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    Laura says:

    The quilting is wonderful-binding is difficult, but I think I would use either a scrappy binding or the light grey Art Gallery Squared Elements. I’m not much of a grey person, but I do think it would draw the other colors out beautifully. The light Coral would also give a gorgeous contrast with your other colors. Whatever you choose will be lovely-I just adore your quilt!

  12. 12
    KB says:

    Personally, I think that the orange wants company, so I’d probably use that reddish orange squared elements.

  13. 13
    CitricSugar says:

    Good call on the chevron – it adds a more dynamic flow to the quilt, which is a lot of fun, by the way!

  14. 14
    Kathleen OGrady says:

    I really like the scrappy binding idea. It would have little pops of color all around the edges. I also like the text print idea, love text prints.

  15. 15
    Pat says:

    Since the entire quilt is made up of solid colors, I’d stick with a solid color. I think a pattern would draw attention to the binding. Lovely quilt though!!

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    elsa says:

    Love how your Rainbow quilt turned out ~ all quilted and pretty!

  17. 17
    Teresa says:

    I’m with Laura on this…scrappy binding or the light grey Art Gallery Squared Elements.

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    Nancy of IN says:

    Love the quilting. I use scrappy binding whenever I can.
    Thanks for pattern and ideas.

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    Michele says:

    I really love the way it turned out and the chevron quilting pattern fits the style perfectly. Any way you go with the binding will work well.

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    Patty says:

    I agree with Pat, and would stick to a solid binding. I’d go with one of the colors in the quilt. Which one is your favorite? I’d use the dark green.

  21. 21
    abby says:

    Turned out so cute! I LOVE this quilt! Thanks for letting me be a part of it! Can’t wait to see how you bind it.

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