Friday, April 10, 2015

Rainbow Interrupted {Quilt}

My first donation quilt for the year.

This quilt is for my son's elementary/middle school program. It is a fundraiser luncheon to raise money and awareness for the kids that have special needs. I have been wanting to do the Strip and Flip Pattern by Allison Harris at Cluck Cluck Sew for quite some time. 

This quilt is utterly and completely made of scraps and stash.  Even the batting was pieced batting scraps. 

I made adjustments from the original tutorial because I wanted mine to be more lap quilt rather than a baby size. Lap quilts seem to fair better at auctions than any other size. 

I can't recall exact changes, but I do know I adjusted my strip widths to be 3" instead of two.  I also made my "flip" section wider so the overall width would be proportional to the length. I basically made two quilt tops WOF to get the larger cut. 

I promise I didn't waste, I 
cut a significant strip width so that I could finally use my butterfly fabric I bought from my friend Bree at Distant Pickles

Side note:  I still have a bit leftover and plan to use it on another backing someday. I tend avoid pieces backings as of late and the only piecing I seem to do is a vertical or horizontal strip to add width or length.

The luncheon was very beautiful and successful. As I was leaving? The person that won it, pulled me aside to ask me how she should take care of it. My response to everyone who asks me that when they recieve one of my quilts?

 "Love it. Love it. Love it.  And throw it in the wash on occasion."

  I was soooo happy that it went to someone who knew me and was going to a family who will love it.


  1. What a pretty quilt! And I love that you used fabric from stash.

    It's great that it was won by a family you know and that she appreciated the time and talent you put into it enough to ask you how to care for it. That must have felt really good.

    1. Thank you!! I think that is my favorite part...knowing the home it went to! Nice to bust some more stash out too ;)

  2. wow, what a great finish! it's so bright and cheery. i've never seen this pattern before but i think it's great. i love that even the batting was made of scraps. so cool! and your pieced backing is super pretty, too. what a wonderful donation!

    1. I've had it on my radar for awhile. It really was a good stash buster!

  3. Gorgeous! I have been meaning to try one of these Strip and Flips...may have to go hunt out some fabric...

    1. Check your stash...check your stash. A jelly roll would be nice too!


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