Thursday, April 18, 2013

Refracted Rainbows Mini - A Finish

I started this mini with the purpose to remake my original Refracted quilt with the feedback I received from Quilt Con.  And I am happy to say that I am so loving it!!!  Seriously, this one is going to be hard to mail off to my partner :)    Each of those little refracted rainbows are 2 1/2" finished.  So cute and tiny :)


For the back, I added the remaining 2 rainbows and framed them up.  I will be writing on them for a label but didn't want my partner to know yet :)  I used my favorite text print from Mama Said Sew for the backing fabric!!  I mean, what could be more perfect for a mini quilt back than definitions of quilting terms :)



And a close up on the quilting.  I wanted to give a look of the rainbows extending, like they do out of a prism :)  I am super happy with how it turned out.  And I love the way the color threads pop on the black sashing!


In the end, I love the Remake as much as the original!!  Love it when that happens :)



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22 comments:


  1. I love it! I was just wondering about this yesterday (I DL'd the tutorial for the original). I love the original Refracted,too! I thought it was perfect. :)

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  2. that quilt looks awesome, I loooooove the rainbow quilting!

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  3. Very nice. I like the way you quilted it with the various colors of thread.

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  4. Very pretty mini quilt. I love rainbow colors and your quilt showed them off beautifully. Love the quilting lines too.

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  5. Looks so very pretty. I love how the colors pop off the black.

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  6. I really like this one. Are you going to redo the tutorial? Enquiring minds want to know........

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    1. HI Marjorie,

      I didn't take any pictures as I hadn't planned to rewrite as it is the same process. Sorry. You can use the other tutorial, just start with 5" squares, stack up the 6 rainbow colors, and then cut 5 lines instead of 4 into the squares. Sewing the blocks is the exact same, just on a smaller scale. Then frame them up and sash them as you desire. Hope that helps :)

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  7. wow! all that work and you're not even keeping it!! gosh... lucky recipient!! :-)

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  8. Melissa this is just adorable! Great job, love it! Keep creating!

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  9. This quilt turned out great! I followed the story of the other one and I think it is very good that you did push yourself to make a totally different one. Beautiful quilting too.
    Groetjes
    Annemieke

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  10. Beautiful little quilt. Love your straight right quilting too.

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  11. There is not a single thing about this quilt that I don't love! Just beautiful.

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  12. WOW!!! I just LOVE that quilt. It is just beautiful. So proud of you! Make lemonade out of lemons!

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  13. Love it, I'm sure it will be well received :o)

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  14. It's fantastic and the quilting really makes it! Way to turn those lemons into lemonade :-)

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  15. It's so pretty, but I really love how the back is so ..quilty and standoutish (Im not sure those are real words in this context, but that's how I feel!)

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  16. Love it when science and quilting intersect. And I especially love the quilting detail.

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Thank you so much for your sweet comments. I just love hearing from you!!
Have a Happy Quilting Day :)

Melissa