Friday, September 25, 2015

Rah Rah Rally the Cedar High School Edition

I am so excited to share a new finish today.   This is my Rah Rah Rally Quilt from Sweet Celebrations done a la Cedar Redmen.   Our local High School is Cedar High and their mascot is the Redmen and so I made up this Rah Rah Rally quilt for a silent auction.   Cedar High's colors are Gold and Crimson and they were such fun and rich colors to work with ;)


You might recognize this design as the original I did was in the Sweet Celebrations book and I made the quilt in U of U colors for my sweetheart.    I altered from original construction this time and used strip piecing.  It really sped up the process.  I just love making this design, I can see lots more Rah Rah Rally quilts in my future ;)


When it came time to add the logo, I realized right off the bat that this would be a little bit more of a challenge that past logo's I have made.   It took me about 15 hours to make from start of cutting out to template pieces to finish of stitching it to the quilt top.  But I have to say, the time was totally worth it when it comes out looking this awesome!


My favorite part is the little satin stitch I did around the CR.  I knew right away it was way to tiny to do in applique so I thought I would give satin stitch a try and it really is the perfect finishing touch ;)  I have a full step by step tutorial  on complex layered appliques, just in case you have a particular school logo you just have to make now ;)


And when it came time to quilt, I decided to add to the geometric goodness by just doing straight-ish lines about 1/2" apart.  I love the wonderful yummy texture you add when you quilt like this, and the exercise from walking back and forth in front of the long arm is an extra bonus ;)


The quilt was a huge hit at the auction and I was so glad to be part of such a great cause to raise funds!!  And I happen to know who got the quilt and her plan is to give it to her senior for Christmas, which totally just warms my heart!!


And speaking of quilting for good causes, this weekend is Homecoming at the local university, and my Alma Mater, Southern Utah University and I just might have added this logo to my Double Take quilt to be another little fundraiser :)  I just love being able to use my passion for quilting to help the schools I love!!


I hope you have a very Happy Quilting Weekend!!!

Linking up this finished quilt to Sarah's and Amanda's ;)
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17 comments:

  1. The quilt looks fabulous!

    Can you please answer a question about laying out the color scheme? Since the school colors were crimson and gold, I can see that you used crimson in one direction, gold in the other, white as a highlight and black as the background. Is that your standard layout? What if one of the school colors is black or white (say, red and black, or green and white)? How would you lay out the colors then? Thanks?

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  2. Nice finish, the logo looks great. The colors are also Arizona State U's colors, I made a quilt for my freshman son this year using burgundy, gold, black and white.

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  3. Love this and your colors work for our high school, too. I believe I will be making one of these in the not too distant future. Really like how the applique logo turned out. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. What a great finish! I can see why it was such a hit at the auction.

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  5. Fabulous job!! Perfect quilt pattern and quilting pattern...and your applique is wonderful!!!

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  6. Oh my gosh I love that! I would like to make a similar quilt with Florida colors (ombre colors, just to make it more difficult) for my niece, but darn it's intimidating!

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  7. What a fantastic finished quilt!!

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  8. Holy cow! I am already impressed with your quilting, but achieving such a wonderful school logo for the quilt is extra impressive! Great job!

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  9. What a great finish! The senior who's receiving it for Christmas is one lucky young person.

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  10. Wow! This is stunning - especially the applique. Lucky person who ends up with this one.

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  11. Holy Cow! This totally rocks!!! Love it.

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  12. Wow do I ever like this! You did a fantastic job...especially with that logo!! Do you have a tutorial or a pattern for a quilt like this? I'd love to make one for the Rosholt Hornets...(my boyfriend's son's high school).

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  13. That quilt is just stunning!! I love that it looks like a basket weave, and the school logo is just fantastic!! You did a fantastic job with this quilt!! Hugs, H

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  14. It looks amazing!! The basket weave in stunning and that logo is incredible, you wouldn't think it was hand pieced to look at it, it looks almost printed (and that's a compliment I promise!)

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  15. What a great quilt! You did an awesome job.

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  16. Stunning. Can you say stunning about a Rah Rah quilt? Sure! I will check out your tutorial.
    Your work really is great. Thanks for sharing and for doing a tutorial.

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

Melissa