Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Rush Hour quilt: A finish!

A little over a month in, and I finally have my first quilty finish of 2016, the Rush Hour quilt!
I am so in love with this quilt. The pattern is from Vanessa Christensen (V and Co.) and uses her new line of ombre solids, which are absolutely gorgeous. These pictures don't do them justice.
I made this quilt (the baby size, which measures 36" x 36") as a sample for the LQS where I work, Janie Lou. It uses one jelly roll of the solids (so quick and easy) and a white solid (I used Moda Bella 98) for the front.
The jelly roll contains two strips of each color, and I only needed one of the sets to finish this quilt. I even had enough left over to make the binding, and I have big plans for the second set of strips. For the backing, I used Art Gallery Squared Elements in Blueberry, which seemed like the perfect color to tie everything together.

I kept the quilting simple, centering one triangle at the bottom of one of the teal groupings and then echoing the other triangles from there. (The quilt is actually flipped upside down in some of the shots. Oops! The teal grouping actually points down. The quilt is facing the "right" way in the full shots on the pier.) I used Aurifil white (#2024) for the quilting to keep from detracting from all of the pretty colors.
If you're local, you can see the quilt in person at Janie Lou. It certainly makes me happy when I walk in the door.


  1. Yikes, I am in love with this quilt! But I have so many projects to do first!

  2. Its so beautiful and I love the colors, my favorite are the different color bindings!


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