Ready for the auction!

Tonight I finished my happy rainbow quilt and emailed a picture to Brenda Novak to list on the auction site. Hopefully it'll appear there within a day or so. Meanwhile, here are some fun facts about this quilt:

1. This quilt is a traditional 9-patch design. The layout, though, is a modification of a design by Jean Nolte that appeared in the 2010 March/April issue of Fons & Porter Love of Quilting magazine. That quilt, "Dream in Color" emphasized value placement. I decided to play with color placement.

2. This quilt is made entirely from my stash (see picture in the sidebar). I have been quilting for over 25 years and collecting fabric for most of that time. I found one fabric with a copyright date of 1989 in the selvage. Another fabric I remember purchasing last summer while on vacation. I am certain several other fabrics are at least 15 years old.

3. There are 1,053 individual 1.5" squares in the finished top. It measures 54" x 40.5".

4. I began this quilt on or about March 14. It took me just over 6 weeks to finish it. I used up a 500-yard spool of thread for the quilting on top. That means I used another 500 yards in the bobbin.

When the quilt gets listed on the auction site, I'll post a link on my blog. Please feel free to copy that information into your own blogs. I also give free permission for this photo to be used to publicize the auction elsewhere. If you want me to email you a copy of the photo, write to me at the email in my sidebar.

Finally, on May 1, GO BID!!!


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  2. Great job Phyllis!! It's quite an accomplishment to use only your stash!! That's sometimes kind of hard to do. Lovely quilt!

  3. Beautiful work, Phyllis. Thank you again for sharing your blog with us. Don't forget to check back to our Facebook page on Friday for the announcement of our Blog-of-the-Week contest winner!

  4. It's gorgeous, Phyl! I bet it looks even more gorgeous in person!

    How cool that you made this quilt from stash!!! Finally finding purpose for all that fabric you covet. I know how you quilters work! ;)

    Also, I'm thoroughly impressed at how fast you put this quilt together. Kinda makes you wonder how you have all those other UFOs, doesn't it? ;)

  5. Attention Deficit Disorder? Yeah. That's my story and I'm sticking to it!

    Thanks, Christine. :-)


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