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!!!