Saturday, May 19, 2012

Rainbows and feathers.

When I heard that the Bloggers quilt festival was on again I just had to get involved this time.
So here's a rehash on the Matjana quilt I finished earlier in the year.

Over a year ago I popped into my LQS and picked up a few fabrics in a ROYGBIV range. I can't do bright orange so I opted for more subdued, apricot tones.

Here's the first quilt I made. I gave it to a dear friend Anna. It's straight out of the dryer, please forgive my wrinkles.

I had enough leftover HSTs to make another twin for this one, so I got sewing. I wanted to mix up the zig zag a bit so pieced the second differently. There were all these neat squares between the colours. I just knew they were screaming out for some intricate quilting.

So off I went, I did spiders webs and swirls and lots and lots of feathers.

We ended up auctioning the quilt to raise funds for Matjana Pre-School in Swaziland. Wonderfully, Anna ended up winning the second quilt, so now she has a pair. I promised her I'd jazz up the quilting on the first so she has two lovely quilts and doesn't have to choose which of her children gets the prettier one.

Thanks for stopping by, be sure to check out the other quilts in the Bloggers Quilt Festival. There are some shit hot ones out there.

Amy's Creative Side


  1. I just finished a zig-zag a couple weeks ago - haven't had time to photograph it yet. Yours is much prettier - I love the bright colors! The spiderweb quilting looks really cool.

  2. Great job. I love the ROYGBIV idea.

  3. Beuatiful quilt both front and back!
    Have a great day.
    Always, Queenie

  4. I simply cannot resist ROYGBIV! love the zig zags in so many uses!

  5. That is really lovely. Beautiful work.

  6. love the rainbow colors!

    Check out my blog if you can...

    Margaret Gunn

    1. Thanks Margaret. I had a look at your blog. Holy wow. You're amazing.

  7. Who could resist the colors of the rainbow. Very nice. My BQF quilt is a ROYGBIV too.

  8. Gorgeous rainbow zig zags!! Love the feather quilting :)

  9. I adore ROYGBIV quilts. They are so colorful and fun =)

  10. I love a great rainbow - thanks for sharing this gorgeous quilt!

  11. wonderful rainbows! thanks for sharing them both and have a great day

  12. Hey, see, I KNEW I HAD SEEN YOUR BLOG BEFORE!!!!!!!!!! See my comment up there, back in May last year! This was pre-rainbow for me too.. Gee Golly Gosh, blogland is small!!