Prismatic Rainbow - Quilting Detail
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Jaftex 85th Anniversary Blog Hop – Prismatic Rainbow


Co-sponosored by: Aurifil ThreadsSchmetz Needles, and Janome

I am so excited to help continue the blog hop to celebrate the 85th anniversary of Jaftex. If you are a new visitor to my site, welcome, and I hope you come back to visit again soon!

I had the pleasure of receiving a 20-piece fat quarter bundle called Fusion Illusion from Blank Quilting.

Blank Quilting Fusion Illusion 20pc Fat Quarter Bundle

Blank Quilting Fusion Illusion 20-piece Fat Quarter Bundle

I played with organizing groups of colors when I received the bundle, and I was strongly pulled to a delicious rainbow grouping of 12 of the 20 fat quarters.

Fabric Pull and Prep

Fabric Pull and Prep

I worked hard to maximize the use of each fat quarter for the quilt design, and I am so happy to get to share my 48-inch by 64-inch quilt, Prismatic Rainbow with you today! The angled rainbow play of this quilt design reminds me of the prisms I hang in my kitchen window to catch the morning sun and cast rainbows across my home.

Prismatic Rainbow

Prismatic Rainbow

The Prismatic Rainbow quilt was my original inspiration for creating my Selvage Binding tutorial. When preparing to cut the fat quarters for piecing the top, I started by trimming 1.25-inch wide selvage edges off of each of the 12 fat quarters I selected for the quilt top to set aside and save for a special binding. I think the white edge with touches of color are a special frame and finish for this quilt!

Prismatic Rainbow - Selvage Binding

Prismatic Rainbow – Selvage Binding

I tried something new when I started quilting this project; I decided to baste around the quilt edges and sew around each block and triangle first before coming back and filling in the quilting detail. As I was progressing along, I was really concerned about how well I was stitching in the ditch around the blocks, especially along the 45-degree angles. Even with a ruler, the angles were tough, and I was doing my best to keep the quilt super square as I worked my way down. Feeling disappointed with my workmanship, I took a break to flip through one of my favorite books for quilting inspiration, “Shape by Shape” by Angela Walters. As I was looking for inspiration on how I wanted to quilt the triangles, I noticed that Angela also outlines her blocks when she quilts. And you know what? Her stitch in the ditch isn’t 100% perfect either. Seeing those photos of Angela’s work and with her motto, “Better finished than perfect” ringing in my mind, I was excited to get back to quilting!

Prismatic Rainbow - Quilting Detail

Prismatic Rainbow – Quilting Detail

I used the beautiful 50wt Aurifil 3817 variegated thread to compliment the beautiful rainbow jewel tones of the Fusion Illusion fabrics. I wanted the quilting to compliment the design and add another layer of depth as well. My hope is that the beautiful rainbow colors and arrangement draw you in, and as you get closer, the alternating quilting designs catch your interest and give a depth and almost 3D effect to the design. The 3817 variegated Aurifil thread tones are also the perfect compliment to that desire.

Prismatic Rainbow

Prismatic Rainbow

I used the remaining 8 fat quarters (plus a few extra fat quarters) to piece together a backing for the quilt. I just loved getting to see Prismatic Rainbows hanging in the sunshine next to my stained glass window overlooking my backyard.

Prismatic Rainbow

Prismatic Rainbow

Giveaway! Enter to Win a 20-piece Fusion Illusion Fat Quarter Bundle

***UPDATE*** The Giveaway is now closed.

Jaftex / Blank Quilting Corporation generously donated an additional 20-piece Fusion Illusion Fat Quarter Bundle for me to giveaway to a reader of my blog. To enter, simply leave me a comment letting me know how you follow me (email, Bloglovin, Facebook, Instagram, etc.). The giveaway is open to anyone with a domestic U.S. shipping address, and the giveaway will be open until September 19th at 11:59 PM Eastern. I will use a random number generator to pick a winner, and the winner will have 1 week to respond with their U.S. shipping address or I will select a new winner. Good luck!

Fusion Illusion

Fusion Illusion

Follow along with the blog hop! There will be fun giveaways along the way, so make sure you visit every day!

September 1 – Kim Diehl guest posting @ American Patchwork & Quilting
September 2 – Pepper @ Pepper at the Quilt Studio
September 3 – Anjeanette @ Anjeanette Klinder
September 4 – Leanne @ The Whole Country Caboodle
September 5 – Mark @ Mark Lipinski’s Blog
September 6 – Heather @ Heather Kojan Quilts
September 7 – Heather @ Trends and Traditions
September 7 – Martha @ Wagons West Designs
September 8 – Linda @ Linda Lum DeBono
September 9 – Heidi @ Red Letter Quilts
September 10 – Jill @ Jillily Studios
September 10 – Dana @ My Lazy Daisy
September 11 – Penny @ Sew Simple Designs
September 12 – Ida @ Cowtown Quilts
September 13 – Liz and Beth @ Lizzie B Cre8ive
September 14 – Melissa @ Sew Bitter Sweet Designs
September 15 – Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl  <== You are here!!
September 16 – Amy @ Kati Cupcake
September 16 – Barbara @ QuiltSoup2
September 17 – Erica @ Kitchen Table Quilting
September 18 – Leona @ Leona’s Quilting Adventure
September 19 – Margot @ The Pattern Basket
September 20 – Sylvia @ Flying Parrot Quilts
September 21 – Lorna @ Sew Fresh Quilts
September 22 – Kim @ Aurifil Threads
September 23 – Rebekah @ Don’t Call Me Becky
September 24 – Julie @ The Crafty Quilter
September 25 – Mary Ellen @ Little Quilts
September 25 – Mary Jane @ Holly Hill Designs
September 26 – Daisy @ Ants to Sugar
September 27 – Melissa @ Happy Quilting
September 28 – Janet @ One S1ster
September 29 – Jenny @ Martingale& Co.
September 30 – Teresa @ Third Floor Quilts

Win Prizes Here: 85th Anniversary Giveaway <== Click to Enter!

There are 13 ways to enter! Prizes include a Janome S5 valued at $1500, an Aurifil thread box valued at $300, a Schmetz needle anniversary tin filled with needles valued at $75, fat quarter bundles, and bolts of fabric for your favorite quilt store!

About Jaftex: Jaftex Corp. was founded in the 1930’s when Jacob A. Fortunoff started selling fabric on the streets of New York.  At that time, the mainstay of the business was women’s sleepwear and lingerie.  In the ’80’s, Jacob’s grandson, Robert, dramatically changed the business of the company.  The business focus was transferred to the over the counter quilt industry when Robert purchased companies like A.E. Nathan, Henry Glass, Stylemaker, Chanteclaire, Fabric Editions/Studioe and more recently The Blank Quilting Corp.  Robert is now joined by his two sons, Scott and Greg.  Scott currently is the President of Studioe Fabrics, The Blank Quilting Corp. & A.E. Nathan Co., Inc.  Greg just joined the business in late 2014 and has successfully spearheaded the company’s foray in to precut fabrics among other contributions.

132 thoughts on “Jaftex 85th Anniversary Blog Hop – Prismatic Rainbow

  1. Melissa says:

    102. Absolutely stunning quilt! I follow you on Instagram @sewbittersweetdesigns

  2. RuthB says:

    103. I love how you played with the quilting. i follow on feedly!

  3. Judy S. says:

    104. What a beautiful rainbow quilt!

  4. Vicki H says:

    105. I love your Prismatic Rainbow quilt. I have been following your blog with bloglovin.

  5. Tammie says:

    106. I follow by email! Love the colors!!

  6. Rachell R says:

    107. I’ll follow you on Bloglovin!
    Love the fusions! They have the prettiest rainbow palettes!

  7. gcotten says:

    108. Gorgeous quilt! Love those saturated colors! I follow you on Bloglovin.

  8. susan says:

    109. I just signed up to follow you on bloglovin. Looking forward to the posts!

  9. sally says:

    110. This quilt is very impressive to me because when I first saw your photo of the fabric I really didn’t like it and couldn’t imagine liking a quilt made from that selection, but actually your quilt is stunning! And lovely to see even more rainbows in your life!

  10. Lisa says:

    111. This is a really beautiful quilt Yvonne. The red and orange intersections are particularly striking . I love the little circles in the quilting.

  11. Donna W says:

    112. Fantastic quilt! I follow via email.

  12. Christine Sherman says:

    113. This is really pretty Yvonne!

  13. teri says:

    114. I follow you on Bloglovin’. Love your quilt.

  14. 115. Love love your quilt and love these fabrics too!

  15. Nathania says:

    116. Stunning. The way you know your way around color is a gift and skill! I am following via email and bloglovin’. I am inspired by your use of color….I love it and wish we could quilt along so I can learn how to use colors the way you do in your quilts!
    N.snaer at gmail dot com

  16. Laura says:

    117. Love the way you used this great fabric line.

  17. Kristy says:

    118. Following via Instagram! @hopefulthreads Thanks so much!

  18. linda says:

    119. I’m a bloglovin girl

  19. 120. Those fabrics are GORGEOUS! I am following you on Blogloving as Rose Santuci-Sofranko . Thanks and God bless! ILuvTheEucharist @

  20. 121. You are really convincing me that a rainbow quilt needs to be added to my to-do list. Love the layout and the quilting choices. And it’s always good to remember Angela’s words of wisdom. Need to remind myself of that as well.

  21. maggielou says:

    122. I follow on Instagram @marg1950 Love the colors and how you used them

  22. Susan says:

    123. I am a new follower by email. Love your quilt!

  23. Marissa C. says:

    124. I follow on instagram!

  24. stichnnurse says:

    125. i follow you on word press. couldn’t see how to follow by email….. prefer that.

  25. Judy says:

    126. Your quilt is beautiful. I love all the color in it.

  26. Shirley says:

    127. The colors are very joyful.
    I follow via email.

  27. Joan M says:

    128. Your quilt is gorgeous. I follow you via Bloglovin. Thank you for the generous giveaway and the chance to win.

  28. NancyL says:

    129. Love the bright colors and your quilting, I also need Angela’s reminder that finished is better than perfect! LOVE the binding made from the selvages!!

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