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. Jasmine says:

    52. I love the large HST making the rainbow. Beautiful job on the quilting too. I follow with Bloglovin.

  2. Quilting Tangent says:

    53. Pretty rainbow quilt. Following on Bloglovin’.

  3. reeskylr says:

    54. Those colors are so beautiful! Thank you for the chance to win them. I am following you on Bloglovin, Facebook and Pinterest. Thanks for the cool log cabin tute as well 😉

  4. Jen U. says:

    55. Beautiful work and good job finding peace with imperfection — I struggle with that sometime also. I just finished a rainbow flying geese pillow and would look forward to making some more if i were to win 🙂 I receive notifications of your postings/newsletters via gmail.

  5. Janice Mc Laren says:

    56. Nice quilt and quilting! I follow you on Bloglovin.

  6. quilterpt says:

    57. You did such a creative job with your quilting. And the quilt turned out lovely. I follow via Facebook!

  7. Janet T says:

    58. I follow on bloglovin, email and facebook. Love your projects!

  8. Carol says:

    59. I follow you via Facebook.

  9. JoyceLM says:

    60. I’m a follower via Bloglovin’. Love your quilt – thanks for sharing & thanks for the chance to win. And happy anniversary to Jaftex.

  10. Pam says:

    61. I follow you on Facebook and Bloglovin, and I love this beautiful rainbow quilt! I also enjoyed your post in which you explained the design process. The selvage binding is inspired! Thanks for sharing this.

  11. Claire Ross says:

    62. This is stunning. The colours look amazing. I follow you on IG. X

  12. Chiska says:

    63. I follow you via e-mail. What a gorgeous quilt!

  13. rrjane011749 says:

    64. I follow you by email! Love the quilt!

  14. Marti says:

    65. I follow via email. Love the fabric.

  15. Lori Morton says:

    66. OOoooh!!! Your Quilt is GORGEOUS!!!! Your are so Creative!! Alot of work & quilting…Beautiful job!!

    I also follow you thru Bloglovin 🙂

  16. Renee says:

    67. I’m so excited to finally see this blog post! The quilt turned out so gorgeous. I love the fabrics they sent you, and the what you did with the pattern and quilting really makes them sing. Plus the selvage binding is a great way to share the fabric info with anyone that looks at the quilt! And obviously I follow you via multiple avenues. But not like a stalker or creeper.

  17. Betsy says:

    68. I follow on bloglovin. I wish I had your talent. Your quilt is amazing

  18. Heather says:

    69. Your selvage binding tute is great. I love how it records the fabric info right there on the quilt. I think the quilting looks great on Prismatic Rainbow. I haven’t the patience for all the pretty pebbles you added, and their effect is very striking. Maybe I will have to become more patient! (I follow you on bloglovin)

  19. Beth T. says:

    70. I love it when a rainbow has some “heft” and verve to it, and the darks in your quilt give it that. Great, just great. I follow you via email.

  20. Darlene B says:

    71. To be perfectly honest, I hadn’t heard of you before and wasn’t a follower. But I will sign up to be a follower of your blog! Love the rainbow quilt!

  21. Wendy says:

    72. Love your quilt! Thanks for admitting your stitch in the ditch is not perfect. lol Now I won’t feel so bad when mine doesn’t look the way I would like it to. This is my first time on your blog so I haven’t had a chance to follow yet.

  22. Kathy h says:

    73. I love your HST quilt. Beautiful quilting too. I follow by email.

  23. MoniqueB says:

    74. I love it. It is so geometric but still has lots of movement and flow without feeling choppy. i follow you on Bloglovin, FB, etc, etc. 🙂

  24. diane b says:

    75. Yvonne,
    I’m now subscribing via email.
    Thank you for sharing your beautiful rainbow.

  25. anna brown says:

    76. Very well it plays nicely with your eyes …..ty for sharing and i follow you on bloglovin ,facebook.tytyty…

  26. 77. This is amazing. You did a great job with the quilting.

  27. Susan says:

    78. I love your quilt! I follow via bloglovin’.

  28. candiharris says:

    79. I know I’ve said it several times allready, but I have to say it again:). I’m having sooo much fun! I love the colors, I love how happy it is, and how it shows your love of colors:) and sharing. My hank you for sharing and letting me be a part of this:)

  29. Lee says:

    80. I enjoyed your blog – I now follow on Bloglovn!

  30. Tammy M. says:

    81. I had never seen your blog before, but your quilts are beautiful! I will start following you on bloglovin now.

  31. 82. That is SO pretty!!!! I hadn’t been to your blog before the Jaftex blog hop.

  32. Karen quilts says:

    83. I am a new follower and probably follow you on your blog. Really like the HST colors in this quilt. It does look like a rainbow. Very cheerful!

  33. Verna says:

    84. I’m following by email. I loved your comment about Angela Walters saying “better finished than perfect”. When I heard her say that some time ago, it was very freeing! I’ve had a lot of fun with my quilting since that time because I don’t worry about it being perfect any more.

    Your rainbow quilt is wonderful! I love the bright colors.

  34. Cecilia says:

    85. I like your Facebook page and I follow your blog. I love your rainbow quilt, it’s so bright and cheerful. Thanks for sharing.

  35. Patty says:

    86. i am following you with email. I haven’t seen your blog before so I have enjoyed looking around. I am looking forward to studying your tutorials. I especially appreciated your encouraging words about quilting standards…very encouraging to a beginner!

  36. Rhonda Best says:

    87. I really love your quilt, it is beautiful. I follow you on Facebook, bloglovin and email.

  37. Ellen Giglia says:

    88. I follow you via Bloglovin. Beautiful quilt.

  38. Deb F says:

    89. I am new to your blog, but am looking forward to following you by email or Facebook. Loved what you created with the fusion fabrics and the selvage binding. Thanks for the chance to win.

  39. Amie says:

    90. I’m so glad for this anniversary celebration because I’m finding great blogs that are new to me! I’m following you by email and Facebook!

  40. Michele says:

    91. Love your quilt! I am now following you on Bloglovin! Thank you for the great giveaway!

  41. 92. I follow on bloglovin. Gorgeous quilt,and thanks for the chance to win!

  42. gator1378 says:

    93. I’m following you on Instagram, Facebook, bloglovin, feebly, wordpress, Pinterest and I think I got right on email !

  43. Rebecca H says:

    94. Your quilt is awesome! Love the rainbow colors

  44. Chris says:

    95. I follow on BL and FB. I absolutely love how this quilt turned out. It is simple yet stunning. The colors are so rich. Wonderful!

  45. 96. Your quilt is fantastic! I follow on Bloglovin’ and Instagram (I’m @muchoxoxo) 🙂

  46. Pam says:

    97. I am now following your blog by email. I got sidetracked looking at all of your pretty quilts and other projects. Love the color combos.

  47. Connie Cain says:

    98. The quilt is beautiful!! I follow you via e-mail. 🙂

  48. Paula L says:

    99. I love the vivid colors/prisms of your quilt. I follow you via email.

  49. Sandy N says:

    100. Just beautiful! I’m a Bloglovin follower. 😉

  50. Rachel says:

    101. Very pretty! I follow you with Blogger.

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