A White Rainbow Quilt & GIVEAWAY

One of the perks of being an author is that I got a sneak peek of Stash Books' Spring Releases - and Modern Rainbow by Rebecca Bryan (of Bryan House Quilts)took my breath away. So I did the natural thing and wrote her an email demanding asking that she let me be a part of her blog hop. I was especially captivated by this quilt: 11097, Byran, SP15

Now, I'm no good at making rainbows, but this quilt is just plain stunning, with or without color. So I sewed up a version of it in a palette that I could manage.

White Rainbow 1

Don't laugh too hard at me, making a white & gray quilt from a rainbow book :) But!! That just goes to show that these quilts are fantastic because of their design, not just because they have fun colors. Although I could see myself making another version of this with some ombre involved...couldn't you?

White Rainbow 5

This quilt - "Huckleberry" - was actually quite fast for me to stitch. No English paper piecing required!!

White Rainbow 3

I wanted to experiment with something a little different, and used corduroy for the background of this quilt. I didn't put much thought into the nap direction as I pieced, and kind of just wanted to see how it ended up.

White Rainbow 6

It's pretty fun to look at it from an angle to see how using this kind of a fabric brings different values & dimensions to a quilt top (kind of like shot cottons do). 

White Rainbow 4

As far as the rest of the book goes, the photography is stellar, the designs are innovative, and the directions were clear and easy. Most of the quilts are a lot simpler to construct than they look at first glance. Even if you aren't into rainbow quilts, there is something for you in this book. Which is a good thing, since I have a copy to give away :) :)

Now, since I've been going a little overboard with the blog hopping and giveaways these week (ahem, sorry about that), I'm going to ask you for a completely un-related comment....

Giveaway Rules!!

Leave me a comment telling me one quilty thing that you are loving right now, and one quilty thing that you are hating. I'm curious :) One entry per person, one winner will be chosen at random. The winner will receive a hardcopy if they live in the U.S., or an electronic copy if they live elsewhere. May the very best comment win!

And for more opportunities to win a book, check out all of these other fun blogs:

March 23rd             C&T/ Stash Books
March 24th             Heidi Staples of Fabric Mutt
March 25th             Generation Q Magazine
March 26th             Jennifer Mathis of Ellison Lane
March 27th             Sally Keller of Sally’s Angel Works
March 30th            Amy Garro of 13 Spools
March 31st            Angela Walters of Quilting is my Therapy
April 1st                Rebecca over at Craft Buds
April 2nd               Sara Lawson of Sew Sweetness
April 3rd               Sarah Craig of Confessions of a Fabric Addict
April 6th                Janice Zeller Ryan of Better Off Thread
April 7th                Beth Vassalo of Plum and June
April 8th                Nicole Daksiewicz of Modern Handcraft
April 9th                Giuseppe Ribaudo @giucy_giuce
April 9th                Shannon Brinkley of Bottle Tree Quilts
April 10th              Rebecca Bryan at Bryan House Quilts
Finished QuiltAmy Garro