Friday, July 8, 2022

Camille Roskelley's Rain or Shine Quilt / Beauties Pageant 180

Today’s post merits some fanfare. Cue the angelic choir/ticker-tape parade/drumroll ... I finished my Rain or Shine Quilt!

Earlier this year, after completing my Gypsy Wife Quilt in Bonnie and Camille fabrics, I set out to use up the rest of my B&C stash. Rain or Shine is one of two projects that resulted from that effort (the other is waiting to go to the longarmer). The nexus for this project was a charm pack of Miss Kate I had on hand, and with the exception of the striped binding, everything came from my stash.

The quilt pattern is one from Camille Roskelley, the C in B&C fabric. My favorite part of the top is the 42 stars sprinkled along the sashing that transform the otherwise simple plus sign design into something special. The pattern instructions offer the option to sew regular cornerstones instead of the more time-consuming stars, but I chose to snowball 336 corners to create my star collection. It was well worth the effort.

The back features a large swath of one of the Miss Kate fabrics that also appears on the top. To get the cut to the length I needed, I incorporated some leftover Gypsy Wife blocks into it. (Do not underestimate the satisfaction of using orphan blocks in a humble quilt back!)

As time goes on, I’ve been employing the services of a few different longarmers to get projects over the finish line and focus on the designing and piecing stages of quilt making. But all these plus signs and stars were asking for something simpler, so I polished off this project myself with simple straight-line quilting on an angle.
As much as I am pleased with the results of this finish, From Bolt to Beauty world headquarters is bursting at the seams with quilts. The next item on my to-do list is to determine which friend or family member will receive this beauty. : )

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  1. What a beauty that indeed needs to be paraded about!! Whoever gets it is a lucky duck:)

  2. Those sashing stars really make the quilt. I hope you pick a recipient who will really appreciate the time you put into making this beauty!

  3. This is such a gorgeous quilt. I love the colors in it especially the peachy colors. Have a lovely weekend and happy quilting.

  4. This is a beautiful finish. Congratulations!

  5. Really love this finish Michelle. I think you quilting is perfect for it!

  6. Great choice to take the extra time to put stars in each corner--really makes the quilt sparkle!!!

  7. Such a beautiful quilt! Thanks for the inspiration!

  8. That sure were a lot of snowballed corners, but so worth it. I love the stars! Enjoy your finish - and I hope you can find a great forever home for the quilt ;) xo


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