Saturday, March 17, 2012

Rainbow River - Portrait....

Rainbow River is finished, #6 of 14 that need to be done by the end of May.  Now you can see why I chose 6 colors for binding.  I want the binding to blend in and not take over as a frame.
Here is a closer look at the binding color changes.
Back yard report:  Chippy is back and so is his brother (or wife).  This is one of them.  I know the photo is a little blurry but he just wouldn't stand still for a second.  He didn't even get scared off by the squirrel.  Notice the little red tips of the peonies coming up back there.  I may get more blooms this year since the trees that gave me dense shade are gone.
Here is the other one hanging onto the feeder tube while he pulls out sunflower seeds.  He (or she) didn't cooperate for the photo either.
You have heard of Chipmunk Cheeks? Well this guy has a mouthful!  Look at the bulging cheek.  He made many trips back to his family or his hiding place under my neighbor's back porch.  Another day of 80 degrees when our average high would be 46 degrees.  We will set a record of the number of days over 70 degrees in any March on record if this continues on through Sunday.



42 comments:

a Matula ikrek said...

A-MA-ZING!!!!!!!! :o)

Suzan said...

Just gorgeous!

Fran said...

Love the quilt, congratulations!

hetty said...

That's a beauty! Love the binding.

Sewing Junkie said...

using the multi- colored border is very rich looking on this finished quilt. Getting closer to your goals and yet work to do. Chris

Cheryl Arkison said...

No doubt, you had to match the binding. That's a gorgeous piece!

karenfae said...

really like this one.
Karen

Linda at Roscoe's Ma said...

Wanda, Rainbow River is EXUBERANT...and beautiful. Wow.

Pat said...

I could get lost in that quilt! Stunnuing!

Jackie said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! Yes, I agree that the binding really needed to blend, it is the perfect finishing touch on this quilt. I just have to laugh at those chipmunk cheeks, I am sure he can fit much more in there too!!

Sheila said...

It's wonderful how you make the binding colors blend with the quilt top. Definitely took a lot of planning and effort. I would have never thought to do that! This one,like the others, is a beautiful piece of art. Thank you for sharing your.

Laura Wasilowski said...

Oh Wanda, this is wonderful! As you know I am very fond of color and so enjoy your sweep of the rainbow.

Karen H said...

The quilt is beautiful! You have inspired me to pull out some rainbow colors today!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous!! I love this one.
Frebblebit

Vivian said...

The small thumbnail photos on my blog list are great teases for the larger photos I see when I visit the blogs. The enticing thumbnail for yours didn't quite prepare me for the blast of color and dimension and movement in Rainbow River. Wonderful! It's bound to be a show stopper!
You're spot on about the multi-colored binding. Perfect!

Quiltdivajulie said...

This quilt is one of my top two favorites of all your quilts. I love how you chose to quilt it and the binding choices are perfect.

I LOVE IT!

Needled Mom said...

The Rainbow River is stunning!!!! I love it.

Those chipmunk cheeks are HUGE!!!! Very cute.

Vicki W said...

Fabulous quilt!

Anonymous said...

Hi Wanda, What a beauty!! Really outstanding!
jmh

Taos Sunflower said...

Wow, Wanda. That quilt is truly a work of art. I can't imagine how many hours you spent puzzling that out, but it was worth every moment of it. I'm blown away.

Nancy, Near Philadelphia said...

Crazy about Rainbow River, Wanda.

Taya@TypeB said...

Gorgeous! I love how the colors move and change, with the primaries standing out a little more than the secondaries. Very beautiful!

Cathy Tomm said...

I really like this one. Any thing Rainbow is a hit with me these days. The binding is well worth the extra effort.

Char said...

Stunning quilt Wanda! I love it. Great pictures of the Chipmunks, we don't have them.

Purple Pam said...

Wanda - I think this quilt is my most favorite of all the quilts I have seen on your blog, and I did not think I would have a favorite because I like them all. They are always so colorful, with clean, clear colors. Great job!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I'm thinking this one is going to have to take the top spot in the right hand corner of your blog Wanda! Too beautiful to put into words.

Muddling Through said...

Oh, Wanda, it is beautiful, and the binding - oh, my! Your attention to detail really shows in this. It is truly a work of art. I'm so glad it will be displayed so lots of people can see it and the other quilts you've created in person!

Cathi said...

Stunning!! I love all your quilts but this one is out of this world! Oh, how I wish we lived somewhere close to where your show will be -- I would love to see this one in person!

Lois Arnold said...

Beauiful quilt! I love the way the color changes across it and the multi colored binding is perfect!

MareeR said...

Absolutely stunning.

Vicky F said...

Hi Wanda,
Great looking quilt. I don't remember seeing it before (maybe it was hidden away, waiting for quilting?)

Did it take a lot of concentration to do the quilting this way (as shown on your last post)?

Vicky F

Eileen said...

Wanda - simply beautiful!

kheli said...

THIS quilt is awesome. I just love it! (your back yard critters are awfully cute, too!)

Sue said...

Rainbow River is so beautiful! It should be in an art gallery! I hope you have a wall that will do it justice. Stunning!

Pat said...

It is amazing how much a chipmunks cheeks can expand. They are out in full force at my house sitting under my feeder hoping that a seed will fall. Daffodils are blooming and iris are up a few inches. Spring is here.

I absolutely love the quilt. This one is really neat. Keep on sewing.

Liz said...

Absolutely LOVE this quilt--and your squirrel stories are priceless. Awoke this a.m. to 14 in. of snow. Love the way the grey squirrels bring their fluffy tails up over their heads to shelter themselves from the snow!
Liz in Idyllwild

Deb said...

Your quilt is awesome. Gorgeous!

Gerry Strope said...

Wanda,

This Rainbow River is nothing less than pure art. This could be shown in an art gallery for sure. This is my favorite.

Gerry

Karen said...

Jackie, Rainbow River is wonderful!!! I'd love to see this one in person!

Karen said...

Sorry Wanda - I guess I shouldn't blog before I've had my first cup of coffee!! Have a great day.

Lola said...

Rainbow River is absolutely a work of art. I totally agree with those who have said it deserves its own wall. :) Great job, Wanda (as always!)....

Sharon M said...

Absolutely beautiful! You do have a way with color.