Monday, March 23, 2015

Modern Rainbow Tour & Giveaway: Rainbow Remix


UPDATE: THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED! CONGRATS TO LOU!!

I am so excited to be a stop on the Modern Rainbow blog tour today. Becca and I have known each other since way back in the beginning of my blogging career, and I absolutely treasure her friendship. I am so proud of the work she's done on this stunning new book!

As someone who loves a good color spectrum, this book is right up my alley. After providing you with some quilting basics, Becca splits her projects into three groups: modern traditional, modern, and improvisational and liberated quilts. I love that there are plenty of options here for quilters with different styles and skill levels.


I was immediately drawn to the Rainbow Remix quilt. It's so different from what I usually sew, and I loved the idea of working with solids and trying improvisational piecing for a change. Rather than make an entire quilt, I decided to test the waters with a small pillow made from a Kona charm pack curated by Elizabeth Hartman.


It was wonderful not to have worry about matching up seams perfectly with a more liberated approach to piecing, and every time I make something with solids, I wonder why I don't do it more often. These colors and stripes remind me so much of the Bolivian blankets we brought back from Santa Cruz when I was a child.


I quilted the pillow in lines of cream colored thread about a quarter inch apart and backed it in yarn dyed Essex linen in leather.


I had so much fun making this pillow, and I can't wait to try another project from the book! This Flame quilt is completely gorgeous, don't you think?

Here are the rest of the stops on the Modern Rainbow Tour:

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

If you'd like to win a copy of Modern Rainbow (hard copy in the U.S., e-copy for international winners), just leave a comment on this post. I'll pick a winner on Friday!

133 comments:

  1. I love the ROYGBIV quilts, they are so cheerful.

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  2. Love your colors. Such a fun and fresh pillow.

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  3. Gorgeous rainbows I could definitely see making!

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  4. Oh, lovely! Love your cushion and the book looks like a keeper! Pbstrand@msn.com

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  5. Love the improvisational technique! I would love to explore further with the book...

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  6. I LOVE rainbow quilts...so excited about this book & blog hop!

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  7. i'm looking forward to learning more about this book. splitting the book into three sections & including improv makes me want to check it out. thank you for the chance to win!

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  8. This looks like a really great book that would help me experiment with some different techniques and help me express my love of color. Thank you for having a giveaway!

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  9. I love bright color quilts so these are beautiful and perfect for me.

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  10. I have really loved the little sneak peeks of the quilts I've seen so far. Love a good rainbow

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  11. That's a great looking pillow and looks fun to sew! You know a book is good when it inspires the reviewer to actually make something!

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  12. I often opt for much smaller "test" projects to try out a different techniques... your pillow version turned out so nice! Crossing my fingers!

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  13. Love the bright colours used in your pillow. I love iKona solids.

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  14. The Flame quilt would be gorgeous. Your pillow is great.I love the simple quilting.

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  15. Hi Heidi......like you, I love the Flame Quilt and would like to thank you for this giveaway opportunity.
    lv2bquilting2@comcast.net

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  16. This book looks fantastic! I'd love to read it and pick a project or two!

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  17. I love rainbow colors. These projects look beautiful. Hope I win.

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  18. What is it about rainbow projects that just make me smile. Love this and would love to win this!! :)

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  19. I'm just loving all the rainbow quilts I've been seeing ~ this one is exceptional and I love your cushion!
    Thanks for the chance to win this fab book!

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  20. I'm always drawn to the 'bright side'! Gorgeous from top to bottom!

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  21. Wow! Simply, gorgeous. Your pillow inspires me to do some improv!

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  22. All the projects... yours and the books are just beautiful! I am still trying to let go of the perfect matching:) haha!!! Should of seen me make wonky stars:)

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  23. Ooh I love that pillow!!!! This looks like a fantastic book!

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  24. Love your pillow! So bright and fun. This book looks wonderful. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  25. What a great project. Maybe I would learn as much as my brother who has a Phd in Color Science!!

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  26. gorgeous pillows. i love rainbow designs.

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  27. I also like to try new techniques on small projects. Your pillow turned out great! This book looks inspiring, thanks for the chance to win!

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  28. Love your pillow. So, so pretty.

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  29. That is one beautiful pillow…love those colors!!!
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  30. Fantastic pillow!!! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  31. Wow, I love those colors! sarah@forrussia.org

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  32. I would love a copy of this book - am looking for ideas for fresh quilts!
    THanks!
    merryorganic@gmail.com

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  33. HI,love this pillow>want to make one similar!
    Thanks for sharing!
    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  34. Oh my...the colors of your pillow are fantastic. Looks like a great book!

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  35. These Projects look great! Thanks!

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  36. Very very nice ty for sharing i so loved your quilts....happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  37. I love the use of the whole color wheel in one quilt. This is the book for me.

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  38. I am enjoying this hop so much and it's only day two. Your pillow is perfect and a wonderful way to test the waters. Thanks for joining the hop and sharing. Rina

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  39. Nice pillow! I'm looking forward to seeing more of this awesome book!

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  40. Thanks for sharing your wonderful projects! Nice!

    akronne17 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  41. Your pillow is amazing! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  42. Every time I see that header I want to make a color wheel hexie quilt. Never mind that I'm currently 1/3 with a queen sized EPP hexie quilt!

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  43. Your pillow looks great! Like you, I don't do solids very often, yet when I see various projects like yours, I'm reminded that I should. 😉

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  44. Your pillow looks great! Like you, I don't do solids very often, yet when I see various projects like yours, I'm reminded that I should. 😉

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  45. So modern and fresh, yet with a traditional feel.

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  46. I would absolutely love to have this book. I love all the projects I have seen so far.

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  47. I would absolutely love to have this book. I love all the projects I have seen so far.

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  48. I"d love to win this book! Such beautiful projects! Your pillow is really bright and fun!
    Susie

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  49. You bet I'd like to win a copy. Looks to be a great book.

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  50. I do love rainbow quilts! Love a copy of this book!

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  51. Me too - I would love to win an e-copy!!!

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  52. Love your projects. The solid colours look fab c

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  53. I really like your rainbows and the quilting that you did. Would enjoy getting ideas from your book.

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  54. beautiful projects , would love to win, thanks

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  55. Can't wait to get this book - maybe I'll be lucky and win one!

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  56. Soooo pretty! I love this book! I need it.

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  57. Your pillow is gorgeous! I love to read your blog and to see the beautiful things you sew - it's very inspiring. Thanks for the chance to win this book.

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  58. I do love bright colors and rainbows. Your
    pillow is great. This looks like a book I could really get into.

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  59. Love your pillow. Thank you for the sneak peek. The book will be amazing.

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  60. My kids would love these quilts!

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  61. I totally understand your thoughts on working with solids. I don't lean towards sewing with them either, but then I see something in all solids (like your gorgeous pillow) and wish I'd give it a try. Such fun being carefree and wonky with seams and lines makes it the perfect project!

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  62. I have always wanted to make a rainbow quilt. Looks like a great book.

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  63. Love your pillow! This looks like such a fabulous book!!

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  64. I love your pillow! The fabric, the design, and the stitching are all perfect together! Thanks for sharing!

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  65. Very excited to follow this blog hop and check out the quilts!

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  66. I would love to win a copy of Modern Rainbow! The Flame quilt is my favorite, and I'd like to make it.

    xo Linda

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  67. Your pillow is fabulous! I love the way you put it together! That flame pattern is marvelous too!

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  68. That pillow is just so bright and happy! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  69. I love the idea of doing a pillow with that idea. It's really lovely!

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  70. i love ranibow quilts. your pillow is gorgeous.

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  71. I love your pillow- so full of color for spring!
    allisonpogany@gmail.com

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  72. Lovely pillow! I would love to win a copy of this book! thanks!

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  73. This looks like a great book. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  74. I too forget how pretty solids can be.

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  75. Your pillow is sooo cheery! Thanks for making me smile.
    I love rainbows and the diamond Flame quilt is beautiful to me as well. I think the new Modern Rainbow book would be very inspirational.

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  76. i love using solids in quilts

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  77. Your pillow looks great! Would love to win the book!

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  78. This book looks amazing! Thanks for the chance.

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  79. This book looks amazing! Thanks for the chance.

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  80. Oh so many wonderful quilts to try. I love color!

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  81. There is so much in this book to love and learn from!

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  82. Looks like a fun book! Thanks for the chance to win a copy. notwendy gmail

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  83. I looks like a great round-up of projects.

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  84. Your pillow is fabulous and I would love to check out the book. carolann427@aol.com

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  85. Pretty your pillow and all the quilts!

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  86. I love color so these quilts are all quite inspiring, including your pillow.

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  87. Your pillow will certainly brighten up your room.

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  88. EEP! Rainbow is my FAVORITE quilt-y color scheme, and why I started quilting in the first place.

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  89. The rainbow theme screams SUMMER!!! Makes me want to go to the beach :)

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  90. A pillow is a great choice to try out the quilt ideas.........well done!

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  91. I am love with the projects I'm seeing from this book! Looks awesome!

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  92. Fantastic projects, these would brighten up any room!

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  93. I love your pillow, and I'm so excited for this book - rainbows are awesome!

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  94. These projects are perfect for those of us who can never pick a favourite colour because we love them all!

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  95. I love all things rainbow and would love to win a copy of this book! Thanks!

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  96. I love the rainbow flame quilt! How lovely!

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  97. this looks like a great book. I just love your pillow, so bright and fun. thanks for a chance
    quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

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  98. So many projects in this book I NEED to make!

    Your pillow is so bright & cheery!

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  99. Love the rainbow theme!
    distantsub at gmail dot com

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  100. I love everything about this book. I plan on buying it if I don't win it first!!!

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  101. Nice pillow. I'm still kind of afraid to put so many saturated colors together. It's nice to remember I can try it out on a smaller scale.

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  102. Whoa! Very bright colors! I love the pillow, and no matching seams is a bonus!

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  103. This looks like my kind of book. It's got some great quilts in it.

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  104. Beautiful pillow, thanks for the giveaway!

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  105. Such a great pillow. I love the colors.

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  106. I've not yet made a rainbow quilt, I'd love to win a copy of this book.

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  107. Your pillow is lovely. I need to be brave and try new ideas :)

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  108. I love this book and the projects I've seen so far in it! Thanks so much for a chance to win!

    tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

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  109. This book looks great! I love colorful quilts. Cynthia cknapp3626@sbcglobal.net

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  110. This is awesome! I can't wait to check it out!

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  111. I have loved every quilt from this book that I have seen pictured thus far. How wonderful! kathleendotlutzatcomcastdotnet

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  112. Rainbow projects are so thrilling to me - I'm putting this book on my wish list in case I don't win a copy through this bloghop!! Thanks for the chance!!

    Liz
    boltonia55@yahoo.com

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  113. Love your pillow! We need some rainbows here in the northeast : ) This looks like a fabulous and inspiring book. Thanks for the chance to win it.
    nwraimon@twcny.rr.com

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  114. Your pillow is a great adaptation of the quilt and has inspired me to make my own!

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  115. I love this book--it's my favorite color, Rainbow.

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  116. Love rainbows! Love this book! Thanks.

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  117. The quilts in this quilts in this book are so inspiring. I sure need some happy colors in my life after a long winter!

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  118. Yes, stunning quilts. It is fun to just improvise blocks and go for it!

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  119. What a wonderful book. Your pillow looks like a mate to the quilt. Great job!

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  120. I think every quilter would love to have this book in his/her library.

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  121. Fun pillow and those rainbow quilts are just fab!

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  122. The more I see from this book, the more I know I need it. So many great patterns!

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  123. Love the quilting on the pillow.

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