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Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Rainbow Wild Star and MORE - Sweet on You Challenge

to the Sticks
 the second day of the
"Sweet on You Challenge"

Here is my finished
Rainbow Wild Star Quilt.

Joan at MooseStashQuilting invited a great group of Bloggers to
create something inspired by something they are sweet on.
Thanks, Joan, for inviting me!

First off, I am sweet on rainbow quilts.
My favorite color pallet is RAINBOW and rainbow scrappy is even more of a
"sweet on you" for me.

I participated in the Wild Star Sew-Along over on Instagram
If you click on Lindlee, she still has the pattern info available
 in her stories under the Wild Star SAL tab.

Sorry about the creases, but I just unpacked this quilt.

Here is why:

We are sweet on our Kansas City Chiefs football!
Tradition says that if the Chiefs make it to the Super Bowl,
we have to watch it in Las Vegas
at a certain party, in a certain booth,
wearing the same shirts...  
you get the idea.

We just had to do our part for the WIN.
The year we didn't go watch the super bowl in Vegas, 2021 (covid), our Chiefs lost.

And since we were going to Vegas, there were a couple of other
things we wanted to do!

Visiting my friend Carol at Just Let Me Quilt was "sweet on you" number 1!
She had just signed up for a class at one of our favorite quilt shops, 
to make seam rippers.  I was sooo in!

Eye protection first, I was so scared -
Carol was so brave and showed us all how it was done.

It starts out as a block of wood.  You can see it on the lathe.

It's so fun to play once the nerves settled down...

Zach was a great teacher.
We handled the power tools like champs!

And our final "sweet" results-

Carol's is on the left and mine is the red multi
Can you be "sweet on you" with a seam ripper?

Another "sweet on you" thing we like to do in Las Vegas is watch
our favorite college baseball player at the College of Southern Nevada

I had taken the Rainbow Wild Star quilt to Las Vegas to get pictures,
this is not what I had in mind:

It was freezing in Vegas so I was glad the quilt had made the trip with us.
I was double "sweet on you" for this quilt with a minky fabric backing that day.  

Check out the others that are "sweet on you" today:

In the end, we made it home with the win and "sweet on you" memories!
Challenge complete!


lynn said...

Your wild rainbow quilt is really interesting. The name too is intriguing. You and Carol were much braver that I would be. I'm not even safe with the paring knife. Good on you. Thanks for sharing your adventures

Inflorescencedesigns said...

It all looks like so much fun! I am intrigued with the making of your own seam ripper. I have always loved watching videos of people using a lathe to create all sorts of things, it is mesmerizing.

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Beautiful rainbow quilt and great job on the seam rippers!

Calicojoan said...

You had me at scrappy, but throw rainbow in and it's over the top fabulous! I'm not sure if it's the quilt I love the best, or that fact that you got to play with Carol! Either way, it's a win-win, all the way around! :-)

Vicki in MN said...

Your quilt is wonderful! Your seam rippers are great, and your trip sounds fun except for the cold.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Congrats to your team's Super Bowl WIN, Carla!! You've got a rainbow-licious quilt, fun times, and good memories in Vegas. Woot-woot!!

Carol said...

Love that rainbow quilt! How fun to be in Las Vegas for the Superbowl and get to see Carol too!!! Those seam rippers are awesome. And how about those Chiefs! Yay!!! So glad to see them pull it off! Thanks for sharing, Carla!

Danice G said...

Amazing quilt and seam rippers! So glad you got to visit with Carol too. It is something that it was cold in Vegas. Having never been there, I assumed they always have warm weather.

Kathleen said...

That is a beautiful quilt and fun that it went to Vegas for the super bowl trip. Glad for you the Chiefs one, but grew up an Eagles fan so I did root for them!

Brenda @ Songbird Designs said...

Love your quilt! Love ALL the colors of the rainbow and those in between! LOL I know you had fun with Carol making those seam rippers. Sounds like a really good time! I'm a college football fan, so didn't have a dog in that superbowl hunt! LOL and ROLL TIDE!

Denise @fortheloveofgeese said...

I wondered where you were and if you were dancing in the streets, lol. Love your post.

KarlaB said...

Beautiful quilt! Your Vegas trip looked like a great time!

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Your quilt is lovely. I am especially intrigued with making your own seam ripper handle~ very sweet!!

Charlene McCain said...

Sew sweet! Your rainbow quilt is beautiful! Good thing you had it in Vegas! You did a great job on your seam ripper.

Karrin Hurd said...

Love the rainbow quilt! What a great opportunity to make a seam ripper! I just broke one of mine! I could have used that quilt a couple of weeks ago in New Mexico, I was freezing!

Carol S. said...

I can't believe we didn't take that quilt out for a photo shoot. Guess we were too busy having fun! I'm looking forward to a good time with you again. I love the gray background and bright colors! Minky on the back and your beautiful quilting...sweet!!

Susan said...

Congratulations to the Chiefs! It sounds like you had a great time, all the way around. I love traditions. Your quilt is beautiful, and the border is fabulous!

Melisa- pinkernpunkinquilting said...

Rainbow Wild Star is spectacular and love the quilting in this piece. Beautiful job.

Sharon said...

Women and power tools, a little football, and a lovely quilt! Thanks for sharing all of the sweetness.

LJ said...

Vegas - cold - yikes! What a cute, sweet quilt to have along. The seam rippers are gorgeous. I know you had a wonderful time with Carol.

Quilting Gail said...

Love your scrappy star!

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

Well, both the seam ripper and the quilt are super sweet!!! You've learned a great new skill there! xx

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

Sounds like a very fun adventure!!
Love that rainbow quilt - its just gorgeous!!!

Needled Mom said...

I loved watching your progress on the Star quilt and it turned out beautifully. Your Vegas trip sounds like so much fun and your seam rippers are gorgeous. Sounds like so much fun.

Leah said...

Lots of sweetness going on! and yes you can be sweet on seam rippers. I bought one at quilt con a few years ago similar to the ones you made, It is fantastic! I would be cool to make one for sure.