Thursday, September 1, 2022


I keep a spreadsheet of all my quilting projects so I can keep track of where they are, when I finished them, etc, but Insignia predated all that, and I have no idea how old this quilt top is! I barely remembered what it looked like, so when I pulled it out of the pile to finish it, it looked ... well, like all the colors of the rainbow dumped into a quilt. It is bright.

The pattern is Alternative by Alison Glass, and the fabric I used is a combination of Insignia (hence the name of the quilt) and some fabrics from her other lines. It's a big mish-mash of colors, but for some reason it works.

I had a really hard time figuring out how to quilt this, which is part of the reason it stayed on the shelves for years. But I realized I was never going to come up with something without forcing myself to, so I loaded it and then just drew out a design. I used a combination of plume feathers and a geometric design in the blocks, and tied it together by using one of my favorite designs in long strips: just straight lines.

I used to be possessed by the need to quilt every quilt to death, but in the last few years I've definitely felt that weight lift and now I let the quilt tell me whether it wants to be simple or intricate. This quilt chose something in-between, and I'm very happy with how it looks.

When I look at this quilt, it's just so bright that it raises my spirits! I'm thrilled to have finished this "oldie" and I'm excited to quilt more of them in the months to come.


Linking up with My Quilt Infatuation.


  1. This is another beautiful quilt! I look forward to seeing your quilts and the quilting.

  2. Definitely a mood lifting quilt with all that glorious color! Your quilting is gorgeous, as always!

  3. The colors work so very well together, it's bright and happy. And I love how you can bring a design to life with your quilting. The movement that the quilting creates is grounded by the straight lines and I love how it shows the design on the back of the quilt, too!

  4. Really cool layout. The quilting is amazing!

  5. I love your every color of the rainbow (and then some!) quilt!! I think the quilting is perfect. It has great movement.

  6. Hi Liz, your quilting and quilt is absolutely stunning! I hope that you'll consider linking up to Free Motion Mavericks. Have a great week.

  7. I think that quilt might be the most beautiful thing I've ever seen. I absolutely love the colors and your quilting just takes it over the top! WOW!


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