The Rainbow Collection
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In Full Bloom
Level of difficulty: 4**** | Finished size: 49” x 49” | Foundation papers available: Yes | Technique: paper piecing
You will fall in love with this beauty.
"In Full Bloom" is one of our favorites for this year. She has a stunning center and the spectacular border is breathtaking, the flower petals in the border are appliquéd and the little flower hearts are made with fabric buttons which gives this beauty a spectacular 3D effect.
Lynda Jackson worked her magic on the fabulous quilt work in Bloom
Level of difficulty: 4****| Finished size: 70” x 70” | Foundation papers available: Yes | Technique: paper piecing
"Hexavaganza" is a beautiful wall hanging and she has something festive about it. She is made in a beautiful choice of Jacquelines Fabric Collections she designed for Anthology Fabrics. She is a joy for the eye.
Hexa is stunningly quilted by Lynda Jackson
Level of difficulty: 5***** | Finished size: 78” x 78” | Foundation papers available: Yes | Technique: paper piecing |
In every collection in recent years we always try to make 2 designs in our favorite rainbow collection. "Festival" was the first and "Color Dance" is our second quilt in these beautiful popular colors.
"Color Dance" speaks for itself with the dancing movements and the amazing flowing curves that surround her. Our signature stripes of fabric are subtly incorporated into the star and the ends of the spiked swirls.
The nice ends of the swinging parts make it a beautiful picture and a jewel to put on the wall or to enlarge her a little to make it a bed quilt.
Lynda Jackson of Capricorn quilting (http://www.capricornquilting.co.uk/) took care of the gorgeous quilt work.
Level of difficulty: 4**** | Finished size: 45” x 45” | Foundation papers available: Yes | Technique: paper piecing |
This delightful design in the beautiful colors of the rainbow is truly stunning.
The design is simple: a beautiful central star framed in the middle by a circle of spikes. Then the exquisite white fabric which is perfect for great quilting work. This beautiful central part is again framed by a graceful border of spikes in the great colors of the rainbow.
A fabulous background fabric complements the design with its beautiful colors.
The edges are kept simple to accentuate the beautiful center.
The stunning quilt work has been done by Cindy Glancy of Dancing Thread Long-Arm Quilting. She did an amazing job with this beauty.
Level of difficulty: 3*** | Finished size: 38” x 38” | Foundation papers available: Yes | Technique: paper piecing |
We call her "Happiness 2.0" the re-design of the original "Happiness". This is the perfect beginners quilt. This lovely design features 13 techniques Jacqueline uses in all her designs. It's a beautiful small wall hanging and she's beautiful in the colors of the Rainbow Collection.
To inspire you, Jacqueline has made another 8 beautiful variations on this design. Each quilt is beautiful in its own way. Click on the "Happiness" button to go to this page and you will be pleasantly surprised.
This lovely quilt has been beautifully quilted by Cindy Glancy of Dancing Threads Long-Arm Quilting.
Level of difficulty: 5***** | Finished size: 60” x 60” | Foundation papers available: Yes | Technique: paper piecing |
Every year we choose a beautiful 'old' design to put in the spotlights again. This year we have chosen for "Bloomingtale", a beautiful design that is already made in different color variations but never in the beautiful vivid colors of the Rainbow Collection.
The result is really beautiful. The bright colors bring the design to life and is a dream for every quilter.
It's a 5 star design so if you like a challenge it's worth it!
Lynda Jackson of Capricorn Quilting (Sheffield, UK) has also beautifully quilted this design.
Level of difficulty: 5***** | Finished size: 71” x 71” | Foundation papers available: Yes | Technique: paper piecing |
I guess it's no surprise how we got the name for "Amazing Grey". Jacqueline was working on the design of this quilt and found that black as background fabric did not really fit this design. And more white would be too much. So why not grey? That turned out to be a bull's-eye. The grey complemented the Rainbow colours beautifully and gave this design a very special look.
And it's something completely different ;)
To quilt this design Jacqueline asked Becky Andreasen who quilted this quilt in a really beautiful way.
Level of difficulty: 4**** | Finished size: 74” x 74” | Foundation papers available: Yes | Technique: paper piecing | 2018
Nine Lone Stars, sixteen beautiful corner parts, and Jacqueline's black and white signature fabric in this breathtaking new design.
The quilt is finished with the gorgeous striped sashing.
There are many ways to design a Lone Star and Jacqueline decided to do it like this. We have created a number of tutorials on the technique Jacqueline uses. You can find them here.
The stunning colors of the rainbow collection are perfect for this beauty.
And have you noticed the beautiful quilt work by Cindy Glancy? It's gorgeous! I love the way she added the feathers all around this quilt.
Level of difficulty: 4**** | Finished size: 73.5 x 73.5” | Foundation papers available: Yes | Technique: paper piecing | 2018
A trip to Bali inspired Jacqueline to design this fabulous quilt. We went on an island excursion and passed so many stunning views. And somewhere along the tour we passed a beautiful display which was the example for this design.
In the amazing quilt Jacqueline uses her favorite Rainbow collection with a little more pizazz from some additional colors. The result is breathtaking.
The traditional Lone Star is the heart of this design (We have created a number of tutorials on the technique Jacqueline uses. You can find them here) complimented with a circle of spikes in the same colors. Topped with Lone Star points in the beautiful rainbow colors this quilts needs nothing more than a vibrant border of brilliant spikes.
And with one of the new striped fabrics, red this time, this beauty is ready for your wall.
Cindy Glancy, a very talented long arm quilter, took care of the quilting which is absolutely gorgeous.
Picnic & Lemonade
Level of difficulty: 2** | Finished size Table runner: 75” x 17 ½ ”; Placemats: 20" x 13 ¼" | Foundation papers available: Yes | Technique: paper piecing | 2018
For the absolute beginner or for you, when you're in between projects: A gorgeous set of table runner and placemats.
If you're new to paper piecing this will be the perfect start to begin with. Easy spikes, lots of repetition and you will have a beautiful result in no time.
In the pattern you'll find both of the sets: Picnic, in the beautiful rainbow colors and Lemonade, a lovely set of placemats and table runner with a Summer feel. Made in the beautiful batiks of Jacqueline's own batik line by Anthology Fabrics. And with the new orange stripe as an eyecatcher.
Level of difficulty: 5***** | Finished size: 75” x 75” | Foundation papers available: Yes | Technique: paper piecing | 2017
Here she is: Imagine.
Jacqueline designed this quilt early this year. It was a nice project. It was her wish to design a quilt with lots of flying geese. And while she was sewing on it, the whole project came together and it was flowing naturally.
The gorgeous center star is one of her favorites and with that she started. The first flying geese circle was quickly made and the pretty small stars were a perfect size to fit precisely between the two flying geese circles.
White batik for the inner circle and black for the outside and the borders. The beautiful corner parts as finishing touches complimented by her black-and-white signature fabrics completes this fabulous design.
Cindy Glancy has worked her magic with the stunning quilting.
Level of difficulty: 5***** | Finished size: 75” x 75” | Foundation papers available: Yes | Technique: paper piecing | 2017
Here is WOW, a.k.a. Black Magic. A stunning design in the fabulous Rainbow Colors.
Breathtaking beautiful with eight magical stars around the spectacular designed center piece. The center star is just phenomenal. A brand new designed star folded like origami.
The spectacular little stars were quickly designed and as you can see, amazingly beautiful. Up to the next part, the marvelous center piece. Let's call this fabulous star.. Yes, how do we name this eye-catcher of a star?
Jacqueline finished the whole center piece. Adding the beautiful spike borders, the black-and-white striped fabric as a finishing touch and a new design is ready.
It is one of our favorite designs of this years collection.
Level of difficulty: 5***** | Finished size: 70” x 70” | Foundation papers available: Yes | Technique: paper piecing | 2016
A fabulous quilt of Jacqueline in the bright and colorful Rainbow colors. Inspired by Art Deco, this design is a stunning wall hanging and could easily enlarged to a bed quilt.
It took Jacqueline a while to have the perfect colors for this quilt. There was the design and JJ wants to make this in another color scheme. However, it doesn't work. It was just not that what makes this design special and attractive.
Finally JJ decided to choose for the Rainbow colors. And not a bad choice at all!
It's a beautiful 5* pattern. A challenge, but so worth the effort!
The quilt work is stunningly done by Cindy Glancy, and Carolyn Bradley did the binding for Jacqueline.
Level of difficulty: 6****** | Finished size: 74” x 74” | Foundation papers available: Yes | Technique: paper piecing | 2016
In 2013 Jacqueline won the first place pieced in the Hoffman Challenge with the stunning design "Celtic Fantasy"
Since then, Jacqueline received lot of requests for that quilt.
And this year your wildest dream come true: "Infinity", a 6* design for the intermediate quilter. My dear friend Cheryl Harris took care of the binding of this beautiful design.
The gorgeous quilt work is done by Tammy Murphy - colourmequilted.ca, from Uxbridge, Canada.
A little update on pattern part C will follow soon.
Level of difficulty: 3*** | Finished size: 45” x 45” | Foundation papers available: Yes | Technique: paper piecing
This gorgeous wall hanging is the only "Rainbow Quilt" for this season. But it's a lovely one. The stars, spikes, the flying geese border and the sashings in Jacqueline signature striped fabric, making this design into a wonderful and fabulous quilt.
The stunning quilting is done by Tammy Murphy - colormequilted.ca. Just look at those feathers..
Circle of Life
Level of difficulty: 4**** | Finished size: 65” x 65” | Foundation papers available: Yes | Technique: paper piecing
Circle of Life is the pattern that made us famous all over the world!
This pattern has been made by so many quilters in the world and entered into local, State and Nation wide shows and contests and a lot of those quilts actually won prizes!
The traditional lone star (We have created a number of tutorials on the technique Jacqueline uses. You can find them here) made in bright, sparkling and up-to-date colors that flow fluent into each other, the pyramid pieced checkerboard border in the vibrant colors keeps catching your eye and is a jewel on your wall!
Level of difficulty: 6 ****** | Finished size 53” x 53” | Foundation papers available: Yes | Technique: paper piecing
"Enchanting Stars", formerly the Colorful Quilt.
Enchanting Stars is a real eye catcher on your wall. The bright colors compliment the black fabrics And as you probably know I love my black and white stripe in my designs and we think that small black and white stripe add something to this design to make it even more spectacular. While I was making this stunning quilt, I've made a lot of "making of" pictures.
We do not show you how to paper piece, but we show you all different techniques how to assemble this beauty yourself.
Let enchant yourself with this wonderful quilt.....
Brilliant Beauties of Joy
Level of difficulty: 4**** | Finished size 80” x 80” | Foundation papers available: Yes | Technique: paper piecing
Brilliant Beauties of Joy is the evolution of the original pattern “Joy”. The pattern that made the start of Be Colourful as Pattern Company. In 2003, when I had a burn out, I was working on a special design with lots of colors and the famous multi sunflower fabric from Hoffman California. When the quilt was finished our father insisted on entering the Open European Quilt Championship, as he was sure that this quilt was so special and unique.
Finally, I agreed and sent the quilt to the OEQC organization. Guess what? I won the Color Trophy that year. And when the quilt was displayed there, people started to ask: “Is there a pattern available??” And this is where it all started!
While the original (and very popular) pattern, where you have to trace all the pattern parts, is still available, Jacqueline had the idea to release the pattern again, but in a “full service” issue: The quilts has become slightly larger, all the pre-printed foundation papers comes with the pattern, the “Paint by number” technique for all the foundation points and the rainbow border and detailed fabric and cutting instructions. So she made new drawings and made the quilt again, now with a black background, as the original sunflower fabric is so hard to find.
Bright Star - Black or White
Level of difficulty: 3*** | Finished size: 45" x 45" | Foundation papers available: Yes | Technique: paper piecing
We know you love "Circle of Life", but we also know that "Circle of Life" could be a challenge.. maybe just one step too far for you at this moment.
I designed this small wall hanging for you, just to try something different. We have created a number of tutorials on the technique Jacqueline uses. You can find them here. If you follow the step by step and the paint by number instructions you will see how fast and beautiful your "Bright Star" will be. I'll show you this beautiful small wall hanging in two different background colors. The black version is my favorite but I love the stunning white "Bright Star" as well, because you can see how beautiful the quilting shows up in that gorgeous white fabric…. Hmm, what would you choose?
Level of difficulty: 5***** | Finished size 64” x 64” | Foundation papers available: Yes | Technique: paper piecing
Midnight Stars, formerly Surprisingly Red;
Surprisingly Red is one of the patterns that is on the market since the start of BeColourful. We have made this quilt in first instance in light blue pastels, rose fabrics and warm reds and they are brought together in perfect harmony in this stunning quilt pattern.
But the fabrics that we chose for the original quilt are not available anymore and the search for alternative fabrics is for a lot of quilters almost a mission impossible.
We decided that…. as this design is so attractive and appealing to a lot of quilters, to re-draw and re-write the entire pattern to live up to your expectations. We also add a beautiful circle with flying geese to it and even the quilt is made again with the 24 colors embedded in black… we are sure that these 24 bright colors are widely available and you don’t have to be afraid that the fabrics will be discontinued, and if it does, there is always a good substitute available!
Level of difficulty: 3 *** | Finished size 59” x 59” | Foundation papers available: Yes | Technique: paper piecing
Are you in for something different?
This is…. I think, a real beauty to make. The challenging curves looks so difficult… don’t you think…..?
Well, I can tell you that with the easy to follow instructions and schedules these curves are so easy to do. And the final result will be a stunning quilt hanging on a beautiful spot in your house.
I choose 16 of my 24 favorite batiks and add 8 different black fabrics to it. You start on the outside with the flying geese borders and go in to the quilt to make the spiked circle around the beautiful center star. After that you make all the other stars which are sparkling in the flying geese circles. We finish this gorgeous design with a spiked border.
Are you in for something different …….
Stars of Light
Level of difficulty: 4**** | Finished size 75" x 75" | Foundation Papers available: Yes | Technique: paper piecing
If you take a close look to "Stars of Light" and "Wheel of Fortune" you recognize the star circles and the piano border parts. And indeed it is almost the same pattern and the same size. I have made two different versions of this beautiful pattern. That is also the reason why you find one quilt and two different centers in the pattern. You have two opportunities in the pattern and you can decide which quilt you want to make: "Wheel of Fortune" or "Stars of Light". That’s why you find two covers, two backsides, two fabric descriptions and two booklets in the pattern.
In "Stars of Light" I have used my favorite star: the Lone Star. But because this quilt is so nice I also have made another star in the same background pattern parts, I know not everybody love black and with these two different versions you can make your own stunning BeColourful quilt.
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