Modern Rainbow Blog Tour + a giveaway!!

Modern Rainbow 1

Oooooooooo I'm so excited to be on Becca Bryan's Modern Rainbow Blog Tour!!!


Are you ready for some fun today? Stick with me for a chance to win!!!

I met Becca at a Houston Modern Quilt Guild meeting. It did not take me long to realize that she is my people! We both have four kids, one boy and three girls; at the time we met, we both homeschooled our kiddos; and crazily enough, our oldest children are both named Cora!! Oh, and we both are crazy about God, quilting, and for the color TEAL!!! (Did I mention our irrational love for coffee in there, too??? Maybe I shouldn't admit all of our craziness!!!)


{Becca and me in front of her quilt called Huckleberry at QuiltCon}

At QuiltCon, we were roomies! We had a fabulous time together…and my goal was not to brag too much about how my hotel room had the best quilts in it…you know, the quilts from her new book, Modern Rainbow??? Those quilts! Okay, I may have bragged a little!

Becca's book, Modern Rainbow: 14 Imaginative Quilts That Play with Color is full of colorful inspiration, fabulous patterns, and a wonderful perspective on different aspects of quilting! 


{I love this pic of her signing her book!!!!!!}

I know you've seen a lot of her quilts from the book on the blog tour, but I'm going to share some of them again, because they are amazing!! 


Becca had four quilts hanging in the show at QuiltCon. This one (above) is called Flame. This is on my to-do list for sure! I used to be afraid of diamonds, but after reading the pattern, I'm empowered to make this quilt!


Isn't this fun with her standing with her Rainbow Remix quilt? I love the binding the best on this one. Love!!!


Her Ducks in a Row is one of my faves from the book!! (Have I said that I love all of them yet???) I adore how she stays true to her color loves. (TEAL!!!)


Speaking of color, I love what Becca said at her demo on Sunday at QuiltCon. She said that you may not be a fan of a certain color, but there may be a shade or tint that may speak to your soul within that hue (I'm totally paraphrasing here…forgive me!!). And that's where I started when I chose a project from her book to create!

Modern Rainbow 3

Actually, I asked Mr Gorgeous which project he would like to have, and he picked the Irish + quilt! Love!!! (disclaimer: I did give him three to choose from!!)

Modern Rainbow 2

Becca used the rainbow from the bottom to the top with lighter shades in between the darker pluses. Now, if you know me at all, you know that I have a little bit of an aversion to purple! (don't shoot me, please!!!) And I have a slight (HA!!) addiction to teal. So, using those two life-long struggles to my advantage on this project, I decided to be a bit subtle with my rainbow.

Here's my Irish +…

Modern Rainbow 7

If you look closely, you'll notice that I picked all teal fabrics that had a bit of the rainbow colors in them! I may have used teal for blue, and darker teal for indigo, but my purple is definitely in there with my Petal and Plume fabric!

Modern Rainbow 11

I soooo love this pattern. Becca is very clear with her instructions and her illustrations. It came together easily! Even with directional fabrics, it was awesome to keep the focus on the fabrics that I wanted to!

Modern Rainbow 14

I shared in yesterday's post that I'm pretty much a modern traditionalist in my quilting. This is one of the reasons I gravitated toward this pattern. Irish + is in the section called Modern Traditional Quilts. But I'm really encouraged to branch out into the other two sections: Modern Quilts & Improvisational and Liberated Quilts.

Modern Rainbow 17

And yes, there just happens to be sheep on my quilt…Surprise!!!!!

Modern Rainbow 19

One of my favorite things to do was the quilting!! I used a small meandering all the way around the darker pluses so that they would puff up after washing! I pretty much have not wanted to put this quilt down since I got it out of the dryer…which makes doing dishes a little awkward…just sayin'!

Modern Rainbow 22

So you just have to get this book!! It's beautiful, inspirational, and can make the person who hates purple actually sort out ALL of her fabrics and KEEP her purple stash close at hand!!! (yep, I do have a purple stash!!)

But wait…you could win one of Becca's books!! Stash Books is providing each of us with a book to giveaway to you!!! And international quilters can enter, too! Stash will send you an electronic copy of the book. It's beautiful…for sure!!

To enter, just leave me a comment here on this post. You can say anything you want…maybe your favorite color, or your least favorite color, or which quilt from Becca's book really speaks to your soul. Lots of options! Get to commenting!! I'll do a random generated number drawing to pick a winner on April 12th.


{My fuzzy selfie of Becca photobombing me!!! Outtakes!!}

Here are the other stops on the BLOG TOUR!! Check everyone out on their date. Sooooo inspirational…


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 
YOU ARE HERE——>March 27th  Sally Keller of Sally’s Angelworks
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
My next project from the book? Yep…this one!! (below)

Modern Rainbow 4

What are you going to make?



More about Sally Keller


  1. Reply

    This book looks great, love the previews I’ve been seeing…my fave color is yellow.

  2. Reply

    Fabulous blog. The colors are bright and beautiful, quilting grandiose. Thanks for sharing your love for quilting and for the partners in your passion.

  3. Reply

    Beautiful quilts and I love the rainbow mountains. I hadn’t liked the color orange much but once I started making orange quilts (my daughter’s favorite color), I have gotten to like it quite a bit.

  4. Reply

    This looks like a great book. I love your interpretation of of the plus pattern!

  5. Reply

    What a fun post and lucky you to be surrounded by all the rainbow quilts! Yours turned out lovely – I really like your ‘controlled’ rainbow – just beautiful!

  6. Reply

    On these last (we hope) winter days in Boston, these colorful quilts make me soooooo happy for spring to come and show it’s bright colors! Thanks for the chance to win this awesome book!

  7. Reply

    I love the color palette you chose on this fabulous quilt!!!! As always you do a wonderful job!!!

  8. Reply

    I have some Cotton and Steel fabric that has ++++ on it, and would be great to repeat in the pattern with +++. Thanks for the great review of book and class.

  9. Reply

    Thanks for the all the great info about the book. My current fav is aqua and least is white, I’m bored w/it.

  10. Reply

    I love the Irish + quilt, too! The colors you used in that were fabulous. So many possibilities. Thanks for the chance to win the book. It looks awesome.

  11. Reply

    Very nice Irish + quilt. I struggle with pastels. Almost everything I buy is very strong in color and pattern. I get around that a bit by using gray or white to tone it down. However, that leaves a whole host of hues by the wayside. However, if I start buying anything that could be considered beige I’ve asked my friends to intervene. Thinking beige is a color I’d ever use is crazy-talk! Thanks for sharing! notwendy gmail

  12. Reply

    What a vivacious review!!! Love the energy–must have been inspired by the full spectrum!

  13. Reply

    I love TEAL too! I seriously can’t get enough of it. The Irish+ quilt is the first one I want to make from this book and I have to say that I love how you did yours in teal but still managed to keep the rainbow in there. Very clever. Thanks for the chance to win!

  14. Reply

    HI,what a neat post! Thanks so much for sharing!

  15. Reply

    All the rainbow quilts speak to my soul. 🙂 I love Huckleberry, the quilting is fabulous!

  16. Reply

    Diamonds scare me too! But if this book makes you feel brave enough to try them, maybe it’ll help me too! 🙂

  17. Reply

    Beautiful job on the quilt-I love teal as well! I think I would make one as well-but either in the rainbow colors like the original or in greens (in Irish Chain quilt in greens for St. Party’s Day!)

  18. Reply

    I always have such grabby hands for the Huckleberry quilt!

  19. Reply

    I was super-surprised to realized I have at least three different sheep fabrics in my stash. Love your version of this quilt!

  20. Reply

    Sally – I like how you used this pattern and changed the rainbow colors to different shades of teal. I like teal, too and it turned out very pretty.

  21. Reply

    I love all the colors! Rainbow/ROYGBIV is my favorite quilting color scheme!

  22. Reply

    A rainbow quilt is on my short list– I am loving all the inspiration from this hop!

  23. Reply

    I love your take on the quilt patterns. I would love to make a similar one in shades of green! Thanks!

  24. Reply

    The book looks awesome! I am trying to love purple more:)
    My fav quilts are the hexie one, the plus quilt, and oh so many!!!!!

  25. Reply

    I like the ducks in a row quilt, too. But I also like PURPLE! 🙂

  26. Reply

    My favorite color is teal as well. Your Irish+-Quilt is so beautiful. It will definitely come on my to-do-list. Thank you so much for the chance to win a copy of this book.

  27. Reply

    I would love to make this quilt – love your ideas!

  28. Reply

    I love your plus quilt! The colors are so pretty and it’s a little different from other plus quilts I”ve seen.

  29. Reply

    Love your Irish quilt, but I might be biased, teal is my favorite color too.

  30. Reply

    I love all the quilts I’ve seen so far in the hop. Such pretty colors. The book looks great and I hope I win because I would try to make them all. Thanks for the giveaway.

  31. Reply

    Purple was not in my stash until I learned it is the favorite color of my only Granddaughter. Now I have many, many shades of purple and have discovered that it is a great neutral.

  32. Reply

    I love your take on the quilt – definitely a fun way to incorporate the “rainbow” aspect. I love all the colors, but sometimes I think less can be more.

  33. Reply

    All the quilts in the book are great. Love your quilt too!

  34. Reply

    Love the Flame Quilt! I like blues, teals and greens together!

  35. Reply

    I like blue

  36. Reply

    Your blog is a bubbly stop on the tour! I love your blogging style!

  37. Reply

    Love your take on Irish. My favorite color is also teal and probably my least favorite is yellow. I force myself to use it every once in a while because I love the rainbow. kathleendotlutzatcomcastdotnet

  38. Reply

    looks like a great book

  39. Reply

    Wow! So many beautiful quilts. I’d love to learn more about colour.

  40. Reply

    I like All of the quilts so far. I’m partial to plus quits and love your color combo.

  41. Reply

    These quilts are all just such an inspiration. It’s really impossible to pick a favorite. Thanks for the chance to look at them and to continue looking at them in a book.

  42. Reply

    Oh I love that quilt – I haven’t seen that one. I must get a copy of this book. Anyway my favourite colour is green and I am also quite partial to aquas as well

  43. Reply

    I like her Ducks in a Row. Today my favorite color is red.

  44. Reply

    My favorite color has always been blue. The books looks like a must for my library.

  45. Reply

    I like the Flame quilt. Favorite color is yellow.

  46. Reply

    I love Lucy in the Sky! Thanks for this beautiful, fun post!

  47. Reply

    love, love them all…especially the solid modern quilt 🙂

  48. Reply

    My all-time favorite color is purple and anyone who knows me well, knows it! My least favorite color is orange. This was my mom’s favorite and it upsets me that I don’t like it all! I do try to incorporate it into some projects just to remind me of her.

  49. Reply

    Beautiful quilts….favorite color is yellow…..

  50. Reply

    There are a few quilts in this book I want to make. The first one will have to be Rainbow Mountains. Thank you for the chance to win this book.

  51. Reply

    There are some wonderful quilts in this book. My favorite quilt color to work with is blue and my least favorite are orange and grey.I can’t get the hang of these two.

  52. Reply

    There is so much beautiful color play in this book, I can’t wait to give it a try.

  53. Reply

    I’m excited about this book! Red is my favorite color! Thanks for the chance to win.

  54. Reply

    I love all of Becca’s quilts…who could pick one?! I love all colors, every color, especially bright colors! Perhaps my favorite is lime green! I kind of want to get my hands on this book!

  55. Reply

    I think the name of my favorite quilt is Wavelength ~ the mountain looking one. It makes me think of mountains reflecting in a lake.
    I have to say that my least favorite color is purple, but I’m working through that and I’ve been using it lately.
    Thank you for the chance to win this fab book!

  56. Reply

    I must have been given your share of the love of purple and you got my share of a love of teal. That said, your quilt came out lovely!

  57. Reply

    I would love to make this quilt from the book.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  58. Reply

    i would love to make lucy in the sky. thanks for the giveaway.

  59. Reply

    This book looks fantastic. My favorite color is green.

  60. Reply

    I liked all of your work but Flame caught my fancy. I am partial to red and all the colors made the quilt pop.

  61. Reply

    Like I need another quilting book, but I will probably end up buying this one if not chosen to win it. Thanks for the inspirationa and opportunity.

  62. Reply

    Love that Lucy in the Sky quilt!

  63. Reply

    I love love love the ducks in a row quilt, thanks for a chance to win!

  64. Reply

    I love all the quilts pictured from the book! It’s been a long winter here in the Northeast…I especially love the dark/light play in Irish + and your version of it. Thanks for the chance.

  65. Reply

    I just love the whole rainbow thing – I just today organized all my reels of ribbons into a rainbow formation! This book is going on my wish list – I cannot choose a favorite color!

    Thx for the chance to win!

  66. Reply

    I love, love, love this book, and plan to buy it immediately if I don’t win! The backstory about your friendship was just too funny! My favorite colors are green and purple but I love teal too.

  67. Reply

    Love the quilts in this book. I have a hard time working with black.

  68. Reply

    I would love to make a quilt like yours. Teal is one of my favorites too!

  69. Reply

    I really can’t pick a favourite colour–I love them all. This book is perfect for someone like me who really needs to use all the colours.

  70. Reply

    I love your plus quilt- – it looks so perfect! This book looks like a must have 🙂

  71. Reply

    I love your post! The candid shots from QuiltCon are so fun, and I appreciate your backstory regarding your relationship with purple. 🙂

  72. Reply

    The Irish Plus quilt is my favorite!

  73. Reply

    I love Becca’s book! I can’t decide which to make first, but maybe “The Impossible Rainbow” or “Monstar” or “Flame” or “Scattered” or “Rainbow Remix” or … I just can’t decide!

  74. Reply

    Blue is my favorite color. Orange used to be my least favorite color — especially the muddy oranges. These days I’ve been finding pretty oranges and, surprisingly, enjoy putting orange in my quilts.

  75. Reply

    I seriously love all of the projects in Rebecca’s amazing book but I think Rainbow Remix is my favourite & the one I’d start with. It really looks to be one of those incredible books full of fantastic projects where you want to make EVERYTHING in it! Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

  76. Reply

    Color inspires me to create. Love all colors and fascinated by how combinations work to create mood, ideas and more. Thanks for the giveaway!

  77. Reply

    Rainbow is my favorite color! I love this book. Fingers crossed.

  78. Reply

    I just love all the pics of the two of you! So cute!! I also love all things rainbow, except orange is what I currently struggle with. Used to be green… guess it changes over time. I want to make all of these quilts!! Thanks.

  79. Reply

    This book looks like one that you make several projects from. The Flame quilt really calls to me and if I don’t win a copy of the book looks like I’ll have to buy it. You are not the only person out there who doesn’t like purple, I don’t either.

  80. Reply

    Your quilt is wonderful, I love the sheep fabric.

  81. Reply

    Favorite color(s) – blues and greens and any shade of blue/green. Funny story – one of my sisters and I were looking at a wall of fabric – both of us said “I like this one” and pointed at the exact same fabric! And we’re totally different in styles.

  82. Reply

    There are so many of these that I’d love to try. Great inspiration!

  83. Reply

    Are you serious?! Your teal/blue quilt is gorgeous! I still struggle with color gradation, this book could help me a lot. I am not crazy about orange but I will consider Beccas advice to consider a hue of that color. I am enjoying this blog tour!

  84. Reply

    I never could pick a favorite color! Rainbows it is for me! 💘

  85. Reply

    I love the quilt on the book cover! And you’ve done such a great job with the teal quilt you made. Right now my favorite color is a shade somewhere between pink and red with a mix of yellow. Kinda like a sunset!

  86. Reply

    love the quilts and patterns

  87. Reply

    Flame is the quilt that immediately appealed to me. Makes me want to pull out all the colors of the rainbow and “sew away”.

  88. Reply

    I love the book. Favorite colors – from the size of their groups in my stash I’d say red and blue.

  89. Reply

    Absolutely love the Huckleberry Quilt. Just stunning. On my quilty bucket list for sure.

  90. Reply

    I love all the quilts from her book that I’ve seen so far! It would be hard to decide which one to try first.

  91. Reply

    Love the Wave Length quilt but as I see more from this book, I’m thinking I’ll need to buy it! Thanks.

  92. Reply

    This looks like a book I need! I really love how you did that quilt in teals. It’s fabulous! Thanks for the chance to win the book.

  93. Reply

    I NEED this book for my library so I can more blue quilts.

  94. Reply

    Lovely book! My favorite color is yellow.

  95. Reply

    Very nice I am enjoying this blog hop….I hate orange i find it hard to work with other then on halloween….

  96. Reply

    I’m a sucker for anything rainbow so these all just makes my heart sing 🙂 Thank you for the chance to win.

  97. Reply

    I used to use mostly earth colors in the quilts I made but have branched out to brighter colors of reds, purples and teals in recent years.

  98. Reply

    Ooooh I LOVE your quilt, beautiful!

  99. Reply

    Love the book images I have seen so far and your teal quilt is amazing. I am loving the plus pattern and have a serious stash of teal, so might have to try my hand at it too!

  100. Reply

    The rainbow remix is awesome1

  101. Reply

    Love that Rainbow Remix quilt -s o lovely!!!

  102. Reply

    Sally, you’re such a wonderful person, I am so happy you got such a perfect roomie for QC! I’d say those are Godincidences you and Becca got there. 😉

  103. Reply

    Love the colors! My favorite colors are purple and green!

  104. Reply

    I love your Irish + …. then I saw the Lucy quilt! Oh my goodness. I am so excited.

  105. Reply

    Your quilt is gorgeous. Love the teal. Thanks for the chance to win.

  106. Reply

    What fun quilts. I thought my favorite color was purple until I organized my stash… Now I would say it must be aqua.

  107. Reply

    LUV them RAINBOW’s…..working on 3 right now!M

  108. Reply

    I really like the bright colors in these quilts. The quilt on the cover and Flame are my 2 favorite quilts in the book.

  109. Reply

    I love your “Finish” quilt, especially the colors you chose.

  110. Reply

    I love Ducks in a Row!
    Fave colour is green!

  111. Reply

    I would love to read this book!

  112. Reply

    My favorite color is blue. The quilts are lovely!

  113. Reply

    Hello! The quilts look amazing, and I’m keeping my fingers crossed!

  114. Reply

    I should love teal, after all I have a teal coloured kitchen, but hot fuschia pink is sort of my favourite colour at the moment. I think I’ve overdosed on teal in my last couple of quilts. My antidote was to go all Kaffe Fassett on my next project, no teal there!

  115. Reply

    I love your plus quilt! The little sheep fabric is adorable.

  116. Reply

    Love the Flame quilt. I tackled diamonds for the first time last year, would love another go at it.

  117. Reply

    Rainbow quilts are my favorite. My fav color is black though.

    satsukirebel AT gmail DOT com

  118. Reply

    My love purple and don’t really have a least favorite. I love all colors! And how colors are used on a quilt makes it even more wonderful!

  119. Reply

    I am so taken with rainbow quilts – the flow of colors really pleases my eye. I’ve got a batch of improv blocks I’ve been working on intermittently, and this book inspires me to get after it again. Thanks for showing another way to approach these great designs, too.


  120. Reply

    taht book looks amazing! I really would love to win one copy. My favorite thread at the moment is the Aurifil 50/3 thread. It’s fantastic for quilting.

  121. Reply

    Looks like a great book!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *