Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Rainbow Quilt finished!

Last posted about here.

I actually finished the quilting about a month ago, but then it sat around while I procrastinated on trimming the edges and then deciding on and making the binding.  I considered several binding options, but never really liked any of them enough to do anything.

And then we went on vacation to California for 9 days (including three days of driving), and the quilt got pushed aside in the preparations.  When we got back I wanted to finish it up fast so I could get on to the next quilt(s)!  Since our house is still on the market I try not to have more than a couple of projects going at once so they're easy to make look presentable should there be a showing.

Anyway, I dug around in my stash and found this perfect stripey fabric that matches the back so well!  But in my excitement I didn't calculate the binding correctly and was short about 10 inches.  So, in following with the rest of the quilt too-short-add-something-else form, I added a little piece of scrap binding I had.

Well anyway, I finished the quilt a week ago and it took until yesterday to remember to photograph it.

The finished quilt measures 58" x 72".  You can see the mis-matched binding bit on the right.

The back really shows off the quilting--I did straight lines in the sashing with my walking foot and free-motion spirals in the blocks.

Used my new fabric pen for the label--I got a Pentel Gel Roller for Fabric and it works great.

The block that started it all.

Close up of other blocks.

A better look at the binding.

Happy to have my second quilt of the year finished!

Still not sure what to do with this quilt.  I've been thinking of donating it, or giving it away to someone, or just keeping it on the couch....until I decide it will continue keeping the chair in the corner warm.


  1. I've been wanting to try this technique, and it's so great to see it repeated in different colors. This is beautiful.

  2. I love it when the backs of quilts look just as beautiful as the fronts.

    Does the fabric marker that you used for the label hold up well to being washed?

  3. I love how each block looks like a different rose type flower!