Another Rainbow Quilt

Jul 20, 2020

I have yet another rainbow quilt to share with you! If you follow me on instagram (@amistabaker) you'll have seen this a few weeks back. I've been slow to get it on the blog because I'm pretty busy at the moment with non-quilty things.

This quilt uses 9 half yards of fabric for the top - that's it! Just pick 9 half yards in rainbow shades.... no background, sashing or borders. Its a great stash buster and incredibly fast and LARGE finish.C

I used all Riley Blake Designs basics for the top and binding. In order from top to bottom the rainbow PIN DOT shades are: Cayenne, Orange, Mustard, Treetop, Lime Denim, Peacock, Purple and Lavender. The binding (shown below) is a ⅛" inch black and white stripe, also from RBD.

Want to make one? 

Simply cut your 9 half yards in half length wise (into two 9" x WOF strips) then piece together on the short ends so you now have one very long strip of each color. Match up the center seams and sew your rows together in rainbow order. You'll need 2.5 yards of widleback, and ¾ yard for binding.

Trim your outer edges so the quilt is squared (or to the size you prefer). Mine ended up being 76" x 82" which is pretty big, I definitely could have trimmed it to be 76" square but decided to leave as-is and trim off as little as possible.

I chose a sateen backing from Tula Pink for FreeSpirit for this quilt. Its ridiculously soft and silky.. but just a warning... it frayed ALOT on the edges during the long-arm process and again when I trimmed it to put on the binding.

The long-arm quilting was done by my friend Megan (@sewcial_misfit) and I really love the way it turned out, especially after being washed and dried. A crinkly quilt is one of my all time favorite things!

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