EASY Rainbow Birthday Quilt!

Mar 17, 2020

Hello! Happy Tuesday! How are you all finding yourself this week?? Is the self quarantine and social distancing due to the coronavirus pandemic greatly affecting your lives? I know its all over the media and news so I wont spend more time on it the necessary... Let's get to some happiness!

This week brings my middle daughters 8th birthday! She is lover of all things rainbow and unicorns and although I have made her multiple quilts over the years, she is always asking when I'll make another one! LOL

This beautifully simple Rainbow Quilt is a FREE pattern from Woodberry Way that I have had my eye on for quite some time.

My Fabric Pull

I used a mix of Riley Blake Designs solids (Confetti Cottons) and their Blossom basics for the top, binding, and backing! They are ridiculously soft and quilt up sooooo nicely!

Below is an image that includes the shade names of the Confetti Cotton solids and Blossom Basics used in my version. You will need to view the fabric requirements from the tutorial to see how much you need for this twin size version. (Not shown: 108" wide back quilt backing fabric from Riley Blake in Blossom Peacock).

The Finished Quilt

My good friend Megan allowed me to quilt this at her home on her Longarm machine (Handiquilter Sweet Sixteen). I can't remember the name of the pantographed we used (sorry!) but it was hand guided and my first time trying that particular design. I am not 100% happy with my first two rows, BUT once washed and dried my mistakes are a lot less noticeable!

The widleback I used had enough leftover to make an 18 foot long roll of 2.5" wide quilt binding. At first, I wasn't sure wether I'd bind it in the same fabric that was used as baking or not. I typically like contrasting binding. But, I felt like it was a good use of the leftover fabric and matched the quilt too well not to use it.

The crinkle on this one is sooo good!

Final Thoughts

If you're wanting to make a fast quilt this top can be finished in one day easily! It's not a long term project at all, and if you're wanting the extra softness and drape please consider using Riley Blake Designs solids and basics - they are unbelieving soft and easy to work with.

I had issues getting a full shot of this Rainbow Quilt since it is Twin size and I was working alone, so here's the best I could do to let you see all the colors!.... Enjoy :)

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