Well, we were finally able to take those photos of my finished my Rainbow Quilt yesterday. I am so, so glad I waited until we were at one of our most favorite places -- Allegany State Park. As a family we have made so many memories running around this forest, playing in the waters, and teaching our children about the natural world. It was perfect!
This quilt is really long! Once I measure it, I'll add that here for those of you who still might make one of your own and may be curious. You can find all the instruction for this quilt-along here, I had decided to join in pretty late in the game, but wanted to change up the block design a bit. Rather than sticking with square, rectangle, triangle scrap pieces to fill in each colored block, I had a mandala theme in mind. I started with a center piece or theme for each block and simply cut my scraps by hand or with my Go! Baby fabric cutter, to create a colorful design within each of my blocks. I am really happy with how it turned out!
When it came time for quilting, I took advantage of the many built-in stitches my new Janome has. This is one of my favorites!
To see all of these blocks finally come together to create a finished quilt that I can share with my family and show all of you feels really, really good!
The rainbow of colors in this quilt are so beautiful! The back is finished and also bound with some of my favorite Riley Blake Chevrons from Pink Castle Fabrics and this rainbow bunting Michael Miller print from Cotton Blossom Farm.
I remember mentioning that this quilt was a long time in the making in my last post -- almost a year from start to finish, but well worth the wait and work! If you click here you can look back through and see the previous posts on the makings of this quilt. I might just have to do that myself!
I hope you all had a special weekend! ♥ Maureen