Friday, February 7, 2014

A Really Finished Rainbow Quilt

I'm officially calling this quilt done!  And I really think I mean it this time.  See, it's all bound and everything, that totally says done.

So the last time I thought it was done, I had only sewn the quilted top to the backing along all the seams.  It was then that I realized that all the blocks were warped from all that dense quilting, and that they bubbled in the center of each block.  I know that only I would ever be bothered by this, but I was really bothered.  

After hiding it away for a couple months, I busted it back out did some hand-quilting on each of the squares to attach the centers of the blocks to the backing and bound it in a bunch of black prints that I've been stashing away for just the right project.

I absolutely loved laying under this quilt and slowly adding all those little stitches.  There was a lot of just running stitches along the quilted lines, or following the pattern of the fabric, but there's also stars, x's, pluses, feathers and zigzags.  I may end up adding more when I'm bored and need something to keep my hands busy, and since the top has so much going on, I could probably fill it with stitches and it wouldn't look overdone. 

This quilt is going to get a bit more time on the couch before I run it through the wash.  I'm a little nervous about what shrinkage is going to do to this quilt, so I want to have some quality time just in case it spontaneously combusts in the dryer.

Linking up to Amanda Jean for Finish It Up Friday!


  1. It is beautiful! I love the color arrangement. I made a similar but smaller quilt--but was not brave enough to do that much quilting. It is still one of my favorite quilts--love using scraps and making something beautiful.

  2. Wow, wow, wow!!! I'd love to make a quilt just like this.... But I don't think I have enough different scrap fabrics... ����maybe I'll just put it on my Quilt and Sew board on Pinterest to admire now and again!!! Thanks for sharing!!

  3. The colors in this quilt are so vibrant!! It makes me smile. Great job.

  4. This turned out great, Mary! Always love some fun decorative stitching. Can't wait to see it in person!

  5. I adore it! Gorgeously made, beautiful colours!

  6. Beautiful quilt!! I absolutely love the colors and layout!!!

  7. Wow your quilt is bright and beautiful! I admire your hand-stitching. I hope it washes and dries fine for ya!


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