Ashley's Rainbow Quilt
Just in time for end of the month accounting I’ve finished a project! The King Sized Rainbow Quilt is officially done except for the label. But I’m counting it for this month and I know I’ll have the label done by May 20 because that’s when I deliver it to Ashley and James. As the newest member of our family I wanted Ashley to have this quilt as her own and that’s why it’s called Ashley’s Rainbow.
Get the Rainbow Quilt Pattern here.
This quilt is HUGE but it came together pretty quickly. The quilting was fast and the binding is done all by machine. I expect this quilt to be a “blanket” for them so I’m not at all concerned about a machine stitched binding. For the quilting I did ruler work but I used a 6” circle ruler and traveled quickly across the rows in a continuous curves path. Just Google continuous curves longarm quilting and you’ll find lots of tutorials to see what I’m talking about.
For the border I did some CC in the triangles using a couple of different ovals and I did straight line chevrons in the black areas ¾” apart. The thread is Rainbows on top and So Fine in the bottom.
I’m really happy about the back. I had dyed this back for another project but it didn’t work out. It’s been waiting for a home for a long time and was just barely big enough for this quilt.
I took the time to center it and you can tell by the quilting motifs that I got it pretty darned close to perfect. I have a lap quilt version and a baby quilt version of this pattern left to quilt…someday.
Get the Centering a Quilt back on the Longarm tutorial here.
3/30/2017 12:18:11 pm
A very beautiful and colourful quilt!
3/30/2017 01:29:00 pm
3/30/2017 01:44:31 pm
Congratulations on getting the quilt done! It turned out beautiful and the back is very cool too! Excellent job! I am pushing to get one more UFO done for the month.
3/30/2017 05:06:21 pm
Lovely on both sides!
3/30/2017 05:58:43 pm
Very striking quilt! The back is terrific. Nice choice of quilt motifs.
3/30/2017 07:46:33 pm
a very happy quilt - love all those colors
3/30/2017 08:36:18 pm
I'm pretty darn impressed - the quilt is gorgeous, the quilting suits it well, and centering that backing really impresses me!!!
3/31/2017 08:25:20 am
i love the back of this. of course, i love the front, too. i like your quilting on it....might have to 'borrow' that idea. haha thanks
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.