Scrappy Happy Rainbow Quilt - FINISH




Ta-da! My 'Scrappy Happy Rainbow Quilt' is finished and I am so very happy with how it turned out. This project began brewing in my mind a few years ago as a good way to use up A LOT of scraps from my fabric tubs. Once I'd divided them up into colour groups, putting it all together was pretty easy.



I took this project quite slowly and decided to sew up colour blocks weekly. Some colour blocks only took a couple of hours to sew together, though some have a lot more pieces and extend out to two rows. These took a little longer, but honestly, not THAT long. It's totally do-able and a great way to make some sewing time each week.



#SHRQuilt

Links to previous SHRQuilt posts:



Other than that gorgeous black and white stripe binding which I bought a little while ago from Connecting Threads; and the backing which was on sale for about $3/m from Ikea, this whole quilt was made from scraps of old projects. Glow in the dark Star Wars fabric is happily sewn in beside delicate floral Japanese lawn prints. It's crazy how happy this makes me.

I used the white cotton thread from Connecting Threads, which my machine absolutely loved! Sometimes, when I use the more expensive cotton thread, it snaps and snags a lot, but this stuff is so much cheaper and worked with my machine happily. A wonderful partnership indeed.

If you've never tried the cotton thread from Connecting Threads, here's the shop link to the cotton thread I use.




The quilt is perfect for a double bed and even though my daughter thinks she might like this quilt for herself, I'm going to give it to one of her friends for her upcoming birthday.

I know that her mother likes 'handmade things' so I know that it will be appreciated and loved. That's the best thing when you give a handmade gift - knowing that it will be used and loved.




18 comments

  1. What a pretty quilt. The friend will love it. Now you may have to make another one for yuor daughter, lol.

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    1. Hah! I know, right? It's a good thing that I seem to have an unlimited supply of scrap fabric :)

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  2. Lovely quilt! It's been lovely to watch you make this xAli

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    1. Thanks Ali. It was fun to make and I really enjoyed finding a useful way to use up fabric scraps.

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  3. A wonderful scrappy happy rainbow quilt! I do like how you have set these blocks, different but interesting!

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    1. Thanks Linda. It was fun to make and probably as improvisational as I'll ever get.

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  4. the quilt has worked out so gorgeous.... really happy and pretty...
    Hugz

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    1. Thanks Fiona. It was fun to make and certainly brightens up a bed.

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  5. What a beautiful quilt! Love how you put all the same colour fabrics together into blocks, then sewed them all together into this delicious looking quilt!

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    1. Thank you! I'm pleased with how it turned out and I'm glad that the same/same colors don't clash with each other too much.

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  6. This is a fabulous use of scraps. Someone is going to be very lucky on their birthday. x

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  7. Turned out beautiful!! That is one lucky girl to get this!

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