This weekend I finished my Strip Pieced Rainbow Quilt, which only took me about 3-1/2 years! It all started with challenge blocks made by my quilting group. Then it took me over a year to decide whether to make one larger quilt or a couple of smaller quilts. I decided to use fleece as the batting and the backing to make it a cozy quilt, and I bought the fleece just after I sewed all the blocks together. And then it sat as I made quilts for both my daughters in the meantime...
...until my quilting group met in a church basement over a month ago, with large tables available to pin quilt sandwiches together. Yay, I don't have to do this on my hardwood floors! My knees and back were happy.
I quilted it myself on my sewing machine with my walking foot, first along the grid lines of the pieced blocks, which are 6" square. I thought it still needed a little more stitching, so I stitched across each block on the diagonal seam line that was closest to the centre. I did this in diagonal rows, meandering from one block to the next. I like the asymmetry of this look.
I followed this tutorial for how to fold over the edges and mitre the corners. It was very easy to follow, and worked well!
And this one's a keeper now. It's already found a place for snuggling and cuddling in my living room.