I finished my rainbow around-the-world quilt this morning and handed it off to its intended recipient. About midway through, I was quite concerned that the color scheme was just not going to work, but in the end, I think it came together nicely.
The initial inspiration for the quilt came from two quilts by Blue Elephant Stitches, this one and this one. I ended up doing a 7×7 block and followed the instructions here. I did run into some trouble by using a block with an odd number of squares. I had to re-iron some seams, among other things. Otherwise, it’s a simple and effective technique for an around-the-world quilt.
Patchwork: I obviously used quite a variety of fabrics for the patchwork quilt. Below is a list of some of the fabrics and fabric lines I used.
Brambleberry Ridge by Violet Craft
Wee Wander by Sarah Jane
Littlest by AGF Studio
Morning Walk by Leah Duncan
Meadow by Leah Duncan
Saltwater by Natalie Lymer
Hello Bear by Bonnie Christie
Dots by Riley Blake Designs
Dots by Michael Miller In House Designer
Color Weave by P & B Textiles
Briar Rose by Heather Ross
Calico by Dear Stella
Catnap by Lizzie House
Indian Summer by Sarah Watson
Doe by Carolyn Friedlander
This is the second time I’ve used this batting, and I like it a lot. It has a bit more loft than their lightest weight cotton batting and nice drape. It is not “all natural,” but that doesn’t bother me much. It is also a little on the expensive side.
Piecing, machine and hand sewing of binding, and quilting: Aurifil Mako 50 in White 2024
All in all, this was an enjoyable project, and I’m excited to move on to the next. I’m leaning towards making a very large quilt for us to sit outside on. Briony is a real hazard these days in terms of trying to eat grass, dirt and rocks. She might stay on a large quilt for a few minutes, right?