a rainbow world quilt – finished

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


Quilter’s Dream Orient

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?

2 thoughts on “a rainbow world quilt – finished

  1. Rosa

    What a beautiful quilt! You have such a talent for this kind of meticulous work and an eye for color and pattern.

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