Evening in the Garden Quilts

Adventures in Fabric Art

And Another Rainbow Finish


I finished this slightly different quilt a few days ago.

I started this several weeks ago as a regular rainbow, but…it didn’t gather! I don’t have a picture, but it was not going to make it into a rainbow. I considered taking the strips apart and resewing it, but with 1.5″ strips of mostly Kona, I thought that would be a mess. More than once I considered wadding it up for the trash.

Finally, I cut it into wedges, and with some white strips, I paper pieced it to a newspaper pattern. Then I added facings to both edges, so that I could machine applique the rainbow to the background with a blind stitch. That worked well. I hadn’t been happy with satin stitching the raw edges that I did before.

I love the backing. It’s a piece of Cotton and Steel.

Yuri checked it out and approves.

Take care.

Author: Valerie

I'm Valerie, also known as Scooquilt. I am passionate about fabric and quilting. My quilts are colorful and modern, but grounded in traditional blocks. My degrees are in Fine Arts and Education. I'm retired from teaching and trying to quilt daily. Reading, gardening, and cats are also important to me.

3 thoughts on “And Another Rainbow Finish

  1. Love it and the quilting!

  2. Pingback: Sunday Stash Report: 9/20/2020 | Evening in the Garden Quilts

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