Rainbow Rectangles – A 2019 Finish

Yes!  I finished my Rainbow Rectangles quilt and am so proud.  Why?  

First, I made up a fun pattern for this quilt here. It was so fast, but why it has taken me so long to quilt it – I do not know why. It didn’t have a purpose, so it guess it kept falling back to the end of the queue. Who wouldn’t love the fabrics in this quilt – Island Batik – a layer cake of Paisley Bright Dots was the layer cake I used.

Simply Sixteen with Little Foot and Little Buddy.

Secondly, I  quilted it on the SS Tabitha, my Handiquilter.  She was great to work with – only I ran out of thread – rookie mistake.  Then I order the Superior Threads King Tut Nefertiti #901 and get a shipping date in 3 days. BUT, I also ordered bobbins which then showed up as backordered.  3 weeks later, I kid you not, the single spool of thread gets here.  UGH!

The third reason is that I did different patterns in each block (mostly).  Now, I say mostly because at the end  of the quilt I no longer remembered what I did and I really needed to get it off the frame for my August Island Batik challenge. So, they aren’t perfect, but they are a work in progress. I didn’t use rulers, wanted to force some muscle memory. I notice some moves are harder to make smooth, not sure why.

I love the backing fabric. It is fun and childlike but not too, so it can be for any age child, not just an infant. This was my One Monthly Goal and a 3rd Quarter Goal! All done – Hip Hip Hooray!

Rainbow Rectangles
38″ X 60″
Island Batik Paisley Bright Dots
Hobbs Premium Cotton Batting
Superior King Tut Nefertiti for quilting
Aurifil #50 wt white for piecing

Coming Up on the Blog:
Island Batik Box Reveal – July 25
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