More finishes for 2015…

I am really really obsessed with getting some of my quilts finished this year… and I am running out of year.  So the push is on… I have recently finished up a quilt top I made for the 100 Quilts for Kids drive, but my health hindered me finishing it on time.

rainbow squares quilt

This was a fun and easy quilt to make.  I used some of the thousands of 3 inch squares I have cut over the last year or so from my scraps.  The background fabric is a grey/blue hatch fabric by Timeless Treasures.  I love how it plays against the solids.

quilting details

Came together so easily using chain piecing.  I just sat at the machine sewing a background fabric to a solid, one after another.  I had an impressive string of fabric pieces by the end of the first stage.


I kept the quilting simple, just straight lines through the background fabric.  For some reason I did not want to run stitches through the solid fabric… and I love the plaid feel this quilting added.

For the back of the quilt I found the perfect piece of Ikea fabric…

quilt back

Somehow those bathing beauties just seemed to work.  I have been hoarding this fabric for a little while and was waiting for the perfect quilt to use it with.   To finish it all off I used a selection of Kona solid greys to bind the quilt.

I spent yesterday morning at Project Linus Portland processing quilts… including this quilt.

Quilt Details:

Pattern:  Simple four patch using 3 inch squares
Fabric:  Solid scraps and Hatch in Steel by Timeless Treasures
Size:  40″ x 50″

22 thoughts on “More finishes for 2015…

  1. This quilt makes me want to break out my Sketch and solids and go to town!! Beautifully done! And I agree, so cool how the quilting really does make it look plaid! And that backing fabric!!! That is awesome!! 🙂

  2. It’s very pretty and inspires me for how to use some novelty fabric I bought recently for a specific project that now will not happen. It would work well to cut it into bits and mix it with brights, as yours is. Thanks.

  3. What a great way to use all those little squares piling up! I am finishing a block with 12 1/2 ” square cut into 4 triangles, each triangle has a triangle free at the very top and then lay all your bits next to each other as you sew them, complete each side and when you have made the 4 you got a wonderful colour wheel and a star! I just love it, wish I could find a way to put a photo up with the start of it!

  4. This is great. I’ve never seen that Ikea fabric before and it is perfect for that quilt. Like you, I have a lot of finishes to do and not much year left to accomplish it. Good luck to both of us!

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  6. Hello Cath, I arrived while blog hopping and have spent 2 days reading back posts! I just signed up so I don’t miss anything. Best wishes Kath in England.

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