This quilt top has been made for some time but for some reason I’ve never written about it. It’s like I made it and forgot about it. It really is too lovely a quilt to forget about.
Like everyone I get many ads for quilt patterns, fabric and supplies. Honestly, most I don’t even open as they get funnelled into folders and only looked at when I get some spare time. And the more time I spend on the computer the less time I spend creating. However this one pattern called Rainbow Swirl from the quilting company caught my eye:
I have no idea why the one dark green square (which nicely isn’t in the pattern) but I liked everything else about the quilt. It looked complicated but I crossed my fingers and downloaded it anyways.
I was quite reassured when after purchasing it to find out it was all squares and half square triangles along with good illustrations on how to put 16 sections together (4 of which are plain white). The only quibble I had with pattern was that the orange and red sections were very close in colour and hard to tell apart. But that’s me being picky and might even have been the printer.
Picking the right fabric from my stash might have been the hardest part of the quilt. I angsted for a while but I always seem to find fabric selection the trickiest part. The right fabric is key! I found some lovely Alison Glass fabric as well a some other assorted fabrics that seemed to to the rainbow effect of the star justice.
I cut the pieces and sewed the half square triangles at home and assembled and sewed the blocks together at a retreat. They quilt top went together very nicely indeed.
Here is my finished top:
Now to get it quilted (I say that a lot). I have a place on the wall for this one that is *just* big enough.