Rainbow Swirl Quilt

By | September 1, 2019

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.





25 thoughts on “Rainbow Swirl Quilt

  1. Roseanne

    Hi Yvonne! What a gorgeous quilt! It does look difficult but I’ll take you word for it that it’s not. I’d say picking the fabrics is the hardest part for me as well. And you did a great job doing that. Really, really nice job. I look forward to seeing how you quilt it. There is definitely movement within the piece yet angles as well. Thanks for linking up today! ~smile~ Roseanne

  2. Diann Bottrell

    That is just gorgeous! It does look a bit tricky to keep track of what order everything is put together in, but so worth it in the end!

  3. Andrea @ MouseInMyPocket.com

    Yea for a finished top! I know the feeling about needing to get things quilted. I have a small stack that really needs to go to the quilter, but I keep thinking I should try to quilt them myself.

  4. Sharon

    Great looking quilt top! Hope you get to the quilting. .. I know how that goes, having tops done but not quilted.

  5. Rebecca Grace

    Perfect fabric choices for this star quilt, so your angst was not in vain! Quilting this one will be so much fun. Do you have ideas for the quilting yet?

  6. Denise

    Without the closeup shot I never would have guessed this was squares and hst’s. Fabric selection is a struggle for me too but honestly your star looks great. Thank you for linking up to Put your foot down.

  7. Elizabeth V K

    Fabulous job on piecing the design. I would not want to deal with all those HSTs even though the result if super.

    1. Melanie

      Well, that happens when you read it again… sorry that was the pattern… but I love your version as much! xo

  8. Tish

    I can definitely see why this one caught your eye. Who doesn’t love a good rainbow quilt?? Congrats on getting the top all pieced up.

  9. Susan

    That’s quite a pretty quilt – good fabric choices for yours. That one green oddity is … odd. LOL Maybe they didn’t have one more the right color and just decided, “Oh, well!”


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