Friday, 17 May 2013

Another WIP finished

I finished another WIP today, my Rainbow Bands cot quilt, made using the Plumb Quilt design in Emily Cier's book entitled Scrap Republic.

I loved putting this WIP together and cannot understand how it was ever put aside and left in my sewing cupboard for over a year.  The Rainbow bands are made from scraps, arranged from left to right from paler to darker shades of each colour.

I love the scrappy borders using scrap strips of neutral toned fabrics.

The backing is a fabric called Oberon by Westmister Fibres, bought a few months ago when it was on sale at half price.  Hand quilted using a pale cream quilting thread.

The finished cot quilt measures 32" x 40" and is now being put back into my sewing cupboard but this time in the Finished Quilts Box!  Several babies due in the next few months so this is ready for a girl.


I just love these scrappy strippy borders as I think they make a lovely frame for the bright middle of the quilt.
So, another WIP finished and more scraps used up.  Fabulous!
And tomorrow I'm off to the Malvern Quilt Show.


  1. Hurray for using what we have! Great finish

    1. Thank you, Carla. Yes, I think it is important to use fabrics we have already. I don't throw away any scraps and eventually they will all be used, from the tiniest in my Crumb blocks to larger ones incorporated into string quilts, borders, and scrap quilts of all sorts. Great fun.