My latest finish is a large quilt based on Emily Cier's pattern in her Scrap Republic book.
The quilt design is called Beeline and the pattern is for a baby quilt. I made a baby sized one last year but decided I had more than enough fabrics to enlarge it to a generous single bed size.
The finished quilt measures 88" x 54".
I started the quilt back in February when we were in New Zealand and I managed to complete the top by the time we came home at the end of March. I used lots of rainbow coloured scraps from my NZ stash but took out a few more and many of the neutral fabric scraps I needed for the borders.
Whilst I was there I managed to find a suitable fabric for the backing and, even better, it was on sale at a good price.
So, on and off over the past months I have hand quilted it with Perle cottons. I used cream for the borders and coloured Perles to match the colour of the rainbow stripe.
I love rainbows and this year we have seen lots, both here and in NZ so I have decided to call the quilt Remembering Rainbows.
Showing the backing:
I am giving it to a friend's 5 year old daughter, just in time for the winter. It is a surprise and I shall be handing it over on Monday. Hope she likes it!
All rolled up, ready to gift.