Sunday, September 25, 2016

The "Sew The Rainbow" Quilt Finish

 "Sew The Rainbow" Quilt

I am so excited to share my finished "Sew The Rainbow" quilt with you!

Sew The Rainbow quilt -
Pattern by Kristy at Quiet Play 
Quilt Details:

Pattern-  Sew The Rainbow   by Kristy at Quiet Play  {here}
               - a paper pieced pattern

Aurifil Spool pattern:    by Charise Creates {here}, from  the Splendid Sampler.
Size-    41" x55"  approx.

Fabrics-   Mimosa  by Windham fabrics,  a fat quarter bundle
               Line Dried- by Connecting Threads for the background fabric

Thread-  Aurifl #2021  50 wt. for quilting

Quilting-   Horizontal straight lines, one inch apart, using the walking foot

Batting-  Warm and Natural, cotton
Binding-   hand sewn to the back
Here's what the front and back side looked like before I made it into a quilt sandwich:

 Front and back of quilt, before quilting
by Susie's Sunroom
Have you noticed that giant spool of "Aurifil " thread ?!

I wanted a big spool to be the center of my quilt back.  Then, I pieced  together 4 fat quarters left from my Mimosa fat quarter bundle.
I enlarged the  Aurifil spool  pattern  ( by Charise Creates ) to create a 19" high Aurifil spool, loaded with "Mismosa" thread!

Whiskers was exhausted after helping me make the quilt sandwich!

Close up of the back... of course I had to make an Aurifil Spool label, too!

The back of my quilt  

Front and back of "Sew The Rainbow" Quilt    Susie's Sunroom

This is the first time I used straight line quilting on a bigger quilt. I really like how it turned out!  I used my walking foot, with the Edge/Quilting guide attachment, to make the parallel rows of quilting.    (I may have copied Kristy's  gorgeous Sew The Rainbow Quilt { go here} because it looked so awesome!  ) 

Sew The Rainbow quilt   by Susie's Sunroom

This quilt was so satisfying to make and finish up! It has "sew many" of my favorite components... geometric design, scissors, spools, flying geese, a sewing machine, AND  paper piecing !!   Even on the dreariest of days, I can find a rainbow  looking at my  Sew The Rainbow quilt !

I'm off to my sewing room!

Linking up at:    Let's Bee Social  @  Sew Fresh Quilts  and
                       Can I Get a Whoop Whoop ! @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict   and
                       Fabric Frenzy Friday  @  Fort Worth Fabric Studio   and
                      Finished or Not Friday @ Busy Hands Quilts   and  


  1. Wow, this is wonderful! Thanks for showing us all the details of how you made it. LOVE the "Aurifil" spool and label!
    Sylvia at Treadlestitches

  2. I'm trying to follow this blog on bloglovin, but none of your recent posts are showing up! I don't know what I'm doing wrong :(
    I love this quilt, it's beautiful:)

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    2. I'm following on bloglovin but not getting the latest posts, I'll have a look at the email alerts! Thanks!

  3. So many wonderful details in this quilt, Susie! I love all the spools but especially the big one on the back; wonderful fabric selection for them. Not to mention your patience to piece 4 scissors- wow! a quilt that makes you smile.

  4. This looks so amazing. What a great job you did, such a fun quilt and pattern. I love the back too with that giant Aurifil spool. :)

  5. Beautiful quilt Susie. You do such awesome work - no wonder Whiskers loves it.

  6. Sew gorgeous! I love how it turned out! Those scissors had better not catch up with the flying Geese!!!

  7. This turned out so pretty, Susie! I think the straight line quilting enhances the design nicely. The pix of Whiskers relaxing on the top is adorable!

  8. Its really beautiful and loe all the pictures!

  9. Beautiful, Susie! The grey binding is perfect. Whiskers always makes me say "awwww" :)

    -Soma xx


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