Rainbow Triumph

During the Spring Cleaning KAL in April, I took a pile of 49 patches…

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…sorted them into colours and gave them all black borders.  I worked out how many more of each colour I’d need to make in order to have a nice rainbow quilt.

Last month I finished making and collecting all the patches I needed.  The next step was to lay out the order.

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With help from Smudge:

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And then I spent a week sewing it up.  First up, rows of 8 patches.  Then sewing those 10 rows together.  Lots of work, but kinda soothing.

With help from Smudge:

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I did muck it up a little.  I was so focused on not attaching the rows with the wrong side facing, that I managed to get it all flipped around, and now my rainbow spreads from a different corner.

But how beautiful is this?

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I’m so very happy with it!

You can’t see the top corner patch in that photo, but it’s another little rainbow all of its own:

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Chuffed chuffed chuffed chuffed.

Now, on to the next blanket!

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About Colette Horsburgh

A 30-something creator/baker/writer/doodler/crafter living with several (but not enough) scatty animals.
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