Rainbow Connection

from Amy Smart - Brilliant Patterns

Rainbow Connection Pattern

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Quilting: Rainbow Connection
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Category:

Quilting

Type:

Home Decor

Item:

Blanket/Bedspread

Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • rotary cutting, sewing, squaring-up (trimming)

Pattern Description:

The idea for this quilt came from sorting through a large pile of scraps, left over from cutting a bunch of kits. There was so much fabric in that pile, I wanted to come up with a way to use it for another quilt.

This is a GREAT quilt project for using all of your own fabric scraps!

I also was intrigued by the idea of creating pieced color blocks - lumping all the like-colored scraps together.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Baby, Throw (shown), Twin, Queen, King

Materials:

  • Baby size 48" x 48" 10-12 Fat Quarters OR an assortment of thin fabric scraps at least 9 1/2" long with varying widths, 1 yard white fabric, 1/2 yard binding fabric, 2 yards backing fabric (you will need to piece your back)
  • Twin Size version 66" x 90" 18-20 Fat Quarters of assorted colors OR a large assortment of thin fabric scraps at least 9 1/2" long with varying widths, 2 yards white fabric, 1 1/4 yards outsie border fabric, 5/8 yard binding fabric, 4 yards backing fabric
  • QUEEN size version 90" x 90" 20-22 Fat Quarters of assorted colors OR a large assortment of thin fabric scraps at least 9 1/2" long with varying widths, 2 3/4 yards white fabric, 1 1/2 yards outside border fabric, 3/4 yard binding fabric, 8 yards backing fabric (6 1/2 yards if you are comfortable piecing a back)
  • KING SIZE version 114" x 114" 35-38 Fat Quarters of assorted colors OR an extra-large assortment of thin fabric scraps at least 9 1/2" long with varying widths, 4 yards white fabric, 13/4 yards outside border fabric, 3/4 yard binding fabric, 10 yards backing fabric
  • Fabric requirements for original quilt: 20-22 Fat Quarters of assorted colors OR a Jelly Roll OR a large assortment of scraps, 23/4 yards white fabric, 5/8 yard binding fabric, 43/4 yards backing fabric

You Will Also Need:

  • sewing machine
  • thread
  • rotary cutter
  • self-healing mat
  • Quilting rulers (a 12.5" square ruler comes in very handy for this project.)

About Designer

About Designer

amyusmart on craftsy.com

I grew up watching my mom sew and itching to try it out. I started quilting for real after I had my first baby over 15 years ago, and have been going strong ever since. My favorite part of quilting is picking out the fabrics and piecing them together. I write a blog about my sewing adventures at www.diaryofaquilter.com

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