I finally finished my stacked coins rainbow quilt!
And now for the back:
This is the first quilt I’ve made for myself, and wow, does it ever feel wonderful to sleep under a handmade quilt! The weight, the comfort, the colours… it all makes me very happy.
I started this project back in May when I had some time off work.
This is the second quilt I started in my short quilting career. I didn’t follow a pattern and I tried to cut a few corners and not make it too wide. I realized it wasn’t worth it, ripped borders out and made the quilt bigger. I still think it’s a couple inches narrow. If I remember it measures 87″ by 94″
This is also the first quilt I attempted to machine quilt.
I started it before my Cartwheel Quilt, but finished the later first. Before this quilt, I didn’t know how to properly prepare a quilt-sandwich so I packed up my three layers and took it to Emeline & Annabelle in Montreal for a workshop.
They were very helpful, but when I told them how I envisioned the quilting, Annabelle warned, “that’s a lot of quilting.” She was right.
But it was so well worth it. I love the look.
I quilted up and down for the body of the quilt and in big squares around the border.
I used a biased binding to finish off.
I still have about two meters of the backing fabric (which I really like) and some stacked coins left over. The plan it to make cushions or pillow shams. One day.
First I’ll finish my nine-patch quilt top. I have all 90 blocks done, the 6 1/2″ sashing sewn on to each block, and the lay out determined. That’s a good chunk of the work done. Hopefully I’ll find the time to get most of it done in the next couple of weeks.