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Looking for a quilt idea? Try this DIY Rainbow quilt for your next project.
The first step with creating a quilt like this is choosing and cutting your fabric. I wanted to go with rainbow colors so I waited for a good deal a Joann’s for their fat quarters.
Iron out the fabric to get rid of any wrinkles and then cut the squares 2 in x 2in.
I played around with different ideas of how I wanted my quilt to look. Here was one idea.
Here was a second quilt idea I played around with where all of the colors would bleed into each other.
I finally settled on a rainbow design that flowed to the side in more of a diagonal fashion with a gradual shift.
After I decided on my pattern I ironed the squares onto Pellon Quilter’s 1 inch grid fusible interfacing in 10 by 10 squares. Yes this was a little tricky because I choose a pattern that was diagonal.
Once you have your 10 by 10 squares ironed in place fold along each line and then sew a quarter inch. Start completing all lines in the horizontal direction and then you will do the same with the vertical direction.
Assemble together the various squares to complete your quilt.
I decided to challenge myself and add an applique of a silhouette of ballroom dancers. Ballroom dancing is one of my hobbies. I love the beauty and the flow of the man and the woman as they move around the dance floor.
For the edging I sewed a strip of black fabric all along the edge and then add satin binding.
For this being my first official quilt I was definitely proud of myself. Was it perfect? No way! I think for my first quilt I definitely challenged myself for an amateur sewer.
I used a fun galaxy looking print for the back of the quilt.
Do you remember your first quilt? Let me know in the comments below how old you were and tell me what you made!