Thursday, January 15, 2015

First Finish for 2015 - Rainbow Explosion Quilt

This quilt has been in my pile for quite some time, so it feels good to finally have it finished.  It is made up of lots of half square triangles.  I hate squaring up HST, but love the look of them.

This quilt is based on the the Rainbow Stash Buster quilt from the book Modern Quilts from the Blogging Universe.  It stalled first time around as the pattern said you needed x number of fabrics.  Without looking very closely, I started making up lots of HST, but when I started to lay out the quilt quickly discovered to get a similar look you needed more variety in your fabrics.  Consequently I have a lot of left over HST and the long pause in the making.

It has been "claimed" by Midget - she needs another quilt apparently.  Here she is wrapped in it on a hot Wellington afternoon.

The colours make me happy.

The backing chose itself.


Leonie said...

Absolutely gorgeous Lyndy... just... gorgeous!!

Linda McLeay said...

Looks wonderful. Love the colours.