As a recap on how this quilt came about, I took part in a rainbow charm swap a couple of years ago and wanted a project to show off the rainbow. I had a block in mind and knew I wanted to use black and grey so off I went to Spotlight and as luck would have it found this fabulous grey/black print. I could not have found a better fabric for what I had in mind.
After fiddling about for far too long picking just the right colours from the charms I had and then auditioning various layouts:
I settled on my final layout as I felt it let the rainbow squares be the stars of the show!
The finished top:
When it came to the quilting I stitched in the ditch between the blocks with grey and then decided to use these lovely threads which I won early last year in a Quilt Block Swap Australia giveaway.
I matched the colour of the thread with the colour in the centre of the blocks and only quilted the grey side of each block. The quilting was quite difficult to photograph as the fabric its on is quite busy! Hopefully you can see it well enough.
Here is the finished quilt, my Rainbow Lattice:
I do love this quilt and plan to write a tutorial for it. It will be my first tutorial so a landmark for me I guess! Ooops, nearly forgot to show you the back, here it is:
The main fabric is a Sock Monkey fabric which looks knitted
One more photo for good measure!
Oh do you like the box I used to hold all my threads while I was quilting? Any idea what sort of a box it is?
Now my hubby and I are off to take my mother in law away for the last week in February for a holiday at the beach at Port Broughton. Looking forward to a relaxing week away so I can come back all rested and ready to get cracking on March's UFO project.
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