Rainbow Scrap Strip Quilt Tutorial

Oct 31, 2013 - 12:43am

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This is a re-post of my simple Rainbow Scrap Quilt Tutorial from my old blog!


I recently made a quilt using all my colourful scraps. Whenever I have fabric left over and it's too small to put into the stash I cut the fabric into 2 1/2" squares. So I always have a large amount of squares on hand.

Emma Jean Jansen

I wanted to make a baby quilt for a friend and wanted it to be bright and colourful. I love putting colours together especially into rainbows. Using the old ROYGBIV colour theory, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet.

Emma Jean Jansen

Emma Jean Jansen

Finished Quilt Size: 52" x 60"

Rainbow Scrap Strip Requirements:
Each row is made up of 24 x 2 1/2" squares

Purple:  48 squares  (2 rows)
Red:       72 squares  (3 rows)
Orange: 72 squares  (3 rows)
Yellow:  72 squares  (3 rows)
Green:   72 squares  (3 rows)
Aqua:     72 squares  (3 rows)
Blue:      48 squares  (2 rows)

White: 1.2 mts total (112 cms wide fabric)
This includes 18  -  1 1/2" x 48 1/2" strips that go between the coloured rows.
(includes seam allowance)
You will have to join the 1 1/2" strips to get the 48 1/2" needed.
And a border of 2 1/2" that goes around the outside of the quilt.

I have pieced the quilt in a rainbow pattern and that is why there are less squares of purple and blue.
I did it this way because I just don't have as much purple in my stash.
The rows go in the order below and you can double check by looking at the photo of the quilt.

Purple
Red
Orange
Yellow
Green 
Aqua
Blue
Aqua
Green
Yellow
Orange
Red 
Purple
Red
Orange
Yellow
Green 
Aqua
Blue

It is a simple quilt using colour as the main design feature.
You could make it much larger by adding more squares and also more rows.

 

Nov 11, 2013 - 9:00pm

Cardygirl: This looks like lots of fun!

Nov 14, 2013 - 2:42am

nonie60: Hi Emma That is a great tip and a great way to use up scraps. All the best in your new venture. Happy quilting from Malaysia Nonie



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