It's my first quilt finish for September--the Square Dance baby quilt is complete!
Square Dance baby quilt
39" x 46"
The blocks for this quilt were made as part of the Rainbow Scrap Challenge throughout 2020. I made about 30 blocks each month using the assigned color of the month along with the next color of the rainbow progression. By the end of the year, I had the blocks all joined together into two small quilt tops.
The two quilt tops above each measured 40" x 60" When I decided to use one of them for this baby quilt, I decided to remove a couple rows of blocks, taking the size down to 40" x 48". After quilting and washing, it ended up at 39" x 46".
The quilting is wavy lines following the chains of squares that zigzag through the quilt. I used a whole rainbow of thread colors, matching each to the fabrics.
The backing is a flannel that I have used on multiple earlier quilts. I wish I had a whole bolt of this fabric!
This quilt should get packed up and mailed tomorrow. It is going to a niece who is expecting a little girl next month. We are planning a family visit in December and hope to meet the new family member then!
Finishing this quilt was also my One Monthly Goal for September. I will be linking up with Elm Street Quilts at the end of the month.
Linking up with:
Needle & Thread Thursday at My Quilt Infatuation
Finished or Not Friday at Alycia Quilts
Rainbow Scrap Challenge at So Scrappy
Oh Scrap! at Quilting is more fun than Housework
One Monthly Goal at Elm Street Quilts
Favorite Finish at Meadow Mist Designs
Happy quilting everyone!
Julie in GA
Lovely! I've been making square dance blocks for RSC this year, but I'm a long way from enough for a quilt. I may copy your setting.ReplyDelete
It is one of the best baby quilts I've seen. Not to juvenile at all, but full of color and movement. Awesome!ReplyDelete
This is another great quilt, Julie ! You are such an inspiration.ReplyDelete
What a bright, fun, and snuggly quilt this is going to be for your niece's new daughter. Congratulations on the finish and enjoy that visit with them later in the year!ReplyDelete
Wonderful Rainbow Square Dance finish. Great job planning ahead for such a fabulous pattern.ReplyDelete
I LOVE this one!!!! The way the colors move is so very cool!!!! Congrats on a great finish!ReplyDelete
Fabulous....I love the rainbow colors.ReplyDelete
That is sooooo cute! Congrats on your September finish.ReplyDelete
That is so beautiful I've been looking hard at the pic to work out each block.ReplyDelete
Congrats on a fabulous RSC quilt finish!!ReplyDelete
Congratulations! I love this quilt. Seeing both tops on the wall is very impressive. How big are the blocks? You do have a LOT of scraps. Well done! ;^)ReplyDelete
Congrats on a beautiful rainbow baby quilt, Julie !ReplyDelete
Fun little finish. I love the rainbow colorwork in these blocks. Great idea for an RSC project. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!ReplyDelete
What a darling quilt! Your niece will love it. So will her baby!ReplyDelete
What a fabulous baby quilt!!! And the backing is just perfect!!! Congrats on a new member of the family!!!ReplyDelete
Fantastic! What a neat RSC project. Oh, it's always a joy to add a new family member and welcome them with a quilt.ReplyDelete
Wow love your quilt!ReplyDelete
Very pretty! A great finish for September!ReplyDelete
That's a beauty. I love how it turned out.ReplyDelete