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Converging Corners Rainbow Quilt

Converging Corners Rainbow Quilt
Occasionally my guild, the Columbus Modern Quilt Guild – has a block lottery where we all make a block (or two) and each block you bring gives you an entry – a name is pulled and voila! The winner gets a quilt! Our February block was the Converging Corners pattern by Film in the Fridge – I definitely recommend this block as a great option for group quilts.

I was pretty excited to win this beautiful rainbow of block at our February meeting! I decided to make 15 more blocks to make a 5×6 layout. I also made up a border to add a few inches. It’s just under a twin size now. I don’t love quilting huge quilts, but I love having them when they’re done! As soon as I was done with this one, I wished I’d done two more rows to make it 6×7. Future me is always wishing past me had worked just a little harder…

I’m entering this quilt in the rainbow category of the Bloggers Quilt Festival, which is a great excuse every spring and fall to spend hours admiring quilts if such things interest you – you are also welcome to vote for my quilt starting May 24th!

I quilted it using an allover feather pattern – lordy it took so much thread! Most of a spool. I also went through several needles, since the scrappy piecing plus the scrappy flannel on the back was a lot to sew through.

This is my second time quilting with feathers, and I kind of wish the feathers showed up better, but it’s probably for the best they are subtle. I used a pale yellow thread.

I had fussed with a lot of different bindings, but last night as I was falling asleep I decided I needed to use this Ty Penningtons Lace in Spice.

The back is all flannels – so delicious! It is a mix of free spirt flannels – which is the best flannel in the world – and Ikea flannel sheets- which are not the best quality.   I had a bunch of half yard cuts I had stripped together and didn’t like it – so I sliced it all up and made it a star – the sweet little lady bug is from an ikea blanket.

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