When I first began practicing free motion quilting, one of the first blogs I found was Christina Cameli’s, “A Few Scraps.” She shares great designs and makes it easy to understand how to replicate them. I have also been participating in her Craftsy class The Secrets of Free Motion Quilting and recently bought her book ‘Step by Step Free Motion Quilting.’ So when I had the chance to test her latest pattern I was excited to do so.
I have wanted to make a quilt using rainbow colors for quite a while; when I saw this pattern I knew it would be the perfect quilt for these bright, happy colors.
I have to say, this pattern is so cool and very beginner friendly. It goes together quickly and makes a nice size quilt – mine finished at 68-1/2″ x 75″.
I had so much fun quilting this top. I used seven different quilting designs – each color column has a different design, and the background is all matchstick quilting. I love the look it gives the quilt. I can’t even begin to put into words the yumminess of the texture!
(See those darn dandelions peeking in?)
The piecing was fast, the quilting – not so much. It took me about 18 hours to quilt. I used threads to match each color column, so there was a lot of thread changes, stops and starts, and cutting threads. After an all day marathon quilting session, I was happy to put that last stitch in! And I’m extremely happy with the quilting. 🙂
I don’t have pictures of the binding because our weather isn’t cooperating. I made a scrappy binding using the leftover fabrics. If you make this quilt and use the yardages Christina recommends, you will have plenty leftover for the binding.
In this picture, the wind decided to join in the fun:
The layout reminds me of the hopscotch games we used to play in school, so that’s what I’m naming this quilt – Hopscotch.
Christina will be releasing her pattern, which she is calling Magic Carpet, next week. I will post information when it is ready for sale.