New Orleans House Project

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Rainbow Scrap Quilt 2.0

Another 2012 Rainbow Scrap Challenge quilt has reached completion!  
I was inspired by Cathy Tomm's Greek Square blocks and dug through my scraps each month to add more blocks to my challenge pile.

I planned from the beginning to give this quilt to one of my nieces.  I found out her favorite color was red, so it was a no-brainer choosing a red batik for the border.  I'm so accustomed to not pre-washing fabrics, it didn't even occur to me the red batik might not be colorfast.  I didn't think about it until it was too late to pre-wash, so I did a test on some scraps.  They didn't bleed, so I think it will be OK.  I do plan to do a quick washing with LOTS of Color Catchers!

My local long-arm quilter, Cindy Braiwick, did the quilting.  She used a wonderful fleur de lis based design that really looks great with the Greek Square blocks.

Here's another look at the quilting from the back.  She used gold thread to help pull all the crazy colors together.

I'm still experimenting with what type of label I like best.  For this quilt I did a simple, triangular label.

As always, many thanks to Angela of soscrappy for the inspiration and to all the other Rainbow Scrap quilters for their weekly words of encouragement!


  1. Congrats on a fabulous finish! Your piecing and the quilting work so well together. What a special quilt for your niece!

  2. It looks wonderful!! The red was a perfect choice.

  3. I really like the quilting you did!

  4. So beautiful! Red is the perfect finishing touch for this one. I guess it will be time to pull all those birds in the air out and put them together in October. You convinced me to get it finished! Thanks

  5. I love everything about this quilt! Love, love, love the scrappiness!!! Great job and I'm sure it will be a treasure for your niece!

  6. congrats - fun! Your niece will love it!