Friday, March 13, 2015

Rainbow Dash Quilt Top + Fabric Stack Friday

Remember back in January when I talked about this rainbow project?  I'm sharing it again today for my Fabric Stack Friday post - but also because...

Rainbow fabric stack

I finally have the quilt top done!  The pattern is called Dashing and it’s from the Vintage Vibe book by Amber Johnson (I first talked about the book and pattern here and you can buy your own copy of it here.)  Here is a photo of the top before I added the border-

Rainbow Dash quilt top

I finished this top at a quilting retreat with friends in January.  You know the phrase “It takes a village to raise a child”?  Well, it took a whole room full of quilters to help me lay out this quilt top!  I was so grateful for the help, and I love the result. 

I’m not sure you can tell in this photo, but the appliqued little circles go from a light  gray on the top left of the quilt, and grow darker down to the black circles on the bottom right.  I love the effect. 

rainbow dash quilt top

I used my favorite black and white swiss dot print for the border.  Now I just need to decide how to quilt it.  I have to admit, I’m kind of stumped.  Any suggestions? 


  1. Because this pattern pop out and is fresh looking what about a popcorn(y) designish and to really go outside into the rainbow theme a colored thread such as yellow instead of white to quilt it or white and yellow together some how. But most likely white thread would be the acceptable.

  2. That is a beautiful quilt. So fun. And the circles going from gray to black is very nice!

  3. have you quilted this yet???

    what about carrying the cornerstone "X's" into the large open squares in the quilt. . . . . Using your favorite quilt marking utensil. . . draw a line from one sawtooth star point to another, diagonally, . . . cornerstone to cornerstone. . . that would be 4 lines in each open square.

    Then you could treat the large diagonal lines as a seperate sashing throughout the quilt, and do some sort of curly Q or something. . . . and then in the triangles that remain, you could put a small half-feather. That would add a whole other dimension to this ;c)

    OOOO I want to quilt this!!!!! ;c)

    1. I haven't quilted it yet Katie! It's in a stack of about 8 other quilts that are (sort of) patiently waiting their turn to be quilted. I love your ideas though and I think I'll do it!


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