Thursday, 18 January 2018

Over the Rainbow at Flowerpatch

Don't you just love it when you've been making little blocks for months and it finally comes to the time to lay them all out and see how your quilt is going to look. That's what it is like at Flowerpatch Quilters January meeting when we start to sew our blocks together for this year's charity quilt. We have been sewing these 4" (+ seam allowance) blocks since our exhibition in August last year and each one is exactly the same pattern.

We sewed:
Red and Orange

Yellow and Green

Turquoise, Blue and Purple

You must have realised by now that this year we are sewing a Rainbow quilt.

Each small block is made up so that the large triangle is the lightest fabric and the small triangles are the darkest fabric.

There was much arranging, and rearranging, and finally the blocks were sewn into long strips at the meeting. The quilt top is not quite completed so here are a couple of pics to give you an idea of the design. 

Red, orange, yellow to green

Green,turquoise, blue to purple

Flowerpatch members and friends have done a great job to make up enough of these blocks for a quilt - almost 400 ....... aren't patchwork friends brilliant!

The next meeting is on Thursday 8th February when Sandy Chandler will be giving a talk about her longarm quilting experiences.

Happy Stitching - Anita x


  1. I love that Rainbow quilt. What is the name of the little 4" block?

    1. I'm not sure that it has a name. I call it the Building Block as you can arrange it into so many different patterns. This is a link to some of them
      - Anita x