Over-The-Rainbow Quilt Tutorial
I think this quilt is just beautiful! Marion at My Quilt Diet created the quilt called Over the Rainbow for her daughter in twin size. She then made another one for her sister which is king size:
Over the Rainbow Quilt
I want to make this! For the twin sized quilt Marion says she used a jelly roll for the twin size quilt. Well, plus the white fabric. I am hunting for the perfect rainbow inspired fabric. Her tutorial was published in 2013, so the fabric she used then is no longer available. Darn it!
Let’s take a look at one of the blocks. It is basically five jelly roll or 2.5″ strips sewed together. The last one is white and the one furthest from the white strip is the darkest of the other four strips. This block was not used in her quilt – it is just for the tutorial:
Marion suggests trimming your blocks to be a 10″ size. Remember to always trim from the white strip. Also remember to sew the strips in alternating directions so that the strip set doesn’t bow. A zigzag pattern is created by alternating the direction of the white strip, as you can see in this photo:
Marion added a white border to increase the size for her daughter. For us to make a baby quilt we would only need 20 blocks, in a 4 x 5 layout. That would only require half a jelly roll, or four strips of five colors plus the white. That would give us a quilt approximately 38″ x 47.5″ without a border. Adding a small border will make it slightly wider.
What do you think of this quilt? Would you make this quilt? I am adding it to our to-do list right now!