Quilt LocationQuilt address: Exeter, Devon, UK
Lynne's Rainbow Quilt
14/04/1999 - This is a true scrap quilt, made with scraps and remnants of previous quilts I had made for my children, family and friends in Dayton OH, and is backed with favourite cotton curtains. It is king-size and was pieced and quilted entirely by hand, mainly in the evenings, taking 9 months to piece and 9 months to quilt and finish. My daughter Katie and my niece Anna (then aged 10 and 16 respectively) helped me to sew together the squares in the border. I started by idly making some 9-patch blocks and gradually conceived the idea of a rainbow quilt, grouping colours in diagonal rows. This led me to the rainbow motif in the border. I love this quilt because it gives me a sense of achievement, lots of lovely memories and a colourful start and end to my day. It is in daily use on our bed and some fading only adds to its charm. .