This is quilt number 3 and was made for my DS2. He loves colour so a rainbow quilt seemed in order, but a boyish one. This was made with 2 fat quarter bundles from Hobbycraft and an extra purple. I cut the FQs into strips and then cut those to different lengths. I alternated solid with patterned. I tried to ensure that the joins were staggered but that is harder than I thought. There a few things I would change if I did it again: there is too much red, not enough purple; The purple joins line up too much with the blue; and the fabric is not very good quality.
I quilted it just inside each brick in a matching colour. I used the same colour on the bobbin as well so there is a rainbow of bricks on the back also. I couldn't get a decent picture of this. I quilted the border in the same colours.
Things I learnt with this quilt:
- Don't use cheap red cotton fabric - even with 6 colour catchers it ran and the border is now pink at the top.
- Random is actually really hard.
Still, it is all part of the learning process and my DS2 loves the quilt, so I guess that is all that matters! He likes to have the red bit near his head as that bit is 'warmer' - apparently the blue bit is cold!!