It took 7 YEARS to make this Rainbow Quilt

Way back when, my Mom and I took a class offered by Dan Burke in Battle Creek Michigan. He had done this Rainbow Quilt and had some patterns available for sale and a few of us felt we were ready to tackle this quilt!We went as a group to buy the fabric and the fabric alone cost $250.00, then my Mom and I started the slow and painful journey of working on this quilt. The differences between our quilts: my quilt has a brown background an my Mom’s has a black background. We would meet once a month to work on it, and usually that meant my Mom had read the pattern, done the work and then translated it to me. I then moved to Florida and the quilt went into haitus for about 3 years. At the time of moving, this is how much we had finished.

At this time my Mom and Dad started wintering in Florida and we decided to pick up this quilt again and try to work on it once a week while she was down here. I believe at this point my Mom was pretty much done with working on this quilt (I was about there), but the money I had invested kept me going and we were determined to finish it.This is where we were at the end of 2017, the border around the center square.

We kept plugging away and keeping each other motivated and by early 2019 I had finally finished got the quilt assembled, and my Mom needs to put the outer border together and assemble her quilt. The pattern was very difficult to read, and I especially had hardly any experience in paper piecing. I really never thought that this quilt would go together in the end!I will post pictures when I finally get it quilted, but at this time I will be working with my Mom to get her quilt finished!Here are some more pictures from this very long process!


Middle of Rainbow Star Quilt
Middle of Rainbow Star Quilt
Outer part of star center Rainbow Quilt
Outer part of star center Rainbow Quilt
Outer part of star center Rainbow Quilt
Outer part of star center Rainbow Quilt
Outer part of star center Rainbow Quilt
Outer part of star center Rainbow Quilt
Outer part of star center Rainbow Quilt
Outer part of star center Rainbow Quilt
Center Circle added in
Center Circle added in
Middle Square Rainbow Quilt
Middle Square Rainbow Quilt
Middle Square Rainbow Quilt
Middle Square Rainbow Quilt
Checkered outside border of inner square Rainbow Quilt
Checkered outside border of inner square Rainbow Quilt
Checkered outside border of inner square Rainbow Quilt
Checkered outside border of inner square Rainbow Quilt
Checkered outside border of inner square Rainbow Quilt, Example of finsished quilt on bottom right.
Checkered outside border of inner square Rainbow Quilt, Example of finsished quilt on bottom right.
Outer border Rings Rainbow Quilt
Outer border Rings Rainbow Quilt
Outer border Rings Rainbow Quilt with inserted circles
Outer border Rings Rainbow Quilt with inserted circles
Finished Rainbow Quilt Top
Finished Rainbow Quilt Top

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