I've been working on this quilt for years! I started work on it after receiving an Accuquilt GO! Baby Fabric Cutter for my birthday. I chopped up a rainbow pile of fat quarters that I bought many moons ago at Millie Moon. That must have been at least 4 or 5 years ago now, and the pile of strips of fabric just sat waiting for another two years or so.
Then some time around 2 years ago I started to sew them together. I used the Step Lively pattern from the Little Bits Quilting Bee book, the pile of rainbow strips and a Jelly Roll of white Bella Solids from Moda. Then it sat again for ages, unloved in a basket. About a year ago I started to take the long strips and sew them together - I blogged about it at the time.
And a few weeks ago, I finally knuckled down to tying the quilt...
And then I found a really clever machine sewn binding method on 52quilts.com: Susie's Magic Binding, and I knew I had to try it out on this quilt.
I need to practise this technique again - the Rainbow Quilt was MASSIVE and it made it really hard to keep the seams straight as I sewed the first side of the binding down. I wandered a LOT in the "in the ditch" sewing on the front of the quilt, but I'm assured that it doesn't matter! I would definitely use this method again, especially if I were in a hurry to finish a quilt.
And here it is, in all its 2mx2m glory! It's HUGE!
Sadly I can't show you the matchingly massive grin on the face of this quilt's recipient, but it has been in constant use since I tied off the final seam. Hurrah!