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Chasing Rainbows

Stitch a color wheel design in four simple blocks. The black print chain running through the blocks and a low-volume background help the colors stand out. Fabrics are from the Foundation collection by Shayla Wolf for Windham Fabrics.

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Inspired by: Scrappy Blues from designer Annette Plog

Quilt tester: Lindsay Mayland

 

Materials

Yardages and cutting instructions are based on 42" of usable fabric width.

 

▫    5⁄8 yard black print (sashing, binding)

▫    13—9×21" pieces (fat eighths) assorted prints in rainbow colors: red, dark orange, light orange, yellow, olive green, light green, dark green, teal, light blue, dark blue, purple, magenta, and pink (blocks, sashing)

▫    1-1⁄8 yard total assorted white and gray prints (blocks, sashing)

▫    2-5⁄8 yards backing fabric

▫    46" square piece of batting

 

Finished quilt: 38" square
Finished block: 16-1⁄2" square

 

Cut Fabrics

Cut pieces in the following order.

 

From black print, cut:

  • 4—2-1⁄2  ×42" binding strips
  • 84—2" squares
  • 9—2" sashing squares

From red print, cut:

  • 1—2 ×17" sashing strip
  • 1—2 ×14" strip
  • 1—2 ×11" strip

From dark orange print, cut:

  • 1—2 ×8" strip
  • 1—2 ×5" strip
  • 4—2" squares

From light orange print, cut:

  • 1—2 ×11" strip
  • 1—2 ×8" strip
  • 1—2 ×5" strip

From yellow print, cut:

  • 1—2 ×17" sashing strip
  • 2—2 ×14" strips

From olive green print, cut:

  • 1—2 ×11" strip
  • 1—2 ×8" strip
  • 1—2 ×5" strip

From light green print, cut:

  • 1—2 ×8" strip
  • 1—2 ×5" strip
  • 4—2" squares

From dark green print, cut:

  • 1—2 ×14" strip
  • 1—2 ×11" strip

From teal print, cut:

  • 1—2 ×17" sashing strip
  • 1—2 ×14" strip
  • 1—2 ×11" strip

From light blue print, cut:

  • 1—2 ×8" strip
  • 2—2 ×5" strips
  • 4—2" squares

From dark blue print, cut:

  • 1—2 ×14" strip
  • 1—2 ×11" strip
  • 1—2 ×8" strip

From purple print, cut:

  • 1—2 ×17" sashing strip
  • 1—2 ×14" strip
  • 1—2 ×11" strip

From magenta print, cut:

  • 1—2 ×8" strip
  • 2—2 ×5" strips
  • 4—2" squares

From pink print, cut:

  • 1—2 ×14" strip
  • 1—2 ×11" strip
  • 1—2 ×8" strip

From assorted white and gray prints, cut:

  • 8—2 ×17" sashing strips
  • 8—2 ×14" strips
  • 8—2 ×11" strips
  • 8—2 ×8" strips
  • 8—2 ×5" strips

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