'Playing with Prisms' was the title of a project I saw on the cover of a past issue of Homespun magazine, and I loved it so much that I put it on my 'must-make' list at the time. It's a rainbow quilt with a twist - I really love the triangles along the border, just casually tossed onto the quilt.
The fabric line I have used is 'Basically Patrick' by Patrick Lose Studios for RJR Fabrics. A great line of bold stash basics, with several prints perfect for Christmas sewing also.
The finished quilt measures approximately 80 x 90cm, each half square triangle block is 2 1/4 inch square. I highly recommend nesting your seams when assembling the rows for a neat finish. I quilted mine on the diagonal, stitching in the ditch along the long edges of the triangles. Free motion quilting would have been better, but I was too chicken to try it out on this quilt top, which took me a million hours to piece! FMQ is on my 'to-learn' list for this year though, now that I have a super-duper sewing machine with all the right feet and everything.
The quilt pattern is by Megan Fisher from the March 2014 issue of Homespun magazine (which, incidentally also features my sewing room!). Back issues are available worldwide by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
Would you like to win a fat eighth bundle of 'Basically Patrick' to make your own rainbow quilt or other colourful project? Just leave a comment below telling me what you would make with the bundle if you won. Entry is open worldwide, I will announce the three winners on 4 June, Thursday. Good luck!