QUILTID-19: Rainbow HST quilt
Quilty,  Sewing

QUILTID-19 Photoshoot: My Completed Rainbow HST Quilt

QUILTID-19: Rainbow HST quilt

She’s DONE! My quarantine quilt, labor of love, darling QUILTID-19. A rainbow of light despite the torrential downpour that is our world these days.

QUILTID-19: Rainbow HST quilt
QUILTID-19: Rainbow HST quilt

A project of this magnitude deserves an all-out photoshoot, so I folded up the quilt, stuffed it in a backpack, and trekked to the park. This quilt and palm trees were just made for each other. It was such a joy for me to lay out this quilt in the bright sunshine, and I reveled in the fact (fact!) that this quilt is gorgeous. And also the very basic fact that it is finished!

QUILTID-19: Rainbow HST quilt

I’m always curious to know what block sizes other quilters use – the ratio of block-to-quilt size has such an impact on the flow of a quilt! So here’s what I ended up with.

  • Finished block size: 4 ¼”
  • 15 blocks wide x 18 blocks long (270 blocks total, 540 triangles total)
  • 67.5″ wide x 81″ long

I used a Queen-sized mattress as my guideline – a regular queen mattress is 60″ wide x 80″ long. So if this quilt goes on a queen bed, it will cover the top but it won’t really overhang the edges. I will probably use this quilt on top of a normal, fluffy comforter as a winter layer, so I don’t mind that it won’t cover the sides of the bed.

QUILTID-19: Rainbow HST quilt

Of course, I made this giant quilt while living in Miami, so it’s unlikely to be used on a bed anytime soon! But I’m so glad I took the time to make it and I know I will treasure it for years to come.

QUILTID-19: Rainbow HST quilt

Thanks for following along on my quilt journey. I hope you’ve had as much fun as I have watching it come together!

QUILTID-19: Rainbow HST quilt

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