I finally finished this quilt. Throughout the process, I’ve been calling it the HST Rainbow Quilt, but I think I should call it the Echo Quilt. You’ll see why after reading.
Isn’t it beautiful. I love it. It’s all mine. It’s just for me. I finished the quilting the week before Christmas. It took me forever because I did it on my domestic machine and this is a pretty big quilt. I sewed on the binding while at home for Christmas. Unfortunately, I didn’t get much snuggly time with this quilt because we failed to bring Andrew’s Mario quilt with us, so he borrowed this one.
I started with a layer cake of Echo by Lotta Jansdotter that I had for awhile. I added solids from my stash. The only fabrics in this quilt that were not in my stash were the backing and the binding. I got the backing on sale for super cheap in Yoder, KS, and I got the binding fabric on sale from Bon Bon.
The quilting is large echo quilting. Echo quilting…Echo fabric…get it?
First, I stitched in the ditch around around the entire quilt…meaning around the outside squares, around the gray border, and around each solid triangle. Then I quilted straight lines through the print triangles.
The solid triangles got triangle echo quilting in each one, which was definitely the hardest and longest part of quilting this quilt.
I echo quilted chevrons/zig zags into the border, which is probably my favorite quilting on the quilt.
And then I echo quilted squares on the outside squares.
I consider this quilt my greatest quilting accomplishment yet. See why “Echo Quilt” is also a really good name? I haven’t made a label and I probably won’t for awhile, so I might just sit on the name for awhile. We’ll see what slang name gets used around the house.