HST Rainbow/Echo Quilt Reveal

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.

Rainbow HST Quilt

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.

Andrew and Present

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.

HST Backing

The quilting is large echo quilting. Echo quilting…Echo fabric…get it?

Echo Quilting

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.

Echo Quilting

The solid triangles got triangle echo quilting in each one, which was definitely the hardest and longest part of quilting this quilt.

Echo Quilting

I echo quilted chevrons/zig zags into the border, which is probably my favorite quilting on the quilt.

Echo Quilting

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.

HST Rainbow Quilt

  1. Sharon B’s avatar

    Very nice and bright!


  2. Joni’s avatar

    It really is a great quilt. You did a beautiful job on it!!! I am so proud of you!



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