A FMQ Fun Finish

FMQ Rainbow Quilt

When I first began practicing free motion quilting, one of the first blogs I found was Christina Cameli’s, “A Few Scraps.” She shares great designs and makes it easy to understand how to replicate them. I have also been participating in her Craftsy class The Secrets of Free Motion Quilting and recently bought her book ‘Step by Step Free Motion Quilting.’ So when I had the chance to test her latest pattern I was excited to do so.

FMQ Rainbow Quilt

I have wanted to make a quilt using rainbow colors for quite a while; when I saw this pattern I knew it would be the perfect quilt for these bright, happy colors.

I have to say, this pattern is so cool and very beginner friendly. It goes together quickly and makes a nice size quilt – mine finished at 68-1/2″ x 75″.

Wavy Quilting

I had so much fun quilting this top. I used seven different quilting designs – each color column has a different design, and the background is all matchstick quilting. I love the look it gives the quilt. I can’t even begin to put into words the yumminess of the texture!

L's & E's Quilting FMQ

(See those darn dandelions peeking in?)

The piecing was fast, the quilting – not so much. It took me about 18 hours to quilt. I used threads to match each color column, so there was a lot of thread changes, stops and starts, and cutting threads. After an all day marathon quilting session, I was happy to put that last stitch in! And I’m extremely happy with the quilting. 🙂

I don’t have pictures of the binding because our weather isn’t cooperating. I made a scrappy binding using the leftover fabrics. If you make this quilt and use the yardages Christina recommends, you will have plenty leftover for the binding.

In this picture, the wind decided to join in the fun:

FMQ Hopscotch Rainbow Quilt

The layout reminds me of the hopscotch games we used to play in school, so that’s what I’m naming this quilt – Hopscotch.

Christina will be releasing her pattern, which she is calling Magic Carpet, next week. I will post information when it is ready for sale.

Linking up with Finish It Up Friday, Whoop Whoop Friday, Show Off Saturday, and Pink Doxies.



About Beth

I'm a wife, mother of two, and lover of all things crafty. I love to cook up new things in the kitchen and in my craft room, and sometimes get "licking the spoon" mixed up with "licking the fabric"!!
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11 Responses to A FMQ Fun Finish

  1. Kathleen says:

    It’s a fruit buffet! Cherries, oranges, lemons, limes, blueberries, and grapes! Yummy!
    Beautiful work.

  2. soma1773 says:

    You are so right, it does look like the hopscotch game!! I love how you used different stitch for different areas. Looks lovely! Did you have a lot of threads to bury? I like the last picture where the wind showed that yummy background colour too 🙂


  3. GeminiJen NZ says:

    Hopscotch is a super name for this! I really love it! The rainbow colours was a good idea and it just looks so effective. I am pinning this one for my to-to list. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Laura says:

    I love rainbow quilts!

  5. What a fabulous little quilt! I love the orange backing and your loop de loop quilting!!

  6. Cheryl says:

    This is a fantastic finish Beth! The colors you picked for the pattern are wonderful and your quilting is stunning!

  7. Susan says:

    Love your quilting! Thanks for the link to her site. This is a gorgeous quilt!

  8. fancyfootfarm says:

    Fantastic quilt Beth. Your quilting looks great. This looks like the perfect choice in pattern and colors to play with FMQ. It’s pleasing from far away with the big blocks of color and then has that surprise of detail from all the quilting. I’m really impressed with your patience for all the matchstick quilting.

  9. Jasmine says:

    I love seeing this in a rainbow color with the white background. Your quilting looks great as well. Having the same design for each color adds continuity. I look forward to seeing it with the scrappy binding. I wonder how long it will take me to quilt mine.

  10. Judy says:

    The quilt is fabulous and your quilting! What a great pattern for really getting to pull out the stops on using different designs. I have Christina’s book – Love it 🙂

  11. Congratulations on another finish, Beth! The colors you chose for the quilting blend in really well, and I sympathize with how long doing starts and stops can extend out the quilting process.

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