Thursday, May 19, 2022

A Forgotten Finish

Can you believe it?  I thought I had shared this finished quilt a few weeks ago but, nope.  I didn't share this one. The pattern is called Bright Boxes and used to be on Pattern Jam. I couldn't find it there today. 

I made the blocks as part of the Rainbow Scrap Challenge a couple of years ago.  It took me over a year to decide on the border as I didn't like the pattern's border. Here's my version of Bright Boxes. 

I'm not sure why I only made 9 colored blocks. In the center block I used one of each of the colors. 

I used a white So Fine thread and Classic Stipple for the quilting design.  

Do you recognize this backing?  I used it on another quilt that you can see here.  If you hang out with me you'll be seeing it again at least once over the next few weeks. I will still have enough left over fabric to do another smaller quilt.  I probably will use it on this year's Rainbow Scrap Challenge is done.  

Check out that binding too!  I gathered bits and pieces of bright strips to make the binding.

Here's a final look at Bright Boxes.  I used 3.5" squares for the boxes and for border I used 3.5" unfinished half square triangles. Unfortunately, I like this quilt so much I really don't want to give it away.  I'm sure this one will be passed on to a charity soon. 

I'm going to link up with several Linky parties over the next few days.  Hopefully I'll remember to actually link up!  (I'm really early for a change.) 

Scrap Happy Saturday

A note about my pictures.  Several weeks ago we took the quilt down to Nags Head with us planning some gorgeous beach pictures.  It didn't happen. The first day was beautiful and sunny but we had things to do so the quilt didn't come out until the next day.  Then the wind was blowing like crazy and it poured rain all day too.  So our lovely new couch in the beach house served as the backdrop for the photos.  Not the beach but maybe a little beach feel? 

Happy Quilting All!  Bonnie 


  1. Wow, a fantastic finish! The border looks great with the blocks.

  2. it is a beauty bonnie...fondle it a while and then you can pass it on...

  3. Since you like it so much you might just have to make another. It paid off for you to let it ferment for a year because that border just is perfect for it.

  4. I love a rainbow quilt! What size squares did you use for the 9 patches? The border is great, too. Pretty finish!

  5. Oh I get the beachy vibe!! that couch is a perfect backdrop!
    and on my gosh - what a great quilt - the border you did just adds such pizzazz!!!! I love it!!!!

  6. Love the finished quilt. CirclePlay is my all-time favorite backing. I (think) am on my 4th bolt! It goes with nearly everything well enough.

  7. Oh what a happy quilt front and back. I rarely add borders to quilts but I might have to try your border idea. I love it. Congrats on the finish.

  8. Great RSC quilt! I know that back, as I've used it, too!!! Awesome border, too, Bonnie!

  9. This quilt is so cheerful and love the design, Bonnie. The backing is gorgeous as well.

  10. WooHoo! great finish and inspiration for RSC2023!

  11. I love that pattern, and I like your border too. That backing is wonderful, and yes I remember it. :) Your new couch is gorgeous!


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