Box Elder Trail Quilt Finish (Multi-Color Version)

Monday, September 26, 2022

 Hello!  I finally snapped
some pictures of the multi-color version
of my Box Elder Trail quilt.  
For reference, here is the original version:

[ Photo courtesy of  Martingale Publishing]

It's the green quilt in my new book,
Quilt the Rainbow.

There are 10 projects in the book to help you whittle
down each color of your stash.  Nine are monochromatic
quilts and one (the cover quilt) is multi-color.

Box Elder Trail is a great scrap buster project!
The only fabric I specifically bought for this quilt was the floral
background - a Tilda fabric from the line Daiseyfield.
For the small rectangles, I used fabrics from my stash
that coordinated with the colors in the Daiseyfield flowers.

Box Elder Trail is probably the easiest
and quickest pattern to make in the book!
It's very beginner-friendly!

I wanted to show you that you don't have to just do monochromatic quilts
(like I showed in the book) if that's not your jam!  I designed patterns
for the book that would be cute for anyone and in any colorway.

It kind of looks cute here on our landing, don't you think?

Our sectional is navy blue so I think I'll keep this quilt here for a while.
It's nice to change out quilts every now and then!

The quilting was done by Jen Ostler in Highland, UT.
She used the Terracotta pantograph.  I think it adds some
nice movement to a pattern that is all rectangles!

The binding is a navy blue woven with light blue stitched pluses.
Unfortunately, I bought it as a remnant so I don't know what line
it's from.  The back is from the line Stitched by Fig Tree Quilts
for Moda (color 21).  I have a bolt of it so I've already used it as a
background and this back.  You will be seeing it in a lot of 
future quilts from me, I am sure!

Of course, I had to add one of the simple quilt labels
that I get from Ever Emblem on Etsy.  You can choose any of their labels
and customize them to your liking.  I get the 2" cotton fold-over, sew-in labels.

Here, you can see the whole quilt.
In my opinion, it's more of a modern design but
I used traditional fabrics.  You can make each quilt your own
just by your fabric selection!

If you'd like to purchase this pattern
you can find the Quilt the Rainbow book 
in my Etsy shop HERE.

There is lots of beautiful photography + tips on
cutting scrap quilts efficiently, storing scraps,
choosing fabrics for beautiful scrap quilts,
instructions on how to make a scrappy binding and a
scrappy back, the meaning and symbolism
of each color and so much more!

If you want to see the other projects in Quilt the Rainbow click HERE.
Or check out the Quilt the Rainbow Book Tour recap
post HERE to see my friend's versions of the projects in the book.
So much quilty goodness that's sure to inspire!

Have a great day!

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