Modern Rainbow Quilt

By: Lynn Browne from Yarnspirations and Coats & Clark
Modern Rainbow Quilt
Modern Rainbow Quilt
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"This modern quilt is created in a combination of rainbow-colored batiks and different quilting fabrics. Continuing the rainbow theme, a variety of thread colors were used for hand quilting. The quilt is machine pieced, then accented with lines of hand quilting selected from the wide range of colors of Coats & Clark Dual Duty Plus Hand Quilting Thread. The octagon shape lends itself to a wall hanging or a fun table topper. Your choice, your quilt, your colors! Have fun and be creative! "

NotesDesigned by Marie Duncan for Coats & Clark
Complete instructions are our website, Yarnspirations.

Project TypeMake a Project

Time to CompleteWeekend project

Sewn byBoth Hand and Machine


Materials List

  • Dual Duty Plus Hand Quilting thread
  • Dual Duty XP All Purpose thread
  • Coats & Clark Cotton Machine Quilting thread
  • ¼ yard (.23m) of 12 fabrics in a rainbow of colors
  • 2 ¼ yards (2.06m) tone on tone gray cotton
  • Cotton Batting
  • Safety Pins


  1. All illustrations are on the website.

  2. Thread with Dual Duty all-purpose thread top and bobbinStitch one 2½” x 5½” (6.35cm x 13.97cm) to 10 of the 5½” x 5½” (13.97cm x 13.97cm) squares.

  3. Press the seams open or to one side.

  4. Lay out the strips and decide the order you want them in. Pin them together. Pin a piece of paper numbering the strips in order, to keep them organized.

  5. Stitch into strips as shown adding the remaining 2½” x 5½” (6.35cm x 13.97cm) strips as needed. Press the seams open or to one side.

  6. Add the side triangle pieces as shown. (diagram on website)8. Press the seams open or to one side.

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