Diamond Rainbow
Quilter's World|Winter 2020
Rainbow diamonds dance across this quilt set in gray solid for a modern vibe.
NANCY SCOTT

I’m a rainbow lover and am always searching for that proverbial pot of gold!” —Nancy Scott

SKILL LEVEL

Confident Beginner

FINISHED SIZES

Quilt Size: 57 x 79

Block Size: 6 x 10

Number of Blocks: 59

MATERIALS

• 21/2 strips assorted red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet solids, tonals, and small prints

• 31/3 yards gray solid

• Backing to size

• Batting to size*

• Thread

• Basic sewing tools and supplies

*Soft & Bright batting from The Warm Company used to make sample.

PROJECT NOTES

Read all instructions before beginning this project.

Stitch right sides together using a 1/4 seam allowance unless otherwise specified.

Materials and cutting lists assume 40 of usable fabric width for yardage.

WOF – width of fabric

HST – half-square triangle

QST – quarter-square triangle

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