The Rainbow Burst Quilt Top

Sunday was absolutely glorious - we stayed home all day, much of which it rained (which is wonderful, since we’ve been waiting for rain since the forest fires here started over a month ago!). We had zero agenda for the day, and I just quilted and quilted and quilted. I putzed on 3 different projects, which was too fun.

Rainbow Burst Quilt

I made some good progress on my Rainbow Burst quilt, which I’m building using The Tattooed Quilter’s foundation paper piecing block called “Unicorn Beams”. I found The Tattooed Quilter on Instagram and learned how to FPP just so I could make this block!

The fabric is the most amazing line by Heather Ross for Windham Fabrics. It’s called Kinder, and I loved it as soon as I saw it. When it popped up in a local Canadian shop for a fraction of it’s usual price, I snagged a fat quarter bundle, knowing that I wanted to make this quilt just for my son’s big boy bed he will need to move into soon.

I enlarged it to 170% (the largest that would fit on my parents’ larger sized printer), and did the math as I went to build it to close to twin size.


I wanted to keep the top very scrappy looking, predominantly so I wouldn’t run out of a certain fabric since I wasn’t working off a pattern. I love the way most blocks are different, and it’s turned into a bit of an “Eye Spy” quilt with my son - He’s already started pointing out “Frog” and, my favourite, “Bite!” at the little girl, biting a block. :)


Rainbow Burst

Quilt top finished!

I’m loving foundation paper piecing - all the exact-ness I told myself I could never accomplish, and yet, here it is! It’s been great practice for me, and I plan on doing more.