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After the Rain Quilt

After the Rain Quilt

Written by: 
Christine Weld

Using all the colors of the rainbow, conveniently included in the Shine On line by Bonnie and Camille, you can whip up this modern spin on the classic log cabin quilt using two honeybuns.


This quilt finishes at 44” x 44”. Each block finishes at 10” square.

  • 2 Shine On Honey Bun® for log cabins, or fabric cut using chart below
  • Center squares: Fat quarter or quarter yard
  • Border: 1/2 yard
  • Backing:3 yards
  • Binding: 1/2 yard
  • Backing: 3 yards

If you would prefer to cut your own 1½” strips rather than use precut honeybuns, use the cutting chart in the Printer Friendly file below. Total yardage is listed if you wish for a more controlled look, or you can cut from a variety of fabrics for a scrappy look.

Construct a total of 16 blocks as shown.


Construct the quilt in four sections consisting of four blocks each. For each section, rotate the log cabin blocks so that the red sections meet in the middle and the blue sections line the outside, forming a sort of border. This will create the rainbow effect.

Sew the four sections together.


Cut 5 2 ½” WOF strips from the border fabric. Sew a 40 ½” strip to the left and right sides. Piece the remaining strips together to make two 44 ½” strips and sew to top and bottom.

Layer backing, batting and quilt top. Quilt as desired. I quilted the project on my domestic machine using a meander pattern with yellow and orange variegated thread.

Cut five 2 ½” strips from binding fabric. Attach binding. Snuggle.

Christine Weld

The Quarter Inch


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