Always Chasing Rainbows Quilt

Always Chasing Rainbows Quilt | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

Image by SewVeryEasy


This beautiful always chasing rainbow quilt is an easy design that’s perfect for beginners. I love this pattern by SewVeryEasy because it’s so fun to sew, and it has different vibrant colors. It reminds me of the games in the arcade! Watch the video below for the full instructions.



  • 80 pieces of 5″ colored squares
  • 80 pieces of 5″ white squares (for the background)
  • white backing fabric
  • 2 1/2″ squares


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Step 1:

For each arrow, you will need two white background squares and two colored squares. Match the colors then clip them together. Do the same for the remaining pieces.

Step 2:

Lay them on your design board, 5 columns with 7 rows. For this design, she used colors that match the rainbow.

Step 3:

Get one of the sets. On the back of the white squares, draw a diagonal line from one corner to another. Place the white squares on top of each colored square. Sew a quarter inch on each side of the line.

Always Chasing Rainbows Quilt Tutorial
Image by SewVeryEasy


Step 4:

Cut both on a diagonal line. Next, decide which arrow is going up and going down. For the top, the whites are coming out and for the bottom portion, the whites are going down. One seam should go in one direction and one in the other. You can use sticky notes so you will remember the directions.

Step 5:

Once all are pressed, trim the corners. Sew them per row first, then the center seam. Do the same for all of the remaining sets.

Always Chasing Rainbows Quilt Project
Image by SewVeryEasy


Step 6:

For the first row of the quilt, all of the arrows are pointing up. For the second arrow, flip them around, so they are pointing down. Continue alternating directions of the arrows until the last column. Sew them together by columns first.

Step 7:

Cut 2 and 1/2 inches strips and place them between each column and the sides. Stitch them together.

Step 8:

Cut 2 1/2 inches and 8 1/2 inches from the background fabric. Sew the 2 1/2″ squares on each of the edges of the 2 1/2″ by 8 1/2″ strips. Sew them together, then make another one. After that, sew them on the top and bottom of the quilt.


Always Chasing Rainbows Quilt

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