After The Rain QAL – FINAL WEEK

May 9, 2022


Final Week of the Quilt Along - QUILTING

Welcome to the final weel of the ‘After The Rain’ Quilt Along!

This week we are working on quilting our quilt tops. If you’re like me, you love to send your quilt top off and have someone else do the quilting for you.  And if that IS you – you’re in luck! You have the chance to win FREE LONG ARM QUILTING!

Emily Sidall of @browneyedquilter is giving away one free Long Arm quilting prize to one of you lucky Quilt Along participants!

AND . . . she is generous enough to offer ALL of you 20% off when you hire her.  Just CLICK HERE and fill out her order form and mention you are a participant of the AFTER THE RAIN quilt along. 

PS – you can use this on any quilt, not just your After The Rain quilt. THANK YOU EMILY!

Brown haried brown eyed girl in a green shirt sitting in nature


To enter to win the free long arm quilting:

  1. Follow @browneyedquilter on Instagram.
  2. Post a photo of your finished ‘After The Rain’ quilt top (any size).
  3. Use the hashtags: #AfterTheRainQAL #QuiltersCandy #AfterTheRainQuilt.


Congratulations to Heather of @heck.yes.sewco. She is the winner from last week, and gets THREE FREE MONTHS of the Quilters Candy Membership!

Here is Heather’s photo that won her the prize.

After The Rain


I have a few ideas for quilting for you. The first is what I used on my version of ‘After The Rain’ that was accepted into QuiltCon, and it speaks to the meaning behind the quilt. 

It is a pantograph called, ‘Wavy Raindrops – Grande’ by Urban Elementz. I love it because the rainbows on the quilt come after rain, and symbolizes the beauty that comes after hard times. This is what the pantograph looks like.

raindrops connected by a drawn line

Here’s what it looks like on my quilt:

rainbow quilt

Other ideas that I think would look good with this quilt pattern are:

CROSSHATCH GRID – by Urban Elementz.

square grid

I used something like this on one of my quilt versions of the ‘After The Rain’ quilt.

After The Rain Modern Quilt Top
After The Rain with Lo and Behold Stitchery Rainbow Curved Quilt

This was the design Brittany of Lo and Behold Stitchery used, as well.

Rachel of Wren Collective also used this design (on her domestic machine). 

These are a few other quilting designs that I think always look great:

  1. Modern Twist
loops drawn in black and orange
clam shell repeating pattern


If you want to try hand quilting your finished quilt top, or adding a touch of hand quilting along with machine quilting, I have a tutorial for hand quilting HERE.

Hand quilting 4 layer gauze

Final Week

I can’t wait to see how you decide to quilt your ‘After The Rain’ quilt!

Be sure to post your finished quilt top this week, before Monday, May 16th, when the winner of the FREE LONGARM QUILTING will be announced!

I hope you’ve enjoyed the quilt along. 

If you enjoyed the Quilt Along, be sure to check out the Quilters Candy Membership, where we do fun sewing projects each month!

THANK YOU for joining the fun, and enjoy your finished ‘AFTER THE RAIN’ quilt top!



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