Rainbows Two and Three
One day I decided to make a rainbow quilt. I cut 3" x width of fabric strips from 16 different fabric and sewed them together to make one big hunk of rainbow. My original plan was to that. Just quilt and bind and there you have a rainbow quilt. But somehow once it was put together, it was just to much. So I decided to cut it into strips and make something less brilliant. Somewhere along the way, I decided to make a 'set' of baby quilts.
Here's the first one. You can read about it here. I really think this one is my (almost) favorite. I just love white with the bright colors. I decided each subsequent quilt should use a different background fabric, and also different technique. So this coin quilt was pretty basic, I knew when I started exactly how it the layout would be, and I used white for the background. OK. Now on to the next one.
I decided those big brown pieces need some help so I hand quilted in rainbow colors. My hand quilting skills are not so great. Sturdy, but not so perfectly even... but the only way to learn is to practice.
This Little Folks flannel makes a super soft back. I forgot to mention that I first machine-quilted in the ditch around the strips, then I was able to do the hand quilting without any hoop or frame because it was well secured.
This was my third quilt, and I decided to use Kona Ash as my background. I also went with a total improv style of piecing. I started out making the plus sign in the top right hand corner, then without meaning to, it turned into a math themed quilt! I'm not sure if any baby would have sweet dreams sleeping under math symbols...Oh well, it was a lot of fun to put together!
I love the combination of the greyish tan background, the rainbow hued binding, and the yellowy-lime polkadot binding. These quilts were a lot of fun to put together. I had hoped to get a picture of all three together, but the coin quilt went to a new home before the others were finished.