This little beauty is much beloved by me. I have a friend having a baby girl in the fairly near future. A friend who is modern, stylish, and generous. I hoped that my love of pastel rainbows could translate into a lovely quilt for her. I started the quilt for her using a quarter-circle block, aiming for a modern drunkard’s path. but it didn’t look quite right. So I quickly switched to large blocks in pastel rainbow color order.
Paired with Kona Smoke (my favoritest solid gray), this was a quick finish and checked all the boxes for me (and I hope my friend). I took a bit of time with the quiliting – really trying to get my stitches straight in groups of three lines across the quilt. I used a scrappy rainbow binding to finish. And I finished the binding by machine and didn’t cry or whine. Woot!
I backed the quilt in an adorable nursery print from JoAnn that I fell in love with.
I appliqued a little rectangle of the print on top of this Paris Postcard fabric. I really love it and gives the simple quilt a little something more.
These pictures look so dreamy – I am not sure why… I didn’t use a filter and I took them during the day. Must be the magic of the pastel rainbow. Lately when I am feeling a bit down, I search for pastel rainbows in Instagram or Pinterest. They really are gorgeous. And lift my spirits. I am not done with pastel rainbows yet. I started this little hexie project. I am planning on making a pillow for my bedroom, but it may turn into a whole pastel rainbow quilt. Now that would keep me busy.
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