Finished Scrappy Rainbow Quilt

Ta-dah! Finally pictures of the scrappy, rainbow quilt that has been in the works since Christmas.  

A full-body shot. I am SO happy with how this quilt turned out.  It’s kind of a step away from my usual primary color palette. You can see the original progress on this quilt here and here.  All the pieced portion of the quilt was made entirely from scraps. So that makes it a mostly free quilt, right??  A lot of the scraps are leftovers from cutting the kits for the Soul Blossom quilt last spring. 

Here is a close-up of some of the fabrics. Most of them are so wild.  There are fabrics from Amy Butler’s Soul Blossoms, Amanda Murphy’s Veranda, a little Lizzy House Pearl Bracelet, Deena Rutter, Sugar Pop – just a really eclectic mix. The colors are so much brighter than the rest of my house – most of my house is much more muted coloring. But I love how bright and cheerful it is. I may keep it on my bed in the winter just to cheer things up. The quilting was done by the talented Becky Heslop. (Hi Becky!)

With such a loud front, I wanted to choose a print for the back that would be equally loud and cheerful.  This fabric is from Dena Design’s Taza collection for Free Spirit.  
I choose a tangerine-y binding because I’ve been digging orange for a while now. I used Jenean Morrison’s Silent Cinema – also for Free Spirit. I ran out with only a small chunk left, so I used some leftover Deena Rutter Happier Strip to finish. I like it. 

And since I’m sharing the quilt, it must mean that the pattern is finally finished! I am not too inspired at naming quilts, but since we’re on a Muppets kick around her, thanks to the latest movie, I couldn’t resist Rainbow Connection. I still remember loving singing my little heart out to that song in the 1st grade. :)

This pattern includes sizes: Baby, Twin, Throw (same as mine 80″ x 80″), Queen, and King. Woo! (and Whew!) The pattern is $9.00 and available for instant download by clicking on the Buy Now button.

It is also available in my Etsy shop.

Comments

  1. says

    It's gorgeous! I also love that the rainbow is broken up and quite subtle. It's not your typical pot-of-gold rainbow. It's quite grown up, and still a little whimsical. Beautiful job.

  2. says

    This is the next on my list and it is because of the name. Rainbow connection is my favorite muppet song!!! My husband looked at your quilt and said this is a must have and when I saw the name, that was instant permission to buy more fabric :) thanks for the motivation!

  3. says

    This is the next on my list and it is because of the name. Rainbow connection is my favorite muppet song!!! My husband looked at your quilt and said this is a must have and when I saw the name, that was instant permission to buy more fabric :) thanks for the motivation!

  4. says

    I love this quilt!! It&#39;s fabulous, wonderful, wow (I&#39;ll shut up now) I love colourful fabrics and quilts and this certainly counts as one. I&#39;ll have to go and dig out my scraps now and see if I have enough to make one just like this for myself.<br />Claire Bear

  5. says

    Amy, I&#39;ve been looking for the perfect quilt for my Soul Blossoms fat quarters and lots of other fabrics. This is it! I already purchased the pattern and I have 8 blocks completed. I LOVE the way they&#39;ve turned out. Thanks for such a great pattern.

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