I used up tons of scraps from my scrap bin that I had cut into strips earlier in the year, as well as some purples that I had to trade for, as my stash is woefully short on purple. This is my second rainbow quilt of the year using those scrappy strips, and I love it tons. It's so bright and cheery and every little scrap has a story to tell.
I bought some new fabric for the back - all from JoAnns and most on clearance. I feel like the back is the perfect compliment to the front. It's lightly quilted in a chevron pattern - I'm finding lately that as much as I love the look of stippling, I really, really, really like the drape of light straight-line quilting. It's bound in some KJR stripes and finished size after a run through the dryer is 40”X59”. It’s listed in the shop.
And with the completion of the Rainbow Fence quilt came the beginning of Laura’s quilt. A dear friend, the woman who introduced me to my husband, is expecting her first child next month. She’s one of the nicest people I know and is going to make such an awesome mama. I really wanted to make something special for her babe. She’s decorating the nursery with an African animal theme, so this is what I made for her.
I used two Michael Miller animal prints as my jumping point and continued from there. I love the colors in this quilt – I had been worried that the animal theme might start to get too twee, but I feel like this group of colors keeps the quilt looking sophisticated and modern. My inspiration for the quilt was this - I love on pointe squares. The finished size after drying is 40"x48" - perfect for a new baby but big enough to grow with him. That's my six year old holding it up in the photo above - it's just about as tall as he is now. Congratulations, Laura!
I'm excited to have my first start-to-finish quilt of the year done already with 359 more days of quilting ahead of me. Next on the docket - Jacey's mini (I know you're reading this, J!).