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Rainbows and Quilts just go together! Many years ago, I was in an online fabric swap and each person was assigned a color. The swap host collected everything and then sent out this beautiful collection of rainbow shades. The fabric was cut in charm squares, which made it easy to turn into a Twister quilt.
I laid out the colors from light to dark, and I had enough squares to make two rows of each color, so I alternated the gradient with each row. Once I had the squares sewn together, I grabbed my Lil’ Twister ruler and cut it apart again. It was so fun watching the pinwheels appear!
The reward for chopping up a quilt top with the Twister ruler is the bonus squares. I put some of the leftover scraps to use in the corners, keeping everything in proper ROYGBIV order.
Then it was time to choose quilting designs. I spent alot of time on Leah Day’s website for inspiration!
Then I made little rainbows in the background by echoing small curves:
Here are my names for the quilting designs. Each column of color had its own unique free motion design:
It’s been quite a while since I quilted this wallhanging. I remember tying off and burying hundreds of thread tails, so I think I was insane and started each pinwheel from the center. I will have to revisit these designs and see if they can be modified for a continuous line design.
Please share some of your favorite quilting projects. Do you keep the quilts you make or give them away?