I had envisioned a big happy stripey rainbow, with a small black applique down in one corner. But once I had all the strips sewn together, it was just too....much! Somewhere along the way I had the idea to make a few quilts out of this big rainbow chunk. A mini 'series' if you will. I thought I'd make one really simple quilt, and one with more complicated piecing, and maybe one with improvisational piecing. Each quilt would use a different colored solid as the background.
For the first quilt, I cut three strips 6" wide and used Kona Snow to make a classic coin quilt.
I did crosshatch quilting with double lines in one direction - Ashley's signature style.
Here's the back using Kona Aqua, another rainbow strip, and Kona Spearmint.
Next I pulled out some chocolate brown to make another quilt top with some more strips from this big hunk of rainbow.
I'll show you more of this one soon. I'm thinking of backing this one with a snuggly pink flannel.
And here's the third one on the design wall right now. I have enough rainbow fabrics left to make another quilt top, but we'll see. I'm hoping to finish these up soon, but first on the list is a dress for my little girl's birthday.