Monday, March 5, 2012

Spectrum Mini Quilt

I have always loved rainbow quilts.  It's something about the progression of colors that appeals to me.  I got motivated to try a spectrum quilt when Jennifer of Ellison Lane Quilts started the Modern Mini Challenge.  

The hardest part of this quilt was deciding on how to quilt it.  I didn't want to stipple the colored bars because I thought it would take away from the simplicity of the colors, but the empty white space needed some umph!  I bought some variegated thread thinking that I could do straight lines across the quilt horizontally but when I started doing it I didn't like how every little imperfection showed on the white background.  So....I decided to make clouds using a pebble quilting technique and FMQ some raindrops. This is my first try at pebble quilting and they are very uneven organic. I really like how it turned out though.  This is my first time doing applique too.  I used a fabric glue stick and just stitched around the edge.   I had a lot of fun making this quilt.

(Did you get my interpretation of the pot of gold and leprechaun at the end of the rainbow?)  


  1. I love it Patrice! Love the pebble quilting and the rain drops. So great. Thanks so much for entering the challenge!

  2. I love rainbow quilts too, love anything rainbow-related. Great job with the free motion quilting! I love the originality!!

  3. Very appealing quilt. I do like the pot of gold and leprechaun, but like the rainbow even more.


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