I mentioned, I believe, that I made three quilts this spring. This is the third. My friend N got married back in January, but it took me a while to finish the quilt. Then, I didn’t see them for a couple of months, and I don’t like to post until I’ve given the recipients their presents.
N and I have known each other since the fourth grade. I attended her bat mitzvah, during which she read from the story of Noah. Her wedding invitations had a drawing of a sun rising (or setting) over green grass, and the rainbow shades reminded me of her bat mitzvah reading. I decided to make a rainbow stripe quilt.
I cut six-inch long strips in rainbow shades: reds, pinks, oranges, yellows, greens, light blues, dark blues, and purples. The strips are of varying widths – I believe the narrowest are about 1.5″ wide and the widest are about 4″ wide.
Here are the strips all piled up:
Here is the row of light blue strips, all laid out:
I arranged them in whatever order I found most pleasant, and then sewed them into long rows. I wanted the quilt to be approximately 40″ square.
Here are the completed strips:
I sewed all the strips into one big block. The row of red across the top is a little hard to see in this picture; apologies for that.
I’m not sure of the exact measurements of the quilt. Since I had eight 6″ rows, the quilt came out around 40″ long, and I think it’s slightly wider. I wanted it a little larger, so I added a solid strip of sky blue as a border:
In my next post, I’ll cover the quilting.