I don’t think it’ll come as a surprise to anyone who’s been reading this blog for any amount of time that my favorite color is rainbow (minus violet). So when it came time to make a quilt for baby #3′s crazy colorful nursery, the pattern was a no brainer.
I’ve had this AMH Pastry Line dobby dot for ages. Or maybe even eons. But from about the second day I owned them, I’ve wanted to do a rainbow quilt with all the bright bold colors. It sure did take me a long time to commit to actually using these fabrics, but I’d say this was worth it. When the baby’s done with it, it’ll be a good sized couch throw. And yeah, I’ll totally put those colors in my living room.
I love the way the white binding really pops and brings out the “pastry lines”. For the back, I pieced in a few strips of Square Dance. I used the yellow colorway, which I love, but the light blue is my favorite for that print. I have 4 panels that I may never use. Tacking them to the wall as wallpaper is the only project that comes to mind that would give that print the visibility it deserves without me having to take my scissors anywhere near it.
And while I’m here, can I just say that I am a bit overwhelmed by the reaction to my last post? I mean, I knew the Crafterhours readership was pretty much the most fabulous group of people around, but I had no idea how many of you were browncoats too! Long live Firefly! I had several people mention that they named their kids after characters from the show, or knew someone who did, but one lady even plans to name all of her chickens after the cast! That’s shiny.
(Shiny is a word used a lot in the show Firefly, in case you were wondering. They use it in place of “nice, cool, awesome, etc.” One commenter reminded me that I’ve wanted to make “shiny” a thing for awhile now. Join the movement and spread the word (literally)! I could use a synonym for “awesome” in my life anyway.)