I showed you one version of the Giant Rainbow Quilt in yesterday’s post. Today I’m sharing the versions the testers made! As you scroll through the post you’ll see that each of these includes not only which fabrics were used but where else you can see more from the responsible pattern tester – follow them!
I’m suffering from decision paralysis as I try to figure out what order to put these in. They’re all my favorite. Each has its different features to love.
Let’s start with Leah’s version. I love it so much that I was able to contain my jealousy over the green grass in her photos. Her quilting radiates out from the center of the rainbow! And her fabrics have a metallic print – from the Heavy Metal line!
More of Leah’s work on Instagram here and here.
The pattern instructions are illustrated with traditional rainbow colors, but of course, you can play for daaaays with the color layout and fabric choices. In this next version, Deanna made the color palette very much her own and used one of the alternate layouts for the twin size – doubling up the rainbow and joining them end to end makes a bullseye! She used a variety of Windham fabrics including one from the new Succulents range.
You can see more details from Deanna and more of her work on Flickr.
Katie also doubled up the rainbows but flipped the layout! These layouts and the variations for yardage are in the pattern too.She chose fabrics from the Mimosa range.Find Katie on Instagram!
Laura chose prints from the Citrus line and did some wicked awesome stripe matching in those center points.Here’s the quilt top in the Throw size – 68″ x 44″. She added her generously proportioned 5 month-old for scale. :)
Because the angles in the rainbow are all exactly the same, you can really line up stripes beautifully! You can see details in Laura’s Instagram feed!
Last but not least, Alisa’s quilt is made from the Broken Stripes collection.
I love her straight line quilting!
This last one is my moment of rainbow zen.Alisa shares on her blog and on Instagram.
I am SO grateful to these five talented and thoughtful women for their help and feedback! Windham provided the fabric and they provided the expertise and enthusiasm. They went well beyond what I’d asked of them!
What fabric would YOU choose for this pattern?
I want to make one with two rainbows to form a circle like Deanna did! As for fabrics, I have no idea, just no stripes! ;-)
Wow!! Thank you so much for using and highlighting so many Windham Fabrics!!! I will repost to our social media!