The first two quilts I ever made were gifted to my nephews when they were born, and both were gender neutral because neither of my two sister-in-laws found out the sex of their baby ahead of time. As soon as I heard the news that my brother was expecting another baby, I decided I didn't want to be so gender neutral this time, so in preparation I made a boy quilt AND a girly quilt in advance.
Earlier this summer I became auntie to an adorable little girl, and I was so happy to gift her with this quilt. I took some pictures during my late night finishing session prior to her birth and I actually really like how the lighting plays up the stipple I used to finish it.
I also knew that I wanted her to be able to grow with the quilt over time. I settled on a lap size of roughly 54" x 72" so down the line it can be used as a play mat, a picnic blanket or for movie night snuggle fests.
The third thing I wanted to do with this quilt is to create a simple and timeless backing, and what better timeless icon than stars! When I was making the wonky star blocks for this project, I referenced this tutorial by Elizabeth of Oh, Fransson!
Since I utilised a lot of neutral space in this quilt using a medium gray, I decided a scrappy rainbow binding would be a fun addition. The binding on this quilt wraps around following the colour order on the quilt top, starting at red and ending at white.
Final Quilt Details:
- Quilt Name: Modern Rainbow Sequence
- Finished Size: lap size (54" x 72")
- Fabric: Kona Cotton in Ash, 16 print from Bold and Beautiful (Bright) by Benartex
- Pattern: my own design
- Quilting: stipple
I had such a great time designing and creating this quilt. I think I might make more quilts in the future with this pattern concept in the mind. If you are interested in making a similar quilt using this pattern, leave a comment or email request asking for more information - I would be happy to obligue!