Wednesday 15 August 2012

From K - Modern Rainbow Sequence Quilt

Being an aunt has to one of the greatest pleasures there is in life, and not just because you get all of the giggles and none of the diapers. I'm a pretty blessed auntie over here with two awesome nephews, and as of a few months ago, now a tiny little niece too!

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 knew that there were three main elements most important to me for this quilt. First and foremost I wanted it to be modern yet timeless, so I instantly thought of Kona Ash and some bright rainbow colours. Here is a picture of the quilt top in day light hours for those of you who weren't wooed by the romantic lighting in the previous picture ;)

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!


  1. Love it!!!Tammie

    1. Thanks Tammie! It was a really fun project to work on. I'm so glad you like it.


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