Lately I’ve been trying to multitask during my sewing time, since this summer is so full of outdoor adventuring that my time spent sewing is little. The last time I had a good chunk of sewing time, I worked on piecing three projects at once. It made for little bits of progress for each, but no big noticeable progress on any one quilt. Today I decided to focus on one quilt so that I can hopefully get a finish under my belt to renew my quilting fury. Since I have yet to complete quilts for my kids, I decided it was high time I remedied that, and I decided to focus on sewing together my daughter’s rainbow quilt.
My design wall is one huge fail, so I had to lay out the strips while the “wall” was laying flat on the ground, and then slide it up to take photographs as quickly as possible before the pieces all fell to the ground. The bumps bug me, but such is life. Nothing’s perfect, especially not a partially pieced quilt top! A new design wall is creeping its way up my to-do list.
My four-year-old daughter wanted a rainbow quilt, and while searching for ideas, I came across this gorgeous quilt on Creativebug.
I had never created a quilt using jellyrolls before, but only a couple of days after seeing this quilt, the deal of the day on Missouri Star Quilt Company’s site was the Andover Fabrics Color Collection Jellyroll. Sweet! Needless to say, I bought the jellyroll and added another work in progress to my list.
Today during my two-year-old’s nap, I finished sewing the strips into pairs. I’m hoping I’ll be able to finish sewing all of the paired strips together soon and will have a completed quilt top within a week or two. Next I will have to decide whether to keep it simple and finish it, or to add a border or edging to the quilt. Because it’s for my four-year-old, I’m leaning toward finishing it simply and letting it be small enough for her to drag around with her. What would you do?
I’ll leave you with some fun photographs from my playroom photo shoot today.
I love playing with depth of field!
Since I’m sneaking this in before midnight, I’ll link up to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.
12 thoughts on “Work in Progress: Rainbow Jellyroll Quilt”
I love the way you arranged the strips!!! Congratulations for such great work!! Greetings from Costa Rica!!
That is striking! Very pretty…
Gorgeous! I love rainbows and this looks super-easy; I might have to try it for my next baby quilt.
Love the flat pics of the colors. Just dreamy.
I love this! I think doing a simple single-color edging or border (what’s her favorite color?) would look great. (PS – hi! It has been forever!)
I am always tempted by rainbow color arrangement. I think your daughter is going to love this quilt so much, and as long as it is a reasonable size I say go without a border. 🙂
I say no border as well. It looks so fun as a rainbow piece! Lucky find that the jelly roll came up on sale!!
I agree that you could skip the border and find a fun fabric for the binding. What a great quilt for your daughter,
I love rainbow anything and your quilt is delightful. The one you pinned is stunning. I want one!