Simple, yet effective.

Among a number of more intricate pieces I’ve worked on yet, this next finish is the utmost in easy and simple. Ironically, it was going to be quite a bit more complex, but ended as one of my favorite finished is better than not projects.

Rainbow quilt of wonders, I love you. I started this project back in… 2019 I think. I had 2 jelly rolls of the Kona rainbow and had planned to make a bargello quilt. I started sewing strips together one day and just didn’t start back on any day after.

When we were planning to move, I had a look around the sewing room and this WIP jumped out. I decided to just finish it one way or another. I trimmed each side even and matched up the seams and colors to get a pretty large quilt. I lost quite a bit in the trimming, but it still wound up 67″ x 82″. I had also been wanting to try minky for a backing and this seemed like a great time to give it a whirl. I sent it off to Tera at The Quilting Smith – she’s a joy to work with, by the way – and we went with baptist fans. Let me tell you the quilting is just perfect.

That green minky – this is the texture dream we’ve all been waiting for…

I machine bound the quilt with some raspberry colored solid – I think it’s Kona but I’m not positive. Still practicing the machine binding, but it’s pretty good, I think. All in all, it came together so well.

This is project 8 of 19 finished this year for my year of wips. Y’all, I couldn’t be happier that I took the easy way out on this one. I love a long project – hello appliqué? – but sometimes something simple can be so very satisfying. And you know I’m a fan of crossing things off my list.


#yearofwips projects finished: 8 of 19


Happy making!

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