Not much sewing this week. The only finishes were a few masks. I hope I’m done making those. They’re not hard, but they hurt my hands a lot. I did work on cutting scraps, but, again, not easy on the hands. Plenty of other things to do, inside and out!
I love the fabrics in this quilt so much! That starry sky/space! This was really fun to sew. (My only complaint is that that Robert Kauffman space fabric is only 40″ wide. I don’t like this trend.)
The star panel was the only part that used “old” stash, but every bit of it came from my 3.5″ scrap bin, and the colors are wonderful. I’m using this idea on one of the next ones.
I quilted it with vertical lines, ranging from a half to one and a half inches apart. The thread is Superior’s Rainbows in Lilac Bouquet (40 wt.). It’s very light compared to the dark fabrics, and I had some misgivings as I quilted it, but I like it now. I think it lightens the dark strip a bit and lends some movement to the stars.
I found myself working away on this quilt on May the Fourth, so I guess the Force is strong with this one!
Pro Tip: Make sure you’re using you 1/4″ foot while you are piecing. I made all these geese using my open-toe #20 foot, left on from binding the last quilt. Apparently it sews a 3/8 or 5/16″ seam… Made them too small. Thank goodness the whole top wasn’t full of piecing!
I’m much happier with the quilting on this one. It’s rays extending in different directions, and it seems to be enough.
This one-block quilt is a new direction for me, and I like the result. I would tweek some things for another one, making the rainbow taller and thinner. I was just happy when I figured out how to make a rainbow without resorting to giant applique or curved piecing.
I decided to make this baby quilt (36″ x 42″) after seeing examples of earth-tone rainbows for nurseries on Pinterest and Etsy.
Also, I was looking for a use for a couple of fabrics from the “When Skies are Gray” line, like these umbrellas.
I intended to narrow strips of more fabrics to make the stripes, but I found the perfect colors in my 2.5 strip container.
The quilting is sort of a clamshell. I hope it suggests clouds. I like the look, but I think this quilt could have used a little more quilting. The good news is that I got my stitch regulator working, so that made life easier.