Evening in the Garden Quilts

Adventures in Fabric Art

Experimenting with Rainbows


I made the rainbow curve, Sheila! This is probably not the final curve. I’d like it taller and more narrow. And this is definitely not the background fabric. This is just what was on my wall.

I used 2.5″ strips of print and 1.5″ of white WoF. (Oooh, what if I used two 1.5″ strips of color? Twice the gathering!)

I increased my top tension, and stretched each strip as I added it, starting with the dark floral print and working my way down to the blue, letting the one on the bottom ease in. Then I gathered the inside edge of the blue.

It’s a little puckery. Once I finalize the curve, I’ll have to figure out how to stitch it down. I think a little fullness could be nice texture on a baby quilt? I hope so.

Any suggestions?

Author: Valerie

I'm Valerie, also known as Scooquilt. I am passionate about fabric and quilting. My quilts are colorful and modern, but grounded in traditional blocks. My degrees are in Fine Arts and Education. I'm retired from teaching and trying to quilt daily. Reading, gardening, and cats are also important to me.

2 thoughts on “Experimenting with Rainbows

  1. Valerie, that is a great idea! I really like it. Maybe 1 more rainbow… on top there wouldn’t be as many ruffles. Great idea.

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