Rainbow sewing projects have been on my mind lately, so I thought I’d round up some of my favourite modern rainbow quilts and rainbow quilt patterns from across the quilting community to share with you. (All photos below are the property of the linked makers – please visit their sites to learn more about their work!)
Chenille Rainbow Quilt
This amazing new work by Lysa Flower stopped me in my tracks when I first saw it. Check out her Instagram for more details about her process, but as you can see she’s used a technique to create these gorgeous chenille rainbows on a pre-quilted top. (Honestly I did not even realize until now that chenille was something one could make!)
p.s. There is also a great feature on Lysa and her work in Love Patchwork & Quilting, check out Issue 70!
Rainbow Stripe Quilt
This beautiful Sashed Rainbow Baby Quilt by Allison Jensen of Woodbury Way is on my to-do list. It’s one of three variations on a rainbow stripe quilt that she explains how to make over on her blog. (The others are a Simple Rainbow Baby Quilt and a really cute hand-quilted Rainbow Stripe Pillow.)
Retro Rainbow Quilt
Megan Collins (check out her blog) is the designer of the fantastic Retro Rainbow Quilt. It’s funny, considering we’re talking rainbows, that there aren’t a lot of patterns out there that use curves (in fact I think this is the only one I’ve seen). They’re made for each other! (There’s also a really sweet alternate ‘sun showers’ version in Megan’s shop which one of the stripes consists of patchwork.)
Rainbow & Heart Paper Piecing Pattern
For you paper piecing fans I’ve chosen a rainbow quilt pattern with a twist, in this super sweet Rainbow & Heart pattern by Susan of Quilty Pie. I’ve tried Susan’s patterns and in addition to being completely cute, they’re very logically and thoughtfully put together – so important in a paper piecing pattern!
Rainbow Log Cabin
If you’re looking for something quick, easy, and scrap-friendly, my rainbow log cabin quilt block tutorial is just that, and a great project for a beginner. I love log cabins because once you get going you can sit yourself down with a pile of strips and more or less wing it.
Mini Rainbow Quilt
Last but not least in our collection of rainbow quilt patterns, a mini rainbow that uses a combination of traditional patchwork and applique. (It’s also free!) I wanted to make a wall hanging that was modern, and good for pattern mixing. After making the bold version below I think next on my agenda is to make one in sweet pastel florals.
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