This is my second completed quilt, and I’m in love with it. I call it the Rainbow New Wave (super creative, huh?).
I made the quilt top while I was still in the midst of making my niece’s much more complex string quilt and I wanted some instant gratification – I love the simplicity of this pattern from Elizabeth Hartman, it was so quick to cut and piece! I was relatively new to quilting and just starting to build my stash – I had ordered a stack of fabric from Form & Fabric and realized when it came that it included at least one fabric in each color of the rainbow. I decided to use the stack to make myself a quilt (I had to add a few other fabrics from my stash as well). I completed the quilt top in no time, but then I had to finish up my niece’s graduation quilt and put off quilting and binding the New Wave quilt for months! I just finally finished it a few days ago.
I’m especially excited because I’m keeping this quilt for myself! It incorporates a lot of my favorite designers and fabrics (Anna Maria Horner, Jay McCarroll, Amy Butler…)
Another view of the finished quilt:
These pictures don’t really do it justice…I should have smoothed it down more, it looks kind of puffy. I need a helper to hold it up for me so I can take better pictures!
I quilted two lines through all the white stripes with white thread on top and colored on the back. I like the strong graphic lines that created on the solid gray back. I added squares of each fabric I used to spice up the back a little!
Binding: A colorful mix of Kona solids.