Rainbow Sunshine Pillow & Mini Quilt
Don't tell the other fabrics, but I really do think that solids are the best! They are just so easy to pick and pair, but at the same time, they can work together to be very dramatic and really show off a pattern.
I'm excited that I finally got to try out some Riley Blake's Confetti Cotton solids. I really like the weight and the texture of the fabric!
I knew I wanted to do a rainbow project, but for fun I went for a bit of a more of muted colors than I usually work with.
I actually wanted to use a super simple foundation paper piecing pattern (FPP) to show off the solids, so I came up with a new design that I call the Rainbow Sunshine block.
This block pattern comes in three sizes - 18", 12", and 6" as shown by my trusty quilt assistant Bentley. I used the same colors for all of them (in rainbow order): Tomato, Super Pink, Macaroni and Cheese, Lime, Mermaid, Orchid, and Lemon Zest for the sun. I almost always use white background fabric because I love how it makes the colors pop.
I turned the 18" top into a really fun pillow! I usually like binding on the edges of my pillow, but I decided that I didn't want it to compete with the rainbow.
For the 12" mini quilt, I quilted it the same with matchstick quilting, but this time I put some fun Riley Blake 1/4" Black and White striped binding on the edges.
Unfortunately I had a tragic "I accidentally cut my 6" block in several pieces" episode and my mug rug is now just several rainbow squares. That's why you only see two sizes here. Oh well...I'll guess pay more attention next time! :D
I'm very happy with how my rainbow projects turned out!!! It was definitely fun trying some new colors. I can't wait to pick out some other Confetti Cotton solids and whip up more projects!
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