Monday, October 11, 2010

Somewhere Over the Rainbow

The quilt I am showing today is officially called the Color Wheel Quilt. Joelle Hoverson of Purlsoho fame has it in her book Last Minute Patchwork and Quilted Gifts. The one she made is a square quilt with one complete color wheel circle. My daughter saw the picture in the book and wanted that "look", only in queen size for her bed. So, I just made two circles, kept one whole, and cut the other in half and then one half in quarters. It goes together quite quickly - the white is a whole cloth, and the pieced arcs are appliqued on top. I turned under the inside seam allowance and the outside, then used a tiny zig-zag to sew them down. Jennifer Bauer was the machine quilter, and quilted it in an uneven grid - we thought it would be a nice counter design to the circles. The quilt was a huge hit - it is on a bed that my husband built for my daughter, and the bed is painted a wonderful turquoise color. A reddish nightstand from Ikea is close by. Really cute. So even though it is not a rainbow quilt, I am reminded of one when I see it. My favorite rendition of the classic Judy Garland song is by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole with the runner up being the version by Eva Cassidy. If you haven't heard those, it is worth your time to look them up and listen. Sweet dreams! Jerilynn

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful! I recently got this book and wanted to make the wheel but i dont use wallhangings so this is perfect!