Monday, April 29, 2013

Rainbow Wave Quilt from Busy Hands Quilts


I love color, bright colors, and thus I do love rainbow! Our feature today of Mrs. Hearts from Busy Hands Quilts is so happy and bright!! A darling quilt for her daughters joyful room! :)  I think I even have enough solids to make my own...hmmm.  Make sure to check out Busy Hands Quilts...she truly is busy!! Almost every post is a finish!
Rainbow Bunkbeds
My daughter's newly decorated room.  Don't you love the walls?!?  The other two walls are blue, which I may show you on another day.  That half of the room is ... not ... clean!!!  I had originally planned to make a Rainbow Plus Quilt on the top bunk {remember the 60 solids I purchased?}, but when Millie and I found this set at Kohl's for uber cheap, we couldn't pass it up.  It matches perfectly!
The bottom quilt is a full-size Wave quilt with 18 different solids, made by yours truly.

Rainbow Wave in Full Size
It is LOVE ... or what!?!

Rainbow Wave in Full Size
It turned out truly AMAZING!
Rainbow Wave in Full Size
The backing is a Riley Blake chevron in apple green and white, and oh, my, this fabric was a charm to work with!  WAY nicer than lesser quality flannels from other sources.  I washed and dried it once before assembling the quilt since flannel shrinks more than regular cotton fabrics and will shrink again when washed a second time.  The quilt top and binding were not preshrunk.

Rainbow Wave in Full Size
Here is a close-up of the candy binding.  YUM! 
I quilted across the quilt twice in the colored areas, varying the height of the "swoops" as the wave progressed; and the white has tiny up/down swoops in it which you can't see.

Rainbow Wave in Full Size
Can you see where the two chevron fabric pieces were joined?  It's pretty hard to find it!  This high-quality flannel from Riley Blake was printed so perfectly on excellent fabric that the points met amazingly well.  I pinned the two pieces together at every zig zag and had no problems whatsoever.

Rainbow Wave in Full Size
Quilt Stats:
  • Pattern:  New Wave by Oh, Fransson!, free
  • Size:  75" x 85", full bed size
  • Quilt Top Fabric:  18 Kona solids with white
  • Batting:  100% cotton, thin
  • Backing:  Riley Blake Chevron in flannel
  • Binding:  Sweet Treats, double fold with 45-degree mitered corners, attached by machine
  • Quilting:  Varying sized "swoops" within the colored waves and small swoops in the white
  • Value:  Truly uplifting!
I am taking custom orders for Rainbow Wave Quilts in any size in my Etsy shop!
Busy Hands Quilts

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4 comments:

Amy said...

very nice bright and cheery. I also love the polka dot set with it.

Allison Hazel said...

I totally agree. It is TOTALLY amazing! :)

Angela T said...

Beautiful quilt. I love the green and white chevron print with it. Great choices.

Lynne said...

Lovely! Stunning! Gorgeous!