Wednesday, March 21, 2012

FREE Project Pattern: The Rainbow Showers Quilt



As I mentioned yesterday, I'm celebrating National Quilt Month during the rest of March & sharing all sorts of quilting projects.  I thought it would be fitting to include one of my newest creations: The Rainbow Showers Quilt.


I designed this quilt for PellonProjects.com, where I'm a Featured Artist:)  You can download the FREE pattern and full photo tutorial for it HERE.  It's great for spring d├ęcor or brightening a child's room. With rainy spring days ahead, why not add in some sunny colors whenever possible?  

The quilt has three-dimensional, satin-stitched appliques of a fluffy rain cloud, umbrella and colorful raindrops:


A coordinated rainbow-hued border block border:



 Variegated rainbow thread streams from the cloud down around the rainbow raindrops: 


and fabric painted Lutradur accents add translucent detailing.  Lutradur is a spun, non-woven material that can be painted, sewn or printed on.   This was my first time using it, but it was really fun to try and I'm definitely going to use it for more things. It's hard to capture in photos, but the iridescent glitter paint adds some nice shimmer:


This was the second quilt I've EVER made, so I'm by no means a quilting expert, but I was so happy with how it turned out.  Proof that anyone can pick up quilting!


I used some great Pellon products to put this quilt together like Wonder-Under®, Tru-Grid™, Legacy Batting & several others.  They definitely made things easier for a newbie like me:)

Sharing this with my FAVE LINK PARTIES too - click HERE to check them out!

9 comments:

  1. That looks awesome. I would frame something like that. Thanks for the tutorial!

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  2. So pretty! It's such a gorgeous piece!

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  3. So gorgeous- I love that it is so fun and ready for spring time. If only rain could be that pretty all the time :). Great Job!!
    Zoe

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  4. So beautiful!! I love it! I hope it has a nice place in the house to be displayed! :) Thanks so much for linking up to The Creative Spark - have a fabulous weekend!
    Jenn

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  5. This is beautiful and so creative! Thanks for linking to What I Learned Wednesday! I hope to see you again at the link party tomorrow!
    http://weliketolearnaswego.blogspot.com/.

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  6. Do you have a pattern piece for the umbrella and raindrops and all sizes? I would love to try making this for my new granddaughter. I really love this. Thank you!!!!!

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  7. Do you have a pattern piece for the umbrella and raindrops and all sizes? I would love to try making this for my new granddaughter. I really love this. Thank you!!!!!

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    1. Yes - if you click on the HERE link above, it will take you to the downloadable instructions and printable pattern pieces for all the appliques. Here's the direct link: http://www.pellonprojects.com/projects/rainbow-showers-quilt/

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