“Look up to the sky.
If you’re looking down
You’ll never find rainbows. “
It doesn’t take much to get me started on a new tangent.
Today, a morning phone conversation shifted my attention from the Tribute quilt, to Rainbows.
I was in the middle of cleaning up and sizing the blocks for the Tribute quilt, in preparation for sashing.
This phone conversation, plus my recent repeat-viewing of a rainbow-filled Troll movie, got me started on a new project.
In my fabric bin, I had a jelly roll of primary colors that I had planned to use on a
Dr. Seuss quilt.
Perfect for a rainbow.
Perfect for a quilt.
Now, what kind of quilt?
A Rainbow Heart quilt, of course!
I looked online for free patterns.
I found this heart quilt made of mini-charm packs on Hideaway Girl.
The thought of cutting jelly roll into squares was not appealing, so I converted the pattern to horizontal strips.
Then, I found this Love Heart quilt.
It did not have a pattern, so I made my own.
I thought the jelly roll of primary colors was best suited for a vertical strip heart.
Since I spent most of the afternoon searching and making patterns, I only got half of the quilt done.
I found that highlighting as I go is a helpful visual.
I am cutting and piecing along the way, in order to not get the pieces confused.
This could really be a one day quilt if planned ahead of time.
I am thinking of piecing a one-inch white border, and then some type of three-inch border.
It might ruin the rainbow effect of the strips.
Or, it might enhance it.
That will be tomorrow’s decision.
Or, maybe my problem for Friday.
Tomorrow is a busy day of appointments.
This Rainbow Heart quilt will be for a former student of mine.
This beautiful, loving girl was in a fifth grade class I taught back in ’96.
A very special girl and blessing in my life.
Someone who always looked up.