I am entering my Rainbow Twister in the ROYGBIV category.
I made this quilt in 2012, but this is the first time I have entered the Blogger’s Quilt Festival. This quilt was born out of a fabric swap. Each person chose a color and we swapped 5″ squares. I laid out the colors from light to dark, and I had enough squares to make two rows of each color, so I alternated the gradient with each row. Once I had the squares sewn together, I grabbed my Lil’ Twister ruler and cut it apart again. It was so fun watching the pinwheels appear!
The reward for chopping up a quilt top with the Twister ruler is the bonus squares. I put some of the leftover scraps to use in the corners, keeping everything in proper order.
Then it was time to choose quilting designs. I spent alot of time on Leah Day’s website for inspiration!
And I made little rainbows in the background:
Here are my names for the quilting designs. Each row had it’s own unique free motion design:
The quilt finished at about 33″ x 39″. It was machine pieced, then quilted on a Gammill longarm with rainbow variegated thread.