My daughter, Erin, has a friend who is pregnant and due in July with a baby girl. Erin asked if I would make a "rainbow" quilt for her friend.
I did a search online for "rainbow baby quilts" and came up with several free patterns before settling on what I wanted to make.
My daughter said that her friend really liked this pattern that she had seen on Pinterest.
The problem is that I like to make my baby quilts big enough so that they can be used into toddlerhood and even longer. Not only is this tutorial for a small baby quilt, it also is missing the green stripe of the rainbow. :(
But since her friend did like this pattern, I decided to "adjust" it to include the green as well as make the blocks bigger...thus making a bigger quilt.
I got out my graph paper and started designing...
But wait...that leaves a big white hole at the lower corner of the quilt. Hmmm...what to do??? I got my creative juices flowing, showed my ideas to a non-quilter friend for her opinion, and then got to cutting and sewing.
I finished the top last night and sent a picture to my daughter for her approval. She liked it!!!
The quilt looks big in these pictures, but unquilted it is currently 55" X 63", so it's really not as big as it appears.
The quilting part of it will have to wait for a couple of weeks, but I bought the backing fabric for it at Marden's when we were in Maine. :) This one will be machine-quilted on my new Juki!