If you were just thinking to yourself, “Man, my day is really lacking in eye-searing rainbow awesomeness,” you’re in luck. Put on your sunglasses, and feast your eyes on my finished Rainbow Sampler quilt top!
I worked on this project on and off from March through September (6 months!), so it was quite a bit of work for such a small quilt top. Part of the time-consuming process was the hand-sewn hexagon panel, and part of it was the customized nature of this project. I had both an Excel spreadsheet and a Powerpoint file for this quilt, and each panel was planned out in detail to make sure it would fit. I also used this project as an excuse to try out a bunch of new-to-me techniques and traditional blocks for the first time, including curved piecing, equilateral triangles, English paper piecing, flying geese four at a time, and working with very thin strips. I learned so much in making this quilt, and I’m pretty happy with the finished top!