Rainbow 9 Patch Quilt

I just want to point out this is quilt #3 in about 6 or 7 months. I have this goal, that for when we move in the spring, that everyone will have fresh, new quilts for their beds.

I think I’m doing pretty good, all considering.

HazMat Quilt
HazMat Quilt

Zoe is standing in for Hazel, who was at school, but this is Hazel’s quilt. I lovingly call her HazMat for the 7 times the 9 year old has already been up to the ER. Seven times. I think we’re getting close to having paid for our name on a wing at Doernbecher’s.

Like I said, I had a LOT of rainbow themed 2.5 inch squares cut out from the Roller Rink, so I just kept sewing them together. A color and white 9 patch gave me a nice “H is for Hazel” in a more almost-tween style.

Hazel Blues
Hazel Blues

It’s really big – like, it’s something like 72″ x 80″ if I recall; it’s been done for about a month. I want the first round of bed quilts to be really big, hanging-off-the-bed, cuddle-inducing tools. Not densely quilted at about 1.5 inch in diagonal lines.  I like that, if she wants, she can fold the quilt and have an isolated color scheme – another plus for the ginormous size. Each color has room to full expand into the next.

Pinks and Yellows and Reds
Pinks and Yellows and Reds

Other half of the color scheme (and model extraordinaire.)

I used a big mix of scraps from fabrics used for dresses, bags, other quilts and some new fabrics, but not much, on the front.

Back Scraps
Back Scraps

The back are scraps from many girls’ dresses projects and decidedly feminine.

H for Hazel
H for Hazel

I’m really happy with it as is Hazel. She likes to look at all the different fabric in it and loves the ones she picked out, like the Star Wars fabric! She also picked the ‘raindrops blue polka dots’ border and peacock blue binding.

My little accident-prone-Punky-Brewster-HazMat.

Hazel Triptych
Hazel Triptych

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