Rainbow Baby

This was such a fun quilt to make.  I had a few quiet hours to sew and there’s nothing like a simple quilt for some (semi) instant gratification.  It used up some of the small strips hidden in my fabric piles  I couldn’t bear to throw into the scrap bin just yet. 
I can’t wait to quilt this one…I’m thinking free motion swirls…maybe even small loops.  I have the tutorial almost all written up so I’ll get it posted soon…but for now  we are headed to Yellowstone!  It’s just over an hour from us and the ice cream cones are worth the trip.  :)

55 Responses to Rainbow Baby

  1. Angela Nash July 10, 2012 at 1:23 pm #

    So lucky that you're only an hour from yellowstone! Have fun!

    Such a fun rainbow quilt to return to when you're back.

  2. Gingersnaps Quilts July 10, 2012 at 1:34 pm #

    That's beautiful!

  3. Melissa July 10, 2012 at 2:05 pm #

    I love rainbow quilts. This one is lovely!

  4. Kristi July 10, 2012 at 2:06 pm #

    love this quilt…so pretty

  5. marysza July 10, 2012 at 2:10 pm #

    ahh! amazingly beautiful!:)

  6. Melissa {polkadot chair} July 10, 2012 at 2:16 pm #

    oh my gosh! this is amazing!!!

  7. Judith July 10, 2012 at 2:25 pm #

    So very pretty !

  8. Claire Jain July 10, 2012 at 2:26 pm #

    So pretty! I love all the colors :-)

  9. CarolT July 10, 2012 at 2:34 pm #

    What a pretty quilt you made so fast. I have to tell you that your patterns are awesome! I just ordered some and was blown away by the paper and color. I wish everyone would print theirs that way.

  10. Kimberly July 10, 2012 at 2:44 pm #

    This is a stunner! Can't wait for the tut! You're an hour from Yellowstone, I'm in B.C. and we're an hour from Vancouver on the coast… I love that our continent is so diverse! Have a wonderful time!

  11. Tansy Dolls July 10, 2012 at 2:46 pm #

    Love rainbow! :D

  12. Elsa July 10, 2012 at 3:08 pm #

    A riot of color and tutorial too? Have a great time at Yellowstone ~ how wonderful to live so close to a natural wonder!

  13. Katherine July 10, 2012 at 3:08 pm #


  14. Betty Crocker Ass July 10, 2012 at 3:17 pm #

    Oh I really love it. It's simple and really just AWESOME!

  15. Kelsey July 10, 2012 at 3:34 pm #

    LOVE this!! Have a fun little trip – I'm hoping to visit Yellowstone one day

  16. Jessica July 10, 2012 at 4:10 pm #

    How cute! We thought of you guys while we were fishing at the Nature Park last night (because Jay told David all about your fishing adventures!) Now I want to go eat ice cream in West Yellowstone! Have you had a huckleberry shake from Frosty's in Ashton? So. Dreamy.

  17. Kacey July 10, 2012 at 4:17 pm #

    Great color!

  18. Kelly O. July 10, 2012 at 4:51 pm #

    this is gorgeous! love it!

  19. Diane-crewe July 10, 2012 at 5:35 pm #

    loving your rainbow xx

  20. kelly July 10, 2012 at 6:17 pm #

    oh, wow!!! this is just so beautiful. it makes me want to go cut fabric immediately!

  21. Paige July 10, 2012 at 6:41 pm #

    Oooh, I've never been to Yellowstone but want to visit! Love the rainbow strips! http://www.paperstarfish.prettyposies.com

  22. Kari July 10, 2012 at 7:00 pm #

    love this. beautiful, simple, would really fill that need to get something fun done fast so I can get my mind back on that project that seems to be taking forever.

  23. miamihoney July 10, 2012 at 7:08 pm #

    Have fun! What a nice fun quilt! Good work as always :)

  24. Anna July 10, 2012 at 8:13 pm #

    I love this quilt!!

  25. sonia July 10, 2012 at 8:51 pm #

    Beautiful quilt! It was worth all the spare time you spent with it!

  26. Hope July 10, 2012 at 9:23 pm #

    It is beautiful!

  27. Auntie Pami July 10, 2012 at 9:35 pm #

    Love this!

  28. Dawn July 11, 2012 at 4:16 am #

    It's very sweet!

  29. Kimberly Cassie July 11, 2012 at 4:19 am #

    Popping over from craftytammie…love the great patterns you provided for her giveaway…..i hope i win…fingers crossed.

  30. Sharlyn July 11, 2012 at 4:24 am #

    Love, love it!!

  31. Denise Russell July 11, 2012 at 5:13 am #

    Beautiful colors! Isn't it great when we can sew a top start to finish? Yes, swirls or loops will soften the lines… Enjoy your trip!

  32. Kristy July 11, 2012 at 5:41 am #

    What a creative way to use up your scraps. I love it! The rainbow is really neat. Can't wait for the tutorial. Project Linus would love this. We have lots of scraps! Enjoy that beautiful park. K-

  33. Helen L July 11, 2012 at 7:44 am #

    Fun quilt, and another great idea for a quick baby quilt gift!! Love the bright colors and that neat insertion of the other strips: keeps it interesting!! One hour away; I love that part of Idaho!! I miss those college days: I've always said that eastern Idaho has the most wonderful summers!! Hope you had fun at Yellowstone (tell us where you get the ice cream cones!!)

  34. creations.1 July 11, 2012 at 8:11 am #

    So simple and so effective – which is usually the way. I find simple and quick is the method I use for all my crafts these days. Finding I finish things and enjoy doing them more.

  35. cottonreel July 11, 2012 at 8:56 am #

    I have twin G granddaughters that should arrive in the Autumn, I think this is one for me to do

  36. LittleGem Roberts July 11, 2012 at 9:39 am #

    Loving this quilt it is beautiful. Hope you have fun at Yellowstone. I need to plan a trip over the pond to visit there as I've heard it's beautiful. Looking forward to the tutorial. :) x

  37. materialgirlquilts July 11, 2012 at 10:09 am #

    Beautiful! So simple, but so striking! Love it.

  38. Sara Amerine July 11, 2012 at 12:57 pm #

    Beautiful. I love all the color.

  39. Lana July 11, 2012 at 1:12 pm #

    What a cute quilt. Love It! Great way to use up some fabric.

  40. pbach1 July 11, 2012 at 1:40 pm #

    yabba-dabba-doo! so jealous that you're that close to yellowstone . . .

  41. ~ Val @ PinkPlease! ~ July 11, 2012 at 2:29 pm #

    I love this quilt. Definitely pinned it to my "quilt inspiration" board on pinterest!

  42. Anne July 11, 2012 at 2:46 pm #

    What a cheery little baby quilt and what a great way to use up bright scraps.

  43. DivaMomCarol July 11, 2012 at 3:14 pm #

    You are amazing, Allison! This would be a wonderful charity quilt project, all sorts of color possibilities, but I think you already "NAILED" it! Can't wait for the tutorial…CAROL in CHINA

  44. Cheryl July 11, 2012 at 5:40 pm #

    Where's the great ice cream? We;ll be in Yellowstone in August!

  45. Katie Fleming July 11, 2012 at 5:47 pm #

    This is such a cute quilt and definitely a great use of all of those strip scraps we all have!!! I am definitely looking forward to your tutorial! Enjoy Yellowston!

    Katie Fleming

  46. Carla July 11, 2012 at 7:45 pm #

    Very pretty in it's simplicity.

  47. Ana Luísa Chibante July 11, 2012 at 8:14 pm #

    I loved and start to make one! Thanks for the idea!

  48. Mermaid Sews July 11, 2012 at 9:46 pm #

    This is gorgeous, I love it.

  49. sybs245 July 11, 2012 at 11:04 pm #

    What a cheerful quilt!!

  50. Coffeebean's Dailies July 12, 2012 at 4:22 pm #

    love this! really!!!!

  51. Deb July 12, 2012 at 6:20 pm #

    WOW! Wish I just lived an hour away from Yellowstone. We've visited 6 or 8 times, lost track, but we live over 1,000 miles away! One of my favorite places. Cute quilt, I might have to make one of those.

  52. Di~ July 12, 2012 at 6:29 pm #

    You are so lucky to be in Eastern Idaho! I grew up 1 hour from Yellowstone! Yeah! I loved it. I loved Playmill back in the day too.

  53. Digna July 12, 2012 at 8:48 pm #

    That's beautiful.

  54. Cheryl Arkison July 12, 2012 at 9:52 pm #

    So fun!
    And where are these ice cream cones, a friend is going to be in Yellowstone next week.

  55. Ginny July 13, 2012 at 10:43 am #

    Love this, just beautiful color! Have fun in Yellowstone!

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