Ever since I made and sent this quilt off last year I have wanted to make another for me. I used the design as a learning lesson in EQ7 - it's much easier to design a quilt you have already made!
Then, just because the Kona White happened to be on my cutting table for another project I thought I may aswell cut some squares .... and whilst I was at it why don't I cut the coloured squares too? And also why don't I make two Rainbow Minis at the same time?!!! These squares are cut at 1 1/2".
It always amazes me how much smaller the blocks get when they are sewn together. Yep, still working on two minis at the same time here!
At this stage I was considering what colour to make the star in the bottom left hand corner ....
and by this stage I had decided not to put one in at all because my idea for quilting it had changed! Even though I can now do more formal design with EQ7 it's not going to stop my normal method of making things up and changing things as I go.
Choosing the rainbow coloured threads ....
The final choice were all Glide threads and the colours were: cardinal, mars, mango, turf, light turquoise, cobalt, amethyst and white (not pictured).
Initial straight line quilting from the coloured stars in coloured thread. I was going to add feathers like I did on my original but in the end I forced myself to just go for straight lines having never quilted a quilt with just straight lines. It did take a lot of will power but I managed it!
It finishes at 21" square and I used Warm and Natural White wadding and Kona White for the background and backing.
A gratuitous shot at an angle - which I love!!
It has been interesting remaking a quilt, although it is slightly different in design. I certainly don't love this one as much as my original but it has been a good learning curve and I am sure I will find a good home for it somewhere!
This is my first blogged finish of the Quarter from my FAL list which feels great!
I will be linking up to Finish It Up Friday over at Crazy Mom Quilts.