About Rainbow Wave

Pssst… Have you opened your copy of the latest Love Patchwork & Quilting yet??? Guess who’s on the coverrrrrr!!!

Mine is still on its way, but the fab editors shared a few pics with me, so here’s your first look at Rainbow Wave! It’s made with Ruby Star Society basics and coordinating Moda Bella Solids.

I think this flat shot shows the full impact of the geometric pattern, and the gradation of the background fabrics.

The rainbow in this one kind of happened by accident! I promise, while designing I was trying to go against my rainbow M.O. but after some fabric substitutions, it did end up making sense as more or less a spectrum!

When you make quilts, you get scraps. When you make strip pieced quilts, you get strip pieced scraps. And when you make on point quilts, you get partial block scraps. These are kind of the laws of quilty physics.

So when Rainbow Wave scrap happens, you make coordinating cushion covers, of course! With scrappy rainbow binding!

These 2 bonus patterns use up the already-pieced scraps and offcuts!

(Don’t tell the other one, but this one is my favourite. I like how the outer half of each block has the lighter backgrounds, while the inner half has the darker ones. It kind of draws the eye in.)

I chose some quick-and-dirty FMQ for this one. No rulers, no marking. This ain’t a throw pillow, it’s a throw-caution-to-the-wind pillow!

What’s your favourite way to use up scraps?

Issue 87 is available now! Visit the Love Patchwork & Quilting to buy print and digital copies, or to subscribe.

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