I am so thrilled to be sharing my newest finishes today and to also be sharing a new AccuQuilt Tutorial for them as well. It's called Over the Rainbow, and it has Gnomes!!! How cute is that ;) I created a fun geometric cascading rainbow using the Half Hexi unit and then added that pop of cuteness with a Gnome applique. . . .and there is even a pillow to go with the quilt. So fun!!! And here they are ;)The quilt is made with 2 Layer Cakes and a 4 1/2" Half Hexagon die as well as the New Gnome Die for the added applique. I used 2 treasured Kate Spain Layer Cakes, Early Bird and Daydreamer, and I just love the beautiful rainbow of color they created!!! I knew they were just perfect for this rainbow, and I am so glad I have been holding on to them for just the right project ;)
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Over the Rainbow Quilt and Pillow Tutorial!!
When it came time to quilt I decided on an all over wavy horizontal line. I really think it added to the whole rainbow idea, and I just love all of the amazing texture it created. And I quilted my Gnomes in place while quilting the quilt as well, I can't wait to wash this and to see how fun and scruffy they get :)
The Over the Rainbow quilts is made up of 160 Half Hexi units. It really pieces together super fast, once you have the layout you like. Honestly, I spent more time working on the layout of my rainbow, then I did sewing it together ;) It measures 60" x 62" when it is finished so it is a great size to be used as a lap quilt and snuggle up with.
And you know, I couldn't waste the scraps from cutting my Half Hexies, they cut out so quick with the GO! AccuQuilt Cutting System and you have just enough scrap to use the smaller 1 12" Half Hexagon Die to make this matching pillow So awesome!!! Isn't that just the cutest, I can't get over those tiny 1 1/2" half hexies. So adorable.
I quilted the pillow on my home machine (Bernina Aurora) with a wavy scallop quilted on a diagonal. Again, I was trying to add to the whole rainbow concept. And of course, I had to add the Gnomes on the pillow as well ;) I did them in Solids so they would stand out on the rainbow background, and I think they are just so adorable!!
Oh, and the pillow uses the exact same layout as the quilt, so it's rainbow came together much quicker ;) But of course, you can always switch it up from the layout of the quilt and the pillow. Your rainbow can be Vertical, Spiral, Random . . . anything you like ;) I trimmed my pillow to 16" x 16" so it fit a pillow form just nicely.
And that is my Over the Rainbow Quilt Pillow and Tutorial!!! And I hope you love it as much as I do ;) If you want to make your own Over the Rainbow Set just pop on over for the free step by step tutorial!!! And when you are done, I would love to see it!!! You can email me a picture at email@example.com or post it to social media with #happyquiltingwithmc and #AccuQuilt ;) I can't wait to see your Over the Rainbow Quilts and Pillows!!!
Thanks for joining me today and sharing this new tutorial with me ;) I am so glad to have made this quilt. I have had the idea kicking around in my head for a long time, and I am just thrilled that it came out just as I imagined ;) This just makes me so happy for Spring and I hope it does you as well!!!!
I hope you all have a very Happy Quilting Day!!!
Posted by Melissa Corry at 3:44 PM