Roy G Biv's Coin Purse
63 x 77
I made this in response to an AdHoc Improv challenge in Jan 2017 to make a Chinese Coin quilt. I'd made a couple of them ages ago (about 2008?) with Halloween fabrics for my granddaughters but that was it.
Well, I like challenges but I didn't have any fabrics I really wanted to cut up and use in a Chinese Coin quilt. So I hit the "Parts Department" looking for bits and pieces in rainbow colors. Who doesn't love a rainbow?
I had a few green postage stamp blocks, some blue four inch orphan blocks...
...red rails left over from a kaleidoscope quilt, orange ends I had sewn together into a strip from the ends of 2.5 inch scraps...
...green 2.5 inch strip pieces (yummy broccoli and cupcakes), blue crumb blocks...
...orange four patches, yellow crumb block stars, blue rails...you get the picture. I used blue for the separator between colors and columns because rainbows go with blue skies.
I hand quilted with perle #5 in variegated colors of the rainbow that I had on hand. I stitched vertical lines without marking in rainbow color order. I enjoyed a visit with all those bits and pieces of fabric as I stitched. A lot of them made me smile.
I used a light variegated gray fabric for the background so the rainbow stitching would show up on the back. Solid colors of the rainbow served as binding. How about that...one strip of each color was the perfect amount.
I spent a lot of time Slow Sunday Stitching at Kathy's Quilts and
Oh Scrap! the scraps I used! Quilting is More Fun than Housework.