I finished this in December of 2014 and somehow never got around to sharing it. I have made a quilt for each of my nieces and nephews and this one is for my nephew Raylan. He is a rainbow baby and I knew that I wanted to make him a rainbow quilt, but without it being too overly themed so that he wouldn’t outgrow it too quickly. (For those that might not know, a rainbow baby is one born after a pregnancy loss. Raylan was born a year after the birth of my nephew Peyton, who was stillborn. You can read more about Peyton, Raylan and little sister Coraline on my sister’s blog – Peyton’s love.) I decided make a simple patchwork quilt from a rainbow of Kona cotton solids arranged randomly.
The backing is a solid blue flannel with a cloud applique – a little nod to the sky and rainbows. The label is a painted message along the bottom of the cloud.
I finished this quilt with a handmade bias binding, machine sewn on the front and hand stitched in the back.
This is the first quilt that I made using a wandering quilting stitch instead of straight lines. I did a fairly widely spaced pattern and was surprised at how quickly it went. It’s not perfect by any means but I’m happy with how it adds a cloud-like feeling to the back side of the quilt.
I’ve also (finally!) finished Edith’s baby clothes quilt and will be sharing that one next!