Thursday, August 16, 2012


It may not seem like it, but I have a serious crush on solids.  I know, I am the print queen...but someday I may turn into the solid queen.  Just never know.

rainbow solids quilt

See, photographic evidence.  Isn't it cute?  I love my little wall-hanging made with Kona Solids. 

I started by cutting my solids into strips and sewing them onto a white strip.  This whole project started out as just fun sewing.  I was making it up as I went.  My favorite kind of sewing.

I cut those strips into smaller pieces and sewed two with the same color together on the diagonal to get a 4-patch.

I placed these 4-patches out in the pattern I wanted and then gathered them up by row and numbered them so I would have ease in sewing them together.

Sew the rows together.  As you can see, I have pinned the row # to the very first 4-patch.  Again, for ease of sewing everything together.  I am sewing everything on the diagonal, so I need to keep very close track of what patch goes where since it changes on each row.

No matter how careful I doesn't mean everything goes completely smooth.  Enter seam ripper.


I have a helper as you can see.  Puss is a great quilting buddy....she doesn't get in the way at all.   

Pin like crazy, baby!  For something as simple as this quilt, I really wanted my corners to line up perfectly.  When ironing, you want to alternate which direction you iron to.  If you notice, I always ironed to the colored solid back when I was first sewing my 4-patches together.  It will hep your seams line up.

So simple, yet so pretty.

I used the walking foot to quilt this and even though it is my nemesis, for such a small quilt with simple, straight lines, it worked perfectly.

Oh, and the's a print.  Don't hate me, I couldn't resist.

Thanks for reading!



  1. I like the cute print binding. Looks great.

  2. Beautiful work! I like the detailed sewing lines (yep my quilting lingo stinks). Very nice job.

    1. lol, that's okay Michelle, you would just call it the quilting....and thanks. :)

  3. It looks marvelous! I love that you make it up as you go along! I'm still not friends with my sewing machine, but I do have a walking foot and was excited that I knew what that was!!

  4.'re gonna make a quilt by the end of the year...I'm sure of it.

  5. I tried to leave a comment when you first did this, but Google was angry with me.
    I love this idea! It would look so cool with a rainbow or christmas fabric... or blue hues. I LOVE it. It does look pretty spectacular on your wall too

    1. Awww...thanks Jen. All of those ideas would be really cute!


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