03 August 2017


Eighteen months ago, I started working with my rainbow batik strips, only to decide I liked the greens, blues and purples without the reds, yellow and oranges. The Cool Edge of the Rainbow was born.

I've toyed with ideas for the warm 'bow strips ever since, and during a recent unexpected day off, I pulled together some jelly roll blocks that might work out perfect as a boy quilt this Christmas.

I played with jelly roll strips that didn't make the final main quilt body cut as possible borders to make the project big enough for a kid, and left the final idea on the floor while we traveled to New Mexico for my niece's wedding.

While we were gone, I kept imagining different colors around the blocks, including some of the green, blue and purple still waiting to become another Turtle Sherbet.

When we got home, I quickly cut some new strips from two different colors previously never considered, kept one of the rejects from the original plan and crafted what I think is a red hot little top. I don't think a boy will mind these bright colors. I hope...

Linking up with Busy Hands Quilts, Crazy Mom Quilts and Confessions of a Fabric Addict.


  1. The bright colors sure work indeed. Sure take many an avenue at your feed.

    1. Thanks, Pat! I do love bright colors and rainbows!

  2. I think you made the right decision separating the warm and cool colors and making two different quilts. They're both beautiful!

    1. Thank you, Sandy! I've actually finished a top with all the colors now, too, and I'm glad I made three different designs. Each has its own personality and charm!

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    1. Thank you, Myra! Rails are fun and fast when you're on a deadline...


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