To continue showing the quilts from my book, Modern Rainbow let's start with Lucy in the Sky. The design made me think of the song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" by a little ole' band named The Beatles. So naming this quilt was easy. Any drug reference is unintentional on my part, though the quilt does have a psychedelic feel. :)
|Quilted by Angela Walters|
Did you notice the octagonal shape of the quilt? Sometimes just that little unexpected detail makes a quilt extra special and irresistibly fun. Though I did include optional instructions to make a 4-sided quilt. Just in case you want a standard 4-sided quilt.
This sketch shows the initial inspiration behind the quilt. Personally, I love this quilt because it two favorites - beautiful colors and a star.
(Color + Star = LOVE!)
The center rainbow portions are paper pieced. This block was my test block. For this block I used some of my favorite tone on white and tone-on-tone prints and the black Essex linen.
For my schoolhouse this past spring I made a mini using one block and a totally different kind of rainbow, a monochromatic rainbow. I would have loved to talk about monochromatic rainbows in my book, but I just didn't have the space for it. This mini satisfied that itch to make a mono-chromatic version.
But since I gave this baby away I think I need to make another!
Gosh, I love mini quilts.
One last picture, here's Lucy in the Sky in her natural habitat.
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