Monday, June 11, 2012

Rainy Days and Mondays...

A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when it begins to rain.
Robert Frost

Playing in the Rain

After a few rainy days I thought of sharing this cute panel quilt.  I quilted it a few years ago and even did the binding, then it hung around (literally on a hanger) waiting for someone to love it.  My daughter's college roommate had a bouncing baby boy back in December and this was the quilt my daughter chose to take to the shower.  Mom and baby love it.

Quilting Close Up

Here is a close up of the quilting.  I sometimes use panels like this to practice my longarm quilting.  The easy thing to do when working with this type of panel is to add borders to it.  This gives a nice frame to the project and takes away the 'it's just a preprinted panel' look.  It also makes it bigger, some panels are a little too skimpy to really wrap up a baby in.   After practicing a new panto or free motion quilting I have a nice size quilt for a gift or charity.

Back View

I had a nice piece of plaid that worked well for the back. The yellow binding pulled out the color of the raincoat. The red border was a tiny gingham micro check that I only had slivers left of when I got it on.

Bright Rainbow

Great Colors!

Where's the Pot of Gold?

A few months ago this rainbow was outside my front door.  It was so big I could not get a full shot of it.  It was one of the most intensely colored rainbows I have ever seen.  I'm not sure it's visible in the pictures but the whole color spectrum could be seen clearly.  Rainbows - they always bring a reminder of a promise and a smile.

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