When my friend Elizabeth of Quilter's Candy asked me to join in on a blog tour featuring Art Gallery Fabrics Pure Solids, I jumped at the chance! I love everything Elizabeth does and I also adore working with Art Gallery, so it really was a no brainer. Also, I loved getting to be part of a blog tour again. My very first blog post was actually also a blog tour using Art Gallery Fabrics, which is so special.
For this blog tour, I made one of Elizabeth's new mini patterns, Over the Rainbow. If you've been following me on Instagram, then you know my daughter is rainbow OBSESSED. I've recently caught her rainbow fever and am crushing hard on them as well. I cannot get enough!
I chose the following Pure Solids for this project: Snow, Spruce, Forest Night, Aurus, and Vanilla Custard. Pictured below are the fabrics I chose, minus Snow. Snow (a really beautiful white) is what I used as the background of the mini and can be see in the finished photos of my project.
Since this is a rainbow mini, sewing curves are involved. But Elizabeth's pattern and instructions were so clear and easy to follow that it was easy peasy. Plus, I actually LOVE sewing curves!
I chose to use wool batting and a dense grid quilting pattern for a high-loft look. It reminds me of a puffy vest! I am obsessed. If you guys haven't tried wool batting yet, I highly recommend it. (Especially combined with hand quilting!)
I could not decide on a binding color, so I used them all, ha! I love how it turned out. Note to self: do scrappy binding more often.
Could this Over the Rainbow mini quilt BE any cuter?! I love this pattern Elizabeth created so much, and the Art Gallery Pure Solids make it really POP! I've used this word a few times in this blog post already, but forgive me: I am obsessed. Love it. Yep. It's amazing.
Thank you so much for hanging out with me for a bit; I hope to see you again soon! And please, check out the links below to see all of the outstanding work from all of the amazing makers participating in this blog tour!
Monday, June 24: The Willow Market (Kelli Rummel)
Tuesday, June 25: Wren Collective (Rachel Thomeczek--that's me!)
Wednesday, June 26: Lo & Behold Stitchery (Brittany Lloyd)
Thursday, June 27: Simply Mackbeth (Kelli Marshall)
Friday, June 28: Morgan Kelly Quilts (Morgan Kelly)
Saturday, June 29: StitchandBundle (Sarah Clayton)
Diane Beavers says
Rachel , your Rainbow is gorgeous! Pure Solids are always Swooooning me over. I’m anxious to try many of the new colors ( Aurus, Miami Sunset) . Thank You for sharing your whole process on this make
Thank you, Diane! It was a really fun project to make. Art Gallery Pure Solids are fantastic!
Super fun! The Palette is amazeballs! I adore citrusy green yellows! Quick question - where do you get this pattern on Elizabeth’s site? I can’t seem to locate it.
Her rainbow pattern has not been released quite yet--but it should be on her site soon!