Third Finish – Rainbow Baby

It’s a gloomy day here in Sydney, so what better way to brighten the place up than with a rainbow finish!?  This makes quilt number three, and by this stage even I thought I’d grow tired of this great American past time. (baseball, wha?) Yeah, that’s not happening anytime soon, so much so, that Mr. Sparkles is even convinced I need a better sewing machine. Works for me!  This beauty was a delicious way to get a quick finish, (at 38″x42″) and that instant gratification was mightily needed after spending so long on the first two quilts.
This rainbow goody is for Mitchell, cutest baby that I’ve met in the past nine months.  Parents try to throw their babies at me all the time to receive some of my sparkle grace, but this is one of the few that was worthy enough to get it. I’ve never spat out my own babies, but glitter rain down, I know enough not to throw them through the air!  Molli can catch, but only two at a time–heavens!
I created this quilt in two days, completing everything but the binding and label on day one.  Felt like I was in a sweat shop with Richard Simmons.  Work!  It came together pretty easily though, as I was finally able to use my American Jane Pezzy Print jelly roll, a chunk of my Denyse Schmidt fabric from the huge Spotlight sale, and that mysterious Kona (maybe peacock?) from my LQS, The Remnant Warehouse.  I quilted it by ditch stitching between the Pezzy Prints, and hand stitched the binding.
Also, I have to bring to your attention the label. There was some mighty discussion in the Quilt Club Australia about the best writing tools for labels, with all sorts of items being suggested. I used Stained by Sharpie Fabric Markers and even after a wash there was minimal fading and running. So, I’m sticking to that from now on, as I love a hand written label and then some.  After my experience with hand embroidery, I’m not entirely excited to go back there anytime soon!

(…where’s that soap box…)

I’ve glitter penned Mitchell the Rainbow Baby because he is blessed to have so many unique and individual people in his life. He is surrounded by love from every colour of the rainbow, and I hope this quilt will represent that love.  We should all be putting more love in the world–for all people–so if you’re not down with rainbows, you ain’t got the Sparkle.  And if you ain’t got the Sparkle, you’d best move along, ’cause there ain’t no room for dullness, hatred, or single-minded colours ’round here.  Enough said.

I think I need to make a full sized version for me.  I never get tired of rainbows.

24 Responses

  1. Anonymous says:

    wow beautiful work Mollie I am sure Mitchell will love it

  2. Sooli says:

    Rainbows – the antidote to single minded colours! Love it, you're on a roll now!

  3. MsMidge says:

    Good lord you're on a roll! Gorg-wah! And stay up on that soapbox as much as you wish! x

  4. Laura says:

    It looks gorgeous!! Now to find a new rainbow coloured sewing machine… hmm, i better patent that idea.

  5. Who's hot? You!! I love your quilt and your words. Everyone needs a little more sparkle in their lives and you help sprinkle it. x

  6. Helen says:

    Well made, well said Ms Molli! Xx

  7. Janine says:

    Gorgeous quilt and lovely to have a quick finish sometimes 🙂

  8. Betty says:

    Great quilt of lovely fabric!

  9. Waverlee says:

    It's gorgeous and so are you Molli x

  10. Emma says:

    Lovely, gotta love rainbows 🙂

  11. gee Molli your popping them out left, right and centre. They are beautiful each and every one of them well done.

  12. Adrianne says:

    Gorgeous gorgeous quilt. That Mitchell is one lucky glitter-coated baby. LOVE your blog – keep spreading the sparkle!

  13. Heather says:

    Fabulous! I love it. 🙂

  14. Joyful words and a dazzling quilt Josh. And that last photo is a winner.

  15. Sooli says:

    Lovely rainbow happiness! I love that you actually did add a 'Mr Sparkles Says' to your blog! Will be waiting to read new Sparkle-isms!

  16. audrey says:

    This is my favorite Pezzy quilt by far! I love it! And I'm sure Mitchell will too. Definitely make a big one–that would be amazing! (And dare I say, sparkly?)

  17. Books_Bound says:

    How pretty! Great use of those wonderful pezzies. Have you seen the pezzy churn dash on Crazy Mom Quilts? It's also amazing.

    Found your blog through a link from Kristy at Quiet Play, hence the late post on this. Good luck on finding a new machine!

  18. crannio says:

    I WANT ONE!!!!!!!

  19. This is stunning, hope you don't mind I've done a post on my fave blogs from this weeks Lets Get Acq Hop and included this quilt and your blog in it, with this picture :o)

  20. Becky says:

    a happy quilt for such a dearly loved little boy. he will no doubt dream of sparkles and rainbows under such a beautiful blankie!

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