Scrappy Unicorn Rainbow Sprinkles is finished and ready for her next adventure. It would be great if this quilt left a trail of rainbow sprinkles everywhere it went. Instead it just brings lots of color and brightness to a room.
It was fun to watch scraps from friends become something cohesive and lovely. Thank you again Lisa, Erika, and Lindsay for sharing your scraps. I would love to hear your thoughts below on the quilt and any of your scraps you recognize.
When it came time to pick the backing on this quilt, I was sure I was going to make a scrappy one to flow with the front. I wondered if I would have a vintage sheet that would work and began digging into that stash. I did find a sheet that could have worked if the blue was a little more aqua. While the vintage sheet would have worked, it didn’t feel right. I would have wanted to change it after quilting it. Instead I found this solid green sheet that coordinated with the greens on the front.
Remember the purple polka dot binding from Thistle Storm? I had so much of it left that it ended up being enough to bind this quilt. Everything on this quilt is either a scrap or stash item I had not used in awhile. Feels good to finally give some of these fabrics a new purpose and use.
As I finished the quilt top, I realized there were a few errors that I hoped to work out in the quilting. One or two were too big to ultimately just quilt closed. I had to go back and zig zag stitch over them. While it’s disappointing that this quilt isn’t perfect, it now has it’s own flare and design elements. After my IMQG meeting they couldn’t really see the issue. If a group of quilters can’t see it, then there is no use in stressing over it.
For the quilting, I went with wavy lines again. It’s a simple method that I want to keep building my skills on. The waves add a softness to the overall look.
Look at all the crinkles post wash. I want to take it on a picnic or snuggle under it on the couch. If you’re looking for a quilt to add color to a room, you can find this quilt here on Etsy.
You can read about the process of the quilt below.
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