The day started with rain and ended with a little sun.
It seems fitting this summer in Seattle to be appliqueing a raindrop here and there.
My Sheets of Rain whole cloth quilt has a few now and has become my companion as I sit on the sidelines at various kid summer lessons.
I have a puddle full of raindrops made to add.
I’ve enjoyed picking the scraps from my favorite long gone fabrics for each raindrop.
You can see the process I use to applique them here.
Those appliques come in handy for covering up the free-motion-quilting mistakes.
I love the little bit of shine the yellow flannel adds.
Here’s what it looks like so far.
I’m looking forward to seeing how the rain shower grows.
Though I’m far from ever teaching free-motion quilting I see this as an addition to my whole cloth quilt class with applique potential follow up.
My students and I had a load of fun in my whole cloth quilt class last month. I made this chevron style one right along with the students to show them the various steps.
The orange stitches sunk into the pink flannel nicely. I can’t recall the maker of this flannel, but it is super buttery and thick.
The stripe and binding fabric are old Amy Butler’s that had lost their appeal for making their way into a pieced project, I’d just had them too long I guess, but worked perfectly in this quilt.
Now I have another to add to this one as my class examples or for that next special baby.
I’ve enjoyed making these so much that I created a Whole Cloth Quilt Group to showcase them. I hope if you make one you’ll add it.
Now I have plans for one on my bed!