Rainbow Scrappy Love
Aren't rainbow quilts just the happiest things? I often say my favourite colour is rainbow, and while that sounds a bit funny, and I'd pick blue or yellow if I had to pick a single colour, there is something so cheerful about a rainbow colour scheme.
This rainbow Scrappy Love quilt is no exception for me, it makes me smile every time I look at it. It was actually the first Scrappy Love quilt I made, before I even wrote the pattern, and I loved it so much that I knew I wanted to share it with you.
Scrappy Love quilt pattern
The Scrappy Love quilt pattern is a modern scrappy quilt that includes instructions for five sizes, and for using scraps, precuts or yardage. You can even make the background scrappy, so it's a true stash buster if you want to use what you have and not buy new fabric.
Scrappy Love is a block based pattern that is perfect for making a dent in your scrap stash, and while it comes together fairly quickly, the scrappy version also works really well if you want to just make a block a day as a mindfulness project.
The Scrappy Love quilt pattern is available in the pattern shop.
Since this is a block based quilt, it's also very easy to just add more blocks to make the quilt (almost) any size you like, in case the included sizes don't match what you had in mind.
Rainbow Scrappy Love
Scrappy Love is perfect for all sorts of colour variations. The scrappy version especially is perfect for things like rainbows or ombres, but even the yardage version works well for different colour schemes.
This rainbow version was actually my first try before I wrote the pattern. I just went through my scrap bins and pulled out a rainbow assortment of my homemade precut squares to get started, then filled them in with hearts cut from my stash where I needed more.
I dropped this quilt off with Heather of Red Willow Quilts again, and I love the pantograph we picked out. Or I should say, she picked out a few pantographs for me to consider, and I picked this Lotus flower pattern that she'd designed herself. I think it works perfect on the quilt.
I made my first rainbow binding for this Bar Code quilt and love how it looks with the quilt, so I knew I was going to do it again for this rainbow Scrappy Love. I explained how I did it in the Bar Code post in case you would like to do something similar. I'm not sure I'd call it a full tutorial, but it explains the way I went about. I even did the same thing again for the blue ombre Scrappy Love quilt. I always thought it would be super difficult to do, but it's not and I am pretty sure I will be doing that for as many quilts with colour gradients as I can.