I made a second raindrops quilt as a custom order for an Etsy customer – this one is a little larger than the original, approximately 50″ x 60″. The front is Robert Kaufman Brussels Washer Yarn Dye, wide width (color Grey), which I absolutely LOVE – so soft!
The backing is Riley Blake Designs Cotton Shades (Vintage Blue) – it’s not as wide as the Brussels, so I had to use some grey ombre from my stash to add to the width.
I used stash fabric in different shades of blue, cut out raindrop shapes freehand, then used quilting pencil to draw the rain lines vertically down the quilt front, with occasional raindrops “dripping” from the lines. I glued down the cut-out raindrops randomly, over some (but not all) of the drawn raindrops, then I machine sewed down the raindrops, with edges exposed. This way, as the quilt is washed again and again, the edges will fray softly.
Next, I basted the quilt layers together, then machine quilted over the pencil lines and drawn raindrops with white thread. I used blue stash fabric for the binding to complete the quilt.