Raindrops quilt redux

raindrops quilt 1

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!

raindrops quilt 2

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.

raindrops quilt 3

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.


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One comment on “Raindrops quilt redux

  1. I’m playing cathcup on blog reading and so sorry I missed the vote. But love your quilt backs. It takes time to make backs like that – and it’s art for both sides of the quilt. I often turn my quilts over and they’re pretty plain on the back. Also love the ME quilting. At our LQS, they have a beautiful quilt that was pieced and basted and then each block was quilted in the machine. One just has to be careful to manage the weight of the quilt so it doesn’t affect the movement of the embroidery machine. I am like you that I like the continuous designs too. EmbLib has some good ones.

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