A little while ago, I decided that I wanted to make another rainbow version of my Cleo Quilt pattern. I have made one before and the pattern includes instructions for this version plus I don't think there is a better use for scraps that a rainbow quilt and wanted to make another one.
Since I had some requests to share more about picking fabrics for this quilt, I decided to document the progress on Instagram (you can find the stories in my story highlights). But once I started cutting scraps, I realized that I had enough scraps to make a prints version and a solids version. Even better.
My scrap bin is
ridiculous extensive, so I attempted to not re-use too many different prints in the quilt but I did end up re-using a few. I do think that scrap quilts look the best when you can use as many different prints/colors as possible.
Since my stash is low on green fabrics and I rarely sew with green, I knew that would be my weak point in the quilt and I was right. I wish the green section was a little more robust but I'm happy with how it turned out.
This quilt ended up with some of my favorite prints and I love how bright and fun it is. Scrap quilts are interesting because they can vary so much depending on what you have been sewing with lately. I always like to include some older fabrics as well as some newer ones.
This was the first quilt I photographed on my new quilt photo wall - I recently repainted my kids playroom and put up some Command hooks. The whole project deserves its own blog post and I will share more about it soon.
I must have been really feeling coral after I made these quilts, because I used it to bind both quilts without even realizing it. Later this week I will be sharing more about the solids version of the quilt.
If you would like to make your own rainbow version of the Cleo Quilt, you can pick up a copy in the shop.