One advantage of writing jelly roll patterns is that these patterns lend themselves very nicely to scrap quilts. You end up with lots of small-ish leftover pieces — whether from binding strips, jelly rolls, or just scraps from larger cuts of fabric — so I have been loving that I can make a scrappy rainbow quilt for most of these patterns. The Luna Quilt pattern is perfect for scraps.
My scrap bins overfloweth (shocking, I know) so I had lots of colors on hand when starting this quilt. I decided to go rainbow-y and made an effort not to re-use any of the color fabrics (and I also tried to just use prints, no solids). I tried for variety with the background fabric but they aren't all unique and about half of them are solids.
This was a super fun challenge that didn't end up being all that challenging because I had lots of scraps that were this size. There are some old favorites in here, some newer prints, and lots in between.
When making rainbow quilts, I always struggle the most with the green section because I don't use green as often in my quilts so that was definitely the trickiest part, but it all worked out.
If you would like to make your own rainbow version of the quilt, this is the number of blocks that I made for each color. The pattern gives directions for making a single block so this will help you figure out how many pieces of each color you will need.
Pink - 1 block
Orange - 2 blocks
Yellow - 3 blocks
Green/Yellow - 4 blocks
Green - 5 blocks
Blue/Green - 5 blocks
Blue - 4 blocks
Purple/Blue - 3 blocks
Purple - 2 blocks
Red/Purple - 1 block
You could also shift your colors a little bit if you wanted. I ended up with a lot of cool colors (notice that my quilt has lots of blues and purples) because those are the scraps I had on hand, but you could make blocks that are pink/orange or yellow/orange if you wanted to have more of the warmer colors.
The binding is a fabric I have had in my stash for a long time — I'm pretty sure it's from an older Bonnie & Camille collection. Since so many of the blocks in my quilt are cooler colors, I decided a warmer color for the binding would help balance things out + I liked how it looked with the backing fabric.
You can pick up your own copy of the Luna Quilt Pattern in my shop as either a PDF or paper pattern.