I promised little g that her room would be the first room we would do this spring. Since we're still a ways off from being warm enough to open up the windows and paint (it was a balmy 42 degrees today), I've been thinking about bedding. She recently saw a quilt I had made for someone, and was fascinated by it, so I decided that I should make her a new quilt for her new room. In typical me fashion, I scoured the internet for some ideas (collecting them on a Pinboard, of course). After first she had said she wanted a frog quilt, then she saw one with ladybugs and daisies that she liked a lot, but then she saw the rainbow quilt. She got really excited and said, "I want that one!". So rainbow quilt it is.
So I started digging through my fabric stash. I didn't really have a proper workspace at our last house, so my art/craft/sewing supplies were scattered around (a few things in this closet, a few things in that closet, some in a corner here, some packed up in the basement, etc, etc). Now that I have everything all in one spot, all I can say is wow. I didn't quite realize how much stuff I had accumulated over the years. After the initial shock, I was pleasantly surprised at how many fabrics I found that could work for this project (using up my stash and saving money...can't beat that!), and I had a pretty good start on a rainbow:
But it wasn't quite complete, so we headed to the fabric store to pick up a few more fat quarters to fill in the gaps:
So now we have this:
Now that I'm looking at the stack, I'm not sure if I'll keep that dark green in there or not. Looks like it might stand out a bit too much. But all in all, I'm pretty please with the rainbow. Now to start cutting!