Rainbow Explosion Quilt – Schnitzel and Boo Mini Quilt Swap

Schnitzel and Boo Mini Quilt Swap Rainbow Explosion Quilt by Let's Eat Grandpa

During the last round of the Schnitzel & Boo Mini Quilt Swap, I totally regretted not signing up. So when sign-ups came around this time, I was all over it!

Then I got my email. I was sending my mini quilt to the super amazing quilter and fabric designer Violet Craft! Hello game. You are getting Stepped Up.

I decided to make a quilt loosely based on a card I picked up at IKEA recently. I sketched out a basic pattern for what I wanted to make. 144 half-square triangles. Bring it!

My Little Girl Dreams

I picked ten colors, with a dark and light version of each. Violet said she likes rainbows, so rainbows it is!

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Cut it all out. Put it all together. Loved it times a billion. Thought about stealing it back for myself and going on the lam to Mexico with it.

Schnitzel and Boo Mini Quilt Swap Rainbow Explosion Quilt by Let's Eat Grandpa

Of course I didn’t. Mostly because I couldn’t afford the gas.

Schnitzel and Boo Mini Quilt Swap Rainbow Explosion Quilt by Let's Eat Grandpa

I quilted it in gray thread and made a label for the back. And I bound it in a dark gray.

Schnitzel and Boo Mini Quilt Swap Rainbow Explosion Quilt by Let's Eat Grandpa

Schnitzel and Boo Mini Quilt Swap Rainbow Explosion Quilt by Let's Eat Grandpa

Schnitzel and Boo Mini Quilt Swap Rainbow Explosion Quilt by Let's Eat Grandpa

Then it was done and I had to let it go!

Schnitzel and Boo Mini Quilt Swap Rainbow Explosion Quilt by Let's Eat Grandpa

Schnitzel and Boo Mini Quilt Swap Rainbow Explosion Quilt by Let's Eat Grandpa

It was hard to let it go, but in its place I received the most beautiful quilt from Trudi Wood, whose work I love, love, love.

Schnitzel and Boo Mini Quilt Swap Rainbow Explosion Quilt by Let's Eat Grandpa

Her quilting is gorgeous. I want to travel to the UK and learn her magical ways. The colors of this quilt are my favorites, too! I absolutely love it. THANK YOU, Trudi. It’s already my favorite mini on my wall!

Schnitzel and Boo Mini Quilt Swap Rainbow Explosion Quilt by Let's Eat Grandpa

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