Meet Rainbow Stars – made from a scrumptious fat quarter bundle of True Colors by Tula Pink. I was hoarding this bundle of fabric for many months, waiting for the the perfect pattern/idea to strike. This is also special because it is my first ever commissioned quilt. My college friend Rupa in Australia asked me to make a quilt for her friend. She looked over my quilts and a few on Pinterest and said she wanted something modern with bright colors.
I had just got myself a Tri-recs ruler and put it to work. Tri-recs makes it super easy to make isosceles triangles that fit into squares. They almost look like equilateral triangles but they are not – the base angle is about 63.5 degrees.
I simple laid them out to make interlocking stars, keeping like colors together. The top went together quite quickly.
I quilted three curvy lines inside each triangle and an echo line around the triangles. This left a nice hexagon inside each triangle. I had fun coming up with a different design for each hexagon.
I used some dot-to-dot designs to emphasize the hexagon in some or modify the hexagon in others.
I quilted some swirls and feathers and paisleys in the negative space on top and bottom.
Size: 60″ X 70″
Fabric: True Colors by Tula Pink, Kona cotton silver