Today I'm sharing a Glimmer quilt in the rainbow! Glimmer is a brand-new pattern in the Busy Hands Quilts pattern line. It's an easy pattern that goes together with some mindless sewing (grab a podcast and sew!), and the results are fantastic!
Glimmer is striking quilt pattern that is quick and easy to make. You will be pleased at how easily the quilt design goes together with simple piecing and nesting seams.
Whatever size of quilt you're looking to make, you'll find it in Glimmer. There are 8 sizes in all! Grab two hues in a number of colorways, and you're all set.
A Rainbow of Garden Pindot
We have so many quilt patterns that work for this rainbow goodness, two hues in 7 colorways, that we stocked this fabric in our fabric shop back in Washington last year. Or was that this year? It has all run together with our cross-country move! Oh yes, it had to be last year because we didn't stock any new fabrics after December we knew we were moving.
Most of the prints in Garden Pindot have scattered tiny white dots on a solid background, but a few of them have colored dots instead of white. The dark orange in this quilt is one of those.
You'll find Garden Pindot by Michael Miller right here on Etsy.
The background and binding are a solid black fabric from Michael Miller.
All of the Quilt Sizes
There are 8 quilt sizes included in the Glimmer pattern instructions. You'll use this pattern more than once in the gift and donation quilts you make.
Baby, Lap, Throw, Large Throw, Full, Twin, Queen, and King.
In my quilt patterns, I size bed quilts generously to account for shrinkage of the quilt as it is washed, to account for today's thicker mattresses, and to minimize fighting over the covers!
Longarm Quilting Design
This quilt is machine longarm quilted in a loop design in black thread on my Handi Quilter Fusion with Pro Stitcher. The design is nested.
The wide backing fabric is Wide Screen in Black by Robert Kaufman.
This quilt top is made by one of my professional sewists, Kare, and quilted and bound by me.
Bonus Quilt Blocks
In some of the sizes in Glimmer, a few extra quilt blocks are made and not used in the quilt top. Making equal number of blocks in each colorway allows you to decide on the order of the colorways across the quilt top after the blocks are made, instead of having to commit to a set order of colors before cutting and sewing, when it can be especially difficult to visualize how the quilt will look.
It's all good! The quilt pattern includes instructions on making pillow covers or small table toppers with the bonus blocks, so they won't go to waste!
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