We’re looking for fun, “WOW!” sewing to feature in coming months. Send links to recent projects you’ve seen or created to beth@sewmamasew.com. Right now we’re looking for gorgeous quilt projects, summery clothes, Christmas in July projects and more!

This Scrappy Rainbow Quilt is an original design by Jodie from Sew Handmade by Jodie. We like the way Jodie’s wall hanging features pops of color with favorite fabric scraps!

From Jodie:
My rainbow quilt is one of many rainbow-related projects I’ve completed in the last few months. I love color and have always loved rainbows. My heart honestly races every time I see a rainbow (trips to Hawaii are always very exciting for me). I used a solid piece of white fabric for the background and the colors of the rainbow are made with small scraps of my favorite fabrics (about ¾” – 1 ½”), and quilted with matching thread in an arch shape. The finished quilt measures about 20″ square. Having a young children has reminded me of my childhood love of rainbows and that has definitely spilled into my crafts. Recently I’ve made a mosaic rainbow, a rainbow star and a sewing machine cover. For the Scrappy Rainbow Quilt, I particularly loved how the stipple quilting looks like clouds above the rainbow. It’s definitely a wonderful addition to my sewing room and always brightens my day. I currently have it for sale, but it definitely won’t break my heart if it doesn’t get sold anytime soon!


More about Jodie:
I am not a member of a local guild, but I am the new Creative Activities Leader for our local Mops (Mothers of Preschoolers) group. Sadly, we no longer have a Modern Quilt Guild in my area and the traditional guild in town meets at a time I am unable to attend. I’ve been quilting for about six years and recently built a house with a dedicated sewing room (here: A Tour of My Sewing Room & Office, and here: Treasures from the Coast); it makes me giddy every time I go in there. How did I get so lucky?