Rainbow Showers Quilt :: by Cheryl Bush

You may have guessed that we just adore seeing our products in action. We a kick out of new applications, traditional uses, and… well… just general craftiness! We’re lucky to have a pretty fabulous collection of top-notch projects created by some very talented designers. We’ve got everything from toys to handbags, traditionally blocked quilts to t-shirt quilts, kitchen accessories and more! And just because we love to share, we’ll be featuring a new project right here on the blog every Wednesday. If you just can’t wait and you want to see the full assortment NOW, make sure to check them all out on our website.

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This quilt has been on our site for only a week and it’s already been getting lots of attention. The designer, Cheryl, is the author of the popular sewing blog, Sew Can Do. When she first came to us with this idea, she described a project that would have a quilt block border comprised of various colorful prints framing a central design of an appliquéd raincloud. There would be large, colorful raindrops splashing onto an giant appliquéd umbrella. We never could have imagined that the project itself would be even more fabulous than what we envisioned. Cheryl was excited about using a variety of Pellon® products and ended up using a staggering total of 6!


We were most impressed with Cheryl’s use of Pellon® 2520 Lutradur®. She chose to feature it as an accent fabric for the raindrops alongside the accompanying fabric in colorful patterns. If you’re not already familiar, Lutradur® is a 100% polyester spun bonded non-woven translucent web. It is the perfect medium for crafting, sewing, quilting and scrap booking. It can be sewn, drawn, painted and printed on. To learn more, head here.


We heard that this was only Cheryl’s second quilt ever, so we’re looking forward to seeing more from her in the future!!


Rainbow Showers Quilt

Materials Needed
1 Fat Quarter Each – Red, Orange, yellow, blue, green, purple, pink, brown and white fabrics
3 yards – Sky Blue Fabric
1/2 yard – Pellon® TP971F Fusible Thermolam® Plus
1/2 yard – Pellon® 542 Stick-N-Washaway™
1/8 yard – Pellon® 2520 Lutradur®
Crib Size – Pellon® Legacy™ Wool Batting
Variegated Rainbow Embroidery Thread
9 coordinating colors of Embroidery Thread
Marking Pen
Iridescent Glitter Fabric Paint
Sponge Paint Brush
Freezer Paper

Tools Needed
Sewing Machine and Related Supplies

To download a free copy of the full Instructions, please visit our website. And if you make your own, make sure to post a photo on our Facebook page! Your creations inspire us;).

**All photos were pulled from the Pellon Projects™ tutorial and are courtesy of Cheryl Bush.


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