Rainbow Placemats

Rainbow Placemats

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I'm excited to be a part of Rebecca Bryan's blog hop for her new book, Modern Rainbow. I had the pleasure of meeting Rebecca at Quilt Con this year, and she is just as sweet as can be. Modern Rainbow explores uses for the color spectrum in the realm of modern quilting and contains 14 gorgeous rainbow quilt patterns. She gives a lot of really great tips and suggestions for how to use and transition color across the spectrum and also how to avoid the "cliche rainbow" look. I love it! Take a look at this loveliness...
11097, Byran, SP15
I love how Rebecca uses neutrals in the above quilt, Flame. She provides a lot of great suggestions/tips for using neutrals for negative space, emphasis, etc.
11097, Byran, SP15
She also discusses how to seamlessly transition from color to color across the spectrum, as in the above quilt, Rainbow Streak.
And the cover quilt, Wavelength, is probably my favorite. I love the vibrant colors she chose and how they transition so beautifully. I also love how she used multiple shades of neutrals for the background for interest and to minimize the contrast. And Angela Walters' incredible quilting doesn't hurt either!

So for my post, I was planning on just using Rebecca's suggestions to pull a rainbow palette from my stash to show as an example, but I got so excited with my pull, that I had to make something out of them! Thus these rainbow placemats.
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I especially love the suggestions Rebecca has for transitioning the colors across the spectrum and used them in my fabric selection. Rainbow Placemats-7
They were super easy to whip up! I simply cut 8-9 3" strips for each mat, and pieced them together at wonky angles. I trimmed the seam allowances to 1/4" and cut each quilt top to 13" x 16".
Rainbow Placemats-6I straight lined quilted each placemat with coordinating thread about 1/2" apart. Rainbow Placemats-2
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Also, I couldn't resist adding one of my scrappy applique friends to one of the mats. I love this little robot.
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Giveaway time! Rebecca and C&T are generously giving away a copy of Modern Rainbow at each stop on the hop! To enter, leave a comment below! **Giveaway Closed**
Be sure to check out Giuseppe Ribaudo's (@giucy_giuce) Instagram post today for another chance to win! The blog hop ends tomorrow at Rebecca's blog, so be sure to check that one out too!
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Cute robot! I love the idea of rainbow placemats to use up some scraps.

Carla Anderson Keahey

Love those colors!!

Kathy Schermerhorn

Those placemats are so nice Shannon and I love the addition of the cute robot! Her quilts are gorgeous

Donna Baker

I love your placemats – I have bins and bins of scraps, sorted by color – and this would be a very fun way for me to make a small dent in the huge pile! Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the book!


Elizabeth Bolton

I would love this book! Thanks for the giveaway.

Lindsay M

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