Rainbow Skittles


This top is my flimsy finish for Hands2Help2016! I wanted to make a kid-friendly quilt and only had one charm pack of these lovely rainbow batiks, so I turned them all into HSTs and designed a layout with some black and white batik yardage that would use all of them. It finished at 45in square. This quilt reminds me of a rainbow candy grab-bag with the beautiful colors!

This size is good for a small child's comfort quilt or a floor play mat, and I think it would make a beautiful throw quilt if you made a piano-key style border of those rainbow colors. This one will be going to Happy Chemo. 

I'm planning to do some simple, quick straight line quilting on this one, but I can't decide what color(s) to use for binding - any suggestions?

Can't wait to mail this one off to its new home!


  1. What a beautiful quilt, Eileen! I would use one of the bright colors in your quilt - pink, yellow, orange, or green - to bind it with - or all of them! Thanks for participating in H2H this year!!

  2. My first thought was PINK! But that would dictate the gender it would probably go to, so what about that lovely turquoise, or go scrappy? It's not that much extra work, especially if you make fairly long strips...

  3. It's a great quilt Eileen. I would probably go with the turquoise because I love that colour but I think any of the colours in the quilt would work.