I bought a rainbow print bundle from Mad About Patchwork with the intent to make a quilt for my mom, but with a completely different pattern in mind. After putting some of the blocks together, I realized I just didn't like how it was turning out... but I'd already cut up most of the print fabrics into strips for it. Hmm... what the heck was I going to do with it??
Then I watched one of Jacquie Gering's Craftsy classes called Improvisational Piecing, Modern Design and I was really impressed by one of the techniques she talked about. It was quick, easy and gave really striking results. So I took that technique and adapted it slightly, making a somewhat simplified version of the block that allowed me to use the strips I already had cut out, and it came together wonderfully!
The 15 colored prints I had from the bundle made the layout super simple, as the quilt was 15 blocks square, making a nice lap size. The blocks sewed up quickly, as did piecing the whole quilt. I used a multi-colored polka dot print for the backing and a simple wavy quilting stitch and there you have it!
I am definitely going to keep this pattern in my repertoire... it allows for endless variations and is so easy to put together. I really enjoyed it, and am quite proud of the finished product :)