Serve Quilt: Rainbow Edition
I miss working on my Resolute Quilt Pattern series, so today is a good day to share another version of the
first Serve Quilt
featured a simple color scheme in solids, which I love. But this one makes me smile in a different way. Here she is, the Serve Quilt, Rainbow Edition.
When I was working with my selection of Art Gallery solids on my
Candy Shop Listen quilt
, I enjoyed the saturated colors and didn’t want to put them away. It occurred to me to infuse the Serve Quilt with the same colors. I pulled a favorite Sally Kelly print out and ta-da! It was the perfect combination. And so I began.
The center star provides opportunity to showcase all eight colors, and they simply rotate around the star through it’s points, and through the smaller stars. I chose a low volume Ruby Star print with tiny stars in different colors as my background fabric.
I love seeing quilt patterns made and re-made in different fabrics and colors. This Serve quilt, rainbow edition shines in a different way compared to the original. I love it just as much. (It also makes me hungry to circle back to my smaller,
Show Up version
, to see what I can add to it.)
Melissa Kelley quilted this one, also. She’s my favorite local longarm quilter and always does amazing work. This edge to edge design is hers, and is a nice compliment to the quilt. It adds movement but doesn’t compete with the design.
Rather than using the dark print for binding, or just one color, I decided to use all 8 colors in the binding. Each color lines the quilt along the edge where it’s displayed in the stars.
For the backing I selected another Sally Kelly print from her Paradiso collection. It’s a vivid, fantastical design that I’ve saved. I’m so happy to have it on the back of this big quilt!
So there we are: Serve quilt, rainbow edition. A reminder to show up with purpose in our spheres of influence. Serving brings happiness and color to our lives, especially when we’re in trying circumstances and low valleys. I know of nothing that brings perspective and a lighter heart faster than service does. I guess this version reminds me of the
of wholehearted service: so much beauty and happiness.
Wherever you are, and whatever you’re doing, I hope you find a way to contribute. It’s good for the soul! Happy sewing!