Dawn from the studio has made her very own Liberty Rainbow for the NHS. I love the vibrant colours in this rainbow and it’s great that she’s been able to use up some of her stash to make it. It’s hanging on her front door ready for the ‘big cheer’ for workers of the NHS and other key-workers tonight.
Dawn told me about what inspired her to make this lovely rainbow. “I was inspired by all the lovely rainbows the children in our village had hanging in their windows so decided to quilt a Liberty rainbow in support of the NHS and all the fantastic people supporting us – posties, delivery men and women , supermarket workers ….. the list is endless!
I raided my stash for suitable rainbow colours and used a really old compass set to draw a semi circle of each colour. After cutting them out I ironed each colour onto some very lightweight iron on interfacing to help hold each piece in position.”
“I used scraps of left over wadding and Mitsi White on White
(left over from making a nightdress!) as the backing. I used a satin stitch on my machine to quilt each piece – and used different rainbow coloured threads for the top stitching – just to accentuate the rainbow effect.”
“The Liberty plain aubergine
binding was left over from a quilt I made for my niece (using Katherine’s Patchwork fabric), and the hanging thread is also a left over piece of Mitsi Hot Pink covered cord – found languishing in the button box!”
“I added a channel of fabric when adding the binding so I could thread the hanging cord through, and gave the whole thing some support by threading a long knitting needle through the channel. It’s surprising what you can find to use when you can’t go out shopping! The Liberty Rainbow is now hanging on our door to say a big Thank You !”
Thank you Dawn for sharing your lovely Liberty Rainbow project with us and most of all a massive THANK YOU goes out to all of those people working in the NHS and in key-worker roles across the country. You are amazing!