It's hot in San Diego right now. (I get it. Nobody cares about the weather.) But our house is a tough one to cool down and so the days are verrrrrry long and verrrrry hot. Which would be handle-able except the nights are somehow longer and hotter (I'm battling 3rd trimester insomnia). It's all making for a very bizarre, cloudy headed (fairly sweaty) funk.
Wednesday night, I saw this photo and the wheels started turning. I held my breath and googled our local fabric shop and found that while they close at 5pm every other night of the week they were open until 8pm on Wednesdays. Paul put Ellerie down for bed at 7pm and I dashed out the door, rolling down the windows and enjoying the moderately cool breeze.
Aside from a few folks in a workshop and a bunch of friendly staff, I was the only person in the fabric shop. I walked back and forth and back and forth their wall of cotton solids until I had six stacks of fabric bolts. I was looking for red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple and then six shades of each. The shades had to fade properly and the rainbows had to fade properly. And the clock was ticking.
It was like my own craft challenge and obviously I was obsessed with it. (Where's the Kickstarter for the reality TV show were we just watch people put things in color order? Because I'd back that.)
Walking out of that store with a beautiful stack of rainbow fabric was just the kick I needed.
It's going to be a super simple quilt. 10x10 squares of 60 different colors. It should come together really quickly working with just blocks like that. And by quickly I mean, hopefully I'll see you back here Monday with a rainbow quilt (or at least a rainbow quilt top). And a giveaway too. I have enough fabric for four quilts and I'm crazy, but only crazy enough to make one.