This scrappy, rainbow Hannah quilt might look kind of familiar — don't worry, it's not because you have seen it before, but it is fairly similar to this scrappy, rainbow Luna quilt that I recently shared. In fact, they are so similar that I had trouble keeping the photos straight.
One big difference between the two quilts is the background. For the Luna quilt, I used random pieces of leftover background fabric. For this quilt, I was able to use a coordinating low volume fat quarter for each color (blue dots for the blocks with blue strips, pink dots for the blocks with pink strips, etc). I have a pretty big collection of low volume prints, so this was a great way to use some of them up. A fat quarter was just the right amount of fabric for each color.
This quilt used up leftover binding strips and jelly roll strips. It was a lot of fun to make because I needed an equal number of scraps for each color unlike a lot of the rainbow quilts that I have made (see here, here, and here for example).
I stuck with the good old standard rainbow and started with pink all the way down through purple. The lap size of the pattern was just the right size for a rainbow.
Within each color, I tried to mix in a variety of values and shades. I wanted some green-ish blues and some purple-ish blues mixed in with the regular blues to help ease the transition between colors.
This is an especially great project for beginners if you are wanting to make your very first scrap quilt — the construction is quick and easy and all of your feature fabric pieces are the same size. This would be a great way to make a non-rainbow scrap quilt using up random jelly roll strips from previous projects. I hope to fit one of these into my schedule soon.
The backing fabric is a 108" Carolyn Friedlander print that I have had on hand for a while. I wanted to keep things simple since there is a lot going on with the front of the quilt. If you would like to read my post about picking a backing fabric for a scrap quilt, you can find the post here.
If you would like to make your own version of the Hannah Quilt, you can pick up a copy in the shop. This pattern is great for scraps and is also jelly roll friendly!