Rainbow Paintbrush Mini Quilt

“Life is a great big canvas, throw all the paint you can on it” —Danny Kaye

In a previous RBDNotSoBasic post, I introduced you to Berene of Happy Sew Lucky. Her modern, foundation paper pieced templates are fantastic. The pencil— the center of the post, was one of her first templates. How cool is that?

I mentioned that a paintbrush would be a rad addition to her collection and she agreed to create one. Releasing very soon, this paintbrush FPP template finishes at 10’’ x 5’’ and the paintbrush itself, is 1’’ wide. Because the paintbrush isn’t that big, it’s perfect for scraps!

This mini quilt was made using some of my favorite Riley Blake Designs basics including, Confetti Cottons, Shabby, and Shades. There are some awesome grays and browns in the Shades basics—perfect for the handle and metal brush base.

Instead of following the background measurements, I decided to sew 2 1/2’’ sashing between each paint brush. I love how they look closer together.

To finish off the quilt, I used the serpentine stitch on my BabyLock Journey, Aurifil Monofilament Thread, and used the June Tailor, Round the Corner Ruler to round the corners before adding my binding.

I can’t wait to see what you make with Berene’s paintbrush template! The possibilities are endless.

Fellow RBD Designer and friend, Lori Holt recently launched her Farm Girl Chalky Paint for 2 Chicks and a Toolbelt. I immediately fell in love with the colors and couldn’t wait to create with them.

Jack and I picked out our favorite colors (they’re all my favorite, let’s be real!), gave these inexpensive wooden handle paintbrushes a couple of coats of paint, and viola, a colorful prop or photography backdrop.

I found the paintbrushes at my local arts and crafts store. You can find the sampler packs of paint at the Fat Quarter Shop. So cute, right?

I hope you enjoyed this project as much as I enjoyed making it.

cut, sew, repeat…

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