"I Will Paint Rainbows All Over Your Blues," 21" x 24", made by Pam Geisel, June 2022
There are so many layers in this quilt:
- The bottom layer is the deep purple batik, most of which is visible under the umbrella
- Next are deep teal strips of fabric sewn as raw edge machine applique with rainbow colored yarn couched on top
- There are thick rainbow colored ribbon couched to the purple batik between the teal strips
The letter blocks have another four layers: a square, a diamond, the letter, then a square sheer are all quilted down with a rainbow variegated thread.
The letters are arranged in a staggered layout so the top of the diamond point is between the letters in the rows above and below it.
The silhouette of the person dancing in the rain is a piece of very dark hand-dyed purple fabric. It kind of reads as black but it's a very rich purple.
There are also bright blue bugle beads hand sewn as raindrops.
The quote is from a John Sebastian song, "Rainbows All Over Your Blues" (used with permission).