Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Rainbow Fun with License Plates

Time to get out some 2015 license plates from the row-by-row and do a new quilt. But what?

I started with 7 of my favorite plates from the many that remained. These are all special to me or beach themed or just fun. 
I added a 1" wide strip to all sides of the plates then trimmed that unit to 4 1/2" x 8 1/2".

From my stash I cut about a 2" square chunk from the rainbow of colors plus some multi colored fabrics. Then I trimmed all of them to 1 1/2" square. I cut 4 rows of black 1 1/2" x WOF (width of fabric) and sub cut into loads of 1 1/2" squares.
This is my design wall where I auditioned the fabrics.
To make this quilt I made 5: 4 Patch units of each: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple and 2 sets of multi for the horizontal rows. For the short end of each license plate I made 2: 4 Patch units with blending colors like red/orange and orange/yellow etc.

At this point the top measured 10 1/2" x 44 1/2".

Sue does indeed love to SEW!

I love the clown fish!


More frogs!!

I love the beach. See the polite blue M & M tipping his hat to a gecko?

See my white dog Sasha chasing after the octopus?

And if it's 5:00 somewhere........then it's happy hour. 
I've got 2 parrot friends and an umbrella drink to get started.

Sasha is checking out the new quilt hanging in the kitchen.

There are cats on the back of the quilt and a label in the corner.
12" x 46"


  1. You never fail to surprise me with all these 'small' projects that you make - love your cute wall hanging :)

  2. Great use of the license plates. I buy them and can't figure out what to do with them.

  3. Great project! Love the colors surrounding the plates.