Nature's Washing Machine

This month's theme for the Quilt Block Mania blocks is "Rain".  A simple enough Raindrops quilt squaresubject but a challenging quilt block.  I mean, other than raindrops falling, what's so interesting about rain? 

After thinking it over for awhile, I realized it's not the visual of the rain falling that's so very exciting, but rather the natural effects of rain itself.  How awesome is it that the atmosphere causes the water vapor to cling to tiny particles of dirt floating around until it's big enough to fall to the ground where it waters plants and fills streams, etc. to both clean up the air and bring life to the earth all at once.

I know that too much rain, especially all at once, can be destructive (I live in Florida!) but I chose to focus on the life giving aspects of rain this time.  I encourage you to dig into your scrap bag and use up those funny little pieces to make interesting raindrops of various sizes and to use them to shape into flowers as well, because, after all, we need the rain to enjoy the flowers.

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Want some fun raindrop templates?  Check out our Raindrops Ruler Set here

Raindrops Templates.

Links to more RAIN blocks from Quilt Block Mania:

 Rainbow of raindrops by Carolina Moore
Raindrops by Perkins Dry Goods
Rainy Day Walk Home by The Quilted Diary
Raindrop by Blockofthemodotcom
I Love Rainy Days by Heidi Pridemore
Petrichor by Althea Gyde
Gray Skies are Gonna Clear Up by Blue Bear Quilts
Rain from Heaven by Faith and Fabric
Umbrella and Gumboots by Duck Creek Mountain Quilting
April Showers by QuiltFabrication
Pouring Rain by Patti's Patchwork
Spring Crocus by PhoebeMoon Designs
Playing in the Rain by Puppy Girl Designs
Rainy Day by Studio R Quilts
Rain Showers by Slice of Pi Quilts
Rain by Oh Kaye Quilting
Doves in the rain by Sara Flynn
April Showers by Inquiring Quilter
Rain Will Make the Flowers Grow by Devoted Quilter
I've Got Sunshine on a Rainy Day
Let it Rain
Splish-Splash by Pretty Piney Quilts
April Showers by Cotton Street Commons
Rain on the Window